Latest from Katie Shepherd

He brought a sawed-off rifle to the Capitol on Jan. 6. Then he plotted to bomb Amazon data centers.

On Wednesday, Seth Aaron Pendley pleaded guilty to planning to bomb Amazon facilities in an attempt to undermine the U.S. government.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Biden’s press plane was about to head to Europe. Then Brood X cicadas ‘invaded’ the engines.

White House reporters waiting for a flight to Europe at Dulles International Airport were told that cicadas had flown into the plane’s engine, causing mechanical problems that led to hours of delay.
  • Jun 9, 2021

Boston mayor fires police commissioner who allegedly threatened to shoot ex-wife, slept with gun under pillow

Weeks after domestic violence allegations first surfaced, acting Boston mayor Kim Janey announced that White, a 32-year police veteran, had been fired from his position as the civilian leader of the agency.
  • Jun 8, 2021

Mo Brooks accuses investigator of ‘unlawfully sneaking’ into his home to serve Democrat’s lawsuit over Jan. 6

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), has sued Brooks and accused him of inciting violence at a Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally before the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Jun 7, 2021

A nonbinary middle-schooler was ‘stomped on, and covered in water’ in a fight over LGBT pride flag

Video of a fight last week at Seminole Middle School in Largo, Fla., showed several children tugging on the flag at either end, shouting at one another and shoving other students to the ground.
  • Jun 4, 2021

Capitol riot defendant once brutally attacked pregnant girlfriend: ‘I was afraid he was going to kill me’

Prosecutors emphatically objected to Ryan Samsel’s release in a memorandum that laid out his history of violence and the failures of law enforcement to protect victims from his abuse.
  • Jun 3, 2021

Florida man took his son on paintball ‘drive by,’ police said. The boy, 10, ended up shot with a real gun.

After a father took his 10-year-old son to fire paintballs at a crowd, police said, a resident pulled out a real gun and fired a single bullet, wounding the boy.
  • Jun 2, 2021

At Texas event with QAnon ties, Louie Gohmert downplays Jan. 6: ‘It wasn’t just right-wing extremists’

With the QAnon slogan shining onstage behind him, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) spoke to a crowd gathered for the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup” on Saturday.
  • Jun 1, 2021

A vigilante ‘predator hunter’ clashed with police and prosecutors. Now, he’s the one facing felony charges.

A grand jury indicted Kyle Swanson on charges of unlawful restraint and obstructing justice, both felonies, and misdemeanor assault. Swanson is accused of luring a man into his car in Madison County, Ill., refusing to let him leave, and threatening to hit him.
  • May 28, 2021

Despite little evidence of fraud, Wisconsin Republican leader hires retired police to probe 2020 election

Wisconsin state assembly speaker Rep. Robin Vos joins GOP leaders in a number of swing states who have continued to search for evidence of voter fraud despite a lack of evidence.
  • May 27, 2021