February 28, 2013

Teen Survives Being Shot 15 Times

An Atlanta teen who wanted to leave a street gang was shot more than a dozen times by members of the gang when he told them his intentions, police say. "Never since I've been in law enforcement have I seen someone shot 15 times and live," U.S. Marshal Eric Heinz said. "(He) told the other members of the gang, 'Hey, look, I want to go straight, be law-abiding,' and they weren't happy with it." The 19-year-old was shot and started crawling and moaning. The people who aided him are now in protective custody. The gang's motto is reportedly: You're in until you die. Read more...

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Grandmother Kills Two Boys, Herself

A grandmother who was supposed to take her two grandsons from daycare to their birthday party at home instead killed the boys and herself, Connecticut state police said. All three bodies were found in a car, two hours after an Amber Alert went out for the 2-year-old and 6-month-old. Police have classified the case as a double murder-suicide and said all three had apparent gunshot wounds. The last time Ashton, 2, and 6-month-old Alton Perry had been seen alive was around 2:30 p.m. in North Stonington, when their grandmother, Debra Denison, picked them up from daycare, according to state police. Read more...

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6 Charged After Child Drinks Drano From Sippy Cup

A young child remains in critical condition after drinking Drano from a children's cup at a Florida meth lab, authorities said. A total of six people have been charged in connection with the Feb. 20 incident, including the child's 36-year-old father, Jonathan Wayne Glass, of Milton. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said the individuals were involved in the production of methamphetamines at an apartment in Milton. Deputies said the child was in the bathroom of the residence where Drano a common component in the production of meth was being stored in a child's sippy cup. Read more...

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Hiker Finds Skeletal Remains

Riverside County Sheriff's Department detectives are investigating a set of skeletal remains found in the San Jacinto foothills south of the town of Cabazon. A hiker found the human bones Feb. 19 in the hills and was able to lead sheriff's deputies to the remote site later in that day. The bones were found south of Interstate 10 at an elevation of about 1,500 feet. Coroner's investigators positively identified the remains as human. Investigators, with the aid of search dogs, scoured the area again. Additional details about the human remains have not been released. Read more...

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Alabama Dismisses 4 Arrested Freshmen

The University of Alabama has dismissed four freshmen charged with either second-degree robbery or credit card fraud. Defensive back Eddie Williams, 20, and linebackers Tyler Hayes and D.J. Pettway, both 18, were shown the door after being charged with second-degree robbery for their involvement in the separate robberies of two students on the Tuscaloosa campus on Feb. 11. They were subsequently barred from campus while awaiting a ruling from the Student Judicial Board. Redshirt freshman H-back Brent Calloway was also dismissed after being charged with use of a stolen credit card taken from one of the students. Read more...

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Bears' Webb Won't Face Drug Charges

Though J'Marcus Webb reportedly won't face drug charges, he created questions about himself for a new Bears coaching staff when he was arrested in downstate Pulaski County and initially charged with marijuana possession. Webb, 24, was arrested Sunday night after police pulled him over for speeding on I-57. After being pulled over, police found less that 2.5 grams of marijuana. Read more...




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February 27, 2013

Two California Police Officers Killed

The Santa Cruz, Calif., County Sheriff's Department says two Santa Cruz police officers were shot to death Tuesday afternoon the first time in city history that officers were killed in the line of duty. One suspect was also killed. Authorities believe there are no more outstanding suspects or any danger to the community, but they are going door-to-door in the perimeter they've established as a precaution. A resident, who declined to give his name, said he was sitting in his house in the 800 block of North Branciforte Avenue when he heard gunfire across the street around 3:30 p.m. Police arrived soon, he said. That's when a suspect fired at police, hitting the two officers. Read more...

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Inmate Kills Guard at Pennsylvania Prison

An inmate using a homemade weapon assaulted and killed a guard at a U.S. prison, the first fatal attack on a federal corrections officer in nearly five years, officials said. Correctional Officer Eric Williams was working in a housing unit at the Canaan federal penitentiary in Pennsylvania when an inmate attacked him. Other prison staff restrained the inmate, and Williams was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Read more...

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Boyfriend of Dismembered Woman Charged

A man suspected of strangling and dismembering his girlfriend and hiding her body parts in their suburban Detroit home has been arraigned on a first-degree murder charge. Farmington police say 28-year-old William Dhondt was arraigned in Berkley District Court in the death of 29-year-old Kaitlin Hehir. The judge ordered Dhondt jailed without bond. Police say Dhondt reported Hehir missing Saturday night. Police took him into custody after they discovered Hehir's remains Sunday at their Farmington home. Read more...

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Body Parts of Woman Found in 4 Trash Bags

Dismembered remains believed to be those of a 45-year-old woman were found wrapped in a trash bag in the Bronx, by a man walking his dog. Police were notified of the possible human remains on East 156th Street and Eagle Avenue in Melrose. Upon arrival, police with cadaver dogs reportedly found body parts inside heavy-duty plastic garbage bags and inside a duffel bag among the pile of trash in at least four different locations. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Grandfather's Death

The granddaughter of a man whose body was discovered north of Sedro Woolley is being held on investigation of second-degree murder and identity theft. The Skagit County sheriff's office says Dean Jackson's body was discovered in a rural area Monday afternoon. He was reported missing Feb. 16. His granddaughter, Ami Morin, was arrested Feb. 19 following an investigation by detectives from several agencies. Read more...

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Husband Twice Tried to Hire 'Hit Man'

An Arizona millionaire is being held on multiple charges after he allegedly attempted to hire a hit man to murder his wife, then tried it again while he was in custody awaiting trial on the first charge, according to police. Fred Knadler, 75, was indicted on two additional counts of conspiracy to commit murder after he was "actively soliciting people while in custody" to murder his wife and former employee Patrick King, according to Sergeant Steve Martos of Phoenix Police Department. Knadler was first arrested in January, 2012, after he tried to hire King, an employee of his bathroom door company, to murder his wife, Libia Knadler, 66, police allege. Read more...

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Bobby Brown Sentenced to Jail for DUI

Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in a Los Angeles jail and four years of probation for a drunken driving case. Brown was sentenced after pleading no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended license when he was arrested in October. Brown was on probation for another DUI case at the time. He also was placed on four years of informal probation and will be required to complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program. Read more...

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'Teen Mom 2' Star in Rehab for Heroin

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is back in rehab, according to RadarOnline. The gossip website reported Evans is seeking treatment for an addiction to heroin. "Everyone has been worried about Jenelle doing heroin, even though she was denying that for a long time," the source said. Evans has had a tumultuous few months, the source added, noting she recently separated from her husband, Courtland Rogers. The MTV star also reportedly recently got pregnant again but suffered a miscarriage. Read more...




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February 26, 2013

Hinckley Asks for More Time at Home

The man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan has been spending too much time at a psychiatric hospital and should instead spend more time at his mother's Virginia home, his lawyer said. Barry Levine made the remarks on the first day of a hearing to determine whether Hinckley will be allowed to spend additional time away from the hospital where he has lived since being found insane at the time he shot Reagan in 1981. Hinckley has been gradually given more freedom from Washington's St. Elizabeths Hospital, and at the end of 2005 he was given permission to start making overnight visits to his mother's home in Williamsburg, Va. The visits now last 10 days. They are carefully planned, and Hinckley is sometimes trailed by the Secret Service. Read more...

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Jackson Kids' Lawsuit Cleared for Trial

The lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's three children and mother that accuses a concert promoter of contributing to the pop icon's death can go to trial, a Los Angeles judge tentatively ruled. The trial for the wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live, filed by Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson and his children, Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson, is set for April. A final order on Monday's decision has not been issued yet. See photo...

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Prosecutor Questions Honesty of Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias calmly tried to explain away her lies Monday as a prosecutor in her Arizona murder trial hammered her about not being honest with authorities, friends or family, even sending the victim's grandmother flowers after she killed him, all in an attempt to throw off suspicion and avoid being charged. Arias said she lied because she was ashamed of having killed her lover, Travis Alexander, in self-defense. Arias also said she didn't want details of their raunchy sexual relationship to be revealed. Read more...

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Evidence Detailed in Ohio Craigslist Trial

The alleged mastermind of a deadly plot to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers, a scheme that led to three deaths and the wounding of a fourth man, went on trial Monday for murder, with prosecutors outlining motives of robbery and identity theft. "He wanted a new identity and he got it," prosecutor Emily Pelphrey told jurors as she outlined the evidence against Richard Beasley, 53, an ex-convict who slumped in his wheelchair without looking at Pelphrey. Beasley has back problems. Read more...

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Man Arrested in Meat Cleaver Attack

A husband hacked his wife with a meat cleaver on a bustling Chinatown street before firefighters tackled him, police said. Ming Guang Huang, 28, was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation after being arrested on attempted murder and other charges, police said. The attack unfolded before witnesses and surveillance cameras on Chinatown's main thoroughfare, authorities said. Firefighters getting their trucks ready for their shifts Sunday heard screams across the street from the firehouse and sprang into action to stop the bloody assault, authorities and witnesses said. Read more...

