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Teacher gets 90 days in jail for sex with student on his 16th birthday

Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 5:53 AM

Teacher Gets 90 Days In Jail For Sex With Student On His 16th Birthday

In February, charges were levied against 27-year-old Nebraska teacher Emily Lofing after she was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student. Lofing, who is married, faced a misdemeanor charge of debauching a minor and on Monday was sentenced to 90 days in jail. According to WOWT, she could be released in 53 days on good behavior.

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In Nebraska, the age of consent is 16, and Lofing reportedly had sex with the student on his 16th birthday. Her attorney said the incident was the result of a mental breakdown. The judge said, “You were less than 24 hours from a felony here.” WOWT reports that Lofing will be on probation for two years after she is released; she pleaded no contest.

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The mother of the student reportedly wrote an email to the Weeping Water School District, where Lofing formerly taught, saying she believed there may have been a sexual relationship between her son and the teacher. Lofing, a language arts teacher, moved to the Nebraska City School District, where she completed just over half the 2016-2017 school year. Lofing resigned in February after the allegations came to light. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Lofing met the student for sex in July, and when officials at Nebraska City discovered the allegations, she was placed on administrative leave.

Philadelphia Eagles fan punches horse, police officer after ejected from game

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 2:50 PM

Philadelphia Eagles Fan Ejected From Game After Punching Horse, Police Officer

A Philadelphia Eagles fan attacked a horse after being ejected from the Eagles-Falcons playoff game in Philadelphia on Saturday.

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According to WPVI, police said 22-year-old Taylor Hendricks was ejected from the game and became violent as he was leaving. WTXF reported Hendricks struck a mounted police officer in the legs and repeatedly hit the horse in the face and neck.

Police said Hendricks has been charged with aggravated assault, illegally taunting a police horse, simple assault and defiant trespass. He may also face animal cruelty charges.

Wife charged with murder searched for 'how to kill someone and not get caught,' police say

Published: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 3:48 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 3:48 AM

Police Wife Searched for ‘How to Kill Someone and Not Get Caught,’ Charged With Murder

A Maypearl, Texas, woman has been charged with murder after she was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of killing her husband.

Sandra Louise Garner was arrested Jan. 10, nine days after her husband’s death. Police said they were led to the 55-year-old after they seized one of her electronic devices and discovered that she’d recently searched “how to kill someone and not get caught,” according to the Waxahachie Daily Light. Garner’s late husband, 42-year-old John Garner, was found in the couple's home early Jan. 2. Maypearl Police Chief Boyd Norton said the autopsy revealed that John Garner was killed with a .38 caliber bullet.

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Norton said Sandra Garner called 911 on the night of her husband’s death, saying, “Ms. Garner told investigators she was awakened by two gunshots and saw a masked male holding a gun and a flashlight inside her residence,” per a report from Paris Extra. Sandra Garner also claimed that “the perpetrator told her he held a grudge against her husband because of work-related matters," police said. She also reportedly told police that the gunman told her he wasn’t there to hurt her and that he made her open the family safe and fork over $18,000. However, as early as Jan. 4, the Maypearl Police Department pushed back on Sandra Garner’s story, writing on Facebook, “We have reason to believe that the shooting was NOT a ‘stranger on stranger’ home invasion.”

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office reportedly got a search warrant and found a bullet in a pillowcase in the Garners’ bedroom. That discovery led to them seizing the devices, where they uncovered Sandra Garner’s search history. Norton also said investigators found a .38 Taurus handgun in a Ford Mustang parked near the residence. The gun was wrapped in a paper towel and slipped into two plastic bags, he said. Police arrested Sandra Garner after experts determined that the bullet found in the John Garner’s body matched the .38 found in the Mustang.

Sandra Garner is now facing a murder charge and is in the Ellis County Jail on a $2 million bond.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's girlfriend said her fingerprints would likely be on ammo

Published: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

New Details Emerge On Las Vegas Shooter, Stephen Paddock

We are slowly learning more about the Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead in October 2017.

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Newly unsealed court documents show that, in the months before the massacre, shooter Stephen Paddock took measures to muddy the waters in the law enforcement investigation he knew would follow his attack. FBI search warrants state that Paddock “destroyed or tried to hide digital media devices” that he assumed the feds would be after, according to a New York Times report. In fact, Paddock took a number of steps aimed at tripping up investigators, and the FBI team trying to get to the bottom of the shooting wrote that the 64-year-old exhibited “a level of sophistication which is commonly found in mass casualty events.”

Although the bureau still has not determined a motive for his attack, they’ve slowly traced the winding trail that led him to the Mandalay Bay hotel room last October. They said he used multiple communication devices, including a prepaid cellphone. Three phones were found in the room where Paddock died, two of which investigators were able to search, but one that they could not unlock, authorities said. An agent wrote in the search warrants that “if there were any information related to a potential conspiracy, it would be found within” the locked phone, which operated on the Google platform.

The warrants also detail a few of the steps that investigators took in looking into Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley. Although Danley has not been charged, investigators said: “She has been identified thus far as the most likely person who aided or abetted Stephen Paddock based on her informing law enforcement that her fingerprints would likely be found on the ammunition used during the attack.”

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She reportedly deleted social media profiles in the hours after the attack.

In the warrants, agents pushed for access to Danley’s email account, saying that “[it could] lead investigators to determine the full scope of Stephen Paddock’s plan and Marilou Danley’s possible involvement.”

A number of the devices that Paddock used in the shooting were ordered online, including a holographic weapon sight, authorities said.

Authorities have been able to gain access to Paddock’s email accounts and say that he emailed between two accounts referring to items that he used in the attack, including the bump stock that he attached to his weapon. Although they’re not sure, investigators said there’s a possibility that somebody else was handling one of the email accounts, and they believe that identifying the person could help pull back the veil that surrounds Paddock’s motives.

WATCH: 77-year-old woman dragged by car during purse snatching

Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 3:49 PM

File image of surveillance cameras.
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File image of surveillance cameras.(Pixabay)

A Texas woman whose purse was snatched in broad daylight on New Year's Eve also was dragged by the suspect's car, police said.

The incident was captured on surveillance video, KHOU reported. The 77-year-old woman is seen placing groceries in the trunk of her car. A man in a white Nissan Sentra pulls up behind her and grabs the purse from her cart. 

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While the woman tries to hold onto her purse, the suspect drives off, dragging the woman until she fell.

Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information in the case, KHOU reported.