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Houston teen accused of paralyzing woman in 'jugging' robbery has $200,000 bond cut in half

The Houston suspect accused of paralyzing a mother of three by bodyslamming her during a "jugging" robbery on Feb. 13 had his bond cut in half on Wednesday from $200,000 to $100,000, according to Harris County court records.  Joseph Harrell, 17, was arrested last week after police released surveillance video of the incident, in which Harrell allegedly followed the victim 24 miles from a bank before bodyslamming her to the ground and stealing $4,300 in… [...]

White House to disband Covid response team in May: report

The White House will get rid of its Covid response team once the public health emergency ends in May, according to reports.  The move to disband the team comes as the pandemic has receded more than three years after the first lockdowns went into effect in the United States. The team was created in February 2020 and expanded u to three dozen staffers under President Biden, The Washington Post reported.  FAUCI CLAIMS CORONAVIRUS LAB LEAK… [...]

Illinois carjacker sentenced to 22 years after bragging he'd 'be out by Sunday'

An Illinois carjacker was sentenced to 22 years in prison after telling officers he'd be "be out [of jail] by Sunday" during his arrest. In January, Harvey resident Jordan Henry was found guilty of three counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking, two counts of armed robbery, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, among other charges. The 29-year-old had attempted to carjack a driver outside a 7-Eleven in February 2022. When… [...]

Florida teacher accused of sexual relationship with student had received multiple warnings before

A former gym teacher in Florida was warned multiple times about his inappropriate behavior with students before being arrested for a sex crime in February. Former Atlantic High School teacher Arin Hankerd was arrested on February 10 for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student in January. Hankerd resigned before he could be terminated.  But newly-revealed school investigations show that Hankerd's inappropriate behavior with students had been documented multiple times. In March 2020,… [...]

Texas mother of killed 2-year-old girl says child's father Facetimed her while he was choking their daughter

The mother of a 2-year-old Texas girl who authorities say was killed by her father said the suspect Facetimed her while he was choking the child.  Deontray Flanagan allegedly went into a Harris County Walmart store around 10 a.m. Monday after picking up Zevaya Marie Flanagan from daycare, Fox Houston reported. Authorities said The girl's mother worked at the retail store. The two adults argued and Flanagan assaulted her and took her phone and left… [...]

Massachusetts postal worker sentenced for attempting to bribe boss to participate in trafficking cocaine

A Massachusetts' postal worker was sentenced in a Boston federal court on Wednesday after attempting to bribe his boss to get them to participate in a cocaine trafficking scheme. John Noviello, 61, of Nashua N.H. was sentenced to one day in prison and three years of supervised release for offering to pay his boss $1,750 per kilogram of successfully delivered cocaine, according to the United States Attorney’s Office of Massachusetts. According to the charging documents,… [...]

Wisconsin man on 'Most Wanted' list convicted of homicide, faces decades behind bars

A Wisconsin man who landed on the state’s Most Wanted list was found guilty on Wednesday in the murder of a 24-year-old man in 2022, according to reports. FOX 6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin reported that a jury found Kenneth Twyman, 25, guilty of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Tayvon Luckett. The charge stemmed from an incident on April 21, 2022, when, according to police, Twyman shook hands with Luckett outside a gas station… [...]

Wisconsin zoo mourns unexpected loss of 17-year-old giraffe

The Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin announced that one of its giraffes died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning. The giraffe, Bahatika, or Baha for short, was being watched closely by staff at the zoo for the past few weeks, zoo officials said, as he was experiencing health issues related to his age. Baha was 17 years old, and according to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, surpassed the average life expectancy of 14 years old, for… [...]

Georgia detention officer fired, charged after sexual relationship with inmate: police

A former detention officer in Georgia was fired and charged after being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with an inmate. Kawana Jenkins, 36, is charged with two counts of improper sexual contact, two counts of reckless conduct and five counts of violation of oath by a public officer.  Jenkins is also charged with two counts of cruelty to inmates and one count of giving an inmate a prohibited item without authorization. According to Fulton County… [...]

Denver school district's board removed all police two years before high school student shot two administrators

Denver's East High School, where a 17-year-old student allegedly shot two administrators on Wednesday morning, was one of dozens of schools in the Mile High City's education system that removed all school resource officers two years ago over concerns that law enforcement contact with students "directly contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline." Mayor Michael Hancock said just hours after the shooting that two armed police officers will be stationed at East High School until the end… [...]

Seattle suburb shooting kills 1 person, 1 officer injured

A police officer in a Seattle suburb was shot and another person died early Wednesday morning, officials said. Few details have been released, including the condition of the officer, how the other person died or why officers were investigating two neighboring businesses in Everett, located about 30 miles north of Seattle, the Seattle Times reported. The officer was taken to a hospital and was alive, said Courtney O’Keefe, a spokesperson for the Snohomish County Multiple… [...]

Nord Stream explosion, leak an 'act of sabotage,' White House adviser Kirby says

U.S. officials believe explosions last year along the Nord Stream pipelines, a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project designed to carry Russian gas to Germany, were a deliberate attack.  Earlier this month, officials said U.S. intelligence suggested that a pro-Ukrainian group was behind the attack. On Wednesday, National Security Council (NSC) spokesman John Kirby said there are three investigations being conducted on the matter.  "We still do believe it was an act of sabotage," he told reporters during… [...]

2 found dead in eastern Missouri home, suspect sought

Two people were found dead inside an eastern Missouri home, and police are using drones in the search for a man they describe as a person of interest. MISSOURI ATTORNEY SEEN ON VIDEO GROPING 6 CLIENTS AVOIDS DISBARMENT The victims were discovered Tuesday night at a home in Troy, about 55 miles northwest of St. Louis. Names and other details about the victims have not been released. Police have not disclosed how they died. Police… [...]

