Michigan girl whose police run-in led to reform dead of COVID-19

Michigan girl whose police run-in led to reform dead of COVID-19

A 14-year-old Michigan girl who was handcuffed by police three years ago — leading to department reforms — has died of COVID-19, her family said. Honestie Hodges’ grandmother announced in a Sunday post on GoFundMe that the teen died following a nearly two-week stay at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Hodges tested positive … Read more

Man arrested for allegedly spitting at two hikers, saying ‘I have COVID’

Man arrested for allegedly spitting at two hikers, saying 'I have COVID'

Massachusetts police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of spitting at two women hikers who weren’t wearing face masks — and telling them he had COVID-19. Hale Powell, 71, was charged with false threat of a biological agent and assault and battery for Saturday’s caught-on-camera incident on a hiking trail in Ashburnham. The septuagenarian pleaded … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell is awoken every 15 minutes in jail: lawyers

Ghislaine Maxwell is awoken every 15 minutes in jail: lawyers

Accused child abuser Ghislaine Maxwell is roused by a flashlight every 15 minutes in her cell to make sure she hasn’t killed herself like Jeffrey Epstein — and subjected to more onerous conditions than the Bureau of Prison’s most dangerous inmates, her lawyers wrote Tuesday in a letter. “She is overmanaged under conditions more restrictive … Read more