11-year-old boy killed, 2 others wounded in two separate Wilmington shootings

WILMINGTON, Calif. (KABC) — An 11-year-old boy was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in Wilmington that happened just blocks away from another shooting that left a 9-year-old girl wounded Monday afternoon. Los Angeles police and firefighters responded to one scene shortly before 5 p.m. after the 9-year-old girl was found shot … Read more

Chicago police to beef up staffing after weekend violence

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police officials are cancelling days off for officers later this week and to cover weekend shifts after a recent spurt of downtown violence, according to an internal CPD memo obtained late Monday by the I-Team. Officers with two scheduled off days between Wednesday night and next Monday will be required to … Read more

We must find a better way to deal with low-level drug crime

Often, large systems keep grinding on in illogical and futile ways because no one understands how much their day-to-day actions hurt average people. An investigation by Sun-Times reporter Frank Main and Better Government Association reporters Casey Toner and Jared Rutecki lifted the veil on one such system: the long-running practice of arresting people for small … Read more

Harris County sergeant attacked and sexually assaulted by inmate, sheriff’s office says

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — An investigation is underway into the physical and sexual assault of a female sergeant by a Harris County jail inmate, according to authorities. The incident happened on Monday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Harris County jail on 1200 Baker Street. The sergeant reported being assaulted by a 27-year-old … Read more

Here and Now: Meet the journalist behind ‘Who Killed Malcolm X’ Netflix documentary

NEW YORK (WABC) — On this episode of Here and Now, we hear from the investigative journalist behind the documentary that led to the exoneration of two men falsely accused of killing Malcolm X. More than 50 years after the assassination of the Civil Rights icon, Muhammad Aziz and the late, Khalid Islam were exonerated … Read more

Mother, son identified as victims in deadly home shooting

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — A mother and son were shot and killed in the South Bay over the weekend, authorities say. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department identified 55-year-old Raquel Pitsenberger and Marco “Tony” Valadez Jr., 35, as the two shooting victims. Sheriff’s deputies Saturday responded to a report of gunfire inside an Imperial Beach home … Read more

Mercury part ways with coach Brondello after finals run

PHOENIX — Sandy Brondello is out as the Phoenix Mercury’s coach after leading the team to the WNBA Finals in her eighth season. The Mercury announced Monday that the team and Brondello mutually agreed to part ways and her contract, which expired after the 2021 season, will not be renewed. ‘She oversaw our program with … Read more