October 31, 2013

Ex-Death Row Inmate Exonerated

Three decades after being sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of a fellow inmate, Reggie Griffin is officially a free man after a Missouri judge dismissed a murder charge against him. Griffin, 53, has been out of prison since December while awaiting a new trial in the 1983 fatal stabbing of Moberly inmate James Bausley. Randolph County prosecutor Mike Fusselman notified the court that he would no longer pursue that charge because there wasn't sufficient evidence to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Read more...

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Man Kills H.I.V. Girlfriend

A Dallas man who police say admitted to killing his mistress after she revealed that she was HIV positive told police, "She killed me, so I killed her." Larry Dunn, who has not yet tested positive for HIV, visited Cicely Lee Bolden's home for unprotected sex one last time in September 2012, and then took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed Bolden in the neck as she laid in bed, according to his video testimony that was played in court at his murder trial. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:51 AM

Man Found Guilty of Wife's 1990 Murder

A former Aurora man already serving a life sentence for two homicides was found guilty of killing his wife almost a quarter-century ago. A Kane County jury deliberated about three hours before finding Aurelio Montano, 58, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Maria Montano in July 1990. Prosecutors allege that Montano strangled her with yarn or twine, buried her body on a horse farm near Naperville and later exhumed her remains before destroying them, possibly with a wood chipper. Read more...

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Couple Held in Shock-Collar Case

A Connecticut man is accused of using an electric shock collar on his 9-year-old step-daughter while the girl's mother allegedly did nothing to stop him. Prosecutors said in Danbury Superior Court on Wednesday that 43-year-old Eduardo Montanez used the collar to punish the girl. He's charged along with girl's mother, 34-year-old Paula Montanez. Read more...

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Mortuary Worker Charged With Swiping Gold

A California mortuary worker is accused of stealing gold dental crowns from many corpses under his care and then hawking the valuable caps for cold hard cash, prosecutors said. Peter Jacob Lara was an apprentice embalmer at Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funeral Home in Lancaster during the twisted theft spree that spanned more than a year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:50 AM

Dalonte Hill Takes Leave of Absence

Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill is taking a leave of absence to focus on "personal matters," he said in a statement. The announcement comes after he was charged with drunken driving for the second time in less than two years and the third time in five years following a Sunday night traffic stop, according to media reports. Hill faces five charges: driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol, attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and or/drugs, attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, and failure to control vehicle speed on a highway to avoid a collision. Read more...




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October 30, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. Reports to Prison

Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has entered a North Carolina federal prison at least several days early to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from cigars to mounted elk heads and a gold watch, a prison official said. Jackson, 48, was in custody as Inmate No. 32451-016, said Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke. He declined to say exactly when the son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson, reported. Read more...

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Rampage Suspect Charged With Murder

An overnight manhunt in Kaufman County led to the arrest of a 36-year-old Terrell man after five people were found killed at four separate locations. Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. was arrested following a car chase with police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers. The chase began Monday night and went into the early morning hours Tuesday. At about 1:30 a.m., the chase ended when Brownlow crashed his car on College Mound Road and fled into a wooded area south of U.S. 80, where he was later apprehended. Read more...

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Man Guilty in Wife's Oil-Change Death

A southwestern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to killing his wife by causing a car to fall on her while she changed the oil. Rodney Wayne Bibbey, 38, initially told police that his wife was changing the oil in her car when the jack slipped. An investigation determined the April 2012 death of 35-year-old Trina Bibbey was a homicide. Read more...

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Woman Who Burned Victim Alive Convicted

Jill May died homeless and helpless in an empty parking lot, doused with gasoline and burned alive. After six long years of legal wrangling in the case, a San Francisco jury needed just four hours to decide that her longtime drug dealer was the one who lit the fire. Mia Sagote, 36, of San Francisco sat stoically while a Superior Court clerk read guilty verdicts against her for murder, kidnapping and robbery, with special circumstances including torture. May's family let out a loud gasp as they heard the pronouncements, and her daughter, Lakesha James, sobbed and sank her face to her hands. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:33 AM

H.S. Running Back Charged With Murder

A Texas high school football player is sitting in a Fayette County jail after being charged with first-degree murder, reports say. JaKyle Harris, 18, and a running back at Weimar High School, is accused of shooting a teenager at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange. He reportedly was one of three people arrested in the incident. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:32 AM

