(CNN)Nearly three years after driving an Uber around Kalamazoo, Michigan, and randomly shooting and killing six people, Jason Dalton was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole.
(CNN)At least seven people have died after a blaze swept through an apartment block in central Paris in the middle of the night, according to French news agency Agence France Presse (AFP).
At least two people were killed in California on Sunday after a small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood, officials said.
A twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda, in Orange County, just after taking off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Two people were killed in the incident, and two others were transported to a nearby hospital, the Orange County Fire Authority tweeted. It was unclear if they were in the house or the plane.
Photos and video posted online shows a house in the Southern California neighborhood ablaze with flames, and people running from the area.
This is a developing story; please check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Agent Donna Doss, 49, was helping state police near Interstate 20 in Abilene just before 9 p.m., the agency said in a news release.
While she assisted, Doss was “struck and killed by a passing vehicle” and died at the scene.
Doss served the agency for more than 15 years, after beginning duty in November 2003.
“Agent Doss died while performing her duty, protecting the community and the United States,” Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said. “Our heart, prayers, and support go out to Agent Doss’ family in this time of need.”
(CNN)When Louis C.K. tried joking about the survivors of the Parkland shooting late last year, many saw it as a new low that couldn’t be countered much less fathomed.
An 18-year-old high school dropout and his alleged accomplice, a 16-year-old juvenile, have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Joshua Meeks, an 11th-grader at Mauldin High School in Greenville. He was shot and killed Tuesday. Greenville County deputies found his body dumped in another county two days later, according to reports Friday.
The chilling discovery came after deputies found Joshua’s blood-splattered car in front of an apartment building in Greenville, according to the reports. Deputies said the building’s tenants included the dropout, Sosa Mandiez Croft.
“During the course of investigation, investigators learned that Croft and the victim had engaged in some sort of drug deal prior to Croft stealing the victim’s car and ultimately shooting him,” the Greenville Sheriff’s Office said.
On Friday, deputies charged Lyric Lawson, 18, of Greenville, with helping Croft dispose of the body, Fox Carolina reported. Lawson, Croft and the juvenile were all behind bars.
The case began as a missing teen investigation Wednesday morning, according to reports.
Joshua’s mom reported her son missing, telling deputies her son went out with friends around 9 p.m. Tuesday and never returned, the Greenville News reported.
A Mauldin Police incident report says officers learned Joshua was going to meet a new drug dealer after conducting interviews with students, the paper reported.
The coroner estimates Joshua was killed after 10 p.m. Tuesday, Fox Carolina reported.
“Copious amounts” of blood covered the passenger seat in Joshua’s car when police found it, acording to the station.
At a bond hearing Thursday, Croft told Joshua’s family he was going to work with his lawyers to identify the “real killer,” according to the station.
“I’m going to come clean,and put it all out there; and tell my involvement of the whole situation so ya’ll can have closure even though it can’t bring him back,” Croft was quoted as telling the family.
Reports described Joshua as a popular student and teammate. He was a lineman on the offense.
“Today and the coming days will not be easy. Please continue to pray for the family of Josh Meeks, Mauldin High football coach Harry Cabaniss said on Twitter. “He was loved by all who knew him and will always be loved.”
Five children, ages 5 to 15, were killed in a crash early Saturday morning when the vehicle in which they were riding went off the road and struck several trees, according to reports.
None of the children was wearing seat belts, and all five were thrown from the Chrysler Pacifica SUV when it began to spin on the snow-covered ground, according to authorities.
Two adults in the vehicle were injured in the accident, which occurred around 5 a.m. on Route 301 in Bowie, Md.
The driver of the vehicle may have suffered a medical emergency, leading to the crash, Washington’s FOX 5 reported.
Both adults were being treated at a local hospital for unspecified injuries. Their medical conditions were not disclosed.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement about the crash via Twitter on Saturday.
“Deeply saddened by this tragic auto accident in Prince George’s County,” he wrote. “Praying for everyone involved, including first responders.”
The children were identified as Paris Dixon, 5, and London Dixon, 8, both of Bowie, and Rickelle Ricks, 6; Zion Beard, 14, and Damari Herald, 15, all of Washington, D.C.
The injured adults were identified as Cornell Simon, 23, of Oxon Hill, Md., and Dominique Taylor, 32, of Bowie. Taylor was identified as the driver and Simon was believed to have been a front-seat passenger.
An investigation is underway, according to authorities.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
The scene in Pierce Township, near Cincinnati, was still active early Sunday morning. The incident began just before 7 p.m. Saturday when police responded to a psychiatric call.
A male called 911 to report people in his home were refusing to leave and that he had weapons inside, Capt. Jeff Sellars with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference.
FOX affiliate WXIX-TV in the Cincinnati area reported that police first received calls about gunshots around 8:15 p.m. More shots came from inside an apartment as authorities tried negotiating with the suspect, striking two deputies. One deputy died and the other remained in stable condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical center.
Police did not fire back, Pierce Township police told the station. The deceased deputy has not been identified. Authorities are communicating with the suspect through via megaphone and have advised nearby residents to stay inside.
A Louisiana police officer who survived being shot in the face last year died Friday when a pickup truck plowed into his motorcycle during a funeral procession.
Baton Rouge police Cpl. Shane Totty was a new dad to a baby girl and was planning his wedding when the truck pulled out of an apartment complex and struck him, reports said.
“BRPD Cpl. Shane Totty, 31, succumbed from his traffic crash injuries late this afternoon at a local hospital. Please continue to keep the Totty family and our department in your prayers,” the Baton Rouge Police Department said on its Facebook page.
The identity of the truck driver was not released as of Friday night. Authorities did not say whether charges would be filed.
Totty, 31, returned to work several months ago after being shot in February 2018 while responding to a call. A suspect identified as Eugene Thomas Jr., a 34-year-old man with mental health issues, shot the four-year veteran through the windshield of Totty’s police vehicle, authorities said.
Totty made a full recovery after suffering a temporary loss of sight in one eye and other injuries.
“He’s a fighter,” BRPD Chief Murphy Paul told the Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge. “He was a really bright young man. He had a bright future with the police department.”
Capt. Don Kelly, who previously supervised Totty’s motorcycle unit, called the officer’s death “heartbreaking.”
“Life was good for him. He had survived this near-death experience and everything was positive and going his way,” Kelly said. “How tragic that everything could be taken away in the blink of an eye. We’re all hurting.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
(CNN)A 69-year-old FedEx worker has been found dead outside a delivery hub in western Illinois, and police believe the extreme cold snap that hit the country this week played a role.