Walmart Shooter’s Alleged ‘Kill List’ Found in Trash Can Outside Home: Report
Chesapeake Police DepartmentTwo victims remained in hospital late Thursday after the horrific mass shooting at a Virginia Walmart earlier this week as a “kill list” allegedly dumped by the killer in the trash outside his home before the rampage is revealed.The City of Chesapeake tweeted an update on Thursday afternoon, confirming two of those injured in Tuesday’s shooting were still under medical supervision; one in a critical condition and the other in “fair/improving” condition.“On this Thanksnews.yahoo.com
Mother charged in connection with disappearance, death of son in Georgia
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. — A mother has been charged in connection with the disappearance and death of her son in Georgia, officials say. >> Read more trending newsAccording to a news release from the Chatham County Police Department, Leilani Simon, 22, has been charged with malice murder, concealing the death of another person, false reporting, and making false statements in connection with the disappearance and death of her 20-month-old son, Quinton Simon. CCPD said on Friday, law enforcement searchers found what they believed to be human remains at a Waste Management Landfill site. According to WSB-TV, Quinton vanished from his house in the Savannah, Georgia, area on Oct. 5. “The FBI’s expertise was instrumental in solving this case and locating Quinton,” said Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley.wftv.com
Colorado Springs police identify 5 people killed at LGBTQ nightclub shooting, and 2 'heroes' who stopped the gunman
Authorities in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday released the identities of the 5 people killed in a mass shooting Saturday night at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, as well as the names of two heroes who stopped the gunman.news.yahoo.com
Man on the run after 11-month-old baby dies of neck compressions, stab wounds in Connecticut
NAUGATUCK, CT — A man has been on the run after an 11-month-old baby girl died last week in Connecticut. Officials say the baby’s death was from neck compressions and stab wounds. He is wanted for the murder of an 11-month-old baby that happened on Friday. According to WFSB, during a news conference Monday morning, NPD said the victim was an 11-month-old baby girl. She died of neck compressions and stab wounds.wftv.com
Police: Gunman kills 5 at gay nightclub, subdued by patrons
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — (AP) — A 22-year-old gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and injuring 18 before he was subdued by “heroic” patrons and arrested by police who arrived on the scene within about five minutes, police said Sunday. Two firearms, including a “long rifle,” were found at the scene at Club Q, said Colorado Springs Police Department Chief Adrian Vasquez. The FBI said it was providing assistance to Colorado Springs police, but said the police department was leading the investigation. “Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community,” the club posted on its Facebook page. Club Q is a gay and lesbian nightclub that features a “Drag Diva Drag Show” on Saturdays, according to its website.wftv.com
'Slow-walked justice': FBI insists it is prosecuting attacks on pro-life centers amid claims of politicization
Months after an attack on a pro-life pregnancy center, the FBI offered a reward for info on the person who firebombed the facility -- after Republicans in Congress began asking questionsfoxnews.com
FBI, Air Force Agents Mysteriously Raid House of Guy Who Runs Area 51 Blog
Earlier this month, agents from both the FBI and the U.S. Air Force raided multiple homes belonging to a man who runs a little-known blog about Area 51. That man, Joerg Arnu, said the swarm of federal agents in riot gear busted into his primary residence, handcuffed him, then marched him outside to wait in the freezing cold while they rifled through his apartment and took pretty much every piece of electronic equipment that he owned.news.yahoo.com
New Senate report finds FBI, DHS failing to address threat of domestic terrorism
The 128-page report is the culmination of the three-year investigation into the rise in domestic terrorism and the federal government’s response. At the same time, the report accuses federal law enforcement agencies of failing to systematically track and report data on domestic terrorism, despite a requirement to do so under federal law. “The FBI assesses that our top domestic terrorism threats are Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism and Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremism. But even under President Biden, who ordered a 100-day review of the federal government's efforts to address domestic terrorism upon entering the White House and, in June, released the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, federal agencies still have not managed to reallocate resources accordingly. “FBI and DHS must do a better job of monitoring domestic extremism on social media, while respecting civil liberties and constitutional rights,” Peters told reporters.wftv.com
Feds, tech fall short on watching extremists, Senate says
Growing domestic extremism has been linked to the country's widening political divide and a rise in distrust of institutions. The FBI emailed a statement to the AP defending its handling of domestic terrorism in response to the report. The agency has provided comprehensive reports to Congress on the threat of domestic extremism motivated by racism or antigovernment views and tracks it carefully, the agency said. Both agencies have previously defended their work to combat domestic terrorism, as FBI Director Christopher Wray did last year when he told Congress that violent extremists pose a mounting threat. Efforts by federal law enforcement to use social media to track domestic extremism have prompted questions about civil liberties and the targeting of communities of color.wftv.com
FBI: 1 juvenile made bomb threats against more than 50 historically Black colleges, universities
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The FBI believes only one juvenile is responsible for bomb threats against more than 50 historically Black colleges and universities. Earlier this year, many HBCUs were targeted, including Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. Read: Walt Disney World to raise theme park ticket pricesThe threats involved racial slurs, profanities and alluded to a bomb. Read: Publix to serve beer, wine at these Florida locationsFBI officials said the juvenile was prosecuted as a minor for an unrelated threat, but gave no information on those charges. Read: Orlando area set to host its first LEGO conventionClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Israel Defense Minister: US probes Shireen Abu Akleh killing
