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Chilling words from the man accused of traveling by bus from Hampden to New York City with the intent of murdering African Americans were published this weekend in the New York Daily News.

Police say 28-year-old James Jackson slayed an innocent black man before turning himself into authorities last week. WJZ’s Rick Ritter has more on Jackson, who told the paper in an exclusive interview what’s behind the gruesome crime.

The only way to describe the quotes is chilling.

Read more: CBS Baltimore (WJZ)

A device with "explosive capabilities" was found near the Fallen Officer Memorial in front of City Hall.

The device was found around noon on Thursday.

Springdale Police said when they saw the suspicious device, they recognized it as a pipe bomb. The Benton County Bomb Squad was called and confirmed the device had explosive properties. The bomb squad rendered the device safe.

Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Source: KNWA

On social media, Markeith Loyd’s persona — documented in dozens of Facebook Live videos — was as fluid as his latest mood. Sometimes, he was a down-to-earth, God-fearing boyfriend who was eagerly looking forward to fatherhood. Other times, he was a weightlifting, womanizing “street legend” whose goal was to be on the television show “America’s Most Wanted.”

More than a month after he was arrested and accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and an Orlando police officer, Loyd made a court appearance this week in which he debuted another version of himself: Markeith Loyd, apparent sovereign citizen.

A far-right, antigovernment group whose adherents believe they’re constitutionally exempt from U.S. laws, sovereign citizens have killed police officers, clogged courts with paperwork and refused to pay taxes.

Read more: Washington Post

A man accused of making at least eight threats against Jewish Community Centers was arrested by the FBI in St. Louis, Missouri, this morning.

The suspect, 31-year-old Juan Thompson, is accused of what federal prosecutors called a “campaign to harass and intimidate.” He’s charged in New York with cyberstalking a woman by communicating threats to JCCs in the woman’s name. Prosecutors said Thompson “appears to have made at least eight of the JCC threats as part of a sustained campaign to harass and intimidate” the woman after their romantic relationship ended.

The arrest comes after nearly 100 JCCs and schools nationwide received bomb threats this year in five separate waves. The most recent was on Feb. 27 when 21 bomb threats were called in to 13 JCCs and eight Jewish schools in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia, the JCC Association of North America said.

Read more: ABC News

Police arrested a man Wednesday morning in connection with a suspicious device found earlier in the week.

Maynard Police said William O’Neil, 51 of Maynard, is charged with placing an explosive device and possessing an explosive device, and that more charges may follow.

He was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing in Concord District Court Wednesday.

He was arrested at his Demars Street home around 5:30 a.m., two days after a neighbor called 911 to report a suspicious package left on his porch.

The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad rendered that device safe, and authorities said a fingerprint found on that device linked it to O’Neil.

Read more: CBS Boston