Illinois child welfare worker fatally stabbed during visit
An Illinois child welfare worker was stabbed to death during a home visit in a town south of Springfield, authorities said. Diedre Silas, 36, an investigator for the state Department of Children and Family Services, was conducting a welfare check Tuesday on children living in the home in Thayer when she was stabbed, according to Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell. Benjamin Reed, 32, who authorities say lived in the home, faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.news.yahoo.com
Self-made LB Jack Campbell reaches new heights with Hawkeyes
Jack Campbell remembers the questions about him when he was being recruited. Now in his third year in the program, no one thinks Campbell is miscast as a linebacker. “He just sets a tone with the way he plays,” safety Jack Koerner said.news.yahoo.com
Tennessee executes double murderer by electric chair
Mike Simons/Getty Images(CNN) - A double murderer who chose to die by electrocution was executed Thursday night, the Tennessee Department of Correction said. Stephen West was convicted in 1986 of fatally stabbing a mother and her 15-year-old daughter, CNN affiliate WKRN reported. Witnesses to West's death in the electric chair said he sobbed before he died. In Tennessee, a person who was on death row before 1999 can choose electrocution or lethal injection, which is used for other capital offense inmates. In 2018, Tennessee used the electric chair for two executions.