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College gymnast Melanie Coleman dies after a fall on the uneven bars

College gymnast Melanie Coleman dies after a fall on the uneven bars

A gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University who loved coaching children has died after a fall during practice. Melanie Coleman fell during routine exercise on the uneven bars Friday, university spokesman Ken Sweeten said. She died Sunday. “At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with Melanie’s family,” the university’s athletic director Jay Moran said…MORE

Family of Texas man set to be executed next week not giving up hope

Family of Texas man set to be executed next week not giving up hope

The family of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who is scheduled to be executed November 20, told NBC Nightly News they’ll keep fighting for him “until the end.” “I’m hoping that we get a fair and just judge, and my baby will be home,” Reed’s mother, Sandra Reed, told the network in an interview.…MORE

The search for a missing 5-year-old Florida girl expands to Alabama

The search for a missing 5-year-old Florida girl expands to Alabama

The search for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams has expanded beyond Florida into Alabama. Taylor has been missing since Wednesday, when an Amber Alert was issued. Law enforcement officials are now asking anyone who saw Taylor or her mom between Jacksonville and Alabama to come forward, said Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams during a press conference Monday.…MORE

Police detain man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform

Police detain man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform

A police officer detained and cited a man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform, a confrontation captured on a viral video. In the video posted on social media, the Bay Area Rapid Transit policeman told the man, later identified as Steve Foster, that eating on the platform is against state law. The…MORE

Former Michigan State football star receiver Charles Rogers dies at 38

Former Michigan State football star receiver Charles Rogers dies at 38

Former Michigan State University and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers, 38, has died. A spokesman for Michigan State confirmed Rogers’ death to CNN, but did not say how he died. Rogers is Michigan State’s all-time leader in touchdown catches with 27, and he ranks third in school history with 2,281 receiving yards. He won…MORE

Books criticizing President Trump keep going missing at an Idaho library

Books criticizing President Trump keep going missing at an Idaho library

The staff at an Idaho public library spends most days helping patrons find books they need. But lately, librarians have had to become amateur sleuths — because someone keeps hiding books to prevent others from reading them. Many of the titles that have gone missing in Coeur d’Alene are critical of President Donald Trump. And…MORE

‘Serial stowaway’ was arrested again for trying to board a flight in Chicago with no travel documents

‘Serial stowaway’ was arrested again for trying to board a flight in Chicago with no travel documents

The woman who has been nicknamed a “serial stowaway” for her repeated attempts to sneak onto flights without boarding passes was arrested again, Chicago authorities said. Marilyn Hartman was taken into custody Friday night after she tried to pass through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport security without a boarding pass or identification, the Chicago Police Department…MORE

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