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  • Cops find car connected to missing teen, Los Angeles homicide

    Cops find car connected to missing teen, Los Angeles homicide

    (LOS ANGELES) —  Police found a car near the Mexican border on Friday that had been connected to a missing teen and a Los Angeles-area homicide investigation. The 2013 white BMW with Nevada plates was recovered unoccupied on Friday by San Diego Police near the San Ysidro border of Mexico, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted. The drivers, Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, are suspects in the murder of a 32-year old man in the city of Carson in Los Angeles County, the Sheriff’s Department said. Mercado is the mother of 15-year-old Alora Benitez, for whom an Amber Alert […]

  • $200k worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

    $200k worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

    (ATLANTA) — Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to an employee in necklaces. The man then left the store and returned with the second alleged suspect inquiring about diamond rings, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. In less than 30 seconds, one of the men allegedly brandished a hammer from his waistband and broke the […]

  • Sumatran tiger Sanjiv attacks keeper at Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center

    Sumatran tiger Sanjiv attacks keeper at Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center

    (TOPEKA, Kansas) — A tiger attacked a zookeeper Saturday morning at a zoo in Topeka, Kansas, officials said. The tiger, a 7-year-old Sumatran named Sanjiv, and the zookeeper were in an outdoor tiger habitat Saturday when about 9:15 a.m. he attacked her, said Molly Hadfield, a spokeswoman for the City of Topeka. Once the keeper went into the space, he “tackled her,” said Brendan Wiley, the zoo’s director. “A few people did see the attack,” Hadfield said. The keeper, the primary tiger keeper, was not identified. She suffered cuts to the back of her head, neck and back and arm, […]

  • Authorities refocus search of missing 5-year-old boy on family home near Chicago

    Authorities refocus search of missing 5-year-old boy on family home near Chicago

    (CHICAGO) — The search for a 5-year-old boy from Illinois who went missing on Wednesday continued into the weekend as police re-focused the investigation on the boy’s family home. Andrew “AJ” Freund, a blond boy who is approximately 3 feet, 5 inches tall, was last seen wearing a blue Mario sweatshirt and black sweatpants in his home at around 9 p.m. — his bedtime — on Wednesday, according to Crystal Lake Police Department detectives. “In reviewing all investigative information thus far, there is no indication that would lead police to believe that an abduction had taken place,” A Crystal Lake […]

  • Storm threat winds down ahead of pleasant Easter Sunday

    Storm threat winds down ahead of pleasant Easter Sunday

    (NEW YORK) — Three days of severe storms in the South and Southeast are about to give way to a nice holiday weekend for much of the country. There were 31 reported tornadoes in the South — from Texas to Virginia — since Wednesday, including 13 on Friday. The highest reported wind gust was 90 mph in Avon Pier, North Carolina, Saturday morning. Dangerous wind gusts brought down a tree in Woodville, Florida, on Friday that landed on a home and killed an 8-year-old girl. There’s better weather on the horizon as we head into the holiday weekend. The last […]

  • Missing Ohio teen found dead, buried in shallow grave on farm, police say

    Missing Ohio teen found dead, buried in shallow grave on farm, police say

    (CARROLLTON, Ohio) — The body of a missing boy from rural Ohio was found buried in a shallow grave on a farm Friday morning, bringing a sad end to a desperate search for the 14-year-old who disappeared on April 13. Jonathon Minard was found dead, buried in the grave on a farm in Washington Township just after 10 a.m., according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The body was found not far from where the boy went missing a week earlier in Carrollton, Ohio. An autopsy will be performed by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, with results not expected for […]

  • Delphi murders investigation heading in ‘new direction,’ update planned for next week

    Delphi murders investigation heading in ‘new direction,’ update planned for next week

    (DEPLHI, Indiana) — One of the nation’s most recent infamous unsolved murder investigations is heading in a “new direction.” Indiana State Police said in a statement Friday that new information in their inquest into the murder of two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana, in February 2017 will be shared at a press conference on Monday. The update will be held “to share information with the media and public about the new direction of the Delphi homicide investigation.” Police shared no further information into what the new evidence might be, or why they were changing directions in the investigation. Friends Abigail […]