Making his first public comments since the indictment of 48 people in what authorities describe as the biggest pandemic fraud scheme in the U.S., Gov. Walz says there should be an investigation into why a Ramsey County judge allowed the alleged fraud to continue.
- 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.
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Will Witt, a former Prager University personality and current editor-in-chief at the Florida Standard, says he conducted an experiment at UCLA to prove a point about cultural appropriation. Witt wore a Chinese outfit and hat and asked students what they thought about his “Halloween costume.” “I made that video to prove anti-white ivory tower professors, like the one in your studio, wrong,” Witt says to Dr. Phil in the video above. “This video and the others I’ve made like it, with Native Americans, with Mexicans, with the Chinese you just watched, are irrefutable evidence that people like that professor are exactly wrong on cultural appropriation.” Hear more from Witt in the video above, including what he says to Dr. Neal Lester, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, who says people need to be concerned about cultural appropriation. On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “Appropriation Nation: Has it Gone Too Far?” hear from a woman who says she received death threats for wearing a dress from another culture and another who says people need to stop stealing other cultures’ foods and calling them their own. Check local listings to see where you can watch. WATCH: Writer Says People Need To Stop Stealing Other Cultures’ Food, Calling It Their Own, And Profiting From It TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Strong opinion you want to share?
- 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.
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
- Wichita Eagle
An officer and the suspect, who was wanted for murder, were both shot during the incident, officials say.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Associated Press
Officials have disclosed the identities of five people killed in a Central Texas neighborhood, as well as the suspect in the slayings. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday that Nicolas Jaimes-Hernandez, 35, of Mexico, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The DPS identified them as Monica Delgado, 38, Miguel Avila, 15, and Natallie Avila, 14, along with next-door neighbors Lorena Aviles, 47, and her daughter, Natalie Aviles, 20.
- 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.