Leading Off (12/19/12)

The Roof. The Roof. The Roof Was on Fire. More specifically, the roof at the Plaza of the Americas was on fire last night. Twenty fire trucks and 60 firefighters showed up to put it out.

Tex Is Back. It’s not every day you get to see a great big head be adorned with a Santa Claus hat. And it’s not every day that you get to pepper your article with a poem. But today is a special day: meet Tex-a Claus.

HP Teen Is a Grinch. Kace Cole took a couple of machetes and used them to cut off the heads of lawn ornaments and then hid the machetes on Highland Park High School’s campus. He was caught when the machetes were found and the police waited to see who would return for them.


  • MissLanders

    a couple of machetes….Highland Park High School’s campus…

  • Kk.

    I thought the details that the machetes had been stashed not only at his school by the football stadium where he was a star, they were wrapped in an HP hoodie bearing his jersey # were particularly forhead slapping. I can imagine the look on his parents faces when told all these facts….

  • Jagger

    There’s more to the HP kid story than him being a grinch. Something very dark about a kid who admittedly decapitates Santa the same day or day after 20 babies were slaughtered by a young white man two years older than Kace Cole. I hope they do a psycological exam on this kid. This is dark and sick.The signs are there. I hope there are no weapons in the house where he lives. Mom and Dad – take this seriously.

  • Dubious Brother

    Are you implying that the “young white man” started with lawn decorations before working his way up to first graders? Do your parents take you seriously?