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Deer Park homeowner tied up, robbed at gunpoint; deputies search for suspects
DEER PARK - The Sevens County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspects and a vehicle in a recent home invasion robbery. Deputies report that on February 12 around 6:45, they responded to a report of a robbery that took place on McKenzie Woolard Rd. in the Deer Park area. Two men and a women forced their way into the victim's home at gunpoint, tied the victim up, and stole numerous items including guns and the victim's debit card.
Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says "many" people who commit mass murder are Democrats. U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the comment Wednesday on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week's deadly Florida high school shooting.
Bride gets stuck in elevator, nearly misses reception
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One bride says she almost missed her wedding reception after getting stuck in an elevator in Rhode Island. Melissa Rodger says she was heading to the 18th floor of the Providence Biltmore hotel Saturday when the elevator stopped within four feet of its destination. She says a bridesmaid alerted her husband shortly afterward that a “situation” was going on. The fire department was called to the scene and pried
School walkouts go Nationwide as students push for gun control
Students around the United States walked out of class Wednesday to demand tougher gun laws in response to last week's deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida. Students in Tallahassee, FL set off the chain reaction when they marched to Governor Rick Scott’s office to talk about gun control. "How would you feel knowing your kid who went to school on Valentines Day will never come home,” said one student. “Because their last 10 minutes of school was their last 10 mi...
Westpoint admits Parkland JROTC student who died saving classmates
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Peter Wang was a 15-year-old JROTC student who was shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. He was killed while trying to help classmates escape the gunman. On Tuesday, he was posthumously accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point "for his heroic actions on Feb. 14, 2018."
Noxious weed or fine apparel? Idaho educator says 'both'
(AP) - Some University of Idaho educators hope their new line of scarves will become an invasive trend, just like the noxious weeds they feature. The scarves are emblazoned with botanical prints based on plants like white oxeye daisy, purple spotted knapweed and yellow toadflax. Melissa Hamilton, an educator with UI's extension office in Valley County, worked with UI apparel, textiles and design instructor Lori Wahl to create the scarves and bandanas. H...