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PLANET MOIRA AUTHOR KILLED

by Shannon Longneck Award winning writer and local New Grace celebrity Shioban McCarthy, age 68, killed in her Godfrey home. Mrs. McCarthy is  the author of the science fiction trilogy Planet Moira, in which a young woman leads a band of rebels fighting to take back her planet from alien invaders. Filming is set to begin for the first book in the series before the end of the year. On Saturday night an anonymous call was received by 911 operator Melody Hoffman. The caller stated they witnessed Shioban McCarthy enter her home, heard screaming and saw someone running through the...
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JEWEL THIEF BACK IN COURT

by B J BECKHAM   The trial of Opal May, which began on December 24th  in the New Grace County Courthouse,  continued Friday . To recap – Craig LaPorte of the Attorney General’s office promised the jury he would present video and documents to prove defendant Opal May, owner of Krystal Karats, staged the robbery of her own store and in her attempt to flee the scene caused the death of Theresa Burkart.  Ms. May is charged with felony murder, insurance fraud, discharging a weapon within the town limits and filing a false police report. Rachel Shorte of Henley, Martin and...
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CHRISTMAS LIGHT PRANKSTER IN COURT

by Shannon Longneck Raymond and Silver Gold, Irene Dunbar, Kathy Mavis and Ponce and Evelyn La Rue entered guilty pleas today. The twenty-two count indictment, which included three charges of abduction and assault, reflected the bizarre crimes that took place across New Grace County on December 10th  which left the victims tied naked with Christmas lights to a sleigh in a homeowner’s Christmas  display. Brother and sister Silver and Raymond Gold were arrested on December 12, 2015 for the abduction of Andrew Palmer from his car dealership in Beaudeclaire after forensic evidence linked to Ms. Silver. Although they refused...
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THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT ASSUALT

by Shannon Longneck – Christmas lights can bring both joy and sorrow during the holiday season. While watching them twinkle and marveling at the cleaver display of your neighbors delight some, many people find putting them up and taking them down to be a horrific task, made even worse by the privilege of untangling them before they even get started.  For five New Grace residents getting tangled up in lights will forever invoke a horrifying memory. Duncan Cobair and his two dogs, Lacey and Thor, left their home in Acadia for a late night stroll at 10pm. Andrew Palmer, of...
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THANKSGIVING ENDS IN TRAGEDY

by B J BECKMAN – Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for families to gather, appreciate each other and enjoy a meal all in the spirit of love. But as most of us know, Thanksgiving often brings critical comments over one’s cooking, unwelcomed opinions over life choices and gives rise to animosities best left brewing below the surface.  For one New Grace family everything boiled over on Thanksgiving. The Griffin family gathered at the home of Lisa Griffin Pentel and her husband Patrick.  There were twenty-six in attendance for a buffet style dinner, nine guests spent Thanksgiving Eve at...
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TWO VANISH ON VISION STREET

by Shannon Longneck An Amber Alert issued Thursday morning for thirteen-year-olds Jason Norrel and Jeffrey Camas. At the time of this publication there are no leads as to the boys’ whereabouts. Both James and Jeffrey’s parents claim to have last seen their sons on Wednesday night when the teenagers went to their room around ten and eleven, respectfully. According to friends, Billy Braxton and Jordan Miller, the four boys left their homes and at 1:00 am met in the woods just north of Herricks Bay on Cypress Rd. They then proceeded to the house at 1414 Vision Street where...
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