July 31, 2012

Aurora Shooter Faces 24 Murder Charges

The man who was arrested for shooting to death 12 people and wounding 58 others in a Colorado movie theater is now facing 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. For each person who died, James Holmes faces one count of premeditated murder and one count of murder with extreme indifference to the value of human life. Read more...

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Opening Arguments Set for Drew Peterson

Almost five years after the disappearance of his fourth wife, former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson will go on trial for the murder of his third wife. A jury of seven men and five women will hear opening arguments in the long-delayed trial on whether Peterson, 58, killed his then-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004 and made it look like an accident. Savio, 40, was found dead in a dry bathtub on March 1, 2004. Officials ruled the death an accidental drowning until Savio's body was exhumed as part of their investigation. They eventually changed the cause of her death from an accident to homicide and charged Peterson with murder. Read more...

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Killer's Victims' Families Want Answers

The arrest of Jerry Frank Townsend on Sept. 5, 1979 ended the hunt for a brutal serial killer and rapist who had terrorized a predominantly African-American neighborhood in northwest Fort Lauderdale, Fla. But it began an enduring miscarriage of justice. Townsend spent 22 years of his life in prison until he was exonerated by DNA tests that did not exist when he was arrested. Eddie Lee Mosley remained free to continue to rape and kill until his 1987 arrest and confinement in a state hospital for the criminally insane. Read more...

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Dogs Alert in Cold Case Search

Cadaver dogs searching for a Massachusetts girl who disappeared 23 years ago have zeroed in on a small patch of parkland close to where an anonymous tipster recently suggested authorities check. A private investigator leading the search for 14-year-old Melanie Melanson said that three dogs were alerted to a small area of land during a search of Middlesex Fells Reservation. The girl was five days shy of her 15th birthday when she vanished in October 1989, after attending a party with friends in a wooded area near the Woburn-Stoneham town line. Authorities believe the girl was killed, but her body has never been found and no suspects have ever been named in the case. Read more...

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Fla. Appeals Ruling Voiding 'Docs vs. Glocks' Law

Florida officials are appealing a federal judge's ruling striking down a Florida law that restricted doctors from talking with patients about gun ownership. Gov. Rick Scott announced the appeal Monday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke ruled earlier this month in the case known as "Docs vs. Glocks." Cooke agreed with physicians who contended the law violates free speech rights. Read more...

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Court Likely to Take Maryland DNA Case

Chief Justice John Roberts says the Supreme Court will probably consider and may reverse a Maryland case that blocked police from collecting DNA samples from people arrested for certain crimes. Roberts had previously temporarily blocked the ruling from going into effect. Then he wrote in a four-page order that Maryland would be allowed to continue DNA collection until the court decides what to do with the case. Roberts said that Maryland, in asking that the ruling be blocked, showed a "reasonable probability" that the court would take the case. Maryland began collecting samples from people arrested for violent crimes in 2009. Read more...

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Drunk Woman Tries to Break Into Jail

A woman in southwest Ohio has been arrested for trying to sneak into a county jail and telling authorities to arrest her. Deputies with the Butler County Sheriff's Office arrested 36-year-old Tiffany R. Hurd when she was caught trying to climb over a barbed-wire fence at the rear of the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, near Cincinnati. Deputies then repeatedly asked Hurd to leave, but she refused and attempted to climb the fence again. Deputies say she was intoxicated. Read more...

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Pot Charges Dropped Against UGA Basketball Player

Georgia basketball player Donte Williams told media gathered at Stegeman Coliseum on Monday that the marijuana charges leveled against him in May have been dismissed and vehemently proclaimed he does not do drugs. Reporters came for a press conference to advance the Bulldogs' upcoming 10-day trip to Italy for three exhibition games. But before that event got underway, Williams took a seat next head coach Mark Fox at a table on a podium in the Stegeman interview room and asked to make a statement. Following is what Williams' said: Read more...

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Ohio State RB Bri'onte Dunn Charged

Ohio State's running back depth could be about to take another hit. Freshman Bri'onte Dunn was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop Saturday night in Alliance, Ohio. According to police, Dunn nearly hit a patrol car before he was pulled over. Then officers allegedly found a pipe and small amounts of marijuana in the car. Dunn received a citation and was not taken to jail. Read more...

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July 30, 2012

Miami Police Search for Man Who Shot 3

Police in Miami were searching Sunday for a man accused of shooting at least three people in an apparent domestic dispute and who has said he will not surrender. After wounding three victims, who were being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, officials were concerned he would wound more victims on the streets. Erin Cash, 23, was wanted on charges of attempted murder. Read more...

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Man Sentenced to Death for Killing Police Officer

An Arkansas man who shot a police officer during a traffic stop last year, then coldly shot him again in the face while he was pleading for his life, was sentenced to death. Jerry Lard was convicted of capital murder, and a Greene County judge agreed with the jury that the 38-year-old should die for killing Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt in April 2011. Read more...

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Zimmerman's Wife Pleads Not Guilty to Perjury

The wife of Trayvon Martin's shooter has entered a written plea of not guilty on a perjury charge. Shellie Zimmerman will be arraigned in central Florida after a judge said she lied about her and husband George Zimmerman's finances during a bond hearing. Shellie Zimmerman was arrested June 12 and released on bond the same day. Read more...

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Autopsy Confirms Arsonist Committed Suicide

An autopsy report confirmed Friday that Michael Marin, the former Wall Street trader who collapsed and died in court minutes after he was convicted of arson last month, committed suicide by taking cyanide. Authorities immediately suspected that Marin, 53, killed himself June 28 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix by swallowing a homemade cyanide pill. Marin had just been convicted of burning down his mansion in 2009 when he went into convulsions at the defendant's table. He was declared dead at the scene. Read more...

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Judge Gives North Dakota Drunk Drivers Choice

Three drunken driving offenders were given a choice -- spend time in the Cass County jail, or attend the funeral of a West Fargo family that was killed by a drunken driver. All three went to the funeral, and one offender wrote a letter to the Fargo municipal judge about it. Allan Bakkerud says the funeral made him realize how a drunken driver could "change so many lives in a split second." Read more...

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Marines Place $22.5M Order for the Colt .45 M1911

It's been called the greatest handgun ever made, and it has barely changed sine 1911, when the legendary John Browning designed it especially for the U.S. Military. And now, the Colt .45 M1911 is making a big comeback, now that the U.S. Marines have placed a $22.5 million order for the Connecticut-made pistols. The gun, which has been wielded on film by John Wayne and in real life by Sgt. Alvin York and Maj. Audie Murphy, was the standard-issue sidearm in the military for decades, until it was replaced by the Beretta M9 in 1985. Read more...

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Snoop Dogg Banned From Norway For 2 Years

A lawyer representing Snoop Dogg says the American rapper has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount of marijuana last month. Holger Hagesaeter, the rapper's legal representative in Norway, said his client "can live with the decision" and has no immediate plans to appeal it. Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was on his way to a music festival in southern Norway in June when sniffer dogs detected eight grams of marijuana in his luggage. He was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) after admitting to the two offenses, the lawyer said. Read more...



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July 27, 2012

Man Convicted of Murder in Police Officer's Death

An Arkansas man was convicted of capital murder for killing a police officer who begged him not to shoot. After deliberating for less than an hour, a jury found Jerry Lard, 38, guilty of killing Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt during a traffic stop in April 2011. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Lard. The sentencing hearing is scheduled to begin Friday morning in Paragould, about 35 miles north of Trumann. The trial was moved at Lard's defense attorneys' request. Read more...

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Colorado Judge Bans Release of Suspect's Records

Tightening the secrecy over the year Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes spent studying neuroscience, a judge has barred the University of Colorado Denver from releasing any records about the former graduate student's time there. What happened to the 24-year-old during his time in the program at the school's Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the many mysteries stemming from last Friday's mass shooting at a theater in which he's accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Read more...

