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  • Father of six killed in hit-and-run crash in front of his family

    NEW YORK — A New York City father of six was killed by a speeding SUV in a hit and run that happened right in front of his family. Tyquan Wilkerson, 29, was struck around 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to WPIX. The car — described as a dark-colored cross-over or medium-sized SUV — kept driving, while Wilkerson lay mortally wounded in the road. Wilkerson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead hours later. Wilkerson’s family said they […]

  • Officer jumps on moving crane to stop allegedly drunk operator who was smashing cars

    BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. — Its tires are as tall as a grown man, and its chassis is about the same size as six large pickup trucks put together. Now, a mobile construction crane is impounded and its driver is behind bars after he drove his 30-ton vehicle over some cars and into others while intoxicated, according to police. The driver denies the DUI charge, but four damaged cars and three people in the hospital show that the damage, at least, is undeniable. […]

  • Man allegedly shot woman to death at Memphis nightclub, then walked away laughing

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A convicted felon turned himself in Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing a woman  at a Memphis nightclub last week, according to WREG. Ricky “Bernie Mac” Hunter and the victim, Carolyn Thomas, were inside Brenda’s Rhythm and Blues Club on Walker Avenue during the evening hours of July 3rd when they reportedly started arguing. It quickly escalated into physical violence. According to witnesses, Hunter punched the victim in the face knocking her to the ground. When she regained […]

  • Dancing FBI agent accused of accidental shooting at Denver nightclub allowed to carry gun again

    DENVER – FBI agent Chase Bishop made his second court appearance after his gun discharged and shot a bar patron while he was doing a backflip last month, according to KDVR. Chase Bishop waived his right to a preliminary hearing and a judge granted an exception to a protection order so he could carry his service weapon. Bishop’s lawyer, David Goddard, said prosecutors had offered Bishop a plea deal but didn’t disclose details. Goddard said the FBI strongly encourages its […]

  • Father fights for life and limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey river

    CAMDEN, N.J. — 60-year-old Angel Perez contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in the Maurice River last week, and now he could have his limbs amputated to stop the infection. Perez went crabbing on July 2nd in the Maurice River. The next day, he noticed swelling and scratches on his leg, according to WPIX. After a quick visit to urgent care and some antibiotics, the swelling and pain only grew. His fingers and toes began turning dark brown or black, sores or […]

  • Video captures man riding on outside of New York City subway

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — A rider’s cell phone video shows an extremely dangerous and illegal trend known as Skylarking on the New York City subway. “Living in New York for 17 years, I’ve seen a bunch of wild things, but this is one of the most wild things I’ve ever seen,” Matthew Beary, who posted the video on Instagram, told WPIX. Beary says he saw the daredevil Friday morning around 8:30 a.m. at the Clinton-Washington Avenues stop. When the man missed the […]

  • Parents speak out after teenage son convicted in retrial of sister’s murder

    SACRAMENTO — Isiah Fowler, 17, was convicted for the second time in the retrial of the 2013 stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister, Leila, according to KTXL. In the eyes of Barney Fowler, Wednesday’s decision convicting his son, Isiah, for the second time was not surprising. “I didn’t have a good feeling going into it, so I didn’t expect him to come home anyway,” said Barney Fowler. Barney and Isiah’s stepmother, Crystal, spoke out Sunday, recalling the five years since Leila […]

  • ‘We don’t support black business owners:’ Racist note left at Indiana business that hasn’t opened yet

    INDIANAPOLIS – The owners of a gaming lounge in Irvington say they are being harassed and targeted because of their race. “It says – Close Shop! We don’t support black business owners!” Lvl Up owner Sami Ali told WXIN. Ali says the anonymous note was delivered to his business on East Washington Street on Saturday after they held a gaming event. Ali says he called the police this week. “I made a police report to document that people are doing hate […]

  • Two teens arrested in plot to kill ex-girlfriend’s dad after breakup

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Two teenagers are accused of planning to kill a Missouri man after his daughter broke up with one of the suspects, according to KTVI. According to court documents, the incident unfolded in the overnight hours from June 24 and June 25. On June 24, 18-year-old Casey Lynn Duncan contacted a friend, 19-year-old Jesse Noal Killian, and informed him of a plan to break into a home and kill the homeowner because the man’s daughter had recently […]

  • Immigration attorney breaks foot when ICE agent shoves her

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An attorney representing a pregnant mother and her family was caught on camera being shoved by an ICE agent, resulting in cuts and a broken foot, according to WDAF. It all happened early Tuesday morning outside an ICE Enforcement and Removal Operation field office in Kansas City. Before dawn, two immigration attorneys were set to meet with ICE agents in the office’s parking lot to hand over a three-year-old boy named Noah. He and his mom have […]

