Alleged Aryan Brotherhood members agree to make video court appearances, avoiding legal battle over ‘unprecedented’ restrictions

SACRAMENTO — In a move that avoids a legal battle over what one federal judge called an “unprecedented” request by prosecutors, five alleged Aryan Brotherhood members have agreed to not appear to certain court hearings in person. In a stipulation filed Tuesday, alleged Aryan Brotherhood members Ronald Yandell, Danny Troxell, Pat Brady, Jason Corbett, and […]

Map: River Fire evacuation near Colfax

A fast-moving wildfire that started around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday had within three hours prompted evacuations in Placer and Nevada counties. The River Fire had burned 1,400 acres (2.2 square miles) by 7:30 p.m., the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection said. The map above shows the approximate boundaries of the mandatory evacuation order. Below […]

Chicago house icon Paul Johnson dies from COVID-19 at 50

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. — After a nearly month long battle with COVID19, Chicago house music legend, Paul Johnson has passed away at the age of 50. The local DJ and producer reportedly passed away today after contracting COVID19 last month. Paul Johnson’s Facebook page posted that he died around 9 a.m. Wednesday. Video shared online […]

Inmate found unresponsive, dies at MCC Chicago

A prisoner was found dead Wednesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago’s Loop.  According to the Department of Justice, prison officials found 52-year-old James Leo Leparski unresponsive and were unable to revive him.  Leparski had been at MCC since October of 2019. The cause of death has not yet been released. Officials say […]

Delta variant wave wiping out Texas’ pandemic progress

AUSTIN, Texas — The rates of new Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are showing steeper increases than past surges, state health officials said Wednesday. Health officials are stressing the need to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in the hopes of containing a third Covid-19 wave from the delta variant. In a video conference, Chris […]