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Mollie Tibbetts case: Body found believed to be missing Iowa jogger; murder charge filed

(BROOKLYN, Iowa) -- A first-degree murder charge was filed on Tuesday against a young man in the case of missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts, state officials said Tuesday.The suspect, 24-year-old Cristhian Rivera, is an undocumented immigrant who lives in the rural area where the college student vanished one month ago,…... Read More

Woman killed by alligator remembered as 'dedicated teacher' by colleagues

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.)  -- A woman who was killed by an alligator on a South Carolina golf course is being remembered by colleagues as a dedicated kindergarten teacher. Cassandra Cline, 45, was attacked by an alligator Monday as she walked her dog near a lagoon on a community golf…... Read More

Little boy found dead in dryer one day after his 3rd birthday

(NEW YORK) -- Authorities have launched an investigation into the heartbreaking death of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found in a dryer at a townhouse where he lived with his father in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The child's body was found inside the dryer by his father earlier this month…... Read More

Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, threatening Hawaii

(NEW YORK) -- Hurricane Lane is a powerful Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, and gusts to 185 mph, as of Tuesday morning. The forecast takes the hurricane toward the islands of Hawaii, possibly coming close to Honolulu by Friday. Hurricane conditions are possible in Hawaii…... Read More

Woman killed in apparent alligator attack would be first in South Carolina in decades

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) -- A woman died after being attacked by an alligator while trying to save her dog on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina Monday morning, according to local authorities. Witnesses saw the woman walking a dog near a lagoon at Sea Pines Plantation, a gated community…... Read More

Crock-Pot dispute leads to Michigan father being tased by police while holding baby

(NEW YORK) -- A dispute over a Crock-Pot led to a confrontation at a backyard barbecue in Michigan in which police tased a father as he held his 2-month-old baby, an incident recorded by a witness in a cell-phone video that has gone viral. Ray Brown, 33, was tased multiple…... Read More

Protesters knock down Confederate statue on UNC campus

(NEW YORK) -- Demonstrators knocked down a controversial Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, capping off a night that began as a peaceful protest, school officials said. The university said a group of protesters toppled the "Silent Sam" Confederate monument on campus at…... Read More

Man accused of killing pregnant wife, daughters says he walked in on wife strangling children: Police

(DENVER) -- A Colorado man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters allegedly claims he walked in on his wife strangling their two children, a police affidavit stated.Shanann Watts, 34, was reported missing along with daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, on Aug. 14 after a friend…... Read More

Chicago police superintendent says the city had 'another unacceptable violent weekend'

(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters on Monday the city had “another unacceptable violent weekend” that led to several people shot and killed.There were 58 people shot over the weekend in the city, six of which died from their injuries, police said.The department has three persons of…... Read More

Employee opens fire at Texas food warehouse, killing manager, police say

(MISSOURI CITY, TX) -- A woman opened fire at a large food warehouse in Texas early Monday, killing a manager and injuring a fellow employee, authorities said. The alleged shooter, an employee of the warehouse, also died after the incident and subsequent shootout at the Ben E. Keith Foods building…... Read More

71-year-old woman injured severely in bear attack recounts the 'horrible experience'

(NEW YORK) --  A 71-year-old woman who was severely injured in a confrontation with a bear in her kitchen recounted the "horrible experience." Apryl Rogers of Groton, New Hampshire, who is wheelchair-bound, came across the bear after it entered through an open screen door, authorities said shortly after the incident…... Read More