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Prison Employee faces Charges of helping 2 Prisoners to Escape

Prison Employee faces Charges of helping 2 Prisoners to Escape

Prison employee Joyce Mitchell has been sent into custody for allegedly helping two prisoners to escape. She is accused of helping two killers who are free, but on the run.

Mitchell allegedly helped the two killers break free by providing them tools they needed to flee from an upstate New York prison a week ago.

She was charged on Friday night for promoting prison contraband and misdemeanor of criminal facilitation. She pleaded not guilty, but if court finds her guilty, she could face sentence of up to eight years in jail.

It was learnt that felons Richard Matt and David Sweat were missing after an early morning bed check was conducted at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

Con Edison and New York City are reason behind East Harlem explosion

Con Edison and New York City are reason behind East Harlem explosion

On Tuesday, Federal regulators said that an explosion in East Harlem, in which eight people were killed last year, would not have taken place if two of Consolidated Edison's gas pipes had been welded in proper way.

However, the regulators at the National Transportation Safety Board also added that the defective connection between those pipes could not have resulted in disaster had New York City fixed a gaping hole in a close sewer main that was known to have the problem for at least eight years.

The two failings led to the blast and resulted in fire, destroying two five-story apartment buildings on Park Avenue. It displaced over 100 families and a number of small businesses, according to the safety board.

Search of two convicted killers who from upstate New York prison still underway

Search of two convicted killers who from upstate New York prison still underway

New York authorities continued search for a pair of convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison in a town 40 miles away over the weekend.

The search for David Sweat, 34, and Richard Matt, 48 was focused on Willsboro, a town in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains close to Lake Champlain.

Sweat and Matt cut through a steel wall of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, which is located approximately 20 miles from the Canadian border.

They broke through bricks and crawled through a steam pipe before emerging through a manhole outside the prison grounds.

On early Saturday, they were discovered missing. They stuffed their beds with clothes to fool guards on their rounds and left behind a taunting note, 'Have a nice day'.

DNA evidence links Jesse Matthew to September 2005 attack

DNA evidence links Jesse Matthew to September 2005 attack

First trial of the man charged with attempted capital murder, abduction and sexual assault in the Fairfax case began Monday.

The 33 year-old Jesse Matthew 33 of Charlottesville was charged with sexual assault charges for the alleged 2005 September crime in Fairfax.

The trial began with testimony from the victim who suffered a brutal sexual assault. She flew back from India to give the account of the attack.

The alleged victim told jurors that she was returning from grocery shopping in September 2005 when Matthew grabbed her and pulled her out of sight.

She said, "He banged my head on the grass, on the ground. I was trying to push him away. I was punching him. He choked me and said, 'If you scream again, I will twist your neck. If you let me do this, I will let you go".

Less Number of Inmates Got Success to Escape from US Prisons in Past Five Years

Less Number of Inmates Got Success to Escape from US Prisons in Past Five Years

U. S. official data suggests that as the US prison population has increased over the past few decades, prisons have also become far better at keeping the prisoners inside the walls and avoid escaping.

Data has showed that escapes from maximum-security prisons, such as the upstate New York prison where two murderers escaped last week, are exceedingly rare, statistics show.

According to the state officials, in the period of past five years i. e. between 2009 and 2013, just one inmate escaped from a maximum-security prison.

Officials dealing with prison security and administration said they face far more troubles like inmate suicides and violence directed at prison staff.

In 2013 itself New York prisons reported 161 suicide attempts and 645 assaults on staff members.

Ohio SC to Hear Arguments of Romell Broom’s Attorneys for Second Time

Ohio SC to Hear Arguments of Romell Broom’s Attorneys for Second Time

Case of a condemned Ohio killer is to be heard for the second time in Ohio Supreme Court under an attempt to put him to death.

It has been said that Romell Broom, 59, was sentenced to death for the 1984 rape case and for slaying of 14-year-old Tryna Middleton after abducting her in Cleveland as she walked home from a Friday night football game with two friends.

The apex court has planned a hearing for Tuesday to hear arguments from Broom’s attorneys. Earlier his 2009 execution was stopped by the then Governor Ted Strickland after Broom complained that the execution team tried for two hours to find a suitable vein.

