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Man charged with fatal shooting after ‘hoodlums’ complaint

August 8, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white man who apparently called police to complain about “hoodlums” near his house was charged with murder after he shot and killed a black man outside, authorities said. The shooting happened early Sunday morning when 39-year-old Chad Cameron Copley fired a shotgun from inside his garage and hit the victim, [&hellip...

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Police: 3 people fall from Ferris wheel in Tennessee

August 8, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three people who fell 30 to 45 feet from a Ferris wheel in Tennessee were responsive and answering questions Monday night, police said. The oldest of the three who fell from the ride at a county fairground is a 16-year-old girl,...

NYC woman visiting mom in Massachusetts found slain in woods

August 8, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PRINCETON, Mass. (AP) — A New York City woman who disappeared on a walk while visiting her mother in Massachusetts was found slain in the woods, investigators said Monday. Vanessa Marcotte, 27, was reported missing after failing to return from a Sunday...

2 men killed in skydiving jump; parachute may have failed

August 6, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two skydivers were killed Saturday during a tandem jump in northern California, authorities said. Their bodies were found in a Lodi-area vineyard after an emergency call came into the San Joaquin Sheriffs’ Office around 10 a.m....

24 treated for overdoses at Ohio rap concert

August 6, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two dozen concertgoers in northeast Ohio suffered overdoses Saturday after they ate marijuana-laced candy. No fatalities were reported at the Ohio Dreams sports camp complex in Butler, about 60 miles northeast of Columbus, where the...

11-year-old who contracted brain-eating amoeba has died

August 6, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 11-year-old South Carolina girl hospitalized after contracting a usually deadly brain-eating amoeba has died. The Beaufort Gazette (http://bit.ly/2aKar4U0) reports Hannah Collins died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, according to a...

Gov. Christie: NBA move of All-Star Game ‘grandstanding’

August 5, 2016 • AP Basketball, National NewsComments (0)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the NBA’s decision to move its All-Star Game from Charlotte because of a law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people was “grandstanding.” Christie made the remarks...

Video shows Chicago police firing at car as it drives away

August 5, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this frame grab from a body cam provided by the Independent Police Review Authority, Chicago police officers fire into a stolen car driven by Paul O’Neal on July 28, 2016, in Chicago. O’Neal’s autopsy results showed he died of a gunshot...

Day care suspended after tot left in van for over 9 hours

August 5, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky day care center with a troubled history was forced to shut down Friday, a day after a toddler was left strapped in his car seat alone in a van for more than nine hours overnight. The 3-year-old was not in distress when he...

Court: Former Maine hermit doesn’t owe state police money

August 5, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court has ruled that a man who lived as a hermit in the woods for nearly three decades won’t have to pay restitution to state police. State police were seeking $1,125 from 50-year-old Christopher Knight for...