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Tarrant County Sheriffs Office
October 15, 2019 - 5:34 pm
(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- An 8-year-old boy who witnessed his aunt being fatally shot by a Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fired through a window of their house told investigators she had retrieved a handgun from her purse and pointed it toward a window when she was killed, according to an...
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New Jersey State Police
October 15, 2019 - 5:00 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Authorities released a sketch on Tuesday of a man they believe may have information on 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez, whose disappearance nearly a month ago from a New Jersey park has left few answers. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae identified the man in the sketch...
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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2019 file photo shows actress Felicity Huffman leaving federal court after her sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal in Boston. A representative for Huffman says she reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Last month a federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year's probation after she pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy for paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter's SAT answers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
AP News Staff
October 15, 2019 - 3:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman — aka prisoner No. 77806-112 — reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy mothers and fathers trying to get their children into...
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Newark Police Department
October 15, 2019 - 2:34 pm
(NEWARK, Del.) -- Twenty-six years after a young woman was sexually assaulted in the middle of the night in Delaware, a man unknown to police at the time has been arrested after DNA evidence linked him to the scene. It was just after 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1993, when a 22-year-old woman walking near...
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October 15, 2019 - 2:21 pm
(STOCKTON, Calif.) -- For Falaviena Palefau, being able to buy her 12-year-old daughter new shoes for her birthday was a present for both of them. Normally, when the date rolled around, Palefau said she'd deflect her daughter's birthday wishes, telling the girl they could ask her grandparents for...
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Fort Worth Police interim Chief Ed Kraus responds to questions during a news conference at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
AP News Staff
October 15, 2019 - 1:15 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth's police chief reiterated Tuesday that a white officer's killing of a black woman in her home was inexcusable, as an arrest warrant was released quoting the victim's 8-year-old nephew as saying she pointed a gun at a bedroom window after hearing suspicious noises...
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October 15, 2019 - 12:29 pm
(DUBLIN, Calif.) -- Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman, who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the massive "Varsity Blues" college entrance scandal that ensnared her and dozens of parents, reported to a Northern California prison on Tuesday to begin serving a 14-day sentence, according...
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October 15, 2019 - 12:23 pm
(HELENA, Mont.) -- An improvised explosive device detonated on the playground of a Montana elementary school Tuesday, authorities said. No one was injured, according to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, but students at the Rossiter Elementary School in Helena are being evacuated. The IED...
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October 15, 2019 - 11:51 am
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Saddleridge Fire that has burned through thousands of acres in Southern California began near the base of a transmission tower in northern Los Angeles, according to investigators. Fire officials determined that inferno, which erupted around 9 p.m. Tuesday, originated in a 50-by...
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October 15, 2019 - 10:41 am
(ENCINO, Calif.) -- An Uber passenger who got into a physical altercation with another rider was struck and killed by a California highway patrol car after jumping from the Uber and running across a highway. Authorities received a call around 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning regarding an Uber in...
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