Category Archives: CNN – US

A Houston police officer dies after being shot in the line of duty

A Houston police officer dies after being shot in the line of duty

A Houston police officer has died after being shot in the line of duty, police said. Sgt. Chris Brewster, 32, was shot and killed while responding to a call with a team Saturday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. “I’ve lost a sergeant, we’ve lost a friend,” Acevedo said. Brewster graduated from the academy in…MORE

You can now go skiing in a New Jersey mall

You can now go skiing in a New Jersey mall

What has 5,500 tons of snow, a 160-foot vertical drop, and 28-degree weather year round? Suburban New Jersey, thanks to North America’s first indoor ski and snowboard park. The winter sports center, Big Snow American Dream, opened its doors on Thursday to four Olympic gold medalists and a skier dressed as Santa Claus. The park…MORE

Winston Lawson, Secret Service agent with JFK in Dallas, dies at 91

Winston Lawson, Secret Service agent with JFK in Dallas, dies at 91

Winston Lawson, the Secret Service agent who planned President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade route in Dallas and rode in a car immediately in front when Kennedy was assassinated, died November 7 in Norfolk, Virginia, his son, Jeff Lawson, told CNN. Winston Lawson spent 22 years in the Secret Service. He served under seven presidents, from…MORE

Elderly couple found dead buried under snow

Elderly couple found dead buried under snow

An elderly couple that had been buried in snow in Arizona for an indeterminable amount of time was found dead on Friday, according to a statement from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. The couple was identified as Ash Fork residents Richard Alexander 74, and his wife, Elizabeth Alexander, 79, the statement said. They were found…MORE