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    DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago man was charged in Michigan with murder in the disappearance of a 9-month-old girl in 1982, authorities said Thursday. Isiah Williams is accused of taking the child from her mother during a physical altercation when they lived together in Ohio. Olisa Williams has never been found and is presumed dead. READ MORE: For First Time...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eighteen states threw new support behind Texas’ ban on most abortions as the Biden administration waited Thursday for a ruling to determine whether the nation’s most restrictive abortion law will be allowed to remain in place. The rush to Texas’ defense by the mostly Southern and Midwestern attorneys general reflected the broader stakes and how other...
    A dual New York/Florida resident admitted in federal court in Newark that he schemed to steal more than $6.8 million in COVID-19 payroll protection loans -- $3 million of which he flushed away in the stock market. Gregory J. Blotnick applied to 13 lenders for 21 loans over a period of nearly a year, beginning in March 21, 2020, lying...
    DETROIT (AP) — New evidence and a fresh look led to charges against four security guards in the 2014 death of a Black man who stopped breathing during a struggle at a suburban Detroit mall, the Michigan attorney general said Oct. 14. McKenzie Cochran’s case got renewed attention last year during a local race for prosecutor and amid outrage over the death...
    NORTH PORT, Fla. – Brian Laundrie’s attorney Steve Bertolino tore into "America’s Most Wanted" creator John Walsh Thursday, the morning after the longtime TV host aired an ID channel special on the unsolved homicide of the Florida man's former fiancée, Gabby Petito. "Gabby Petito: ID Special Report" delved into the details surrounding the 22-year-old Petito’s slaying and Laundrie’s status as...
    DETROIT (AP) — New evidence and a fresh look led to charges against four security guards in the 2014 death of a Black man who stopped breathing during a struggle at a suburban Detroit mall, Michigan’s attorney general said Thursday. McKenzie Cochran’s case got renewed attention last year during a local race for prosecutor and amid outrage over the death...
    RICHMOND — Six weeks after his arrest in a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend and her family, the stepson of Contra Costa’s District Attorney has been charged with kidnapping, child abduction, felony battery, and other offenses in a nine-count criminal complaint. Ahkai Bernstine, 22, was charged with five felonies and four misdemeanors, all related to the Aug. 29 incident...
    A 41-year-old man was charged Thursday with the abuse of a corpse for leaving an overdose victim's body behind a Bucks County dumpster last month instead of calling for help, authorities said. After 40-year-old Dean A. DeJesus overdosed in Maksim Stankevich's Bensalem apartment on Sept. 16, he wrapped the victim's body with a rope and blanket and left him behind a red dumpster...
    SAN JOSE — Three men, including two brothers, are scheduled to be arraigned Friday in connection to a Halloween gang stabbing murder that occurred 20 years ago, according to authorities. Eutropio Dagaray, 47; Francis Dagaray, 45; and Gilbert Meriales, 45; all of San Jose, were charged with murder, among other charges, and will be arraigned on Friday, the Santa Clara...
    A man apprehended nearly one year after a fatal shooting in Westchester has been arraigned on murder and weapons charges. Yonkers resident Jonathan Planas, age 32, was indicted on charges that include second-degree murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies, for the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Alvaro Vigueras Medina on Oct. 10, 2020. Original story...
    A conservative government watchdog is seeking information related to reports that Attorney General Merrick Garland's son-in-law is the co-founder of a company that promotes critical race theory (CRT) in the classroom. America First Legal (AFL) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with DOJ on Wednesday seeking records related to Garland's Oct. 4 memo, which directed DOJ's National Security...
    A FLORIDA state attorney thinks murder charges in Gabby Petito’s death are “imminent” after an autopsy revealed the vlogger was strangled to death. Coroners in Wyoming revealed Tuesday that the YouTuber's cause of death was “manual strangulation”. 4Gabby Petito's cause of death was strangulationCredit: Instagram/Joseph Petito 4Gabby's fiancé Brian Laundrie returned to Florida quietly at the start of SeptemberCredit: Instagram...
    UPDATE: A Peruvian woman was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle nearly 15½ pounds of cocaine hidden in chocolate candy through Newark Airport. Yolanda Fonseca Melgarejo, 60, a legal permanent resident of the United States and a citizen of Peru, was nabbed after flying in from Lima in March 2019. She had seven kilos of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — A motion has been filed by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, asking the court to stop the subpoena that seeks to access the personal information of Pennsylvania voters. READ MORE: Pennsylvania Resource Council's 10th Annual Reuse Fest Being Hosted This WeekendThe subpoena is a part of some senators’ efforts to look into the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis man is accused of threatening Hennepin County employees on multiple occasions and illegally possessing firearms. A federal grand jury indicted 60-year-old Peter Berry on two counts of possessing firearms as a felon and three counts of interstate transmission of threats, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota. Th charges stem from a court date...
    RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- Richmond Police Chief Bisa French has been placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly making threats. There's now an investigation involving her daughter, across three East Bay police departments. Chief French has overseen the officers of Contra Costa County's second biggest city since last year.According to the Bay Area News group, her husband, Oakland Police Sgt....
    BRIAN Laundrie's lawyer has been giving subtle hints his fugitive client is still alive, an ex-FBI agent claims. The telltale sign that the 23-year-old ex-fiancé is likely alive is based on the fact the Steve Bertolino, the Laundrie family attorney, has consistently stated that he represents the entire family. 3Brian Laundrie's lawyer has been giving subtle hints his fugitive client...
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The truck driver accused of causing a fatal crash on Interstate 70 near Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood took the stand in his own defense on Wednesday. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos faces 41 charges including vehicular homicide for the crash that killed four people in 2019. For most of the day his legal team focused their questioning on...
    SACRAMENTO —  The California attorney general’s office has filed felony charges against the executive director of the state’s largest labor union, alleging that an investigation into possible campaign finance violations revealed that Alma Hernández and her husband underreported their income by more than $1.4 million to evade taxes. Hernández resigned as executive director of Service Employees International Union California State Council,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California's Attorney General and San Francisco's District Attorney, along with others, announced a joint effort Wednesday against three ghost gun kit manufactures and retailers. Ghost guns are firearms that are not serialized, meaning they are they are untraceable by law enforcement.RELATED: SF unanimously passes new committee bill aiming to prohibit sale of ghost gunsSan Francisco's District...
    DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to rig the 2020 election. Eric Coomer, a former security...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for a North Dakota photography business that abruptly went out of business and left many wedding couples in limbo said Wednesday the company is working to release photos and images, It’s unclear whether customers who paid in advance for uncompleted work will be refunded. Two state agencies are investigating the shutdown of Glasser Images...
    A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 39 to 78 years in state prison after admitting this month to killing his 29-year-old pregnant Bucks County girlfriend and their unborn child three years ago, authorities said. Jaleel Lamar Loper, 30, admitted that in a fit of rage, he used a cellphone charging cord to strangle Anna Angok on Sept. 26, 2018, killing her...
    (CNN)A Florida man has been arrested and charged after a woman was fatally shot by her toddler while she was on a Zoom conference call, officials say.On October 7, Assistant State Attorney Dan Faggard charged Veondre Avery with manslaughter and failure to securely store a firearm in connection to the death of Shamaya Lynn at the couple's home on August...
    Attorney General Josh Shapiro formally announced his bid for Pennsylvania governor on Wednesday. Shapiro, 48, is the first Democrat to enter the race, taking on the many Republican candidates who are already running for governor in the 2022 election. Among those are Lou Barletta, former U.S. representative, Charlie Gerow, conservative activist and vice-chair of the American Conservative Union, and William McSwain, former...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) opened an investigation into five Texas juvenile detention facilities amid reports of physical and sexual abuse against children by staff members, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke announced Wednesday. "Too often children held in juvenile detention facilities are subject to abuse and mistreatment and deprived of their constitutional rights," Clarke said during a virtual...
    Washington (CNN)A number of high-powered lawyers who have represented Donald Trump in the past are sitting out his latest legal battle, as the former President prepares to assert executive privilege to block congressional investigators from getting information on the January 6 insurrection. That's left Trump with a relatively small legal team without a lot of experience litigating issues of executive...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The Justice Department has opened a statewide investigation into the conditions in the five secure juvenile correctional facilities run by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. The investigation, announced Wednesday, Oct. 13, will examine whether Texas provides children confined in the facilities reasonable protection from physical and sexual abuse by staff and other residents, excessive use of chemical...
    Republican attorney general candidate Jason Miyares relentlessly attacked Democratic incumbent Mark Herring for the actions of the state’s parole board at a debate Wednesday, while Herring said Miyares fundamentally misunderstands the duties of the office. The two squared off in a debate sponsored by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, in a forum that was supposed to explore issues primarily...
    North Port, Fla. – It has been one month since Brian Laundrie was last seen, having never returned after going for a hike at a Florida park while his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was nowhere to be found, according to his family’s attorney. Laundrie, 23, left his family’s North Port, Florida, home on Sept. 13 to hike in the T. Mabry...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney representing the families of three people who died at the hands of a former Wisconsin police officer filed another federal lawsuit against him Wednesday, saying his department taught him to view Black people as dangerous. The lawsuit alleges that former Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah violated Jay Anderson’s constitutional rights when he fatally shot...