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Drunk Woman Crashes Into Historic Cemetery

A historic church's cemetery was plowed into by a woman. "We've seen our share of unusual happnings around here before," said Doak Wolfe with Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Wolfe can add another tally to his number of strange happenings. Police say over the weekend 27-year-old Jacklyn Gary was intoxicated and ran her car into the church's cemetery. But Wolfe says this incident was just happenstance. Read more...

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Teen Who Flipped Off Judge Back in Court

Penelope Soto, the woman who flipped off a Miami-Dade County judge in Florida, made another appearance in court. Soto, 18, attended a status hearing where it was revealed she's passed eight drug tests and has attended all counseling sessions following her arrest earlier this month. "Eight out of eight, that's perfect, congratulations!" Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeffrey Rosinek told Soto. She smiled as the judge applauded her efforts and wished her continued success in the drug program. See video...




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February 25, 2013

FBI Ends 'Speed Freak' Victim Search

After spending a month digging through an abandoned well in San Joaquin County with no results, the FBI has decided to call off the search for more possible victims of the "Speed Freak Killers." The search of the 100-foot deep well turned up only animal bones, trash and discarded items. The FBI was led to the well by convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine. Read more...

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Grandmother Charged in Boy's Death

Police have charged the grandmother of an 8-year-old city boy in connection with his death, which was ruled a homicide after an autopsy. In a statement, Schenectady police identified the boy as Sha'hiim Nelligan, and announced they had charged Gloria Nelligan, the boy's legal guardian, with first-degree manslaughter in connection with his death. Officers rushed to the Nelligans' Vale neighborhood home where they found Sha'hiim unconscious. He later died at Ellis Hospital. Read more...

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Woman Charged With Stabbing Cousin's Cat

Bond was set at $75,000 for a woman charged with a felony count of animal cruelty after allegedly stabbing her cousin's cat to death after a fight in the South Side home they shared. Tish Coleman was allegedly involved in a domestic disturbance in her home. The incident was a verbal dispute that turned physical, Kubiak said. Read more...

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Man Arrested 3 Times Within 9 Days

A Concord man was arrested in Springville making this his third arrest within a little over a week. A deputy on patrol in Springville around 11 a.m. observed a vehicle that was stopped in the middle of the street where the driver seemed to be passed out. Ryan Drumsta, 21, conducted field sobriety tests and was determined to be intoxicated after the deputy woke him up from behind the wheel. Read more...

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Bartender Fired for Snitching on Drunk

An Ohio bartender says she got fired after alerting police to a drunken patron who was leaving the bar in his vehicle. Twyla DeVito, who worked at the American Legion in Shelby, told 10TV that Mike Ramey, who is a regular at the bar, was "hammered" when she arrived for work last week. When Ramey left, she called police and warned them about a drunk person behind the wheel. Shelby Police Chief Charlie Roub said officers stopped Ramey and he blew a 0.167 on a breathalyzer test, over twice the legal limit. Read more...

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49ers Lineman Al Netter Arrested for DUI

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Al Netter was arrested for DUI. Netter spent the 2012 season on the 49ers practice squad. Netter was cited for having a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit of .08. "The 49ers are aware of the recent matter involving Al Netter," the team said in a statement. "We take these issues very seriously, but will reserve comment at this time as this is an ongoing legal matter. The organization will continue to gather the facts and monitor the developments closely." Read more...

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Mathieu Says Pot Use Cost Him 'Millions'

Tyrann Mathieu doesn't expect anybody to trust him immediately. But the former Louisiana State defensive back wants a chance to prove himself, and he's getting it at the scouting combine -- he says he's already interviewed with several teams. Mathieu, formerly the "Honey Badger," hopes to drop his old nickname and forge a new reputation after earning consensus All-American honors as a sophomore in 2011 before being dismissed from LSU's football program for multiple failed drug tests due to marijuana use. He joined a drug rehab program last summer, but he and three other former LSU players were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession on Oct. 25. Mathieu says he hasn't used marijuana since that ordeal. Read more...




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February 22, 2013

Jodi Arias Cross-Examination Heats Up

A woman charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her Arizona lover traded barbs with a prosecutor under a withering cross-examination as she struggled to explain why she can recall precise details of her life from years earlier, yet can't remember crucial aspects of the murder case against her. Jodi Arias, 32, was testifying for a ninth day as the prosecution began its cross-examination, hammering her with questions about her apparent selective memory. Questioning grew so heated Thursday that the judge admonished Arias and prosecutor Juan Martinez to stop talking over each other. Arias smirked at times while Martinez stammered in frustration. Read more...

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Coach Charged in 1996 Cold Case Murders

A former high school football coach has been charged with the murders of two 18-year-old women found stabbed to death 17 years ago in Tennessee. Patrick Lamonte Streater, who is currently serving time for robbery in a California prison, was formally indicted in the deaths of Tiffany Campbell and Melissa Dawn Chilton. The charge against Streater, 37, brings an end to the 17-year hunt for the women's killer. The two were found stabbed nearly 100 times in the back on Feb. 22, 1996, inside a business in Nashville called "Exotic Tan for Men." See photos...

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More Charges in Jessica Ridgeway Case

Colorado prosecutors have added a sexual exploitation charge against an 18-year-old accused of killing and kidnapping a suburban Denver school girl. He's also charged with murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery in the October killing of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, of Westminster, and accused of attacking a runner. Read more...

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Suspect Tried to Kidnap 2 Girls

Investigators say a man grabbed an 11-year-old girl who was walking alone near a Southern California park and shoved her into the back seat of a car, where he was holding a sobbing 7-year-old against her will during brazen midafternoon kidnapping attempts. Whittier Police Officer Brad White says the older girl accosted managed to get out of the car and free the 7-year-old, and both girls ran in different directions to escape the clutches of the 6-foot suspect. Read more...

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Finger Chili Lady Faces New Allegations

A Northern California woman convicted of planting a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili has been arrested again after police say she made up another tale, this one about a shooting involving her son. Anna Ayala, the so-called Chili Finger Lady, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony and filing a false police report. Authorities say she told officers that her son, Guadalupe Reyes, had been shot in the ankle by two unknown people and gave them a detailed description of the assailants. They say she later acknowledged that Reyes had shot himself. Read more...

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Loucheiz Purifoy's Drug Charge Dismissed

The state attorney's office in Gainesville has dismissed the marijuana possession case against Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy because of a lack of evidence. Purifoy was arrested Feb. 3 after police saw a bag of marijuana in a car in which Purifoy was riding. Spencer Mann, the chief investigator for the state attorney's office, said prosecutors were unable to determine to whom the bag of marijuana belonged and dropped the case. Read more...

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Steven Tyler: 'I Snorted Half of Peru'

Steven Tyler has spent more money on drugs than most people will make in their lifetimes. The Aerosmith frontman, 65, recently opened up about his past cocaine use in an interview with Australia's "60 Minutes" -- and it's nothing short of shocking. Asked whether it was true that -- as written in his 2011 memoir, "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" -- he spent some $20 million on blow in the 1970s and '80s, the rocker said no. But the real number wasn't that far off. Read more...


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Drew Peterson Gets 38 Years

A former Illinois police officer has been sentenced for the death of his third wife, which was originally ruled as an accident. Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the death of Kathleen Savio after screaming in court, "I did not kill Kathleen!" Peterson was convicted of Savio's 2004 murder on September 6, 2012. Read more...

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Zahra's Skull Found in Woods

North Carolina police say a skull found a year ago by hunters in the woods is that of a disabled girl who was killed by her stepmother. Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins says DNA tests show it was Zahra Baker. But he says police are still unable to say how the 10-year-old girl died. Elisa Baker is serving up to 18 years in prison for killing her stepdaughter. Read more...

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Conrad Murray Meet With Katherine's Lawyers

A judge has ordered Dr. Conrad Murray to meet with Katherine Jackson's lawyers next month for a deposition in her wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. The lawsuit, which is set for trial in April, accuses AEG Live of causing the death of Katherine Jackson's son, Michael Jackson, by pressuring him to prepare for his 2009 comeback concerts while he was in fragile health. The suit, filed on behalf of Michael Jackson's mother and three children, says that AEG Live executives hired and supervised Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death. Read more...

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Man Who Burned Girlfriend Executed

The state of Texas executed a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend in 1994 by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire. Carl Henry Blue, 48, was put to death by lethal injection at the state penitentiary at Huntsville, said the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was pronounced dead at 6:56 p.m. local time. Blue was convicted of killing ex-girlfriend Carmen Richards-Sanders, 38, in her apartment in Bryan, Texas, as she was getting ready to leave for work. Read more...

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College Student Charged in Stabbing

Authorities say a university student in Florida stabbed a classmate with a screwdriver while uttering racial slurs during a statistics class. Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson says 29-year-old Xavier Nunez uttered slurs and stabbed a black classmate several times in the neck and shoulder during class at Full Sail University. The victim was treated at the scene and released. His name has not been released. Read more...

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Man Turns Himself In for Murder

A man wanted in connection with a murder in Clayton County, Georgia has turned himself in to Providence Police. Julius Thomas was taken into custody Wednesday night at the Providence Police station. The 20-year-old is accused of killing a cab driver last month in Georgia. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements tells Eyewitness News that the man turned himself in after reaching out to the pastor of Providence's Victory Outreach Center. Read more...

