After transgender woman's murder in Dallas, cops investigate rise in transgender killings in the last seven months
After transgender woman's murder in Dallas, cops investigate rise in transgender killings in the last seven months

The Dallas Police will be holding a LGBTQ town hall on Thursday, May 23, as part of the department's outreach to the LGBTQ community

DEA takedown San Diego meth trafficking ring with ties to the Sinaloa Cartel after a year-long investigation
DEA takedown San Diego meth trafficking ring with ties to the Sinaloa Cartel after a year-long investigation

The joint Narcotics Task Force of the DEA executed more than a dozen search warrants on Tuesday, May 21, as part of a coordinated takedown that ended in the arrests of 32 defendants

Florida teacher arrested for bringing loaded gun, two knives in her backpack and leaving it in her classroom
Florida teacher arrested for bringing loaded gun, two knives in her backpack and leaving it in her classroom

Betty Soto was carrying a Glock 9mm handgun that was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition, a six-inch fighting knife, and a two-inch finger knife inside her backpack. She left her backpack in class where fourth grade students were present.

Organizations like Texas EquuSearch play an important role in locating missing persons especially in cases like Maleah Davis' abduction
Organizations like Texas EquuSearch play an important role in locating missing persons especially in cases like Maleah Davis' abduction

Texas EquuSearch has been working very closely with the Houston Police Department in the desperate hunt for missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis. While the search has been suspended now, their concentrated searches in rural areas helps law enforcement explore other leads

Maleah Davis case: Stepfather's story doesn't add up, chances of finding the 4-year-old alive slim, says former detective
Maleah Davis case: Stepfather's story doesn't add up, chances of finding the 4-year-old alive slim, says former detective

The man still remains locked up at Harris County jail for allegedly tampering with a human corpse in connection to the missing child

NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere had plans to build dungeon to cage women and to exploit them as his 'sex slaves'
NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere had plans to build dungeon to cage women and to exploit them as his 'sex slaves'

During Raniere's trial, a former member of DOS, the sex slave group, read excerpts from a manual which was allegedly written by Allison Mack and Raniere and had been given to the women. A part of it read: 'Your sole highest desire must be to further your Master'

Great white shark tracked to Long Island Sound for the first time as researchers say it may have been following bait fish
Great white shark tracked to Long Island Sound for the first time as researchers say it may have been following bait fish

The shark, which has been named Cabot, was seen on Monday morning off the coast of Greenwich, Connecticut

Oklahoma and Texas at 'high-risk' as severe storms, violent tornadoes sweep across Southern Plains
Oklahoma and Texas at 'high-risk' as severe storms, violent tornadoes sweep across Southern Plains

The National Weather Service also confirmed that there were at least two "large and extremely dangerous" tornadoes in Monday, May 20

Technology helping law enforcement close cases more effectively now, says former detective
Technology helping law enforcement close cases more effectively now, says former detective

Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl also said that the popularity of genealogy websites has certainly helped close a lot of cold cases

Roe v. Wade: Abortion bans are an 'unabashed effort' to force Supreme Court to revisit 1973 ruling, says expert
Roe v. Wade: Abortion bans are an 'unabashed effort' to force Supreme Court to revisit 1973 ruling, says expert

The ruling made abortions legal in multiple circumstances and states that a woman's right to privacy extended to the fetus/unborn child she was carrying

Around 50 million people under threat of severe weather, schools in Tulsa to be shut for the day
Around 50 million people under threat of severe weather, schools in Tulsa to be shut for the day

Even though the risk of severe storms appears to be low, the storms do cover a large population where 18 million people have already been affected

1 dead, 8 wounded after shooting disrupts Alabama high school graduation party
1 dead, 8 wounded after shooting disrupts Alabama high school graduation party

The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday as current and former students of Escambia County High School gathered at an Atmore community center that once housed Escambia County Middle School, police said.

