September 30, 2013

Amanda Knox Back on Trial

The retrial of Amanda Knox for the murder of her British roommate in 2007 opens in Italy on Monday, refocusing international attention on the sensational case although the American will not be in court. Knox and her Italian boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted in 2009 of killing 21-year-old Leeds University student Meredith Kercher in what was described as a drug-fuelled sexual assault. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:25 AM

Pastor Killed in Front of Congregation

A gunman walked into a Louisiana nighttime revival service and opened fire on a pastor while he was preaching in front of about 60 people and then, after the pastor fell, stood over him and fired at least one more round in front of the terrified congregation. Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was inside the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles. Authorities said Woodrow Karey, 53, walked into the building with a shotgun and opened fire. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene and Karey fled, authorities said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:25 AM

Home Invasion Leaves 4 Dead

A woman and an accomplice broke into her family's home and killed her mother and brother before they were shot to death by her father, state police said. The home invasion happened in Ashville, about 40 miles southwest of State College in central Pennsylvania. The father reported the shootings to police and wasn't injured, said police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:24 AM

Man Guilty of Killing 4-Year-Old

A D.C. man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son. Thirty-three-year-old Peter Hendy II entered the plea in Superior Court. Sentencing is set for Nov. 22. According to facts present in court, Hendy was baby-sitting Kamari Taylor on Aug. 5 while Hendy's girlfriend was at work. Prosecutors say Hendy admitted to becoming angry with the child about riding a scooter and punched him several times in the midsection. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:23 AM

3 Women Charged With Bank Robbery

Baltimore County police say three women have been charged with robbing a bank in Essex. Police say the robbery occurred at the Baltimore County Savings Bank on Eastern Boulevard. Police say two of the women handed the teller a note implying that they had a bomb. The teller turned over money and the women drove off in a car that officers stopped a short distance away. They were identified as Ashley Fitz, 22, Czekiah Fludd, 24, and Alexis Chandler, 19. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:23 AM

Woman Attacks Teen With Frying Pan

A Blue Island woman was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail after she allegedly attacked her teenage girlfriend and stole electronics from the teen's home. Autumn N. Leak, 20, was charged with felony armed robbery charges in connection to the incident, according to court records. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:23 AM

Gun Sellers Support Stronger Restrictions

Federally licensed firearm dealers, those who legally sell firearms to the public, support denying purchases to customers with criminal records or serious mental health issues. A survey of gun dealers and pawnbrokers in 43 states found strong support for existing restrictions on gun sales. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:22 AM

Bernie Kosar Arrested for DUI

Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has been arrested on drunken driving charges in suburban Cleveland. Police in Solon say Kosar was pulled over for speeding at around 2:45 a.m. and officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol. The police statement says Kosar took sobriety tests and was taken to jail. He was alone in the car. Read more...




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September 27, 2013

Texas Man Executed for 1999 Murder

A South Texas man was put to death for a slaying 14 years ago in which the victim was bound with shoelaces and strips of bedding, stabbed 94 times and robbed of $50. The execution of Arturo Diaz, 37, was carried out after the U.S. Supreme Court refused a last-ditch appeal to block his lethal injection. It was the 13th execution this year in Texas, the nation's most active capital punishment state. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:02 AM

New Trial Set in Warning Shot Case

An appellate court has ordered a new trial for Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison last year for firing a warning shot in an effort to scare off her abusive husband. Alexander unsuccessfully tried to use Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law to derail the prosecution, but a jury convicted her of aggravated assault after just 12 minutes of deliberation. Read more...

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Boxer Arrested For 1987 Murder

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Cold Case Homicide Unit have announced the arrest of a former pro boxer for the murder of his manager in 1987. Members of the FBI-LAPD Fugitive Task Force arrested 50-year-old Exum Speight in the city of San Fernando. Speight was charged with one count of murder for killing Douglas Stumler, then 30. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:01 AM

12-Year-Old Arrested in Shooting

Wilmington police say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old boy. According to police, the 17-year-old victim was walking when he was approached by the 12-year-old. Police say the 12-year-old allegedly demanded the victim's cell phone and began to struggle with the victim. The child then allegedly shot the victim in the leg with a handgun, took the cell phone, and fled, according to police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:00 AM

Woman Charged With Stabbing 73-Year-Old

A Dorchester woman has been charged with murder in the August stabbing death of 73-year-old Winston Fields of Roxbury. Boston police and the Suffolk County district attorney's office have issued an arrest warrant for Angeliea Brown, 33, of Dorchester, who is already incarcerated at the South Bay House of Correction on unrelated charges. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:00 AM

Florida Mom Solves Son's Murder

It took eight years and a mother's intuition and determination, but this week Florida police arrested Jason Gailey and charged him with the 2005 murder of Ronald Johnson. Judy Weaver, Johnson's mother, did everything except put the cuffs on Gailey despite years of resistance by police who classified Johnson's death as a bicycle accident. "It was really all my mom," said Deborah Murray who helped her mother crack the case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:59 AM

Repeat DWI Offender Gets 45-Years

A bomb-maker who claimed, without much success, to be a passenger on his own Harley Davidson motorcycle during a drunken wreck four years ago that killed his girlfriend was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in prison. Jurors found Donald Huff, 54, guilty in June of felony murder. He asked state District Judge Sid Harle to determine his sentence. Huff was originally charged with intoxication manslaughter, which would have carried a maximum 20-year punishment, for the August 2009 wreck. Prosecutors enhanced the charge by alleging that he caused the death of Arlene Kay Harding-Watts, 46, in the course of committing another felony: a third driving while intoxicated arrest. Read more...




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September 26, 2013

Ohio Executes Double Murderer

A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage that prosecutors called one of the worst Ohio has seen was executed with the state's last use of its execution drug. Harry Mitts Jr. asked the families of his victims to forgive him, saying he had carried the burden of his crimes with him for 19 years. "I had no business doing what I did," he said in a last statement to six witnesses representing his victims. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:00 AM

Teen Arrested in Officer's Shooting

Phoenix police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the killing of a Maricopa County detention officer who was shot in his own driveway. Police Chief Daniel Garcia said that the teenager will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the shooting of 27-year-old Jorge Vargas. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:00 AM

Ex-Employee Fires Into Office

Police say a man who once worked at a New York light fixture company walked into his former employer's office and opened fire, wounding two people and leading to the lockdown of a nearby mall. The shooting occurred near the Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City, about 30 miles east of New York City. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Teen Arrested for Death of Mom, Brother

A 16-year-old Nevada boy sought in the killings of his younger brother and mother was taken into custody by detectives, Henderson police said. Adrian Navarro-Canales was found sitting in an open-air food court near the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, police said. Detectives arrested him without incident. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

5 Arrested in Home Invasion Murder

Five people have been charged with murder in connection with a deadly, drug-related home invasion robbery in Cecil County. The suspects include an Aberdeen man who is in critical condition after exchanging gunfire with the victim of the home invasion, who later died. Deputies say Kenneth Lee Curry, 19, was targeted because the suspects believed his North East home contained drugs and money. He was shot inside his home in the botched robbery and later died, according to the Cecil Whig. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:58 AM