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Latin American Idol Winner Busted

Martha Heredia might have to face another (harsher) judge. The former Latin American Idol winner from the Dominican Republic was arrested and charged for drug smuggling after police found heroin hidden in the heels of her platform shoes when she was boarding a plane to New York. Frank Duran, the National Drug Control Agency's director for the city of Santiago, said police found 2.9 pounds (1.3 kilograms) of the drug in the heels of three pairs of shoes packed in her suitcase. Read more...


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February 21, 2013

'Barefoot Bandit' Faces New Charges

The prison inmate known as the "Barefoot Bandit" thought he had agreed to a plea deal that covered all of the crimes he committed during his two-year spree in the state of Washington. However, Colton Harris-Moore learned this week that he is facing additional charges in Skagit County for stealing a plane he flew to the Bahamas. Harris-Moore is currently serving a 6-1/2-year sentence after pleading guilty to more than 40 felonies. Read more...

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Jodi Arias Says She Doesn't Remember

A woman charged with killing her lover testified Wednesday that she has no recollection of stabbing him, slitting his throat or even whether she shot him during a fight at his Arizona home nearly five years ago. Jodi Arias, 32, has spent nearly eight days on the witness stand recounting in precise detail one event of her life after another, but when pressed Wednesday about how she killed Travis Alexander, she drew a blank, noting there was a "huge gap" in her memory from that day in June 2008. She remembers getting in a fight with Alexander, shooting at him as they tussled, putting a knife in the dishwasher and disposing of the gun in the desert as she drove from Arizona on her way to see a friend in Utah. Read more...

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Suspect in Florida Manhunt Found Dead

One of the two suspects who was the subject of an intense manhunt following a shootout with detectives at a West Kendall, Fla., home has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police said. Miami-Dade Police confirmed that the body of Dell Peter DiGiovanni was found in the area of Southwest 48th Terrace and Southwest 147th Place, as officers conducted a massive manhunt following the Tuesday night shootout. Read more...

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Tourist's Body Found in Hotel Water Tank

Police were trying to determine if the death of a Canadian woman who was missing for weeks before her body was found wedged into a water tank atop a Los Angeles hotel was the result of foul play or an accident. The body of 21-year-old Elisa Lam was discovered by a maintenance worker at the 600-room, downtown Cecil Hotel after guests complained of low water pressure. Lam, of Vancouver, British Columbia, traveled to California alone on Jan. 26 and was last seen five days later by workers at the hotel near Skid Row that offers rooms for $65 a night. Read more...

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Doctor Charged With Death of Pregnant Woman

A Columbus, Ohio physician was charged with drugging, raping and murdering a pregnant woman whose body was found in the back seat of her car in Delaware County. Ali Salim, 44, was indicted in the murder of Deanna Ballman and her unborn child by a Delaware County grand jury. Salim also was charged with giving Ballman, 23, a dose of heroin and raping her, according to the indictment. An autopsy found she died of a heroin overdose. Read more...

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Jack Swagger Arrested For DUI, Drug Possession

Jack Swagger was arrested following last night's SmackDown taping in Biloxi, Mississippi. According to the report, Swagger was leaving the arena when he was pulled over for speeding. The officer who pulled him over said that Swagger was driving under the influence, and was found to have marijuana in his car. Swagger was booked, and later released. He is being charged with DUI, marijuana possession, and speeding. Read more...


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February 20, 2013

Defense Wants New Trial in Chandra Levy Case

Attorneys for the man convicted of killing Chandra Levy plan to ask for a new trial after a problem surfaced with one of the witnesses in the original murder trial. Lawyers for Ingmar Guandique claimed in court papers unsealed today that his prosecution was "predicated on a lie." The unsealed documents originated from closed hearings held in connection with the case during the past three months. Read more...

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Peterson Hearing Ends With No Ruling

Drew Peterson was in a Will County court trying to prove to a judge he deserves a new trial, but the judge recessed without making a decision. His defense team argued that one of his former lawyers, Joel Brodsky, botched his defense. The former Bolingbrook police sergeant was found guilty in September of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Brodsky left the courthouse in Joliet shaking his head, saying the new defense team came up short in blaming him for the conviction. Read more...

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Mom Grieves After Daughter Found Dead

The grief-stricken mother of a 24-year-old missing woman whose body was found washed up on a New York City beach is looking for answers in the death of her daughter. The body of Marisha Cheong was found along Jamaica Bay in Roxbury, Queens, police said. She had been missing since December. "She didn't deserve this," said Cheong's mother, Bibi Ali, as she cried Monday. "They threw her away like trash." Cheong's hands were tied up, sources said. Watch video...

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Georgia Inmate Gets Execution Stay

Condemned killer Warren Lee Hill, whose mental retardation claims have attracted international attention, was spared execution Tuesday night with less than an hour to go before he was to be put to death. Hill had already been given a sedative to prepare for his lethal injection, shortly after the state parole board declined to commute Hill's capital sentence and after the Georgia Supreme Court rejected his final appeal. Even the U.S. Supreme Court declined to issue a stay, which could be a sign that his chances are slim of avoiding another scheduled execution. Read more...

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Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder

A homeowner fatally shot an intruder as he climbed through a window and into his home Monday afternoon, Dallas police say. Police said the homeowner heard a noise inside his residence and shot a man, later identified as 33-year-old Deyfon Pipkins, aka BJ, as he climbed through the window. "The homeowner heard a noise. He came around the corner, saw the individual trying to climb into the window and according to the law, the castle doctrine, he used deadly force," said Sgt. Calvin Johnson, with the Dallas Police Department. Read more...

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Man Burned in Meth Lab Mishap

Oconee County sheriff's investigators are waiting until a suspected methamphetamine maker exits a hospital before pursuing charges against him. Authorities suspect the Bogart man severely burned while making cooking meth, said Chief Deputy Lee Weems. The man received his burns Feb. 14 following an explosion in a suspected meth lab in a home on East Haven Trail off Malcom Bridge Road. The man was airlifted to a hospital, according to the sheriff's report. Read more...

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Two West Virginia Safeties Arrested

Chances are West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen did not enjoy his three-day holiday weekend. According to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, not one but two of his players were arrested in separate incidents over the weekend. Safety Karl Joseph, who was named to CBSSports.com Freshman All-America Team after leading West Virginia in tackles with 95 last season, was arrested early Sunday morning and faces charges of driving under the influence and possession of a fake ID. Read more...

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Former Gator Ronnie Wilson Arrested

A former University of Florida football player with a history of trouble has had another run-in with the law. Ronnie Wilson, 25, was arrested in North Lauderdale and charged with displaying a firearm during the commission of a felony and multiple drug charges, including oxycodone trafficking and cocaine and marijuana possession. Wilson, 25, appeared in court and was ordered held without bond. Read more...


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February 19, 2013

Peterson Lawyers Take Fight to Court

A lawyerly war of words between Drew Peterson's former lead trial attorney and current lawyers is heading to court. Jurors in September convicted the former suburban Chicago police officer of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He also is a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. A judge will hear arguments from current attorneys that Peterson deserves a new trial on grounds that lead trial attorney, Joel Brodsky, botched the initial trial. Brodsky left defense team in November and denies the allegations. Read more...

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CBS News Anchor Rob Morrison Arrested

CBS 2 News anchor Rob Morrison violently choked his wife during a fight at their suburban Connecticut home, then continued to threaten her after he was arrested, police said. Darien cops said they responded to Morrison's Hollow Tree Ridge Road home after they received a call from his wife's mother reporting a domestic incident there. "Upon arrival, it was ascertained that Morrison had been becoming increasingly belligerent toward his wife during the course of the evening, culminating in his choking her by the neck with both hands," a police press release said. Read more...

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Her Niece

A North Carolina woman is pleading guilty to killing her 15-month-old niece in a case in which social workers are accused of ignoring, then covering up the child's abuse until after her death. Thirty-nine-year-old Ladybird Powell pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. She faces 12 years in prison. Powell was arrested in January 2012 one year after Aubrey Littlejohn's death. Read more...

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Chicago's Top Cop Totally Clueless

Facing a surging homicide rate and several headline-grabbing murders, Chicago's top cop is taking aim at lobbyists who he says prevent politicians from implementing more gun control measures. Appearing on a talk show, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said special interests that lobby politicians to influence their opinion on gun control are the real problem. "Garry McCarthy's understanding of our Constitution barely qualifies him as a meter maid, never mind the chief of the nation's third largest police department," Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said. Read more...

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Man Charged With Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

A Chicago man was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 after he allegedly robbed, assaulted and kidnapped his former girlfriend on her way to work. The woman was walking past the train station near 49th Street and Western Avenue on Feb. 6 when Hector Hernandez, 22, grabbed her jacket, pulled her to a sidewalk and asked if he could see their child, according to prosecutors. Read more...

