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Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...Full Story >
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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.Full Story >
Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel and Hamas to return to indirect talks after seven weeks of fighting punctuated by a number of failed truce attempts.Full Story >
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Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.Full Story >
Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border Saturday into Russia but questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine still remained.Full Story >
Connecticut State Police have taken over the investigation into a late-night shooting in Hartford where police said an officer shot a person believed to be a suspect in a violent stabbing.
The shooting took place on Heath Street near Park Street around 10 p.m.
According to Hartford police, an officer responded to a report of an assault. When police arrived, they found a violent, bloody scene where one person had been stabbed.
Officers discovered a trail of blood that led to the suspect's apartment where police found a man holding a knife.
Two officers ordered him to drop the weapon, but then the suspect "advanced and lunged at the officer in a threatening manner," police said.
The unidentified Hartford officer shot the suspect. The suspect was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where the suspect was pronounced dead.
"It's awful, awful, awful," said Jackie Rosa of Hartford. "I wish it all would just stop!"
The stabbing victim and the two officers were taken to area hospitals where they were treated and released.
The incident took place in the busy Parkville neighborhood. The owner of a bakery nearby said everyone is keeping an eye out for each other, and the stabbing that brought police out was unusual.
"I know a lot of people in the neighborhood. Nine out of 10 come in here for breakfast," Maria Nascimento said. "They talk. This was not a random thing. This was (people) that knew each other, and I was shocked when I came in at 3 a.m. and I saw the officers."
After the recent string of violence in the city, the people of Parkville, near the scene of the most recent violence are hoping for change.
"This is the issue I have with the Hartford police," Nascimento said. "They take away the walking beat and it makes a difference when they see a presence of a walking beat in the city of Hartford."
Other folks said the crime will stop with an added police presence.
"I know they do the best they can, but they need more officers out," Rosa said.
"(We) will be giving the Heath Street neighborhood extra attention this weekend and in the coming weeks to maintain an open line of communication with the community in an effort to assist in the healing process," said Hartford police Lt. Brian Foley.
The officers involved in the incident were Richard Cotto and Johnny Muinz. However, police did not say which officer shot the suspect.
Cotto and Muinz, who both have four and half years of experience on the police force, have been assigned to administrative duty.
The name of the suspect has not been until notification of next of kin.
An autopsy will be conducted on the suspect by the Office of the Chief States Medical Examiner where cause and manner of death will be determined.
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Friday, August 22 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:17:39 GMT
Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheFull Story >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.Full Story >