Family wants answers after pallbearer killed by officers
Jason Arnie Owens helped carry his father’s casket to the hearse, then turned to embrace a relative. As mourners gathered outside a northern West Virginia funeral home on Aug. 24, two plainclothes officers with a fugitive warrant swooped in from separate vehicles, called Owens' name and shot him dead, spattering his 18-year-old son's shirt with blood as horrified loved ones looked. "There was no warning whatsoever,” family friend Cassandra Whitecotton said.news.yahoo.com
Local official arrested in slaying of Las Vegas investigative reporter
Police have arrested a Las Vegas-area elected public official in connection with the stabbing death of a journalist who exposed corruption in his office. The suspect was initially hospitalized for self-inflicted, non-life-threatening wounds. Mark Strassmann reports.news.yahoo.com
Suspect in L.A. shooting of Lady Gaga's dog-walker still at large after being accidentally released from jail
James Howard Jackson, who was charged with attempted murder for his involvement in the dog-napping in February 2021, was mistakenly released from jail in April on a "clerical error."cbsnews.com
Texas woman accused in cyclist death arrested in Costa Rica
A Texas woman suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin home has been arrested in Costa Rica, the U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was arrested Wednesday at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, the Marshals Service said in a statement. “The Marshals Service elevated the Kaitlin Armstrong investigation to major case status early in this investigation, which likely played a key role in her capture after a 43-day run,” said U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas Susan Pamerleau.news.yahoo.com
4 inmates who escaped federal prison camp back in custody
All four inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody, the U.S. Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons announced Wednesday. The inmates were discovered missing from the satellite camp of the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg in Hopewell, Virginia, around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, the bureau said in a news release Saturday. Tavaraes Lajuane Graham, Corey Branch, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw left the minimum security camp around 10 p.m. Friday and it was a couple of hours before their absence was detected, Senior Inspector Kevin Connolly of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force said.news.yahoo.com
New photos of Alabama corrections officer Vicky White and escaped inmate Casey White released
The U.S. Marshals Service has released new images of Casey White and Vicky White as the nationwide manhunt continues for the capital murder suspect and the veteran Alabama corrections officer who authorities believe helped him escape.news.yahoo.com
Feds Put Out New Pics of Prison Guard and Escaped Inmate
U.S. MarshalsAs the manhunt for escaped murder suspect Casey White and prison guard Vicky White stretches into a second week, federal officials have released new photos that could be used to identify them.One set of pictures shows what Vicky White, 56, who was the deputy director of the Lauderdale County, Alabama, jail, might look like if she died her blond locks or wore a dark wig.The other set contains photos of the tattoos all over the body of Casey White, 38, who was serving a 75-year sentennews.yahoo.com
Biden celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the White House
President Joe Biden celebrated Cinco de Mayo Thursday by honoring the impact that Mexican Americans and other immigrant communities have had in the United States as he hosted a White House party with Mexico's first lady as the guest of honor. (May 5)news.yahoo.com
Missing North Carolina mother and daughter found safe after five years
More than five years after a North Carolina mother and her then-1-year-old daughter vanished, they were found safe just 20 miles away from home. Amber Renaye Weber, then 21, and daughter Miracle Smith were found at a home in Bunnlevel, N.C., Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals announced. Weber and Smith were last seen on Dec. 4, 2016, in Fayetteville and reported missing several weeks later on Jan. 31. ...news.yahoo.com
Gorgona, the 'magical island' of the Colombian Pacific
Volcanic in origin, surrounded by mountains and a haven for whales, Gorgona Island was famous for the prison it housed for two decades. Today, it's a natural park made up of two islands, colourful reefs, dense jungle and lush fauna with temperatures in the mid-30s.news.yahoo.com
U.S. labor market sees strong rebound in 2021
The American job market roared back this year after the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Weekly unemployment claims have fallen back to pre-pandemic levels. Frances Stacy, the director of portfolio strategy at Optimal Capital, joins CBSN to look at how the economy performed in 2021 and what we might expect in the year to come.news.yahoo.com
High-speed chase leads to arrest of Clay County man accused of sex crime
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 39-year-old man wanted on a list of charges in Clay County is in custody following a high-speed chase that stretched from Florida into Georgia. Police tried unsuccessfully to halt the vehicle using a PIT maneuver on Lem Turner Road and then Smith hopped onto Interstate 95 North. AdIt wasn’t until the fourth PIT maneuver attempt — this time on I-95 in Georgia — that the chase came to a stop. (UNCUT BODYCAM: High-speed chase leads to arrest of Clay County man accused of sex crime)A Camden County K9 in pursuit of Smith quickly brought him down and he was taken to the hospital for treatment. Jail logs show he’s wanted in Clay County on warrants charging him with lewd molestation, child custody interference and tampering with a GPS monitor.
