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State Police: Bus driver in the US illegally
- August 31, 2016

Matey says the firetruck was blocking traffic from the scene of an earlier crash. Officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have issued a detainer for the driver, an undocumented 37-year-old old man named Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, after he was charged with negligent homicide, negligent injuring, reckless operation and driving without a license. (more...)
4 men, teenage boy face weapons charges in highway shootout 4 men, teenage boy face weapons charges in highway shootout
- August 31, 2016

Witnesses also described a Dodge Ram truck involved the shooting. Police say the vehicle may have exited the eastbound lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway in the Pleastantville area. Police shut down a portion of the Expressway and Parkway during their investigation. Police are still searching for that vehicle and its occupants. (more...)
Student killed in fight on Cornell campus
- August 29, 2016

Sunday during a large altercation. Nazaire was declared dead at Cayuga Medical Center after emergency crews weren't able to revive him at the scene. A report via the ithacavoice tells of Anthony Nazaire being mortally stabbed after what school authorities described as a 'large fight' on the Cornell University campus breaking out. (more...)
Missing Meeker County girl found dead
- August 22, 2016

The suspect is 26-year-old Zachary Todd Anderson. The suspect is driving a White 2002 GMC Sierra pickup. Anderson was a co-worker of Ertl's father and had stayed at the home on previous occasions, Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze said Saturday night. (more...)
Local Red Cross volunteers providing aid to Louisiana flood victims
- August 18, 2016

The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking. Volunteers would then take a short three-hour class to prepare them for assisting in the relief effort . Visit redcross.org/prepare to learn how. Those wishing to donate to the American Red Cross in this relief operation can call 1- 800-733-2767. People also can download the free Red Cross Emergency App to be ready in case of a disaster in their community. (more...)
Joe Biden: Donald Trump shows 'a profound ignorance of the Constitution'
- August 17, 2016

On the economy, he said , Trump's reveling in his TV reality show tag-line, "You're fired", showed his true colors. "It's such a bunch of malarkey ", Biden said. On Monday, Biden attempted to make a connection through his childhood roots and understanding of the middle class, telling the crowd that Trump doesn't understand them. (more...)
$4M settlement reached in fatal stairwell shooting by cop $4M settlement reached in fatal stairwell shooting by cop
- August 17, 2016

That money will go to Kimberly Ballinger , the mother of Gurley's daughter Akaila, and will be secured in a trust fund. New York City will pay $4.1 million to the family of 28-year-old Akai Gurley. The case frustrated many in the Asian-American community who felt that Mr. Liang, who is Chinese-American, was used as a scapegoat during a national debate about the policing of black communities. (more...)
Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey Has Had His Conviction Overturned
- August 14, 2016

Duffin wrote that "investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened on October 31 and assured Dassey that he had nothing to worry about". Avery was tried and convicted separately in the homicide. The state will now decide in the next 90 days whether to retry Dassey. The decision adds that Dassey's "borderline to below average intellectual ability likely made him more susceptible to coercive pressures than a peer of higher intellect". (more...)
Pence defends Trump on Islamic State remark Pence defends Trump on Islamic State remark
- August 13, 2016

Gov. Pence addressed the crowd in a familiar way saying, "I'm a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican in that order". "History teaches us that weakness arouses evil". Walker has been more openly supportive of Pence, the IN governor. He cited Kasich's OH as an example, " I mean, you've seen it here in OH, where you've got a great governor in John Kasich and a great legislature that's been cutting taxes and growing jobs. (more...)
Ex-Trump State Director Pulled Gun On Staffer: Lawsuit Ex-Trump State Director Pulled Gun On Staffer: Lawsuit
- August 12, 2016

The suit, filed late Wednesday in a Charlotte court, seeks monetary damages from the Trump campaign and from its former North Carolina director, Earl Phillip. Bordini claimed he was driving with Phillip earlier this year when the campaign manager whipped out a pistol. "Once the initial shock wore off, Vincent said, 'What the f-- are you doing?'" The lawsuit notes that others described witnessing Phillip "yelling and screaming in anger" while he brandished his gun. (more...)
Judge Approves Compromise in Texas Voter ID Law Judge Approves Compromise in Texas Voter ID Law
- August 11, 2016