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'Hummer Mom' Back in Jail

A Livermore mother who was sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with two underage teen boys has been released from state incarceration but is back in jail after being arrested last week in Hayward on a parole violation. Christine Shreeve Hubbs, 44, remains at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on a no-bail hold. Hubbs was arrested in Hayward, according to Alameda County's inmate locator. The mother of three became known as "Hummer Mom" in the national media because she drove the giant SUV, often with the boys in the vehicle with her. Read more...

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Da'Quan Bowers Arrested at Airport

Authorities say an NFL player has been arrested at a New York airport after police found a handgun in his luggage. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and posted $10,000 bond. Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport as he was about to board a US Airways flight to Raleigh, N.C. Authorities say the .40-caliber weapon was found during a search of his carry-on bag. Read more...

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Former N.C. State Coach Arrested

Former North Carolina State basketball coach Sidney Lowe has been charged with failing to file his state income taxes for three years. The state Department of Revenue said that Lowe didn't file returns in 2009, 2010 or 2011. He was booked at the Wake County jail and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. Lowe was a player for North Carolina State in the early 1980s and coached the Wolfpack for five seasons before resigning in 2011. He never made the NCAA tournament as a coach. Read more...

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Woman With 5 DUI Convictions Arrested

A Napa woman was jailed after the California Highway Patrol allegedly caught her driving under the influence of alcohol for the sixth time. Ixchel Susan Rollins, 45, was driving a BMW 540 on U.S. Highway 101 in Petaluma on Friday when she was pulled over at about 2:15 p.m., according to the CHP. Rollins, who has five prior DUI convictions over the last 10 years, allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for felony DUI, the CHP said. Read more...


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February 18, 2013

Man Arrested in Kansas City Prostitute Murders

Kansas City authorities have arrested a man in the deaths of two prostitutes who bodies were found a year apart posed along the side of rural Missouri roads. Derek Richardson has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of abandonment of a corpse. Police said Richardson has confessed to "intimate details of the crimes. Read more...

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Conviction Overturned in Mobile Bridge Deaths

An Alabama appeals court has thrown out the 2009 conviction and death sentence of a Vietnamese immigrant tried for killing four small children by tossing them off a coastal bridge, ruling that publicity surrounding the case made it impossible for the suspect to have a fair trial in Mobile where the crime occurred. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a new trial for Lam Luong, whose wife testified he laughed when he told her their children -- whose ages ranged from 3 years to just 4 months -- would never be found. Read more...

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Former Ms. Washington Sentenced

Peggy Sue Thomas, a former Ms. Washington, was sentenced to four years in prison for her role in the murder of a former colleague's husband. Thomas accepted a plea bargain in January, one week before she was due to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge. She pleaded guilty to rendering criminal assistance in the first degree and prosecutors recommended a four-year sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. In the case, prosecutors alleged that Thomas and her then-boyfriend, James Huden, lured Russel Douglas into a remote area so Huden could shoot him. Read more...

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Thieves Snatch $2M in Jewels

Three slick thieves smashed and grabbed $2 million in bling from a Four Seasons display case just feet from the Midtown hotel's front desk yesterday and made a clean getaway. The crooks snatched three watches, a necklace, earrings, rings, cuff links and pendants from the Jacob & Co. case at around 2 a.m. and fled in a waiting car on East 57th Street, sources said. "It was quick. They hit us, smash and grab, gone," a security worker said. "We certainly didn't expect to get hit there." Read more...

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Man Arrested for Murder of Girlfriend's Baby

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said they have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a 4-month-old baby. IMPD officers were sent to the 3600 block of North Euclid Avenue on Feb. 14 in response to a 911 call. A male caller told police that a 4-month-old baby at the residence was not breathing. Read more...

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Burgler Leaves His Picture at Scene

A Santa Cruz man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly left a camera containing a picture of himself at the scene of a burglary, police said. Officers responded to reports that two businesses in the 800 block of Pacific Avenue had been broken into through their back doors, according to Santa Cruz police. Both businesses Santa Cruz Glass and Kayber Pass Restaurant were ransacked, and one had more than $170 stolen from a cash register, police said. Read more...

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Former Georgia LB Ogletree Arrested for DUI

Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree, a projected first round pick in the coming NFL draft, was recently arrested for a DUI. Ogletree's agent, Pat Dye Jr., said that his client was pulled over by police for speeding and committing a lane violation. "After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI," Dye said. "Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt." Read more...

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Mindy McCready Dead at 37

Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37. Waren Olmstead, the coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said in a statement McCready died Sunday apparently of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking care of herself or her children and was abusing drugs and alcohol. Read more...


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February 16, 2013

Speight Receives 5 Life Sentences

A man once ruled incompetent to assist with his defense, has pleaded guilty to charges connected to the shootings of eight people at his Appomattox home. Christopher Speight was sentenced to five life sentences plus 18 years for the January 2010 mass murders in rural Virginia. Speight pleaded guilty to three counts of capital murder, one count of attempted capital murder of a police officer and five firearms-related charges. Read more...

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Dorner Died of Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD police officer who carried out a vengeful rampage against his fellow ex-cops and others, died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at the end of an intense firefight with police in rural Big Bear, Calif., authorities said. Authorities had been unsure whether Dorner killed himself, had been struck by a deputy's bullet or had died in a fire that engulfed the cabin during the shootout. The coroner's finding still must be finalized. Read more...

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Homeowner Kills 15-Year-Old Burglar

A 15-year-old burglary suspect in St. Louis is dead after being shot by the homeowner. Demetrius Murphy was killed around 1:30 a.m. in the back yard of a home near Gravois Park. Police say Murphy and a 17-year-old were trying to burglarize the home. The 33-year-old male homeowner went outside to investigate and reportedly shot Murphy as Murphy approached him. Read more...

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Woman Sentenced in Eye Drop Poison Case

A central Pennsylvania woman will spend two to four years in prison for poisoning her boyfriend with eye drops. Thirty-three-year-old Vickie Jo Mills, of McConnellsburg, was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated assault. State police say Mills admitted putting eyedrops into Thurman Nesbitt's drinking water 10 to 12 times since June 2009. Read more...

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Man Assults Girlfriend in Maternity Ward

A man has admitted assaulting his girlfriend in the maternity ward of a suburban Philadelphia hospital during an argument over what to name their newborn baby. Twenty-three-year-old Richard Lavon Davis Jr. of Philadelphia pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault in connection with the January 2012 incident at Lankenau Hospital in Lower Merion. Montgomery County Judge Joseph Smyth sentenced Davis to eight to 23 months in the county jail and ordered him to complete a domestic violence counseling program. Read more...

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Police Officers Allowed to Work 'Half-Drunk'

Do you think your police department has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol? Think again. Many suburban Chicago departments actually have clauses in their union contracts which prevent any kind of discipline for officers with substantial amounts of alcohol in their systems -- even those nearing the state definition of legally drunk, an investigation by the Better Government Association and NBC Chicago reveals. Read more...




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February 15, 2013

Guzman is Chicago's 'Public Enemy No. 1"

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is being singled out for his role as leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which supplies the bulk of narcotics sold in the city, according to the Chicago Crime Commission and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. "Not since the Chicago Crime Commission's first Public Enemy No. 1 has any criminal deserved this title more than Joaquin Guzman," J.R. Davis, president of 94-year-old Chicago Crime Commission, said. It was the Chicago Crime Commission that designated Capone Public Enemy No. 1 in 1930. The non-government body that tracks city crime trends called other people public enemies, but Capone was the only one to ever be its No. 1. Read more...

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Big Bear Cabin Owner Watched It Burn

Candy Martin turned on her television Tuesday to see her family's vacation compound near Big Bear at the center of a standoff between law enforcement officers and a man believed to a fugitive ex-police officer wanted in connection with a string of revenge-style slayings. "At first it was just utter shock," Martin told NBC 4. "And we're looking and we say, 'Oh these are cabins, these look like,' and there's no doubt that those are my cabins." Martin said it was "surreal" to see the Seven Oaks Mountain Cabins on the news as the purported hiding place for a man believed to be former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner. Read more...

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New Skakel Trial Hangs on Latest Appeal

Michael Skakel's chance at another trial now rests in the hands of a Superior Court judge. During a 45-minute hearing in state Superior Court, Judge Samuel Sferrazza heard a prosecutor's arguments as to why the Kennedy cousin's latest appeal of his 2002 murder conviction should be dismissed. Skakel's attorney Hubert Santos also presented arguments, claiming Michael Sherman, Skakel's attorney at the time of the 2002 trial, was not competent in defending Skakel, 52. Read more...

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Cave Full of Weapons Discovered

Deputies in northern California have discovered a massive cache of drugs, cars, and weapons, including a belt-fed machine gun and more than 100 pounds of marijuana, the Humboldt County Sheriff's department announced. A deputy uncovered the firearms on the 55-acre property of Ryan Floyd. They said 111 of them were stashed in a cave that had been camouflaged with rocks and brush; at least 20 of the weapons have been confirmed stolen, according to the sheriff's office. Among the weapons, many of which were loaded, was a fully automatic, World War II-era MG 42 caliber machine gun, along with a full belt of ammunition. Also in the cave were several assault-style rifles including Colt AR-15s, as well as sawed-off shotguns and Tech Nine and SKS assault weapons. Read more...

