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Downed Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk has been found

Downed Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk has been found

VanderWolf-Images/iStock(ST. CLOUD, Minn.) — A Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter with three people aboard has been located after it went down during a flight from an Army aviation facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Thursday, according to a National Guard spokesperson.”I can confirm the helicopter has been located after having gone down,” Master Sgt. Blair…Read more »

3 soldiers killed when Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk crashes

3 soldiers killed when Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk crashes

VanderWolf-Images/iStock(ST. CLOUD, Minn.) — Three soldiers aboard a Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter were killed after the UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a flight from an Army aviation facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Thursday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said. The UH-60 Black Hawk lost communication with the tower about 2:05 p.m. on Thursday while…Read more »

Amtrak worker killed while working on electrical line in New York

Amtrak worker killed while working on electrical line in New York

WABC(NEW YORK) — An Amtrak maintenance man was working on an electrical line in New York City when he was electrocuted and killed Thursday morning, according to the New York Police Department.The line was supposed to be powered off by a transformer, but it wasn’t, authorities said.The deadly incident occurred in the Bronx around 11…Read more »

‘Living in squalor’: Watchdog agency slams New York City homeless placement program

‘Living in squalor’: Watchdog agency slams New York City homeless placement program

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York City’s own inspector general ripped a controversial city program intended to help curb homelessness after a probe showed it left needy families “living in squalor under the roofs of unscrupulous landlords.”The city’s Department of Investigation released on Thursday its findings from a probe into New York’s Special One-Time Assistance program,…Read more »

16-year-old STEM school shooting suspect to be tried as adult, judge rules

16-year-old STEM school shooting suspect to be tried as adult, judge rules

Kuzma/iStock(DENVER) — A 16-year-old will be tried as an adult for his alleged role in a shooting at a Colorado school that killed one student and injured eight others, a judge has ruled.Alec McKinney, 16, and Devon Erickson, 18, face multiple charges including first-degree murder after allegedly opening fire inside the STEM School Highlands Ranch…Read more »

Search is now recovery effort for 6-year-old girl swept away in creek

Search is now recovery effort for 6-year-old girl swept away in creek

davelmorgan/iStock(NEW YORK) — One week after a 6-year-old girl was swept away by floodwaters in an Arizona creek, officials say the search for her is transitioning to a recovery effort.”Every soul that’s out here that’s searching for this little girl is staying strong, and we’re here for the family,” Gila County Sheriff Patrol Lt. Virgil…Read more »

Aniah Blanchard was shot after she ‘went for the gun’: Court documents

Aniah Blanchard was shot after she ‘went for the gun’: Court documents

Auburn Police Department (AUBURN, Ala.) — The suspected killer of Alabama college student, Aniah Blanchard, said he shot her after she allegedly “went for the gun,” according to court documents.Blanchard, the 19-year-old stepdaughter of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Walt Harris, was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn on Oct. 23. Ibraheem Yazeed…Read more »

Suspect identified in shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

Suspect identified in shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

sphraner/iStock(HONOLULU) — A 22-year-old active-duty sailor opened fire on three civilian employees, killing two, before he fatally shot himself at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard near Honolulu on Wednesday, a military official said.The suspected shooter was identified as 22-year-old G. Romero. He opened fire on shipyard personnel with his M4 service rifle and then used…Read more »