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    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. The state trial of three former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd is now set to begin on June 13. Their federal trial begins Thursday. The St. Louis Park City Council passed an emergency mask mandate. One hundred nurses hired through a Minnesota Department of Health program intended to provide relief to staff at Minnesota hospitals began arriving at health care facilities. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced lawsuits against two COVID-19 testing companies, Center for COVID Control and Doctors Clinical Laboratory, over deceptive practices. A man from St. Cloud affiliated with the anti-government group Boogaloo Bois was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a machine gun. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said that there would be consequences for Russia if it decided to invade Ukraine. Klobuchar recently returned from a trip with other senators to Ukraine. Article continues after advertisement AFSCME Locals 34 and 2822, unions that Hennepin County represent workers, filed notice of intent to strike. Southwest Voices published...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state court trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been rescheduled for June 13, after both the defense and prosecutors requested a postponement. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao face charges of aiding and abetting both murder and manslaughter. Their trial was supposed to start March 7, but both sides sought a delay because the three officers also face a federal trial on allegations that they violated Floyd’s civil rights while acting under government authority. Their federal trial starts Thursday with jury selection. Derek Chauvin, who is white, was convicted of murder and manslaughter for pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck as Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breath. Kueng and Lane helped restrain the 46-year-old Black man as he was on the ground. Kueng knelt on Floyd’s back and Lane held down Floyd’s legs. Thao kept bystanders from intervening. Chauvin pleaded guilty in December to a federal count of violating Floyd’s civil rights during the May, 25, 2020, arrest. He was sentenced to 22...
    A man who stole an ambulance from outside Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus early Wednesday afternoon was captured by New Jersey State Police, authorities said. The thief apparently got in and drove off as the actual driver emerged from the East Ridgewood Avenue facility. The ambulance company was notified and began tracking the rig, responders said. A short time later, the ambulance was stopped on the Garden State Parkway near Exit 157 in Elmwood Park, a little over seven miles from the hospital. Authorities then received an unconfirmed 911 call of the driver being assaulted by two men. It was initially unclear who they were or what might have prompted the purported confrontation. There was also an unconfirmed report that the thief might have been a patient at the hospital. State Police turned him over to the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, which has jurisdiction for incidents at the not-for-profit facility operated by Care Plus Bergen, Inc. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
    New Jersey State Police captured a man who authorities said stole an ambulance from outside Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus early Wednesday afternoon. The thief apparently got in and drove off as the actual driver emerged from the East Ridgewood Avenue facility. The ambulance company was notified and began tracking the rig, responders said. A short time later, the ambulance was stopped on the Garden State Parkway near Exit 157 in Elmwood Park. Authorities then received an unconfirmed 911 call of the driver being assaulted by two men. It was initially unclear who they were or what might have prompted the purported confrontation. State Police were turning the arrested man over to the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, which has jurisdiction for the hospital. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some 1,200 police officers were deployed to Rio de Janeiro’s working-class Jacarezinho neighborhood and its surroundings early Wednesday, marking the start of a state effort seeking to “reclaim territory,” authorities said. It remains unclear how the program will differ from a prior initiative along similar lines. The operation, which began at dawn, is part of a permanent effort to increase police presence and improve services in at least two favelas, Jacarezinho and Muzema, according to Rio state’s Gov. Claúdio Castro. More details will be released on Jan. 22, Castro said on his social media. “We have started a great process of transformation for the communities in the state of Rio. We spent months developing a program that changes the lives of the population, bringing dignity and opportunity,” Castro said. “The operations today are just the start of that change that goes well beyond security.” On videos shared on the Rio police’s official Twitter profile, officers could be seen with their rifles drawn cautiously entering the streets of the vast favela, where the city’s deadliest...
    A Kentucky woman is being charged with the murder of her infant son whose body was discovered back in October, following the results of a medical examiner's report.The 5-month-old baby was found dead in a Trigg County home on Oct. 26 from acute methamphetamine intoxication, according to a Kentucky State Police report finalized last month. The baby's mother, 28-year-old Shaylynn Curtis, was indicted on a murder charge following the presentation of the case to a grand jury. She is currently in the Christian County Jail.FLORIDA JOGGER USED MARTIAL ARTS TO FIGHT OFF ATTACKER WHO WANTED HIS BODY FOR ‘FANTASIES’ Kentucky mother charged with murder after baby dies from methamphetamine intoxication. (Kentucky State Police) How the baby ingested the drug was not detailed in the KSP press release.MERRICK GARLAND STRUGGLES TO GET ON TOP OF VIOLENT CRIME SPIKECurtis was initially charged with abuse of a corpse after a preliminary investigation revealed the baby passed away during the night of Oct. 25 in a home where she was living.Detectives say Curtis drove to a friend's house with the dead infant. Upon returning...
