The president of a South Carolina Bible college has been accused of allegedly forcing international students to work with little pay, providing them with uncomfortable living conditions and threatening their immigration status should they fail to comply with his demands.
Reginald Wayne Miller, 65, a pastor and the founder of Cathedral Bible College, allegedly forced students to work 50 or more hours a week paying them only $50 or less. Students were also denied residences with hot water, heating or air conditioning, and were told by Miller that if they complained about their conditions they could lose their student visas.
Miller was arrested Thursday and is being held on $250,000 bail. more >>
Thousands gathered in the small, beachside college community of Isla Vista, near Santa Barbara, California, over the weekend to pray for the six killed and 13 injured as a result of a tragic shooting and stabbing spree that took place Friday night.
More vigils are planned to take place this week, including one candlelight memorial scheduled for the University of California Los Angeles on Monday evening.
The prayer vigil began Saturday at UC Santa Barbara's Storke Tower, with thousands of students and community members silently walking through campus to a nearby park in the small, unincorporated college community of Isla Vista to pray, light candles, and pay their respects to those killed in Friday's attack. more >>
Seven people are now dead including the suspected gunman Elliot Rodger, 22, after he went on a bloody 10-minute shooting rampage in the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, which also left seven others injured.
According to The New York Times, the gunman is the son of a Hollywood director identified by CNN as Peter Rodger who directed the 2012 film "Hunger Games." He was discovered dead with a bullet in his head after his black BMW crashed. It is unclear if the bullet was self-inflicted or the result of a shootout with police in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Alan Shifman, a lawyer for the gunman's parents, said his clients expressed concern to police about a month ago over their son's YouTube videos "regarding suicide and the killing of people." more >>
A 74-year-old Canadian man who pleaded guilty to unintentionally killing his 13-year-old daughter with a slap over her chores in 2010 was sentenced to a 60-day jail term Wednesday.
According to a report in the Montreal Gazette, Moussa Sidime, 74, a retired architect originally from Guinea, was charged in the death of his 13-year-old daughter Noutène after she died from a slap he meted out to her on Oct. 6, 2010.
Noutène, according to court records, upset her father when she mumbled something under her breath after he told her he wasn't satisfied with the way she had cleaned up the kitchen. Sidime, who entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in 2013, said he noticed that his daughter was crying after he slapped her but he left her to sit in the living room of the family's apartment. He later heard her fall to the kitchen floor where he found her unconscious and with low breathing. more >>
Neighbors and family of Ron Hillstrom, 44, of University Place, Washington, are now pleading for justice after witnesses who captured the incident on video say local police beat him as he cried out for help until he was dead.
"I sit here in my study room, supposed to be writing a final paper. I can't help but sit here begging God for it not to be true, begging for my uncle Ron not to be gone. It feels so wrong when the family gets together and you're not there. ... I love and miss you so so much," wrote the dead man's niece, Esprit Hillstrom, in a Facebook post.
WASHINGTON — Prisoners should be provided free education in order to reduce crime and recidivism, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich declared at a gathering of conservative advocates of prison reform.
Right on Crime, a Texas-based coalition of conservative public figures and elected officials, had a two day Leadership Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Tuesday and Wednesday.
Newt Gingrich gave remarks at the Wednesday morning session, describing some of the needs he believed had to be met for meaningful prison reform. more >>