Texas girl, 8, abducted in front of her mother, found safe thanks to 'heroes' who reported suspect's car
Texas girl, 8, abducted in front of her mother, found safe thanks to 'heroes' who reported suspect's car

8-year-old Salem Sabatka has now been found safe after she was kidnapped on Saturday night when a man driving a suspicious car grabbed her off the street in front of her mother. Salem's mother reportedly tried to jump into the vehicle to save her child but the man pushed her out and then drove away.

Maleah Davis: Family abductions have to be handled with a 'high level of care', says former detective
Maleah Davis: Family abductions have to be handled with a 'high level of care', says former detective

Investigators working tirelessly to find missing people, especially children, have to go through copious amounts of pressure from the family of the missing child

With the koala becoming 'functionally extinct', here's what needs to be to done to save the species
With the koala becoming 'functionally extinct', here's what needs to be to done to save the species

The iconic marsupial has dropped down in numbers to only 80,000 in the wild with the AKF report declaring the animal as 'functionally extinct'

Man who smothered elderly woman and robbed her suspected of killing 11 others
Man who smothered elderly woman and robbed her suspected of killing 11 others

46-year-old accused serial killer Billy Chemirmir was indicted on Tuesday, May 14, on five additional counts of capital murder in Collin County and six counts in Dallas County

68-year-old experienced pilot flying solo dies in plane crash in Los Padres National Forest
68-year-old experienced pilot flying solo dies in plane crash in Los Padres National Forest

Pierre Josefsohn was reported missing after he went flying alone in his 2006 Aviat fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft on Wednesday, May 15, afternoon

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Chicago area; scattered hail and strong wind likely
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Chicago area; scattered hail and strong wind likely

The weather watch reportedly includes Bureau, Ford, Iroquois, La Salle, Marshall, Putnam, Whiteside, Carroll, Grundy, Kankakee, Lee, Mercer, Rock Island, Will, De Kalb, Henry, Kendall, Livingston, Ogle and Stark counties.

Alabama abortion ban: Where neighboring states of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi stand
Alabama abortion ban: Where neighboring states of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi stand

Individual states can regulate the use of abortion or even create 'trigger laws', which will make abortion illegal within the first and second trimesters if the Roe case was overturned by the Supreme Court

Search for Maleah Davis: Investigators scouring area suspect claims is "perfect place to hide a body"
Search for Maleah Davis: Investigators scouring area suspect claims is "perfect place to hide a body"

Well-wishers were seen releasing pink and white balloons into the evening sky after several emotional speeches at Oyster Creek Park on May 15

Dallas Catholic diocese properties raided by police as sexual abuse allegations grow louder
Dallas Catholic diocese properties raided by police as sexual abuse allegations grow louder

A police investigator said that the diocese had failed to reveal the complete picture of the sexual abuse allegations against several priests

Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs receives local hero award after she escaped man who had killed her parents and abducted her
Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs receives local hero award after she escaped man who had killed her parents and abducted her

Closs smiled as the members of the Wisconsin State Assembly gave her a standing ovation after she was honored for her bravery and strong will

Planned Parenthood and ACLU file lawsuit challenging 'heartbeat bill' in Ohio, want court to block the ban
Planned Parenthood and ACLU file lawsuit challenging 'heartbeat bill' in Ohio, want court to block the ban

The attorneys in the case have argued that the state's new abortion law 'is a direct violation of Plaintiffs' patients' fundamental constitutional right to decide whether to have an abortion prior to viability and causes those patients irreparable harm'

Florida passes bill to create public database of pimps and johns convicted of soliciting prostitution
Florida passes bill to create public database of pimps and johns convicted of soliciting prostitution

Governor Ron DeSantis will decide whether to sign the bill and create the Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database, which passed both houses of the legislature on May 3

Son beats mother to death with baseball bat thinking she was an intruder after she walked into his room when he was 'drunk and jet-lagged'
Son beats mother to death with baseball bat thinking she was an intruder after she walked into his room when he was 'drunk and jet-lagged'

