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Axed Female Kraft Employee Shoots 2 Dead

Employee opened fire minutes after being suspended

(Newser) - A woman who had just been suspended from her job at a Kraft plant in Philadelphia returned and opened fire on her colleagues, killing two of them, police say. The worker—identified by colleagues as Yvonne Hiller—drove through a fence surrounding the baking plant 9 minutes after she had...

'I Killed the Racists': Conn. Shooter to Mom

(Newser) - The shooter who yesterday killed eight at the Manchester, Conn., beer distributor where he worked telephoned his mother right before taking his own life, telling her, "I killed the five racists that was there bothering me," according to his uncle. Omar Thornton, who was black, had apparently told...

3 Dead in NM Office Shooting

Former employee opened fire on live-in girlfriend, co-workers

(Newser) - A New Mexico man killed three people, including himself, and injured four in an office shooting today, police said. Robert Reza, 37, entered Emcore Corporation in southast Albuquerque armed with a handgun and started shooting, KRQE reports . A former Emcore employee, he was the live-in boyfriend of a current employee;...

Size D Breast Implants Saved Woman From Bullet: Doc

Bullet fragments slowed by implant missed Lydia Carranza's heart

(Newser) - A woman shot point blank in the chest during a California shooting spree last summer may have survived thanks to less than natural means: her size D breast implants. That’s the contention of Lydia Carranza’s plastic surgeon, who hopes the unlikely story will spur implant suppliers to donate...

Gunman Dead After Killing 2 in St. Louis Workplace

At least three shot, one dead at ABB Power building

(Newser) - The gunman in a workplace shooting spree in St. Louis this morning was an employee who is presumed dead, police say. Timothy Hendron, 51, who killed two and wounded five, was suing ABB Power and its pension review committee, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He used an assault rifle and...

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