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  • Two Salvadoran migrants die after being apprehended at border

    Two Salvadoran migrants die after being apprehended at border

    (WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities have confirmed two Salvadoran migrants died over the weekend after being apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the migrants was a transgender woman, according to LGBTQ immigrant advocates. Jonathan Alberto “Johana” Medina Leon, a 25-year-old trans woman, crossed legally through a U.S. port of entry in El Paso, Texas and was later taken to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center, the agency said Monday. Medina Leon was in custody for more than a month when she was transferred to the hospital after complaining of chest pains. She was released from ICE custody at the […]

  • Suspected Virginia Beach gunman resigned for ‘personal reasons’ just before massacre

    Suspected Virginia Beach gunman resigned for ‘personal reasons’ just before massacre

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — The public utilities engineer who allegedly gunned down 12 people, including 11 colleagues, at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center sent an email that he was resigning just hours before the massacre, writing that “it has been a pleasure to serve the city,” according to a copy of letter released by officials on Monday. In the short email, DeWayne Craddock, 40, telecast nothing of the horror that was to come on Friday afternoon in Building 2 of the Municipal Center. “I want to officially put in my (2) weeks’ notice to vacate my position of Engineer with […]

  • Missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos may have suffered ‘serious physical assault’

    Missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos may have suffered ‘serious physical assault’

    (HARTFORD, Conn.) — Missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos was the suspected victim of a “serious physical assault” at the home of her estranged husband, according to arrest warrants obtained Monday. Clothing and sponges soaked with Jennifer Dulos’ blood were found in trash cans in Hartford, where the documents said surveillance cameras captured a man appearing to be her husband, Fotis Dulos, disposing of garbage bags in more than 30 receptacles, according to the documents. At one point the man believed to be Fotis Dulos was seen putting an item into a storm drain grate, the arrest warrants said. That item […]

  • 8 van passengers killed in head-on crash on Mississippi highway: Officials

    8 van passengers killed in head-on crash on Mississippi highway: Officials

    (SCUBA, Miss.) — Eight passengers in a van were killed when it collided head-on with a truck on a Mississippi highway early Monday, state officials said. The passenger van was heading east on Highway 16 when it crashed with a westbound Penske truck near Scuba, Miss., at about 4:23 a.m. local time, said Mississippi Highway Patrol Spokesman Sgt. Andy West. The driver of the passenger van was hospitalized in unknown condition, West said. The driver of the Penske truck was not hurt, he said. The accident is under investigation, said West.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates. […]

  • Remains found in Arkansas confirmed to be missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis: Officials

    Remains found in Arkansas confirmed to be missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis: Officials

    (HOUSTON) — Remains found in Arkansas are confirmed to belong to 4-year-old Maleah Davis, a Houston girl who had been missing for one month, officials with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Scientists said Monday. The cause and manner of her death are pending. Community activist Quanell X said Maleah’s mother’s ex-fiance, Derion Vence, confessed to dumping the 4-year-old’s body in Arkansas, ABC Houston station KTRK reported on Friday. Houston detectives then rushed to Arkansas, where remains were found in a garbage bag on Friday, said police. The body could not be immediately identified, pending an autopsy. Maleah, whose disappearance […]

  • Violent Chicago weekend leaves 10 dead, at least 52 wounded

    Violent Chicago weekend leaves 10 dead, at least 52 wounded

    (CHICAGO) — At least 10 people were killed and 52 others were wounded in an outburst of Chicago gun violence over the weekend, according to police. Officers with the Chicago Police Department attributed the shootings to a rash of gang-related incidents. Many of the shootings occurred between 6 p.m. and early Saturday morning, police said. One incident left four people wounded near Northwestern University’s Chicago campus early Saturday morning, according to ABC Chicago station WLS-TV. A 28-year-old man and 26-year-old man said they were standing outside a red van at around 2 a.m. when they heard gunshots and realized they’d […]

  • Trial begins for Illinois man in missing Chinese scholar case

    Trial begins for Illinois man in missing Chinese scholar case

    (URBANA, Ill.) — Monday marks the first day of the long-awaited trial of Brendt Christensen, a former teaching assistant at the University of Illinois accused of kidnapping and killing a young Chinese visiting scholar. Christensen, 29, pleaded not guilty to the charges. If convicted, he could be sentenced to death. Yingying Zhang, 27, was seen entering a black Saturn Astra on June 9, 2017 — only a few yards away from a bus stop outside the university’s PBS radio and television station. The young agriculture researcher was never seen or heard from again. Within weeks, investigators tracked that car back […]