The annual Mitzvah Day carried on as scheduled at the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center on Christmas Eve, despite the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A 73-year-old New York grandmother outsmarted scammers who pretended to be her grandson and said he needed $8,000 to be bailed out of jail
"I told him I had the money in the house, and I figured, he's not going to fall for that. Well, he fell for that hook, line, and sinker," the woman said.
- Kansas City Star
“I do definitely think that this is going to undermine the trust that folks may have in this particular officer,” a police accountability expert said.
- KTVI - St. Louis
Authorities outside St. Louis say they’re investigating the 37-year-old woman. One parent who said some of the images reached her son called them “pretty disturbing — wow.
A neighbour made the grim discovery after peering through his window.
- The Root
The “Karen’s” just won’t go away.
- WCVB - Boston
Police say the victim is in grave condition, but noted that there is no threat to the public at this time.
George Gascón issued a written response after Union Pacific accused the LA County DA of not processing all the cases involving thieves targeting cargo containers.
Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancun on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said on Friday. Both guests at the upscale resort on the Riviera Maya of Quintana Roo state had criminal records, said Mexican officials, citing information from the Canadian police. Mexican police are searching for another person thought to have fired the shots who had a "long" criminal record in Canada, said the attorney general's office in Quintana Roo, home to a stretch of white-sand beach resorts and lush jungles.
- Democrat and Chronicle
"This is posted publicly by someone who is supposed to be representing and serving your community ... Promoting such racist ideas is disgustingly supremacist, divisive and hostile."
- KHON Honolulu
Jon Tokuhara was found dead inside his Honolulu acupuncture practice last week. “He was … like an angel on earth, and we couldn’t believe that he was taken from us,” one friend said.
A Florida teenager is accused of tracking the movements of a man who regularly jogged past his home with the intention of killing him and keeping his corpse in his closet “to play with.” Logan Smith, 18, was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of attempted murder in connection with the failed strangling of the victim near Smith's Cocoa home, according to an arrest report from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, obtained by Orlando outlet WOFL reports. One week before his arrest, Smith
- Chillicothe Gazette
Ross County food pantries have seen less clients in 2021 compared to 2020 because of increased government benefits.
- NBC News
A New York couple has been arrested and charged after launching a hateful rant caught on video against a family on a Long Island Rail Road train.
'Just take it back, man': Missouri GOP lawmaker demands colleague apologize for ‘Chinese virus’ remark
A Missouri House representative has called on another Republican colleague to apologize for calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” in the past. Rep. Brian Seitz, who represents District 156, was presenting a bill that addresses public school lessons on gender, sexuality and race when Rep. Shamed Dogan, of District 98, brought up his use of the remark. “In the spirit of your bill, I’m wondering if you would be willing to apologize for your past remarks concerning the quote-unquote China virus,” Dogan asked Seitz during the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee hearing on Wednesday.
- Lansing State Journal
Police confirmed the body recovered from the Red Cedar River Friday was identified as Brendan Santo, who was last seen on MSU's campus Oct. 29.
Evoking "Weekend at Bernie's," the incident occurred after a man was told the pensioner must be present to collect the money, reports said.
A former Arizona Air Force airman who apparently resented the Mennonites has been sentenced to life for abducting and killing a Mennonite Sunday school teacher. Mark Gooch, 22, was sentenced to life for murder on Wednesday for the 2020 killing of Sasha Krause, 27, 12NEWS reports. He received an extra five years for kidnapping; the sentences will run consecutively. Coconino County Superior Court Judge Cathleen Brown Nichols, who presided over the judgment, called the killing "the most senseless c
Law enforcement seized 20 firearm, about 5,000 rounds of ammunition and numerous high-capacity magazines from a Ravenna Township home on Friday.
Jack Wright has accused Sienna Mae Gomez of sexual assault. The TikTok stars, both 18, previously featured in each other's videos.
- Press Connects | Press & Sun-Bulletin
Larry Harris was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the February 2019 death of 11-year-old Jerome Smith Jr.