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A runaway murder suspect. An attack on ‘Superman.’ Watch kids get splashy

A screenshot from Raeshorn Pitt’s Facebook page.
A screenshot from Raeshorn Pitt’s Facebook page.

It’s Monday, July 10, 2017. Welcome to your Morning Scoop of intriguing tales, fresh news and things that make you go “hmm.” Sign up to get the Scoop in your email inbox.

Top Scoops

• It’s going to be triple-digit hot again and the skies over the 559 look like gray face of Half Dome. Happy Monday, everyone!

• How did a murder suspect manage to escape from two veteran homicide detectives at Fresno police headquarters?

• President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, the New York Times reports.

• We’re getting a strong response from readers to our story about a Fresno girl who, at age 14, was compelled to hide the baby bump of her pregnancy and switch schools.

• It’s becoming clear that any Valley resident who wants to buy marijuana legally as of Jan. 1 will have to leave the region to do so.

Watch This Video

• Ah, to be a kid again so we could beat the heat at this splashy, new feature at Vinland Park.

Vinland Park's new splash pad was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting Saturday, July 8, 2017, making it six splash parks for kids in Fresno.

Good Stuff to Know

• Can former Fresno State Bulldog and current Yankees star Aaron Judge continue his storybook rookie season with a victory in tonight’s Home Run Derby?

Chris Colfer of “Glee” fame is coming back to Clovis, and this time he’s wearing his writer’s hat.

• That (Crunchy) Feeling When a bear is trying to eat your head. It’s amazing that this 19-year-old lived to tell about it.

Outrè Scoops

• What evil would compel a man to attack a guy who likes to don a Superman outfit and wave at cars?

• Imagine a priest in a red Corvette. Now, put a gun his hand. No, it’s not an AMC mini-series.

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59

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