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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.
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- 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.
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.
- Miami Herald
“It had to be divine intervention.”
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.
- 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.
- Chillicothe Gazette
Ross County food pantries have seen less clients in 2021 compared to 2020 because of increased government benefits.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyWhen volunteers at Venue Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, arrived at their pastor’s house last November, they were hoping to raise his spirits with a surprise visit. Instead they got a shock: Pastor Tavner Smith was alone with a female church employee—she in a towel, he in his boxers.The charismatic 41-year-old hurriedly explained that the two of them had been making chili and hot dogs and gotten food on their clothes, according to one
- WCVB - Boston
Police say the victim is in grave condition, but noted that there is no threat to the public at this time.
Law enforcement seized 20 firearm, about 5,000 rounds of ammunition and numerous high-capacity magazines from a Ravenna Township home on Friday.
- The El Paso Times
Anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477 (TIPS) or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org.
- 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.
'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.
- The Hill
Police arrested a Georgia pastor and charged him with false imprisonment after officials allegedly found eight people locked inside his basement.The pastor has disputed the charges.The Griffin Police Department said in a news release on Jan. 18 that Curtis Keith Bankston, 55, and his wife, Sophia Simm-Bankston, 56, were running an "unlicensed group home" at the house "under the guise of a church known as One Step of Faith 2nd Chance."An...
- 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.
Evoking "Weekend at Bernie's," the incident occurred after a man was told the pensioner must be present to collect the money, reports said.
Pope Francis on Sunday for the first time conferred the lay Roman Catholic ministries of lector and catechist on women, roles that previously many had carried out without institutional recognition. He conferred the ministries at a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, where, in an apparent reference to resistance to change by some conservative, he criticised those who need to have rigid regulations and "more rules" in order to find God. Last year, Francis changed Church law on the ministries of lector and acolyte, which mainly had been reserved to seminarians preparing for priesthood, saying he wanted to bring stability and public recognition to women already serving in the roles.
- Kansas City Star
The children were forced to leave their home after a fight with their mother, police say.
- Fresno Bee
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