Broom has said he was stuck with needles at least 18 times, with pain so intense that he cried and screamed.

Silk Road Mastermind in the Dock for Orchestrating a $200 million fraud

Silk Road Mastermind in the Dock for Orchestrating a $200 million fraud

On Friday, US District Judge Katherine Forrest sentenced Ross Ulbricht, the architect of the million-dollar underground drug website named Silk Road, to life imprisonment after a federal jury in February found him guilty on multiple charges.

Ross Ulbricht, 31, grew up in Austin, Texas and conspired to create an illegal website that enabled him to make anonymous online drug sales to the tune of $200 million. By operating on the Tor network, the website allowed users to communicate anonymously. Ulbricht also let customers make payments using the digital currency ‘bitcoin’, which allowed users to conceal their identities and locations.

Student Visa Fraud Scam Uncovered; Federal Authorities Arrest 15 Chinese Citizens

Student Visa Fraud Scam Uncovered; Federal Authorities Arrest 15 Chinese Citizen

The US has indicted fifteen people from China with fraud and conspiracy as they conspired to take college entrance exams on behalf of others to obtain student visas in what is alleged as a mutually beneficial scam involving students and the test-takers.

The Federal Authorities have revealed a four-year scam where prospective students paid Chinese citizens to take a test for American universities on their behalf using a fake passport mailed from China. The scammed tests include those taken by the Educational Testing Service and the College Board such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Two Chicago Cops Accused of Disgraceful Act; One Seeks Re-Appointment

Two Chicago Cops Accused of Disgraceful Act; One Seeks Re-Appointment

In a shameful act of racial discrimination, the Chicago Sun Times posted on Wednesday a photograph depicting two white former Chicago police officers standing over a black man wearing deer antlers. The officers have posed with rifles as if they were hunters and the black drug suspect wearing antlers was their prey.

The photo is believed to have been taken sometime between 1999 and 2003 in a West Side police station. It was reported that the photo was discovered by the FBI during an investigation into police wrongdoings and was handed over to the city in 2013.

Two Black Men shot by Washington State Police Officer

Two Black Men shot by Washington State Police Officer

According to law enforcement, two unarmed black men suffered injuries after a police officer in the Washington state capital of Olympia shot them. The men were trying to steal beer from a supermarket on Thursday. According to Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts, the incident led to the hospitalization of the men. The men, aged 21 and 24, are recovering from their injuries, but one is in critical condition.

The men were not armed but they attacked officer Ryan Donald with a skateboard. Donald, who had been with the Olympia Police Department for three years, warned them before opening fire.

The incident is the latest in the series of police confrontations seen across the US, bringing under scanner the law enforcement agencies.

Investigation is still on in D.C. murders and house fire case

Investigation is still on in D.C. murders and house fire case

D.C. police have made an announcement that they have a first suspect for the quadruple murders. They have identified the suspect by matching his DNA with the DNA that was found on the crust of a Domino's pizza delivered to the house at night when the soon-to-be victims were captive inside.

According to the Washington Post, the suspect is Daron Dylon Wint, 34, from Maryland. He is in the wanted list for first-degree murder while armed.

It has been reported that police have no idea about his whereabouts. They haven't revealed any possible connection the suspect had to the victims. There is a $25,000 award announced by the police for the one who gives more info about him.

FBI investigation of plane hack leads to concerns over flight safety

FBI investigation of plane hack leads to concerns over flight safety

An FBI agent’s statement has led to concerns regarding the safety and cybersecurity of America's passenger planes. The agent said that a hacker might have taken advantage of weaknesses aboard over a dozen commercial flights, together with sending commands to a jet engine mid-air.

According to the hacker, who is a security researcher, the FBI got the wrong impression about him, and jetmakers and security experts are doubtful about claims that he managed to control a flight.

New York Woman sentenced to 24 Years in Jail for pushing Indian Man to Death

New York Woman sentenced to 24 Years in Jail for pushing Indian Man to Death

A 33-year-old American woman has been sent in jail for 24 years for killing an Indian man. The woman actually pushed the man in front of a subway train. The court learnt that the woman’s lethal action was triggered by her hatred for Hindus and Muslims.

