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Homemade Explosive Device Causes Deputy To Lose Fingers, Sheriff Says

A Polk County, Florida deputy sheriff investigating a disturbance at the Economy Motor Lodge in Dundee, Florida, was injured when a homemade explosive device concealed on 39-year-old Marco Antonio Tolentino of Dundee was triggered, firing a 12 gauge shotgun buckshot round. The single round struck the deputy’s hand and struck Tolentino in his hand and […]
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CDC Warns of Bacterial Disease That’s Caused 2 Deaths in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed a new fatal case of the rare disease melioidosis in Georgia that is linked to three previous cases in different states. The cases have included adults and children. Two of the four patients had no known risk factors for melioidosis; two died. Whole genome sequencing […]
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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Gruesome Murder Of Bank Of America Exec

LOS ANGELES – A man was charged today with the fatal beating of his former girlfriend and co-worker, Bank of America executive Michelle Annette Avan. Anthony Duwayne Turner of Westchester faces one felony count each of murder and first-degree residential burglary. On August 3, Turner is charged with entering the 48-year-old victim’s home and killing […]
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U.S. Coast Guard Crew Returns Home After 52-Day Patrol to Eastern Pacific Ocean

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk’s crew returned to homeport Sunday, following a 52-day counter-drug deployment throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Eleventh Coast Guard District. During the patrol, the Mohawk made significant advances in combating transnational criminal organizations and […]
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BREAKING: First Case Of Deadly Marburg Virus Confirmed In West Africa

Conakry – (WHO) – Health authorities in Guinea today confirmed a case of Marburg virus disease in the southern Gueckedou prefecture. This is the first time Marburg, a highly infectious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, has been identified in the country, and in West Africa. Marburg, which is in the same family as the virus […]
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CBP K9 Sniffs Out Meth Hidden in Toolboxes

WESTMORLAND, Calif. – This morning El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Lawful Admitted Permanent Resident attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint. The 65-year-old man was smuggling approximately 30.28 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $83,270. The incident occurred at about 6:40 a.m., when a white 1986 Ford F-150 pick-up […]
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Idaho Man Federally Indicted For Sexually Exploiting Children In Alaska

ANCHORAGE – A federal grand jury in Anchorage returned an indictment charging a Bonner County, Idaho man with sexually exploiting children and production of child pornography in Haines, Alaska. According to federal court documents, Christopher Panagiotou-Scigliano, 39, coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography. He is […]
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Tennessee Councilman & Wife Indicted For Perjury, Voter Registration Fraud

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former Clarksville City Councilman and his wife, on charges of fraud and perjury. On March 3rd, at the request of 19th District Attorney General John Carney, TBI agents began investigating allegations […]