Texas governor: 15 killed in school shooting; gunman dead

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing 14 children, one teacher and injuring others, Gov. Greg Abbott said, and the gunman was dead. It was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade…


Jamaica Zoo worker recovering from “minor injuries”

Following the injury of a team member by a lion last week, management at the Jamaica Zoo says the worker is recovering from what – in light of the circumstances – can be described as relatively minor injuries. The zoo also says steps have been…


Missing 14-year-old girl found in teacher’s home

A male teacher from Clarendon was arrested last weekend after a 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing, was found hiding in his home by the police. According to the police, the operation was based on intelligence they received about the…


Funeral home owner’s dog gets fancy burial

The saying that ‘a dog is a man’s best friend’ was real for Peter Perry, owner of Perry’s Funeral Home, as he laid his pooch Ringo to rest yesterday. The funeral was held at the funeral home’s Jobs Lane, Spanish Town, parlour in St Catherine. The…


Grieving mother seeks help to bury teen daughter

Nicola Patterson always knew that her daughter Shenadde Francis, who was diagnosed with a chronic illness at age five, could be taken from her at an early age, but was still unprepared for the loss. Shenadde, 18, passed away on April 22 after a…

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