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BP manager testifies at trial over Gulf oil spill

A trial designed to assign fault to the companies involved in the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster has resumed with testimony of a BP manager who supervised two rig managers indicted on manslaughter charges. John Guide was BP’s wells team leader for the well that blew out in the Gulf in 2010. He was the first witness to testify Monday as the trial entered its eighth week. Guide supervised two rig managers who have been indicted on manslaughter charges in the deaths of 11 workers during the April 20, 2010 explosion. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is hearing testimony without a jury. Continue Reading →

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Pa. woman cited for calling 911 seeking divorce

Police have cited a 42-year-old Pennsylvania woman for disorderly conduct after she called 911 requesting a divorce and police assistance to make her husband leave. Troopers say the woman called just after 1 a.m. Saturday asking that officers be sent to her home in Girard Township in northwestern Pennsylvania. Police say they explained to the woman, whom they are not identifying, that a divorce is a civil matter and that they could not make her husband leave the residence because no crime had been committed. Instead, police have cited the woman for disorderly conduct and misusing the Erie County 911 system. Via: Fox News Continue Reading →

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Former justice of peace eyed as suspect in murder of Texas DA, wife

A former justice of the peace who is now a top suspect in the deaths of a Texas district attorney and his wife is expected to be charged with capital murder this week, law enforcement authorities said. Eric Lyle Williams, 46, was arrested Saturday on a charge of making a terroristic threat and is being held in the Kaufman County Jail on $3 million bond. His arrest came after federal and local agents investigating the March 28 deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, searched Williams’ home on Friday. Williams was prosecuted by McLelland last year for theft. On Saturday, during a search of a Seagoville storage unit linked to Williams, authorities found several weapons and a Ford Crown Victoria car similar to one seen leaving the McLellands’ neighborhood on the morning of the killings, the Dallas Morning Post reports. Continue Reading →

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Wash. searchers wait to recover avalanche victim

Searchers in Washington are waiting for safer snow condition to recover the body of a man buried in an avalanche about 50 miles east of Seattle. The snow fall happened Saturday at Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascades. The 60-year-old Kent man and two friends were swept more than 1,200 feet down the mountain. The friends were not seriously injured. The search for the missing man was suspended Sunday because of the danger. Continue Reading →

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Vatican declares Colorado boy's recovery a miracle

A Colorado mom whose son became gravely ill as a little boy has always figured his prayer-aided recovery was miraculous, but now the Vatican has made it official. Luke Burgie was just four in 1998, when he developed a severe gastrointestinal condition his doctors couldn’t diagnose, much less cure, according to The Denver Post. For six months, he suffered stomach pain and unrelenting diarrhea and even stopped growing. But the illness went away on Feb. 22, 1999, just as two members of the Sisters of St. Continue Reading →

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2 young siblings die after being pulled from Long Island pool

Two young siblings reported missing on New York’s Long Island died Sunday after they were pulled from a neighbor’s pool, police said. Police received a 911 call at about 3:30 p.m. from a mother reporting that her 5-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter disappeared from their home in Central Islip, according to Detective Sgt. Edward Fandrey of the Suffolk County police homicide squad. While searching the neighborhood in 50-degree temperatures, a police officer spotted a shoe floating in a next-door neighbor’s aboveground pool, which was uncovered and contained blackish water, Fandrey said. Officers jumped into the 4-foot-deep pool and discovered the unconscious bodies of Ralph Knowles and Sharon Knowles. Continue Reading →

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