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A rescue worker died while looking for a missing hiker on Mount Baldy in California

A volunteer rescue worker died Saturday while searching for a hiker on Mount Baldy in California, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. Timothy Staples, of the West Valley Search and Rescue team, was among those looking for Sreenivas “Sree” Mokkapati, a 52-year-old reported missing December 8 while hiking to the Mount Baldy summit. At…MORE

Sea-Tac Airport to allow people without tickets to go past security

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is restarting a program that allows people to go through security and meet loved ones at the gate without purchasing a ticket. The idea is that non-ticketed visitors will use the program to surprise arriving loved ones, enjoy extra time with friends and family and, of course, spend money at the airport’s…MORE

Officials release video that shows killing of Arkansas police officer

Authorities have released surveillance footage showing what police called the ambush and execution of an Arkansas police officer. Stephen Carr, 27, of Fayetteville, was sitting in his patrol vehicle behind the police department on the night of December 7 when an armed man approached and opened fire, police said last week. The suspect, later identified…MORE

James ‘Radio’ Kennedy, football fixture who inspired a Hollywood movie, dies at 73

James “Radio” Kennedy, the mentally disabled man whose importance to a South Carolina football team inspired the Hollywood movie “Radio,” died early Sunday at the age of 73, T.L. Hanna High School confirmed. He passed away surrounded by his family after midnight Saturday into Sunday, Athletic Director John Cann said. Details for his funeral will…MORE

Police are looking for the man who vandalized a California synagogue

Authorities are investigating a series of vandalisms — including at a synagogue — that took place in the city of Beverly Hills, police say. The vandalism at the Nessah Synagogue was discovered Saturday morning by an employee who said he found “an open door and items ransacked inside,” the City of Beverly Hills Police Department…MORE

Raiders to play final game in Oakland Coliseum

The Oakland Raiders are a franchise used to change. Before the team ever even took the field, they had to switch their name. In his book “Black Knight: Al Davis and his Raiders,” author Ira Simmons details how a local columnist penned a mock petition asking for a new mascot days after the original was…MORE