North Carolina Woman Lied About Cancer Diagnosis to Collect Donations, Sheriff Says

A North Carolina woman was recently arrested after she allegedly lied about a terminal cancer diagnosis in order to receive donations, according to authorities. According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was identified as 46-year-old Michelle Lynn Stultz of Clemmons, North Carolina. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said that on August 27, they … Read more

Man Who Killed Former NFL Player Joe McKnight Can’t Be Retried on Murder Charge: Court

The man previously convicted of killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight had his conviction of manslaughter overturned and is no longer allowed to be tried on a murder charge under double jeopardy laws. On Thursday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld District Judge Ellen Shirer Kovach’s February ruling that Ronald Gasser could not … Read more

Teens Arrested Nationwide for Threats Against Schools Amid Concerning TikTok Warnings

Police are proving they’re serious about teens being held accountable for making threats against their schools as officials remain concerned about troubling warnings about school violence that were spreading on social media, including TikTok. School districts across the country closed schools on Friday in response to concerns about social media posts that warned of nationwide … Read more

New Mexico Launches Unit to Investigate Cases of Missing, Murdered Indigenous People

New Mexico has created a specialized investigative unit to help solve the cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people. State Indian Affairs Secretary Lynn Trujillo and Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez announced Thursday they were joining forces to create the unit. It was designed in response to New Mexico having the highest reported number … Read more

America’s Most Dangerous Cities Grapple With Police Shortfall in Recruitment, Retention

Police departments in several U.S. cities with the highest crime rates reported workforce shortages heading into the final months of 2021, as forces wrestle with the challenges of both bolstering and retaining their forces. In most cases, the shortfall did not occur suddenly, but instead demonstrates a rising trend that police departments across the nation … Read more