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News Briefs: Cartoon contest gunmen may be associated with Islamic State

Some East Galesburg residents concerned about tickets for illegal dumping

EAST GALESBURG, IL.  Residents of East Galesburg have expressed concerns about the strictness of tickets issues for illegal dumping in the yard waste area and claim to have been cited for throwing out items like cupcake wrappers. The yard waste burning grounds are monitored by security cameras, marked with several signs around the area. When people illegally throw out trash in the area, they are cited with $200 tickets from the village. (Source: Register-Mail)

Gunmen who attacked cartoon contest likely inspired by Islamic State

PHOENIX — The armed gunmen who attacked a cartoon contest near Dallas were probably inspired by the Islamic State, according to U.S. officials. The officials said that they have seen no indication that they were directed by the group. Law enforcement officials said Tuesday that they are still analyzing the shooters’ electronic devices to determine whether others were involved with or encouraged their attack. The men, Elton Simpson, 30, and Nadir Soofi, 34, are not known to have official ties with the Islamic State, but the group’s propaganda may have fueled their decision to attempt the gathering. In online postings, the groups’ followers had drawn attention to the cartoon contest, which intended to ridicule the Islamic prophet Muhammad. (Source: Washington Post)

Germanwings Co-Pilot appears to have rehearsed fatal crash

PARIS — Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot suspected of intentionally flying a German airplane into the French Alps, appears to have rehearsed the plane’s fatal dive in an earlier flight, French authorities said in a preliminary report published on Wednesday. The initial findings by the Bureau of Investigations and Analyses show that Lubitz repeatedly set the Germanwings plane’s flying altitude to 100 feet during outbound flights to Barcelona, Spain on March 24. This action took place while the flight’s captain was out of the cockpit. The information supports evidence that suggests Lubitz crashed the plane intentionally after locking the captain out of the cockpit, killing himself and 149 others. (Source: New York Times)

TKS Staff

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