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Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, November 17th, 2018
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New Hampshire AG Gordon MacDonald confirms Diane McLaughlin, Donald McLaughlin deaths were a murder suicide

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced Friday that a Hooksett couple, Diane and Donald McLaughlin, died in a murder suicide. Following an autopsy, it’s been confirmed that Donald McLaughlin, More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Pennsylvania: police investigation dead baby boy found in Sheetz convenience store restroom

Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a stillborn baby boy found in a Mercer convenience store restroom Thursday. Mercer police Chief Brad Shrawder confirmed that  the baby was found in a toilet at the Sheetz More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Michigan police identify Eugene Troutman as man found dead in Grand River

Grand Rapids Police in Michigan have announced the identity of the man found Sunday in the Grand River near the 6th Street Dam as Eugene Troutman. Troutman, 59, was a long time resident of Georgia. His body was More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Delaware: Missing woman Ahyanna Baker-Griffin dead in murder suicide, killed by boyfriend Dishiem Johnson

Authorities in Delaware are ruling that the disappearance Ahyanna Baker-Griffin ended in tragedy, a murder suicide at the hands of her boyfriend Dishiem Johnson. Ahyanna Baker-Griffin, 20, was reported missing Saturday More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Cold Case: DNA Testing identifies Elizabeth Lamotte as dead body found in 1985

According to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a partially decomposing body found in 1985 has been identified as Elizabeth “Liz” Lamotte, a missing teenager from New Hampshire. Elizabeth More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Ohio: Reporter Nikki Delmotte killed in murder suicide by her uncle, Robert Delamotte

The Perrysburg Township Police Department in Ohio has officially ruled that Cleveland.com reporter Nikki Delmotte’s death was a murder suicide, shot and killed by her uncle, Robert J. Delamotte, who then More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Massachusetts’ Merrimack College library promoting ‘National Day of Mourning’ for Thanksgiving, combat racism

The McQuade Library at Merrimack College in Massachusetts referred to Thanksgiving as a “#NationalDayOfMourning” on Sunday as it promote an article entitled “Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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CNN sues White House over Jim Acosta’s press pass, violates First Amendment and due process

CNN has filed a lawsuit against The White House, specifically President Donald J. Trump, Trump’s chief of staff John F. Kelly, Trump’s comms director William (Bill) Shine, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Michael Lucak officially charge with murdering his parents: Dennis Lucak, Helen Lucak

The North Royalton Police Department in Ohio announced that Michael Lucak (Brewer) has been charged with the murder of his parents: Dennis and Helen Lucak. The Lucaks, both 72, were found dead Sunday in the condominium More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Elderly couple, Dennis Lucak, Helen Lucak identified in Ohio double murder, son Michael Lucak arrested

The North Royalton Police Department in Ohio is investigating a double homicide as Helen and Dennis Lucak, both 72 years old, were found dead in their bedroom. Police told FOX 8 Monday afternoon, the couple’s More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Ohio: Body found at Gorman Nature Center identified as Melissa Boone

The Richland County Coroners office has identified the body found at the Gorman Nature Center Saturday as Melissa J. Boone. Boone, 58, of Lexington Ohio has been reported missing in Lexington. The staff at the Gorman More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Woman’s body found on Lake Michigan beach likely missing swimmer Lena Lemesh

A woman’s body was found Saturday on a Lake Michigan beach is believed to be the missing Elgin woman: Lena Lemesh. Stanislaw Wlosek, Jr. was pronounced dead at the Highland Park Hospital the same day, confirmed More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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South Carolina murder suicide: Rashad Patton killed by husband Olsen Patton, who then shot himself

Officials in South Carolina have identified those dead in a murder suicide in Berkeley County as Rashad Patton and  Olsen Patton. Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury pronounced Olsen Patton, 44, dead at the More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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North Carolina woman Myechia Avery arrested after her 5-month-old son Benjamin Avery was found dead

A Cary, North Carolina mother is facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse after her 5-month-old son was found dead inside her home in September. Myechia Avery Myechia Naomi Avery, 30, was arrested More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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Megan Hargan arrested for 2017 murder of her sister and mom, Helen Hargan, Patricia Hargan, staged to look like a murder suicide

A shocking turn in a Virginia case as a woman, Megan Hargan, has been arrested for murdering Helen Hargan and Patricia Hargan, then staging the scene to look like a murder suicide. Fairfax County police arrested More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, November 10th, 2018
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Alabama homicide suspect, Jamal Hamilton arrested for killing Perry Fields

Police in Mobile, Alabama have arrested the key suspect in a Thursday night fatal shooting which left Perry Steven Fields Jr. dead. Jamal Hamilton, 28, was arrested and charged with murder on Friday. Fields, 39, More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Tharion Nye surrenders to police for murder of Rashad McClaney, joining Jeremyah Howell who was already arrested

A murder suspect in Alabama has surrendered to police. Troy Police reported late Wednesday that Tharion Vincient Nye of Mobile turned himself in for murder in the death of Rashad Montel McClaney. Nye, 23 is the More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Maryland: Police chase down Raymond Trotman, arrested for DeSean Que McNair 2017 murder

Multiple police departments united in an effort to chase down Hagerstown murder suspect, Raymond Trotman, who has now been arrested and charged in connection with murder of DeSean Que McNair. Raymond Trotman Trotman, More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Patrick Grap and Jennifer Grap deaths may have been a ‘double suicide’: Coroner says ‘We may never know’

What was first reported as a likely murder suicide in Pell City, Alabama, became less clear after the news from the St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell: “We may never know.” Concerned co-workers of a Pell More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Ohio triple homicide: Edward Morris, Valarcia Blair and 3-month-old Tariq Morris shot and killed in car

Youngstown police in Ohio have identified the three victims killed in a car Wednesday night as Edward Morris, Valarcia Blair and 3-month-old Tariq Morris. Tariq Morris and Valarcia Blair The Mahoning County Coroner’s More...


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