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Police Revisit Teenager's Brutal 1978 Murder

San Diego police have ordered new DNA tests in the cold-case probe of the brutal murder of a teenager nearly 35 years ago while she camped on a beach with her boyfriend. Investigators are revisiting evidence from the 1978 death of Barbara Nantais, the 15-year-old who was found naked, beaten and strangled near a lifeguard tower at Torrey Pines State Beach. "We have put in requests on evidence," Lt. Ernie Herbert, of the San Diego Police Department, told the station. "We are sending through our lab requests in a very methodical way to see if there is anything new." Read more...

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Two Teens Arrested After Fight Video

A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested Thursday for their role in a fistfight that was captured on video and placed online, Kissimmee police said. The brawl occurred Feb. 6 near Kissimmee Middle School. The 14-year-old boy attends Kissimmee Middle School. He was arrested about 8:30 a.m., just before classes started for the day. The 16-year-old attends New Beginnings, an alternative school. Read more...

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Phillip Phillips' Mother Charged With DUI

The mother of "American Idol" winner and Georgia native Phillip Phillips was arrested on a DUI charge on Thursday afternoon, Dougherty County Jail officials confirm. Investigators in Albany say an undercover unit observed Cheryl Phillips swerving her van across lanes of traffic. Authorities say she was unable to perform a field sobriety test. Cheryl Phillips is charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI less safe. Read more...

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Amy Locane-Bovenizer Gets 3 Years

A former "Melrose Place" actress who was driving drunk when her SUV plowed into a car and killed a New Jersey woman has been sentenced to three years in prison. The victim's husband yelled, "What a travesty!" at the judge after the sentencing, and he and his son stormed out of the courtroom. Amy Locane-Bovenizer faced up to 10 years in prison after a jury in November convicted her of vehicular homicide in the 2010 death of 60-year-old Helene Seeman in Montgomery Township. Read more...




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February 14, 2013

Tied-Up Mom, Daughter Key to Ending Manhunt

The chase, shootout, standoff and inferno that ended the search for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner began when a mother-daughter team startled the suspect in his mountainside hideout. When the pair arrived to tidy a rental cabin not far from a police command post, they found the alleged cop killer holed up inside. Dorner, the target of the biggest manhunt in LAPD history, then tied them up, swiped a purple Nissan and left, said officials with the California Fish and Wildlife Department. Read more...

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Josh Powell's Brother Commits Suicide

A year after Josh Powell killed himself and his two sons in an explosive house fire in Washington state, his brother Michael has committed suicide. Kiirsi Hellewell, a friend of Josh Powell's estranged sister, says he jumped to his death from a Minneapolis parking garage. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office confirmed Wednesday the victim was 30-year-old Michael C. Powell. Read more...

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2 Wounded in Shooting Outside Courthouse

A man involved in a paternity dispute opened fire Wednesday in front of a South Carolina courthouse, wounding a woman and her stepfather, then led police on a 12-mile chase before he was caught, a sheriff said. Suspect Curtis Gorny and 21-year-old Olivia Weaver were at the Chesterfield County courthouse for a paternity test and at about 12:30 p.m., Weaver was shot in the face and torso, said Sheriff Sam Parker. The child was not with her mother. Her stepfather, Donnie Nolan, was also wounded. The conditions of the victims were not known but Parker was taken to the hospital. Read more...

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Convict Charged in Unsolved 1982 Killing

A 67-year-old man already serving life sentences for two other murders has been linked by DNA evidence to a previously unsolved third killing from the early 1980s, Orange County prosecutors said. David Richard Campbell was charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder with a sentencing enhancement for multiple murders and the personal use of a firearm, according to Orange County prosecutors. Campbell is already serving a life sentence for the 1981 Halloween murder of his friend William Kimble Raber of Buena Park. Raber's headless torso was found in Riverside County at Vail Lake. Read more...

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Man Charged With Killing 16-Year-Old Girl

An Estes Park man was arrested on charges of manslaughter, menacing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the gun-related death of a 16-year-old girl. Thomas Decker Dodge, 21, was arrested in connection with the Dec. 12 death of Miranda Ann Casey, also of Estes Park. The incident was at Dodge's home on the 100 block of Big Horn Drive in Estes Park, according to Estes Park Police Department. The charges are all felonies, and Dodge's bond is set at $75,000. Read more...

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Court Orders Drugged Bus Driver Reinstated

A New York bus driver who was fired after failing a random drug test should be reinstated, the state's highest court ruled. The Court of Appeals' unanimous ruling supports the conclusion of an arbitrator who determined the firing of Cynthia DiDomenicantonio in November 2009 was too severe a punishment for the 10-year district employee. Read more...

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Arkansas Defensive End Arrested for DWI

Authorities say Arkansas junior defensive end Austin Flynn was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Flynn, who transferred to the Razorbacks before last season from Los Angeles (Calif.) Harbor College, was stopped by Fayetteville police, who said he was speeding and then crossed the center line. According to a preliminary police report, Flynn's blood-alcohol level was 0.14%, nearly twice the legal limit. Read more...

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David Hasselhoff's Daughter Charged With DUI

Hayley Hasselhoff, the 20-year-old daughter of David Hasselhoff, has been officially charged with DUI and with speeding by the Los Angeles City Attorney. However, because Haley, or an attorney appearing on her behalf, did not show for her arraignment on Jan. 16, a bench warrant was issued and her bail was set at $26,000.On Feb. 11, a private attorney appeared on her behalf, and her $26,000 bench warrant was subsequently withdrawn and a court date for entering a plea was set for Feb. 25. Read more...




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February 13, 2013

Massive Manhunt Ends in Flames

The massive manhunt for a former Los Angeles police officer charged with murder of a LAPD officer has apparently come to a fiery end at a cabin near Big Bear Lake. Christopher Dorner, who vowed to seek revenge on those he believed were responsible for his wrongful termination from the LAPD, was believed to be barricaded inside a cabin that burned to the ground after a deadly shootout with law enforcement. Read more...

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Jodi Arias Says Lover Was a Pedophile

A woman charged with killing her lover in Arizona is set to continue testifying for a fifth day Tuesday, a day after she broke down in tears describing how her relationship with the victim included satisfying his "deviant" sexual urges and how he once beat her, kicked her in the ribs and broke her finger. Jodi Arias, 32, also claimed Monday that Travis Alexander was a pedophile, and said she once caught him masturbating with pictures of boys, including one of a 5- or 6-year-old boy in his underwear. She said he gave her little boy's Spider-Man underwear on Valentine's Day. Read more...

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Four Alabama Players Arrested for Robbery

Four University of Alabama football players were arrested and charged with second-degree robbery following a pair of incidents. Linebacker Tyler Hayes and defensive lineman D.J. Pettway were charged with second-degree robbery while defensive back Eddie Williams and running back Brent Calloway were charged with second-degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Williams and Hayes admitted to attacking a student, punching him in the head and face and kicking him in the back and rib area while he was unconscious. They stole the victim's backpack, which had an Apple laptop in it. Read more...

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Man Won't Reveal Location of Wife's Body

A South Florida man arrested in the murder of his vanished wife allegedly confessed to killing her, but didn't say where her body is, Miami-Dade police said. Jesus Maqueira, 54, who was arrested Friday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated stalking in the death of Raquel Maria Calderin, 42, is being held on no bond, online jail records said. Read more...

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Prisoner Stabs Police Escort, Escapes

A manhunt is under way for a prisoner convicted in two violent sexual assaults who stabbed one of two police escorts and escaped in the Dallas area as he was being transferred from Florida to Nevada, police said. Alberto Morales, 42, somehow obtained a sharp object and stabbed one of the officers once in the neck and three times in the back Monday night outside a Walmart in Grapevine, city police Lt. Barry Bowling said. Miami-Dade Police Detective Jaime Pardinas, a 54-year-old who has been on the force for 28 years, is in serious but stable condition, authorities said. Read more...

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Officers Accused of Protecting Drug Deals

Officials say 10 current and former metro Atlanta law enforcement officers are accused of accepting thousands of dollars to provide protection during drug deals. U.S. Attorney Sally Yates said the arrests Tuesday came from a undercover federal investigation of an Atlanta-area street gang in August 2011. Agents learned from someone associated with the gang that officers were accepting cash payments to provide drug deal protection. Authorities say the payments were generally several thousand dollars per transaction, and some participated in several transactions. Read more...

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Woman Shows Up Drunk to Bail Out Drunk Husband

Police in Hamden, Conn., charged a man and his wife with drunk driving just hours apart from each other. According to police, April Cassidy Velez, 32, drove to Hamden Police Headquarters on Saturday to bail out her husband after his DUI arrest earlier that day. She appeared intoxicated and was arrested, police said. Officers found April Velez's pickup truck parked in a snow bank in an area of the parking lot marked "Police Vehicles Only." They found empty wine bottle and empty beer cans in the truck, as well as a full six-pack of beer resting in the snow in the bed of the pickup, police said. Read more...




