• Two Shot Dead Outside Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit in Texas

    Two Shot Dead Outside Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit in Texas

    (BALTIMORE) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today lifted the citywide curfew that was instituted after riots erupted Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray. In a pair of posts to her verified Twitter account, Rawlings-Blake said that the curfew would be ended immediately. She thanked the citizens of Baltimore for their patience and reiterated that her goal was “to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary.”   Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew. I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience. — Mayor Rawlings-Blake (@MayorSRB) May… Read more

  • Jury Deliberating in Third Trial of Millionaire Accused of Killing Wife

    Jury Deliberating in Third Trial of Millionaire Accused of Killing Wife

    (NEW YORK) — An upstate New York millionaire father of four who has been tried twice before for the 2001 killing of his wife is facing a jury for the third time, and a verdict could come Monday as deliberations resume. Cal Harris, 53, of Spencer has been convicted twice before for the murder of his estranged wife Michele, who disappeared September 11, 2001, but both convictions were thrown out. After her disappearance, no body or murder weapon was discovered, even after extensive searches of Harris’s 252-acre property in Tioga County. But police said forensics teams found blood in the… Read more

  • Mississippi, Texas Shaken by Three Small Earthquakes

    Mississippi, Texas Shaken by Three Small Earthquakes

    (NEW YORK) — A trio of small earthquake have shook the southern United States Saturday night into Sunday, with two tremors in Mississippi and one more in Texas. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the two Mississippi quakes took place less than 10 miles southwest of the city of Canton. The first, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake, hit at about 8:40 p.m. ET Saturday, and the second, a magnitude 3.0 followed about 40 minutes later. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency initially stated that there had been no reports of injuries or damage. At about 11:11 a.m. Sunday, another tremor hit just… Read more

  • Baltimore Mayor Lifts Citywide Curfew

    Baltimore Mayor Lifts Citywide Curfew

    (BALTIMORE) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today lifted the citywide curfew that was instituted after riots erupted Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray. In a pair of posts to her verified Twitter account, Rawlings-Blake said that the curfew would be ended immediately. She thanked the citizens of Baltimore for their patience and reiterated that her goal was “to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary.” Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew. I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience. — Mayor Rawlings-Blake (@MayorSRB) May 3,… Read more

  • NYPD Cop in Critical Condition After Shooting; Suspect in Custody

    NYPD Cop in Critical Condition After Shooting; Suspect in Custody

    (NEW YORK) — A plainclothes New York Police Department officer was in critical condition Saturday night after he was shot by a man who opened fire on his unmarked car, city officials said. Officer Brian Moore, a five-year veteran, was on duty with his partner Eric Jansen, 30, as part of an anti-crime unit in the Queens Village section of the city when he was shot at around 6:15 p.m., police said. Moore and his partner were in their unmarked patrol car when they saw a man walking in the street adjust something in the waistband of his pants that… Read more

  • Hannah Graham's Parents Create UVA Fund Honoring Her Passion for French Culture, Global Health

    Hannah Graham's Parents Create UVA Fund Honoring Her Passion for French Culture, Global Health

    (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The parents of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, who was found dead after she went missing in September, are launching an award in her honor at the Charlottesville, Virginia, college. The 18-year-old sophomore disappeared Sept. 13, and more than a month later, her remains were found in a field about 10 miles from Charlottesville. Jesse Matthew Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Graham’s death. At a launch event for the memorial award, Graham’s father John Graham spoke to a crowd of friends, faculty and administrators as he expressed hope that the award… Read more

  • Will Be 'Really Tough to get Convictions' in Baltimore Cop Case, Legal Analyst Says

    Will Be 'Really Tough to get Convictions' in Baltimore Cop Case, Legal Analyst Says

    (BALTIMORE) — The defense for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray will likely claim that the decision to indict was based on politics, not facts, a legal analyst said Saturday. The death of Gray, 25, a week after he was taken into custody, was ruled a homicide Friday, and Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced criminal charges against six officers connected to the case. The charges vary for each officer, but include several counts of manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment, among others. The most serious charge is second-degree depraved heart… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • May 05Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Coffee Call
  • May 05Sanford MOPS Meeting at St. Luke UMC
  • May 062015 Gay 90's Luncheon
  • May 07Teen Homeschooler Book Club at the Lee County Library
  • May 072015 Small Business Banquet - Honoring Larry Stogner