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Police Hunt Serial Killer As 4th Person Killed

Residents of a Tampa neighborhood were asked to shelter in place early Tuesday after a body was found close to where three people were killed within a half-mile of each other last month — once again sparking fears of a serial killer in the Sunshine State. Authorities checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence as they hunted for the killer believed responsible for killing four people for no apparent reason in just over a month.   ...Read more

Recovered Video In Penn State Hazing Death Leads To More Charges

A Pennsylvania prosecutor charged an additional 12 members of a Penn State University fraternity in the death of 19 year-old student Timothy Piazza on February 4th. The charges came after examining recovered surveillance-camera video of the alcohol-fueled initiation rite that turned deadly. Piazza’s death followed a drinking game at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house. A total of 17 fraternity members are now facing various charges including involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, hazing and furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor in a state that bans drinking under the age of 21. ...Read more

New York Doctor Accused in Six Opioid Deaths

A New York doctor who whose clinic prescribed more pain pills than any hospital in the state has been charged in the deaths of six people who overdosed on opioids. Dr. Eugene Gosy of Williamsville, near Buffalo, was indicted last year on federal narcotics and fraud charges by prosecutors who said he turned patients of his pain management clinic into drug addicts for profit. Now a grand jury handed up a superseding indictment, saying his alleged pill-pushing “caused the death of at least six individuals, and contributed to the deaths of others.” ...Read more

Apollo 12 Astronaut Richard Gordon Jr. Has Died

Apollo 12 astronaut Richard “Dick” F. Gordon Jr., one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there, has died at 88. Gordon flew on Gemini 11 in 1966, walking in space twice. In 1969, Gordon circled the moon in the Apollo 12 command module Yankee Clipper while crewmates Alan Bean and Charles Conrad landed and walked on the lunar surface. Gordon died Monday at his home in San Marcos, California, according to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. ...Read more

Democrats Win Governor’s Races in Virginia And New Jersey

Democrats rode to victory in Tuesday’s hotly contested gubernatorial elections, as Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia and Phil Murphy beat Republican Kim Guadagno in New Jersey. The victories, in particular the win in Virginia, are a huge boost to the Democratic Party, which had lost four special congressional elections to Republicans since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago.   ...Read more

Disney Ends Ban On Los Angeles Times Amid Fierce Backlash

Amid a growing backlash, the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reversed its decision to bar The Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its movies following an investigation by the newspaper into the media giant’s business dealings in Anaheim. Disney’s change of course came after a number of news outlets, including The New York Times and the A.V. Club, said they were boycotting advance screenings of Disney films in solidarity. ...Read more

Man Arrested By Secret Service Near White House After Threatening to Kill ‘All White Police’

On Monday, the Secret Service arrested a man near the White House after they had been told to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly threatened to kill “all white police.”  Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, alerted the U.S. Secret Service that the man planned to go to Washington with the purpose of killing officers at the White House. Secret Service officers later spotted him on Pennsylvania Avenue near Lafayette Park, according to the statement. He was arrested without incident and officials say charges are pending. ...Read more