Former Western Illinois University assistant football coach Derek Moore suffered fatal gunshot wounds Friday evening after leaving a movie theater in Joplin, Mo.
Moore, 37, was hired as offensive line coach of Missouri Southern State University after previously serving stints as offensive line and tight ends coach for the Leathernecks from 2010-2012.
Shortly after the shooting, Joplin police arrested Jeffery L. Bruner, 39, and charged him with Class A felony murder. He was lodged in the Joplin City Jail with no bail.
Missouri Southern State was scheduled to play its Homecoming game on Saturday, but following Friday’s incident it was postponed. Moore leaves behind a 7-year-old son, Elijah.
“I was certainly saddened and shocked to hear the news about Derek Moore,” Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Services Patrick Osterman said. “I worked with him for three years here at Western. Derek loved coaching … Read More »
(CNN) – A New York University student is in fair condition after being rescued Sunday evening from a narrow shaft between two buildings in lower Manhattan, Evelyn Hernandez, a spokeswoman for Bellevue Hospital Center, told CNN.
Sophomore Asher Vongatu, 19, spent nearly two days trapped in a tight space between an NYU residence hall at 80 Lafayette St. and a garage, a Fire Department of New York spokesman said.
A public safety sergeant discovered the student wedged into the space when he heard moaning, John Beckman, a university spokesman, told CNN.
The FDNY quickly responded to an emergency call at 5:07 p.m. Sunday.
It took almost 90 minutes to free the student, a Fire Department spokesman said. Firefighters used pneumatic tools to break through three layers of cinder block.
“Our understanding is that the student was conscious and able to communicate with rescuers throughout the rescue,” … Read More »
(CNN) – Six months after she was freed from the “house of horrors”where Ariel Castro held her captive for 11 years, Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight is speaking out.
In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil McGraw scheduled to air Tuesday and Wednesday, Knight describes a moment when Castro trapped her in a room and tied her up with an orange extension cord.
“I was tied up like a fish,” she said, “an ornament on the wall.”
In excerpts of the interview posted on the show’s YouTube channel, Knight says Castro taped her mouth shut with duct tape. She tells McGraw she once picked a lock to try to escape, drawing an ominous warning from Castro: “Now you’re gonna be punished.”
Knight: ‘Your hell is just beginning’
Knight visits her house of horrors
Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were freed from Castro’s Cleveland home in May, drawing national … Read More »
Daily News Oct. 25th
By Jay Jacobs
WIU students can come get there scare on this weekend at Haunted Housing.
From 7 to 11ppm Higgins Resurrected will turn the 18th floor of Thompson Hall into a haunted hall.
The event will begin tonight and continue to tomorrow and Halloween. Admission is 5 dollars or 3 bucks with a canned good item. All proceeds will go to supports Loaves and Fishes and Stuff the bus.
In Regional news, The University of Illinois says a weed that can badly damage corn and soybean crops has now spread to at least 26 counties in the state.
Palmar amaranth is the name of the weed and it originated in the Southwest but in recent years has spread east.
According to the university, it can be tough to kill. In eastern Illinois the weed has been found in Champaign, and Macon counties.
National … Read More »
Daily News Oct. 23rd
By Jay Jacobs
Two WIU students have established a ‘Be a Match on Campus chapter at Western.
Grant Severs, and Ashley Whiteside are the founders of this chapter. Be a Match is managed by the National Marrow Donor Program, and it is a grassroots effort of student chapters around the country to register bone marrow donors throughout the world.
In Regional news, Nearly 30 teenagers were arrested at a Chicago high school and are facing mob action charges.
WGEM reports that after a school brawl yesterday 29 students were arrested at Percy L. Julian High School on the city’s far Side South.
Police say each student is charged as a juvenile and is facing a single count of mob action.
National news, A 14-year-old boy is being held on a murder charge today after the body of a female teacher was found in … Read More »
Dick Cheney on latest NSA disclosure, spying on allies: You never know what you’re going to need, when you need it
Watch CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” at 4 p.m. ET for more of our interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The Obama administration is under fire anew about alleged National Security Agency snooping – this time of global leaders, including staunch European allies.
Documents reportedly leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have exposed this reach beyond U.S. call and e-mail traffic, and some of it has been going on for more than a decade.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney gives his take on it all – suggesting there is an interest in conducting surveillance on a country or a leader, even a clear ally.
“We do have a fantastic intelligence capability, worldwide against all kinds of potential issues and concerns. We are vulnerable, as was shown on 9/11, and you never know what you’re going to need when you need it,” … Read More »
A mysterious barge floating on the San Francisco bay has people wondering who owns it and what it’s doing there.
