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Delaware police investigating possible abuse of special needs students at elementary school

Special needs children at a Delaware elementary school may have been abused inside the classroom by three teachers, according to police. Families in Smyrna, Delaware, met with school administrators after learning their special needs children may have been the victims of abuse inside the classroom. Smyrna Police are investigating the possibility that three teachers at Smyrna Elementary engaged in professional misconduct. Police are working with…

Chicago school board votes to remove uniformed police officers from schools

The Chicago Board of Education voted on Thursday to end its contract with Chicago police and remove uniformed officers from the city’s schools. The vote came at the end of a nearly eight-hour school board meeting in which teachers, students and elected city officials spoke. The battle on whether to keep the uniformed police officers in the 39 city schools where they continue to patrol,…

Texas law enforcement who responded to Uvalde school shooting ordered to testify before a grand jury: reports

Multiple law enforcement officers have been ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating nearly two years following the deadly Uvalde school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead as heavily armed agents hesitated to confront the lone gunman. According to the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV, subpoenas for an in-person hearing have been issued, and a hearing is set to begin at the Uvalde…

Taekwondo instructor in Australia accused of killing his student, 7, and the child’s parents

A taekwondo instructor in Australia is accused of killing his 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents before arriving at a hospital with stab and slash wounds on his body, according to police. Kwang Kyung Yoo, owner of the Lion’s Taekwondo and Martial Arts Academy, will be charged with three counts of murder, Homicide Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty said. The killings were discovered after Yoo, who…

Pennsylvania authorities identify police officer wounded in fatal gunfire exchange

Authorities have identified a southeastern Pennsylvania police officer wounded in an exchange of gunfire that killed a suspect over the weekend. The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office on Sunday identified the wounded officer as Chester Police Detective Steve Byrne, saying in a social media post that officials were “deeply saddened” by Saturday afternoon’s events but “enormously grateful” that Byrne was expected to make a full…

Shooting at Indianapolis Waffle House kills 1, injures 5 others

One person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting at a Waffle House in Indianapolis, Indiana, early Monday morning, according to police. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police responded at about 12:30 a.m. to the Waffle House in the 2600 block of South Lynhurst Drive following a report of a person shot, Fox 59 reported. Officers arrived at the scene and found at least five…

Colorado police identify 2 killed in college dorm shooting

Two people found dead inside a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus dorm room on Friday have been identified by police, after revealing the incident appears to be isolated and is being investigated as a homicide, not a murder-suicide. The Colorado Springs Police Department, on Sunday, identified the victims as 24-year-old Samuel Knopp of Parker, Colorado, and 26-year-old Celie Rain Montgomery of Pueblo, Colorado….

Pennsylvania cop shot attempting traffic stop, suspect fatally shot from returned fire

A Pennsylvania police officer was shot by a suspect during a traffic stop, which led to the officer returning gunfire and killing the suspect. The incident happened at West 14th Street and Arbor Drive in Chester, Pennsylvania, Saturday at around 4:30 p.m. as an officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop, officials said. The suspect refused to comply with the officer’s demands, so he…

California man mauled, killed by pit bulls in yard: police

A California man is dead after he was reportedly viciously mauled by pit bulls in his backyard. According to the Compton Fire Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, authorities responded to a 911 call on Friday morning at around 8 a.m. Authorities said that a woman made a frantic call that her 35-year-old boyfriend was severely hurt after being attacked by pit bulls. When…

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves fined for allegedly tampering with sexual assault probe into him

Former CBS President and CEO Les Moonves had to pay $11,250 this month after it was found that he attempted to influence a now-retired LAPD captain to interfere in the sexual assault probe against him. According to legal documents from the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission that were obtained by a local NBC affiliate, Moonves agreed to pay the fine after it became clear he…

Georgia man arrested for printing, using counterfeit $100 bills

A Georgia man is charged after allegedly printing and using counterfeit $100 bills across metro Atlanta and other states. David Gragg was arrested on several charges, including forgery and possession of tools for the commission of a crime, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. “We’ve had a lot of washed-out ones that have been re-printed to look like $20s, but this is the first time $100…

Virginia firefighter killed, 11 injured after gas leak explosion ‘levels’ residence: ‘Enormous boom’

A Virginia firefighter is dead, and eleven others are injured after a home explosion obliterated a residence on Friday evening. In a press conference, Loudon County Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief of Operations James Williams said that one firefighter is dead, nine firefighters, and two civilians are injured after the explosion “totally devastated” a home in northern Virginia. Authorities said that at the time of…

Body camera footage released from Tennessee deputy fatal shooting, heroic public assistance

Police in Tennessee have released graphic body camera footage from the officer-invovled shooting that killed Deputy Greg McCowan and injured Deputy Shelby Eggers. In split-screen body camera footage from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Deputy Eggers is seen pulling over and approaching Kenneth DeHart, 42, on Feb. 8. At first, DeHart cooperated with the officer and peacefully handed over his registration and license. Eggers…

American kidnapped in Mexico, left to die in jungle with eyes, wrists taped

A New York man living in Mexico is lucky to be alive after several men abducted him and held him for a $200,000 ransom.  The kidnappers taped Joseph Constantine Buonincontri’s eyes shut and bound him by his wrists and ankles, and left him deep in a jungle in Limones, Mexico, a remote area about 200 miles southwest of Cancun.  Locals tipped off the police about…

Florida sheriff’s office releases bodycam footage showing man shot dead by deputies charging them with knife

A Florida sheriff’s office released bodycam footage on Thursday showing a man – who was shot and killed by law enforcement last week – charging at deputies with a knife in hand. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to 4717 Davisson Avenue on Feb. 6 after a man called 911 initially to report that his friend killed himself inside the home. He then…