Kane County prosecutors filed second-degree murder charges this week against the 21-year-old Thomas J. Summerwill from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carnival worker confesses to 'accidentally' shooting two women and one teen in space of 18 days
Carnival worker confesses to 'accidentally' shooting two women and one teen in space of 18 days

23-year-old James Michael Wright from Mendota, Virginia, was arrested on Thursday, May 9, on three counts of capital murder

Police say woman killed by Texas cop was not pregnant, claim she tasered the officer before he shot her
Police say woman killed by Texas cop was not pregnant, claim she tasered the officer before he shot her

The officer, whose identity has not been revealed but who has been described as Hispanic, has now been placed on paid administrative leave according to department policy

Boyfriend arrested after University of Georgia professor's naked body found near hot tub under suspicious circumstances
Boyfriend arrested after University of Georgia professor's naked body found near hot tub under suspicious circumstances

42-year-old Marianne Shockley and Marcus Lillard, her boyfriend, were in the home of 69-year-old Clark Heindel late on Saturday night

Baltimore woman shot dead in broad daylight was married to a convicted drug lord and an actor at the same time
Baltimore woman shot dead in broad daylight was married to a convicted drug lord and an actor at the same time

A gunman reportedly chased down 44-year-old Bettie Jenifer on May 10 and shot her several times, with the kill shot being to the head

Mother has newborn taken away as she tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel before delivery
Mother has newborn taken away as she tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel before delivery

29-year-old Elizabeth Dominguez from Tonawanda decided that she would treat herself to the savory dish only hours before she went into labor with her third child on May 1

Tiger Woods sued after bartender at his restaurant was allegedly overserved and later died in a drunk-driving accident
Tiger Woods sued after bartender at his restaurant was allegedly overserved and later died in a drunk-driving accident

According to the lawsuit, 24-year-old Nicholas Immesberger, who was an alcoholic, had decided to have a few drinks before driving home after his shift in December 2018. He was served alcohol to the point of 'severe intoxication' which later resulted in him meeting with an accident

'The planet's on f***ing fire': Bill Nye rants about climate change, warns 'this is an actual crisis'
'The planet's on f***ing fire': Bill Nye rants about climate change, warns 'this is an actual crisis'

63-year-old Bill Nye argued the case for Green New Deal, the environment and jobs proposal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the severity of global warming using a lot of strong words.

Savannah police sergeant killed after gunman fired at him while he investigated a robbery at a barber shop
Savannah police sergeant killed after gunman fired at him while he investigated a robbery at a barber shop

50-year-old Sgt. Kelvin Ansari was gunned down on Saturday, May 11, by a gunman who died later when he was shot down by other responding officers.

6 dead and 10 injured after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in mid-air in Alaska
6 dead and 10 injured after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in mid-air in Alaska

The floatplanes were carrying 14 passengers and 2 pilots from the cruise ship Royal Princess and had been sightseeing when the accident occurred.

Thousands of emperor penguin chicks are drowning as sea ice disappears from the Antarctic, warns expert
Thousands of emperor penguin chicks are drowning as sea ice disappears from the Antarctic, warns expert

A major catastrophe took place in 2016 in Antarctica's Weddell Sea in which thousands of emperor penguin chicks died after they drowned when the sea ice was destroyed by severe weather

NYPD union slammed after 'accidentally' posting video of two men having oral sex on subway platform
NYPD union slammed after 'accidentally' posting video of two men having oral sex on subway platform

The SBA attached a video that showed a man performing oral sex on another man on the platform of a Harlem subway station as commuters were seen walking past

Suspects in Colorado school shooting appear in court for the first time since the incident
Suspects in Colorado school shooting appear in court for the first time since the incident

Neither of the suspects, 18-year-old Devon Erickson nor the other 16-year-old shooter was formally charged at the hearing. Prosecutors are yet to decide whether they will seek to try the juvenile as an adult.

