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    "If there was a shred of evidence," the administration would have presented "fact witnesses to support this gaslighting," Rep. Jared Huffman, a California Democrat, said. Republican Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah said the committee hearing, which featured an Australian journalist and a military veteran injured in authorities' routing of demonstrators, but no administration officials, amounted to "political theater" and "good drama." The forceful clearing of protesters from Lafayette Square came during weeks of massive street demonstrations around the country against police killings of Black Americans. More recently, sporadic protests nationally have sought to take down statues of Confederate generals and other monuments that are seen as glossing over historic wrongs to U.S. Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans. The clearing of...
    CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are investigating after a horse was found stabbed in the chest and partially butchered in his stall in Corrales. Inspectors with the state Livestock Board say the Welsh pony named Rocky had flesh cut from his body and removed from the scene. Investigators are looking for witnesses and any video footage that was taken in the area between 10 p.m. on June 24 and 7 a.m. the next morning. Livestock Board Deputy Director Shawn Davis called it a brutal crime and issued a plea Monday to the public for help. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible. “Whoever committed this...
    A San Francisco man has been charged in federal court with wire fraud after authorities said he took part in several schemes that netted him nearly $20 million in illegal money. Michael Rothenberg is accused of raising millions of dollars in Silicon Valley start-ups but taking fees that exceeded what agreements allowed, authorities said. He is alleged to have participated in several schemes spanning from 2013 to 2016, authorities said. The charges were announced Monday by David L. Anderson, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. In all, authorities said Rothenberg obtained $18.8 million illegally. He appeared in federal court June 26 and is next scheduled to appear on Aug. 27. He was released from custody after posting...
    A Texas man has been charged in federal court with defrauding an Alameda-based union of approximately $4.5 million, authorities from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California said. Federal agents arrested Scott A. Wilson, 52, of Corsicana, Texas, on June 26, U.S.Attorney David L. Andersen said. Wilson is alleged to have stolen from the Operating Engineers’ Local Union No. 3, according to a complaint unsealed in Oakland that day, According to authorities, the complaint alleges that Wilson was the director of the union’s information technology department and had the authority to purchase goods and services. Authorities said Wilson set up a front company called OST and used the alias “John Lasson” to make his illegal transactions. Wilson...
    Two men told Elmwood Park police they were robbed of cash, iPhones and sneakers after two women they’d recently met lured them to the spot. Both said they were waiting for the women when a silver sedan (no further description) pulled up next to them on Doremus Place around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. The pair, ages 25 and 29, told police that one of two men who got out of the sedan pointed a handgun at them. “At gunpoint the victims were robbed of a combined $1,300 in cash, 2 iPhones and Yeezy sneakers,” the chief said. The robbers also “removed the keys from the ignition and threw them into the bushes of a nearby house,”...
    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in western Germany said Monday they have evidence that tens of thousands of people may have been involved with an online child sex abuse network uncovered last year. The justice minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, Peter Biesenbach, said that allegations against members of the pedophile ring include possession and distribution of child sex abuse images, and serious abuse. “I didn’t expect, not in the slightest, the extent of child abuse on the net,” Biesenbach told reporters, adding that specialist investigators have so far counted “more than — and I hope you’re sitting down — 30,000 unknown suspected perpetrators.” Officials later added that members of the network might have used several pseudonyms, reducing the actual number of...
    Oklahoma authorities launched a manhunt Monday morning for an “armed and dangerous” suspect who allegedly shot two cops during a traffic stop, police said. David Anthony Ware was stopped around 3:30 a.m. in east Tulsa and a “scuffle” ensued between him and the cops, the Tulsa Police Department said. Ware allegedly pulled out a gun on the officers and fired multiple times, authorities said. Both cops were rushed to the hospital, where they are in critical condition and undergoing surgery, police said. Ware fled on foot from the scene and remains on the loose, prompting authorities to warn residents to be “very aware of your surroundings.” “If your dogs are barking, call us and we’ll come check it out,”...
    TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect was injured in a deputy-involved shooting Torrance Sunday night, authorities said.The incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. near Redondo Beach and Crenshaw boulevards, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.Authorities said the shooting happened at the end of a pursuit.No deputies were injured.Further details regarding the shooting were unavailable.The identity of the suspect was not known.DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available.
    Andrew Jackson The Department of Justice announced Saturday that four men have been charged with trying to tear down the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. by the White House. Each of the defendants face a count of destruction of federal property. Their actions were all caught on tape, and happened amid protests, authorities said. Virginia man Lee Michael Cantrell, 47. Authorities say he used a wooden board trying to pry the Jackson statue off its base, and attempted to pullthe statue down using a yellow strap. D.C. man Connor Matthew Judd, 20. He was trying to pull down the statue, authorities said. This defendant was arrested Friday, according to the DOJ. Maryland man Ryan Lane,...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A third person who was critically wounded in a shooting at a warehouse in central Illinois has died.Authorities announced the third death Saturday afternoon, a day after a suspect fatally shot two coworkers before apparently killing himself.Police believe Michael L. Collins opened fire on three of his coworkers Friday, killing two at the Bunn-O-Matic facility in Springfield, Illinois, shortly after 11 a.m.The victims who died Friday are Christopher Aumiller, 25, and Bill Gibbons, 61, both of Springfield, according to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon. Their autopsies conducted Saturday morning concluded both died of multiple gunshot wounds, Allmon told The (Springfield) State Journal-Register.RELATED: Springfield police say workplace shooting suspect killed 2 coworkers, himselfThe third victim is a 54-year-old...
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are urging the public for help in the unsolved killing of a Cambridge man four years ago. Anthony Clay was fatally shot on June 25, 2016 on Harvard Street in Cambridge just after midnight, officials said. No one has been charged in the 49-year-old’s killing. Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement that authorities know people were in the area at the time of the shooting and believe someone may have information. “I want to once again call on anyone that may have witnessed or heard anything that day to come forward. Our investigation of this matter continues and we would like to talk to anyone who may have seen anything in...
    SAN ANTONIO – One man was hospitalized after he and another passenger crashed into a wall divider on I-35 on the Northeast Side, according to San Antonio police. The crash happened around 4 a.m. at I-35 and O’Connor. Officials said two people were in the vehicle, exiting I-35 at O’Connor when they hit the wall divider. The driver was found in the middle of the road when officers arrived, according to police. He was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center and his condition is unknown. The passenger was uninjured and alcohol and high speed are suspected factors in the crash, police said. Charges for the driver are still pending. RELATED: Woman hospitalized after...
    A man drove into the side of a Walmart distribution center in northern California Saturday evening and shot at people with an "AR-type weapon," dispatchers said. Authorities have not yet confirmed how many people were killed or injured in the incident, but officials at the hospital treating victims told The New York Times that two people were dead and four people who were injured were in fair condition. "It went on and on — I don't even know how many times he fired," Scott Thammakhanty, an employee at the facility's receiving center, said. "I just know it was a lot." Another employee, Frank Lister, told The Times that he was just about to clock into his afternoon shift when...
