Texas father, son kill NC couple, wound officers in crime spree

By Kara Van Pelt BECKLEY, W. Va. (Reuters) – A Texas father and son on a multi-state crime spree killed a husband and wife in North Carolina, set their home on fire, stole their truck and then shot two police officers in West Virginia, authorities said on Friday. Police arrested the men in West Virginia on Thursday after a shootout in which the officers were slightly wounded. West Virginia State Police identified the suspects as Edward Campbell, 54, and Eric Campbell, 21, of Indian Acres, Texas. … …read more

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NYC rings in new year with heightened security in Times Square

Ryan Silipino kisses his girlfriend Lisa Jacobs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roughly 1 million revelers packed New York’s Times Square and rang in the new year with the city’s annual crystal ball drop under unusually tight security for the nation’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations. While security is always tight in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, particularly since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, extra precautions were put in place on Wednesday to prevent violence at the famed midtown Manhattan crossroads. …

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