Fired FBI official at center of Flynn, Clinton, dossier controversies revealed

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Fired FBI official at center of Flynn, Clinton, dossier controversies revealed

Peter Strzok (in an undated photo)

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Peter Strzok (in an undated photo)

Now there’s a face to go with the name of the biased FBI operative at the center of multiple probes and controversies dogging the Trump administration.

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NBC: Matt Lauer sexual harassment accusers could be ‘as many as 8’ women

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NBC: Matt Lauer sexual harassment accusers could be ‘as many as 8’ women

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Matt Lauer breaks silence on sexual assault allegations

The number of women alleging Matt Lauer was sexually inappropriate has grown to “as many as eight” as NBC denies the network’s execs knew about Lauer’s alleged behavior until a meeting earlier this week.

NBC’s Stephanie Gosk revealed to Megyn Kelly during the 9 a.m. hour of “Today” that there could be up to eight women who have accused Lauer as of Thursday morning.

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The Virginia mom says school administrators did nothing to help, so she had to take matters into her own hands.

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Mom Faces Jail for Recording Daughter’s Bullies

The Virginia mom says school administrators did nothing to help, so she had to take matters into her own hands.

By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer

Mom Faces Jail for Recording Daughter’s Bullies

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Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace says

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Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace says

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first appearance as an engaged couple, briefly posing for photographers on the grounds of Kensington Palace, hours after their engagement was announced.

 

Harry, wearing a blue suit and tie, said he was “thrilled” and that details about his proposal would come out later. He was then asked if the proposal was

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Markle, who said she was “so happy,” was wearing an engagement ring for the first time in public. She held Harry’s hand and rubbed his arm.

PHOTOS: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship

The “Suits” actress showed off her new bling which Harry designed himself. According to People, the center stone is from Botswana while the two diamonds are from his late mother Princess Diana.

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. Britain's royal palace says Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry make their first appearance as as engaged couple.  (Reuters)

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The couple are expected to wed in spring 2018, Kensington Palace announced through Harry’s father, Prince Charles, on Monday. The couple got engaged in London earlier this month after meeting in the summer of 2016 through mutual friends.

“His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle,” the statement read. “His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month.”

It continued: “Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty the Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents.”

Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrives with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017.   REUTERS/Mark Blinch     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1C2BD3FAF0

 

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The Prince of Wales has announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.

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The statement said the couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. The upcoming wedding will be the first grand royal wedding since Prince William and Kate Middleton got married in 2011.

William and Kate, who are expecting their third child, said in a statement they were excited for the couple, adding “it has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”

Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, also issued a statement saying they were “incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry.”

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement Monday.  (Reuters)

“Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents,” they said in a statement released by Kensington Palace.

Markle, best known for her role as Rachel Zane, an ambitious paralegal in the hit U.S. legal drama “Suits,” fueled rumors that a move to London and an engagement were imminent when she packed up her belongings and moved out of her Toronto apartment last week after wrapping up filming for the series. Days later, she was spotted in London shopping for Christmas. It’s still unclear if she will return to “Suits” for the eighth season, but several reports indicated the seventh season was her last.

The couple has kept their high-profile relationship mostly quiet and have made only one official appearance out together, at the Invictus Games ─ a sporting event for wounded service personnel that Harry spearheaded ─ in Toronto in September. They held hands and smiled as they arrived for a tennis match. Several days later, Harry was photographed kissing Markle on the cheek as he joined the actress and her mother in a luxury box to watch the event’s closing ceremony.

The couple quietly dated for the first few months after meeting until Kensington Palace and confirmed they were a couple last November. But the news also came with a stern warning to the press. The prince pleaded for reporters to stop intruding on his girlfriend’s privacy. He condemned “outright sexism and racism” in some online comments, and said some articles with “racial undertones” had crossed the line.

Markle surprised many observers when she shared her feelings for Harry in a September cover story for Vanity Fair. It was the first time she addressed her relationship publicly and called the prince her “boyfriend,” saying: “We’re a couple. We’re in love.”

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle arrive for the wheelchair tennis competition during the Invictus Games in Toronto. Palace officials announced Monday Nov. 27, 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged, and will marry in the spring. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have the first grand royal wedding since Prince Williams married Kate Middleton in 2011.  (AP)

“At the end of the day I think it’s really simple…we’re two people who are really happy and in love,” Markle said.

Markle admitted dating Harry “has its challenges,” and that her life changed at a surprisingly fast rate.

Meghan Markle, girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, watches the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1243DEE350

Meghan Markle, right, watches the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games with her mother.  (Reuters)

“But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend’s support,” she added. “Personally, I love a great love story.”