    A 35-year-old Bloomfield man who sexually assaulted a woman at a Jersey City party then tried hurting someone else attempting to keep him from fleeing the scene, authorities said. The 24-year-old victim was sexually assaulted by Olumuyiwa Olumodeji at a Manila Avenue party Tuesday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Olumodeji is also facing a charge of aggravated assault for trying to cause serious bodily injury to a man at the party who tried to keep him from leaving the scene, Suarez said. He was arrested at the Jersey City Prosecutor's Office just after 9 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
    DENVER (AP) — Seven people died in a head-on collision crash on a highway in eastern Colorado, authorities said. The Colorado State Patrol said the two trucks crashed Friday around 4:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 40 between Limon and Kit Carson in Cheyenne County. A white Ford F-150 pickup truck towing a boat was attempting to pass a semi-truck heading in the same direction when it crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a green Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, the department said. The Ford truck burst into flames and all four people in the truck died, authorities said. Four people were in the Chevrolet truck. Two of them died at the scene, another died en route to a hospital and...
    A young driver was killed when he lost control of his SUV and smashed into two parked cars in the Bronx, police said. Jeramiah Hamilton, 21, and an unidentified front-seat passenger were headed northbound on Crotona Avenue around 7:50 p.m. Friday in a 2005 Hyundai SUV when Hamilton swerved right and hit the other vehicles, authorities said. Police found the SUV flipped over, resting on the driver’s side near the Fairmount Place intersection. Hamilton was discovered unconscious and with severe head trauma, police said. An ambulance took him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His 23-year-old passenger was uninjured, according to authorities.
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities said they “categorically reject” an Amnesty International report claiming the government used surveillance software to spy on the phone of a prominent journalist and human rights activist. In a report published this week, Amnesty said forensic analysis it carried out on the cellphone of Omar Radi indicated that his communications were monitored from January 2019 using technology developed by Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group. In a statement released late on Friday, Moroccan authorities rejected Amnesty’s “baseless allegations,” saying that the report serves agendas motivated by hostility against Morocco and competitors in the intelligence market. Amnesty’s local director, Mohamed Sektaoui, was summoned by authorities Friday and asked to provide evidence “as soon as possible,”...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two businesses were ordered to shut down and another fined along Las Olas in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Friday. “All of a sudden we can’t even have a cocktail outside. I’m not even near anybody. This is really getting out of hand,” one bar patron said. “I was enjoying my evening sitting outside with some fresh air.” This was after Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar on Las Olas Boulevard was ordered to close. “They’re actually being shutdown. They’re a bar,” Code Compliance Manager Porshia Williams said.“Once they’re shut down, they will not be allowed to reopen.” Fort Lauderdale’s code compliance team and Mayor Dean Trantalis spent Friday cracking down on businesses during a weekly spot...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who authorities say claimed to use explosives to blow up at least one cash machine in Philadelphia was hit with additional charges after 30 more sticks of homemade dynamite were found in his home, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Friday. Talib Crump, 26, was charged with additional counts of felony possession of weapons of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe and more. Crump was initially arrested June 2 during an undercover buy and his car was found to have enough dynamite to blow up at least four ATMs. Crump had bragged on social media about using dynamite to steal money from an ATM and posted instructions on how to best set up dynamite to blow up...
    SACRAMENTO — A federal grand jury has indicted five Bay Area residents for their alleged roles in the burglary of a Vacaville gun store during recent unrest over racial tensions, authorities said. Donte Marcel Anderson, 31, of Antioch; Desteny Salazar, 22, of San Francisco; Donley Thompson, 27, of Pinole, Tracy Whitfield, 31, of Pittsburg, and Adrian Duran, 23, of San Francisco, all were charged with possession of a stolen firearm and burglary of a federally licensed firearms dealer, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott of the Eastern District of California announced. All five of those who were indicted face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The indictment alleges that authorities seized 13 pistols...
    Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt said on Friday that the federal government will provide law enforcement the “manpower” to crack down on historic monument vandals. “We are ensuring we have an opportunity to arrest individuals. We were asking the Department of Justice to prosecute them to the full extent of the law,” Bernhardt told “America’s Newsroom.” Bernhardt said that there are severe punishments for criminals who deliberately destroy government property. “We will be asking the Justice Department to utilize that. In addition, we are providing our great law enforcement professionals with all of the tools they ask for to ensure they can do their job to protect these resources for the American public,” Bernhardt said. TRUMP SIGNS SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fight at a Philadelphia subway station early Friday ended with two people being stabbed, authorities said. It wasn't clear what sparked the fight, which broke out on a platform around 6 a.m. The two injured people were taken to hospitals, but their names and further details on their conditions were not disclosed. No other injuries were reported, authorities said, and no arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Pennsylvania
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A fight at a Philadelphia subway station early Friday ended with two people being stabbed, authorities said. It wasn’t clear what sparked the fight, which broke out on a platform around 6 a.m. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! The two injured people were taken to hospitals, but their names and further details on their conditions were not disclosed. No other injuries were reported, authorities said, and no arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press.
    Democrats say federal authorities should not intervene when crowds of protesters deface and destroy monuments. President Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday authorizing the federal government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument that resides on U.S. federal property. An individual could face up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. “It’s not our role, and that this was acting locally, and people are working on it. I don't feel the need to intervene,” Oregon Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer told the Washington Examiner. Connecticut Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro said the protesters “ought to be protesting [Attorney General William] Barr” instead. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Thursday, nearly a week after protesters...
    HADDON, N.J. (AP) — A man who had raised concerns by walking around a southern New Jersey town dressed as “The Joker” while clad in the movie character's makeup is now accused of “menacingly waving” a pocketknife at some teenagers as he drove past the group, authorities said. Assoumou Diby, 25, of Haddon Township, was arrested on a weapons charge shortly after the incident occurred Tuesday. It wasn't known Thursday if he has retained an attorney. Camden County prosecutors said several people had contacted Haddon police about the man, but authorities said he was not breaking any laws just by being dressed as the character. A telephone number for Diby could not be located Thursday. He is due to make...
    A Toledo man was fatally shot in a parking lot two days after his father was killed in another shooting in the city, but authorities said it's not yet known if the slayings are connected. Police responding to reports of shots fired around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday found James Smith Jr., 19, wounded in the parking lot. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later. The shooter apparently fled the scene on foot, authorities said. No other injuries were reported, and the slaying is being probed as a homicide. His father, James Smith Sr., 39, was killed Monday night in a shooting at the Ravine Park Village housing complex that also left another city...
    Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying a man who they say robbed a victim of cash and personal property in Newark. The victim was robbed while walking in the area of Oriental Street near Mt. Pleasant Avenue around 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 22, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. During the incident, the suspect was with two other males who may be juveniles, Ambrose said. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is urged to call the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or visit www.newarkpd.org. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential.
