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Authorities look for possible motive behind 15-year-old Michigan high school shooting suspect. Here’s what we know

Authorities look for possible motive behind 15-year-old Michigan high school shooting suspect. Here’s what we know

School bells were replaced by police sirens Tuesday after a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, left three students dead, officials said. Seven additional students and a teacher were wounded by gunfire and a 15-year-old suspect is in custody. Vigils were held Tuesday night as the community, located about 42 miles north…MORE

Students describe barricading doors with tables during Michigan high school shooting that left 3 dead and 8 injured

Students describe barricading doors with tables during Michigan high school shooting that left 3 dead and 8 injured

Students at a Michigan high school described terrifying scenes of barricading doors with desks and escaping out of windows during a shooting that left three dead and eight others injured. “We heard two gunshots and after that, my teacher ran into the room, locked it, we barricaded and then we covered the windows and hid,”…MORE

Tucson police officer fired after fatally shooting man in a wheelchair, officials say

Tucson police officer fired after fatally shooting man in a wheelchair, officials say

A Tucson police officer was fired Tuesday after video captured him fatally shooting a man in a motorized wheelchair, officials said. The video, released by the Tucson Police Department, shows portions of the fatal confrontation between Officer Ryan Remington and a man in a wheelchair identified by police as Richard Lee Richards, 61. The video…MORE

Alice Sebold apologizes to exonerated man who spent years in prison for her rape
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Alice Sebold apologizes to exonerated man who spent years in prison for her rape

Author Alice Sebold apologized to a man who last week was exonerated of her rape, a crime she wrote about in her memoir “Lucky,” but the writer also appeared to place as much blame on a “flawed legal system” as she did on the role she played in his conviction. “First, I want to say…MORE

Woman testifies Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein started sexually abusing her when she was 14
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Woman testifies Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein started sexually abusing her when she was 14

A woman who testified Tuesday in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell said she met the close confidante of Jeffrey Epstein and the billionaire businessman when she was 14 and eating ice cream with friends at a camp where he was a benefactor. The woman, identified in court as by the pseudonym “Jane,” said…MORE

No charges will be filed after UNLV student died following a charity boxing match

No charges will be filed after UNLV student died following a charity boxing match

The death of a University of Nevada Las Vegas student who participated in a fraternity charity boxing match has been ruled a homicide, but criminal charges will not be filed, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Nathan Tyler Valencia, 20, participated in Kappa Sigma fraternity’s “Fight Night” on November 19. Valencia collapsed after…MORE

How law enforcement is trying to stop mob retail thefts
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How law enforcement is trying to stop mob retail thefts

With in-store customers expected to return in droves for the holiday shopping season, law enforcement agencies are moving to halt a wave of organized “smash-and-grab” crimes at retailers across the US. In Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities, police departments are increasing patrols at retailers targeted by mobs of thieves in brazen raids. In…MORE

Three 16-year-olds charged with attempted first-degree murder after shooting in Colorado high school parking lot
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Three 16-year-olds charged with attempted first-degree murder after shooting in Colorado high school parking lot

Three 16-year-olds allegedly involved in a shooting in the parking lot of a Colorado high school earlier this month have been charged as adults with attempted first-degree murder, according to the Office of the District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District. The shooting happened around noon on November 19 in the parking lot of Hinkley…MORE

Man who had open-heart surgery wins a $1 million lottery prize after the ticket came in a get-well card
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Man who had open-heart surgery wins a $1 million lottery prize after the ticket came in a get-well card

A Massachusetts man recovering from open-heart surgery won a $1 million lottery prize on a scratch-off ticket given to him by a friend, according to lottery officials. Alexander McLeish received three scratch-off tickets in a get-well card from a friend earlier this month, according to a news release from the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. As…MORE