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Man accused of killing Kristin Smart pleads not guilty
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Man accused of killing Kristin Smart pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing 19-year-old college student Kristin Smart in 1996 pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. Paul Flores, 44, faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing Smart in his dorm room in California. Prosecutors say Flores raped or attempted to rape Smart, who was then a freshman at California Polytechnic State…MORE

‘I had no idea’: Mom finally meets officer who has been keeping her daughter’s memorial clean for years
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‘I had no idea’: Mom finally meets officer who has been keeping her daughter’s memorial clean for years

Indianapolis Police Officer Jeff Stagg wasn’t expecting any fanfare when he would stop to pick up trash and clear away the weeds around a roadside memorial for Shelby Smith — he just didn’t want the young woman, who was killed 22 years ago by a drunk driver, to be forgotten. On Monday, Stagg met Smith’s…MORE

Suspected human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park, FBI says
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Suspected human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park, FBI says

What appears to be human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie, including a backpack, have been found in the Carlton Reserve in North Port, Florida, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson. Another one of the items found was a notebook belonging to Laundrie, who McPherson said was “a person of interest…MORE

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to murder charges and apologizes for Parkland high school massacre
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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to murder charges and apologizes for Parkland high school massacre

Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who carried out the massacre of students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018, pleaded guilty in a Florida courtroom Wednesday to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. Cruz, 23, faces a minimum of life in prison and maximum of the death…MORE

Miya Marcano’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against her apartment complex
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Miya Marcano’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against her apartment complex

The family of 19-year-old Miya Marcano, who went missing from her apartment in Florida and was later found dead in a wooded area, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her apartment complex and the company that operates the complex in connection with her death. The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges negligence by companies that own…MORE

New York City vaccine mandate extends to all city workers and includes a new $500 bonus, mayor says
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New York City vaccine mandate extends to all city workers and includes a new $500 bonus, mayor says

New York City’s vaccine mandate now covers all municipal workers — and comes with a $500 bonus for those who start their shots between now and October 29 at a city-run site, the city announced Wednesday. “It’s a mandate now for all city agencies, all city workers. It’s time for everyone to get vaccinated,” Mayor…MORE

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