Woman Arrested for Killing Pedophile

A suburban Denver woman is accused of beating a man to death with a baseball bat because she suspected him of sexually molesting a child. Thirty-year-old Forsythia Eliese Owen of Englewood told police she killed Denzel Rainey because a child accused Rainey of sexually abusing her. The 42-year-old man was found in an alley. Rainey had lacerations to his head and a skull fracture. He died of his injuries later at a hospital. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:58 AM

C.P.S. Arrests Linked to Teen's Death

One current and one former employee of Child Protective Services along with a third woman are jailed on charges related to the investigation of the murder of Alicia Moore, the Greenville teen who was found dead in a trunk last November. Natalie Reynolds, 33, is charged with three counts of official oppression and one count of tampering or fabricating physical evidence. Her bond is $40,000. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:57 AM

Man Tries to Pay Water Bill With Cocaine

An unidentified man reportedly walked up to a clerk at the Deltona Water office earlier this week and handed her an unmarked envelope containing a clear plastic bag with 3 grams of cocaine in it. Customers typically come to that counter to pay their bills. The man, wearing a t-shirt and shorts, reportedly walked into the water office and handed the clerk the envelope, walked out, and departed on a bicycle. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:57 AM

UCF Linebacker Willie Mitchell Suspended

UCF starting linebacker Willie Mitchell has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Sept. 7. Mitchell, 22, was detained by UCF police and blew blood alcohol levels of .151 and .166. The latter test result is more than two times the legal limit. The junior was suspended by UCF coach George O'Leary Sept. 8. He did not play in UCF's win at Penn State on Sept. 14. Read more...




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September 25, 2013

Fifth Rape Charged to Dixson

A suspected Dallas area serial rapist previously facing four counts of aggravated sexual assault has now been charged with a fifth count of rape. Van Dralen Dixson has officially been linked to a fifth sexual assault and authorities suspect he may have been involved in at least four others. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:02 AM

Skeletal Remains Found in Buried Car

Investigators found skeletal remains inside an old Studebaker believed to be tied to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old girls, authorities in South Dakota said. Crews lifted the rusted, mangled hulk from an embankment in Brule Creek near Elk Point, which isn't far from the South Dakota town of Vermillion where Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson were from. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:01 AM

8 Prisoners Escape in Oklahoma

Authorities say eight prison inmates being transported from Tennessee escaped in a van with a gun in it in western Oklahoma. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph says the guards in the transport van stopped at a hospital in Weatherford Tuesday afternoon and were inside the hospital when the inmates escaped. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:01 AM

Hannah Anderson's Mother Was Beaten

Her ankles bound, her mouth covered with duct tape, Christina Anderson was bashed at least 12 times in the head. Her 8-year-old son Ethan's body was burned beyond recognition. Those were some of the grisly details released this week by the San Diego Medical Examiner's office investigating the deaths connected to the Hannah Anderson kidnapping case, a case that captured the nation's interest last month. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:00 AM

Teens Arrested in Fatal Subway Robbery

Two teens have been arrested in the fatal shooting at a southeast Houston sandwich stop where a customer was killed during a robbery. Dante Wayne Talbert and Xavier Bernard Jones, both 17, are charged with capital murder. Jones turned 17 the day of the slaying, Sept. 17. The two are accused of killing Christopher McGrew, who was eating at a Subway restaurant at 610 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:00 AM

Tyler Olander DUI Charges Dropped

Connecticut senior Tyler Olander was suspended indefinitely earlier this month after being arrested for DUI while also driving without a license. Olander pleaded guilty to driving without a license but the DUI charges were dropped. Olander failed a field sobriety test, but two Breathalyzer tests showed he was under the .08 legal limit. He paid a $75 fine for operating without a license. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Lawyer: Amanda Bynes Unfit for Trial

Amanda Bynes was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Sept. 24, but she was a no-show. The 27-year-old troubled actress is currently seeking treatment at a psychiatric hospital and is reportedly unfit to stand trial. Lawyer Rich Hutton told the judge in Bynes' DUI case that she doesn't have the mental capacity to understand the legal proceedings. The Easy A star's case was then transferred to the mental health court, where a hearing will be conducted to determine Bynes' mental competency. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Lohan's Mom Pleads Not Guilty to DWI

Her license suspended, Dina Lohan left a suburban New York courthouse in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce after entering a not guilty plea on speeding and drunken driving charges. Lohan, 50, was surrounded by a media throng usually associated with her troubled actress daughter, Lindsay, as she left a Long Island courthouse following her arraignment. She was released without bail until her next court appearance Oct. 23. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Brooke Mueller Binge Caught On Video

This is the reason why Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller lost custody of their two children. In a shocking video and series of photos obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, the troubled Palm Beach socialite and ex-reality television star is caught on camera smoking crack cocaine out of a glass pipe and scoring $1500 worth of crystal methamphetamine. Read more...




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September 24, 2013

Media Wants JonBenet Indictment Unsealed

A media group and a newspaper reporter have filed a lawsuit in Boulder, Colorado to try to force the district attorney to release a 1999 indictment returned in the JonBenet Ramsey case. The indictment was never made public or prosecuted in spite of pressure at the time from the public and the media to solve the case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:13 AM

Car Connected to 1971 Case Found

Authorities have found a car believed to be related to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old South Dakota girls, officials said. Attorney General Marty Jackley and Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges said the car recovered from an embankment in Brule Creek is believed to be related to the disappearance of Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson. The girls were last seen on May 29, 1971, driving a 1960 Studebaker Lark on their way to a party. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:13 AM

Boy Killed by Babysitter's Pit Bulls

A 2-year-old Arizona boy has died after being mauled by a trio of pit bulls at his baby sitter's house, police say. The special needs toddler and his four siblings were at the baby sitter's house in Gilbert when three of the dogs in the house began fighting. The dogs attacked the child after he got caught in the middle of the fight, and his 28-year-old baby sitter whose name was not revealed suffered cuts to her arms, legs and hands as she tried to pull the dogs off him, Gilbert police said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:12 AM

Fort Worth Man Receives 99 Years

A jury sentenced a 21-year-old man to 99 years in prison for murdering his friend and an additional 50 years in prison for wounding the friend's girlfriend. Jose Luis Acosta of Fort Worth was convicted of murder in the death of Eduardo Bustos and attempted capital murder in the wounding of Savana Rodriguez, Bustos' girlfriend. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:12 AM

16 Arrested in Internet Child Sex Sting

We've all heard how easy it is for adults to entice children on the Internet. FOX 11 got a firsthand look at how simple it really is during an unprecedented, four-day police sting. Officers in Northeast and central Wisconsin arrested 15 people in six different counties during the Internet Crimes Against Children operation. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:11 AM

State Pulls Plug On Rehab Center

The state agency charged with approving drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers has reversed course, choosing to reject a controversial clinic slated for East 21st Street after initially allowing the project to go forward. The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) on Friday officially denied First Steps to Recovery permission to move from its current Brighton Beach facility to an expanded location in a residential building at 2632 East 21st Street. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:11 AM

Bengals' Pacman Jones Arrested

Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was accused by police of making offensive comments while drunk during a traffic stop and was given a disorderly conduct citation. Jones, who has had a spate of legal troubles, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. after the vehicle he was in was pulled over for driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone on a highway in Cincinnati, State Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston said. The driver was cited for drunken driving while Jones was cited for disorderly conduct. Both charges are misdemeanors. Read more...




