Who is Fidel Barragan? Atlanta-area teacher’s boyfriend charged in her death

Who is Fidel Barragan? Fidel Barragan is a boyfriend of Alexandra Morales who is first-grade teacher at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She was discovered death and body found inside a rental car Tuesday after she was reported missing Oct. 30. She was found dead while visiting Mexico and her boyfriend Fidel Barragan has … Read more

Colorado hospitals hit lowest level of ICU beds since COVID began, cite staffing shortages

Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations are at their highest peak since last December, according to state data. As of Wednesday, the state had nearly 1,254 hospitalizations, with 80% made up of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients, according to the Colorado health department’s data dashboard. That state data indicates that 30% of state hospital facilities are anticipating ICU bed shortages … Read more

Pennsylvania pharmacist, 81, allegedly traded drugs for sexual favors

An octogenarian pharmacist in Pennsylvania turned himself over to police Monday after authorities alleged he traded drugs for sexual favors numerous times in a “repulsive” breach of his ethical responsibilities to the small-town community he served. Martin Brian, 81, was the owner and operator of the Murray-Overhill Pharmacy in Media, a town located about 20 … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery death: 12-person jury consists of 11 White jurors, despite protests from prosecution

The Georgia jury picked to decide the trial of the man accused of chasing and fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery consists of one Black juror and 11 White jurors, despite uproar from prosecutors who argued that several Black potential panelists were cut because of their race.  Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley acknowledged on Wednesday that “intentional … Read more

Massachusetts dive teams find car, human remains in decades-old cold case of missing 17-year-old girl

Massachusetts authorities announced Tuesday that human remains and a car belonging to a missing 17-year-old girl were recently recovered, marking a break in the cold case that stretches back four decades.  Investigators recently found a car submerged in the Concord River, a 16.3-mile-long tributary of the Merrimack River in eastern Massachusetts, which has been positively … Read more

Pro-choice college students avoid ‘my body, my choice’ arguments for vaccine mandates

University of Florida students who identify as being both pro-choice on the issue of abortion and supporters of coronavirus vaccine mandates were asked if they approve of vaccine mandates.   In a video released Thursday by the website Campus Reform, the female students who have a pro-choice stance on abortion are seen saying “I don’t think that … Read more

Kyle Rittenhouse shouted ‘Friendly!’ as he was chased by man moments before fatal shooting

A detective testifying in the ongoing trial for Kyle Rittenhouse said the defendant shouted “Friendly! Friendly! Friendly!” as he was being chased by a man whom he later fatally shot, as Rittenhouse’s attorney described the confrontation as a “classic ambush.” Jurors on Wednesday spent much of the day hearing testimony regarding video footage from the … Read more

Florida man arrested after DNA on beer can links him to ‘gruesome’ 1996 cold case murder, investigators say

A Florida man has been arrested in connection to the bloody murder of a convenience store manager who was stabbed 73 times in 1996 after DNA from a discarded beer can linked him to the cold case, investigators said Thursday. Kenneth Stough Jr., 54, was taken into custody in Lake County on Tuesday more than … Read more