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A Florida woman is found dead, authorities ruled it a suicide, but her family believes she was killed

(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) — When St. Johns County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the St. Augustine, Florida, home of Jeremy Banks on Sept. 2, 2010, they found his 24-year-old girlfriend Michelle O’Connell lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head and dozens of prescription painkillers in her pocket.”Please get someone to my house!”…read more »

2 alleged shooting threats at separate Florida schools end in arrests on same day

iStock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Two Florida students in separate parts of the state were arrested Thursday after they allegedly posted school shooting threats online.In Broward County — the same district as the 2018 Parkland school shooting where 17 were killed — an officer said he learned Wednesday night from the school board about a school shooting…read more »

‘One of the largest cases of its kind’: Feds indict 80 people in $6 million fraud, money laundering scheme

Rawf8/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — U.S. federal prosecutors have announced a 252-count indictment charging 80 people, mostly Nigerian nationals, with being part of a widespread conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of scams and then launder the money.The federal grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday after authorities arrested 14 defendants across the United States,…read more »

Man dies after elevator malfunction in NYC traps him between car and shaft

iStock(NEW YORK) — A 30-year-old man was killed in a freak accident when the elevator he was exiting in his New York City apartment building suddenly plummeted, crushing him in the process.The man, identified as Samuel Charles Waisbren, was a resident of the building at 344 Third Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood of New…read more »