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- Cindy Adams
New Yorkers loved Colin Powell
Colin Powell lived in Virginia but I loved his telling me: “New Yorkers are great. They don’t say, ‘Hey, General’ . . . they holler out, ‘Hey, Colin.’”
- Post readers
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 19, 2021
The Issue: Gov. Hochul’s signing of a law that decriminalizes possession and sale of syringes. By passing a law decriminalizing needle use, the state Legislature and Gov. Hochul have succeeded in making New York City one of the most unsafe places in the country (“Giving junkies the ‘high’ sign,” Oct. 17) Coupled with the home­less...
- Julia Marsh, David Meyer, Sam Raskin
De Blasio dismisses recent surge in NYC subway thefts
During an MTA board meeting on October 18, 2021, a police official noted that crime in the subway is lower this year than in 2020.
- Craig McCarthy, Gabrielle Fonrouge
Rape survivor details ‘botched’ NYPD investigation in emotional testimony
The survivor, who only identified herself as Christine, told legislators from the Women and Gender Equity and Public Safety committees that the systemic issues that have long plagued the unit.
- Amanda Woods
Missing NC mom’s body found in SC, ex-boyfriend arrested: police
LaPorscha Baldwin's body was discovered in South Carolina and her ex-boyfriend Charles Combs has been arrested in connection to her death, according to cops and a new report.
- Joshua Rhett Miller
Suspect busted in drive-by shooting that killed ‘straight-A’ Alabama teen
James Deanthony Reed, 18, was charged with capital murder in Friday’s “heartbreaking and senseless” slaying of Kei’lan Allen, 13, in Tuscaloosa.
- Joshua Rhett Miller
Suspected New Jersey drug dealer charged in man’s fentanyl overdose death
D’Andre Tubbs, 33, was charged Friday in the Aug. 16 death of a 35-year-old man discovered “already deceased” from an apparent OD at a Manchester home.
- Patrick Reilly
German man allegedly killed wife then started search party to find her
The husband, identified as Patrick S., allegedly killed his former beauty queen wife earlier this year after she told him she planned to leave him.
- Patrick Reilly
One dead, seven wounded in shooting at Grambling State
Louisiana State Police announced that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jatavious Carroll, also known as “Rabbit,” in Wednesday's shooting.
- Jesse O’Neill
Convicted Florida killer murdered woman with screwdriver a year after release: cops
Eric Pierson was charged with first-degree murder Saturday after the body of Erika Verdecia was found in a canal near Fort Lauderdale.
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Letters to the Editor — Oct. 18, 2021
The Issue: A plan by a city commission to remove an 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall. Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King are two of my heroes (“Lame-duck DeB’s latest Tomfoolery,” Oct. 14). But I do not worship at their altars because I do not consider them saints. An argument can be...
- David Meyer
Subway crime rate jumps amid 50 percent increase in thefts
According to the NYPD there were 96 grand larcenies in the subway system last month compared to 64 in August and 55 in July, according to the NYPD.
- Sam Raskin
‘State is a mess’: Bill Bratton wishes Eric Adams luck in ‘tough road’ ahead
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday wished "good luck" to mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams if he's elected -- saying state legislators made a "mess" with recent criminal justice reform.
- Sam Raskin
Houston deputy killed in ambush identified as father-of-two Kareem Atkins
Deputy Kareem Atkins was ambushed, shot and killed over the weekend.
- Tina Moore
Duo arrested after allegedly running red light, killing man in NYC, cops say
Two men were arrested in after running a red light, crashing into another car and killing the driver around 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of 60th Street and Third Avenue in Sunset Park.
- Sam Raskin
Alabama teen playing on iPad in his room fatally shot in ‘senseless murder’
A teenager in Alabama was fatally shot in his room on Friday, and was likely an unintended target of gunfire.
- Tina Moore
Man with gunshot wound dies after being dumped on NYC street
A man died after he was thrown from a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his leg in Brooklyn Sunday morning, police said.
- Patrick Reilly
Alex Murdaugh coordinated to sue himself with family of dead maid
Alex Murdaugh plotted to sue himself with the family of longtime housekeeper Gloria Satterfield, who died under mysterious circumstances, but stiffed them when he got a huge insurance payout.
- Dean Balsamini
Off-duty FDNY firefighter arrested for DWI after crash into parked car
Yusbin Diaz was driving at 2:30 a.m. Saturday and allegedly crashed into a parked car while drunk, per police. Diaz has been charged with DWI for the incident. 
- Eileen AJ Connelly
British MP stabbing suspect identified, was known to counter-terrorism program: report
The suspect in Friday’s fatal stabbing of British Member of Parliament Sir David Amess was identified Saturday as 25-year-old Ali Harbi Ali.
- Melissa Gomez, Howard Blume
Across California some parents protest student COVID-19 vaccine mandate, keep kids home

