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A couple convicted of assaulting a Sesame Place worker after a mask dispute has been sentenced to prison
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A couple convicted of assaulting a Sesame Place worker after a mask dispute has been sentenced to prison

A New York couple has been sentenced to prison after being convicted in last summer’s assault of a Sesame Place employee that prosecutors said happened hours after the victim tried to enforce the theme park’s face mask policy. Troy McCoy, 41, was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison Monday, while Shakerra Bonds, 32,…MORE

Los Angeles County offers $1.25 million each to 2 families whose loved ones died in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
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Los Angeles County offers $1.25 million each to 2 families whose loved ones died in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Two families whose loved ones were killed when a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and others crashed on a California hillside have reached a tentative settlement over allegedly leaked photos of the scene. Lawyers representing Los Angeles County have offered $1.25 million each to the Altobelli and Mauser families. John Altobelli, 46, his wife Keri, 46,…MORE

Remains found in California desert identified as those of missing Lauren Cho
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Remains found in California desert identified as those of missing Lauren Cho

Remains found in a San Bernardino County desert earlier this month belong to Lauren Cho, who went missing in June, authorities said in a news release. Determination of the cause and manner of death is pending toxicology results, the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Division said in a news release Thursday. “No further information will be…MORE

Families of Charleston church massacre victims reach an $88M settlement with the Justice Department
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Families of Charleston church massacre victims reach an $88M settlement with the Justice Department

The families of nine people fatally shot in 2015 at a historically Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reached an $88 million settlement with the Justice Department in their lawsuit over the shooter’s weapon purchase, according to agency officials and a news release Thursday. The settlements range from $6 million to $7.5 million per…MORE

North Port officials remove Gabby Petito memorial from front lawn of Laundrie family property
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North Port officials remove Gabby Petito memorial from front lawn of Laundrie family property

The North Port Police Department confirmed Thursday that the Gabby Petito memorial set up in front of the Laundrie family property has been taken down by city officials. According to Joshua Taylor, public information officer for the North Port Police Department, the memorial was removed Wednesday evening ahead of expected extreme weather. “Ahead of severe…MORE

Opening statements begin in trial over whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally was intended to spur violence
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Opening statements begin in trial over whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally was intended to spur violence

Opening statements began Thursday in the civil lawsuit filed against organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia — four years after one person died and dozens were injured in the chaos that ensued as White nationalists, White supremacists and counterprotesters clashed. The violence — which surrounded a rally to protest the…MORE

Family of 8-year-old girl fatally shot by police outside a suburban Philadelphia football stadium files lawsuit

Family of 8-year-old girl fatally shot by police outside a suburban Philadelphia football stadium files lawsuit

The family of an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot by police officers outside a suburban Philadelphia high school football game in August filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, alleging the officers willfully and maliciously caused her death and injured her sister. The mother and siblings of Fanta Bility are suing the borough of Sharon…MORE

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