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More than 500 handmade dolls sent to African children

A woman in Walker County, Georgia is spearheading an effort to make sure every child in Zambia, Africa has a doll to play with. Her vision started two years ago, and now she and her group of volunteers have donated more than 500 handmade dolls to several countries across the globe. In this week's Pa

WTVC - 2018-03-19 18:30:00

Emanuel, Gutierrez open new Roberto Clemente HS field before trip to Puerto Rico

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were on hand to cut the ribbon at a new athletic field for Roberto Clemente Community Academy. | Google Streetview U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez will join Mayor Rahm Emanuel on a trip to Puerto Rico on Friday to get a first-hand look at the devastation and

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 17:45:00

What's Your Hat? One Teen's First Sermon Illustration

Nate preaching. See the hat? He had no training, no experience. His introverted personality did not lend itself to the task. But last week, a teenager preached the gospel and saw lives changed immediately. How did it happen? A large group of teens from McKinney, Texas, descended upon Chichigalpa and

PATHEOS.COM - 2018-03-19 11:00:22

Suspect in Binghamton University student's killing formally charged with murder

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A man who allegedly fled to Nicaragua after the death of a Binghamton University student has been formally charged with murder. Orlando Tercero was arrested in Nicaragua this past week after investigators called him "a person of interest" in connection with the death of

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-18 17:51:30

Man Who Fled Country Faces Murder Charge In LI Woman's Death

A Binghamton University student who fled the country after Westbury woman Haley Anderson was found dead earlier this month has been charged with second-degree murder, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell announced Saturday. Orlando Tercero, 22, was taken into custody in Nicaragua at the Ho

PATCH - 2018-03-18 17:36:57

Orlando Tercero charged in Binghamton student's murder, DA reveals cause of death

Police have charged Orlando Tercero with murder in the second degree for the death of Binghamton University Nursing Student Haley Anderson. The Broome County District Attorney's Office announced the murder charge Saturday, and revealed that Anderson's cause of death was strangulation, WBNG-TV report

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-18 14:16:00

Funeral on Long Island for murdered SUNY Binghamton student

Funeral services will be held Sunday for a murdered Binghamton University nursing student from Long Island. Saturday, family and friends remembered Haley Anderson in her hometown of Westbury. Her body was found in a Binghamton off-campus home last week and her death was ruled a homicide. Her ex-boyf

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-18 12:08:46

Nicaraguans appeal to St Lazarus to cure pet dogs

Masaya (Nicaragua) (AFP) - Forget the vet - worshippers in Nicaragua appealed to a higher power to cure their beloved canine friends Sunday, during an annual festival in honor of Saint Lazarus. Dressed up as angels, sports players, sailors and princesses, dogs in the western city of Mayasa joined th


Student Achievers Awards: Annapolis Area Christian School

Melissa McCollum is a learner who often brings a unique perspective to class discussions and is always up for a good debate. She enjoys practicing her debating skills as one of the lawyers on the Mock Trial team and in class discussions. Her Bible teacher described Melissa as "thoughtful, curious, a


Helping hand: Local church provides clean water for Nicaraguan village

PITTSBURG - The First Christian Church in Pittsburg recently completed its year-long venture to bring clean water to a third-world village. Santa Emilia, Nicaragua, is a mountainous village dominated by a coffee plantation. Since 2007, Pastor Pat Nixon has tackled numerous projects in an effort to b


Nicaragua Baseball Service Trip Update

Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported the Nicaragua Service Trip Equipment Drive in February. Thanks to all of you, we will come to Nicaragua baring (a lot of) gifts. Our community came together to provide at-risk youth in Nicaragua with the opportunity to play baseball by donatin


Murdered nursing student was strangled, officials say

The Binghamton University nursing student found dead last week was strangled, officials said Saturday as charges against her alleged killer were announced. "Though we cannot bring Haley Anderson back - we will fight for justice," Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said as he detailed sec


Orlando Tercero charged in Haley Anderson's murder

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- The Broome County District Attorney's Office has announced an indictment has been handed down in the case against 22-year-old Orlando Tercero. Tercero is accused of killing 22-year-old Haley Anderson. Her body was found Friday, March 9 at Tercero's home located at 23 Oak Street


Haley Anderson Murder: Broome County DA has update on Orlando Tercero case

Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell plans to announce an update Saturday in the case against Orlando Tercero, who is suspected of killing Binghamton University nursing student Haley Anderson last week. A press conference is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. In a Wednesday statement, Cornwell


Dublin and Panama are tough venues, just how the Vatican likes it

ROME - When it comes to organizing major world events, whether at home or on the road, the Vatican's got a fairly decent track record. Its success is all the more impressive given that it doesn't always pick the easiest spots, and that willingness to take risks seems set to continue in 2018-19. The


D.A. to deliver update on murder suspect Orlando Tercero

(WBNG) -- Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell will deliver an update on the Haley Anderson murder case. A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. Cornwell has not released further details about what will be announced. 12 News will carry the news conference live on our Facebook


Stanford senior Alexis Kallen has traveled the world for study and research

As a Stanford undergraduate, Alexis Kallen has traveled around the world, logging study and research trips to the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Rwanda, Spain, Guatemala and Nicaragua. By Kathleen J. Sullivan Since Alexis Kallen has long hoped to become an international human rights lawyer, she approached


Salvadorans urged to apply for TPS by Monday's deadline

Maria Sacchetti, The Washington Post Published 5:58 pm, Friday, March 16, 2018 Fewer than two thirds of eligible Salvadorans have applied to renew their temporary protected status ahead of Monday's deadline, the Salvadoran government said this week, raising concerns that thousands might miss their


Haley Anderson Case: Police Report Details Murdered Student's Complaint About Alleged Killer Before Her Death

Police have released a report that was made following an encounter slain nursing student Haley Anderson had with her accused killer last year. In a report obtained by WBNG, Binghamton Police documented 22-year-old Anderson's account of an incident that happened the night of September 15 last year in


A sea turtle paradise in the land of lakes and volcanoes

Globally, there are seven species of sea turtle swimming in our oceans. Sea turtles are generally long-lived and can migrate vast distances between feeding sites and nesting beaches. They face a multitude of threats including poaching for their eggs, meat and shells, accidental entanglement in fishi