Here’s an offering of remotely interesting news generally not covered locally (first story excepted).
Alabama jail escapee
U.S. Marshals are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of an Alabama corrections officer and inmate who disappeared Friday morning. Vicki White, assistant director of corrections for Alabama’s Lauderdale County, is wanted on charges of permitting/facilitating escape in the first degree. The inmate, Casey White (no relation), 38, is a big man at 6-feet, 9inches tall and weighing *330 lbs. He is considered extremely dangerous, and is serving 75 years for two capital murder charges dating to 2015. After the two left the corrections center, White’s abandoned patrol car was found in a shopping center parking lot less than a mile from the detention center.
Seven hours of sleep needed
New research has determined seven hours of sleep a night is the ideal amount needed in middle and old age to help with better mental health. The brain needs the down time to repair the body from the day’s activities and to consolidate memories. Too little sleep could lead to dementia. Too much sleep could lead to cardiovascular disease.
Body in barrel found in Lake Mead
Low water levels in Lake Mead in Nevada have uncovered a body in a barrel. Water levels in the country’s largest reservoir have been steadily dropping for the past 15 years, and is now at its lowest level since it was filled in the 1930s. The body is believed to be a homicide victim from the 1980s. Officials believe more bodies are likely as the water level continues to drop. About 20 million people in Arizona, Nevada, California and Mexico rely on water from Lake Mead. The lake was created by completion of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River.
Wild boars roam Rome
Several neighborhoods in Rome are experiencing a string of wild boar attacks. One woman taking out her garbage claims to have been pushed to the ground Sunday night by a mother sow protecting her pack of piglets. Social media group chats have advised not going out after 8:30 p.m.
120 degrees in India/Pakistan
Temperatures in India reached 120 degrees in some areas during April, causing schools to close for summer early and heat stroke deaths. Extreme heat in India is common during May, but not in April. Pakistan is also experiencing the heatwave, with temps nearly reaching the 120-degree mark.
Passwords everybody uses
New research by NordPass, proprietary password manager, found the most compromised—and overused—passwords by CEOs are “12356,” “123456,” “123456789” and “password.” These, in a word, are unsecure. Names also overused with passwords include “Michael,” “Jordans” and “dragon.”
* This story was edited to correct the weight of Casey White from 250 to 330 lbs, according to U.S. Marshall Service information.