Jury Awards 13-Year-Old Girl $150M

A jury has awarded more than $150 million in damages to a 13-year-old girl who watched her family burn to death in a fiery crash on a Southern California freeway. The jury found a California trucking company and one of its drivers liable. Kylie Asam was 9 when she and her 11-year-old brother, Blaine, managed to escape from their family's mangled SUV after it struck and got caught under a big rig parked on the shoulder of Interstate 210 nearly four years ago. They saw their parents and older brother get burned alive after the vehicle they were trapped in caught fire. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:32 AM

Singer Sia Talks About Her Painkiller Addiction

Sia Furler has always shied away from the spotlight, but in a recent interview with billboard magazine the singer-songwriter talks honestly about her past addiction to painkillers, alcoholism, and the clauses in her record contract for her next album - scheduled for a Spring 2014 release - that state she doesn't have to tour or do any press to promote it. Read more...




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October 29, 2013

Orange Grove Murder Suspect Arrested

An arrest was made in the murder of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found in an orange grove in Redlands on Feb. 26. Robert Seiuli, 34, was arrested for murder in the city of Colton. Detectives linked Seiuli to the murder of Sylvia Marie Flores, 23, of Perris. The victim, who was working as a prostitute in San Bernardino at the time of her death, was murdered on Feb. 26. Her body was found in an orange grove near Almond Avenue and Alabama Street. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:05 AM

2 Murder Suspects Arrested at Hotel

Authorities arrested two people in Fort Lauderdale who are suspected of a killing a 53-year-old Port St. Lucie woman. The Broward Sheriff's Office arrested Georgia Scordamaglia, 31, and David Weingrad, 27, at 5 a.m. at the La Quinta Inn & Suites on North State Road 7. Port St. Lucie Police had alerted BSO that the two were in the area, according to Port St. Lucie Police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:05 AM

Man Charged in Father's Beating Death

An Athens County grand jury indicted a Glouster man today on aggravated murder and other charges in the beating death of his father, county Prosecutor Keller J. Blackburn said. The indictment charges Paul J. Roberts, 41, with using a hammer to beat to death his father, Paul E. Roberts, 63, and concealing his body in a well beneath the porch of his father's home in Glouster. Read more...

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Rutgers CB Nadir Barnwell Charged With DWI

Rutgers announced cornerback Nadir Barnwell has been suspended by the team for what coach Kyle Flood called a "violation of team rules." While the school did not comment on specifics, The Star-Ledger reports that Barnwell was charged with driving while intoxicated and careless driving. The 18-year old was charged in his hometown of Piscataway, New Jersey. For now Barnwell's suspension is for this week's game against Temple, but there's a chance it could last longer than one week. Read more...

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Alice Walton Asks to Expunge Texas DWI

Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is asking that her 2011 arrest in Texas for driving while intoxicated be expunged from the records, and prosecutors say her request will likely be granted. Charges in the case were dropped when the two-year statute of limitations ran out Oct. 7. Parker County, Texas, prosecutor John Forrest said he didn't pursue the charge because the state trooper who arrested Walton wasn't available to testify. Read more...




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October 28, 2013

5 People, 2 Dogs Shot in Phoenix

Police are investigating the shooting deaths of five people and two dogs found at a Phoenix apartment complex. Sgt. Tommy Thompson says officers responded to a call about shots fired at the complex around 9 a.m. Saturday. Officers eventually narrowed down their search area to two apartments. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:23 AM

Mother, 4 Children Stabbed in Brooklyn

A Chinese immigrant has been arrested on five counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of a mother and her four young children in the family's Brooklyn home. The New York Police Department said the suspect, 25-year-old Ming Don Chen, implicated himself in the stabbings late Saturday in the Sunset Park neighborhood. Chief of Department Phil Banks said the victims "were cut and butchered with a kitchen knife." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:23 AM

Missing Woman Found in Shallow Grave

A 24-year-old woman whose remains were found in a central Minnesota park likely died from a single gunshot wound to the head, police and the medical examiner's office said. Eden Prairie police confirmed earlier Sunday that the human remains found in a shallow grave in a park along the Mississippi River north of Sartell are those of Mandy Matula, who had been missing since May. A hiker found the remains. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:23 AM