Graffiti drawn in California High School bathroom threatened a shooting on campus on May 9
Graffiti drawn in California High School bathroom threatened a shooting on campus on May 9

Since the first message was found in the bathroom last week, there have been extra police patrols at the school

Community furious after Oklahoma officers shot three children in their head and face while firing at suspect in pizza shop robbery
Community furious after Oklahoma officers shot three children in their head and face while firing at suspect in pizza shop robbery

Hugo Police Department detectives Billy Jenkins and Chad Allen were identified as the officers who opened fire on a vehicle that was being driven by the suspect 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith, who has been apprehended.

Severe weather causes damage across Arkansas as atmospheric conditions generate powerful storms
Severe weather causes damage across Arkansas as atmospheric conditions generate powerful storms

Emergency responders in Pine Bluff are currently trying to rescue people from an apartment complex just off Idaho Street

Melting sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic may be an economic boon, but it spells doom for sea life, warn experts
Melting sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic may be an economic boon, but it spells doom for sea life, warn experts

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the rapidly declining levels of sea ice could provide economic opportunities

Man charged for Ghost Ship warehouse fire laughed when he was told it was a 'death trap', claims witness
Man charged for Ghost Ship warehouse fire laughed when he was told it was a 'death trap', claims witness

Rodney Griffin was one of the witnesses who was called on Tuesday in the Alameda County Superior Court trial against Derick Almena and 29-year-old Max Harris

As the clock ticks on Maleah Davis's abduction, former NYPD detective explains why time is critical when it comes to finding missing children
As the clock ticks on Maleah Davis's abduction, former NYPD detective explains why time is critical when it comes to finding missing children

Reports stated that four-year-old Maleah Davis recently had brain surgery to correct a wound and that she needs constant attention and medical care

Fire crews battle massive hay fire blaze at a dairy farm in Chino
Fire crews battle massive hay fire blaze at a dairy farm in Chino

It is still unclear if any structures have been threatened outside of the dairy farm. No injuries have been reported so far. 

Trump's pardoning of former US soldier slammed by critics as 'endorsement of murder', raises questions about other pending cases
Trump's pardoning of former US soldier slammed by critics as 'endorsement of murder', raises questions about other pending cases

The pardoned US soldier was ordered to transport prisoner Ali Mansur back to his village but, instead, he drove Mansur to a secluded location, stripped him naked and then shot him to death.

Amber Alert: 4-year-old Maleah Davis was removed from her home last year over abuse allegations
Amber Alert: 4-year-old Maleah Davis was removed from her home last year over abuse allegations

CPS said that she and her two brothers were placed with a relative after physical abuse allegations emerged linked to a head injury that Maleah had in August last year

Cellphone video captured by Sandra Bland of her own controversial 2015 traffic stop and arrest emerges
Cellphone video captured by Sandra Bland of her own controversial 2015 traffic stop and arrest emerges

The new video adds more suspicion that officials withheld evidence in her controversial arrest and subsequent death, which was ruled a suicide

Argentinian mastermind of 'witchcraft extortion scheme' sentenced to 2 years in federal prison
Argentinian mastermind of 'witchcraft extortion scheme' sentenced to 2 years in federal prison

31-year-old Ariel Boiteux had offered to help singles find love using 'magic spells' that he had advertised on Facebook and Instagram

Kim Kardashian West helps Miami man get early release from prison after he served 22 years for a nonviolent drug offense
Kim Kardashian West helps Miami man get early release from prison after he served 22 years for a nonviolent drug offense

47-year-old Jeffrey Stringer, who is an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution-Talladega, was arrested in the late 1990s in West Palm Beach and was sentenced to life in prison for being a nonviolent drug offender

Suspect who gunned down Mississippi officer at police headquarters parking lot arrested in 24 hours after shooting
Suspect who gunned down Mississippi officer at police headquarters parking lot arrested in 24 hours after shooting

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said during a press conference Monday morning that Robert McKeithen was shot multiple times outside the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center at around 10 p.m.

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