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September 23, 2013

1992 Fugitive Found in Philippines

The FBI has captured fugitive Santiago Pedroso in the Philippines, 20 years after he allegedly gunned down his wife's friend in a crowded U.S. restaurant. Pedroso, 71, is back in the U.S. to face murder charges in the death of 41-year-old Delores Alvarez. Pedroso's estranged wife, Maria Gomez, had moved in with Alvarez shortly before he ran into them at a restaurant in 1992. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:28 AM

Man, Girlfriend Charged in Quadruple Murder

A grand jury indicted a man and his girlfriend on murder charges in the shooting deaths of a woman and three teenagers in what prosecutors called a robbery during a pot deal in a former mountain resort in eastern Tennessee. The Cumberland County grand jury indicted Jacob Allen Bennett, 26, and Lina Yvonn Moser, 25, on four felony murder and two attempted aggravated robbery charges. Bennett, who is accused of being the gunman, was also charged with four counts of premeditated murder, which means prosecutors could pursue the death penalty. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:28 AM

Boy Abducted 13 Years Ago Found

A boy abducted as an infant in Florida nearly 13 years ago has been reunited with his father, after a local school official grew suspicious about the boy's school enrollment. The school official contacted the sheriff's office in Missouri's Livingston County, where the boy was enrolled in school, and an investigation was conducted into the boy's background. The probe led to the arrest last week of the boy's grandmother, Sandy Hatte, 60, who is being held on $25,000 bond. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:27 AM

Cop Impersonator Charged With Kidnapping

A Massachusetts man was charged with kidnapping and a sex crime after he was accused of driving to Connecticut posing as a police officer and abducting the victim in Somers. The assailant located the 31-year old victim through an ad she placed on the Internet offering her services at parties as an exotic dancer. State troopers ultimately charged Aerin A. Reardon, 21, who lives at Westfield State University in Westfield, Mass., with first degree kidnapping, impersonating a police officer and fourth degree sexual assault. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:26 AM

Teen Charged In Father's Murder

A 16-year-old Bronx boy has been charged in the brutal slaying of his father. Ivan James Sr., 40, was found dead by his daughter in a bathtub at his on Grand Concourse in University Heights. He had been stabbed 10 times in the head, three times in the face and once in the neck, a source said, however, police have only said that James suffered head trauma. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:26 AM

Joe Morgan Pleads Not Guilty to DWI

Injured New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan has pleaded not guilty to a first-offense DWI charge, Jefferson Parish court records show. Morgan, 25, was arrested May 25, after State Police said he did poorly on a field sobriety test and his blood alcohol content level measured at 0.218 percent, more than twice the legal limit to drive. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:25 AM

Aldon Smith Arrested for Drunk Driving

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession in San Jose after driving into a tree, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Smith was arrested by officers who received a call about a solo vehicle crash around 7 a.m., San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said. Sources tell the paper marijuana and pills were found in the car and Smith was found to have a blood alcohol level of .15 - nearly twice the legal limit. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:25 AM

September 20, 2013

Media Wants JonBenet Indictment Unsealed

A press advocacy group and a Boulder Daily Camera reporter are suing Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett seeking the release of an indictment that was secretly voted on by the JonBenet Ramsey grand jury in 1999 but never prosecuted. The existence of the indictment was revealed in January. Reporter Charlie Brennan and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed the lawsuit in Boulder District Court on Wednesday, citing the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act in an effort to compel Garnett to release the indictment. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:43 AM

Texas Executes Street Gang Member

A former South Texas street gang member was executed for his involvement in a gang ambush where four women were gunned down 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza, 30, became the 12th condemned inmate executed this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:42 AM

Arrest Made in 18-Year-Old Cold Case

Todd Bonner was a sheriff's deputy when he was dispatched in the cold, morning hours of Dec. 15, 1995 to the scene of a dead body on a bank of the Provo River. The nude body of Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch, 17, was lying face down in the rocks, bloody and broken. For two years Bonner served as the lead investigator of a team that went all over the state in hopes of solving the Salt Lake teen's murder. But the trail went cold. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:42 AM

11 Shot in Chicago Park

Chicago authorities say 11 people, including a 3-year-old child, were injured when a gunman opened fire on people in a park located in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood. Chicago Fire Department officials report the child is in critical condition. Two other victims were also in critical condition, officials say. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:41 AM

Couple Charged in St. Louis Shootings

A St. Louis couple have been charged in connection with a string of violent robberies in which two people were shot. Prosecutors have charged Khaek Sisavath, 32, with assault, robbery and armed criminal action. Sisavath was being held in lieu of a $200,000 cash bail. His girlfriend Lyling Ou, 29, has been charged with attempted stealing over $500. She was jailed in lieu of a $10,000 bail. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:41 AM

Teacher With Heroin May Get Job Back

A high school teacher who was fired earlier this year for showing up for jury duty with 20 glassine envelopes of heroin stashed in a pack of cigarettes could get his job back. A judge found that Damian Esteban's firing was "unduly harsh" and ordered the Department of Education to impose a lesser punishment. City officials blasted the decision, saying they would appeal. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:41 AM

September 19, 2013

More Green River Victims?

Serial killer Gary Ridgway says he might be able to locate the bodies of some of his Green River victims who were never found. Ridgway told KOMO the Green River Task Force mostly kept him in a van in 2003 when he directed them to sites in the Seattle area where he dumped bodies in the 1980s. He'd like to revisit every site on foot and says he could have had as many as 80 victims. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:34 AM

Navy Was Warned About Alexis

A Newport, Rhode Island police sergeant reported Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis to naval station police last month after the suspect told cops he was "hearing voices" through his hotel room wall and that three people were following him and sending vibrations into his body, according to a police report. In the document, the officer said that on August 7, he was sent to a local hotel to check out a suspicious person report involving Alexis, who told him he was a naval contractor and travelled often. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:34 AM

Man Cuts Up Friend With Chainsaw

A Pennsylvania man is accused of robbing and killing an acquaintance in a drug-related dispute, and then cutting up the body with a chain saw. Police found some of the victim's remains in a creek in Hamilton, a tiny village about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The remains were identified through fingerprints as those of 33-year-old Chet Allen Haddow, of Punxsutawney Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:33 AM

