Scott Erickson, ex-MLB pitcher, linked to hit-run that left 2 kids dead: reports

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Scott Erickson, a former MLB pitcher who played for six teams and tossed a no-hitter in 1994, is facing reckless driving charges in connection with an alleged hit-and-run crash in California that left two young brothers dead, according to reports.

Erickson had been racing against another driver, Rebecca Grossman, the wife of a burn center founder who was previously charged with murder and vehicular manslaughter in the case, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

The boys, ages 8 and 11, were struck while walking with their parents and two other family members in a marked crosswalk on Sept. 29 in

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Family members identify mother, two kids fatally shot in St. Paul

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St. Paul police are searching for the person who fatally shot a mother and her two children Saturday afternoon in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.

In a scene police described as “hellish,” responders found the woman, 30, and a teenage girl dead inside their apartment on the 700 block of Jessie Street, along with a wounded boy who was rushed to Regions Hospital, where he died a few hours later.

An hour before the shooting, an officer had been called to the apartment on a welfare check and was assured by the woman who answered the door that she was all right,

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Mass. congresswoman rips House GOP for supporting Rep. Greene

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A Massachusetts congresswoman is criticizing her Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives who are supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, who represents the 5th congressional district of Massachusetts, and other House Democrats are upset that Greene was appointed to the House Education and Labor Committee.Greene, a freshman GOP congresswoman who represents Georgia’s 14th congressional district, has come under fire for supporting social media posts that advocated violence against Democratic officials.In social media posts reported by Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, Greene pushed conspiracy theories and “liked” posts that challenged the veracity of mass … Read the rest

Old garage became quaint tiny house for rent in Rivermont neighborhood | Local News

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“We just painted it and modernized it a little bit, made a little brighter and friendlier,” she said.

Emily painted the space in a pale gray, trimmed in white. A dark blue loveseat sits at the base of the full-sized bed. The tiny house features hardwood floors accented with a grey patterned rug.

Little adornments, such as the metal bird figurine, fluffy pillows and a welcome sign give the little space a homey feel.

A small deck features a table and two chairs, nestled under a trellis that is alive with vines in the spring and summer.

“The previous owners,

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Advice on How to Become a Foster Parent

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“Queer kids face a special challenge in the system, because people don’t want to take them,” said Keane of You Gotta Believe, who has personally fostered 14 children, about half of whom identify as L.G.B.T.Q. “Having that shared cultural identity can be helpful, so it would be fantastic if more L.G.B.T.Q. foster parents got involved.”

There are many ways to support children in foster care — even short of hosting a child in your own home if you are not able, or ready, to do so. “You can do something as simple as provide transportation to support

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