Harry ─ once known for his “bad boy” antics, including being photographed playing strip billiards in Las Vegas ─ has largely won over the British public with his winning smile, his military career and his devotion to charities aimed at helping disabled veterans and other causes. The 33-year-old prince recently won praise with his work campaigning for more openness about mental health issues. Speaking candidly about his personal struggle to cope with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, when he was only 12, he encouraged others to talk about their own problems rather than keeping them bottled up inside.

Markle’s career has included small parts on TV series including “Fringe,” “CSI: Miami,” “Knight Rider” and “Castle,” as well as movies such as “Horrible Bosses.” Outside of acting, Markle founded a lifestyle blog called TheTig.com (which closed down in April without explanation), and has lent her celebrity status to humanitarian causes.

She has campaigned with the United Nations on gender equality, written in Time magazine about girls’ education and the stigma surrounding menstruation, and has traveled to Rwanda as global ambassador for the charity World Vision Canada. She has described how her mother took her to the slums of Jamaica to witness poverty first-hand, saying experiences like that shaped her social consciousness and charity work.

To some degree that mirrors the experience of Harry, who was also inspired by his mother’s humanitarian work and embraced the types of charities Diana favored in the final years of her life before her 1997 death in a Paris car crash.

Some tabloids had alluded to Markle’s mixed-race heritage, pointing out she has an African-American mother and a white father. Markle herself has spoken out about coming to terms with being biracial — both growing up, and in her Hollywood career. In a March interview with Allure magazine, she said studying race at college was “the first time I could put a name to feeling too light in the black community and too mixed in the white community.”

“For castings, I was labeled `ethnically ambiguous,'” she said.

Markle married film producer Trevor Engelson in 2011, but the pair divorced two years later. It wouldn’t be first time that a British royal has married an American — or a divorcee. In 1936, Edward VIII famously abdicated after he was forced to choose between the monarchy and his relationship with twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros

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Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros

Ross covered the 2016 presidential election closely, but the majority of her stories appear to be anti-Trump in retrospect.

Ross covered the 2016 presidential election closely, but the majority of her stories appear to be anti-Trump in retrospect.

Allegedly unbiased Washington Post reporter Janell Ross spoke at a top-secret meeting of liberal movers and shakers last week, where Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros outlined the future of their progressive agenda.

A Post spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon that Ross took part of the California event “without notifying her superiors that she would be attending.”

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Hillary Clinton: Obama’s record made it hard to run on ‘agenda of change’

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Hillary Clinton: Obama’s record made it hard to run on ‘agenda of change’

Hillary Clinton said in a new interview that her inability to run on an “agenda of change,” coming off of President Barack Obama’s two terms, was a significant problem for her 2016 campaign.

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CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations

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CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations

CBS news host Charlie Rose departs after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., November 21, 2016.

 

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CBS news host Charlie Rose departs after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., November 21, 2016.  (Reuters)

CBS News has fired “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose after the veteran journalist was accused of sexual harassment by several women.

“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” CBS News executives emailed staffers Tuesday in a memo obtained by Fox News.

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Locals are reportedly waiting to see if Trump’s visit to Mar-a-Lago will snarl their holiday traffic.

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Trump’s Thanksgiving Trip Has Palm Beach Residents Anxious

Locals are reportedly waiting to see if Trump’s visit to Mar-a-Lago will snarl their holiday traffic.

By Megan Trimble, Associate Editor, Social Media |Nov. 20, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.

The president is expected to travel to his private Mar-a-Lago resort for a Thanksgiving dinner with family. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Famed explorer missing for weeks in dangerous jungle spotted, evacuation and rescue planned, agent says

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Famed explorer missing for weeks in dangerous jungle spotted, evacuation and rescue planned, agent says

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A famed explorer who went missing while attempting to film a documentary about a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea has been spotted near an airstrip, his agent told The BBC on Thursday.

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California gunman’s ongoing feud with neighbors may have led to shooting, mother says

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California gunman’s ongoing feud with neighbors may have led to shooting, mother says

 

Shooting rampage leaves 4 dead, 10 wounded in California

The California gunman whose Tuesday rampage left four people dead and nearly a dozen injured was embroiled in a longstanding dispute with neighbors that included an arrest for allegedly stabbing one of them.

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St. Louis jail infested with snakes, mold is ‘inhumane’ for inmates, lawsuit alleges

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St. Louis jail infested with snakes, mold is ‘inhumane’ for inmates, lawsuit alleges

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Inmates watch the arrival of temporary air conditioning units at the St. Louis Medium Security Institution.

