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Possible new victim in 'Doodler' serial killer case announced; San Francisco police raise reward to $200,000

The “Doodler,” so named because he told a surviving victim he was a cartoonist, is now suspected in six homicides of gay white men in 1974 and 1975.
Sketch of serial killer who targeted gay men in the 1970s.
Sketch of serial killer who targeted gay men in the 1970s.
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Oxford High School shooting suspect to pursue insanity defense

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said the insanity plea is “procedural” and will allow for Ethan Crumbley “to get a psychological evaluation."
Image: Shooting At Oxford High School In Michigan Leaves 4 Students Dead
Image: Shooting At Oxford High School In Michigan Leaves 4 Students Dead
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Fake poop helps transplanted owls settle in to new, safer neighborhoods

Scientists took pains to create the impression that owls already lived there so they’d stick around.
Image: Burrowing Owls, Athene cunicularia, Salton Sea, California, USA
Image: Burrowing Owls, Athene cunicularia, Salton Sea, California, USA
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$110K reward offered after teen girl found dead on L.A. freeway

Tioni Theus, whose body was discovered Jan. 8 on Interstate 10, may have been a victim of human trafficking, officials say.

More than 30 million Americans are under winter storm watches

More than 30 million Americans are under winter storm watches with the heaviest snow expected from Eastern Long Island through coastal New England. NBC News’ Emilie Ikeda has more on the developing story including the arctic temperatures that will spill all the way down to South Florida this weekend. 
More than 30 million Americans are under winter storm watches
More than 30 million Americans are under winter storm watches

Coast Guard calls off search for survivors of capsized boat off the coast of Florida

The Coast Guard is calling off its search for survivors after a boat capsized off the coast of Florida, leaving at least five dead and 34 still missing. NBC News’ Blayne Alexander reports on how the mother of the lone survivor is now speaking out. 
Coast Guard calls off search for survivors of capsized boat off the coast of Florida
Coast Guard calls off search for survivors of capsized boat off the coast of Florida

Woman found and returned lost letter written by a Holocaust survivor in 1945

A lost letter penned by a Holocaust survivor back in 1945 was found 77 years later and returned to the family by a New York City decorator. NBC News’ Tom Llamas has more on the story on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
Woman found and returned lost letter written by a Holocaust survivor in 1945
Woman found and returned lost letter written by a Holocaust survivor in 1945
3h ago

4 in custody after 6 found dead in Milwaukee home

Police said they were trying to determine if the four people were involved in the slayings of six people found dead Sunday.
Image: Milwaukee Police Investigate Homicide Of 6 People Found Dead
Image: Milwaukee Police Investigate Homicide Of 6 People Found Dead

No arrests in the shooting of a Black man, his family now demands answers 

No charges or arrests have been made in the killing of a Black man shot multiple times last month despite four people being detained and questioned. NBC News’ Zinhle Essamuah has more on the story including how the victim's family is now hiring their own medical expert to examine the body. 
No arrests in the shooting of a Black man, his family now demands answers 
No arrests in the shooting of a Black man, his family now demands answers 

Sarah Palin returns to NYC restaurant two days after testing positive for Covid

But this time, the unvaccinated former Alaska governor and her party sat outside Elio's.
Image: Former Gov. Sarah Palin.
Image: Former Gov. Sarah Palin.
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Investigation into Georgia teen found dead in gym mat is closed without charges

Kendrick Johnson's body was found in a wrestling mat Jan. 11, 2013, in the Lowndes High School gym in Valdosta.
Image: Kendrick Johnson
Image: Kendrick Johnson