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Fallen tree kills Girl Scout, injures three others at Indiana’s Camp Koch

jetcityimage/iStock(CANNELTON, Ind.) — A Girl Scout was killed and three other people were injured on Monday when a tree fell on a campground in Indiana, officials said.The Perry County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call at around 11:30 a.m. local time about a tree that had fallen on several campers and volunteers at Camp…read more »

Murder suspect stabs sheriff’s deputy before being gunned down by authorities

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A man on the run for murder in Tennessee stabbed a sheriff’s deputy before he was gunned down by law enforcement in Texas on Monday, authorities said.Peter Bohning, 34, of Kent, Connecticut, was spotted by authorities in Gaines County, Texas, some 1,000 miles away from where he allegedly attacked a couple on…read more »

Midwest bracing for severe storms as Northeast expecting rain

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Among the almost 200 damaging storms reported from Texas all the way to Pennsylvania over the last 24 hours were four tornadoes — two in Texas and two in West Virginia. Damage also was reported in Atlanta where wind gusts of up to 60 mph were reported. Thousands were without power.…read more »

Man found guilty of killing visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang

Macon County Sheriffs Office(CHICAGO) — Six days before the two-year anniversary of his arrest — as well as his 30th birthday — Brendt Christensen, a former teaching assistant at the University of Illinois, was found guilty of one count of kidnapping resulting in death and two counts of providing false statements to the FBI in…read more »

Police release video of Jussie Smollett with noose around his neck

Chicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — Portions of police video obtained in connection to the Jussie Smollett case have been released, giving a never-before-seen-look into the controversial case.Some 69 hours of police video were released Monday, with two videos showing the moment when police first arrived at the actor’s residence after receiving a 911 call that alleged…read more »