Inmates watch the arrival of temporary air conditioning units at the St. Louis Medium Security Institution.  (AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch )

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Homeland Security: Warns of Weaponized Drones as Terror Threat

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Homeland Security: Warns of Weaponized Drones as Terror Threat

The Department of Homeland Security says terrorist groups are using “new technologies and tactics” to attack western countries.

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Court overturns Marine sniper’s conviction for urinating on dead Taliban fighters

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Court overturns Marine sniper’s conviction for urinating on dead Taliban fighters

This image taken from a video posted on YouTube and edited for graphic content appears to show four Marines as they prepare to urinate on corpses.

 

This image taken from a video posted on YouTube and edited for graphic content appears to show four Marines as they prepare to urinate on corpses.

A military court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a former Marine sniper involved in urinating on dead Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan in 2011 after evidence emerged that a top general meddled in the case to ensure a harsh punishment, reports said.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Chamblin was convicted almost five years ago and sentenced to 30 days confinement, had his pay docked and was demoted over a video that showed the Marines urinating on enemy corpses, The Washington Post reported.

A new ruling revealed that now-retired Gen. James F. Amos and some of his senior staff apparently tried to “severely and systematically” influence the case to ensure the Marines who were involved in the controversy would face harsher punishment.

Amos allegedly told then-Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser that the Marines need to be “crushed” and discharged from the Corps over their behavior.

Waldhauser, who was investigating the case, said Amos tried to pressure him into issuing the Marines a general courts-martial – the highest form of criminal trial – and threatened to make someone else the authority in the cases after Waldhauser refused to do so.

“I responded, ‘No, I’m not going to do that,’ stating that I did not believe any of the cases warranted General Court-Martial,” Waldhauser said in a statement, the Post reported.

Amos replaced Waldhauser a few days later with another military official, the report said.

Navy Cmdr. Marcus N. Fulton, who wrote the recent ruling, said overturning the conviction is a “drastic remedy” but was needed to “foster public confidence in the … fairness of our system of justice.”

“The highest-ranking officer in the Marine Corps told (the officer, supervising the case) that the appellant and his co-accused should be ‘crushed,’” the court wrote in its ruling, according to The Post. “This is an unusually flagrant example of UCI (unlawful command influence). We find that UCI this direct, and occurring at this level, is highly corrosive to public trust in this proceeding.”

Chamblin said at the time that he does not regret his actions, adding that he would do it again if he had the chance. “[If] anything, it was more of a psychological effect on the enemy because if an infidel touches the body, they’re not going to Mecca or paradise,” he told reporters at the time, according to the New York Post. “So, now these insurgents see what happens when you mess with us.”

 

 

New York City school shut down when toddler dies after eating grilled cheese

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New York City school shut down when toddler dies after eating grilled cheese

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Elijah Silvera died on Nov. 3 after he reportedly went into anaphylactic shock from eating a grilled cheese at a school in Harlem.

Elijah Silvera died on Nov. 3 after he reportedly went into anaphylactic shock from eating a grilled cheese at a school in Harlem.  (GoFundMe)

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Shooting in Texas Leaves 26 Dead

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Shooting in Texas Leaves 26 Dead

The gunman, a troubled Air Force veteran, was found dead not far from the shooting in a rural town near San Antonio.

By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer

Shooting in Texas Leaves 26 Dead
First responders work at the rear of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in response to a fatal shooting, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

A gunman killed 26 people during a Sunday service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Darren Abate/AP)

In the nation’s latest mass shooting a gunman with a high-powered assault rifle walked inside a small-town Texas church during Sunday morning worship services, killing 26 people and wounding 20 others before racing from the scene in his truck, according to CNN.

The shooter, identified by law enforcement officials as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, was found dead in his truck following a brief car chase, CNN reported. Authorities say it’s the largest mass shooting in state history.

Eight members of the same family were killed, including a five-months-pregnant woman and three of her children. The 26 fatalities range in age from 5 to 72 years old and include the pastor of First Baptist Church’s 14-year-old daughter, according to Sherri Pomeroy, the girl’s mother, CNN reported.

The horrific shooting unfolded in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a town of about 2,500 about 30 miles east of San Antonio. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, called the incident “the largest mass shooting” in the state’s history and ordered government flags to fly at half-staff Monday, according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Authorities say Kelley came into the church dressed in black tactical gear, and began opening fire with an assault rifle. When he exited the church an armed citizen who lived across the street grabbed his own rifle and confronted Kelley, said Freeman Martin, the regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Authorities chased Kelley, but the pursuit ended when the suspect veered off the road and was found dead in his car. It was unclear whether Kelly died from from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if he was shot by the armed citizen.