  • Woman turns herself in after nail salon rampage caught on video

    ST. LOUIS — A woman who was unhappy with her service at a Missouri nail salon went on a destructive rampage, causing thousands of dollars in damage. It happened at the Happy Nails Salon in Hazelwood. Security video from the salon shows the woman pushing over a display of expensive nail polish then knocking off items from another counter. The general manager estimated damages at around $2,000, according to KTVI. Salon General Manager Jeanna Gwinn-Williams said, “We don’t use cheap […]

  • Couple’s adopted kids fed only oatmeal, kept in plastic lined rooms, court document says

    OSCEOLA, Iowa  – A couple in Iowa is accused of neglecting and abusing two children they adopted from Ghana, and investigators say their five biological children did not face any abuse. For two years, Barbara Holton has lived across from Kenny and Kelly Fry, the couple accused of neglecting and endangering their two adopted children. The Frys were arrested and charged on Sunday, but have since bonded out of jail. “I wouldn’t have tolerated knowing something like that was going on […]

  • Children’s book discusses police shooting of an unarmed black man

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conversations with children about racial injustice can be a difficult topic to tackle, but a new book written by several psychologists in Northern California could make it easier, according to KTXL. Doctors Ann Hazzard and Marietta Collins stood in front of about two dozen kids aged 5 to 8 years old Tuesday at Freedom Schools at John Stills Middle School in Sacramento. “What this book illustrates is the importance of open conversation between black people and white people […]

  • Woman’s jaw broken after motorcyclist throws concrete chunk at her in road rage incident

    AKRON, Ohio – A woman and her boyfriend honked at a motorcyclist after he didn’t start quickly enough at a green light, which they say triggered a road rage assault that led to a broken jaw. It started on North Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Akron shortly after 7 p.m., according to WJW. The victims told Akron police they were stopped behind a motorcycle at the traffic light. When it turned green, the motorcyclist didn’t move so the […]

  • Two firefighters accused of making pornographic videos at Ohio fire station

    AKRON, Ohio – The City of Akron says two fire lieutenants have been placed on leave amid allegations that they made pornographic videos together at a fire station in the city. The videos were allegedly posted on porn websites, according to WJW. The suspended firefighters have been identified as Lt. Art Dean and Provisional Lt. Deann Eller. The following is a joint statement from Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker: “Allegations involving two City of Akron firefighters recently […]

  • Alabama man pleads guilty to paying father of 15-year-old boy to have sex with him

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An Alabama man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he paid the father of a 15-year-old boy so that he could have sexual contact with the teen. Billy Edwards, 63, pleaded guilty to charges of commercial sex trafficking, coercion, and enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution and being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, according to WHNT. The 38-year-old father of the teen is charged with commercial sex trafficking and coercion and enticement of […]

  • Woman battling cancer wins $77,777 from lottery

    INDIANAPOLIS — Marilyn Dunlap never saw herself as lucky – that is until last week when she found out she and her husband had won the lottery. The Kokomo resident and her husband both enjoy playing Hoosier Lottery games, according to WXIN. Her husband bought a $5 “7 Scratch-off” on June 7. After scratching the ticket, he handed the $77,777 winner to his wife and said it was all hers. Why? Because, she said, “He loves me.” “So I looked […]

  • FBI agent who dropped gun, accidentally shot someone while doing backflip charged with assault

    DENVER — An off-duty FBI agent who accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club, wounding another patron in the leg, turned himself in to authorities and was formally charged Tuesday, according to KDVR. Chase Bishop, 29, is charged with second-degree assault, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said. The charge is a fourth-degree felony. Prosecutors said that additional charges may be filed based on the results of a pending blood alcohol content analysis of Bishop. […]

  • Man allegedly tries to sell stolen BMW on Craigslist – to Tennessee cop

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is behind bars after allegedly trying to sell a stolen BMW for $86,000 to a law enforcement officer, according to WREG. On Monday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol made contact with a man, believing the car to be potentially stolen as it was being sold on Craigslist. During a meet on Poplar Avenue, authorities noted the VIN number appeared to be fake and took Marqueze Blackwell into custody. A separate VIN number under the seat revealed […]

  • Teacher says he was forced to resign after refusing to call transgender student by preferred name

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. – John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School, says he was essentially fired for refusing to call a transgender student by their preferred name because it went against his religion, according to WXIN. The announcement was made at Monday night’s school board meeting, at which teacher John Kluge was in attendance to try and rescind his resignation. Kluge claims the school district forced him to resign over its transgender student policy. He says the district’s […]

