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  • Bail Bondsmen Arrested For Human Trafficking

    Covington, LA (WGNO) — Two bail bondsmen have been arrested in connection with a human trafficking investigation, according to LSP. Officials say 53-year-old James E. Johnson Jr. of Bush was arrested on Friday morning for two counts of human trafficking, two counts of first-degree rape, and one count of sexual battery. The investigation began in March when detectives received information that Johnson had solicited sexual favors from multiple victims in exchange for bond debt relief. Based on evidence obtained, detectives […]

  • April The Giraffe Gives Birth Again

    (CNN) — April the giraffe is a mama for the fifth time. April gave birth Saturday about 12:40 p.m. ET at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. This follows her delivery of a male in April 2017. The new calf is male, according to the zoo’s Facebook page. The zoo has not chosen a name for the calf yet, according to CNN affiliate KABC. Last time, April became an internet star. The zoo had a contest to name the newborn, and announced […]

  • Man Will Be Charged In Killing Of Reputed Gambino Crime Boss Francesco ‘Frank’ Cali, NY Police Say

    (CNN) — A 24-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting death of reputed New York crime boss Francesco “Frank” Cali, the New York Police Department said Saturday. Anthony Comello is being held in a New Jersey jail and will formally charged with murder when he’s extradited to the borough of Staten Island, where the killing happened, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at a news conference. “While we believe we have the shooter in […]

  • James Gunn Rehired For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Sequel

    (CNN) — Disney has reversed course on its next flight for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” reinstating writer-director James Gunn to oversee the third movie, after firing him last year in the wake of learning about offensive social-media posts. Gunn had been targeted by conservative activists — in part because of his vocal criticism of President Trump — who resurfaced old tweets in which he made light of pedophilia and molestation. In firing him, Disney labeled the comments “indefensible and inconsistent with […]

  • Police: 90-Year-Old Woman Threatens To Kill Neighbor Over Leaves

    Memphis (WREG) — A 90-year-old woman was arrested after a neighbor claimed she threatened to kill her because of leaves in her yard. Bessie Bowen was charged with aggravated assault and violation of an order of protection. According to police, they responded to the 2300 block of Larose Avenue in Bethel Grove early Thursday morning. That’s where they met a woman who claimed Bowen had stopped by her house, pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her due […]

  • Man Shot After He Allegedly Robbed The Bellagio And Tried To Steal A Car In Valet

    (CNN) — It wasn’t quite a George Clooney or Brad Pitt heist, but police say a brazen robbery attempt ended with gunfire and the suspect hospitalized in Las Vegas. About 9:45 p.m. local time Friday, an armed man entered a packed Bellagio Hotel and Casino and demanded money from a caged poker area, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Capt. Nichole Splinter said. He then fled and tried to steal a vehicle that had just pulled into the valet lot, but he […]

  • Meet The Man Who Dyes The Chicago River Green For St. Patrick’s Day

    (CNN) — On St. Patrick’s Day, Tom Rowan will do the same thing he has done that day for the past 56 years: He’ll make the Chicago River run green. Rowan, a 75-year-old retired police officer, is the man behind the famous Windy City ritual. The city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is world-renowned, primarily because of its unique tradition of dyeing the river green. “The original Mayor Daley in the 1950s wanted to do something special, he wanted to dye […]

  • Blind Runner, Guide Dog Trio To Make History In NYC Half Marathon

    (CNN) — Thomas Panek and his running guide dogs Westley, Waffle and Gus will make history on Sunday in the 2019 New York City Half Marathon. Panek, the president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, will be the first blind runner to complete the half marathon with guide dogs. His trio of Labrador Retrievers — who will take turns pacing him along the 13.1 mile course — will be the first four-legged athletes in the race. “It’s really a […]

  • Nebraska Farmer Killed Trying To Rescue Someone In State’s Worst Flooding In 50 Years

    (CNN) — Parts of Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska are grappling with the aftermath of a powerful “bomb cyclone” that turned some areas into swamps as rivers spilled over highways and residential areas. The “bomb cyclone” slammed the central US with hurricane-like winds and blizzard conditions this week, leaving in its tracks heavy rains and flooding. In a news conference Friday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said the state has experienced historic flooding in nearly every region. “This is the largest widespread […]

  • 49 Killed As Gunmen Open Fire In Two Mosques In New Zealand’s Christchurch

    (CNN) — At least 49 people have been killed and 20 seriously injured after gunmen opened fire in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspects held “extremist views” that have no place in New Zealand or the world. Forty-one people were killed at the […]

  • Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Charges That He Staged A Hoax

    (CNN) — Actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to accusations that he staged a hate crime and filed a false police report. The “Empire” actor, 36, was arraigned before Judge Steven Gregory Watkins, and his attorney entered the formal not guilty plea on his behalf. Watkins agreed to allow Smollett to travel to California and New York to meet with his lawyers and set his next hearing for April 17. Gloria Schmidt, the attorney for the brothers […]

  • ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Delivers Wind Gust Equivalent To Category 2 Hurricane In Colorado Springs

    A ferocious winter storm — a “bomb cyclone” — unleashed a 97-mph wind gust equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane in Colorado Springs on Wednesday as it roared across the state on the way to the Great Plains and parts of the Midwest, bringing blizzard conditions and a flood threat to a swath of the United States. A bomb cyclone happens when there’s a rapid pressure drop, with a decrease of at least 24 millibars (which measures atmospheric pressure) over […]

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