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Great-great-grandson of America’s first serial killer who slaughtered up to 200 in his hotel claims he could have …

THE great-great-grandson of America’s first serial killer who slaughtered up to 200 people inside his hotel has claimed he could have been Jack the Ripper.

Dr HH Holmes massacred visitors from out of town – drawn to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair – inside his specially-built “Castle of Horrors”.

Dr HH Holmes is believed to have killed up to 200 people in the 1890s

Dr HH Holmes is believed to have killed up to 200 people in the 1890s

The terrifying building was filled with secret passageways, fake walls, and trapdoors which he could use to ambush his victims and dispose of their bodies.

One chilling room featured a dissecting table, stretching rack and industrial oven.

Other rooms were soundproofed and connected by pipes to a gas tank in the basement.

Holmes used the apparatus to gas some guests using controls in his bedroom, while

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4097109/americas-first-serial-killer-dr-hh-holmes-hotel-murders-jack-the-ripper/

Mourners Mark First Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting

Artist Yuriy Karabash hugs a family member of a victim of the shooting in front of his mural that commemorates the one-year anniversary at the memorial service for victims of the mass shooting at Pulse.

The mural features the 49 victims placed in individual rainbow colored hearts. Hand prints of first responders, along with the victims’ closest friends and relatives, are placed around the paintings of the victims to give remembrance and pay respects.

Joe Burbank / Pool via Getty Images

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/slideshow/mourners-mark-1st-anniversary-pulse-nightclub-mass-shooting-n771336

First of several services marks year since Pulse nightclub mass shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. — Church bells throughout Orlando will ring 49 times at noon Monday, a year after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Gov. Rick Scott ordered U.S. flags around Florida to be flown at half-staff, a giant rainbow flag will be unveiled at the Orange County government building, and three separate services at the Pulse nightclub will be held as well as a large evening gathering in the heart of downtown Orlando to honor the 49 patrons massacred at the gay nightclub.

The first service, closed to the public, was held for survivors, local officials and club employees, overlapping with the exact time gunman Omar Mateen began firing shots — a little after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016 — during “Latin Night” at Pulse, reports CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV.

“Just after 1 a.m. the angels walked through the parking lot and surrounded the nightclub,” the station says.

Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/first-services-year-since-pulse-nightclub-mass-shooting-orlando/

Mass shooting drill tests first-response mettle – Naperville Sun

The fortunate fled or locked themselves behind the sturdy doors of Edward Hospital’s patient rooms and janitorial closets. The doomed shrieked in agony while being picked off one by one by the armed man on the hunt for a staff doctor.

Bullets and shell casings whizzed down the hallway like hellbent hummingbirds while Naperville police officers and firefighters made their way to the scene. In all, five people would be killed and 20 wounded before police negotiated the gunman’s surrender.

It was, fortunately, a scripted and choreographed fiction, a “full-scale active threat drill” staged Thursday morning in Short Stay Unit 2, in the hospital’s north wing. Organizers said they hoped it would prove a valuable experience for the hospital staff members, firefighters and police officers participating in the 45-minute exercise.

Spokesman Keith Hartenberger said hospital officials conduct several such drills every year to test emergency workers’ responses to various disasters. The mock mass

Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-hospital-safety-drill-st-0421-20170420-story.html

Mass shooting drill tests first-response mettle

The fortunate fled or locked themselves behind the sturdy doors of Edward Hospital’s patient rooms and janitorial closets. The doomed shrieked in agony while being picked off one by one by the armed man on the hunt for a staff doctor.

Bullets and shell casings whizzed down the hallway like hellbent hummingbirds while Naperville police officers and firefighters made their way to the scene. In all, five people would be killed and 20 wounded before police negotiated the gunman’s surrender.

It was, fortunately, a scripted and choreographed fiction, a “full-scale active threat drill” staged Thursday morning in Short Stay Unit 2, in the hospital’s north wing. Organizers said they hoped it would prove a valuable experience for the hospital staff members, firefighters and police officers participating in the 45-minute exercise.

Spokesman Keith Hartenberger said hospital officials conduct several such drills every year to test emergency workers’ responses to various

Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-hospital-safety-drill-st-0421-20170420-story.html

First responders practice new approach to mass shooting incidents …

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — With students at home on Friday morning, teachers at both a high school and a middle school in upstate New York became the victims of a mass shooting in a drill designed to test new tactics in how police and paramedics would respond.

The drills gave staff at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and Edward Town Middle School a first-hand lesson on how to handle such an event. It was, in the words of Niagara-Wheatield School Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich, “Not a typical professional development day.”

The United States has a long and bloody history with school shootings. There are more mass shootings here than in any other nation, according to a CNN report last November. Since 2013, there have been over 300 school shootings, according to Every Town Research. Not every incident resulted in death or injury.

Up until now, mass shooting incidences have been handled almost exclusively by emergency response

Read more at: http://www.theadanews.com/news/local_news/first-responders-practice-new-approach-to-mass-shooting-incidents/article_c6d52e73-2834-56af-b679-4911242f855e.html

First responders practice new approach to mass shooting incidents

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — With students at home on Friday morning, teachers at both a high school and a middle school in upstate New York became the victims of a mass shooting in a drill designed to test new tactics in how police and paramedics would respond.

The drills gave staff at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and Edward Town Middle School a first-hand lesson on how to handle such an event. It was, in the words of Niagara-Wheatield School Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich, “Not a typical professional development day.”

The United States has a long and bloody history with school shootings. There are more mass shootings here than in any other nation, according to a CNN report last November. Since 2013, there have been over 300 school shootings, according to Every Town Research. Not every incident resulted in death or injury.

Up until now, mass shooting incidences have been handled almost exclusively by emergency response

Read more at: http://www.theadanews.com/news/local_news/first-responders-practice-new-approach-to-mass-shooting-incidents/article_c6d52e73-2834-56af-b679-4911242f855e.html

First responders practice new approach to mass shooting incidents

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. –– With students at home on Friday morning, teachers at both a high school and a middle school in upstate New York became the victims of a mass shooting in a drill designed to test new tactics in how police and paramedics would respond.

The drills gave staff at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and Edward Town Middle School a first-hand lesson on how to handle such an event. It was, in the words of Niagara-Wheatield School Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich, “Not a typical professional development day.”

The United States has a long and bloody history with school shootings. There are more mass shootings here than in any other nation, according to a CNN report last November. Since 2013, there have been over 300 school shootings, according to Every Town Research. Not ever incident resulted in death or injury.

Up until now, mass shooting incidences have been handled almost exclusively by

Read more at: http://www.stwnewspress.com/cnhi_network/first-responders-practice-new-approach-to-mass-shooting-incidents/article_79d74578-2692-587a-ac87-a02471142c4f.html