The barge, which is just off of Treasure Island, is stacked four-stories high with shipping containers. Reports suggest that the Google is behind the mysterious boat.
Citing a source close to the project, KPIX reports that Google is building a floating marketing center, like a giant Apple store, but for Google Glass.
The search giant is hoping to tow the barge from Treasure Island across the bay to San Francisco’s Fort Mason, where it will be open to the public, the source says. However, it may not have the necessary permits to dock the barge — yet.
“Google has spent millions on this,” an insider close to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission told KPIX. “But they can’t park this barge on … Read More »
(CNN) — Two of the four inmates who escaped through the ceiling in the shower of the Caddo County Jail in Anadarko, Oklahoma, this weekend have been captured, Caddo County Sheriff Gene Cain told CNN Monday.
The two men, Dylan Ray Three Irons, 21, and Prime Brown, 23, were taken into custody in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the sheriff said, less than 20 miles away from the jail.
The four inmates made a clean getaway Sunday after prying open a maintenance hatch in their shower — the first escape from the two-year-old Caddo County jail, Cain said.
They broke a lock on the hatch above the shower head, Cain told CNN affiliate KFOR-TV, and then moved through a crawl space until they reached a wall, where they knocked out cement block or two. That got them to an unlocked door outside the jail area, Cain … Read More »
The Western Illinois football team managed to contain one of the nation’s top-scoring offenses on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to secure a Week 8 victory. After experiencing plane trouble while traveling to Youngstown, Ohio on Friday, the Leathernecks fell 24-14 to No. 15 Youngstown State during the Penguins’ Homecoming on Saturday. “We came up short,” senior linebacker Devon Butler said. “This one probably hurts more than any of the other ones because things just didn’t go our way.” Entering the game, the Penguins averaged 41.8 points per game. For the first time this season, they failed to score on their first possession of the game. But the Leatherneck defense couldn’t keep the Penguins in check on their next drive, surrendering a 60-yard touchdownrun to freshman running back Martin Ruiz for a 7-0 lead. Near the end of the opening … Read More »
Throughout the 2013 NFL season, opposing defenses have cleaned up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ struggling offense. Now, it seems teams are literally cleaning up after the Bucs.
According to a report from Fox 13 in Tampa Bay, a cleaning crew entered the visiting locker room after the Falcons’ 31-23 victory on Sunday in an attempt to scrub any possible traces of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from the Georgia Dome.
The workers, clad in hazmat suits, were hired by the Falcons because they worried that Tampa Bay players could be carrying the very antibiotic-resistant infection. The city of Atlanta is famously the home of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kevin O’Donnell of Fox 13 sent out a picture of the hazmat crew in action:
This comes on the heels of three Buccaneers players being diagnosed with MRSA this season. Guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence … Read More »
With a new iPad likely around the corner, iPad trade-ins are on the rise — and selling prices are falling fast.
Companies like Gazelle and NextWorth, which buy used electronic devices, say they’re experiencing a surge of customers trading in their old iPads. The spike began Tuesday, when Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) announced it has an upcoming event Oct. 22. Apple is widely expected to be giving its tablet its first big redesign in more than a year and a half.
At Gazelle, iPad trade-ins have soared to their highest level this year. IPads now make up 20% of items traded in on Gazelle’s website, up from 11% a week ago.
“Previous generations all look the same,” said Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle’s chief gadget officer. The new iPad could have more processing power, a better camera and even use Apple’s latest Touch ID fingerprint … Read More »
(CNN) — A 2-year-old girl fatally shot herself in Fayetteville, North Carolina, over the weekend, and the toddler’s father faces involuntary manslaughter charges, police said.
Melvin Andre Clark Jr., 19, who was arrested Sunday, also was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Fayetteville, North Carolina, police spokesman Lt. Todd Joyce said.
The girl, Samarri Tyana Beauford, was playing in the living room of the home where she lived with her aunt and grandmother Saturday when she found a loaded .22-caliber pistol that police say Clark had left under the couch, Joyce said.
Joyce would not comment on where the toddler shot herself or whether she died instantly, but said, “A child that small, they don’t have the strength to pull a trigger with their index finger, but they are strong enough to use pressure from their two thumbs.
“Typically, they’ll … Read More »
Washington (CNN) — An unscripted moment Monday summed up President Barack Obama’s effort to downplay problems plaguing the government website used to sign up for required health insurance under his signature health care reforms.
