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  • Jussie Smollett taken into custody by Chicago police

    Jussie Smollett taken into custody by Chicago police

    (CHICAGO) — Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago for allegedly filing a false report of a crime, police said. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi announced via Twitter early Thursday morning that Smollett “is under arrest and in custody of detectives.” Smollett turned himself into police Thursday at 5:15 a.m. local time and made a statement to police before being taken into custody. His lawyers, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, were not present at the time. Chicago police will hold a press briefing Thursday at 9 a.m. local time, Guglielmi said. Smollett told police he was attacked […]

  • West Virginia teachers to return to classes after strike over now-killed bill

    West Virginia teachers to return to classes after strike over now-killed bill

    (CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Nearly a year after they went on strike and inspired educators nationwide to do the same, West Virginia teachers wielded their power again and this time politicians were quick to listen. Just hours after West Virginia teachers went on strike for the second time in a year, the state House of Delegates voted, 53-45, to indefinitely table an omnibus education bill the educators saw as retaliation for the job action they took last February. The vote prompted the teachers’ unions to announce they would return to classes on Thursday. While Senate Bill 451 — loathed by teachers […]

  • 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 […]