A sea lion pup was kidnapped on a Los Angeles beach Sunday morning, a witness told police officers.
Two pups that made their way onto Dockweiler State Beach were being harassed by a group of people at about 3:30 a.m., the witness said, according to Los Angeles Police Department officers.
They took a blanket out of a car, wrapped up one of the sea lions and took off with the animal in a black Honda Civic, police said.
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash, The Associated Press reported. The problem affects the 2005 to 2008 models of the Mini Cooper and Cooper S. BMW says the air bag may not work properly because of a flam that might prevent the vehicles' mat detection system from sensing a passenger sitting in the front seat.
A second shooting at Delaware State University in Kent County just hours after a gunman opened fire during an on-campus event shut down the campus to visitors Sunday morning as police searched for the shooter. The first shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday during an annual University-sanctioned student Greek cookout event, according to DSU president Harry L. Williams. Five hours later, a second shooting happened at the University Courtyard apartments about a block off campus. The apartments are run by the university.
French customs officers seized 2.25 tons of cocaine, their biggest ever haul, in a raid on a yacht off Martinique, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday. Officers aboard two coastguard launches intercepted the vessel 125 miles off the French Caribbean island on Wednesday and arrested three people, the ministry said in a statement. The haul, which followed a two-year operation conducted jointly with Britain and Spain, amounts to more than one-third of the total of 6.6 tons of cocaine seized by French customs last year.
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It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while executing a search warrant: an alligator.
An arrest has been made in an intentional hit-and-run that left a young Philadelphia woman without a leg and ultimately, without a home Friday, according to officials. Police told NBC10 Precious Richardson Coleman, 29, turned herself in Saturday around 11 a.m. in connection to the incident and was charged with attempted murder and related offenses. The intentional hit-and-run took place at 2:19 p.m. Friday outside Beatrice Spence's home in the city's Nicetown neighborhood, severing her leg.
Delaware State University officials say three people were shot at a student event. The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday during an annual University-sanctioned student Greek cookout event, according to DSU president Harry L. Williams. Officials said the three people were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover and are stable. Their names have not been released, and DSU spokesman Carlos Holmes said he didn't know whether the people were Delaware State students. Both a source and a witness told NBC10 a fight broke out during the event which led to the shooting. Delaware State University is a public university located in Dover, Delaware with two satellite campuses in Wilmington and Georgetown.
A 23-year-old mother who went missing with her newborn daughter in early April has been found stabbed to death in a home in Gary, Indiana, police said. The body of Samantha Fleming, of Anderson, Indiana, was found wrapped in plastic, stuffed in a storage bin and soaked in bleach at about 3 p.m. Friday, according to Lieutenant Thomas Pawlak of the Gary Police Department. Pawlak confirmed multiple stab wounds as the cause of death.
One of four chartered buses taking UConn students to Boston caught fire on a ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on Saturday in an incident passengers described as "terrifying." There were no injuries in the blaze, which closed two lanes of traffic, according to police. The students were headed from campus to a harbor cruise organized by a UConn student organization, according to UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz. Students said that the bus pulled over due to brake problems, before it began smoking and eventually went up in flames. The 52 students on board were returned to campus by mini bus and will be refunded the cost of the cruise, Reitz said. Police said the scene was cleared by 3:30 p.m.
Fifteen people attending a Schoolboy Q concert at the University of Connecticut's Gampel Pavillion were hospitalized Saturday for suspected alcohol intoxication, according to a UConn spokesperson. Tolland County dispatch said emergency personnel responded to a call at about 8 p.m. and transported at least a dozen people from the concert. Alcohol was not served at the concert, which was only open to UConn students, according to university spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz. All have since been evaluated at area hospitals and released.
A police dash-cam video shows officers rescuing four scared puppies from a cage strapped to the roof of a van traveling on an Ohio highway Friday, NBC News reported. Akron police pulled over the driver and his family after receiving multiple 911 calls about the dogs, who were wind-battered but didn't have any injuries, Sgt. Kris Beitzel told NBC affiliate WKYC
. "I did ask him why the dogs were not riding in the car, and he said he had far more important things to put in the car, meaning his children, and there wasn't room," Beitzel said. The family of six, who was not identified, was driving about 70 mph on Interstate 76 when police caught up with them. The family handed the puppies over to police, and was told that it's against the law to transport animals on top of a vehicle. They were given a warning.
Ten wounded veterans arrived from Walter Reed Medical Center to a cheering crowd at Logan International Airport Saturday. They've traveled to compete in the Boston Marathon as part of the Achilles Freedom Team. For the first responders, and others who stood by saluting, cheering and holding American flags, they say it's the least they can do to show these brave heroes the welcome and support they deserve. Click to watch video.
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They argued that Joan Langbord and her sons cannot lawfully own the coins, which she said she found in a family bank deposit box in 2003. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the 1930s and was twice investigated over his coin holdings. A jury in 2012 sided with the government. However, the appeals court returned the coins to the Langbords because U.S. officials had not responded within a 90-day limit to the family's seized-property claim, filed in about 2004.
The Virginia towing company at the center of the ESPN Britt McHenry viral rant video, Advanced Towing Company, has been the subject of 155 complaints from 2012 to 2014, according to Arlington County Police records. This number of complaints is almost twice as many as the other towing companies in Arlington combined, according to statistics recently gathered by the News4 I-team. Police also determined Advanced Towing committed 15 violations in during this time.
Yemen's government has rejected a peace plan that Iran submitted to the United Nations. The Iranian peace plan calls for immediate ceasefire, end of foreign military attacks, humanitarian assistance, and "establishment of an inclusive national unity government." Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Arab coalition have been bombing Iranian-allied Houthi rebels for three weeks in order to halt advances that could give rebels full control of the country. "We reject the Iranian initiative," Yemeni government spokesman Rajeh Badi told Reuters by telephone. "The goal of the initiative is only a political maneuver."
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