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    A former Sarah Lawrence student has been charged with conspiring with an alleged sex cult leader who prosecutors say moved into his daughter's college dorm before pimping out her friends.  Isabella Pollok, 29, of Staten Island has been charged with racketeering, extortion and sex trafficking conspiracies, according to an indictment rewritten to add her as defendant and unsealed in Manhattan federal court.  She was charged with conspiring with Lawrence Ray, 61, who has has been held without bail since pleading not guilty to multiple charges after his arrest last February. Both could face life in prison if they are convicted.   Authorities say Ray started his scheme in 2010 after he moving in with his daughter Talia, Pollok and other women at Sarah Lawrence, a private liberal arts college outside New York City.  He presented himself as a father figure to the roommates, conducting 'therapy' sessions with them, prosecutors say. He then...
    ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A funeral home worker in Maine has been charged with stealing a wedding ring from the body of a 102-year-old woman after she died in a nursing home. Stuart Weston, 51, of Sanford, stole the ring from Laura Wood, who died at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco on Jan. 21, police said. Weston, who worked at Autumn Green Funeral Home in Alfred, was arrested on Feb. 23. The arrest came after police obtained video evidence that he sold the ring to Maine Gold & Silver in South Portland, the Portland Press Herald reported. The wedding ring has been recovered and family members have expressed relief, but are also appalled that it was stolen in the first place, the Press Herald reported. Wood's granddaughter, Emily Coyne of Cape Elizabeth, called the ordeal “an awful distraction to our ability to grieve her.” Weston is scheduled to appear in...
    Police in Ohio have charged a mother with murdering her son after they say she reported him as missing, then admitted that the six-year-old had been killed and thrown in the Ohio River.  James Robert Hutchinson was reported missing by his mother on Sunday morning, and many people came out to search for him, Middletown Police Chief David Birk said in a news release. Investigators questioned the child’s mother, 29-year-old Brittany Gosney, and her boyfriend, 42-year-old James Hamilton. Birk said the couple confessed that James had been killed a few days earlier in Preble County, then brought back to Middletown, where the family live, and put into the river. Brittany Gosney, 29 (left), has been charged with murder in the death of her six-year-old son, and both she and her boyfriend, James Hamilton, 42 (right), have been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence  Gosney's...
    An Ohio mother has been charged with murder after she confessed to killing her missing 6-year-old son, according to police. Brittany Gosney, 29, reported her 6-year-old son James Robert Hutchinson missing on Sunday morning to the Middletown Division of Police. Police said he was last seen in the Crawford Street area and was wearing “Batman pajama pants.” Police say that Gosney and her boyfriend, James Hamilton, 42, actually confessed after questioning to killing Hutchinson in Preble County “days ago.” Hutchinson’s body was then brought back to Middletown and was “later put into the Ohio River,” police said. “We will be working with trained searches in an attempt to recover James’s  body,” Middletown police said. “The river is very high and treacherous, so we will not be disclosing the exact location in hopes of avoiding another tragic incident.” (RELATED: 95-Year-Old Assisted Living Home Resident Charged With Murder Of Employee He Accused...
    (CNN)Here's some background information about the 2005 killings of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq. FactsHaditha is a city on the Euphrates River northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.Eight US Marines faced charges in the deaths, but only one was convicted of a crime, that of negligent dereliction of duty.TimelineRead MoreNovember 19, 2005 - A roadside bomb kills 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas in the Haditha neighborhood of Al-Subhani.November 19, 2005 - At least 24 Iraqi civilians, including women and children, are killed. Suspicion falls on Marines from Kilo Company of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. March 19, 2006 - Time.com first publishes the allegations of the killings. The story also runs in the March 27 issue of the magazine.April 8, 2006 - The commander of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and two company commanders are relieved of command and placed on staff duty during the investigation. May 29, 2006 -...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a suspect is under arrest after a quadruple stabbing that left one man dead. William Smith, 45, face multiple charges, including murder and assault. READ MORE: COVID Anniversary: New York Marks 1 Year Since 1st Case Detected Police said the incident started around 9:30 p.m. Friday after a robbery at an illegal gambling den in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. READ MORE: New Jersey Sports Arenas Reopen At Limited Capacity Three men confronted the suspects outside and started fighting. The men were stabbed but expected to survive. MORE NEWS: Gov. Cuomo Agrees To Attorney General James Demand For Legal Referral To Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations A Good Samaritan, identified as 46-year-old Yong Zheng, was killed when he intervened.
    Martin Lee, founder of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, center, sits in a vehicle as he leaves the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts following a hearing in Hong Kong, China, March 1, 2021. Paul Yeung/Bloomberg via Getty Hong Kong — Hong Kong police on Monday brought 47 pro-democracy activists to court on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the national security law imposed on the city by Beijing last year. The cases represent the largest mass charge against the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's opposition camp since the law came into effect last June. Supporters gathered outside the courthouse, displaying slogans in favor of the 2019 pro-democracy protests advocating greater local autonomy.   China has cracked down hard on such calls, demanding changes to the legal and educational systems to inculcate loyalty to the ruling Communist Party.  Pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong... 02:00 The former lawmakers and democracy advocates...
    WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to a deadly double shooting in the parking lot of a Lehigh County Walmart. Authorities charged Edward Joel Rosario-Jimenez of Whitehall Township on Sunday with criminal homicide, attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault and firearm not to be carried without a license. Officers were called to the Walmart parking lot on the 2600 block of MacArthur Road just before 7 p.m. on Friday. Two victims were found with gunshot wounds near a vehicle that was found still running in the parking lot. READ MORE: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Longwood Gardens $250 Million Expansion Project That Gets Underway Today Authorities say 20-year-old Nicolette Law of Allentown later died as a result of the gunshot wounds. Law’s death has been ruled a homicide. Investigators obtained surveillance footage from the Walmart store that showed the victim’s vehicle arriving and...
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 6-year-old child who was reported missing is now believed to have been killed and put into the Ohio River, police said. James Robert Hutchinson was reported missing by his mother Sunday morning, and many people came out to search for him, Middletown Police Chief David Birk said in a news release. Investigators questioned the the child's mother, 29-year-old Brittany Gosney, and her boyfriend, 42-year-old James Hamilton. Birk said the couple told police the boy was killed a few days earlier in Preble County, then brought back to Middletown and put into the river. Birk said police would be working with trained searchers to find the child's body. “The river is very high and treacherous, so we will not be disclosing the exact location in hopes of avoiding another tragic incident,” Birk said in the release. Gosney was charged with murder, and both Gosney and Hamilton...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Fridley mother suffering through a nightmare scenario is warning other parents to be wary of who looks after their children. Ivy Paschka says she left her 2-year-old daughter, Selena, with her boyfriend, Fernando Juarez, this week for about an hour. Selena’s head was gashed open when Paschka got back. She says Juarez’s explanation was that Selena slipped in the shower. READ MORE: Minneapolis Police: Raylene Childs, 2, Found Safe After AMBER Alert Issued At the hospital, doctors found fractured ribs, a fractured spine, bruised kidneys, spleen and liver, along with internal bleeding. “Just happy she was alive because we could’ve lost her that day,” Paschka said. “They made that clear to us that she’s lucky to be alive.” (credit: CBS) Almost a week into her hospital stay, Selena is back to being upbeat and her normal, spunky self. Paschka says her daughter’s showing a strength...
    By Jessie Pang and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered outside a Hong Kong court on Monday ahead of the hearing of 47 democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, as authorities intensify a crackdown under the city's national security law. The activists are accused of organising and participating in an unofficial primary poll last July aimed at selecting the strongest candidates for a legislative council election that the government later postponed, citing the coronavirus. Authorities said the informal poll was part of a plan to "overthrow" the government. "This is the most ridiculous arrest in the history of Hong Kong," said Herbert Chow, 57, who was queuing outside the court and wearing a black face mask. "But I have confidence in our judicial system to restore justice. It’s the last line of defence." Security was tight as supporters gathered before dawn outside the West...