    WEST NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Chester County, authorities say. Pennsylvania State Police say the 15-year-old entered the roadway on the 700 block of E. Christine Road prior to his school busses red lights being activated. The boy was struck by a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction. The striking vehicle remained on the scene along with several witnesses to the crash. The boy suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital for further evaluation. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating this incident.
    A child was hit by a car while getting on their school bus on Wednesday morning, according to a release by Pennsylvania state police. Emergency crews were called to a report of a pedestrian struck in the 700 block of East Christine Road, West Nottingham Township, Chester County at 6:46 a.m., according to the release by Pennsylvania state police. The victim has been identified as a 15-year-old boy, who entered the roadway prior to his school bus turning on the red lights to signal to other vehicles that it was stopping, police say. The boy was hit by a car in the opposing lane of traffic, according to police. The striking vehicle remained on scene along with several witnesses to the crash, according to the release. The boy "suffered minor injuries and was transported to A.I. Dupont," as stated in the release. There is no word if charges have been filed.
    Three people were injured in a shooting at a mall in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, according to a release by Pennsylvania state police. Crews were called to a report of multiple shots fired during an altercation in the parking lot of the Rural King store at Clearview Mall in Center Township, Butler County, around 6 p.m., according to the release by state police. One person was flown by medical helicopter,  according to emergency dispatchers.  All three victims sustained minor injuries, according to the release. The victims were identified as Damian Bluestone, 19, of Butler County; Ryan Erhman, 21, of Butler County; and a juvenile male, police stated in the release. Carlos Gonzalez Carril, 24, of Butler County is sought by police as the prime suspect in this incident, according to the release. The shooting is being investigated as "criminal attempt homicide," as stated in the release.
    Almost to the day of the 15-year anniversary of the brutal murders of a Hudson Valley family of five, Oxygen's true-crime series, "Family Massare," will air a segment on the event. The show will tell the horrific murder story of the Morey family of the Dutchess County town of Fishkill that took place on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007. The murder was uncovered that Friday when firefighters responded to a house fire on Route 82, and after battling the blaze, the New York State Police announced they had found the bodies of three young brothers, Manuel, age 13, Adam, age 10, and Ryan Morey, age 6 and their parents Manuel, age 33, Tina Morey, age 30. The boys had been beaten and stabbed to death; the parents had been shot execution-style, according to a Fox News report from the time of the murder. State Police believed the fire was set to cover up one of the most brutal murders the Hudson Valley had ever seen. According to published reports from the time of the murders, Manuel Morey allegedly had a cocaine...
    Attorney George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE is criticizing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems barrel towards voting rights vote with no outcome The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Voting rights week for Democrats (again) Trump-DeSantis tensions ratchet up MORE (R)'s plans to establish a police agency to oversee elections in the state.   "It's all play-acting, it's performance art," Conway, who made a name for himself as a high-profile critic of the Trump White House, said during an appearance on CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday. The governor's proposal seeks $6 million to hire 52 people to establish the Office of Election Crimes and Security which would be part of the Flordia Department of State. DeSantis wants the office to specifically “investigate, detect, apprehend, and arrest anyone for an alleged violation” of election laws, The Washington Post reported. "It's designed for DeSantis to protect himself ......
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bishop Ford Freeway was shut down at 115th Street for a period of time during the Tuesday evening rush after shots were fired. At 6:15 p.m., Illinois State Police were called to the southbound Bishop Ford (I-94) for an expressway shooting. No injuries were reported. Southbound lanes were shut down temporarily, but later reopened. Anyone who witnessed the gunfire or knows anything about what happened is asked to call Illinois State Police at (847) 294-4400, or email ISP.CrimeTips@Illinois.gov.
    A 58-year-old man was airlifted with serious injuries after getting trapped underneath a tree in Hunterdon County Tuesday afternoon, state police confirmed. The tree fell on the man near a home on Byram Kingwood Road in Kingwood Township around 1:40 p.m., NJSP Sgt. Alejandro Goez told DailyVoice.com. The man was airlifted to Capital Health in Trenton for treatment of serious injuries, Goez said. The investigation was ongoing. Additional details were not released.
