• University of Virginia Suspends Fraternity Activities Following "Rolling Stone" Report

    University of Virginia Suspends Fraternity Activities Following "Rolling Stone" Report

    (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan announced on Saturday that all fraternities and related activities would be suspended through at least Jan. 9. The action comes after a week in which a Rolling Stone magazine report detailed a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on the university’s campus in 2012 that it says was handled improperly. Sullivan said in a letter to members of the university community that she has asked the Charlottesville Police Department to investigate the incident. “We can demand that incidents like those described in Rolling Stone never happen and that if they do, the… Read more

  • Boy Wakes Up From Coma After Surviving 225-Foot Fall From Cliff

    Boy Wakes Up From Coma After Surviving 225-Foot Fall From Cliff

    (SAN FRANCISCO) — A 4-year-old California boy has awakened from an induced coma after he was injured in a 225-foot fall onto rocks from an ocean-side cliff, according to ABC News station KGO-TV in San Francisco. Jamie Guglielmino told ABC News that her son, Sebastion Johnson, woke up from the induced coma Wednesday, more than a week after he fell. The fall reportedly occurred on the evening of Nov. 10. “All he knows is that he’s in pain and mommy’s there,” said Guglielmino. “He looks at me. … I can tell in his eyes, like, ‘Where am I mommy?’” Guglielmino… Read more

  • John Sheridan's, Wife's Deaths Lead to Investigation by NJ Attorney General

    John Sheridan's, Wife's Deaths Lead to Investigation by NJ Attorney General

    (TRENTON, N.J.) — The New Jersey attorney general’s office is launching an investigation into the mysterious deaths of a couple who were close friends with Gov. Chris Christie. Police found the bodies of John Sheridan and his wife Joyce Sherwood inside their home last September when a neighbor called police to report a suspicious fire. “I believe my neighbor’s house may be the beginnings of a fire,” the neighbor told a 911 dispatcher. The deaths were initially deemed a murder-suicide, but a source close to the investigation told ABC News that the Sherdians were stabbed several times with at least… Read more

  • At Least Three Protesters Arrested in Ferguson Friday Night, Activist Groups and Local Authorities Aim to Keep Peace

    At Least Three Protesters Arrested in Ferguson Friday Night, Activist Groups and Local Authorities Aim to Keep Peace

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — At least three protesters were arrested in Ferguson on Friday night during demonstrations in advance of a possible grand jury decision related to the August shooting of Michael Brown by local police officer Darren Wilson. According to the Saint Louis County Police Department, the three individuals were identified as Kenny Thomas, 55, David Rodriguez, 26, and William Morales, 23. Each of the three faces charges of unlawful assembly after they refused to leave the roadway when officers urged them to do so. The demonstrators, police say, were wearing “Anonymous” masks, and one of the demonstrators was using… Read more

  • Two in Ferguson Charged With Lying on Forms to Buy Guns Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

    Two in Ferguson Charged With Lying on Forms to Buy Guns Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

    (NEW YORK) — Federal authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, charged two men with lying on forms to purchase guns ahead of the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown. Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Baldwin only faced those charges as of late Friday, but sources told ABC News that authorities were looking into whether they tried to acquire ready-made explosives and other weapons ahead of the decision, which is expected soon. Neither man had a lawyer listed on court documents. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives played a part in the arrest…. Read more

  • Two Men Walk Free After 40 Years in Prison for Crime They Didn't Commit

    Two Men Walk Free After 40 Years in Prison for Crime They Didn't Commit

    (CLEVELAND) — On May 25, 1975, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman went to jail for a murder they didn’t commit. Sentenced to death on the testimony of a single juvenile witness, the men continued to protest their innocence through years of incarceration. On Friday, nearly 40 years later, they walked out of prison as free men after the state’s witness in the case admitted that he concocted his testimony under police intimidation. A case suffused with emotion culminated in exoneration Friday morning, when Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Richard McMonagle formally dismissed all charges against Jackson after a brief hearing…. Read more

  • Report Details Missed Opportunities to Treat Adam Lanza's Mental Illness

    Report Details Missed Opportunities to Treat Adam Lanza's Mental Illness

    (HARTFORD, Conn.) — Two years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate has released a report detailing the mental health profile of gunman Adam Lanza, noting potential missed opportunities. The Office of the Child Advocate, which investigates all child deaths in Connecticut for prevention lessons, released the 114-page report on Friday. Lanza was 20 on Dec. 14, 2012 when he shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, and then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where he massacred 20 first-graders and six educators before taking his own life. The report’s authors say they “looked… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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