Category Archives: People Magazine: True Crime

Inside the Worldwide Search for the ‘Unicorn Killer’ Who Murdered a Former Salutatorian

Beautiful, blonde and smart, high school cheerleader and class salutatorian Holly Maddux stood out in her small town of Tyler, Texas.

Soft-spoken and shy, Maddux was also a free spirit who wanted more than her small, traditional town could offer her. Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school, she went on to attend the prestigious Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, graduating with an English degree in 1971 before making the more cosmopolitan city her home.

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Weymouth Public Libraries announce programs

167 Years of Annual Reports Digitized

Mayor Robert Hedlund announced that town of Weymouth annual reports dating back to 1850 have been digitized and are now accessible online for use by local historians, genealogists and residents. As a member of the Digital Commonwealth, the Weymouth Public Libraries had its collection of 167 years of annual reports from 1850 to 2017 as well as 25 town meeting warrants digitized for free by the Boston Public Library. “As we prepare for our 400th anniversary in 2022, initiatives and projects like this will help us tell Weymouth’s story and celebrate its role in our nation’s history,” said Mayor Robert Hedlund. “Now, with a few clicks, local historians and genealogists have easy and free access to 167 years of Weymouth’s history as found in its annual reports.” The collection can be found on the Internet Archive at or via a link

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How Simmering Racial Tensions Led to Innocent Mom’s Murder: ‘They Were Waiting to Ambush Someone’

In the summer of 1969, Lillie Belle Allen found herself at the wrong place and at the wrong time.

Every year, the 27-year-old divorced mother-of-two would drive her children and her parents from their home in Aiken, S.C., to York, Pa., to visit family and friends before heading to New York.

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Word Play

We all have our morning routines. I like to read People magazine while eating breakfast. I enjoy the book review page and the mix of celebrity gossip, true crime and “feel good stories.” Perfect while eating mini crumb cakes and drinking coffee.

In recent issues, the “Stories to Make You Smile” section has included a piece on 200 skiing Santas at a fundraising event in Maine and a kitten who was reunited after crawling into a shipping box and arriving 700 miles away at a warehouse in Montreal.

Toward the end of the week when I have exhausted the articles on the royal family and actors promoting new movies, I turn to the Puzzler crossword puzzle page. It’s a great way to sweep the cobwebs of trivia out of my brain. I try to zip through the across and down clues without skipping any words on the first go-round. Slimy gumbo veggie

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‘People Magazine Investigates’ episode about York race riots of 1969 to premiere soon


Investigation Discovery provided this clip of an upcoming episode of “People Magazine Investigates” about the York race riots of 1969.
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Investigation Discovery is set to premiere an episode of the true crime show “People Magazine Investigates” on Monday, Jan. 14 about the York race riots of 1969.

The episode is called “Murder on Newberry St.” and will air at 10 p.m. The show features a mix of archival photos and video, reenactments and interviews. Editors from People

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Inside the Shooting That Left a Texas Mother and Son Dead, Revealing a Family’s Dark Secrets

The gunfire that shattered an upscale suburban Texas community spawned a mystery that took investigators years to crack.

Police in Sugar Land, about 20 miles from Houston, knew of no one who might intentionally target the seemingly picture-perfect Whitaker family: mom Tricia, an elementary school teacher; dad Kent, a construction business executive; and their two college-aged sons, Bart and Kevin.

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How a Seemingly Picture-Perfect Texas Family Was Shattered by a Masked Assailant’s Gunfire

In the well-to-do suburban setting of Sugar Land, Texas, the Whitakers presented the picture of a perfect family.

Houston natives Kent and Tricia Whitaker had met in their 20s on a blind date, and after marriage they settled in the smaller community about 20 miles outside of the city to raise their two sons, Bart and Kevin.

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Weymouth Public Libraries announce programs – News – Weymouth News

Kids’ Movie at the Cameo: “The LEGO Movie”

Kids and their parents, grandparents or caregivers are invited to join us for a special free screening of “The LEGO Movie” at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Cameo Theater, 14 Columbian St., across the street from Fogg Library for Kids! To get ready for the release of “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” in February, we are happy to bring back the original movie for you to see on the big screen. “The LEGO Movie” is rated PG and has a running time of 100 minutes. About the film: “An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as ‘special,’ is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase. Sign-up online for an email

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Notorious Child Killer Marybeth Tinning Is Back Home in N.Y. Decades Later — and Is ‘Laying Low’

Notorious child killer Marybeth Tinning’s unspeakable crimes drew international attention and outrage — and so did her early parole release in August.

But in the months since the 75-year-old has left prison, Tinning — who was convicted of killing her baby daughter and is suspected of killing many of her other children — has appeared to be living a quiet life back in her home area of upstate New York.

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Fla. Dad Is ‘Shattered’ After Fatally Shooting Son Who Was Threatening Other Son at Knifepoint

A Florida man who held his brother in a chokehold with a knife over his head is dead after his father stopped the assault with a fatal gunshot, police say.

The incident left the father “shattered,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said at a news conference on Sunday, reports “I don’t know that there’s any way for me to adequately describe the look on his face.”

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