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  • Outcry After City Officials Throw Out Bronx Street Vendor's Fresh Food

    Bronx Street Vendor Diana Hernandez Cruz with her 5-month-old son, immediately after a rally on Sunday "I was very indignant the day that the Department of Sanitation threw out palettes of fruits and vegetables from my stand, it was very unfair," said the vendor. [ more › ]

  • Denton Man Found Shot To Death In His Apartment, Suspect At Large

    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Denton Police Department is investigating the homicide of a 22-year-old man who died from multiple gunshot wounds in his own apartment Sunday night, Sept. 26. The suspect has not yet been identified and is still at large. Police said shortly after 9:00 p.m., officers responded to several reports of gunshots at an apartment complex in the 1900 block of N. Ruddell Street. That’s when they found the victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Denton Fire Department after life-saving measures were attempted. Police have not yet identified the victim. Denton Police said Monday, investigators are actively speaking to witnesses and “encourage anyone with information on this case to please come forward.” The lead investigator on this case, Detective Gay, can be reached directly at 940-349-7793.

  • R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial

    Jurors began deliberations last Friday after hearing six weeks of testimony from 50 witnesses, including 45 for the prosecution.

  • R. Kelly Found Guilty of All Charges in Racketeering Trial

    NEW YORK (CBS News) — A New York jury on Monday found R&B singer R. Kelly guilty on all charges in his racketeering trial. Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, could face decades in prison. Kelly, 54, was accused by multiple witnesses of targeting, grooming and exploiting young women and men “for his own sexual gratification” and running a “sex cult” by trafficking people across state lines. He also allegedly bribed a government worker to help him marry late R&B singer Aaliyah when she was 15 years old. The jury in Brooklyn federal court began deliberations on Friday, September 24, after hearing from 50 witnesses throughout the trial, only five of whom testified for the defense. Accusers testified that Kelly controlled their day-to-day lives, including when they could use the restroom, and forced them to complete sexual acts. Read more on CBSNews.com>>

  • Colorado's fentanyl-related overdoses rose eightfold in just three years

    DENVER (KDVR) -- COVID claims more bodies, but synthetic opioid-related deaths are have created a sub-pandemic in the Centennial State. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency issued a warning Monday about a nationwide spike in lethal counterfeit prescription pills containing either methamphetamine or the synthetic opioid fentanyl. "These counterfeit pills have been seized by DEA in every U.S. state in unprecedented quantities," reads the report. "More than 9.5 million counterfeit pills were seized so far this year, which is more than the last two years combined. DEA laboratory testing reveals a dramatic rise in the number of counterfeit pills containing at least two milligrams of fentanyl, which is considered a lethal dose. A deadly dose of fentanyl is small enough to fit on the tip of a pencil." In Colorado, fentanyl has driven a surge in overdoses only in the last few years. Preliminary figures say the monthly number of fentanyl overdoses has gone up eightfold in three years. In may 2018, there were nine. In may 2021, there were 74. This has driven an overall spike in overdoses. In 2018, only an average 10% of overdoses were fentanyl-related. In July 2021, 48% were. These fentanyl-related overdoses drive a statewide upswing in the overall number of overdoses and the rate of overdoses per population. Since 2010, the annual number of overdoses has a more than doubled, from 653 in 2010 to 1,477 in 2020. In 2010, less than half of these overdoses were opioids. In 2020, two-thirds were. It isn't just a numbers increase, either. In five years, the rate of drug overdoses climbed. There were 6.9 overdoses per 100,000 Coloradans in 2015. By 2020, it had climbed by three people. Drug overdoses now account for the single largest slice of Denver's accidental deaths. Fifty-four percent of accidental deaths were overdoses in 2020.