  • Argument over honey bun leads to shooting death of Tennessee teen

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — A teenager is dead after he was shot by his half-brother during an argument over a honey bun, according to authorities in Fayette County, Tenessee. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department said 18-year-old Marcus Jones was found dead from a gunshot wound around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house on Feathers Chapel Drive. His half-brother, 34-year-old Jerome Howse, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and illegal gun possession, according to WREG. The sheriff’s office said the two were […]

  • Bomb-sniffing dog, handler reunited after service in Iraq

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A dog that served our country in Iraq for most of his life now gets to retire with his owner. Troy Sutton of Lumberton, North Carolina, has been in Iraq off and on since 2011 with his Dutch shepherd Ali. The two were nearly inseparable for about five years while they worked together in Iraq as an explosive detection team. But when Ali was forced to retire in December due to old age, Sutton was worried […]

  • Dramatic video shows police officers saving baby being thrown from window

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – Three Ohio police officers who stopped a mother from throwing her baby out of second-story window are being honored for their heroics. Lakewood police officers Joshua Greear, Nick Rebraca and Heather Herpka received the prestigious “Life Saving” award Wednesday night from the Ohio Tactical Officers Association at an event in Sandusky, according to WJW. Officer Greear still can’t believe what happened that morning. The harrowing call was all captured on police body cameras. “I watched the video 100 […]

  • Mother who starved son with autism to death sentenced to 11 years in prison

    HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut mother who was accused of starving, abusing, and neglecting her teenage son with autism has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to WTIC. Katiria Tirado, 34, was sentenced Tuesday, three months after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Matthew Tirado.  Her defense lawyer stated Tirado accepts responsibility for not getting her son the medical attention he needed, but emphatically denies intentionally starving him to death. Matthew died in February 2017. He […]

  • Dog tied to bathroom sink for a week after owners evicted

    STOCKTON, Calif. – A small dog named Autumn is recovering from a serious neck injury after she was left abandoned and tied to a sink in a Stockton home, according to KTXL. On Monday, Autumn had a fever, swelling, and tubes punctured throughout her neck. But the 6-pound terrier mix is a sweet-natured fighter. “Considering what happened to her, you would never know the pain that she’s been through because she doesn’t even show it,” said Autumn’s foster parent Christine Schamber. Schamber […]

  • New Jersey police release body camera footage of violent beach arrest

    WILDWOOD, N.J.  — Wildwood police released the body cam video of officers arresting a woman accused of underage drinking over the Memorial Day Weekend, according to WPIX. A bystander posted video online showing a Wildwood police officer punching Emily Weinman in the head during the Saturday arrest. The 20-year-old woman faces several charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer. The body camera footage released on Wednesday shows an officer as he confronts and argues with Weinman over the discovery of […]

  • Arkansas mother arrested after 1-month-old daughter found dead in dryer

    POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. — 25-year-old Tyra Neal has been charged with second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse in connection to the death on her infant daughter, according to WREG. Neal was arrested after deputies found the infant dead at a mobile home around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Sheriff Kevin Molder, “I’m shocked, like, how could you do that to a baby? That’s sad,” said Ashtyn Hayse, who lives nearby. Two of baby Caseleigh’s aunts told WREG the infant’s father […]

  • Woman found hiding in ceiling of Cleveland bar

    CLEVELAND – Investigators say a woman tried to hide in the ceiling at an Ohio tavern and wait until it closed, but she was caught before she carried out her plan, according to WJW. The Grayton Road Tavern is home of the popular Queen of Hearts game, but the notoriety of the game has also attracted the attention of potential criminals. “People just I guess assume that we have $5.5 million stashed in our walls here; that is clearly not the case,” said […]

  • Couple gets married in front of Indy 500 fans

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Complete with a beer bottle bouquet and patriotic denim outfits, Kristen Mikesell and Kyle Bloomer got married in the Coke Lot ahead of the Indy 500, according to WXIN. Kristen Mikesell and Kyle Bloomer have spent the past five years being crazy in love. So when they got engaged this year, they knew they weren’t going to have a traditional wedding. At first, it was a joke. But the idea of getting married in the Coke Lot quickly […]

  • ‘They basically built a torture chamber:’ Hikers find dead dog in buried cage

    CASS TOWNSHIP,  Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police are searching for the person who killed a dog by burying it alive in a cage. Workers at the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA say this is the worst case of animal cruelty they’ve ever seen, according to WNEP. They say when they found the dog’s body near Minersville, there was no doubt it was intentionally left there to die. Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA workers took photos to show the gruesome discovery – dog […]