Category Archives: National News

AG Garland instructs US attorneys to prioritize unruly airplane passenger prosecution

AG Garland instructs US attorneys to prioritize unruly airplane passenger prosecution

ViktorCap/iStock(WASHINGTON) — As people travel to visit loved ones for the holiday season, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is warning that unruly passengers on flights will not be tolerated and may face prosecution. “Passengers who assault, intimidate or threaten violence against flight crews and flight attendants do more than harm those employees; they prevent the…read more »

Prosecutors in Ahmaud Arbery trial say cellphone video was key for verdicts

Prosecutors in Ahmaud Arbery trial say cellphone video was key for verdicts

jsmith/iStock(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — Prosecutors for the three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery said they believe the cellphone video showing Arbery’s final moments and his death was the evidence that clinched the guilty verdict. “Not a lot of homicides are on video,” Larissa Ollivierre, a Cobb County assistant district attorney who prosecuted the case,…read more »

Mom fatally shot at memorial for son killed days earlier in Chicago

Mom fatally shot at memorial for son killed days earlier in Chicago

Alex_Schmidt/iStock(CHICAGO) — Delisa Tucker was just steps away from her son’s memorial in Chicago early Wednesday morning when she was fatally shot. She had lost 14-year-old Kevin Tinker to gun violence the Sunday before, and friends said she was tending to his memorial when she was gunned down. “While she was lighting candles for her…read more »

COVID-19 live updates: Only one in four health workers fully vaccinated in this region

COVID-19 live updates: Only one in four health workers fully vaccinated in this region

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.1 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 775,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.1% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19,…read more »

Officer struck pedestrian then drove home with victim’s body: Prosecutor

Officer struck pedestrian then drove home with victim’s body: Prosecutor

Acting Essex County Prosecutor(NEWARK, N.J.) — A New Jersey police officer faces a slew of charges after allegedly striking a pedestrian on a parkway, leaving the scene and then taking the victim’s body to his home. Newark Police Officer Louis Santiago, 25, has been charged with reckless homicide, desecrating human remains and other related charges…read more »

Death of 14-year-old Florida boy ruled a homicide

Death of 14-year-old Florida boy ruled a homicide

iStock/tillsonburg(FLORIDA) — The death of a 14-year-old Florida boy whose body was found last week has been ruled a homicide by local police. Ryan Rogers of Palm Beach Gardens was found dead Nov. 16 around 9 a.m. local time near an Interstate 95 overpass by a passerby who spotted the boy’s bike lying in the…read more »

2 NYPD officers shot in Bronx ‘gun battle,’ authorities say

2 NYPD officers shot in Bronx ‘gun battle,’ authorities say

iStock/carlballou(NEW YORK) — Two New York City Police officers were shot but are expected to make a full recovery after a “gun battle” broke out in the Bronx on Wednesday evening. Police say the perpetrator, who was not immediately identified, was also shot and had undergone surgery but is expected to survive. NYPD Commissioner Dermot…read more »

COVID-19 live updates: Only 1 in 4 health workers fully vaccinated in this region

COVID-19 live updates: Only 1 in 4 health workers fully vaccinated in this region

iStock/koto_feja(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.1 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 775,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.1% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19,…read more »

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother speaks out after murder trial verdict: ‘I’m really, really thankful’

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother speaks out after murder trial verdict: ‘I’m really, really thankful’

iStock/CatEyePerspective(NEW YORK) — Ahmaud Arbery’s mother said she is feeling especially thankful this Thanksgiving, after three men were found guilty of his murder. “Today is Thanksgiving and I’m really, really thankful. My family and I are really, really thankful for the verdict we got yesterday,” Wanda Cooper-Jones told ABC News’ Whit Johnson in an interview…read more »

COVID-19 live updates: Deaths, hospitalizations predicted to increase in weeks to come

COVID-19 live updates: Deaths, hospitalizations predicted to increase in weeks to come

iStock/koto_feja(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.1 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 775,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.1% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19,…read more »