    A 14-year-old Michigan girl has been accused of stabbing her grandmother to death, officials said. The teen, who was not identified because she’s a juvenile, faces a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of her 65-year-old grandmother, Cynthia Mosby, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said Saturday. Prosecutors allege the teen stabbed her grandmother multiple times with a kitchen knife at their home in Canton on Feb. 21, WSLS-TV reported. The grandmother’s body was discovered face-down by her son in her bedroom, the outlet reported. Following the slaying, the teen fled about 20 miles away to a motel in Southgate, officials said. She was found there by authorities the day after the murder.  “The fatal stabbing of Ms. Mosby is very sad and disturbing. Ms. Mosby was a nurse who was raising her granddaughter. Our prayers go out to her son and family,” prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement, WSLS reported....
    A 29-year-old New York woman fatally mowed down her boyfriend after he got out of the car to walk early Sunday, police said. Brittany Carlson of Addison in upstate Steuben County was charged in the death of Nicholas Tracy, 31, on County Route 85 near the Pennsylvania border, state police said in a press release. Cops said the couple was driving down the road in Tuscarora around 1:45 a.m. when Tracy, who had been behind the wheel, pulled over, got out of the car and started walking. Carlson then got behind the wheel of the vehicle and struck her boyfriend, killing him at the scene, according to police. Cops responded to the site after getting a 911 call about a body in the roadway. Police said it was unclear why Tracy got out of the car or whether the couple had been arguing at the time....
    Associated Press PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A 32-year-old Ohio man has been charged in eastern Michigan with directing terrorist threats at a Port Huron elementary school and police officers, police announced Sunday. The Detroit News reported that Dominik Hricovsky faces multiple charges, including a threat of terrorism, discharging a firearm in or at a building and being a felon in possession of a firearm. A police statement accused Hricovsky of placing several calls to St. Clair County emergency dispatch threatening to burn down the Cleveland Elementary School and to shoot at police officers. Dispatchers traced the calls to a Port Huron apartment where officers found Hricovsky visiting his girlfriend. An investigation also found Hricovsky had fired one round outside an apartment window, the police statement said. The elementary school was locked down for about an hour until after the arrest of Hricovsky, who allegedly tried to flee as officers...
    More On: manslaughter Ex-cult leader gets life for murder, manslaughter of two kids NYC driver who fatally struck toddler hit with manslaughter and homicide raps Man who admitted strangling wife during UK COVID-19 lockdown cleared of murder Toddler drowned in pool as mom and boyfriend dozed: cops A 29-year-old New York woman fatally mowed down her boyfriend after he got out of the car to walk early Sunday, police said. Brittany Carlson of Addison in upstate Steuben County was charged in the death of Nicholas Tracy, 31, on County Route 85 near the Pennsylvania border, state police said in a press release. Cops said the couple was driving down the road in Tuscarora around 1:45 a.m. when Tracy, who had been behind the wheel, pulled over, got out of the car and started walking. Carlson then got behind the wheel of the vehicle and struck her boyfriend,...
    A 12-year-old Florida girl was arrested after allegedly bringing stun guns to school and selling them to classmates, authorities said. FLORIDA MAN SAVES DOG FROM ALLIGATOR, SMOKES CIGAR THE WHOLE TIME The Coleman Middle School student was charged with possession of a weapon on school property after staffers busted her with the devices Friday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. A school resource officer pulled the girl out of class and she confessed she bought five stun guns online with the intention of selling them to other kids, Tampa police said. A 12-year-old Florida girl was arrested after allegedly bringing stun guns to school and selling them to classmates, authorities said. (iStock) The minor said she sold three of the stun guns Thursday, cops said. When police spoke to the girl Friday, she had a pair of Vipertek stun guns, which are sold on Amazon starting at $9.99. It’s unknown...
    A video shows an 18-year-old Clifton woman sexually assaulting a 6-year-old while a 5-year-old watched, authorities said following her arrest. Mourissa McCarthy is charged with crimes that carry extreme state prison sentences, including 25 years to life with a requirement that 85% of the time be served before parole eligibility. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said detectives from her Special Victims Unit interviewed witnesses and obtained vide of the incident, which she said occurred at a Clifton home. They arrested McCarthy on Saturday and charged her with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and several child endangerment counts. She was sent to the Passaic County Jail to await a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson.
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three drunken drivers were involved in a crash early Sunday morning in a south Milwaukee suburb. The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. when a man driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck the wrong way on a four-lane highway in Mount Pleasant collided head-on with a motorist in a GMC Yukon. Shortly thereafter, a man in a Chevrolet Equinox crashed into the pickup, Mount Pleasant police said in a release. Police said the man in the Yukon, which burst into flames after the collision, was located at a nearby hospital and arrested. The drivers of the pickup and and the Equinox were arrested on scene. The extent of any injuries from the crash were not noted in the release. Police said Kraig Herbrechtsmeir, 56, of Racine, was charged with first offense operating while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a divided highway....
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three drunken drivers were involved in a crash early Sunday morning in a south Milwaukee suburb. The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. when a man driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck the wrong way on a four-lane highway in Mount Pleasant collided head-on with a motorist in a GMC Yukon. Shortly thereafter, a man in a Chevrolet Equinox crashed into the pickup, Mount Pleasant police said in a release. Police said the man in the Yukon, which burst into flames after the collision, was located at a nearby hospital and arrested. The drivers of the pickup and and the Equinox were arrested on scene. The extent of any injuries from the crash were not noted in the release. Police said Kraig Herbrechtsmeir, 56, of Racine, was charged with first offense operating while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a divided highway....
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three drunken drivers were involved in a crash early Sunday morning in a south Milwaukee suburb. The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. when a man driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck the wrong way on a four-lane highway in Mount Pleasant collided head-on with a motorist in a GMC Yukon. Shortly thereafter, a man in a Chevrolet Equinox crashed into the pickup, Mount Pleasant police said in a release. Police said the man in the Yukon, which burst into flames after the collision, was located at a nearby hospital and arrested. The drivers of the pickup and and the Equinox were arrested on scene. The extent of any injuries from the crash were not noted in the release. Police said Kraig Herbrechtsmeir, 56, of Racine, was charged with first offense operating while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a divided...
    UPDATE: A salesman at his family's jewelry store was charged after authorities said he fired a blank round of ammunition there Saturday night, drawing a massive police response and sending a Route 17 shopping center in Ramsey into lockdown. David Ahdout, 32, of Upper Saddle River was charged with illegal weapons possession and released pending a hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney told Daily Voice. Ahdout apparently fired a blank from a starter-type pistol at the Omega Fine Jewelry store in the Interstate Shopping Center shortly before 8 p.m., Gurney said. It wasn't immediately clear why he did it. Responders from neighboring towns rushed to the scene, along with a Bergen County Regional SWAT team, Bergen County sheriff's officers and other tactical responders. Customers and employees told Daily Voice they were told to remain inside for a little under 45 minutes before the lockdown was...
    Hong Kong (CNN)The Hong Kong authorities charged 47 opposition activists with violating the city's national security legislation on Sunday, in the biggest application of the law since it was imposed by Beijing last year. If found guilty of "conspiracy to commit subversion" they could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. The charged were among 53 people -- many prominent former lawmakers, activists and district councilors -- who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating in a primary election for the city's democratic opposition last July. That event was designed to identify the strongest pro-democracy candidates to field in legislative council elections planned for last September, when the opposition camp hoped to win an historic majority.However, those elections were eventually postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but not before multiple democracy candidates were disqualified -- and warnings made that those participating in the primary could be in...
