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Don’t Miss This: Jury convicts McCallum second time around

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▪  “I’m a thug. I did what I had to do.”

Those were the recorded words of Randy McCallum Jr. which helped to convict him in his second trial for the murder of two men in Washington Park.

McCallum, the son of the former mayor of Alorton, was found guilty after the jury deliberated for about five hours. A mistrial was declared in his previous trial when one juror refused to go along with the others’ decision to convict.

▪  The latest health scare isn’t going to put you in the hospital.

“It’s just a social disaster and it’s itchy,” one doctor said.

Prepare to be creeped out by “superlice,” a new strain of headlice resistant to over counter lice treatments, has broken out in 25 states.

▪ A Smithton woman has come up with an invention that makes life a whole lot more comfortable for menopausal women.

Alli Truttmann, 31, is the inventor of Wicked sheets which help women who suffer from night sweats and hot flashes.