Crime
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Infamous Ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff dies

by Glory Reitz
Posted 4/14/21, 04:23 pm

Last year, a court declined a request to release Bernard “Bernie” Madoff during the coronavirus pandemic due to medical conditions. Madoff died in prison in North Carolina early Wednesday, his lawyers and the Bureau of Prisons confirmed. He was 82.

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Tennessee student killed after firing at officers

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/13/21, 02:49 am

Police officers responded to a report of a possible gunman at a high school in Knoxville, Tenn., Monday afternoon. They found the student inside a bathroom at Austin-East Magnet High School just before afternoon dismissal and asked him to come out. He opened fire and died when police fired back. Authorities said another officer who was shot at least once in the leg is receiving treatment.

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South Carolina shooting victim served in hospital, church

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/08/21, 03:21 pm

Authorities identified the gunman in a mass shooting Wednesday in Rock Hill, S.C., as former NFL player Phillip Adams. Dr. Robert Lesslie, who had previously treated Adams, along with Lesslie’s wife, Barbara, and grandchildren Adah, 9, and Noah, 5, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the York County coroner’s office. James Lewis, 38, who was working at the home, was found dead outside, and a sixth person is in the hospital with “serious gunshot wounds,” said Trent Faris, the York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

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