7th arrest made in Clay County man’s beating death
Marshals Service in Texas was the seventh person charged in connection to the November 2019 beating death of a Clay County man. Doug Roe Jr. was arrested Nov. 10 on a Clay County Sheriff’s Office warrant in connection with the murder of Stephen Perry, who was badly beaten with bats on the porch of a home near the Clay County/Putnam County line. Photo of Stephen Perry provided to WJXTClay County detectives investigated Perry’s murder for months and followed leads that took them to New York, Texas and Georgia. Alexsandria McNabb and Jesse Roe are charged with accessory after the fact to murder. The Sheriff’s Office said Perry had given Alexsandria McNabb, who was dating Kalvin Roe at the time, shoes for her son.
39 missing children, including sex trafficking victims, found in Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) – Federal authorities say nearly 40 missing or endangered children have been rescued by federal and state agents in Georgia. Marshals Service announced Thursday that 13 missing children were found and an additional 26 endangered children were rescued during a two-week operation in Atlanta and Macon. Officials said some of the children were likely victims of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, abuse and had medical or mental health conditions. Nine people were arrested on charges including sex trafficking, parental kidnapping and custodial interference, as well as registered sex offender and weapons violations. Authorities didn’t identify the suspects.
US agents to pull back in Portland but will stay on standby
Many demonstrators are peaceful, but smaller numbers have thrown fireworks, flares and rocks at federal agents, used lasers to blind them and sprayed graffiti across the downtown Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse. The deployment appeared to have the opposite effect, reinvigorating demonstrations with a new focus: getting rid of the federal presence. Federal agents nearly killed a demonstrator, and their presence has led to increased violence and vandalism in our downtown core, he said. Wednesday's announcement was an abrupt about-face from just two days earlier, when the U.S. government said it might send more federal agents to Portland. Oregon's governor cautioned Wednesday that the lower visibility of the federal agents and their ultimate departure won't immediately resolve the conflict.
Mayor: US Marshals investigate shooting at Portland protest
CORRECTS DAY AND DATE TO FRIDAY JULY 10. - FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020 file photo, a waste receptacle's contents are in flames as protesters gather in downtown Portland, Ore. The mayor of Portland, Oregon said late Sunday the U.S. Marshals Service are investigating the injury of a protester who was hospitalized in critical condition over the weekend after being hit in the head by an impact weapon fired by a federal law enforcement officer. Mayor Ted Wheeler said he spoke with with U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy J. Williams and learned of the investigation.
Fugitive couple facing murder charges back in custody
Husband and wife fugitives Blane and Susan Barksdale have been captured, the U.S. The sheriff's department did not provide details about when, how or where the couple was taken into custody. Blane Barksdale had been on the Marshals Service's list of the 15 most wanted fugitives since Monday. "Blane Barksdale has the dubious distinction of fulfilling that requirement." Bligh's brother said the victim was good friends with Susan Barksdale but she had changed since meeting her new husband.
Man caught in Virginia, charged in 2 Jacksonville murders
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A suspect in two separate Jacksonville murders was tracked down by U.S. John Wilson, 34, was captured Monday morning in Portsmouth, Virginia, thanks to information provided by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the Marshals said. Lorna Thomas, Matthew's mother, told News4Jax on Monday night that she had never seen or heard of Wilson before. Court records show that on April 2, the day after McCurdy's death, Wilson was stopped by a JSO officer with Davis as a passenger. According to jail officials, Wilson is expected to be extradited back to Jacksonville on the two murder warrants before then.