Leading Off (1/24/14)

Colten Moore Wins Gold at X Games. A year after his brother died from injuries suffered while competing in the snowmobile freestyle event at ESPN’s extreme sports winter competition in Colorado, the 24-year-old Moore, of Krum, returned to the games last night and took the gold medal. “I know he was out here with me all night. To be able to come out here and get gold is unbelievable. I just give it all to him. I know he was the one helping me do everything I was doing,” he said. “It’s what me and Caleb grew up doing, pushing each other to go for it. I just knew that he’d be riding with me.”

Colten Moore Admits to Shooting 2 Convenience Store Clerks. In addition to killing Yosef Tulu on Tuesday, 18-year-old Moore, of Garland, reportedly confessed to shooting another man in a similar incident on January 16. The earlier victim survived, though he’s been hospitalized since then. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Moore had been telling friends for more than a year that he wanted to shoot someone with his father’s rifle and make it look like a robbery.

Local Columnists and Bloggers to Make Hay Out of Coincidence of Two Men With the Same Name in Very Different Headlines the Same Week. I’m assuming. More evidence that our names aren’t our destinies, maybe. Or a symbol of the bittersweet symmetry that can spontaneously burst forth from the sprawling chaos of our universe, like a plastic bag that makes Wes Bentley cry.