Crime

TORONTO: Nine Now Dead, At Least 16 Injured After Van Plows Through Pedestrians In “Deliberate Attack”

ABC News reports: Nine people were killed and at least 16 others injured after a white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, today, police said. The driver is under arrest, Toronto police told ABC News. Witness Ali Shaker told CTV News he was driving in his car when he saw the Ryder van jump the sidewalk and people walking were ...

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TORONTO: Two Reportedly Dead, Multiple Injuries After Van Strikes Pedestrians, Driver In Custody [VIDEO]

The Toronto Sun reports: Numerous pedestrians have been struck by a white van on Yonge St. near Finch Ave., Toronto Police say. Police say eight to ten pedestrians have been hit. The van fled the scene. The extent of the injuries isn’t confirmed. A multi-casualty incident has been declared. Officials are asking people to avoid the area. Subway and bus ...

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NASHVILLE: Cops Continue Search For Waffle House Killer, Was Arrested Last Year Near The White House

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said 29-year-old Travis Reinking’s firearms authorization was then revoked at the request of the FBI, and four ...

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NASHVILLE: Four Dead, Multiple Injuries In Waffle House Mass Shooting, Nude Gunman Sought [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, Don Aaron of the Metro Nashville Police Department said in interview with CBS affiliate WTVF. “A patron wrestled away the gunman’s AR-15 rifle. He was nude & fled on foot. He is a white man with short ...

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NYPD Seeks Man Wearing MAGA Hat/Shirt For Pushing Hispanic Man Onto Subway Tracks After Racist Slurs

ABC News reports: New York ABC station WABC reports the New York City Police Department is looking for a man who attacked a fellow subway rider on Friday. The suspect was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap, sold by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, and a red “Make America Great Again” T-shirt at the time of the ...

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Five New Felony Charges For Evangelical Pastor As Victims Come Forward Saying Abuse Lasted For Years

The Birmingham Herald reports: The young male victims accusing an Alabama evangelist of multiple sex crimes told investigators the misconduct lasted months, and sometimes years, according to new court records filed on Wednesday. One of the victims, a teen boy over the age of 12 but under the age of 16, said Acton Bowen exposed him to deviate sexual intercourse ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Appeal Of Former Illinois Governor Imprisoned For Trying To Sell Obama’s Senate Seat

The Chicago Tribune reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He’s scheduled to be released in 2024. His convictions included trying to extort ...

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ALABAMA: Wife Of Evangelical Arrested For Sex With Teen Boy Wants Restraining Order, Divorce, Their House

Earlier this week locally famous Alabama evangelical Acton Bowen was arrested on multiple charges of sex with a boy under 16 years old. Now his wife says she’s physically afraid of him and wants a divorce, a restraining order, the house, and her maiden name back. The Birmingham Herald reports: Ashley Nabors Bowen filed for divorce from Acton Bowen on ...

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TEXAS: Former GOP Rep. Steve “Bengazi” Stockman Convicted Of 23 Felonies, Faces Decades In Prison

The Texas Tribune reports: Steve Stockman, a Republican former congressman from Texas, has been convicted of defrauding two conservative mega-donors and funneling their $1.25 million into personal and campaign expenses as part of what prosecutors have described as a “white collar crime spree.” A jury in federal court in Houston ruled Thursday afternoon that Stockman is guilty of all but ...

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Pastor Gets 15 Years For Molesting Preteen Daughter

San Diego’s NBC affiliate reports: A former pastor at a Carlsbad church who pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a child over the course of nearly two years was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday. Prosecutors said the man, who was a pastor at the North Coast Calvary Chapel at the time of his arrest, only turned himself in because ...

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MIAMI BEACH: Assault Suspects Charged With Felony Battery, Released On Bail, Hate Crime Charges Pending

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: Four men have been released on bond after being arrested and accused of beating a gay couple. The four men — who police identified as 20-year-old Luis Alonso, 21-year-old Adonis Diaz, 21-year-old Juan C. Lopez and 21-year-old Pablo Reinaldo Romo — bonded out of jail on Wednesday. According to a Miami Beach Police spokesperson, all four ...

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Seventh Murder Charge For Suspected Serial Killer

The Toronto Star reports: Another murder charge was laid Wednesday against Bruce McArthur, bringing the number of people he is alleged to have killed to seven. McArthur, 66, appeared in court via video this morning to face his latest first-degree murder charge in the death of 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi, one of three missing men at the centre of Project Houston. ...

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Yet Another Evangelical Jailed For Sex With Teen Boy

The Birmingham News reports: A well-known Alabama evangelist, public speaker and author was arrested in Hoover Tuesday on child sex charges. Paul Edward Acton Bowen, a 37-year-old Gadsden native who now lives in Etowah County’s Southside community, was taken into custody by Hoover police about 12:35 p.m. The founder of Acton Bowen Outreach Ministries is charged with second-degree sodomy, enticing ...

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MIAMI BEACH: Hate Crime Suspects Surrender To Police

The Miami Herald reports: Four men turned themselves in to Miami Beach police on Tuesday afternoon in the case of a gay couple brutally attacked after the city’s gay pride parade. The men surrendered through an attorney and will likely face felony charges, the Miami Beach Police Department said in a statement. The attack occurred Sunday evening around 7:40 p.m. ...

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Actor T.J. Miller Arrested For False Terror Threat

Deadline Hollywood reports: Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller has been charged with calling in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train, federal authorities say. Miller was arrested Monday night at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. Miller appeared today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven and was released on a $100,000 bond. The charge ...

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MIAMI BEACH: Police Seek Four Men In Hate Crime Assault On Gay Couple After Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: Two victims were attacked by four young men in Miami Beach after the city’s Gay Pride Parade Sunday in what police think may have been a hate crime. In video footage of the incident, four young men — one wearing a Florida International University T-shirt — are seen walking up to a bathroom area on Ocean ...

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Vatican Arrests Diplomat Priest For Child Porn

The BBC reports: Police at the Vatican have arrested a priest who previously worked at the Holy See’s US embassy on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Carlo Alberto Capella was taken into custody after an investigation. Monsignor Capella was recalled from the US in September 2017 after US authorities told the Vatican about a possible violation of child pornography laws ...

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Priest’s Lawyer: That Teenage Boy Seduced My Client

Flint, Michigan’s Fox affiliate reports: Robert DeLand, a Saginaw priest who had been arrested and charged with sex crimes in March is now facing new charges. The new charges include: second degree criminal sexual conduct, second degree criminal sexual conduct causing personal injury, controlled substance delivery, and contributing to a delinquency of a minor. DeLand was out on bond, but ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Catholic Diocese Releases List Of 51 Priests And Laymen “Credibly Accused” Of Molestation

Go Erie reports: The Catholic Diocese of Erie on Friday opened a long-locked vault of secrets and released the names of priests and lay people accused of sexually abusing minors while working in the diocese. The list is made up of 51 names — 34 priests, 21 of whom are dead, according to revised diocesan figures, and 17 lay people, ...

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Christian College President Pleads Guilty In Kickback Scheme Involving State Grants Pushed By GOP Reps

Arkansas Online reports: Oren Paris III, former president of Ecclesia College in Springdale, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a fraud charge in a kickback scheme involving state grants for his school. Paris was scheduled to go to trial Monday alongside former state Sen. Jon Woods (R) of Springdale and consultant Randell G. Shelton Jr., formerly of Alma but currently of ...

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