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February 12, 2013

Judge Frees Texas Man Convicted in '81

A 58-year-old Texas man who spent half his life in prison for a murder conviction has been freed after DNA testing pointed to another suspect. Randolph Arledge was allowed to go free by a judge in Corsicana, about 50 miles southeast of Dallas. Arledge was convicted in 1984 of stabbing a woman more than 40 times and leaving her body on a dirt road. He was given 99 years in prison. Read more...

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Inmates Plead Guilty to 2011 Crime Spree

Two inmates have pleaded guilty to kidnapping in connection with a crime spree through four states that began with an escape from a Louisiana jail and included the death of an Ohio man they took captive. Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth entered the pleas in federal court in Jackson. U.S. District Judge David Bramlette set sentencing for May 30. Prosecutors recommended each man be sentenced to the maximum of life in prison. Read more...

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Headless Bodies Found, Man Arrested

Police say they've nabbed a New Jersey man who fatally shot two men before beheading them, chopping off their hands and burying their remains in the woods of south Jersey. Cops arrested Yusuf Ibrahim, 28, of Jersey City on Sunday after detectives found the bodies of the two men, aged 25 and 27, behind a home in Buena Vista Township, according to a press release. Their severed heads and hands were discovered at a separate burial site. The investigation into the grisly murder began Thursday following reports of suspicious activity at the Buena Vista home. Cadaver dogs located the bodies, which both suffered a single gunshot wound to their chests. Read more...

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Woman Charged With Stabbing Her Two Children

A St. Louis mother was charged with stabbing her two children with a knife. Police say Nola R. Miller stabbed her two children several times Sunday after an argument with the children's father. After the father left the apartment, officers were called Sunday morning to Miller's apartment in the 1200 block of Warren Street where they found Miller had barricaded herself inside, police said. Miller then stabbed her daughter, 10, and son, 3, as the children tried to flee, police say. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:42 AM

1965 UNC Coed Murder Remains Unsolved

Say the names Eve Carson and Faith Hedgepeth to any UNC alum and they'll know right away you're talking about two young co-eds murdered just off campus However, there's another tragic name only longtime Tar Heels will remember -- Suellen Evans. She was a student killed on-campus and a crime never solved. It was a murder that shocked the state nearly 50 years ago, and it still haunts all involved. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:42 AM

Father Charged With Killing Drunk Driver

A Texas man whose two young sons were killed in a traffic accident has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting at the crash scene of a suspected drunken driver. Brothers David Jr. and Caleb Barajas were helping their father push their broken-down pickup truck when a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Jose Banda plowed into them. The December accident happened just 50 yards away from the Barajas' rural Houston-area home. Banda was later found shot. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:41 AM

'Buckwild' Cast Member Busted for Drugs

A cast member of the MTV reality show "Buckwild" is facing a drug charge in West Virginia. Twenty-four-year-old Salwa Amin was arraigned in Nicholas County Magistrate Court on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. She's being held at the Central Regional Jail on $200,000 bond. State police say a multi-agency task force arrested Amin and two others late Sunday at a home in Summersville after receiving a tip from an informant. Officers say they found oxycodone pills and heroin. Read more...

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Giants' David Diehl Pleads Guilty to DWI

New York Giants tackle David Diehl pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI and impaired driving in a Queens District court stemming from his arrest last summer for driving his BMW into two parked cars in Queens. Diehl will not be allowed to drive or apply for a driver's license in New Jersey, where he lives, for over a six-month period and will have to wear a SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) bracelet for 90 days. Prosecutors said Diehl's blood alcohol content was at .182, well above the legal limit of .08. Diehl has to complete two drunken driving programs and pay $1,200 in restitution fees to the owners of the cars Read more...




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February 11, 2013

$1 Million Reward Offered for Ex-Cop

Authorities in Los Angeles have offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of a fired LA police officer sought in connection with a series of killings and threats against his former colleagues and their families. The reward was announced even as investigators continued to comb the snowy mountains around Big Bear Lake, where Christopher Dorner's burned out truck was found on Feb. 7, and hundreds of officers patrolled the neighborhoods where people live who were threatened by Dorner in an online screed. Read more...

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Two Arrested in Hadiya Pendleton Homicide

Chicago police have arrested and are questioning two people in the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the high school student who performed at several presidential inaugural events in January. Police spokesperson Melissa Stratton confirmed that "two persons of interest are in custody and the investigation remains ongoing." Read more...

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Charlotte Man Could Face Death Penalty

Andre Hampton, accused of beating his 23-month-old son to death in 2008, faces a possible death sentence when he goes on trial for murder. Hampton, 26, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Ellijah Burger at a west Charlotte motel. Mecklenburg prosecutors announced two years ago that they would seek the death penalty against Hampton and two other men in 2012. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

Teen Charged With Baby Sister's Death

A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with murder in the death of his infant sister. Montgomery County police say 14-year-old Jonathan Aguiluc beat and suffocated 7-month-old Larissa Yanes inside a Silver Spring apartment. Police say the girl's mother had left the baby in the care of the teenager while she worked an overnight shift. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

Williams Says Bulls Teammates Were Buzzed

Former Chicago Bulls guard and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams told the New York Times that his Chicago Bulls teammates smoked marijuana before games during his lone NBA season in 2002-2003. "There were guys smoking weed before games. Guys asking in the middle of the game, 'Do you smell popcorn?' " Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:19 AM

Mark Grace Begins Serving Sentence for DUI

Former Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster and player Mark Grace began serving time for his second DUI charge this weekend. Grace reported to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tent City early Sunday morning, which is where he will be residing for the next four months. Grace, who will also have to serve two years on probation, will be allowed to leave Tent City for 12 hours a day as part of his work release. Read more...




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February 09, 2013

Suspect Arrested in 13-Year-Old Girl's Death

Police have arrested a man they say is the lone suspect in the death of a 13-year-old California girl whose nude body was found in a Fairfield park last week. Police arrested Anthony Lamar Jones, 32, in the death of middle school student Genelle Conway-Allen. Genelle's nude body was discovered in Allan Witt Park by a passerby the day after she was reported missing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:58 AM

Parole Board Rejects Clemency for Ohio Killer

The Ohio parole board has unanimously rejected a plea for mercy from a condemned man who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard in northeast Ohio. The board's recommendation against clemency comes just under a month before Frederick Treesh's scheduled execution March 6. Treesh was sentenced to die for shooting 58-year-old Henry Dupree during a robbery in Eastlake on Aug. 27, 1994. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:58 AM

Fugitive Ex-Cop Eludes Snow-Swept Manhunt

Heavy snow hampered the second day of a mountaintop manhunt for a fugitive former policeman wanted as a suspect in three California murders and accused of declaring war on police in an Internet manifesto that railed against his 2008 firing. As investigators sought clues to whether Christopher Dorner was holed up in the rugged San Bernardino mountains east of Los Angeles or had slipped away undetected, police across the region continued to chase down unconfirmed sightings and dead-end leads. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:57 AM

Landlord Finds Woman Tenant's Body

A Dallas landlord made a grisly discovery when he found the body of his tenant stuffed in a piece of luggage inside the home when he went to check on the property. The landlord, who rents out two homes next to one another, initially stopped by because the other home had been burglarized. According to a police report, the thief had broken a window and stole a shotgun. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:57 AM

Whitey Bulger Bought Guns Via Private Sales

Reports filed by prosecutors in the case against James "Whitey" Bulger show the Boston mobster bought at least 15 handguns and a 12-gauge shotgun during his years as a fugitive. Firearms tracing reports show Bulger may have purchased the weapons from gun shows in Nevada and Utah. By law, those dealers would not be required to conduct background checks or even ask for a buyer's identification. The 83-year-old Bulger is charged in connection with 19 murders. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011 after more than 16 years on the run. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:57 AM

Court Upholds NJ 1-Gun-Per-Month

Since 2010, New Jersey has enforced a one-gun-per-month rule for people who want to buy firearms in the state. It's something that bothered the National Rifle Association. It bothered them so much that the official NRA state association, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, filed a lawsuit to challenge its enforcement. They claimed the law was barred by federal law. The Federal Toy Gun Act bars states from prohibiting the sale of BB guns and other pellet firing guns. But the argument that New Jersey's "one gun" law violated it failed on appeal. Read more...

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School Bus Beating Caught on Camera

A school bus beating in Florida was caught on video, posted on Facebook, and ultimately got two high school girls arrested. The confrontation happened Feb. 1 as students of Mitchell High School, in Pasco County, Fla., were being dropped off at home. Video captured on a cell phone shows a teenage girl dressed in all black running to the back of the bus and repeatedly punching 16-year-old Chase Cristia, who never retaliated. The instigator of the attack, who remains unnamed, is charged with misdemeanor assault and the teen that shot the video, Sandra, is charged with a lesser offense for knowing of the fight, but not intervening, the station says. Both are reportedly suspended from school. Watch video...

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Tracy Mourning Arrested, Charged With DUI

Tracy Mourning, the wife of former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, was arrested and charged with DUI, police said. She was pulled over near Old Cutler Road and San Servano Avenue after speeding on two occasions and then failing to fully stop at a red light, according to the arrest report. She asked the officer why she was stopped. When told, she winked but did not deny driving too fast or running the red light. Tracy Mourning, 42, failed a roadside sobriety test after the officer smelled alcohol on her breath, the report stated. Read more...