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Neighbors Ponder Odd Ripken Kidnapping

The curious circumstances surrounding the kidnapping and then release of Cal Ripken Jr.'s 74-year-old mother are all the talk of her community outside Baltimore, where such crime doesn't happen and where her neighbors know the matriarch of the famous baseball family as "just Vi." Vi Ripken was found bound but unharmed in her car Wednesday morning, a day after being abducted at gunpoint at her house, blindfolded and driven around by her kidnapper, police said. He left her in her silver Lincoln Continental near her house in Aberdeen. She was tied up, but unharmed. Read more...

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Kerry Kennedy's Ambien Blood Test Results

Kerry Kennedy had a generic version of the potent prescription sleep aid Ambien in her system after she struck a tractor-trailer while driving erratically on a Westchester County highway this month, court papers filed on Wednesday said. Final toxicology results showed that no other drugs or alcohol were in Ms. Kennedy's blood or urine, a deposition submitted to the court by prosecutors said. Read more...

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Raids on Synthetic Drug Labs Lead to 90 Arrests

In the first-ever nationwide crackdown on the synthetic drug industry, law enforcement officers arrested more than 90 people, seized $36 million in cash and more than 4.8 million packets of synthetic cannabinoids, authorities said. Operation Log Jam, a joint effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration and federal and local agencies, was conducted in more than 90 cities spanning 30 states, DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said at a news conference. Read more...




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July 26, 2012

Dozens Arrested in Anaheim Violence

Anaheim's mayor says federal officials have agreed to review two deadly police shootings after a fourth day of violent protests. Mayor Tom Tait says he'll meet with members of the U.S. attorney's office and the FBI on Friday. Authorities say as many as 1,000 demonstrators surged through downtown in the Southern California city Tuesday night, smashing windows on 20 businesses and setting trash fires. Police and patrol cars were pelted with rocks and bottles. Hundreds of police used batons, pepper balls and beanbag rounds. Read more...

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Killer Fled Massachusetts to Evade Police

A convicted killer possibly linked to the murder of 16-year-old Molly Bish abruptly moved from Massachusetts to Florida to run away from investigators, according to a longtime friend of the man. Rodney Stanger, 64, who was living in Southbridge, Mass., at the time, relocated to Summerfield, Fla., a few months after Bish was abducted from her lifeguard post in June 2000. Bish's remains were found in 2003. Read more...

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Holmes Sent Chilling Notebook to Psychiatrist

James Holmes, the accused gunman in last Friday's midnight movie massacre in Colorado, mailed a notebook "full of details about how he was going to kill people" to a University of Colorado psychiatrist before the attack, but the parcel sat unopened in a mailroom for as long as a week before its discovery. Police and FBI agents were called to the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus in Aurora after the psychiatrist, who is also a professor at the school, reported receiving a package believed to be from the suspect. Read more...

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Sex Offenders Live Undetected Double Lives

Nearly one in six convicted sex offenders is using sophisticated techniques invented by identity thieves to avoid their legally mandated registration requirements, a new study has found. These digital absconders might be able to avoid post-incarceration restrictions by living near schools and playgrounds, and could possibly gain employment working with children. The study estimates that roughly 92,000 of the 570,000 registered sex offenders across the country are systematically manipulating their names, birthdays, Social Security numbers and other personal identifiers so they can live as they want while appearing to satisfy court-imposed or statutory restrictions. Read more...

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9-Year-Old Caught Beating Toddlers on Video

Disturbing video from a Mississippi day care center shows a 9-year-old boy beating several much younger children, including an 11-month-old, whom he punches and bites. The frightening footage, taken at the Kiddie City Child Care Center in Vicksburg, shows the bully attacking the baby and then patting the boy on the back as it cries and adults come in to check on them. Throughout the video, the child can be seen waiting until day care workers aren’t looking to launch another attack. Read more...

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Legal Ways to Get High Remain

People are inventing so many new, legal ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up. Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine, amphetamines and other illegal stimulants. The drugs are often sold at small, independent stores in misleading packaging that suggests common household items like bath salts, incense and plant food. But the substances inside are powerful, mind-altering drugs that have been linked to bizarre and violent behavior across the country. Read more...

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Jenna Jameson Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

Former porn actress Jenna Jameson pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence in Orange County after wrapping her car around a light pole in Westminster. Jameson, 38, whose real name is Jenna Marie Massoli, was taken into custody by Westminster police May 25 after her Range Rover struck the pole. The actress was charged Monday with three misdemeanor counts, including driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, having a blood-alcohol level over the state legal limit and driving on a suspended license. Read more...




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July 25, 2012

William Balfour Gets Life Sentence

Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law, convicted in May of shooting to death her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, has been given three life sentences plus 120 years in prison. Judge Charles Burns also denied William Balfour's motion for a new trial in the triple murder case. Illinois law does not allow death penalty sentences under any circumstances. Read more...

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Two Charged in Murder of Dismembered Teen

Two men were charged Monday in the death of an Oklahoma woman whose dismembered body was found in a duffel bag behind a grocery store last year. Jimmy Massey and Luis Ruiz were being held without bond at the Oklahoma County jail. The Oklahoma County District Attorney's office charged them with first-degree murder in the October killing of 19-year-old Carina Saunders. Her body was discovered in a duffel bag spotted by animal welfare workers as they rounded up feral cats in Bethany, an Oklahoma City suburb. Read more...

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Man Must Stand Trial in Three Daughters' Deaths

A North Dakota construction worker must stand trial in the deaths of his three young daughters, a Wisconsin judge ruled after hearing how the girl's terrified mother called police and an investigator found the children tucked in bed with their faces covered in dried blood. St. Croix County Circuit Judge Scott Needham said prosecutors presented enough evidence during a preliminary hearing to persuade him Aaron Schaffhausen probably killed all three girls. Faced with three bodies and an alleged confession, Schaffhausen's attorney didn't call a single witness. Read more...

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Demand for Guns in Colorado Jumps

Colorado gun stores are seeing a big jump in demand for firearms since last Friday's massacre at a midnight movie showing in Aurora. Background checks for people wanting to buy guns in Colorado reportedly increased more than 41 percent after last week's Aurora movie massacre. The Denver Post reports that firearm instructors have also seen increased interest in training needed for a concealed-carry permit. Read more...

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Man Arrested in 1980 Killing of Grandmother, 73

DNA testing has linked an Austin man to the killing of an elderly grandmother found beaten and sexually assaulted three decades ago in her Central Texas home, authorities said. Steven Alan Thomas was arrested and accused of capital murder in the death of 73-year-old Mildred H. McKinney, according to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, north of Austin. A felony complaint says Thomas's DNA was matched to evidence found on McKinney's body through a search of the federal DNA database last month. Read more...

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Justin Blackmon pleads guilty to DUI

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Oklahoma last month and was given a sentence that includes no jail time for the former Oklahoma State star. "He is mortified by this," defense attorney Cheryl Ramsey said shortly after she withdrew Blackmon's previous not guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and entered the guilty plea as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Blackmon did not attend the brief hearing in Payne County District Court. Police arrested Blackmon during a traffic stop in Stillwater on June 3 after a breath test allegedly showed his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit. Read more...

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Michigan Suspends Fitzgerald Toussaint After DUI

Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint is indefinitely suspended from the football team after he was arrested Saturday on charges of operating a vehicle while impaired. Toussaint was arrested by a Saline police officer on a joint drunk-driving detail at approximately 11:45 p.m. in downtown Ann Arbor. Driving a white Ford F150, he was stopped for "disregarding" a red traffic light at S. Forest and Washtenaw roads, and a breathalyzer showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.12. Read more...




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July 24, 2012

Drew Peterson Jury Selection Begins

After a final pre-trail ruling excluding some hearsay evidence against the defendant, jury selection began in the case of a former Bollingbrook, Illinois policeman accused in the death of his third wife. As the potential jurors filled the courtroom, Drew Peterson stood and introduced himself to the panel. "Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, I'm Mr. Peterson," he said. "Have a good day." Read more...

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Georgia Halts Execution of Warren Lee Hill

The Georgia Supreme Court halted the execution of Warren Lee Hill, a death-row inmate who had been scheduled to die at 7 p.m. on Monday at the state penitentiary at Jackson. At issue is whether the Department of Corrections' decision to switch to a one-drug formula violates state rules. The state announced the change last week, which Hill's lawyers challenged. The high court said in a statement that it would consider the challenge because such a change requires public hearings and a 30-day public comment period. Read more...

