>>Pittsburgh Residents Hold Vigil For Victims
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Pittsburgh residents are honoring the memories of the 11 victims killed in Saturday’s synagogue shooting. Around two-thousand people turned up at the Sixth Presbyterian Church Saturday night, not far from the Tree of Life synagogue where Robert Bowers is accused of going on a murder spree. Investigators say he was deliberately targeting Jews and held anti-Semitic beliefs. There was also a vigil organized by local high school students. Bowers is in the hospital after getting shot by police. He’s facing more than two-dozen charges.
>>Federal Officials Level Synagogue Shooting Suspects With 29 Charges
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Federal officials are filing numerous charges against the suspect in Saturday’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that killed 11 people. The U.S. Attorney’s office filed the charges yesterday against 46-year-old Robert Bowers. They include 11 counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death; 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence; four counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer and three counts of use and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.
>>Report: Cesar Sayoc Built Pipe Bomb Devices In His Van
(Undated) — The Florida man suspected of sending pipe bombs to several high-profile officials reportedly built the devices in his van. NBC reports that several senior law enforcement officials think 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc built the bombs that were sent via U.S. Mail in his van. Earlier reports say Sayoc lived in his van that is covered in pro-President Trump images and right-wing propaganda. Authorities believe Sayoc worked alone, but the investigation is ongoing. He remains in jail after allegedly sending 14 bombs to figures known to be frequent targets of President Trump’s criticism.
>>U.S. Equity Valuations Are Lower Than They Were Before Trump
(Undated) — Stock market valuations are down more than they were prior to President Trump taking office. A Bloomberg report says they are currently below where they were during most of former President Obama’s final year in the White House. Experts say even though stocks did propel to new heights months after Trump was sworn in, valuation has fallen due to higher interest rates and inflation. Worries over a trade war with China and other nations have also fueled the drop. Overall, stock market valuations are down a little more than nine-percent from inauguration day.
>>Toronto Woman Faces Witchcraft Accusations After Taking $600K To Ward Off Evil Spirits
(Toronto) — A 27-year-old Toronto woman is charged after allegedly pretending to practice witchcraft after she convinced a man to give her more than 600-thousand dollars to ward off evil spirits. Samantha Stevenson faces charges of pretending to practice witchcraft, fraud and possession of property obtained by a crime. York Regional Police said they began investigating her about a year ago when a 67-year-old victim told them that a psychic convinced him that he had to sell his home and transfer the money to her account where she would keep it safe until the evil spirits were gone. Stevenson allegedly did not return the money and instead asked the victim for an additional six-thousand dollars which she promised to burn to ward off the spirits.
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