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No bail for Revere man accused of brutally murdering beloved school teacher

BOSTON (WHDH) – A Revere man accused of brutally murdering his wife, a beloved school teacher in Lynn, was ordered Tuesday held behind bars without bail at his arraignment in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court.

Andrew MacCormack, 29, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Vanessa MacCormack, 30. Family members and loved ones packed the courthouse on behalf of Vanessa as prosecutors detailed the motivation behind the alleged killing.

“It followed increasing conflict in the marriage. Externally, to most people, things looked good. They had a nice house, a baby daughter and they both had steady work,” prosecutor Ian Polumbaum said.

Vanessa was found dead on a Saturday afternoon in September inside the couple’s home on Grand View Avenue in Revere. Prosecutors said Vanessa had been strangled, stabbed several times and suffocated with a trash bag.

“The medical examiner’s opinion was that a combination of all these different

Read more at: http://whdh.com/news/no-bail-for-revere-man-accused-of-brutally-murdering-beloved-school-teacher/

‘The Blacklist’ Sneak Peek: Liz Fears the Worst for Her MIA Husband …

In other Blacklist news, Nathan Lane will be joining the show’s 100th episode, which recently began production and will air in January. Lane will play the episode’s blacklister, Abraham Stern, who manipulates the desperate into committing illegal and immoral acts in pursuit of his ultimate goal: claiming a fortune that he believes is his birthright.

“Nathan Lane is someone we’ve wanted to have on the The Blacklist for a very long time, so when we started crafting our 100th episode we decided to try and do something special and write a part specifically with Nathan in mind,” said executive producer Jon Bokenkamp in a statement. “Imagine our excitement when he said yes! We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the Blacklist family of criminals, weirdos and nut-jobs. I promise, watching Nathan Lane and James Spader together on screen is going to be an absolute blast.”

The Blacklist fall finale airs

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‘The Blacklist’ Sneak Peek: Liz Fears the Worst for Her MIA Husband in Fall Finale (Exclusive)

In other Blacklist news, Nathan Lane will be joining the show’s 100th episode, which recently began production and will air in January. Lane will play the episode’s blacklister, Abraham Stern, who manipulates the desperate into committing illegal and immoral acts in pursuit of his ultimate goal: claiming a fortune that he believes is his birthright.

“Nathan Lane is someone we’ve wanted to have on the The Blacklist for a very long time, so when we started crafting our 100th episode we decided to try and do something special and write a part specifically with Nathan in mind,” said executive producer Jon Bokenkamp in a statement. “Imagine our excitement when he said yes! We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the Blacklist family of criminals, weirdos and nut-jobs. I promise, watching Nathan Lane and James Spader together on screen is going to be an absolute blast.”

The Blacklist fall finale airs

Read more at: http://www.9news.com/entertainment/entertainment-tonight/the-blacklist-sneak-peek-liz-fears-the-worst-for-her-mia-husband-in-fall-finale-exclusive/491683273

‘The Blacklist’ Sneak Peek: Liz Fears the Worst for Her MIA Husb …

Look what you made Taylor Swift do!
The 27-year-old singer released her new album, Reputation, to a very solid reception, and she celebrated by hosting a secret invite-only event with ATT for fans in New York City on Nov. 13, which also helped launch her “The Making of a Song” video series.

Read more at: http://www.cbs8.com/story/36840556/the-blacklist-sneak-peek-liz-fears-the-worst-for-her-mia-husband-in-fall-finale-exclusive

‘The Blacklist’ Sneak Peek: Liz Fears the Worst for Her MIA Husband in Fall Finale (Exclusive)

Amanda Stanton might be done with The Bachelor — but she’s open to her daughters doing the show, eventually.

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After a mass shooting, there is no easy answer about what to do with …


Marco Quiroga, who works to support social-justice causes in central Florida, stands at a memorials at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on May 30. (AP)

It was only a week after a gunman turned a church service into a bloody crime scene, but on Sunday morning the doors of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs were back open. Thanks to a 30-person team working overtime for 72 hours, the Texas sanctuary was completely revamped, offering a simple, whitewashed tribute to the two dozen victims shot by Devin Kelley.

But even as mourners and community members lined up outside for a few quiet moments in the church, the congregation’s leaders admitted they were considering all options about what to do next with the site — tear the structure down? Built a permanent monument? First Baptist has yet to decide, Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/14/after-a-mass-shootings-there-is-no-easy-answer-about-what-to-do-with-the-site/

After a mass shooting, there is no easy answer about what to do with the site


Marco Quiroga, who works to support social-justice causes in central Florida, stands at a memorials at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on May 30. (AP)

It was only a week after a gunman turned a church service into a bloody crime scene, but on Sunday morning the doors of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs were back open. Thanks to a 30-person team working overtime for 72 hours, the Texas sanctuary was completely revamped, offering a simple, whitewashed tribute to the two dozen victims shot by Devin Kelley.

But even as mourners and community members lined up outside for a few quiet moments in the church, the congregation’s leaders admitted they were considering all options about what to do next with the site — tear the structure down? Built a permanent monument? First Baptist has yet to decide, Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/14/after-a-mass-shootings-there-is-no-easy-answer-about-what-to-do-with-the-site/

Viewpoint: Cop’s ‘speak English’ demand wrong


There is a sign outside the classroom door where I have taught English as a second language to adult students for three decades.

It reads: “If you make fun of someone’s broken English and you don’t speak at least two languages fluently, you are a jerk of monumental proportions.”

I bring this up because I am appalled at the insensitivity displayed by a member of the Albany police force who said, “If you’re going to live in this country, you need to learn to speak English.”

I understand this officer’s frustration at being unable to communicate with people at a bloody crime scene. As a veteran ESL teacher, I experience this frustration every day of

Read more at: http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Viewpoint-Cop-s-speak-English-demand-wrong-12350249.php

Arrest In Fatal Hayes Valley Stabbing

Police yesterday arrested a San Francisco resident in connection with a fatal stabbing last week in Hayes Valley.

Officers who were doing a well-being check at a residence on the 300 block of Hayes Street at 3pm on November 2nd discovered Keith Harris, 48, suffering from multiple stab wounds of the floor of his apartment.

Although paramedics were called to the scene and Harris was transported to the trauma center at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), he succumbed to his injuries.

Homicide investigators followed information that led Sheriff’s deputies to arrest Othman Al-Muttalaby, 26, yesterday at SFGH while he was being treated for an undisclosed injury at approximately 3:30pm.

After an interview with SFPD, Al-Muttalaby was booked in absentia on homicide charges.

According to The Bay Area Reporter, Al-Muttalaby, who also goes by the name Alkoraishie Ali, was reportedly Harris’ boyfriend. The paper reported that Harris’ building manager contacted police

Read more at: http://hoodline.com/2017/11/arrest-in-fatal-hayes-valley-stabbing

Here’s Why an Unborn Baby Was Counted as a Person in the Texas …

The sheriff deputies who assessed the fatalities at the bloody crime scene at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, counted the death toll as 26 because one of the victims was a mother carrying an unborn child inside of her.

The federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 recognizes unborn children as separate victims for federal and military crimes. Texas law also defines a human being to include “an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth,” and recognizes an unborn baby as a potential crime victim.

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“This has been a longstanding priority for us, and something we were instrumental in pushing,” said Jennifer Popik, a director for the National Right to Life, according to The New York Times. “The principle here is that there’s two victims. For a family already invested in the child, for the grandparents, this is

Read more at: http://dailysignal.com/2017/11/08/heres-why-an-unborn-baby-was-counted-as-a-person-in-the-texas-massacre/