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Colorado Shooting Victims Named

An aspiring sportscaster. A 6-year-old girl. A man celebrating his 27th birthday. College students who moved to Colorado to blaze paths for their futures. The names and lives of the victims killed in a horrific mass shooting at a Denver-area movie theater emerged as families and friends learned the fates of their loved ones. The Arapahoe County coroner released the identities of the dozen victims who were killed in the attack at a midnight premiere of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" early Friday in Aurora, Colo. Read more...

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FBI: Missing Iowa Girls Believed to Be Alive

Investigators said they have evidence that leads them to believe two cousins who vanished last week are still alive. FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault said that authorities strongly believe 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins have not been killed. She refused to say what led authorities to that conclusion, but told reporters that investigators are expanding their search beyond Iowa. Read more...

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Lions Release Aaron Berry After Arrests

Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested for the second time in two months and has been released by the team. Over the weekend, Berry was arrested in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on three charges of simple assault. Details of the incident were not reported, but Berry apparently brandished a weapon during the incident. This most recent incident followed Berry's DUI arrest last month also in the central Pennsylvania region. Read more...

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3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Popped for DUI

Doors Down's Todd Harrell could soon be standing in front of a door to a courthouse. The 40-year-old bassist was arrested on suspicion of DUI after allegedly crashing into another vehicle in southern Mississippi. According to local police, shortly after 7 a.m. the Time of My Life rocker was busted by cops in D'Iberville after slamming his black Cadillac into the rear of a silver Toyota truck, causing "heavy damage" to both vehicles. Read more...

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Raiders Wide Receiver Enters Plea to DUI

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge in connection with his arrest on the Bay Bridge in April. Heyward-Bey, 25, was pulled over at about 2 a.m. on April 7 on the lower deck of the bridge on his way back to the East Bay from a nightclub in San Francisco, his attorney Ivan Golde said. He agreed to plead no contest in San Francisco Superior Court to the misdemeanor charge this morning in exchange for a sentence of three years' probation, three months of DUI classes and various fines and fees. Read more...




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July 20, 2012

Man Convicted of Murder in 1992 Cold Case

A Spokane judge has convicted a man of murdering a furniture store owner 20 years ago in a case that went unsolved until DNA from a fake beard led to an arrest. Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen convicted Patrick Kevin Gibson of first-degree murder in the Nov. 7, 1992, shooting death of Brian Cole. The now-60-year-old Gibson was arrested last year in Western Washington after investigators found his DNA on a piece of fake beard left behind at the crime scene. Read more...

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Bar Shooting Suspect on Suicide Watch

The suspect in a shooting rampage at an Alabama bar had been fired from his job after a fistfight with a co-worker in the spring, police said, elaborating on one of many problems that vexed the man in recent months. Nathan Van Wilkins told police in April he was angry about his firing, and he was pressing assault charges against the co-worker, said Brookwood Assistant Police Chief Jimmy Sellers. The other man had also been fired but not arrested. Read more...

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Convict Suspected in Molly Bish Case

Massachusetts authorities are traveling to Florida to re-interview a convicted killer possibly linked to the murder of 16-year-old Molly Bish, who was abducted from her lifeguard post 12 years ago, the Worcester district attorney's office confirmed. The decision was made after investigators recently seized items taken from the Summerfield, Fla., home of Rodney Stanger, who is serving a 25-year prison term for the 2008 stabbing death of his live-in girlfriend, Chrystal Morrison. Read more...

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Mom Arrested For Hacking School Computers

A Pennsylvania mom faces six felony charges for allegedly hacking into her children's school computer to change their grades and read school officials' emails. Catherine Venusto, 45, of New Tripoli, worked for the Northwestern Lehigh School District from 2008 through April 2011 and has at least two children in the district, according to the District Attorney's office. She has been accused of changing her daughter's failing grade from an F to an M for "medical" in June 2010, and then changing her son's 98 to a 99 in February 2012, nearly a year after she quit her job as an administrative office secretary to work at another school district. Read more...

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Jamaican DJ Pleads Guilty to Skipping US Trial

A popular Jamaican DJ, who admitted he left the United States 10 years ago before his scheduled trial on drug charges, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of failure to appear in court. Glendale Goshia Gordon, who performs under the name Busy Signal, could face between 12 to 18 months in prison and a fine of $3,000 to $30,000, under sentencing guideline recommendations. Read more...

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Rams DE Robert Quinn Arrested on DWI Charges

NFL players have been making headlines recently and not for the right reasons. St. Louis Rams DE Robert Quinn has joined that list after it was reported that he was arrested on July 10 at 6:44 a.m., accused of driving while intoxicated in Florissant, Mo. He posted bond and was released later that night, according to KSDK.com. In addition to the drunken-driving charge, Quinn is charged with failure to exercise a high degree of care and with having no insurance. Read more...


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July 19, 2012

Zimmerman: 'I'm Not a Racist'

In his first television interview, George Zimmerman walked through his version of what happened the night he killed Trayvon Martin. He said he does not regret being armed, nor does he regret his actions. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Martin, an unarmed black teenager, on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. The case has become the focus of national media, and ignited an emotional debate over race and gun rights. The 28-year-old son of a white father and Peruvian mother of Hispanic descent, Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. He says he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin attacked him. He is currently out on bail. Read more...

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Texas Executes Its First Inmate Using Single Drug

A Texas man convicted of carjacking and fatally shooting a stockbroker was put to death Wednesday, becoming the first prisoner in the nation's most active capital punishment state to be executed under a procedure using one lethal drug instead of three. Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials announced last week they were modifying the three-drug injection method used since 1982 because the state's supply of one of the drugs -- the muscle relaxant pancuronium bromide -- has expired. Yokamon Hearn, 33, was executed using a single dose of the sedative pentobarbital, which had been part of the three-drug mixture since last year. Read more...

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Ruling Could Delay Drew Peterson Trial

Will County Judge Edward Burmila touched off the clash, saying he still may bar from Peterson's trial crucial secondhand statements that prosecutors contend tie the former Bolingbrook cop to the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. When Assistant State's Attorney Colleen Griffin pressed the judge for a final ruling before jury selection begins, Burmila chastised prosecutors for raising the issue just three days before the trial. Then he ordered her to sit down. Read more...

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Search for Missing Iowa Cousins Yields No Clues

The families of two missing Iowa cousins say their worry that the young girls might have been abducted is growing as a search of nearby lake winds down. Authorities drained the lake Tuesday after FBI dogs detected the girls' scent near where their bicycles were found four days earlier. They said once Meyers Lake is drained, they can focus their attention elsewhere. Read more...

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Suspect in Mich. Sisters' Slayings Found Dead

An ex-convict and Iraq war veteran being sought nationwide in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her pregnant sister in Michigan has been found dead in West Virginia, police said. The U.S. Marshals Service, following up on a lead, discovered the body of Thomas Fritz in a remote cabin in Tyler County, W.Va.,Michigan State Police Lt. Sean Furlong said. Fritz served nearly a year in Iraq and later was jailed in Ohio for sexual battery. Read more...

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Customer Shoots Suspects During Internet Cafe Robbery

Authorities in central Florida say two men were trying to rob an Internet cafe when a 71-year-old patron began shooting his own gun, wounding the suspects. Surveillance video shows two masked men entering the Palms Internet Cafe around 10 p.m. Friday. The Ocala Star-Banner reports one pointed a gun at customers while the other swung a baseball bat. Read more...

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High School Kid, 17, Busted in $3M Pot Ring

A 17-year-old high school senior was the kingpin of a $3 million high school marijuana ring in southwestern Ohio, a grand jury alleges. Tyler Pagenstecher of Mason, an upscale Cincinnati suburb, faces two felony counts of drug trafficking as a juvenile. Seven adults were also indicted in the scheme that allegedly raked in $20,000 in pot sales each month. Read more...

