Philadelphia teen street gang burglarized multiple Pennsylvania gun stores, stole nearly 100 firearms, DA says
Philadelphia's so-called "54th Street" neighborhood gang of teens burglarized three gun stores across Pennsylvania last year, stealing nearly 100 firearms, authorities said.foxnews.com
Daughter of former US intelligence director guilty of murder
The daughter of former U.S. intelligence director John Negroponte has been found guilty of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old man after a drunken argument inside a Maryland home. A Montgomery County jury on Tuesday convicted Sophia Negroponte, 29, of second-degree murder in the February 2020 death of Yousuf Rasmussen, news outlets reported.news.yahoo.com
'Community has been wiped off the map': At least 2 killed, several injured when tornadoes tear across South
At least two people have been killed and several others have been injured after an outbreak of severe storms spawned tornadoes that tore a path of destruction across the South on Tuesday and Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Former state AG back in jail for alleged probation violation
Kathleen Kane, 55, was behind bars at Montgomery County Correctional Facility outside Philadelphia to await a hearing. A message was left for her attorney in the drunken driving case. Once a rising star in Pennsylvania politics, Kane resigned as attorney general after being convicted in 2016 of perjury, obstruction and other counts for leaking secret investigative files to embarrass a rival prosecutor.news.yahoo.com
Trump says Biden can't enter a sports stadium in the US 'without being loudly mocked and ridiculed,' but the former president was booed at a 2019 World Series game
The former president himself was loudly booed during a 2019 World Series Game at Nationals Park, with some attendees chanting "Lock Him Up!"news.yahoo.com
Video shows man moving in car before police fatally shot him
Body camera videos released Tuesday show a 21-year-old Black man moving inside a parked car moments before police shot and killed him outside a McDonald's restaurant in Maryland. At a media briefing, Montgomery County police Chief Marcus Jones narrated a 28-minute-long compilation of bodycam video excerpts and a recorded phone call between police and the driver, Ryan LeRoux, before the July 16 shooting in Gaithersburg. Jones, who didn't take any questions from reporters, said police recovered a gun from LeRoux's lap after four officers opened fire on him.news.yahoo.com
Kansas man arrested in 38-year-old southeast Texas slaying
A 75-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, man has been arrested on a murder warrant in a nearly four decade old homicide in southeast Texas. Thomas Elvin Darnell was taken to the Montgomery County jail Thursday after being arrested Monday in Kansas on a murder warrant for the 1983 death of Laura Purchase, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer.news.yahoo.com
AP: Trooper charged in child rape hid checkered FBI past
An Alabama state trooper arrested last week on charges he raped an 11-year-old girl had been kicked out of the FBI amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations but was hired anyway with the apparent help of a forged bureau letter that scrubbed his record clean.
Texas has a record number of new voters. Where they are shows how the state has become more competitive.
But it’s also thanks to a surge of 1.8 million new registered voters since the 2016 election. But looking at where the new registered voters are can help us understand how the balance of voting power is subtly shifting in the state. Since 2016, they saw an increase of 630,796 registered voters, according to data collected by the Texas Secretary of State. These counties have had huge turnout and huge increases in registered voters this year, adding 533,098 new voters since 2016. They have gained 522,972 registered voters in total, and show no sign of turning blue.
Two killed in small-engine plane crash near Houston, DPS officials say
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – Two people are dead following a plane crash outside of Houston, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The crash happened Sunday morning after a fixed-wing, single-engine plane crashed into the neighborhood of Linnwood Drive and Elm Street, according to officials. MONTGOMERY COUNTY - @TxDPSSoutheast Troopers responded to a Fixed Wing Single-Engine (N26136) plane crash in the neighborhood of Linnwood/Elm St. Two confirmed fatalities identities unknown. pic.twitter.com/NAV8andmWc — TxDPS - Southeast Texas Region (@TxDPSSoutheast) October 25, 2020Officials said it’s unclear what led to the crash at this time. RELATED: US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office seeks man, 81, reported missing
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a man reported missing. Authorities said Kenneth Reeves, 81, was last seen Thursday night. Reeves is described by authorities as about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 156 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. Authorities said he wears eyeglasses, has a scar on his left arm and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information about Reeves’ whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800.
Nearly 80 Texas counties are opting out of Texas' mask order. Others are refusing to enforce it.
And a handful of other local governments have insisted that they won't enforce the order even though they don't qualify for the opt-out provision. But a few local officials without that freedom are also choosing not to enforce the order. He also said his deputies would not be required to wear face masks on duty because it could put them at a disadvantage during a physical confrontation. "I believe the vast majority of [people] were already wearing masks, and certainly were doing so in areas that they could not social distance," Ducay said. "And I believe that effort is continuing throughout, and our business owners and our citizens recognize that wearing masks provides a benefit in our ongoing fight with COVID."
Texas’ first Margaritaville resort opens
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – Texas’ first Margaritaville resort officially opened Friday. The Margaritaville Lake Resort in Lake Conroe is the first Texas-based resort in the Margaritaville portfolio, according to a news release about the resort’s opening. The resort and conference center is set on 186 waterfront acres on the shores of Lake Conroe. “It’s exciting to be the first resort to introduce the Margaritaville lifestyle to the Lone Star State, offering a quick, drivable escape from major cities like Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio,” Lisa Fasbender, general manager of Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston, said in a released statement. RELATED: Texas tubing outfitters forced to close ahead of Fourth of July, Gov.
How 'Scam PACs' fall through the cracks of U.S. regulators
(See related story here on how "scam PACs" operate)Scam PACs tend to slip through gaps among agencies that govern elections, charities and telemarketing, regulators say, leaving consumers exposed to misleading or fraudulent pitches. If PACs spend nearly all of their money on fundraising and salaries, fundraisers can say they their motives were sincere and it costs money to raise money, he said. Ultimately, changes must come at the federal level, said Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat who chairs the Federal Election Commission. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) Commissioner Ellen Weintraub poses for a portrait in this January 14, 2020 handout photo in Washington, D.C., U.S., Federal Election Commission/Handout via REUTERSPeople are getting ripped off, Weintraub said in an interview. Federal election laws were designed to prevent corruption, he said, not to protect consumers.feeds.reuters.com
Private tutor and former teacher facing new child sex assault charges while out on bond
HOUSTON - A longtime private tutor and former teacher out on bond for allegedly soliciting a student for sex was arrested Wednesday night for sexually assaulting a different teenager, investigators said. She now faces charges of sexual assault of a child and sexual performance of a child in Montgomery County. "Then we worked fast," Montgomery County Assistant DA Laura Bond said. Over the last two months, Lowry also instructed the boy to perform sex acts on another teenager while at the home, Bond said. "That child was instructed to perform various sex acts while under the supervision of the suspect."