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One person was killed and seven more injured at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University
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One person was killed and seven more injured at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University

One person was killed and seven more were injured in a shooting incident at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University (FVSU) in Georgia on Saturday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) is investigating the fatal overnight shooting, the agency said in a tweet. It was Homecoming weekend at FVSU when the tragic incident…MORE

Meet the 15-year-old blind quarterback hoping to reach the NFL

Meet the 15-year-old blind quarterback hoping to reach the NFL

Jasen Bracy is unstoppable when he’s on the football field. The 15-year-old Modesto Raiders starting quarterback is completely blind — and a merciless athlete, passing the ball, running touchdowns and breaking tackles. “I never used even once that I can’t see as an excuse. Never have, never will,” Jasen, who lives in Modesto, California, told…MORE

Colin Powell’s love story started with an accidental date — and lasted six decades
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Colin Powell’s love story started with an accidental date — and lasted six decades

From the streets of New York to the Vietnam battlefields and the power corridors of Washington, Colin Powell broke racial barriers to become one of the nation’s top diplomats. Beside him all along was one quiet force: Alma Johnson Powell. Colin Powell died at 84 this week of coronavirus complications after fighting cancer. As a…MORE

The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is over. But several big questions remain
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The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is over. But several big questions remain

The discovery of Brian Laundrie’s remains this week ends a manhunt that had gripped the country for weeks as investigators searched a Florida nature reserve for the 23-year-old, who returned home last month from a road trip without his fiancĂ©e, Gabby Petito. Petito spent the summer traveling the American West with Laundrie, sharing their travels…MORE

Suspect in 2018 mass shooting outside New Orleans strip mall has been charged, police say

Suspect in 2018 mass shooting outside New Orleans strip mall has been charged, police say

A man faces multiple murder charges in a mass shooting more than three years ago outside a New Orleans strip mall that left three people dead and seven others wounded, officials said Friday. Jamal Smith, 32, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted second-degree murder in the assault that…MORE

It’s proving difficult to find a jury in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Potential jurors either know the case well, know the defendants or are scared

It’s proving difficult to find a jury in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Potential jurors either know the case well, know the defendants or are scared

Finding jurors to sit in the trial for the three men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing is proving difficult in the Glynn County, Georgia, courtroom where jury selection began this week. Hundreds of people have been summoned, and from the 60 people who have been questioned since Monday, many said they have already formed strong…MORE

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

Black and Asian American students were harassed at a school district in Utah for years and officials deliberately ignored complaints from parents and students, a federal civil rights investigation found. The Justice Department detailed the disturbing pattern at the Davis School District in Farmington, Utah in a report and settlement agreement released this week. The…MORE

Minneapolis police officer is charged in fatal high-speed crash

Minneapolis police officer is charged in fatal high-speed crash

A Minneapolis police officer was charged with manslaughter for allegedly crashing his squad car into a vehicle during a high-speed chase earlier this year, which resulted in the death of an innocent man, authorities announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the crash that…MORE

Colorado police sergeant under investigation after he is reported by another officer for misconduct
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Colorado police sergeant under investigation after he is reported by another officer for misconduct

A Colorado police officer has been put on administrative leave and an internal investigation is underway after another officer reported him for yelling and cursing at a 17-year-old female during a traffic stop, according to a release by the Aurora Police Department. The June 29 incident was recorded on bodycam video that was released Wednesday…MORE

South Carolina authorities release 911 calls made after Alex Murdaugh shooting
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South Carolina authorities release 911 calls made after Alex Murdaugh shooting

State police in South Carolina on Friday released audio recording of the 911 calls made after embattled attorney Alex Murdaugh was shot on a roadway September 4 in what authorities allege was a failed insurance fraud scheme. The recordings released by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) include two calls made by Murdaugh himself…MORE

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