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Philly Cop Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges

Philly Cop Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges Staff at the SPCA were not sure if Cranberry was going to survive, but she grew stronger under their care and was adopted into her "forever home" in December, the SPCA said in a release this week. . Long was identified as a suspect soon after Cranberry was found because of the microchip, Wilson said. The dog was found wrapped in a sheet, with her head sticking out of the trash bag, the rescue ag... [Full Article...]

Awful: Deported Gang Member Stabbed Two Women, Sexually Assaulted Two-Year Old

Awful: Deported Gang Member Stabbed Two Women, Sexually Assaulted Two-Year Old That woman told the station in Spanish that the girlfriend came to her frantic and bleeding and that the 2-year-old was covered in bruises. Police say Alvarado-Ventura allegedly sexually assaulted the girl. He waited for the woman in the bar's parking lot where he stabbed her in the chest. An MS-13 gang member from El Salvador, Tommy Vladim Alvarado-Ventura, 31, who on four different occasions h... [Full Article...]

Walker, Scott place friendly bet on Wisconsin-Florida game

Coach Roy Williams is 7-1 in the Sweet 16 with North Carolina. The blowout win over Kentucky was hardly out of left field. Florida won at home in 2012, 74-56, while the Badgers defeated the Gators a year later 59-53. The Gators are coming off a big victory in the Second Round, beating No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers, 65-39, with the Gators' defense putting together a stifling effort. [Full Article...]

Gorsuch Hearings Mostly For Show

Gorsuch Hearings Mostly For Show U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) came down firmly against the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. Since Republicans have 52 seats, Gorsuch will need the support of at least eight Democrats. Many have indicated they may filibuster the appointment when it comes up for a full Senate vote - which is essentially a stall measure that drags out the process. [Full Article...]

Warm and mainly dry this weekend

Warm and mainly dry this weekend We will begin to warm back up Friday into the weekend. STORMY SATURDAY: The SPC has slid the severe weather risk back into Alabama on Saturday, essentially the western half of the state. We will likely continue to see rain and storms through the evening hours. A few more clouds come around today , with highs in the lower and middle 50s. [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood's President: "It's Time For Ivanka To Stand For Women"

Planned Parenthood's President: Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards urged Ivanka Trump on Friday to step into the debate over the Republican health care bill. Based on her work with other federally funded community health centers, Richards says those facilities often refer women to Planned Parenthood for everything from birth control to breast cancer screenings, because they struggle to keep up with the demand as it i... [Full Article...]

Mom and child killed in separate accidents just miles & minutes apart

Mom and child killed in separate accidents just miles & minutes apart She was also pronounced dead at the scene. Ogletree says the woman's 8-year-old daughter ran in front of a auto and was struck and killed about 30 minutes later. According to the Times Free Press , Libby had gotten off the school bus minutes before she was hit. Julia Yates Patterson died in a vehicle crash 30 minutes before her daughter was struck and killed by a auto. [Full Article...]

Queens baby fatally hit by pickup truck in East Elmhurst, NYPD says

Queens baby fatally hit by pickup truck in East Elmhurst, NYPD says They were struck by a white Dodge ram pickup truck as its driver turned right from 23rd Avenue onto 94th Street, police said. "She just kept saying 'My baby, my baby, God no, you hit my baby.' And when the driver got out, she ran at him once he finally realized he hit the stroller", he said . [Full Article...]

Student saves choking friend in cafeteria

Student saves choking friend in cafeteria As freshman Will Olson and his friends happened to be sitting under the security camera in the school's cafeteria, he says he started to choke on a large cheese curd. The boy said he's thankful for that friend, who noticed something was wrong and took action. "I could've been dead", Olson told WISN 12 NEWS . 'I could've been dead. [Full Article...]

Antioch teen killed in officer-involved shooting was pregnant

Antioch teen killed in officer-involved shooting was pregnant At least one man in the auto got out and ran while a second woman and another man were taken into custody at the scene. The suspect, whose name is not yet being released, also was being sought for questioning about the incident in Hayward on Tuesday, according to police. [Full Article...]

