News Roundup 4/25/18
By: Astrid Cortez
1. Truckers Come Together to Help Suicidal Man on the Verge of jumping
Around 1 am on Tuesday morning, 911 dispatchers in Huntington Woods, Illinois, received a call about a man threatening to jump off an overpass. Police closed off interstate 696 going in both directions and asked nearby truckers exiting the highway for help, in hope of protecting the man in case he fell or jumped. This resulted in 13 trucks parking close together under the overpass, to minimize the gaps in between them. This would’ve minimized the fall to about five or six feet instead of 14 feet onto the concrete ground, should the man have jumped or fell. After three hours, police were able to talk the man, who they declined to identify, out of jumping and he is now in the hospital seeking treatment.
2. Three Missing Mexican Film Students Found Dead
Mexican authorities have confirmed the three Mexican film students who were taken from a Guadalajara suburb, known for its high criminal activity, were beaten, killed and had their bodies dissolved in acid. Although the investigation is ongoing, two suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime, along with arrest warrants being issued for six other individuals. Javier Salomon Aceves, 25; Jesus Daniel Diaz, 20; and Marco Garcia Avalos, 20. All three student studied at the University of Audiovisual Media in Guadalajara.
Source: KTLA 5
3. Double Dare Returns
On Wednesday, Nickelodeon announced it was bringing back the late 90’s show in summer 2018 with 40 brand new episodes. According to a statement released by Nickelodeon, "viewers can expect appearances made from the original Double Dare cast, longtime fans, and even some of today’s hottest celebrities."The new Double Dare, like the original, will consist of two teams competing to win prizes by either answering trivia questions or taking on a physical challenge leading into the obstacle course. The original Double Dare first aired in 1986 and ran through 1993 making it Nickelodeons longest running game show.
4. Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administrations Decision To End DACA
On Tuesday, federal judge John D. Bates, wrote the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, "was unlawful and must be set aside." Bates gave the Trump Administration 90 days to make a new case explaining the reasons behind why it should end and if they fail to come up with a better explanation, they must continue to renew as well as accept new applications for the program. This decision makes Bates the third judge to rule against the Trump Administration’s plans to end the program, which was started by former president Barack Obama back in 2012.
Source: ABC 7
5. ‘Golden State Killer’ Arrested
In the early morning of Wednesday April 25, 2018, Sacramento Sheriff Officials confirmed they had arrested Joseph James DeAngelo, 72. DeAngelo is a long time suspect who was wanted for dozens of murders and sexual assaults in the 1970’s and 80’s in the Northern Ccalifornia. This led to him being notoriously known as, ‘The Golden State Killer,’ ‘East Area Rapist’ and ‘The Original Night Stalker.’ Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, said at a Wednesday press conference, DNA evidence at a Sacramento area home linked to DeAngelo was what helped lead to his arrest. DeAngelo is first linked to a murder in Rancho Cordova and has since evaded investigators for more than 40 years as he committed crime after crime according to a Sacramento Official.
Source: ABC 7