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Jul 20

What OJ Simpson juror thinks of Simpson now, two decades after criminal trial

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A juror who served on the 1995 O.J. Simpson criminal trial says his perception of Simpson’s innocence has changed over the years, but he ultimately stands by the not guilty verdict. “Based off the evidence as presented in the trial … the only conclusion I can come to …

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Jul 20

Minneapolis police release 911 transcript in fatal shooting of bride-to-be from Australia

iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minneapolis Police Department has released transcripts of the 911 calls placed by a bride-to-be moments before a responding officer shot her to death. Justine Ruszczyk, a 40-year-old Australian native, placed her first call to 911 Saturday night at 11:27 p.m. local time to report what she believed was a sexual assault occurring …

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Jul 20

Boy finds 1.2 million-year-old fossil while playing outside

(Peter Houde) Jude Sparks, 10, found an animal fossil near his home in New Mexico, which is now being preserved at New Mexico State University. Peter Houde Jude Sparks, 10, found an animal fossil near his home in New Mexico, which is now being preserved at New Mexico State University. (LAS CRUCES, N.M.) — A …

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Jul 20

Minneapolis police officers were startled by noise before fatal shooting of Australian woman

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Minnesota state officials have identified the two Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old Australian woman who called 911 on Saturday. Police have launched an internal affairs review of the officers’ use of force. Here’s what we know about the officers and the tragic death that took place …

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Jul 20

Arrest made in apparent road-rage shooting that left driver hospitalized

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — Authorities in Virginia say an arrest was made Wednesday in an apparent road-rage shooting Wednesday morning, that left a woman hospitalized and the vehicle she was driving riddled with bullets. The Alexandria Police Department said Wednesday that Ernest Stickwell, 58, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, had been charged with malicious wounding and use of …

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Jul 20

Wildfire forces evacuation of 2,000 from California town

iStock/Thinkstock(MARIPOSA, Calif.) — An entire California town was evacuated on Tuesday evening due to a 25,000-acre wildfire that had already destroyed eight structures, officials said. California fire officials issued an evacuation order for the town of Mariposa, which has a population of about 2,000, on Tuesday as the wildfire threatened to burn some 1,500 homes …

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Jul 20

Former prison guard believes O.J. Simpson has 'strong chance of getting out'

ABC News(NEW YORK) — O.J. Simpson will face a Nevada parole board Thursday after serving nine years in prison for armed robbery. Craig Arnett, a former guard at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, said he got to see Simpson regularly during his first three years working at the prison. Arnett described Simpson as a model …

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Jul 20

Everything you need to know about OJ Simpson's parole hearing

Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — All eyes will be on one of America’s most famous inmates, O.J. Simpson, on Thursday, as he appears in front of a parole board from behind bars at a Nevada prison. If granted parole, Simpson, who was acquitted of all criminal charges in the 1994 killing of his ex-wife, Nicole …

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Jul 19

Eyewitness who recorded dramatic video of deadly Arizona flash flood thought he was doomed

Brandon West(PHOENIX) — An eyewitness who captured video of the powerful flash flood that killed nine people this weekend in Arizona questioned during the ordeal whether he would even survive to talk about it. “You make the wrong step and you get sucked under. You just pray you make the right decision,” Brandon West of …

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Jul 19

Minneapolis police officers identified in fatal shooting of Australian woman

iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Minnesota state officials released on Tuesday night the identities of two Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old Australian woman who called 911 on Saturday. Matthew Harrity, who has been with the Minneapolis Police Department for one year, and Mohamed Noor, who has been with the department for …

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