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Death row inmate Ledell Lee executed in Arkansas

Death row inmate Ledell Lee executed in Arkansas

Another inmate scheduled for execution next week has received a stay. Arkansas carried out an execution Thursday using the drugs after the state Supreme Court reversed a judge's order that had halted the use of the vecuronium bromide. Reese was found dead in her home in Jacksonville, where she had been strangled and beaten with a small wooden bat her husband gave her for protection.



Ann Coulter's Berkeley Speech: Lawyers Blast College for Rescheduling During Finals

During an interview with Fox News, Ann Coulter stated that she will show up at the University of California, Berkeley next week despite her planned speaking event being cancelled. It was the latest skirmish in a free-speech fight involving conservative voices on college campuses across the country, including at Berkeley . But on Thursday, the university said it had found a venue where it could hold the speech on May 2, instead of the original April 27 date.


N. Korea says ready to counter USA aggression

N. Korea says ready to counter USA aggression

Pyongyang issued the warning through commentary written by a person named Jong Phil on its official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which was released Saturday. He said he was confident Chinese President Xi Jinping would "try very hard" to pressure North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes. The United States and South Korea are now conducting annual, bilateral training exercises, codenamed "Max Thunder".


25 years for ex-Saint's killer in 'profoundly sad' case

25 years for ex-Saint's killer in 'profoundly sad' case

Racquel Smith , widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, arrives at the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in New Orleans, with supporters, for the second day of a sentencing hearing for C. Cardell Hayes is seen in a booking photo released by the New Orleans Police Department, in New Orleans , Louisiana April 10, 2016. But they said he did nothing to provoke the shooting.


Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Aaron Hernandez's brain

Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Aaron Hernandez's brain

The death of ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has officially been ruled a suicide . Three hand-written notes and a Bible were found , but the district attorney's office did not say what was on the notes. UPDATE: The Worcester District Attorney's Office released a statement Thursday, after Baez's press conference , ruling Hernandez's death a suicide.


Here's your rodeo weather forecast for the north valley

Here's your rodeo weather forecast for the north valley

With no snow on Thursday , Madison's April total stayed at a trace, 2.2 inches below normal. On Saturday , there is a slight chance of rain showers. Cullman County weather remains warm with a high temperature of 82° under mostly sunny skies. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.