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January 18, 2019 - 5:43 pm
(CHICAGO) -- Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 81 months in prison on Friday evening for the shooting death of African-American teen Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke, who is white, shot McDonald, who was 17-years-old, 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. Video released during the...
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Donna Davis
January 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm
(PHILADELPHIA) -- A quick-thinking 9-year-old girl may have saved her grandmother’s life when she discovered the elderly woman alone in the throes of a brain aneurysm, and stayed with her until help arrived. Cayla Davis was dropped off at her grandmother Joyce Ann Davis’ house, in Chester,...
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January 18, 2019 - 3:11 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A Minnesota mother has been charged after her child was seen on dashcam video falling out of her vehicle and onto a busy roadway while still in the car seat. Maimuna Hassan, 40, faces a gross misdemeanor charge of child endangerment, a permit violation misdemeanor charge and a petty...
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January 18, 2019 - 12:52 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A Colombian described by federal drug agents as the country’s most significant drug trafficker in Africa has been arrested and brought to the United States to face charges of narcoterrorism conspiracy, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday. David Cardona-Cardona arrived...
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January 18, 2019 - 11:03 am
(NEW YORK) -- A national board member with the Women's March defended the organization's co-president amid a growing controversy over the latter's relationship with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who has drawn criticism for his alleged anti-Semitic remarks. Linda Sarsour, a Women’s...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
(CHICAGO) -- Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is set to be sentenced Friday for the shooting death of African-American teen Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke's attorneys have asked for probation. Van Dyke, who is white, shot McDonald, who was 17 years old, 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. Video...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:24 am
(LUMBERTON, N.C.) -- The sheriff's office in North Carolina's Robeson County fired an investigator following an internal probe into overlooked evidence that might have saved the life of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, who was abducted, sexually assaulted and killed in November. Robeson County...
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Yuma Sector Border Patrol
January 18, 2019 - 5:38 am
(SAN LUIS, Ariz.) -- The largest single group of asylum seekers ever to cross into the U.S. tunneled beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona, on Monday, voluntarily turning themselves into Customs and Border Patrol, according to the agency. Migrants can be seen marching toward Border Patrol...
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ABC News
January 18, 2019 - 5:28 am
(NEW YORK) -- The Northeast is bracing for an intense winter storm right after parts of California have seen almost a foot of rain this week. As two storm systems have headed east, with one over the Rockies overnight, more than a foot of snow has fallen in Utah and about a foot has been seen in...
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January 18, 2019 - 5:03 am
(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- A woman in Texas has a group of determined police officers to thank for her life after an alleged drunk driver plowed into her vehicle and both exploded in a towering ball of fire. The police officers from Haltom City, a suburb northeast of Fort Worth, were pursuing a...
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