Day: January 11, 2019

Utah teen attempting ‘Bird Box’ challenge crashes into another vehicle, could face charges

Layton Police Department shared images of two badly damaged vehicles on Twitter explaining that the collision was the “predictable result” of the “Bird Box” challenge, in which people are called to do everyday tasks while blindfolded. (Layton Police Department via Twitter)A Utah teen maybe facing charges after police say she crashed into another vehicle… …

Jayme Closs suspect wasn’t home when she escaped, ‘appeared to be out looking for her,’ authorities say as details of kidnapping emerge

The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in October wasn’t home when the teenager made her escape and “appeared to be out looking for her” when authorities located him, officials said Friday.The suspect, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, of Gordon, was driving around in his vehicle when he was apprehended, Barron County……

Custody dispute leaves one person dead at Oregon school, police say

Police officers work the scene where a suspect was shot at a Cascade Middle School in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP) A custody dispute at an Oregon middle school Friday has left one man dead after police say he produced a firearm while being escorted out of the building.The Eugene… …

Buffett son spends millions to boost border security in rural Arizona, report says

Howard G. Buffet picured in Illinois, interviewing five people in a broken-down vehicle, one of whom reportedly confessed to entering the U.S. illegally twice. (Chad Larner via 50borderstates.com )Howard Buffett, Warren’s oldest son, has become a crusader at the border, using his organizations and wealth to boost security efforts of local authorities and volunteer groups, according… …

Las Vegas woman who allegedly ran over, killed manicurist after skipping out on bill arrested, police say

This undated undated Clark County Detention Center booking photo shows Krystal Whipple, 21, of Las Vegas. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) After nearly two weeks on the run, a woman accused of fatally running over a salon worker after bailing on her $35 manicure bill has been arrested in Arizona, police say.Krystal Whipple, 21,… …

Florida governor suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

Florida governor suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott IsraelBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who faced criticism over his department’s response to the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting last year, was officially suspended by newly sworn-in Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. DeSantis later tweeted that he was suspending Israel for ‘his repeated failures, incompetence and neglect of……

Florida posthumously pardons 4 black men accused of sensational 1949 rape

In this undated image released by the State Library and Archives of Florida, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida. The three men along with a fourth were charged with rape in 1949. Florida Gov. Ron… …

‘Hanging gardens’ are covering highways, and chances are, one is being planned near you

ATLANTA – Georgia’s capital city Downtown Connector is considered one of the most blood-boiling traffic funnels in the country, with hundreds of thousands of vehicles inching along a roughly 14-lane interstate during rush hour. Yet, people are pushing to add traffic to these notoriously strapped roadways.Foot traffic, that is.Several proposals in Atlanta suggest building greenery covers……

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