Articles by Chantal Da Silva Jun 13, 2022

Body of boy, 6, found in river days after his mom died trying to save him on fishing trip
Chantal Da Silva

Authorities have found the body of a boy whose mother died after rescuing his sister and trying to save him on a family fishing trip in Massachusetts, officials said on Sunday. The Newburyport Fire Department said a kayaker came across "what is believed to be the body of 6-year-old Mas DeChhat" in t . . .

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Officer fatally shot in Arizona traffic stop, another wounded in subsequent chase
Chantal Da Silva

A police officer was fatally shot and another was flown to a hospital after a traffic stop led to a car chase and "gun battle" on the Fort Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona. In a news release, the Navajo County Sheriff's Office said the incident began just after 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. EST) T . . .

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UMass Amherst star lacrosse player dies 'unexpectedly' at 19
Chantal Da Silva

The student community at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is mourning after a 19-year-old student and star lacrosse player died “unexpectedly” Monday. Aidan Kaminska, who was born in Stony Brook, New York, was a sophomore majoring in communications and a midfielder on the Minutemen lacrosse t . . .

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'Negotiator' tried to call school shooter during attack, Uvalde mayor says
Chantal Da Silva

As the deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School unfolded in Uvalde, Texas, last week, a would-be negotiator was frantically trying to reach the gunman via cellphone from a funeral home across the street, the city's mayor has said. Speaking in an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesda . . .

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Brooklyn subway shooting victim sues gun maker Glock for fueling 'public nuisance'
Chantal Da Silva

A woman who was shot in the Brooklyn subway shooting in April that left 10 people wounded filed a lawsuit Tuesday against gun maker Glock Inc. and its parent company, accusing them of fueling "a public nuisance" in New York and endangering public health and safety. The shooting suspect, Frank James, . . .

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Memorial Day weekend marked by more than a dozen mass shootings in the U.S.
Chantal Da Silva

Amid calls for gun control after last week's massacre at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, shots rang out across the country over the Memorial Day weekend, with more than a dozen mass shootings in the span of 72 hours. According to the Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shootings in the United Sta . . .

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Fire at Omaha chemical plant forces residents to evacuate their homes
Chantal Da Silva

A major fire tore through a chemical plant near downtown Omaha on Monday night, forcing some residents in the area to evacuate their homes and leaving hundreds without power. In photos shared by the Omaha Fire Department, smoke could be seen billowing out from the Nox-Crete facility, which manufactu . . .

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Johnny Depp gives surprise performance at Jeff Beck show in the U.K.
Chantal Da Silva

Actor Johnny Depp appears to have given a surprise musical performance at a concert in the United Kingdom on Sunday night as the jury in his defamation trial against Amber Heard, his former wife, prepared to continue deliberations Tuesday. Depp appeared to take the stage at a show at the Sheffield C . . .

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Florida fifth grader arrested after threatening a mass shooting, police say
Chantal Da Silva

A fifth grade student in Florida was arrested over the weekend after allegedly threatening to carry out a mass shooting in a text message, authorities said. In a statement Saturday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said it had learned earlier that day of a "threatening text message" sent by a student . . .

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2 dead, 19 taken to hospital after major crash in Lincoln, Nebraska
Chantal Da Silva

Two people were killed and 19 others taken to hospital following a major crash in Lincoln, Nebraska, police said Monday. The incident appeared to unfold as an "Americruise" event was taking place. It later said two "female occupants" had been killed in the incident, with 19 others transported to hos . . .

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