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  • Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Merán. The official, who agreed to disclose the information only if not quoted by name because they weren’t authorized to discuss the case publicly, told The Associated Press that Merán is accused of renting one of the cars used in the […]

  • Lone occupant of NJ home killed by explosion

    RIDGEFIELD, N.J. — An explosion leveled a home in New Jersey on Monday, killing the lone occupant, who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer and first responders. Police identified him Tuesday as 48-year-old Mark A. Schellack. Heavy flames and a large plume of smoke rose from the two-story home Monday, which quickly crumbled to the ground after the morning explosion. Authorities said one firefighter and two police officers suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze. The […]

  • Boy, 5, dies after being shot and abandoned at hospital

    KENOSHA, Wis.  — A 5-year-old boy has died of a gunshot wound after two men abandoned him at a hospital in southeast Wisconsin, according to police. The shooting happened before 2 p.m. Monday at a home in Kenosha, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Milwaukee, authorities said. Staff at the Froedtert South Hospital-Kenosha Campus called authorities after two men dropped off the wounded boy then left. Authorities have not described the relationship between the adults and the child who […]

  • Advocates push state lawmakers to end solitary confinement

    ALBANY, New York — Advocates prodded New York lawmakers Tuesday to green-light a proposal that would restrict the use of solitary confinement in prisons. Opponents of solitary confinement liken the practice to torture and say isolation can leave lifelong psychological scars. They urged the legislation’s passage before lawmakers are scheduled to adjourn later this week. Prisoners would not be placed in isolation for more than 15 consecutive days under the legislation. It also stipulates officials cannot impose “restricted diets” as […]

  • Free Naloxone, opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating NJ pharmacies today

    TRENOTN, N.J. — In New Jersey’s latest step in the fight against the opioid crisis, Naloxone, the drug used for the reversal of an opioid overdose and commonly known as Narcan, will be given out for free at pharmacies across the state on Tuesday. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, said in a statement issued Friday, June 7 that pharmacies across the state will be handing out single doses of naloxone on June 18 on a first-come, first-served basis. […]

  • Strong 6.8 quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage or injuries reported

    TOKYO — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, and officials warned of a possible tsunami up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Some areas lost electrical power and some bullet train services were suspended, but there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or damage from the magnitude 6.8 quake. Only a minor swelling of the sea was observed in several cities about half an hour after it struck. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said […]

  • Screeners find 6 smoke grenades in airline passenger’s bag at Newark Airport

    NEWARK, N.J. — Transportation Security Administration screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport discovered six smoke grenades in a passenger’s carry-on bag as he attempted to board a flight to the Dominican Republic. The TSA says an officer pulled the bag off the X-ray conveyor belt after spotting something unusual on Sunday and found the grenades neatly wrapped in bubble wrap. TSA deputy federal security director Christopher Murgia says while not illegal, the grenades are prohibited from being brought on an […]

  • Man accused in 1986 killing of girl held on $5 million bail

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Connecticut judge has ordered a Maine man detained on $5 million bail in connection with the 1986 rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl. The decision came Monday in Norwalk as 53-year-old Marc Karun made his first court appearance in Connecticut since being arrested last week near his home in Stetson, Maine. Karun is charged with murder and kidnapping in the sexual assault and strangling of Kathleen Flynn. Police say the sixth-grader was killed while walking […]

  • ‘Fatal Attraction’ killer Carolyn Warmus released from NY prison after 27 years

    WHITE PLAINS — A former New York schoolteacher who was convicted of killing her lover’s wife in a case dubbed the Fatal Attraction murder has been released from prison. Carolyn Warmus was released from Bedford Hills prison on Monday after her parole was granted last month. Her release was first reported in the Daily News . The now 55-year-old Warmus was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in 1992 for the murder of Betty Jeanne Solomon. Prosecutors said Warmus was […]

  • Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid. In a pair of tweets Monday night, Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.” “They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he wrote. An administration official said […]

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