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Murder of Righteous Brothers Bill Medley's ex-wife solved after 40 years

Troyer, who had been suspected of committing several other sexual assaults in California, was shot and killed by police after escaping from a California prison in 1982, McDonnell said. The case has remained unsolved for four decades despite working up a DNA profile of the killer based on forensic evidence found at the crime scene. Read More »

Son of Southern California fire chief found dead in lake

Dawson Hartwig, 20 went missing after going for a walk alone without any of his belongings on Friday evening. "The Sheriff's Dive Team sends our deepest condolences to the Hartwig family", Lt. Dawson was reported missing on Saturday at 10:44 a.m. after failing to return to his cabin. A large search party formed, including more than 70 fire and law enforcement personnel, three K-9 units and numerous volunteers. Read More »

Senate delays Jeff Sessions' Attorney General confirmation vote to January 31

It is expected that the Alabama Senator will gain the approval of his colleagues and make it to the Senate floor for a final vote. Nevertheless, during Sessions' hearing, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he looked forward to "moving to [Sessions'] appointment without delay", but added later in a statement that delays are frequent. Read More »

Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller is 'on the verge of breakdown'

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The sentencing that the frustrated mother is referencing to occurred back in June 2016, in which the Lifetime star pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud. Abby had even offered to forfeit the property to avoid repaying anything. He set aside the dance coach's attempt to blame the 20 counts of fraud on her sudden fame due to the reality show on Lifetime. Read More »

Melania Trump's Face During Donald Trump's Inauguration Is Rather Telling

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As Donald Trump stumbled through a series of embarrassing controversies over the course of the summer, much of the attention ended up falling on his wife. "I wanted to give her her own voice. Could he be the first president to actually get divorced while in the White House?" Asked if he could imagine President Trump and his wife having a similar arrangement, Watson said, "No, not at all". Read More »

Weather Diverts Obama Palm Springs Flight to Riverside

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The motorcade that followed extended their travel time from Washington to Palm Springs by almost 3-hours. Fellow volunteer Nancy Liebman, who travels to Palm Springs each winter from Missouri, was thrilled Obama was arriving. President Obama was instead flown elsewhere - a destination understood to be March Air Force base in Riverside, some 44 miles away. Officials at Sunnylands, the "Camp David of the West", said they have not received any word from the White House regarding a potential ... Read More »

Trump Administration to Embrace 'Shale Oil And Gas Revolution'

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The page also promises to "refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water", though it doesn't specify how it has lost focus of that mission. Rebuild and expand USA military, but embrace diplomacy. The administration is calling for a moratorium on new federal regulations . More than 2,700 people have signed it thus far. Read More »

Obamas vacationing in Palm Springs

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The plane was diverted 60 miles away to March Air Force Base, forcing the Obamas to make the rest of their trip to Palm Springs' Rancho Mirage neighborhood by vehicle, Murphy said. Google Maps had appeared to update the address of Costos and Smith as "Obama's Palm Springs Hideaway". The family is expected to continue living in Washington D.C., where they have a rented a home. Read More »

Tax experts recommend filing early to avoid additional refund delay

The Virginia Department of Taxation stated that a Virginia individual income tax refund can pass through more than 60 models that evaluate return data, but the accelerated refund didn't receive the same scrutiny. "The opening of filing season reflects months and months of work by IRS employees", Koskinen said. "Our systems require extensive programming and testing beforehand to ensure we're ready to accept and process more than 150 million returns". Read More »

Man killed in Rice Lake explosion

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The suspect, 44-year-old Joseph Zunker, was dead at the scene, police said Monday. Authorities said officers were called to the complex on South Main Street in the Northwestern Wisconsin community just after 11 p.m. According to Captain Tracy Hom, with the Rice Lake Police Department, they are not releasing any names at this time, but he could confirm that the man killed was born in 1972. Read More »

Good Samaritan fatally shoots man attacking officer on Arizona highway

Authorities believe the man who shot Andersson was driving the auto that crashed. Andersson was shot in the shoulder and chest, after such time a physical fight ensued between him and the suspect. Explaining in the call that the man is in "real bad shape" and needs help. Please send air support, helicopter, please. "The trooper says, 'Please help me, ' and asks the uninvolved third party for help", Milstead told NBC News . Read More »

New High-Tech USS Ford Aircraft Carrier Now Slated to Deliver in April

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The captain added that Ford is 99% complete overall, with 93% of the test programme concluded (93% of hull, mechanical, and electrical, 92% of propulsion, and 93% of electronics testing). This helps support the ship's developing systems such as its Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, and provides power for future systems such as lasers and rail-guns, many Navy senior leaders have explained. Read More »

USA jobs growth slows to 156000 during December

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The survey on which January's jobs report will be based will be conducted next week, before the inauguration, and released on February 3. The unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 4.7% after a 0.3 point decline in November, and average hourly earnings rose 10 cents, bringing the closely watched year-over-year gain to 2.9%, the best gain since May 2009. Read More »

Hatch Watch 2017: How long does it take to hatch an eagle?

