Classes were disrupted on Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) after a murder-suicide incident left two killed, a professor and the student gunman, who ended up shooting himself.
Authorities identified one of the fatalities as mechanical and aerospace engineer William S. Klug, a 39-year-old father of two who was known to be a kind and brilliant educator, Los Angeles Times said. His fellow professors described him as a gentle, sweet and nice colleague. more >>
LOS ANGELES — At least two people were shot dead at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, police and campus officials said, drawing a phalanx of police cruisers to the scene and prompting officials to lock down the campus.
Police had yet to report locating a suspect.
Los Angeles police spokesman Aareon Jefferson reported two fatalities from the shooting but could not confirm any details about the victims nor provide further information about the suspect. more >>
Friends and family of 57-year-old Pennsylvania Pastor Eliezer Leon are in mourning after he was dragged to his death in a shocking hit-and-run accident shortly after he preached at a local church.
According to ABC Action News 6, Leon, who is a pastor at Estanque de Sioloe Church in Germantown was struck by a driver late last Thursday night just moments after he dropped off a group of men overcoming substance abuse at a residential ministry at North Front and Diamond Streets in the Kensington section of Philadelphia called Soldiers of the Lord Recovery House.
Police said the preacher was dragged 20 feet on North Front Street after he was hit by a vehicle at about 10 p.m. more >>
Planned Parenthood is pushing California lawmakers to pass a bill that would criminalize reporters and media outlets that publish undercover video and audio of abortion clinic practices by convicting them as felons.
The unconstitutional bill aimed at silencing the press, Assembly Bill 1671, would ban reporters from reporting on their own recorded conversations and video footage as well as publishing reports on undercover investigations conducted by pro-life advocacy groups.
AB 1671 was authored by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, who in 2015 was the recipient of Planned Parenthood's Champion of Choice Award. If passed and signed into law by the state's Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, reporters could be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to two to three years in state prison. more >>
Pastor Jamal Bryant of Baltimore's 12,000-member Empowerment Temple Church said he was caught off-guard and without his usual entourage when he was ambushed and told to get out of Baltimore by activist PFK Boom during a community rally last Wednesday.
Boom, whose real name is Davon Neverdon, is co-founder of a group called "300 Gangstas," which seeks to reach the most dangerous people in the city of Baltimore.
Neverdon is captured in a now viral video posted on YouTube telling Bryant to take his henchmen and get out of Baltimore. The incident took place during the 148th staging of a weekly event called West Wednesday, organized by the family of Tyrone West, who died in a struggle with police officers during a traffic stop in July 2013. more >>
A Baltimore pastor was shot to death outside of her home in North Baltimore last Friday morning, and her murder has left friends, family members and investigators asking why.
Forty-one-year-old Latrina Ashburne, who worked as a teacher's aide at Francis Scott Key Elementary School and was an associate pastor at Kingdom Restoration Center church, was attacked and shot as she was leaving her home around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Police say that the gunman approached Ashburne as she was getting into her car on Rosalind Ave in the Cylburn neighborhood. When Ashburne tried to run away from the shooter, he gunned her down. She later died in a hospital. more >>