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Kerry Kennedy Says Car Accident Caused by Seizure

Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of driving while impaired by drugs and said her accident was caused by a "complex partial seizure." Kerry Kennedy, 52, was found slumped behind the wheel of a white Lexus of Friday morning in the Westchester County town of North Castle an hour's drive north of New York City. A witness said she had hit a tractor trailer and left the scene. Read more...

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Lions' Berry to Enter Diversionary Program

Lions cornerback Aaron Berry will enter a diversionary program for first-time offenders following his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges last month. Berry was charged with DUI, two counts of accidents involving unattended vehicles and two counts of failure to stop and give information after a witness reported seeing his BMW hit two parked cars June 23 in his native Harrisburg. Read more...


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July 18, 2012

Death Row Inmate to Help Find Bodies

A California death room inmate can be temporarily released from death row to help authorities locate the remains of dozens of murder victims after the state passed a law authorizing the search. Assembly Bill 2357 gives the correction department specific permissions to release convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine from death row to help with the search. Investigators believe that Shermantine and his co-defendant Loren Herzog may have as many as 72 other victims. Read more...

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Alabama Gunman Charged in Second Shooting

A gunman stood outside of a crowded downtown bar and opened fire from two different positions, sending patrons running or crawling for cover in a chaotic and bloody scene. At least 17 people were hurt as bullets ricocheted and glass shards and brick chunks fell around the nightclub. Nathan Van Wilkins, 44, surrendered about 10 hours after the 12:30 a.m. shooting near the University of Alabama campus, police said. The rampage started a couple of miles away about 45 minutes earlier, police said, when Wilkins knocked on the door to a home and waited for a person to answer it. He then started firing, wounding the person. Read more...

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Man Sought After Ohio Woman's Body Found

Authorities investigating the death of an Ohio woman whose body was found on North Carolina's Outer Banks have issued an arrest warrant accusing her on-and-off boyfriend of murder. Police confirmed a body discovered in a vacant lot was 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland. She went missing early this month during a vacation with her children and Nate Summerfield. Read more...

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Texas Plans First Single-Drug Execution

An inmate who once bragged about the headlines generated by the carjacking and murder that sent him to death row will be noted in Texas history for a different reason: Yokamon Hearn will be the first prisoner executed under the state's new single-drug procedure. Hearn, 33, is set to die Wednesday for the March 1998 fatal shooting of Frank Meziere, a 23-year-old suburban Dallas stockbroker who was abducted at gunpoint while he cleaned his car at a self-service car wash in Dallas. Meziere was driven to an industrial area and shot 10 times before his body was dumped on the side of a road. Read more...

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Murder Suspect Kills Self After Stealing Plane

A pilot suspected of murdering his girlfriend stole a passenger plane at an airport in Utah, taxied it into a parking lot, then shot himself dead on board, police and officials said. Brian Hedglin, a 40-year-old pilot for SkyWest Airlines, scaled a security fence at St. George Municipal Airport using a rug and some gloves, said Marc Mortensen, a spokesman for the city of St. George. Read more...

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Court Upholds Aiding Suicide Conviction

The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of a former nurse who hunted for suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraged two to kill themselves, saying his actions were not protected speech. William Melchert-Dinkel, 49, of Faribault, was convicted in 2011 of two counts of aiding suicide. He acknowledged that what he did was morally wrong but argued that he merely exercised his right to free speech. The appeals court disagreed. Read more...

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Widow Revives 1991 Kentucky Murder Case

A Texas woman's push to reopen the probe into the 1991 slaying of her husband has resulted in charges against a Kentucky death row inmate and an Oklahoma prisoner serving life for other crimes. A grand jury in New Mexico handed up indictments of 55-year-old Michael St. Clair and 52-year-old Dennis Gene Reese in April. Prosecutors hope to extradite St. Clair from Kentucky's death row and Reese from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in the next few weeks. Read more...

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Jesse Jackson Jr. in Rehab for 'Mood Disorder'

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s representatives have made vague comments about the Congressman's condition since he disappeared a month ago but several sources who say they are close to the family claim Jackson is battling alcoholism. A source who identified as a family friend told the local NBC News affiliate in Chicago that the congressman's problems run much deeper. The anonymous source says Jackson "has severe clinical depression, a drinking problem or a problem with alcohol with treatment at a facility in Arizona." Read more...


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July 17, 2012

Spierer Family Awaits Skull ID

Investigators and family members of a Indiana University student missing since June 2011 are anxiously awaiting the forensic examination of a human skull found by a fisherman in the White River in Indianapolis. The skull was found under the Raymond Street Bridge about 60 miles from where 20-year-old Lauren Spierer was last seen. Identification of the skull could take several weeks, Marion County Deputy Coroner Alfarena Ballew said. Read more...

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Man Charged With Killing 2 Missouri Sisters

A man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine when he killed two sisters at a northwest Missouri home was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Clifford B. Miller, 31, of Trimble, was charged in the slayings of Britny Haarup, 19, and her sister, Ashley Key, 22, whose bodies were found Sunday in a field near a tree line. Read more...

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Teen Murder Suspect Found Hanging

A 16-year-old Arkansas boy suspected in the fatal stabbing of another teen died over the weekend after workers at a juvenile detention center found him hanging from a bedsheet, a sheriff said. The death of the 16-year-old is being investigated as a suicide, said Steve Jeffery, sheriff in Independence County in northeast Arkansas. The teen's name has not been released because he was a minor. Read more...

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Judge Orders Release in Church Arson Case

One of three men who pleaded guilty to arson in a series of 2006 rural Alabama church fires has been granted an early release from prison. Bibb County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins ordered the release of 25-year-old Russell DeBusk. DeBusk, a former Birmingham-Southern College student, was convicted of setting fires at five Bibb County churches. Read more...

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Broncos' Dumervil Arrested for Felony Assault

Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm in Florida. Court records show the 28-year-old is facing the third-degree felony charge in Miami-Dade County. Det. Vivian Hernandez said Dumervil and another man were arrested in Miami Beach, but that no further details were immediately available. Read more...

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Teen Convicted in Beating of 15-Year-Old Girl

A jury found a south Florida teenager guilty of attempted murder for the severe beating of a middle-school girl in 2010 that left her with permanent brain damage, rejecting his claim of insanity. Wayne Treacy, 17, faces up to 50 years in prison for the attack on then-15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley near Deerfield Beach Middle School. Jurors reached the decision after about four hours of deliberations. Read more...

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Trooper Had Blood Alcohol Level of .182

An on-duty Pennsylvania State Police trooper had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he was found behind the wheel of his patrol car last week, according to court documents. Trooper Kevin Wackley, a 19-year veteran of the force, was found to have a blood alcohol level of .182 when he was administered a breath test at the Hamburg barracks in Tilden Twp., Berks Co., on July 12, according to court documents. The test was conducted about 6-1/2 hours into Wackley's scheduled shift. Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan's DUI Judges Disciplined

Two veteran Los Angeles County judges were disciplined by a state oversight panel for their handling of the high-profile DUI case of actress Lindsay Lohan, according to documents obtained by The Times. The documents revealed that L.A. County Superior Court judges Marsha Revel and Elden Fox at the Beverly Hills courthouse were reproached by the state's Commission on Judicial Performance for two incidents that occurred during a period of intense media attention in 2010, culminating in the star's two-week term behind bars. Read more...

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Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Getes Drug Arrest

Seahawks running back and Cal alum Marshawn Lynch was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Oakland over the weekend, authorities said. Lynch, 26, was stopped by the California Highway Patrol in East Oakland, said Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly. Read more...


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July 16, 2012

2 Bodies Found in Search for Missing Sisters

The bodies of two white adult women were found in a Missouri field by authorities investigating the disappearance of two sisters. Officials say they found the bodies in Platte County after interrogating an unidentified "suspect" in the disappearance of Edgerton sisters Britny Haarup and Ashley Key. Police say they do not yet have information as to the identities of the bodies found, or how they may have died. Platte County Sheriff's Capt. Erik Holland said authorities "were led" to the area where the bodies were found by talking to the suspect in the case, whom he did not identify. Read more...

