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Utah police say a juvenile relative killed a mother and three children

Utah police say a juvenile relative killed a mother and three children

The suspect in a Friday shooting in Grantsville, Utah, is a juvenile who police believe is a relative of the four people who died and the man who survived, police said. All of the victims were members of the same family, Cpl. Rhonda Fields said at a news conference Monday. Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 52, was…MORE

A church gun buyback in honor of MLK runs out of money within the first hour

A church gun buyback in honor of MLK runs out of money within the first hour

A church in Pittsburgh is overwhelmed after hosting a gun buyback program that ran out of money within an hour. The Church of the Holy Cross ran the program in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of nonviolence. Parishioners, other churches in the Episcopal diocese and civic organizations raised $5,100 for the gun…MORE

A woman who was acting as a surrogate for a family died while giving birth

A woman who was acting as a surrogate for a family died while giving birth

A mother of two who was acting as a surrogate for another family, died during childbirth, according to a GoFundMe created to help the family. Michelle Reaves, described as a “mama, wifey and beautiful soul,” passed away last week due to complications while giving birth. “Although the baby made it out safe, Michelle did not,”…MORE

This could be the most expensive Super Bowl ever with ticket prices soaring

This could be the most expensive Super Bowl ever with ticket prices soaring

The Super Bowl matchup is set with the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, and this highly anticipated game has sent ticket prices soaring. On the online ticket platform SeatGeek, the average resale price is currently $6,232. Although, the average price for tickets sold in the past…MORE

A teen snowmobiler died after being buried in an avalanche in Utah

A teen snowmobiler died after being buried in an avalanche in Utah

An 18-year-old was killed after he was caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling in Farmington Canyon, Utah, officials said. Chase Adams was snowmobiling with his father, Ben Adams, on Saturday when an avalanche was accidentally triggered. Adams was buried in snow at least 6 feet deep and was found with an avalanche beacon, avalanche probe…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…