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February 12, 2020 - 6:13 am
(NEW YORK) -- A woman who worked as the financial secretary of her church has been charged with embezzling more than half a million dollars from it to pay for thousands of online purchases, car loans, satellite television, cellphone bills and even her own wedding. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott...
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February 12, 2020 - 6:10 am
(MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn.) -- A mayor in Tennessee has been charged and indicted with stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from his own grandmother. Christopher Scott Jones, currently serving as mayor of Mount Carmel in northeast Tennessee, allegedly stole more than $300,000 from his...
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February 12, 2020 - 5:57 am
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- A woman celebrating her 26th birthday suffered second degree burns at a hibachi restaurant when the grill “exploded” and both she and the chef caught on fire. The incident happened on Sunday when Samantha Meyers was at Kimono Japanese Steak House in Paragould, Arkansas, to...
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February 12, 2020 - 5:55 am
(NEW YORK) -- A poodle is on top of the dog show world. Siba, a standard poodle, was crowned best in show on Tuesday at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. According to her handler Crystal Clas, Siba is a big fan of chicken. In fact, it's the only food she eats. It’s the fifth win ever for...
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Chicago Police Department
February 11, 2020 - 6:46 pm
(CHICAGO) -- Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Chicago after a special prosecutor re-investigated allegations he bogusly reported being the victim of a January 2019 hate-crime attack, officials said. Smollett, 37, was indicted on six counts related to...
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February 11, 2020 - 4:11 pm
(CHICAGO) -- Officials in Chicago have declared a climate crisis after a round of severe storms last month caused millions of dollars in damage to the city's already disappearing shoreline on Lake Michigan. In addition to the storms, record-high water levels in Lake Michigan during January also...
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February 11, 2020 - 4:03 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A 60-year-old man has been accused of targeting students at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, and subjecting them "to sexual and psychological manipulation and physical abuse," according to an indictment released Tuesday. Lawrence Ray was charged with sex trafficking,...
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February 11, 2020 - 3:35 pm
(JACKSON, Miss.) -- A 54-year-old inmate died this week at Mississippi's most notorious penitentiary, the 16th prisoner since late December to perish in the state's correctional facilities, where living conditions have been called inhumane and which have been beset by cellblock murders, suicides,...
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Houston Police
February 11, 2020 - 3:06 pm
(HOUSTON) -- Houston authorities are searching for a man linked to three sexual assaults and who's believed to be on the run. Brandon Jay Carter, 28, is accused of three aggravated sexual assaults from June 2019 to January, police said. Carter is "very brutal to his victims," Houston police...
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February 11, 2020 - 2:55 pm
(ST. LOUIS) -- A gay Missouri police officer who won a "historic" $20 million judgment in a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit alleging he was told to "tone down your gayness" by a police commission board member has reached a settlement with St. Louis County for half the amount a jury...
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