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Man apologizes as he’s sentenced to life in prison for Mackenzie Lueck slaying

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) — A Utah man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to the killing of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck.Ayoola Ajayi addressed the court to offer an apology for Lueck’s June 2019 slaying. The victim and her killer…read more »

‘Boogaloo Bois’ member charged in attack on Minneapolis police building during George Floyd protests

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — A self-described member of the ‘Boogaloo Bois’ has been charged with participating in a riot after he allegedly shot 13 rounds from an AK-47 style assault rifle into a Minneapolis Police Department building during the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in late May.Ivan Hunter, 26,…read more »

Rochester police offering $10,000 reward for information on deadly mass shooting

kali9/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Investigators in Rochester, New York, are offering up to $10,000 for information on a September shooting that killed two teenagers and injured more than a dozen others.Police announced the reward alongside grieving families on Thursday, urging witnesses to come forward with any information that might lead to a…read more »

Families sue Pennsylvania nursing home in wake of 73 COVID deaths

Daisy-Daisy/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The families of some of the 73 residents residents who have died from COVID-19 while living at a Pennsylvania nursing home have filed a lawsuit against the facility, accusing it of recklessly handling the virus outbreak.The families of 10 deceased residents teamed up with the families of five…read more »

Colorado towns forced to evacuate after new wildfire’s explosive growth

Toa55/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Colorado residents are facing emergency evacuations after explosive growth from a new wildfire, the latest of the state‘s growing infernos.The entire town of Grand Lake was forced to evacuate Wednesday night after the East Troublesome Fire grew six times in size to encompass over 125,000 acres west of…read more »

Family of murdered college athlete settles with university for $13.5 million

domnicky/iStockBy RAHMA AHMED, ABC News (SALT LAKE CITY) — Two years to the day after the brutal murder of University of Utah athlete Lauren McCluskey, her parents, Jill and Matt McCluskey, and the university announced a $10.5 million settlement in a lawsuit against the school. In addition, the school will donate $3 million to the…read more »