Woman charged in foiled Paris attack
A woman allegedly connected to the Islamic State was charged with terrorist criminal association and attempted assassination Saturday after plotting an attack on the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
The woman’s fingerprints were found Sunday, Sept. 4, in a car filled with five full gasoline tanks parked in front of the city’s famous cathedral. Authorities did not find a detonation device in the car.
The woman has been identified only as Ornella G. She is on France’s “S” list of potential terrorists.
She was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Orange, France.
Three other women were arrested in connection to the plot on Thursday near Paris. One of the women had a letter in her purse swearing her allegiance to IS and Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, a high-ranking official that was killed in late August.
The Notre Dame cathedral receives 13 million visitors per year and is located in the heart of Paris.
School bus crashes at Denver Airport, kills one, injures 18
A school bus crashed into a concrete pillar at the Denver International Airport Sunday, killing the driver and injuring 18 others.
The bus was carrying members of a Colorado high school football team. Fifteen of the students were transported to four area hospitals and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Most have been released, but those with more serious injuries are still being treated. Three coaches were also injured and are being treated for injuries sustained during the crash.
It is unclear what caused the crash. Denver Police Sgt. Michael W. Farr called the path the driver had taken “curious,” noting that she should not have been driving the way she was. She was on the fourth floor heading toward passenger arrivals when she crashed.
The driver’s name has not been released.
UNR freshman hosts 9/11 ceremony outside JCSU
A University of Nevada, Reno, student took matters into his own hands when he found out the university did not have a planned ceremony for the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Danny De Lange, a freshman at UNR, and his family set up a display of American flags on the outside lawn of the Joe Crowley Student Union on Sunday honoring the men, women and children who died 15 years ago.
The display read “Remember 9/11” in flags, one for every person who died in the attacks. There were also flags surrounding the words.
“I see it as each one of those [flags] was a person, and each person came from a family,” De Lange told News 4 reporters Sunday. “That day, someone’s son, daughter, mother or father didn’t come home from work.”
Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania that killed 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 more.