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Striking teachers march in Chicago ahead of mayor’s budget speech

MCCAIG/iStock(CHICAGO) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest public school system and their supporters are taking to the streets in Chicago as a week-long strike continues.All told, thousands are expected to march on Wednesday, with several different streams of protesters leading to City Hall.Wednesday marks the seventh day of the strike and the fifth day of…read more »

New search planned for missing NJ 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez

New Jersey State Police(BRIDGETON, N.J.) — The family of 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez, who has been missing for more than a month, is planning a “massive search” in Bridgeton, N.J., on Sunday.”We still have hope that we will find her. We will never give up the hope,” Norma Perez Alavez, Dulce’s grandmother, said in Spanish…read more »

Amber Guyger’s attorney files notice of appeal for her conviction

BCFC/iStock(DALLAS) — Attorneys for Amber Guyger, the former Dallas Police officer convicted of murdering her neighbor in his own apartment, have filed a notice to appeal her conviction.The notice was filed in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals by Guyger’s lawyer, Michael Mowla, earlier this month — just weeks after Guyger, 31, was convicted and…read more »

Calif. sheriff’s deputy shot dead while responding to early morning call

vmargineanu/iStock(SOMERSET, Calif.) — A California sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed after responding to a call for service Wednesday morning.Deputy Brian Ishmael was a four-year veteran with the El Dorado County sheriff’s office, authorities said.Two men are in custody but “the scene is still active” in Somerset, about 50 miles east of Sacramento, the sheriff’s…read more »

World’s largest tree house burns to the ground

FILE – Erik Grønnestad/iStock(CROSSVILLE, Tenn.) — The world’s largest treehouse was reduced to ashes Tuesday night after an uncontrolled fire raged through it, the fire department said.The Minister’s Tree House stood at 100 feet and, with terraces and staircases, spread across seven massive trees. It was a landmark in the city of Crossville, Tenn., about…read more »

South Carolina police find remains of missing 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams

Sumter Police Department(SUMTER, S.C.) — Authorities in South Carolina say they have found the remains of a 5-year-old girl, more than two months after the man suspected of slaying her mother allegedly admitted to killing the child, too.The body of Nevaeh Lashy Adams was found last Friday at a landfill near the town of Elgin,…read more »