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Official: No One Trapped in Conn. Power Plant Rubble

Everyone accounted for after explosion

(Newser) - The deputy fire marshal of Middletown Conn., where a power plant explosion killed five people yesterday, says that no one is believed buried in the rubble, meaning the death toll from the blast will likely stand at five. The town's mayor also released a statement saying that everyone assigned to... More »

Conn. Power Plant Blast Death Toll Climbs to 5

About 50 people were working at Middletown facility before explosion

(Newser) - The natural gas explosion that destroyed a Connecticut power plant today killed at least 5 people and injured at least 14, officials said. Police dogs are searching the rubble of the Kleen Energy Systems plant, where about 50 people—not 100, the initial figure—were working, the Hartford Courant reports.... More »

Wesleyan Suspect Wrote 'It's OK to Kill Jews'

Cops say Morgan's journal contained anti-Semitic comments, murder threats

(Newser) - Stephen Morgan wrote murderous and anti-Semitic comments in his journal the day he is accused of killing a Wesleyan student, according to court papers seen by the New York Times. “I think it okay to kill Jews, and go on a killing spree at this school,” wrote the... More »

Alleged Wesleyan Shooter Held on $15M Bail

(Newser) - Stephen Morgan, the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting of a Wesleyan University student, was arraigned on a single count of murder today and held on $15 million bail, the Hartford Courant reports. Morgan—who turned himself in last night to police in Middletown, Conn.—was brought into court barefoot... More »

Suspect In Wesleyan Slaying Turns Himself In

(Newser) - The suspect in the fatal shooting of a female student at Wesleyan University has turned himself in to police, the Hartford Courant reports. Police say Stephen Morgan, 29, donned a disguise and shot Johanna Justin-Jinich, 21, several times at point-blank range in a bookstore. The two knew each other from... More »

Wesleyan Shooter Could Strike Again: Police

Journal reveals threats to students, Jews

(Newser) - Stephen Morgan, the man suspected in the shooting death of a Wesleyan University student yesterday, may still be in the area, police said today, and could strike again. Based on his personal journal, police believe Morgan is targeting the Connecticut campus and its Jewish community, the Hartford Courant reports. They’... More »

Cops ID Wesleyan Shooter

Students advised to stay inside as hunt for killer continues

(Newser) - Police have identified the man they believe shot and killed a Wesleyan University student yesterday as Stephen Morgan, the Hartford Courant reports. The 29-year-old, captured by a surveillance camera in the bookstore where the shooting took place, remains at large. Police say Morgan should be considered armed and dangerous and... More »

Wesleyan Locked Down After Student Shot Dead

Gunman is at large, police say

(Newser) - A college student is dead after being shot at a popular hangout near the Middletown, Conn., campus of Wesleyan University, and the gunman remains at large, the Hartford Courant reports. Witnesses say the shooter entered the cafe at 1pm, walked to a woman behind the counter, and fired multiple shots.... More »

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