Edgewood, PA-A homeowner near Pittsburgh blew up his house on his daughter’s wedding day, police said shortly after his body was found in the rubble.
The man had been seen standing in front of his house in Edgewood shortly before it exploded and caught fire. His death has been ruled a suicide.
Officials are still investigating the explosion’s cause, but Police Chief Robert Payne said, “It looks like he disconnected the gas line in the basement of the house. And of course it wouldn’t take much of a spark to explode the house.”
Most of the family was out of the house at the time for the wedding.
Arlington, Tx-Police say a 6-year-old boy is in grave condition after being shot in the head by his older sibling Sunday afternoon.
The boy was rushed to Mansfield Methodist Medical Center, but was then flow to Cook Chidren’s Medical Center.
The shooting was reported at about 4:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Cloyne Dive in southeast Arlington.
Police said the victim was shot by his brother who is 10 or 11 years old and who may be a child with special needs.
The boy got a hold of a .22 caliber ridge, pointed it at his little brother and pulled the trigger.
The victim’s six-year-old sister was also struck by shrapnel.
Police say the victim’s parents denied owning the rifle.
An older teenage sibling told police he purchased the firearm on the street.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Kalamazoo, MI-Officers rescued a boy who struggled to stay afloat after going into the water to save his dog.
Police also saved a bystander who tried to help the boy, but was overcome by exhaustion.
The incident happened just after 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept 14, at Spring Valley Park on Mt Oliver Road.
They were about 100 yards from shore when Sgt. Jeff Deblecourt, who is trained in water rescue, got to the scene. He swam out to them and was able to keep them afloat until other officers were able to help.
Police brought the boy, the bystander and the dog to shore. All were treated at the scene and released.
The boy had gone into the water to rescue his dog. He believed that the dog was in distress while swimming in the lake.
Baltimore, MD-A former actor on ‘The Wire’ escaped custody after being taken to a Baltimore hospital last week and is now the subject of a police search.
Christopher Clanton Sr. had been taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital to be checked out following his arrest last Thursday.
He allegedly left the medical facility on Friday.
Baltimore Police are now looking for Clanton 33, who appeared on 9 episodes of ‘The Wire’ as Savino Bratton.
Baltimore Police said Clanton was arrested for ‘violating a protective order.’ The arrest occurred in Baltimore’s Northern District.
A Raleigh police officer will not be charged in the April shooting of a man with a mental illness who threatened him with a knife, Wake County District Attorney Lorain Freeman said.
Officer Brett Edwards shot Soheil Mojarrad eight times after responding to a reported theft of a cell phone at the Sheetz station on Rogers Lane.
In a report released Wednesday, Freeman said the officer followed Mojarrad to the edge of a shopping mall, where he spotted him behind a privacy screen at a sports bar and then pursued him to a grassy area behind the mall, repeatedly ordering him to stop.
Mojarrad put his right hand in his front pants pocket and balled up his hand inside of it. Edwards drew his pistol.
The report said that Mr. Mojarrad pulled his hand out and had a knife in his hand.
“Mojarrad continued to scream at Edwards while holding the knife in his right hand,” it continued. “Edwards stated that Mojarrad stepped towards him with the knife. Edwards fired what he believes were two rounds. Edwards stated that Mr. Mojarrad reacted as though he had been hit but he remained on his feet with the knife in his hand and continued to scream at him.”
Mojarrad stepped towards Edwards, who then fired two or three more times. After turning away and walking toward a hedgerow, he turned towards the officer again, who continued to fire.
“Officer Edwards reasonably believed that his life was endangered when Mr. Mojarrad repeatedly refused to follow commands to drop the knife, continued to yell at Officer Edwards in a threatening manner and moved towards Officer Edwards,” Freeman wrote.
Nashville, TN-Ty Dodson, a 6-year-old boy from Kentucky, had just started kindergarten when he went to visit his grandparents in Nashville, Tennessee, this weekend.
Ty was shot and killed, allegedly by his grandfather, Terry Majors, at the Nashville home. Majors also allegedly shot and hilled his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, before dying by suicide.
Chase Dodson, the boy’s uncle, said losing Ty “was the worst day of my life.”
Ty lived with his mother, stepfather, and little sister in Kentucky, and was visiting his grandparents in Tennessee over the weekend. Chase Dodson said his nephew visited his grandparents often and he had never seen any signs of trouble.
"I don't understand why. How could anybody in their right mind... do that to a little boy," the grieving uncle said. "He was our world."