Gang Member Killed 6-Year-Old

A murder charge was filed against a documented gang member who allegedly shot a 6-year-old girl to death in Moreno Valley earlier this month. Keandre Narkie Johnson, 21, a "known gang member" and parolee, was arrested without incident in Hemet, according to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:33 AM

Abducted Georgia Girl, 14, Found

A 14-year-old Georgia girl who was abducted from her home near Atlanta has been found alive, authorities said. Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter told reporters that Ayvani Hope Perez was in "good health" and was being evaluated after being dropped off in Conyers, roughly 20 miles east of Atlanta. Two suspects are in custody, said Porter, adding that investigators are "looking at" other suspects as well. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:32 AM

Cedric Cobb Arrested on Drug Charges

Police say former Arkansas and NFL running back Cedric Cobbs has been arrested on suspicion of trying to obtain narcotic painkillers by using a fraudulent prescription. Bryant police say Cobbs was arrested after a pharmacy worker reported that two men were trying to obtain 180 Roxicodone painkillers with a forged prescription. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:31 AM

September 18, 2013

Jury Votes Death for Serial Killer Naso

A California jury has voted to recommend the death penalty for a former photographer convicted of killing four women. Jurors deliberated almost four hours before deciding to recommend a death sentence for Joseph Naso, who was convicted of four murders between 1977 and 1994. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:43 AM

Motive Unknown in Navy Yard Shootings

A former Navy reservist who had a history of firearm violations was able to use his pass as a defense contractor's employee to gain access to the Washington Navy Yard where he went on a deadly shooting rampage. Aaron Alexis killed 12 people during the shooting spree, before he was shot and killed. Authorities were trying to piece together a profile of the shooter and a motive for the shootings as the families of his victims mourned their love ones. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:42 AM

Cars in Lake May Solve Cold Cases

Authorities in Oklahoma on Tuesday recovered two vehicles from a lake that contain the bodies of five people who may have been missing for decades. The cars recovered from Foss Lake in western Oklahoma may solve cold cases from the late 1950s and 1970. The vehicles appear to match a Camaro missing with three Sayre teenagers since 1970 and an older Chevrolet with two Canute residents missing since the late 1950s or early 1960s. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:41 AM

Killer Mom Asks for Death Penalty

A woman charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in the midst of a custody dispute asked a judge for the death penalty during her first court appearance since her arrest. Looking disheveled, her head down and hands behind her back, 42-year-old Marilyn Edge appeared by video link for an arraignment on two counts of murder with special circumstances. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:41 AM

Man Attacks Ex-Wife With Machete

A Los Angeles man has been charged with slashing his ex-wife and a former music industry executive with a machete and knife while holding them hostage for more than five hours. Behnam Vasseghi was charged with more than a dozen felony counts, including attempted murder, torture and aggravated mayhem. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:41 AM

Zac Efron Completed Drug Rehab?

Has Zac Efron been to rehab in recent months? That was the word out Tuesday from unnamed sources, alleging to several media outlets that the "17 Again" actor had wrapped up treatment about five months ago. Sources also confirmed that Efron had done rehab, with one saying the 25-year-old was "taking care of himself and it shows." A source told Us Weekly that the actor was cutting "toxic people" out of his life. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 01:40 AM

September 17, 2013

Court Hears Lafave Appeal

The Florida Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in the case of a teacher convicted of having sex with a student who now wants her probation to be cut short. Debra Lafave is asking the state's highest court to reinstate a 2011 ruling by a judge to end her probation four years early. An appeals court later overturn the judge's order. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:29 AM

13 Dead in Navy Yard Shooting

At least 13 people are dead and 14 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, Navy officials said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities sought to contain the panic. The incident, in which the death toll rose almost hourly, represents the single worst loss of life in the District since an airliner plunged into the Potomac River in 1982, killing 78. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:29 AM

Unarmed Man Shot 10 Times

An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now charged in his death, investigators said. A police news release said Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell early Saturday while responding to a breaking and entering call. Ten of the bullets hit the former Florida A&M University football player. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:28 AM

Boa: State Threw Zimmerman Case

The medical examiner who testified in the George Zimmerman trial says his office, state prosecutors and police had no interest in convicting the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin and set him up to take the blame for a failed prosecution. "They told me that I had a poor performance in the George Zimmerman trial," Bao said. "They never give me any reason why they would say that." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:28 AM

Coach Arrested in 1972 Cold Case

More than 40 years after a baby boy was found dead, an Indiana grandfather will appear in court, charged with the 1-year-old's murder. Gary Warwick, 62, is being charged by Illinois prosecutors in the Dec. 30, 1972, murder of Joseph Henry Abernathy III. Authorities allege Warwick was dating the child's mother, but is not the father of the child. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:26 AM

Man Gets Life for Killing Doctor

A Texas man who pleaded guilty to killing a doctor in what prosecutors say was a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. David Neal Shepard was sentenced during a brief hearing in Lubbock. He pleaded guilty last month to capital murder in the July 2012 fatal shooting of Dr. Joseph Sonnier III. As part of his plea deal, prosecutors agreed to not seek the death penalty. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:25 AM

Serial Killer's Home a Tourists Stop

A former boardinghouse run by a California woman convicted of killing her elderly tenants and burying them in the backyard has become a tourist destination. The rented Victorian duplex in Sacramento that was operated by Dorothea Puente is one of five featured houses on the Old City Association Home Tour this year. Seven bodies were unearthed in the yard in 1988. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:24 AM

KY Drug Program Finds Success

An initiative to combat substance abuse among youths in Eastern Kentucky has found so much success that it will receive funding for five more years. The Carter County Drug Free Coalition received funding last week from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to continue its work. Read more...

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Sky Ferreira Arrested for Drugs

Singer-model-actress Sky Ferreira and her boyfriend Zachary Smith Cole, frontman for Brooklyn indie darlings DIIV, were arrested in Saugerties, New York. The couple were charged with a number of offenses, including possession of ecstasy and heroin. Smith was pulled over after he "made several vehicle and traffic infractions." A registration check showed the license plates on the vehicle, a truck, were stolen and Smith was wanted on an outstanding vehicle and traffic warrant. While taking Smith into custody, officers found a plastic bag containing 42 decks of heroin. Read more...




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September 16, 2013

Man Arrested for Multiple Shootings

A suspect was arrested in the shooting deaths of a woman and three teenagers whose bodies were found in a car in a former mountain resort in eastern Tennessee. Jacob Allen Bennett, 26, was arrested on a parole violation the night after the four bodies were found on Renegade Mountain, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said at a press conference in Crossville. Read more...

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I-55 Bandit Surrenders to Police

The suspected "I-55 Bandit," accused of robbing a dozen banks across five states, is behind bars, reports CBS Baltimore. The suspect, Andrew Maberry, 19, of O'Fallon, Ill., reportedly turned himself in in St. Louis following an FBI media blitz to identify him. Read more...

