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ABC News
February 21, 2019 - 12:06 pm
CHICAGO (ABC News) – Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett's alleged staging of a hoax attack was a "publicity stunt...to promote his career." "Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and...
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Newport Beach Police
February 21, 2019 - 10:02 am
(NEW YORK) -- The sister of a little girl who was strangled to death in 1973 didn't expect to see a conclusion to the mysterious cold case, she told ABC News hours after a man's arrest was announced on Wednesday. "I never really thought that they would actually ever find the individual responsible...
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Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department
February 21, 2019 - 9:59 am
(NEW YORK) -- In never-before-seen interrogation tapes, Jason Dalton, the former Uber driver who pleaded guilty to a 2016 shooting spree in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area that left six dead and two severely wounded, explained in detail how he claimed the ride-sharing app had "guided" him to kill...
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February 21, 2019 - 9:43 am
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A Utah man who allegedly attacked three men with a metal pole after shouting that he wanted to "kill Mexicans" has been charged with federal hate crimes, authorities said. A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday indicted Alan Covington on three counts of hate...
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ABC News
February 21, 2019 - 9:28 am
(NEW YORK) -- One of the most confounding high-profile criminal investigations in recent memory finally found its mark on Thursday, when Chicago police investigators charged Empire star Jesse Smollett with a felony charge for filing a false statement. The beloved, gay black actor said that he was...
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ABC News
February 21, 2019 - 7:14 am
(NEW YORK) -- As one storm leaves, a new one will cross the country through the weekend. The departing storm, which wreaked havoc on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday, brought up to 6 to 11 inches of snow for the Plains into the Great Lakes. Just a few inches fell from Washington, D.C.,...
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February 21, 2019 - 6:24 am
(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) -- Nearly a year after they went on strike and inspired educators nationwide to do the same, West Virginia teachers wielded their power again and this time politicians were quick to listen. Just hours after West Virginia teachers went on strike for the second time in a year, the...
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Newark Police Department
February 21, 2019 - 6:20 am
(NEWARK, N.J.) -- A bus driver is under arrest after she allegedly passed out behind the wheel from a heroin overdose and rolled through an intersection and into a tree. There were 12 children on the bus at the time, all with special needs, but none were injured. Lisa Byrd, 57, was charged with 12...
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WABC-TV
February 21, 2019 - 6:16 am
(NEW YORK) -- A New York man was arrested Wednesday after he intentionally drove his car into a family of eight, killing a woman and injuring multiple children, police said. Jason Mendez, 35, was charged with murder after he allegedly crashed into the family after getting into an argument with one...
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February 21, 2019 - 6:03 am
(HOUSTON) -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston said Wednesday it would review at least 1,400 criminal cases with ties to Houston Police Department officer Gerald Goines, who allegedly lied about using a confidential informant to justify a botched "no-knock" home raid on Jan...
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