• Convicted Murderer Escapes from Illinois Prison

    Convicted Murderer Escapes from Illinois Prison

    (KANKAKEE, Ill.) — A convicted murderer escaped from a detention center in Illinois on Wednesday morning. According to the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department, Kamron Taylor, 23, overpowered a correctional officer and took the officer’s keys and uniform at about 3 a.m. Wednesday at the Jerome Combs Detention Center. Taylor is believed to have fled the jail and stolen the officer’s vehicle. A statement from the sheriff’s department said that the vehicle Taylor is believed to have stolen was located at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Taylor, described as a black man about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 170 pounds, is… Read more

  • Second Victim of NYC Building Collapse Identified

    Second Victim of NYC Building Collapse Identified

    (NEW YORK) — The second victim of the East Village building explosion last week in New York City has been positively identified, New York City officials said Wednesday. Using DNA analysis, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that Moises Ismael Locon Yac is the second victim of the tragedy. Yac was a restaurant employee who witnesses had said was in the kitchen area at the time of the explosion. An investigation into the building collapse remains ongoing. A New York Police Department official had previously identified the other victim as Nicholas Figueroa. Twenty-two people were injured in the… Read more

  • Washington, DC Police Arrest Suspect in Lawyer's Murder

    Washington, DC Police Arrest Suspect in Lawyer's Murder

    (WASHINGTON) — Police in Washington, D.C., Wednesday arrested a woman in connection with the killing of a lawyer who was found stabbed to death inside a district hotel room. Police charged Jamyra Gallmon, 21, with first-degree felony murder while armed in connection with the death of David Messerschmitt. His body was found inside a room at the Donovan Hotel on Feb. 10. Messerschmitt, 30, had sent a text message to his wife the day before his body was discovered, saying he’d be home in an hour, said police. But when the newlywed didn’t return to his home in Capitol Hill,… Read more

  • Investigation Underway After Noose Found on Duke University Campus

    Investigation Underway After Noose Found on Duke University Campus

    (DURHAM, N.C.) — An investigation is underway on the campus of Duke University after a noose was found hung on the Bryan Center plaza, where the office of the Vice President of Student Affiars, among other offices, are located. Larry Moneta, Vice President of Student Affairs, addressed Duke students in a letter sent out on Wednesday, describing the “disgust and anger” that he felt when he learned of the incident. “Though it has since been removed, the photos are everywhere and its hateful message will sadly pervade and persist for a long time,” he wrote. Moneta called the hanging of… Read more

  • Getty Heir Had 'Several Health Issues' at Time of Death, Police Say

    Getty Heir Had 'Several Health Issues' at Time of Death, Police Say

    (LOS ANGELES) — Andrew Getty, the grandson of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, was suffering from several undisclosed health issues at the time of his death, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday. “At this time, it appears as though he died of natural causes but the coroner will obviously make that determination in their final report,” Det. Meghan Aguilar told ABC News. Craig Harvey, the chief of investigations for the coroner’s office, told ABC News that Getty has not yet been examined by the medical examiner — that will happen either Thursday or Friday. Harvey went on to say that preliminary… Read more

  • Suspect in Custody After Fort Hood Officials Receive Verbal Threat

    Suspect in Custody After Fort Hood Officials Receive Verbal Threat

    (FORT HOOD, Texas) — Officials at Fort Hood in Texas say they responded to a verbal threat from a soldier on Wednesday afternoon. A statement from the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office on Wednesday said that officials received a call at about 1:30 p.m. local time about a verbal threat issued by a soldier. “Directorate of Emergency Services officials took appropriate measures to secure the post and currently have a suspect in custody,” the statement noted. Fort Hood is not under lockdown, though the situation is under further investigation. There were no details immediately made public about the suspect. Follow… Read more

  • UVA Student Newspaper Apologizes for April Fools Day Article Satirizing Martese Johnson Incident

    UVA Student Newspaper Apologizes for April Fools Day Article Satirizing Martese Johnson Incident

    (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The managing board of the Cavalier Daily, the campus newspaper at the University of Virginia, apologized on Wednesday for an ill-advised April Fool’s Day joke that poked fun at a recent incident in which Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents allegedly injured a student, Martese Johnson, while arresting him. The front page of Wednesday’s issue featured an article, apparently an attempt at satire, headlined “ABC agents tackle Native American student outside Bodo’s Bagels.” The subheader read “University students decry ‘Trail of Schmears.’” The paper’s managing board issued a swift apology, saying that that article, as well as a… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Apr 02Teen Homeschooler Book Club at the Lee County Library
  • Apr 03Crossroad Community Church - FREE Fried Fish Dinner
  • Apr 03First Friday Family Night Stevens Center Sanford
  • Apr 04Carolina Town and Country - Easter Egg Hunt and Flock Shop
  • Apr 04Sanford Farmers Market