4 Teens Charged in Vet's Death

Four Mississippi teenagers have been charged with murder in the killing of a beloved World War II veteran who gained local fame for his home-cooked hot tamales. The long and lustrous life of Lawrence "Shine" Thornton, 87, was celebrated last week during a ceremony at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Following the ceremony, Thornton was buried with military honors at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:22 AM

Authorities Search Landfill for Woman

A group of volunteers met to assist Milwaukee authorities in the search for 27-year-old Kelly Dwyer who was reported missing more than two weeks ago. Family members are making desperate pleas for the woman's safe return as details of the man Dwyer was last seen with begin to emerge. Dwyer was allegedly seen at a restaurant on Oct. 10 with 38-year-old Kris Zoucco who told police they then went to his apartment to snort cocaine. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:22 AM

Velvet Underground Star Lou Reed Dies

Lou Reed, the American musician and frontman of seminal rock band Velvet Underground who has died at the age of 71. Reed, responsible for chart hits including Walk on the Wild Side and Perfect Day, had undergone a life-saving liver transplant earlier this year. He died of a liver-related ailment, according to his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who added that the star had been in frail health for months. Read more...




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October 25, 2013

Teen Teacher Killer Charged as Adult

A 24-year-old Massachusetts high school math teacher who authorities believe was murdered by a 14-year-old student was remembered across the state Wednesday night. Hundreds turned out for a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of Danvers High School, where Colleen Ritzer worked. Meanwhile, Phillip Chism was being held without bail after he was charged by the Essex County district attorney as an adult Wednesday during his arraignment at Salem District Court. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:56 AM

Police: Mom and 2 Children Dead

Florida police say a mother and her two young children who had been reported missing are deceased. Family members contacted police and asked for a well-being check on Yessenia Suarez, 28, after not hearing from her, and learning that her two children were not at school. The responding officers reported that Suarez was not at home, nor were her children, who have been identified as Michael Otto, 8, and Thalio Otto, 9. Authorities have determined the three are dead but their bodies have not been located. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:55 AM

Trooper Cleared in Family's Deaths

A onetime Indiana state trooper who was convicted twice in the 2000 slayings of his wife and children has been cleared in their deaths in a third trial. David Camm had maintained his innocence in the deaths of his wife, Kimberly, 7-year-old son, Brad, and 5-year-old daughter, Jill. All three were found fatally shot Sept. 28, 2000, at the family's home in the southern Indiana community of Georgetown. Read more...

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Ray Nagin Corruption Trial Delayed

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will not stand trial Monday. A federal judge Thursday agreed to delay it until next year. The public corruption trial is now set for Jan. 27, giving prosecutors and the defense more time to prepare or potentially reach a plea deal. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:54 AM

Boyfriend Arrested in Young Mom's Murder

Police in New Jersey have arrested the former boyfriend of a young mother found strangled to death with their infant in the same room. The body of 23-year-old Mary Greff, a former Miss New Jersey Teen USA contestant, was discovered in bed in the Waldwick home she shared with her parents. Her infant was found unharmed in a bassinet in the same room. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:54 AM

Man Charged With July Murder

A Greater Grand Crossing man has been charged with fatally shooting a man during a July robbery and home invasion in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Damien Thomas, 21, was charged with murder and home invasion, both felonies. Thomas and Dorvell Gogins allegedly broke into a home to rob it about 3 p.m. July 11 and shot 27-year-old Jeremiah Brown in the chest, authorities said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:53 AM

Gavin Macleod's Book Reveals Alcoholism

Gavin Macleod has written a new tell all book that has exposed some of his deepest and darkest secrets, such as childhood poverty, alcoholism, and his suicidal tendencies. The former "Love Boat" star Gavin Macleod's book is entitled "This Is Your captain Speaking," and discusses the tough time he had in Hollywood throughout his long career on the biggest television hits that include "Love Boat" and "Mary Tyler Moore." Read more...




