Priceville officer: 'Go back to your trash in Decatur'

The Priceville Police Department is responding after one of their officers was recorded telling a woman to "go back to your trash in Decatur" and that "it's a shame God allowed people like you to breathe." WAAY 31 obtained the recording and has independently verified that the officer caught in...
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Woman attacked waiting for elevator, suspect cuts her with knife, tries to lift skirt

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Sept. 21 a woman was attacked in a residential building in Northwest D.C. on the 1100 block of 25th Street. The woman was waiting for an elevator when a suspect approached her, took out a knife and said "I am going to stab you" as the victim entered the elevator. The suspect proceeded to charge at her and cut her fingers, according to D.C. police.
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Metropolitan Police searching for suspects in tire iron attack

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department are searching for two suspects in connection to an assault that occurred Monday. At 4:19 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, officers were called to the 3400 block of Benning Road NE where two people were involved in an argument.
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His Deputies Got Caught Forming Gangs, But L.A.’s Sheriff Is Too ‘Busy’ to Talk About It

What happens when a chief law enforcement officer acts like he’s above the law? Embattled Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva is refusing to comply with a subpoena from the county’s Civilian Oversight Commission to answer for alleged abuses of power, claiming he’s too “busy” to appear at a hearing this week. In a letter to the commission, obtained by Rolling Stone and embedded below, Villanueva offers no legal justification for flouting the commission, insisting only that he’s “booked for the entire day.” The COC is seeking to question Villanueva about allegations that LASD has undertaken politically motivated criminal investigations of the sheriff’s...
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Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Mexican Drug Trafficking Cartel Leader to Justice

Today, the Department of State is announcing an increase from $5 million to up to $15 million of the reward offered under its Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP) for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael Zambada-Garcia. Zambada-Garcia is a long-time business partner of convicted Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin Guzman-Loera, also known as, “El Chapo” and is charged in several U.S. indictments along with El Chapo and his sons. The increase is commensurate with his leadership status in the Sinaloa Cartel.

Two Men Indicted On Drug Trafficking Charges

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on September 21, 2021, Walter Pruitt, age 34, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Michael Cox, age 38, of Brooklyn, New York were indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges. According to Acting United States...

State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows

(CNN) — The State Department bureau that oversees discrimination and harassment complaints quietly closed its investigation into allegations of racist and sexist behavior by former President Donald Trump's then-ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert "Woody" Johnson in January, CNN has learned. According to an internal memo sent on January 12,...

Diplomat overseeing 'Havana Syndrome' response is out after 6 months

WASHINGTON — The top State Department official overseeing the response to “Havana Syndrome” is leaving her position after only six months on the job, three officials said. The Biden administration brought Ambassador Pamela Spratlen back from retirement in March to coordinate the agency’s response to the unexplained health incidents, which...

Father & Son Moving Company Fined for Selling Belongings of Deployed Air Force Sgt.

BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced an agreement today with PRTaylor Enterprises LLC, a company doing business as Father & Son Moving & Storage (Father & Son), to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by failing to obtain a court order before auctioning off the contents of a U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant’s storage units while he was deployed overseas.

Health department urges School District of Philadelphia to ramp up testing

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is urging the School District of Philadelphia to drastically ramp up covid testing of unvaccinated students. The city’s acting health commissioner made the announcement in her weekly briefing on COVID in the city. Dr. Cheryl Bettigole said testing unvaccinated students is in keeping with CDC recommendations but did not go so far as to mandate it.

Biden admin missed red flags before Haitian migrant surge

Months before the Haitian migrant surge at the southern border, Border Patrol agents on the front lines in Texas sounded alarms that Del Rio was vulnerable and resources could become overwhelmed, according to email messages reviewed by ABC News. Despite the warnings, officials say preparations for the migrant surge only...
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National Blue Ribbon Schools: Seven in Bay Area win designation

Seven Bay Area schools are among the 28 in California recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona. The prestigious designation is based on students’ graduation rates, academic performance and narrowing achievement gaps among students, according to the Department of Education. The seven...

Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah Announces Departure

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah announced today that he will be resigning from the Justice Department effective October 1. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the 8 million people of North Texas as Acting...

Bennington police donate fundraiser proceeds to cancer center

BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) — The Bennington Police Department donated fundraiser proceeds to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center on September 15. The department raised $2,850 during the cancer awareness fundraiser last year. “We are happy to provide these funds for equipment and supplies at the Cancer Center,” Chief Paul Doucette...
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Inspector General report reveals time card fraud at Highland Pool

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new City of Albuquerque investigation at a public swimming pool shows rampant time card fraud and lack of supervision among the workers. Workers were clocking each other in and out, left and right, padding their paychecks. According to an Inspector General report, a tipster alerted the city that workers were committing time card fraud including the two bosses.

Neighbors at odds over a sidewalk in the Oak Forest community

HOUSTON – Neighbors in an Oak Forest community are at odds over a sidewalk. Some people feel like a new sidewalk would make it easier for people to get around. Others said the process was rushed and the City of Houston did not gather input from residents about the project.