A Mississippi mayor is prepared to spend thousands of dollars of his own money in order to relocate criminals away from his city as part of innovative plans to reduce crime.
Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy told a press conference the moving assistance fund will be “as deep as the mayor’s pocket,” starting out at around $10,000. The hope is that the money will persuade those who commit crimes to move away and start new lives.
“We are talking directly to three groups of people. Drug dealers, gang members, and any wannabe criminals in the city of Clarksdale,” he said. “They may be in the wrong environment,” Espy told reporters at Clarksdale City Hall.
“So, what I’m saying as the mayor today, I will put money on the line to assist those type of people to move out of the city. “It’s not to say you just want one criminal to move from one city to the next,” Espy added.
“They might just not have the good opportunities they need in this city. “But make no mistake about it, we are asking those three groups of people; if you are just simply a criminal, if you are a gang member or a drug dealer, move out of this city now.
” The mayor is also asking local businesses or philanthropists to contribute to the moving assistance fund and help improve the safety of the city.
The United States Postal Service is conducting a pilot program in which letters and packages will be transported between two cities using custom Peterbilt trucks developed by self-driving startup TuSimple. The pilot, which will run for about two weeks, will consist of five round trips between Phoenix and Dallas. The first haul is leaving Phoenix this morning according to Bloomberg.
Sophia Valenti accuses City Attorney Mara Elliott of lying to her about why she refused to investigate the child abuse cover up at Junior Theatre. "I couldn't believe the woman speaking to me, LYING to me, was none other than the City Attorney, a leader I thought I could look up to."
An Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for posing as a sheriff's deputy to trick authorities into releasing her boyfriend from jail, officials said. Maxine Feldstein, 30, pleaded guilty Monday to forgery, being an accomplice to escape and criminal impersonation in the second degree after helping her boyfriend escape the Washington County Detention Center in July 2018.
A company has offered to rehire a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker whom it fired for giving a student lunch for free, but she isn't interested. Bonnie Kimball said she was terminated March 28 by Fresh Picks, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan. It came a day after she gave lunch to a student, even though he couldn't pay for it.
This is the shocking video that shows Tommy Robinson's masked supporters clashing with crowds chanting: 'racist scum, get off our streets.' Bricks and other objects are thrown over the crowd and police vehicles.
A video has surfaced of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is currently in Sandton for the Arnold Classic Africa, being kicked in the back at the Sandton Convention Centre.
The video, which is circulating on social media, shows how Schwarzenegger was watching a rope-skipping competition when he was approached to take a video of the children skipping. Schwarzenegger obliges and is filmed as he gets up from his seat and then takes a video of the children while speaking into the phone camera. A man can be seen lurking behind him and it seems that he is pulled away by what appears to be Schwarzenegger’s security team.
Just as Schwarzenegger hands over the phone on which he was taking his video, the man returns again, runs up, jumps up and kicks Schwarzenegger in the back.
Schwarzenegger tumbles forward into a crowd of people while the man who kicked him is held down by security.
Shortly afterwards, Schwarzenegger takes his seat by the side of the court again, seemingly unharmed by the incident, but a short while later he and his team get up from their seats and move through the convention centre, which is where the video ends.
A teenage boy, who lost his life while doing a social media challenge, was given a hero's salute as he was taken into surgery to donate his organs.
Mason Bogard's family said he participated in what's known as the "Choking Challenge." It encourages people to cut off their own air supply until just before they become unconscious.
Mason was found unresponsive in his room on May 1 and was later declared brain dead. InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano has more.
Callous sex traffickers in Benidorm and Magaluf are forcing women to work 14 hour days as prostitutes by threatening them with voodoo, it is claimed.
A report by The Sun says women as young as 17 are forced to meet demand from holidaying Brits in both party destinations.
They are said to be groomed in Benin City, Nigeria, where they are promised a better life in Spain.
Women living in poverty are targeted by an organisation headed by three women, who reportedly threaten them and their families if they do not obey.
Some of the women are subjected to terrifying voodoo rituals and threatened with death if they do not go along with the traffickers' demands.
Following a number of arrests, a police source told the newspaper of the horrific fate awaiting women when they arrive in tourist hotspots.
