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  • New storm forming in West, to cross country with more snow, flooding rain

    New storm forming in West, to cross country with more snow, flooding rain

    (NEW YORK) — As one storm leaves, a new one will cross the country through the weekend. The departing storm, which wreaked havoc on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday, brought up to 6 to 11 inches of snow for the Plains into the Great Lakes. Just a few inches fell from Washington, D.C., north to Boston, but it snarled travel throughout the day. This latest snowstorm pushed many cities in the Upper Midwest into the snowiest February on record, from Minnesota to Wisconsin. In the South, more than 4 inches of rain produced flash flooding from Arkansans to Tennessee […]

  • Bus driver arrested after she needed to be revived from overdose following crash

    Bus driver arrested after she needed to be revived from overdose following crash

    (NEWARK, N.J.) — A bus driver is under arrest after she allegedly passed out behind the wheel from a heroin overdose and rolled through an intersection and into a tree. There were 12 children on the bus at the time, all with special needs, but none were injured. Lisa Byrd, 57, was charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia. The crash took place in Newark, New Jersey, as she was driving children home on Wednesday at about 1 p.m. Video obtained by New York ABC station WABC-TV showed […]

  • Police: NY man intentionally runs over family with car, killing one, injuring children

    Police: NY man intentionally runs over family with car, killing one, injuring children

    (NEW YORK) — A New York man was arrested Wednesday after he intentionally drove his car into a family of eight, killing a woman and injuring multiple children, police said. Jason Mendez, 35, was charged with murder after he allegedly crashed into the family after getting into an argument with one of them, police said. A 32-year-old woman was killed as the remaining family members, including six children, were injured, police said. A 35-year-old man and three of the children were listed in serious condition, but none of their injuries appeared life threatening. Mendez faces one count of second-degree murder […]

  • Houston reviewing 1,400 criminal cases in light of botched police raid

    Houston reviewing 1,400 criminal cases in light of botched police raid

    (HOUSTON) — The Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston said Wednesday it would review at least 1,400 criminal cases with ties to Houston Police Department officer Gerald Goines, who allegedly lied about using a confidential informant to justify a botched “no-knock” home raid on Jan. 28. Twenty-eight of the cases under review are open, according to the office. “Although the criminal investigation of Officer Goines is ongoing, we have an immediate ethical obligation to notify defendants and their lawyers in Goines’ other cases to give them an opportunity to independently review any potential defenses,” Harris County District Attorney Kim […]

  • ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing false report after allegedly staging at…

    ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing false report after allegedly staging at…

    (CHICAGO) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report after allegedly staging the attack against himself in Chicago, police and the state attorney’s office confirmed to ABC News. The charge of felony disorderly conduct carries a penalty of one to three years in jail, according to the criminal statute.  “Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. Thus far, “they have no communication from him to do that,” Guglielmi told ABC News. While police are […]

  • US Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting ‘to kill almost every last person on the earth’

    US Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting ‘to kill almost every last person on the earth’

    (WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities have arrested a Marine veteran and U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who they said was stockpiling weapons and “espoused extremist” and racist views for years as he sought to launch a major attack. “The defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country. He must be detained pending trial. … The defendant is a domestic terrorist,” prosecutors said in a court document filed in Maryland federal court Wednesday, arguing that Christopher Paul Hasson should be detained.  Hasson allegedly compiled a list of prominent Democratic congressional leaders, activists, political organizations, and MSNBC and […]

  • Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing false report after allegedly staging attack: Police

    Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing false report after allegedly staging attack: Police

    (CHICAGO) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report after allegedly staging the attack against himself in Chicago, police and the state attorney’s office confirmed to ABC News. The charge of felony disorderly conduct carries a penalty of one to three years in jail, according to the criminal statute. “Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. Smollett will appear for a court hearing in a Cook County courtroom Thursday at 1:30 p.m., officials said. […]