Here are the top stories for Wednesday, Jan. 18th: Ukraine probes deadly chopper crash; Chauvin seeks new trial in George Floyd killing, Husband of missing Mass. woman arraigned, Maryland's first Black governor inaugurated.
- Business Insider
Ben Crump says the only known white Memphis police officer relieved of duty in Tyre Nichols' death pulled him from car and hit him with a Taser — yet had his identity protected
Memphis police put Preston Hemphill, the only known white cop involved in Tyre Nichols' death, on leave. Five Black officers were charged.
- NBC News
An infant who was recently returned to his mother from an alleged kidnapping died Saturday after he was rushed to the hospital.
- The Telegraph
The first victim of Isla Bryson, and the mother of one of his children, say it is "impossible" not to say the transgender rapist is a man and should not have been allowed in a women's prison.
- The Ledger
"At this time, we believe there are nine victims, two with critical injuries and seven with non-life-threatening injuries," the police department said.
- Miami Herald
This Venezuelan cattle rancher didn’t want to sell his lands, so he stood up to Diosdado Cabello
- Kansas City Star
“I knew right away she didn’t run away,” her brother said. “The red flag for me was the phone.”
- Idaho Statesman
A jury has awarded an Oregon woman $1 million in damages after finding she was discriminated against by a gas station employee who told her, “I don’t serve Black people.”.
- ABC News
Three women, all out-of-state tourists, were killed and four people were injured in the second mass shooting to erupt in Los Angeles County in eight days -- the sixth in California this month, according to police. The latest shooting occurred Saturday in the upscale Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles, bordering Beverly Hills. The mass-casualty shooting unfolded around 2:30 a.m. when police received multiple 911 calls of a shooting in progress at a short-term luxury rental home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
- The Courier Journal
The Alabama man oversaw millions of dollars worth of drug shipments from a dangerous Mexican cartel.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The family woke up to the sound of shattering glass and a booming voice from a megaphone outside.
- BuzzFeed News
Prosecutors appeared to zero in on a statement Alex Murdaugh told investigators three days after the killings as a possible slipup in his otherwise consistent claims of innocence. But exactly what he said could be at issue.View Entire Post ›
- LA Times
Indicted crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried's $250-million bail deal was the largest ever, secured with his parents' house. But they aren't typical homeowners.
- Fox News
Footage shows Utah lawmaker Bruce Adams berating officers who arrested his son on a burglary warrant last year, with one officer saying Adams was attempting to "intimidate."
- The State
The admission comes as Alex Murdaugh’s defense team seeks to undermine confidence in how the state handled the crime scene where Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were shot to death.
A former Google executive has sued the tech giant over claims that he was fired after allegedly being groped by a high-ranking female colleague at a company dinner. Ryan Olohan, a 48-year-old married father of seven from New Jersey, accused Google of firing him after he refused top executive Tiffany Miller’s alleged advances at a New York City restaurant in December 2019. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, has named both Google and Miller as defendants, accusing them of discrimination, retaliation and fostering a hostile work environment.
A 91-year-old woman has reportedly fallen victim to a seemingly random attack in San Francisco’s Richmond District. The incident occurred at around 11 a.m. on Thursday, according to ABC7 News reporter Dion Lim, who spoke to the victim’s daughter. Just two minutes after the victim left her 47th Ave. home, a man allegedly came “out of nowhere,” punched her and knocked her into a concrete planter bed.
- Miami Herald
The tourist was beaten with a stick and yelled at while being led away from the temple.
- Hilton Head Island Packet
The trial’s long-awaited first week ended after hearing testimony from nine witnesses. The defense raised questions over preservation of the crime scene, while prosecutors revealed new gunshot residue evidence.
- WSB Cox articles
‘It’s just unfair’: Family of girl who overdosed reacts to one of the largest-ever indictments in GA
“Operation Ghost Busted’ is one of the state’s largest-ever drug trafficking indictments.
- Associated Press
A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced the decision a day ahead of a hearing related to state charges accusing him of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors. Foxx, who in 2019 had pleaded with women and girls to come forward so she could pursue charges against Kelly, acknowledged that the decision “may be disappointing” to his accusers.