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‘Dating Game Killer’ dies of natural causes, prison officials say

‘Dating Game Killer’ dies of natural causes, prison officials say

A convicted serial killer known as the “Dating Game Killer” died early Saturday morning at a hospital near Corcoran State Prison in central California, prison officials said. Rodney James Alcala, 77, had been on the state’s death row since being condemned in 2010 for the murders of four women and a 12-year-old girl, according to…MORE

Illinois schools struggle to fill teaching vacancies. 1 district hires international teachers to meet the needs
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Illinois schools struggle to fill teaching vacancies. 1 district hires international teachers to meet the needs

As another school year approaches, administrators nationwide are facing teacher shortages. Southwest of Chicago, Steven Wrobleski is worried. School starts August 11 and he still has openings at LaSalle Peru Township High School. “We currently have a chemistry physics teaching position that we have zero applicants for right now. I am really concerned about how…MORE

Colorado 10-year-old dies as health officials investigate plague activity
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Colorado 10-year-old dies as health officials investigate plague activity

The death of a 10-year-old in Colorado has been linked to plague as state health officials warn they are investigating reports of the bacterial infection in animals and fleas. The 10-year-old resident of La Plata County “died from causes associated with plague,” the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a news release…MORE

An airport piano player earned $60,000 in tips after a stranger shared videos of him on Instagram
Carlos Whittaker

An airport piano player earned $60,000 in tips after a stranger shared videos of him on Instagram

When Tonee “Valentine” Carter sits in front of a piano, his fingers take on a life of their own, dancing across the keys as he smiles, closes his eyes, and sinks into a melody. Carter, 66, isn’t famous, but he does perform for an international audience nearly every day at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Travelers…MORE

Georgia police make arrest in 1988 murder of 8-year-old Joshua Harmon
Roswell Police Department

Georgia police make arrest in 1988 murder of 8-year-old Joshua Harmon

Georgia police have arrested and charged a man with the 1988 murder of 8-year-old Joshua Harmon after a review of DNA evidence linked him to the crime, according to the Roswell Police Department. James Michael Coates, 56, faces numerous charges, police said Friday, including felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated child molestation, concealing the death of…MORE

Washington state deputy is killed in the line of duty; 2 of 3 suspects are detained

Washington state deputy is killed in the line of duty; 2 of 3 suspects are detained

Law enforcement officers from the Vancouver, Washington, area are mourning a deputy killed in a shooting Friday night. Police said Saturday they have detained two suspects and are searching for a third. Tthe suspects “may be armed and dangerous,” authorities alerted earlier. Sgt. Brent Waddell with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office told a media briefing…MORE

Acid-shooting whip scorpions are roaming a national park in Texas
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Acid-shooting whip scorpions are roaming a national park in Texas

Some freaky-looking creatures are out looking for mates this summer. And no, we’re not talking about the contestants on “Sexy Beasts.” Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas is alerting visitors that summer rains are bringing arachnids called vinegaroons “out of their burrows in search of food and love.” These three-inch creatures, also known as…MORE

Authorities in this community say they’re facing a gun violence ‘crisis.’ They’re asking residents for help
Elijah Nouvelage for CNN

Authorities in this community say they’re facing a gun violence ‘crisis.’ They’re asking residents for help

Saleemah Graham-Fleming had been told she wouldn’t be able to have children. That’s why she always called Sanaa Amenhotep, the oldest of her three daughters, a miracle. The two loved each other fiercely: they had frequent “cuddle time” sessions and dedicated Friday girls’ nights. The teen would often join her mom for errands, riding in…MORE

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