Cold case cracked as man charged with murder in wife’s 1979 disappearance

An elderly man long suspected of killing of his second wife has been arrested in Florida, nearly 40 years after he told police in Wisconsin that she “stormed out,” leaving him and their two daughters behind following an argument. John Bayerl, 78, was arrested Tuesday at his home in Ft. Myers after he was charged with first-degree murder in connection to the 1979 disappearance of his 38-year-old wife, Dona Mae Bayerl, who was legally declared dead seven years later, WISN reports. “This is a homicide,” Waukesha County Circuit Court Commissioner…

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Thick blanket of fog causes flight cancellations before hot weather sets in

Britain is set for the warmest weekend of the year so far with expected temperatures of up to 64F (18C) more than twice as high than average for February. Forecasters say there will be ‘plenty of sunshine’ from today and through to Sunday as an area of high pressure continues to dominate the UK. The warmer weather also brought an incredible pink fog to parts of England this morning, with London City Airport experiencing more than a dozen cancelled flights and delays. The stunning sight of rose-tinted sky was seen across…

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Alesha MacPhail’s killer named as Aaron Campbell

The 16-year-old boy who raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail was caught out by his own mother’s CCTV as he came home in the middle of the night after murdering the six-year-old girl, it emerged today. Chilling footage revealed Aaron Campbell arriving and leaving twice outside the Isle of Bute family home on the night Alesha was abducted before her naked body was dumped in the woods with 117 injuries on July 2 last year. His mother believed her teenage son might have seen something relevant to the investigation – and…

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House Democrats introduce measure to block Trump’s national emergency declaration

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the US-Mexico border. The move sets up a fight that could result in Trump’s first veto. It starts the clock on a constitutional clash between Trump and Democrats and sets up a vote by the full House as soon as next week. The Democrat-controlled House is sure to pass the measure, and the GOP-run Senate may adopt it as well despite Trump’s opposition. Any…

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New Jersey Senate approves bill that could keep Trump off state’s 2020 ballot

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Senate approved a bill that would keep presidential candidates off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns. The bill — which was passed Thursday in a 23-11 vote largely along party lines — needs the approval of an Assembly committee and the full Legislature before it can head to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy for a final OK or a veto, according to the Courier Post. Breaking from decades of tradition, President Trump refused to publicly release his tax returns during the 2016 campaign,…

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Facebook has CRASHED for users around the world as thousands complain of a ‘total blackout’

Facebook is once again experiencing worldwide service issues. Just before 9:30 a.m. (ET), users from the United States to northern Africa began to report a slew of problems accessing the site, with most saying they’ve been hit by a ‘total blackout.’ Frustrated Facebook users are saying they’re seeing nothing but a blank screen in some cases, while others reported their feed is stuck on old posts and won’t refresh.  Just before 9:30 a.m. (ET), users from the United States to northern Africa began to report a slew of problems accessing…

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Teenage boy becomes the youngest person to build a working nuclear fusion reactor

A schoolboy successfully made a nuclear fusion reactor in his family’s spare room aged just 12. Jackson Oswalt, from Memphis, now 14, is believed to be the youngest person to build a functioning nuclear fusion reactor. The machine was built from customised vacuums, pumps and chambers bought on eBay by his parents – costing the family a total of $10,000.  His contraption smashes together atoms with enough force to fuse them into one and this process releases energy trapped inside the atoms.   Scroll down for video   The machine (pictured) was built from…

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University suspends student who complained about ‘Islamisation’ of Britain

A student who claimed the NHS should not be free to immigrants and lamented about the ‘Islamisation’ of Britain has been kicked out of his university. Sebastian Walsh expressed his controversial opinions during class seminars and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) decided to suspend him after they received several complaints about his behaviour. The 19-year-old student also branded halal meat ‘barbaric’ and ‘inhumane’ and vowed to friends he would never eat at Subway or KFC due to the way the animals are killed.   Sebastian Walsh (pictured with Ukip leader…

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Missing teenager’s family make emotional plea for public’s help

Leah Croucher’s family have urged the missing teenager to get in contact The parents of a 19-year-old woman who has now been missing for a week made an emotional appeal for their ‘caring’ daughter’s safe return today. Leah Croucher, who works in administration for a finance company, vanished on her way to work in Milton Keynes last Friday and police say her disappearance was out of character. More than 50 police officers, tracker dogs, a helicopter and the marine unit are looking for her, with at least 4,000 doors knocked…

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Brit gran Lindsay Sandford says she’s not scared of death by firing squad in Bali

A British grandmother sentenced to death for smuggling drugs into Bali has abandoned her legal battle to escape execution and says she is now reconciled with the prospect of facing the firing squad. In an astonishingly frank interview on Death Row, 62-year-old Lindsay Sandiford – whose two young granddaughters have flown from the UK to visit her in prison – said she had decided to give up her attempts to lodge a potentially life-saving final appeal. Drug mule Sandiford who was caught flying into Bali from Bangkok with 10.16 lb…

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