A Tennessee mother was hospitalized in critical condition after her 8-year-old son accidentally shot her at a college baseball game.
A shocking simulation has revealed what would happen if an enormous asteroid collided with Earth - and it’s not a pretty picture.
The simulation was created by the Discovery Channel back in 2008, but has been recirculating on Twitter this week.
It imagines what would happen if a 500km-wide asteroid struck the Pacific Ocean.
Shortly after the impact, a huge 10km area of the Earth’s crust peels off the surface, before a shockwave travels at hypersonic speeds.
Photos obtained exclusively by CNN show migrants at the McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol station over the weekend, many of whom are children, sleeping on the ground on rocks and covered by Mylar blankets.
A baby bottle filled with milk can be seen in one photo next to a child sleeping outside on dirt, and in another, a woman is seen sitting on rocks leaning against a wall clutching a child.
In others, migrants are seen seemingly wandering the premises, which has four temporary tents to accommodate the swell of migrants approaching the US-Mexico border. One photo shows an agent holding a megaphone in a sea of migrants outside of the station. The photos came from a source who has access to the facility and was disturbed by the conditions over the weekend. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed the images are of the McAllen border station.
"Nobody, no matter who you are, where you are from should spend an hour like this. This is the United States of America. Not in our country," the source, who has seen the conditions firsthand, said.
Harrowing footage filmed by Animal Equality shows scenes of 'extreme suffering, cannibalism and abuse' on British chicken farms in Northamptonshire.
A B-52 bomber from the United States deployed to Qatar to counter unspecified threats from Iran was filmed taking off from the Al-Udeid Air Base, southwest of Doha, on Monday.
Footage shows a B-52H Stratofortress bomber taking off from the military base.
The US Air Force said the plane was part of the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed in defence of US forces and interests in the region.
The aircraft was one of four B-52 bombers which arrived in Qatar on Thursday. The White House also reportedly deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and its associated vessels to the Persian Gulf over the weekend.
On Wednesday, Iran announced a partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.
The announcement came on the anniversary of US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the deal.
A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the 2006 movie Nacho Libre has died of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on stage in the UK.
Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, the lucha libre star known as Silver King, performed on Saturday night (Sunday NZ time) at The Roundhouse in London.
The venue said in a tweet on Sunday that he died during the event and more information about the circumstances were being pursued.
Gonzalez, 51, appeared as a champion wrestler and comic villain in Nacho Libre, which starred US actor Jack Black as a monk who wants to be a masked luchador.
“There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” Tlaib said just after the 28 minute mark. “And just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”
Opposition protestors tossed Molotov cocktails at the Albanian government headquarters on Saturday, while the police responded with tear gas. The Balkan country’s accession to the EU is to be decided in less than two months.
A convicted child rapist made a chilling promise to 'rape the first woman he sees' after his release from police custody in Arkansas, a sheriff warned.
John West, 38, was jailed for the rape of a four-year-old girl who lived at his home in Hempstead County in July 1996.
He was arrested last month for disorderly conduct and transported to a hospital in Little Rock for an evaluation, Hope Police said.
Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said Thursday he’s going to send a spaceship to the moon
A notorious serial killer who terrorised a Florida city and a murderer who wiped out an entire family are set to be executed in the US this month.
Scotty Morrow, 52, was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her friend in front of his former partner's five-year-old son.
Following Morrow's execution, three more death row prisoners are set to be put to death this month, including two in one evening.
One is a man who used a large plastic bag to kill his wife, another is a man who helped to murder a family of four - including two young girls whose throats' were slashed - and the third is a notorious serial killer who preyed on women and girls.
In a final interview, one of the men said he is "too blessed to be stressed" about being executed.
Here is a look at their cases.
A bartender accused of serving alcohol to a drunk man who later went on a shooting spree killing eight people has been arrested nearly two years after the incident. Lindsey Glass, 27, is charged with allegedly violating a Texas alcoholic beverage code titled "Sale to Certain Persons" following Spencer Hight's murder rampage in September 2017.
Victoria Komada, 3, was born with bilateral tibial hemimelia, a birth defect that left her missing bones and some of her toes.
Her mother was told she might have to undergo a double amputation, but hoped for a better way. Then she found a doctor at the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute in Florida who said he could help.
