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Baltimore Police Department faces criticism for low staffing

Baltimore Police Department faces criticism for low staffing

A federal judge addressed the Baltimore Police Department’s low staffing in court in response to a consent decree issued in 2017 mandating improved training and new recruitment policies. US District Court Judge James Bredar on Wednesday admonished police in his opening remarks and said that while leadership is not his concern, he is requesting monthly…MORE

3 American firefighters killed in Australia plane crash identified

3 American firefighters killed in Australia plane crash identified

The three Americans who died fighting an Australian bushfire from the air have been identified by their employer, Oregon-based Coulson Aviation. The three are 44-year-old Capt. Ian McBeth of Great Falls, Montana, who was piloting the downed C-130 plane; First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson, age 42, of Buckeye, Arizona; and 43-year-old Flight Engineer Rick DeMorgan…MORE

Montana teen probably died from weather exposure, investigators say

Montana teen probably died from weather exposure, investigators say

The Montana teenager whose body was found near where she went missing on New Year’s Day most likely died of exposure to the elements, officials said. Selena Not Afraid, 16, didn’t have any injuries suggesting she’d been assaulted, the Big Horn County Attorney said in a news release. An autopsy was conducted Wednesday. Not Afraid…MORE

Two pipe bombs found in Pennsylvania township this week

Two pipe bombs found in Pennsylvania township this week

Two homemade pipe bombs were found in a Pennsylvania township this week, police said. One of them exploded and the other was undetonated, the Caln Township Police Department said in a release. A postal carrier in the township northwest of Philadelphia found the intact bomb Tuesday and contacted police, according to the release. Whoever left…MORE

New York on track to ban cashless stores and restaurants

New York on track to ban cashless stores and restaurants

New York is on track to ban cashless businesses after the city council voted to join San Francisco and Philadelphia in requiring brick-and-mortar stores to accept cash. Under the law, food and retail establishments would have to accept American bills and coins or face a fine. Mayor Bill De Blasio is expected to sign the…MORE

Officials believe they’ve found the ‘Pillowcase Rapist.’ The suspect was building a ‘dungeon’ beneath his home, officials say

Officials believe they’ve found the ‘Pillowcase Rapist.’ The suspect was building a ‘dungeon’ beneath his home, officials say

Authorities believe a Florida man arrested last weekend is the so-called Pillowcase Rapist and is responsible for a string of notorious South Florida assaults that took place in the 1980s, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Robert Eugene Koehler was arrested in Palm Bay, Florida, after new DNA analysis allegedly tied him to a…MORE

Hadden abuse accusers call for New York district attorney’s resignation

Hadden abuse accusers call for New York district attorney’s resignation

A group of women who allege they were abused by disgraced OB-GYN Robert Hadden called for the resignation of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday. At an early-morning news conference outside New York’s City Hall, Hadden accusers Marissa Hoechstetter and Dana Solomon stood with supporters and called for the ouster of Manhattan’s top prosecutor,…MORE