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State's attorney calls Jussie Smollett 'washed up,' R. Kelly a 'pedophile' in texts
Scott Olson/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx referred to Empire actor Jussie Smollett as a "washed up celeb who lied to cops," according to newly revealed text messages.Foxx made the comment to her top deputy, Joseph Magats, on March 8, just as news surfaced that the actor had been indicted on 16 counts for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime. “Sooo…...I'm recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases...16 counts on a class 4 (felony) becomes exhibit A,” Foxx texted Magats, according to documents released on Tuesday.She also compared...
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Severe storms expected over next three days in the South
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A strong storm system is moving out of the Rockies and strengthening as it arrives in the Plains on Wednesday.The system will bring severe storms with very large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes late Wednesday from Texas all the way north to Wisconsin. The worst threat for damaging storms is from San Antonio to Dallas and north into Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kansas. Hail up to the size of a baseball is possible.By Thursday afternoon, the storm system will move east, bringing severe weather and an increasing tornado chance from New Orleans to...
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Dozens of volunteers search for 14-year-old missing since Saturday
Carroll County Sheriff's Office (CLEVELAND) -- Dozens of volunteers are helping search for a 14-year-old boy in Ohio who has been missing since Saturday, authorities said.Jonathon Minard was last seen in rural Carroll County on Saturday evening, wearing a blue hoodie, brown pants and brown boots. The teen is described as having blue eyes and brown hair and standing around 5 feet, 7 inches tall, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.Relatives told Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS-TV that Minard was at a family friend's house near Carrollton, where he was left alone after complaining of a toothache. Then, he disappeared.Carrollton...
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