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Wild video shows Las Vegas police pursuit, shootout with suspects

In bodycam footage so stunning it could be mistaken for a Hollywood action flick, a Las Vegas Metro police officer chasing two men in an SUV is seen speeding through Sin City’s downtown while simultaneously shooting out his car’s front windshield and trading shots from his side window during a deadly gun battle. The two suspects allegedly fled after a July 11 traffic stop conducted by cops investigating the murder of a man near a car wash, FOX5 Vegas reported. The suspects traded more than 60 shots with police during the harrowing pursuit. The officer behind the wheel, William Umana, can be heard on video yelling “shots fired” multiple times. The chase ended when the suspects crashed into the wall of an elementary school. Rene Nunez, 30, got out of the vehicle and tried to run ...

Chicago could soon test universal basic income program

Chicago may soon test universal basic income program Windy City could become the largest municipality in the U.S. to test a universal basic income program after an alderman proposed legislation that would provide 1,000 families with $500 monthly stipend, no questions asked. Chicago may soon become the largest municipality in the U.S. to test a universal basic income program. Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar recently proposed legislation that would provide 1,000 families with a $500 monthly stipend — no questions asked. The bill already has the backing of the majority of city lawmakers, and Pawar hopes to soon work with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to implement the pilot program, The Intercept reported.   “Nearly 70 percent of Americans don’t have $1,000 in the bank for an emergency,” Pawar told th...

Mandalay Bay owners sue victims of Las Vegas mass shooting

FILE 2017: windows are broken at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas, the room from where Stephen Craig Paddock fired on a nearby music festival.  (AP) The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against the victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre, according to a published report on Monday. MGM Resorts International went to federal courts in Nevada and California and took on more than 1,000 shooting victims, saying claims against the hotel giant “must be dismissed.” “Plaintiffs have no liability of any kind to defendants,” the complaints argue, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas lawyer Robert Eglet, who is representing several victims, told the paper that the hotel’s unusual action is...

Reports of recent shots fired at park where scientist was killed in front of daughters

Tristan Beaudette, 35, was fatally shot in front of his two young daughters while on a camping trip in Southern California.  (GoFundMe) Los Angeles County deputies were informed of recent shots fired near the popular California wilderness park where a pharmaceutical scientist was killed earlier in the summer by a single shot in front of his daughters. The Los Angeles Times on Monday reported that deputies responded twice in the last week to reports of gunshots at the Malibu Creek State Park campground, which has been closed since the June 22 killing. Tristan Beaudette was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head as he slept in a tent with his young daughters. There were seven shootings reported at the park prior to Beaudette’s killing. A spokeswoman from the sheriff’s office told the p...

Lava explosion injures dozens on Hawaiian boat tour

FILE: Lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat.  (AP) At least 23 people were injured on Monday off Hawaii’s Big Island after an explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rocks crashing through the roof a sightseeing boat, officials said. The injured people were on a tour boat that shows visitors lava plunging into the ocean from the active Kilauea volcano that has been shooting lava for the past two months. The U.S. Geological Survey geologist Janet Babb explained that explosions occur whenever 2,000-degree (1,093-degree Celsius) lava enters cold seawater. Some explosions could be so tiny they are barely visible, but, in certain conditions, large explosions can happen that send molten rock an...

California woman covered ‘head to toe’ with bees in critical condition after attack

A California woman was left in critical condition after she was attack by a massive swarm of bees.  (Georgia Dept. of Agriculture) A California cleaning woman was left in clinging to life Monday morning after she was attacked by a large swarm of bees that “covered her from head to toe,” and required rescuers to skip protocol during their response.   The woman, who is in her mid-50s, was stung hundreds of times by the large swarm outside a Southern California home. “When you get somebody stung hundreds of times, [bees] injecting that venom, you’re gonna have a serious issue,” Fire Capt. Tony Bommarito told NBC Los Angeles. “Anybody, allergy or not, is gonna be in serious condition after that.” Orange County fire officials said four firefighters also were stung ...

