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Philip Markoff, Alleged Craigslist Killer, Had 16 Pairs Of Women’s Panties And 60 Pairs Of Flex-Cuffs In His Home

Huffington Post |  Nicholas Graham   |   04/29/09 08:51 PM

ABC New reports that police have discovered 16 pairs of women’s panties in the home of Philip Markoff, the man alleged to be the Craigslist killer. Along with the panties, the police found 60 pairs of flex-cuffs, which were presumably used to tie up his victims. Markoff has been accused of targeting escorts who advertised their services on Craigslist.

Read ABC News’ full report here.

It has recently come to light that Markoff was also using Craigslist to solicit sex from men and transsexuals. “The Today Show” interviewed a man who was contacted by Markoff for such purposes. Watch that report here.

For more details on Markoff, including photos and videos, click here.

For more information about his fiance Megan McAllister, click here.

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BINGHAMTON SHOOTING: Many Shot, Hostages Taken

HuffPo/AP/MSNBC |   April 3, 2009 at 05:30 PM





BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – A gunman opened fire on a room where immigrants were taking a citizenship exam in downtown Binghamton on Friday, killing as many as 13 people before committing suicide, officials said.

Gov. David Paterson said at a news conference that 12 or 13 people had been killed. The suspected gunman carried identification with the name of 42-year-old Jiverly Voong of nearby Johnson City, N.Y., a law enforcement official said.

The suspect’s body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an office of the American Civic Association building, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and was talking on condition of anonymity.


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Cities Deal With Surge In Shantytowns

HuffPo/New York Times |  JESSE McKINLEY   |   03/25/09

New York Times:

FRESNO, Calif. — As the operations manager of a outreach center for the homeless here, Paul Stack is used to seeing people down on their luck. What he had never seen before was people living in tents and lean-tos on the railroad lot across from the center.

“They just popped up about 18 months ago,” Mr. Stack said. “One day it was empty. The next day, there were people living there.”

Read the whole story: New York Times

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Corey Smith, Marquis Cooper Missing In Florida: UPDATED VIDEO

AP/ Huffington Post |   March 1, 2009 03:03 PM

***UPDATE 3/3 430PM*** ABC’s Phoenix affiliate reports that the Coast Guard is going to end at sunset the search for the two NFL players and a third man lost at sea:

Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard say they will call off their search at sunset for two NFL players and a third man lost at sea after their boat capsized over the weekend…
…That’s 60 hours after the search first began. Some amateur search efforts are expected to continue, Coast Guard officials said.

***UPDATE 3/3 10:46AM*** From AP:

Two NFL players and a third man missing since their boat capsized off the Florida coast face dwindling odds of survival after more than two days in the water, though their size and good health could help them fend off hypothermia, authorities said.
Coast Guard officials wouldn’t speculate on the men’s chances of being rescued alive as the search continued Tuesday morning. There was some hope, even though hypothermia can set in after 18 hours in 64-degree water. Water temperatures were in the mid- to upper-60s.

“With all of these men being past, present football players, they do have a much larger physique than a lot of people,” Petty Officer Robert Simpson said. “So their odds are going to be definitely in their favor.”

The lone survivor so far, Nick Schuyler, was conscious but appeared weak as he was loaded onto a stretcher Monday. His father, Stuart Schuyler, said the former University of South Florida player was bruised and dehydrated but “looks OK.” He said his son was in serious but stable condition.

Crews had narrowed their search Monday for Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, 26, who owned the 21-foot boat; free-agent defensive lineman Corey Smith, 29; and former South Florida player William Bleakley, 25. Cooper is 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, and Smith is 6-foot-2, 250 pounds. Bleakley had played tight end.

Nick Schuyler told rescuers that the boat the four good friends were aboard was anchored when it flipped Saturday evening in rough seas, said Coast Guard Capt. Timothy M. Close. Schuyler, who was wearing a life vest, had been hanging onto the hull that a Coast Guard cutter discovered 35 miles off Clearwater.


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