Tribune News Service
COLUMBIA, S.C. - James Kester was so angry at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health for its alleged treatment of his daughter that he plowed his Cadillac sedan into the graveside service of a formal mental health employee as a form of revenge, a police investigator said Thursday. Judge Overture Walker set a $5 million bond for Kester, 64, who is facing 12 counts of attempted murder. He is accused of driving through a graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Park off Leesburg Road in Columbia on Wednesday around 1:30 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Black-and-white-striped angelfish glide past Mary Spencer as she scuba dives for the first time in her 84 years.
MINNEAPOLIS - After the New York Yankees' final team bus departed for Target Field on Monday, a disappointed middle-aged man holding a folded Aaron Judge jersey left his spot outside the Grand Hotel. He was too embarrassed to provide his name. He had waited for about 14 hours, since approximately 1:30 a.m., and left without a single Yankees player's autograph.
CHICAGO — "Her death was senseless. If I could have videotaped her last moments, traveled back in time and showed her how horrible her death would be, I think she would've quit," Joe Konrath said of his mother, Laura.
WASHINGTON - As Republicans rush to join the Trump administration's efforts to boost oil and gas production, the House pushed two measures on Wednesday aimed at easing the permitting process for pipelines that cross state and international lines.
CARSON CITY, Nev. - It was justice. It was a legal abomination. It was reality television before reality television was even really a thing. It was before social media and yet was probably the most viral story of the last half-century. And it's all front and center again this week. O.J. Simpson will go before the Nevada Board of Parole on Thursday morning in hopes of being released from a medium-security prison about two hours northeast of Carson City.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Katherine Berman, the wife of ESPN personality Chris Berman, died from injuries she suffered after her car struck the back end of another vehicle in Middlebury in May, the state medical examiner has determined. Dr. James Gill, the chief state medical examiner, ruled Berman's death was an accident and said she died from blunt trauma and drowning. He declined to release toxicology results. Berman crashed into a car operated by Edward Bertulis, 87, of Waterbury, who later died at a hospital.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Justine Damond spent her last moments trying to help a stranger. At 11:27 on Saturday night, Damond called police to report a possible sexual assault, according to a 911 transcript obtained by the Star Tribune Wednesday. "I'm not sure if she's having sex or being raped," Damond told the operator. After giving her address, Damond continued: "I think she just yelled out 'help,' but it's difficult the sound has been going on for a while, but I think, I don't think she's enjoying it." "OK," said the operator, "I've already got an officer on the way."
WASHINGTON - Rarely has a president taken office so focused on undoing his predecessor's works as Donald Trump. Six months in, he has little to show. Monday brought twin blows. Not only did the Affordable Care Act survive another Republican repeal effort, maintaining President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement, but Trump was forced to certify that Iran continues to comply with the nuclear deal that was the biggest foreign policy accomplishment of Obama's second term.
Here's a habit you might want to flush: taking your smart devices to the bathroom. In 2015, Verizon posted a survey of its customers that revealed 90 percent used their phone in the bathroom.