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Gunman Once Fled Mental Health Center, Threatened Superiors

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed more than two dozen at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, police reports indicated.

The reports also noted that Devin Patrick Kelley was once caught trying to bring guns onto a military base and threatened superior officers there. Kelley was also named as a suspect in a 2013 sexual assault in New Braunfels, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) from the scene of Sunday’s church attack in Sutherland Springs.

The records that emerged Tuesday add up to at least three missed opportunities that might have offered law enforcement a way to stop Kelley from having access to guns long before he slaughtered much of the congregation in the middle of a service. Authorities said the death toll of 26 included the unborn baby of one of the women killed. Kelley died of a self-inflicted

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Texas gunman once fled mental health center, threatened superiors

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — The gunman who killed more than two dozen at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, police reports indicated.

The reports also noted that Devin Patrick Kelley was once caught trying to bring guns onto a military base and threatened superior officers there. Kelley was also named as a suspect in a 2013 sexual assault in New Braunfels, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) from the scene of Sunday’s church attack in Sutherland Springs.

The records that emerged Tuesday add up to at least three missed opportunities that might have offered law enforcement a way to stop Kelley from having access to guns long before he slaughtered much of the congregation in the middle of a service. Authorities said the death toll of 26 included the unborn baby of one of the women killed. Kelley died of a

Read more at: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/2017/11/texas_gunman_once_fled_mental_health_center_threatened_superiors

Texas Church Gunman Once Escaped From Mental Health Center

The suspected gunman behind the massacre of 26 people at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, briefly escaped from a mental health center in New Mexico in 2012 and got in trouble for bringing guns onto a military base and threatening his superiors there, according to police reports.

He was also named as a suspect in a 2013 sexual assault in his hometown of New Braunfels, officials confirmed.

The records that emerged Tuesday add up to at least three missed opportunities that might have offered law enforcement a way to stop Devin Kelley from having access to guns long before he slaughtered much of the congregation in the middle of a Sunday service. Kelley died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was chased by bystanders and crashed his car.

The Air Force confirmed Tuesday that Kelley had been treated in the facility after he was placed under

Read more at: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Church-Gunman-Escaped-Behavioral-Center-in-2012-Documents-455894153.html

Big Bear Sports Center cleans up after stand-off – KULR

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – An Idaho trick-or-treater is going viral for a good deed on Halloween. On Halloween night, Jesse Robertson of Idaho Falls wasn’t surprised when the candy bowl he left out for trick-or-treaters winded up empty. But it’s what one visitor did upon seeing the empty bowl that got his attention. Thanks to a doorbell camera, the trick-or-treater’s good deed is being seen by thousands of people.

Read more at: http://www.kulr8.com/story/36768895/big-bear-sports-center-cleans-up-after-stand-off

Calico Rock Museum adds Tomlinson Art and Science Center

The Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center are unique features found on Main Street in the charming small town. The new addition of the Tomlinson Art and Science Center, across the street from the original heritage museum, adds to the unique presence the museum already provides.

Gloria Sanders, Executive Director, said the museum always tries to have something hands-on, interesting and interactive. Being a part of the Discovery Network in Little Rock, allows the museum to have a variety of exhibits.

The Discovery Network, a statewide program of the Museum of Discovery, was initiated in 2006 with funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. More than $14,000,000 has been awarded from the Reynolds Foundation and other donors over the years to support the goal of making hands-on, interactive STEM learning more accessible to the states school children and their families. The network provides high-quality professional development and training

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How the Carver Center fire was ruled arson – Galesburg Register

GALESBURG — Galesburg fire officials reaffirm that the Carver Center fire was intentionally set. 

Jeannie Shelton, executive director of the Carver Community Action Agency, has previously disputed that arson ruling at least twice in The Register-Mail. She repeated that sentiment Friday afternoon.

“No one would have any reason to bring harm to that building. No one. I don’t believe that. That building meant so much to so many people,” she said.

“You lose the services that were so important and so important to all the kids we served, and it makes it very difficult because we’re moving around different programs and doing a summer camp program. That facility was important. Yes, I have a real difficult time with that.”

She continued, “It’s too great of a loss and I have a difficult time believing that. I know I’m not an expert, my

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How the Carver Center fire was ruled arson – The Register-Mail – Galesburg Register

GALESBURG — Galesburg fire officials reaffirm that the Carver Center fire was intentionally set. 

Jeannie Shelton, executive director of the Carver Community Action Agency, has previously disputed that arson ruling at least twice in The Register-Mail. She repeated that sentiment Friday afternoon.

“No one would have any reason to bring harm to that building. No one. I don’t believe that. That building meant so much to so many people,” she said.

“You lose the services that were so important and so important to all the kids we served, and it makes it very difficult because we’re moving around different programs and doing a summer camp program. That facility was important. Yes, I have a real difficult time with that.”

She continued, “It’s too great of a loss and I have a difficult time believing that. I know I’m not an expert, my

Read more at: http://www.galesburg.com/news/20170715/how-carver-center-fire-was-ruled-arson

How the Carver Center fire was ruled arson – News – The Register … – Galesburg Register

GALESBURG — Galesburg fire officials reaffirm that the Carver Center fire was intentionally set. 

Jeannie Shelton, executive director of the Carver Community Action Agency, has previously disputed that arson ruling at least twice in The Register-Mail. She repeated that sentiment Friday afternoon.

“No one would have any reason to bring harm to that building. No one. I don’t believe that. That building meant so much to so many people,” she said.

“You lose the services that were so important and so important to all the kids we served, and it makes it very difficult because we’re moving around different programs and doing a summer camp program. That facility was important. Yes, I have a real difficult time with that.”

She continued, “It’s too great of a loss and I have a difficult time believing that. I know I’m not an expert, my

Read more at: http://www.galesburg.com/news/20170715/how-carver-center-fire-was-ruled-arson

Center for Lifelong Learning hosts kids’ camps

With multiple camps throughout the summer, children will be hard-pressed not to find a camp to suit their interests at Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning.

Most of the camps are over, but July still has six camps for kids interested in soccer, STEM or crime scene investigation.

“We’ve got dance camps, athletic camps, science camps and art camps,” said Center for Lifelong Learning assistant director Wanda Campbell.

Most camps are for children ages 8-12, but there is a session of Art Explorers for 5-7 year olds.

Campbell said art explorers will paint, draw and learn about the different mediums of art.

For science-minded children, Gross Science allows campers to learn about the funny — and sometimes smelly — sounds that come out of the human body.

“Gross science will focus on exploring slimy, smelly, weird things that happen,” Campbell said. “They’ll explore the digestive track and (learn what) makes noises.”

This is the second year

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EB Community Center will hold CSI classes

Interested in what goes on in the real world of forensic science – it isn’t CSI. What does a crime scene investigator really do upon arrival at a crime scene? What is the truth about blood, UV lights and luminal? There is more to that story than what is shown on TV.

The East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC), located at 405 N. St., is offering classes that will offer a look into the real world of crime scene investigation.

Read more at: http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/basket/article_fac25e78-b9f3-5dea-a202-5f8bf2d5968e.html