    CAIRO (AP) — A leading media watchdog group condemned on Thursday the arrest this week of the editor of one of Egypt’s few remaining independent news outlets, and urged authorities to immediately release her and drop all charges. Nora Younis, editor of the al-Manassa news website, was arrested Wednesday after security forces raided her office in Cairo. She faces charges of managing a news website without an operating license, al-Manassa said. After spending the night in police custody, Younis was expected to appear before prosecutors on Thursday, the outlet also reported. “By means of constant administrative stalling, the authorities prevented Al-Manassa from legalizing its situation, so that the lack of an official permit to operate became a pretext for judicial...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — A bean bag shooting by law enforcement at a Cleveland Black Lives Matter protest that left a man blinded in one eye is under investigation by state and local authorities, an official said. It was unclear in reports last week who fired the bean bag at John Sanders, 24, on May 30 outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in downtown Cleveland. A cellphone video from the protest, one of the many demonstrations nationwide following the killing of George Floyd, showed Sanders being struck in the face as he walked away from a confrontation outside the justice center. Cuyahoga County spokeswoman late Tuesday confirmed that sheriff’s deputies deployed non-lethal weapons that resemble shotguns to fire bean bags that...
    TORONTO (AP) — Major League Baseball has submitted a plan to the Canadian government to play in Toronto this year and health authorities are examining it. Anna Maddison, a spokeswoman for the Public Health Agency of Canada, said Wednesday the restart plan is being reviewed. “The resumption of activities in Canada must be undertaken in adherence to Canada’s plan to mitigate the importation and spread of COVID-19,” Maddison told The Associated Press. “The Public Health Agency of Canada has received, and is currently assessing, a restart plan from Major League Baseball,” she said. Maddison also said big league baseball requires the formal support of health authorities in Ontario. Anyone entering Canada for non-essential reasons must quarantine for 14...
    A 31-year old DWI man was driving recklessly and without a license in the parking lot of a Hackettstown Wawa, authorities charged. Officers responded to the Wawa on Mountain Avenue on a report of a reckless driver shortly before 9:10 p.m. on Friday, June 19, Hackettstown Police said in a release. Upon arrival, officers located Jake Forsythe, 31, of Hackensack inside the store and detected an alcoholic odor while speaking with him, authorities said. Forsythe was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath test, careless driving, reckless driving, and failure to possess a driver’s license. Forsythe was released pending an appearance in court.
    A 19-year-old Newark man was driving a stolen car when he shot two people who were both hospitalized last weekend in Bloomfield, authorities said. Tre Byrd was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, weapon possession and more in connection with both Friday night shootings, Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio said Wednesday. One victim had been shot in the shoulder and was lying in the street with an electric scooter between his legs on Arlington Avenue near Federal Plaza around 10 p.m. Friday, DeMaio said. The man, who had a pool of blood near his shoulder, was flashing his cell phone's flash light at officers patrolling nearby, DeMaio said. When the officers approached, the man told...
    Authorities trying to tamp down rumors about the drowning of three family members in East Brunswick Monday have released new details about their accidental deaths. Neither Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel nor her 8-year-old daughter knew how to swim, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco said in a joint statement. "The above-ground pool was mostly shallow at 3½ feet deep," Kuberiet and LoSacco said, but there was a portion of the pool that was 7 feet deep." "It doesn’t appear that the victims knew how to swim, and their deaths were accidental in nature, they said. An initial theory that a malfunctioning pool filter could have played a role in the...
    Federal authorities say that the rescue of a 13-year-old girl who was being sex trafficked in North Texas in late 2019 led to the eventual indictment of a website owner who boasted that his site would be 'taking over from where Backpage left off.' The unidentified minor - who was saved last November - was just one of many identified minor victims who were advertised on CityXGuide.com - owned by 46-year-old Wilhan Martono.  Martono was indicted on June 2 on one count of promotion of prostitution and reckless disregard of sex trafficking, one count of interstate racketeering conspiracy, nine counts of interstate transportation in aid of racketeering and 17 counts of money laundering. He was arrested on June 17 by...
    By Rocio Lopez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican health authorities are trying to understand how a set of newborn triplets became infected with the novel coronavirus even though neither one of their parents tested positive for the virus. Health authorities called the case "unheard of." The triplets, a girl and two boys, were tested four hours after being born at 7-1/2 months last week in the central state San Luis Potosi, health authorities said. Initially, health authorities said the mother was believed to be an asymptomatic carrier of the virus. But her tests later showed that neither she nor the father were infected. "The parents' results are negative, which catches our attention," said Monica Rangel, secretary of health for the...
    Two men charged with stealing dozens of packages from residents' porches in several Bergen County towns robbed a bicyclist on a Hackensack street the same day they were released from custody, authorities said Wednesday. Rochelle Park police last Friday captured Kelvin Hernandez Brioso and Francisco Castillo Rodriguez, both 22 of Hackensack, following a string of package thefts. They sent both to the Bergen County Jail, only to have a judge release them following a detention hearing, authorities said. Just after 8:40 p.m. that same day, Brioso and Rodriguez grabbed an adult bicyclist near the corner of Troast and South Main streets and demanded his bicycle, cellphone and gold chain, Detective Capt. Darrin DeWitt said. When he refused, they ripped the chain...
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Kern County deputies rescued a 7-year-old boy found bound at the wrists and ankles and arrested his father, the Sheriff's Office said. Neighbors in the Bakersfield area reported seeing the boy bound and hopping until he fell Saturday morning, an office statement said. Deputies found the boy’s wrists and ankles were bound with zip ties, and detectives from the Special Victims Unit were called in. “Through the investigation, it was discovered the juvenile was consistently bound by his father and locked alone in the residence while the father went to purchase marijuana or went to work for up to 10 hours at a time,” the office said. “While at home, the father would repeatedly strike the...
    ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan has locked down two towns near its capital Nur-Sultan to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the surrounding province, the authorities said on Wednesday. Roads leading to the towns of Kokshetau and Stepnogorsk will be blocked by checkpoints and a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew has been imposed in both, the chief sanitary doctor of Akmola province said in a statement. The authorities have also closed all entertainment venues and barred mass public gatherings throughout the province and restricted access to hospitals and institutions such as orphanages and retirement homes. The number of COVID-19 cases in the Central Asian nation bordering China and Russia has jumped almost six-fold to over 30,000 since it...
    EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified three family members who died in their backyard swimming pool. Sixty-two-year-old Bharat Patel, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter were found unresponsive in the above-ground pool Monday afternoon by East Brunswick police responding to a 911 call from neighbors who heard screams. Police Lt. Frank Sutter told reporters police performed CPR when they arrived, but all three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. On Tuesday, the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office said it had concluded the deaths were by accidental drowning. Neighbors said the family had recently moved into the home. “This is a devastating day for our entire community,” Police Chief Frank...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota couple have pleaded not guilty to charges that they gave four children illegal drugs and zapped them with a cattle prod to get them to comply with orders. Lance Long, 36, and Crystallynn Long, 40, of Sioux Falls, made their initial court appearances Monday. The Longs pleaded not guilty to several counts, including aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, distribution of marijuana to a minor, distributing a controlled substance to a minor and abuse or cruelty to a minor, the Argus Leader reported. Authorities with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said the alleged abuse had been going on for several years and involved boys ages 17, 13 and 11, as...
    A 33-year-old Newark man stole a motorized wheelchair that had been parked outside of a local store, authorities charged. Shawn Bellinger stole the wheelchair from outside a store on the 100 block of Sussex Avenue on June 10 around 7:30 p.m., Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. Bellinger was identified and arrested on a warrant following an investigation on Monday, June 22, Ambrose said. The wheelchair was returned to its owner, and Bellinger was charged with theft.
    Authorities said Tuesday that they’ve found no proof that a 19-year-old Lodi man accused of killing a Cresskill woman in her home was a predator who recruited the victim's 14-year-old daughter for the sex trade. Questions were raised after Victor Rosasco established a GoFundMe page in remembrance of his wife, Divna, who was stabbed to death in her home before her body was dumped in a shallow creek in Overpeck Park in Teaneck last week. Nicolas Coirazza stabbed and slashed 51-year-old Divna Rosasco several times, then got the victim’s daughter to help in what became a bungled attempt to dispose of the body, multiple sources told Daily Voice. In a brief summary on the GoFundMe page, Victor Rosasco said he hopes...
    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin have identified the bones of a Minnesota man they say was the apparent victim of a homicide. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that remains found near Barron in December 2017 are those of Gary Herbst, 63, of New Prague, Minnesota. The sheriff’s department said Herbt’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Herbt’s remains were identified with help from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the DNA Doe Project. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said no other comments are being made about the active case. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Minnesota, Wisconsin
    Authorities have identified the woman, her daughter and an older man found dead Monday afternoon in an above-ground backyard pool in East Brunswick. The cause of death for Bharat Patel, 62; his 33-year-old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter -- whose name was not released -- was ruled accidental, and the cause was drowning, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco said. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Police were called to their Clearview Road home around 4:20 p.m., when a neighbor heard screaming, Lt. Frank Sutter said at press conference Monday. Responders found the family members all drowned in about 4 feet of water, Sutter said. They pulled the victims from...
    State Police seized two guns along with some heroin and pot from two Philadelphia men and a Pennsylvania companion after a stop on the Atlantic City Expressway, authorities said Tuesday. Trooper John Fallon stopped their car for a traffic violation on the westbound expressway in Winslow Township on Saturday, State Police said in a release. Dante Johnson-Simmons, 25, was carrying a .380-caliber gun and marijuana, and Latal Turner, 19, had a .40-caliber handgun and heroin, they said. Johnson-Simmons and Turner, both of Philadelphia, were arrested on drug and weapons charges. A third man, Calvin Cheeze, 20, of Cheltenham, PA, was arrested on pot possession charges. Turner remained held in the Camden County Correctional Facility, while the other two were released...
    It began with a driver who Hackensack police said they caught with three large bags of pot and some THC during a traffic stop. It ended in the takedown of a Somerset County-based operation that authorities said shipped marijuana by the pound from California to New Jersey. Hackensack police said they found a five-gallon bucket containing bags of pot, along with the THC cartridges, when they stopped Victor I. Chihimie, 22, of Madison last month for a traffic violation. City police detectives quickly found that Chihimie “was receiving multiple suspicious packages [at] a residence on Edgewood Terrace in South Bound Brook,” a release issued by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday said. Authorities said they contacted the United States...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A series of shootings in Ohio's capital city has left two men dead and five other people wounded, including a 13-year-old boy. It did not appear that any of the three shootings in Columbus on Monday night were linked, although authorities said they all remained under investigation. The first shooting occurred shortly before 7 p.m., when police responding to reports of shots fired found Jermar Watters, 32, in the city's South Linden neighborhood. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later. The shooting occurred after Watters and Kevin Warren Johnson, 54, were involved in an altercation, authorities said. Johnson has been charged with murder but remains at large. The...
    (Reuters) - Seattle authorities, alarmed by two weekend shootings, plan to start dismantling six blocks of streets in a part of the city occupied by activists protesting against police brutality and racial inequality across the United States. A teenager was killed and at least two other people were wounded in the shootings in what is known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said city authorities were working to bring the CHOP zone to an end and that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) would soon move back in to a precinct building its forces had largely abandoned in the area. "SPD will be returning to the East Precinct. We will do it peacefully and in...
    A 33-year-old woman shot and killed her boyfriend at a Camden County hotel, authorities said. Brandy Lee shot 26-year-old Kevin D. Owens III during an argument at the East 9th Avenue hotel in Runnemede around 3:30 a.m. Monday, according to a release issued by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. “Surveillance footage showed Lee was the only person to enter and exit the hotel room during the time of the shooting,” Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Runnemede Police Chief Paul Dailey said in the joint statement. The mortally wounded Owens was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, they said. Detectives charged Lee of Runnemede with murder and hindering apprehension and sent her to Camden...
    Three people including two former union officials stole more than $50,000 of pension funds for workers at two Hudson County factories, authorities said. Francisco Jara and Elkin Garcia, a former shop steward, as well as Marta Garay, cashes pension loan checks and kept a portion of the funds, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said Monday. The thefts occurred on various dates between June of 2017 and July of 2019, Suarez said. The money was from employees working at Star Snacks Company in Jersey City and Gel Spice Company in Bayonne, she said. Jara is 63, lives in Brooklyn and is a former business representative for the union. Garcia -- 55 of Bayonne -- is a former shop steward. Both formerly worked...
    One man was killed and four others injured in a Jersey City shooting over the weekend, authorities said. A man later identified as Scott Colclough, 34, of Jersey City was found with several gunshot wounds near Union Street between Martin Luther King Drive and Ocean Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Colclough was transported to Jersey City Medical Center and pronounced dead just after 12:35 a.m., authorities said. Four other men were also transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds, authorities said. This investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip.. 
    A Morris County man was arrested after stabbing 35-year-old man to death during an argument while two children were home, said authorities who charged him.  Edilson D. Trejo, 21 -- who lives at the Parsippany Road apartment where the incident occurred -- took a shower, changed his clothes and fled the scene after the incident was reported to police around 5:50 Saturday morning, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said in a release with local police.  Trejo used a knife to stab the victim multiple times in the neck and torso while two children under the age of 10 were home, Knapp said. The victim's body was found at the apartment with multiple stab wounds, authorities said. Trejo was being held...
    GARDENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Several local leaders are calling for a state investigation into the death of an 18-year-old who was killed by deputies in Gardena as authorities say they are examining security cameras that might have recorded the fatal shooting.Congresswomen Nanette Diaz Barragan and Maxine Waters issued a joint statement asking Attorney General Xavier Becerra to conduct a full investigation into the shooting."Andres Guardado is the latest young man of color killed by police gunfire. He was shot in the back. The officers involved did not wear body cameras," the statement reads. "We demand answers and call for an independent investigation into this tragic death. There must be full transparency so the public can trust the investigation and we...
    (CNN)A stabbing incident in the English town of Reading that left three people dead on Saturday is being investigated as a "terrorist incident," Thames Valley Police said on Sunday. Police had previously said that the attack was not being treated as a terrorism. Six people were injured in the incident at Forbury Gardens in Reading's town center. Three people died and three others suffered serious injuries, police said."@TerrorismPolice can now confirm that the stabbing incident that happened in Reading last night has now been declared a terrorist incident," Thames Valley said in a statement on Twitter Sunday. "We continue to work together with Counter Terrorism Policing SE," they said. Read MoreA 25-year-old man from Reading, who was not identified by...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – A pursuit suspect was arrested after ramming their vehicle into an undercover car and striking two civilians, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday. Jereme Rosa, 45, of Linden, faces charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed and loaded firearm, possession of methamphetamine, transporting meth for sale, and assault by means likely to produce great bodily harm, the agency said. Authorities said the pursuit began at around 1:30 p.m. in the area of Fremont Street and Oro Avenue when Rosa swerved his vehicle and almost struck an undercover car. A traffic stop was attempted but deputies said Rosa drove away at a high rate of speed. The sheriff’s office said...
    LONDON — Three people were killed and three seriously hurt Saturday in a summer-evening stabbing attack in a park in the English town of Reading, police said. They said it was “not currently" being treated as a terrorism and the motive was unclear. Thames Valley Police force said officers arrested a 25-year-old local man at the scene and they were not looking for anyone else. “There is no intelligence to suggest that there is any further danger to the public," said Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter. UK SUSPECT ARRESTED  AFTER STABBING ATTACK, POLICE SAY “This is not currently being treated as a terrorism incident; however, officers are keeping an open mind as to the motivation for the incident," Hunter added. He...
    SAN MATEO — A 22-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning when the car he was driving crashed off of Highway 92 and landed on El Camino Real below, authorities said. The man was driving east on the freeway around 1 a.m. when, for reasons the California Highway Patrol said are still under investigation, his 2017 Acura left the road. The car struck a dirt embankment, flipped over and then crashed into El Camino’s concrete center divide, authorities said. The driver, who has not been publicly identified, died at the scene. No other cars were involved. El Camino was closed in both directions for about an hour and a half as authorities investigated the crash.
    The Justice Department's attempt to block the release of John Bolton's tell-all book has been denied.  Judge Royce Lamberth denied the request to block the sale of the former national security adviser's memoir, 'The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir' in a ruling Saturday.   Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, heard arguments Friday over Zoom from Bolton's lawyer Charles Cooper and Deputy Assistant Attorney General David Morrell, representing the government.  This came after the Trump administration sued Bolton on Tuesday in order to postpone the release of his book because of concerns that classified information could be exposed The book was leaked to the media the next day.  It contains a number of explosive claims about President Trump, including that he asked...
    An 18-year-old Los Angeles man was shot and killed by at least one sheriff’s deputy near an auto body shop just east of Gardena on Thursday, June 18, authorities said. He died at the scene shortly after deputies arrived and allegedly saw him brandishing a firearm in the 400 block of West Redondo Beach Boulevard, in unincorporated Los Angeles County, shortly before 6 p.m., said Deputy James Nagao, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Coroner’s officials identified the man as Andres Guardado Pineda. Guardado allegedly had run southbound between two businesses, Nagao said. After a short foot pursuit, the deputies came in contact with him and at least one shot him in the upper torso. It was unclear...
    A 63-year-old man from Highland Park was arrested after attempting to lure two pre-teen girls and asking them to have sex, authorities said. Genaro Gutierrez was arrested was charged on Thursday with two counts -- one for each juvenile -- of promoting prostitution, luring and endangering the welfare of a child, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Highland Park Police Chief Rick Abrams said in a statement. Gutierrez is accused of approaching two girls, ages 11 and 12, and propositioning both of them, according to the statement. The incident occurred about 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, they said, near the Quick Check at 130 Woodbridge Avenue in Highland Park. The girls fled the neighborhood and told their parents, who called police.The area was searched by...
    The teeth of an Ocean Township woman -- discovered while her rental home was being demolished on Thursday -- match those of 65-year-old Jacqueline Terrulli, missing since the mansion was burned to the ground nine months ago, authorities said. Terrulli was allegedly killed by her drug-addicted housemate before he torched the $1.7 million home last fall, authorities said. She was identified by her dental records, they said. Ex-convict Ronald Teschner, 49, previously was charged in Terrulli's death. She allowed him to stay at the rental home while Teschner tried to kick a drug habit, authorities said. Teschner is facing 16 charges related to Terrulli's disappearance, including murder, robbery, arson, aggravated assault and disturbing human remains. If convicted of murder, Teschner faces...
    UPDATE: Authorities released the name of a 23-year-old Ocean County man they said was killed overnight. The homicide victim has been identified as Isaiah Renouf of Jackson Township, authorities said.  "There is no immediate danger to the public,"  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Jackson Township Police Chief Matthew Kunz said in a statement on Friday. "More information will be released as it becomes available." Billhimer and Kunz did not say how Renouf was killed or release any other details about the crime. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Jackson Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are currently at the crime scene, they said. This is a developing news story. CHECK BACK FOR...
    A Massachusetts man accused of fatally shooting his former neighbor disguised himself as a UPS driver while hiding his rifle in a box, authorities said. Police and prosecutors say Robert Bonang, 61, donned a surgical mask, a gray wig, as well as brown pants and a jacket – like a UPS employee – before ringing the doorbell of 59-year-old Laurie Melchionda’s Braintree home and shooting her several times early Wednesday, the Boston Globe reports. Melchionda, who was shot in the back and head, was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The former school nurse most recently worked as the head of health programs for Weston Public Schools and had served on the Braintree Board of Health for several years,...
    Police in Byram arrested a man they say made numerous harassing phone calls to the department while impersonating an officer. The Byram Township Police Department received several harassing phone calls over the course of several weeks in May, authorities said in a release. The caller stated that he was a police officer in a nearby town, authorities said. Further investigation revealed that the calls were made by Bryan H. Dezio of Netcong, who is not a police officer, authorities said. Dezio turned himself in to the Byram Township Police Department, where he was processed, charged with harassment and released pending an appearance at Andover-Joint Municipal Court.
