Darrell Brooks trial: Defendant’s opening statement doesn’t reveal why jury should acquit During his opening statement in the Waukesha Christmas parade attack, Darrell Brooks removed his mask to show the jury “who he really is.” Brooks stopped short of spelling out why the jury should find him not guilty on six counts of first-degree intentional homicide and 70 other charges. He did say he believes they’ll make the “right decision.” WAUKESHA, Wis. – Prosecutors on Thursday, Oct. 20 rested their case in the Darrell Brooks trial, charged in the November 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade attack. The state called 57 witnesses […]
article FILE – A person wears a Ghostface costume from the movie ‘Scream’ in Times Square on Oct. 31, 2020, in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images) HAMILTON, Miss. – Four people linked to viral video footage of Mississippi daycare employees using a scary mask to frighten young children are facing charges of felony child abuse, and a fifth person faces two misdemeanor counts, authorities say. The daycare’s owner, Sheila Sanders, is not facing charges. She has said that at least four of the employees were fired after the video came to light. The videos — one filmed […]
Record-breaking fentanyl bust Ken Suarez reports. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says their latest drug bust resulted in the largest seizure of fentanyl in the history of the agency. Sheriff Grady Judd detailed the undercover trafficking operation, which ended with the arrests of three suspects and 11 pounds of fentanyl seized by detectives. Investigators said the drugs were being manufactured in Mexico and sent to the United States to be made into synthetic pills and sold on the streets. The undercover investigation began in September, in coordination with FDLE, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security, and the […]
BREAKING: 9 people shot near Southern University campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Baton Rogue police say nine people were shot just off campus outside a fraternity house early Friday morning. BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana shooting injured 11 people at a fraternity house near Southern University’s campus, which is in the midst of celebrating its homecoming festivities, and two people are in custody, Baton Rouge police said. Authorities initially said nine people were injured early Friday at the party held just off campus. At a news conference late Friday, Deputy Chief Myron Daniels confirmed that two others were wounded, […]
Former student indicted in UArizona professor’s murder TUCSON. Ariz. – A former University of Arizona graduate student accused of fatally shooting a professor on campus earlier this month has been arraigned on first-degree murder and multiple other charges. Pima County officials say 46-year-old Murad Dervish had his arraignment Thursday shortly after a judge ordered he remain held without bond. He also faces counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor, endangerment and burglary. Dervish was originally scheduled to be arraigned Monday. It was still unclear if a public defender had been […]
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