Thursday, February 2

California

Virginia Deputy kills three, sets fire to home in California after meeting 15-year-old online
California

Virginia Deputy kills three, sets fire to home in California after meeting 15-year-old online

November 25, 2022 - Austin Lee Edwards, now a former Virginia police officer was killed in a shootout after he drove across the county, committed a triple homicide and set fire to a home in Riverside, California. He did this after ‘catfishing’ a teenage girl in to thinking he was a 17-year-old boy. Edwards killed both of her grandparents and her mother before setting the home on fire. Edwards was spotted driving with the teenager in San Bernardino County. He was killed by a deputy after exchanging gunfire when sheriff’s deputies tried to stop him. Police are still investigating and have not determined if it was a kidnapping but police stated they have no reason to believe she was complicit in the murders or fire. Austin Lee Edwards (Riverside Police Department) ...
Judge: Walgreens substantially contributed to the opioid epidemic in San Francisco
California, U.S.

Judge: Walgreens substantially contributed to the opioid epidemic in San Francisco

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of the United States District Court in Northern California ruled on Wednesday that Walgreens "substantially contributed to an opioid epidemic in San Francisco". The lawsuit, which was brought on by the City and County of San Francisco, originally had dozens of defendants. Only four of these defendants remained when a trial was held in April. By the end of the closing arguments which took place in July 2022, only Walgreens remained. The other three defendants settled their cases, according to court documents. Judge Breyer agreed that the trial established between 2006 and 2020 that "Walgreens pharmacies in San Francisco dispensed hundreds of thousands of red flag opioid prescriptions without performing adequate due diligence". Performing this du...