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October 24, 2013

Michael Skakel Gets New Trial

A Connecticut judge has ordered a new trial for a Kennedy family cousin who was convicted in 2002 for the beating death of a 15-year-old Greenwich neighbor in 1975. The judge ruled that Michael Skakel received ineffective counsel in his trial for the murder of Martha Moxley. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:36 AM

Casey Anthony Settles With EquuSearch

Casey Anthony, the Florida mother acquitted in the 2008 killing of her 2-year-old daughter, has reached a settlement with a search and rescue organization that spent $100,000 looking for her missing daughter, the group's lawyer said. Texas EquuSearch lawyer Marc Wites said the organization decided against taking the case to trial. Anthony, 26, filed for bankruptcy in January, claiming she has just over a $1,000 in assets and nearly $800,000 in debt, according to a court filing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:36 AM

Judge Orders Release of JonBenet Papers

A Colorado judge has ordered the release of the 1999 grand jury indictment in the killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. The order was issued by Senior District Court Judge J. Robert Lowenbach. He ruled that the indictment signed by the grand jury foreman constituted an official action and must be released under state law. The indictment will be released Friday in response to a lawsuit filed by a Daily Camera reporter and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:35 AM

Widow Pleads to 1985 Murder

Carolyn Krizan-Wilson had always been considered a suspect in her husband's 1985 shooting death in their Houston-area home. Investigators never believed her story that a barefoot man who had raped her about a week before had somehow tracked her down and assaulted her again in her home before fatally shooting her sleeping spouse. Twenty-eight years after her husband's death Krizan-Wilson pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for a six-month sentence and 10 years of probation. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:35 AM

Teacher Found Slain in Woods

A 14-year-old Massachusetts high school student is facing a murder charge in the death of a 24-year-old teacher found dead in the woods behind the school. Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett on Wednesday identified the victim as Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer, of Andover. He says police started investigating after they learned she had not returned home from work and was not answering her cellphone. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:34 AM

Zimmerman Will Face No Charges

No criminal charges will be filed against George Zimmerman in a dispute last month with his estranged wife, a police spokesman said. Investigators have decided the argument didn't rise to a criminal level, Lake Mary, Fla., spokesman Zach Hudson said. The dispute came just days after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce. The couple separated in August, a month after he was acquitted in the 2012 fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:34 AM

Ex-Duck Colt Lyerla Busted for Cocaine

Colt Lyerla, who just left the University of Oregon's football team, was arrested for possession of cocaine. Lane County investigators were working on a different case when they said they spotted Lyerla, 20, snorting a white substance. He allegedly admitted he was using cocaine and was arrested near his apartment, authorities said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:33 AM

Dina Lohan Back in DUI Court

Dina Lohan, mother of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, was back in court Wednesday to face a drunk driving charge. The 50-year-old Lohan was pulled over for speeding and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on the Northern State Parkway on Long Island on September 12. A breath test showed she had a blood-alcohol level that was more than double the state's legal limit of .08 percent. Lohan's attorney blamed the media for her recent arrest after she appeared before a judge in Hempstead. Read more...




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October 23, 2013

John Ramsey Wants Indictment Sealed

John Ramsey says he's opposed to the possible release of documents in an indictment related to the 1996 killing of his 6-year-old daughter, JonBenet. Ramsey's attorneys sent a letter to Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett. It says the release of an indictment that wasn't prosecuted "only serves to further defame (John Ramsey) and his late wife Patricia." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:47 AM

Navada School Shooter Was 12

Police say the student who opened fire at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, injuring two classmates and taking the life of an 8th grade math teacher before killing himself, was 12-years-old. Authorities say the parents of the 12-year-old, who was a 7th grader at the school, are cooperating with authorities and could face charges in the case. Authorities also announced that they had finished processing the crime scene and officially identified the slain teacher as Michael Landsberry. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:46 AM

Juarez Indicted in 'Baby Hope' Case

A man accused of killing a 4-year-old girl known for two decades only as "Baby Hope" has been indicted in one of New York City's most haunting cold cases. The Manhattan district attorney's office told a judge that Conrado Juarez has been indicted on an unspecified charge. Juarez was initially arraigned on a murder charge following his Oct. 12 arrest. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:46 AM

Kidnapping Survivors to Pen Book

Two of the three women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland house are collaborating with a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Washington Post reporters for a planned book about their ordeal. In a statement issued Monday to The Associated Press, an attorney for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus said they will work with the Post's Mary Jordan, a Cleveland native, and her husband and fellow reporter, Kevin Sullivan. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:46 AM

Landlord Shoots Tenant Late on Rent

Javier Ortoll, a 78-year-old landlord, faces second-degree murder charges following the fatal shooting of his tenant who had fallen behind on rent. Ortoll went to the home in East Naples, Fla. and shot his tenant, identified as 51-year-old Edward Melone. Ortoll, who is disabled, has owned the home for 20 years. Friends told the newspaper that Ortoll has a concealed weapons permit and often carries a gun. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:45 AM

