George Owen Smith

First remains identified among 55 bodies found at notorious FL reform school

George Owen Smith, a 14-year-old caught with an older boy in a stolen car, was sent in 1940 to a reform school in the Florida Panhandle, never to be seen again by his family. His remains became the first to be identified among 55 bodies dug up from unmarked graves last year on the campus of the Dozier School for Boys, the University of South Florida announced on Thursday. The school, infamous for accounts of […]
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17-year-old arrested in 6-year-old girl’s rape, murder at WA mobile home park

Yesterday evening, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office in Washington announced that it had arrested a 17-year-old male suspected of raping and murdering 6-year-old Jenise Paulette Wright, reports.
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Florida church cancels ‘blasphemous’ funeral after learning man was gay

A Florida woman said her family’s church canceled funeral plans for her son after learning he was gay. Julie Atwood said the pastor of Tampa’s New Hope Missionary Baptist Church abruptly called off the service after reading her son’s obituary and discovering he was survived by a husband. “Based on our preaching of the scripture, we would have been in error to allow the service in our church,” said Pastor T.W. Jenkins. “I’m not trying […]
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Lindsey Graham predicts an ‘American city in flames’ if Obama doesn’t go to war in Iraq

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned on Sunday that militants in Iraq and Syria would attack the U.S. mainland if President Barack Obama did not immediately take military action to stop them. “I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorists’ ability to operate in Syria and Iraq,” Graham told Fox News host Chris Wallace. “Mr. President, you have never once spoke directly to the America people about the threat we face from […]

WATCH: NASA’s ‘flying saucer’ goes for a test spin 180,000 feet above the Earth

In recently released footage from NASA, scientists show off one their latest innovations, the ‘Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator,’ on a test model ‘flying saucer,’ 180,000 feet above the Earth. As part on NASA’s Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) program designed to test the technology needed to one day land massive payloads on Mars, scientists launched the test vehicle into the atmosphere using 34-million cubic foot scientific balloon. Once the vehicle arrived at 120,000 feet it […]

2 people died at Heart Attack Grill, but owner says ‘business is good’

The medically-themed restaurant (hosts wear nurses outfits and customers eat in hospital gowns) continually makes headlines for their “Bypass Burgers,” which boast nearly 10,000 calories.

Slain St. Louis teen Michael Brown’s family remembers him as ‘a gentle giant’

In an interview with the Riverfront Times’ Jessica Lussenhop, the family of slain St. Louis teen Michael Brown described him as a shy “gentle giant,” who had recently graduated high school and was spending the summer with his grandmother while he decided what his next step would be. Brown’s family described him as quiet and a homebody, only recently coming out of his shell as he experienced positive feedback from songs he posted online in […]