Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

Associated Press/Photo by Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News

Dallas officer charged with murder in shooting

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/30/18, 03:45 pm

A grand jury on Friday indicted a former Dallas police officer for murder in the killing of her unarmed black neighbor in his apartment. Amber Guyger, who is white, was arrested on a manslaughter charge three days after the Sept. 6 shooting of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean, a 26-year-old who worked for the accounting and consulting firm PwC. Guyger told investigators that after finishing her shift, she returned home in her uniform and parked on the fourth floor of her apartment complex’s garage, rather than the third floor, where her unit was located.

Read more

Netflix

Not your mother’s St. Nick

Arts | Kurt Russell’s bad boy Santa is a hit with fans but feels a little wrong
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/30/18, 02:25 pm

Not to be outdone by Hallmark, Netflix has released a slate of Christmas movies, and one in particular is getting lots of love from fans.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Dan Joling

Major quake rocks southern Alaska

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/30/18, 02:14 pm

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage, Alaska, Friday morning, triggering a brief tsunami warning that was quickly canceled. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska’s largest city. The quake caused lamp posts and trees to sway in downtown Anchorage, prompting people to run out of offices or seek shelter under their desks. The full extent of damages or possible injuries is unknown, but photographs posted to social media sites showed collapsed ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school and buckled pavement on some roads.

Read more