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In brief: Donation will keep Head Start running

ATLANTA – The National Head Start Association said a pledge of up to $10 million from two Houston philanthropists will help keep Head Start programs running during the federal government shutdown.

The association said it welcomed the pledge by Laura and John Arnold, adding it will help serve more than 7,000 at-risk children.

Laura Arnold is an ex-oil company executive and John Arnold is an investor. They chair the Arnold Foundation, a philanthropic organization established in 2008.

Four dead linked to child porn case

DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. – An Alabama sheriff said four people found shot to death in a car were linked to a child pornography investigation in Tennessee.

Winston County Sheriff Rick Harris said Monday the four died in what appeared to be a murder-suicide.

Harris said 29-year-old Robert S. Hamrick and his 39-year-old ex-wife, Kristi Hunt Hamrick, were under investigation for allegations of child pornography and molestation in Hardin County, Tenn.

They shared an address with 30-year-old Kevin Carey and 37-year-old Keith Hunt, who also were implicated, Harris said.

Harris says it appears Keith Hunt killed the others, then himself. He was the brother of Kristi Hunt Hamrick.


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