Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A man in Manchester, Illinois allegedly broke into a house in the middle of the night, killing five members of a family, including a pregnant mother, and an infant. The shooter, it turns out, is the small town mayor's nephew. Riverfront Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The roster, assembled by a renowned gun-violence organization, includes nearly 180 school shooting incidents, and the pace of the crimes seems to be accelerating. Of that total, 73 have taken place in the past three years alone. Westword has the story.
A 19-year-old had chilling online plans for shooting up a suburban Houston school -- he would video himself killing kids and himself, but he would leave some students alive to be tortured by the memories of the day: "not only did I [eff] with dead kids. I [effed] with alive ones too," he wrote. The Houston Press has the story.