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Dozens of students were mistakenly told they got a full ride scholarship. The university plans ‘to make it right’

Dozens of students were mistakenly told they got a full ride scholarship. The university plans ‘to make it right’

Parker Christensen, a high school senior from Newaygo, Michigan, received a notification from Central Michigan University (CMU) on January 21 informing him that he had been awarded a prestigious full-ride scholarship to the university. University officials now say that Christensen and 57 other students received the notification in error. “When I opened up the email…MORE

Fallen NYPD officer saved 5 lives with organ donation, organization says
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Fallen NYPD officer saved 5 lives with organ donation, organization says

A New York Police officer who died days after a brutal shootout in Harlem saved five lives after his organs were donated, according to LiveOnNY, the organization that helped facilitate the donation. Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, donated his heart, liver, two kidneys, and pancreas to five patients needing lifesaving organ transplants, said LiveOnNY President and…MORE

Anti-Asian hate crimes increased 567% in San Francisco as lawsuit accuses DA of not doing enough
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Anti-Asian hate crimes increased 567% in San Francisco as lawsuit accuses DA of not doing enough

Anti-Asian hate crimes in San Francisco spiked 567% in 2021, San Francisco officials said this week. “That is significant, that is concerning, and that is alarming,” Police Chief Bill Scott announced Tuesday during a press conference addressing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community ahead of the lunar new year next week. The SFPD…MORE

San Francisco police have identified a 6th possible victim in a 48-year-old serial killer case and doubled the reward for information
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San Francisco police have identified a 6th possible victim in a 48-year-old serial killer case and doubled the reward for information

San Francisco police have doubled the reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspected serial killer known as “The Doodler” who targeted members of the city’s gay community in the 1970s — including a possible sixth victim publicly identified Thursday. The reward for information leading to the “identification, apprehension and conviction” of the…MORE

Arrest made in fatal shooting of husband of former Miss America contestant, police say
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Arrest made in fatal shooting of husband of former Miss America contestant, police say

A suspect is in custody following last weekend’s fatal shooting that claimed the life of the husband of a former Miss America contestant, according to police in Montgomery, Alabama. In a news release, the Montgomery Police Department said Thomas Hand Jr., 37, was shot and killed on January 22 on a street in Montgomery. Police…MORE

Standoff ends with Houston police shooting suspect taken into custody

Standoff ends with Houston police shooting suspect taken into custody

An hours-long standoff ended Thursday evening when Houston police took into custody a man suspected of shooting three officers, officials tweeted. The suspect, who police have not identified, came out at 7:45 p.m. CT with his hands raised and surrendered, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said. The man had a neck wound that likely…MORE

The NYPD has resurrected its controversial anti-crime unit. Success will be determined by avoiding mistakes of the past
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The NYPD has resurrected its controversial anti-crime unit. Success will be determined by avoiding mistakes of the past

In response to a wave of violence during his first month on the job — capped by a deadly attack on two police officers — New York City Mayor Eric Adams is resurrecting a controversial unit within the NYPD to help stem an increase in shootings, hoping that oversight and training will prevent the unit…MORE

New York couple charged after allegedly posting on social media about using fake vaccine cards to enter a Buffalo Bills game
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New York couple charged after allegedly posting on social media about using fake vaccine cards to enter a Buffalo Bills game

A New York couple faces charges after allegedly posting on social media that they had attended a Buffalo Bills football game at Highmark Stadium on January 15 using fake Covid-19 vaccine cards, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. All guests age 12 and older are required to provide proof of vaccination for Covid-19…MORE

Oklahoma death row inmate who requested firing squad is executed by lethal injection
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Oklahoma death row inmate who requested firing squad is executed by lethal injection

An Oklahoma death row inmate who had requested execution by firing squad was executed by lethal injection on Thursday, according to the state Department of Corrections. The execution of Donald Grant “was carried out with zero complications” at 10:16 a.m., state Attorney General John O’Connor said in a statement. In October 2021 the state resumed…MORE

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