Massachusetts police officer killed after attacked with rock, shot with own gun, officials say

A Weymouth police officer was shot Sunday morning, reports said.  (Boston 25 News) A Massachusetts police officer described as a “great family man and officer” died Sunday after a man attacked him with a rock, then took the cop’s gun and shot him in the head and chest, officials said.  Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna, 42, died from the attack just before 8 a.m., officials. A woman in a nearby home also was shot and killed after the suspect, identified as Emmanuel Lopes, fired the gun three more times while escaping responding officers. “Officer Chesna was an army veteran. In fact, I was speaking with his mom this morning and she told me he joined the military to help open the doors to get on this job [as a police officer],” Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes said in a news c...

Coupon dispute prompts white CVS manager to call police on black woman: report

A CVS manager reportedly called police on a black woman over a coupon he hadn’t seen before.  (Twitter) A black woman from Chicago said a CVS store manager called the cops on her for trying to use a coupon he didn’t recognize. The woman, Camilla Hudson, described the interaction in a Facebook post that was widely shared.  “So, THIS just happened: I had the police called on me for attempting to use a coupon @ the CVS Pharmacy located at 6150 N. Broadway in Chicago!” Hudson wrote. Hudson wrote late Saturday that Facebook deleted the post because it “violated their policies.” Video of the incident captured by Hudson shows the CVS manager visibly shaken as he speaks with police. The manager identified himself as Morry Matson. While on the phone with police, Matson describes H...

Woman wanted for grand theft goes missing after her husband dies with lethal levels of Benadryl in his system

Larry Dean Isenberg was found dead in a lake in March and his wife Laurcene “Lori” Barnes Isenberg has been missing.  (Facebook) Newly released records show an Idaho man who was found dead in a lake in March did not drown but had lethal levels of Benadryl in his system. His wife, who was wanted on grand theft charges, has remained missing since failing to appear at her arraignment in June. Laurcene (Lori) Barnes Isenberg, 64, told investigators that her husband, Larry Dean Isenberg, 68, fell off their boat into Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Feb. 13, 2018, The Spokesman-Review reported. His body was found in March, more than two weeks after his wife reported him missing. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office discovered lethal levels of Benadryl in his system, new records show. The do...

Four women wanted for pummeling Applebee’s waitress in Georgia, police say

Customers tried to break up the fight Tuesday at an Applebee’s location in McDonough, Ga.  (Fox 5 Atlanta) Georgia police were on the hunt Friday for four women who they say started an all-out brawl at an Applebee’s after their waitress bumped up against one of their knees. The wild fight was captured on surveillance footage late Tuesday night at one of the restaurant’s locations in McDonough. “One suspect grabs a knife and cuts her in the arm and the other suspect punches her,” McDonough Police Det. T.F. Spangenberg told FOX5 Atlanta. Police say the 21-year-old server accidentally bumped a customer’s knee while placing food on the table, and when it happened again, chaos broke out. Video of the brawl shows punches being thrown as the unidentified women gang up on the waitress....

Ex-New York Chief Judge: It’s time to end cash bail

As the former chief judge of New York, I have seen that money bail doesn’t work. In New York, like most states, a person who is charged with a crime can be required to put down money as bail, serving as collateral to ensure he or she returns to court. If you can pay, you go home. If you can’t, you go to jail. In other words, if you are wealthy, you can fight your charges from home with the help of high-end lawyers. If you aren’t, you may have to defend yourself from behind bars, represented by a public defender who is hard-pressed and more than likely overloaded with other cases. In New York City, only 12 percent of the people who have bail set can pay immediately. The other 88 percent are transported to the infamous jail complex on Rikers Island. Rikers is a particularly awful place – so ...

Bus driver says passenger passed by ‘because you are black’

EDGARTOWN, Mass. –  A Massachusetts bus driver has been fired for telling a would-be passenger that he wasn’t picked up because he’s black. The Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority says the exchange was caught on video Wednesday afternoon. Transit officials say the bus was traveling from Edgartown to Oak Bluffs when the driver passed the person. The bus was at capacity, but officials say the driver had failed to switch the marquee indicating it was full. The man took an Uber to Oak Bluffs where he caught up with the bus and questioned the driver about why he was passed by. At first, the driver said the bus was full. But when pressed, the driver said, “it’s because you are black.” The transit authority says it has “zero-tolerance” for that type...