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Lori Loughlin claims feds concealing evidence in 'Varsity Blues' college entrance scam
Paul Marotta/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Fighting charges they lied and paid $500,000 in bribes to secure entry for their two daughters into the University of Southern California, actress Lori Loughlin and her husband filed court papers claiming federal prosecutors are concealing evidence that can clear their names in the nationwide "Operation Varsity Blues" college scam.Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, asked a federal judge in Boston for "urgently needed" help in forcing the government to fork over evidence they say disproves charges they bribed a USC administrator to get their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Jade Giannulli, into...
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Remains of teen murdered in 1976 identified as missing 14-year-old by California investigators
iStock (SAN FRANCISCO) -- California police have positively identified the remains of a teen who was found murdered 43 years ago as a 14-year-old missing girl.The body was discovered by a man walking his dog in the Lake Merced neighborhood of San Francisco on Oct. 1, 1976, after the man saw the girl's hand protruding from the sand, according to a news release by the New Jersey State Police.Investigators could only determine that the victim was a young Asian female who had a gold chain and owl pendant necklace in her pocket, but she was not identified as Judy Gifford...
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Suspect hunted in vandalism of California synagogue being investigated as a hate crime
iStock (LOS ANGELES) -- Beverly Hills Police are hunting a suspect involved in an overnight break-in and vandalism of a Los Angeles synagogue and are investigating the incident as a hate crime.Authorities were called to the Nessah Synagogue, one of the largest Iranian-Jewish synagogues in the city, at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning when an employee arrived for work to discover that the premises had been ransacked.After a preliminary investigation, police are looking for a lone suspect described by the Beverly Hills Police Department in a statement as “a male white, 20-25 years of age, short dark curly hair, thin...
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Note in pocket of gunman in Jewish deli massacre leads to pawnshop owner's arsenal, arrest
NJ Attorney General (JERSEY CITY, N.J.) -- FBI considers New Jersey shooting a domestic terror caseThe FBI called the shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City a hate crime and an act of domestic terror as authorities confirmed a new video revealed more details about the suspects’ weapons.Seth Wenig/APA pawnshop owner has been arrested and an arsenal of weapons and ammunition seized after investigators found a note containing his phone number on the body of one of two domestic terrorist suspects who allegedly killed a New Jersey police detective before gunning down three others in a targeted attack on...
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Police searching for missing Austin mom, 2-week-old daughter
Austin Police Department (AUSTIN, Texas) -- Police are searching for a Texas mother and her 2-week-old daughter who have been missing since last week.Austin resident Heidi Broussard, 33, and her infant daughter, Margot Carey, were last seen dropping off a child at Cowan Elementary School on Thursday morning, according to the Austin Police Department.Investigators believe that Broussard and her child returned home to their apartment complex near West William Cannon Drive and South First Street after they left the school. They have not been heard from since, police said.Broussard's fiance, Shane Carey, told ABC Austin affiliate KVUE that her car...
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Teen questioned in college student murder case released
iStock (NEW YORK) -- College student stabbed, killed near elite campusNew York City police arrest juvenile suspect in connection with the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors.Conrad MacKethanPolice have released a teenager being questioned in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Barnard College student Tessa Majors.The 14-year-old was with his lawyer during questioning and made no statements, a police source told ABC News. Law enforcement officials declined to charge him at this time, so he was released. This teen is not believed to be the person who stabbed Majors.Majors, a freshman at the private women's liberal arts college in...
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Police arrest man with homemade license plate drawn with crayon on a paper bag
Indiana State Police Department (STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind.) -- A man with a homemade license plate drawn with crayon on a paper grocery bag was arrested after Indiana State Troopers stopped to lend the stranded motorist a helping hand.Officers Craig Woodcox and Zarek Finley were driving along the I-80 Toll Road in Steuben County, Indiana, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon when they saw a man standing next to a Toyota Corolla on the side of the road tending to a flat tire.But when the Indiana State Troopers pulled over to help the man, things began to quickly unravel.The man...
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Surveillance videos showing 'heinous' killing of officer Stephen Carr released by Arkansas police
Fayetteville Police (FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.) -- Surveillance videos that captured the "heinous," execution-style killing of a police officer just outside an Arkansas stationhouse have been released by authorities.The Washington County Sheriff's Office on Friday reluctantly released the preliminary findings from the state's medical examiner's officer and a series of surveillance videos that showed the sequence of events surrounding the killing of Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr earlier this month."We have hesitated to release the attached video of what transpired that night due to the heinous and shocking nature of this crime, but in an effort to keep the public informed of...
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Sandy Hook shooting: Victims of gun violence commemorate 7th anniversary of massacre
Twitter/@fred_guttenberg (NEWTOWN, Conn.) -- Families of the victims of Sandy Hook commemorated the mass shooting's seventh anniversary on Saturday with a stark reminder to the public: "[It] could happen to a kid you love."Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were killed on Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and opened fire.The gunman eventually fatally shot himself.Marie-Claude Duytschaever, who lost her 6-year-old grandson Noah Pozner in the shooting, penned an emotional but blunt blog post detailing what she said is the painful reality of mass shootings and gun violence."I can tell you that...
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NYPD officers' body cameras shows moments leading up to killing of police officer, suspect
New York City Police Department (NEW YORK) -- The NYPD has released body camera footage from officers involved in a pursuit and deadly shooting that left a fellow officer and a suspect dead.The video, released Friday, shows police officer Brian Mulkeen and other plainclothes officers on patrol in the Bronx on Sept. 29, 2019. The footage shows him and officer Robert Wichers get out of an unmarked vehicle and approach two suspects.The officers were patrolling the neighborhood after a shootout there earlier that week, police said.One of the suspects, Antonio Williams, immediately flees and leads Mulkeen and Wichers on a...
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Van with possible connection to Jersey City Jewish deli shooting found
FBI (JERSEY CITY, New Jersey) -- The van that was registered to one of the alleged shooters in the deadly Jersey City attack has been recovered, authorities said Saturday.The FBI was searching for the white 2001 Ford Van as the agency investigated the shooting at a Jewish deli and cemetery, which left four people dead, as "potential acts of domestic terrorism."The vehicle was registered to suspected attacker David Anderson, 47, and has a "possible connection" to the shootings, according to the FBI.Anderson and Francine Graham, 50, were identified as the two suspects who officials said carried out the attack and...
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Suspect in Pensacola naval base shooting wrote 'the countdown has started' 4 months before attack: Report
FBI (PENSACOLA, Fla.) -- New details have emerged in the deadly shooting at a Florida naval base, including a cryptic message that the suspect wrote just months before the attack, according to a federal report obtained by ABC News.Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force who authorities say killed three people and injured eight others after opening fire at the Naval Air Base Pensacola last week, wrote the phrase "the countdown has started" on Sept. 11, 2019 with no further explanation, according to a Joint Intelligence Bulletin released Friday.The post was written about four months before...
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