Thief River Falls man charged with second degree murder appears in court

June 30 – THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – A Thief River Falls man charged with the May murder of a Digi-Key Electronics employee appeared in court Friday, June 30. Jorge Luis Benitez-Estremera, 32, appeared in court virtually from Pennington County Jail. He is charged with second degree murder and second degree murder, without intent, while … Read more

CIA director called Kremlin to assure US had no role in aborted mutiny – US newspapers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA Director William Burns called Russian spy chief Sergei Naryshkin after last week’s abortive mutiny in Russia to assure the Kremlin the United States had not played it no role, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Burns’ phone call with Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s foreign … Read more

Sacramento County sex offender arrested for third time on charges involving children

Investigators are searching for possible additional victims after a Sacramento County man was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography – the third time he has been arrested in the capital area on criminal charges involving minors over the past six years. Aleksandr Antolyevi Rudenko, 28, of Antelope, is a registered sex offender who was … Read more

University at Buffalo football players arrested and charged with animal abuse after Snapchat video posted

Two University at Buffalo football players have been arrested after allegedly beating a miniature poodle with a leather belt, in an incident that was captured on video and shared on Snapchat. Blake Hiligh, 19, and Zachary Pilarcek, 20, now face multiple charges including excessive driving, torture and harming animals, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn … Read more

Former Louisiana officer convicted of beating and kicking non-violent vagrancy suspect in 2019

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana police officer was convicted of federal charges for using what prosecutors said was life-threatening force against a nonviolent suspect in August 2019. Former Shreveport officer Dylan Hudson was found guilty on Thursday of disenfranchising a man by using force during an arrest. KTBS-TV reports that this was the … Read more