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Mayor says fire is contained in Passaic, New Jersey, with no major injuries or evacuations
Passaic Mayor Hector Carlos Lora

Mayor says fire is contained in Passaic, New Jersey, with no major injuries or evacuations

Firefighters battled a massive, 11-alarm fire Friday night at a chlorine manufacturing plant in New Jersey that could be seen from miles away and led to warnings about air quality in the region. One firefighter was injured by debris and taken to a hospital, Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost Sr. said during a Facebook live briefing…MORE

The ruling against Prince Andrew is another win for the Child Victims Act’s lookback window

The ruling against Prince Andrew is another win for the Child Victims Act’s lookback window

In his ruling that a child sexual abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew can move ahead, Judge Lewis Kaplan took several pages to flatly reject the royal’s argument that the law undergirding the entire case is unconstitutional. “Defendant is not the first litigant to advance this argument, which has been rejected by every New York state…MORE

Portland police investigate ‘dirty hippy’ meme in training document making light of violence against protesters
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Portland police investigate ‘dirty hippy’ meme in training document making light of violence against protesters

The Portland Police Bureau is conducting an internal investigation into a training presentation for dealing with mass protests that included a meme describing violence against protesters that begins, “And the Lord said… Woe be unto you, dirty hippy.” “I am disgusted that this offensive content was added to a training presentation for our police officers,”…MORE

Report says Chicago city government failed to respond appropriately to the victim of a wrongful police raid
Chicago Police Department

Report says Chicago city government failed to respond appropriately to the victim of a wrongful police raid

A new report from the Chicago Inspector General found the city government failed to respond appropriately to the victim of a wrongful police raid, was not transparent in its operations, and “prioritized communications and public relations concerns over the higher mission of City government.” In February 2019, Chicago Police raided the home of Anjanette Young…MORE

Judge sets tentative sentencing date for convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell
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Judge sets tentative sentencing date for convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell

Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell will be sentenced in June after being found guilty last month on five federal charges. Judge Alison Nathan set a tentative date of June 28. Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three…MORE

A 74-year-old woman spent 27 years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit. This week she was exonerated
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A 74-year-old woman spent 27 years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit. This week she was exonerated

A Tennessee woman who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her great-niece and spent 27 years in prison, was exonerated this week. On June 26, 1987, Joyce Watkins, now 74, and her boyfriend at the time, Charlie Dunn, went to pick up Watkins four-year-old great-niece, Brandi, in Kentucky, according to a report filed with the Davidson…MORE

Labor shortages could cause delays in clearing North Carolina roads after weekend’s winter storm, the state says
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Labor shortages could cause delays in clearing North Carolina roads after weekend’s winter storm, the state says

Labor shortages could mean North Carolina road crews won’t be able to clear roads of snow and ice as fast as usual if a winter storm hits the state this weekend, the governor’s office said. The storm is expected to drop a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain across parts of the state Saturday…MORE

A Fresno man has been charged with the murder of his missing girlfriend. Her body has still not been found
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

A Fresno man has been charged with the murder of his missing girlfriend. Her body has still not been found

Authorities in Fresno County, California, have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering his missing girlfriend, whose body has still not been found more than a month after she was last seen. Ramon Jimenez, 41, is being held in the Fresno County Jail on charges of murder and domestic violence after the disappearance of 30-year-old…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Ben Affleck wants Aflac to pay for his insurance policy. He says it’s hard having a last name that sounds like the name of a ‘huge insurance company’ who hired ‘a duck’ to ‘shriek your last name in…(a) loud and obnoxious..way.’ He says then imagine being in a plane and the ‘hammered lady behind you..thinks…

Wednesday’s Dirt

Simon Cowell is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Silverman. He popped the question in Barbados in front of his son and step-son. The couple have been together since 2004. Jamie Lynn Spears will give an interview today on ‘Good Morning America’ about her relationship with sister, Britney. It should be no surprise that her…

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