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Memorial service to be held for murdered New Jersey councilwoman

Sayreville GOP (SAYREVILLE, N.J.) — New Jersey community members and local elected leaders will gather Wednesday night at Epic Church International in Sayreville for a memorial service to honor Eunice Dwumfour, a New Jersey councilwoman who was shot and killed in an SUV near her home last week. Members of her family are expected to attend the service. Dwumfour — …

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Memphis City Council grills police, fire chiefs on reform following Tyre Nichols’ death

ABC News (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — The Memphis Police and Fire Departments are under heavy scrutiny following the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who was brutally beaten by police and died three days later. In a Tuesday hearing from the city council’s Public Safety committee, Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis and Memphis Fire Chief Gina Sweat were …

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12 monkeys still missing as suspect arrested in theft from Louisiana zoo

Wiktor Szymanowicz/Future Publishing via Getty Images (BROUSSARD, La.) — Police have arrested a man in connection with the theft of 12 squirrel monkeys from a Louisiana zoo last month. However, the monkeys still remain at large. Joseph Randall, 61, was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. He is charged with burglary and 12 counts of cruelty to …

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This is how heat from a volcano can be used to power an entire town

Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images (UNALASKA, Alaska) — Active volcanoes are proving to be a hot commodity in the global race to transform to renewable energy as regions all over the world that reside near these natural wonders work to harness their heat. Geothermal energy, the process of using the heat from the inner cores of the earth to …

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New Mexico murder suspect at large after allegedly cutting off ankle monitor

Bernalillo County District Attorney (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M) — A New Mexico murder suspect is on the run after allegedly cutting off his ankle monitor, officials said. Joe Anderson was released from jail in January pending trial for first-degree murder, according to the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday overruled the district court’s decision to release …

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Three missing Detroit rappers died of multiple gunshot wounds, police say

Steve Prezant/Getty Images (DETROIT) — The Michigan State Police says it continues to investigate the deaths of three Michigan rappers after confirming Tuesday each died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police have determined that their deaths were not a random incident and believe they have determined a motive, though it has not yet been released. The rappers — 38-year-old Armani Kelly, …

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Former fixer Michael Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Donald Trump

Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Donald Trump’s one-time lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arrived Wednesday at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to meet with prosecutors investigating the former president’s role in alleged hush payments to a porn actress before the 2016 election. This is Cohen’s 15th interview with the district attorney’s office but the first since a recently …

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Grandmother charged with murder in beating death of her 8-year-old granddaughter

Nash County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook (NEW YORK) — A 72-year-old grandmother has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the beating death of her own 8-year-old granddaughter. Authorities were first notified of the incident at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday when officials from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office were notified of a juvenile who had been brought …

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Mom accused of killing her children built snowman with them morning of deaths: Prosecutors

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A Massachusetts 32-year-old woman charged with strangling her three young children to death last month planned the killings, prosecutors argued on Tuesday, disclosing new details about the alleged actions of the woman, Lindsay Clancy, on the day of the incident. Prosecutors, trying to prove that Clancy was not mentally compromised on Jan. 24, the …

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Infant shot, two adults dead in house shooting

kali9/Getty Images (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — An infant has been shot and two adults have been pronounced dead following a shooting inside a North Carolina home, police said. The incident occurred at approximately 8:28 p.m. on Tuesday when officers from the Fayetteville Police Department responded to reports of a shooting on the 1100 block of Bunce Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina, …

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