    BUCHAREST – A former judge from Iran sought by his country to face corruption charges died Friday after a fall in a hotel, Romanian media reported Friday. Romanian police said only that a man had fallen from a high floor at a hotel in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, and was found dead at 2:30 p.m. (1130 GMT). They didn't identify him. Romanian media identified the victim as Gholamreza Mansouri, who fled Iran last year after authorities there alleged he took about 500,000 euros ($560,000) in bribes. Mansouri, who was facing an extradition request by Iran, had denied the allegations. He said last week in a video statement that he left Iran for unspecified medical treatment and that coronavirus travel...
    Authorities say they are investigating a murder that occurred overnight in Jackson Township. "There is no immediate danger to the public,"  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Jackson Township Police Chief Matthew Kunz said in a statement on Friday. "More information will be released as it becomes available." No other details were immediately available.  The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Jackson Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are currently at the crime scene, they said. This is a developing news story. CHECK BACK FOR UIPDATES
    Reuters June 19, 2020 0 Comments The former Atlanta police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks last week turned himself into authorities on Thursday afternoon, in keeping with an arrangement with prosecutors, jail records showed. Garrett Rolfe, a white officer charged on Wednesday in the killing, was being held at the Fulton County jail. He was fired by the city’s police department on Saturday, a day after the shooting in the parking lot of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant. The death of Brooks – the latest in a long line of African Americans whose fatal encounters with law enforcement have been captured on video – further heightened social tensions at a time of national...
    One of the two Atlanta police officers involved in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks turned himself over to authorities on Thursday. Former officer Devin Brosnan was booked into the Fulton County Jail and is facing three charges, including aggravated assault, in connection with the fatal shooting on June 13. Prosecutors say Brosnan stood on Brooks’ shoulder as he struggled for life. JUDGE NAPOLITANO ON RAYSHARD BROOKS CASE: MURDER CHARGE AGAINST ATLANTA OFFICER IS 'CATASTROPHIC MISTAKE' This undated photo provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Officer Devin Brosnan. Brosnan, who prosecutors say stood on Rayshard Brooks shoulder as he struggled for life after a confrontation, was charged Wednesday, June 17, 2020, with aggravated assault. (Atlanta Police Department via AP) Fulton District...
    A Newark man stabbed his ex-girlfriend when she wouldn't take him back, then fled to Maryland, where he was captured the same day, authorities said. Carlos Hernandez Bonilla-Pabon, 47, stabbed the victim several times after she refused to resume their relationship when he stopped her on Nichols Street as she headed to work on June 9, authorities said. An Essex County sheriff’s officer forwarded an arrest warrant and a possible location in the town of Fort Washington, MD -- roughly 230 miles from the scene of the assault -- to their colleagues in Prince Georges County that same day. Deputies who went to the home grabbed Bonilla-Pabon as he tried to run out the back door, authorities said. Bonilla-Pabon was...
    A Newark man stabbed his ex-girlfriend when she wouldn't take him back, then fled to Maryland, where he was captured the same day, authorities said. Carlos Hernandez Bonilla-Pabon, 47, stabbed the victim several times after she refused to resume their relationship when he stopped her on Nichols Street as she headed to work on June 9, authorities said. An Essex County sheriff’s officer forwarded an arrest warrant and a possible location in the town of Fort Washington, MD -- roughly 230 miles from the scene of the assault -- to their colleagues in Prince Georges County that same day. Deputies who went to the home grabbed Bonilla-Pabon as he tried to run out the back door, authorities said. Bonilla-Pabon was...
    Authorities arrested a Toms River man in connection with armed robbery at the Travel Inn and Suites. Daniel M. Balwierczak, 23, was charged with robbery, theft, assault and weapons charges on Wednesday, Lakehurst Police Officer Robert Schroeck said in a statement. Schroeck and Officer Christian Hernandez responded to the motel on Route 70 in Lakehurst at 1:33 a.m. on Friday on a report of a robbery. Officers met multiple people who said they had been victimized by a man who was later identified as Balwierczak, Schroeck said. Balwierczak used a pair of brass knuckles to intimidate victims into giving him a cell phone, a pair of shoes, about $250 in cash and a car key, Schroeck said. Balwierczak is being...
    CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group urged Egyptian authorities Thursday to stop a “campaign of harassment and intimidation” against health care workers who have criticized the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since the pandemic hit, healthcare workers in the country have been complaining of a dearth of protective equipment, testing and hospital beds for front-line doctors. “Instead of protecting front-line health care workers by addressing their legitimate concerns over their safety and livelihoods, the Egyptian authorities are handling the COVID-19 crisis with their usual repressive tactics,” Amnesty International said in a statement. Overall, Egypt has officially recorded more than 49,000 cases of the coronavirus, including 1,850 deaths. But last month, an Egyptian official said the country...
    A Newark man has been charged with theft after police say he stole numerous Amazon packages from the front of homes in Madison. Several residents in Madison reported having packages stolen from the front of their homes throughout May 2020, authorities said in a release. Further investigation led to the identification of Terry Taylor, 64, of Newark as the suspect, authorities said. Investigators located several items linking Taylor to the thefts, which police say he committed with his 2008 Mazda. Taylor was arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday. He was charged with fourth-degree theft and later transported to Morris County Jail pending an appearance at Morris County Superior Court. Photo by Flickr user Christian Harrison.
    Members of a notorious Trenton gang who controlled a neighborhood drug trade executed a city man, tried to kill a police officer and shot at several other people over a period of several months, state authorities charged. Reputed gangleader Charles Willis, 27, and nine members of his “Get Money Boys” gang are charged with various counts that include murder, attempted murder and conspiracy, state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said. They were among 16 reputed members and associates of “Get Money Boys,” or “GMB,” who Grewal said sold heroin and cocaine in and around the Oakland Street Apartments. New Jersey State Police seized several guns, along with nearly 20,000 individually wrapped heroin doses stamped “Dope Dick” and “Fruit Loops,” during...
    A Middletown police officer filed a false report after getting into an accident with his police cruiser, authorities said. Thomas E. Foster, 33, of Keyport, has been charged with falsifying records, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement. Foster was working near a road repair project on Cedar Avenue in Middletown on July 3, 2019, when an accident occurred. Foster filed a report claiming that while he was backing his patrol car out of a parking spot, he “contacted a telephone pole.". It was later discovered that Foster in fact backed the police cruiser into a parked pickup truck on Cedar Avenue, causing damage to both vehicles. “Mr. Foster’s attempt to deceive his department by filing a...
    BERLIN (AP) — Journalist rights groups and Iranian dissidents are urging Romania not to deport a former Iranian official to his homeland to face corruption charges, saying he should be prosecuted in Europe for ordering the mass arrest of reporters while serving as a judge in Tehran. Gholamreza Mansouri, 66, fled Iran last year after authorities there alleged he took some 500,000 euros ($560,000) in bribes as a judge. Details on the allegations haven’t been released. Mansouri made a video statement online last week denying the charges, saying he left Iran for unspecified medical treatment and that coronavirus travel restrictions prevented him from returning to face the charges. “I will never, never, never turn my back to the system...