    A car slammed into a central Pennsylvania business after the driver jumped out of it during a police chase on Saturday, according to a release by Pennsylvania state police. Darryl "DJ" Edward Royal Jr., 32, of Middletown, jumped out of a moving vehicle, continuing to run away-- while the car slammed into a local business, according to Pennsylvania state police. Police initially attempted a traffic stop of a dark blue 2004 Honda Pilot PA license LRX2021 operated by Royal along Interstate 283 in Swatara Township on Jan. 15 at approximately 1:15 a.m., according to the release. Instead of stopping, Royal continued to the Red Roof Inn on Eisenhower Boulevard at a high rate of speed, but as the car crossed the parking lot onto the grass--  he jumped from the vehicle and continued to flee from police on foot, according to the release. The car rolled into Smoke Shop One, "causing significant damage to the building and items inside," as stated in the release. When Royal was apprehended, police learned he had been driving under the influence and was...
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man who was lying on a road in a Denver suburb died after he was run over by a police vehicle, authorities said Tuesday. The 37-year-old man from Salt Lake City was hit Monday night by an Aurora Police Department officer driving a fully marked police SUV, the Colorado State Patrol said in a statement. The unidentified man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had been wearing dark clothes and was seen drunk at a nearby store before he was run over, according to a statement from the state patrol, which is investigating the crash. The police officer driving the vehicle was on duty but not responding to a call when the man was run over, the state patrol said. The officer, who was not identified, requested medical help after hitting the man, the statement said. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A man wanted on multiple assault charges was arrested over the weekend after escaping from a Massachusetts hospital in September. Darren Devine, age 30, was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 15, after he was seen walking in Highway 32 in Brantley County, Georgia, Massachusetts State Police reported. State Police said Devine is wanted on multiple arrest warrants in Orleans District Court and Barnstable District Court for charges including: Assault with intent to rape Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon Domestic assault and battery Strangulation Breaking and entering in the nighttime Vandalism Intimidation Possession of a Class B narcotic with intent to distribute Larceny Motor vehicle violations Police said Devine escaped from the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston on Sept. 11. He had been sent to the hospital by a judge, authorities said. He reportedly scaled a high fence in the holding facility and ran away from the hospital. The MSP Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and members of the US Marshals Boston searched for Devine, but were unable to locate him. Devine was known to law enforcement for his...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash Monday in Montgomery County that left a 32-year-old man dead, authorities said Tuesday. Shortly after 9 p.m., troopers were called to a scene on Interstate 495 near U.S. Route 29 in Rockville in response to a body lying on the highway’s shoulder, Maryland State Police said. READ MORE: Man Killed & 16-Year-Old Wounded In East Baltimore Shooting, Police SayThe body was later identified as that of 32-year-old Danny Junior Beckford of Washington, D.C. His body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore for an autopsy. READ MORE: Man, 23, Killed In Southwest Baltimore Shooting, Police SayBased on a preliminary investigation, authorities believe Beckford was walking in the area when he was hit, though it remains unclear why he was walking along the roadway. Authorities have yet to determine when exactly the collision occurred, where the 32-year-old was when he was struck or what type of vehicle was involved in the deadly crash. MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Sunshine, But Still Chilly TuesdayAnyone with information about this case is...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Colorado State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash after an on-duty Aurora police officer driving a police car hit and killed a pedestrian near a residential area Monday night. According to Aurora Police Departments tweet, law enforcement officers responded to the crash at the intersection with E Quincy Avenue and S Nucla Street, where the pedestrian hit by the police cruiser was pronounced dead at the scene. #APDTrafficAlert: Officers are on scene of a crash at Quincy/Nucla. A pedestrian was struck by an on-duty APD officer driving a police car & tragically pronounced deceased on scene.@CSP_News is investigating this crash as well as handling media inquires about this incident. pic.twitter.com/1hTOjzin0d — Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) January 18, 2022 Quincy was closed between S Memphis Street and S Buckley Road for several hours before the scene cleared overnight. There is no further information at this time.
