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Lou Reed Dies Aged 71

New York City’s pioneer of Rock, Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. The musician famous for the Velvet Underground, died on Sunday according to a report from the Rolling Stone. Reed was the founder of The Velvet Underground, the seminal avant-garde band that influenced a complete generation of different rock stars. No cause of death was released, but Reed had a liver transplant this past May. Reed at one time said he had a goal to write the Great American Novel as a record album. Reid is probably best known for Walk on the Wild Side the 1973... 
 

Massachusetts Town Mourning Loss of Teacher

Colleen Ritzer was killed by Philip Chism a 14-year old student on Tuesday. Ritzer was a schoolteacher with an enthusiasm unequaled for the subject she taught. However, sometime during the day on Tuesday, her path crossed that of Chism’s and he murdered her. Authorities later found the body of Ritzer behind Danvers High School in the woods. She had been a teacher at the school and Chism a student. Authorities were holding Chism without bail following his arraignment on a charge of murder. Students who had, had Ritzer as an algebra teacher and... 
 

Authorities Arrest Florida Inmates

On Saturday night, Florida law enforcement authorities arrested two convicted murders. The two had walked out of prison with fake documents. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were arrested in Panama City, Florida, after authorities found them at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn. Authorities said the two men were held overnight in the area and were expected to be before a judge on Sunday morning. The Department of Corrections in Florida, which released the two men mistakenly, said little about the pair’s arrest. Authorities have been looking for Jenkins... 
 

Inmates Escape Thanks to Fake Release Documents

While authorities combed the area looking for two killers mistakenly freed thanks to fake court documents, prosecutors and prison officials across the state of Florida were scrambling to ensure themselves and the public that no other inmates were released early. This review comes three weeks following the release of Joseph Jenkins, who had been in jail for a life sentence, but walked out. One week after he left, Charles Walker, who also had been sentenced to life, was also released. It is not real clear who prepared the false documents that ordered... 
 

Ranchers in South Dakota Reeling from Dead Cattle

In South Dakota, ranchers fear they might lose everything following a freak October snow storm that left over four feet of snow in areas of the state, killing up to 100,000 head of cattle. Matt Kammerer, a rancher who is 45-years of age, whose family has been operating a ranch in South Dakota since 1882, told reporters that the storm killed 60 head of cattle or 33% of his complete herd. He said it was terrible seeing cows dead one after another as they were caught in streams, dams and fences. He said the cattle represented over $120,000 in assets... 
 

Can Peanut Butter Uncover Alzheimer’s

A challenging task for medical experts has been the attempt to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Not one individual test is available that accurately determines whether a person is developing or has Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. However, scientists at the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida believe they might have discovered a test that could possibly be used in making diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s. The test they found involves the use of peanut butter. The temporal lobes front part is one of the brain’s first... 
 

Teen in Oregon Kills Two During Hunting Trip

A boy who is just 14 years old and on a deer hunting trip fatally shot two others in his hunting party in northeastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Authorities said the teen also accidently wounded himself afterwards. Authorities have not said whether they believe the shooting of the men was accidentally or intentional. Officials would not say if the shooting had occurred inside the cabin the hunting party was staying at or outside. What is certain is that all the parties involved were with the same hunting group. Following the shooting, the teenager... 
 

Mother: Woman Killed in Capitol Chase was Depressed

Yesterday’s car chase that ended with the death of the driver on Capitol Hill, has officials attempting to determine who was the woman driving the car. The car had been registered to Connecticut resident Miriam Carey. The woman, who was 34 years of age, was fatally shot by police after a high-speed chase from in front of the White House up to Capitol Hill. The woman, who was a dental hygienist, was said to be suffering from post-partum depression, said her mother. Carey was a resident of Stamford, Connecticut and was the driver of the black luxury... 
 
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