Things you should know today: 5/25/18


Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo

Julio Cortez
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the first precinct while turning himself to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Harvey Weinstein, a once-powerhouse movie producer who has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct, turned himself in to face charges of rape and a criminal sex act, both felonies. The rape charge relates to an unnamed woman who claims Weinstein raped her in 2003 while staying at a Manhattan hotel. The criminal sex act charge comes from a then-aspiring actress, Lucia Evans, who said Weinstein forced her to perform sexual acts on him during a day-time meeting in his office back in 2004. Weinstein has until Wednesday to decide whether to testify before a grand jury.

NAACP leader exposed as white faces welfare fraud charges

Nicholas K. Geranios
FILE – In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black, has been charged with welfare fraud, news station KHQ-TV reports Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

Rachel Dolezal, former NAACP leader who was exposed as a white woman, has been charged with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance. Documents show that Dolezal illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 to November 2017. Investigators looked into her case after receiving information that Dolezal wrote a book, “In Full Color.” Dolezal deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account between August 2015 and September 2017 and did not report it to the Department of Social and Health Services.

Civilians kill gunman after 3 shot at Oklahoma restaurant

Bryan Terry
Police and emergency personnel surround the scene of a shooting at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)

On Thursday around 6:30 p.m., a 28-year-old gunman identified as Alexander Tilghman opened fire on a restaurant in Oklahoma City, injuring four people. The gunshots wounded a 39-year-old woman and two juvenile girls, and an unnamed man broke his arm while trying to flee. Two armed citizens outside of the restaurant, Carlos Nazario and Bryan Wittle, witnessed the shooting and shot the gunman dead. The motive for the shooting has not yet been released, and all four victims are reported to be in good condition.

An active shooter was reported at Noblesville Middle School in Indiana. So far, two people have been transported to the hospital and are in critical condition. Police have the shooter in custody.

A vague amber alert that notified the people of New York to “check your local media” is trending on Twitter. News outlets on Twitter state that a 14-mo-old boy named Owen Hidalgo-Calderon is missing and in imminent danger. The body of his mother was found in the woods of Sodus, New York.

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