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  • Police say they seized ‘Trump-shaped ecstasy pills’

    PERU, Ind. — Some drug traffickers appear to be using President Donald Trump’s image to brand their illegal wares. An Indiana State Police news release about 129 arrests in a series of drug busts in northern Indiana includes a photo of what police describe as “Trump-shaped ecstasy pills.” They are orange and stamped with a face. On the back are the words “great again,” an apparent reference to Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Traffickers sometimes produce uniquely shaped […]

  • Veterans told to get rid of patriotic bench save it just in time for Flag Day

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — Veterans at the American Legion Sixth Memorial Post No. 1833 in Park Slope were dumbfounded Monday when they found a notice of violation from the City’s Department of Transportation taped to the gate. Salvatore had been ordered to remove a curbside bench he installed outside. It was a patriotic bench with an American flag pattern he’d installed two months ago. “Someone called and complained,” he said of the notice. “The DOT came and said it was encroaching the sidewalk.” The […]

  • Man killed at NJ recycling plant

    NORTH BERGEN, N.J.  — Police say a man was struck and killed by a construction loader at a New Jersey recycling plant. reports that the North Bergen police department says 31-year-old Angelo Maietta of Bayonne was hit by a payloader at Lincoln Recycling in North Bergen just before 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Capt. William Lyons calls it a “tragic death.” Maietta’s brother, Rafel, told News12 that Angelo was closing the doors on the back of their truck when the construction […]

  • They weren’t going to play the National Anthem before a softball game, so fans started singing

    Fans at a California softball tournament weren’t happy when an official announced that the National Anthem would not be played before Friday’s game, so they took matters into their own hands and started singing. The championship game between Clovis High School and Buchanan High School was the second game of the day at Fresno State’s softball stadium. Organizers had played the anthem before the first game and didn’t plan to do it again, reporter Nick King with CNN affiliate KMPH […]

  • Search for missing 14-month-old NY boy whose mother’s body was found continues

    SODUS, N.Y.  — The western New York search for a 14-month-old boy whose mother’s body was found enters its sixth day Monday. The search for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon has been a daily quest by authorities since the body of his 18-year-old mother, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, was found Wednesday. An Amber Alert Friday described the search for the missing boy after the child last seen May 16 was taken under circumstances leading police to believe he was in danger of serious harm or […]

  • Man, 72, severely beaten for honking horn in parking lot

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOAT) — Police say a 72-year-old man was beaten and robbed after honking his horn at a couple in Northeast Albuquerque. According to a police report, Frank Walsh was turning into a Presbyterian clinic parking lot went he saw Jesus Zolorzano-Pacheco and his girlfriend. Walsh wasn’t sure whether or not they were going to cross the walkway, so he honked his horn to signal it was okay to cross, but when he parked his car, he said he […]

  • Millions promised to help fight MS-13 on Long Island, but local residents say it’s not enough

    BRENTWOOD, NY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo secured nearly $20 million for Long Island communities to help fight and prevent violence associated with the MS-13 gang, but some local residents, while grateful for the support, say it’s not nearly enough. The new funding was announced on the anniversary of the killing of four young men, allegedly at the hands of MS-13.  Jefferson Villalobos, 18; Michael Banegas, 20; Jorge Tigre, 18 and Justin Llivicura, 16, were not gang members themselves, […]

  • US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. It is the largest single amount for such assistance ever awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said Deputy Secretary Pamela Patenaude during a visit to the U.S. territory. “Our goal is to […]

  • Video shows woman assaulting McDonald’s worker over breakfast sandwich, police say

    GLENDALE, Wis. – A Wisconsin woman is accused of assaulting a McDonald’s employee Sunday morning after a dispute over her breakfast sandwich. Debreaka Jones, 19, faces one count of physical abuse of a child (intentional causation of bodily harm) and one count of disorderly conduct.  She may also face felony assault charges, police told WITI. Surveillance cameras at the McDonald’s restaurant on Port Washington Rd. in Glendale recorded the March 18 assault. The incident began after Jones, who was in a […]

  • Court allows NYPD to conceal info about Muslim surveillance

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York Police Department can use a Cold War-era legal tactic to conceal whether it put two Muslim men under surveillance, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday. The Court of Appeals, in a split 4-3 decision, ruled that the NYPD was in its rights to decline acknowledging whether records existed pertaining to possible surveillance of a Talib Abdur-Rashid, a Manhattan imam, and Samir Hashmi, a former Rutgers University student. In 2012, the two men filed separate […]