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Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Nov. 28, 2021 23:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett goes to trial Monday on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan....

Man can revive suit against New Orleans over police beating

Nov. 28, 2021 18:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.” The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports...

Search for escaped inmate expands beyond Louisiana

Nov. 28, 2021 17:30 PM EST

JACKSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials say they believe a man who escaped from a Jackson prison on Thursday may have left the state. The Advocate reports that a search for Shwilliam Cheevis in the Baton Rouge area has been expanded. ...

Parents meet officers who saved daughter run over by car

Nov. 28, 2021 12:52 PM EST

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — It was a particularly emotional Thanksgiving for a Yonkers couple and their baby daughter, four months after a car ran over her as it slammed through the front of a barbershop. On the day before the holiday, Myrna Nunez and Jorge Palacios met the...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett goes to trial Monday on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan....

Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted around the world after...

Police: Florida teen fatally stabs boyfriend during argument

Nov. 27, 2021 14:27 PM EST

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old central Florida boy is accused of fatally stabbing his 18-year-old boyfriend, police said. Police officers were called to the scene late Friday and found the older teen in the road, bleeding from two stab wounds, according to an...

Conn. police: NY man runs onto highway, fights with troopers

Nov. 27, 2021 11:42 AM EST

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A New York City man is facing criminal charges after scuffling with Connecticut state troopers who tried to corral him on a highway, the state police said. Troopers said they found the 27-year-old from Brooklyn crouching by a concrete barrier on a...

Manhunt underway for escaped inmate in Louisiana

Nov. 26, 2021 17:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities searched Friday for an inmate who escaped from a south Louisiana prison. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections said a manhunt is underway for 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis, who is serving 15 years for sentences out of...

School worker charged with indecent assault on student

Nov. 26, 2021 16:18 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The former athletic director at a Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has been charged with assault and battery on a child under 14, prosecutors said. James Parker, 24, who was hired at St. Michael School in Lowell in September, was released on...