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David Hasselhoff's Daughter Charged With DUI

David Hasselhoff's daughter Hayley has been charged for allegedly drink driving. The 20-year-old actress could face up to six months in jail if convicted of the DUI. Hayley was formally charged on January 3 with a DUI and for speeding. Read more...


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February 08, 2013

Person of Interest Named in 1984 Case

One of the best-known child kidnapping cases in the country is back in the news. San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr held a news conference to announce they now have a "person of interest" in the 1984 disappearance of 10-year-old Kevin Collins. He was last seen walking home from a basketball game and has not been since. His face was one of the earliest to be put on the back of milk cartons across the country in the search for missing children. Read more...

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Closed Chandra Levy Hearings Continue

A judge has ruled that hearings in the 2001 Chandra Levy murder case will continue to be closed to the public and the news media. The hearings have been held behind closed doors over the last several weeks and could signal a problem with the prosecution. Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was convicted of Levy's murder in 2010 and is serving a 60-year prison sentence. Read more...

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Former Drew Peterson Lawyer Files Suit

A public quarrel between one former and one current attorney for Drew Peterson over who is to blame for the suburban Chicago police officer's murder conviction has escalated again. Joel Brodsky, Peterson's lead trial attorney who has since stepped down from the legal team, filed a 31-page defamation lawsuit this week that hurls bitter denunciations wrapped in legalese at Steve Greenberg, a co-counsel at the trial who is still representing Peterson. Peterson was convicted in September. Read more...

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Community Supports Arrested Homeowner

Residents in a northern Utah city are coming to the defense of a man who was arrested and faces charges for shooting at burglars as they drove away from his property. Layton police arrested Clare Niederhauser, 64, last week after he fired one shot at a car and another at a fleeing burglar, said Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton. He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of reckless endangerment. The shots were unlawful because the burglar had dropped a crowbar and was fleeing the property, said Horton, who added that the shots could have endangered somebody's life. Read more...

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Handcuffed Teen to Remain in Foster Home

A Kansas City teenager who was found handcuffed to a steel pole in his basement will continue to stay with a foster family and plans to start attending classes again next week, a court officer said. At a probable cause hearing in Clay County, juvenile court officer Alan Gremli urged a judge to allow the 17-year-old to stay with foster parents because the living conditions at his home were dangerous. Circuit Judge K. Elizabeth Davis agreed and set a March 7 hearing to revisit the custody issue. Read more...

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Florida Cornerback Arrested for Pot

Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, making him the seventh member of the Gators arrested for marijuana over the past 25 months. According to a Gainesville Police Department report, Purifoy was a passenger in a car that was stopped for a violation of the right of way. The officer's report noted that one passenger threw a marijuana cigarette out of the window and that he observed marijuana residue in the car. The officer also saw a bag containing 2.5 grams of marijuana by the car's emergency brake. Read more...

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Mindy McCready Committed by Father

Just three weeks after Mindy McCready lost her boyfriend, songwriter David Wilson, the embattled country singer has suffered another setback. In an emergency hearing, a judge ordered McCready to be committed to a treatment facility to cope with mental health and alcohol issues. During the hearing, McCready, 37, admitted to drinking too much alcohol, blaming her overindulgence on her grief at Wilson's death. McCready's two children Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months have been removed from her home and are currently in foster care. Read more...


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February 07, 2013

Jodi Arias Felt 'Like a Prostitute'

An Arizona woman charged with stabbing and shooting her lover to death - and whose graphic testimony has gripped viewers across the United States - described in court a relationship based around sex that left her feeling "like a prostitute." Lawyers for Jodi Arias, who could face the death penalty if convicted, argue she acted in self-defense when she killed her lover. He was found in the shower of his Phoenix valley home, shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and with his throat slit. Read more...

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Judge Keeps Levy Hearings Closed

A Washington judge defended his decision to keep the public and media from hearing proceedings related to the 2001 Chandra Levy murder case and said information about them would be available soon. In court Wednesday, Judge Gerald Fisher said he reluctantly sealed prior proceedings after concluding it was necessary. He had previously cited "safety issues." Fisher gave no date when the information would be public. Read more...

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Two Brothers Arrested in Quadruple Killing

Police in Oklahoma say they have arrested two brothers in the shooting deaths of four women at a Tulsa apartment complex last month. Authorities say 39-year-old Cedric Poore and 32-year-old James Poore lived in the same apartment complex where the women were found. Officers wouldn't disclose a motive for the Jan. 7 killings, saying the investigation continues. Read more...

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Cop Suspected in Deaths of Coach, Fiance

A former Los Angeles police officer and Navy Reserve officer is a suspect in the murders of a Cal State Fullerton basketball coach and her fiance and is considered armed and dangerous, police say. Christopher Jordan Dorner became a suspect in the murders of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence after he allegedly posted a multi-page manifesto online. The manifesto reportedly suggests Dorner blames Quan's father Randy for his firing from the LAPD in 2009. Dorner was represented in the hearing that resulted in his firing by Quan, a retired LAPD officer. Read more...

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Grand Jury Indicts 'Skid Row Stabber'

A Los Angeles man who had two murder convictions overturned by federal appellate courts has been charged with three other murders authorities say were the work of the "Skid Row Stabber." Los Angeles County grand jury indictments unsealed show that Bobby Joe Maxwell was charged with murder again in three cases dating back to the 1970s. His original jury in those cases deadlocked in 1984. Read more...

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Escapee Caught After 16 Years

A Texas prison escapee on the run for almost 16 years has been captured in Mexico and awaits extradition to the U.S. to finish serving his sentence on charges of attempted capital murder of a police officer. Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials say Juan Salaz was caught last week by authorities in Mexico. The 37-year-old American citizen had been sought for years by authorities on both sides of the border. Read more...

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Winthrop Assistant Dean Charged With DUI

A Winthrop University academic administrator was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and violating the ABC law. Margaret Williamson, 58, of Rock Hill is Winthrop's assistant dean of University College. She was arrested by the Highway Patrol during a public safety checkpoint on Red River Road. Williamson's blood alcohol content was between .10 and .16, according to booking records from the York County Moss Justice Detention Center. Read more...

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Rockies Star Todd Helton Arrested on DUI

Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested for suspicion of DUI. Helton has spent his entire major league career with the Rockies after being drafted in the first round of the 1995 draft. Helton released a statement that said, "Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions." Read more...


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February 06, 2013

Attorney: Many More Manson Murders

A new decades-old audio tape has surfaced in which at attorney for one of the Charles Manson Family members claims the cult killed many more victims other than the infamous Tate-LiBianca murders. Bill Boyd, attorney for Charles "Tex" Watson, told a writer on tape years ago that Manson Family members killed "a bunch" more people. A Los Angeles television station recently received a tape of the interview with Boyd and author Tom O'Neal. Read more...

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Alabama Kidnapper Killed in Firefight

The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before he was killed during the rescue operation, the FBI said Tuesday night. Also, bomb technicians scouring his rural property found two explosive devices, one in the bunker, one in a plastic pipe that negotiators used to communicate with the man. Officers killed 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes Monday, said an official in Midland City, speaking on condition of anonymity. Read more...

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Jodi Arias Back to the Stand

The tumultuous love affair between accused killer Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander began with such a rush of intensity that just days after meeting one another, Arias broke up with her boyfriend of four years and had her first sexual encounter with Alexander. Their relationship would turn out to be equally intense, as Arias and Alexander dated for a year and then broke up, but continued to sleep together until Alexander was killed a year later. She is now on trial for Alexander's murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. Read more...

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Zimmerman Trial Not Delayed

On what would have been Trayvon Martin's 18th birthday, lawyers for his accused killer George Zimmerman were denied a request to delay this summer's murder trial. Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara claimed during an often heated one-hour hearing that he needed more time to prepare, and that the state was not being cooperative with key evidence. Read more...

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Montana Basketball Player Charged With DUI

A sophomore on the University of Montana men's basketball team has been charged with driving under the influence. UM athletic director Kent Haslam says Kevin Henderson was stopped by campus police and cited for driving with a blood-alcohol level of greater than 0.02 percent, which is the legal limit for drivers under the age of 21. Henderson is 20. Read more...


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February 05, 2013

Alabama Hostage Released, Abductor Dead

A 5-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama for nearly a week has been released while his abductor is now dead, authorities said. Police say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes shot and killed a bus driver last week in Midland City and then abducted the boy. Dykes was seen with a gun on Monday afternoon after negotiations with authorities deteriorated, FBI Special Agent Steve Richardson told reporters. Fearing the child's safety, FBI agents entered the bunker and rescued him, he added. Read more...

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Jodi Arias Testifies at Trial

The woman at the center of a sensational murder trial in Phoenix took the witness stand Monday, telling jurors how she endured an abusive childhood at the hands of her parents and contemplated suicide after the killing. The decision by defense lawyers to put Jodi Arias, 32, on the stand was a surprise move in a case that has become a daily fixture on cable news with its story of sex, betrayal and violence. Read more...