    The first Black mayor of Aurora, Illinois, Richard Irvin, announced on Monday that he would join Illinois' gubernatorial race, running as a Republican. Irvin is the fifth person to join the crowded field seeking the GOP's top spot ahead of a primary and the November election in an effort to challenge incumbent Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D).  In a video announcing his candidacy, Irvin described his vision for Illinois as a place "where a growing economy provides ladders of opportunity for anyone willing to work, where families are safe, where kids are educated not indoctrinated." Among other issues discussed in the video, the mayor of Illinois’ second-largest city addressed defunding the police. "Defund the police is dumb, dangerous and it costs lives," he said, adding that he believed that "all lives matter" and said that crime in Aurora was down because the police budget was up.  Irvin, an Army veteran and former prosecutor, would be the state’s first Black governor if elected. He will run with 29-year-old Rep. Avery Bourne, who was the youngest lawmaker to be appointed in Illinois when...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State Police responded to 46 crashes and 50 disabled vehicles on Monday after snow covered much of the state on Sunday evening, the agency said. Glyndon in Baltimore County and Columbia in Howard County both saw three inches of snow accumulation, and parts of Western Maryland saw between 4 1/2 and 8 inches. #FirstAlert: Here's a look at snow totals from last night. Fort Ritchie in Washington County picked up over 8"! #WJZ #MDWX pic.twitter.com/d3IIIC9P7a — Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) January 17, 2022 READ MORE: Hundreds Of Saliva Samples Expire From Ripken Stadium COVID-19 Testing SiteThe freezing rain the followed the snowfall left sloppy, slick conditions on some roads and sidewalks. Between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Maryland State Police responded to 537 calls for service, the agency said. #UPDATE From 3a-3p today, @mdsp responded to 46 crashes and 50 disabled/unattended vehicles and answered 537 calls for service. Follow https://t.co/jxqlSYD4wc for the latest road conditions. (1/2) — MD State Police (@MDSP) January 17, 2022 READ MORE: American Visionary Art Museum Hosts MLK Day Poetry...
    Two people died in a house fire early Monday in Lancaster, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the home on the 100 block of Little Britain Church around 3:35 a.m., where flames consumed the first floor, PA State Police Trooper Kevin Kochka said. During the overhaul process, two victims were found dead. Their identities have not been confirmed and the investigation into the cause of the fire is being led by the Pennsylvania State Police, Fire Marshall Unit.  A preliminary investigation revealed that the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature at this time. All units cleared the scene at 1:11 p.m. For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
    DOVER, N.H. (CBS) – No one was hurt when a driver slammed into a New Hampshire State Police cruiser Monday morning. It happened while the trooper was on scene of a crash on Route 16 North in Dover. A driver crashed into a New Hampshire State Police cruiser in Dover. (Image Credit: New Hampshire State Police) The trooper was not inside the cruiser when it was hit. No injuries were reported. Route 16 was closed for about 30 minutes after the crash but has since reopened.
    Police are investigating a double-fatal, head-on overnight crash on a stretch of I-95. It happened around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 in New Haven County in the Town of Guilford. Connecticut State Police say a 2018 Toyota Highlander was traveling northbound between exits 56 and 57 and a 2011 Toyota Highlander SE was traveling southbound on I-95 north, the wrong way on the highway, in between those exits.  The two Highlanders then collided into each other head-on and came to rest in the left travel lane of the highway, police said.  The driver of the 2018 Highlander, Jose Diaz, age 35, of Providence, Rhode Island,  was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries he sustained in the collision, said police.  The operator of the 2011 Highlander SE was pronounced dead at the scene, said police. State Police identified him as Klever Cordova, age 46, of Guilford. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The incident remains active and is currently under investigation, state police said.  Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Trooper Roland at Troop F,...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati state-run news agency, quoting police, says suspected drone attacks in Abu Dhabi kill 3 people, wound 6. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — Two people are dead after New Jersey State Police say the car they were in hit a box truck before crashing into a utility pole. The crash happened on Jacksonville Road in Springfield Township around 3:54 a.m. The agency said a BMW 325xi with four passengers was headed south when a Hino box truck turned left out of a driveway. The car hit the back of the truck before striking a utility pole and a culvert. Driver Tyshaun Cater, 24, of Mount Holly, and backseat passenger Christopher Blackmon, 53, of Browns Mills, were thrown from the car and died at the scene. The other two passengers are recovering, officials said. The crash is still under investigation.
    BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — One person is hospitalized after a box truck and car crashed early Sunday morning, according to Burlington Township Police Department. The crash happened on Jacksonville Road around 3:54 a.m. The department said details are limited about the crash, but the New Jersey State Police are investigating. There is no update on the victim’s condition or cause of the crash.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –– Police say a driver in a stolen vehicle fled a traffic stop before crashing on Interstate 394 in Minneapolis Saturday night. The crash occurred on eastbound Interstate 394 near Theodore Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis around 9 p.m. and caused backups. Traffic slowly getting moving on eastbound 394 near Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis. Crash in the middle of the road and police out investigating. @WCCO pic.twitter.com/I61PBzygNr — Nick Streiff (@nickstreiff) January 16, 2022 READ MORE: Duluth Police: Man Fatally Punched, Suspect ArrestedAccording to the Minnetonka Police Department, authorities were not pursuing the driver when they crashed. The driver ran from the scene and was arrested in a nearby neighborhood. Another person who was in the car was also arrested, police said. READ MORE: Proctor High School Student Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teammate In Locker RoomThe state patrol also assisted. The patrol also assisted earlier with another crash on northbound Highway 52 near Southview Boulevard in South St. Paul. Crash on northbound Highway 52 near Southview Blvd. in South St. Paul. Traffic getting by in the right lane....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –– Police say a stolen vehicle cause a crash on Interstate 394 in Minneapolis Saturday night. The crash occurred on eastbound Interstate 394 near Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis around 9 p.m. and caused backups. Traffic slowly getting moving on eastbound 394 near Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis. Crash in the middle of the road and police out investigating. @WCCO pic.twitter.com/I61PBzygNr — Nick Streiff (@nickstreiff) January 16, 2022 READ MORE: Duluth Police: Man Fatally Punched, Suspect ArrestedState Patrol says it was a stolen vehicle and is assisting the Minnetonka Police Department. READ MORE: Proctor High School Student Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teammate In Locker RoomState Patrol also assisted earlier with another crash on northbound Highway 52 near Southview Boulevard in South St. Paul. Crash on northbound Highway 52 near Southview Blvd. in South St. Paul. Traffic getting by in the right lane. Working to learn more from State Patrol. @WCCO pic.twitter.com/zUFvzJVwXR — Nick Streiff (@nickstreiff) January 16, 2022 No injuries were reported. MORE NEWS: Rochester Man Sentenced 10 Years For Arson Of Minneapolis Pawn Shop 
    Reuters on Thursday pointed to a particularly grim indicator of Libyan government malfunction: a pile of 742 dead Islamic State fighters have been rotting in refrigerated food containers outside the city of Misrata since 2016 – and growing quite fragrant due to intermittent power outages. Some of the bodies are foreign nationals who remain uncollected by their home governments. The refrigerators are sitting in a “dusty corner” of a police compound near Misrata, Libya’s second-largest city and the setting for major battles during each of the factional wars that have erupted after former U.S. President Barack Obama, at the urging of his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, invaded and destabilized the country a decade ago.  “The compound, run by a police unit and surrounded by fences and security cameras, reeks of decay. Weeds grow between the containers and an abandoned forensic tent stands under the burning sun,” Reuters wrote. Food refrigerated containers, that hold corpses of alleged Islamic State fighters, are pictured in Kararim, near Misrata, Libya January 4, 2022. (Libyan Criminal Investigation Bureau/Handout) Some of the bodies piled...
    NASHUA, N.H. (CBS) — The “extreme cold” in the forecast for Saturday has canceled testing at four state-run COVID-19 testing sites in New Hampshire. “Temperatures on January 15 are expected to be in the teens with a real feel of 40 degrees below zero,” New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. “After consultation with the National Weather Service, the outdoor testing sites in Claremont [River Valley Community College], Manchester [JFK Colosseum], Nashua [25 Crown Street] and Newington [Fox Run Mall] will be closed out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of staff and patients.” READ MORE: Police Respond To Stabbing At Brockton High SchoolThe closed sites are expected to reopen Sunday at 9 a.m. READ MORE: Pile-Up Crash In Hingham Caused By Distracted Driving, Police SayAnyone seeking a test on Saturday is encouraged to turn to more than 100 indoor testing sites in the state. MORE NEWS: 'Sick To My Stomach': Dollar Tree Fanatics Protest New $1.25 PricesClick here for more information about COVID testing in New Hampshire.
    A driver was injured in a single car crash last week in Berks County, authorities said. Virginia Zartman, 76, was driving westbound on Old 22 about 1/4 mile west of Saddle Road in Greenwich Township when her car left the south side of the road and struck a utility pole around 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 5, Pennsylvania State Police said. Zartman, of Womelsdorf, was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries while her GMC Denali was towed from the scene, police said.  Witnesses reportedly told police she was distracted at the time of the crash. Zartman is expected to recieve a citation for careless driving. Eastbound traffic was detoured for around two hours due to downed wires. No other injuries were reported.