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'Most Wanted' Fugitive Caught in Cancun

One of the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most wanted fugitives has been captured in the Mexican beach town of Cancun after 24 years on the run. Vincent Legrend Walters, 45, was apprehended early Friday morning and is being held on an extradition request. Walters, who faces murder, drugs and weapons charges, hid in plain sight and reportedly boasted he was a wanted fugitive, according to the U.S. Marshals Office. Read more...

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Sketch Released in Lesbian Teen Shooting

The lone survivor of a shooting that left her girlfriend dead has made "exceptional progress" in her recovery and worked with the Texas Rangers to refine a sketch of the suspect, police said. Mary Kristene Chapa worked with a forensic artist from the Rangers to update the drawing of the man who attacked her and Mollie Judith Olgin on June 22 in Portland, Texas. The initial sketch she made with an artist was released July 4. Read more...

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Mary Kennedy Reburied Away From Kennedy Family

Seven weeks after she hanged herself, Mary Richardson Kennedy was reburied in a Cape Cod cemetery 700 feet from her original grave near other Kennedy family members. Frank Maki, superintendent of the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery near Hyannisport, said Robert Kennedy's estranged wife was exhumed earlier this month. She was first buried on May 19 near her husband's aunt and uncle, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver. Robert Kennedy Jr. reportedly asked that Mary Kennedy be reburied on a hilltop surrounded by empty plots he's negotiating to buy. Read more...

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Sage Stallone Cause of Death Remains Unknown

Officials will need another two months to determine what caused the death of Sylvester Stallone's eldest son Sage, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner told CNN. Sage Moonblood Stallone, 36, was found dead Friday in his Hollywood home. The autopsy, which was completed Sunday, still requires the findings of toxicology tests, said the coroner's spokesman.This normally takes six weeks. Read more...

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Knicks' Jason Kidd Arrested on DWI Charges

Jason Kidd made surprising headlines with his decision to join the New York Knicks as a free agent. Now he's making surprising headlines for doing the wrong things off the court. The 10-time All-Star point guard, who on Thursday signed his three-year, $9.5 million contract with the Knicks, was arrested for alleged drunken driving, according to police in Southampton Town (N.Y.). Kidd, 39, was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge and released. Read more...


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July 14, 2012

Boston Strangler's House Condemned

A home where the "Boston Strangler" struck half a century ago has been condemned by city inspectors as a "fire hazard" after it was discovered the owner was illegally renting out rooms to tenants. Authorities recently found that the infamous home in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, which was not permitted as a rooming house, had several tenants renting rooms for $500 a month. Read more...

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Guns of Bonnie and Clyde to Be Auctioned

She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker. But neither weapon was enough to save American outlaws and lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow during a 1934 ambush by law enforcement officers. After the duo was dead, authorities recovered the revolver Bonnie had secured to an inner thigh with white medical tape. They also seized the handgun Clyde had tucked into his waistband. Nearly 80 years later, those guns and other items connected to the infamous gangsters will be going up for auction in New Hampshire on Sept. 30. Read more...

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3 Arrested in Massive Counterfeit Coupon Ring

Phoenix police have arrested three women believed to be involved in the largest counterfeit coupon scam in U.S. history. The Phoenix Police Department, aided by the Coupon Information Corporation and some of the at least 40 wronged manufacturers, conducted an investigation to end the scam that police say has been operating for at least four years. The investigation led them to Phoenix, where the properties of Robin Ramirez, Amiko Fountain, and Marilyn Johnson were raided. Read more...

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Student in Carjacking Spree: 'I Was Drugged'

A college student accused of an erratic crime spree in North Dallas this week apologized to the victims in a jailhouse interview. nvestigators say Eric Keng carjacked someone, tried to rob a business and led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle. "I apologize for anything that I did to anyone. It wasn't intentional. I don't know what happened," Keng told NBCDFW.com in an exclusive interview. Read more...

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Kerry Kennedy Arrested for DUI

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ex-wife, Kerry Kennedy, was arrested for driving while impaired by drugs after she accidentally struck a tractor-trailer and fled, police said. Kennedy is the seventh of 11 children of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. State police said she was found behind the wheel of her disabled vehicle on the side of a road in Westchester, just north of New York City. Authorities say 911 callers reported the car was driving erratically on Interstate 684 and collided with a tractor-trailer in the town of North Castle. The car was damaged and had a flat tire, police said. Read more...


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July 12, 2012

Boyfriend Sought in Closet Case

The boyfriend of Kansas City woman whose 10-year-old daughter weighed just 32 pounds when she was rescued from a closet remained at large one day after he was charged with child endangerment. Neighbors had long suspected Marcus R. Benson played more of a role than he initially claimed after a call to a 24-hour child abuse hotline led authorities to the family's apartment June 22. Inside a locked closet that reeked of urine was the girl, weighing less than half of what a typical child her age weighs. Read more...

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Fugitive Shoots Self in Survivalist Bunker

Before he killed his wife and teen daughter and retreated to a remote bunker in Washington's Cascade Mountains, Peter Keller recorded a video explaining his mindset: He was bored. "It's getting to the point where just trying to live and pay bills and live as a civilian and go to work, that just freaks me out," the 41-year-old survivalist said in a video clip released Thursday by the King County Sheriff's Office. "It's actually more comfortable for me to think about living out here, robbing banks and pharmacies, just taking what I want for as long as I can. At least it'll be exciting." Read more...

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Execution Case Spotlights Disability Standard

Georgia was the first state to ban executing mentally disabled death row inmates, but the case of an inmate who is to be put to death next week has highlighted the state's strictest-in-the-nation standard for proving mental disability. Former President Jimmy Carter is among those who have said the state pardons board should commute Warren Lee Hill's death sentence to life in prison without parole. However, the state argues defense attorneys have failed to meet their burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that Hill is mentally disabled. Hill was convicted of the 1991 murder of a fellow inmate. Read more...

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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting Young Girl

Auburn resident Joshua Grant, 36, was arrested on suspicion of molesting a young girl last year. The alleged sex acts were not reported until June this year when the girl, now 9, told her mother about them, said Auburn police Sgt. Michael Garlock. Garlock said that Grant and the victim know each other, but did not divulge the specifics of their relationship. Read more...

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Authorities Discover 2 Sophisticated Border Tunnels

Two drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems were discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest signs that cartels are building sophisticated passages to escape heightened surveillance on land. Both tunnels were at least 150 yards long. One began under a bathroom sink inside a warehouse in Tijuana but was unfinished and didn't cross the border into San Diego. The Mexican army found the tunnel. Read more...

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Sean O'Neill Sentenced for DUI Violation

Sean Owen O'Neill Jr., who in 2006 shot and killed his best friend in drunken horseplay but who had until now never seen the inside of a jail cell, was sentenced to 60 days to six months in Chester County Prison for a Thanksgiving Day driving under the influence charge. The sentence, imposed by Common Pleas Court Judge William P. Mahon came after an hour-long sentencing hearing that touched on the six year old fatal shooting and the devastation that alcohol had wrought on O'Neill's family, was an unusually severe sentence for a first-DUI offender. Most such defendants in the county are either given probation or 72 hours behind bars. Read more...


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Dozens of 'Outlaws' Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested

Dozens of people connected to the Outlaws motorcycle gang were arrested during early-morning raids that federal prosecutors said were aimed at dismantling a criminal organization where violence was part of doing business. An indictment unsealed shows that 42 people — from alleged gang members to a millionaire CEO — are facing a wide-range of charges that include drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering, witness tampering and illegal gambling. The charges, which come after a more than year-long investigation, were filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis. Read more...

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Reputed Gang Member Convicted of 4 Slayings

A reputed New Jersey gang member has been convicted in the slayings of a woman and three teenage girls at an Irvington home nearly four years ago. A jury found 40-year Rolando Terrell guilty Wednesday of four counts each of murder and felony murder in the September 2008 slayings. Prosecutors said Terrell and another man robbed and shot the victims, then set their house on fire. Read more...

