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(USA Today) – Boy missing 13 years found in Cleveland

November 5, 2015 wpanews 0

CLEVELAND — A child reported missing 13 years ago in Alabama was found here earlier this week, and the now-teenager discovered his status himself, authorities said Julian Hernandez, now 18, had been living here with his father, Bobby Hernandez, under different names. But when the teen began applying to colleges, he learned that the Social Security number that his father gave him could not be verified, according to WVTM-TV, Birmingham, […] READ MORE

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(ABC News) – Officials: Boy Killed After City Marshals Shoot at Vehicle

November 4, 2015 wpanews 0

A 6-year-old boy was killed and his father critically wounded after marshals for a central-Louisiana city fired at their vehicle as the father was trying to flee, officials said. The two were shot about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city of Marksville. Avoyelles Parish Coroner Dr. L. J. Mayeux identified the driver as Chris Few and his son as Jeremy Mardis, a first-grader at a nearby elementary school. The coroner […] READ MORE

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(LA TImes) – Assailant killed by police after stabbing five in UC Merced campus attack

November 4, 2015 wpanews 0

wpanews ‏@wpanews1 15s15 seconds ago Assailant killed by police after stabbing five in UC Merced campus attack http://fw.to/2TeDq2Q    Five people were stabbed Wednesday on the UC Merced campus and the attacker was killed by school police, authorities said. The attack occurred just before 8 a.m. outside a building that houses humanities and natural sciences classrooms, among others, said school spokeswoman Lorena Anderson. She could not say if the attacker […] READ MORE

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(NBC News) – California Authorities Say Shot From Helicopter Hit Wrong-Way Driver

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A driver who led authorities on a 100-mph freeway chase was struck by gunfire from a San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter before dying, the agency confirmed Saturday. However, the official cause of death will await an autopsy, a Sheriff’s Department statement said. It didn’t indicate how many times the driver was wounded. Friday’s chase began in Devore, east of Los Angeles, when deputies tried to pull […] READ MORE

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(daily star) – Alabama church shooting: Three hurt as man opens fire 

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

Man opens fire in a church shooting newborn baby, woman and pastor THREE people have been shot inside a church in Alabama. 75 By Sophie Alexander / OASIS JOURNALHORROR: The church where the gunman opened fire A woman – said to be the suspect’s girlfriend – her newborn baby and pastor have all been hurt.Dallas County District Attorney, Michael Jackson, says James Minter was arrested after the shooting on Sunday […] READ MORE

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(NBC News) – Police: Gun Not Pawned at Time of Arizona Freeway Shootings

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

The gun that police allege was used by a suspect to fire at four vehicles on an Arizona freeway in August was not pawned at the time of the shootings, police said in a report. Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, was arrested Friday and charged in the first four ofa string of 11 shootings that occurred over two weeks and left Phoenix area drivers on edge. Merritt said in court […] READ MORE

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Phoenix freeway shooting suspect: ‘I’m the wrong guy’ – seattlepi.com

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

  PHOENIX (AP) — A landscaper arrested in a series of Phoenix freeway shootings told a judge Saturday that authorities have “the wrong guy” as investigators stood by their detective work that traced the gun to the suspect after he took it to a pawn shop. Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was charged with counts including aggravated assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, carrying out a drive-by shooting and intentional acts of […] READ MORE

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(MSNBC) – House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, shutdown looms

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

By Irin Carmon The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed on Friday the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, 248-177. The bill strips the women’s health provider of its funding for contraception, pap smears, and testing for sexually-transmitted infections, unless it stops performing abortions. President Barack Obama has vowed to veto the bill, setting the stage for a possible government shutdown. Some congressional Republicans have vowed not to vote for any budget that includes funding for […] READ MORE