September 15, 2014

Body of Missing Student Found

Police believe they have found the remains of a North Carolina college student 11 days after she first disappeared. Boone police reported Saturday they believe a body found Saturday morning near Appalachian State University is Anna Smith. Authorities said her driver's license and school ID were found near the body in the wooded area. Police said the 18-year-old freshman history major from High Point was in personal crisis and was "anguished" when she was last seen taking a van to a school dorm the night of Sept. 2. She did not live at the dorm where she was last seen. Read more...

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Woman Held After 3 Dead Babies Found

A woman who lived at a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found this week was arraigned on charges including fetal death concealment and ordered held without bail as the search for more possible bodies continued. Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies at a house in Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Boston, littered with soiled diapers. Four other children had been removed from the home two weeks earlier. Read more...

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Adrian Peterson Faces Child Abuse Charges

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for "reckless or negligent injury to a child." The indictment was made in Montgomery County, Texas. A draft of the police report which says Peterson admitted that he did, in his words, "whoop" one of his children last May while the boy was visiting him in Houston. Read more...

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Missing 2-Year-Old's Body Found

Police in Texas are investigating the murder of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a shallow grave. The discovery came two days after police were sent photos of the child suggesting he had been the victim of abuse. Police found the grave after searching a field in southeast Austin for several hours. The boy’s mother Meagan Work told investigators she last saw the boy in July. She was in custody for abandoning and endangering Colton. Read more...

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Man Charged With Strangling Girlfriend

A 28-year-old Anchorage man told his brother he had strangled his girlfriend, and when his brother said he intended to call police, the man drove off with the body in the back seat of his car, police said. A short time later, David Joseph Thomas called police himself and was found with the car and the body of Linda Anne Martz Bower, 19, in the parking lot of a pharmacy. He was charged with first- and second-degree murder and booked into the Anchorage Jail, said police spokeswoman Anita Shell. Read more...

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Mom Uses 3-Year-Old for Shoplifting

A sticky-fingered teacher made her daughter into a pint-sized partner in crime. Pasco County officials arrested Amanda Jo Hammon Thursday after she allegedly stole $1,700 worth of goods by stuffing the contraband in her 3-year-old daughter's pink backpack and then making the tot walk out of the store. The string of thefts earlier this month all happened at the same Walmart. Read more...

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Nick Diaz Gets Second DUI

Nick Diaz is in trouble with the law ahead of one of the biggest fights of his career and this isn't the first time within the last year. The UFC star was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence and driving with a suspended license last week near his hometown of Stockton, Calif. Read more...

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Lynn Anderson Charged With DUI

Country singer Lynn Anderson has been released from jail in Nashville after being charged with drunken driving. Police arrested Anderson after she was involved in a crash. The responding officer said she showed "signs of impairment," according to her arrest warrant. A warrant says 66-year-old Anderson admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription medication. Read more...


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September 12, 2014

Father Charged in 5 Murders

A South Carolina man known as highly intelligent and a responsible father has been arrested in connection with the deaths of his five children whose bodies he dumped in a wooded area off a rural Alabama road 500 miles from his home. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:58 AM Posted to Murders

Texas Excutes Wife Killer

A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection. Willie Trottie's execution was carried out about 90 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last-day appeals. The 45-year-old had contended he had poor legal help at his trial and questioned the potency of the execution drug. Read more...

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1973 Escapee Returned to N.C.

A fugitive captured in Iowa after decades on the run is returning to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973. North Carolina officers were transporting 69-year-old Ronald Carnes from a county jail in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to a prison in Raleigh. Investigators arrested Carnes in Waterloo, Iowa, in April after facial recognition technology suggested that he applied for Iowa driver's licenses under two identities. Read more...

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5 Teens Arrested in School Shooting Plot

Five teens have been arrested in connection with an alleged high school shooting plot in Washington state. Kitsap County sheriff's officers charged 18-year-old Matthew Smiley with felony harassment for allegedly threatening to "shoot up" Kingston High School today - Sept. 11 - with guns that were found hidden in his car. Police were tipped off about the plot after three teens told officers that Smiley - allegedly angry about his expulsion from the school last year - showed them pistols and made threats. Read more...

