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COMATOSE GIRL AWAKE AFTER TWO YEARS

by SHANNON LONGNECK The little girl who was recoverd with missing thirteen-year-olds Jason Norrel and Jeffrey Camas  has awaken from her coma of almost two years and been identified.   On October 31, 2015 Jason Norell and Jeffery Camas ran out of  the house at 1414 Vision Street just north of Herrick’s Bay, the home they walked into and disappeared from on September 16th. Still on the porch, they collapsed.  The EMTs discovered a young child...
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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 in a fight 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...
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MURDERED DEPUTY’S LINK TO SERIAL KILLER BROKEN

by B J BECKHAM   The investigation into the murder of Deputy Sheriff Horace Nevada has again taken a turn. As of our last report it was believed that convicted serial killer Ronald Wayne Lowery had taken the life of Deputy Nevada, even though the murder did not fit Lowery’s modus operandi  in which all the victims were women and each body was burnt before burial – Deputy Nevada’s body was discovered in a freezer...
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SHED SHEDS CLUES IN DEPUTY’S MURDER

by B J BECKHAM The investigation into the murder of Deputy Horace Nevada continues. While the forensics team found no clues on the body or in the freezer, the shed itself was a wealth of information. The shed was a homemade metal structure, crudely spot welded, with a plastic tarp under the roof to keep out the rain. According to Missy Beland, the former owners’ daughter, neither of her parents would build a makeshift shed...
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FLOWERS: NEW GRACE COUNTY’S OLDEST CASE RESOLVED – THE KILLER

    By:  Shawn Erickson   Unlike Alfonse Swanson, no one ever thought Derrick Lane was destined to become someone special.  In fact, from a very early age, it was clear that he would never amount to anything good.  Although raised in a stable middle class home, he had a penchant for getting into trouble, and he dropped out of high school with a juvenile record few mothers would be proud of.   After...
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FLOWERS: NEW GRACE COUNTY’S OLDEST COLD CASE RESOLVED – THE DETECTIVE

  by Shawn Erikson Alfonse Swanson was destined to become someone special, or at least that’s what his mother always told him.  From a very early age, Alfonse displayed a great curiosity for the world around him, and an aptitude for learning and memorizing even the most obscure details.  Alfonse’s parents had high hopes for their son; they were convinced that one day he could become a teacher, a lawyer or perhaps even a...
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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...
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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...
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KRYSTAL KARAT KAPER

by BJ BECKHAM The trial of Opal May  began on December 24th  in the New Grace County Courthouse.  Craig LaPorte of the Attorney General’s Office presented his opening statement. Krystal Karats on Main Street in Rosemeade was robbed on the afternoon of July 8, 2015.  The owner reported being in the store alone when a woman entered pushing a stroller. After looking in the cabinets the woman asked to see a watch. When the...
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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...
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