On Monday, parents kept their children home from school to protest the statewide student vaccination mandate.

- Laura Anaya-Morga
18-month-old boy sitting in stroller killed in North Hills hit-and-run crash

A collision at an intersection sent one car careening onto the sidewalk, fatally striking the child and seriously injuring a woman.

- Hailey Branson-Potts
Congresswoman calls for emergency declaration over foul odor in Carson

The smell in Carson linked to the Dominguez Channel is an emergency, Rep. Nanette Barragán says.

- Matthew Ormseth
State authorities destroy 1 million marijuana plants in crackdown on illegal operations

Law enforcement agents destroyed more than 1 million illegally grown marijuana plants this year in an attempt to curb the widespread grows that undercut California's legal marketplace.

- Julia Wick, David Zahniser, Dakota Smith
Mark Ridley-Thomas will 'step back' from council duties, but not resign

In a letter to council members, Ridley-Thomas said he will fight the "outrageous allegations" and resume participation at an "appropriate" time.

- Richard Winton
L.A. County wants to force Vanessa Bryant to take psych exam to prove distress in suit over leaked photos

Attorneys for Kobe Bryant's widow also argue it is 'adding insult to injury' for L.A. County to refuse to make Sheriff Alex Villaneuva and Fire Chief Daryl Osby available for routine depositions.

- Dakota Smith
Female firefighters, civil rights advocates call for LAFD chief's removal

Female firefighters and civil rights advocates on Monday called on LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas to resign after reports of abuse, harassment and retaliation of female firefighters in the department.

- Liam Dillon
'Gimme Shelter': California's new housing police

Gov. Gavin Newsom is emphasizing holding cities accountable for state laws on zoning and approving housing projects, including starting a new effort staffed with more than dozen employees to enforce the rules.

- Lila Seidman
Drizzle teases L.A. after toasty weekend, and more moisture is on the way

The weather system was far more dramatic in central and Northern California, where measurable rain and even snowfall were recorded at higher elevations.

- Laura Anaya-Morga
California records driest year in a century

The average accumulation of rain and snowfall across the state totaled only 11.87 inches during the 2021 water year, which ran Oct. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30.

- George Skelton
Column: As California continues to burn, politicians must have their feet held to the fire

Internal squabbles, budget worries and a failure to prioritize the wildfire threat have held Sacramento back in addressing the state's blazes, columnist George Skelton writes.

- Hayley Smith
NASA turns technology back toward Earth to focus on climate change

Scientists and California state officials are working together to study Earth's rapidly changing systems and make more informed decisions.

- Emily Alpert Reyes
What sways homeless people to get COVID-19 shots? It could be other homeless people

In L.A. County, health officials are enlisting people living in tents, RVs and makeshift shelters to help get unhoused people vaccinated.

- Gale Holland, Laura Newberry

An L.A. County sheriff's deputy had fatally shot a man on the same Whittier block where three people were critically wounded in a shooting at a Halloween house party five days later, authorities said.

- Alex Wigglesworth
Lake Tahoe waters plummet as drought, climate change plague resort

Some boat ramps and docks are hundreds of feet from the water line, said Geoffrey Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

- Seema Mehta
Bill Clinton heads home after spending six days in a California hospital fighting an infection

Clinton, 75, was treated for a urological infection that spread to his blood.

