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  • Cold case solved? Man arrested in 1989 murder, rape of Washington teen

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Detectives arrested a man on Tuesday in a cold case that has haunted a Washington state county for almost 30 years. After investigating thousands of leads, Sheriff Bill Elfo said deputies arrested Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, of Everson, on suspicion of the first degree murder, first degree kidnapping and first degree rape. Amanda “Mandy” Stavik disappeared in Whatcom County on Nov. 24, 1989 after leaving her home on Strand Rd. to go for a jog with the family […]

  • Video shows man chasing Colorado seventh-grader, throwing him to ground

    AURORA, Colo.  – A man chased a Colorado seventh-grader and slammed him to the ground after the boy allegedly threw an object at the man’s vehicle, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the boy was among a group of kids walking home from school around 4:30 p.m. near South Sicility Street and East Powers Avenue on Monday. Police said they received multiple calls about the group of kids throwing objects at traffic. After a glove reportedly hit […]

  • The most and least taxed states – how did your state fare?

    In light of the new Republican tax bill, the current tax system has once again come under review. Always a divisive issue, there has been much debate over the optimal tax policy – one that promotes a healthy economy while limiting the deficit and providing citizens with necessary public services. To see how much control the government wields over the economy, economists often look at the ratio of taxes collected compared to gross domestic product (GDP). A high tax-to-GDP ratio […]

  • Jurors recommend death penalty for man called ‘pure evil’ who tortured, killed boy

    LOS ANGELES – A jury has recommended that Isauro Aguirre, the California man convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son, be sentenced to death. Aguirre, 37, had faced the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder on Nov. 15 in the killing of Gabriel Fernandez, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The jury also found true a special circumstance allegation that the little boy had been […]

  • Lewd photos found in children’s gloves, coat pockets at Iowa stores

    ATLANTIC, Iowa — Police are investigating dozens of pornographic photos found hidden inside items at a store in the Iowa town of Atlantic. According to police, a customer at Orscheln’s Farm and Home store was trying on a pair of gloves when she found a picture of a man’s genitals inside on Friday. When police arrived on the scene, they searched the store and found the pictures hidden only in women and children’s gloves and coat pockets. “It’s a little bizarre, we’ve […]

  • Teenager identifies alleged killer to police before passing away

    NEW YORK – A New York City teenager suffering fatal gunshot wounds identified the man who shot her after she refused to date him, according to police. That act was among the last things she would ever do. In May of 2016, 16-year-old Shemel Mercurius was babysitting her 3-year-old cousin at her Brooklyn apartment. That’s when Taariq Stephens, now 25, allegedly shot her multiple times with a machine gun. Surveillance video from that night shows the alleged killer in an elevator […]

  • Body camera footage shows 11-year-old girl held at gunpoint, handcuffed by Michigan officers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after an 11-year-old girl was detained during the search for a stabbing suspect last week. Honestie Hodges told WXMI she is scared of the Grand Rapids Police Department after being handcuffed and detained. “I didn’t know what was going on,” said Hodges. “I didn’t do anything wrong, I’ve never got in trouble by the Grand Rapids Police. I used to want to be a Grand Rapids police […]

  • Cheerleader who knelt during national anthem wakes up to racial slur on dorm room door

    STORM LAKE, Iowa  —  Between Dec. 8 and Dec. 11, a handful of students at Buena Vista University woke up to racial slurs written on their dorm room doors. You may remember Alyssa Parker, the Buena Vista Cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem and later quit the team when they were mandated to stand. After a long night of studying for finals on Sunday night, the criminal justice major and her roommate, Emerald Jones, were awakened in […]

  • Pregnant Indiana mother passes out behind wheel with child in backseat after shooting up heroin

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Police arrested a pregnant mother in Evansville, Ind., after they found her passed out behind the wheel at a stoplight with her young child in the backseat. Natalie Onay, 22, faces charges of child neglect, possession of a narcotic, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a syringe, and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to WXIN. Police responded to a report of a woman passed out behind the wheel near the intersection of North Governor Street and […]

  • Teacher resigns after outburst aimed at student goes viral

    PATERSON, N.J. — A teacher is speaking out after a video of her threatening a student and calling him a racial slur went viral. “I am very disappointed in myself for one,” Georgiana Jackson told WPIX. “I really should not have reacted in such a fashion. That was clearly out of frustration, and even anger to a certain degree.” Jackson resigned from International High School Friday when the video of her went viral, prompting a Paterson School District Investigation. “My behavior was […]

  • Video shows man tackle woman, throw her phone in road rage incident

    ARNOLD, Mo. – Surveillance video caught a man blocking in, tackling, and throwing the phone of a woman in a road rage-related incident, according to KTVI. According to Det. Lt. James Jones, a spokesman for the Arnold Police Department, the incident occurred Friday, December 8 at the Walgreen’s on Vogel Road. Authorities said the suspect followed a woman from the interstate to the store parking lot, kicked the victim’s vehicle, tackled her, and threw her phone. The suspect then sped off […]

  • Three charged in video of shark being cruelly dragged behind boat

    MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Three men have been charged with animal cruelty after a video surfaced in July showing a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat, Florida wildlife officials announced Tuesday. The suspects, 21-year-old Michael Wenzel, 28-year-old Robert Lee Benac and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz, all face two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty after turning themselves in Tuesday. Benac and Wenzel face an additional misdemeanor charge of illegal take. Shark-dragging video case results in three arrests https://t.co/QNDSzFRcTD @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/Po8qUhuIHw […]