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Melissa Stusinski


Melissa is a freelance writer from the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from Anderson University in 2009, she bounced between Indiana and Washington before returning to the Seattle area. When she isn't writing, Melissa enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends, working on cars, and crafting. Follow Melissa on Facebook , Google+ and Twitter . [Contact:]

Ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller To Investigate NFL’s Ray Rice Case

Robert Mueller Hired NFL Ray Rice

Ex-FBI director Robert Mueller will investigate the NFL’s pursuit and handling of the case against Ray Rice. The decision comes after a report Wednesday that a league executive received videotape evidence of Rice’s domestic violence incident five months before it became public. USA Today reports that New York Giants owner John Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers… Read more »

Geno Auriemma Violated NCAA Rules By Calling Mo’ne Davis

Geno Auriemma Rules Violation Mo'Ne Davis

Geno Auriemma reportedly violated an NCAA secondary rule when he called Mo’ne Davis to congratulate her on her performance at the Little League World Series last month. The ace of the Philadelphia Taney Dragons team didn’t keep it a secret that she loves basketball even more than baseball. Auriemma is the head coach for the… Read more »

Russian Humanitarian Convoy Stuck Amid Doubts From Ukraine

Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy

A Russian humanitarian convoy is stuck amid doubts from Ukraine that its neighboring country is actually bringing in food and other supplies. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks is allegedly carrying relief goods for civilians, but Ukraine claims it is actually trying to smuggle supplies to pro-Russian rebels. Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky is… Read more »

Boy Missing Since 1940 ID’d At Former Florida Boys School

George Owen Smith Body Identified

A boy missing since 1940 was ID’d at the former Florida Industrial School for Boys, located in Marianna. The school, now known as Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, was closed in 2011 for budgetary reasons. The boy, George Owen Smith, was sent to the school in 1940 for car theft. His sister, Ovell Krell,… Read more »

Oklahoma Says Bodies Found In Lake Solve Decades-Old Cold Cases

Oklahoma Bodies Found In Lake

Bodies found in a lake in Oklahoma solve two cold cases dating back to 1969 and 1970. The cases involved a trio who disappeared while driving near Oklahoma’s Foss Lake. Six bodies were found in two separate cars at Foss Lake last September when police were testing new sonar equipment. Reuters reports that authorities identified… Read more »

Sheriff Says No Plans For Charges Against Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart No Charges Sheriff

Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges for hitting and killing Kevin Ward Jr. in an on-track accident Saturday, according to Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero. Povero explained at a news conference, “There are no criminal charges pending at this time.” The Washington Post notes that Povero and the police department reviewed the investigation with… Read more »

Malaysia Airlines To Be Taken Over By Government

Malaysia Airlines Government Guyout

Malaysia Airlines will soon be state-owned after the airline admitted to being mired in debt and still reeling from two aircraft disasters this year. Khazanah Nasional, the investment arm of the Malaysian government, formally requested the delisting of the airline in a letter to the country’s stock exchange Friday. The investment arm also offered to… Read more »

Hawaii Braces For First Hurricane In 22 Years

Hawaii Hurricanes 2

Hawaii braced Thursday for its first hurricane in 22 years as Iselle took aim at the Big Island. The fast-moving Category 1 hurricane was expected to lose momentum before hitting the island state, but the storm strengthened instead. Hurricane Julio is tracking right behind Iselle and the Category 2 storm should hit Hawaii two days… Read more »