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Ex-AP writer McArthur, who covered Vietnam, dies

Former Associated Press foreign correspondent George McArthur, who reported all over the world and spent years in Saigon covering the Vietnam war, has died. He was 88. His wife, Eva Kim McArthur said he died Friday night in a hospice in Fairfax County, Va., of complications from a stroke. Born in the Deep South, McArthur was one of several youthful AP staffers first dispatched to Seoul after communist North Korea’s invasion of South Korea in 1950. He later reported from Paris, Cairo and Manila, serving as AP bureau chief at the latter two posts. Continue Reading →

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North Texas man charged with 'terroristic threat'

Kaufman County authorities say the former justice of the peace has been charged with making a “terroristic threat.” A Kaufman County Jail spokesperson said Saturday that Eric Williams is in custody and is scheduled to go in front of a judge Saturday morning, where bond will be set. Federal and local authorities had searched Williams’ home on Friday as part of an investigation into the March 30 slayings of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia. Two months earlier, assistant DA Mark Hasse was fatally shot as he was leaving work in Kaufman, about 30 miles southeast of Dallas. Williams hasn’t been named as a suspect in any of the deaths. Continue Reading →

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Dealer auctions ex-LAPD cop's gun for donation

A southern Nevada gun dealer wants to auction a handgun once owned by a rogue former LAPD officer who killed four people and fatally shot himself during a manhunt in February. George Bramlett, owner of Bargain Pawn, said he plans to donate the money to the families of two California police officers Dorner killed. But administrators handling the funds for San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy Jeremiah MacKay and Riverside police Officer Michael Crain say the families don’t want the money. Bramlett posted the gun for auction Tuesday on a website, gunbroker.com, along with images of the sales receipt listing Dorner’s date of birth, California driver’s license number and La Palma, Calif., address. Bramlett bought the .38 special revolver from Dorner in January for $50. Continue Reading →

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Dealer auctions ex-LAPD cop's gun for donation

A southern Nevada gun dealer wants to auction a handgun once owned by a rogue former LAPD officer who killed four people and fatally shot himself during a manhunt in February. George Bramlett, owner of Bargain Pawn, said he plans to donate the money to the families of two California police officers Dorner killed. But administrators handling the funds for San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy Jeremiah MacKay and Riverside police Officer Michael Crain say the families don’t want the money. Bramlett posted the gun for auction Tuesday on a website, gunbroker.com, along with images of the sales receipt listing Dorner’s date of birth, California driver’s license number and La Palma, Calif., address. Bramlett bought the .38 special revolver from Dorner in January for $50. Continue Reading →

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Authorities search home of former justice of the peace in murdered Texas DA investigation

Federal and local authorities searched the home of a former North Texas justice of the peace on Friday as part of an investigation into the slayings of the local district attorney and his wife. Agents were seen entering the home of former Kaufman County justice of the peace Eric Williams, who was prosecuted last year for theft by the district attorney’s office. Williams was convicted and lost his position. Williams has denied any role in the deaths of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, who were found dead in their home on March 30. Two months earlier, a prosecutor in McLelland’s office, Mark Hasse, was fatally shot as he was leaving work in Kaufman, about 30 miles southeast of Dallas. Continue Reading →

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