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Tennessee bill would require defendants convicted of killing a parent to pay victims’ children

Tennessee lawmakers proposed legislation that would require defendants convicted of certain violent crimes that killed a parent to pay the victim’s children until the children become adults. SB2878/HB2960 is sponsored by Sen. Sara Kyle and Rep. G.A. Hardaway, both Democrats, in their respective chambers. The legislation would create a new financial penalty for those convicted of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide and…

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 security guard gunned down with rifle, killed in Family Dollar store: police

A Chicago security guard was gunned down at a Family Dollar store in the city’s West Side, police said. According to FOX 32, citing the Chicago Police Department, authorities were called to the discount store on Friday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. Authorities said that the suspect approached 43-year-old Loyce Wright with a rifle and gunned him down in the store. Wright, a security guard…

Teen charged in fatal shooting of Detroit-area man known for vigilante sex predator stings

A 17-year-old male has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Detroit-area man who had been trying to expose sexual predators by posing as a teenaged girl on social media in unauthorized “sting” operations. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced the charges of homicide, carrying a concealed weapon and using a firearm during a felony. There is no evidence that the shooting was related…

San Diego man charged for threats to Arizona election worker: ‘run’ and ‘hide’

A San Diego man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of leaving threatening messages on the personal cellphone of an Arizona election worker he accused of rigging the 2022 election results, federal prosecutors said. The 52-year-old was charged with one count of communicating an interstate threat and will make an initial court appearance Friday in San Diego, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of…

Washington, DC charter school student robbed of Air Jordan sneakers at gunpoint near campus

A public charter school student in Washington, D.C., was robbed of his Air Jordan sneakers at gunpoint near the campus shortly after dismissal on Wednesday afternoon. A report from the Metropolitan Police Department said detectives believe the Paul Public Charter School student was walking along 8th Street Northwest and Peabody Street Northwest at around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday when he was robbed, according to FOX 5…

2 suspects in 2018 Vermont murder-for-hire case to stand trial in September

The two men facing federal charges connected to a murder-for-hire plot that led to the 2018 abduction and killing of a Vermont man will go on trial in September, a federal judge said Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford set Sept. 23 as the start date for the trial of Serhat Gumrukcu, of Los Angeles, and Berk Eratay, of Las Vegas. They pleaded not…

Portland woman wanted in husband’s murder found dead, police say

A Portland, Oregon, woman suspected in the murder of her husband was found dead Tuesday after nearly a month on the run, authorities said. Analiesa Golde was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near Long Beach, a coastal town in southwest Washington, the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement. Golde’s Toyota 4Runner was also recovered.  Golde was wanted in connection to the…

Illegal immigrant led police on wild high-speed chase in stolen Maryland state tow truck: ICE

A man accused of stealing a Maryland State Highway Administration tow truck and leading police on a wild, high-speed chase on Friday was in the United States illegally. Cesar Flavio Lanuza, a Nicaraguan citizen, led authorities on a wild chase in which he allegedly hit other cars and police cruisers before stopping in Silver Spring, Fox DC reported.  He was arrested and U.S. Immigration and…

Indiana reporter arrested for threats against pro-Israel officials: ‘Kill every Jew’

A freelance reporter based in Fort Wayne, Indiana is facing up to five years in federal prison after allegedly threatening to “kill every Jew” in the city and “shoot every pro-Israel U.S. government official,” according to a federal affidavit filed in court last week. Jeffrey Stevens, 41, is charged with posting threats using interstate communications, which carries a maximum of five years in federal prison….

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…

Alabama mom runs over her 7-year-old son with car after making him walk home from school as punishment: police

An Alabama mother has been charged with child abuse after she accidentally ran over her 7-year-old son while making him walk home from school as a punishment, according to the Boaz Police Department.  Police said the incident happened on Feb. 9 around 3:30 p.m. when Sarai Rachel James, 27, picked up her son from school in Boaz, Alabama. James was told that her son had…

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….

Charlotte protesters attack officers, set tractor-trailer on fire in riot at Eritrean ‘cultural event’: police

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department said eight people were arrested Saturday during a 10-hour “protest and standoff” that stemmed from an Eritrean “cultural event.”  Clashes erupted between rival groups of Eritreans, and police confirmed that officers trying to disperse the unlawful crowds were attacked by people wielding sticks, rocks and other items.  Crowds also set a tractor on fire in North Carolina’s largest city, and…

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…

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…

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…

Pennsylvania magistrate judge charged with shooting estranged boyfriend in head

A suspended magistrate judge in Pennsylvania shot her estranged boyfriend in the head as he slept last weekend, police said Thursday in filing attempted murder and aggravated assault charges against her. Tests showed Magisterial District Judge Sonya M. McKnight, 57, had gunshot residue on her hands an hour after Michael McCoy was shot in the bed of his home in the Harrisburg area early Saturday,…

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…

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,…

Florida couple arrested after children found living in ‘deplorable’ conditions: affidavit

A Florida couple was arrested last week after two young children were found to be living in “deplorable” conditions, according to an affidavit from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Tawnya and Devin White were both arrested and charged with negligent child abuse after deputies investigated a report from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) of possible child neglect related to environmental hazards at…

Florida man allegedly carjacks grandmother, pens four-page apology letter: police

A Florida man is accused of carjacking his 77-year-old grandmother – and then penning a four-page letter apologizing for the incident.  Alan Aspinwall was arrested and charged with unarmed carjacking, domestic battery on a person 65 years of age or older, and theft from a person 65 years of age or older. According to an affidavit, obtained by FOX 35, Aspinwall allegedly carjacked his grandmother…

Kansas City shooting at Chiefs Super Bowl parade leaves at least 1 dead, 22 wounded

Kansas City Police said one person is dead, and 22 others were injured by gunfire after a shooting near the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory rally at Union Station on Wednesday. Nine children are among the 22 injured by gunfire. In total, 11 children were injured, and they range in age from 6 to 15, according to Children’s Mercy Hospital. None of the children are in…

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…

Police announce arrest in theft, destruction of Jackie Robinson statue; additional arrests likely

Law enforcement in Wichita, Kansas announced the arrest of a suspect connected to the theft of a bronze Jackie Robinson statue.  The statue was stolen from a public park and was later found dismantled and burned. On Tuesday, Wichita police said Ricky Alderete, 45, was taken into custody earlier this month due to his connection to an unrelated case. He has a criminal record that…

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…

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