Two courts issued separate prison sentences to a man who attacked two people with a samurai sword, fatally shot a former classmate, kidnapped a woman and led police on a six-day manhunt in 2020.
A Connecticut state representative who was considered a rising political star was killed when a wrong-way driver crashed into his vehicle Thursday, state police said. The other driver also died.
The legislation is partly a reaction to the wave of new measures in conservative states restricting abortions and in some cases levying civil and criminal penalties on people who perform them.
The officers are facing an internal investigation into "lack of sensitivity to the public and failure to follow police policy" in the separate, active cases of Lauren Smith-Fields and Brenda Rawls.
Authorities ruled the 23-year-old's death an accidental overdose, but are investigating "the factors that lead to her untimely death." Her family alleges police have mishandled the case.
After a major storm hit the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, with heavy rain, flash floods and tornadoes, multiple states now turn their attention to recovery.
The latest noose was found hanging from a beam during a lunch break on Wednesday. Amazon says a $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the identity of the culprits.
The shift in priorities is drawing criticism from essential workers and people with underlying conditions who are getting bumped back in line.
Michael Skakel was previously accused of bludgeoning to death his 15-year-old neighbor. The prosecutor's office said many of the potential prosecution witnesses for the 1975 murder case have died.
Federal authorities arrested the police chief and city personnel director of Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday, alleging the two rigged the examination process that led to the chief's hiring in 2018.