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Woman Released in 1976 Murder Case

A 64-year-old woman has been released after spending more than 30 years in prison for a Nevada killing she says she didn't commit. Cathy Woods downed a cheeseburger and onion rings at a Reno burger restaurant Thursday morning after she was freed. She and her brother then headed to Southern California, where she plans to live with family. Read more...

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Apollo Nida Reports to Prison

A star of the television show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" reported to federal prison this morning. Apollo Nida was expected to report to a federal prison in Lexington, Ky. by noon Sept. 10, but was tweeting and using Instagram as recently as 3 a.m. Sept. 11. Nida, who stars in two exercise videos with his wife and fellow "Housewives" cast member Phaedra Parks, was sentenced in July to eight years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. Read more...

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Mother and Son Convicted of Forgery

A mother and son who San Francisco prosecutors say lied to the state Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain disabled parking passes have been sentenced to three years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. 29-year-old Guobin Qin and 50-year-old Qiaoyun Chen were sentenced after pleading guilty to felony forgery. Prosecutors say they filed papers with a doctor's signature claiming they had a lung disease, but the doctor had no record of either of them being a patient. Read more...

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Attorney Guilty of Planting Drugs

An Irvine lawyer was convicted of helping his wife plant drugs in the car of a school volunteer in what prosecutors say was a botched attempt at revenge spurred in part by a misunderstood comment about the couple's son. A jury found Kent Easter, 40, guilty of false imprisonment, a felony. He faces up to three years in prison. Read more...




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September 11, 2014

Jodi Arias Wants Her Lawyers Back

Jodi Arias has filed a two-page motion to give up her right to act as her own attorney in the second penalty phase trial of her murder trial. Arias had previously requested and received the right to serve as her own attorney after she disagree with one of her lawyers about strategy. Read more...

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Pastor Sentenced in 1st Wife's Death

A former Pennsylvania pastor already serving life without parole for bludgeoning his second wife to death in 2008 was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in the 1999 death of his first wife. Arthur "A.B." Schirmer was sentenced in Lebanon County after pleading no contest in June to third-degree murder. Schirmer, 66, a former Methodist clergyman, had long claimed he was out for a run on April 23, 1999, when he returned home to find the body of 50-year-old Jewel Schirmer, his wife of 31 years, in a pool of blood at the bottom of the basement steps. Read more...

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Murdered Woman Found in Bathtub

Police have launched a murder investigation after the wife of a renowned scientist was found dead in a bathtub. Authorities responded to a reported suicide at the Davie, Fla. home of Jill Halliburton Su, but police confirmed they were conducting a homicide investigation. Su was related to the founder of the Halliburton oilfield services company and was married to University of Florida entomologist Dr. Nan Yao Su, a termite expert. Read more...

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Trial Begins For Socialite Gigi Jordan

Opening statements began in the trial of a multimillionaire accused of killing her autistic son inside a Manhattan hotel room. Socialite Gigi Jordan was arrested in 2010 after police said they found her 8-year-old son, Jude Mirra, dead from a drug overdose in a 16th-floor suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Midtown. Investigators say his mother was found nearby with a concoction of pills and a suicide note, babbling incoherently. Read more...

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Burglary Suspect Caught Napping

A Florida burglary suspect is facing charges after police found him asleep in the bedroom of a home he was allegedly trying to rob. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said they were responding to a burglary call Monday at a residence in Nokomis, Fla., when they found Dion Davis, 29, asleep on a bed next to a bag of stolen jewelry. A cleaning lady made the call to authorities after discovering the passed out suspect. Read more...

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2 Officers Charged With Bar Beating

Two Indianapolis police officers who were off duty at a bar drinking shots with a pregnant bartender beat up a patron who began arguing with the woman, an affidavit said. John Serban and Michael Reiger face felony battery charges over the Aug. 7 incident, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. According to the probable cause affidavit, 29-year-old patron Bradford Bohanon was put in a chokehold, kicked and had his face ground into the pavement outside the bar, and the officers went back inside afterward and resumed drinking. Read more...

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Tug Valley Coach Arrested for DUI

A Mingo County high school basketball coach has been arrested and charged with first-offense Driving Under the Influence (DUI), according to court records. The Southwestern Regional Jail Website shows that Garland Lee "Rabbit" Thompson, 56 of Williamson, was booked at the jail on Sunday, September 7. It describes the coach as 6-feet tall, weighing 225 pounds. Read more...


