How a self-published author inspired by Stephen King knocked his idol from the top spot on Amazon

Dylan Jones, 39, started reading Stephen King novels when he was 11. He’s pretty sure he’s read all of King’s fiction, which is saying something: King is an impressively prolific author. It was King who first inspired Jones to try writing. “He was, I think, probably the single reason that I started writing, to be… Read More »

Child and Teen Rescued from East Hartford Fire

Neighbors rushed to the rescue of a 10-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man who were inside an East Hartford home when fire broke out overnight.Fire officials said flames broke out at 64/66 Saunders Street shortly after midnight Tuesday.Before firefighters arrived on scene, two neighbors helped pull the 10-year-old and 19-year-old from a window.Susan Campbell was… Read More »

South Dakota Man Gets $190 Fine for Snake Without Leash

South Dakota man gets $190 fine for snake without leash SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who was fined for allowing his pet snake to slither freely in a South Dakota park said an animal control officer suggested he use a leash to restrain the reptile. Jerry Kimball said he initially thought the recommendation… Read More »

Gaza’s only fisherwoman navigates dangerous waters

Gaza City – The world may not know her name, but anyone who has visited Gaza’s seaport will recognise Madleen Kullab. The daughter of a fisherman, 22-year-old Kullab is the only female fisher in Gaza. It was not her choice to follow her father’s path: As a child, she dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, but… Read More »