The motive is undetermined and the investigation is ongoing, police said Wednesday.
Schenectady-A 12-year-old boy stabbed another child Monday and stole the wounded child’s bicycle.
The boy who was stabbed was 13 and sustained a stab wound to the back, according to police.
The incident took place at about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Becker and James streets near Central Park.
Police interviewed the victim and he provided police a description of the person who did it.
Police found the suspected stabbed with the bicycle. He was taken into custody and interviewed by detectives.
Police did not release the boy’s name due to his age. He was being held at a secure juvenile detention facility and the case will be handled in Schenectady County Family Court.
The victim’s injuries were non-life threatening.
Police with the Splendora Independent School District are looking for a suspect they said it responsible for spray painting hate speech, including the word “pig,” and a swastika on the home door of one of their own.
Splendora ISD Chief Rex Evans said in a Facebook post that he was frustrated and angry about the events that occurred early Sunday. Officer Sean Allison was the target of the vandalism and graffiti.
“Sean is an outstanding young man," Evans said in his post. "An above board, decent human being who loves his job. He loves our kids and he would give his life in a moment, if needed, for any child."
Allison, whose been a police officer for seven months, was the subject a viral video posted by the Splendora ISD police department where he can be seen on a skateboard holding a coffee cup. On Sunday, police said someone spray painted the word "pig" next to a swastika on the front of his door.
"Obviously, the person or persons responsible for this heinous, cowardly act know nothing about history," Evans said in his post. "For if they did, the use of such an evil symbol as the Nazi Party insignia to compare towards Sean and our department would never have crossed their mind."
Evans did not respond to a request for comment but in his Facebook post, he also said police officers should take caution, adding that police in uniform are "absolutely a target."
"The only word people see on you and the car is 'Police,'" he said. "And, for that reason alone, they'll kill you just as fast as they would any other kind of cop around."
Evans said he was personally offering a "significant reward for the right information, from the right person out there, which leads to the identification, location, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for what has been done to Sean."
The chief said the reward was not about revenge, but about "reckoning."
Inner Harbor buildings evacuated in downtown Baltimore after van found with 1,000 gallons of gasoline
Baltimore officials evacuated a large area of downtown on Monday after an abandoned van loaded with 1,000 gallons of gasoline was discovered in a parking garage.
Shortly after 11 a.m. police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the parking garage of 100 E. Pratt Street., home to T. Rowe Price, one of the city’s largest private employers. Officials quickly began an evacuation from several high rise building that sparked Sept. 11 anxiety.
Nearly 1,000 employees were evacuated from that building. “Our first priority is for the safety of our associates,” spokesman Brian Lewbart said. The company, which manage $1.07 trillion in assets, was still waiting as of 3 p.m. about when employees could return to the building.
Baltimore officials investigating the van were assisted by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. They advised motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area while authorities investigate.
41-year-old man accused of stabbing Worcester police K-9 Beebs with screwdriver facing animal cruelty, assault charges
The Worcester man accused of stabbing a police dog several times with a screwdriver Saturday will be sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Court records also show that after his arrest, police filed paperwork to have the suspect hospitalized because of possible mental illness.
Joseph Perez, 41, of Worcester, is facing 11 charges in connection with the incident where police say he stabbed Worcester police K-9 Beebs multiple times in the head with the screwdriver.
Perez was arraigned in Worcester District Court on charges of threatening to commit a crime, three counts of armed assault to murder, assault with dangerous weapon, assault and battery on ambulance personnel, animal cruelty, disorderly conduct, trespassing, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest.
On Saturday around 9:40 a.m., police were called to 60 Foster Street for a report of a disorderly person.
Police were told that Perez was possibly armed with some type of weapon and had threatened to stab people.
Police said he also threatened to stab bus drivers and light them on fire.
When police arrived, Perez left, but then he returned.
Police said Perez started yelling and said that anyone who came into the bushes was going to get stabbed.
K-9 Officer Dan Pennellatore was called to the scene with his K-9 partner, Beebs. Police said they saw a metal object in Perez’s hand. Beebs was deployed.
Police said that Perez had a visible screwdriver in his hand and threatened to stab the dog. Perez them proceeded to stab Beebs in the head continuously with the screwdriver.
Police rushed to help the dog, and one officer was struck in the face. He then tapered Perez. Perez was taken into custody and while in the ambulance, he struck a paramedic int he arm.
Beebs suffered a cut to his mouth and several wounds to the head with swelling. He was rushed to a local animal hospital and has since been released.
Perez was hospitalized due to a possible mental illness.