death thursday

DETROIT | Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

DETROIT  — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92. The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play … Continue reading DETROIT | Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Man smiles, says ‘Let’s rock’ before dying in electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee inmate grimaced and waved goodbye before saying “let’s rock,” moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007, put to death Thursday for shooting two men and slitting their throats during a drug deal decades ago. Edmund Zagorski, 63, was pronounced dead … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Man smiles, says ‘Let’s rock’ before dying in electric chair