Convicted serial killer Samuel Little may be linked to death of Arkansas woman

A convicted serial killer who has confessed to 90 murders in the span of 35 years and was known for sketching portraits of his victims may be linked to a death of a woman in Arkansas, according to officials. Authorities in the town of Pine Bluff are reviewing the death of 26-year-old Jolanda Jones after Samuel Little recently confessed to her killing. Little, who is already serving a life sentence for murdering three women in California, has made the series of confessions to the cross-country killings since last year while…

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UN health agency calls emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo’s biggest city this week. This is the fourth time WHO has convened the group to assess this virus outbreak. The committee has repeatedly declined to make such a declaration, which often brings more international attention and aid. This week a preacher with Ebola was identified after arriving by bus in Goma, a city of more than…

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Massive swarm of bees invades Yankee Stadium

The Bronx Bombers’ head-to-head against Tampa Bay wasn’t the only buzz at Yankee Stadium Monday afternoon — about 25,000 bees had to be hauled off after they descended on the outfield. The NYPD’s two-man beekeeping unit had to be called in to remove the swarm after it took up residence near Monument Park. “I’d like to thank @Yankees for being such a classy organization for calling a beekeeper to come in and safely remove the honeybees and having them relocated. #mlb #Yankees #nypdbees #beekeeping,” reads a message posted to the…

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Indiana police officer who fatally shot black man resigns, union says, due to stress, media attention

A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned, the local police union announced Monday. The Fraternal Order of Police said Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s resignation from the South Bend Police Department was due to stress and media attention given to last month’s shooting of Eric Logan. The union also pointed to “hateful things said on social media.” SOUTH BEND POLICE CALL OUT BUTTIGIEG FOR SENDING PIZZA RATHER THAN APOLOGY AFTER RACE COMMENTS “Sgt. O’Neill did…

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Fake fundraisers trying to capitalize on murder of internet star Bianca Devins

Fundraisers popping up online in honor of slain internet star Bianca Devins — whose gruesome murder was chronicled on Instagram by her alleged killer — are all fake, a spokesman for her family said Tuesday. Internet trolls are claiming to raise cash to help the Upstate teen’s heartbroken relatives, the spokesman said, adding her family hasn’t approved any official fundraisers. “Unfortunately, there are some fundraising sites that have been put up on the internet purporting to be raising funds for Bianca and these are not legitimate sites,” Devins’ family said…

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Accused Colts Neck killer is in more legal trouble

The New Jersey man already facing four counts of murder for allegedly killing his brother, sister-in-law and their two kids, then torching their Colts Neck mansion, is staring down a new legal hurdle — an insurance fraud charge. Paul Caneiro, 51, now faces a count of insurance fraud, punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday. The office declined to elaborate on what Caneiro is alleged to have done to warrant the new charge, but he’s accused of committing the November 2018…

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Texas social media influencer and aspiring musician PJ Simien III killed in car wreck

A popular social media influencer was killed when he was thrown from his Jeep in a single-car accident this week, according to a new report. PJ Simien III, who graduated from Texas A&M, and previously attended Kinkaid High School, was driving east in his Jeep Wrangler early Monday when his SUV rammed into sand barrels placed by the state Department of Transportation at an exit ramp toward the HOV lanes leading to downtown Houston, local outlet ABC 13 reported. His vehicle rolled over several times until he was ejected from…

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Hiker found days after vanishing claims knife-wielding man chased her

A California hiker and her dog were found safe this week after they vanished for four days into the woods — and the woman claimed she’d been chased by a man with a knife, according to a new report. Sheryl Powell, 60, disappeared Friday near the Grandview Campground in the Bristlecone Pine Forest area of Inyo National Forest, the Inyo County Sheriff’s office said in a statement. Powell took their 5-pound black and white dog, Miley, for a walk after she and her husband selected a campsite, police said. When…

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UN refugee agency ‘deeply concerned’ about US asylum

Enlarge Image A group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. AP GENEVA — The UN refugee agency says it’s “deeply concerned” about new US restrictions on asylum, saying it will put vulnerable families at risk. UNHCR comments late Monday came after the Trump administration said it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the US-Mexico border. The rule is expected to go into effect Tuesday and would affect many refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. It…

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Natural gas explosion at California home kills worker, injures 15 others

A gas company worker was killed and more than a dozen people were hurt when a natural gas explosion leveled a home in Southern California on Monday, according to officials. The blast took place shortly after noon in Murrieta, located about 80 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Firefighters and Southern California Gas Co. workers had gone to the home after a report that a contractor had damaged a gas line. SoCalGas officials told FOX11 the contractor did not call 811, a phone number to notify utility companies about projects that involve…

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