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Body found in Mississippi River identified as missing LSU student Kori Gauthier

Body found in Mississippi River identified as missing LSU student Kori Gauthier

LSU Police Department(BATON ROUGE, La.) — A body recovered in the Mississippi River Tuesday has been identified as missing Louisiana State University student Kori Gauthier, authorities said. Gauthier, an 18-year-old freshman at LSU, was last seen April 6, her family said. Police found her car abandoned on a Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge early…

Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright charged with second-degree manslaughter: DA

Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright charged with second-degree manslaughter: DA

Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images(BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.) — Kim Potter, the white police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter, authorities said. Potter, 48, was arrested at about 11:30 a.m. local time and was booked into…

One dead, 12 missing after 190-foot lift boat capsizes off Louisiana coast

One dead, 12 missing after 190-foot lift boat capsizes off Louisiana coast

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris(NEW YORK) — A massive lift boat capsized off the southern coast of Louisiana on Tuesday as severe storms moved through the region, killing one and leaving a dozen on board still missing. SEACOR Marine, the ship’s owner, said there were 19 people — employees…

DOJ drops probe into officer who shot Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt

DOJ drops probe into officer who shot Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt

uschools/iStockThe Justice Department has closed its investigation into the death of Ashli Babbitt, the 35-year-old Trump supporter shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer during the Jan. 6 riot, the agency announced in a press release Wednesday. In a release explaining the decision to close the probe, the department said officials determined “there is insufficient…

Missing hiker found safe thanks to man who recognized his photo

Missing hiker found safe thanks to man who recognized his photo

JTSorrell/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A missing hiker has been found safe in California — and officials credited his rescue in part to one man who recognized the hiker’s photo. Rene Compean, 45, was found safe at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. When Compean was reported…

Texas police officer shot multiple times at traffic stop, suspects at large

Texas police officer shot multiple times at traffic stop, suspects at large

Daniel Tadevosyan/iStock(BURLESON, Texas) — A Texas police officer is in the hospital after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop overnight, authorities said. At about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, when the Burleson police officer approached a car on the passenger-side, he was shot by one of the three people inside, Burleson police said. The officer’s…

Texas police officer shot multiple times at traffic stop, suspect at large

Texas police officer shot multiple times at traffic stop, suspect at large

Daniel Tadevosyan/iStock(BURLESON, Texas) — A suspect is at large after shooting a Texas police officer multiple times during a traffic stop overnight, authorities said. The injured Burleson police officer was taken to a Fort Worth hospital after the shooting, which took place at about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, Burleson police said. His condition is unknown, police…