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  • San Diego Elementary School Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Distributing Child Pornography

    An elementary school teacher in the San Diego Unified School District has been charged with distributing pornographic images of children, according to federal prosecutors, KTLA sister station KSWB reported Friday. David Gordon Weaks, 59, a fifth-grade teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary School in City Heights, was arrested Thursday and ordered held without bond, according to a news release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney Southern District of California. Records show Weaks has worked for the school district for 21 […]

  • ‘Overwhelmed’ NYC Postal Worker Arrested After 17,000 Pieces of Undelivered Mail Found

    A New York City postal worker was arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail were found in his car, apartment and work locker, according to a court document. Aleksey Germash, a letter carrier who’s worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 16 years, had undelivered mail from as far back as 2005 in his possession. During an interview with agents from the USPS Office of Inspector General, Germash said he was “overwhelmed by the amount of mail that he […]

  • Man Arrested After 14-Year-Old Girl in New York Wakes up to Find Half-Naked Stranger in Bed With Her

    Police arrested a 38-year-old man who allegedly broke into a New York City home and got into bed with a sleeping 14-year-old girl Tuesday morning. The teen was asleep in the Borough Park, Brooklyn bedroom she shared with her 10-year-old sister, who was sleeping in another bed, when she woke up to a man next to her, covering her face with his hands, police said. She screamed, waking her younger sister who also screamed, KTLA sister station WPIX reported. Isaac […]

  • Dashcam Video Shows House Explode Just as Texas Officers Arrive

    Police in Texas released dashcam video showing a home explosion that injured both residents and the responding officers. The blast happened April 7 after authorities say 40-year-old Arnulfo Castro lost control of his white 2000 Ford Explorer and crashed into a house, rupturing the gas line, KTLA sister station WGHP reported. The homeowner reported the accident, telling a 911 dispatcher that someone was trapped in a bedroom, according to a police report. As officers walked up to the house at […]

  • ‘My Brother Needs a Kidney’: Louisiana Woman Uses T-Shirt to Search for Donor

    Brenda Cortez, whose brother is in need of a kidney, made a T-shirt advertising her special request and wore it to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival in Louisiana on April 13, according to WGNO. Cortez is hoping someone walking behind her will be the perfect match her brother Ronnie Dupre needs to stay alive. “My brother needs a kidney,” Cortez’s shirt reads. “Type O. (270) 331-8233.” Dupre and Cortez grew up in Louisiana, but Dupree now lives in Paducah, Kentucky. “My […]

  • A case of marijuana buds at Cathedral City Collective Care in Riverside County. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    8 Argentina Police Officers Fired After Claiming Mice Ate 1,200 Pounds of Missing Marijuana

    “The mice ate the marijuana” was an excuse no more believable than “the dog ate my homework” for authorities in Argentina, where eight police officers have been fired over the disappearance of around 1,200 pounds of pot. The officers in Pinar, roughly 40 miles west of Buenos Aires, argued that the missing drugs had been “eaten by mice” in the warehouse for impounded drugs, the Guardian reports. Some 13,220 pounds of marijuana had been registered there two years earlier and investigators found […]

  • Former TV Producer Charged With Killing Her Deaf, Partially Blind Sister in Studio City: LAPD

    A former television producer has been charged with murder after her deaf and partially-blind sister was found dead in 2015, according to authorities. Jill Blackstone, who worked on The Jerry Springer Show, The Tony Danza Show, Divorce Court and others, was arrested at a Baltimore hospital. She faces extradition to Los Angeles on a murder charge and three counts of animal cruelty, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. In March, 2015, her 49-year-old sister, Wendy Blackstone, was found unconscious […]

  • 4 Found Dead in North Carolina, Including Father-Daughter Couple Charged With Incest, Their Baby

    A North Carolina man accused of impregnating his biological daughter is believed to have killed her, their infant son, and her adoptive father before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide spanning three states, according to the suspect’s defense attorney. Steven Walter Pladl, 42, and Katie Rose Pladl, 20, were charged with incest after Katie gave birth to their son in September 2017, according to KTLA sister station WTVR in Richmond. On Thursday, officers found the first body at 106 […]

  • 14 Killed in Bloody 36 Hours as Violence Rocks Tourist Hot Spot Cancun

    Violence rocked Mexico’s most popular tourist town, leaving 14 dead and five more injured in a 36-hour span, Noticaribe reports. The deaths and injuries were the result of six separate incidents between the morning of April 4 and the evening of April 5. Nine people were killed on April 4 alone. In the past decade, the highest number of people killed in a single day in Cancun was five. The killings are thought to be linked to organized crime. On Tuesday, […]