Two dead, two dozen injured following Boston Marathon explosions

  BOSTON  Two people were killed and 23 were injured after two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday. Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Boston police […]

Student charged in Va. mall shootings; 2 wounded

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – An 18-year-old college student was charged Friday with shooting and wounding two women at a mall branch of a southwest Virginia community college before he was subdued, the city’s police chief said. Neil Allan MacInnis, of Christiansburg, faces two counts each of malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission […]

Police: Gunman planned for hostage situation

FOX 5 has confirmed the name of the man, who police say, held Gwinnett County firefighters hostage for hours on Wednesday. Police say 55-year-old Lauren Brown was the gunman, and apparently had been planning the incident for weeks. Brown lived alone, and apparently inherited the home and other debt last year. The home went into […]

Dr. Beverly Hall, others report to jail in APS cheating scandal –

ATLANTA –Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall arrived at the Fulton County Jail on Tuesday night to surrender to authorities on charges related to the cheating scandal. Hall and 34 other educators were indicted on Friday, accused of cheating, conspiring to cheat, or concealing cheating on the 2009 CRCT test. The 90-page indictment […]

Church gunman in rambling Ohio court appearance – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) – An ex-convict charged with killing his father at an Easter Sunday church service in Ohio made rambling comments during an appearance in court, and the prosecutor requested a psychiatric evaluation. The suspect, 28-year-old Reshad Riddle, appeared Monday afternoon in Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO’-luh) Municipal Court in an […]

Former APS superintendent, others indicted in cheating scandal

ATLANTA –A grand jury has indicted former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall and almost three dozen others in a cheating scandal. The indictment alleges that 35 educators conspired to conceal cheating or retaliate against whistleblowers in an effort to bolster the Criterion Referenced Competency Test scores. Prosecutors allege that the activity began as […]