• Ferguson Police Receive Body Camera Donation

    Ferguson Police Receive Body Camera Donation

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — A mobile video surveillance company has donated body cameras to the Ferguson Police Department, the Missouri police department that has been roiled by protests after an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a police officer. Witnesses claimed the teenager, Michael Brown, was surrendering and putting up his hands when he was shot at least six times. Defenders of the police officer, Darren Wilson, claim the officer suffered a serious facial injury in his confrontation with Brown and that the teenager was moving toward Wilson when he fired. The Ferguson police department did not have body cameras… Read more

  • Ellis Island Hospital Tours Coming in October

    Ellis Island Hospital Tours Coming in October

    (NEW YORK) — For the first time in 60 years, visitors to Ellis Island will be able to reenter its south-side hospital this October. A massive complex comprised of 30 buildings, including staff residences and a mortuary, the hospital screened immigrants for infectious diseases before it was shuttered in 1954. But thanks to the diligence of nonprofit group Save Ellis Island in partnership with the National Parks Service, new tours will now be offered to groups of 10 visitors at a time. Previously, the buildings in the public health complex were considered too dilapidated and dangerous to permit entry. After… Read more

  • New Hampshire Police Searching for Men Who Tried Kidnapping College Student

    New Hampshire Police Searching for Men Who Tried Kidnapping College Student

    (DURHAM, N.H.) — Police in New Hampshire continue to look for three men who tried kidnapping a college student as she walked home but were stopped by her friends. The attempted abduction happened near the University of New Hampshire in Durham early Friday morning. According to investigators, the woman told police she was walking home when three “military-looking” men pulled up in a tan, four-door sedan. “It was an attempt to introduce themselves to her and when that seemed to fail, it was a little bit more aggressive,” said Durham Police Chief David Kurz. She told police two of the… Read more

  • Children Shoot Semiautomatic Weapons at NM Firing Range

    Children Shoot Semiautomatic Weapons at NM Firing Range

    (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — A New Mexico shooting range encourages children to practice shooting semiautomatic weapons, despite a fatal accident this week involving a 9-year-old girl in Arizona. Calibers, a shooting range in Albuquerque, New Mexico, lets children as young as 8 pull the trigger on handguns, rifles and even semiautomatic weapons, according to ABC affiliate KOAT-TV in Albuquerque. The children can shoot “Uzis, MAC-11s, AR-15s, and AK-47s,” Calibers Training Director Jordan Nighbert told KOAT. It’s common for children to shoot the weapons at the range, he said. One Calibers customer, John Thompson, even added that he first took his kids… Read more

  • Woman Ran Multi-Million Dollar Prostitution Ring Out of Bikini Barista Stands, Cops Say

    Woman Ran Multi-Million Dollar Prostitution Ring Out of Bikini Barista Stands, Cops Say

    (SEATTLE) — A Washington woman has been charged with running a multi-million dollar prostitution ring from the “bikini barista” stands she owned and operated. Carmela Panico, of Snohomish County, Wash., was charged with promoting prostitution and money laundering, police told ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle. Police say they caught baristas at six bikini barista coffee stands owned by Panico across Snohomish County engaged in acts with customers that went beyond merely serving coffee. According to court records obtained by KOMO-TV, Panico allegedly set a sales goal for the women working each coffee shift that was used as “effectively rent that… Read more

  • Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    (BAYTON, Texas) — Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community. Firefighters from Bayton, Texas, responded to a 911 call on Tuesday for a man who suffered a heart attack while mowing his lawn, according to a statement released by the City of Bayton on its Facebook page. After taking the man to a hospital, members of Bayton Fire Department’s Station 4, A-Shift returned to the man’s home to finish mowing his lawn. They then put the… Read more

  • First NFL Player is Arrested Following League's New Domestic Violence Policy

    First NFL Player is Arrested Following League's New Domestic Violence Policy

    (SAN JOSE, Calif.) — Ray McDonald, defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, has been booked on domestic violence charges, becoming the first NFL player to be arrested since league commissioner Roger Goodell instituted new penalties last week for domestic violence. On Thursday Goodell announced sweeping changes to the NFL domestic abuse policy, including a six game suspension for a first time offense and a potential lifetime ban on any subsequent offense. The NFL is aware of McDonald’s arrest and a spokesman tells ABC News the league is looking into it. The San Francisco 49ers says the team is still… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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