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The first of the two eggs hatched on New Year's Eve - and that little eaglet has been named E9. The second egg still shows no sign of hatching, and it's unlikely that it will hatch at all. Each year during the fall, Ozzie and Harriet continued to expand their family. Ozzie was treated and released back into the wild near the nest. Ozzie was seen near the nest on Saturday, September 19 of 2015 and on September 27 he got into a fight with another male eagle in the area. Read More »

Some Michigan highways to increase speed limit

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The bills also raise the maximum speed limit for trucks from 60 to 65 miles per hour and adjusts measures used by insurers to determine eligibility for auto insurance. It's also believed higher limits will afford police the ability to focus on other enforcement areas such as impaired, distracted or careless driving, and restraint enforcement. Read More »

Crash kills pedestrian in parking lot in Seneca

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian on Friday. Troopers said the vehicle behind the SUV ended up striking it, pushing the SUV into Marcello. Vann's 2003 Toyota sedan went onto the median and back across both lanes of southbound traffic before slamming into a Highway Patrol SUV that was parked on the shoulder of the road, authorities said. Read More »

Teen killed in East Boston stabbing identified

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Boston Police are investigating. The body, believed to be of a young man in his late teens, was found in East Boston near Logan Airport, just before 11 p.m., the Boston Globe reported. Last January, federal authorites charged 56 leaders, members and associates of the violent gang in a series of overnight raids in the Boston area. Read More »

Recycling Christmas Trees and Boxes

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As you take down the tinsel and lights, you might want to try a new way of disposing your Christmas tree. Don't toss those broken or unwanted holiday lights! Cardboard must fit in the 64-gallon recycling container. According to the University of Illinois Extension , one acre of Holiday trees provides the daily oxygen requirement of 18 people. For information, call the landfill at 815-758-6906. Read More »

ISIS Takes Credit For Ohio State Attack

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Little is publicly known about the family's time there, but after seven years, they came to the U.S.as refugees. While there has been no word as to what has taken place, one student told NBC News that a she saw a vehicle plow into a crowd of people who'd evacuated a building. Read More »

Thief Steals Bucket of Gold Flakes Worth $1.6 Million

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Those 20 seconds were long enough for the thief to strike. In that moment, the suspect walks up to the 86-pound bucket of gold flakes, picks it up, and flees the scene - albeit slowly, as it's clearly no easy thing to carry off such a heavy haul. Read More »

City, county end burn bans after weekend rains

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Anyone who wants to burn yard debris will need to apply for a burn permit, even if one had already been issued prior to the ban, according to the Forest Service. Don't burn if conditions are dry or windy. Burning of garbage and man made materials is prohibited. Wildfires move very rapidly and can severely burn you. Read More »

Dead, 2 Injured After Truck Crashes Into Pella, Iowa Walmart

One cement pillar in front of the store was completely knocked over. The truck took out a concrete bollard placed outside the Walmart entrance to block vehicles from the door. Authorities had not released the identities of those killed and injured by Thursday evening. "I looked to my left and saw the truck crashed on the produce aisle of the store". Read More »

Westgate Resort destroyed by Gatlinburg fires

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Tod Hyslop, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Morristown, Tennessee, says the Gatlinburg area got about ¾ of an inch to 1 inch of rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Gatlinburg, a city that opens up to 11 million visitors annually, is facing a new reality. The mayor lost the home that he built himself, two dogs plus all seven of the condominium buildings he owned. Read More »

Redding mom Sherri Papini kidnapped, burned, branded

Papini was able to get help, despite being bound with restraints. Ultimately, it was Sherri's will to survive that brought her home. Remember that she was held against her will and was isolated. Where she was branded and what that brand was, Bosenko would not say. Evidence item recovered at the Yolo County scene will be submitted to the California Department of Justice for physical examination and processing. Read More »

KC Waterslide To Be Torn Down After Boy's Death

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Experts hired by attorneys representing Caleb's family and the other two women injured on the ride, Hannah Barnes and Matraca Baetz, independently investigated the towering Verrückt and the raft they were riding in September, the Star reported at the time . Read More »

Fowlerville man arrested after pointing handgun at driver on I-96

He said it the woman followed the 911 dispatcher's instructions not to engage with the suspect and go to the sheriff's department to file a report. Police then located a 34-year-old man in an SUV matching the 911 caller's description on I-96 near US 23 and eventually stopped the vehicle. Read More »

NC Governor's Race Still Undecided; State Board of Elections to Hold Meeting

Tuesday's recount was filed to meet the original date statutorily specified, although the formal recount will not occur until after the county boards of election certify their results. Gov. McCrory has questioned votes in more than half of North Carolina's counties . The hearing started promptly at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The arguments will be made by each side as part of a special meeting convened by the board to discuss guidance the board will provide to county boards of elections regarding ... Read More »

Southern Wildfires Burn 80000 Acres Across Six States

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The Party Rock fire in Chimney Rock State Park has devoured 3,457 acres and closed that park, too. "It doesn't die down after dark", says fire Capt. "That's mountain area, you've got hills, valleys, mountain terrain - the fire does different things". Greathouse said this is leaving more residual fire than usual that more easily reignites, causing fires thought to be contained to spread and helps explain the size of some of the wildfires in the region this fall. Read More »