    (CNN)Atlanta fire officials are looking for two women suspected of starting a fire at the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was shot last week. Brooks was killed in the Wendy's parking lot by Atlanta police Friday night, after officers responded to a call of a man sleeping in a vehicle. The following night, widespread protests led crowds to the fast food restaurant and the Wendy's was set ablaze and quickly was engulfed in flames. Atlanta Fire Section Chief James Oliver said in a news conference that the fire was started in multiple locations at the store using multiple incendiary devices, including homemade blow torches, fireworks and combustible materials lit and thrown inside of the restaurant. Some law enforcement officials say Rayshard...
    Three Bergenfield police officers had to be treated for various injuries after an unprovoked attack by a Teaneck man who’d became the subject of a missing person’s search after he walked out of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, authorities said. Officer Shane Churaman, hearing an alert shortly after midnight, stopped a sedan with Pennsylvania license plates being driven by 26-year-old Patrick S. Chakauya Jr. in the area of South Washington Avenue and Carnation Street. The Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps was summoned to take Chakauya to the hospital for an evaluation, Detective Lt. William Duran said. Police Officers Christopher Brugger, Matt Siemaszkiewicz, and Gregory Slater also responded to assist, he said. When the ambulance arrived, Chakauya “launched an unprovoked attack on...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces murder and kidnapping charges in the deaths of a missing Black Lives Matter protester and another woman, authorities said Tuesday. Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was arrested in Orlando on Sunday, a day after Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75, were found dead in a Tallahassee home, according to a Tallahassee police Facebook post. Authorities didn’t say whether the women had any previously connection between each other or to each other or Glee. Salau, who had participated in recent demonstrations against police brutality, was reported missing by family members earlier this month, authorities said. Tallahassee police officers reached out to friends and known associates, as well as victim advocate groups to which...
    BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - Maricopa County authorities were working Tuesday on trying to remove the body of a crane operator who was killed in a Buckeye mining accident. County sheriff’s officials said they were notified of a crane under water on state land Saturday night and the crane operator was reported missing. A dive team found the dead man trapped under the crane equipment. TOP STORIES House Democrats demand FBI briefing on foreign adversaries exploiting George Floyd protests NYC coronavirus tracers wont ask positive tests if they attended protests Forced face masking is a civil rights offense The victim’s name hasn’t been released yet. Sheriff’s officials said appears to be an accidental death, but their investigation is ongoing.
    A Kearny church youth group leader is charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl at a church. Esteban Ruiz, 21, of Kearny met the 16-year-old at the Good Shepherd Church in Kearny in April 2018, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. "Ruiz met the victim in his capacity as a youth leader at [the church]," Suarez said. Ruiz, who currently works for the Centro de Adoracion in Hackensack, was arrested at his home Monday evening without incident. He is facing charges of sex assault and child endangerment. Anyone who wants to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234. 
    Swiss authorities are looking for the owner of $190,000 worth of gold bars that were apparently left behind on a train last year, according to a report. Local prosecutors in Lucerne said the gold bars were found on the train after the passengers had left a Federal Railways train in St. Gallen – about 55 miles east of Zurich, UPI reported. Swiss officials say no one has yet claimed $190,000 worth of gold bars found on a train last year.  (iStock) Authorities made the discovery in October but are now appealing to the public for help after an investigation into the origin of the gold bars hit a dead end. GERMAN POLITICIAN DIES AFTER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING...
    UPDATE: A Queens man who authorities said brutally stabbed his girlfriend dead in her Dumont apartment before dawn Tuesday was captured by Closter police after he knocked on a local resident's door in the middle of the night not wearing pants or shoes and carrying two young children in his arms. Jeffrey Daniels, 36, was charged with murder, child endangerment and illegal weapons possession in the slaying of his hairdresser girlfriend in her Knickerbocker Road garden apartment. The victim, also 26, had been stabbed several times in the head and neck, authorities said. In a bizarre coincidence, a Cresskill mom was also brutally stabbed to death blocks away less than 24 hours earlier. Dumont police got a 12:20 a.m. call Tuesday...
    An Oklahoma father whose two children died after spending five hours locked inside a hot truck has been released from jail after new surveillance footage showed the kids got into the vehicle on their own, authorities said Monday. Dustin Lee Dennis, 31, was arrested Saturday on two second-degree murder warrants after his 4-year-old daughter, Tegan, and 3-year-old son, Ryan, were found dead at the scene, Tulsa police said. TEXAS FATHER DROWNS WHILE SAVING 6-YEAR-OLD SON WHO FELL INTO SPILLWAY, FIRE OFFICIALS SAY Dennis was released Monday after investigators reviewed a neighbor’s surveillance camera footage that showed the children climbing into the truck and “tragically” not coming back out, the Tulsa District Attorney Office said. Dustin Dennis was released from...
    FOWLER — A Fresno-area man killed two people, including a 16-year-old boy, then shot himself before crashing into a train, authorities said Monday. Carlos Cruz, 25, of Parlier, died Saturday in nearby Reedley. Cruz was visiting his estranged wife at a home in Fowler on Saturday when he shot two of her relatives, Rafael Garcia, 42, and his 16-year-old son, Jonathan Garcia, authorities said. A short time later, Reedley police saw a car matching the description of the suspect and tried to stop it, leading to a chase. Cruz’s Subaru then hit a passing train but it was later determined that he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said. A handgun was found at...
    HALF MOON BAY – The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office on Monday night released body-worn camera footage from a fatal police shooting in Half Moon Bay last month. The deputies involved in the shooting were also identified as John Baba and David Dominguez. Baba is a two-year veteran of the sheriff’s office and previously worked for another law enforcement agency. Dominguez started at the sheriff’s office in August 2016 as a correctional officer and became a deputy in September 2018. The encounter occurred in the 800 block of Main Street about 7:25 p.m. on May 5. “This officer-involved shooting began with a 911 call regarding a woman walking downtown carrying a bottle of wine in one hand and a rifle...
    FOWLER, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno-area man killed two people, including a 16-year-old boy, then shot himself before crashing into a train, authorities said Monday. Carlos Cruz, 25, of Parlier, died Saturday in nearby Reedley. Cruz was visiting his estranged wife at a home in Fowler on Saturday when he shot two of her relatives, Rafael Garcia, 42, and his 16-year-old son, Jonathan Garcia, authorities said. TOP STORIES Four St. Louis police officers charged with beating undercover colleague Trump team should get a lot of credit for fast coronavirus stimulus: CBO NYC coronavirus tracers wont ask positive tests if they attended protests A short time later, Reedley police saw a car matching the description of the suspect and tried...
