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A man was caught on camera attacking his 38-year-old wife with a screwdriver as she was sitting in a New York barber’s shop.

The couple, who share custody of a five-year-old daughter, ended up brawling in the store before taking the fight outside onto the street.

The attack was a brutal one as the man walked up to his unsuspecting wife with a screwdriver hidden in his hand.

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Raquel Eleana Spencer, 28, was arrested and charged after she was found with heroin on school property on Wednesday. Police then added an additional charge of sexual assault on Thursday after they found compromising text messages to a student on her phone.

Raquel Eleana Spencer, 28, from Whitfield County, Georgia, was charged with sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority on Thursday after police found compromising text messages on her phone.

Spencer, a teacher at Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnel Hill, was in custody on drug charges when she was arrested and charged for the second time.

$4 Million worth of drugs were found in a truck hauling Starbucks products between California and Spokane. The truck was stopped and police say suspicious activity led to the request of help from a narcotics K-9. The driver of the truck, identified by a Mexico driver’s license as 22-year-old Carlos Alejandro Luna-Rodriguez, and his passenger, 62-year-old Bernardo Olivas-Leyva from California, were booked into the Lewis County Jail

A “homeless-looking” man in Oregon has confessed to sexually assaulting a horse after its owner found the animal “tied up in an unusual way” inside its stable, police and court documents say.

Kenneth Lijah Duyck, 20, is in Washington County Jail Thursday on suspicion of sexual assault of an animal and second-degree burglary stemming from the incident last week on a rural property in Hillsboro.

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Anika Witt, 27, pleaded guilty to felony charges as part of sentence agreement

During an appearance in Circuit Court in McLean County, Illinois, Anika Witt, 27, copped to a pair of felony charges as part of a plea agreement that requires her to testify at trial against an acquaintance with whom she was arrested last September.

The serial criminal was stopped with Clinton McDonald, 29, on Interstate 55 just north of Bloomington. Ecstasy and heroin were found in their car.

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An Austin man has avoided going to prison by claiming the man he stabbed to death had come onto him. James Miller will serve 10 years probation after being convicted of criminally negligent homicide in the killing his neighbor Daniel Spencer in September 2015. Prosecutors argued that because the victim didn’t touch Miller or even announce an intention to hurt him, the idea that deadly force was necessary was “ludicrous.” The defendant did not have “so much as a scratch on him.

Police in southern Spain have seized a nearly nine tonne haul of cocaine hidden in a boat transporting bananas from Colombia – the largest ever shipment of the drug found entering Europe. The haul of 8.74 tonnes was found stashed among 1080 boxes of bananas on the boat, Mr Zoido said, hailing it as “the biggest stash seized in a shipment in all of Europe”. The drugs are estimated to have a street value in the hundreds of millions.

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A Texas mother who tried to burn her three children alive inside her car told them beforehand “they were going to see Jesus,” police say. The mother, who has not been publicly identified, took her three daughters, ages 9, 11 and 13, to a car wash in southwest Houston Sunday night and started revving her car’s engine until it caught fire, according to the city’s police department.

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The police have arrested the suspect in the killing of four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, ending a wide search that had unnerved one of the largest cities in the South. About 160 law enforcement officials had been involved in the search for the suspect, Travis Reinking, 29, who officials said used an AR-15 rifle to carry out a rampage at a restaurant southeast of downtown on Sunday morning

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Priscilla Marisol Flores, 34, was arrested at about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday after she closed down the Applebee’s restaurant located on San Dario Avenue with a rowdy outburst that included taking food off other customers’ plates and falling off a chair, according to El Manana newspaper.

When police arrived, at around 1 a.m., Flores was doing a dance on top of the Applebee’s bar, according to the Laredo Morning Times. Police told the newspaper that after identifying the woman with bloodshot eyes, dancing on the bar, as Flores, they told her to get down.
Flores allegedly cursed at the officers and tried hitting them when they told her to get down, according to the paper.

She was reportedly with a female companion who refused to take her home.

The officers offered to take her home and when they got to her house found Flores’ two 12-year-old children asleep in separate bedrooms.

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The Lunatic had ‘delusions and believed Taylor Swift was stalking HIM’ by hacking his phone and Netflix account

Murder warrants have been issued by Metro Police for the suspect that killed four people and injured four others in a spree shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning. Police are still looking for the suspect, identified as 29-year old Travis Reinking of Treemont, Ill. He was last seen walking south down Murfreesboro Pike with black pants and no shirt.

According to police at the scene, a white man, who officials believe to be Reinking, drove into the Waffle House parking lot in a pickup truck just after 3 a.m. He was naked except for a green jacket. He pulled out a military-style weapon and shot at customers and employees in the parking lot and inside the restaurant.

Police say he shot two people outside the restaurant, who both died, and then entered the restaurant and shot at least four more people. One of those people died on the scene and another died later at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Witnesses described the gun the suspect used as an AR-15. Metro Police shared a photo of the gun after the incident.

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A customer is being called a hero after he charged a gunman at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee. Police are searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking in connection with Sunday’s shooting that left four people dead and four injured. A witness, Chuck Cordero, said he watched the gunman shoot his friend and other customers at the restaurant. When the gunman stopped to reload or check his gun, Travis charged him and wrestled away the gun. That’s when the gunman fled the scene.