Public health emergency declared at overcrowded Detroit-area jail for children

Officials declared a public health emergency at an overcrowded Detroit-area jail for kids, a step that could lead to improved staffing and more services. "The situation has become untenable for nearly 140 youths that are currently residing there. Extraordinary action has become necessary," Wayne County Executive Warren Evans said during a speech Tuesday night. Evans has been pleading with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to help solve the problem. A statewide shortage of residential facilities means… [...]

4 Mexican soldiers opened fire on pickup truck, killing 5 unarmed men

Mexico’s governmental human rights agency said four soldiers opened fire without justification on a pickup truck in the border city of Nuevo Laredo last month, killing five men and wounding another. The case of the Feb. 26 shootings has been referred to civilian and military prosecutors. The National Human Rights Commission normally steps back when cases go to prosecution. But since charges have not yet been announced, the commission took the unusual step late Tuesday… [...]

Seattle resident commits suicide, deputy shot while Washington authorities were serving an eviction notice

Law enforcement officials have released the name of a King County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot in Seattle Monday while serving an eviction notice as well as the person found dead inside the Ballard neighborhood residence. Detective David Easterly was shot and wounded, the King County Independent Force Investigation Team said Tuesday in a news release. Easterly remained in critical condition Tuesday at Harborview Medical Center, The Seattle Times reported. Easterly was shot Monday morning… [...]

Texas troopers arrest Oklahoma man for human smuggling after his truck gets stuck in mud: video

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers stopped an Oklahoma man from smuggling nine illegal immigrants into the U.S. on Saturday, after his truck got stuck in the mud. Texas DPS said Hayden Franco, 28, of Oklahoma was pulled over for a traffic violation. As the trooper got out of his squad vehicle and approached the Ford F-150 pickup truck Franco was driving, Franco hit the gas to try and flee. But instead, the truck bogged… [...]

Montana caretakers accused of killing 6-year-old girl who was abused, left to drown in tub, hidden inside case

A Montana couple faces charges of murder and tampering with evidence in the 2019 disappearance and death of a 6-year-old girl on the Crow Indian Reservation, according to court documents. Mildred Alexis Old Crow was physically assaulted and left in a bathtub to drown before her body was wrapped in plastic and concealed inside a container, Big Horn County Attorney Jeanne Torske said in court documents. The container was taped shut and remained hidden for… [...]

Stephen Smith death probe: South Carolina law enforcement says 'progress has been made'

South Carolina authorities announced Wednesday that "progress has been made" in the homicide probe of Buster Murdaugh's former classmate Stephen Smith, who was found dead on a rural road in Hampton County. Pathologist Erin Presnell determined that Smith died in July 2015 from a hit-and-run just miles from the Murdaugh family's hunting estate known as Moselle. Smith was widely rumored to be the lover of Alex Murdaugh's son, Buster. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division… [...]

Texans blast Elon Musk's Boring plan to dump wastewater in local river: 'This is a hot mess'

Bastrop County, Texas, residents who spoke with Fox News criticized the Boring Company over its request to dump up to 142,500 gallons of treated wastewater per day into the local drinking water supply.  "The thought of this happening is horrifying," Erin, who runs an organic farm near the Boring Company facility, told Fox News. "This stuff — and we don't even know what it is — going into the river that we depend on for… [...]

Georgia teacher's outburst at students caught on video: 'See me on the street'

A Georgia middle school teacher's bizarre rant against students was videotaped by a student on Thursday. The teacher, who is unidentified, was recorded making aggressive statements to Dacula Middle School students. A student surreptitiously filmed the video below their desk. "Y'all act weird," the teacher was heard saying in the video. "Joking and laughing, and it's all funny. But y'all keep that same energy and see me on the street." "Keep that same energy. Cause… [...]

Michigan juvenile jail bursts at seams with inmates, sparking 'extraordinary' emergency

A Michigan youth jail is so overcrowded with juvenile inmates that it sparked a county official to declare an "extraordinary" public health emergency on Tuesday, according to a report. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans announced the public health emergency during his State of the County speech as the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility in Detroit is packed with 137 young people in a building designed to accommodate 80, according to the Detroit Free Press. "The… [...]

Denver police identify 17-year-old student accused of shooting two high school administrators

A manhunt is underway in Denver for 17-year-old East High School student Austin Lyle, who allegedly shot two school administrators on Wednesday morning while being patted down during a daily search.  Denver police described Lyle as a Black male about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green hoodie.  His vehicle, a 2005 red Volvo XC90, was located southwest of Denver in Park County on Wednesday… [...]

Texas deputies arrest four for human smuggling; one allegedly punches self in the face to blame migrants

Kinney County, Texas, deputies arrested two men and two women on Tuesday night for human smuggling, with one suspect allegedly punching himself in the face and claiming an immigrant hit him and forced him to drive them. The Kinney County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that deputies saw two vehicles stopped on Route 334. When deputies approached the vehicles, they saw a group of siblings and girlfriends in the vehicles, along with eight illegal foreign… [...]

Ohio police bodycam videos reveal neighbors reacting to 3 men found bound, gagged, executed

A U-Haul truck driver told police, "That couldn't be what I thought," when he found the bodies of two bound and gagged men dumped on the side of a secluded, wooded section of Akron, Ohio, this month. That was one of two crime scenes police investigated on March 10, which included a third body found about 15 minutes away in Copley, Ohio. An Akron police officer who inspected the bodies said it looked like one… [...]