City of Cleveland to pay $6M to settle Tamir Rice shooting case
A U.S. District Court said that the city of Cleveland will pay $6 million in settlement for the 2014 Tamir Rice shooting incident, CNN reports. Rice was fatally shot by Officer Timothy Loehmann on November 2014. When the police arrived in response to a call, Rice pulled out what was later found to be a toy gun. Loehmann was exonerated in December; the grand jury said that the incident was not a criminal act.
4 teenagers injured in Nashville Music City bus station shooting
Four teenagers were wounded in a shooting incident that occurred at the Nashville Music City bus station, People reports. The victims of the incident have been identified as Javious Chatman, who was shot in the abdomen; and Nathaniel Webb, Jonathan Stoner, and Jalen Jeffries, all of whom sustained minor injuries. It has not been made clear whether the incident was gang-related. Two teenagers were questioned by the police.
Bill Cosby’s appeal to stop criminal case rejected
Comedian Bill Cosby’s appeal to stop the criminal case against him was rejected by a panel of judges on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, the Huffington Post reports. Cosby has been accused of drugging and molesting a woman more than 10 years ago. He faces an aggravated assault charge that could see him facing a prison sentence of 10 years if he is convicted of the crime.
3 injured after plane crashes in Pompano Beach
Three people on board a small plane were injured after the aircraft crashed in a neighborhood in Pompano Beach, Florida, Reuters reports. As a result of the incident, which also involved the plane clipping the roof of a home in the Atlantic Coast Community, the victims were in critical condition.
Vermont ski resort involved in federal securities fraud will not close
Jay Peak Resorts, a Vermont ski resort involved in a federal securities fraud, will not close until the next ski season. As reported by the Boston Globe, Michael Goldberg, the court appointment receiver for the resort, said that he will borrow funds from frozen accounts linked to the resort. He also added that he has found funding for $1.6 million in a Canadian bank.
Dead whale washes up to San Clemente shore, drawing a large crowd of onlookers
A large crowd gathered in a popular surf spot in San Clemente after a dead whale washed up the shore, CBS News reports. Believed to be a grey whale, the creature washed up on Trestles Beach. While the whale is being believed to have been dead for some time, the cause of death has not been made clear.