Category Archives: National News

Professor shot, killed on University of Arizona campus; suspect in custody

Professor shot, killed on University of Arizona campus; suspect in custody

Kali9/Getty Images(TUCSON, Az.) — A professor was shot and killed on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson on Wednesday, campus police said. The campus police chief said a male professor in the Department of Hydrology was shot and killed by a former student. The suspect was identified by police as Murad Dervish. Police responded…read more »

Fort Myers Beach mayor talks about Ian recovery

Fort Myers Beach mayor talks about Ian recovery

Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — The Florida barrier islands were hit the worst by Hurricane Ian as teams are still working to survey the damage and conduct search and rescues. Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy spoke with ABC News Live’s Linsey Davis Tuesday night to discuss the latest updates. ABC…read more »

Purdue student killed in dorm room, roommate in custody

Purdue student killed in dorm room, roommate in custody

kali9/Getty Images(WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.) — A 20-year-old Purdue University student was killed in his dorm room early Wednesday and his roommate is in custody, school officials said. Varun Manish Chheda, a senior majoring in data science, was found dead in his room at McCutcheon Hall, a residence hall on the school’s campus in West Lafayette,…read more »

Purdue University investigates dorm homicide, official says

Purdue University investigates dorm homicide, official says

kali9/Getty Images(WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.) — A Purdue University student was found dead inside a residence hall in West Lafayette, Indiana, before dawn on Wednesday, according to a university spokesperson. The school’s police force is investigating the death as a homicide, the spokesperson said. “A suspect is in custody and there is no threat to the…read more »

FDNY paramedic who responded to 9/11 to be laid to rest after slaying

FDNY paramedic who responded to 9/11 to be laid to rest after slaying

FDNY(NEW YORK) — A New York City paramedic who responded to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will be laid to rest on Wednesday, six days after she was stabbed to death. Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, a nearly 25-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, was stabbed approximately 19 times in the chest…read more »

Former FBI agent weighs in on hunt for apparent Stockton serial killer

Former FBI agent weighs in on hunt for apparent Stockton serial killer

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Police are on the lookout for the person responsible for six murders so far in Stockton, California. Police released only a few details about the string of murders and when they happened: a 35-year-old man fatally shot at 12:31 a.m. on July 8; a 43-year-old man fatally shot at 9:49 p.m.…read more »

Sheriff: 8-month-old among four family members kidnapped in California, person of interest in custody

Sheriff: 8-month-old among four family members kidnapped in California, person of interest in custody

Merced County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook(NEW YORK) — A person of interest is in custody in connection with the kidnapping of four family members, including an 8-month-old girl, who remain missing, authorities said. Eight-month-old Aroohi Dheri and her parents — 27-year-old mother Jasleen Kaur and 36-year-old father Jasdeep Singh — were taken against their will from a…read more »

How recovery efforts are going in Lee County after Hurricane Ian

How recovery efforts are going in Lee County after Hurricane Ian

Win McNamee/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida’s southwestern coast, search and rescue efforts are ongoing, as the region takes steps to recover from the devastating storm. Lee County — home to Fort Myers and the barrier islands Sanibel and Pine — was especially hard-hit by the powerful…read more »