    UPDATE: A 32-year-old man fired a blank round of ammunition, triggering a massive police response and the lockdown Saturday night of a Route 17 shopping center in Ramsey, authorities said. The suspect was expected to be charged via a summons following the incident at the Omega Fine Jewelry store at the Interstate Shopping Center shortly before 8 p.m., Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney told Daily Voice. Responders from neighboring towns rushed to the scene, along with a Bergen County Regional SWAT team, Bergen County sheriff's officers and other tactical responders. Customers and employees were told to remain inside for a little under 45 minutes before the lockdown was lifted. No injuries were reported. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
    CHILDREN playing games on Xboxes and PlayStations have been groomed by paedophiles. They are among more than 1,000 victims to be targeted online in the past two years, according to police force data. 2Children playing games on Xboxes and PlayStations have been groomed by paedophilesCredit: Alamy Many grooming cases involve popular sites and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Predators are also lurking on less well-known sites such as Kik, Waplog, Chat-Avenue and Lycos Chat, figures from 38 police forces show. But a handful of the 1,009 online grooming cases involved Play- Stations and Xboxes. Experts say the figures show parents need to be aware of the dangers — even on consoles, which are often thought safe. Our investigation found that 28 different police forces charged people with grooming offences through crimes linked to Facebook. There were 21 forces who charged our cautioned offenders for activity on...
    By Jessie Pang and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several dozen Hong Kong democrats are due to report to local police stations across the city on Sunday, with some expecting to be charged with breaches of national security as a crackdown on the democratic opposition intensifies. Benny Tai, one of the organisers of an unofficial primary election last summer, said in an online post that there was a chance he would be "formally charged". Tai was arrested in a dawn raid along with more than 50 other democrats on Jan. 6 in the largest national security operation since the law's passage last June. They were accused of organising and participating in an unofficial "primary election" last July aimed at selecting the strongest candidates for a legislative council election. The democrats were detained at the time, questioned, and some had their mobile phones and computers confiscated, but released pending further...
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has been charged for his alleged role in a July incident where he was accused of unlawfully arresting someone, leaving that person injured. Ryan Andrew Gibson, 29, of Greer, was charged Friday with assault and battery third-degree, misconduct and misconduct in office, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office began an investigation after community activist Traci Fant reached out about the procedure for filing a formal complaint against Gibson, the sheriff's office said in a news release. “While the incident was extremely unfortunate, I am very grateful for Ms. Fant and her activism, by bringing this incident to our attention and communicating the proper methods for filing a grievance against a GCSO employee. As seen in the investigation, our investigators within our Office of Professional Standards conducted a thorough and timely investigation and resolved...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police say they’ve arrested the woman behind two recent carjackings, including one when she stole a car with an 8-year-old boy still inside. Veronica Harden, 36, has been charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking, two counts of aggravated battery, and one count of aggravated kidnapping. READ MORE: Two Wounded In Shooting On Eisenhower Expressway In one crime, police said Harden carjacked a woman in a parking lot in the 3300 block of West Belmont Avenue on Feb. 6, and drove off with the victim’s 8-year-old son still in the car. The boy escaped unharmed at a nearby intersection. READ MORE: Arrest Warrant Issued For Qinxuan Pan In Murder Of Kevin Jiang, Yale Grad Student With Chicago Ties Harden was arrested Thursday night in the 4200 block of North Richmond Street, after police spotted her driving a vehicle stolen in a carjacking one day earlier....
    CHICAGO (AP) — A 36-year-old woman has been arrested following two Chicago carjackings, including one where an 8-year-old boy jumped from an SUV to escape. Veronica Harden appeared in a bond court hearing Saturday via video from a hospital room. Harden was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking of a passenger under age 16, aggravated vehicular hijacking of a handicapped person, aggravated battery of a victim older than 60, aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping of a person younger than age 13, according to police. A judge set bond at $1 million. On Feb. 6, an SUV was taken from a grocery store parking lot in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. The 8-year-old boy was in the rear seat. His mother, who was nearby, ran toward the moving SUV and was run over by a rear tire. Prosecutors said she continued to run after the SUV and yelled for her son to jump out....
    A now-former employee at a Bergen County collectibles and sports memorabilia store was busted after he stole and sold merchandise, authorities said. The owner of the Wyckoff shop called police after he reviewed security video and “determined that an employee was most likely responsible,” Lt. Joseph Soto said. Detective Sgts. Mark Tagliareni and Michael Ragucci tracked some of the items to a Moonachie business that bought them from Thomas Bowers, 33, of Prospect Park, Soto said. They also recovered other items stolen from the Wyckoff shop at another business in Randolph, the lieutenant said. Assisted by Prospect Park police, detectives arrested Bowers on theft charges at his home, he said. Bowers spent less than a day in the Bergen County Jail before a judge ordered him released pending further court action. Detectives were tallying the total value of the stolen merchandise.
    A Maryland man was arrested after investigators said he fired his handgun at security guards outside a Secret Service facility. Peter Watson, a 22-year-old resident of Hyattsville, Maryland, was charged Friday with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The incident occurred Thursday at the gated entry of the Secret Service facility within the National Agricultural Research Center, according to the Justice Department. UNSPECIFIED 'EVENTS' KEEPING GUARD IN DC AS AGENCIES DODGE THREAT QUESTIONS Watson, who was driving a damaged sedan, pulled up to the gate and got out of his car before approaching the security guard in “an aggressive manner,” investigators said. Another guard came to help, but Watson allegedly kept approaching, prompting the guard to deploy pepper spray. After Watson began driving away from the area, another guard and a Secret Service officer came to assist, and the first security guard was...
    LONG BRANCH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities say a former elementary school teacher in New Jersey, charged earlier this month with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old student, had many more victims.Gustavo Barrientos is now charged with sexually assaulting multiple elementary school children.The 53-year-old from Tinton Falls taught in the Long Branch School District and at the Red Hawk Charter School.Barrientos is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending a detention hearing.On February 14, Barrientos was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said Barrientos was employed as an elementary school teacher in the Long Branch School District when, on multiple occasions, he showed pornography to a 10-year-old girl and sexually assault her.If convicted, he faces up to life imprisonment on the aggravated sexual assault charge and up to 10 years imprisonment on the Endangering...
    CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been charged with killing her grandmother in suburban Detroit, authorities said Saturday. The girl's mental health and ability to understand the proceedings will be examined before additional court action occurs. The 65-year-old victim was found stabbed Monday at her home in Canton. A granddaughter was arrested that day at a motel in Southgate. The victim was a "nurse who was raising her granddaughter. Our prayers go out to her son and family,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. If the teen is convicted of murder, a judge would have the option of sentencing her as an adult or a juvenile or a combination of both, the prosecutor's office said. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Michigan, Associated Press
    CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been charged with killing her grandmother in suburban Detroit, authorities said Saturday. The girl’s mental health and ability to understand the proceedings will be examined before additional court action occurs. The 65-year-old victim was found stabbed Monday at her home in Canton. A granddaughter was arrested the same day about 20 miles (32 kilometers) away at a motel in Southgate. The victim was a “nurse who was raising her granddaughter. Our prayers go out to her son and family,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. If the teen is convicted of murder, a judge would have the option of sentencing her as an adult or a juvenile or a combination of both, the prosecutor’s office said. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Lady Gaga’s dad is calling on investigators to throw the book at the mutts who stole his daughter’s cherished pooches and shot her dog walker. Hours after his daughter’s French bulldogs Koji and Gustav were safely returned to the Los Angeles Police Department, Joe Germanotta said he wants the wants the two dog-nappers charged with assault and attempted murder. “Letting Koji and Gustav go unharmed was nice but they must be punished for what they did to Ryan,” Germanotta told Fox News. “Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the emergency room.” Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was shot Wednesday night while walking her three pups. He managed to wrestle the third dog, Miss Asia, from the attackers.  Lady Gaga, who was in Rome at the time, offered a $500,000 for the dogs’ return. “I am relieved that Ryan is going to be OK and Koji and Gusatv...
    SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been charged with choking and punching a man during an arrest last year, authorities said. Trooper Sammy Allen, 32, has been indicted by a Robertson County grand jury on assault charges stemming from a Nov. 27 arrest, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Investigators said Allen was involved in the arrest of a man who crashed his truck as he fled a traffic stop for speeding. Allen choked the man twice and punched him in the groin while the man was handcuffed at the Robertson County Jail, the TBI said. Allen, of Davidson County, surrendered to police on Friday. He has been released on bond. The Associated Press was unable to determine if Allen had a lawyer to speak on his behalf about the charges. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
    More On: lady gaga Lady Gaga’s grandmother thrilled that stolen dogs returned safely Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs recovered safely: LAPD Lady Gaga responds to dognapping, shooting on social media LAPD releases description of suspects in Lady Gaga dognapping Lady Gaga’s dad is calling on investigators to throw the book at the mutts who stole his daughter’s cherished pooches and shot her dog walker. Hours after his daughter’s French bulldogs Koji and Gustav were safely returned to the Los Angeles Police Department, Joe Germanotta said he wants the wants the two dog-nappers charged with assault and attempted murder. “Letting Koji and Gustav go unharmed was nice but they must be punished for what they did to Ryan,” Germanotta told Fox News. “Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the emergency room.” Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was shot Wednesday night while walking her three pups. He managed to wrestle...
    Two teenagers have been taken into custody and charged after allegedly destroying several statues at a Holocaust memorial in Tulsa, Okla.  The Tulsa Police Department said in a Facebook post Thursday that it had arrested a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy in connection with vandalism at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art early Wednesday morning.  The destroyed outdoor display of the museum included five Holocaust tribute statues, each filled with 2,000 rocks displaying the individual names of Jewish children killed by the Nazi regime during World War II. Police were contacted Wednesday after the museum found the statues knocked over, leaving more than $15,000 in damage.   Surveillance footage from the incident showed the two young men bending the metal statues and knocking them down, as well as attempting to steal the structures.  Police Thursday said that the two suspects, who were not named because they are minors, allegedly threatened a...
    Lady Gaga's father has claimed that the two suspects who stole the singer's dogs and shot their walker should be charged with assault and attempted murder. Joe Germanotta spoke to Fox News on Saturday morning, just hours after Los Angeles Police announced that the two French bulldogs were recovered unharmed. A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station, just northwest of downtown, around 6 p.m., said Capt. Jonathan Tippet, commanding officer of the department's elite Robbery-Homicide Division. Her identity and the location where the dogs were found won't be disclosed for her safety and because of the ongoing investigation, the LAPD has said. It is not known if she will receive the $500,000 reward that had been offered for the dogs. Lady Gaga has not yet commented on the return of the dogs.  Lady Gaga's father Joe Germanotta  (pictured in 2018) claims that the two suspects...
    Police in Fairfield County are warning residents of a strong-arm robbery following the arrest of a juvenile for stealing an iPhone after setting up the purchase of the phone online. The incident took place on Saturday, Feb. 13, when the Monroe Police received the report of a strong-arm robbery at a residence on Castlewood Drive in Monroe, police said. The complainant told police they had listed an iPhone 11 64GB for sale on Facebook Market Place. An individual expressed interest in purchasing the phone and arrangements were made for exchange to take place at the victim’s residence, according to Monroe PD Lieutenant Stephen Corrone said. At the agreed-upon time, two unknown males arrived at the residence. When the victim brought the phone out to show the suspects, one of them immediately grabbed the phone and both suspects fled on foot to an awaiting vehicle.  The phone was valued at $500, Corrone said. Monroe Detectives identified...
    A MAN charged over the Capitol riot allegedly boasted he had urinated in speaker Nancy Pelosi's office as he posted videos of himself on Facebook. James Douglas Rahm faces charges including illegally entering a restricted area, disorderly conduct and obstruction of Congress - which could carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years. 5James Douglas Rahm has been charged over the riot at the CapitolCredit: Justice Department Court Filings 5James Douglas Rahm documented his part in the insurrection on FacebookCredit: U.S. Attorney's Office Prosecutors accuse Rahm of documenting his part in the insurrection - which left five people dead, including a cop - on Facebook. He posted videos and offered commentary as the horde of rioters spilled into the Capitol Rotunda on January 6 as Congress was certifying the election of President Joe Biden. "Time to find some brass and kick some frickin' ass," the 61-year-old said in...
    Protesters broke into the Capitol on January 6. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) A pro-Trump mob descended on the Capitol January 6, and hundreds are facing criminal charges. It took four hours to secure the building so Congress could certify Joe Biden's victory. Over a month later, 269 people have been charged. This searchable table shows all of them so far. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Since supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the US Capitol on January 6 — forcing Congress to go into lockdown and damaging the halls of government — 269 people have been arrested and charged with crimes. The FBI is seeking the public's help to identify people who took part in one of the most documented crimes in US history. But since many rioters were allowed to walk free on January 6, it's taking some time to track them down. At...
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old Kansas man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving a vehicle into Lone Star Lake with his mother inside. Jeremy S. Williams of Lawrence made his first court appearance Friday where he was formally charged with second-degree attempted murder. The judge says he faces as much as 20 years in prison if convicted, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. District Attorney Suzanne Valdez told the judge that prosecutors believe he poses a threat to the community because of mental health concerns and has refused to cooperate with authorities. Judge James George set a $250,000 bond. William's next court appearance is Wednesday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a vehicle appearing to have driven into the lake. The caller reported that a woman was a passenger in the vehicle and appeared unable get out of the vehicle because of a broken...
    A duo from Northern Westchester was busted with a host of alleged drugs following a traffic stop in Fairfield County, according to authorities. The incident took place in Greenwich around 2:20 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, when officers pulled over a Hyundai with New York tags on a report of possible narcotic activity, said police. The vehicle was found parked legally on the corner of Pemberwick Road occupied by two men who were later identified as Artem Golikov, age 24, of Armonk, and Evan Lasseter, age 18, of Lincolndale, Greenwich PD Captain Mark E. Zuccerella. When officers interviewed the two Lasseter admitted to purchasing marijuana edibles from Golikov negotiated through a social media platform and paid for electronically. A search of the vehicle found numerous items including marijuana, several bags of marijuana edibles including gummy worms, peach rings, rainbow bells, and more, Zucerrella said. Officers also found $352 in cash, an iPhone...
    FORMER Argentina star Pablo Cavallero has been charged with manslaughter following a fatal car crash. Local man Juan Rivero, 57, was hit by a vehicle on Route 2 near Etcheverry in Argentina. 2Ex Argentina No1 Pablo Cavallero has been charged with manslaughter following a car accidentCredit: Reuters Ambulances rushed to the scene from a nearby tollbooth on the motorway, but Rivero died at the scene. Police confiscated Cavallero's car - a Volkswagen Tiguan - pending an investigation into the cause of the accident. But reports in Argentina claim Cavallero has been charged with manslaughter for his part in the crash. The former goalkeeper is now sporting director at Argentine top-flight side Velez Sarsfield. The report claims Cavallero had been travelling home from Velez's 2-0 win away to Argentinos Juniors. Cavallero helped Argentina win the silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He would turn out 26 times for...
    A pregnant Afghan woman who set herself on fire in a refugee camp on Lesbos has been charged with arson and destruction of public property. The 26-year-old, who has not been named, suffered burns to her hands, feet and head after the incident last Sunday on the Greek island. The mother-of-three, who is expecting her fourth child next week, provided testimony to a prosecutor from her hospital bed. She moved her two daughters and son, who are now being cared for by their father, outside the tent before setting it alight in the temporary camp set up after fires that destroyed the Moria site. The 26-year-old suffered burns to her hands, feet and head last Sunday in the temporary camp (pictured above) on the Greek island, which was set up after fires destroyed the Moria site Her lawyer, Teresa Volakaki, told The Guardian: 'Although she was in a lot...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Three former postal carriers from Chicago are among 11 people indicted following an investigation into the theft of credit cards from the mail. Federal prosecutors said they were charged Thursday with conspiring to steal mail and committing unauthorized access device fraud, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Another former mail carrier from Broadview, Illinois, and one from College Park, Georgia, also were charged, as were six other Chicago-area residents. The 18-month conspiracy involved the theft of credit cards and other financial instruments in order to sell them for cash or other items, according to prosecutors. Social Security numbers and birthdates were obtained and used to activate stolen cards which were used at several retail stores, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois said. The federal investigation, called Operation Cash on Delivery, led to charges last summer against five other people, including four former postal service employees....
