Author: Samantha Pangrazio

NATIONAL NEWS: Tennessee sewage leak stopped after killing fish and spreading bacteria, Heightened security at Washington state psychiatric hospitals following escapes, MLB team grants Holocaust survivor’s dream

SAMANTHA PANGRAZIO STAFF WRITER Tennessee sewage leak stopped after killing fish, spreading bacteria A sewage leak into a Tennessee lake was finally stopped April 7 after killing more than 10,000 fish and distributing high levels of E.coli bacteria. The sewage…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: North Korea bans major social media sites, Nearly 1,100 Pakistani women killed in ‘honor killings’ last year, President of South Africa apologizes for corruption

SAMANTHA PANGRAZIO STAFF WRITER North Korea bans major social media sites North Korea announced its plan to block major social media websites, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other South Korean websites, reported Fox News on April 1. The ban follows…

NATIONAL NEWS: Flight attendant allegedly attempts to smuggle cocaine, Jury dismisses case over alleged false promises of post-grad employment, Plans to remove New Orleans Confederate monument halted

SAMANTHA PANGRAZIO STAFF WRITER Flight attendant allegedly attempts to smuggle cocaine A JetBlue flight attendant attempted to smuggle a suitcase filled with 70 pounds of cocaine through the Los Angeles International Airport, reported Fox News on March 25. Marsha Gay…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch discuss Christian unity, Australian baby refused hospital discharge for fear of deportation, Strains between West and Russia reminiscent of ‘Cold War Era’

SAMANTHA PANGRAZIO STAFF WRITER Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch discuss Christian unity in historic meeting Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met Friday in Cuba to discuss Christian unity. It was the first meeting between a Pope and…