New York man robs woman at knifepoint, is released without bail, steals from another woman hours later: police

A New York City man was arrested for allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint in the subway on Nov. 22, was released hours later without bail and then proceeded to steal an iPhone from another woman on the subway the next morning, officials said. Augustin Garcia, 63, is facing charges of petit larceny, grand larceny, … Read more

Father of Indiana girl, 2, found dead in river gave ‘conflicting stories,’ held by police: report

The father of a 2-year-old Indiana girl whose body was recovered along a river, miles from where he was rescued from a submerged vehicle has been placed on a 72-hour hold without bond after police say he gave investigators “conflicting stories,” a report said. Emma Sweet’s father was hospitalized with hypothermia and has given differing … Read more

Long Island blast being investigated by cops, FBI over concerns it could be prelude to something else

Authorities in New York’s Long Island are investigating a blast that left a crater and was felt miles away Sunday. Police are working with the FBI on the probe, to determine whether it could have been a prelude to something bigger.  The Suffolk County Police Department said the explosion occurred on Fox Island, off the … Read more

Education Secretary says safe schools ‘require masks,’ touts op-ed critical of Florida’s anti-mask mandate law

After months of legal challenges, heated school board meetings, and confusion among parents, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill earlier this month that prohibits schools from mandating masks for students.  Carlee Simon, the superintendent of one of the last school districts in the state to drop their mandate, Alachua County Public Schools, wrote an op-ed last week … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell was Epstein’s ‘partner in crime,’ per prosecutors, and a ‘scapegoat,’ according to defense

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein “were partners in crime,” prosecutors said while introducing their case to the jury this Monday.   “Maxwell was Epstein’s best friend and righthand. … She was involved in every detail of Epstein’s life,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz stated in her opening statement after judge Alison Nathan seated and instructed … Read more

Oakland police to increase presence amid crime wave, city leaders seek to reverse planned cuts

The Oakland Police Department will increase its presence amid a surge in violence that has included roving armed caravans, an uptick in homicides and brazen smash-and-grab burglaries while city leaders want to reverse planned budget cuts set to take effect next year as it follows other liberal cities changing course to address crime.  The department … Read more

White House 2021 Christmas decorations to honor COVID-19 frontline workers

Holiday decorations unveiled Monday for Joe and Jill Biden’s first White House Christmas honor frontline workers who persevered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses, doctors, teachers, grocery store workers and others are recognized in this year’s gigantic Gingerbread White House, which was made into a 350-pound (158.76 kilograms) gingerbread village with the addition of a school … Read more

Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks’ lawyer in other felony cases moves to withdraw, citing conflicts of interest

WAUKESHA, Wisc. – One more burned bridge. The Wisconsin attorney for representing Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. in his Milwaukee County legal troubles has moved to withdraw from those cases due to new conflicts that arose when his client allegedly plowed through a Christmas procession, killing at least six people and injuring dozens. “Relationships … Read more