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Gabby Petito’s family and police urge her fiancé to come forward with any information about her disappearance

Gabby Petito’s family and police urge her fiancé to come forward with any information about her disappearance

Investigators searching for Gabby Petito believe her fiancé and those around him are withholding critical information related to her disappearance and are refusing to come forward, police said Thursday night. “I believe Brian has the information,” said Police Chief Todd Garrison of North Port, Florida, referring to Brian Laundrie. “I believe people around Brian may…MORE

Alex Murdaugh’s legal team is ‘casting a defense that doesn’t exist,’ lawyer for his former housekeeper says

Alex Murdaugh’s legal team is ‘casting a defense that doesn’t exist,’ lawyer for his former housekeeper says

When South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh appeared in court Thursday on fraud charges, his lawyer spoke of his life deteriorating and his opioid addiction spiraling. But the lawyer for a family suing Murdaugh said they were “casting a defense that doesn’t exist.” Eric Bland, who is representing the estate of Murdaugh’s former housekeeper — whose…MORE

An arrest has been made in the 2012 killing of a UNC-Chapel Hill student, police say

An arrest has been made in the 2012 killing of a UNC-Chapel Hill student, police say

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the killing of Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, a 19-year-old University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student who was found dead in her off-campus apartment in 2012, officials said Thursday. Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares from Durham, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, Assistant Chief of…MORE

Minnesota Supreme Court rules Minneapolis voters may decide on abolishing the police department in upcoming elections

Minnesota Supreme Court rules Minneapolis voters may decide on abolishing the police department in upcoming elections

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that voters in Minneapolis may decide on abolishing the police department in the upcoming municipal elections. The measure, if approved, would amend the city charter to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety. The DPS would employ a “comprehensive public health approach to the…MORE

Wrongly convicted man dies of Covid-19, nine years after he was exonerated

Wrongly convicted man dies of Covid-19, nine years after he was exonerated

After spending the last nine years taking back his life after being exonerated of murder and released from prison, Damon Thibodeaux has died of complications from Covid-19. “The nurse that took care of him said he was positive and very friendly. She was honored to take care of him. She said most people are hateful…MORE

A timeline of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s case
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A timeline of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s case

Local and federal authorities are looking for 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who was reported missing by her family over the weekend after she had been traveling with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. Laundrie returned to the pair’s North Port, Florida, home earlier this month without Petito and is now refusing to talk to authorities, police say. Petito’s…MORE

Colorado governor weds longtime partner in first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor
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Colorado governor weds longtime partner in first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his partner of 18 years, Marlon Reis, were married on Wednesday, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Polis is the first out LGBTQ governor in the United States to get married while in the governor’s office, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which tracks LGBTQ political candidates and…MORE

Mass shootings in the US increased during the coronavirus pandemic, study finds
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Mass shootings in the US increased during the coronavirus pandemic, study finds

Mass shootings in the United States increased during the coronavirus pandemic, and even doubled in July 2020 compared to a year earlier, according to research published in the journal JAMA Open Network Thursday. Researchers focused on data between April 2020 and July 2021 from the Gun Violence Archive on mass shootings, in which four or…MORE

Gabby Petito’s family makes plea for information about missing daughter

Gabby Petito’s family makes plea for information about missing daughter

The father of Gabby Petito, who was reported missing over the weekend, made a public plea Thursday for information on the disappearance of the Florida woman. Petito, 22, was reported missing by her family on Saturday, after they had not heard from her since late August, according to police in North Port, Florida. “Finding this…MORE