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  • Two Men Walk Free After 40 Years in Prison for Crime They Didn't Commit

    Two Men Walk Free After 40 Years in Prison for Crime They Didn't Commit

    (CLEVELAND) — On May 25, 1975, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman went to jail for a murder they didn’t commit. Sentenced to death on the testimony of a single juvenile witness, the men continued to protest their innocence through years of incarceration. On Friday, nearly 40 years later, they walked out of prison as free men after the state’s witness in the case admitted that he concocted his testimony under police intimidation. A case suffused with emotion culminated in exoneration Friday morning, when Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Richard McMonagle formally dismissed all charges against Jackson after a brief hearing…. Read more

  • LBT's Kimberly Schlapman Wants You to Lend a Ham This Holiday Season

    LBT's Kimberly Schlapman Wants You to Lend a Ham This Holiday Season

    This holiday season, Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town wants you to lend a ham. The play on words is part of a campaign to inspire folks to donate food to feed hungry families. “I’m excited to join Smithfield in their effort to lend a ham to those in need this season,” Kimberly says with a wink. “Since I was a little girl, Smithfield has always been a part of my family’s holiday tradition, and to now have the opportunity to help provide that to someone in need means the world to me.” For every act of kindness posted on… Read more

  • Report Details Missed Opportunities to Treat Adam Lanza's Mental Illness

    Report Details Missed Opportunities to Treat Adam Lanza's Mental Illness

    (HARTFORD, Conn.) — Two years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate has released a report detailing the mental health profile of gunman Adam Lanza, noting potential missed opportunities. The Office of the Child Advocate, which investigates all child deaths in Connecticut for prevention lessons, released the 114-page report on Friday. Lanza was 20 on Dec. 14, 2012 when he shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, and then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where he massacred 20 first-graders and six educators before taking his own life. The report’s authors say they “looked… Read more

  • Ferguson 'On Edge' and Worried, Brown Family Lawyer Says

    Ferguson 'On Edge' and Worried, Brown Family Lawyer Says

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — The city of Ferguson is “nervous, on edge, scared” as they await the grand jury’s decision on the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown, a lawyer for the Brown family and protest leaders said on Friday. “The city is really in a panic at this moment,” attorney Anthony Gray said in a press conference Friday afternoon. Federal, state and county officials have been ramping up their readiness in case there is a fresh wave of angry and at times violent protests over the jury’s decision. Protesters have been demanding that Police Officer Darren Wilson be charged with… Read more

  • WWII Love Letters Reveal 3 Soldiers Vying for Same Woman’s Heart

    WWII Love Letters Reveal 3 Soldiers Vying for Same Woman’s Heart

    (RUTHERFORDTON, N.C.) — They say true love knows no boundaries, and a collection of recently discovered World War II love letters between a soldier and the apple of his eye, a beauty whom he’d never even met, certainly proves that to be true. “Mama always said that she let him chase her, until she turned around caught him,” Jane Simmons, the wartime lovebirds’ daughter, told ABC News. Simmons and her brother, Larry Davis, who just recently suffered a fatal stroke, always knew their parents had something extraordinarily special. They were “very much still in love to the end,” Davis’ wife,… Read more

  • Military Mom's ‘Pride Packages’ Spread Love and Support Overseas

    Military Mom's ‘Pride Packages’ Spread Love and Support Overseas

    (NEW YORK) — One mother’s care packages to her soldier son have now turned into gifts of love for untold numbers in war zones. Evan Garlick joined the Marines when he was 17. He was eventually deployed to Iraq, a combat zone filled with chaos and pain. He was injured by a roadside bomb in December 2006, but refused medical attention so a more seriously injured fellow Marine would be taken care of. “I could feel the shrapnel and I remember taking a piece out,” Garlick, now living in Pelham, Georgia, told ABC News. “They said the lieutenant was down… Read more

  • FBI Sends 100 Agents to Ferguson Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

    FBI Sends 100 Agents to Ferguson Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

    (ST. LOUIS) — The FBI has sent about 100 agents to the St. Louis area to help deal with any problems that could arise from the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. In addition to the FBI, other federal agencies have also mobilized staffers to get to St. Louis on Friday, sources told ABC News. A decision by the grand jury is expected soon, but St. Louis authorities said on Friday that the grand jury is still meeting. The panel will decide whether or not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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