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An unconscious woman, a robbery in progress, cars racing on the interstate: All of these incidents led people to call Houston’s 911 system, but not for long. These were among thousands of calls that were cut short by an operator who Harris County prosecutors said simply hung up on the callers.

That former operator is Crenshanda Williams, who has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation on two counts of interfering with an emergency telephone call. “Ain’t nobody got time for this. For real,” Williams was recorded saying after ending a call in which a security guard had tried to report two cars driving at high speeds on Interstate 45 South, according to a 2016 report from local KPRC TV.Williams worked at the Houston Emergency Center for about a year and a half before she was fired in 2016. Her supervisors had realized Williams was responsible for cutting off emergency calls after just a few seconds, often forcing callers to try again — and to wonder why they couldn’t get help. At the time, Williams reportedly told police that she simply didn’t want to talk to anyone. Her attorney recently said, “She was going through a hard time in her life.” Prosecutors said the abnormally short 911 calls happened “thousands” of times on Williams’ watch.

A former drug addict was reunited this week with the California officer who helped save her life by encouraging her to go to college during her numerous arrests.

Tiffany Hall is now nine years sober after being addicted to crack and she will soon be a college graduate.

On Tuesday morning, Hall reunited with Long Beach Lt Jim Foster, whom she says ‘encouraged’ her to get help and go to college.

Photos of their reunion show Hall hugging Foster and even kissing him on the cheek. She thanked Foster for helping save her life.

‘Everyone has a story that led them to that point,’ he said, according to the Press Telegram. ‘The greatest story of my career is connecting with people from the streets from time to time who have turned their lives around.’

Hall then handed Foster a white envelope containing an invite to her graduation.

‘I wouldn’t miss it for the world,’ Foster said to her as he smiled.

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DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) — A Des Plaines woman was charged after allegedly contracting a “dark-web” company to murder the wife of a man with whom she had an affair, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Tina Jones, 31, was charged with one felony count of solicitation of murder. Judge George Bakalis ordered her held in lieu of $250,000 bond on Wednesday.

On April 12, the Woodridge Police Department received a tip that a woman in Woodridge was the subject of an alleged murder-for-hire plot. In January, Jones paid a dark-web company more than $10,000 via bitcoin to have the woman murdered, according to investigators.

“In January of this year, Tina Jones had gone on this website, Cosa Nostra International,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin.

Jones, investigators said, had been jilted by a married coworker-turned-lover. They worked together at Loyola Medical Center.

“She went on this website which apparently bills itself as a murder-for-hire type website, and she paid the money assuming that this was going to happen, and had paid over $10,000 to have this woman killed,” Berlin said.

Prosecutors said Jones spelled out very specific orders.

“This woman not only paid over $10,000, but she left specific instructions on the website as to when the woman’s husband would be at work, so they would know when this woman would be alone,” Berlin said. “She left instructions not to hurt the husband and also to make it look like it was an accident.”

Jones turned herself in to authorities on Tuesday. If convicted, she faces a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Jones is scheduled for arraignment on May 15.

“In recent years, law enforcement has seen a dramatic increase in the use of the dark web as it relates to criminal activity. This case is a great example of how increased training, shared resources and inter-agency cooperation helped protect one of our residents,” said Woodridge Chief of Police Brian Cunningham in a statement

Portage police officer was knocked unconscious after a man he and his partner were trying to arrest kicked him in the head. The officers were arresting a 21-year-old man on a probation violation outside of the convenience store and a scuffle broke out. Dashcam footage shows Hellenbrand kicking one of the officers in the head, knocking him out cold for 2 minutes.

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A 34-year-old Hernando County man was arrested when Pasco deputies found him hiding in a swamp Tuesday evening after a short high-speed chase. Paul Smith is being charged for flee to elude, aggravated assault on LEO, and violation of probation by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing warrants for multiple felony charges in their jurisdiction

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Anyone with information should contact Detective Walt Spiller at 707-778-4372.

PETALUMA, Calif. – A 16-year-old boy died in Petaluma after taking Xanax possibly laced with Fentanyl leading to the arrests of a woman who says she was his mother and her friend – both of whom were allegedly under the influence of drugs during their police interview.

This was the third narcotic-related overdose that Petaluma police and firefighters have responded to since Friday, according to Lt. Tim Lyons. And in the last six months, there have been 19 other overdose calls, of which three have been fatal, police said. A majority of these calls have been related to heroin, although police are now starting to see that Fentanyl emergencies are on the rise, too.

Danielle E. Foernsler, 34 and Robert D. Harrison, were both arrested Monday on suspicion of child endangerment and manslaughter charges following the death of the boy, who has not yet been publicly identified. Efforts to reach the pair were not immediately successful on Tuesday.

Lyons said the boy was pronounced dead at 5:09 a.m. Monday at Petaluma Valley Hospital. The preliminary cause appears to be a drug overdose, police said.

Police were called to the 20 block of Vallejo Street about an hour earlier after a 911 caller said a roommate’s friend seemed to be having a seizure. When police arrived, they found Foerrnsler and Harrison. Harrison had a full syringe and a loaded firearm, police said.

Foernsler was also there and at first gave police a false name and said she was the boy’s cousin, Lyons said. She later identified herself as the boy’s mother and said she lied because she had at least two outstanding robbery warrants for her arrest.

Both she and Harrison eventually told police they knew the boy had Xanax that contained Fentanyl, Lyons said. And when the boy started to suffer from an overdose, Harrison allegedly didn’t call for help. Police did not mention what his mother did.