The death of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz is a homicide investigation but the possibility of suicide had not been ruled out, Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko said. Gliniewicz was shot twice with his weapon, once in the right side of the front of his protective vest, which was severe enough to incapacitate him, and the other, believed to be the fatal wound, struck him in the upper left chest, Filenko said. Gunshot residue tests showed that weapon could have been fired by Gliniewicz, or that he could have been in the close proximity of the weapon, Filenko said.
Don Blankenship, the former chief executive officer of Massey Energy Co, faces three felony counts for allegedly ignoring hundreds of safety breaches at the Upper Big Branch Mine and conspiring to cover up violations. More than 100 people have been called for jury selection in Charleston's U.S. District Court. Judge Irene Berger moved the trial from Beckley after Blankenship's lawyers complained he could not get a fair trial there because of intense pre-trial publicity.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A teenage student has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a South Dakota high school principal who was lightly wounded in the arm, authorities said Thursday.
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois police officer whose fatal shooting last month set off a massive manhunt was shot twice with his own weapon, and evidence included signs of a struggle, the lead investigator said Thursday.
Joaquin, the third hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, intensified into a major Category 3 storm on a scale of 1 to 5, with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (205 kph), the National Hurricane Center said. Forecasts were still inconclusive on whether the storm would slam into the U.S. East Coast or head to sea without making landfall, the NHC said.
LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — Federal officials and Riverton residents are closely watching the prosecution of a city worker accused of shooting two American Indian men at a detox center, a case that exposed racial tensions in the reservation border town.
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law. Oregon residents 21 years and older can buy up to a quarter-ounce (seven grams) of dried pot at roughly 200 existing medical-use marijuana dispensaries as a new law took effect. About 40 people lined up outside the medical pot dispensary Shango in a strip mall near Portland International Airport for the chance to buy recreational pot one minute after midnight, when the changes went into effect.