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — An Atlantic City man is facing charges for his role in the Capitol riot. He’s been identified as James Douglas Rahm Jr. Law enforcement says they were tipped off about his alleged crimes by someone he is friends with him on Facebook. He allegedly stated online that he urinated in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
    AN actor who once appeared in an episode of Friday Night Lights has been charged using a crutch to beat a police officer during the Capitol riot. Luke Coffee, 41, from Texas, was seen in photos and video using the crutch the attack the cop as he protected the building during the January 6 siege, the FBI says. 6Luke Coffee has appeared in Friday Night LightsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Footage released showing him wielding his crutchCredit: FBI 6His distinct clothing helped to identify himCredit: US Department of Justice So far around 140 people have been charged in relation to the riots, which left five people dead including a police officer. The FBI has received more than 100,000 tips, including photos and videos, according to a data based kept by the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, Coffee has worked on post-production for a few television shows and has briefly...
    A 47-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with DWI and manslaughter after fatally mowing down a woman pedestrian in Brooklyn Friday afternoon, police said. Lakierdra Thomas, 32, was crossing Graham Avenue and Broadway in Bushwick when drunken Uri Hochberg slammed his gray 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee into her after 12:30 p.m., according to police. When cops arrived at the scene, they found the Williamsburg woman unresponsive on the ground with trauma to her body. She was rushed to nearby Woodhull Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Hochberg, of Edison, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. Police continue to investigate the crash.
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    An aspiring actor from Texas has been charged with using a crutch to beat up a cop during the Capitol Hill riot in January, according to the FBI. Luke Coffee, 41, faces charges of assault of a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds for taking part of a rowdy mob that stormed the building on Jan. 6, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Daily Beast. Coffee was identified as the man seen in videos wearing a cowboy hat, camouflage jacket and blue bandana while carrying a crutch on the Capitol steps, the complaint states. He also can be seen holding the object over his head before charging at a crowd of DC and Capitol Police officers, according to the FBI. The complaint further alleged that he bashed a cop on the chest and head with the...
            by Nicole Iuzzolino  Former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert has died by suicide at 63 years old after being charged with human trafficking, the New York Post reported. On Thursday, Geddert was charged with crimes including sexual assault, human trafficking, lying to a police officer and running a criminal enterprise, the Post reported.  According to the criminal charges filed by Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel, the former coach could have faced up to a life sentence, ESPN reported. “It is alleged that John Geddert used force, fraud, and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for a financial benefit to him,”  Nessel said in a press conference. The attorney general added that victims of Geddert suffered from disordered eating, suicide attempts and self-harm, excessive physical conditioning, being forced to perform when injured, and emotional and physical abuse. In January of 2018 USA Gymnastics...
    The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) has charged over 300 people in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot by pro-Trump supporters, acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin told reporters Friday. The DOJ official said the investigations into those who attacked the Capitol were moving "at a speed and scale that’s unprecedented, and rightly so." "Those responsible must be held to account, and they will be," he said, adding that at least 280 people have also been arrested in addition to the charges. HOUSE REPUBLICANS TELL PELOSI CAPITOL FENCING ERECTED AFTER RIOT NEEDS TO COME DOWN Carlin’s announcement comes just one day after Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman told lawmakers that "militia groups" present during the Jan. 6 attack have indicated they may try and "blow up" the building at some point in the future, when President Biden addresses Congress. "We know that members of the militia groups that...
    (CNN)A man accused of stabbing a 36-year-old Asian man Thursday evening outside the federal courthouse in Chinatown, New York City, will be charged with attempted murder in the second degree as a hate crime, according to NYPD Detective Arlene Muniz.Police say the Asian man was walking on the sidewalk at around 6:20 p.m. when he was approached from behind by an attacker who stabbed him in the torso "with an unknown sharp object" before fleeing.The victim was taken to an area hospital and is in critical condition, the NYPD said.The suspect, 23-year-old Salman Muflihi, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and remains in custody, according to the NYPD. The stabbing is the latest violent incident against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The string of recent attacks across the country has Asian communities on high alert and has galvanize a movement to denounce the assaults.Read MoreAs attacks...
    A small time actor from Texas who appeared in an episode of Friday Night Lights has been charged with using a crutch to beat a cop during the Capitol riots on Jan. 6.  Luke Coffee, 41, was seen in photos and video using the crutch to assault the officer as he protected the federal building as chaos ensued, according to a criminal complaint, the Daily Beast reports. The Dallas native has worked on post-production for a few television shows and has appeared on a few projects as an actor, including brief stints on Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas. According to the complaint, Coffee is seen on footage on the steps of the Capitol close to the Lower Terrace tunnel entranceway. Prosecutors say Coffee was wearing a brown cowboy hat, camouflage jacket and a blue bandana. Luke Coffee, 41, was seen in photos and video using the crutch to assault...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Bear, Delaware, man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident at Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philadelphia. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office announced firearm violations charges against 22-year-old Darius Blalock on Friday night. Authorities allege Blalock got into an argument with a group of people outside of Pat’s Steaks in the early hours of Dec. 27, 2020. According to the DA’s Office, Blalock fired several shots before jumping into a vehicle and fled the scene. READ MORE: Police: 2 People Shot At Lehigh County Walmart No one was shot during the incident, authorities say. READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Firing Gun During Attempted Bank Robbery, Philadelphia Police Say “It is lucky that no one was harmed during this incident. But workers, customers, and passersby were all endangered. Neighbors were terrified by this individual’s criminal actions last December,” District Attorney Larry Krasner said. “Philadelphia...
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    By DON BABWIN, Associated Press The human trafficking case brought against a former U.S. Olympics women’s gymnastics coach hours before he killed himself could signal a new approach to policing a sport already dogged by a far-reaching sexual abuse scandal involving a one-time team doctor. John Geddert, the head coach of the 2012 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team, killed himself Thursday hours after prosecutors charged him with 24 counts accusing him of turning his once-acclaimed Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train there and then abusing them — one sexually. Although Geddert was charged with sexually assaulting one teenager and he worked closely with Larry Nassar, the imprisoned sports doctor who sexually abused dozens of women and girls under the guise it was treatment, the bulk of the case against Geddert was for human trafficking — a charge that even the state's top law...
    The human trafficking case brought against a former U.S. Olympics women’s gymnastics coach hours before he killed himself could signal a new approach to policing a sport already dogged by a far-reaching sexual abuse scandal involving a one-time team doctor. John Geddert, the head coach of the 2012 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team, killed himself Thursday hours after prosecutors charged him with 24 counts accusing him of turning his once-acclaimed Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train there and then abusing them — one sexually. Although Geddert was charged with sexually assaulting one teenager and he worked closely with Larry Nassar, the imprisoned sports doctor who sexually abused dozens of women and girls under the guise it was treatment, the bulk of the case against Geddert was for human trafficking — a charge that even the state’s top law enforcement official acknowledged might not...
    Authorities on Friday arrested a Paterson man who they said sexually abused three city children in their home, authorities charged. Omar Williams, 34, “entered a residence and engaged in sexual conduct with three child acquaintances” the morning of Jan. 18, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in a joint announcement Friday. The victims immediately reported it, they said, without explaining why it took more than two months to arrest and charge Williams following an investigation by Valdes’s Special Victims Unit. Williams remained held Friday in the Passaic County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson on charges of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault and child endangerment. ****** ALSO SEE: A Paterson man took advantage of an incapacitated woman at a Saddle Brook hotel, authorities charged. https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/saddlebrook/news/paterson-man-charged-with-sex-assault-on-drunken-woman-at-saddle-brook-hotel-off-route-80/804081/ ******
    The Justice Department charged a Chinese businessman with conspiring to steal trade secrets from General Electric related to the U.S. company’s advanced semiconductor technology in an alleged scheme to make millions of dollars producing and selling the purloined technology in China. Chi Lung Winsman Ng, the 64-year-old vice president of sales for a Chinese semiconductor company who lives in Hong Kong, was indicted Thursday for allegedly conspiring with an unnamed GE engineer (known in the charging documents only as Co-Conspirator #1) to steal GE’s trade secrets tied to its advanced silicon carbide metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor technology, electronics that regulate the flow of electricity in devices used in wind turbines, solar inverters, medical imaging systems, and aviation equipment. Ng has not been arrested yet. “Winsman Ng and his co-conspirators allegedly chose to steal what they lacked the time, talent, or money to create,” John Demers, the assistant attorney general...
