Capitol Insurrectionist Convicted of Violence in Groundbreaking Case: Jury Finds Guilty Verdicts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A jury found 39-year-old Ryan Stephen Samsel, a man from Bristol Borough, guilty of being among the first to commit violence during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Samsel, along with his co-defendants, was convicted of various crimes, including causing serious injuries to a U.S. Capitol police officer. The sentencing for Samsel and his co-defendants has been scheduled for June 13 before U.S. District Judge Jia Cobb in …

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Winston-Salem’s Scandalous Reynolds Family Tragedy Unveiled in Groundbreaking Exhibition

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In the early hours of July 6, 1932, a tragic event that would forever mark the Reynolds family occurred on the sleeping porch of their home. Zachary “Smith” Reynolds, a young heir to the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco fortune, was shot in the head. The circumstances surrounding his death, whether suicide or accident, have remained a mystery for over ninety years. Now, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem delves into …

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Violent Offenders Undergo Transformation Through Art in Groundbreaking Rehabilitation Program

PALMIRA, COLOMBIA – A unique program in the city of Palmira, Colombia has successfully reduced the city’s murder rate by 29 percent to 42.9 homicides per 100,000 residents, the lowest in 17 years. The program, utilizing an epidemiological approach, aims to identify homicide clusters and provide family support, apprenticeships, and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people. With a budget of just over a million pounds, the program has transformed the lives of 30,000 young people, reclaiming …

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