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  • At Least 3 Dead, 7 Injured in New Orleans Shooting

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana  —  A manhunt is underway for two suspects accused of killing three people and injuring seven others in New Orleans, the city’s police chief said. The suspects, who police say were wearing hoodies, fired a long rifle and a handgun Saturday night into a crowd outside a business three miles from the French Quarter. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspects approached the victims from behind and fired multiple rounds “indiscriminately.” “This is an extremely tragic incident,” […]

  • 7 Missing as Deadly California Wildfire Continues to Grow

    CALIFORNIA  —  At least seven people were still missing in Shasta County, California, as the monstrous Carr Fire continued to grow Sunday, authorities said. Sixteen people had been reported missing, but nine of those were found safe, according to Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, who spoke at a Sunday news conference. Redding Police Sgt. Todd Cogle said, “We’re finding that there are a lot of communication issues” making it hard to locate residents. “We spoke with several people who left […]

  • Suspect in Murder and Rape Cases Used Dating Websites to Find Victims, Police Say

    CALIFORNIA  —  A man arrested in connection to a bi-coastal crime spree that involved murder, rape and holding a woman captive used dating websites to connect with some of his alleged victims, police say. Danueal Drayton of New Haven, Connecticut, was wanted in connection with the killing of a woman in Queens, New York, according to New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, and was eventually linked to a rape that occurred several weeks earlier in Brooklyn. He was […]

  • Teen Burglar Woke Up Sleeping California Couple to Ask for Wi-Fi Access, Police Say

    CALIFORNIA  —  A teen broke into a home in California shortly after midnight last Saturday and woke a sleeping couple to ask if he could use their Wi-Fi network, authorities said. The Palo Alto homeowner told police he got out of bed and shoved the 17-year-old suspect down the hallway and out the front door, then called 911. The teen was arrested about a block away. “The couple had been asleep in their bedroom when they were awakened by the […]

  • Pennsylvania Man Shot to Death While Defending His Friend Against Racial Slurs, Police Say

    YORK, Penn. – When a man wedged himself between a group of customers at a bar near York, Pennsylvania, and began yelling racial slurs at Chad Merrill’s friend, Merrill told his friend to ignore him. His friend Jerrell Douglas, who is black, took the advice. But after the abusive man was kicked out of the Red Rose Restaurant and Lounge early Saturday morning, Merrill followed him outside to his pickup truck and confronted him. Soon after that a friend of […]

  • Adorable Picture of Elderly Couple on the New York Subway Goes Viral

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – A nurse on his way home from a 10-hour shift at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital snapped a candid moment of a loving elderly couple, oblivious to the world around them. The photo was taken on the 1-train on the MTA in New York City. The endearing moment was just what Blake Ricker needed to see after a tough day. “You could tell they were just in awe with each other. It melted my heart,” Ricker said. “When […]

  • One Woman Dead After Hostage Situation at Trader Joe’s

    Update 7/23: One woman is dead after a hostage situation at a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles Saturday, July 21, It all started with 28 year-old Gene Evin Atkins barricaded himself inside a grocery store Saturday afternoon. Police say Atkins was on the run from police after he allegedly shot his grandmother several times during an argument. After a police chase, officers say Atkins crashed outsider Trader Joe’s and then ran in. Hours later, police say Atkins walked out of the […]

  • 11-Year-Old Graduates From Florida College With Goal to Become Astrophysicist

    He can’t vote. He’s not even old enough to drive. But William Maillis already has a college degree. William, 11, walked across a stage Saturday to receive his Associate in Arts degree from St. Petersburg College in Florida. “I am totally fascinated by William and the work that he has done,” Dr. Tonjua Williams, President of St. Petersburg College, told CNN affiliate Bay News 9. “He’s extremely brilliant, very open and collaborative.” William started college in 2016 after graduating high school at […]

  • Utah Man Paints Backyard to Comply With City’s Code to ‘Look Green’

    OGDEN, Utah — A Utah man fed up with a city code that mandates green lawns found his own way to “comply” with the rules. Resident Michael Goldman has lived in Ogden for five years, but this year he said the city is coming down hard about the way his yard looks. “They’re citing a lot of people for not keeping it green, not keeping it mowed,” Goldman said. “They told me I had a certain amount of time to […]

  • These Foods Linked to Ongoing Outbreaks Might Make You Sick

    US health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and even parasites lurking in some of our food. Here’s what to stay away from: Pasta salad Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery store chain, has recalled a pasta salad that might be linked to at least 20 people getting sick from salmonella. Hy-Vee, based in Iowa, sold the 1-pound and 3-pound plastic containers of Spring Pasta Salad in eight states. The […]

  • Dallas Police Officer Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver During Funeral Procession for Another Officer

    TEXAS  —  A Dallas Police Department motorcycle officer was killed Saturday when a suspected drunk driver ran into him during a funeral procession for another police officer, the police department said. Senior Cpl. Earl “Jamie” Givens had positioned himself to block traffic to the eastbound entrance ramp to Interstate 20 at Bonnie View Road around 5:30 a.m., the police department said in a news release. Givens was stationary on his motorcycle with his emergency lights on when the driver of […]

  • Spontaneously Combusting Tortilla Chips Blamed for Two Fires in Texas

    TEXAS  —  Normally, tortilla chips need a healthy topping of spicy salsa to be described as fiery. Not, as it turns out, in Austin, Texas. In a Wednesday Facebook post, fire officials described arriving at July 12 factory fire caused by the “spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips. Yes, you read that right.” The factory had apparently been testing a new way to handle food waste from the making of the chips that “didn’t work out so well.” According to officials, boxes of […]