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Children Found Dead in Motel

An Arizona woman has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two children who were found dead in a Southern California hotel room. Police found the children after the woman, who authorities believe to be their mother, crashed her car outside a supermarket and made remarks that led authorities to them. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Roommate's Shooting

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested in the shotgun slaying of her male roommate at their Las Vegas apartment. Mary Pitrello was arrested on charges of murder, robbery and assault after the shooting Thursday night in the southwest part of the valley. Pitrello is accused of getting a shotgun in her bedroom after an argument with her roommate and firing one shot through his closed bedroom door when he was on the phone. The shot struck him and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

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Gucci Mane Faces Weapons, Drugs Charges

Rapper Gucci Mane can't seem to stay out of trouble. The 33-year-old hip-hop star was busted on drug and weapons charges in Atlanta after a pal called cops concerned about his erratic behavior. Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, flipped out when the officers approached him on a southwest Atlanta street just before 1 a.m., according to the police report. Read more...

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Dina Lohan Charged With DWI

Dina Lohan, 50, was arrested in New York and charged with DWI, after a breath test revealed her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. New York State Police observed the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan driving at "a speed of 77 mph in a 55 mph zone," according to a police press release. Lohan was pulled over in her white BMW and blew a .20, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent alcohol concentration. Read more...




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September 12, 2013

1997 Fugitive Arrested in Arizona

The U.S. Marshals Service says a man convicted in South Dakota of firearms charges and on the run for more than 15 years has been arrested in Arizona. The service says members of a task force arrested Steve Charles Durant without incident in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. He was living under an assumed identity. According to the Marshals Service, Durant had been a fugitive since 1997, when he escaped from a community transition program after being released from prison. Read more...

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Arrest Stops Burning of Korans

Law enforcement officers arrested a Florida pastor Wednesday as he drove to a park to light nearly 3,000 Korans on fire to protest the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Polk County sheriff's deputies arrested Pastor Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., 44, each on a felony charge of unlawful conveyance of fuel as they travelled in a pickup truck towing a large barbecue-style grill filled with Korans soaked in kerosene. Read more...

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Man Charged in Murder of State Trooper

A Michigan man was charged in the shooting of a Michigan State Police trooper. The man's pregnant wife, meanwhile, stands accused of trying to help him flee the scene. Mason County prosecutors say Eric Knysz, 19, shot and killed Trooper Paul Butterfield, 43, during a traffic stop in Sherman Township in a rural northwestern area of the state. His wife Sarah, 21, faces two charges of attempting to drive away from the incident. Read more...

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Man Attacks Wife With Baseball Bat

Michael DeMaio, a Greenwich, Conn. man accused of bludgeoning his wife with a baseball bat at their mansion Tuesday night, was arraigned on an attempted murder and first-degree assault charge. The 55-year-old DeMaio was arraigned in Stamford Superior Court and was ordered held on $1 million bond after a prosecutor told the judge that the attempted murder charge could turn into a murder charge. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:52 AM

Woman Charged With Faking Son's Cancer

A Licking County woman was arrested and charged with faking her son's cancer earlier this year in an attempt to bilk cash and goods from unwitting donors. Emily Creno, 31, of Utica, was charged with one count of endangering children, a third-degree felony. Police say that between November and May, she fabricated a tale on a number of websites that her then-4-year-old son was battling cancer. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:51 AM

Jewelry Leads To Murder Arrest

A custom-made gold chain and medallion featuring the Disney character Scrooge McDuck that was ripped from the neck of a murder victim on Flatbush Avenue on July 13 helped police track down two men they say are responsible for the killing. Tyquan Turner, 21, of Cherry Street in Hartford, faces murder, conspiracy and weapons charges. Lorenza Christian, 22, of Lennox Street, Hartford, faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. The two were charged in the killing of Miguel Rodriguez, 25 of Hartford. Read more...

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Bills' Nigel Bradham Pot Charge Dismissed

Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham will not have to face marijuana charges, if he can stay out of trouble for the next six months. A judge in Upstate New York dropped marijuana charges against Bradham today, on the condition that he's not in trouble with the law again for six months. Bradham was cited for marijuana possession last month after he was pulled over and the police officer said he smelled marijuana. Read more...




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September 11, 2013

Serial Rapist Captured

A man suspected of nine rapes and charged with four sexual assaults in a Dallas neighborhood has been arrested in Baton Rouge after a four-day search. Van Dralan Dixson is being held in a Louisiana jail awaiting extradition back to Texas where he faces four counts of aggravated sexual assault. Dixson was arrested at a Baton Rouge hotel after his vehicle was found abandoned in Dallas. Read more...

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Ariel Castro's Guards Suspended

Ohio prison officials have placed two guards on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro. Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the two guards were on duty in the prison unit where Castro hanged himself. Smith said the two are on paid administrative leave until internal investigations by the department and a criminal investigation by the state highway patrol are completed. Read more...

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Rayvon's Medical Examiner Axed

The medical examiner who performed Trayvon Martin's autopsy and subsequently offered conflicting testimony at the murder trial of George Zimmerman has been relieved of his position. Shiping Bao was fired from his position as an associate medical examiner last week. The examiner's last day on the job was Sept. 6. Dr. Bao has retained a lawyer and is suing Volusia County. In a letter dated Aug. 23, Bao was granted 30 days to find employment at another office, and he declined to resign at the end of that period. Read more...

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Families Want Say at Bulger's Sentencing

Prosecutors have asked a judge to allow victim impact statements from family members of all 19 people Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was accused of killing, even though Bulger wasn't convicted in every death. The 84-year-old mob boss was convicted last month of racketeering charges, including 11 killings. Prosecutor Brian Kelly said Tuesday in federal court that even though Bulger wasn't convicted in eight killings, relatives of those victims want to speak or submit written testimony at Bulger's November sentencing hearing. He said there's legal precedent. Read more...

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Oklahoma Executes Woman's Killer

An Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of first-degree murder in the 1979 shooting death of a 25-year-old Korean national has been executed. Sixty-one-year-old Anthony Rozelle Banks was pronounced dead Tuesday after he received a lethal injection of drugs at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Banks is the fourth Oklahoma death row inmate to be executed this year. Read more...

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Uncle Charged in 7-Year-Old's Death

The uncle of a missing 7-year-old girl, Willow Long, is being held on murder charges after the girl's body was identified. Justin DeRyke, 22, was arrested and charged with first degree murder, police said. Long had been missing since Sunday morning when she apparently walked out of her home in Watson, Ill., while her mother was taking a nap. More than 300 volunteers, in addition to the FBI, Effingham County Sheriff's Office, the Watson Police and the Illinois State Patrol came out to search. Read more...

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New Cold Med Not Meth Proof

A cold and allergy decongestant now being sold nationwide contains a new form of pseudoephedrine that's being billed as difficult to use to make methamphetamine, but the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that it still won't allow it to be sold over the counter. Government chemists were able to make meth from Zephrex-D, and its sale must therefore be restricted, DEA spokesman Rusty Payne said. Read more...

