Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Grandmother raises orphan and hopes for a break in lethal hit-and-run case

Izzabella Bulmer’s dad, Rick Bulmer, died in his Army barracks at Fort Benning, killed by a stranger who said he was mentally tormented by the smoking cessation drug Chantix. Her mom Beth Bulmer died on a rural Tulare County road, the victim of a still-unsolved hit-and-run. Now, the grandmother who’s raising Bella fights for benefits from the federal government while she hopes for a break in the case.

Courts & Crime

‘Pizzagate’ suspect pleads not guilty in federal court

A North Carolina man who allegedly fired an assault rifle inside a Washington pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong, that conspiracy theorists falsely claimed harbored a child sex ring, entered not guilty pleas Friday to weapons charges in the case. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, remained mostly silent through the brief hearing at Washington’s U.S. District Court.

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