Tennessee deputy’s patrol car recovered from river with 2 bodies inside: police

The body of a Tennessee deputy, who disappeared after making an arrest, has been recovered after his patrol car was found underwater. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tennessee confirmed in a Facebook post that the body of 35-year-old Deputy Robert “R.J.” Leonard had been found on Thursday evening. “His remains are currently being escorted to the Knoxville Regional Medical Examiner’s Office by motor…

LSU running back Trey Holly in custody on attempted murder charge

LSU running back Trey Holly turned himself in to police Thursday and has been charged with second-degree murder. Holly was one of three suspects arrested in a Feb. 9 shooting at an apartment complex in Union Parish, La. Holly has also been charged with aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon, according to ESPN. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON…

No one charged yet in Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting

No charges have yet been filed regarding the mass shooting in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday — though police have detained multiple suspects. “We have not charged them yet. This is still under investigation. We do have 24 hours until we we have to either file charges or release them,” said Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves at a press conference on Thursday. She continued,…

Philadelphia officer acquitted of assault nearly 4 years after using baton on Floyd protester

A former Philadelphia police inspector has been acquitted of assault in the use of a baton during an encounter with a protester in a 2020 racial injustice demonstration. Jurors acquitted 57-year-old Joseph Bologna on Wednesday of charges of simple assault and possessing an instrument of crime in the incident recorded on video during June 2020 protests on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway following the death of…

Neighbors of Lakewood Church shooter detail years of ‘hell,’ police inaction: ‘Only a matter of time’

The neighbors of the shooter who opened fire at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church before being fatally shot by police detailed years of harassment and threats their small, two-street community faced from her – claiming law enforcement and elected officials failed to adequately respond to their near constant outcry.  Five women who lived near Genesse Ivonne Moreno in Conroe, Texas, a city more than 50 miles…

Virginia woman arrested after allegedly swinging medieval sword at police officer, neighbor

A Virginia woman is facing charges after she allegedly swung a medieval sword at a police officer and another person. The Leesburg Police Department announced on Monday that officers responded on Feb. 8 to the 800 block of Edwards Ferry Road to serve a warrant on 35-year-old Alexandra C. Hopkins. After officers encountered Hopkins, she swung at one of them with a sword that was…

Georgia suspect leads police on high-speed chase over misunderstanding, wrecks motorcycle

A Georgia man was recently arrested after police said he led them on a destructive, high-speed chase believing they had a warrant out for him – even though they didn’t. Cornelia resident Codey Wayne Shoemake, 33, was charged with felony-level fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, according to FOX 5 Atlanta. He was also charged with a reckless driving misdemeanor. At 2:40 a.m….

NY GOP reps blame ‘disastrous’ Democrat policies for 2nd violent migrant attack in 2 weeks: ‘End this madness’

New York GOP lawmakers are sounding off after a second violent migrant attack happened in just two weeks, calling it a crisis of “epic proportions.”  “Let’s be clear on one thing: President Biden and Governor Hochul’s executive actions caused this crisis,” Rep. Marcus Molinaro, R-N.Y., said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “We’re now seeing innocent people being terrorized by criminals and a humanitarian…

Georgia police officers allegedly sickened by substance on papers, suspect arrested

A Georgia man was arrested after a substance on papers he gave to two police officers allegedly left them feeling dizzy and struggling to breathe, according to a report.  Little Gaston Stone, 51, was charged with aggravated assault after he entered the Smyrna Police Department with the paperwork while complaining about Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and recording the interaction, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.  The…

Several migrants accused in beating of New York City police officers arrested in Phoenix

Several of the illegal immigrants suspected of beating New York City police officers were arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, Fox News confirmed Monday night. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sources told Fox News that the migrants allegedly involved in the mob beating of NYPD officers were arrested Monday evening by ICE and Homeland Security Investigations at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix. The identities of the suspects…

Armed Florida man suspected of planning mass shooting at strip club to undergo psych evaluation

A Florida man who allegedly planned a mass shooting at a strip club but was stopped as he walked into the crowded club with a handgun and wore a devil’s mask over his face, is set to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before the case goes to trial. On March 19, 2023, 44-year-old Michael Rudman was seen in dramatic surveillance video released by the Tampa Police…

Maryland man charged for cutting officer with knife during theft at Safeway

A Maryland man was arrested after using a knife to cut a loss prevention officer who attempted to stop him from stealing merchandise from a Safeway grocery store. William Fernando Calix, 31, was charged with theft and first-degree assault and was released on a $10,000 unsecured personal bond. Christian Alexander Gonzalez, 18, was charged with theft in connection with the incident and was released from…

Justin Mohn sought to ‘mobilize National Guard’ after beheading dad, called for killing of feds: DA

Alleged killer Justin Mohn went to a National Guard training camp after beheading his father in an attempt to mobilize troops against the federal government, Bucks County’s district attorney revealed Friday. Authorities released new information from the ongoing investigation into Mohn, a Pennsylvania man charged with first-degree murder and abusing a corpse after he held up his father’s decapitated head in a YouTube video.  In…

California prisoner riot hospitalized 9 after about 200 inmates rushed corrections officers

Nine people were hospitalized after around 200 inmates rushed correction officers at a Southern California prison. According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, eight corrections officers and an incarcerated man were injured during the violent rush at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California. Authorities said that officers were escorting an inmate across the prison for a contraband investigation “approximately 200 incarcerated people, on…

Philadelphia DA accuses 3 retired police detectives of lying under oath in 1991 murder case

Of the nearly 3,500 people exonerated of serious crimes in the U.S. since 1989, more than half had their cases marred by alleged misconduct by police or prosecutors, according to a national database. But experts say it’s rare for anyone to be held accountable for the harm — for the coerced confessions, hidden evidence, false testimony and other dubious work that contributes to flawed convictions….

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