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) on Wednesday officially kicked off his gubernatorial campaign, formalizing his long-anticipated entry into the contest.  In a video announcing his bid, Shapiro casts himself as a unifier running against a field of Republicans he says would exacerbate existing divides in the state and country. “Each of us has a responsibility in life to get...
    (CNN)Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro, who fought against former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state, announced Wednesday that he is running for governor. "Because we're at a critical time in America, here in Pennsylvania too. Already there are Republicans running for governor who want to lead us down a dark path,...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro has formally announced his candidacy for governor, becoming the first Democratic candidate in the gubernatorial race. The 48-year-old released a video to launch the campaign, saying it is time for him to “get in the game.” “I understand people feel like our politics are divided and broken right now, but...
    By KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro is running to be the next governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Mild Days Continue Until Weekend Of Fall-Like ConditionsIn a video released by his campaign, Shapiro officially announced his candidacy. “We’re at a critical time in America, here in Pennsylvania, too,”...
                        Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Tuesday joined Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, expressing concern over Garland’s close connection to Critical Race Theory (CRT). In the letter, the trio of lawmakers questioned Garland’s proximity to Panorama Education,...
                        Wisconsin’s Democrat Attorney General Josh Kaul said the “fake election investigation” needs to be shut down. Kaul called the investigation by the Office of Special Counsel and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman a “partisan political effort” that lacks any credibility. As reported by The Wisconsin Daily...
                        A lawsuit that could force House of Delegates candidates to run multiple years in a row had a win Tuesday. Paul Goldman’s lawsuit lists multiple Virginia officials and agencies as defendants, but the Office of the Attorney General argued that they were protected by sovereign immunity. U.S. District...
    SAN JOSE – A 36-year-old Gilroy woman has pleaded guilty to soliciting funds to help pay for cancer treatments she never needed or received, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. On Tuesday, Amanda Christine Riley pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud. According to a plea agreement, Riley admitted that in September 2012, when she was living in...
    On Tuesday, WHAM reported that a New York man "wept" at his detention hearing for his alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot. "Cody Mattice sat quietly weeping in court Tuesday, his head down, resting on the table in front of him, only lifting it to whisper to his attorney," said the report. "The 28-year-old is accused of taking...
    WOODLAWN, Md. (WJZ) — A new division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office is among the agencies investigating this week’s police-involved shooting in Baltimore County. The Attorney General’s Office’s Independent Investigations Division was formed in response to several police reform bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year. READ MORE: Was Your Heart Racing During Monday Night's Ravens...
    A Westchester woman is facing charges for allegedly possessing nearly two dozen fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards, the District Attorney announced. Mount Vernon resident Diana Finlay, age 53, was charged on Tuesday, Oct. 12 in Harrison Town Court with five felony counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument following her arrest in September. Finlay was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 23...
    BRIAN Laundrie's family attorney's words "are garbage," Gabby Petito's mom said after her daughter's autopsy results revealed that she was strangled. The 22-year-old vlogger's remains were discovered at a campsite near Grand Teton National Park on September 19. 7Gabby's mom made a comment following the autopsyCredit: Dr. Phil/ CBS 7Gabby Petito was strangled, the coroner confirmedCredit: Social Media -...
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, a case concerning whether Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has the jurisdiction to defend a state law restricting a type of abortion procedure. Although the court is mired in controversy over the issue of abortion as it prepares to hear a case later this...
    D.C.’s first elected attorney general is not running for reelection. Karl Racine — who has served in that role since 2015 — announced his plans in a statement issued Tuesday. “While this decision was not made lightly, it makes most sense for my family and me right now,” said the 58-year-old Haitian immigrant, who recently has been the subject of...
    MARIN COUNTY (BCN) – The Marin County District Attorney’s Office has dropped or reduced 514 marijuana charges in the county prior to 2017, the office announced Monday. Thanks to Proposition 64, which was initiated in 2018, some marijuana charges in California are eligible to be reduced, dismissed or sealed. READ MORE: Hostage Standoff Underway At Home In San Jose Alum...
    Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro will declare his candidacy for governor in the crucial northeast battleground state on Wednesday. The two-term Democratic attorney general, known nationally for his legal efforts and cable news appearances late last year against then-President Trump’s unsuccessful moves to try and overturn his 2020 election loss in the Keystone State and a handful of other states,...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland Attorney General Merrick Garland is facing yet another critical test of whether he's up to the job of safeguarding American democracy in perilous times. Trump ally and former aide Steve Bannon is openly defying a subpoena from the Select Committee investigating Jan. 6, and to date three other Trump aides appear poised to simply ignore subpoenas from the...
    Police officers set up barricades in front of of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered a Republican attorney general's bid to defend a restrictive Kentucky abortion law, with some liberal justices sounding skeptical that a lower court was right to reject...