Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 10, 2018 / 4:32 AM GMT By Rich Schapiro When John Ruffo showed up at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Nov. 9, 1998, he already had a unique resume. NYU graduate. Computer expert. Convicted $350 million con man. Ruffo arrived at the courthouse to turn over the electronic monitoring bracelet he had been ordered to wear. His next stop was supposed to be a federal prison in New Jersey to start a 17-year sentence. But Ruffo never turned up at the prison. By that evening, he had gained another title: federal fugitive. Ruffo left a trail of wreckage in his wake — former business partners wiped out, family members, including his wife and mother, forced out of the homes they put up for his bond. Twenty years later, Ruffo’s whereabouts remain unknown. U.S. Marshals are still hunting for him. His former wife is still … [Read more...] about John Ruffo, elusive NYC swindler, still on the run after 20 years
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A YOUNG woman whose cheating husband was jailed for life after he stabbed her at least 46 times has vowed to stand by him, a court heard. Michael Barnard, 25, was locked up for 20 years after he was convicted of attempted murder following the horrific attack at their home in Hextable, Kent. Shannon Barnard, 21, suffered multiple wounds to her limbs and body, including her lungs, liver and bowels, as Barnard repeatedly knifed her, telling her she "had to die". Fourteen injuries were to her chest and breasts alone, with four penetrating her internal organs, and 10 to her abdomen. Both her lungs collapsed and she has also been left with substantial and numerous scars which may require skin grafts. Mrs Barnard spent 17 days in hospital. She later told police she felt "every blow" and thought she would die. Doctors said she was "extremely fortunate" to have survived. But Maidstone Crown Court in Kent heard on Friday that she has forgiven her husband and plans to start a family with him on … [Read more...] about Wife stabbed 46 times by cheating husband vows to take him back after 20 year jail term
Mead Gruver, Associated Press Updated 12:11 pm CDT, Friday, October 12, 2018 FILE - In this Oct. 9, 1999 file photo, a cross made of stones rests below the fence in Laramie, Wyo. where a year earlier, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was tied and pistol whipped into a coma. He later died. The murder of Shepard was a watershed moment for gay rights and LGBTQ acceptance in the U.S., so much so that 20 years later the crime remains seared into the national consciousness. less FILE - In this Oct. 9, 1999 file photo, a cross made of stones rests below the fence in Laramie, Wyo. where a year earlier, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was tied and pistol whipped into a coma. ... more Photo: Ed Andrieski, AP FILE - In this April 5, 1999 file photo, Ron Wilcoxson stands dressed as an angel as a response to anti-gay protesters from Westboro Baptist Church before the trial of one of two men … [Read more...] about After 20 years, Wyoming still struggles with Shepard murder
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If Gillian Welch had her druthers, she’d release her music only on vinyl.The indie/folk rock icon has been making music with David Rawlings for more than two decades. The singer-songwriter re-released her fourth studio album, “Soul Journey,” on vinyl Aug. 10. The album debuted in 2013 and is one of six that Welch and Rawlings have produced under her name. They’ve also released three as the Dave Rawlings Machine.“There are people who, if a record doesn’t exist on vinyl, it doesn’t exist for them. So they’re just discovering ‘Soul Journey.’ That’s how it is around my house. I just listen to phonograph records, and in the car I listen to music on cassette,” Welch said during a recent phone interview with The Gazette from her Nashville home.Cassette players aren’t in new cars, so Welch plugs in an old Sony cassette player to listen to when she drives. Music just sounds better and more cohesive in the analog … [Read more...] about After 20 years of making music, Gillian Welch plays Red Rocks for the first time