Embassy Suites Hotel Shooting Claims Life of 18-Year-Old in D.C.’s First 2024 Homicide

An 18-year-old woman was fatally shot at a hotel in Friendship Heights, Washington, D.C. on New Year’s Day, marking the city’s first reported homicide of 2024. Paramedics were called to the Embassy Suites Hotel on Military Road NW shortly after midnight and found the victim in cardiac arrest. Ashalei Hinds of Clinton, Maryland, was pronounced … Read more

Chicago Police Department Reports Decrease in Shootings and Murders in 2023, Despite Rise in Other Crimes

CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Police Department released its end-of-year crime statistics on New Year’s Day, showing a decrease in shootings and murders despite an increase in other crimes across the city. While Chicago celebrated the beginning of 2024, the city saw its first homicide less than an hour into the new year. Three people … Read more

Serial Killer Spends Record-Breaking 50th Christmas Behind Bars

LONDON – A British serial killer, Robert Mawdsley, has set a world record by spending his 50th Christmas behind bars, most of which was in solitary confinement. Now 70 years old, Mawdsley has spent around 45 years in solitary confinement, the longest-serving inmate in the British penal system. He was jailed in 1974 and has … Read more

Engine Problems Suspected in Small Plane Crash near Lake Norman

MOORESVILLE, NC – A small plane crashed near Lake Norman on Saturday, and authorities suspect that engine problems may have caused the accident. The crash resulted in no injuries. The single-engine aircraft went down in a wooded area near the intersection of Cornelius and Mecklenburg counties. Fortunately, the pilot managed to escape the plane without … Read more

Armed and Dangerous Suspects Wanted for Robbery and Assault in Townsite Bay

Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba — On the evening of Dec. 28, police were called to the 100 block of Townsite Bay where a male victim had been assaulted by three adult suspects demanding money. The suspects, armed and dangerous, entered the victim’s residence and violently attacked him, causing a laceration to his hand with … Read more

Assistant at Lands and Surveys Commission fatally shot by bandits at Canal Number 2 Polder

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – An Assistant at the Lands and Surveys Commission was fatally shot and another man seriously injured during a robbery at a wedding house in Canal Number 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara on the night of December 31, 2023. Natram ‘Vishal’ Persaud, a 40-year-old assistant at the Lands and Survey Department, was shot … Read more

Ava: Dog Severely Abused in Chester Co. Faces Long Road to Recovery and Justice

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (AP) — Felony animal cruelty charges have been filed against an unidentified individual who severely maimed a dog in South Coatesville, according to the Brandywine Valley SPCA. The dog, named Ava, was found by a neighbor and brought to the shelter in December, showing signs of severe abuse. Ava was discovered to … Read more

Charlotte Shooting: 19-Year-Old Arrested After Mass Shooting at Romare Bearden Park

CHARLOTTE, NC – A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with a mass shooting at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte on New Year’s Eve. Daevion Crawford was charged with firing into a crowd, resulting in five people being injured. The heavy police presence was reported at the scene around 11:30 p.m. local time, with … Read more

Deadly Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes West Coast of Japan

TOKYO – A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the west coast of Japan on Monday, resulting in the reported deaths of at least four people. The earthquake caused buildings to collapse and knocked out power in the affected areas. The earthquake triggered tsunami warnings, although they were later lifted. However, tsunami advisories continued due to aftershocks. … Read more