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Church shooting in Selma, Alabama.

Carol Johnson, staff writer

September 24, 2015


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On Sunday, Sept. 20, there was a shooting at Oasis Tabernacle Church in Selma, Alabama. The shooter, James Junior Minter, opened fire at his girlfriend, his one month old son, and the pastor at the early morning service. The people of the congregation were described by police as ‘heroes’ as they...

Former President Carter has been diagnosed with cancer.

Carol Johnson, staff writer

September 21, 2015


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President James “Jimmy” Earl Carter announced on Aug. 20 his recent cancer diagnosis. The 39th president said that the cancer is all over his body. It was discovered in July after having undergone surgery to remove a small mass in his liver. "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is i...

Russian Food Embargo

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

September 10, 2015


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On Aug. 18, the Russian police busted a cheese smuggling ring worth more than 30 million dollars. The smugglers managed to get rennet, which is an enzyme used in the cheese making process, into the country to make cheese similar to Western cheese and sell it in stores. Police raided 17 warehouses, h...

‘Route 29 Batman’ killed in a tragic car accident

Hannah Irelan, staff writer

September 8, 2015


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On a late Sunday evening, the Batmobile pulled into a local gas station and, as usual, the children who saw it gawked in amazement. Robinson was accustomed to that. The Baltimore resident turned superhero had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader, travelled to hospitals throughout the Baltimore-Washi...

Frozen yogurt trend hits Delphi

Hannah Irelan, staff writer

August 25, 2015


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Residents of Delphi will be happy to hear that the frozen yogurt trend has finally made its way here. “Blue Moose,” with its quirky motif and carnival themed snacks, has already greatly impacted this small town despite only being open for a few weeks. Although construction was still underway, Blue Moose...

Man on death row for 30 years released

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015


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After almost 30 years on death row, Anthony Ray Hinton is a free man once again. In 1985, Hinton was convicted for the murders of two fast food workers in two separate robberies. Even though time cards put Hinton at his job at a local warehouse, he was still convicted. The only evidence that the prosecution...

Amanda Knox acquitted for the second time.

Carol Johnson, staff writer

April 8, 2015


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Amanda Knox was wrongfully accused of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. Meredith died on Nov. 1, 2007, in Perugia, Italy. Knox, her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede were originally charged with the murder and sexual assault of Kercher. Kercher’s murder was violent. She...

“American Sniper” case put to rest

Hannah Irelan, staff writer

March 31, 2015


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No one disputes that Eddie Ray Routh shot and killed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, but his attorneys wanted to convince the jury that he wasn’t sane while doing so. Routh’s defense lawyers argued that he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was in the midst of a psychotic...

Brian Williams’ reporting scandal

Emilee Gear, staff writer

March 3, 2015


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Brian Williams, NBC news anchor, became the news story instead of the news broadcaster after he detrimentally threatened his credibility by claiming to be aboard a helicopter taken down by grenades in Iraq over a decade ago. Up to this point, credibility was something Williams never had to worry about....

Mystery caped crusader shines the bat-signal for Children

Hannah Irelan, staff writer

February 24, 2015


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Holy look-alike, Batman! On March 21, 2012, “Batman” was spotted on Route 29 in Silver Springs, Maryland. The hero was pulled over by local police for not having any numbers or letters on his license plate, but in its place, having the notorious bat symbol. “It’s a black lamborghini and a...

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