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Tweets Forecast Hurricane Sandy Looting Wave: Paul Joseph Watson of Info Wars reports the New York National Guard will place 1,175 troops in Long Island in response to mass amounts of tweets asking others to join Twitter users in looting once hurricane Sandy hits. Similar looting waves also took place after hurricanes Katrina and Irene. Widespread looting is anticipated to take place during Sandy.

CA Man Charged in Triple Murder: The Daily Mail Reporter headlines Grigoriy Bukhantsov was formally charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the killings of his brother's wife and two young children Friday in Sacramento. Bukhantsov's sister-in-law and her 2-year-old son were found with stab wounds to the neck and torso. The three-year-old daughter was stabbed in the chest. Bukhantsov's family had a retraining order against him due to his repeated threats to kill them. Bukhantsov has not yet entered a plea. According to Sacramento County Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Stephen Grippi, it could be months before prosecution decides whether it will seek the death penalty. The next hearing is set for Nov. 26.

SD Killer Set to be Executed: Steve Young of the Argus Leader reports Donald Eugene Moeller is set to be executed in South Dakota Tuesday at about 10:00 p.m. Moeller was convicted of the 1990 rape and torture murder of a 9-year-old girl. Moeller had a criminal history though his teenage and adult years of theft and sexual assaults at knife-point.

Media to Take IL Prison Tours: The Associated Press reports Illinois' Department of Corrections stated media tours of state prisons are in the works. Media including the Associated Press have been repeatedly denied prison tour requests in the past. Gov. Pat Quinn is attempting to close down two more prisons despite prisons with a capacity of 33,700 housing 49,300 inmates.

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