- Adam Elmahrek, Anita Chabria, Laura J. Nelson
Regulators badly underestimated the devastation of a possible oil spill off the O.C. coast

This month's spill was over 10 times larger than regulators in the 1970s predicted in the event of an anchor strike on the pipeline. Their miscalculation may have missed an opportunity to enact safeguards, experts say.

- Richard Winton, Deborah Netburn
Coast Guard designates cargo vessel as 'party in interest' in oil spill

Investigators say the ship was involved in an anchor-dragging incident in January, near the pipeline that was the source of this month's oil spill.

- Benjamin Oreskes
Karen Bass opens her mayoral campaign — but one prominent backer is missing

Rep. Karen Bass kicked off her campaign for L.A. mayor in front of a crowd of 700 supporters. One notable absence, though, was felt: Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.

- Seema Mehta
Former President Clinton expects to be discharged from Orange County hospital on Sunday

Clinton, 75, was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday after feeling fatigued.

- Public Affairs
Police Recover Stolen Star Wars LEGO Sets in Operation: MandalOrganized Retail Theft
Police arrested a downtown store owner and recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods after a prolific thief, and a determined security guard, led investigators to disassemble a LEGO trafficking operation brick by brick. The investigation — dubbed Operation: MandalOrganized Retail Theft — began in late July, when a downtown retailer contacted police regarding […]
- Public Affairs
Two Shot, Suspects Arrested in CID Robbery
Police arrested the suspects in a robbery and shooting, which left two people injured in the Chinatown-International District on Saturday afternoon.  At approximately 12:15 p.m., police responded to 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street for reports of gunfire. Police arrived and found a woman and man, both with gunshot wounds to their legs. Police began […]
- Public Affairs
SPD Launches New Community Feedback Data Page, Seattle U Begins 7th Annual Public Safety Survey
The Seattle Police Department is working with social scientists to reach, and listen to, a broader range of voices in our community.  Police have long relied on 9-1-1 calls and reports as a primary means of identifying priorities. But 9-1-1 and police reports don’t always tell the whole story. SPD is partnered with research groups at Seattle University and Zencity to gather expansive community input, […]
- Public Affairs
COVID-19 Impacts to Seattle Police Personnel
The following information is accurate as of 10/15/2021 Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees in either Quarantine or Isolation: 1 SPD employees who have returned to work based on Public Health guidelines: 1,417 SPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19: 169 SPD employees who have been tested at our First Responder testing site, but tested […]
- Public Affairs
Man Injured in Thursday Afternoon Shooting in Columbia City
Police are investigating after a man was shot in Columbia City Thursday afternoon. At 1:23 p.m., police responded to a report of shots heard near the intersection of 36th Avenue South and South Adams Street. Officers located a crime scene, but no victims. A witness told officers someone had driven a male victim to the […]
- Public Affairs
Man Arrives at Hospital with Gunshot Wound to Face
Police are investigating after a man was dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his face Thursday afternoon. At approximately 12:15 p.m., a man arrived at Harborview Medical Center with an apparently non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his face. The man told officers he had been shot in his van near 12th Avenue […]
- Detective Valerie Carson
Police Seize Drugs, Puppies at Queen Anne Motel Wednesday Night
Police seized fentanyl pills, methamphetamine, and seven dogs while serving a warrant at a motel in Queen Anne Wednesday night. As part of a narcotics investigation, officers served a warrant at a motel room in the 2400 block of Aurora Avenue North. Police seized approximately 2,200 fentanyl pills, 405 grams of methamphetamine, and one gram […]
- Public Affairs
Police Recover Stolen Handgun During Wednesday Night Shooting Investigation
Police recovered a handgun that was reported stolen in 1997 after a man showed up at a hospital with a questionable story and a gunshot wound to the leg Wednesday night. Officers were called to a hospital in the 700 block of Minor Avenue at 9:15 PM for a report of a man who had […]
- Public Affairs
Man Injured in Wednesday Morning Pioneer Square Shooting
Police are investigating after a man was shot in the Pioneer Square neighborhood on Wednesday morning. Just before 8:00 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man had been shot at 1st Avenue and Yesler Way. Police responded and found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the hip. The victim initially declined all medical […]
- Public Affairs
Police Pull Man From Burning Car in Madison Valley
Officers pulled a man from a burning car—as rounds of ammunition in the vehicle began to explode—late Monday after the man eluded officers and crashed into a tree in Madison Valley Monday night. At 9:40 p.m., officers on patrol near Martin Luther King Jr Way South and East Yesler Way attempted to stop the driver […]
- True Crime Magazine
Revisiting David Berkowitz’s Reign of Terror

