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The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by...More >>
The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice...More >>
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It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St....More >>
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A man is dead following a shooting in Geneva County Wednesday evening. According to Chief Deputy Tony Helms the victim is being identified as Randy Emmett II. The shooting occurred in the Chancellor communityMore >>
A man is dead following a shooting in Geneva County Wednesday evening.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated the second-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a man found guilty of ordering a hit in 2008.
Samuel Mack, 41, was convicted of ordering the killing of 31-year-old Mark Westbrook after Westbrook argued with a friend of Mack's outside Lucky's bar in the 8300 block of Chef Mentuer Highway.
Witnesses said Mack tried to intervene but Westbrook told him to stop. One witness said Mack threatened Westbrook. Another said Mack ultimately told Westbrook he had "no beef" with him.
Westbrook was executed around the corner from Lucky's approximately 30 minutes later. At the 2011 trial of
Mack, prosecutors presented detailed cell phone records that they said proved that Mack called the gunman and ordered the hit.
A state appeal court said too little evidence supported the conviction. But the unsigned Supreme Court opinion issued May 7 said the threats and "web of calls" were sufficient. Chief Justice Bernette Johnson dissented.
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