Heidi Fleiss Arrested for DUI, Marijuana

Nye County sheriff's deputies pulled Heidi Fleiss over about 3:30 a.m. on State Route 160 after running a record search of her vehicle's license plate that revealed a suspended registration, Sheriff Tony DeMeo said. The search reportedly also revealed Fleiss did not have a valid license. Officials found about 4 ounces of marijuana in her car and determined that she was driving high after she failed sobriety tests. Deputies additionally found a "large amount" of cash inside her 2010 Toyota Cruiser, though officials did not disclose how much she was carrying. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 12:44 AM

October 22, 2013

2 Dead in Sparks School Shooting

A student opening fire with a handgun he took from his parents. Screaming students running for cover. A teacher, trying to help, shot dead. Two students wounded. As authorities investigated, details were still trickling out hours after a deadly shooting at a Nevada middle school. An official used one word to describe the scene at Sparks Middle School: chaos. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:27 AM

Special Prosecutor Examines Maryville Rape

A special prosecutor has been appointed to look into the alleged Jan. 2012 alcohol-fueled sexual assault of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman and her 13-year-old friend, Paige Parkhurst, in Maryville, Mo. Circuit court clerk Elaine Wilson said Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has taken on the case. The new development comes after Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice announced last week that he was asking a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to take another look at the case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:27 AM

Woman Stabs Pregnant Sister-in-Law

A Las Vegas woman brutally killed her pregnant sister-in-law, stabbing the young mom repeatedly while moaning so loudly neighbors thought they were hearing the sounds of kinky sex, police records allege. Elinor Indico, 30, faces charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the bloody slaying of her brother's wife, Ashley Indico. A neighbor told police Ashley's 5-year-old son came to her door with blood on his hands. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:26 AM

Offender Pleads Not Guilty to 1990s Slayings

A Cleveland man who is a convicted sex offender has pleaded not guilty to nearly 300 counts including aggravated murder and rape charges that date back to the mid-1990s. Elias Acevedo appeared in court and a Cuyahoga County judge set his bond at $5 million. The 49-year-old Acevedo is accused in the death of his neighbor in 1994 and another woman in 1995. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:25 AM

Woman Leaves 2 Kids After DUI Crash

A Bucks County woman has been jailed on charges that she endangered her two young children by leaving them behind when she allegedly fled the scene after crashing her vehicle into parked cars while driving drunk. Jamie Lynn Wilkinson of Bensalem is accused of fleeing the accident scene and leaving behind her 6-month and 18-month-old daughters. Until this issue is resolved, Jamie Lynn's mother Caroline Wilkinson says she is ready to help. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 01:24 AM

October 21, 2013

Bully Girl's Mom Arrested

A Lakeland, Florida woman who is the mother of one of two girls accused of bullying a 12-year-old who committed suicide has been arrested for child abuse. Vivian Lee Vosburg is being held without bond on two counts of child abuse with bodily harm and four counts of child neglect. Authorities said the mother's child abuse case was unrelated to the child's bullying case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:23 AM

Escaped Florida Inmates Arrested

Florida authorities arrested two convicted murderers who had been on the lam after being released from prison with forged documents, a state agency said. Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins were taken into custody "without incident" atPanama City's Coconut Grove Motor Inn, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:22 AM

Cyanide Killed Bulger Trial Witness

The Massachusetts medical examiner's office says cyanide poisoning killed an alleged extortion victim of James "Whitey" Bulger who had hoped to testify at Bulger's trial. A spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said Sunday that the medical examiner concluded that acute cyanide toxicity killed 59-year-old Stephen Rakes of Quincy in July. His death was ruled a homicide. Authorities say Rakes' death wasn't related to the Bulger case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:21 AM

Teens Arrested in Convent Fire

A twisted teen arrested for setting a fire in a Staten Island convent that seriously injured a nun used religious instruments to spark the unholy blaze, sources said. Vincent Calder, 19, used wax lighting tapers he found inside the convent at St. Joseph Hill Academy to set the place on fire, the sources said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:21 AM