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Man Charged in 1985 Murders

An Alaska man charged in the 1985 slayings of an elderly Washington couple has declined to waive extradition proceedings. Ricky Riffe appeared in an Anchorage court Wednesday. He is charged with first degree murder, kidnapping and other counts in the deaths of 81-year-old Edward Maurin and his 83-year-old wife, Wilhelmina Maurin. The couple died from shotgun blasts, and their bodies were found at the end of a road in Chehalis, Wash. Read more...

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Father Gets 20-30 Years for Beating Daughter to Death

A psychologist has been sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison for the baseball bat beating death of his sleeping 20-year-old daughter at their Michigan home. Robert Kelly of Oxford was sentenced in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac. He pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in exchange for the dropping of a first-degree murder charge. The Oakland Press says the 53-year-old Kelly wept upon entering the courtroom. He sobbed while apologizing but offered no explanation for the attack. Read more...

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Man Kept Wife in Chains for Decade

Authorities say a West Virginia man tortured his wife and kept her in chains for a decade, treating her as his slave. A criminal complaint says the 43-year-old victim was burned on her back and breasts with irons and frying pans, and her foot was smashed under farm equipment. She also allegedly delivered a stillborn child while in chains. Another infant survived. Thirty-seven-year-old Peter Lizon of Leroy was in jail on $300,000 bond Wednesday. He was scheduled to appear in court on a malicious wounding charge. Read more...

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Man Admits Driving Drunk to AA Meeting

A 30-year-old central New York man admits he was drunk when he hit a parked pickup truck on his way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Nathaniel Snyder of Sherrill pleaded guilty to a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated in Madison County Court. Police say his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when he was arrested March 19. Read more...

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FSU's Reid Arrested After Traffic Stop

The turbulent career of Florida State cornerback Greg Reid took another downturn following his arrest on charges of driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Reid was arrested during a traffic stop in Lowndes County, just south of his hometown of Valdosta, Ga. Reid was pulled over on suspicion of window tint and seat belt violations. "During an inventory of the vehicle, a suspected marijuana joint was located in a cup holder," the State Patrol said. Read more...


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July 11, 2012

Armored Guard Killer Dodges Death Penalty

A former Pennsylvania armored car guard who is accused of killing his co-worker and stealing $2.3 million will not be facing the death penalty if he is convicted. Prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty against Kenneth Konias Jr. who has been charged with first-degree murder. Konias is charged with killing fellow guard Michael Haines during his Feb. 28 robbery of their Garda Cash Logistics armored truck. Read more...

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Neighbor Arrested in 6-Year-Old's Death

A man has been arrested in the death a 6-year-old Utah girl after authorities say he sneaked into her home through a sliding glass door in the middle of the night, then raped and killed the child. Terry Lee Black, 41, has been charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and rape of a child, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said. Police in West Jordan, about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City, say Sierra Newbold's body was found June 26 in a canal near her home. Read more...

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Search Under Way for Missing Ohio Mother

Authorities in two states are searching for an Ohio mother last seen vacationing with her children in North Carolina's Outer Banks, while police hunt the woman's ex-boyfriend who is a "person of interest" in the case. Lynn Jackenheimer, 33, of Ashland, Ohio, was last seen a week ago on Hatteras Island with her two children, ages 3 and 13, and her former boyfriend. Police say the boyfriend, 27-year-old Nathan Summerfield, returned the children to Ohio before fleeing in a 2009 dark metallic gray Honda Civic with Ohio license plate FMV 7540. Read more...

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Arrest Made in 1985 Slaying of Couple

A man was arrested in Alaska for a 1985 kidnap-robbery that left a couple in their 80s dead from shotgun blasts, authorities said. Rick Riffe, 53, of King Salmon, Alaska, a longtime suspect, was arrested Sunday in connection with the killings. His brother, John, another suspect, died the same week officers bought their tickets to Alaska, Lewis County Sheriff Steve Mansfield said in a statement. Read more...

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Ohio Governor Spares Killer of Store Owner

Ohio Gov. John Kasich spared the condemned killer of a convenience store owner whose execution was opposed by the detective who investigated the slaying, the prosecutor who pushed for the death sentence and a judge who handed down the sentence. Records show that death row inmate John Eley was offered the chance to escape the death penalty in exchange for testimony against his alleged conspirator, considered the mastermind of the slaying, but Eley refused to testify or take a deal. Read more...

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Texas Switches to 1-Drug Execution Policy

Texas, the nation's most active death penalty state, announced Tuesday that it would become the latest to switch to single-drug executions amid a drug shortage that has left states scrambling for acceptable alternatives. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it will begin using a single dose of the sedative pentobarbital to carry out death sentences. It had been using that drug in combination with two others, but its supply of one of the other drugs expired. Read more...

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Woman Swallows Diamond Ring, Pawns it Later

A Utah woman is accused of theft after police say she swallowed a $4,000 diamond ring at a department store before pawning it off after it passed through her system. Police say 38-year-old Angela Winters Hardman of Sandy stopped at a Macy's outside Salt Lake City in May and asked to try on the jewelry. An employee says Hardman then made a switch and handed back a similar, though obviously bogus, ring -- but denied stealing the real thing. Read more...

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Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Gets a DUI

Cat Cora is under some intense heat—and it ain't coming from the kitchen. The celebrity chef and Around the World in 80 Plates host was popped for DUI in June after rear-ending another vehicle in Santa Barbara and subsequently failing a sobriety test. According to local law-enforcement officials, the 45-year-old got into the fender-bender shortly after 6 p.m. on June 17, during which the driver of the other vehicle alerted an officer that he believed Cora might have been drinking. Read more...


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July 10, 2012

Suspect in Triple Murder Arrested in NC

Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a second suspect in the 2008 killings of a father and his two sons in San Francisco. San Francisco officials say 31-year-old Wilfredo Reyes was arrested in Salisbury, N.C., after trying to escape through a window. Reyes was booked into Rowan County Jail on an outstanding murder warrant involving the shooting deaths of 48-year-old Tony Bologna and his two sons, 20-year-old Michael and 16-year-old Matthew. Read more...

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3 Dead After Gunfire at Soccer Tournament

Armed men suspected of triggering an exchange of gunfire at a weekend soccer tournament in Delaware that left three people dead and two wounded apparently targeted the tournament organizer, but authorities on Monday remained mum about the motive. The dead included the tournament organizer, a 16-year-old boy participating in the tournament and one of three suspects alleged to have initiated the deadly violence Sunday afternoon at a park near downtown Wilmington. Read more...

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Eagles RB Dion Lewis Arrested

Eagles backup running back Dion Lewis was arrested in Albany over the weekend and charged with falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment. The incident occurred when Lewis and his older brother were locked out of their hotel room. Lewis was released after his arraignment and his brother was being held in Albany County jail without bail. Read more...

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Teen Assault Suspect Surrenders in New York State

A 17-year-old accused of using a Ford-150 pickup to run over another youth after a fight has surrendered to authorities, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office said. Diante Andre Rosado surrendered to authorities in Beacon, N.Y. over the weekend, according to Cpl. Ashley Henson. He is facing a felony aggravated assault charge in Paulding County. On July 1, Rosado and a 15-year-old boy got into a fight on Hope Drive in the Twelve Oaks Subdivision off East Paulding Drive, Henson said. Witnesses told deputies that when the fight was over, Rosado got into the truck and ran over the other teen before leaving the area. Read more...

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Nugent Drummer Charged With Golf Cart Theft, DUI

A drummer for classic rocker Ted Nugent faces several charges after police in Bangor, Maine, say he was seen driving drunk in a golf cart stolen from a concert venue. Officers working at Nugent's concert were told that 55-year-old Mick Brown was intoxicated, had stolen the cart and was driving it recklessly on a foot path. Police say when officers tried to stop the cart, Brown sped past them and shoved a security officer. Two security officers then removed Brown from the cart, and he was arrested. Read more...


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July 09, 2012

Zimmerman at 'Safe House' in Central Florida

The neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin is in a safe house that is being protected by his security team. George Zimmerman was released after posting bail for the second time on a second-degree murder charge. His attorney said he was in Seminole County in central Florida. Read more...