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September 10, 2014

Holly Bobo's Remains Found

Human remains found by two people who were digging for ginseng root in Decatur County, Tennessee have been identified as that of missing nursing student Holly Bobo. The human skull was found near property owned by the family of Zachary Adams, a suspect in the case. Read more...

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Bodies of 5 Children Found

The bodies of five children reported missing from their South Carolina home have been recovered in Alabama, according to local reports. The children's tragic discovery follows the arrest of their father on unrelated charges in Mississippi. While authorities have not publicly identified the father by name, sources have identified him to various local news outlets as Timothy Ray Jones. Read more...

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Nagin Reports to Federal Prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he entered the lockup. The Bureau of Prisons operates a low-security prison there with an adjacent minimum security camp. Bureau spokesman Chris Burke said Nagin reported to the minimum security camp. Read more...

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Couple Dies After Savage Beating

An elderly couple have both died after being beaten in their Kansas City home during an attack in which three other people were fatally shot. Kansas City police say Ann and George Taylor, both in their 80s, died after spending a week in the hospital on life support. Prosecutors allege that 34-year-old Brandon Howell attacked the couple in the basement of their home on Sept. 2, then fatally shot three neighbors before fleeing in the Taylors' SUV. Read more...

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'Hills Bandit' Robs 9th Bank

A suspected serial bank robber has struck again in Southern California, the ninth time in a year. Authorities said the most recent heist took place Monday around 3 p.m. at a U.S. Bank in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, just one hour after the male suspect reportedly tried to rob a bank in North San Diego. According to the station, the FBI has been tracking the man known as the "Hills Bandit" because he has continually targeted banks in the Laguna Hills area. Read more...

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Maggie Daniels' Killer Faces Death

State prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the accused killer of a North Carolina woman. Sharman Odom, 34, is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree sexual offense and first-degree kidnapping in the death of 31-year-old Maggie Daniels. Prosecutors had previously filed notice in August that they planned to argue for death as a sentence in the murder of Daniels, a school guidance counselor who was found strangled in her Newton apartment on June 27. Read more...

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Man Shot Brother Over $2 Debt

Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting involving two brothers. Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies and Vivian police responded to a call at the Monterey Hills Apartments. Officers found 28-year-old LaMichael Watson suffering from a wound to the abdomen. Det. Andy Scoggins said Watson was allegedly shot by his brother, 24-year-old Cardarrio Watson, after the two fought over a $2 debt. Read more...

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Greg Monroe Suspended for DUI

Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe was suspended without pay by the NBA for the first two games of the upcoming regular season. Monroe pleaded guilty to impaired driving April 23 stemming from a February incident in Huntington Woods, according to Oak Park 45th District Court documents. Read more...




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September 09, 2014

Jack the Ripper Identified?

An author claims he has "definitely, categorically and absolutely" identified the real killer through DNA evidence extracted from a shawl that was found near the bodies of one of the Whitechapel victims. Read more...

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Remains Found in Holly Bobo's County

Authorities are investigating possible human remains in the county where a Tennessee nursing student disappeared in 2011. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said investigators were in Decatur County, the same county where 20-year-old Holly Bobo disappeared from her family's home in Parsons. According to media reports, a skull was found not far from property owned by the family of Zach Adams, who is charged with kidnapping and murder in the Bobo case. Read more...

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Two Charged in Kansas Cop's Death

Authorities have arrested two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a Kansas police officer. Topeka Police Cpl. Jason Harwood, 40, was killed Sunday during a car stop in east Topeka. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office said 30-year-old Ross Preston Lane has acknowledged some involvement in the shooting of the decorated law enforcement officer. Lane faces capital murder, criminal distribution of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon charges. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Read more...

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Missing Indiana Mom Found

A southwest Indiana sheriff says authorities believe an Evansville woman missing nearly two months was held captive under terrible conditions in a mobile home. A couple is now under arrest in the case. Joelle Lockwood, a mother of two, has been missing since July 9. She was discovered alive in the mobile home in Posey County, west of Evansville. Lockwood was held against her will and spent time locked in a wooden cage. Read more...

