Tuesday , 22 January 2019

National News

Neighbor alerts sleeping residents to burning home

MOREAU — A home in White Birch Estates was destroyed by fire on Monday morning, but residents got out safely thanks to a neighbor who spotted smoke and ran to the home to awaken them. Kayla Donaldson said she was in the home with her husband, their two kids and two stepchildren when they were awakened by someone yelling and …

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PD: Woman critically injured after grandson's attack

UTICA, N.Y. — A 68-year-old Utica woman is in critical condition after she was allegedly attacked by her grandson Sunday night. Utica police say they were called to a first-floor apartment on the 1600 block of West Street for a reported domestic dispute just before 9 p.m. The woman, whose name is not being released at this time, was rushed …

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Reckless-driver crash kills 2-year-old girl

JONESBORO — Clayton County Police are investigating a violent car crash at Old Dixie Highway and Holiday Boulevard just before 6 p.m. Thursday that killed a 2-year-old girl and sent three others, including a 4-year-old, to the hospital in critical condition. Eight cars were involved in the wreck, according to police. Old Dixie was shut down in both directions for …

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2-yo boy run over by bus driven by father dies

A 2-year-old boy was killed Saturday after being run over by a bus in the family’s driveway. Authorities were called to an address about 5 miles east of DeWitt, just before 1 p.m. on a report a juvenile had been run over in the driveway. Two-year-old Maddox Weber was declared dead by the responding medical units. A news release said …

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PD: Woman whispers 'help me' to officer

A police officer happened to be in the right place at the right time to rescue the victim of a violent rape, and to find her attacker hiding in a closet, according to Gastonia police. (Archive video above: Upstate woman writes about escaping abuse) Advertisement Cpl. Brandon Putnam was making a routine subpoena delivery on Saturday in a past domestic …

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Undercover cop says colleagues assaulted him

ST. LOUIS • An undercover St. Louis police officer who was beaten by colleagues during protests in 2017 later described the attack as a “free for all” and told someone at police headquarters that he was beaten “like Rodney King,” according to recently released court documents. Detective Luther Hall’s statements about the night he was attacked were used by the …

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Stressed out and at risk: Inside Uber's special investigations unit

The 26-page memo, prepared by an outside risk management consultant, says that as recently as May last year, Uber’s Special Investigations Unit was handling hundreds of cases every week. The team — which was made up of 60 investigators and 15 team leaders at the time — was tasked with handling the most severe incidents reported to the company in …

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Woman drove kidnapper to police station

Please enable Javascript to watch this video BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—A woman outsmarted her captor by driving him to the Bloomington Police Department when she reported he pulled out a gun and demanded she drive him to an apartment complex. Police said around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the 25-year-old ran inside their lobby and told officers she had just been held at gun …

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Officer rescues kitten in brutal weather, keeps it

PLATTEVILLE — Like many people, Platteville Police Officer Matt Froiseth was checking out the super blood wolf moon near Highway 151 on Sunday night. Instead of howling, the officer heard a kitten meowing. Upon further examination, Froiseth found the kitten in a ditch. It was covered in about 3 feet of snow. The officer brought the kitten back to the …

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PD: Officer ran over pair watching eclipse

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida police department says an officer ran over two people who were lying in a dark roadway to watch Sunday night’s lunar eclipse. The West Palm Beach Police Department said the accident happened near the 3100 block of North Jog Road in West Palm Beach, Sunday night. Advertisement The officer was patrolling a nature …

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