Missing Georgia teen found in New York closet was allegedly lured by stranger met through online videogame

A missing Georgia teenager who investigators say was lured away from his home by a suspect he met playing online videogames was located by the FBI five days later hiding in an upstate New York closet.  Jahon Zorian Fuller, a 16-year-old with autism, was located on Tuesday, according to an announcement by the Douglas County … Read more

Texas teen with learning disability dies after alleged prison attack: ‘We shall get justice’

A 19-year-old with a learning disability who was an inmate at the Harris County Jail in Texas died after being brutally attacked by another inmate, his family’s attorney alleges. Fred Harris was beaten and stabbed by a 240-pound inmate, according to civil rights attorney Randall Kallinen, who is representing Harris’ family. “98 pound special needs … Read more

Texas homeowner fatally shoots man with medical condition who wandered onto porch in middle of night

A Texas homeowner shot and killed a 21-year-old man Monday during an early morning encounter on his front porch. The shooting occurred in the Fort Worth suburb of Saginaw around 4 a.m. in the 600 block of Babbling Brook Drive, the Saginaw Police Department said. Officers were called to the scene after reports of gunshots.  … Read more

Colorado man sets mom’s home ablaze trying to clear cobwebs with blowtorch: police

A Colorado man was arrested this week for setting his mom’s house on fire after using a blowtorch to clear cobwebs, the sheriff’s office said. Jon Charles Streckenbach, 39, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson, criminal mischief causing $20,000 to $100,000 in damages, possession of a controlled substance, and violation of a protection order, … Read more

DC jail inmates moved by the hundreds after probe finds standing sewage, cold meals, water shut off for days

An “unannounced inspection” of two jails operated by the District of Columbia revealed that one detention facility has “evidence of systemic failures” including “large amounts of standing human sewage,” and water being “shut off for days.” The surprise inspection was conducted by the US Marshal for the District of Columbia during the week of Oct. … Read more

Tennesee man on TBI’s ‘most wanted’ list dies after running across freeway, police say

A man who was on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most-wanted list was killed Thursday after darting across a freeway while fleeing a highway patrol officer, authorities said. Rodney Garrett, 59, who was wanted for attempted criminal homicide Died following an “incident” on I-840 Thursday morning in Smyrna, Tennessee, TBI said in a press release. … Read more

California utility PG&E agrees to pay $125 million for destructive Kinkade wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to a $125 million settlement with California regulators for its role in igniting the Kincade wildfire in 2019, which scorched nearly 122 square miles, destroyed hundreds of structures, and injured four people. The utility company will pay $40 million to California’s General Fund and will spend another $85 million … Read more

Wisconsin inmates to get photocopies of personal mail to curb use of paper-lace drugs

Wisconsin prison inmates will begin receiving photocopies of their mail next month as officials attempt to stem the flow of paper laced with drugs into correctional facilities. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) said paper and envelopes can be sprayed or soaked in synthetic cannabinoids such as K2 and then sent into prisons where they … Read more