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Coach, Fiancee Found Dead Inside Car

A college basketball coach and her fiance were found shot to death in a car at their upscale condominium complex in Southern California, and authorities say they have no motive or suspects in the killing. Cal State Fullerton assistant women's basketball coach Monica Quan, 28, and her fiance Keith Lawrence, 27, were found dead on the top floor of a parking structure at the complex, police said. Officers found their bodies after someone reported seeing Lawrence slumped over the wheel of his vehicle. Read more...

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Murder Defendant Goes Berserk in Court

The Framingham man accused of killing his teenage wife and hiding her decaying corpse inside their apartment attacked her family members in court, briefly delaying his murder trial, officials said. Kyle Alleyne walked into the Middlesex Superior courtroom this morning before jumping over a railing toward the family, knocking over several boxes and making "some contact" with family members of Heather Alleyne. Read more...

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Idaho Man Sentenced for 5th DUI

A N. Idaho man will spend at least the next two years in prison for his fifth DUI. A judge sentenced David Everett Meeks Jr. of Coeur d'Alene to 10 years in state prison for felony driving under the influence. The first two years of the sentence are fixed, and the remaining eight years are indeterminate with credit for time served. Meeks pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in the area of Pleasant View Road near the Spokane River on Sept. 18, 2012. A witness called 911 reporting Meeks was weaving all over the road, and had almost struck another vehicle. Read more...

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Teacher Accused of Heroin Possession

Claudia Reaney, a third-grade teacher at a Davis County school in Utah, is facing an enhanced drug possession charge for allegedly having heroin residue in her classroom and in her car near the elementary school where she worked. Following a tip, Syracuse Police questioned Reaney, 49, on Jan. 31 at Buffalo Point Elementary, where she taught. Upon a search of her car and classroom, police reportedly found evidence of heroin use. Read more...


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February 04, 2013

Missing 13-Year-Old Girl Found Dead

Police are seeking for clues and releasing few details in the case of a California 13-year-old whose nude body was found in a park a day after she disappeared. A passerby found the girl's body in a Fairfield park on Friday, a day after she vanish from her foster home in nearby Suisun City. An autopsy has been performed by police would release neither the cause of death or the name of the victim. Read more...

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Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Killed

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his neighbor Chad Littlefield took former Marine Eddie Ray Routh to a Texas gun range to help him, but for some reason Routh allegedly turned his gun on his two mentors, killing them both, police said. Investigators said Routh, 25, was recovering from post traumatic stress disorder, but police today said they could not confirm that. Read more...

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Mom Forced to Watch Sons Killed

A South Florida man strangled his two young sons with a rope at his estranged wife's house and then used a gun to shoot one of the boys several times before he shot himself to death, authorities said. Police say Isidro Zavala, 45, went to the Boynton Beach home of his wife with the intention of killing her and their children, Eduardo Zavala, 12, and Mario Zavala, 11. At the crime scene, detectives found a blue bag with a second firearm, extra ammunition, duct tape, cutting shears and a note addressed to Zavala's oldest son, who was not at the residence during the killings, police said. Read more...

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Washington 'Mercy Killer' Sentenced

A Washington man was sentenced to two years in prison for shooting his terminally ill wife in what his family said was a mercy killing. Donald McNeely, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. His adult children asked a judge for mercy and insisted their father killed their mother, who had an inoperable brain tumor, out of compassion. "I think that was his only option," said Nikki Bryant, McNeely's daughter. Read more...

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$10M Worth of Cocaine Found in Man's Home

A search of a South Side home revealed about $10 million worth of cocaine and more than $500,000 cash, leading to the arrest of the 21-year-old man who lived there. Two others also face felony charges in the case. Jose Pelayo-Aguilar was charged with manufacturing or delivering and possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine. During a court appearance, Judge Israel Desierto ordered him held on a $75,000 cash bond. Read more...

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Woman Leaves Meth Behind at Checkout

A shopper at a Wal-Mart in Columbus left behind something illegal -- a small bag of methamphetamine. The store manager notified police about finding 1.4 grams of the drug on the floor of the store near a checkout line about 3 a.m. Saturday. The manager told police the drug may have fallen out of a woman's pocket when she checked out with merchandise. Police will use the store's surveillance cameras to try to locate her. Read more...


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February 02, 2013

Killer Mistakenly Freed Recaptured

Authorities have recaptured a convicted murderer mistakenly released after a Chicago court appearance on drug and armed violence charges. The Cook County Sheriff's Department says Steven L. Robbins of Indiana was recaptured late Friday night in Kankakee, Ill. Officials received various leads and interviewed family and friends in helping to coordinate his capture. Read more...

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Teens Puts Hit Out on Grandparents

Investigators say a South Carolina teen offered to pay his friends $5,000 to kill the grandparents who raised him because they were too strict. Chester County Sheriff's Maj. Bill Murphy said 17-year-old Clayton Watts waited with two friends for his grandparents to come home Tuesday evening, then ambushed 59-year-old Jimmie Paul and killed her with three gunshots in the chest. Read more...

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4 People Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

Police say four people have been wounded in a drive-by shooting in Phoenix. Phoenix police say two of the victims are women and are reported to be in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital. They say a man and another woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say a vehicle with four men inside fled the scene after the shooting. Read more...

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Trial Spotlights Mormon Sex Rules

The murder trial of Jodi Arias has been filled with salacious details of phone sex, graphic text messages, and an erotic sexual relationship between her and her devout Mormon ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Arias, 32, converted to Mormonism when she began to date Alexander, then 29, in 2006. Though they were both outwardly devout, they immediately developed a sexual relationship. Read more...

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Nickey Van Exel Gets 60 Years

A Texas jury sentenced the son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel to 60 years in prison in the shooting death of a longtime friend. Nickey Maxwell Van Exel, 22, received the punishment after his father wept on the witness stand and apologized to the family of the victim, Bradley Bassey Eyo. The same jury in Dallas County in North Texas found the younger Van Exel guilty of murder on Thursday. Prosecutors had sought a capital murder conviction. Read more...

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Ten Pounds of Weed Sent to Seattle Kmart

A Kmart department store in Seattle received a 10-pound bag of marijuana Monday afternoon from an unknown source. Authorities received a call from the discount store reporting they had received a package containing garbage bags filled with the pot and foam peanuts. The package also contained Korean newspaper soaked with cleaning-fluid, the paper reports. Read more...


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February 01, 2013

Media Wants Access to Levy Hearings

Several media organizations are asking a Washington judge to hear their request to access transcripts and documents related to recent secret proceedings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy. The group, which includes The Associated Press, filed a motion Wednesday asking Judge Gerald Fisher to hold a hearing Feb. 6 on the request. Read more...

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Authorities Seek Killer After Body Found

Authorities are searching for the person who beat to death a 25-year-old man whose remains were found in the Angeles National Forest. The body of Nicholas Carter, 25, was discovered Jan. 19 near mile marker 2.72 on Big Tujunga Canyon Road, according to Lt. Mike Rosson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau. An autopsy showed Carter, of Glendale, had been beaten to death. Read more...

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Killer Asks Parole Board for Mercy

Lawyers for a condemned man who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard at the end of a multistate crime spree asked Ohio's parole board Thursday to recommend mercy, saying he accepts responsibility for what happened but that it was an unintentional consequence of a struggle for a gun while he was high. The request by 48-year-old Frederick Treesh comes a little more than a month ahead of his scheduled March 6 execution. Read more...

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Murder Convict Mistakenly Released

Police were hunting for a convicted murderer after he was mistakenly released from custody in Chicago, where he was sent to face a drug charge while serving a 60-year prison sentence in Indiana. Indiana Department of Corrections officials said Steven L. Robbins, 44, was sent to Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday to face a drug charge. The charge was dropped, "but for reasons yet unknown, the offender was released by Illinois authorities without being held for return," the department said. Read more...

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9-1-1 Pocket Dial Prompts Drug Bust

Authorities say a Florida tow truck driver landed in jail after his cell phone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in on a conversation about the sale of drugs. Deputies say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over late Tuesday and asked him about his conversation with two passengers. Read more...

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Mark Grace Gets Four Months for 2nd DUI

Former major leaguer and Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Mark Grace, who appeared in court Thursday, pleaded guilty to endangerment and DUI, avoiding what could have been a lengthy prison sentence. Instead, a judge imposed a four-month sentence that includes work-release jail time as well as three years of supervised probation. Additionally, an Interlock device must be installed in his vehicle for six months and he will need permission to travel out of state. Read more...

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Randy Travis Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving

Randy Travis pleaded guilty to drunk driving and as a result will be avoiding jail time in a case that began last summer when he crashed his car and was found naked at the scene. The country singer was given a 180-day suspended jail sentence, must pay a $2,000 fine and spend two years on probation. His probation order includes completing 100 hours of community service, spending a minimum of 30 days in an alcohol treatment facility and having an ignition interlock device present on any car he drives. Prosecutors said he was belligerent at the scene and had a blood alcohol level of 0.21. The investigation began when a 911 caller reported a naked man was lying on the road. Read more...


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