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Arrest Made in Vicious NYC Attack Against Asian-American Woman
NYC Man Sentenced for
2021 Anti-Asian Attack
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NYC Man Sentenced for 2021 Anti-Asian Attack

Older woman, an immigrant, was brutally attacked in Times Square

(Newser) - The New York man who brutally attacked an Asian-American woman in New York's Times Square in 2021 was on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Brandon Elliot, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of assault in the first degree as a hate crime and one count of criminal...

NBA Player Arrested After Pregame Fight

Isaiah Stewart of Detroit Pistons was charged with punching Phoenix Suns player Drew Eubanks

(Newser) - Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart was arrested after things got ugly in the parking lot before the Pistons game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Phoenix police say Stewart was arrested for assault after an argument escalated and he punched Suns forward Drew Eubanks in the face, CNN reports. Officers...

Killer Mike Explains Grammys Arrest

Calls it a 'speed bump,' blames 'overzealous' security guard

(Newser) - Killer Mike is speaking out after the rapper won three Grammys and was then promptly arrested at the awards ceremony Sunday night. "As you can imagine, there was a lot going and there was some confusion around which door my team and I should enter. We experienced an overzealous...

2nd Member of Mahomes Family Lands in Legal Trouble

Patrick Mahomes Sr. gets DWI before son's Super Bowl game; QB's brother recently faced charges

(Newser) - The father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was arrested in East Texas on at least his third charge of driving while intoxicated, according to jail records. The legal issue comes as the younger Mahomes prepares to lead his team into the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers...

In This Train Station, an 'Unbearable Act'

Cops say man with knife, hammer injured 3 in Paris' Gare de Lyon station; suspect in custody

(Newser) - A man armed with a knife and a hammer wounded three people Saturday in an early morning attack at the bustling Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, another nerve-rattling security incident in the Olympic host city before the Summer Games open in six months. The man, carrying residency papers...

After a Gruesome Murder, a Horrifying YouTube Video

Pennsylvania's Justin Mohr accused of decapitating his 'traitor' father, displaying head in online clip

(Newser) - January has come to a gruesome end in Pennsylvania's Bucks County, where a man has been accused of beheading his own father and displaying his head in a grisly YouTube video. Law enforcement sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer that 32-year-old Justin Mohn was arrested Tuesday night in Fort Indiantown...

Cop Delivers DoorDash Order After Arresting Driver

'My deputies always follow through,' the Illinois officer's boss wrote online

(Newser) - You never know who's going to show up on your front porch with your food order, but for one Illinois customer, her meal delivery came via an especially surprising "driver." Sky News and NBC News report on a DoorDasher who was making a delivery in St. Charles...

Man 'On the Lam' Arrested 30 Years After Wife's Brutal Murder

Virginia's Jose Lazaro Cruz has been extradited back to States after trying to cross into Costa Rica

(Newser) - A Virginia man on the run for more than three decades has been extradited back to the States, wanted in the long-ago killing of his then-estranged young wife. In a Monday presser, officials with the Fairfax County PD announced that Jose Lazaro Cruz is in their custody, nearly two years...

Police Say Lauren Boebert Investigation Is Closed

Police clear congresswoman after Jayson Boebert withdraws accusation that she hit him

(Newser) - This file has been updated with police clearing Lauren Boebert. Lauren Boebert's ex-husband has been arrested days after a public altercation between the former couple in Colorado. Jayson Boebert, who called police Saturday claiming the Republican congresswoman punched him twice in the face, is himself suspected of misdemeanor assault...

Another American Has Been Detained in Russia

Robert Romanov Woodland, who holds dual US-Russian citizenship, is being held on drug charges

(Newser) - A man from upstate New York is Russia's latest arrestee. The Moscow Times reports that Robert Romanov Woodland, believed to be in his early 30s, has been hit with drug charges there, accused of the "illegal acquisition, storage, transportation, production, [and] processing of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, or...

