A mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday left 20 people wounded, including four seriously. Authorities have taken a 16-year-old male student into custody.
Nineteen of those wounded are said to be students. The attack apparently occurred before classes began, with a security guard at Franklin Regional High School notifying authorities at 7:13 a.m.
NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio paused during the opening ceremony of Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention Wednesday to remember an NYPD officer and married father of four who died Wednesday morning from injuries he received trying to save residents from a fire in a public housing complex Sunday.
Officer Dennis Guerra was pronounced dead at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx at 6:50 a.m., according to the New York Daily News, and de Blasio asked a packed conference room of NAN supporters at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel to remember the fallen hero Wednesday.
"I know it's a national convention, but we in New York City this morning are hurting and I wanted to ask your indulgence for a moment," began de Blasio. more >>
The body of Dr. Teleka Patrick, 30, a Michigan woman who was reportedly "obsessed" with popular Gospel singer Marvin Sapp before she mysteriously went missing last December, might have been found floating in Lake Charles in Porter, Ind., according to local authorities.
An ABC report said a fisherman spotted something floating on the lake just after 7 a.m. Sunday, which turned out to be a female body dressed in dark clothing.
Patrick's family explained in the report that while the identity of the woman has not yet been verified, police told them it could be the body of their daughter. more >>
The wife of Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez was said to be in hysterics when she saw on TV that her husband was identified as the man who killed three people at the Texas military base on Wednesday before shooting himself. She was also questioned all night by authorities trying to put together a motive for the incident.
Neighbor Xanderia Morris told NBC 5 that Karla Lopez came out of her apartment hysterical when Ivan's name was announced on TV. Morris stayed with and comforted Lopez until authorities came to take her away.
The couple had moved into the apartment complex in Killeen with their young daughter about three weeks ago, with Morris describing them as "real sweet." more >>
A Trinidadian pastor has committed suicide after allegedly shooting and killing his brother and running over his nephew twice.
Vishnu Lutchmansingh, 54, a wealthy Pentecostal pastor, was in court on Monday on charges of fraud before he and his brother Krishan, began arguing. In the midst of the fight, Lutchmansingh reported pulled out a pistol and shot his brother dead.
After fleeing the scene, Lutchmansingh ran his car through a barricade blocking the entrance to his property, where he shot his nephew's vehicle several times before running over his nephew, Timothy Janitan, with his car. According to the Trinidad Express, "Lutchmansingh then put the car into reverse gear and drove over his nephew again." more >>
The pastor of a woman accused of murdering her 3-year-old son and the attempted murder of her 6-year-old son is speaking out about his views of the family and asking people not to judge but to pray.
Laurel Michelle Schlemmer of McCandless, Pennsylvania faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide after trying to drown her sons in the bathtub. This comes after she tried to back up over them with her van, causing one of the boys to have numerous broken bones and the other to suffer from internal injuries. Both boys were hospitalized after the incident, which was labeled an accident. There were no charges brought against Schlemmer, and the boys were left in her custody.
"Um, my two sons," Laurel said in the 911 call released by the Post-Gazette. "I think that they've, they've drowned in our bathtub. I, uh, let my 6- and 3-year old sons play in the bathtub a little bit before their bath this morning. And, uh, I was, and then I went to, to the restroom and, um, took longer than I should have or planned and then I came back. They're unconscious." more >>