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  • Virginia College Wants Wizardry School’s $70K Debt To Vanish

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William & Mary says the masters of a wizardry school need to make a $70,000 debt disappear. The Virginian-Pilot reports the college says Learn Larp, LLC hasn’t fully paid its $110,000 bill for hosting an adult role-playing event known as “New World Magischola.” A $695 ticket for the four-weekend camp in 2017 included meals, housing and witch or wizard robes. Campers also competed for a house trophy, similar to that in the Harry Potter novel […]

  • Police: 4 Family Members Shot, Killed In Iowa

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children, with gunshot wounds at their home in central Iowa, police said. The bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the home in West Des Moines, The Des Moines Register reported . Authorities identified the victims as 44-year-old Lavanya Sunkara, 41-year-old Chandrasekhar Sunkara, and two boys aged 15 and 10 years, according to a police news release. Autopsies were being performed to determine the cause of death. […]

  • Hong Kong Police Begin To Clear Streets Of Protestors

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police and protesters faced off early Monday as authorities began trying to clear the streets of a few hundred who remained near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations that stretched deep into the night before. The police asked for cooperation in clearing the road. Protesters responded with chants, some kneeling in front of the officers. The move came after activists rejected an apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation […]

  • Ex-Pastor In Texas Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Relative

    HOUSTON (AP) — A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years. Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the relative to inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day or several times a week” from 2013 to 2015, according to Thomas Gilliland, a spokesman with the Harris County Sheriff’s […]

  • CEO: Boeing Made Mistake In Handling Warning-System Problem

    PARIS (AP) — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters in Paris before the industry-wide air show that Boeing’s communication with regulators, customers and the public “was not consistent. And that’s unacceptable.” The U.S. Federal […]

  • UPDATE: Woman Found Safe After Abduction From North Little Rock Mobile Home Park

    UPDATE:  KATV reported that North Little Rock police located Smith, who was abducted from the Keller Mobile Home Park on Washington Street. Police identified the male victim of the home invasion as 54-year-old James Harold Griffin of North Little Rock. Detectives with the North Little Rock Police Department believe that this is an isolated incident and that there is no active threat to the community at this time. Authorities said the incident is an on-going investigation and that more information […]

  • Police: Woman Shoved Dog Into Lake, Watched As It Drowned

    MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire woman is charged with shoving her golden retriever off a dock and standing by while the pet drowned. Merrimack Police Chief Denise Roy called the incident earlier this month “disturbing.” Sixty-six-year-old Nancy Bucciarelli was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge. Witnesses said Bucciarelli stood by and watched on June 8 as her 11-year-old dog struggled in Naticook Lake in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Others jumped into the lake to help, […]

  • Census Says More Than 60% of U.S. Men are Fathers

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in time for Father’s Day. The data in the report come from 2014 when the bureau for the first time asked both men and women about their fertility histories. The goal of the report was to […]

  • OJ Simpson On Twitter: ‘I Got A Little Gettin’ Even To Do.’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it “will be a lot of fun.” “I’ve got some things to straighten out,” he said. He did not elaborate before he said he had to go and ended […]

  • Family Of Slain Ex-Arkansas Lawmaker “Sickened” By Arrest

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The family of a former Arkansas state senator who was found dead outside of her home says they are “sickened and upset” by the thought that one of her friends could have been involved in her killing. Authorities on Friday announced the arrest of 48-year-old Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, of Pocahontas, in connection with the killing of 57-year-old Linda Collins, whose body was found June 4 outside her home in Pocahontas, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock. […]

  • Arrest Made In The Murder Of Former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities on Friday night said they’ve arrested an Arkansas woman in connection with the killing of a former state senator who was found dead outside her own home. Arkansas State Police said they and Randolph County sheriff’s deputies arrested 48-year-old Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell in connection with the death of former state Sen. Linda Collins . Police said criminal charges were pending and did not say whether they were seeking any other suspects in Collins’ death. Collins, 57, […]

  • Sarah Sanders Speculation Shakes Up Arkansas Governor’s Race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Speculation that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders could run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race three years away that was already expected to attract a crowd of Republican candidates. President Donald Trump encouraged Sanders to run for governor when he announced her departure as press secretary on Thursday. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was re-elected in November and the seat will open up in 2022 when he’s barred by […]

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