Murder Suspect Dies in Custody

Hours after a murder suspect became the second inmate in six weeks to die in the custody of York County jailers, Sheriff Bruce Bryant said he has "the utmost confidence" that his detention officers are handling prisoners properly. Authorities say Joshua Grose, 34, died after he tried to drown himself in the toilet of his jail cell and then was held for several hours in a restraint chair. Grose was jailed after being charged with killing his mother and another woman. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:20 AM

Deputy Arrested for DUI in Squad Car

A Volusia County Sheriff's Deputy was arrested for DUI in marked patrol car while she had her child in the vehicle with her. Salvatore Luise spotted Deputy LeClerc, while he was driving down SR 415. He said he was headed to "Bikertoberfest" when he and his friend say they spotted the marked Volusia County Sheriff's Office patrol car swerving down the road. At first, he said they thought the car was stolen. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:19 AM

October 18, 2013

Inmates Released on Forged Papers

The documents that led to the release of two convicted murderers who are still on the loose bore the forged signature of a Florida judge, and an Orange County Clerk of Courts spokesperson says authorities may never be able to determine where the paperwork originated. A manhunt is on for Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, who walked out of prison on Oct. 8 and Sept. 27, respectively, after paperwork bearing the forged signature of Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry was sent to the Department of Corrections. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:38 AM

Teens Had Human Remains in Bag

New York City police say two teenage girls who were stopped as they were leaving a Manhattan branch of Victoria's Secret because they were believed to be shoplifting and who were then found to be carrying a fetus have been arrested. Authorities say two 17-year-old girls were arrested on charges of petit larceny. In a statement, the NYPD said that while inspecting the bags of the two females, security officers discovered a strong odor and found a fetus inside the bag of one of the suspects. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:38 AM

San Marcos Murder Suspect Found Dead

The suspect in two San Marcos murders has been found dead in Comal County, according to San Marcos police. The body of 23-year-old Daniel Brewster Stillwell was found in his car in Devil's Backbone. Police say it appears Stillewell drove his car off of a cliff, but his official cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner. Stillwell is believed to have killed 22-year-old Hailey Nicholls and 26-year-old Jesse Robledo earlier in the day in San Marcos. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:37 AM

Woman Charged in Theft of $2.87

A western Ohio woman charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing $2.87 from a courthouse fountain says she is jobless and took the change to buy food. The woman pleaded not guilty. A police report alleges she stole the change Oct. 7 from the Logan County Courthouse fountain in Bellefontaine , and an officer asked her what she was doing and found change in her pocket. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:37 AM

Oklahoma WR Charged With Indecent Exposure

Oklahoma wide receiver Trey Metoyer has been charged with two counts of indecent exposure and has left the football team. Charges were filed against Metoyer, 20, in Cleveland County. An affidavit filed in the case accuses Metoyer of exposing himself to two women in Norman. The first incident occurred on Aug. 29. The affidavit says the victim reported that a car driven by a man whose genitals were exposed pulled into her apartment's parking lot. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:36 AM

Carol Doda Busted for Alleged DUI

Legendary stripper Carol Doda was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after plowing into a parked car the other night outside a steak restaurant in the Financial District. According to the San Francisco police report, the 76-year-old Doda slammed her 2006 Acura into a car that a valet driver had left double-parked outside the 5A5 Steak Lounge on Jackson Street. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:36 AM

Christopher McDonald Arrrsted for DWI

Happy Gilmore star Christopher McDonald was arrested Wednesday in Wilmington, N.C. for DWI, driving while impaired. The actor, who is in town filming new movie The Squeeze, was stopped by North Carolina Highway Patrol at 1:45 a.m. and taken into custody after he failed the breath test, reports Ace Showbiz. He was released on $1,000 bail and has a Dec. 11 court date. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:35 AM

October 16, 2013

Missouri Halts Propofol Execution

A state governor has halted a scheduled execution that would have used propofol, a widely used anesthetic, after European companies threatened to limit exportation of the drug to the U.S. if it is used for lethal injections. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon halted a scheduled Oct. 23 execution which would have been the first to use propofol. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:45 AM

Fla. Executes Man for 1986 Murder

Florida has executed 51-year-old William Happ for the 1986 rape and strangulation of a woman he encountered by chance in a convenience store parking lot. Officials say Happ was pronounced dead at 6:16 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. He was executed by injection. He had been convicted of the 1986 murder of 21-year-old Angie Crowley. She moved to South Florida from Oregon, Ill., just five months before her murder. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:45 AM

