Delayed by war, Class of 1943 finally holds senior prom
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:25:29 -0500
It took seven decades, but the Hillhouse High School Class of 1943 finally had its senior prom.Prom for the members of the Greatest Generation was cancelled 70 years ago when the young men in the Connecticut school — and across the country — were called on to go defend the United States during World War II. But as of last Sunday, the high school rite of passage was no longer something these former...
Oklahoma governor: ‘Praying that everyone will be okay’
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:19:59 -0500
Cop in NY shooting that left hostage dead faced split-second decisions
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:08:59 -0500
Patrol officers confronted with a hostage situation are taught to keep their distance if possible, set up a perimeter and wait for negotiators and SWAT teams to arrive.That scenario has a high success rate: FBI data show that in the vast majority of these volatile cases, the victim is released or rescued unharmed.Tragically, that's not how it unfolded early Friday on Long Island when, police say, ...
Massive damage after Oklahoma tornado
Florida mom alleges anti-gay bias after daughter expelled, arrested
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:03:29 -0500
A teenage girl in Florida faces criminal charges for an alleged sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student in a case the defendant’s family says stems from anti-gay prejudice.Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, has been charged with two felony counts of “lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years old” related to conduct with a minor she met while they were both students at Sebastian River High...