February 13, 2016


10 things to know, Tuesday, Oct. 27

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. House GOP leaders reach budget deal with White House Now they are throwing their collective weight behind the hard-won fiscal plan to head off a government debt crisis and forestall a government shutdown in December. 2. Quake death Read More…

Use of video visits for inmates rise — as do concerns

RICHMOND, Texas — Four-year-old William Cole saw his father’s face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen. The facility in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, is among a growing number of jails and prison systems across the U.S. in which video visitation has Read More…

UPDATE: Report suggests auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in Ariel Castro’s death

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro’s death by hanging in his prison cell may not have been suicide after all, but an attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill, authorities said Thursday. They also said two guards falsified logs documenting the number of times they checked on Castro before he died. The report Read More…

Handcuffed inmates visit middle school for educational program


LAGRANGE – Four visitors, wearing chains around their ankles, were ushered into the auditorium of Keystone Middle School by two police officers Wednesday morning. The men, inmates at Grafton Correctional Institution, spoke to eighth-graders as part of the Dope is for Dopes program that was presented at the high school earlier that day. Mark Turner, Read More…