Activists and officials are speaking out about a local violence epidemic; KDKA's Chris Hoffman reports.
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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.
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.
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
Law enforcement seized 20 firearm, about 5,000 rounds of ammunition and numerous high-capacity magazines from a Ravenna Township home on Friday.
- The State
The witness also told police that David Bennett Galloway III lied to a group of teenage girls about his age on the night of the assault.
- Kansas City Star
The children were forced to leave their home after a fight with their mother, police say.
- 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.
- Miami Herald
A Miami couple was arrested Friday after an investigation found they stole $2.5 million from a Florida Keys fish house they managed and from several commercial fishermen, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.
- Kansas City Star
In February 2019, Crystal Smith was working as a teacher at the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School when she was caught on surveillance cameras kicking a 5-year-old girl.
- The Courier Journal
Police believe the two larger men, seen wearing a blue hoodie and the other a white shirt in a video, murdered the third person, in the green hoodie.
- KTRK – Houston
On Thursday, Lacey Jo Cunningham was found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a female student at Woodlands Christian Academy, officials say.
Hanifa Abubakar was allegedly kidnapped for ransom and then killed by the owner of her school.
- The Daily Beast
Quintana Roo Defense DepartmentA shooting at a ritzy resort near Cancun left two Canadians dead and one other injured Friday, Mexican authorities said. The gunman remains at large. The shooting is the latest in a spate of horrific violence in the vacation hotspot.A man wielding a gun was caught on CCTV at the five-star Xcaret Hotel, located at popular Playa del Carmen, in a gray sweatsuit by the pool. Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the Public Secretary of Defense for the state of Quintana Roo, said
- Wichita Eagle
“This evidence overwhelmingly established that defendants knowingly killed more than one person ... and that they did so in an especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel manner.”
Lori Vallow’s brother said “death isn’t good enough” for his jailed sister. Vallow’s older brother Adam Cox made the comments during a new interview with ABC News’ “20/20” exploring Vallow’s past, her attitude today while behind bars and the divide the disturbing accusations against her have caused within her family. Vallow and her fifth husband Chad Daybell, a religious author who often wrote about the end of days, are facing murder charges in the death of two of her children, 7-year-old Joshua
- 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.
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- NBC News
New York City police arrested a 21-year-old woman and charged her with hate crimes for allegedly harassing and spitting on Jewish children in Brooklyn,
- The Providence Journal
Joseph Lancia will be formally sentenced next month for a 2019 shooting outside the Hells Angels clubhouse on Wendell Street.
- 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.