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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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FROM MISDERMEANER TO FELONY – A ONE MINUTE JOURNEY

by SHANNON LONGNECK On Wednesday, June 14, a young woman was selling her graphic novels at the 8th Street Flea Market. Two twenty-somethings approached. While one distracted her, the other grabbed three novels in their protective cases and ran off. The distractor followed. Three nearby New Grace police officers heard her scream and saw the men running. One officer went to speak to the woman and two pursued the runners into the parking lot. “That’s when it all went sideways,” said Officer Ben Knightly. A car pulled into a spot and when the driver opened the car door one man...
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ON THE TOWN

MEMORIAL DAY IN BASTILLE PARK

by Shannon Longneck The town of Rosemeade celebrated memorial day with a parade ending in Bastille Park. Middle school children read thank you notes to the servicepeople in the audience.  Elementary students from throughout New Grace added pictures and thank you notes to care packages which will be sent to servicepeople over seas.   Mayor Titus Tomes kept his promise of a wonderful surprise. Grammy winner and hometown band The Copperheads took time out of touring to perform as part of the Memorial Day festivities in Bastille Park.  No one was more surprised than drummer Gene Ryan’s mother, “We...
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CONSORTIUM TO REBUILD SUMMERLY

by Shannon Longneck The Rosemeade neighborhood of Summerly, which was devastated by the October floods and condemned will be rebuilt. Eighty-two of the eight-four homes in the neighborhood are on the list for demolition. On Friday a group of New Grace home builders announced they have formed a consortium to purchase the homes, level the land and build a new subdivision. The present homeowners are entitled to funds from the state and federal government as a buyout to their flood damaged homes. However, when they will get the funding is not definite. The builders have formed a limited partnership...
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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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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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