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Morries Hall, man in car with George Floyd, will not testify in Derek Chauvin murder trial

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Derek Chauvin's murder trial kicked off Wednesday with Judge Peter Cahill quashing a subpoena for Morries Hall, who was in a car with George Floyd the day he died, to testify. Hall was in the car with Floyd before he was restrained on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.…... Read More

More severe weather expected in Gulf states

(NEW YORK) -- A stalled frontal system responsible for the severe weather along the Gulf Coast Tuesday will not be going anywhere soon. More severe weather is expected Wednesday from eastern Texas into Louisiana, where more straight-line damaging winds are possible. An isolated waterspout or a tornado cannot be ruled…... Read More

Derek Chauvin murder trial puts spotlight on police use-of-force training

(NEW YORK) -- The murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has put a spotlight on law enforcement training, as his former supervisors, trainers, and counterparts take the stand to testify. Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, opened the trial by telling jurors…... Read More

Maryland state trooper fatally shoots 16-year-old after responding to reports of an armed man

(LEONARDTOWN, Md.) -- Maryland State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting in Leonardtown that ended in the death of a 16-year-old. Just before 1:30 p.m. local time Tuesday, police received two separate 911 calls about a man acting suspicious while holding what looked like a gun, police said in a…... Read More

Man who shot seal in head with pistol as it rested on beach imprisoned for three months

(NEW YORK) -- A man has been sentenced to three months in federal prison after shooting an elephant seal in the head with a handgun while it rested peacefully on a California beach. The incident originally occurred on Sept. 28, 2019, when 30-year-old Jordan Gerbich from Santa Maria, California drove…... Read More

Officer who shot, killed Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center police chief both resign

(BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.) -- The police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday has resigned from her position. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott announced at a press conference Tuesday that Officer Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran…... Read More

Officer who shot Jacob Blake acted 'within policy,' won't face discipline, chief says

(KENOSHA, Wisc.) -- Officer Rusten Sheskey was acting "within policy" when he fired seven times toward Jacob Blake, a Black man, last year, the Kenosha, Wisconsin, Police Department said. Sheskey, who is white, will not be disciplined for his use of force and is now back on the job after…... Read More

Key takeaways from Derek Chauvin's murder trial, Day 12

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Prosectors wrapped up their case in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin on Tuesday after calling 38 witnesses and presenting numerous videos to argue that the former Minneapolis police officer and his colleagues allegedly caused the death of George Floyd last year. "The state of Minnesota rests," prosecutor…... Read More

Oath Keepers stashed weapons at hotel for potential Jan. 6 violence, prosecutors indicate

Federal prosecutors alleged in a new court filing that Members of the Oath Keepers militia group who joined in the Jan. 6 insurrection appear to have stashed weapons at a hotel in Virginia as part of a so-called "Quick Reaction Force" they could activate if violence escalated that day. In…... Read More

Kristin Smart case: Former classmate arrested in 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly student

(SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.) -- Paul Flores, a former classmate, has been arrested in connection with the murder and 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. Smart, a 19-year-old freshman at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo disappeared…... Read More

US calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations over blood clot concerns

(NEW YORK) -- The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that they are calling for an immediate pause on the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine after discovering six cases in the United States of a rare and severe type of blood clot that…... Read More