As Obama argued that the law was good and the website’s problems would be fixed, one of the people chosen to stand behind him in the White House Rose Garden started to teeter.
Others supported the woman, Karmel Allison of San Diego, who appeared on the verge of passing out, and Obama quickly turned to help.
“I got you. You’re OK,” he said, reaching out to Allison. He then joked, “This happens when I talk too long.”
In the same assured and upbeat manner, Obama also attempted to discuss the myriad problems of HealthCare.gov, the website for the 15% of Americans lacking health coverage to sign up for insurance.
Saying there … Read More »
(CNN) — Rebecca Sedwick should be 13 now. She should be enjoying the birthday cupcakes and ice cream her mom planned for her.
But Rebecca will never know what it’s like to be a teenager. She killed herself last month, jumping off a silo after she was tormented by bullying.
Her mother, Tricia Norman, posted a birthday message to Rebecca on Facebook on what would have been her 13th birthday Saturday.
“I remember so clearly the moment you were born. I knew I was gifted with a precious life and every moment since, I did my very best to protect you and now I feel like I failed that very important job that God gave me because He took you from me way too soon,” Norman wrote.
“I am doing my very best to make sure that other parents are made aware of how … Read More »
(CNN) — A staff member was killed and two students were injured after a student opened fire at a Nevada middle school on Monday, police said.
The “student/suspect” in the case was also killed, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras said.
Authorities said it was too soon to say whether the suspected shooter was killed by a self-inflicted wound or a law enforcement shot.
The suspect’s motive was unclear.
Teachers train to face school shooter
“As you can imagine, the best description is chaos,” said Tom Robinson, deputy chief of the Reno Police Department. “It’s too early to say whether he was targeting specific people or just going on an indiscriminate shooting spree.”
A 13-year-old student told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he saw a student fire a shot at a teacher.
“The student was pointing a gun at the teacher after the teacher told him … Read More »
The Western Illinois women’s soccer managed to find a bit of optimism despite a 2-0 Summit League loss to Denver on Friday.
“All roads go through Denver,” Leatherneck head coach Ted Flogaites said. “We represented ourselves very well, defended like lions and certainly earned respect from the commitment and passion of our performance.
“We leave Denver with our heads held high and we were a credit to the Purple and Gold tonight.”
The loss brings the Leathernecks to 6-7-1, 1-2 in Summit League play. In its last eight games, Western is 2-5-1.
The Leathernecks were pushed back early, as the Pioneers (11-1-1, 2-0) took four shots in the first 10 minutes. In the 18th minute, Anna Willis rebounded Kristen Hamilton’s shot and found the back of the net for the first score of the game.
Hamilton later added the second and final goal in the 49th … Read More »
The Western Illinois volleyball team earned two 3-0 sweeps at Western Hall this weekend, beating the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Friday and the North Dakota State Bison on Sunday.
The Leathernecks started strong on Friday against the Jackrabbits. They quickly jumped out to an 11-4 lead, then closed the first set with a 5-2 run, winning the set 25-16. Ann Miller led the Leathernecks with seven kills.
Western took the momentum into the second set; it was deadlocked at 7-7 until Western used a four-point run to take a 11-7 lead. Senior Heather Smith chipped in six kills to help the Leathernecks win the second set 25-16, taking a 2-0 lead into the third set.
The Leathernecks started strong in the third set, taking an early 9-3 lead. They used a 6-3 run to close out the set 25-2, sweeping the Jackrabbits … Read More »
It was an ugly game at Hanson Field on Saturday as Western Illinois lost 38-14 to South Dakota State. A lot can be taken out of the game, and while there was a lot of bad, there were some positives that can be taken out of it too.
J.C. Baker‘s second quarter: Baker finished the game with over 100 yards, the bulk of which he accumulated in the second quarter. He had six carries for 66 yards, including two consecutive draw plays for seven yards each, and a monster 34-yard run in the second quarter to set up his own 3-yard touchdown run.
Linebacking corps: Zach Zenner came into this game with 858 yards on the season and averaging over six yards per carry. He also had scored 12 touchdowns, seven more than quarterback Austin Sumner had thrown for. The … Read More »
BOSTON — David Ortiz‘s line drive sailed just beyond Torii Hunter‘s reach and into the Boston bullpen, sending the Tigers right fielder flopping headfirst over the wall after it.
With one swing, the Red Sox slugger turned everything upside-down.
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Ortiz’s grand slam erased an eighth-inning deficit and ended Detroit’s … Read More »
[Breaking news update 2:45 p.m.]
A meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders planned for Monday afternoon has been postponed, the White House announced, saying the delay would allow Senate leaders time to continue negotiating a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a U.S. default as soon as Thursday.
[Original story moved at 2:39 p.m.]
Negotiations heated up Monday on a Senate compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, with congressional leaders heading to the White House after talks cited as progress toward a deal.
“I’m very optimistic that we will reach an agreement that’s reasonable in nature this week to reopen the government, pay the nation’s bills, and begin long-term negotiation to put our country on sound fiscal footing,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said about an hour before he and other Democratic … Read More »
Western Illinois University’s Livestock Judging Team recently made history.
Western’s squad of student swine experts captured first place in the 67th annual National Barrow Show Swine Judging Contest in Austin, Minn.
“A good analogy for a win like this, would be like Western Illinois University’s football team beating the University of Alabama,” said associate professor of Agriculture, and head coach of the livestock judging team Mark Hoge.
“That’s the level,” he continued. “When you look at ESPN, and you look at the top 10 fall football teams, that’s who we compete against every contest, the big boys, and we are one of them. We are consistently on the national scene in the top five at every contest, and there are 30 different universities at most these contest and were one of the best, and we’re tiny in terms of enrollment.”
The National Barrow Show … Read More »
At Western Illinois University, Homecoming 2013 is not just for alumni.
“Homecoming is an annual tradition, and there’s a lot that goes on around campus for students to take part in,” assistant director of marketing and communications of University Housing and Dining Services, Leann Meckler said.
“Some students may think that a lot of it is for alumni, but there’s a lot going on for current students.”
There are many events planned for Homecoming 2013 and plenty that encourage family and student involvement. This year’s theme is “The Rocky Games: Western is United.”
Rebecca Hickey, the Homecoming co-chair, who is responsible for programming all the events for Homecoming, explained why students and families are encouraged to come out this week.
“I think everyone should get involved this week,” she said. “It just really shows our school united as a whole, which I feel is really important … Read More »
Washington (CNN) – Is it a glimmer of hope, or more rhetoric as the deadline for possible government default gets closer?
After weeks of near silence without any hint of a potential compromise between the Obama administration and congressional Republicans over raising the nation’s debt ceiling, the White House may be offering some conciliatory language that could help lead to a deal to prevent a potential default on October 17.
As recently as Friday, White House officials declined to specify any demand for the length of a deal to increase the nation’s debt ceiling.
Treasury Secy. Jack Lew- Full CNN Intv.
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Then on Monday, a White House official said it was up to Congress to decide how long the debt ceiling increase should last.
“It is … Read More »
(CNN) – A flight to America’s adult playground, Las Vegas, had an unusual passenger last week: a 9-year-old boy traveling on his own, apparently without a ticket.
The boy went through security with all other passengers, the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement, but officials are still trying to figure out how he did it — and how he then got on the flight.
Patrick Hogan, a spokesman for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, said the crew of Delta Flight 1651 “became suspicious of the child’s circumstances” during the flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas. Crew members got in touch with authorities in Las Vegas and turned the boy over to Child Protective Services, Hogan said in a statement.
“Fortunately, the flight crew took appropriate actions to ensure the child’s safety, so the story does have a good ending,” he said.
Delta said it takes … Read More »
CNN) – U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six pulled out during a raid in Somalia to capture suspected Al-Shabaab leader Ikrima when it became clear that he couldn’t be taken alive, a senior U.S. official told CNN.
“Their mission was to capture him. Once it became clear we were not going to able to take him, the Navy commander made the decision to withdraw,” said the official, who has direct knowledge of the entire Somalia operation but declined to be identified publicly.
The official said the SEALs faced heavy opposition and an intense firefight broke out, leading to the withdrawal.
U.S. terror raids: 2 operations. 2 outcomes. 5 questions.
The mission’s aim — to capture Ikrima — is the reason the team went in rather than using a drone to attack the heavily guarded seaside villa, the official said.
Somalia approved the U.S. raid, Somali Deputy Prime … Read More »
Fiona Apple recorded a cover of the song “Pure Imagination” originally by Gene Wilder. The song is mostly known for being in the film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. Now this video does not contain large amounts of sweets and melted chocolate pools. The video was created for a campaign that Chipotle is holding against factory farming.
Check it out. See what you think.
