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Los Angeles Police Department reports more homicides than they’ve seen in over a decade

The grim milestone comes as the city — like many others nationwide — continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic and all the social and economic fallout.
“A number we have not seen in over a decade—300 homicides in a year,” the department tweeted. “Senseless violence & tragic loss of life. “Our people are doing everything they can to stop the violence, but we need your help. If you have any info, report it. You can remain anonymous.”

The number is an increase from the 257 homicides reported in 2019, LAPD told CNN.

The latest death this year, the shooting of a 17-year-old boy who was riding a motorcycle near his house, struck the deputy chief particularly hard.

“I am HEARTBROKEN!!” Deputy Chief Emada E. Tingirides said on Twitter. “It’s has been a tragic weekend in Los Angeles to include the murder of a 17 year old riding his
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Wisconsin police arrest 15-year-old boy for Mayfair Mall shooting, say ‘bullets started flying’ during altercation

A 15-year-old Milwaukee boy who allegedly opened fire at a suburban Wisconsin shopping mall on Friday, sending eight people to the hospital, has been arrested, police said Sunday.



a car parked in front of a store: Police officers and FBI agents stand outside Mayfair mall in Wauwatosa on Friday after a multiple shooting inside the mall.


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Police officers and FBI agents stand outside Mayfair mall in Wauwatosa on Friday after a multiple shooting inside the mall.

Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the suspect was arrested Saturday night, adding that the shooting was the result of an altercation between two groups of people at Mayfair Mall.

“We do know there was some sort of altercation, and that’s when the bullets started flying,” Weber said during a Sunday press conference. 

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While police on Friday said witnesses described the shooter as a white man in his 20s or 30s, Weber said the suspect is an Hispanic teenager. A firearm was recovered during

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Medic, man and woman all shot in SW, D.C. police say

The EMS worker was shot after being sent there to help treat the first of the two civilian shooting victims. The second civilian was shot at that time.

One of the civilians was a man, and the other a woman.

It appeared from preliminary accounts that the first shooting occurred near the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE just before 4:30 p.m.

In a tweet police said a man was seen fleeing the area in a car.

Meanwhile, according to police spokeswoman Alaina Gertz, emergency personnel were sent to the area to treat the shooting victim.

At that point, Gertz said, the attacker in the first shooting apparently returned. Both the second civilian victim and the EMS worker were then shot, according to a preliminary account from Gertz. Police listed the site of that portion of the incident as the 3900 block of South Capitol Street SW.

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Resident reports car stolen at gunpoint by 2 men: Lakewood Police Blotter

LAKEWOOD, Ohio –

Robbery: Arthur Avenue

A man called the police at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 12 to report he was robbed at gunpoint outside his home by two men who jumped out of an older car, took the victim’s car and left eastbound on Athens Avenue.

Fleeing and eluding: Beach Avenue

Police at 6:10 a.m. Nov. 10 arrested a woman for fleeing and eluding and operating a vehicle while intoxicated and a second woman for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

An officer started pursuing the vehicle on Beach Avenue after noticing the license plates did not match the vehicle. The car took off at speeds up to 70 mph, according to a police event report. At one point, on Homewood Avenue, the car went over a curb and into a yard. The chase ended on Homewood and two occupants of the vehicle were detained.

Theft: Cove Avenue

Police at 7:02 p.m.

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Police search for suspect in Wisconsin mall shooting

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Just reading his newspaper and minding his own business — in other people’s driveways: Hunting Valley Police Blotter

HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio

Suspicion: Cedar Road

A resident reported shortly after noon on Nov. 14 that there was a Honda parked in their shared driveway with an unidentified man inside reading a newspaper. When asked if someone could help him, he said no and then left to go park in someone else’s driveway, before leaving the area. The call to police came about 15 minutes afterward and the driver could not be located.

Property damage: Whisperwood Drive

Likely resulting from high winds on Nov. 15, a fallen tree struck a house and broke, leaving a hole in the roof, along with other minor damage. No one was home at the time it was reported, just before 7 p.m.

Tree down: Fairmount Boulevard

An officer was attempting to remove a large tree branch from the roadway with a crew from the village Service Department en route around 7:15 p.m. on

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Massachusetts man tells two hikers he has Covid-19 and then spits on them for not wearing masks, police say

Massachusetts police are looking for a man who told two hikers who weren’t wearing masks he had Covid-19 and spat at them several times Sunday.



map: A video appearing to show a man spit on two hikers took place at Midstate Trail in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, on November 15, 2020.


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A video appearing to show a man spit on two hikers took place at Midstate Trail in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, on November 15, 2020.

The man told the hikers it was the “law” to wear masks, saying they were selfish and “completely irresponsible” before spitting at them.

The incident took place at the Hudson Overlook on the Midstate Trail in Ashburnham, police say.

The Ashburnham Police Department provided CNN with a one-minute long video of the incident. CNN is not showing the video at this time.

Police did not provide the identity of the women who took the video. CNN cannot confirm what happened prior to the beginning of the video.

Police say an older man and woman approached the two women.

In

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Bomb squad responds to drug bust after police find homemade explosive device

CASS COUNTY, MI – Two adults were arrested in a southwest Michigan drug bust where police found a homemade bomb and a “large amount” of Methamphetamine.

The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team conducted a search warrant Friday, Nov. 20, in the 70000 block of Irving Drive in Ontwa Township, according to a news release issued by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, police detained a 44-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman and began to search the premise, according to the release.

Authorities found an Improvised Explosive Device, or a “homemade bomb,” inside the residence and halted the search until the Berrien County Bomb Squad arrived. Police warned neighbors of the residence so they could vacate the area, the release said.

Police resumed the search after the residence was secured and found a “large amount” of Methamphetamine, Methamphetamine paraphernalia and a firearm, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police arrested a

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Dallas police release images of gunman in fatal shooting of rapper MO3 on Interstate 35E

Dallas police released images of the man they said fatally shot rapper MO3 last week on a highway in Oak Cliff.

The 28-year-old rapper, whose legal name was Melvin Noble, was driving north on Interstate 35E just before noon Nov. 11 when he stopped between Illinois Avenue and Clarendon Drive.

A man in a black car, possibly a 2014-15 Chevy Camaro, also stopped and approached Noble’s vehicle. He was carrying a rifle.

Noble got out of his vehicle and tried to run but was shot multiple times. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. A second person was wounded.

The gunman then drove north on the interstate in the black car, police said.

The images released by police this week show a man in a ski mask wearing a dark shirt and light-colored pants.

Texas DPS troopers make a traffic stop at Pennsylvania and Myrtle, near the intersection of Malcom X Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Dallas, on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers have been patrolling areas of Dallas since Gov. Greg Abbott offered DPS resources to Dallas after a major spike in homicides in May. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Authorities have said they did not know the gunman’s motive but called the shooting

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Canada court expected to hear from more police witnesses in Huawei CFO’s U.S. extradition case

By Sarah Berman



a group of people standing around a bag of luggage: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves court in Vancouver


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Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves court in Vancouver

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A Canadian court is expected to hear from additional police witnesses on Friday as the second week of witness testimony wraps up in the case to extradite the chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to the United States.

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The defense team will finish examining Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) superintendent Sowmith Katragadda, then prosecutors will likely question Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) constable Gurvinder Dhaliwal. Both men were involved in the investigation and subsequent arrest of Meng Wanzhou two years ago at Vancouver International Airport.

Meng, 48, was arrested on charges of bank fraud from the United States, where she is accused of misrepresenting Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] dealings with Iran, putting one of its lenders, HSBC, at risk of violating U.S. trade sanctions.

She

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