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Man kills wife, 3 kids in murder-suicide mass shooting; 4th child survives unharmed: Police

Getty Images – STOCK (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — A man killed his wife and three of his children in an apparent murder-suicide mass shooting at a home in Oklahoma, according to police. Oklahoma City police said they were notified around 9:35 a.m. Monday and responding officers found the five bodies inside the house. Jonathon Candy, 42, allegedly fatally shot his …

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Video released of person of interest in fatal shooting of Chicago police Officer Luis Huesca

Getty Images – STOCK (CHICAGO) — Hoping for a break in the homicide investigation of Chicago police Officer Luis Huesca, investigators have released security video of a person of interest wanted in the killing. The Chicago Police Department posted a series of surveillance videos of an unidentified man wanted in the fatal shooting early Sunday, in which 30-year-old Huesca’s gun …

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Homeland Security agency under ICE rebrands to aid its investigations

Samuel Corum/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — When federal agents raided the house of rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs last month — as part of a case in which Combs denies wrongdoing — it wasn’t the FBI but rather agents from Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI, who led the way. That put the agency, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, …

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Karen, the ‘vibrant and beloved’ ostrich at Topeka Zoo, dies after swallowing zoo staffer’s keys

Facebook / Topeka Zoo (TOPEKA, Kan.) — Karen, a “vibrant and beloved” ostrich who made her home at the Topeka Zoo, has died after swallowing a zoo staffer’s set of keys, zoo officials said. The untimely passing was announced by the Topeka Zoo on Friday after Karen “tragically succumbed to complications arising from consuming a foreign object.” “The circumstances surrounding …

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Luxury handbag designer jailed for wildlife smuggling, making merchandise out of protected species

United States Department of Justice (NEW YORK) — A luxury handbag designer has been jailed after pleading guilty to smuggling purses made of the skins of protected reptiles, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Nancy Teresa Gonzalez de Barberi, found of the luxury handbag company Gzuniga, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday for illegally importing merchandise …

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Woman fatally stabbed on train in Los Angeles, suspect detained: Police

KABC-TV (LOS ANGELES) — A woman was fatally stabbed on a Metro train in Los Angeles early Monday, police said, and a suspect has been detained. The woman was attacked around 5 a.m. while on the train, “somewhere between the last stop and here at Universal City station,” Los Angeles police Detective Meghan Aguilar told reporters. The victim got off …

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Judge declares mistrial in case of Arizona rancher accused of killing unarmed migrant

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the criminal case against 75-year-old Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly, accused of fatally shooting a migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border, the court confirmed Monday night. Jurors had been deliberating since Thursday afternoon. Kelly was charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the Jan. …

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Idaho college murders: Bryan Kohberger community survey can proceed, judge rules

Bryan Koberger listens during a hearing to overturn his grand jury indictment on Oct. 26, 2023 in Moscow, Idaho. (Kai Eiselein-Pool/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — Lawyers for Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of stabbing to death four Idaho college students in 2022, can continue their survey of prospective jurors in the state, the judge overseeing his case has ruled. Kohberger’s …

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Police searching for ‘armed’ suspect after woman found dead outside Washington state elementary school

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — West Richland police in Washington state are asking for the public’s help in locating a murder suspect they say is “armed” and “dangerous,” after a woman was pronounced deceased outside a local school on Monday. Authorities have identified the suspect as 40-year-old Elias Huizar. Police are also searching for a silver, 2009 Toyota Corolla …

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‘Possible kidnapping’ caught on home-security camera, police say

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A video taken on Sunday by a home-security camera in Hillsboro, Oregon, appeared to show a woman being carried away against her will in a “possible kidnapping,” police said Monday. “We are looking for any information the community may have regarding this incident,” the Hillsboro Police Department said in a press bulletin. The black-and-white …

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