News

10 for today: Thursday, April 10

10 for today: Thursday, April 10

SCHOOL STABBINGS: Mike Kane, a parishioner at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville, Pa., works on a sign outside his church that neighbors with the Franklin Regional School District campaus, where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9. Photo: Associated Press/Gene J. Puksar

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. FIVE-MINUTE STABBING FRENZY, THEN BLOOD EVERYWHERE

Like a horror movie come to life, a blank-faced student tears down a high school hallway swinging knives, slashing and injuring 21 classmates and a security guard before he is tackled by an assistant principal.

2. PROSECUTOR CALLS PISTORIUS’ APOLOGY TO REEVA’S FAMILY AN INSINCERE SPECTACLE

Faced with tough questions on his fourth day on the stand, the Olympian double amputee says he never got a chance to tell his girlfriend he loved her.

3. HOW THE PLANE SEARCH IS BRINGING MALAYSIA AND AUSTRALIA CLOSER

The two nations are using glowing words to reassure the world that their troubled past will not affect the search for MH370.

4. NATO COMMANDER: US MAY SEND TROOPS TO EASTERN EUROPE

The alliance’s chief in Europe tells the AP that Washington is looking at a package of military measures to reassure its members nearest Russia.

5. AFGHANS BEGIN PROBE OF AP PHOTOGRAPHER’S DEATH

The authorities are not rushing to declare the motive of the policeman they say carried out the attack.

6. CAR SMASHES INTO FLORIDA DAY CARE

A child dies and 14 others are injured in the hit-and-run, chain-reaction crash.

7. WHERE PENTAGON CHIEF IS SEEKING CLOSER TIES

Hagel is wrapping up a 10-day trip to Asia in Mongolia where he signed an agreement expanding military cooperation.

8. SOMETHING IN THE AIR

The air quality is so bad in China, an artist who traveled to Provence and brought home a jar of clean air was able to sell it for $860.

9. WHY ROSA PARKS’ ARCHIVES ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

The belongings of the woman who fought for freedom are bound up in a legal fight, and locked away in a New York warehouse.

10. THE LATEST KIWI TO MEET THE VISITING ROYALS

William and Kate visit a New Zealand aviation museum and get a tour of a collection of World War I aircraft from none other than the “Lord of the Rings” director, Peter Jackson.

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

vote

Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

4 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

4 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

university illinois

The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

4 hours ago in Local

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

4 hours ago in Local

Two Die in Separate ATV Accidents

medical

Illinois State Police say an 11-year-old has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eastern Illinois' Clark County.