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February 22, 2019 - 7:48 pm
johnandersonphoto/iStock (NEW YORK) -- A New York federal judge wants a ladder and a visit to the Statue of Liberty before he sentences a woman who has come before his court. The woman in question is Staten Island resident Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, who was arrested last July 4 for scaling the...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:19 pm
Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- Singer R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, according to the Cook County Prosecutor's Office. The victims are between 13 and 16 years old, according to prosecutors. This is a developing...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:52 pm
imaginima/iStock (PERRIS, Calif.) -- David and Louise Turpin, the California parents accused of torturing and holding captive most of their 13 children, pleaded guilty Friday to 14 felony counts against them, prosecutors said. David and Louise Turpin, who were arrested in January 2018, pleaded...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:50 am
ABC News (CHICAGO) -- Jussie Smollett returned to the Empire set Thursday immediately after facing felony charges for allegedly staging an attack that drew national notoriety -- and insisted to his castmates that he didn't make up the story, sources told ABC News. The plea to his fellow actors came...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:13 am
Woodland Park Police Department (FOUNTAIN, Colo.) -- Colorado authorities are planning to begin the task Tuesday morning of digging through a landfill for Kelsey Berreth's remains and other possible evidence in the missing mom's case, sources told ABC News. The search of the Midway landfill near...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:08 am
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Residents in the usually warm climes of Southern California and Nevada were treated to a winter wonderland on Thursday. Almost 1 inch of snow fell at Vegas International Airport on Thursday -- the most snow the city has seen in more than a decade. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:46 am
Pasco Sheriff's Office (PORT RICHEY, Fla.) -- A Florida mayor, who was accused of practicing medicine without a license, was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly fired shots at deputies who were attempting to serve a search warrant, according to police. Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad was arrested...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:42 am
WABC-TV (NEW YORK) -- An Uber driver in Queens was the luckiest guy in New York City on Thursday. Mahboob Lodhi, who said he had just gotten off a shift working for the car-share company, was cruising through Woodside in the city's largest borough when a large plank fell from elevated subway tracks...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:39 am
BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock (HUMBLE, Texas) -- A Texas middle school student was arrested this week for allegedly bringing a large blade and a so-called "hit list" to school, administrators said. Karl Koehler, principal of the Atascocita Middle School in Humble, Texas, said the student was caught with...
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February 21, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Tamilisa Miner/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- A man allegedly caught researching acts of domestic terrorism and amassing more than a dozen firearms will spend at least two weeks in federal custody, a Maryland federal judge decided on Thursday. U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, was...
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