Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Member of civilian militia arrested

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/22/19, 10:44 am

Police on Saturday arrested a member of an armed civilian group in New Mexico that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, was charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and impersonating a police officer. He was booked into the Dona Ana County detention center in Las Cruces and is scheduled to appear in federal court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to similar charges in 2006 in Klamath County, Ore. Police there said he impersonated a police officer and claimed to be a fugitive bounty hunter.

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Journalist killed in Northern Ireland riots

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/19/19, 11:47 am

Police in Northern Ireland on Friday said the New IRA was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight riots in Londonderry. Journalist and author Lyra McKee died after being shot in the Creggan area, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. “We believe this to be a terrorist act,” Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said. “We believe it has been carried out by violent dissident republicans.” A gunman fired a number of shots at police during Thursday evening’s unrest, according to Hamilton.

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More severe storms hit the South

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/19/19, 11:39 am

Strong storms continued battering the South on Friday, leaving three dead in the region. More than 100,000 people were without power Friday across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. A Mississippi man was killed Thursday afternoon when his car hit a tree south of Philadelphia, Miss., Neshoba County Coroner John Stephens told local news outlets. Kenderick Magee, 24, was also killed while driving in the storm near Gillsburg, Miss., WLBT-TV reported. Alabama authorities said a woman died Thursday night after the storms knocked a tree onto her home in St. Clair County.

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