1 dead, 3 wounded in overnight shooting at private party, police say

HAMMOND — A Chicago man was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday during a private party at a business in the city’s Hessville neighborhood, police said. Brian Leonard, 29, died at the scene at Serenity Lounge in the 6200 block of Kennedy Avenue, officials said. Riding Shotgun/DNR Conservation … Read more

Suspect, 2 victims ID’d after chaotic unsanctioned car rally in Wildwood turns deadly (WITH RAW VIDEO)

Drone video from Wildwood Saturday night show the large crowds on the sidewalk and the emergency responders on scene at Rio Grande Avenue after a driver lost control and struck a golf cart. In a separate accident the same night, two people were killed. Officials blame reckless driving connected to an unsanctioned car rally … Read more

Lawyer for Peter Skeen, Indigenous man shot by Northern Territory police in Palmerston, seeking to get charges dropped

Lawyers for the man charged with assaulting the police officers who shot him six times in Palmerston, outside Darwin, earlier this year are seeking to have the charges against him withdrawn. Key points: Peter Skeen, 20, was shot by police during an incident in Palmerston in March Mr Skeen’s lawyer says he believes an internal police investigation … Read more

London, Ont. police finds missing 8-year-old boy – London

UPDATE: Police said Sunday night that the missing boy has been found and is safe. London, Ont., police are searching for a missing boy. Police say the 8-year-old was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near Buroak Drive and Denview Avenue, which is near the area of Sunningdale Road West and Wonderland Road North. He’s … Read more

Two people killed during unauthorized pop-up car rally in Wildwood, NJ

Two people were killed by a driver who plowed into two pedestrians and rammed into a car at a pop-up H2oi car rally in Wildwood, NJ, on Saturday night, authorities said. The accused death driver, Gerald White, 37, of Pittsburgh was also charged with trying to flee the scene, NJ.com reported. White allegedly plowed his … Read more

New Orleans to use civilians as crime-scene ‘detectives’ amid slay spike

New Orleans is taking desperate measures to combat its soaring slay rate amid a severe police staffing shortage — including hiring civilians to send out to crime scenes to gather evidence. Civilians also will replace at least some cops currently on administrative duty so that the officers can head back to the mean streets of … Read more

Wily seal that cruised to pond surrenders at police station

A gray seal that wandered into a Massachusetts pond and evaded authorities’ attempts to capture him turned himself in Friday after waddling up to the local police station. The gray seal first appeared earlier this month in Shoe Pond in the city of Beverly, northeast of Boston. The animal is believed to have traveled to … Read more

Melbourne police officer allegedly bitten, punched repeatedly in car ramming

A police officer has allegedly been bitten on the arm and punched in the head multiple times during a car ramming in Melbourne’s south-east this morning. Key points: Police said a van rammed a police car after officers were called to a burglary They said one of the officers was attacked and taken to hospital … Read more

Kumanjayi Walker inquest hears officer wouldn’t have called specialist team if she had known about racist texts

The officer in charge of the Yuendumu police station on the night Kumanjayi Walker died says she wouldn’t have allowed the unit Constable Zachary Rolfe was part of into the community if she had known any members of the team had exchanged racist texts.  Key points: Sergeant Julie Frost says she wouldn’t have called the response team … Read more

Indigenous activists condemn New York Times obituary of Uncle Jack Charles as offensive

Ronnie Gorrie, a Gunai/Kurnai woman from Victoria and a former Queensland police officer, has condemned the New York Times over its obituary of Uncle Jack Charles. Ms Gorrie, who knew celebrated actor and activist Uncle Jack personally, described the obituary as insensitive and culturally inappropriate. NOTE: This story uses Uncle Jack Charles’s name and image with the permission … Read more