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Chicago Police Name Jussie Smollett As Hoax Suspect

ABC News Chicago reports: Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Jussie Smollett is officially a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony. Guglielmi said CPD detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County grand jury. Earlier Gugliemi confirmed prosecutors are speaking with Jussie Smollett’s attorneys as part of …

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REPORT: Smollett Paid Two Men $3500 To Stage Attack

CBS News Chicago reports: Sources told CBS 2 News that Smollett paid the two men $3,500 to stage the attack in Streeterville. The brothers, seen on surveillance video near the scene of the alleged attack, told investigators Smollett directed them to buy the rope used in the incident, and paid for the purchase at Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in Ravenswood …

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UTAH: Salt Lake City Police Seek Help Identifying Man Filmed In Assault After Asking If Victim Is Gay [VIDEO]

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Salt Lake City police are asking the public for help identifying a man who hit another after asking if he was gay. The assault is captured in an eight-second video posted to Twitter on Sunday by Sal Trejo and quickly spread through social media. The assault took place downtown and the video starts with the …

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REPORT: Chicago Cops Believe Smollett Staged Attack

CNN reports: Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.” The sources told CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law …

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REPORT: Cops Probe Whether Smollett Staged Attack

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: Chicago police confirmed Thursday that detectives are talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of “Empire.” A source …

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County Official Fired In 2016 For Racist Facebook Post About Michelle Obama Faces 30 Years For FEMA Fraud

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports: A Clay County woman who pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency is the same woman who was fired from a county development agency in 2016 after making a racist Facebook post about then-U.S. first lady Michelle Obama. Pamela Taylor, 57, admitted she took more than $18,000 in flood relief benefits. She falsely …

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Trump Cultist Attacks Reporter At El Paso Rally [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: A supporter of US President Donald Trump has attacked a BBC cameraman at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas. Sporting a Make America Great Again cap, the man shoved and swore at the BBC’s Ron Skeans and other news crews before being pulled away. Mr Skeans said the “very hard shove” came from his blindside. “I …

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NEW YORK CITY: Trump Supporter Smashes Storefront To Destroy Mannequin Dressed As Obama [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: This is some high-level hate. A deranged man was so enraged at Barack Obama that he tossed a heavy cinder block through the plate glass window of a Harlem store last month, yanked out a mannequin of the former President, and left it shattered on the sidewalk. The agitated man walked by the Romantic …

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Self-Proclaimed 27 Year Old Virgin Arrested For Alleged Facebook Terror Threat To Kill “As Many Girls As I See”

Provo’s Gephardt Daily reports: A 27-year-old Provo man has been arrested after he allegedly wrote on his Facebook page that he was going to kill “as many girls as I see,” because he had been rejected. Christopher Wayne Cleary is facing charges of third-degree felony threat of terrorism as well as probation violation, according to a probable cause statement from …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Two Women Charged With Assault On Transgender Woman In Nightclub Bathroom [VIDEO]

Raleigh’s NBC affiliate reports: Two women have been charged with assaulting a 29-year-old transgender person in a bathroom at a popular Glenwood South bar last month. According to investigators, the victim was inside the women’s bathroom at Milk Bar on Dec. 9 when she was sexually assaulted by two other women. Amber Harrell, 38, and Jessica Fowler, 31, are both …

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Man Arrested For Breaching Secure WH Area Says He Was Trying To Deliver Crown Royal Whisky To Trump

NBC News Washington reports: A man accused of moving a White House security barrier told authorities he was trying to take two bottles of Crown Royal to President Donald Trump, according to court documents. The man, identified by his Canadian passport as Yianny Georgopoulos, gained access to a restricted area near Pennsylvania Avenue and East Executive Avenue shortly after midnight …

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REPORT: New York State’s Probe On Trump’s “Charity” Will Likely Ensnare His Corrupt Real Estate Empire

NBC News reports: The Trump Foundation and the Trump Organization shared much more than President Donald Trump’s last name. And that’s why, experts said, the New York state investigations into the charity could envelop the president’s namesake business. “Nothing but overlap here. It all was held so tightly by he and his family members,” NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner, …

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GEORGIA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Michael Williams Reports To Jail On Insurance Fraud Charges

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: State senator and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams turned himself into Hall County jail Wednesday, days after news broke that he had been indicted on charges that included insurance fraud. Williams’ attorney, A.J. Richman, said he negotiated bond with the district attorney and that his client will be “out soon.” The charges against the Forsyth …

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IDAHO: Pedophile Catholic Priest Gets 25 Years In Case That Prosecutors Called Among “Worst Ever Seen”

The Idaho Statesman reports: The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, a longtime priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise who pleaded guilty to five felony crimes, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole and will be required to register as a sex offender. Faucher, 73, was accused of amassing thousands of child porn images and videos on …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Glitter Bomb Vs Package Pirates

Engadget reports: Because we live in a world where we can’t have nice things, package theft is a real problem, and in recent times unscrupulous individuals stealing parcels from porches have prompted police sting operations, as well as longer-term tech innovation, such as Amazon’s smart locks. But neither of these things do a whole lot for theft victims longing for …

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Christian Activist Faces 30 Days In Jail On Misdemeanor Charge Of Burning Iowa Library’s LGBT Children’s Books

The Sioux City Journal reports: Northwest Iowa Christian activist Paul Dorr has been charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief in connection with publicly burning four LGBTQ-themed books he checked out from the Orange City Public Library. Dorr drew national attention for a half-hour long Facebook Live video on Oct. 19 that showed him tossing the books into a burning barrel. Dorr, …

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Indian Police Seek Two American Evangelicals For Aiding Missionary Killed By Remote Tribe, Both Fled Country

The Christian Post reports: Indian police have said that they now believe two American evangelicals helped missionary John Allen Chau reach the North Sentinel island in the Andamans, where he was killed last month. Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, said that there are no signs of Chau’s body. “We are investigating the role of …

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ALABAMA: Former Cop Dead After Shooting State DA

The Birmingham Herald reports: A former state trooper shot Greg Griggers, the district attorney for Alabama’s 17th Judicial Circuit, in the face Thursday afternoon, according to Michael Jackson, district attorney for Alabama’s 4th Judicial Circuit. After he shot Griggers, the former trooper – whose name has not been released – was shot to death, reportedly by a law enforcement officer. …

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Liberty University Professor Jailed On Multiple Charges: Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, And Battery Of His Wife

The Christian Post reports: Michael Hiskey, Liberty University’s senior director of academic planning and operations who also serves as a business professor at the popular evangelical Christian University in Lynchburg, Virginia, remained in jail Wednesday on charges of attempted murder, abduction and kidnapping as well as assault and battery of his wife. Hiskey, 27, was booked into the Blue Ridge …

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TEXAS: Former GOP Rep. Steve “Benghazi” Stockman Sentenced To 10 Years For Campaign Finance Scheme

The Houston Chronicle reports: Former Congressman Steve Stockman, a Tea Party stalwart who represented East Texas during two non-consecutive terms, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Wednesday for his role in a wide-ranging scheme that included a spy operation aimed a fellow Republican challenger and $1.25 million in campaign funds pilfered from conservative megadonors. Stockman, who was …

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