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2h ago

Infant and her parents are among 4 people kidnapped from California family business, officials say

The Merced County Sheriff's Office says the family members were taken by an "armed and dangerous" person.
kidnapping victims
kidnapping victims
4h ago

Two more shootings are linked to five after-dark killings in Stockton, California, police say

Both shootings occurred in April 2021, Stockton police said. In one case, a 46-year-old woman survived her injuries.
Person of interest.
Person of interest.
4h ago

Here is what we know so far about the victims of the possible serial killer in Stockton, California

Police say five deadly shootings in the city from July to September may be "interconnected," along with two attacks in 2021.
Paul Alexander Yaw.
Paul Alexander Yaw.
5h ago

Judge calls 10 recesses and boots Wisconsin parade suspect from courtroom after outbursts

Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow ultimately ordered Darrell Brooks to participate via video from another room. He recently persuaded the judge to let him represent himself.
Image: Darrell Brooks Jr.
Image: Darrell Brooks Jr.
8h ago

Rams LB Bobby Wagner flattens protester who gets on field

“I just saw someone running on the field,” Wagner said. “It looked like he wasn’t supposed to be on the field so I saw security was having a problem so I helped them out.”
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12h ago

Fast-moving Nebraska wildfire scorches 15,000 acres and forces evacuations

A longtime volunteer firefighter died after he suffered a medical emergency while trying to extinguish the blaze.
Smoke billows from the Bovee fire in Nebraska on Oct. 2, 2022.
Smoke billows from the Bovee fire in Nebraska on Oct. 2, 2022.
13h ago

Texas woman found guilty of killing expectant mother to take unborn baby

Taylor Rene Parker, 29, faces the death penalty in the October 2020 murder of Reagan Michelle Simmons-Hancock, 21, and the abduction of the daughter cut from her womb, who died later.
Taylor Rene Parker in court, in New Boston, Texas,  on Sept. 12, 2022.
Taylor Rene Parker in court, in New Boston, Texas,  on Sept. 12, 2022.

Puerto Ricans say they need hurricane recovery aid, not just words, after Biden's trip

While some Puerto Ricans recognized the importance of the president's trip to the island after Fiona, many wonder whether it will have a significant impact on the recovery.
Image: USA News - September 27, 2022
Image: USA News - September 27, 2022
15h ago

Relatives of U.S. men freed by Venezuela detail their release and reunion

The emotional reunion was "something I had dreamed about for years,” said Carmen Molinos, the wife of Jorge Toledo, one of the imprisoned "Citgo 6."
CITGO oil executives in Caracas, Venezuela.
CITGO oil executives in Caracas, Venezuela.
17h ago

Skydiver dies in Florida after 'parachute malfunction,’ authorities say

The man died in DeLand, north of Orlando, authorities said.
DeLand PD is currently on scene at the DeLand Airport. A male skydiver is deceased following a parachute malfunction and hard landing.
DeLand PD is currently on scene at the DeLand Airport. A male skydiver is deceased following a parachute malfunction and hard landing.

Residents’ emotional return to Sanibel Island synagogue after Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian forced many in Florida to evacuate on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. NBC News’ Jesse Kirsch is with one couple as they travel back to their synagogue on Sanibel Island, hoping to survey the damage and bring the Torahs back to the mainland.
Residents’ emotional return to Sanibel Island synagogue after Hurricane Ian
Residents’ emotional return to Sanibel Island synagogue after Hurricane Ian