Alan Eugene Miller: Alabama halts execution at last minute of inmate who disputed method after determining it could not be completed by midnight deadline, officials say

Alan Eugene Miller was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection after a US Supreme Court ruling earlier Thursday vacated a lower court injunction in a long-running dispute over whether Miller would die by that method or nitrogen hypoxia, an untested and unproven method Alabama officials had said they were not ready to use. But … Read more

Human remains found in receding Lake Mead identified as man who reportedly drowned two decades ago, officials say

Erndt’s remains, found in the lake’s Callville Bay area on May 7, were identified through investigative information, DNA analysis and reports of the original incident, according to a news release from the Clark County Office of Communications & Strategy. The 42-year-old from Las Vegas reportedly drowned August 2, 2002, authorities said, though the official cause … Read more

A Florida postal worker died after being attacked by 5 dogs when her vehicle broke down, officials say

The postal worker, identified as Pamela Jane Rock of Melrose, was in the Interlachen Lake Estates area Sunday after her vehicle broke down, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Residents heard a woman scream for help and went outside to find Rock on the ground with five dogs attacking her, witnesses told the Sheriff’s … Read more

140 migrants welcomed in NYC from Texas in largest single-day arrival Sunday, officials say

The asylum seekers arrived on three buses into Port Authority around 6:45 am, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs spokesperson Shaina Coronel told CNN. The group was a mix of families and individuals, she said. City officials estimate there were around 10 children, including a 10-month-old baby. They’re among the thousands of migrants sent by bus … Read more

5,000 pounds of meth seized in San Diego County when truck is followed after crossing border, officials say

Four men from Tijuana, Mexico, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute the highly addictive drug in what officials described as one of the largest meth busts in San Diego County. “This monumental seizure represents another win against drug cartels that fuel addiction in the United States,” said Shelly S. Howe, a Special Agent … Read more

A bull bison gored a man near Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park, officials say

The 34-year-old man was walking with his family on a boardwalk near the Giant Geyser at Old Faithful on Monday when the bull bison charged at the group, according to a news release from the park. When family members did not leave their area, the bull bison “continued to charge and gored” the man, causing … Read more

Special Olympics in Florida: A 7th member of a Haitian delegation has gone missing, officials say

Louis Jacques Wilguens, 25, went missing Saturday, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said on social media. Wilguens was last seen getting off a bus at a Walt Disney World resort and was scheduled to fly back to Haiti Sunday morning, the post said. Disney is hosting this year’s edition of the games “Local law enforcement … Read more

Philadelphia shooting: 1 arrested, 1 sought for attempted murder in shooting that left 3 people dead, officials say

One of the suspected gunmen is among the three people killed, Philadelphia police said Monday. One suspect has been charged with multiple offences, including two counts of aggravated assault, according to Philadelphia District Attorney’s Chief of Homicide Joanne Pescatore. A warrant has been issued for another suspect who will face charges of attempted murder, assault … Read more

Dr. John Cheng: This hero doctor charged a gunman at a church service and prevented further bloodshed, officials say

“Dr. Cheng is a hero in this incident,” Orange County Sheriff Donald Barnes said Monday. “Without the actions of Dr. Cheng, it is no doubt that there would have been numerous additional victims in this crime.” The shooting occurred during a lunch reception of largely elderly congregants to celebrate a Taiwanese pastor’s return from a … Read more

A shooting spree in Mississippi leaves 4 dead and leads to police standoff that ended with suspect found dead, officials say

Police say the suspect, Jeremy Reynolds, 32, first fatally shot three people at a hotel in Biloxi before driving to the neighboring city of Gulfport where he allegedly carjacked and shot a man. When officers later found Reynolds, he barricaded himself inside a store until authorities finally entered to find him deceased from unknown causes, … Read more