    During the last two years, public safety was a top issue at the Minnesota Legislature, where conversation centered mainly on police accountability measures after the killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright. Public safety again figures to be top of mind in St. Paul when the Legislature convenes on Jan. 31, but this time with a new focus: violent crime. Republican and Democratic state lawmakers say they will roll out a host of plans aimed at reducing crimes like carjackings and robberies that have plagued the Twin Cities metro area over the past year. Lawmakers in both major parties often argue public safety should not be politicized. And both say they expect to work to find common ground on policy to address crime. At the same time, crime is expected to be a potent campaign issue later this year, a situation that could fuel a rancorous and partisan debate at the Capitol. The House is controlled by Democrats while the Senate is held by Republicans, and both legislative chambers will be up for grabs in November elections. The first glimpse...
    HELP SOUGHT: Two SUV drivers boxed-in a tractor-trailer driver on the New Jersey Turnpike, then assaulted him and fled after he got out of his rig in what State Police called a road-rage incident, authorities said. The drivers of two SUVs -- one white and one gray -- stopped the tractor-trailer driver on the southbound outer roadway in the area of milepost 96.2 in Carteret around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. "The two suspects and the tractor-trailer driver then got out of their vehicles and engaged in a physical altercation in the right lane," State Police said. "After the altercation, the two suspects ran back to their vehicles and fled the scene before troopers arrived on scene." Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the events leading up to or after it (or perhaps has dashcam video) is asked to contact NJSP Detective Mike Silvestre of the Cranbury Station Detective Bureau at (609) 860-9000 ext. 4423. You can remain anonymous, State Police said.
    An investigation is underway after a person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on a busy Long Island roadway. It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 on the Northern State Parkway near Exit 34 in the town of North Hempstead. The driver was traveling eastbound on the parkway when the vehicle left the roadway, into the southbound shoulder, striking two trees and a light pole, according to state police.   The driver died of injuries sustained at the scene. Neither the driver's identity nor gender has been released. The collision is still under investigation and state police are asking for anyone with any information to call 631-756-3300. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    (CNN)The chief prosecutor for the city of Baltimore has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of perjury and two counts of making false statements on loan applications for the purchase of two vacation homes in Florida, according to court documents filed Thursday. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is facing perjury charges over documents she submitted to apply for loans against her retirement plan in 2020, according to the indictment. In doing so, allegedly she used a withdrawal option created under the CARES Act, passed to help people who were financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the indictment, when Mosby applied for two loans against her 457(b) retirement plan, she signed documents that indicated she "experienced adverse financial consequences" due to Covid-19. However, the indictment said her gross income in 2020 was $247,955.58, an increase of nearly $10,000 from the previous year. Read More Mosby received $36,000 in May and $45,000 in December of 2020 from her retirement account, according to the indictment. The money Mosby received allegedly went toward the purchase of two vacation homes...
    MOUNT AIRY, Md. (WJZ) — A mason jar of hallucinogenic liquid dropped and smashed Thursday afternoon in the evidence room of the Mount Airy Police Station, according to the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. A spokesperson for the fire company confirmed the substance was DMT, or N, N-Dimethyltryptamine. READ MORE: Silver Spring Man, 27, Killed In Laurel CrashNo injuries or contact with the hallucinogenic were reported. READ MORE: Transformation Of Left-Field Wall Underway At Oriole ParkOfficials said that at around 6:45 p.m., the mason jar was accidentally knocked or dropped onto the floor, and the contents spilled throughout the evidence room. Personnel from the Carroll County hazmat team worked with volunteer firefighters to clean up the spill. The Maryland Department of the Environment advised the station to hire a professional cleaning company to sanitize the room. MORE NEWS: National Park Service Awards Grant To Morgan State UniversityUnits cleared the station by 8:30 p.m., officials said. Multiple local agencies and Maryland State Police responded to the incident.
    One person died after becoming trapped in a car fire on Route 287 Thursday afternoon, state police confirmed. The vehicle went up in flames in the southbound lanes near milepost 32.2 in Harding Township just after 3:15 p.m., NJSP Sgt. Alejandro Goez told DailyVoice.com. There was one confirmed fatality, Goez said. Delays of 15 to 20 minutes were being reported, according to 511NJ. The investigation was ongoing, Goez said. Additional details were not released.
