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  • Great white shark spotted in Long Island Sound for first time ever: Researchers

    Great white shark spotted in Long Island Sound for first time ever: Researchers

    (NEW YORK) — A great white shark measuring nearly 10 feet long has been spotted in Long Island Sound off the Connecticut shore for the first time ever, researchers said on Monday. The great white was being tracked Monday by the ocean research group Ocearch, the organization said on Twitter. “Be advised! For the first time ever, we are tracking a white shark in the Long Island Sound,” Ocearch researchers tweeted. The group said the shark measures 9-feet-8-inches and was spotted off the shore of Greenwich, Connecticut. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © […]

  • Former military man in custody for allegedly gunning down police officer

    Former military man in custody for allegedly gunning down police officer

    (AUBURN, Ala.) — A former military man is in custody for allegedly gunning down an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and wounding two other officers, authorities said. Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was arrested Monday morning after an overnight manhunt, said Auburn Police Chief Paul Register. Wilkes allegedly fired at three officers when they responded to a “domestic disturbance” at the Arrowhead mobile home park Sunday night. The shooting killed officer William Buechner who had been with the department for 13 years, said Register. The two injured officers — Webb Sistrunk and Evan Elliott — are expected to recover, Register said. The […]

  • Third migrant minor dies in a month after being apprehended at US-Mexico border

    Third migrant minor dies in a month after being apprehended at US-Mexico border

    (WASHINGTON) — A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died Monday at a U.S. Border Patrol station outside of McAllen, Texas, a week after he was apprehended for trying to cross illegally, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The cause of his death was unknown. It marks the third death of a child or teen in the past month after being apprehended at the border. According to the CBP, the child was picked up on May 13 near Hidalgo, Texas and was transferred to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station in the Rio Grande Valley. The teen was awaiting transfer to the […]

  • New Jersey man charged with urinating on child’s memorial says ‘I made a huge mistake’

    New Jersey man charged with urinating on child’s memorial says ‘I made a huge mistake’

    (NEW YORK) — A New Jersey man who sparked widespread outrage by allegedly urinating on a park memorial for a 9-year-old boy said Monday he’s sorry for his behavior and that he was so intoxicated he wouldn’t have recalled the incident had his friend not taken a video and posted it on social media. Bryan Bellace, 23, made no excuses for the incident that has left him a pariah in the Atlantic County, New Jersey, town of Mays Landing, where he was videotaped relieving himself on the shrine for Christian Clopp, a beloved boy who died in February 2012 after […]

  • Man wanted in arson attempt at Chicago synagogue: Police

    Man wanted in arson attempt at Chicago synagogue: Police

    (CHICAGO) — Police are searching for a man who left a Molotov cocktail at a Chicago synagogue in an apparent arson attempt, authorities said. The crime took place at the Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago’s Lake View East neighborhood this weekend, according to the Chicago Police Department. Three broken glass bottles with unknown substances inside and charred black cloth towels were found at the scene, said police. No one was hurt and no buildings were damaged, police said. “Someone attempted to violate the sacred space that serves as the beating heart of our vibrant community,” rabbi David Wolkenfeld […]

  • Alabama police officer shot dead, two others hurt; suspect captured after manhunt: Chief

    Alabama police officer shot dead, two others hurt; suspect captured after manhunt: Chief

    (AUBURN, Ala.) — A suspected gunman is in custody after an Auburn, Alabama, police officer was shot dead and two fellow officers were hurt, the local police chief said. The three officers were met with gunfire while responding to a “domestic disturbance” at the Arrowhead mobile home park Sunday night, Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said at a news conference. The two injured officers are expected to recover, Register said. “This is probably the worst day of my time here. Words cannot express the loss,” the chief said. “We’re just trying to be there with our officers and those families […]

  • Violent, long-lasting tornadoes threaten Oklahoma, Texas

    Violent, long-lasting tornadoes threaten Oklahoma, Texas

    (NEW YORK) — Over the weekend, 41 tornadoes were reported across eight states as severe storms again target the heartland. Violent, potentially life-threatening tornadoes may strike western Texas and Oklahoma as the threat of severe storms stretches all the way into Kansas. Six states also are under flood alerts, with flash flooding a major threat from Texas all the way up to North Dakota. Some areas in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas could see half a foot of rain. Part of the system that delivered severe weather to the central U.S. over the weekend is moving into the Northeast Monday, producing […]