Abu Akleh's supporters accuse Israel of intentionally killing the 51-year-old, and have urged Washington to open a full investigation. Gantz, who is set to leave his post following elections earlier this month that vaulted Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back to power, served as defense minister when Abu Akleh was killed. In September, Israel acknowledged for the first time that Israeli fire probably killed Abu Akleh. Human rights groups have long accused the Israeli military of failing to properly investigate wrongdoing by its own troops and seldom holding forces accountable. Abu Akleh was shot while reporting on an Israeli military raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, long a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.wftv.com
Trump team, Justice Dept. spar over seized Mar-a-Lago docs
Dueling legal briefs unsealed Monday lay bare a continuing dispute over the status of thousands of records taken during an Aug. 8 FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. The disagreement is playing out before a veteran Brooklyn judge, Raymond Dearie, who was appointed to conduct his own review of the seized records and to resolve disputes between the two sides over claims of executive privilege and attorney-client privilege. “President Trump was still serving his term in office when the documents at issue were packed, transported, and delivered to his residence in Palm Beach, Florida,” the Trump team wrote. The Justice Department, for its part, accused the Trump team of "gamesmanship" and said that Trump was not entitled to claim as personal records documents that were clearly presidential. The FBI seized roughly 13,000 documents during its search of Mar-a-Lago, including about 100 with classification markings.wftv.com
Trump team, Justice Dept. spar over seized Mar-a-Lago docs
The Justice Department and lawyers for Donald Trump are at odds over whether the former president can assert executive privilege over documents seized from his Florida estate to shield them from investigators and over whether he can treat the records as his own personal belongings.
Threats to schools across US may be coming from overseas
WASHINGTON — (AP) — Federal agents believe a recent spate of threats and false reports of shooters at high schools and colleges across the U.S. may be coming from outside of the country, an FBI official said Monday. So far, officials have identified calls to about 250 colleges, 100 high schools and several junior high schools since early June falsely reporting explosive devices being planted at the schools or saying that a shooting was imminent. The official said investigators have been running traces on the numbers and internet addresses, which led them to believe the calls may be generated overseas. The update comes as academic institutions across the nation have faced a surge of threats, including many targeting historically Black colleges and universities. In those incidents, which happened in January and February, more than 50 institutions received threats that contained racial slurs, the official said.wftv.com
Threats to schools across US may be coming from overseas
Federal agents believe a recent spate of threats and false reports of shooters at high schools and colleges across the U.S. may be coming from outside of the country, an FBI official said Monday. Based on the FBI's investigation, those threats do not appear to be racially motivated, the official said, and investigators suspect the callers could be located outside of the U.S. The official said investigators have been running traces on the numbers and internet addresses, which led them to believe the calls may be generated overseas. The official spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the investigation.news.yahoo.com
Man arrested in connection to threat against New Jersey synagogues
Authorities on Thursday arrested a man accused of making a broad threat against synagogues in New Jersey that prompted a warning from the FBI last week. >> Read more trending newsFederal officials said Omar Alkattoul, 18, was arrested on a charge of transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce. Investigators said Alkattoul sent a document titled “When Swords Collide” to someone through a social media application on Nov. 1. On Nov. 3, the FBI warned that officials had “received credible information” about a “broad threat” against synagogues in New Jersey. He earlier told authorities that it was possible that he planned to conduct an attack but later said he did not really want to, officials said.wftv.com
US asks appeals court to lift judge's Mar-a-Lago probe hold
The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to lift a judge’s order that temporarily barred it from reviewing a batch of classified documents seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home last month.
Biden nominates US attorney for Florida Mar-a-Lago district
President Joe Biden has nominated a Miami litigator and longtime government lawyer to serve as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the office currently involved in the search warrants at the Mar-a-Lago home of former President Donald Trump.
Judge tosses Trump's Russia probe suit against Clinton, FBI
A federal judge in Florida has dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and former top FBI officials, rejecting the former president’s claims that they and others acted in concert to concoct the Russia investigation that shadowed much of his administration.
Trump search inventory reveals new details from FBI seizure
Along with highly classified government documents, FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump’s Florida home last month found dozens of folders marked classified but with nothing inside and no explanation of what might have been there.
Feds cite efforts to obstruct probe of docs at Trump estate
The Justice Department says classified documents were “likely concealed and removed” from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate as part of an effort to obstruct the federal investigation into the discovery of the government records.