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New Jersey Man Accused of Killing 7
in 2 States, Including Cousin, in
A New Jersey man has been accused of killing seven people in two states,
including his own cousin, and three people within several hours in a separate
shooting spree last month in the Garden State, authorities say.
Todd West, of Elizabeth, faces several counts of murder and numerous weapons
charges in connection with a string of shootings in his hometown and in
Pennsylvania over the last several weeks, authorities say. Read More.....
Authorities have arrested three men in the deadly bludgeoning of a store owner's
son on the Upper West Side last month.
The three men from Manhattan are suspected in the killing of 26-year-old
Bubacarr Camera inside BNC General Merchandise t-shirt store on Amsterdam
Avenue near 105th Street on June 18, according to authorities.
Hackers Stole Social Security Numbers From 21.5M: US
Police sources said at the time it appeared to be a robbery turned homicide.
Two of the suspects are also linked to another robbery on the Upper West Side
two days earlier, on June 16, according to officials. One of the robbers in that
case fired a gunshot at the store on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between
132 and 133rd streets. The suspects were identified and located by a new ATF
task force, comprised of ATF, US Marshals and NYPD.
3 Arrested in Deadly Bludgeoning of
Upper West Side Store Owner's Son
Massachusetts State Police have released a new computer-generated image of a
girl whose remains were found on Deer Island
Massachusetts State Police released a new computer-generated image of a child
whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach last month, as the effort
to identify "Baby Doe" attracts interest from millions on social media.
The new image posted to Facebook, shows the young girl, believed to be 4
years old, with pierced ears.
The remains of "Baby Doe" were found on Deer Island in Winthrop on June
25. She was wearing leggings with white and black polka dots when her body
was found. A black and white zebra-stripe blanket was also found with the
The initial computer-generated photo released by authorities, which depicts
what the child is believed to have looked like, has garnered more than 45 million
The girl had brown eyes and brown hair and weighed about 30 pounds. She
stood about 3'5" tall.
While police have received some tips as to who the little girl might be, nothing
has panned out as of yet. They are asking anyone with any information about
who this girl is to come forward. Massachusetts State Police can be reached at:
|'Baby Doe' Mystery:
Police Release New Photo in Effort to
ID Dead Girl
A rapper and his actress wife did in fact die in a murder-suicide at their Los
Angeles apartment earlier this week, police confirmed Wednesday.
Police found the bodies of Earl Warren Hayes, 34, and Stephanie Moseley, 30,
inside the Palazzo complex at Hauser Boulevard and Park La Brea on Monday.
Police Seeking to Interview Boxer Mayweather in Murder-Suicide Case
"Investigators have determined that Hayes killed his wife Stephanie in their
home and then took his own life," Los Angeles police said in a news release.
The pair had recently gotten back together, Detective Scott Masterson said.
Police Investigate Murder-Suicide in Park La Brea[LA] Police Investigate
Murder-Suicide in Park La Brea
A successful songwriter and rapper and a professional dancer were found dead
in a possible murder suicide. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 5
p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Published Monday, Dec 8, 2014)
Moseley's Internet movie database site said she appeared in a comedy, "The
Best Thanksgiving Ever," which is due for release in 2015, and appeared
throughout 2014 in the VH1 reality series "Hit the Floor."
Police earlier this week asked to interview boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.
following reports that he may have spoken to Hayes before the shooting.
|Rapper, Actress Died in
|Earl Warren Hayes and Stephanie Moseley
A day after pop star Ariana Grande came under fire for video that appeared to
show her licking pastries at a Southern California doughnut shop and saying, "I
hate America," the establishment is now being investigated for possible health
code violations, deputies said Wednesday.
Surveillance video of Grande's visit to Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore on the
night of July 4 appears to show the singer licking a tray of doughnuts that were
sitting uncovered on a display shelf in the store, Sgt. Mike Manning said in a
Riverside County Sheriff's Department statement.
|Ariana Grande Doughnut-
Licking Prompts Police
|Cuomo Dismisses de Blasio's
Warning of a Vendetta
|Cuomo on de Blasio: 'Everybody's Entitled to Their Own Comments and
Their Own Feelings'
In an interview tonight on "Inside City Hall," Governor Andrew Cuomo
dismisses the tough political portrait that Mayor Bill de Blasio has painted of
him, saying: "My way is the exact opposite and the proof is in the pudding."
Speaking to NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis last week, the mayor ripped the
governor for his handling of the end of the legislative session and questioned
Cuomo's leadership, saying: "If someone disagrees with him openly, some kind
of revenge or vendetta follows."
Cuomo directly responded tonight, saying bluntly of de Blasio's assessment: "I
don't know what that means." Read More.....
NYPD Monitor: Stop-and-Frisks Way
Down, Better Record Keeping Needed
The court appointed NYPD monitor issued his first report Thursday on the
work done to make the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk constitutional.
The report reviews the department's progress in implementing changes to police
tactics, training, supervision and oversight that resulted from the lawsuit that
challenged how stop-and-frisk was being used. Read More.....