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Orlando Brown Gets 180 Days in Jail

That's So Raven's Orlando Brown is two weeks into his 180-day Los Angeles County Jail sentence. The former Disney star was remanded into custody on August 23 when he was unable to show proof that he completed a court-ordered alcohol education class. Orlando's original crime in question occurred in 2011 when he was busted in Hollywood for driving under the influence. That was neither his first nor his last run-in with the law. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:06 AM

Alice Walton's DUI Charge Dropped

Prosecutors in Texas have dropped a 2011 drunken driving citation against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. heiress Alice Walton. Officials said that the highway patrol officer who pulled over Walton has been suspended and won't be available to testify. Parker County, Texas, Prosecutor John Forest told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that his office had two years to pursue the case against Walton. But the trooper's suspension won't be over by the Oct. 7 deadline. Read more...




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September 10, 2013

'Original Night Stalker' Case Probed

California authorities are seeking the public's help with a decades old cold case known as the "Original Night Stalker" murders. DNA evidence from murder scenes in 1979 and 1981 have also been linked to a serial rapist known as the "East Area Rapist." Read more...

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Inmate Stabs Deputy, Escapes

Authorities say an inmate briefly took a deputy hostage, stabbed another and carjacked a motorist while escaping from a downtown Detroit courthouse. Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon tells the Detroit Free Press that the inmate escaped from a courtroom. Napoleon says the deputy was stabbed in the neck and was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital for treatment. Read more...

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Newlywed Wife Charged With Murder

A newlywed wife was charged with killing her husband by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park during an argument just a week after they got married. Charging documents suggest Jordan Linn Graham, 22, was having second thoughts about getting married around the time the body of her husband, Cody Lee Johnson, 25, of Kalispell was discovered. Read more...

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Carnival Workers Charged With Murder

Two brothers, who were in Farmer City as part of the carnival at last weekend's Heritage Days Festival, were charged with stabbing and strangling a rural Farmer City man to death and stealing his wallet. James and Alexander Jacquart of Valders, Wis., each face five counts of murder and one count of armed robbery in connection with the death of Blayne Benefield, 21. Read more...

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Police Search for Missing Pastor

Palm Beach County officials are looking for a man who was last seen Saturday and whose car has been found near a sugar cane field. Paul Alexandre Metellus, 64, was reportedly last seen in Belle Glade, Fla. on Sept. 7. He is described as a black male, about 5'10'' tall, weighing about 150 pounds. He has gray hair, brown eyes and wears glasses, according to the station. Read more...

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Ole Miss CB Charged With DUI

Ole Miss' Charles Sawyer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The arrest, details of which were not available, came shortly after the Rebels' game against Southeast Missouri State, which kicked off at 7 p.m. ET. Sawyer was pulled over by a university police officer at three a.m. ET. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:13 AM

UConn's Tyler Olander Charged With DUI

UConn big man Tyler Olander has been indefinitely suspended from the team, the school announced. Olander was pulled over on Route 195 by state police and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, operating (or towing) an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle in violation of classification. Read more...


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September 09, 2013

Drew Peterson Fears for Life

A former police officer convicted of killing his third wife while his fourth wife is still missing without a trace fears for his life as he serves his 38-year prison sentence. Drew Peterson told his attorney that he feels like he is going to die in prison. Peterson was convicted of the 2004 murder of Kathleen Savio. His fourth wife, Stacy Peterson vanished in 2007. Read more...

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Home Invasion Killer: 'I Just Snapped'

One of two men sentenced to death for a 2007 triple murder home invasion in Connecticut says no one was supposed to get hurt and he "just snapped." Steven Hayes recently gave an hour-long interview in which he said he started to "lose it" when Komisarjevsky told him he sexually assaulted 11-year-old Michaela. Hayes says he then looked out the window, saw an unmarked police car and "snapped." Prosecutors say Hayes strangled and sexually assaulted Hawke-Petit. Read more...

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Man, 107, Killed in Standoff

Police in the southeast Arkansas city of Pine Bluff say a 107-year-old man is dead after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home. Pine Bluff Lt. David Price said police officers called to the home were told Monroe Isadore had pointed a weapon at two people there. Read more...

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Remains Could Be Missing Toddler

Human remains found in the rafters of a garage are likely that of a toddler last seen about three months ago inside a house on the same property, police said. Investigators said they found the remains Thursday inside a box that was behind other containers and piles of trash in the detached garage. An autopsy conducted Friday was inconclusive, and DNA tests will be needed to determine if the remains are of 19-month-old Elaina Steinfurth, a county coroner said. Investigators, though, were confident that what they feared was true. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:33 AM

Court Blocks Rapist's Resentencing

Montana's Supreme Court intervened in a rape case to block a judge from resentencing a former teacher who got a mere 30 days in prison for his months-long relationship with a 14-year-old student. Justices said Judge G. Todd Baugh lacks authority to reconsider the sentence he gave former Billings teacher Stacey Rambold, 54. An appeal of the case already was pending, but Baugh had been seeking to undo a sentence that was widely criticized when he remarked that victim Cherice Moralez was "older than her chronological age." Read more...

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Multi-State Deaths Linked to 'Molly'

Investigators are examining whether four recent deaths in three Eastern cities might be linked to a bad batch of the club drug "Molly," a supposedly pure form of ecstasy, or MDMA. Boston police say they arrested 29-year-old Daniel Milisi of Boston, and 36-year-old Joseph Doolin of Quincy, Mass. during a Molly bust, but did not say whether the men were connected to the deaths. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:32 AM

Knicks' J.R. Smith Suspended

It's been a rough offseason for J.R. Smith, despite signing a three-year, $17.9 million contract. After re-signing with the New York Knicks, Smith had surgery on his left knee and repaired a tear in his lateral meniscus. Smith is getting more bad news. He's reporting that the NBA is suspending Knicks guard J.R. Smith for violating the league's substance abuse policy, which likely means he'll be out for an additional five games when he is cleared to play. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:32 AM

Sally Struthers' DUI Charge Dropped

Maine prosecutors have dropped a drunk-driving charge against actress Sally Struthers under an agreement in which she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Struthers didn't have to appear in court in Alfred last week when her plea was entered to a charge of driving to endanger. She was ordered to pay $1,210 in fines and fees, and her driver's license was suspended for a month. Read more...


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September 06, 2013

Death Row Woman Gets New Trial

More than two decades after she was sent to death row, an Arizona woman convicted of having her 4-year-old son killed for an insurance payout could soon be freed while she awaits a retrial in the case that made her one of the state's most reviled inmates. Judge Rosa Mroz of Maricopa County Superior Court set Debra Milke's bond at $250,000, saying there's no direct evidence linking her with her son's death other than a purported confession to a detective. And, the judge said, the validity of that confession is in doubt. Read more...

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Shellie Zimmerman Files for Divorce

Acquitted killer George Zimmerman may soon see more time in court, as his wife Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce. Prior to filing the divorce papers, Shellie had told ABC News that the ordeal of the trial had "put a strain on their marriage." Her divorce filing comes a short two months after her husband's acquittal. Read more...

