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Perfect Timing: Crash Saves Pedestrians

(KPNX) Talk about good timing — or divine intervention. Two adults pushing a stroller saw their lives flash before their eyes when a car came barreling through a Phoenix intersection on a red light, but they were saved by a driver who happened to be turning left at the perfect time. Video released by the Phoenix Police Department on Wednesday…

Bathroom peeper busted

(WPTV) A man accused of planting a hidden camera inside bathrooms at three Florida medical facilities was caught with more than a million images and videos on his cellphone according to investigators. The Department of Homeland Security arrested Rudelmiro Santizo Perez on Monday in Houston, Texas as he was trying to board a plane to his home country of Guatemala,…

Time To Go: Defendant Runs From Court As Jury Deliberates His Fate

(KARK) An Arkansas man walked out of his own court hearing Monday while a jury was finding him guilty of a number of charges. Joey Watts was on trial at the Grant County Courthouse. While the jury was deliberating his fate, he simply walked out. He was facing charges of aggravated assault and felony possession of a firearm. Surveillance video…

Highway patrol troopers arrested over “ticket irregularities”

(WRAL) Two former North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers were arrested Wednesday after an investigation into ticket irregularities. Jason Benson is charged with five felony counts of obstruction of justice, five misdemeanor counts of failure to discharge his duties and five misdemeanor counts of making a false return of process. Christopher Carter faces two counts on each of the same…

Sex offenders sue to block Halloween signs

(WXIA) Last year, Georgia’s Butts County Sheriff wanted to make it clear on Halloween who the registered sex offenders were. He did so by putting warning a sign in front of the home of each of the sex offenders. “My office took precautions and placed signs indicating ‘No Trick or Treat’ at each registered sex offender’s residence in the County,”…

GOP Stunt Delays Impeachment Testimony

(NBC News) Dozens of House Republicans stormed into a secure, closed-door impeachment deposition Wednesday, derailing testimony from a top Pentagon official. “We demand open proceedings, the American people deserve nothing less,” Alabama’s Rep. Mo Brooks said. Republican members of the committee overseeing the hearing were already present. The protest violated House rules, which only allow members to participate in depositions…

Facebook CEO Zuckerburg faces Congress

(NBC News) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to explaining why his social media company is looking to expand into the cryptocurrency marketplace. “Facebook is about putting power in people’s hands,” Zuckerburg told the House Financial Services Committee. The company is working to launch its new digital currency, Libra. Still, it is the power the internet…

House republicans storm impeachment deposition

(NBC News) Dozens of House Republicans stormed into a secure, closed-door impeachment deposition Wednesday, derailing testimony from a top Pentagon official. The protest violated House rules, which only allow members to participate in depositions if they serve on the committees holding them. Many carried cell phones into the SCIF, or Sensitive Compartment Information Facility, where the deposition was being held….

Pastors push for “Greensboro Massacre” apology

(WXII) Religious leaders gathered Tuesday morning to ask for a formal apology from the city of Greensboro, North Carolina and its police department days ahead of the the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre. The 1979 Klan-Nazi shootings in Greensboro left five protesters dead and nearly a dozen others injured. Religious leaders said they are “calling on the general community…

Father fights for transgender insurance coverage

(KCRA) A California father is fighting for health care coverage for his transgender daughter. Brian Condrey’s daughter, Stella, came out as transgender in 2017. Condrey is an English professor at Yuba College, where transgender benefits are not covered by its health insurance plan. “It’s unfair. It’s absolutely discriminatory, and quite frankly, in the 21st century, we have a really hard…