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Ferguson activist killed, feisty mayoral debate and more taco hats – your Morning Scoop

In this Feb. 6, 2006 file photo, Isabelle Dinoire, the woman who received the world’s first partial face transplant with a new nose, chin and mouth, in an operation on Nov. 27, 2005, addresses reporters during her first press conference since the transplant at the Amiens hospital, northern France. The 38-year-old woman was mauled by a dog, leaving her with severe facial injuries that her doctors said made it difficult for her to speak and eat. Dinoire has died, 11 years after surgery that set the stage for dozens of other transplants around the world.
In this Feb. 6, 2006 file photo, Isabelle Dinoire, the woman who received the world’s first partial face transplant with a new nose, chin and mouth, in an operation on Nov. 27, 2005, addresses reporters during her first press conference since the transplant at the Amiens hospital, northern France. The 38-year-old woman was mauled by a dog, leaving her with severe facial injuries that her doctors said made it difficult for her to speak and eat. Dinoire has died, 11 years after surgery that set the stage for dozens of other transplants around the world. AP

Hi. It’s Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, and I’m here with your helping of the Morning Scoop. (Subscribe here to get the Scoop in your inbox because reading is fundamental.)

What You Need to Know

• Darren Seals, a well-known Ferguson activist, was found shot to death in a burning car.

• A Fresno man went for a bike ride and ended up with bullet wounds.

• Isabelle Dinoire, the woman who received the first partial face transplant, has died.

• The FBI is renewing the search for a Cal Poly student who disappeared 20 years ago.

• A couple of guys in suits gathered together a crowd to watch them snipe at each other because it’s election season here in Fresno, too.

What You Want to Know

• A North Fork tribe got the thumbs up from a judge to build a casino along Highway 99, and will get a thumbs up from me if the casino includes electronic roulette.

• If you’re into tacos, Triple A baseball’s only team named after the delicious meat envelopes has a hat for you.

• Eight new restaurants are opening in this area and only two are closing so finally the math is on our side.

• Inmate-trained “wild” horses are up for adoption and I’m so confused. Are they trained or are they wild? I may never know.

What You Wish You Didn’t Know

• Sometime today, social media will be taken over by Apple diehards angrily debating screen size and headphone jacks, so look forward to that.

• And finally, have you always wanted to see what a hand infected by flesh-eating bacteria looks like? Me neither, but this photo is all over the Bee website, so we’re in this together now.

Have a great Wednesday and be excellent to each other, you Wyld Stallyns.

Heather McLane: heatherannmclane@gmail.com, @heather_mclane

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