In Vermont, organic dairy farmers seek state assistance

January 27, 2023 at 01:41

As more organic dairy farmers are forced out of business by an economic crisis facing them, Vermont advocates and farmers are seeking a one-time state appropriation of $9.2 million to help existing organic dairies survive. The money would be used to pay the...

Oklahoma AG appoints counsel to review death row inmate's case

January 27, 2023 at 01:29

Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond on Thursday appointed an independent counsel to conduct a comprehensive review of the murder conviction and death sentence of Richard Glossip, a death row inmate who has long maintained his innocence in a 1997 murd...

Texas death row inmates sue state over mandatory solitary confinement

January 27, 2023 at 01:27

A group of death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Texas prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution, saying it causes severe physical and psychological h...

Oklahoma authorities identify Athena Brownfield remains found near caretaker's home

January 27, 2023 at 01:26

WARNING: GRAPHICOklahoma authorities have identified Athena Brownfield's remains about one month after the 4-year-old's suspected murder on Christmas. "The Oklahoma Office of Chief Medical Examiner has positively identified the remains [OSBI] agents recover...

Houston UPS driver rescued after truck topples onto side during powerful tornado that ripped through region

January 27, 2023 at 01:04

Two Texas men jumped into action on Tuesday after a UPS truck in Houston fell onto its side during a severe storm, trapping the driver inside, according to reports. Fox station KRIV in Houston reported that Door Dash delivery driver Manuel Silva was out doi...

Louisville juvenile detention center deemed unsafe set to reopen after repairs

January 27, 2023 at 00:49

A state juvenile detention facility deemed unsafe in Louisville will soon reopen after undergoing weeks of repairs, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Jefferson County Regional Juvenile Detention Center has undergone upgrades to doors, locks and fire alar...

Indiana judge convicts 16-year-old of murdering young girl, child molestation

January 27, 2023 at 00:47

A judge found a 16-year-old boy guilty of murder Thursday in the asphyxiation slaying of a 6-year-old northern Indiana girl. St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Sanford also convicted Anthony Hutchens of child molesting in the March 2021 death of...

Alabama underground landfill fire will cost EPA $2.8M to snuff out

January 27, 2023 at 00:36

The cost of extinguishing a landfill fire that's been burning since late November in Alabama's St. Clair County is now at an estimated $2.8 million, federal environmental regulators said. The new estimated external costs are now approved up to $1,529,316, w...

University of Maine building collapses under heavy snow

January 27, 2023 at 00:34

An indoor practice facility used by student athletes at the University of Maine collapsed Thursday morning under weight of heavy snow, officials said. No one was hurt. As back-to-back storms pummeled Maine, snow piled up atop the domed structure that the un...

Deadly Chicago high-rise fire was accidental, authorities say

January 27, 2023 at 00:17

Chicago authorities said Thursday that a deadly fire in a high-rise apartment building was caused by someone smoking in a bedroom. In a brief statement, the Chicago Fire Department called the fire accidental and said investigators traced the cause to "carel...

Louisiana man sentenced to 45 years for 2020 attack on homosexual teen

January 27, 2023 at 00:12

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the kidnapping and grisly knife attack on a teen in 2020 — part of what federal authorities said was a scheme to kidnap and murder gay men. Chance Seneca pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping cha...

Washington robbers drive away empty-handed after hitting roadblock in would-be ATM heist

January 26, 2023 at 23:56

Deputies in Washington are searching for two men who were caught on a security camera attempting to break into an ATM located at a gas station. The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office says that the incident happened on Jan. 17 in Bellingham, Washington at aroun...

Memphis former police officers charged in Tyre Nichols death post bond, 2 expected to plead ‘not guilty’

January 26, 2023 at 23:43

Five former Memphis police officers charged with murder and other crimes in the killing of a Black motorist earlier this month posted bond Thursday and two are expected to plead "not guilty," according to their lawyers. The officers, who are all Black, each...

Arkansas Supreme Court overrules judge on mask mandate ban

January 26, 2023 at 23:31

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday lifted a judge's decision to strike down a ban on mask mandates by public schools and government entities. But attorneys disagreed over whether the ruling will allow the state to begin enforcing the law. Justices vacat...

Kansas man charged in fire that killed 2 small children and girlfriend

January 26, 2023 at 23:24

A Kansas man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after his girlfriend and two young girls died in a house fire. Kyle J. Tyler, 32, was also charged Wednesday with two counts of aggravated child endangerment and one count of aggravated...

Former Florida police officers accused of beating homeless man

January 26, 2023 at 23:16

Two former South Florida police officers turned themselves in Thursday morning to face felony charges over the beating of a homeless man who had been drinking outside a shopping center last month, officials said. Lorenzo Orfila, 27, and Rafael Otano, 22, we...

Michigan man dead after pointing laser, opening fire on police helicopter

January 26, 2023 at 23:11

A Michigan man was shot and killed by state troopers on Tuesday evening after he pointed a laser and opened fire on a police helicopter, according to officials. The man, identified as a 33-year-old from the Detroit suburb of Lincoln Park, was staying in an...

Florida police break up wild fight between two women and airline employee, file charges: video

January 26, 2023 at 23:04

Miami-Dade police arrested two women on Tuesday after getting into a fight with an airline employee at Miami International Airport, video shows. NBC station WTVJ in Miami reported that the two women were 45 minutes late for their flight and prohibited from...

Wisconsin robbers hold up armored truck outside bank, police say

January 26, 2023 at 23:03

Multiple armed suspects robbed an armored truck on Wednesday morning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to police. The suspects approached and robbed the Thillens truck around 8:15 a.m. in the parking lot of a bank. The Milwaukee Police Department did not r...

Ellen Greenberg's parents vow to keep up fight for justice 12 years after brutal stabbing ruled suicide

January 26, 2023 at 22:44

Ellen Greenberg was found stabbed to death in her Philadelphia kitchen during a 2011 blizzard with gruesome injuries that initially suggested homicide. But after a closed-door meeting, according to her family, authorities reversed course and labeled her dea...