Public Safety

Woman, 36, found in Ilford street dies after ‘horrific assault’ as murder investigation launched

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman who suffered an ‘horrific’ assault died, Metropolitan Police was called to a seriously injured woman in the London borough of Redbridge at 2.44am on Sunday.The 36 year-old victim was taken to hospital with critical head injuries and died later in the morning.Police said the victim was attacked walking along Cranbrook Road in the direction of Gants Hill Station at the time of the fatal attack.She has yet to be formally identified but her family have been contacted. No arrests have been made.Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell, who leads the Metropolitan Police’s...
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Noem defends no exception for rape, incest in South Dakota trigger law: No reason for "another tragedy" to occur

Washington — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Sunday defended her state's abortion trigger law that took effect after the Supreme Court's decision to strip away the constitutional right to an abortion. She said in an interview with "Face the Nation" that in the cases of rape or incest, she does not believe one tragedy is "a reason to have another tragedy occur."
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South African nightclub deaths: At least 22 young people found dead as police probe cause

South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the city of East London.Emergency services were scrambled to the Enyobeni Tavern, in the Scenery Park township, early on Sunday morning, where they found a number of bodies, with several others reportedly injured.Relatives have not yet been given permission to see the bodies, according to local reports, and have been calling out the names of dead loved ones.After initial conflicting reports of the death toll, health officials have confirmed they believe at least 22 people have died.The cause of the...

38 Special Rocker Involved in Fatal Boat Crash

Earl S. Brookins — better known as Steve Brookins of the band 38 Special — was involved in a fatal boat crash on June 14, per News4JAX. A woman named Heather Anan, described as Brookins' best friend, died in the incident, which occurred in Clay County, Florida's Black Creek. In the initial news report by Action News Jax, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission claimed the vessel's driver, Brookins, struck a dock while traveling at a high speed. Anan was ejected from the boat and died. Brooks was hospitalized with head, back and arm injuries but was described as being in non-critical condition.

French Bulldog Theft is a Thing Now, Apparently

On the spectrum of things that are profoundly Not Okay, threatening people with violence so that you can steal their stuff ranks fairly high, for both ethical and legal reasons. But there’s a new wrinkle in the practice of mugging that’s drawn the attention of The New York Times, and it’s especially unnerving if you’re a pet lover. It turns out that a number of thieves are targeting something other than watches, money or cars these days — instead, they have their eye on French bulldogs.

Republican Off-Duty Cop Who Was Running for Office Allegedly Punched His Democratic Opponent at Pro-Choice Protest

As seen on video, a man struck a woman during a pro-choice protest outside of the Rhode Island State House in Providence on Friday night. Jennifer Rourke, the Rhode Island Political Cooperative Chairwoman and a Democratic candidate for the state Senate, says she is the woman in that footage. Her attacker was her Republican opponent Jeann Lugo, she said.
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Melilla border ‘stampede’ death toll rises to 37 as police accused of ‘aggressive violence’

At least 37 people have now died after thousands of migrants tried to scale a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave Melilla.More than 2,000 people stormed the area on Friday, with around 500 managing to get into a border control area after an iron fence was cut with shears.Moroccan authorities said the individuals died as a result of a “stampede”. Human rights organisations, including Amnesty International and Walking Borders, have called for an an immediate investigation into the tragedy, amid allegations of police ‘violence’. The founder and spokesperson of Walking Borders, Helena Maleno Garzón, confirmed the death toll...

Sleepy Hallow Involved in Restaurant Brawl – Watch

Sleepy Hallow and his entourage were in a wild brawl last week and it was caught on video. In a video that was posted on NYStateOfMind’s Reddit message board, Sleepy Hallow and his crew are arguing with restaurant workers at 1st RND eatery at American Dream, a retail and entertainment complex, in East Rutherford, N.J. Several people are holding Sleepy back as he throws something at one of the employees. When the worker throws a chair back at him, that is when the Brooklyn rapper charges at the man and engaged in serious fisticuffs off camera.
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21 Teenagers Die In Mysterious Circumstances In S. African Tavern

At least 21 teenagers, the youngest possibly just 13, died at the weekend after a night out at a township tavern in South Africa, in a tragedy whose cause remains unclear. Many are thought to have been students celebrating the end of their high-school exams on Saturday night, provincial officials said.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after ‘pub altercation’ in Cotswolds village

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an altercation in a pub in a Cotswolds village. Police have launched a probe into the death of a man in Charfield, Gloucestershire.Emergency services were called to an address on Thames Close at just before 11 pm on Friday.A man – who has not yet been formally identified – was found injured but could not be saved.Avon and Somerset police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen an earlier incident in a pub...

Police break up Istanbul Pride march, detain over 150

Turkish police on Sunday forcibly intervened in a Pride march in Istanbul, detaining more than 150 demonstrators and an AFP photographer, AFP journalists on the ground and an NGO reported.  Kilic, who was also detained last year during the Pride march, was in police custody. 
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Washington man arrested after reportedly making social media threat to blow up elementary school

Authorities arrested a Washington man on Tuesday after he allegedly threatened to blow up an elementary school. Thomas Gabbard, 19, had previously gone on Instagram Live, where he claimed to be a gang member. However, a viewer on the stream insisted that Gabbard was not, to which the suspect responded he was "going to pull up and bomb a school," police said. No school or location was specified during the stream.

Noem: Abortion in case of rape/incest ‘another tragedy’

CAPITOL LAKE, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem appeared on Face the Nation Sunday morning, speaking about topics pertaining to the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade. Margaret Brennan of CBS News asked Noem questions about how South Dakota will support pregnant people, how...