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state man seen in a video photographing papers on a desk in the U.S. Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 disturbance was freed on bail Friday after he was charged in the case. Christopher Patrick Moynihan, 30, of Salt Point in Dutchess County was arrested Thursday and held until his appearance in White Plains federal court on Friday. According to a criminal complaint, Moynihan can be heard saying: “There’s got to be something we can use against these (expletive) scumbags" as he rifles through Congressional papers, photographing some pages with his cell phone. He was also seen standing on the dais inside the Senate chamber, according to the complaint. An FBI agent said in the complaint that a former coworker of Moynihan identified him after seeing a video of the events at the Capitol last month. His lawyer declined comment. Moynihan was...
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press A member of the Oath Keepers militia group charged with plotting with other extremists in the attack on the U.S. Capitol disavowed the anti-government group in a court hearing Friday, telling the judge she is “appalled” by her fellow Oath Keepers and “humiliated” by her arrest. Jessica Watkins, one of nine members and associates of the far-right militia group charged with planning and coordinating with one another in the Jan. 6 siege, said she plans to cancel her Oath Keepers membership and has disbanded her local Ohio militia group. Watkins’ remarks came before the judge ordered her to remain behind bars while she awaits trial. "I did it out of the love of my country but I think it's time to let all of that go," the Army veteran who ran an Ohio bar said during the hearing held via videoconference. "I’m not a...
    A Brooklyn man faces hate crime charges for allegedly stabbing an Asian man in the back because he 'didn't like the way he looked at him,' according to police..  Salman Muflihi, 23, reportedly stabbed the 36-year-old victim with an eight-inch knife while walking near the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse in the Chinatown neighborhood in Manhattan at around 6.20pm Thursday, authorities shared.  After the attack, Muflihi ran to a nearby security guard at the Manhattan district attorney's office building on Hogan Place. 'I just stabbed someone. Where are the police at?,' he reportedly told the guard, according to ABC 7. Salman Muflihi,,23, reportedly stabbed the 36-year-old victim with an eight-inch knife while walking near the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse The unidentified man, who had been walking home at the time of the assault, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition Muflihi told detectives that he...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man faces arson charges related to a fire set during the unrest that followed the first night of protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police in May. Derrick Weatherbe, 29, made his first appearance in federal court Friday to face a charge of malicious damage by means of fire at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in West Philadelphia. A message left with an attorney retained by Weatherbe was not returned. READ MORE: 3 Injured After Elderly Woman Crashes Car Through Flaherty Shoes Store In Bucks County Unrest including thefts from stores, vandalism, intentionally set fires and other property damage occurred in several neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia for several nights after the protests. The city eventually enlisted the help of the National Guard READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Three People Believed To Be Involved In Mass Shooting That Wounded...
    A Paterson man took criminal advantage of an incapacitated woman at a Saddle Brook hotel, authorities charged. Hakeem Taylor, 22, was “fully aware” that the woman was both under the influence and sleeping in a room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel off Route 80 following a party on Jan. 31, according to a criminal complaint. Eight days later, the woman reported unwelcomed cunnilingus from him to township police, records show. The victim was “incapacitated and unable to provide consent,” Bergen County Prosecutor Musella said Friday in announcing Taylor’s arrest on first-degree aggravated sexual assault charges the day before. Taylor remained in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack. Musella credited his Special Victims Unit and Saddle Brook police with the investigation and arrest.
    A member of the Oath Keepers militia group charged with plotting with other extremists in the attack on the U.S. Capitol disavowed the anti-government group in a court hearing Friday, telling the judge she is “appalled” by her fellow Oath Keepers and “humiliated” by her arrest. Jessica Watkins, one of nine members and associates of the far-right militia group charged with planning and coordinating with one another in the Jan. 6 siege, said she plans to cancel her Oath Keepers membership and has disbanded her local Ohio militia group. Watkins’ remarks came before the judge ordered her to remain behind bars while she awaits trial. “I did it out of the love of my country but I think it’s time to let all of that go,” the Army veteran who ran an Ohio bar said during the hearing held via videoconference. “I’m not a criminally minded person… I am...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A Philadelphia man has been charged with robbing postal service workers and kidnapping after police say he forced a postal worker into a mail truck and made her drive him around at gunpoint before he fled with several packages. James Chandler, 54, was ordered to be detained until trial during a federal court appearance on Friday. A phone message left with attorneys at the Defender Association of Philadelphia was not returned. The indictment alleges that Chandler robbed two uniformed postal workers in separate incidents on Jan. 11 and Feb. 4. During both incidents, he used a replica handgun to force the employees into their postal trucks and stole packages. READ MORE: Flyers And Sixers Fans Will Have To Wait To Go Back To Wells Fargo Center Despite Philly Lifting Some COVID Restrictions “While the carriers went about their job, delivering the many items that residents of the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Miami is confirming to CBS4 that the city commission approved a $100,000 dollar payment to the teen who accused a former aide to Mayor Francis Fuarez of sexual misconduct. Rene Pedrosa was arrested in February of last year and charged with groping a 16-year-old boy in his office and later sending inappropriate pictures to the teen. Pedrosa who was originally charged by the state is now waiting for trial in federal court. No trial date has been set and he is out on bond and is on house arrest.
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man has been charged with robbing postal service workers and kidnapping after police say he forced a postal worker into a mail truck and made her drive him around at gunpoint before he fled with several packages. James Chandler, 54, was ordered to be detained until trial during a federal court appearance on Friday. A phone message left with attorneys at the Defender Association of Philadelphia was not returned. The indictment alleges that Chandler robbed two uniformed postal workers in separate incidents on Jan. 11 and Feb. 4. During both incidents, he used a replica handgun to force the employees into their postal trucks and stole packages. The kidnapping charge stems from the February incident, when authorities allege Chandler forced the postal worker at gunpoint to drive him for several blocks in her mail truck before stealing packages. The charges carry a maximum sentence of...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man faces arson charges related to a fire set during the unrest that followed the first night of protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police in May. Derrick Weatherbe, 29, made his first appearance in federal court Friday to face a charge of malicious damage by means of fire at the Lowe's Home Improvement store in West Philadelphia. A message left with an attorney retained by Weatherbe was not returned. Unrest including thefts from stores, vandalism, intentionally set fires and other property damage occurred in several neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia for several nights after the protests. The city eventually enlisted the help of the National Guard Authorities say security camera footage from the Lowe's in the early hours of May 31 showed a man investigators allege was Weatherbe — based on distinct clothing and tattoos, — pick up a...
    Jeremy Lin claims to have been the subject of racial insults during his stint in the NBA G-League. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Jeremy Lin released an Instagram post on Friday revealing the racism he's dealt with in the NBA G League.  Lin says he was called 'coronavirus' while playing in a game but did not indicate who made the remark. Lin has been the subject of racial insults dating back to his college career at Harvard by both players and the media. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chinese American basketball player Jeremy Lin revealed that he's dealt with racially-charged insults while competing in the NBA G-League this year.  Lin, who is currently competing for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the G League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, released an Instagram post on Friday advocating against racism against Asians in America. He also revealed that he's been...