After raising money for the more than $200,000 surgery, Victoria is now home in England and walking.
Forty-one people died after a Russian Aeroflot plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames just after takeoff from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.
A passenger records the moment the wings became engulfed in the flames.
A Youtuber filming in a popular spot for influencers may have caught a suitcase containing a dumped body on camera.
Last week detectives looking for the victims of Cypriot serial killer Nicos Metaxas found the remains of a woman at the bottom of a lake.
The body, which is largely decomposed, was found in Cyprus's Mitsero Red Lake, a body of water that has been tinted red from a now abandoned British mining operation.
After the 35-year-old told detectives that three of his victims had been dumped in suitcases in the toxic red lake near capital Nicosia, people began speculating whether a suitcase pictured in New York-based vlogger Sarah Funk's video was connected to the case.
ISIS allegedly funded the deadly Sri Lanka Easter bombings with Bitcoin donations.
The April 21 attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka killed more than 250 people, including 40 foreign nationals.
Now a blockchain intelligence company called Whitestream has claimed ISIS used the CoinPayments platform to convert cryptocurrency into dollars. shortly before the attacks.
The Israeli intelligence startup told Globes that Bitcoin's anonymity and unsupervised international money transfers make it ideal for use by terrorist groups.
Whitestream has since discovered there was a surge of transfers to Bitcoin wallets allegedly used by ISIS the day before the coordinated attacks whichleft hundreds dead.
Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew has been remembered as a "big man with an even bigger heart" following his death at the age of 74.
British-American actor Mayhew played Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the revered fantasy series of films, appearing in five movies, most recently 2015's The Force Awakens.
His family announced his death on Thursday, and said he died at his home in Texas on April 30 surrounded by loved ones.
Shortly after the news broke, Mayhew's fans and former co-stars paid tribute.
Harrison Ford, who played the character of Han Solo, praised him for his "great dignity and noble character".
The world's fattest boy weighs 31 stone at just 10-years-old - and will have to undergo weight loss surgery in order to save his life.
Mohammed Arbrar, from Pakistan, struggles to stand after regularly scoffing meals meant to feed four adults.
Despite weighing just 8lb at birth, his parents say they were stunned when he began gaining weight rapidly - and tipped the scales at three stone when he was just six months old.
His doctors say he is the fattest boy in the world - weighing even more than Indonesian Arya Permana, who hit headlines when he was revealed to weigh 29 stone three years ago.
His parents, who have two other healthy children, say they had never heard of obesity.
The NYPD is testing virtual reality training drills for real-life scenarios that would be impossible to recreate.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – “It’s the thing nightmares are made of and no child should ever be subjected to this.” Those were the words of Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan as he described the way 37-year-old Andrew Ross Celaius would allegedly torture his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter after she fell asleep.
Morgan said video evidence from surveillance equipment found inside the home, as well as Celaius’ cellphone, shows him burning the girl with a blowtorch, shocking her with a dog collar and throwing a full water bottle at her as she slept.
“We had a number of instances where this individual, the suspect would use an airsoft gun to just shoot a sleeping child, for no other reason but to wake the child up and hurt the child,” Morgan said at a press conference Wednesday.
Morgan said that Celaius also appeared in the video wearing a werewolf mask while tormenting the child. “The level of terror that this child was put through, our abuser would wear a mask, a werewolf mask and the collar that the chief described is a tasing collar for dogs,” Morgan said.
“If you want to think of something you could do to a child to terrorize her, this child lived through that.” The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation after Celaius’ girlfriend brought her daughter to the hospital for treatment of what she thought was ringworm.
“When she took the child to the ER, the ER physicians who are well versed in spotting child abuse quickly determined that that was not any form of ringworm, it was abuse,” Morgan said. “In this case it was burn marks.” The girl’s mother is cooperating with investigators and has not been charged.
A family of four has died after possible carbon monoxide poisoning in the house. When officials arrived, they found four dead family members. First responders said they encountered elevated levels of carbon monoxide upon entry, but a cause of death is still under investigation.
This video shows how mass surveillance works in Xinjiang, China. Chinese authorities are using a mobile app to carry out mass surveillance and detention of Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region.
Shrapnel Seriously Injures Journalist During Protest In Venezuela!