Mom of Boy Arrested for Public Peeing Wants Case Thrown Out

She won't sign probation agreement subjecting 10-year-old to curfew, possible drug tests

(Newser) - The mother of a 10-year-old child who was sentenced by a Mississippi judge to three months of probation and a book report for urinating in public has refused to sign his probation agreement and has asked for the charge against her son to be dismissed, the family's attorney announced...

She Upbraided Relatives' Killer. 8 Years Later, She's Charged

Amy and Ross Vilardi accused in brutal 2015 slayings in South Carolina

(Newser) - Days after finding four relatives brutally murdered in South Carolina in 2015, a daughter of one of the victims gave an interview asking how the killer could live with themselves. According to police, it was a question Amy Vilardi should have been asking herself. Vilardi and her husband, Rosmore "...

Well, This Satanic Display in State Capitol Didn't Last Long

Ex-House candidate vandalizes representation of pagan idol erected by local Satanic Temple in Iowa

(Newser) - A controversial display erected in the state Capitol by the Satanic Temple of Iowa has been vandalized, after an earlier outcry about its presence in the government building, reports KCRG . "This morning, we were informed by authorities that the Baphomet statue in our holiday display was destroyed beyond repair,...

Stranger Charged With Killing Detroit Synagogue Leader

Officials say the suspect didn't seem to know Samantha Woll, dismiss hate crime possibility

(Newser) - The man held as a person of interest in the slaying of Samantha Woll, a Detroit synagogue leader, was charged with murder on Wednesday. Michael Jackson-Bolanos, 28, did not appear to know the victim, officials said. He faces murder, home invasion, and lying to police charges, the AP reports. Despite...

Former US Ambassador Arrested as Secret Agent

Ex-diplomat to Bolivia Manuel Rocha, 73, accused of secretly working to promote Cuba's interests

(Newser) - A former US diplomat has been arrested in Florida, accused of secretly serving as an agent for Cuba. WTSP identifies him as 73-year-old Manuel Rocha, who served as the ambassador to Bolivia from 2000 to 2002. A source tells the AP , which first reported on Rocha's arrest Friday in...

Sheriff Stands by 'Deeply Concerning' Arrest of Reporter

KJZZ's Alisa Resnick detained while covering pro-Palestinian protest outside Tucson Raytheon office

(Newser) - More than two dozen people were detained Thursday at a pro-Palestinian demonstration outside a Raytheon office in Arizona, including a local reporter who was covering the event. The Arizona Republic reports that KJZZ's Alisa Reznick was arrested by a deputy from the Pima County Sheriff's Department outside a...

Israel Releases Palestinian Poet of New Yorker, NYT Fame

Mosab Abu Toha was seized at military checkpoint while trying to evacuate: family

(Newser) - The Israel Defense Forces says Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha was released Tuesday, the day after IDF arrested him as he attempted to evacuate to southern Gaza, the Times of Israel reports. His wife and children had been allowed to continue on. The IDF says Abu Toha was among a...

Man Said to Be 4th ISIS &#39;Beatle&#39; Arrested at UK Airport
Alleged ISIS 'Beatle'
Sentenced in UK
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Alleged ISIS 'Beatle' Sentenced in UK

Aine Davis was arrested at a UK airport after he finished a 7-year sentence in Turkey

(Newser) - A man suspected of being the fourth member of the ISIS "Beatles" kidnap gang has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the UK for terror-related offenses. Aine Davis, 39, spent seven years in prison in Turkey for being a member of the extremist group and was arrested...

Man Accused of MTG Death Threat: 'You're Going to Die'

Sean Patrick Cirillo, 34, has been arrested after allegedly calling in to congresswoman's office

(Newser) - A Georgia man is in police custody after authorities say he called in death threats to the district office of GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Per the Hill , the Georgia congresswoman's office confirmed that such calls had been made, and that the caller had said he had a sniper...

Man Looking for Recyclables Makes Grim Find: Cops

Authorities fear torso found in Encino dumpster may be lead in case of missing 3; man arrested

(Newser) - Police officers who responded to a report of a women's torso in a dumpster in Encino, California, fear not just one life was lost, but three. Police have arrested a Tarzana man, whose wife and in-laws are missing, KNBC reports. A man who'd been searching for recyclables reported...

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