The Closing of an Icon After two decades of intense scrutiny relating to operating costs and confinement practices, on Thursday, March 21, 1963, the end of an era arrived with the official closure of Alcatraz. The physical structures on Alcatraz were indicating wear and tear that would cost the government millions of dollars to keepContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: Alcatraz Closes it Doors for Good. March 21, 1963”
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True Crime Sundays: 2 of 4 Americans Kidnapped in Tamaulipas, Mexico Are Dead. Here’s What We Know So Far
by Sanya Mansoor and Nik Popli Two of the four Americans who the FBI said went missing on Friday in an armed abduction in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico have been found dead, the Tamaulipas state governor said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Governor Américo Villarreal said that of the two individuals alive, one was wounded andContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: 2 of 4 Americans Kidnapped in Tamaulipas, Mexico Are Dead. Here’s What We Know So Far”
Opioid Crisis Friday: US Attorney for Idaho announces one of the largest fentanyl busts in state history.
A Nampa woman was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing 15 pounds of fentanyl with the intent to distribute. by Jude Binkley BOISE, Idaho — Officials are sounding the alarm on rising cases of fentanyl possessions in Idaho after one of the largest fentanyl seizures in state history. U.S. Attorney for theContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: US Attorney for Idaho announces one of the largest fentanyl busts in state history.”
‘Stop praying now’: Prison guards in Missouri beat, pepper-spray Muslim inmates, lawsuit alleges
Five of the seven men who continued to pray were pepper-sprayed, and one was viciously beaten— for nothing more than praying. by Osama Ayyad BONNE TERRE, Mo. — At a Missouri Department of Corrections facility in Bonne Terre, nine inmates stood shoulder to shoulder, preparing to kneel, prostrate, and praise God — an act ofContinue reading “‘Stop praying now’: Prison guards in Missouri beat, pepper-spray Muslim inmates, lawsuit alleges”
Southwest Airlines passengers evacuate plane after smoke fills cabin following takeoff
The Dallas-based airline said the flight was departing Havana, Cuba, for Fort Lauderdale, Florida. DALLAS — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight were forced to evacuate the plane on Sunday after smoke filled the cabin shortly after takeoff. The Dallas, Texas-based airline said in a statement to ABC News that the flight was departing Havana, Cuba, forContinue reading “Southwest Airlines passengers evacuate plane after smoke fills cabin following takeoff”
History Lesson Feb 28th, 1993. Waco, Texas Shoot Out with the FBI
Waco wā´kō [key], city (1990 pop. 103,590), seat of McLennan co., E central Tex., on the Brazos River, just below the mouth of the Bosque; inc. 1856. It is a rail junction and a trading, shipping, and industrial center. Agriculture and livestock raising are important to the economy, and there is diverse manufacturing. The Huecos (Wacos)Continue reading “History Lesson Feb 28th, 1993. Waco, Texas Shoot Out with the FBI”
Opioid Crisis Friday: Spokane man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine.
by Vincent Saglimbeni SPOKANE, Wash. — A 41-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. Corey Darilek pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine. According to court documents, the Spokane Police Department was investigating his drug-trafficking activities in the area,Continue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Spokane man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine.”
History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.
February 21, 1965: In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. He was 39. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the Black nationalistContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.”
True Crime Sundays: Death row inmate’s last words were ‘I’m ready to fly’ before lethal injection.
by Josh Milton A death row prisoner in Texas told his family ‘don’t worry about me, I’m ready to fly’ in his final words before being executed. Wesley Ruiz, 43, fatally shot a Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix nearly 16 years ago on March 2007 after a high-speed chase. Ruiz, who was Hispanic, receivedContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Death row inmate’s last words were ‘I’m ready to fly’ before lethal injection.”
Trump’s Attorney Gears Up for Fight That Could Doom Trump
by Lauren Giella Donald Trump’s lawyer is gearing up for his own legal fight in a move that could spell trouble for the former president and 2024 GOP candidate. Evan Corcoran, who has represented Trump during the government’s probe into classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home last summer, has now retained prominent white-collar lawyerContinue reading “Trump’s Attorney Gears Up for Fight That Could Doom Trump”