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Mystery Surrounds Mother's Shooting

The mystery surrounding the shooting death of a pregnant Ohio woman and the wounding of her toddler is deepening. A sheriff's office in rural southern Ohio held a news conference in which authorities released few details about the investigation. Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger says the motive "is still up in the air." Read more...

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Teen Charged in Texas School Stabbing

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder following a horrific multi-student stabbing in a Houston-area high school. In all three students were hospitalized and one killed when the fight broke out inside Spring High School's cafeteria around 7:10 a.m. before the school was placed on lockdown for nearly five and a half hours. Read more...

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Mom Killer Refuses to Leave Cell

A teenager accused of brutally stabbing her mother to death refused to leave her jail cell for court. She did appear before a judge later and was charged with murder. Isabella Guzman was scheduled to appear in an Arapahoe County Court room to hear the charges against her. Those charges stem from the Aug. 28 incident at Guzman's home where she lived with her mother in Aurora. Read more...

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Convicted Killer to Get New Trial

The Ohio Supreme Court said that a Franklin County man convicted of killing his parents in 1994 deserves a new trial because of a conflict of interest when the man's attorney had an affair with the defendant's wife during his trial. The decision upholds earlier decisions by the Franklin County Court of Appeals and a Franklin County judge to grant a new trial to Robert Caulley, whose parents were beaten and stabbed to death in their Jackson Township home. Read more...

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Slain Teen Had 30 Bricks of Heroin

The 14-year-old boy shot and killed in a Terrell Homes at Riverview Court courtyard Wednesday night had 30 bricks of heroin and a loaded handgun in his bedroom, according to law enforcement sources and police documents. The victim, identified as Ali Rajohn Eric Henderson, had several prior arrests for drug possession and robbery, according to police documents and law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation who declined to be identified because they are not yet authorized to speak about the investigation. Read more...

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The Strokes Guitarist Admits Drug Use

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammmond, Jr. is lucky to be alive. In a raw new interview with British music mag NME, the musician, now 33, speaks frankly about overcoming a nearly deadly drug addiction about four years ago. Sober since a 2009 rehab stay, the American-born rocker says he was in a "dark place" back in 2003, when The Strokes released their second album Room on Fire. Read more...


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September 05, 2013

Castro's Victims Remain Silent

We may never know what Michelle Knight, Georgina DeJesus and Amanda Berry feel about the death of Ariel Castro. The man who snatched them off the street, chained them in his house and raped them repeatedly, was found hanged in an Ohio prison. While there were strong opinions about Castro from many, the three women who may harbor the most gut-wrenching, conflicted emotions about Castro were silent. Read more...

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Teen Accused of Stabbing Mom 79 Times

A Colorado teenager is facing a first-degree murder charge, accused of stabbing her mother 79 times in the face and neck in the bathroom of their Aurora home. Isabella Yun-Mi Guzman, 18, is being held without bond at the Arapahoe County Jail in the August 28 stabbing death of her mother, Yun-Mi Hoy, 47. Read more...

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Justice Department Won't Probe Death

The U.S. Justice Department will not conduct a civil rights investigation in the case of a teenager found dead in a rolled-up mat at his southern Georgia high school, a spokesperson for that agency said. Kendrick Johnson, 17, was discovered dead last January 11 headfirst in a rolled wrestling mat in the Lowndes County High School gymnasium in Valdosta, Georgia. Read more...

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Hilltop Man Charged in Double Homicide

A Hilltop man already behind bars is being charged with killing two acquaintances whose bodies were found last week in a burning car. Nicholas Roseberry, 29, faces two counts of murder in the deaths of Richard Gill, 43, and Jose Alivez, 44. The bodies of Gill and Alivez were found Friday morning after firefighters extinguished a car fire behind the Forest Creek Apartments. Autopsies revealed they had beaten to death before being placed in the car. Read more...

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Attorneys Seek 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

Attorneys for a Titusville man accused of shooting three people during a neighborhood feud say the charges against him should be dismissed under Florida's "stand your ground" law. William T. Woodward's attorneys say he'd been the target of threats and was exercising his right under the state's law to defend himself on Sept. 3, 2012. Florida Today reports 44-year-old Woodward opened fire during a Labor Day barbecue. Gary Lee Hembree and Roger Picior were killed. Bruce Timothy Blake was struck 11 times and survived. Read more...

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Drug Counselor Busted Buying Heroin

A 27-year-old drug counselor on a break from her job at a city substance abuse treatment facility was arrested and charged with buying 30 packets of heroin in a bust made just a block from the Passaic County Sheriff's Office on Grand Street, police said. The counselor, Arielle Quevedo of Nutley, told police she was on her way back to work at the time she was arrested, said Capt. Troy Oswald, head of the Paterson police department's narcotics squad. Quevedo was charged with possession of the heroin as well as possession with intent to distribute the drugs, police said. Read more...

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Lamar Odom 'Checks Into Rehab'

Lamar Odom has checked into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, according to new reports. The professional basketball player - who was recently arrested for allegedly driving under the influence - reportedly entered a facility of his own accord. 'He realised he needs help,' a source told People magazine of the 33-year-old husband of Khloe Kardashian. Read more...


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September 04, 2013

Ariel Castro Found Hanged

A Cleveland man convicted of kidnapping three women, holding them captive in his home for a decade while repeatedly sexually assaulting them has been found dead in his cell. Castro was found hanging in a cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities believe his death was a suicide. Read more...

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Holmes' Lawyers Challenge Death Penalty

Attorneys for a man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a Colorado theater shooting have filed 20 motions last week in an effort to try to save him from the death penalty. James Holmes' lawyers have launched a broad attack on the death penalty and how it is administered in Colorado. Read more...

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Father Who Killed Rapist Not Charged

A Texas father will not face murder charges for killing a man with his own bare hands after he discovered the suspect raping his 5-year-old daughter in a remote barn. A Lavaca County grand jury decided not to charge the 23-year-old father, whose name was withheld, in the June 9 death of Jesus Mora Flores, 47, citing Texas state law where deadly force is authorized and justified in order to stop an aggravated sexual assault, the Daily Mail reported. Read more...

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Court Orders New Trial for Husband

The North Carolina Court of Appeals ordered a new murder trial for a Cary man convicted more than two years ago of strangling his wife, who he says went jogging one Saturday morning and never returned home. Brad Cooper, 39, is serving a life prison sentence for first-degree murder in the July 2008 death of Nancy Cooper, whose body was found in a drainage ditch in a cul-de-sac of an undeveloped subdivision near their home. The appeal of his May 2011 conviction centered on rulings that Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Gessner made regarding a Google Maps search of the site where Nancy Cooper's body was found the only concrete evidence linking Brad Cooper to the crime. Read more...

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Driver Charged in Freeway Death

A 26-year-old man suspected of driving the car from a which a woman fell to her death on the 210 Freeway last week was charged with murder. Ricardo Jimenez of North Hollywood was in court Tuesday, but his scheduled arraignment was continued until Sept. 23, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Jimenez had turned himself in a day after the Los Angeles Police Department said officers were searching for him in the death of Maria Josefina Jimenez, 22, who was not related to the suspect. Read more...