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Vikings' Peterson Charged With Resisting Arrest

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest in Houston. Peterson was released from jail on a $1,000 bond and is due in court July 13. Police said it took three officers to subdue Peterson after he had pushed an officer at a nightclub. Peterson, 27, had been asked repeatedly to leave the club around 2 a.m. because it had closed, police said. Read more...

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Ohio St. Linebacker Klein Dismissed From Team

Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer dismissed senior linebacker Storm Klein from the football team following his arrest on domestic violence and assault charges. Klein pleaded not guilty to the charges on after being arrested by Columbus police. Meyer said in a statement that the charges against Klein "violate the core values of the Ohio State Football Program." Read more...

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DWI Leads to Man's Arrest in Cold Case Killing

A Missouri man forced to provide a DNA sample after pleading guilty in a drunken driving case has been charged in a 23-year-old killing. Prosecutors announced that Guy Shannon Jr., 43, of Odessa, faces charges of first-degree murder and forcible rape. Shannon is accused of strangling and assaulting Marcia Lynn Davis, 20, of Independence, in March 1989. Davis was last seen leaving the Jackson County Jail after visiting a friend. A homeless person found her partially clad body in an abandoned apartment building the next day, according to a probable cause statement filed in the case. Read more...

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States Fight 'Tourists' Trafficking Painkillers

As he sat in the doctor's office, ex-boxer and weightlifter Gerald Dixon explained that years of sports had left him in pain, especially his hands, and he was looking for relief. After a cursory examination at the clinic in West Palm Beach, Fla., Dixon left with a prescription for 180 doses of OxyContin — and a plan to return to his Ohio home and sell them on the street. The trips made by Dixon and others like him — authorities dub them "prescription" or "drug" tourists — have complicated the challenges investigators face trying to stem the flow of painkillers. Read more...


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July 07, 2012

Scott Peterson Appeals Death Sentence

Scott Peterson filed the automatic appeal of his 2004 death sentence to the California Supreme Court, maintaining as he always has that he had nothing to do with the murders of his wife Laci and unborn son Connor. Peterson's attorney, noted death penalty lawyer Cliff Gardner, filed the 423-page document eight years after a San Mateo County jury found the former fertilizer salesman guilty of suffocating a Laci and dumping her in the San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve 2002. Peterson has been on Death Row since March 17, 2002. Read more...

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Man Booked in Missing La. Student Case

A registered sex offender has been booked on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance last May of a Louisiana college student, authorities said. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said that 33-year-old Brandon Scott Lavergne, of the same parish, was booked on first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping charges by police in Lafayette, where University of Louisiana student Mickey Shunick went missing May 19. Read more...

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DNA Frees Man After 30 Years in Prison

A Chicago man who spent more than 30 years behind bars before DNA evidence helped overturn his conviction in the rape and killing of a 3-year-old girl was released from prison late Friday, just hours after prosecutors dropped the case against him. An Illinois appeals court in March had ordered a new trial for 50-year-old Andre Davis after tests found that DNA taken from the scene of the 1980 killing of Brianna Stickle wasn't his. The girl was attacked in Rantoul, about 20 miles north of Champaign. Read more...

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Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Son

Memphis police have filed murder charges against the father of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found in a large trash bin. Police said in a news release that charges against 28-year-old Maurice Brown Sr. were upgraded to first-degree murder. He had reported the boy missing Sunday night, saying he woke up from a nap and the boy was gone. Read more...

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Boy, 12, Charged With Beating Death of 2-Year-Old

Prince George's County police say a 12-year-old boy is charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of Aniya Batchelor, a 2-year-old foster child living with his family. Police were called to a Ft. Washington home after Aniya's foster father called 911 to report that he discovered the girl unresponsive. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Read more...

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Teen Wanted for Assault Still on the Run

A 17-year-old accused of using a Ford-150 pickup to run over another youth after a fight may be heading to Canada with his mother, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office said. Diante Andre Rosado will face a felony aggravated assault charge when he's captured. Rosado and a 15-year-old boy got into a physical fight on Hope Drive in the Twelve Oaks Subdivision off East Paulding Drive, Henson said. Witnesses told deputies that when the fight was over, Rosado got into the truck and ran over the other teen before leaving the area. Read more...

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Rock Singer Arrested for Crashing Into Parked Cars

A suspected drunken driver has been taken into custody after damaging multiple parked cars during a late night hit and run rampage. Police say homeowners on the 12200 block of Hillslope Street noticed a car racing around the neighborhood and began calling 911. Witnesses say the driver of the SUV, identified as Karim George Chmielinski, was continuously crashing into the cars and fleeing as he drove around the neighborhood. Read more...

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No Alcohol Found in Mary Kennedy's System

Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., had no traces of alcohol in her system when she took her own life in May, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Westchester County medical examiner. Kennedy, who had been battling depression, was found dead May 16 in Bedford, New York, a small town north of New York City where she lived. The medical examiner's office determined Kennedy died as a result of asphyxiation due to hanging. She was 52. Read more...




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July 06, 2012

Zimmerman's Defense Team Asks for Donations

The neighborhood watch volunteer who has been charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin has been given the opportunity to bond out of jail again by securing a $1 million bond. Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. set the bond after revoking George Zimmerman's previous $150,000 bond last month. Shortly after the bond was set, Zimmerman's defense team renewed their online plea for donations to his defense fund. Read more...

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Ex-Oakland Raider Charged With 3 Killings

A former Oakland Raiders defensive end and first-round draft pick, who was awaiting retrial for a 2008 murder, has been charged in three additional cold case murders. Anthony Wayne Smith, who played with the team from 1991 to 1998, has been accused in a criminal complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court of killing brothers Kevin and Ricky Nettles in November 1999, and killing Dennis Henderson in June 2001, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read more...

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Attorney: Casey Anthony Rejected Early Plea Deal

Casey Anthony's attorney said he strongly considered early in the case whether she should plead guilty to a lesser charge to avoid the death penalty if convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, but Anthony adamantly insisted she had nothing to do with the toddler's death. In his just-published book "Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story," attorney Jose Baez said prosecutors offered in 2008 to allow Anthony to plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter of a child and serve up to 13 years in prison. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:22 AM

Fake Movie Offer Nabs Deadbeat Dad

A man has been ordered to pay more than $32,000 in back child support after being lured back to Pennsylvania with the promise of a bogus role in a Jennifer Aniston movie. Joshua Garlathy pleaded guilty Tuesday to willful failure to pay child support more than a month after he was arrested after his flight from Hawaii landed in Philadelphia. Garlathy was arrested under a new law making it a crime to move out of state to avoid paying child support. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:22 AM

2-Year-Old Beaten for Mispronouncing Sister's Name

A Florida man beat a 2-year-old boy who suffers from a speech impediment with a hanger because the toddler was unable to pronounce his sister's name. David Lee Sinnett, 32, beat the boy so severely he suffered a fractured orbital bone and a black eye, said Karrie Eleazer, the public information officer for the sheriff's office. The toddler's mom and sister witnessed the alleged attack and told authorities that the beating was the result of the mispronunciation. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:22 AM

New Mom Smokes Bath Salts in Hospital

A new mother has been charged with smoking the powerful synthetic stimulant known as bath salts two days after she gave birth, while still in the maternity ward of a central Pennsylvania hospital. Online court records don't list an attorney for 31-year-old Carla Murphy, of Altoona, who is charged with aggravated assault and various drug counts for allegedly stripping naked and fighting with staff at the Altoona Regional Hospital on June 17. She faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 8. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

Weston Gosa Busted for Drugged Driving

A young father from MTV's "16 & Pregnant" is behind bars. Weston Gosa was arrested for an alleged DUI on the Fourth of July, but he wasn't driving drunk, police say. Gosa, 23, who appeared in Season 1 of "16 & Pregnant," crashed his car on a road not far from his home in rural Floyd County, Ga., the local Rome News-Tribune reports. Cops found the prescription drugs Xanax and Lorcet, along with a pipe with residue, in Gosa's wrecked vehicle, a police report states. Read more...




