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Blizzard Bring Snow, Flooding To New England

Posted On January 28, 2015

(Undated) -- Heavy snow is leading to flooding along much of the New England coast. Authorities in some low-lying towns south of Boston are reporting significant flooding and damage. Police in Marshfield say a major seawall has been breached from the high tide. Meanwhile, nearly three feet of snow have fallen in areas around Boston,…

Silver Officially Out As Assembly Speaker

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Albany, NY) -- New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is officially out as he fights federal corruption charges. "The New York Times" reports majority leader Joseph Morelle of Rochester will serve as interim speaker until a new leader is elected on February 10th. The news comes following two days of closed door meetings of fellow…

GA Executes Man Despite Claims He Was Mentally Disabled

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia's attorney general says the state has executed convicted killer Warren Lee Hill. Lawyers had argued Hill was mentally disabled and should not be put to death. Earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution of Hill, who reportedly had an IQ of 70. Hill was executed by lethal…

Vanderbilt Players Found Guilty Of Rape

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Nashville, TN) -- Two Vanderbilt football players are waiting sentencing after a jury found both guilty of rape. A Nashville jury today found Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg guilty of all charges in a June 2013 campus rape. Two other defendants are still awaiting their trials. Sentencing is scheduled for March.

Judge Won’t Toss Rick Perry Indictment

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Austin, TX) -- A judge is refusing to toss the indictment against former Texas Governor Rick Perry. The judge agreed with prosecutors today that a jury should hear the abuse of office and coercion of a public servant charges. He rejected claims the charges should be tossed due over constitutional grounds. Perry was indicted last…