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Man who pulled knife on school bus driver sentenced to probation, rehab

Man who pulled knife on school bus driver sentenced to probation, rehab

An East County man who admitted to jumping onto a school bus full of children and pulling a knife on the driver was sentenced Tuesday. Matthew Douglas Barker, 37, was sentenced to four years probation, including time at a long-term residential drug rehabilitation facility. He pleaded guilty in December to assault with a deadly weapon…MORE

Man accused of stabbing man after switching pants with him

Man accused of stabbing man after switching pants with him

A 37-year-old man was arrested in Boulder after police said they believe he stabbed somebody because he didn’t like the pants they offered to him. Boulder police arrested Jarred Womack, on Tuesday morning near Arapahoe Avenue and 28th Street in connection to a stabbing. In a press release, police said they believe Womack agreed to…MORE

Family struggles to make ends meet amid government shutdown

Family struggles to make ends meet amid government shutdown

Alejandra gave birth to a baby girl last week. Her husband works a federal job to provide for her, the newborn and their two older kids. But he hasn’t gotten paid since the government shutdown started five weeks ago. Alejandra said if the shutdown doesn’t end soon, she doesn’t know how they’re going to pay…MORE

University mistakenly sends out hundreds of acceptance letters

University mistakenly sends out hundreds of acceptance letters

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg confirms about 430 acceptance emails were mistakenly sent out on Saturday due to human error. Alexandria Rizzotto got one of those emails. She said she was thrilled thinking she had been accepted to USF. It’s her first choice for college. “My mom and I were over the moon…MORE

Student gets in person acceptance celebration from university

Student gets in person acceptance celebration from university

The crisp notes of a University of Maryland Pep Band cut through the cold wind this weekend to deliver a fantastic surprise to a Baltimore resident about to become a Terp. Elisha Davis was surprised at his door step in the city’s Belvedere neighborhood Sunday morning by University of Maryland admissions staff announcing his acceptance…MORE

Ohio scientist accused of spying sues government after charges dropped

Ohio scientist accused of spying sues government after charges dropped

A scientist who was dismissed from her job with the National Weather Service after she was accused of spying for China is suing the U.S. government, accusing authorities of malicious prosecution and false arrest. Federal authorities arrested Xiafen “Sherry” Chen in 2014, saying she used a stolen password to download secret information about U.S. dams…MORE

Pet owner’s two dogs killed while protecting him from armed intruder

Pet owner’s two dogs killed while protecting him from armed intruder

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an armed intruder that killed a man’s dogs – right in front of him – on the east side. Last Wednesday, Thomas Brookshire heard a knock at his door. He opened the door to a man wearing a mask, hoodie and skull cap. “Pulled a gun in my…MORE