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Indiana National Guard soldier dies in a tactical vehicle accident at Fort Hood

Indiana National Guard soldier dies in a tactical vehicle accident at Fort Hood

An Indiana National Guard soldier has died in a tactical vehicle accident at Fort Hood, Texas, according to a news release. Staff Sgt. Andrew Michael St. John, 29, was on orders as an embedded “observer controller/trainer” when the accident occurred Thursday night, said the Indiana National Guard. St. John, a father and husband from Greenwood,…MORE

Stipe Miocic defeats Daniel Cormier to reclaim UFC heavyweight title

Stipe Miocic defeats Daniel Cormier to reclaim UFC heavyweight title

Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier in the UFC 241 main event Saturday night to again become the heavyweight champion. For several rounds it seemed like Miocic might lose his second consecutive fight against Cormier, the defending heavyweight champ. Cormier beat him at UFC 226 in July 2018, knocking him out in the first round. But…MORE

22-month-old girl dies after being left inside a hot car in New Jersey

22-month-old girl dies after being left inside a hot car in New Jersey

A 22-month-old girl has died after she was found unresponsive in a van outside a commuter rail station in Lindenwold, New Jersey, prosecutors said. A 911 call at about 3:38 p.m. Friday reported a child inside a van at the PATCO High Speed Line, according to a press release from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.…MORE

If you see a red flag for a mass shooting, this is what you should do

If you see a red flag for a mass shooting, this is what you should do

Their stories emerge after the violence. The mother who was concerned about her son’s weapons. The woman whose boyfriend told her he had an urge to hurt others. Sometimes the people involved report their concerns to authorities, but more often — according to former FBI executive Katherine Schweit — they do not. Schweit says when…MORE

Plane crashes into house in upstate New York, FAA says

Plane crashes into house in upstate New York, FAA says

A small plane carrying three people crashed into a house in upstate New York, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said. The condition of those on board the Saturday flight is unknown. The Cessna 303 aircraft was headed to Sky Acres Airport in LaGrangeville, New York, when it crashed into a house in Union Vale, New…MORE

These Milwaukee musicians gather to play at the city’s crime scenes

These Milwaukee musicians gather to play at the city’s crime scenes

There’s a new kind of first responder to some crime scenes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: musicians. Toting their violin, viola and bass cases, they set up among the investigating police and reporters scrambling to get the story after a shooting. And soon the mournful sound of a spiritual, like “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,”…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…