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Michigan trooper dies after being hit by car

Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:34 Written by
Story highlightsMichigan State Police Trooper Chad Wolf was on motorcycle patrol when a car dragging a trailer hit himPolice: He was dragged for miles before the driver -- who is cooperating with investigators -- stoppedWolf, a six-year state police veteran, died later at a nearby hospital (CNN)A driver hit a Michigan State Police trooper Friday alongside a highway, dragging him several miles before realizing what had happened, authorities said.
Pilot dies practicing for air show
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:34 Written by
Story highlightsThe pilot lost control of the two-seater and crashed into a wooded area No one on the ground was injured (CNN)The New York Air Show will continue Saturday despite the crash of a single-engine aerobatic plane that killed the pilot a day earlier, officials said. The pilot lost control of the two-seater and crashed into a wooded area near Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, about 70 miles north of New York City.
Why U.S. has most mass shootings
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:34 Written by
Story highlightsBetween 1966 and 2012, there were 90 mass shootings in the U.S. out of 292 globallyWhile U.S. has 5% of the world's population, it saw 31% of public mass shootings (CNN)When a gunman opened fire Wednesday on two Virginia journalists and the woman they were interviewing on live TV, he was influenced by a long history of public mass killings throughout the country. Shooter Vester Lee Flanagan II said he admired mass shooters like…
Theater shooter gets 12 life sentences
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:33 Written by
Story highlightsHolmes receives a life term for each person he killed, plus 3,318 years for attempted murder, explosives"The defendant does not deserve any sympathy," judge says (CNN)A Colorado judge formally sentenced James Eagan Holmes to multiple life terms without parole plus thousands of years in prison for the Aurora movie theater massacre that killed 12 and wounded 70. Holmes, a 27-year-old former grad student, received one life term for each person he killed, plus 3,318…
23 officers shot to death this year
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:33 Written by
Story highlightsFrom veterans to rookies, officers killed in the line of duty add to a grim tallyLatest addition to grim tally was the "execution-style" killing of a Houston area deputy (CNN)With the "execution-style" killing of a Houston-area deputy Friday night, the number of U.S. law enforcement officers shot to death this year rose to 23. The deputy "was literally gunned down in what appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing," Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman…
Suspect in custody in ambush of Houston sheriff's deputy
Saturday, 29 August 2015 08:39 Written by
A sheriff's deputy pumping gas into his patrol car was shot and killed on Friday in an ambush at a Houston gas station, authorities said. A search was under way for the officer's killer, who was described as a male dressed in a white t-shirt, driving a red truck, the Harris County Sheriff's office said. The deputy was in uniform and filling up his car with gas when the gunman approached from behind and fired…
Funeral for slain Missouri teen as family questions police shooting
Saturday, 29 August 2015 07:21 Written by
Mourners were gathering on Saturday for the funeral of an 18-year-old black man whose shooting by a white police officer earlier this month re-ignited racial tensions in the St. Louis area. The funeral for Mansur Ball-Bey comes 10 days after he was fatally shot in the back by a plainclothes police officer outside a home where police were serving a search warrant. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said two officers fired at Ball-Bey after…
Hurricane Ignacio rolls across Pacific toward Hawaii
Saturday, 29 August 2015 02:08 Written by
Hurricane Ignacio was churning across the Pacific on Friday on a path that could take it past Hawaii in coming days, the National Hurricane Center said. Though the track of the storm remains uncertain, the Category 1 hurricane, at the low end of the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity, was marching northwest and "continues to get closer to Hawaii", the government forecaster said. Ignacio was centered about 720 miles (1160 km) east of Hilo and…
Hurricane Ignacio marches across Pacific toward Hawaii
Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:06 Written by
Hurricane Ignacio was churning across the Pacific on Friday on a path that could take it past Hawaii in coming days, the National Hurricane Center said. Though the track of the storm remains uncertain, the Category 1 hurricane, at the low end of the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity, was marching northwest and "continues to get closer to Hawaii", the government forecaster said. Ignacio was centered about 720 miles (1160 km) east of Hilo and…
Houston sheriff's deputy fatally shot at gas station
Friday, 28 August 2015 23:55 Written by
A sheriff's deputy pumping gas into his patrol car was shot and killed on Friday in an ambush at a Houston gas station, authorities said. A search was under way for the officer's killer, who was described as a male dressed in a white t-shirt, driving a red truck, the Harris County Sheriff's office said. The deputy was in uniform and filling up his car with gas when the gunman approached from behind and fired…

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