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — An Atlantic City man is facing charges for his role in the Capitol riot. He’s been identified as James Douglas Rahm Jr. Law enforcement says they were tipped off about his alleged crimes by someone he is friends with him on Facebook. He allegedly stated online that he urinated in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
    OAKLAND — An Oakland man who has been charged with murdering a popular youth mentor in front of dozens of children who were practicing football allegedly wasted no time admitting to others what he’d done, according to statements by investigators that were filed in court records Friday. Daniel Stith, 36, has been charged with murdering 37-year-old Reuben Lewis III at Concordia Park in Oakland Wednesday evening. Authorities have not released a suspected motive for the shooting, but investigators allege that shortly after it happened, Stith “admitted to witnesses” that he’d killed someone at the park, and provided details that suggested he had firsthand knowledge of the crime. Investigators also wrote in court records that Stith was observed on video surveillance leaving the scene after the shooting. Stith is in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on a no-bail hold. Authorities told this newspaper he turned himself in to San Leandro police...
    McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A McKinney smoke shop employee is in the Collin County Jail charged with murder after a deadly shooting at the shop on Wednesday, Feb. 24. McKinney Police Officers were called to Smokin’ Glassworks in the 1900 block of Central Expy. just before 10:00 that night by employee Adam Omar, who told them he had shot a man he suspected of stealing. READ MORE: Yes, Face Masks Are Still Required In Collin County Even With Disaster Declaration Rescinded The victim, 25-year-old Michael Garrett Miller of Irving, was found on the sidewalk in front of the store with a gunshot wound. READ MORE: Mansfield Police Officer Randy Watson Out Of Hospital After Losing Leg In Motorcycle Crash 3 Weeks Ago Omar, 36, was arrested and taken to jail charged with murder. Adam Omar (Collin County Jail) His bond is set at $200,000. MORE NEWS: President Biden Visits Houston...
    By FARNOUSH AMIRI, Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 250 federal cases have been brought against individuals who allegedly took part in or helped plot the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. At least 10 of those cases were against Ohio residents identified through social media and surveillance footage to the FBI. In the days and weeks following the assault, a Whitehall man was arrested after he was seen on video wearing a jacket with his painting company's name on the back while he kicked in a Capitol building window. A Cleveland school occupational therapist was arrested after social media users linked her to photos taken in the chamber of the U.S. Senate. Two Columbus-area men were charged after one was caught on Capitol surveillance footage allegedly stealing a coat rack. The group of Ohio residents also...
    A man who attacked a Jewish student outside of a synagogue in Hamburg, Germany, was ordered to a psychiatric hospital Friday. The court found the 29-year-old German man who attacked the student to be mentally ill and incapable of facing charges of attempted manslaughter and dangerous bodily harm, the Associated Press reported. He hit the student on the head, sending him to the hospital in October 2020. “This was a targeted attack on a Jew,” Judge Birgit Woitas said, the AP reported. Though the man who attacked the student was a “mentally ill person who acted on his own.” Flowers, candles and a message reading “For an open and tolerant society – Antisemitism has no place here” are pictured in front of the Synagoge ‘Hohe Weide’ in Hamburg, northern Germeny (Photo by MORRIS MAC MATZEN/AFP via Getty Images) The American Jewish Committee asked the court to reconsider its decision not...
    BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter after a crash that killed a woman and two children. Kyle Dixon, 54, of Jackson, was driving in the wrong direction on Mississippi Highway 25 in Rankin County when the crash happened at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Highway Patrol Sgt. Kervin Stewart. WAPT-TV reported five people were in the vehicle that Dixon hit, and all five were wearing seatbelts. Two were hospitalized. Those killed were 32-year-old Tamaria Shumake, 8-year-old Ambrosia Isaac and 5-year-old Zylan Shumake. All three were from Carthage, and they were members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Stewart said Dixon was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. Dixon was later taken to the Rankin County Jail, and he remained there Friday. An employee who answered the phone at the...
    LAFAYETTE, Calif. (AP) — Two suspects were charged for allegedly burglarizing a car and stealing a backpack containing an FBI agent's credentials and loaded gun last week in Northern California, federal prosecutors said. Marvin Guerra and Jose Ochoa, both 18, were arrested in San Francisco and released from jail this week, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. Guerra allegedly stole the agent’s backpack after he smashed the rear passenger window of the agent's rental car in Lafayette, authorities said. Guerra fled the scene in a white car that Ochoa admitted driving, court documents show. The suspects threw out the stolen items from the car on the Bay Bridge after realizing they belonged to law enforcement, authorities said. It was not immediately known if Guerra and Ochoa have attorneys who can speak on their behalf. The agent was having lunch with his wife Feb. 20 in downtown Lafayette when the items...
    America watched as hordes of rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 — crushing through windows, pressing up stairways, and sending lawmakers and law enforcement running for their lives. The flood of protesters who streamed into the Capitol that day left federal authorities with an equally immense task: finding and charging those responsible. Federal prosecutors have now charged more than 300 people, and arrested more than 280, in connection with the events of January 6, Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin said Friday. A Justice Department official said this week that the department had opened files on approximately 540 subjects. "The investigation into those responsible is moving at a speed and scale that's unprecedented, and rightly so. Those responsible must be held to account, and they will be," Carlin said. As law enforcement continues to round up alleged attackers, here's what CBS News has learned about the...
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    Reuters February 26, 2021 0 Comments The U.S. Justice Department has charged more than 300 people with taking part in the deadly storming of the Capitol by former President Donald Trump’s supporters, and at least 280 have been arrested, Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin told reporters on Friday. “The investigation into those responsible is moving at a speed and scale that’s unprecedented, and rightly so,” he said. “Those responsible must be held to account, and they will be.” His comments came just one day after Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman told lawmakers that Trump supporters had indicated they may wish to blow up the building. Pittman expressed concern extremists could target Congress during an address by President Joe Biden. A senior FBI official, responding to questions about that threat on Friday, said the bureau is “watching very closely for any reaction from individuals that would show either...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The owners of the truck involved in a crash in New Hampshire in June 2019 that killed seven motorcyclists are facing charges of falsifying company records, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Dunyadar Gasanov, also known as Damien Gasanov, 36, was indicted on charges of falsification of records, conspiracy to falsify records and making a false statement to a federal investigator, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Boston. Dartanayan Gasanov, 35, was indicted on a charge of falsification of records. Dartanayan Gasanov is scheduled to appear in federal court in Springfield later Friday. Dunyadar Gasanov is wanted by law enforcement. No defense attorneys were listed in online court records. The West Springfield men owned now-closed Westfield Transport Inc. The charges are the result of the investigation into the New Hampshire crash, but prosecutors did not link any of the allegations directly to that crash....
    SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) — The owners of the truck involved in a crash in New Hampshire in June 2019 that killed seven motorcyclists are facing charges of falsifying company records. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Dunyadar Gasanov was indicted on charges of falsification of records, conspiracy to falsify records and making a false statement to a federal investigator. READ MORE: Coolidge Corner Theatre Makes List Of 50 Most Beautiful Cinemas In The World Dartanayan Gasanov was indicted on a charge of falsification of records. He is scheduled to appear in federal court in Springfield later Friday. Dunyadar Gasanov is wanted by law enforcement. No defense attorneys were listed in online court records. The West Springfield men owned now-closed Westfield Transport Inc. The crash happened June 21, 2019, in Randolph, New Hampshie. The seven bikers killed were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a New England group that includes Marines and their...
    EDGEWOOD, Md. (WJZ) — A 19-year-old Middle River man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in December, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Just after 6 a.m. on December 15, deputies were called to the 1400 block of Hanson Road in the Edgewood area for a report of a man who had been shot. The victim, Daniel Jones, died from his injuries. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400? Emonye White. Credit: Harford County Sheriff’s Office The sheriff’s office said Jones, Emonye White and another person went to the home in Edgewood and began shooting at it. While they were shooting, Jones was shot in the back. White and the other person then fled the scene, officials said. He has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter. READ MORE: Maryland Zoo Welcomes Sitatunga Calf White is being held at the...
