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VA Scandal, Part 1: Before Dying From Neglect in Miami, Nick Cutter Survived Iraq

They were coming for him. Bullets hit the walls like rain on a windshield. Nick fired his .50-cal at anything that looked like a man.At first, Nicholas Cutter could only see their shadows flitting…
PUBLISHED: July 21, 2014
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3616 words)

A Sister's Sleuthing Unravels a Teenage Love Triangle Murder Mystery

Savage and Stacy argued in the park as the last light slipped from the sky, but there was no heat in the fight. He was just goofing around. That was Savage, his madhouse giggle always bursting from a…
PUBLISHED: June 24, 2014
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5477 words)

A Sister's Sleuthing Unravels a Teenage Love Triangle Murder Mystery

Savage and Stacy argued in the park as the last light slipped from the sky, but there was no heat in the fight. He was just goofing around. That was Savage, his madhouse giggle always bursting from a…
PUBLISHED: June 24, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (949 words)

Bill Warner, King of Land Speed Racing, Was the Fastest Motorcycle Rider on Earth

The grin was a dead giveaway. Bob Sellers spotted the smile on his friend's face as he pulled up to the end of the tarmac. Bill Warner was still straddling his race bike, a 'roided-up…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 16, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (912 words)

Bill Warner, King of Land Speed Racing, Was the Fastest Motorcycle Rider on Earth

The grin was a dead giveaway. Bob Sellers spotted the smile on his friend's face as he pulled up to the end of the tarmac. Bill Warner was still straddling his race bike, a 'roided-up…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 16, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (912 words)

Virginia Larzelere: Sentenced to Death for a Murder She Didn't Commit

The killer arrived just after lunch. Clutching a sawed-off shotgun in a leather-gloved hand, he slipped through the back door of a long, stucco dental office. But then, because he wore a ski mask and…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (958 words)
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The Last Ride of Legendary Storm Chaser Tim Samaras

Bastien LeCouffe-Deharme Before it came for him, Dan Robinson watched the thing grow. It began as a bolus that descended out of the storm, projecting needle-like vortices that lanced the wheat fields…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 27, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (944 words)

Sympathy for the Devils: Should Sex Offenders Have More Rights? Or None at All?

Illustration by Brian Stauffer On a blue, sun-soaked Saturday in December 2007, Valerie Parkhurst's white Suburban took the asphalt at a purposeful creep past the blocks of modest ranch homes between…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 19, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (957 words)

Marissa Karp Murder: A Decade of Investigation Pays Off

A weak breeze was pushing in from the south, rippling the broad boulevard of water as it caught the midmorning sun. The canal, wide as a football field, ran north to south, slashing an engineered…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 22, 2013
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4431 words)