A fascinating photo gallery following the bloody footsteps of David Berkowitz. Between 1975 and 1977, Berkowitz killed 6 people and injured 9, including two young women he claimed he stabbed prior to his “Son of Sam” reign of terror. While most people know David Berkowitz as a serial killer, he was also one of the […]

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- True Crime Magazine
The Real Story Behind Youtube’s “Wholesome” Predator

While you might recognize this man as a popular Youtube cover artist, the seemingly sweet elderly man, known as PlasmaMasterDon, turned out to be a registered sex offender. On December 11, 2020, crime and mystery Youtuber Nick Crowley published a video uncovering the sickening misdeeds of the beloved Youtube sensation he had stumbled upon on […]

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- True Crime Magazine
How World’s Most (Im)perfect Sketch Helped Catch a Thief

On January 30, 2018, at 1:20 p.m., an unknown man impersonated an employee and robbed a small farmers market stand in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The only solid lead police had was an amateur sketch of the suspect. While the sketch may have appeared amateurish and cartoonish, it, along with the distinctive physical descriptors, jogged the memory […]

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- True Crime Magazine
This Man Escaped the Death Row… And Died

On July 28, 1980, 32-year-old double-murderer Troy Leon Gregg did the unthinkable. Followed by three other condemned murderers, Gregg escaped from Georgia State Prison’s death row by disguising himself as a corrections officer. The murderous four had sawn through the bars of their fourth-floor cells and a window in an exercise area and walked along […]

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Meet the True Crime Author Who Faked Being an FBI Profiler

In October 2018, 59-year-old true crime author Paul Harrison introduced his latest book, Mind Games, in which he claimed to have personally interviewed over 100 most notorious serial killers. Described as the “master of the true crime genre,” the author of over 30 true crime books claimed to have worked as a police officer in […]

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- True Crime Magazine
A Family Killer Who Resurfaced As a Professor of Psychology

On August 4, 1967, 15-year-old James Gordon Wolcott grabbed a .22 long-barrel rifle and killed his father, mother, and 17-year-old sister in cold blood. After murdering his family, Wolcott flagged down a passing car and told the driver his parents had been shot. The teenager appeared distraught and hysterical when police arrived but soon changed […]

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- True Crime Magazine
Here’s How OJ Simpson’s Trial Helped Solve Another Murder

On October 13, 1984, a 20-year-old Texas college student Angela Samota was found dead in her apartment. The autopsy showed that Samota had been raped and then repeatedly stabbed, dying from wounds to her heart. Her case went cold until Samota’s friend and roommate Sheila Wysocki decided to take the matter into her own hands. […]

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Meet the Woman Who Escaped BTK’s Grasp By Sheer Luck

On April 28, 1978, Dennis Rader broke into the home of his 8th victim, Anna Williams. Rader cut her phone lines and spent hours waiting for her to come back. Fortunately, the 63-year-old escaped death by making an extra stop at her daughter’s house on her way home. Rader spent hours waiting but became impatient […]

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- True Crime Magazine
Revisiting Richard Cottingham’s Reign Of Terror

Today, Times Square is glittering with dazzling neon lights and giant digital billboards. It’s big, bright, and unforgettable. But in the 1970s, “the heart of the world” was a hunting ground for the American Jack the Ripper, Richard Cottingham. Between 1967 and 1980, Cottingham brutally murdered and dismembered at least 6 women, and claimed to […]

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Revisiting the Most Puzzling Suicide of All Time

On September 16, 2001, a young man checked into a motel in Amanda Park, Washington under the name of Lyle Stevik. The following day, Stevik was found dead in his room. He had used his belt to hang himself in a closet and left a note that simply read “suicide.” On the nightstand, a Gideon […]

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