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TV news team shot on air in Virginia by former station employee

Vester Flanagan

Vester Flanagan

Roanoke, Va. —- A 24-year-old news woman and her 27-year-old camera man were shot on live TV doing a routine morning show interview early this morning by a man who who was a former employee of the TV station WDBJ7.
Alison Parker and Adam Ward were both killed in the attack.
Police have apprehended the suspect Vester Flanagan aka Bryce Williams, who shot himself after he was stopped. He later died in a hospital
No motive for the attack is yet known. Vester was reportedly fired from the TV station almost two years ago.
Alison Parker

Alison Parker

Adam Ward

Adam Ward

Court voids 10,000 arrest warrants in Ferguson, Mo., for minor violations
justice 4jFerguson, Mo.— Some more good news out of Ferguson today. A municipal judge there, Donald McCullin, has voided some 10,000 arrest warrants for such things as minor traffic offenses and the like in an effort to bring the court system in line with reforms being required by Senate Bill 5 to take effect by Sept. 15.
Instead of arresting people who fail to appear for traffic and code violations and marijuana violations and throwing them in jail, the city will now seek to arrange payment plans or community service.
The Missouri Department of Revenue also will reinstate all suspended drivers licenses for failure to appear in court or not pay a fine.
This action affects all warrants issued prior to Dec.31, 2014.
New court dates will be issued to replace the voided warrants.

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