Upshur County Grand Jury returns indictments
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Mar 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Upshur County Grand Jury returned 20 indictments, no-billed four cases and passed one March 18, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd. Of the indictments, seven were sealed because no...
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Kenya's government has been under fire since the September 2013 Shebab attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, in which at least 67 people were killed in a siege involving four gunmen lasting four daysMasked gunmen were on Thursday holding an "unknown number" of hostages after storming a university in northeast Kenya, close to the border with Somalia, killing at least two people and wounding scores. Four of the most critically injured were flown to the capital Nairobi for emergency medical treatment, Kenya's official National Disaster Operation Centre said. The Kenya Red Cross which is leading the medical response to the attack said there were "an unknown number of student hostages" although "50 students have been safely freed". "Gunmen forced their way into Garissa University by shooting at the guards manning the main gate at around 5:30 am," said Kenya Police Chief Joseph Boinet.


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Students of the Garissa University College get out of a house where they were taking shelter from an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Gunmen attacked the university early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels. Police and military surrounded the buildings and were trying to secure the area in eastern Kenya, police officer Musa Yego said. (AP Photo)NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, opening fire in dormitories and killing at least 15 people and wounding 29 others, witnesses said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group.


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Jerry (Animal) McFadden's escape to be featured on Investigation Discovery Channel
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Mar 29, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A re-enactment of the late Jerry (Animal) McFadden’s nationally publicized 1986 escape from the Upshur County Jail, and his abduction of then-sheriff’s dispatcher Rosalie Williams (now Rosalie Turn...
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