The man convicted of abducting and killing a young Georgia hiker earlier this year – who is also charged in the deaths of two hikers in North Carolina – apparently dreamed up a movie plot about a serial killer more than a decade ago. In that film, he suggested the crimes take place in the woods.
It is creepy, eerie, unsettling… nearly any adjective that makes your skin crawl fits here. Gary Michael Hilton is now serving a life sentence for the death of Meredith Emerson, the young woman who went missing New Year’s Day on Georgia’s Blood Mountain. FULL STORY
"Sorry about that FBI surveillance truck… we had to sell it for parts to make ends meet." OK, that’s not really what happened, but when I saw the headline, "Theft of FBI spy truck blamed on budget cuts" that was my first thought.
The reality is much more disturbing. The Federal Protective Service – the agency that secures federal buildings and grounds – has been hit with major budget cuts, and according to a new GAO report, that means security is suffering; there simply isn’t enough of it to go around. It’s not just a stolen trailer, nearly two dozen guns were stolen from a federal building in Atlanta. And most disturbing, in Kansas City, MO, a man died at a vacant federal complex and his body wasn’t found for three days. How does that happen? FULL STORY
Comments made by Sen. Barack Obama’s former pastor have taken on a life of their own. Today the presidential candidate is speaking out – and not just through his aides. He’ll talk to Anderson tonight on the show. Find out what he thinks of the controversial comments, and how often his pastor said things like this during a Sunday morning sermon.
You have responded overwhelmingly to this story – some of you don’t see the outrage, others can’t understand how anyone could miss the controversy, and nearly all of you have questions of your own. Keep them coming!
Program note: Anderson's interview with Sen. Barack Obama will be
on Friday's 360° at 10p ET
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