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Was the Jackie Galloway murder inspired by Postmortem?


Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

    Some interesting facts about Postmortum and Patricia Cornwell:

  • Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta) is an award-winning novel and it launched Patricia Cornwell’s career.
  • Postmortem is based on Richmond’s real-life “South Side Strangler” case.
  • Patricia Cornwell is a former reporter and has worked in a medical examiner’s office.

Read about the Jackie Galloway murder.

MultiChoice and Discovery Networks renew contract to carry Discovery’s portfolio of…

MultiChoice and Discovery Networks are pleased to announce that DStv customers will continue to enjoy their favourite Discovery channels on DStv – world-class factual entertainment and documentaries on Discovery Channel; great fashion and lifestyle tips on TLC; the best in family entertainment on Discovery Family; and suspense-filled, real-life crime stories on Investigation Discovery (ID).

To complement the linear channels, the new agreement includes extended video-on-demand and Catch Up hours for Discovery’s entire portfolio (including for the first time, TLC, ID and Discovery Family shows). All four of Discovery’s channels will be available to launch on DStv Now from early 2018, meaning DStv customers will be able to enjoy the best of Discovery, anywhere, anytime. On top of this, from early next year, DStv customers will be able to watch both ID and Discovery Family in HD,

Read more at: https://www.screenafrica.com/2017/12/15/all-news/multichoice-and-discovery-networks-renew-contract-to-carry-discoverys-portfolio-of-channels-on-dstv/

Paramount TV, Anonymous Content Set First-Look Deal With Condé Nast Entertainment

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have signed a first-look deal with Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE).

Under the deal, the companies will work together to develop and produce scripted series. Effective immediately, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content will be given an opportunity to join CNE in producing the scripted projects.

“Condé Nast is an incredible force with many celebrated brands and we look forward to an exciting, creative partnership together,” said Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV. “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Dawn and Steve and all the bright minds at CNE and Anonymous Content.”

CNE’s TV division had eight television series sold or renewed in 2017, including “Last Chance U” for Netflix, which is in its third season on the streamer; “Vanity Fair Confidential” on Investigation Discovery; and the GQ digital short, “Most Expensivest” with 2 Chainz, which was picked up by Viceland

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/paramount-tv-anonymous-content-conde-nast-entertainment-1202641260/

‘Killing Fields’ Returns to Re-examine a Chilling Homicide in Virginia (Exclusive Trailer)

ET has your first look at the new installment of Discovery Channel’s true crime docuseries, , which travels to Virginia in Murder Isle.

After two seasons in Louisiana, as police tried to solve the cold case of a murdered college student, the series relocates to the Isle of Wight in Virginia.

The isolated farmland community is the setting of a 2004 chilling, cold-blooded homicide, when 28-year-old Carrie Singer was found beaten to death and half naked in a field.

With the residents haunted by the unsolved murder, the county sheriff’s office has decided to re-open the case with the hope to find some real answers. Under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Potter, the case’s original lead investigator Randy Patrick works with a team of skilled investigators as well as a young rookie who believes he can bring a fresh take to the case.

Once again, the series from and Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson

Read more at: http://www.etonline.com/killing-fields-returns-re-examine-chilling-homicide-virginia-exclusive-trailer-92703

‘Call of Duty: WWII,’ rallying the shooter on multiple fronts – MyAJC.com

“Call of Duty: WWII”

Rallying The Shooter On Multiple Fronts

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Style: 1-Player Shooter (18-Player Online)

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Sledgehammer Games

Release: November 3

Rating: M

Score: 8.75/10

Concept: Explore a historically rooted campaign, spooky puzzles in zombie mode, and class-based customization with a social hub in multiplayer

Graphics: The big moments like landing at Normandy look incredible. You can almost taste the spray of the water hitting the Higgins boats

Sound: Classic WWII sound effects and the ping of the Garand clip combined with a solid score place you directly in the middle of 20th century warfare

Playability: Easy to pick up and play, with plenty to master as you drill down into various playstyles for advanced rewards and loadouts. The Nazi Zombies mode is more accessible than ever, without sacrificing daunting and devious secrets

Entertainment: While the campaign suffers from uninspiring clichés and endless killing fields, the multiplayer options are excellent and bring the series back from

Read more at: http://www.myajc.com/technology/call-duty-wwii-rallying-the-shooter-multiple-fronts/uAkDEOdTLfkckqDxk5HKIM/

PEOPLE Explains: The Mystery of Who Massacred 8, Including a Family, on Fishing Boat in Alaska

It’s not a mystery how the Coulthurst family and a group of teenage deckhands were killed on their fishing boat, Investor, on Sept. 6, 1982, in the tiny southeast Alaskan fishing village of Craig.

