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Former Houston officer accused of lying faces murder charges after botched raid

Former Houston officer accused of lying faces murder charges after botched raid

A former Houston police officer who authorities said lied to obtain a search warrant for a raid in which two people died and five officers were injured has been charged with murder, a prosecutor said Friday. Gerald Goines, who had a 35-year law enforcement career, faces two felony murder charges, said Harris County District Attorney…MORE

The owner of dogs that mauled a 9-year-old girl to death charged with murder

The owner of dogs that mauled a 9-year-old girl to death charged with murder

The owner of three dogs that mauled a 9-year-old Detroit girl to death this week has been charged with second-degree murder, the prosecutor’s office said. Pierre Cleveland, 33, was also charged with involuntary manslaughter and dangerous animal causing death, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release. Emma Hernandez was riding her bike near…MORE

City Council candidate: Keep town as white ‘as possible’

City Council candidate: Keep town as white ‘as possible’

A woman running for a city council in Michigan said she wants a “white community as much as possible.” Jean Cramer’s racist answer came at a forum Thursday to a question about bringing more diversity to Marysville, which is 95% white. Other candidates gasped at her words, as heard in a recording posted on the…MORE

She thought there was water in her ear. Turns out it was a venomous spider

She thought there was water in her ear. Turns out it was a venomous spider

Susie Torres went to the doctor with what she thought was water sloshing around in her left ear. But water doesn’t have eight legs, pincers and a venomous bite. Doctors in Kansas City, Missouri, pulled a venomous brown recluse spider out of Torres’ ear, and somehow, she kept her cool. But she’s never sleeping without…MORE

Jury deliberations begin in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ trial

Jury deliberations begin in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ trial

Jury deliberations began in Michael Drejka’s manslaughter trial Friday afternoon after he did not take the stand in his defense for the killing of an unarmed man outside a convenience store in Florida last summer. The family of the victim, Markeis McGlockton, filled the first row of the courtroom in Clearwater on a day defense…MORE