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BREAKING NEWS: Suspected arson reported at city schools' central office

Martinsville police and fire officials are investigating a suspected arson at the former Druid Hills School, which now houses the city schools’ central office, according to a news release.

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AVID program aims to prepare kids for college
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By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Ashlan Cook had been having a little trouble with figuring surface area (the total area of the surface of a three-dimensional object), and Ania Carson was struggling with how to do ratios.

Both got help from other students during a “tutorial” in Kelly Wilson’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) class Thursday at Martinsville Middle School.

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Shooter details emerge
In deaths of New York police officers

NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.

Moments before opening fire, Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached people on the street and asked them to follow him on Instagram, then told them, “Watch what I’m going to do,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.

A portrait of the Brooklyn-born gunman emerged as big-city police departments and union leaders around the country warned officers to change up their routines and insist on extra backup.

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Officials warn of toxic carbon monoxide gas
By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer

As winter approaches, public safety officials are reminding area residents of the increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning sometimes associated with keeping warm.

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911 logs show rising number of calls at complex
Management says incidents mostly are domestic

Authorities were summoned to a Martinsville apartment complex 100 times more this year than last year, according to call logs from the Martinsville-Henry County 911 Center.

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