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July 04, 2012

Judge Nixes Bathtub at Drew Peterson Trial

Jurors will probably not get to see the actual bathtub in which a former Illinois policeman claims his third wife drowned after a judge ruled on a series of pre-trial motions. Judge Edward Burmila ruled that prosecutors could not introduce the bathtub where Kathleen Savio allegedly drowned during Drew Peterson's murder trial. The long-awaited Peterson trial is scheduled to begin July 31. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Lifer Won't Be Charged in Inmate Killing

A Michigan prosecutor has decided not to charge an inmate in the killing of another inmate because he's already serving a life sentence. Andre Marcel Adams, 39, is suspected of strangling Carlos Love at the Alger Correction Facility on May 31 but won't face charges at this time, Alger County Prosecutor Karen Bahrman announced in a written statement. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Inmate Dead After Attack by Prison Cellmate

California prison officials say an inmate serving time in Corcoran State Prison for murder is dead after he was attacked by his cellmate. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says inmate Shawn Keith Wilson was pronounced dead at a hospital outside the prison. Officials say the 35-year-old Wilson was attacked in his cell on Saturday by his cellmate, 27-year-old Chad Michael Carl. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:58 AM

19 Kids Found Alone in Filthy, Hot Home

Authorities plan to file charges against a man and a woman accused of leaving 19 children ranging from 8 months to 14 years old unattended for a week in a sweltering, filthy home near Bowling Green. The children were found in a small three-bedroom rental home near Interstate 65 by officers who were responding to a complaint from a neighbor. It was littered with dog feces and had no air conditioning, Warren County Sheriff's Detective Tim Robinson said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:57 AM

Lost Cell Phone Leads to Child Porn Arrests

A lost cell phone found at a Florida Walmart contained child porn videos that led to the arrest of a registered sex offender and his housemate. Sex offender Alan Robert Johnson, 33, and Jennifer A. Sparks, 37, were arrested on suspicion of molesting a 4-year-old girl allegedly seen in the cell-phone porn videos, Ft. Myers' WINK-TV reports. The girl's parents are now under investigation. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:57 AM

Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

A Tacoma, Wash., teacher has been placed on paid leave amid accusations that she had sex with one of her middle school students at least three times, both on school grounds and in the boy's bedroom. Keshia Shaw, a 32-year-old science and math teacher at Gray Middle School, was charged with five counts of child rape on June 26. She is accused of performing oral sex and having intercourse with the student over a two-year period. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:57 AM

Deena Cortese Avoids Criminal Charge

"Jersey Shore" cast member Deena Cortese got a costly reminder of a lesson parents tell their children: Make sure you stay on the sidewalk. And just to underscore that point, she got a talking-to from her mother outside municipal court, where Cortese had just pleaded guilty to failing to use the sidewalk and paid a $106 fine. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:56 AM

Suspect High on Bath Salts Threatened to Eat People

An Atlanta man was arrested after stripping down to his underwear at a local driving range and threatening to eat people after ingesting bath salts, police said. Witnesses said that Karl Laventure came out of the woods at the Atlanta Golf Center and began screaming about religion, rapper Tupac Shakur and cannibalism. Read more...

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Darrin Moore Suspended After DWI

Texas Tech has suspended wide receiver Darrin Moore from the football team after his April arrest on a drunken-driving charge. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports police reports show Moore was arrested April 13 after a Lubbock police officer observed him driving erratically. He remains free on $1,000 bond. Read more...




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July 03, 2012

California Inmate Charged in 1986 VT Killing

A man in a California prison is being charged in the 1986 strangling of a Vermont golf pro after DNA tests linked hair strands that had been found in suspect's car to the victim, police said. David Allan Morrison, 52, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sarah Hunter, 36, who disappeared in September 1986. The Manchester woman's body was found two months later. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:42 AM

Utah Prisoner Charged in 1989 Cold Case Killing

The 23-year-old murder of a Salt Lake City high school student has been solved after a DNA match led investigators to a man in Utah State Prison, authorities said. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said his office has filed murder, rape and forcible sodomy charges against Thomas Evan Noffsinger for the 1989 murder of Felicia Pappas. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:42 AM

Grandma to Be Tried in Killing Teenage Grandson

A 74-year-old Michigan woman accused of shooting her teenage grandson at their suburban Detroit home will stand trial on murder and firearms charges, a judge ruled after a police officer testified the woman emerged from the home screaming, "I murdered my grandson." Sandra Layne is accused of repeatedly shooting 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman on May 18 at the West Bloomfield Township condo that she and her husband shared with the teen. Her attorney said she acted in self-defense. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:41 AM

Sex Offender Accused of Attacking Boy

A man on parole for trying to infect children with HIV nearly twenty years ago pulled a boy into a Portland restaurant bathroom over the weekend, attempted to sexually assault him and then stabbed him several times, police said. The 10-year-old's injuries from the attack Sunday were severe enough to require surgery, and officers said he would have died without immediate care. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:41 AM

Teacher Charged With Having Sex With 12-Year-Old

A sixth grade teacher at Tacoma's Gray Middle School has been charged with having sex with a 12-year-old boy in her class. Keshia T. Shaw faces five counts of second-degree rape stemming from the alleged incidents that began in 2007 and spanned nearly two years, prosecutors said. Shaw taught math and science at the school. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:41 AM

Bucs Cornerback Wright Arrested for DUI

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday for investigation of driving under the influence after police said he was involved in a crash near Staples Center. The incident occurred several blocks away from the Staples Center when the Mercedes SLS that Wright was driving rear-ended a pickup truck. Wright, who wasn't injured, refused to take sobriety tests, authorities said. He was booked for investigation of felony DUI and bail was set at $100,000.. Read more...




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July 02, 2012

Killer Lied About Past Crimes

A Connecticut man on death row for the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion says he came up with a bizarre plan to end his own life by lying about killing others in a spree of violence. In an interview with The Hartford Courant, Steven Hayes said he fabricated claims in letters last year that he killed 17 people and committed dozens of drugged date rapes. He had hoped prison authorities would notify police and that he could trade information for food, including oysters to which he is deathly allergic. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

Man Freed After 17 Years

A North Carolina man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder case in which law officers and prosecutors hid key details is going free. Superior Court Judge Joe Turner ordered the release of 62-year-old LaMonte Armstrong. Armstrong was convicted of the 1988 killing of Ernestine Compton, one of his former professors at North Carolina A&T State University, and sentenced to life in prison. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

Man Charged in 7-Year-Old Girl's Death

A 26-year-old suspected gang member has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl who was gunned down while selling snow cones near her house last week. Police say Jerrell Dorsey of Chicago was taken into custody and charged. Heaven Sutton was with her mother Wednesday night when police say someone walked up to another group of people and opened fire down the street. The girl was struck by a stray bullet as she ran away. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

Family's Home Hit in 30-Bullet Assault

Anthony Bennett was sitting on a couch in his Dallas home Saturday when he heard a car pull up and someone open fire. Police say the more than 30 bullets that ripped through the home came from an assault rifle. The rounds flew through the window, the side of the house and even pierced Bennett's car radiator. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

Michael Jordan's Son Arrested at Hotel

Yes, he's smiling in his jail mug shot. Perhaps that's why Central Florida basketball player Marcus Jordan was described as "very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative" by police when he was arrested in Omaha following a disturbance outside a downtown hotel. Police responding to a call at the Embassy Suites found hotel security trying to subdue Jordan, who was having an argument with two women in the hotel driveway at 2:11 a.m. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

Michigan Cracks Down on Synthetic Marijuana

Michigan State Police will begin removing so-called synthetic marijuana from store shelves if businesses haven't acted. Laws recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder target synthetic cannabinoids and products sometimes referred to as bath salts. Michigan State Police has the authority to remove them from stores starting today if they're still being sold. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

Doped Wrestler Thought She Quit in Time

The American wrestler Stephany Lee, who qualified for the Olympic team but will miss the London Games after testing positive for marijuana, said that she was a regular user of the drug but that she thought she stopped smoking in time to provide a clean urine sample at the Olympic trials in April. She said that she quit using marijuana two weeks before the trials — "the longest I ever quit before a competition," she said — and that she was surprised to learn of the result from the United States Anti-Doping Agency several weeks later. Read more...




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