    Police in the area are searching for a man who jumped off a bridge in the Hudson Valley The incident took place at around 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 13 at the span of the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Ulster County. That's when officers responded to a 911 call of a man jumping off the bridge, said Chief James Janso of the Town of Lloyd Police. "An extensive search from multiple agencies was conducted and at this time the victim has not been located," Janso said. Janso said a vehicle was not found at the end of the bridge and no identification of any kind was found in the area. The investigation is continuing. Lloyd Police were assisted at the scene by: New York State Police New York State Police Aviation unit Ulster County Sheriffs Office City of Poughkeepsie Police City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department Highland Fire Department Ulster Hose Dive Team,  US Coast Guard  New York State Bridge Authority. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    Police in the area are searching for a man who jumped off the Mid-Hudson Bridge. The incident took place in Ulster County around 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, when the Town of Lloyd Police responded to a 911 call of a man jumping off the bridge, said Chief James Janso, of the Lloyd Police. "An extensive search from multiple agencies was conducted and at this time the victim has not been located," Janso said. Janso said a vehicle was not found at the end of the bridge and no identification of any kind was found in the area. The investigation is continuing. Lloyd Police were assisted at the scene by: New York State Police New York State Police Aviation unit Ulster County Sheriffs Office City of Poughkeepsie Police City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department Highland Fire Department Ulster Hose Dive Team,  US Coast Guard  New York State Bridge Authority. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s recently elected mayor unveiled a new police precinct in the city’s large Buckhead district on Thursday, as he tries to head off an effort to turn the wealthy, white enclave into its own city over concerns about a spike in crime. Meanwhile, a bill at the state Capitol that would allow residents of Buckhead to vote on secession suffered a setback. The Buckhead City movement is being led by a business consultant and political fundraiser who has cited the crime surge to argue that Buckhead residents would be safer with their own police force and municipal court system. Some opponents see racial politics at play. Secession would leave poorer, Black communities in Atlanta. The loss of Buckhead — a tony area of multimillion-dollar mansions and high-end retail shops — would be a financial blow that would diminish the city’s clout. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, who was sworn in this month, has made retaining the area a central focus of his early days in office, though he insisted on Thursday that the new police precinct was...
    Ex-officers up to 70 years of age are being pulled out of retirement in Upper-Austria to help enforce national lockdown rules in the province. Previously retired officers up to 70 years of age have been asked to return to active service in order to help enforce lockdown rules in the province. The state police department — under the instruction of Governor Thomas Stelzer — wrote to around 700 officers late last year to request they return to active duty. While those who accept the request will not be given a police uniform, according to a report by Kronen Zeitung, they will be considered to be in active service, and are to be deployed for 39 hours per week. The state is now in the process of attempting to return some of those contacted to active duty. “We have received feedback from 37 police officers who have been contacted, and they are now receiving their documents,” the governor’s office told the publication. “Nobody has signed it yet, and admissions interviews have to be held.” Retired state officials have also been contacted regarding their potential...
    Massachusetts State Police issued an alert to residents about a new scam involving parking meters.  A number of police departments in the nation have reported that fraudulent QR code stickers have been placed on parking meters, claiming that the QR code is a "quick pay" option, state police said on Wednesday, Jan. 12. This phishing scam brings people to a fake website, where scammers steal the payment information of those who think they're paying for parking, police added. Police said if residents come across these scams, they should report them to local law enforcement. Suspected crimes can also be reported to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center here.
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The leader of the Michigan State Police pledged changes Wednesday as the agency released an independent report finding that troopers disproportionately pulled over Black drivers in 2020 traffic stops. African American motorists were more likely to be stopped than expected under a series of benchmarks — including population, an analysis of crash data and a comparison of stops in daylight vs. night, according to the research done by the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice. The review, which had been commissioned by the department after it identified potential racial disparities, also said Black and Hispanic drivers were significantly more likely than White motorists to be searched or arrested after traffic stops. READ MORE: Alleged Oxford Shooter Ethan Crumbley Pleads Not Guilty“These findings demand immediate action. The people of Michigan deserve unbiased policing, transparency and accountability,” said Col. Joe Gasper, the agency’s director. He outlined a five-point plan to better understand and address the disparities. They include hiring an expert to recommend “systemic” policy changes, listening to communities of color and their leaders, and developing a dashboard with...