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    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The owners of the truck involved in a crash in New Hampshire in June 2019 that killed seven motorcyclists are facing charges of falsifying company records, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Dunyadar Gasanov, also known as Damien Gasanov, 36, was indicted on charges of falsification of records, conspiracy to falsify records and making a false statement to a federal investigator, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston. Dartanayan Gasanov, 35, was indicted on a charge of falsification of records. Dartanayan Gasanov is scheduled to appear in federal court in Springfield later Friday. Dunyadar Gasanov is wanted by law enforcement. No defense attorneys were listed in online court records. The West Springfield men owned now-closed Westfield Transport Inc. The charges are the result of the investigation into the New Hampshire crash, but prosecutors did not link any of the allegations directly to that...
    The owners of the Westfield trucking company involved in a horrific big rig crash that killed seven people have been indicted on charges related to the 2019 accident. The U.S. Attorney's office said that Dartanayan Gasanov, 36, is charged with one count of falsification of records, while Dunyadar Gasanov, 35, is charged with one count of falsification of records, one count of conspiracy to falsify records, and one count of making a false statement to a federal investigator following a federal grand jury indictment, WesternMass News reported. According to court documents, the owners of Westfield Transport Inc. falsified driving logs in an effort to evade responsibility for the tragedy. On the night in question in June 2019, Westfield Transport Inc. trucker Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, was driving a pick-up truck towing a flatbed trailer when it collided with a group of motorcyclists, killing seven members of the...
    The teacher's aide who was caught masturbating during an 8th grade Zoom class won't be charged because it is not a crime in the state of Maryland.    Marc Shack has been put on administrate leave after footage was shared online of him engaging in the private act at the end of a history class Monday.  Schack - an assistant for special education students at Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg - insists that he it was an accident.  He told The Bethesda Magazine: 'I thought I was logged out when class was over. I had no clue that Zoom was still on. Why would I do that? That's my job. I had no clue that Zoom was on. I mean, that's just crazy behavior.' He said: 'I'm only human. It was my bad. 'I'm not a pervert or anything like that, you know. You gotta believe me on that … I thought...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man has been charged in the death of a woman found shot inside a car in Lawrenceville. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Says State Is Investigating After Delayed Test Results Come In From Last March Police say an arrest warrant was issued Thursday for 24-year-old Jason Brown from Garfield. They say he’s currently in the Venango County Jail on unrelated charges. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Pa. Department Of Health Aligns With CDC Quarantine Guidance For Fully Vaccinated Individuals (Photo provided by Pittsburgh Police) Police say the shooting happened on Feb. 8. Katara Bray was found inside a vehicle that hit a utility pole on the 4400 block of Davison Street around 9 p.m. She was shot in the head, law enforcement says. MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccines: FDA Set To Discuss Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (Photo Credit:...
    A man suspected of robbing a Chick-fil-A in Northeast D.C. Thursday, who suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot by a security guard, faces multiple charges, including armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Davon Robinson, 27, of Southeast, is also charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition. The suspect’s firearm was recovered at the scene, according to police. D.C. police said Robinson robbed the Chick-fil-A, located at 1401 Maryland Avenue NE, at approximately 12:05 p.m. Thursday. Robinson entered the restaurant, brandished a handgun and demanded money, according to a news release. An employee opened the cash register and Robinson took money from it before trying to flee. “A uniformed Special Police Officer, employed by the establishment, encountered the armed suspect and discharged their firearm, striking the suspect,” the police release stated. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded...
    One of John Geddert's alleged victims has said 'his abuse was far worse than the sexual abuse by Larry Nassar' as she slammed his suicide as an 'escape from justice' after 'torturing and abusing little girls for more than 30 years'. Sarah Klein, who was the first survivor to come forward about sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Nassar, said she 'would take Larry Nassar over and over again before I would ever take John Geddert ever again.'  Other Nassar survivors are also speaking out after Geddert shot himself dead Thursday with Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman saying abuse at USA Gymnastics 'is & has always been bigger than John Geddert, Marvin Sharpe, Steve Penny, and Larry Nassar'. Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, who says she was just 15 when Nassar started abusing her, also tweeted that Geddert's choice to commit suicide 'was his, and his alone' and that his victims...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Five Rhode Island men have been indicted on charges connected to their alleged roles in an illegal gun sales scheme that distributed almost 90 weapons, the state attorney general's office said. Rashaan Mangum, 29, is alleged to have bought 89 handguns from dealers throughout Rhode Island using false information and then selling them to people not allowed to have guns and without proper paperwork between June 2019 and last August, according to a statement from Attorney General Peter Neronha's office. Four others are alleged to have conspired or solicited Mangum to purchase the handguns. The so-called straw purchase of a gun is a crime when someone buys a gun on behalf of another in order to avoid federal and state background checks designed to keep firearms out of the hands of convicted felons barred by law from possessing them. The five suspects face a total of...
    An Oklahoma City police sergeant was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter for allegedly fatally shooting a man. Sgt. Clifford Holman, 36, who is white, was charged Thursday for his alleged role in the shooting death of Bennie Edwards, 60, a black man. Edwards had a knife in his hand at the time of the deadly encounter, but he was shot in the back three times as he ran from law enforcement officers, according to court documents. On Dec. 11, 2020, police received a call about a man who was allegedly disturbing customers near a pawnshop. When the first officer on-scene approached Edwards, who had struggled with mental illness, he allegedly opened a pocket knife and demanded the officer leave, according to an affidavit from Bryn Carter, a homicide detective who investigated the incident. NO CHARGES FOR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN DANIEL PRUDE'S DEATH AFTER GRAND JURY...
    A Long Island soccer coach has been arraigned on a 50-count grand jury indictment for allegedly raping an underage player and endangering the welfare of two other teens. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said Sean Johnsen, age 35, of Valley Stream, was charged with 23 counts of rape, 23 counts of a criminal sex act, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bail was set at $300,000 cash, $600,000 bond, or $900,000 partially secured bond, and Johnsen is due back in court on Monday, March 1.  If convicted of the top charge, Johnsen faces a potential maximum of five to 15 years in prison. “The allegations against this coach are despicable,” Singas said. “Sports coaches and teachers hold special places of trust for both students and parents. The alleged betrayal of that trust and the violation of these adolescent girls will have life-long impacts. There must...
    Drs. William Lawrence Siefert and Timothy Ehn were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Kentucky for allegedly being involved in a conspiracy “to illegally distribute opioids and commit health care fraud.” The conspiracy that Ehn and Siefert were allegedly part of contributed to the opioid overdoses of at least six of their former patients, according to a Department of Justice press release issued Thursday. Two Doctors Charged in Illegal Opioid Distribution and Health Care Fraud Conspiracyhttps://t.co/ZHiAWCiufA — Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) February 25, 2021 Both Ehn and Siefert were working out of the Northern Kentucky Center for Pain Relief in Florence, Kentucky. Ehn was the clinic’s owner, according to the DOJ. (RELATED: Walmart Fueled Opioid Epidemic By Filling Illegitimate Prescriptions Regularly, DOJ Lawsuit Alleges) Authorities are accusing the doctors of offering opioids to patients seeking drugs that did not need them. Ehn and Seifert also billed millions of...
    ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — A judge has declined to allow two fired police officers from Virginia to carry firearms while they await trial on charges related to the U.S. Capitol riot. The Roanoke Times reported that a federal judge in Washington reaffirmed the weapons ban at a hearing on Thursday for the former officers from the town of Rocky Mount. Judge Christopher Cooper had instituted the firearm restriction for Jacob Fracker, 29, and Thomas Robertson, 47, shortly after their arrests in January. A defense lawyer for Fracker said Thursday that the weapons ban should not apply to his client. “He has made many, many arrests on violent and dangerous people over his career path," Fracker attorney Bernard Crane said. "He needs his firearm for personal protection." Crane said he may present a sealed motion in the future on Fracker’s behalf that identifies “specific people that he’s arrested that have...