Little is known about Kelley’s background, although early reports noted he served in the Air Force from 2010 to 2014 when he was discharged for disorderly conduct. He was court marshalled in 2012 for assault on his wife and assault on his child.

Authorities say Kelley bought the rifle he used in the shooting, a Ruger-AR556, from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio. Although his court-martial would have prevented him from the purchase, Kelley checked a box on the background-check paperwork to indicate he didn’t have a disqualifying criminal history, a law enforcement official told CNN. He listed an address in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

President Donald Trump, speaking from Japan said the shooting was an example of a “mental health problem,” not a gun-control problem. Trump called the attack “an act of evil” and said “our hearts are broken.”

Devin Kelley, 26, identified as suspect in Texas church shooting
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NYC terror attack suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, entered US through Diversity Visa Program

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NYC terror attack suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, entered US through Diversity Visa Program

This undated photo provided by St. Charles County Department of Corrections via KMOV shows the Sayfullo Saipov. A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, killing several. Officials who were not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity identified the attacker Saipov. (St. Charles County Department of Corrections/KMOV via AP)

NYC suspect reportedly linked to group with terror ties

The alleged ISIS fanatic authorities say was behind Tuesday’s deadly New York City slaughter came to the United States seven years ago from Uzbekistan under the Diversity Visa Program, details of Sayfullo Saipov’s travel to America that could become all the more important as President Trump proposes revisions to his “extreme vetting” program.

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Holes emerge in Hawaii women’s tale of survival in the Pacific

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Holes emerge in Hawaii women’s tale of survival in the Pacific

 

Women lost at sea for months planning next boating vacation

Something is wishy-washy here.

Two Hawaii women who claimed they were lost at sea for five months and “would have been dead within 24 hours” had the U.S. Navy not picked them up last week never activated their emergency beacon, the Coast Guard said Tuesday, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies and questions that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival in the Pacific Ocean.

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Las Vegas shooting: California couple that survived attack die in car crash

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Las Vegas shooting: California couple that survived attack die in car crash

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A couple who survived the Las Vegas shooting died in a car crash just a half mile from their California home earlier this month, two weeks after the husband jumped onto his wife to shield her from the hail of bullets raining down on them during the Oct. 1 massacre.

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Nearly 400 New Species Found in Amazon Rainforest

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Researchers say humans are putting the newly discovered plants and animals at risk.

By Megan Trimble, Associate Editor, Social Media

Nearly 400 new species have been discovered in the Amazon rainforest, and they’re at risk.

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I-75 rock-throwing death makes national, international news

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I-75 rock-throwing death makes national, international news

FLINT, MI — National and international news outlets as far as New Zealand have picked up the story of five Michigan teens accused of throwing more than a dozen rocks from a highway overpass, including one that struck and killed a 32-year-old man.

The teens, who were arraigned Tuesday on second-degree murder charges and denied bond, range in age from 15 to 17 and potentially face life in prison.

National television shows such as Good Morning AmericaCBS This Morning and Inside Edition have aired pieces on the Oct. 18 incident on I-75, and major outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Daily News, BuzzFeed, Time, Huffington Post, The Toronto Sun, BBCInternational Business TimesCNN and Fox News have written stories on it.

On Reddit, a popular social media site, the story has been received thousands of comments.

The victim in the case, Mt. Morris resident Kenneth Andrew White, was a passenger in a van that night when a 6-pound rock crashed through the windshield and fatally struck him, police previously said.

Judge denies bail for 5 teens in deadly I-75 rock-throwing incident

Judge denies bail for 5 teens in deadly I-75 rock-throwing incident

“At this time, based on the seriousness of the nature of these charges and the danger to the public,” Genesee District Judge William H. Crawford said before denying bail for all five.

That rock was one of more than a dozen found on the interstate in the aftermath. One of the rocks weighed 20 pounds.

Prosecutors say 17-year-old Kyle Anger, 16-year-olds Mark Sekelsky and Mikadyn Payne, and 15-year-olds Alexzander Miller and Trevor Gray hurled rocks, tires and an engine piston onto I-75 from the Farrand Road overpass. They are all Clio residents and being charged as adults.

Clio school district offers condolences to family of man killed in rock-throwing

Clio school district offers condolences to family of man killed in rock-throwing

“This is an extremely difficult time for our entire community. Whether we knew Mr. White, those who are being charged and their families, or have driven this same stretch of road countless times, many of us have a personal connection with this senseless tragedy,” said Spears.

Apart from the fatality, several vehicles were also struck and damaged in the incident, leading to malicious destruction of property charges against the group.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said the case sends a clear warning to teens and others.

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