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New York thunderstorms ends Electric Zoo music festival, halts US Open, delays flights

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Severe thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York’s Electric Zoo music festival, delayed flights at area airports and injured two people after a lightning strike near a Bronx beach. Rain halted play at the U.S. Open in Queens, New York, interrupted the Made…

Mother calls for investigation into daughter’s injuries school calls result of playground fall

A Mississippi mother is demanding answers from both her daughter’s elementary school as well as the police over the horrific injuries her 5-year-old daughter sustained, which the school has dismissed as the result of playground fall. According to Lacey Harris, her daughter, AvaLynn, returned home last week from Arlington Elementary…

Son of Allentown police chief allegedly pulls gun on detectives in road rage incident

Authorities took the son of Allentown’s police chief into custody Friday night after he allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at plain clothes detectives in what is being called a “road rage incident.” According to WFMZ, police arrested 22-year-old Christopher Fitzgerald, son of Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, and charged him…

WA woman to serve time after 9-year-old son took gun to school, wounded classmate

A Washington woman has been sentenced to jail for her part in a shooting at an elementary school after a handgun her son had in his backpack went off, wounding a classmate. Jamie Lee Chaffin was sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to unlawful weapon possession charges,…

Rep. Mike Rogers: Hundreds of US foreign fighters in Syria pose ‘very serious threat’ to US

Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a “very serious threat” to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said Sunday. Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, urged…

Elderly couple and their two disabled adult children found shot to death in Chicago suburb

Four members of one family were found shot to death at their home in a Chicago suburb, police said on Sunday. Local media said the victims were an elderly couple and their two severely disabled adult children. Police said they were investigating the incident in Elmhurst, about 18 miles west…

Penn. man sentenced for suffocating girlfriend after failing to kill her in 115 mph car crash

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 28 to 56 years in prison for suffocating the girlfriend he failed to kill in a deliberate 115 mile per hour automobile accident, Lancaster Online reports. According to prosecutors, Benjamin Klinger was driving with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Samantha “Sammi” Heller on December 4,…

Aftershocks still shake California’s Napa Valley a week after 6.0 magnitude quake

California’s Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring magnitude 3.2, occurred five miles southwest of Napa. There were no immediate reports of damage. It was one of…

California sex offender impersonating cop ‘arrests’ and rapes exotic dancer

A California exotic dancer who was raped by a convicted sex offender impersonating a police officer spoke about her ordeal to Fox 11 on Saturday. Desiree Patton said that her assailant, Guy Dietz, found her through online advertisements placed by the exotic dancing agency she works for. She said that…

Professional fighter ‘War Machine’ sent to Nevada to face charges for brutally assaulting girlfriend

The professional fighter known as “War Machine” was in custody in a Las Vegas jail on Saturday after being transferred from Southern California, where he was arrested for assault stemming from an ex-girlfriend’s accusation that he beat her in Nevada. Jonathan Koppenhaver, an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor, was released from…

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