When it comes to holiday cheer, Des Moines residents and communities are lighting up the night with glittering bulbs around town. So grab a mug of hot chocolate and warm up the car, then head out to these Des Moines-area Christmas light displays.
Few tasks are as difficult as picking out just the right book for people on your Christmas list.
Three Iowa independent booksellers have made it easy, choosing nine books with Iowa ties published in 2017.
All three chose the excellent work of non-fiction from Iowa’s own Ice Cube Press, “Women and the Land,” a book that was showcased
Read more at: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2017/12/06/9-christmas-reads-perfectly-capture-iowa/928122001/
The FBI is crediting a true-crime television show for information it received that led to the capture of a Pennsylvania mom accused of kidnapping her son three years ago.
On Monday, the agency announced the arrest of Maria Evelia Cabrera-Gutierrez, as well as the recovery of her 4-year-old son, Daniel Markus, a day after an episode about the case aired on HLN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh.”
In August 2014, Cabrera-Gutierrez was ordered by a Reading court to share custody of her son with his father, Guy Markus. Instead, she allegedly left the state on a bus in November.
She was subsequently charged with interference with custody of children and concealment of the
Read more at: http://www.phillyvoice.com/fbi-thanks-tv-show-helping-capture-pennsylvania-mom-accused-abduction/
One of the longest searches in history for someone on the Most Wanted list came to a close when the FBI captured the man known as the Unabomber, whose real identity was Ted Kaczynski. In Manhunt: UNABOMBER, Discovery’s eight-episode limited series, the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI’s hunt for the deadliest serial bomber, is told.
Rather than tell the story from the point of view of Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), this story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the serial bomber.
The story opens as fresh-faced criminal profiler Fitzgerald becomes the newest member of the Unabom Task Force, and faces an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber — one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history — but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and
Read more at: https://parade.com/591054/paulettecohn/true-crime-discovery-looks-at-the-capture-of-ted-kaczynski-in-manhunt-unabomber/
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY MARKS 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF CAPTURE OF NEW YORK’S MOST INFAMOUS SERIAL MURDERER IN “SON OF SAM: THE HUNT FOR A KILLER”
— Two-Hour Special Debuts Saturday, August 5 from 9-11pm ET —
(Silver Spring, Md.) – New York City was in panic for more than a year in the late ’70s while a serial killer armed with a .44 caliber gun taunted law enforcement, toyed with the media and played a fatal game of cat and mouse with its residents. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the capture of David Berkowitz, Investigation Discovery (ID) premieres the documentary special SON OF SAM: THE HUNT FOR A KILLER, tracing the parallel stories of a serial killer’s unsuspecting victims and the dedicated detectives who worked tirelessly to capture
Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/06/29/investigation-discovery-marks-40th-anniversary-of-capture-of-new-yorks-most-infamous-serial-murderer-in-son-of-sam-the-hunt-for-a-killer-313213/20170629id01/