National news: 20 arrested, 300 dogs rescued in dogfighting raids in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 20 people
were arrested and more than 300 dogs were recued as
authorities raided dogfighting kennels in South Carolina,
federal prosecutors said Monday. The sting started when
state and federal agents interrupted a dog fight in Richland
County on Saturday, U.S. Attorney Adair Boroughs
said in a statement. That led agents to serve 23 warrants
on Sunday that were known to be places were dogs fight
or are trained to fight in Clarendon, Lee, Orangeburg,
Richland, Sumter and York counties, investigators said.
Wisconsin’s top Republican
sues to block Jan. 6 subpoena
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican
Assembly leader is suing to block a subpoena that orders
him to testify before the House committee investigating
the Jan. 6 insurrection about a conversation he had with
Donald Trump about overturning the 2020 election.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos filed the lawsuit on
Sunday in federal court in Wisconsin arguing that the
subpoena falls outside the scope of the committee’s investigation
into last year’s Capitol attack and infringes
on his legislative immunity from civil process.
Kentucky man who shot
classmates in ’97 imprisoned for life
(AP) — A Kentucky man who killed three fellow students
and wounded five others when he was 14 years old
will have to spend the rest of his life in prison without
another opportunity to seek parole, the Kentucky Parole
Board voted Monday. Michael Carneal, now 39, told parole
board members last week that he would live with his
parents and continue his mental health treatment if they
agreed to release him. He admitted that he still hears
voices like the ones that told him to steal a neighbor’s
pistol and fire it into the crowded lobby of Heath High
School in 1997. However, Carneal said that with therapy
and medication, he has learned to control his behavior.
Former U.S. Capitol Police
chief has deal for Jan. 6 book
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol
Police during the Jan. 6 siege has a book deal. Steven A.
Sund’s “Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered
58 to 1 on January 6” will come out Jan. 3, just shy
of the two-year anniversary of the riot by supporters of
President Donald Trump. “It’s time to break my silence
and reveal everything that I know happened,” Sund said
in a statement released Monday by Blackstone Publishing.
Sund resigned under pressure soon after Jan. 6 and
testified the following month that he hadn’t seen an FBI
field report warning of potential violence.