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'Billionaire' Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide at McDonald's

Valerie Dowden Wells starred in CMT's 'Bayou Billionaires'

(Newser) - A star of CMT's short-lived reality-TV show Bayou Billionaires has died in an apparent murder-suicide. Police say Valerie Dowden Wells, 47, was attempting to exit a McDonald's parking lot in Shreveport, La., when she was shot multiple times in her car around 4pm Monday. Her car then "... More »

Baby Girl Survives Days Trapped Under Dead Father

He had heart attack while infant's mother was in jail

(Newser) - A baby girl was found dehydrated but still alive after having been trapped for days under the body of her father, a coroner in Shreveport, La., says. Police found 10-month-old Betty Jean Fields on a bed wedged between a wall and her father's body on Friday night after her... More »

Threatening Letters Contained Identical Lines

"What's in this letter is nothing compared to what I've got planned"

(Newser) - Officials are questioning a Texas Army veteran over ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama , Michael Bloomberg , and Bloomberg's gun-control organization, law enforcement sources tell NBC New York . The man, who works as a Pentagon contractor, isn't a suspect in the case at this point, they say. He does,... More »

Lone Survivor: Drowning Victims Died 'Trying to Save Me'

Victims went under, one by one

(Newser) - The lone survivor of Monday's horrific multiple drowning in Shreveport, Louisiana, says the seven teenage victims were trying to save him. "It felt like the ground fell and the water was pulling me under," 15-year-old DeKendrix Warner tells the Shreveport Times . "I started yelling for help, and... More »

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