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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Charged in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Charged in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald

A veteran Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times in an on-duty incident on the Southwest Side in October 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning and is scheduled to appear …

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4 killed in Black Hawk Crash at Fort Hood Texas Military Base

4 killed in Black Hawk Crash at Fort Hood Texas Military Base

Four crew members on an Army helicopter died when it crashed at Fort Hood, the Texas base’s press office said. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeastern part of the Fort Hood Range. Emergency crews conducted “an extensive search” that ended with …

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Five People Shot Near Black Lives Matter Protest Site in North Minneapolis

Five People Were Shot Near Black Lives Matter Protest Site in North Minneapolis

Five protesters were shot late Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis, according to police. Those who were shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said police spokesman John Elder in a statement. Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, said …

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Nola, White Rhino Dies in San Diego

We all know what an endangered species is, and some of us are particularly adamant that these need to be preserved. The endangered species in this case is the white rhino, which has died in the San Diego Zoo. A 41-year-old old Rhino at the San Diego Zoo and Safari …

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Chicago PD To Release Footage of Deadly Teen Shooting

Laquan McDonald

Chicago is begging for Justice for Laquan McDonald. Chicago police are begging for peace, before the release of a dashcam video that may bring justice and shed light on this particularly dark case. Laquan McDonald was an African American seventeen year old living in Chicago. Illinois. And it’s sad that …

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Al Roker Says Racist NYC Taxi Passed Him, Sick Son for ‘White Guy’

Al Roker Says Racist NYC Taxi Passed Him, Sick Son for 'White Guy'

Al Roker said he filed a complaint with New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission after a yellow cab passed him and his sick son to pick up a “white guy.” In a series of tweets Saturday, the “Today” show meteorologist said he was trying to hail a cab with …

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Messages Supporting ISIS Painted on Youngstown State University Rock

Messages Supporting ISIS Painted on Youngstown State University Rock

Police are investigating messages extoling the Islamic State group that were painted on a large rock at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio. University spokeswoman Shannon Tirone (TEYE’-rohn) says staff discovered the messages when they arrived on campus Monday morning. The messages on the rock outside of the Kilcawley Center read: …

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#ChadTough: 5-Year-Old Michigan Boy Dies After Battle With Inoperable Brain Tumor

#ChadTough: 5-Year-Old Michigan Boy Dies After Battle With Inoperable Brain Tumor

For nearly 15 months, Chad Carr rallied prayers from around the nation as he fought brain cancer. Today, that fight ended. The 5-year-old from Saline has died, according to a tweet from his mother, Tammi. Tammi Carr wrote on her Facebook page: “At 1:21pm today, exactly 15 months since his DIPG diagnosis, Chad …

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Family of Ahmed Mohamed Seeks $15 Million in Damages From City of Irving, Irving Independent School District

Family of Ahmed Mohamed Seeks $15 Million in Damages From City of Irving, Irving Independent School District

Give us $15 million – or else. That’s the demand from the family of the world’s most famous clockmaker, Ahmed Mohamed, to the City of Irving and Irving ISD. The city and district were each sent letters on Monday demanding money or else a lawsuit would be filed. The family wants …

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Missing UCLA Grad Student Found Dead in John Muir Wilderness

JOHN MUIR

A 25-year-old UCLA student who went missing after going hiking about 200 miles north of Los Angeles earlier this month was found dead on Saturday, coroner’s officials confirmed. Michael David Myers, who drove away in his 2002 Gray Dodge Durango, was last seen Nov. 4. His body was found southwest …

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