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Penn. mom, boyfriend charged in dismemberment of teen

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Police allege in a criminal complaint that following a failed suicide attempt, Sullivan told hospital personnel he was responsible for the murder of Grace Packer, and that Sara Packer was his accomplice. It was in the hospital, police say, when Sullivan cracked. Police noted they later learned Sara Packer was a frequent user of Facebook and would sometimes post insignificant or minor incidents in her life, such as having a migraine headache. Read More »

Watch a Bunch of Democrats Try to Steal Our Democracy

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He is the author of "Count My Vote: A Citizen's Guide to Voting" (AlterNet Books, 2008). According to The Daily Caller, Five Washington Democratic electors did not vote for Clinton. Waters said to boos from Republicans. "Basically, it was the rules and we understand that", said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee , D-Texas, who led the effort to object to Trump's election. Read More »

Professional 'slackliner' talks about climbing chairlift tower to save hanging skier

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A patrolman tossed him a knife, which he was able to use to cut his friend's backpack strap . "I think he was just reacting but with a guy like Mickey, reacting and a plan can sometimes be the same thing", Meuller said. With the ski patrol on its way to help, Wilson said he knew "time was of the essence". "I realized I could climb the lift tower above the chair and climb onto the cable and shimmy down to him", says Mickey. Read More »

National Weather Service in Wakefield Tracking Snow Storm

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Winter storms have been named by the Weather Channel since 2011 - with these designations bestowed on the basis of how many people live within areas placed under winter weather warnings by the National Weather Service (NWS). Additional snow is possible in the high country Thursday night followed by mainly dry conditions on Friday . Most areas of the state could see between 3 and 5 inches of snow Friday night and Saturday morning. Read More »

GOP Majority to Hear Bills Targeting

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Rep. Rick Nelson , a Democrat from Middlesboro, filed the transgender bathroom bill (House Bill 106 ) that would require public schools, state universities, state government and local governments to designate that bathrooms they control "only be used by persons based on their biological sex". Read More »

Texas 'bathroom' bill renews fight over transgender rights

Speaking to the press at a news conference announcing the proposed "Privacy Protection Act", Lt. Governor Dan Patrick framed the law as a way to prevent sexual predators from using local ordinances that allow trans people to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity as a loophole to commit assaults. Read More »

Macy's is closing its Cottonwood Mall store

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Macy's said the closures will be accompanied by "significant" restructuring to "improve customer experience and create shareholder value". "Our plan to close approximately 100 stores over the next few years is an important part of our strategy to help us right-size our physical footprint as we expand our digital reach", Lundgren continued. Read More »

Scottsdale family killed in plane crash north of Payson

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Falbe, 44, his wife Carrie, 31, and his two children - ages 12 and 14 - from a previous marriage - had taken off from Scottsdale and were heading to Telluride, Colorado, for a ski vacation, the Daily Mail said . The sheriff's office later reported the fourth body had been located. When the search began, the police tracked the family's cell phone signal. Deputies then spotted the wreckage with help from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Read More »

When will Christmas trees be picked up for recycling in New Orleans?

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Trees can be placed on the curb for pickup in most local municipalities for regularly-scheduled yard debris removal service. Another way to re-use a tree is to start a compost pile, starting with a thin layer of compost branches. Leave your tree outside to be taken to the East Moline landfill and made into compost. A special collection crew and truck will be dispatched to pick up the trees. Read More »

Charles Manson: Photos of cult killer's…

She did say that Manson was still assigned to Corcoran State Prison , which is in Kings County, about halfway between Fresno and Bakersfield. Manson was convicted for masterminding the August 1969 murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, and two other people on separate occasions. Read More »

Boulder weather: Snow begins overnight, should continue all week

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Three-quarters of an inch of rain is expected for Tuesday, with up to two inches of rain anticipated for higher elevations, including on Mount Tamalpais. "We don't have any big chances of precipitation on the horizon". The record for December was 49.5 inches of snow in 2000. A lake-effect snow advisory has been issued for Iron County, to be in effect from 6 p.m. Read More »

NAACP Occupies Jeff Sessions' Office to Demand He Withdraw Attorney General Nomination

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Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general. "He could be a nightmare for civil rights for all people", Alabama State Conference NAACP Political Action Committee Chairman Jerry Burnet said of Sessions. Patrick, who now works for Bain Capital, apologized for not being able to deliver his testimony in person when the committee opens its confirmation hearing for Sessions on January 10. Read More »

Capital Region Leaders Offer Mixed Opinions on Cuomo's Tuition-Free Proposal

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal Tuesday morning to make college tuition free for New York's middle-class families. "What Gov. Cuomo is proposing is a revolutionary idea for higher education", Sanders said . "The day will come where we understand that public education in America is not simply kindergarten through high school, but that public education in 2017 means making public colleges and public universities tuition-free", Sanders added. Read More »

At least 35 dead in armed attack at a nightclub in Istanbul

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A gunmen reportedly dressed in a Santa Claus costume allegedly fired on police standing outside the nightclub before forcing their way inside and opening fire on clubgoers sometime around 1:30 a.m. "So long as this terrorist is not seized, we do not know when and where a massacre could take place". Security services had been on alert across Europe for new year celebrations following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin in which 12 people died. Read More »