What remains unknown, more than 35 years later, is who did it — and why.

“You never stop thinking about them,” says Dave Freeman, who grew up with Jerome Keown and Dave Moon, two of the massacre’s eight victims.

“The shock of losing everyone really tore up our town,” Freeman tells PEOPLE. “They all had their whole lives in front of them, and they were just blown away. It’s just such a shame and tragic for no reason.”

The slaying of skipper Mark Coulthurst and his pregnant wife, Irene, both 28, along with their children Kimberly, 5, and John, 4, and four deckhands — Chris Heyman, 18; and Keown, Moon and Mike Stewart, all 19 — is still Alaska’s

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/people-explains-investor-fishing-boat-murders-alaska/

Story of Minnesota girl’s killing by abusive father featured on TV show – TwinCities.com

A case from the mid-1980s involving a teen who disappeared on her way home from school in the small northwestern Minnesota town of Underwood is featured in an episode of “The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade” on Investigation Discovery on Monday night.

Sarah Ann Rairdon (Forum News Service)
Sarah Ann Rairdon (Forum News Service)

Sarah Ann Rairdon was last seen walking home from school on a rural road outside Underwood in May 1985. Her disappearance led to months of searching and fears of abduction in Otter Tail County, until her body was found that summer in a farm field.

Rairdon’s father was arrested and convicted in her murder, confessing that he had been sexually abusing his daughter since she was 8 years old. At age 13, she told him to stop.

Sarah was one of the early missing children featured on milk carton

Read more at: http://www.twincities.com/2017/12/11/story-of-minnesota-girls-killing-by-molester-dad-featured-on-discovery-show/

Story of Minnesota girl’s killing by molester dad featured on Discovery show – TwinCities.com

A case from the mid-1980s involving a teen who disappeared on her way home from school in the small northwestern Minnesota town of Underwood is featured in an episode of “The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade” on Investigation Discovery on Monday night.

Sarah Ann Rairdon (Forum News Service)
Sarah Ann Rairdon (Forum News Service)

Sarah Ann Rairdon was last seen walking home from school on a rural road outside Underwood in May 1985. Her disappearance led to months of searching and fears of abduction in Otter Tail County, until her body was found that summer in a farm field.

Rairdon’s father was arrested and convicted in her murder, confessing that he had been sexually abusing his daughter since she was 8 years old. At age 13, she told him to stop.

Sarah was one of the early missing children featured on milk carton

Read more at: http://www.twincities.com/2017/12/11/story-of-minnesota-girls-killing-by-molester-dad-featured-on-discovery-show/

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company

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BIZBYTES: Former MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall to keynote IWLC conference

Iowa Women Lead Change is bringing its signature leadership conference to the Quad-Cities next spring with a lineup of speakers that includes Tamron Hall, the host of Investigation Discovery’s “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” and the former anchor for MSNBC and NBC’s Today Show.

Iowa Women Lead Change, or IWLC, announced that Hall will close the inaugural Quad-Cities Leadership Conference on March 29 at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. 

“Tamron Hall brings with her a strong message of women’s empowerment,” said Tiffany O’Donnell, IWLC’s chief executive officer. “Her personal and professional journey will inspire many women and men looking to get to the next level of leadership.” 

Talk about a case of good timing. Just as IWLC was sharing news of signing the award-winning journalist, Today Show fans and others were discussing Hall as a possible replacement for the recently dismissed Matt Lauer, who has been accused of sexual improprieties aimed at

Read more at: http://qctimes.com/business/jennifer-dewitt/bizbytes-former-msnbc-anchor-tamron-hall-to-keynote-iwlc-conference/article_199d55bb-ac5b-55dd-a3d3-b20fac4910e9.html