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, called Wednesday's appeals court decision "a step in the right direction". It will take an actual judgment on the case's appeal by the appellate court to overturn Adelman's decision, but the court determined that allowing the order to take effect in the meantime would risk "disruption of the state's electoral system in the interim" and "irreparable injury". (more...)
More than 2 dozen large wildfires burn in Western states More than 2 dozen large wildfires burn in Western states
- August 07, 2016

The blaze that broke out July 22 has destroyed 57 homes and is threatening 2,000 structures. A bulldozer operator working for the firefighting operation died in an accident last week. The Soberanes Fire continued to grow Tuesday, and firefighters estimated it would be weeks before the flames would be suppressed. John Thornburg said those responsible could face criminal charges in the death of Robert Reagan of Fresno County. (more...)
Donald Trump Doesn't Know That Russia Invaded Ukraine
- August 03, 2016

Trump's comments come on top of concerns about the leak of almost 20,000 emails hacked from Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington and released by WikiLeaks prior to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. "I said that Putin has much better leadership qualities than Obama, but who doesn't know that?" The Obama White House said on July 28 that there was no change in its stance on Crimea's annexation, which led to several rounds of sanctions on Russian Federation. (more...)
Vietnam veteran gives his Purple Heart medal to Trump
- August 03, 2016

After saying how much he liked babies, the child was heard again, prompting Trump to change course: "Actually, I was only kidding - get the baby out of here". He received five draft deferments: four during his years in college and one for a medical condition, heel spurs, after he graduated, The New York Times reported Tuesday . (more...)
SABMiller Board Recommends AB InBev's Revised Offer
- July 30, 2016

AB InBev , the world's largest brewer, has already moved to sell SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brands to Japanese firm Asahi . Earlier this week, AB InBev increased its cash offer for rival SABMiller to 45 pounds ($59.3) per share after some SABMiller shareholders complained that the offer agreed on months ago had been affected by the drop in the British pound. (more...)
White Sox activate Sale from suspension for start vs Cubs
- July 29, 2016

Among the luminaries attending Wednesday's Cubs-Sox game at Wrigley were just-retired Bear Peanut Tillman (doing stretch duties), MI coach Jim Harbaugh (first pitch), former Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and actor Gabrielle Union (and her husband, Dwyane Wade). (more...)
Dozens of protesters arrested near Minnesota governor's home Dozens of protesters arrested near Minnesota governor's home
- July 28, 2016

Forty-six protesters were arrested Tuesday after police ordered the group to stop blocking the street and sidewalk. Twenty-three more people were arrested early Wednesday morning as part of the protests on Summit Avenue, St. Police began making arrests around 11 a.m. Tuesday, after one protester allegedly removed a "No Parking" sign from a curb, the Star Tribune reported. (more...)
Boston boy found dead after wandering away from summer camp Boston boy found dead after wandering away from summer camp
- July 28, 2016

He said the center has a director, a supervisor and an assistant supervisor in charge of 28 counselors and eight lifeguards, all teenagers. Walsh said the day camp will hopefully re-open Thursday. "People always ask me about my job, and what's the worst thing you ever do", said Evans. Walsh said his staff will be reviwing protocols at community centers throughout the city, as well as assessing all the summer camps and drop-in centers run by the city. (more...)
Hillary Clinton introduces Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate (10 images)
- July 27, 2016

The uproar led to the forced resignation of party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Her statement does not address the email controversy. Sanders previewed his remarks during an appearance earlier Monday before supportive delegates. How the emails were stolen hasn't been confirmed. The CNN finding represents a six-point bounce for Trump following last week's Republican convention. (more...)
Mother of slain sex worker found dead, other daughter charged Mother of slain sex worker found dead, other daughter charged
- July 25, 2016

Gilbert's daughter, Sarra, 27, was arrested in connection to the incident, police said. Mattracion said the victim's other daughter, Shannan Gilbert, 23, of Jersey City, was murdered, allegedly by a serial killer, in Long Island in 2011. She was remanded without bail and is set for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. At least four of the women, including Gilbert, worked as prostitutes, authorities have said. (more...)