Los Angeles: Large brush fire burning next 118 Freeway in Granada Hills shuts down several lanes; 2nd fire burning in Porter Ranch

GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Crews were battling two brush fires burning alongside the 118 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley Friday night, including one burning dangerously near homes. The California Highway Patrol shut down several lanes of the eastbound side of the freeway near Hayvenhurst Avenue in Granada Hills. Drivers should expect delays … Read more

2 face felony charges over balloon pollution in Biscayne Bay; could face time in prison

MIAMI – A 26-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man are facing criminal charges over the disposal of balloons into Biscayne Bay after these were used to decorate a yacht during a marriage proposal. A witness shared a video on Instagram and environmentalists were outraged. Marine animals often mistake the nonbiodegradable deflated balloons for jellyfish. Turtles … Read more

NYPD cops kill armed suspect who fired at plainclothes officer

Police shot and killed a man in the Bronx on Friday night after he fired a shot at a plainclothes detective with an airsoft pistol, authorities said. The shooting unfolded after a narcotics detective, conducting an unrelated investigation with other cops near Seneca Avenue and Hunts Point Avenue, overheard a man among a group of … Read more

House subpoenas its own, grave new norm after Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions about what comes next. The outcome is certain to reverberate beyond … Read more

Records: 2 people in execution knew drugs hadn’t been tested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At least two people connected to a Tennessee execution that was abruptly put on hold last month knew the night before that the lethal injection drugs the state planned to use hadn’t undergone some required testing, newly released records show. Citing an “oversight,” Gov. Bill Lee had called off the execution … Read more

Tech groups ask Supreme Court to throw out Texas social media law

Placeholder while article actions load Two Washington-based groups representing Google, Facebook and other tech giants filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court on Friday, seeking to block a Texas law that bars social media companies from removing posts based on a user’s political ideology. The Texas law took effect Wednesday after the US Court … Read more

Three motorcyclists killed on Arkansas interstate

WELL, ARKANSAS STETA POLICE THAT ALL OF THE BIKERS INVOLVED ARE OUT OF LOUISNAIA NOW POLICE, DEPUTIES AND FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS. WE’RE OUT HERE ON INTERSTATE FOR MORE THAN 5 HOURS. LAST NIGHT AT ONE COUPLE SAYS EYTH BARELY BEING HIT BY THAT TRUCK. THAT WAS HEADING RIGHTT A THEM. I WAS BEHIND THE … Read more

Shelby Ratliff’s body found in Town Branch Creek

WEEKS. ALSO, WE WANT TO BRING YOU SOME BREAKING NEWS THAT WE JUST GOT INTO OUR NEWSROOM. SAD TO REPORT, HE T BODY OF A MISSING FAYETTEVILLE WOMAN, SHELBY RATLIFF HASOW N BEEN FOUND. POLICE SAY THAT AROUND 1:30 PM, FAYETTEVILLE FIREFIGHTERS LOCATED AND RECOVERED HER REMAINS FROM THE TOWN BRANCH CREEK. WE’VE BEEN TELLING … Read more