Well, yes this may sound strange but someone invented a product that you spray into a toilet when you do your “business” to cover your smell. Supposedly, it works. Enjoy the commercial, it’s highly entertaining. “Girls Don’t Poop”, they’re right. We don’t! Or at least now we can seem like we don’t.
Link to the PooPourri Commercial is found here.
Ok, so I’m going to be honest. I’ve never owned a smart phone, as of matter of fact, I have not owned a phone for about a month now. I’ve noticed just about everyone is glued to their phone, class, outings with friends, eating, and while laying in bed. When is the last time YOU went a day without your smart phone or even just for a couple of hours? Here in this video is a reminder that it’s ok to leave your phone for a while , to enjoy your surroundings, and the company of you friends and family. Without your phone!
But guys, if I owned a smart phone I would be the same exact way!
A man, surgeon Narayan Venguswamy and his wife, Jay Venguswamy were just killed in a plane crash as of yesterday afternoon. Narayan was a well known surgeon who served a hospital in Kentucky for 27 years. The Cook County Medical Examiners Office pronounced Narayan dead at 5:45 PM at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. There he was being treated for the severe burn from the accident. His wife, Jay was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Western Illinois University‘s Office of Public Safety reported Sunday that a sexual assault had taken place on the Macomb campus earlier that morning.
According to a University Relations press release, a female student reported that between 12:10-12:16 a.m. a white and black male approached her from behind while walking down the steps between the University Union and Knoblach Hall — and she was sexually assaulted.
OPS Lt. Tom Clark, who issued the notice of the assault, was not available for further comment.
“This is horrible,” computer science major Jake Perkins said, as soon as he heard about the news.
“I think this is one of the worst crimes (a person) could ever commit. It scars someone for the rest of their life, there’s no real cure for this. You almost can’t help somebody when something like this happens. The only thing you can really … Read More »
Macomb’s final “Park N’ Cruise” of the year drove off into the sunset last Friday. The Chamber of Commerce’s monthly festival on the square featured the band “American Pie”, food, and plenty of cars spanning the decades for auto aficionados of all ages to enjoy.
“I’m partial to the Chevys, but there’s a lot of nice cars up here,” said Jerry Buchen, of Cuba, Ill.
The event allows residents of the Macomb community and surrounding areas to bring out their well-oiled machines on display for all to admire.
“We have people from Keokok and Knoxville, and Bushnell, and Carthage, and they come from all over,” said volunteer Amy Jones.
Chester Kingery, the owner of a 1931 Ford Coupe with rumble seats, said he came from Smithfield to show off his car.
More than one decade since this program started, there’s a reason the Park N’ … Read More »
A hot air balloon participating in the Macomb Balloon Rally struck a power line, knocking out power for almost 5 hours. It happened early Saturday morning around 8 a.m.
“This morning, right before takeoff, I was asked if I wanted to ride the balloon, and I had never been in one before, so I said, ‘why not?’” said Brian McIlhenry. “Then we took off, and just couldn’t achieve enough altitude to get over the power lines. Then we pulled the emergency cords to release all the hot air. The basket hit the pole, then all the air came out of the balloon and we actually slid down between the power lines and came to rest on one of the transformers on the side of the pole.”
The two people in the basket were not hurt and were not transported to area hospitals.
“It … Read More »
Michael J. Boyer, 23, of Macomb was arrested on Sept. 6 in connection to 3 counts of child pornography. Police say the investigation is ongoing. Boyer is lodged at the McDonough County Jail on $50,000.00 bond. Stay with NEWS3 for updates.
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If you’ve tried going to the movies earlier this week you probably noticed Rialto Cinemas on East Jackson St. was closed.
The theater will be open this Friday through Sunday, closed next Monday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Sept. 19 for renovations. The theater is expected to be open for full operation by next Friday, September 20th, according to Kevin Combites, general manager of Rialto Cinemas.
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In 1985, a McDonough County circuit judge ruled that 25 percent of Mary and her husband Orel Woods‘ trust fund would go to the Western Illinois University Foundation, a fund-raising branch of the university. In their will, the couple requested the money go to a good cause.
Almost 30 years later, the trust fund investment seems to be making a significant impact in many lives, including in the lives of two Western Illinois University seniors.
Crystal Cho Jones, of Carthage, Ill., double majoring in religious studies and sociology, and Brett Furmanski of Barrington, Ill., Western tennis player, double majoring in philosophy and law enforcement, were awarded the Mary Olive Woods Academic Excellence Award for their outstanding academics.
For a student to be considered for the $6,000 scholarship, he or she must be full-time with a declared major in religious studies and enrolled in … Read More »