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The sound of hymns drifted from the country church. Then came gunfire.

A few dozen families gathered in the yard of the First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 31, their children dressed as Dalmatians and pirates as they ran through a bounce house and crowded around a metal tub to fish for rubber duckies.

The modest “fall fest” gathering aimed to provide an alternative to Halloween — an attractive innovation in a deeply conservative region.

For Michelle Shields, the event included a positive development: Her son-in-law, Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was in the crowd. There’d been recent tension in the family, so she hoped Kelley’s appearance with her granddaughter meant things were on the upswing.

The next night, Kelley and his wife, Danielle, seemed fine as they joined another couple for dinner at the other family’s home.

“He was happy, laughing, giggly, holding his kids, holding my kids. Smacking his wife on the butt, you know, ‘I

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Country Star Jason Aldean Resumes Tour After Mass Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas

Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that honored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But Aldean took a defiant tone in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he’s seen since the attack.

“These people are going to continue to try to hold us down,” Aldean said. “To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don’t really care.”

Fans agreed. They pumped their fists and held up American flags as Aldean continued.

Las Vegas

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Country Star Jason Aldean Resumes Tour After Mass Shooting

Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that honored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But Aldean took a defiant tone in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he’s seen since the attack.

“These people are going to continue to try to hold us down,” Aldean said. “To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don’t really care.”

Fans agreed. They pumped their fists and held up American flags as Aldean continued.

Las Vegas

Read more at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Country-Star-Jason-Aldean-to-Resume-Tour-After-Mass-Shooting--450662993.html

Country Star Jason Aldean Resumes Tour After Mass Shooting

Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that honored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But Aldean took a defiant tone in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he’s seen since the attack.

“These people are going to continue to try to hold us down,” Aldean said. “To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don’t really care.”

Fans agreed. They pumped their fists and held up American flags as Aldean continued.

Las Vegas

Read more at: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Country-Star-Jason-Aldean-to-Resume-Tour-After-Mass-Shooting--450662993.html

How Australian lawmakers responded to the country’s deadliest mass shooting

Legislators in Australia sprang into action to reform the country’s gun laws in 1996 after 35 people were killed and 23 injured in the Port Arthur massacre — the country’s deadliest mass shooting.

In April 1996, lone gunman Martin Bryant used a semi-automatic rifle to carry out the attack near a popular tourist resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. Soon after the shooting — which took place just weeks after 16 children and a teacher were killed in the Dunblane massacre in Scotland — Australia’s lawmakers moved to transform and enforce gun legislation.

Bryant then barricaded himself in a home with hostages, firing at authorities whenever they neared.

PHOTO: Mourners place flowers outside the the Broad Arrow cafe at the Port Arthur historic site as a memorial to the 35 people shot and killed by a lone gunman at the site during<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/International/australian-lawmakers-responded-countrys-deadliest-mass-shooting/story?id=50263959

Las Vegas Mass Killer Loved Gambling and Country Music

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So far, this is what The Washington Post knows about the mass killer Stephen Paddock: He spent a good amount of his retirement time in Las Vegas hotels gambling. He was considered by his family to be a professional gambler. His thing is said to have been video poker. He liked country music and often attended concerts like the one that happened last night. He owned two small planes. He had a hunting license in Alaska. He once worked for defense corporation Lockheed Martin.

Some of his neighbors at his retirement community, which is not far from Las Vegas, say he was normal; others thought he was a little weird.

Read more at: http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/10/02/25447675/las-vegas-mass-killer-loved-gambling-and-country-music

Las Vegas Mass Killer Loved Gambling and Country Music – Slog …

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So far, this is what The Washington Post knows about the mass killer Stephen Paddock: He spent a good amount of his retirement time in Las Vegas hotels gambling. He was considered by his family to be a professional gambler. His thing is said to have been video poker. He liked country music and often attended concerts like the one that happened last night. He owned two small planes. He had a hunting license in Alaska. He once worked for defense corporation Lockheed Martin.

Some of his neighbors at his retirement community, which is not far from Las Vegas, say he was normal; others thought he was a little weird.

Read more at: http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/10/02/25447675/las-vegas-mass-killer-loved-gambling-and-country-music

Ian Brady’s cremation being DENIED by councils across the country

Brady spent 51 years in prison for the murders of John Kilbride, 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, Edward Evans, 17, Pauline Reade, 16, and Keith Bennett – whose body has never been recovered.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “Responsibility for the body has now transferred to the executor of Ian Brady’s will and Merseyside Police has no further involvement.”

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/807226/Ian-Brady-Moors-Murderer-dead-cremation-funeral-Myra-Hindley-councils