linncountyleader.com http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20121030/NEWS/121039871/-1/news linncountyleader.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:34:46 +0000 Morning Jolt: 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140418967/0/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:58:50 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140418967/0/news A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one [...]]]> Today in the News: Sub dives again in search of missing plane http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419060/0/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419060/0/news News to know

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine [...]]]> Boston Marathon bombing: One year later, a city still heals, runs http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419202/0/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:52:02 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419202/0/news Morning Jolt: Deep water thwarts first search for missing airplane http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419187/0/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:54:56 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419187/0/news In the news

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. Search crews sent the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 into the depths Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any new signals believed to be coming from its black [...]]]> Today in the News: Lunar eclipse 'blood moon' to appear overnight http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419266/0/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419266/0/news News to know

A total lunar eclipse in the early morning will turn the moon into a "blood moon," according to NASA. The eclipse begins around 2 a.m. EDT, and the moon will turn a reddish orange color around 3 a.m. and stay that way for about an hour. This is the first of four blood moons the U.S. will see over the next year and a half, a rarity, as some periods of [...]]]> Today in the News: Obama nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head HHS http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419595/0/news?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419595/0/news News to know

President Barack Obama today said he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell, 48, currently leads the White House budget office and is a familiar face to politicians, as she played a role in last year's budget crisis.

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"I went outside, and [...]]]> Morning Jolt: 10 killed in truck-bus crash in California http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419686/0/news?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:55:31 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419686/0/news In the news

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said.

Both the bus and semi driver were among those killed in the fiery crash, authorities said. Many of those on the bus escaped through a window that someone had kicked open, Clavijo said, running for their lives to [...]]]> Today in the News: 'Jesus' wife' papyrus is not a fake, experts say http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419837/0/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419837/0/news News to know

A group of scientists that tested a controversial business-card sized piece of papyrus that mentions Jesus' wife concluded that the document is not a fake. Harvard Divinity School said in a statement, "A wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words, 'Jesus said to them, my wife' is an ancient [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Prosecutor says Pa. school stabber used kitchen knives http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419954/0/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:17:30 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419954/0/news In the news

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The district attorney says a 16-year-old charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security officer at his Pittsburgh-area high school used two "ordinary kitchen knives."

Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck called the weapons "common items you'd find in a kitchen."

However, he stopped short of saying that the suspect, Alex Hribal, took them from his home.

Peck says he doubts anyone other than Hribal will [...]]]> Today in the News: Tale of hero emerges from tragedy of Pa. school stabbings http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140408487/0/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140408487/0/news Quote of note

"I don't know if Nate did it on purpose or just instinct. He took the stab right in his arm and saved my friend and me. I'm pretty sure it was his instinct. He didn't want anyone to get hurt. He told everybody to run away. I'm pretty sure he pulled the fire alarm." - Trinity McCool, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School, talking about student Police: Pennsylvania student flashed 2 knives, injured 20 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140408616/0/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:04:49 +0000 By Kevin Begos, The Associated Press http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140408616/0/news MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — A 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld said the bloody crime scene at Franklin Regional High School, some 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, was "vast" and may take a couple days to process.

Police haven't named the suspect, who [...]]]> Today in the News: Is that a UFO on Mars? http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140408706/0/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140408706/0/news Quote of note

"This could indicate there is intelligent life below the ground [that] uses light as we do. This is not a glare from the sun, nor is it an artifact of the photo process." - UFO Sightings Daily, talking about an image taken on Mars by Curiosity that shows a mysterious light on the planet. UFO enthusiasts are lighting up the Internet with talk [...]]]> Morning Jolt: 'Staggering' breakthrough in paralysis research http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140408822/0/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:56:49 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140408822/0/news In the news

A study hailed as "staggering" published today in the journal Brain details how four paralyzed men have been able to regain control of their lower limbs. Doctors sent an electrical current through the spines of the patients, and the men were able to lift their legs, support their own weight and more. However, when the current is [...]]]> Today in the News: White House may ban selfies http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140408897/0/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140408897/0/news Hot video

The White House wasn't too pleased after Red Sox player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with President Barack Obama that was later used promotionally by Samsung. Lisa D'Souza explains why our days of viewing up-close and personal pics of the POTUS could be numbered.