Waukesha Christmas parade attack defendant represents himself at homicide trial as proceedings begin

October 07, 2022 at 04:54

CNN —The man accused of intentionally driving his SUV through a crowd of Christmas parade attendees in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last year, killing six people and wounding dozens more, represented himself as court proceedings began at his homicide trial Thursday...

Tufts University event series separates 'white' faculty from 'BIPOC' colleagues

October 07, 2022 at 02:26

Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts is hosting a dialogue series with separate events for faculty and staff. one for those who are "BIPOC" individuals and another for "white participants." The Tufts University Office of the Chief Diversity Officer is...

Another GOP Trump critic heads for the exits

October 07, 2022 at 02:13

CNN —The news that Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is planning to resign from his position by the end of the year to take over as the president of the University of Florida means that another prominent Republican critic of former President Donald Trump will be step...

Suspected gunman in custody after being barricaded in a Michigan motel for more than 6 hours, police say

October 07, 2022 at 02:02

CNN —A 38-year-old man was “peacefully” taken into custody Thursday after allegedly fatally shooting one person and barricading himself in a hotel room for more than six hours in Dearborn, Michigan, according to authorities. Following hours of negotiations,...

Murder convictions overturned after court rules rap lyrics likely injected racial bias

October 07, 2022 at 01:39

Los Angeles CNN —The murder convictions of two Black men in northern California were vacated Monday after a judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed to limit racism within the crimina...

Texas sheriff's deputies find 84 migrants getting out of tractor trailer in Hidalgo County

October 07, 2022 at 01:36

Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies located 84 migrants on Thursday afternoon as they unloaded from a tractor trailer just 12 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas. A concerned citizen originally reported the tractor trailer near a residence about...

White House left looking for answers after OPEC+ announces oil production cuts

October 07, 2022 at 01:32

CNN —The OPEC+ decision to dramatically cut its oil output targets has left the White House grappling with a complex – and potentially damaging – mix of geopolitical and domestic challenges with few easy answers. But they are also keenly aware just how many...

Colorado woman tied up Tinder date then stabbed, choked, and threatened to kill him, police say

October 07, 2022 at 01:16

A Colorado woman is accused of tying up a man she met on Tinder before stabbing, choking, and threatening to kill him inside her apartment, police said. Lauren Dooley, 22, was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 28, after Colorado Springs police officers responded to...

Uvalde school district fires new police officer who is under investigation by Texas DPS

October 07, 2022 at 00:27

A former Texas State Trooper who responded to the Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24th and was recently hired by the Uvalde school district was fired from her new job on Thursday, officials announced. "We are deeply distressed by the information that...

California police find woman's body in Los Angeles-area clothing donation box

October 07, 2022 at 00:14

The body of a woman was found Thursday inside a clothing donation box near Los Angeles, authorities said. The unidentified woman climbed into the box in Santa Clarita and was reported around 10 a.m. near the intersection of Orchard Village Road and Lyons Av...

10 injured when NYPD vehicle jumps curb after colliding with car

October 07, 2022 at 00:12

New York CNN —Ten people were injured after a police cruiser collided with another vehicle in the Bronx Thursday afternoon and jumped the curb, New York Police Department officials said at a news conference. Everyone is expected to survive, Chief of Patrol...

Fowl play: wild turkey causes chaos after breaking into Ohio home

October 06, 2022 at 23:59

A video posted by police in Ohio shows a wild turkey frantically trying to make an escape from police captivity after flying through a home's widow. In a video posted on Twitter by the Miami Township Police Department, the turkey is seen thrashing around in...

Texas authorities announce major cocaine bust during traffic stop

October 06, 2022 at 23:51

Texas law enforcement says it seized 126 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop in Hidalgo County Wednesday morning. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said it seized the illicit narcotics as part of Operation Lone Star (OLS), a border security in...

Lori Vallow's murder trial vacated pending 'competency' evaluation results: judge

October 06, 2022 at 23:24

An Idaho judge has vacated Lori Vallow's murder trial, set to begin in January, pending the results of a competency evaluation, court documents released Thursday reveal. "That this case … is hereby suspended until determination of Mrs. Daybell’s competency...

84 undocumented migrants rescued in Texas from semi-truck, according to sheriff

October 06, 2022 at 22:42

CNN —Eighty-four undocumented migrants have been rescued from a semi-truck in Southern Texas, according to a tweet from Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra. A concerned citizen called in to report a semi-truck at a residence in Weslaco, Texas, according to...

Austin city council member slams 'egregious error' of golf course hosting adult entertainment club's tourney

October 06, 2022 at 22:18

The council member who represents the northwest Austin district where a golf course hosted a racy tournament with an adult entertainment club this week says that she has fielded calls from concerned constituents about the incident. The Vista Ridge High Scho...

Homeless Atlanta man expected to receive millions from being paralyzed by fall after officer Tasered him

October 06, 2022 at 22:13

A homeless man who fell, hurt himself and ended up paralyzed while running away from Atlanta police officers is expected to receive a multimillion-dollar payout from the city, which could impact future services, one city leader said. A jury initially awarde...

Kansas coach facing felony charges had sex with 17-year-old student at school multiple times

October 06, 2022 at 22:04

A former high school teacher and coach allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old student on multiple occasions, both at his house and at the school, court records say. Steven Mesa, 47, was arrested last month and charged with three felony counts of unlawful sexu...

Missing Pennsylvania girl's remains found 53 years later in Newport Township

October 06, 2022 at 21:47

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) on Tuesday identified the remains of a teenage girl who went missing more than five decades ago. Joan Marie Dymond was 14 years old when her family reported her missing from Andover Street Park in Wilkes-Barre Township on Jun...

New York City police officer slashed with knife after suspect allegedly became 'belligerent'

October 06, 2022 at 21:00

A New York City police officer was sent to the hospital after being stabbed by a man who allegedly became "combative" and "belligerent." The incident happened on Thursday at about 7:15 a.m. in front of 2349 Andrews Avenue in the Bronx when police responded...