Smith County Honors Victims of 1937 New London School Explosion

Tyler, Texas – Eighty-seven years and one day after the tragic explosion that took the lives of around 300 individuals, mainly schoolchildren, at the New London School in Rusk County, a resolution was adopted by the Smith County Commissioners Court. The resolution proclaims a “day of remembrance” for the neighbors in Rusk County, highlighting the importance of not forgetting the devastating disaster. Smith County Pct. 2 Commissioner John Moore emphasized the significance of honoring the …

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First U.S. Execution by Nitrogen Gas Prompts UN Controversy: Convicted Killer Kenneth E Smith Put to Death

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama made history on Thursday by becoming the first state in the United States to carry out an execution using nitrogen gas. This controversial method has been likened to “torture” by the UN, adding to the heated debate surrounding capital punishment methods. The UN’s criticism comes as Alabama executed Kenneth Eugene Smith, who was sentenced to death in 1996 for a 1988 murder. Smith’s execution by nitrogen gas marks the first time …

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Community Gathers for Vigil After Deadly Plane Crash in Fort Smith, N.W.T.

FORT SMITH, N.W.T. – A somber candlelight vigil took place at the cathedral in Fort Smith on Wednesday night following a tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of six individuals. The plane, carrying seven people, went down near the town’s airport just a day prior. Among the victims were two crew members and four passengers who were on their way to work at the Diavik Diamond Mine, while the sole survivor was also a …

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Alabama Contract Killer Kenneth Smith Set to Be Executed by Nitrogen Hypoxia – First Time in U.S. History

ATMORE, Ala. — After spending more than two decades on death row, contract killer and Alabama native Kenneth Smith is set to become the first person to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia. This method, referred to as experimental by Smith’s attorneys and admonished by the United Nations, is scheduled for Thursday. The US Supreme Court has declined to stop the execution, and Smith will not be alone in the gas chamber at the William C. …

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Community Support Pours in for Fort Smith, N.W.T. After Tragic Plane Crash

FORT SMITH, NWT – The town of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, is reeling from a tragic plane crash that claimed six lives. The community is coming together to support one another during this difficult time. Aunty’s Korner Store has been offering free coffee to visitors as a way to provide comfort and support. Co-owner Darlene Sibbeston emphasized the importance of being there for people, even if there are no words to express the magnitude of …

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Unsolved Music Legends: Mysteries Surrounding the Deaths of Sam Cooke, Bobby Fuller, Johnny Thunders, Elliott Smith, and Paul Williams

Los Angeles, CA – The deaths of some legendary music heroes have left behind unsolved mysteries and conspiracy theories. These cases continue to capture the public’s fascination with the legends of rock ‘n’ roll. Several music icons, including Sam Cooke, Bobby Fuller, Johnny Thunders, Elliott Smith, and Paul Williams, met tragic and mysterious deaths, leaving behind questions and speculations. In 1964, pop and soul superstar Sam Cooke was shot to death in a Los Angeles …

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Unraveling the Mystery of the Smith Reynolds Murder: A New Exhibition Sheds Light on a 90-Year-Old Case

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In a fascinating exhibition at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the mysterious and tragic story of Zachary “Smith” Reynolds, the youngest heir to the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco fortune, is finally brought to light. On the night of July 6, 1932, Smith was found shot in the head on the sleeping porch of his family’s home, sparking speculation about whether it was suicide or accidental. His pregnant wife, Broadway star Libby …

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Family of Army Spc. Denisha Montgomery Smith Demands Answers and Justice After Her Death Inside U.S. Base

Wiesbaden, Germany – When Army Spc. Denisha Montgomery Smith was discovered deceased inside a U.S. base in Germany last year, her family was left devastated. Montgomery Smith’s loved ones now express their anguish over the lack of answers surrounding her death, an alleged physical assault leading up to her passing, and the absence of accountability for the military members involved. Just weeks prior to her death, the 27-year-old military police officer and mother of two …

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