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February 24, 2017

Accused beauty queen killer not on cops’ ‘radar’

Change text size for the story Her shocking disappearance baffled detectives for more than a decade, although they always vowed they’d catch her killer. Grinstead’s bizarre disappearance rattled the small farming community Ocilla, population 3,300. Duke’s only entry on a police blotter was a 2008 bust for drunk driving. Cops …

Sideshow incubator baby Lucille Horn dead at 96

Couney, who died in 1950 and is viewed today as a pioneer in neonatology, estimated that he successfully kept alive about 7,500 of the 8,500 children that were taken to his “baby farm” at the Coney Island boardwalk. They remained there until the early 1940s, when the incubators became widely …

‘We invited the pool’; White House defends decision to bar news outlets from press briefing

Conservatives still give Trump thumbs up Print this story ’No anonymous sources,’ Trump scolds ‘fake news’ at CPAC The site’s former executive chairman, Steve Bannon, is chief strategist to President Donald Trump. Several news organizations were allowed in, including the conservative website Breitbart News. Reaction from barred media outlets was …

Child sexual abuse trial causes judge to nearly break down

The victims, now adults, “suffered significant psychological trauma as a result of their ordeal at the hands of these defendants,” prosecutor Michael Scholes said. “It was wickedly cruel, chillingly heartless and utterly inhuman.” Print this story Jones was convicted on four charges, including aiding and abetting rape, assault causing actual …

Cops ignore radio calls while having sex in cruiser

It’s not the first time cops from Rosario have made headlines for un-police-like behaviour. Change text size for the story Earlier this month, video emerged of two female officers showing off a marijuana plant they took off a suspect. The two women, who were asked to turn in their uniform …

‘I just shot my dad’; Ohio girl, 14, tells 911

  A Butler County juvenile judge asked in court Friday if she understood the allegation against her, and she replied: “Yes.” A pretrial hearing was set for March 3. Hamilton police say the sobbing teenager called Thursday morning and said: “I just shot my dad.” (Getty Images/Files) Tweet The Associated …

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

The periodic backlash against foreigners has hurt the tolerant image South Africa has tried to present to the world after the long struggle to stop the harsh discrimination of white minority rule, which ended in 1994. PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA –  Despite South Africa’s high unemployment, the country is one of Africa’s …