Day: December 27, 2018

Police officer 'fighting for his life' after severe burns suffered in crash with drunken driver, authorities say

Officer John Daily suffered severe burns in a crash, authorities say. (Houston Police Department) A Houston police officer who was supposed to spend Christmas with his parents in California this week was instead "fighting for his life" as he recovers from surgeries for severe burns suffered in a crash that was allegedly caused by a…

Midwestern blizzards dump big post-holiday snow on Minnesota, Dakotas

Forecasters posted a blizzard warning for parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota as a major winter storm delivered heavy snow and gusty winds to the region. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP) Midwestern blizzards dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across Minnesota and parts of the Dakotas on Thursday, authorities said.MinnesotaUp to…

New York authorities investigating ‘transformer incident’ amid reports of an explosion

Authorities in New York on Thursday said they were looking into a “transformer incident” following reports of an explosion.Both the city police and fire departments tweeted that they were looking into a blast, with the latter adding that it had received several “reports of explosions in the Long Island City and Astoria areas.” The NYPD said it…

Nation’s oldest military veteran dead at 112

America’s oldest veteran, Richard Overton — who served in the Army during World War II and credited God, whiskey and cigars for his longevity — died Thursday in Texas at the age of 112. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) America’s oldest veteran, Richard Overton, who served in the Army during World War II and credited God, whiskey and cigars…

Storm front causes damage in Louisiana, Mississippi

An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy speaks with a stranded motorist on Groom Road near Leland Avenue before pulling the woman to safety, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, as severe weather impacts the area in Baker, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP) JACKSON, Miss. – Damaging winds were followed by drenching rains across much…

California woman enters no-contest plea for ‘severely injuring’ elderly man ‘with a brick,’ DA’s office says

A California woman entered a no-contest plea on Thursday after she was arrested over the summer over the assault of an elderly man with a brick, officials announced.Laquisha Jones, 30, entered the plea to one count of elder abuse, infliction of injury, following a July encounter that left the man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, “severely” injured, the Los Angeles County…

Police release officers' accounts of Las Vegas shooting

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, police run toward the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. In documents made public Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, police in Las Vegas have released transcripts of some officers’ accounts about what they…

Mumia Abu-Jamal can reargue appeal in 1981 police slaying

PHILADELPHIA – A judge issued a split ruling Thursday that grants Mumia Abu-Jamal another chance to appeal his 1981 conviction in a Philadelphia police officer’s death.Abu-Jamal spent nearly three decades on death row before his sentence in the shooting death of Officer Daniel Faulkner was thrown out over flawed jury instructions. Prosecutors then agreed in…

Woman in active labor crosses stage to graduate college

ALEXANDRIA, La. – A woman in active labor crossed the stage to graduate from college in Louisiana.The Daily Advertiser reports 31-year-old Anshonarial Greenhouse was in active labor during Louisiana State University of Alexandria’s fall commencement ceremony Dec. 13.The Marksville native crossed the stage with a little help and received her bachelor’s in business administration, with…

Fire department gives woman, 104, a holiday helping hand

A 104-year-old woman in New York hoping to ring in the holiday season was reportedly able to go to a Christmas party with the help of a few strong firefighters. (FDNY)A 104-year-old woman in New York hoping to ring in the holiday season was reportedly able to go to a Christmas party with the…

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