• Ferguson Volunteers Clean Up Glass, Shell Casings After Nightly Protests

    Ferguson Volunteers Clean Up Glass, Shell Casings After Nightly Protests

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — Each day when the nightly violence in Ferguson, Missouri, subsides, Erma Dupree and other volunteers descend on the tense town’s streets to sweep up the broken glass, shell casings and flung bottles. Dupree, 55, has been driving from her St. Louis home to Ferguson every day since last Monday. “I clean up the streets for about three hours during the day. I don’t want to be around that area at night because of the tear gas being fired at the riots,” Dupree said. “It was just horrific. There was more broken glass than I’ve ever seen in… Read more

  • Missing Woman's Body Found in Mine Shaft, Alleged Lover Arrested

    Missing Woman's Body Found in Mine Shaft, Alleged Lover Arrested

    (TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.) — The body of pregnant Marine wife Erin Corwin was found at the bottom of a mine shaft, authorities said Monday, ending a massive two-month search. Corwin’s alleged lover, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested in Alaska and charged with her murder, two months after she disappeared from her southern California home. Lee was apprehended during a traffic stop on Sunday at 9 p.m. on a warrant and was being held at the Anchorage Jail while awaiting extradition to San Bernadino County, California, authorities said. Authorities have been investigating the possibility that Corwin was having an affair… Read more

  • Ferguson Curfew Lifted as National Guard Set to Arrive

    Ferguson Curfew Lifted as National Guard Set to Arrive

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that the curfew imposed on the violence-racked town of Ferguson would be lifted Monday night and the National Guard sent to Ferguson will be “limited” to protecting the town’s command center. Nixon signed an executive order Monday morning deploying the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson after a night of continued clashes between police and protesters in reaction to the police shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. “Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals,… Read more

  • Cost of Raising a Child Tops $245K, Report Finds

    Cost of Raising a Child Tops $245K, Report Finds

    (WASHINGTON) — The cost of raising a kid is now more than $245,000, a new report out Monday finds. From the time a child is born until he or she turns 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that little bundle of joy, born in 2013, will cost parents $245,340 to raise. That amounts to roughly $13,600 a year. The annual government report finds that raising a child in the urban Northeast costs more than the national average — $282,480 — while families in the South and rural regions of the U.S. can expect to pay less — $230,610 and… Read more

  • Michael Brown Could Have Survived First Five Shots, Autopsy Finds

    Michael Brown Could Have Survived First Five Shots, Autopsy Finds

    (ST. LOUIS) — Michael Brown could have survived five of the six gunshots fired at him by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, but the last shot to the top of his head killed him, a privately conducted autopsy found. The two shots that hit Brown in the head were likely among the last that hit him and traveled from the back of his head to the front, indicating that Brown’s head was tilted forward, either because he was bending over or falling over, when the final shots struck him, forensic expert Dr. Michael Baden said at a news conference Monday…. Read more

  • DOT Endorses Technology that Allows Cars to Talk to Each Other

    DOT Endorses Technology that Allows Cars to Talk to Each Other

    (WASHINGTON) — The Department of Transportation says cars that talk to each other could prevent more than half a million car crashes a year. It’s called vehicle to vehicle communication technology — or V2V — and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says it could move the focus from helping people survive crashes to helping them avoid crashes altogether. A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposes a new rule, issued in 2016, that would require new cars to come equipped with two types of V2V. The report says those advance warning systems could prevent up to 592,000 crashes… Read more

  • Exclusive: Michael Brown's Mother Sees 'Justice' Restoring Peace in Ferguson

    Exclusive: Michael Brown's Mother Sees 'Justice' Restoring Peace in Ferguson

    (FERGUSON, Missouri) — The mother of Michael Brown says the officer who shot and killed her son needs to be held responsible in order for peace to return in Ferguson, Missouri. “Arresting this man and making him accountable for his actions; that’s justice,” Lesley McSpadden said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. The St. Louis suburb has been wracked by clashes and violence since Brown’s Aug. 9 death. Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot by a Ferguson police officer, identified by the department as Darren Wilson. McSpadden said she spoke Sunday with Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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