Sheriff: Suspect in Louisiana slaying arrested in Panama

U.S. 10/01/18, 03:07

A Louisiana sheriff says a slaying suspect who fled the country has been arrested in Panama.The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday that Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says 40-year-old Saleh Omar, of Terrytown, has been charged with second-degree murder.Officials say Omar fled the country this month following the September death ...

Melania Trump forges ahead as first lady with Africa trip

U.S. 10/01/18, 02:23

First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent.Departing on Monday, she opens her first-ever visit to Africa on Tuesday ...

Explains: Where things stand in Vegas shooting aftermath

U.S. 10/01/18, 01:37

Las Vegas is marking the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Fifty-eight people died, 413 were wounded and police say at least 456 were injured fleeing bullets that a gambler-turned-gunman rained down late Oct. 1, 2017, from the Mandalay Bay casino-resort into an outdoor concert crowd on ...

‘Tragedy of grand scale’: Events mark date of Vegas shooting

U.S. 10/01/18, 01:24

It's been a year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and a scheduled speaker at a sunrise ceremony in Las Vegas is calling it a tragedy of grand scale.Mynda Smith's sister was one of 58 people killed when a gunman in a high-rise hotel rained gunfire into ...

Tips sought from public after car explosion that left 3 dead

Pennsylvania 10/01/18, 01:06

Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of three people found dead after a car explosion on a downtown street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in what authorities called a "criminal incident" being probed by federal, state and local authorities.Stephanie Connelly of Allentown, Pa., describes the details of being near the explosion ...

Murder trial of Chicago police officer to resume

U.S. 10/01/18, 00:11

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke's attorneys are closing in on their last witnesses and it's still not clear whether Van Dyke will take the stand himself to testify about the night he fatally shot Laquan McDonald.Defense attorneys are expected to continue presenting their case when the first-degree murder trial ...

Grant Will Help Area Students Grow

U.S. 10/01/18, 00:07

Two hundred area fourth graders will get an opportunity to replicate backyard gardens that coal-patch ancestors created to feed families and hold down company store food bills. Anthracite mining history will be revisited in depth as part of the unique project that will have kids planting and nurturing their own ...

California governor rejects supervised drug injection plan

California 10/01/18, 00:07

California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected legislation on Sunday that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation's first supervised drug injection sites under a pilot program.Advocates of "safe injection" sites say the locations would save lives by preventing drug overdoses and providing access to counseling.But the ...

Palm Valley police preparing for Tuesday event

U.S. 09/30/18, 23:55

PALM VALLEY — Area residents will have an opportunity to meet officers, learn about crime prevention, listen to some tunes and enjoy a little food.The city’s Police Department will hold its seventh annual National Night Out event Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. It will be located in ...

California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards

U.S. 09/30/18, 23:02

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the ...

Trade reps from eight nations will visit

U.S. 09/30/18, 22:54

MORRISON – An international trade group representing several countries will visit the area to seek opportunities with its businesses.The Whiteside County Economic Development department has set up the tour for representatives of Bulgaria, Ecuador, Greece, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Philippines, South Africa and Spain.The trade group will be at a luncheon ...

Officials confirm 3 dead in Pa. car explosion

U.S. 09/30/18, 22:02

Officials say three males were found dead after Saturday nights blast in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said he'll wait to release the names after their identities are confirmed and their families notified. (Sept. 30)Source: The Associated Press

63-year-old hiker missing in Kings Canyon park in California

U.S. 09/30/18, 22:02

Authorities are searching for a 63-year-old hiker missing for two days in a rugged area of Kings Canyon National Park in California.The National Park Service says Diane Salmon was last seen Friday while hiking with two family members on the Bishop Pass Trail in Dusy Basin, at an elevation of ...

Jurors begin deliberations in Mississippi burned woman case

U.S. 09/30/18, 22:02

Mississippi jurors on Sunday began deliberating the fate of a man accused of murder following a second trial over charges that he set a woman on fire in 2014.The case, tried in Batesville before jurors from another county, concluded after six days of testimony in the death of 19-year-old Jessica ...

Mississippi city mourns 2 police officers killed in shooting

U.S. 09/30/18, 22:01

Residents mourning two police officers shot and killed over the weekend in a small Mississippi city left roses, balloons and American flags in their honor Sunday, ahead of an evening prayer vigil.The candlelight service for Officer James White, 35, and Cpl. Zach Moak, 31, was being organized outside the Brookhaven ...

California’s tough net neutrality bill prompts US lawsuit

U.S. 09/30/18, 22:01

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's toughest net neutrality measure Sunday, requiring internet providers to maintain a level playing field online. The move prompted an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration.Advocates of net neutrality hope the new law in the home of the global technology industry will have national ...