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court Both the Supreme Court's decision and Gorsuch's 2008 opinion involved the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires that public school systems which take certain federal funds provide a "free appropriate public education" to certain students with disabilities. [Full Article...]

Senator Cotton Still Opposed To Republican Proposal To Replace Obamacare

Senator Cotton Still Opposed To Republican Proposal To Replace Obamacare Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been pushing the idea as well, arguing Pence could expand the scope of the legislation by effectively overruling the parliamentarian - and bulk up the legislation with measures supported by conservatives. GOP leaders have salvaged bills before that looked headed for failure on the House floor. Charles Schumer today called the House Republican healthcare bill a Trojan ho... [Full Article...]

Federal judge who blocked Trump's travel ban receives threat messages

Federal judge who blocked Trump's travel ban receives threat messages FBI spokesperson Michele Ernst told BuzzFeed News the agency was prepared to assist in the investigation. "The U.S. Marshals service will do a critical risk assessment, look at the threat, make an analysis, and determine the level of protection needed", Former federal agent Tommy Aiu said. [Full Article...]

Chuck Schumer Says Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch

Chuck Schumer Says Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch As Schumer said in his floor speech Thursday, the Senate's decision "will echo through the lifetime tenure of that Judge-through a generation of Americans". For her part, Hirono reviewed the legal opinions of Gorsuch and told him, "I have not seen that the rights of minorities are a priority for you". [Full Article...]

Tar Heels embrace role at ACC's last hope

Tar Heels embrace role at ACC's last hope That relentless approach made the Tar Heels the nation's best rebounding team and helped them earn a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament's South Region. In Thursday's closed, private team practice, the junior guard did go full force in practice and felt comfortable in what he was able to do. They don't make many mistakes, so it's sort of like a (Atlantic Coast Conference opponent) Virginia game. [Full Article...]

US Sen. Michael Bennet mum for now on possible Gorsuch filibuster

US Sen. Michael Bennet mum for now on possible Gorsuch filibuster Wade that a fetus is not a person", Gorsuch told the Senate Judiciary Committee, explaining the ruling that legalized abortion. Under current Senate bylaws, Schumer could deploy a filibuster to prevent a confirmation vote so long as 40 of his members support him. [Full Article...]

Texas congressmen take bipartisan road trip after snowstorm

Texas congressmen take bipartisan road trip after snowstorm It ended nearly 36 hours later with a brisk walk up the steps of the U.S. Capitol with just 30 minutes to spare until votes Wednesday evening in the House of Representatives. So O'Rourke suggested he and Hurd drive back to the nation's capitol. A request from Hurd and O'Rourke: send them your favorite road trip songs and places they should see along the way. [Full Article...]

Amber alert expanded for missing teen allegedly 'groomed' by teacher

Amber alert expanded for missing teen allegedly 'groomed' by teacher Authorities say Tad Cummins, 50 , kidnapped Elizabeth Thomas, a freshman at the high school where Cummins taught until this week. His last known location was in the area of Decatur, Alabama. Police say Cummins "groomed" Elizabeth, carefully planning the disappearance. She stated that she knew this was not who her husband was and pleaded with him to do the right thing, turn himself into authorit... [Full Article...]

State senate punishes legislator caught with boy in hotel room

State senate punishes legislator caught with boy in hotel room He has not been arrested or charged with any crime. As part of the investigation, police are examining text messages sent between Shortey and the boy, according to The Oklahoman . The Oklahoma Democratic party says Shortey should suspend himself from official activities. Shortey was the state Oklahoma chair of Trump's campaign during the Republican primaries. [Full Article...]

Vandals target Seattle synagogue, spray-paint with graffiti

Vandals target Seattle synagogue, spray-paint with graffiti At first sight of the graffiti on Friday, a neighbor covered the offensive display with a sheet; the words "Love Wins" written on it. "As we take all of these precautions, we are also adamant in our conviction that we will not allow the toxicity of intolerance and growing climate of hate to define who we are, how we live, and what our nation can be", Weiner wrote. [Full Article...]


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