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Charles Portis, author of ‘True Grit,’ dies at 86

Charles Portis, author of ‘True Grit,’ dies at 86

Charles Portis, best known as the author of the novel “True Grit,” died Monday, according to his brother. Portis’ brother, Jonathan Portis, told CNN he passed away in a hospice in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 86 years old. In 2012, Charles Portis was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Funeral services are set for next Tuesday,…MORE

NYPD confirms detective dead by suicide

NYPD confirms detective dead by suicide

A New York Police Department detective died by suicide in Queens on Monday, the NYPD said. The detective, whose name was not released, was “an active member of the service,” Sgt. Lee Jones told CNN. Monday’s suicide comes after a somber 2019 for the nation’s largest force. An off-duty NYPD sergeant who died by suicide…MORE

Police drone finds blind man in the woods after he went missing for 33 hours

Police drone finds blind man in the woods after he went missing for 33 hours

A 62-year-old blind man was found in the woods by a police drone on Saturday after he went missing for about 33 hours, a Connecticut police department said in a statement. A brother of Richard Doty alerted the Enfield Police Department after not hearing from him since Friday morning, Lt. Bryan Nolan said. “Due to…MORE

11 children shot in yet another violent Chicago weekend

11 children shot in yet another violent Chicago weekend

Chicago’s weekend began with a girl reportedly shooting her 11-year-old brother, who had to be rushed to the hospital. By the time Monday morning rolled around, 25 people had been shot, 11 of them minors, police said. Three died in the weekend violence, all of them adults, according to police. The shootings occurred between Friday…MORE

How one woman in New York City makes ends meet by collecting cans

How one woman in New York City makes ends meet by collecting cans

Good sneakers, sturdy gloves, and a strong grocery cart. Those are the essentials of Chicago Crosby’s job. She’s a canner, someone who collects cans and bottles off the street and redeems them for 5 cents apiece. “This is New York,” she says. “There are all sorts of ways to make money.” Crosby has been canning…MORE

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