Baltimore, MD-A 22-year-old woman has been arrested and charged after her mother was found dead in a fire.
Police said firefighters were called to the unit block of South Morely Street just before 1 a.m. on March 6. Firefighters extinguished the fire and found Tinestta Young, 50, unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Eshyna Young, 22, is currently held at Central Booking charged with her mother's murder.
"I don't think about (it), I try not to think try not to think about it. Doesn't come as a surprise or shock," neighbor, "Mitchell" Bernis Stanely said.
Officials at the medical examiner's office examined the body and deemed the cause of death was not from the fire, but by asphyxiation.
Eshyna Young was arrested Monday without incident. She has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson.
A motive has not yet been determined. She is waiting to see a court commissioner.
Suffolk, VA-A man is facing charges for assaulting two officers while trying to carjack a marked police vehicle in Suffolk over the weekend.
Police say the April 27 incident came after the suspect forced his way into a 72-year-old’s car and tried to rob her at a 7-Eleven on Holland Road.
The woman was able to sound her car’s alarm and the suspect fled. She was uninjured and provided officers a description of the suspect.
An officer then found the suspect walking in a nearby neighborhood and tried to take him into custody.
Police said Timothy Dawson Jr., 37, assaulted the officer and tried to flee.
The officer commanded Dawson to stop and threatened to release his K-9. Dawson allegedly tried to prevent this and then tried to get into the driver's side of the police vehicle while assaulting the officer, police said.
The officer released his K-9 from the back of the vehicle, and Dawson allegedly struck the dog in the head multiple times. Other officers responded and were able to remove him from the vehicle, and Dawson allegedly assaulted a second officer, police said.
Police charged Dawson with strong armed robbery, three counts of assault and battery - police officer or firefighter, carjacking, resisting arrest - obstruct justice, two counts of killing or injuring police animal, destruction of property, disorderly conduct and fleeing from a law enforcement officer.
Dawson is being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.
Charlotte, NC-Two people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting Tuesday at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus.
One person was taken into custody and there was no reason to believe anyone else was involved.
Two people suffered life-threatening injuries and two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted that officers were going room to room on campus, identifying students and faculty members who may be sheltering in place.
This is a developing story.
Kansas City, KS-Police are investigating the rape of a 2-year-old girl who tested positive for sexually transmitted disease at a Kansas hospital.
Kansas City Police Chief Terry Ziegler said the victim and her siblings were left at home with a family friend. The next morning, the mother discovered injuries to her 2-year-old daughter and took her to Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Medical staff confirmed that there was evidence that the child had been raped, and she tested positive for an STD.
There has been no information released on the suspect.
Lousville, KY-Police say an argument over dog poop led to a shooting Friday that injured two people.
Glenn Gholar Jr., 38, was arrested Friday after he reportedly shot a woman in the face and a man multiple times during an argument over "canine fecal matter in their apartment yard," according to an arrest citation. The incident happened in the Shawnee neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
Louisville police responded just after 4:30 p.m. Friday. The woman and man suffered serious injuries but are expected to survive, according to police.
Gholar is accused of shooting the two people with a revolver before fleeing in a vehicle, the arrest citation said. He was stopped a short time later by Louisville police, who found a revolver "in plain view in the vehicle."
Gholar was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections and charged with two counts of first-degree assault. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and remains held in lieu of $100,000 bond, according to online court records.
Gillette, WY-Police in northern Wyoming say a man who allegedly shoplifted at the same store twice in one day also asked for fill out a job application during one of his visits.
A 36-year-old man went to the Sportman’s Warehouse in Gillette and bought some items with a reward card but allegedly took sunglasses and ammunition without paying for them.
Police say he then returned to the store a few hours later, asked to fill out the job application and left with two more pairs of sunglasses, allegedly without paying for them.
Officers issued the man a citation for thefts and recovered the items.
Sterling, KS-Rice County Sheriff, Undersheriff shot in Sterling; search for identified suspect continues
Sterling, KS-The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the two officers shot Monday evening in Sterling as the Rice County Sheriff and the Rice County Undersheriff.
Sheriff Bryant Evans was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital in Lyons. Undersheriff Chad Murphy was shot in the neck and transported to Wichita.
The man suspected of shooting them as 37-year-old David L. Madden.
There are no further details at this time.
Bronx, NY-A mother from the Bronx has been arrested and charged with stabbing her two young children.
Police found a 6-year old boy and 2-year old girl with slash wounds at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Brook Avenue in the Melrose section on Saturday night.
Shortly after the children were found and taken to the hospital, their mother, Shanice Martin, 24, walked into the police precinct covered in blood, and made statements about what she had done.
"She was a good mom, but I guess she was going through something," said Martin's brother, Travis Lango. "That's not something that you do to your kids. I don't care what's going on with you, you can ask for help. She just took it upon herself to do what she wanted to do and it's not good."
Police say Martin was in possession of the razor.
She was arrested and charged with assault, child abandonment, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon.
Martin is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at an area hospital. Her family says she was living in and out of shelters with her two kids, and was upset on Saturday night when she could not get into one. She called her mother, but then an hour later, NYPD officers found the two kids in the street with slash wounds.
Both children suffered serious injuries, but are expected to survive.
Los Angeles, CA-Police say ‘angel’ 3-year-old kept infant brother alive for days after parents’ murder-suicide
Los Angeles, CA-Los Angeles police say a man and woman were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide, but two young children found in their home were unharmed.
On April 14, police found a 46-year-old man and a 38 year-old woman dead at a condominium in the Chatsworth area. Police say the man apparently shot his wife a she lay in bed in an upstairs room, then killed himself.
The couple’s 3-month-old son and 3-year-old daughter were found unharmed in the home.
Police have hailed the little girl as a hero for keeping her brother alive for "several" days following their parents' deaths. "Our little angel was able to keep herself and her brother alive," said Los Angeles Police Capt. Maureen Ryan. "The baby is a miracle baby and the little girl is a hero. She's an absolute hero."
The children were found by a neighborhood couple who became concerned after police conducted a welfare check but found nothing suspicious. It is unclear if the officers entered the home or only knocked on the door.
Olivia and James Robinson found the children inside the home. “She obviously was in bad condition because she reeked really bad of urine," Olivia said. "And she had more of a blank stare on her face. She was very, very quiet.”
The Robinsons asked the girl where her parents were. “I think she may have said they were sleeping, but she told me that they’re upstairs and they’re hurt," James said. "Right there, we figured it’s just not good."
Another neighbor, Tony Medina, said that he took the girl in and fed her until police arrived. “She heard her mom crying, and then what really was kind of heart-wrenching was when she said she saw ‘mommy was broken,'” Medina said.
The children were placed in the care of child welfare officials.
Buffalo, NY-A city of Tonawanda woman is facing criminal charges after police say she called 911 to ask how she could kill her boyfriend.
Zelda Cotton, 54, of Deleware Street is charged with endangering the welfare of an elderly person and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police responded to a home on William Street Saturday where Cotton was with her 76-year-old boyfriend. She reportedly told officers she struck him five times with a VCR tape, and was swinging a leaf blower battery at him.
Cotton was intoxicated at the time and was taken into custody. Her boyfriend was not hurt.