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Pit bull attacks woman on subway after altercation
Gary Hershorn/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- New York City police are searching for the owner of a pit bull that attacked a woman on the subway during an altercation.The incident, which reportedly occurred on Friday afternoon on the 4 train in Manhattan, was caught on video by a passenger riding the train.Onlookers to the incident say the owner sat down and placed the dog in the seat next to him when it bumped into the woman in the next seat over. The woman asked the man to remove his dog, which escalated into an altercation between the two passengers, and...
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'Sorry I tased you!': Police officer apologizes to firefighter with cake
Hamilton Township Police Dept via Facebook (MAINEVILLE, Ohio) -- An Ohio police officer found a creative way to apologize to a firefighter whom she accidentally shocked while deploying her stun gun during a scuffle with a suspect.On April 12, Hamilton Township police Officer Darcy Workman and Hamilton Township firefighter Rickey Wagoner were attempting to deal with a "combative patient" in the back of an ambulance, Wagoner told ABC News over email.The pair had responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male lying in the yard that afternoon, according to a police report.Wagoner was trying to restrain the man "due...
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Waffle House where 4 people were slain reopens for business
Jason Davis/Getty Images (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee, that a gunman turned into a bullet-riddled scene of carnage Sunday reopened for business Wednesday morning.Customers, grief counselors and clergy members filled the restaurant in the Nashville suburb of Antioch, as the familiar sights and sounds of the sizzling griddle and waitresses pouring coffee returned to the eatery where gunfire and bloodshed occurred in the predawn rampage just four days ago.Pat Warner, a spokesman for the Waffle House chain, said 100 percent of the proceeds taken in over the next 30 days will be given to the families...
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Former police officer, 72, arrested in decades-old 'Golden State Killer' case
Sacramento Police Department (LOS ANGELES) -- A 72-year-old former police officer has been arrested in the decades-old "Golden State Killer" case in California, according to officials in Sacramento.The "Golden State Killer" is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45 people and committed multiple home burglaries in the 1970s and 1980s in crime sprees throughout California.His "reign of terror," Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Wednesday, spanned from the Sacramento area in Northern California down to Orange County in Southern California.The suspected serial killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, was surprised when he was confronted by officers...
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Jury begins deliberations in Bill Cosby trial
Mark Makela/Getty Images (NORRISTOWN, Pa.) -- Bill Cosby's fate is in the hands of a Pennsylvania jury that began deliberating this morning after hearing evidence over the past two weeks in which prosecutors portrayed the comedian as a serial sex predator and defense attorneys countered he's being framed by a victim they've slammed as a "pathological liar."Cosby appeared upbeat as he entered the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, pumping his right fist in the air to a crowd of small supporters outside the courthouse shouting, "We love you Bill!" and "We've got your back, Bill!""These accusations are ridiculous, this case...
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Woman kills husband's mistress then turns gun on herself in 'calculated, planned attack': Police
University of Delaware (NEWARK, Del.) -- A Delaware woman broke into the Pennsylvania home of her husband's mistress and shot her in the head before turning the gun on herself, according to police.The suspect, 47-year-old Jennair Gerardot of Wilmington, knew about her husband's affair with 33-year-old Meredith Chapman and carried out a "calculated, planned attack" to kill Chapman, Radnor Township Police said at a news conference.Both Chapman and Jennair Gerardot's husband had recently worked at the University of Delaware.On Monday Jennair Gerardot broke into Chapman's house in Radnor Township, a Philadelphia suburb, where she waited for Chapman to come home,...
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Transit official's videotaped berating of police ends with her resignation
WABC (NEW YORK) -- A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner has resigned after she is seen berating two police officers during a traffic stop involving her daughter, newly released police video shows.Caren Turner, a lobbyist who headed the agency’s Government and Ethics committee and sat on its operations committee, can be seen on dashcam video released by the Tenafly, New Jersey, police department flashing her Port Authority commissioner's badge and cursing at the officers.Former Gov. Chris Christie named her a commissioner last year.The incident began March 31 when police say they pulled over a Toyota for...
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Dallas cop killing is 'gut-wrenching,' 'too much to bear' in wake of sniper attack: Former police chief
ABCNews.com (DALLAS) -- The shooting that killed a Dallas police officer on Tuesday is "gut-wrenching" and "too much to bear" in the wake of the deadly sniper attack that targeted Dallas police officers less than two years ago, says the city's former police chief.Rogelio Santander, a young Dallas police officer, died this morning after he was shot in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon.A second Dallas police officer, Crystal Almeida, and a Home Depot loss prevention officer, Scott Painter, were also shot during the attack. They are both in critical condition but are making "remarkable recoveries," Dallas Police Chief Reneé...
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Professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' won't be disciplined
Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images (FRESNO, Calif.) -- The Fresno State University professor who described the late Barbara Bush as an "amazing racist" on Twitter last week won't be punished, the university's president, Joseph Castro, announced Tuesday.Jarrar then hit back at those who criticized her comments and called for her ousting, saying that she "will never be fired" because she is a tenured professor.Jarrar, a lecturer in the university's English department, has since made her Twitter account private.Initially, Castro said the university shared "the deep concerns" over Jarrar's comments, saying that she made them as a "private citizen, not as a representative...
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Dallas police officer dies one day after shooting that injured two others, officials say
iStock/Thinkstock (DALLAS) -- Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander died Wednesday morning after he was shot in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon, the Dallas police chief said on Wednesday.A second Dallas police officer, Crystal Almeida, and a Home Depot loss prevention officer, Scott Painter, were also shot during the attack.They are both in critical condition but are making "remarkable recoveries," Police Chief Reneé Hall said Wednesday.The suspect, 29-year-old Armando Juarez, and a woman were arrested hours after a police chase."Crystal is doing amazingly well," Michael Mata, president of the Dallas Police Association, told reporters. "She’s able to move parts of...
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Alleged Waffle House suspected killer hit with new charges
Jason Davis/Getty Images (NASHVILLE) -- The alleged gunman in the massacre of four people at a Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee, is facing five new charges, including an attempted murder count connected to the man hailed as a hero for stopping Sunday morning's attack.In addition to four counts of criminal homicide, Travis Reinking was hit late Tuesday with four attempted murder charges and one count of unlawful gun possession in the commission of a violent felony, according to the Davidson County District Attorney's Office.Reinking was to appear in court Wednesday morning, but the hearing has now been postponed until May...
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Weather radar picks up widespread bird migration
Photodisc/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- The National Weather Service's radar detected an unlikely pattern in Texas on Tuesday: widespread bird migration.The service tweeted a real-time animation of the ongoing migration, capturing spring birds in the Fort Worth, Texas, area as they flew north for the warmer months."What's that on radar?! Winds are generally out of the northwest (blowing towards the southeast) across the area, so what's that moving northward on the radar scopes," NWS tweeted Tuesday morning. "These light returns aren't rain or clouds, but birds continuing their northward migration!"The post racked up about 300 likes and re-tweets, as well as a...
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