THE NEW FORTY Alcohol + Driving = Tragedy
I really don't understand why folks continue to drink and drive after so many years of focused efforts by schools, police, government, and social service agencies to send the message of how disturbing... Posted on 7/8/12 at 11:04 AM
The man wanted in connection with a fatal Williston shooting has been apprehended in Billings, Mont. Williston Police Capt. Tom Ladwig said Jonathan Peter Horvath, 46, was apprehended on foot by the highway patrol and taken into custody.
The rest of the Top 10 stories of 2012 ranged from stories about the shocking deaths of young people, to stories about surprising changes in the community, such as Grand Forks’ only hospital buying its would-be rival in town. A long-standing controversy over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname appeared to end, while long-standing problems with the Spirit Lake tribe’s child protection system appear to continue into the new year.
The reaction to the deadly Connecticut school shooting can be seen at gun stores and self-defense retailers across the nation, with anxious parents buying armored backpacks for children and firearms enthusiasts stocking up on assault weapons in anticipation of tighter gun control measures.
Brady McCombs and Brian Skoloff
, December 19, 2012
Fighting back tears and struggling to catch his breath, the father of a 6-year-old gunned down in the school shooting in Connecticut told the world Saturday about a little girl who loved to draw and was always smiling, and he also reserved surprising words of sympathy for the gunman.
The school appeared secure, it's entrance monitored by closed-circuit camera and opened only when employees in the main office buzzed somebody in. But Adam Lanza wasted no time, breaking through the window and opening the door.
Jocelyn Noveck and John Christoffersen
, December 15, 2012
Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople sadly took down some of their Christmas decorations and struggled Saturday with how to go on.
John Christoffersen and Matt Apuzzo
, December 15, 2012
At Newtown High School, Adam Lanza had trouble relating to fellow students and teachers, but that was only part of his problem. He seemed not to feel physical or emotional pain in the same way as classmates.
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