Police in Georgia are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible. Video shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter being beaten by two customers Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia. >> Read more trending news The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant owner repeatedly. When the victim’s teenage daughter came out of the car to break up the fight, the male suspect punched her in the face. WJCL reported that Baxley police have issued warrants for the suspects, Nathaniel Smith and Latasha Smith. The pair could be charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children. The suspects drove away from the restaurant in a cream or tan Cadillac Escalade with tag number REU8495. Officials said they headed north on Highway 144. Anyone with any information about the assault is asked to call the Baxley Police Department at 912-367-8305 or the 911 call center at 912-367-8111.
A Chicopee, Massachusetts, mother is accused of abandoning her 4-year-old son after he was found wandering without clothes Saturday afternoon. According to police, the boy was found alone in a Family Dollar store without clothes on. >> Read more trending news Police told WGGB-TV that the boy “may be autistic.” The names of the boy and the mother were not immediately released. Read more here.
A Midwest City, Oklahoma, doctor is facing murder charges in connection with the opioid-related deaths of five patients. >> Watch the news report here According to The Associated Press and Washington Post, police arrested Dr. Regan Nichols on Friday and charged her with five counts of second-degree murder. One of the patients, Sheila Bartels, reportedly died after overdosing on painkillers in 2012. The Post reported that on the day Bartels was discovered dead, she had filled a prescription for 510 pills. The AP also reported that Nichols “prescribed more than 3 million doses of controlled dangerous drugs from 2010-2014' and in 2010 “prescribed one 47-year-old patient a total of 450 pills.” >> Read more trending news “Nichols prescribed patients, who entrusted their well-being to her, a horrifyingly excessive amount of opioid medications,” Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said, according to the AP, adding that her 'blatant disregard for the lives of her patients is unconscionable.” Nichols was released from prison on $50,000 bail.
A dive team is searching a ditch along I-4 from which Orlando firefighters removed a car early Saturday, police said. A car flipped into the ditch near the Kirkman Road exit. Emergency services responded to the car around 8:15 a.m. App users click here to see the video.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a small plane crash that occurred Saturday morning near Fort Meyers, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said the plane crashed into an unoccupied day care building. >> Read more trending news One person died in the crash while another was taken to the hospital. The survivor’s condition has not been released.
In a last series of rallies, Democrats and Republicans running for President issued final pleas for support in a snowy New Hampshire, as voters in the Granite State will take the second big step on the road to the White House in 2016.
“Please, come out and help me,” said Hillary Clinton in Manchester, where her husband the former President joined with their daughter Chelsea at a rally.
The polls indicate Clinton is trailing Sen. Bernie Sanders; eight years ago, Clinton pulled a major upset by defeating Barack Obama – now she will need a similar kind of magic act on Tuesday in New Hampshire.
As for Sanders, he rallied with college students on Monday, trying to squeeze even more support out of an age group that seems to have almost abandoned Clinton.
“Understand that the status quo is no longer acceptable,” said Sanders.
On the Republican side, the polls indicate Donald Trump is leading by a wide margin.
Trump stuffed four events into one day on Monday, sticking with his new strategy of small events, rather than giant rallies.
“If I believe everything I’m reading, we’re going to do very well,” Trump said.
If Trump does win, then the really big race for Republicans will be for second place behind him. If Marco Rubio were to win that slot, then he might force others out of the race.
In a final rally in Nashua, Rubio ignored his GOP rivals, and again targeted Hillary Clinton, and spoke about his own road to this point.
“In 1996 in the state, I came here on behalf of Bob Dole’s campaign for President,” Rubio told his crowd.
Up the road, John Kasich was making his final pitch as well.
“I hope you’ll really think about voting for me,” said Kasich, who has ticked up into second place in some New Hampshire polls.
For now, Trump, Rubio, Kasich, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have all said they will continue on to South Carolina on February 20.
But if Rubio can defeat all of them in New Hampshire, it may make their trip south a bit more difficult to raise money and press ahead.