In March, Erika Menendez had pleaded guilty before Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak for pushing Sunando Sen, 46, in front of the train that claimed his life. She shoved the man when the subway train entered the station on the night of December 27, 2012.

When asked for the reason behind her act, Menendez said that she could not remember what drove her to push the man to death. Judge Lasak expressed his anger the way Sen was killed before announcing the sentence for her.

Atlanta Teacher Becomes Accomplice in Minor Delinquency

Atlanta Teacher Becomes Accomplice in Minor Delinquency

In a rather shocking incident that surfaced on Tuesday, a math teacher at a school in Atlanta, has been accused of letting middle school students to have sex in his classroom’s closet.

25-year-old Quentin Wright, a math teacher and coach at the Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain, allegedly allowed his students to take turns and have sex in the storage unit in his classroom.

Call girl pleads guilty in killing of Google executive

Call girl pleads guilty in killing of Google executive

On Tuesday, a California prostitute pleaded guilty to involuntary killing. It is related to the death of a playboy Google executive whom she killed by injecting with a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht. Alix Tichelman pleaded guilty to all charges in the six-count indictment. The case headed for a preliminary hearing in Santa Cruz County Superior Court. She was sentenced to six years jail by a judge.

According to a prosecutor, Tichelman who is a high-priced call girl didn't want to kill Forrest Hayes. She and the victim were partying together and Tichelman helped Hayes take injection that proved to be a lethal dose. It can be seen in the surveillance video that Tichelman was frightened as Hayes fell on the floor.

Waco Bikers warn there will be more Violence

Waco Bikers warn there will be more Violence

A pair of experts who have first-hand experience with one of America’s most notorious motorcycle gangs said violence could break out any moment.

A former federal agent said that people can be forgiven for thinking Sunday's biker bloodbath in Waco, Texas was a throwback to a bad 1970s movie.

Agent Jay has spent nearly 30 years to uncover the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Charles Falco, a confidential informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said gangs will conduct violence at the drop of a hat if they think someone is disrespecting their territory.

Chinx Drugz, 31, Shot and Killed

Chinx Drugz, 31, Shot and Killed

American rapper from New York, Chinx Drugz, has been shot after a show in Queens. According to reports, the rapper best known for his stage name Chinx Drugz died in hospital. The ‘Let a Nigga Know’ star was well known as a member of Coke Boys.

As per reports of the New York Times, Chinx was shot after a show in Queens. Until now, there has been no report that the 31-year-old rapper had any confrontation during the show or at the venue. While talking to ABC 7 New York, DJ Babyface said that his fans gave him the energy that had let him kept on and on.

Biker Gang Violence in Texas claims 9 Lives

Biker Gang Violence in Texas claims 9 Lives

A meeting to settle disputes over territory and recruitment ended up in killing nine members of rival Texas motorcycle gangs and 18 others were left injured. The meeting suddenly turned into a scuffle and shooting began outside a Waco restaurant.

A busy shopping center along Interstate 35 was crowded, including families marking Baylor University's graduation this weekend, when the violence kicked off. According to Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, the shooting incident claimed lives of eight people at a Twin Peaks restaurant and another person was pronounced death after being taken to a hospital.

Two Black Males shoot at Two Girls in Jacksonville School Bus

Two Black Males shoot at Two Girls in Jacksonville School Bus

Police is searching for two suspects who opened fire into Jacksonville, Fla. school bus. Two students suffered injuries in the shooting incident. Authorities said two black males started shooting that caused non-life threatening injuries to two girls.

One of the victims has been identified as 15-year-old Shayayla Singleton. Her family said that she was shot in the face and doctors are currently providing her treatment at a local hospital.

The Jacksonville sheriff's department said the bus driver acted bravely and managed to drive the bus to quarter a mile from the scene to safety. He then pulled over and gave a call to 911.

3 hurt in shooting near California university campus

3 hurt in shooting near California university campus

Officials said that on Monday evening, at least three people were hurt in a shooting near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said three young men, one of whom was believed to be a suspect, were taken to a hospital following the incident in the community of Isla Vista at around 7.15 p. m.

In a statement the office said that another suspect fled from the spot in a white sedan. On its website, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said that three people were shot, but the sheriff's office refused to give any details of the injuries.




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