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A Black man is entitled to a new trial after an all-White jury deliberated in a room filled with Confederate symbols, court says

A Black man is entitled to a new trial after an all-White jury deliberated in a room filled with Confederate symbols, court says

A Tennessee court has decided a Black man convicted of aggravated assault deserves a new trial because evidence was improperly admitted and the jury deliberated in a room filled with tributes to the Confederacy, according to court documents. Judge James Curwood Witt Jr. said in an opinion filed last week that the room’s decorations honored…MORE

Man recently executed for killing his wife confessed to killing his sister-in-law as well
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Man recently executed for killing his wife confessed to killing his sister-in-law as well

The Mississippi man put to death on November 17 for the 2010 murder of his wife and sexual assault of her 12-year-old daughter confessed in his final days to also murdering his sister-in-law. First Circuit District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday David Neal Cox penned a note to the DA’s office that disclosed the alleged location…MORE

Delphi Murders: Police look for person behind fake social media profile
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Delphi Murders: Police look for person behind fake social media profile

Authorities investigating the murders of Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty German, 14, in Delphi, Indiana, are asking for help finding the creator of a fake social media profile named ‘anthony_shots,’ according to an Indiana State Police (ISP) news release. In February 2017, Abby and Libby set out to hike at the Delphi Historic Trails during…MORE

5 things to know for Dec. 7: Pandemic. Russia. Capitol riot. Congress. Immigration

5 things to know for Dec. 7: Pandemic. Russia. Capitol riot. Congress. Immigration

Oregon, the state that produces the most Christmas trees in the US, has lost acres upon acres of seedlings due to the recent record heat. That means tighter tree supplies now and possibly for years to come — and higher prices to match. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and…MORE

Police arrest boyfriend of Florida woman who has been missing for more than a week
Pasco County Sheriff's Office

Police arrest boyfriend of Florida woman who has been missing for more than a week

Police in Florida have arrested the boyfriend of a woman who was last seen more than a week ago in an area northwest of Tampa. Collin Scott Knapp, 30, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of 34-year-old Kathleen Moore, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a news conference. Evidence…MORE

Michigan school shooting could have been prevented given warning signs, prosecutor says
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Michigan school shooting could have been prevented given warning signs, prosecutor says

One week after a school shooting in Michigan that killed four students and led to the manhunt and arrest of the suspect’s parents, officials are wondering how the tragedy could have been prevented. Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said Monday that the bloodshed could have been avoided had the suspect’s parents been more forthcoming about…MORE

Hawaii health officials order Navy to clean up contaminated drinking water after families are forced to move out of their homes

Hawaii health officials order Navy to clean up contaminated drinking water after families are forced to move out of their homes

The Hawaii Department of Health is ordering the Navy to take immediate action to address contaminated drinking water at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, an issue that has forced more than 700 people from their homes and left parents fearing the water they bathed their children in made them sick. The Navy previously said it shut…MORE

Watch out for ‘leakage’: These are some of the clues students can look out for to help prevent school violence

Watch out for ‘leakage’: These are some of the clues students can look out for to help prevent school violence

To help thwart potential school violence, students and staff need to beware of certain warning signs — and feel comfortable reporting them. But “the general public, they really don’t know what to look for,” said former FBI special agent and profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole, who has studied school shootings for more than 20 years. The…MORE

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