Articles by Antonio Planas


nbcnews.com Oct 27, 2021

Remains found in Texas apartment belong to boy killed violently in November, authorities say
Antonio Planas

The child whose skeletal remains were found in a Houston-area apartment Sunday along with three abandoned siblings died violently sometime around Thanksgiving last year, authorities said Wednesday. And I'm comforted to know that when he opened the door, and there was a Harris County Sheriff's Office . . .

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nbcnews.com Oct 26, 2021

Mother, boyfriend arrested after child's skeletal remains found in Texas apartment
Antonio Planas

A Texas mother and her boyfriend were charged Tuesday in the death of an 8-year-old child whose skeletal remains were found Sunday in an apartment near Houston, the Harris County sheriff said. Earlier Tuesday, officials said the death of the child, whose remains were found in the apartment where thr . . .

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nbcnews.com Oct 25, 2021

2 killed, police officer among 4 injured in Idaho mall shooting
Antonio Planas

Two people were killed and at least four others were injured, including a police officer, in a mall shooting Monday afternoon in Boise, Idaho, police said. Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said officers responded at 1:50 p.m. local time to the Boise Towne Square mall and encountered a person matching the . . .

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nbcnews.com Oct 22, 2021

Lyft says more than 4,000 sexual assaults occurred on its trips from 2017 to 2019
Antonio Planas

More than 4,000 sexual assaults occurred during Lyft trips in a three-year period, including 1,807 in 2019, according to a report released Thursday by the ride-hailing company. Lyft's 16-page safety report concluded that 4,158 sexual assaults occurred between 2017 and 2019, including 1,096 in 2017 a . . .

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today.com Oct 20, 2021

Racism declared a New York City public health crisis
Antonio Planas

The New York City Board of Health has declared racism a public health crisis and issued guidelines to achieve a more “racially just” recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “To build a healthier New York City, we must confront racism as a public health crisis,” according to a statement from Dr. David A . . .

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nbcnews.com Oct 18, 2021

Wisconsin police 'deputized' armed vigilantes, enabling Kyle Rittenhouse shootings, lawsuit claims
Antonio Planas

Police in Wisconsin "deputized" armed vigilantes during protests against police violence last year, including Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two people and wounded another person, the man who was wounded alleges in a federal lawsuit. Rittenhouse, then 17, fatally shot two protesters and wounded . . .

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nbcnews.com Oct 18, 2021

Alabama woman found dead 12 days after going inside police van, authorities say
Antonio Planas

An Alabama police department is under scrutiny after video showed a woman entering one of its vans nearly two weeks before an officer found her dead inside the vehicle. City cameras captured Christina Nance, 29, going inside the van about 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Huntsville Police Deputy Chief Dewayne M . . .

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nbcnews.com Oct 16, 2021

Louisiana trooper says firing is retaliation for speaking out on Black man's death after arrest
Antonio Planas

If the justice system works like it’s supposed to, if the appeals process works how it’s supposed to, I believe I’ll have my job back.”Louisiana State trooper Carl Cavalier. He shared a letter with NBC News dated Oct. 8, signed by Louisiana State Police Superintendent Lamar A. Davis, notifying him o . . .

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nbcnews.com Oct 14, 2021

Video released by police in Indiana appears to show a sergeant stomp on a man's head
Antonio Planas

At an emotional news conference Tuesday, Police Chief Randal Taylor said Huxley's actions were "outrageous" and "totally uncalled for." It hurts me to see any of our officers treat someone the way that you're going to see here shortly. No excuse for it," Taylor said, referring to the bodycam video o . . .

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nbcnews.com Oct 12, 2021

Major hospital systems in Ohio requiring Covid vaccinations for organ transplants
Antonio Planas

The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, two of the largest health care systems in Ohio, are requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for solid organ transplants. The recently announced mandates will apply to patients and living donors prior to the procedures, according to statements from the health ca . . .

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