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  • Dad of Sandy Hook school shooting victim dies in apparent suicide: Police

    Dad of Sandy Hook school shooting victim dies in apparent suicide: Police

    (NEWTOWN, Conn.) —  Jeremy Richman, the father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim, was found dead Monday morning from an apparent suicide, according to police in Newtown, Connecticut. The body of Richman, 49, was found at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, where he had an office, authorities said. Richman’s 6-year-old daughter, Avielle Richman, was among the 26 children and educators killed in the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Police did not provide any additional details surrounding his death beyond describing it as an apparent suicide. An autopsy is expected to be performed Monday, police […]

  • Trinity Love Jones, 9-year-old found dead in duffel bag, to be laid to rest

    Trinity Love Jones, 9-year-old found dead in duffel bag, to be laid to rest

    (LOS ANGELES) — Nine-year-old Trinity Love Jones, whose body was found in a duffel bag in Hacienda Heights, Calif., will be remembered at an interfaith memorial service on Monday. Trinity’s body was discovered by county workers on March 5 near an equestrian trail. She was unidentified at the time and investigators released sketches as they urged the public to help identify her. Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the death of a little girl whose body was found near a Los Angeles equestrian trail. Trinity’s mother, Taquesta Graham, and Graham’s boyfriend, Emiel Lamar Hunt, have been […]

  • 12-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run: Police

    12-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run: Police

    (CATONSVILLE, Md.) — The suspect fled the scene after the Friday night crash in Catonsville. A 12-year-old girl was killed and a pregnant woman was hurt when a car plowed into them in a hit-and-run in Maryland, according to police. The suspect fled the scene after the Friday night crash in Catonsville, about 8 miles outside of Baltimore, the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement Saturday. The victims, both pedestrians, were crossing a street when they were hit. The 12-year-old girl, Maria Popal, was taken to Sinai Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said. The 32-year-old pregnant […]

  • Blake Shelton invites you to visit “God’s Country” this Friday

    Blake Shelton invites you to visit “God’s Country” this Friday

    Blake Shelton will unveil the lead single from his next album this Friday. “God’s Country” was written by his label mate Devin Dawson, with Michael Hardy, and Jordan Schmidt. “‘God’s Country’ is a song that has a strong and deep meaningful lyric, but at the same time it leaves it up to the listener’s interpretation,” Blake explains. “But no matter where you are from or where you’re standing, it is my belief that you’re standing in God’s country.” “It’s really about a state of mind,” he adds. “Wherever you’re from and how you feel about that place. For me it’s about being from Oklahoma — where I was […]

  • Two men charged with murder of off-duty Chicago police officer

    Two men charged with murder of off-duty Chicago police officer

    (CHICAGO) — Two men have been arrested for the murder of an off-duty Chicago police officer, authorities said. Menelik Jackson, 24, of South Holland, Illinois, and Jovan Battle, 32, of Chicago, have been identified by police as the individuals who opened fire on the car Officer John Rivera was sitting in early Saturday morning. One of the suspects was an applicant to be an officer with the Chicago Police Department. He was arrested during a polygraph test for a background check for committing an armed home invasion. A judge subsequently put him on probation, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi […]

  • Severe weather heading east as record flooding continues

    Severe weather heading east as record flooding continues

    (NEW YORK) — Almost 90 reports of damaging storms were recorded over the weekend from Texas to Illinois, including a tornado near St. Louis and golf ball-sized hail that covered the ground near the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. That storm system is heading east Monday and expected to deliver more severe weather to the Deep South and Southeast. Hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes remain the biggest threats. Melting snow in the upper Midwest is forcing rivers higher, but at least these areas aren’t expecting significant rainfall over the next few days. Flood warnings remain in effect for much of […]

  • Arsonist who burned California mosque referred to New Zealand attack in graffiti: Police

    Arsonist who burned California mosque referred to New Zealand attack in graffiti: Police

    (ESCONDIDO, Calif.) — Someone set fire to a mosque in Southern California on Sunday and left graffiti referencing the deadly terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand, authorities said. Seven people were inside the Dar-ul-Arqam mosque in the city of Escondido when the blaze erupted Sunday during the early morning hours. They managed to extinguish the flames before firefighters arrived, and the building was left with only minor damage to the exterior facade. No one was injured, according to Escondido Police Lt. Chris Lick. Authorities discovered graffiti left behind at the scene by the suspect that referred to the […]