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4th Florida Student Attacked

Police are looking for a man suspected of tackling a woman who was walking on the University of Florida campus, the fourth assault on a female at the school in recent days. The student kicked the man and he ran off. The woman, who was not injured, called police. University police spokesman Maj. Brad Barber says it's too early to say whether the incident is related to the others. Read more...

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W. Va. Man Charged in 3 Murders

A West Virginia man has been charged in three unsolved Alexandria, Va., murders spanning over a decade. Alexandria police announced that Charles Severance, 53, is charged with murder in the deaths of Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby and Nancy Dunning. The victims were shot on separate occasions with a small-caliber weapon. All three were killed just inside the front door of their homes. Read more...

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Couple Charged in Fatal Home Invasion

Two people are facing charges of first-degree murder in a fatal home invasion robbery in Chicago that left a resident and one of the robbers' alleged accomplices dead. Miran Cerimagic, Orhan Cerimagic and Brittney Mitchell are accused of breaking into a home in the Norwood Park area of the city. Officers were later sent to the home for a well-being check and found a 36-year-old man stabbed to death in the kitchen. Read more...

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Two Charged in Fatal Alaska Shooting

Two people have been arrested following a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in Alaska. Jerel Williams, 26, is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Christopher Fulton, Jr. in Anchorage. The Anchorage Police Department said 23-year-old Samantha Herbert was also charged with second-degree murder in the case. Read more...


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September 08, 2014

Mother Charged in Killing Children

A 24-year-old mother has been charged in Prince George County for allegedly killing her two children in a double homicide. Police were called to a Cheverly home around 2 a.m. Upon arrival, authorities found a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old not breathing. The children's mother, Sonya Spoon, was taken into custody and is being held without bond. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:30 AM Posted to Murders

Mother Arrested in Death Of Daughter, 11

An 11-year-old north suburban girl is dead, apparently the victim of child abuse and her mother is charged with murder. The girl was found dead in the 300 block of Gillett in Waukegan. What took place inside the Waukegan home is something police say is the most tragic thing they have seen in years. Raasania Cooley was killed, her mother, 32-year-old Nicolette Lawrence is charged with her daughter's murder. Read more...

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Woman Left for Dead in Park

Authorities are trying to determine who attacked a woman in a Dallas, Texas park and left her for dead. The victim, who is in her 50s, was in critical condition when she was transported to Baylor University Medical Center after two passers-by discovered her nude and on the ground in Opportunity Park. Detectives are hoping the woman gets better so they can interview her and possibly develop a lead in the case. Read more...

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Shooting Suspect Found Under Bed

Police in North Carolina arrested a 20-year-old suspect they found hiding under a bed after he allegedly got into a fight and fatally shot another man. Troyshawn Nicholas Williams, 20, was arrested and charged with murder. Officers were called to a home in Statesville, 40 miles north of Charlotte, just after midnight on Friday, according to the station. Once there, they found Keith Levan Keaton Jr., who had been shot in the chest. He was rushed to Iredell Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:26 AM Posted to Fugitives

Nurse Sentenced for Daughter's Abortion Pills

A Pennsylvania mother has been sentenced to up to 18 months in prison for giving her pregnant teen daughter illegally obtained abortion pills. Jennifer Ann Whalen, 39, pleaded guilty in August to violating state law that requires doctors to perform abortions. Whalen is a register nurse who works at a nursing home, but she did not have the medical insurance to cover a hospital stay for her 16-year-old daughter's procedure. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:25 AM Posted to Murders

Colt Lyerla Arrested for DUI

Less than two weeks after he was released by the Green Bay Packers, tight end Colt Lyerla was in legal trouble again. Lyerla, the troubled former Oregon Ducks player, was arrested near his hometown of Hillsboro, Oregon on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:24 AM Posted to Drugs & Alcohol

Smokey: 'God Saved Me From Cocaine'

Smokey Robinson looks the touched-up picture of health. His teeth are preternaturally white and straight, his skin smooth, his hair jet-black. He cuts a lean, energetic figure. Yet he's had his own battles. The legal ones we've (briefly) discussed. But he too succumbed to drug addiction, oddly enough, late in his career – he was 41, and it was after the huge success of Being With You. But when Smokey fell for cocaine, he fell hard. Read more...


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