    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained a prominent local journalist Monday on charges of spreading fake news, his lawyer said, in the government’s latest crackdown on press freedom. Mohamed Monir, 65, was taken by plainclothes security officers from his apartment in Giza, his family said in a statement. Over the weekend, Monir had posted surveillance footage on his Facebook page, showing scores of heavily armed police officers breaking into his home to search it when he wasn’t there. He later appeared before state security prosecutors who ordered his 15-day pretrial detention on charges of spreading fake news, joining a terrorist group and misusing social media, said his lawyer, Nabeh el-Ganadi. Monir is editor-in-chief of al-Diyar newspaper and a former deputy...
    NEW YORK (AP) - A homeless man charged with setting fire to an unmarked New York City police car was released from federal custody Monday after his defense attorney said authorities arrested the wrong man. “I think they jumped the gun on the arrest,” federal public defender Kannan Sundaram told The Associated Press. “They arrested the wrong person.” Prosecutors did not explain the alleged mix-up in dismissing the federal charge against Michael Rodriguez but said the case remained under investigation. Rodriguez faced up to 20 years in prison if convicted. TOP STORIES Trump team should get a lot of credit for fast coronavirus stimulus: CBO Four St. Louis police officers charged with beating undercover colleague NYC coronavirus...
    Authorities are seeking the driver of a dark-colored Ford SUV involved in a crash that killed a 23-year-old Ewing mom. The 2017 to 1029 Ford Escape was last seen turning into the parking lot of 865 Lower Ferry Road -- just after the crash outside of 860 Lower Ferry Road around 11:20 a.m., June 4, Ewing police said. Firefighters extricated Gabriella Nordgren and her 5-year-old passenger -- who had non life-threatening injuries -- after her car crossed into oncoming traffic on Lower Ferry Road and struck an approaching vehicle, police said. Both were taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. Nordgren later died of her injuries. A family friend said that Nordgren is survived by two girls, ages 5 and...
    An elderly New York State woman was conned out of $7,000 in a grandparent scam -- and nearly lost $5,800 more before Garfield police grabbed a Paterson man as he collected the second payment, authorities said. Jose A. Torres-Dejesus, 27, called the victim on Friday claiming to be her grandson, Detective Capt. Richard Uram said. Torres-Dejesus told the woman he’d been involved in a DUI crash and needed money, Uram said. He then gave her a phone number, saying it was his attorney, the captain said. The woman called the number and a man who answered said she had overnight $7,000 in cash to an address on Malcolm Avenue in Garfield, Uram said. After the money was delivered on Saturday,...
    A 52-year-old Boonton man is accused of sexually touching and trying to seduce a child under the influence of drugs and alcohol that he provided, authorities said. Between November 2019 and January 2020, Andrew Jennings gave marijuana and alcohol to a child, whose age and gender were not released, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a joint release with local police. While the child was under the influence, Jennings "engaged in sexual conversations with the purpose to seduce the child, and on at least one occasion, Jennings is alleged to have touched the intimate parts of the child," Knapp said. Authorities did not say how the child and Jennings knew each other. Anyone with information relating to these incidents...
    A 52-year-old Boonton man is accused of sexually touching and trying to seduce a child under the influence of drugs and alcohol that he provided, authorities said. Between November 2019 and January 2020, Andrew Jennings gave marijuana and alcohol to a child, whose age and gender were not released, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a joint release with local police. While the child was under the influence, Jennings "engaged in sexual conversations with the purpose to seduce the child, and on at least one occasion, Jennings is alleged to have touched the intimate parts of the child," Knapp said. Authorities did not say how the child and Jennings knew each other. Anyone with information relating to these incidents...
    A 51-year-old man from Bayonne who was found with stolen license plates had more than a dozen past arrests, authorities said. Michael Stisi was driving with stolen license plates and initiated a traffic stop near 23rd Street and Broadway shortly before 3:45 p.m. on Friday, June 12, Bayonne police said. Further investigation revealed that the license plates were stolen out of Jersey City on May 25, authorities said. Stisi was also found to be in possession of heroin, authorities said. He was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and possession of drugs. Stisi had 15 arrests in 2015, including a robbery charge stemming from an incident at ShopRite in Bayonne, NJ.com reports. He was being held in the Hudson...
    A 6-week-old South Dakota boy died Thursday after being attacked by his family’s dog, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies and fire officials responded to a home in Hartford, about 15 miles northwest of Sioux Falls, after a Belgian Malinois bit the baby several times, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. ILLINOIS WOMAN LIKELY MAULED TO DEATH BY HER RESCUE FRENCH BULLDOG: POLICE The boy was flown by helicopter to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, the sheriff's office said. “It's a very sad situation,” Sheriff's Sgt. Zachary Cegelske told KELO-TV. “It's a very tragic loss for the family and friends.” The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society took custody of the...
    Police in Newark are searching for a teenage girl who has been missing for 10 days. Jessica Nazario, 17, was last seen leaving her home in Newark’s North Ward around 2 p.m., June 5, authorities said. This is the second time Jessica has been reported missing, records show. Her first disappearance was reported October 15, and she was located three days later, authorities said. Jessica is 5 feet and 4 inches tall, and weighs 113 pounds. She has black and brown braids, brown glasses and a tattoo of a red and black rose on her right forearm, police said. At the time of her disappearance, Jessica was seen wearing blue jeans, black Crocs, a black Nike hoodie and brown glasses,...
    EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A 73-year-old woman died two days after a fire in her eastern Pennsylvania home that authorities said involved an oxygen canister, authorities said. The Lehigh County coroner’s office said Mary Orwan, 73, was pronounced dead of inhalation injury complications and burns shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. The coroner said she had been smoking a cigarette while on supplemental oxygen when the oxygen canister caught fire at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in her Williams Township home. The death was ruled accidental. TOP STORIES NASCAR rejects advertising from gun companies, causing fans to question its 2nd Amendment stance Four St. Louis police officers charged with beating undercover colleague Hanging deaths spur protests,...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a woman who was last seen leaving a Kansas City police station more than two weeks ago. Police said 39-year-old Marina Bischoff hasn’t been seen since the morning of May 28. Police said Bischoff had been arrested the night before on suspicion of driving while impaired and leaving the scene of a crash. Police said she made multiple phone calls while in detention and didn’t appear impaired when she left the station. TOP STORIES Up next: The Jefferson Memorial must go Atlanta police chief resigns after fatal police shooting Four St. Louis police officers charged with beating undercover colleague Police have conducted extensive searches of wooded areas and...
    LARKSPUR, Calif. (KGO) -- Police in Marin County arrested someone suspected of starting several fires in Larkspur and Corte Madera early Saturday morning.The vegetation fires were first reported by authorities just before 7 a.m. and prompted evacuations.One fire was burning near Holly and Hawthorne avenues and a second fire burned in the Creekside neighborhood.Homes in "adjacent" to the areas were evacuated, according to Central Marin Police.As of 8 a.m., a total of six fires were burning in the area, but law enforcement said they were contained and not threatening any buildings.The suspect was spotted in the area of the fires and police said around 8 a.m. that they were taken into custody.Police first described the suspect as a man in...