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Store Employee Steals $245K in Watches

Authorities say they've charged an employee of a Hudson Valley watch outlet store with stealing more than 800 watches worth nearly $250,000. Police in the Orange County town of Woodbury tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that 23-year-old Daryn Bleach of Goshen was arrested after the manager of the Time Factory Outlet at the Woodbury Common shopping center reported that 850 watches had been stolen. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:44 AM

Preacher Charged Again With Burglary

A Tennessee pastor caught on tape trying to break into a church member's home for drugs in 2011 has been arrested again after police say he burglarized the home of another former church member. Rickey Alan Reed, 56, of Smyrna remained jailed on $32,500 bond in Davidson County on a single count each of felony aggravated burglary and misdemeanor theft under $500. He was already on probation after pleading guilty in 2011 to aggravated burglary in Rutherford County, avoiding a four-year prison sentence by begging a judge for mercy, forgiveness and a chance to treat his addiction. Read more...

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Drugs, Guns Found on 2 Chainz Bus

Police in Oklahoma City discovered two semi-automatic pistols and a 12-gauge pump shotgun along with some prescription painkillers and marijuana residue on a tour bus occupied by rapper 2 Chainz and 10 other men, according to documents filed in Oklahoma County District Court. The men were arrested Aug. 22 after refusing to get off the bus following a traffic stop. The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, had performed with Lil Wayne and T.I. in Oklahoma City the previous night. 2 Chainz and the others were charged with obstructing a police officer, a misdemeanor. All were released after paying $2,000 bail. Read more...


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September 03, 2013

Man Charged With Killing His Father

Maryland State Police have arrested a Carroll County man and charged him with murdering his father. According to police, Joseph Pine, 31, killed his father, Michael Pine, 63. Police say a neighbor called 911 to report a disturbance at the home. When police arrived, they saw the suspect standing outside. Police say they saw Michael Pine lying on the front porch of the home next door. He had sustained obvious trauma to his upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

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Juarez Cartel Boss Arrested

The brother of the head of the Juarez Cartel has been arrested in the western state of Nayarit and is being held pending charges of links to organized crime, Mexican officials said. Federal officials said Alberto Carrillo Fuentes was detained by federal police Sunday and moved to Mexico City, where prosecutors expect to file as-yet-undetermined charges against him. Read more...

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Teen Arrested After 110 MPH Chase

Police arrested a 19-year-old girl after she led an officer on a police pursuit with speeds reaching 110 miles per hour. According to the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department, Destinee Nicole Robinson-Moore, 19, was speeding westbound on Winona Avenue, approaching the intersection of Zimmer Road, in Warsaw at around 4:20 a.m. Robinson-Moore then disregarded the stop sign at the intersection. An officer saw Robinson-Moore and attempted to pull her over but she accelerated and sped away from the officer. Read more...

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Woman Charged With Hitting Two EMTs

A 36-year-old woman defense attorneys say is a licensed emergency medical technician has been charged with aggravated battery following a scuffle with two other rescue workers who came to her aid this weekend, according to authorities. Delight Cherry was seen lying in the middle of the street, according to Cook County prosecutors. When EMTs from the Chicago Fire Department tried to assist her she lashed out, striking both, prosecutors said. Read more...

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Colts' John Boyett Arrested for Intoxication

Indianapolis Colts rookie safety John Boyett was arrested on preliminary charges of disorderly public intoxication and resisting law enforcement after an altercation with police, according to Marion County Jail records. "You can't arrest me; I'm a Colts player," Boyett repeatedly told the officers, according to a police report that described the 23-year-old's behavior as "very abusive." Boyett later threatened a police officer, according to the report, saying he was "going to come back and break your jaw." Read more...

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Clark Gable's Son Charged With Hit-and-Run

The son of the late screen icon Clark Gable has been formally charged in Los Angeles with driving while intoxicated and hit-and-run for an April car crash. John Clark Gable, 52, is due back in court Sept. 30. The misdemeanor charges stem from his spring arrest after crashing into six parked cars in Malibu, Calif. Gable was under the influence of prescription medication at the time of the incident. Read more...


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September 02, 2013

More Deaths Linked to Naso

Authorities in California believe they have linked a former photographer convicted for four murders to a sixth victim found in 1981. Police say new evidence links Joseph Naso to the murder of Sharileea Patton who was killed in Marin County. Naso was convicted last month for four murders between 1977 and 1994. Read more...

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Elkins Guilty of Stroller Shooting

A Georgia jury deliberated less than two hours before finding an 18-year-old guilty of 11 counts related to the shooting of a baby as he was being pushed by his mother in a stroller. De'Marquise Elkins was found guilty of two counts of felony murder and one count of malice murder for the shooting of 13-month old Antonio Santiago. Read more...

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Inmate Charged After Hospital Attack

A 65-year-old inmate is dead after he was attacked by another inmate at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino. Authorities said the men were both serving time in living quarters at the hospital when the attack occurred. The 65-year-old victim was rendered unconscious and died of his injuries about six hours later. The suspect, identified as George Carver, 40, of San Bernardino was arrested and charged with murder at West Valley Detention Center. Read more...

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Principal Arrested for Killing Husband

An elementary school principal has been arrested for investigation of murder after her husband's body was found in a Bakersfield field by a farmworker. Kern County sheriff's investigators said 46-year-old Leslie Jenea Chance was arrested in connection with the death of her husband, Todd Chance, who died of multiple gunshot wounds. She is being held without bail. Read more...

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Electric Zoo Music Festival Canceled

The third and final day of New York City's Electric Zoo music festival was canceled after two concert-goers died and at least four others were hospitalized due to drug-related causes, police said. The cause of death for the two Electric Zoo attendees -- a 23-year-old male and a 20-year-old female -- is believed to involve the drug MDMA, either in Ecstasy pills or in its "pure" powder or crystal form, known as molly. Four others remain hospitalized and critically ill, with the causes still under investigation, according to Sgt. Lee Jones, a New York Police Department spokesman. Read more...

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Lamar Odom's DUI Arrest Adds Concern

Lamar Odom's arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence was the latest in a series of grim developments that could endanger the veteran free agent's hopes of returning to the NBA. The former Clippers and Lakers star refused to submit to chemical testing after his arrest, adding fuel to tabloid-style accusations regarding his private life during a tumultuous off-season. Read more...

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Graham Nash Opens Up About Sex, Drugs

In "Wild Tales," Graham Nash tells a few about the supergroup constantly at each other's throats in drug-fueled rages while the world grooved to the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and sometimes Young. CS&N still tours, and Neil Young's career as a living legend is thriving. The wonder is not that they are all still making music it's that they are all still alive. Of course, David Crosby had to be reconstituted with a new liver, but this band seemed destined for a drug fatality or two. Read more...


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