• Pennsylvania Residents Complain About “Ugly” Christmas Tree

    Pennsylvania Residents Complain About “Ugly” Christmas Tree

    (READING, Pa.) — The Christmas tree in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, wasn’t exactly bringing holiday cheer. According to WFMZ.com, many residents complained that the 50-foot Norway Spruce was “ugly” and “pathetic,” and now it’s being replaced. “I think it does look a little pitiful,” resident Teresa Rodriguez said of the scraggly spruce. “I think they picked the wrong tree.” Another resident who works near the tree, Martin McNeil, added, “It was a waste of time for them to even come out here and put this tree up. Honestly, they might as well put nothing out here.” In response to the bah-humbugs,… Read more

  • Ferguson Grand Jury 'Unfair,' Michael Brown Family Lawyer Says

    Ferguson Grand Jury 'Unfair,' Michael Brown Family Lawyer Says

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — A lawyer for the family of the black 18-year-old fatally shot by a white police officer said Sunday the grand jury process playing out in Missouri is unlike anything he’s seen before and is unfair. The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch, has said that, unlike with a typical grand jury, he would present to this grand jury all the evidence gathered in the police investigation and offer the jurors the opportunity to hear from any witness with relevant information. The target of the investigation, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, was among those who testified. A… Read more

  • Boy Shot by Cleveland Police Dies

    Boy Shot by Cleveland Police Dies

    (CLEVELAND) — A 12-year-old boy who was shot by Cleveland police officers while carrying a replica gun in a park playground has died, hospital officials said Sunday. The boy, who hasn’t been identified, died at MetroHealth Medical Center after he was taken there for surgery Saturday afternoon. Officers were called to the Cudell Recreation Center after receiving reports of the boy waving a gun and pointing it at people, the Cleveland Division of Police said in a statement. Two officers found the boy in the playground and ordered him to raise his hands, but he instead reached for what the… Read more

  • Ferguson Grand Jury to Reconvene Monday

    Ferguson Grand Jury to Reconvene Monday

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — The grand jury investigating the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson is not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News. Speculation that a decision on whether to indict Wilson in the shooting was coming soon has increased tensions in a town that already was on edge. Federal, state and county officials have been ramping up their readiness in case there is a fresh wave of angry and, at times, violent protests over the jury’s decision. Protesters have been demanding that Wilson be charged with murder for the Aug…. Read more

  • University of Virginia Suspends Fraternity Activities Following "Rolling Stone" Report

    University of Virginia Suspends Fraternity Activities Following "Rolling Stone" Report

    (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan announced on Saturday that all fraternities and related activities would be suspended through at least Jan. 9. The action comes after a week in which a Rolling Stone magazine report detailed a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on the university’s campus in 2012 that it says was handled improperly. Sullivan said in a letter to members of the university community that she has asked the Charlottesville Police Department to investigate the incident. “We can demand that incidents like those described in Rolling Stone never happen and that if they do, the… Read more

  • Boy Wakes Up From Coma After Surviving 225-Foot Fall From Cliff

    Boy Wakes Up From Coma After Surviving 225-Foot Fall From Cliff

    (SAN FRANCISCO) — A 4-year-old California boy has awakened from an induced coma after he was injured in a 225-foot fall onto rocks from an ocean-side cliff, according to ABC News station KGO-TV in San Francisco. Jamie Guglielmino told ABC News that her son, Sebastion Johnson, woke up from the induced coma Wednesday, more than a week after he fell. The fall reportedly occurred on the evening of Nov. 10. “All he knows is that he’s in pain and mommy’s there,” said Guglielmino. “He looks at me. … I can tell in his eyes, like, ‘Where am I mommy?’” Guglielmino… Read more

  • John Sheridan's, Wife's Deaths Lead to Investigation by NJ Attorney General

    John Sheridan's, Wife's Deaths Lead to Investigation by NJ Attorney General

    (TRENTON, N.J.) — The New Jersey attorney general’s office is launching an investigation into the mysterious deaths of a couple who were close friends with Gov. Chris Christie. Police found the bodies of John Sheridan and his wife Joyce Sherwood inside their home last September when a neighbor called police to report a suspicious fire. “I believe my neighbor’s house may be the beginnings of a fire,” the neighbor told a 911 dispatcher. The deaths were initially deemed a murder-suicide, but a source close to the investigation told ABC News that the Sherdians were stabbed several times with at least… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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