Karen Read Faces Court Again Amidst Contentious Legal Arguments Following Mistrial in Boyfriend’s Death Case

BOSTON — Karen Read appeared in a Boston courtroom Monday, marking her first appearance since a mistrial was declared in her high-profile murder case involving her boyfriend, a Boston police officer. The trial, which spanned two months, ended abruptly when the jury could not reach a unanimous decision, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on the fifth day of deliberations. In January 2022, Read was accused of fatally striking John O’Keefe with her SUV during a snowstorm and subsequently leaving the scene. O’Keefe, a 16-year veteran of the Boston police, was later found outside … Read more

Denham Springs Postal Worker Faces Charges in Multistate COVID-19 Relief Fraud

BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal grand jury has indicted a Denham Springs woman on charges linked to a fraudulent scheme exploiting COVID-19 relief funds, involving multiple states and totaling over $65,000 in illicitly acquired aid. Myaika Gross, a full-time employee of the United States Postal Service during the time of the alleged frauds, is charged with wire fraud, alongside a notice of forfeit filed against her. The indictment details wrongdoings that reportedly began in May 2020 and continued through April 2022. Authorities claim that Gross orchestrated a complex plot targeting several state workforce agencies … Read more

Port Neches Community in Shock as Local Man Faces Charges for Alleged Hit-and-Run Incident

Port Neches, Texas — A Port Neches man has been formally charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident that resulted in severe injuries to a pedestrian last month. The Jefferson County Grand Jury delivered an indictment charging the individual with failure to stop and render aid, a crime highlighting the seriousness with which the community and the justice system view such offenses. Texas law imposes strict duties on drivers involved in accidents, particularly those resulting in injury or death. The law mandates that all involved parties remain at the scene, provide necessary assistance, and exchange … Read more

20-Year-Old Faces Charges After Teen Severely Injured in Glasgow Shooting Incident

GLASGOW, Ky. — A local grand jury in Barren County has charged a 20-year-old man in connection with a shooting that severely injured a 15-year-old boy and endangered three other juveniles in Glasgow last month. The accused, identified as Christopher Rye, faces one charge of second-degree assault for his alleged involvement in the shooting of Matthew Arms on May 24. Additionally, Rye has been indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment relating to the peril posed to three other young individuals during the incident. According to authorities, the shooting resulted in critical injuries to … Read more