Parole granted to convicted murderer, child abuser

Sep. 25—A man who pled no contest to second-degree murder and felony child abuse in 1996 was granted early release from prison Thursday by the California Board of Parole Hearings, according to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office reported. Dean Lutz and his then-girlfriend were accused of systematically abusing and torturing her daughters, ages 3 … Read more

Miya Marcano’s family sues Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 2 deputies for negligence

The family of Miya Marcano is suing the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and two specific deputies for their handling of her case. ▶ WATCH CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS In a lawsuit filed Monday in Orange County, Marcano’s family claims deputies failed to timely respond when they first raised concerns about her disappearance. Marcano was kidnapped … Read more

What is saltwater intrusion and how is it affecting Louisiana’s drinking water?

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For months, residents in the southeast corner of Louisiana have relied on bottled water for drinking and cooking, with the water from the faucet coming out salty. Plaquemines Parish Councilman Mark “Hobbo” Cognevich, who represents the affected area, said grocery stores are constantly having to restock plastic water bottles, neighbors … Read more

3 inmates found unresponsive in holding cell area, Mecklenburg County sheriff says

Three inmates at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center were treated after they were found unresponsive inside the holding cell area of the courthouse, the sheriff stated in a news release. After the discovery, deputies notified MEDIC, the Charlotte Fire Department, and the detention center healthcare service provider, Wellpath, who responded to the courthouse. ALSO READ: … Read more

Third person charged in suspected fentanyl poisoning death of 1-year-old at New York City day care

NEW YORK (AP) — A third person has been charged in the death of a toddler apparently poisoned by fentanyl inside a New York City day care center, authorities said as the search continued for the alleged ringleader of the drug peddling operation. Renny Antonio Parra Paredes, 38, was charged with narcotics distribution resulting in … Read more