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  • Baltimore Police Officers Involved in Freddie Gray Case Are Back at Work

    Baltimore Police Officers Involved in Freddie Gray Case Are Back at Work

    (BALTIMORE) —  The Baltimore police officers who were charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray are all back to work in paid administrative positions after charges were dismissed against the three remaining officers involved, according to the officers’ attorneys and the Baltimore police union. However, the officers still don’t have their normal police powers, like making arrests. They will also face an internal affairs review that will determine whether or not they should be fired or disciplined. The decision to dismiss the charges against Officers William Porter, Garrett Miller, and Sgt. Alicia White brought to an end one […]

  • Orlando Man Arrested After Police Mistake What Man Says Was Doughnut Crumbs for Illegal Drugs

    Orlando Man Arrested After Police Mistake What Man Says Was Doughnut Crumbs for Illegal Drugs

    (ORLANDO) — A Florida man who was arrested for alleged drug possession says that what police thought was methamphetamine was actually just glazed doughnut crumbs. “It’s a terrible feeling to go to jail when you have not done anything,” Dan Rushing, 64, of Orlando, told local ABC affiliate WFTV. “I just don’t want this to happen to somebody else.” Rushing said police found the crumbs of his bi-monthly Krispy Kreme treat in his car, and mistook the icing flakes for drugs after he was pulled over for a traffic violation. “Every other Wednesday I stop at Krispy Kreme and get […]

  • Fiery Engine Problem Forces Flight to Return to Dallas

    Fiery Engine Problem Forces Flight to Return to Dallas

    (DALLAS) — It was a frightening moment for the 130 passengers and six crew members on board an American Airlines flight Wednesday night. American Airlines Flight 438, an Airbus A321, had just departed from Dallas-Fort Worth en route to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when flames were seen shooting out of the back of the engine, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. One passenger, who wishes to remain unnamed, shot a video from inside the plane showing emergency crews waiting on the tarmac. The plane made a hard landing, but all passengers and crew members are safe. American Airlines spokesperson Ross Feinstein […]

  • Case Dismissed Against Man Once Convicted of Chandra Levy Murder

    Case Dismissed Against Man Once Convicted of Chandra Levy Murder

    (WASHINGTON) — A man once convicted of the murder of Washington, D.C., intern Chandra Levy will not be retried, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia said Thursday. The U.S. Attorney’s office moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy’s murder after the office concluded that “it can no longer prove the murder case against Mr. Guandique beyond a reasonable doubt.” Guandique was convicted of Levy’s murder in 2010, but his conviction was later overturned. The U.S. Attorney’s office said Thursday it will not proceed with the retrial, saying that “recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over […]

  • Man Arrested at NYC Bus Station After Threatening Officers

    Man Arrested at NYC Bus Station After Threatening Officers

    (NEW YORK) — A Florida man was arrested Wednesday night at New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal after he allegedly made threats against officers at the Times Square-area transportation hub, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The unidentified 18-year-old man was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, terroristic threat and unlawful possession of marijuana, the PANYNJ said. “A man to whom the suspect was speaking approached PAPD and said the man had asked him if he wanted to ‘off some cops’ and claimed he had the gun in the bag,” the PANYNJ said […]

  • Mystery Lights Streak Across West Coast Sky, Igniting Social Media Frenzy

    Mystery Lights Streak Across West Coast Sky, Igniting Social Media Frenzy

    (LOS ANGELES) — A blazing fireball streaked across the night sky on Wednesday, igniting a social media frenzy on the West Coast. Residents of southern California all the way to Utah spotted a curious streak of light, and many took to the internet to find the answer, and share their own theories as to what it could possibly be. Among the most popular suppositions were that this was the work of some kind of extra-terrestrial life, or that it was a meteor. A NASA spokesperson told ABC News Thursday that the light was actually “the re-entry of a Chinese rocket […]

  • Switching Off Red Light Cameras Likely Cost Lives, IIHS Says

    Switching Off Red Light Cameras Likely Cost Lives, IIHS Says

    (WASHINGTON) — The sudden flash of a red light camera in the rear-view mirror can certainly put a damper on a driver’s day. But those pesky cameras might have saved lives, a non-profit says. Cities that switched off their red light cameras between 2010 and 2014 saw a 30 percent increase in the number of fatal red-light-running crashes, a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study says. Meanwhile, cities that turned cameras on saw 21 percent fewer fatal red-light-running crashes than they would have otherwise, the study says. Red light cams affect other types of dangerous driving behavior, too: Cities […]