Sammy Watkins Wants Buffalo's New Coach To Be Hard On Team

Former Jets RB coach Anthony Lynn will be the Bills' head coach on Sunday on an interim basis. The Jets also scored a TD on special teams where the Bills actually forgot they were playing football. There are 23 free agents on the roster including cornerback Stephon Gilmore. "I think the discipline has been an issue", McCoy said Friday, via ESPN.com . Read More »

Pa. State Trooper shot, killed in Huntingdon County; Manhunt underway

Officials identified the killer as 32-year-old Jason Robison, and said that he should be considered armed and unsafe. "Troopers encountered Robison at an unoccupied mobile home not far from his residence", police said in a statement . He became a state police officer in December 2015 but did not graduate from the police academy until June. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf offered his condolences to Weaver's family and said that he is confident the suspect will be "brought to justice". Read More »

Storms guarantee rain, snow and a New Year's chill

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As the evening arrives, the potential for light snow showers remains, with the steadiest snow showers expected across northern MA. And when I say "rain", it's probably more like showers and drizzle. For the last full day of 2016, Saturday will see increasing cloud cover as a low pressure system situated over the Midwest today inches closer to New England. Read More »

Visitors stranded mid-air on theme park ride in California

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A Knott's Berry Farm ride that malfunctioned trapped 21 riders, including several children, 130 feet in the air for more than six hours Friday before they were rescued, authorities said. We will add more details to this report as they become available. So we're going to affix a harness onto each one of them and one at a time we're going to lower them down to the ground. Read More »

Nevada: Adult Marijuana Use To Become Legal On January 1

Among Washington state teens in the eighth grade, the perceived negative effects of marijuana use dropped by 14.2 percent after legalization, while for the ones in the 10th grade the rate dropped by 16.1 percent. While research into marijuana and its effects are still hard to come by because of federal restrictions, this year several key studies were published indicating cannabis as safe and therapeutically beneficial. Read More »

Donald Trump Takes Credit For 8000 Jobs, Talks With Barack Obama

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The president-elect distanced himself from Obama's plans to punish Russian Federation for its purported interference, saying that "I think we ought to get on with our lives". Sen. Lindsey Graham: "I think the sanctions need to go beyond what it is today". The National Park Service, which controls a majority of the public land in Washington D.C. Read More »

Winter storm with heavy snow pounds U.S. New England region

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The back edge of the winter storm blanketing Northwestern Massachusetts with several inches of snow will pass through the Connecticut River Valley around 5 p.m. Emera power listed more than 25,000 customers without power. That storm canceled flights, knocked out power for thousands and claimed more than two dozen lives on the East Coast. Read More »

Natural disaster reported in ocean, 269 miles west of Corvallis

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No injuries or building damage have been reported. "Patients were evacuated from the [hospital] building", he said. Flash floods struck the community on December 22, displacing at least 8,000 people. Indonesia lies within the Pacific's "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity. An quake was recorded off Oregon's central coast Tuesday. Read More »

Why you can't stop watching a bald eagle's nest

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The eagle Harriet stood up to reposition herself, and you could glimpse what looked like a crack in one of the eggs. The stream's homepage says it's had over 57 million viewers to date (the site was established in 2012). Harriet laid her first egg this year on November 22, with a second egg laid three days later. It continues to be protected under the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection and Migratory Bird Treaty acts, along with a Florida state rule. Read More »

Coast Guard: No debris found in search for missing plane

Coast guard officials have said there is no suspected cause, yet, for the plane's disappearance. The group was returning to Columbus after attending the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game against the Boston Celtics, the Dispatch reported . Read More »

Colts Robert Mathis Announces He'll Retire After Sunday's Game

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Mathis said his last football game will be Sunday when the Colts play the Jaguars. The veteran has shown a few flashes of his former self this season, but with just 4.0 sacks on the season and in the past year of his Colts contract, it was a fair question of whether the veteran pass rusher would in fact return next season-especially with the defense needing to get drastically younger and more athletic. Read More »

Texas A&M's Josh Reynolds Punches Kansas State DB In The Nuts

The Texas A&M coach sent Noil home over the holidays as the team prepared for the Texas Bowl against Kansas State in Houston, so the junior won't even be around as a spectator in the Aggies' final game of the season. The incompletion helped seal K-State's 33-28 victory. Justin Silmon ripped off a 28-yard run down the right sideline to the Aggies' 4-yard line. Quarterback Jesse Ertz (945 yards) should see plenty of action on the ground against an Aggies squad that allowed at least 250 ... Read More »

US Military Helicopter Crashes in Galveston Bay

The Coast Guard says no one has claimed the helicopter, and Fort Hood and the Texas National Guard say they are not aware of any helicopters that are missing. The Coast Guard representative told the media they have yet to hear from anyone claiming the helicopter. He said both pilots had extensive experience flying Apaches. Read More »

New York's Sikh police officers to replace hats with turbans

The NYPD said Wednesday that rules regarding head-coverings and beards will be relaxed in an effort to make the department's uniform policy more accommodating to officers of the Sikh faith. Meanwhile, the Sikh Officers Association welcomed the move calling it "a proud moment for [the] Sikh community". Until now, the department has prohibited non-uniform headwear and facial hair, though some cops were allowed to sport one-millimeter beards - otherwise known as a five o'clock shadows - for ... Read More »