It's a white Christmas Eve, but it's not exactly what all the drivers heading to the Sierra had in mind. The Christmas getaway has now become a two-day trip for some families after multiple spinouts have caused the closure of highways and interstates for hours. Some travelers like Mike Woodel are considering ditching their Christmas Eve tradition of visiting Truckee for the day and head back home. Tao Fung from the Bay Area says it's his second day trying to make it to Tahoe City.
- 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
- 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.
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."
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
Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal was wearing a different kind of uniform on Thursday as he stood before a Seminole County judge.
- KGO – San Francisco
The body of missing Stanford nurse Michael Odell has been found in Fremont, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.
- Chillicothe Gazette
Ross County food pantries have seen less clients in 2021 compared to 2020 because of increased government benefits.
Jack Wright has accused Sienna Mae Gomez of sexual assault. The TikTok stars, both 18, previously featured in each other's videos.
- Associated Press
When officials in Chester, Georgia, heard that the 2020 census had pegged their small town at 525 people, their jaws dropped. Chester and two other small, rural municipalities in Georgia are the first communities in the U.S. to challenge the accuracy of their numbers from the once-a-decade head count. Successful challenges are scant, but the outcome could determine whether Chester, the city of Glennville and White County get their fair share when it comes to the distribution of $1.5 trillion in annual federal funding.
- WNCN Raleigh
The ambulance slammed into a guardrail, overturned and went down an embankment adjacent to Interstate 87 near Raleigh, officials said. At least one person was injured.
- 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.
- KNXV - Phoenix Scripps
Phoenix police give an update after missing Phoenix woman Irene Luevano was found dead Thursday.
- Kansas City Star
The children were forced to leave their home after a fight with their mother, police say.
‘Asian Lives Matter’: Protest against anti-Asian attacks erupts in NYC Chinatown after Michelle Go vigil
Two days after hundreds came together to honor Michelle Go’s memory in Times Square, protesters took to Chinatown to call for help combatting the surge in anti-Asian attacks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who was present, expressed condolences to Go’s loved ones. Martial, who was reported to have mental health issues, has been charged with second-degree murder.
Comparing vaccine requirements to Nazi atrocities is "peak despicable," said one Twitter user.
- Associated Press
A truck carrying about 100 monkeys was involved in a crash Friday in Pennsylvania, state police said as authorities searched for at least three of the monkeys that appeared to have escaped the vehicle. The truck carrying the animals crashed with a dump truck in the afternoon in Montour County, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Andrea Pelachick told the Daily Item. Authorities have asked residents who might see the monkeys to call state police at 570-524-2662.