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police used forged documents that linked people’s DNA to a crime to get them to confess or cooperate with investigators, Virginia’s outgoing attorney general announced Wednesday. The city’s police department has changed its policy in the wake of the state’s probe, Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement. In a separate statement, the city said it had ended the practice in May after conducting its own investigation, but called the tactic legal. Virginia Beach police serve a city of about 450,000 people along the state’s coast. Officers used fake reports purporting to be from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science at least five times during interrogations between 2016 and 2020, Herring’s office said. The bogus pieces of paper included a seal and letterhead from the state agency, the AG’s office said. In two instances, the documents included the signature of a fictitious employee from the department, and in at least one instance, a forged report was presented to a court as evidence, the AG’s office said. Herring’s office did not say whether...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts State Police are warning drivers to be on the lookout for a new parking scam that can steal their bank and credit card information. Police said the scam, which was discovered in Texas, involved fraudulent QR code stickers placed on parking meters as a “quick pay” option. The QR code actually sends users to a fraudulent website to enter their details. They did not say the stickers had been spotted on Massachusetts parking meters. Drivers should not use these QR code stickers on parking meters and should report them to local police if they see them.
    SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a U.S. Navy helicopter hit several trees as it made an emergency landing in Isle of Wight County, leaving a passenger with minor injuries. State police were called around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to investigate the helicopter’s emergency landing in an open field in the Smithfield area. As the pilot landed in an open field, police say the helicopter slid into the woodline, striking several trees and damaging the cockpit and landing skids. The two pilots were not injured, but police say a passenger in the back was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. U.S. Navy Investigation and Security personnel are on scene and they have taken over the investigation. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A vehicle fire and a rollover crash led to road closures on Route 17 in the Hudson Valley. New York State Police reported on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 12, that drivers should avoid Route 17 in Orange County near Exit 120 in the Town of Wallkill. The eastbound lanes were closed due to a vehicle fire, and the westbound lanes were closed due to a rollover crash, police said.  As of about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, State Police said traffic was being diverted at Exit 119.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan kicked off the 2022 legislative session Wednesday by discussing his legislative priorities with reporters in Annapolis. Hogan highlighted his interest in passing crime-fighting legislation to shore up pay and training for police officers. He also wants to provide tax relief for Marylanders who run small businesses or are planning for retirement. READ MORE: 51-Year-Old Man Killed In Southeast Baltimore, Police SayThe governor, who already announced his intention to use last year’s budget surplus on tax relief, estimates this tax cut would bring $4.6 billion in relief for Marylanders and businesses. “We’ve pushed the largest tax cut in state history,” Hogan said. “It got passed last year nearly unanimously or unanimously. It was great working with the legislature to get that done.” The governor added that he was looking forward to “tripling down” on his efforts and providing more tax relief to struggling Maryland families, small business owners, but mostly to retirees who have been moving out of the state “because of the retirement tax.” This week, Hogan proposed the Retirement Tax Reduction Act and...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado lawmakers returned to the state Capitol for the 73rd General Assembly on Wednesday. House Speaker Alec Garnett called the chamber into order. (credit: CBS) Colorado Senate President Pro Tempore Kerry Donovan released this opening day statement, “Today we celebrate the first day of the 2022 legislative session. It is my pledge to work with my fellow Democratic and Republican colleagues to put Coloradans first. Together we will save people money, help keep residents safe and healthy, and set our students up for success. I am eager to get to work on these issues and protect our Colorado way of life.” (credit: CBS) After two legislative sessions largely devoted to the coronavirus pandemic emergency, Gov. Jared Polis and Senate and House leaders Monday say they also will focus on continuing efforts to limit health care costs, lay the groundwork for universal preschool education, invest in mental health services and tackle fire mitigation in the aftermath of the devastating Boulder County wildfire. Colorado, like much of the nation, also has seen escalating crime. In 2020 and 2021, lawmakers enacted...
    A driver was hospitalized after her sedan careened off the Garden State Parkway and into a townhouse on Wednesday, New Jersey State Police said. A chain-link fence may have braced the 84-year-old motorist's Mercury as it fell into the back of the Colfax Avenue development at milepost 155.6 in Clifton. The driver was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, NJSP Sgt. Alejandro Goez said. Brookside Towing hoisted the sedan from the street after it toppled bushes, hit the fence and dropped against the building nearly 100 yards from where it left the Parkway. Local police, firefighters and EMS also responded.  State Police were investigating.