Chicago police reported that homicides were down 64.7% and shootings were down 54% in Austin from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- LA Times
L.A. Unified has resisted ransom demands while attempting to gauge what was stolen and how to recover.
- WCVB - Boston
State police say a wrong way driver will face charges after crashing into a truck on the Mass. Pike in Newton early Saturday morning.
- In The Know by Yahoo
Trans woman's 'horrible' TSA encounter starts conversation on TikTok about the anxiety transgender travelers face: 'They can do better and should'
A trans woman shared their "horrible" TSA experience and it opened up a larger conversation about the struggles trans people face.
An autopsy on Tennessee kindergarten teacher Eliza "Liza" Fletcher has determined that she was killed after she was shot in the back of the head. The report, released this week, states, “There are two semicircular defects to the skull consistent with a single gunshot to the head with the bullet traveling in a posterior to anterior (back to front) and right to left direction,” the Associated Press reports. The autopsy, completed by the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis, also note
- Miami Herald
Residents stranded on Sanibel Island by Hurricane Ian flew to the mainland by U.S. Army helicopters after Miami-Dade County rescuers reached them, according to footage released by the agency.
The family of the man killed outside of his home in Carmichael is speaking out. 74-year-old James Raleigh was attacked by a homeless man throwing rocks at his home Wednesday evening. When Raleigh went to investigate the noise, 54-year-old Darin Chastain attacked him. Neighbors called the police, and Chastain was arrested soon after. Raleigh was transported to the hospital, where he later died.
A 15-year-old who was potentially kidnapped by her father leapt out of his truck after a dramatic police pursuit. She was shot and killed.
- Macon Telegraph
Authorities also said the woman’s pants were “ripped in the groin area.”
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The attempted robber died at the scene, police said.
- The Daily Beast
Jim Watson/AFP via Getty ImagesAlice and Jerry Argo got married last year.Last night, Hurricane Ian made her a widow.“It happened… so quick,” she told The Daily Beast on Friday. “It’s just like a slap in the face, to lose your husband that quick.”As torrential rain and relentless winds battered Florida on Thursday, Alice, 72, and Jerry, 67, realized they were in trouble. Ian was hammering their two-bedroom, one-bath home in New Smyrna Beach, and the surrounding streets were flooded waist-high, r
- Business Insider
A Jan. 6 defendant said he's 'already felt the impact' of his actions after losing his wife, job, and access to guns
An attorney for Jerry Ryals listed the losses in a Friday sentencing memo requesting no jail time for his client.
- NBC News
A Massachusetts woman allegedly beat her former landlord to death with a hammer after he found out she was allegedly forging checks in his name and stole over $40,000, officials say.
- Wichita Eagle
An officer and the suspect, who was wanted for murder, were both shot during the incident, officials say.
Judge Allows Woman's Ex-Husband to Keep Edited Intimate Photographs in Divorce Ruling She Calls 'Violating'
Lindsay Marsh said Judge Michael Edwards ordered her to surrender intimate photos of herself to a photographer for editing before giving them to her ex-husband
- Merced Sun-Star
Susan Russo, nicknamed the “Black Widow” killer, died at Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. She was convicted in the 1994 murder of her husband, who was a U.S. Navy officer.
- Fox News
Cindy Crawford stuns as she and Rande Gerber attend The Clooney Foundation's award night in New York City
Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber were seen attending George and Amal Clooney's first-ever Albie Awards event in New York City on Thursday night.
- The Montgomery Advertiser
Now on day four of a prison labor strike that has garnered national attention, incarcerated people are living on two cold meals a day.
- The Metrowest Daily News
"I was afraid to answer the front door or get the mail. I was afraid to go for a walk," Natick resident Ina Steiner shared with the court.
Larry Finstrom has been a criminal defense attorney for 50 years - but now finds himself on the other side of the law. Finstrom has been charged with soliciting prostitution.
- Miami Herald
Many were enlisted from homeless shelters and lacked basic necessities like warm clothing for the winter, the U.S. attorney said.