2 Girls Charged in Bullying Case

Two girls have been arrested in the death of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who authorities say committed suicide after being bullied online for nearly a year. According to the sheriff's office, the girls are charged with felony aggravated stalking. Authorities have said Rebecca Sedwick was "terrorized" by as many as 15 girls who ganged up on her and picked on her for months through online message boards and texts. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:44 AM

Arizona White Supremacist, Son Arrested

Two members of a notorious family that authorities say once tried to set up a whites-only nation in America were arrested this week in Arizona on federal firearms charges after a raid on a sprawling ranch where dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition were seized. Kirby Kehoe and his 37-year-old son, Cheyne, had an initial court appearance in Flagstaff. Cheyne Kehoe's attorney declined to discuss the case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:44 AM

Teen Guilty of Killing 2 Brothers

An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the slayings of two teen brothers in northwest Ohio. Michael Fay pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated murder in Putnam County. He faces up to life in prison in the May 9 slayings of 14-year-old Blaine Romes and his 17-year-old brother, Blake Romes. Fay is due to be sentenced next month. Read more...

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Student Punished for Helping Drunk Friend

A Massachusetts high school senior has lost her volleyball team captaincy and been suspended for five games for what she says was an effort to help a drunken friend. North Andover High School's Erin Cox says she got a call two weeks ago from a friend at a party who said she was too drunk to drive. Cox, trying to do the right thing, went to pick up her friend. She got to the party, but so did police. Read more...


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October 15, 2013

Search Continues for New Hampshire Teen

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are conducting a massive search for a missing New Hampshire girl who has not been seen since leaving school Wednesday, October 9. Abigail Hernandez, of North Conway, vanished four days before her 15th birthday. Read more...

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Missouri Halts 1st Propofol Execution

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon halted what was to have been the first U.S. execution to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union to limit the drug's export if it were used for that purpose. Nixon also ordered the Missouri Department of Corrections to come up with a different way to perform lethal injections without propofol, the leading anesthetic used in America's hospitals and clinics. Nearly 90 percent of the nation's propofol is imported from Europe. Read more...

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3 Charged in 2009 Fatal Shooting

Three people have been charged in the 2009 fatal shooting of a man during a robbery in southwest Houston. Larinda Lynn Allen, 31, was the most recent to be charged in the slaying of Noe Uribe. Allen, now in the Smith County Jail, was charged. In November 2009, Uribe had been beaten and shot during a suspected robbery at an apartment complex in the 9300 block of Woodfair, police said. Read more...

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Teacher Stabbed in Front of Her Students

Police in Long Beach, California have arrested a man whom they say fatally stabbed a 53-year-old teacher who was also the grandmother of his children in front of her students. Steven Brown, 50, is being held on $1 million bail at the Long Beach city jail. Investigators say that Brown walked up to Kelleye Taylor at a park not far from the private Huntington Academy and stabbed the woman in the neck, then ran away. Read more...

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Brother Suspect in Woman's Murder

Investigators say the brother of a woman whose body was found in her Knightdale apartment over the weekend is now a suspect in her murder the second homicide in the town's history. "We have gathered evidence to narrow the scope of inquiry, and we are treating him as a suspect," Knightdale Police Chief Jason Godwin said. "We currently do not have any other leads that we are pursuing." Read more...

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Mobster Ducks Jail With Heart Failure

Feds 110, Colombo crime family 1. That's the scorecard for the government in its historic takedown of the city's five Mafia families in January 2011. Reputed Colombo soldier Ralph Scopo Jr. died last week of liver and heart failure, making him the only gangster from the massive sweep to escape conviction. Read more...

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Fake DEA Agent Arrested

A felon who the FBI said used a false identity as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent to get into a nightclub and solicit money has been arrested. Benjamin William Mejias, 41, was being held Monday at the Orange County Jail on federal charges of possessing a firearm and pretending to be an officer. As a felon convicted of burglary in Orange County three times in the 1990s, it is illegal for him to have a gun. Read more...

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NBA Suspends Devin Ebanks

Mavericks forward Devin Ebanks has been suspended by the NBA for two games without pay after he entered a no-contest plea to driving under the influence of alcohol, the league said. Ebanks, 23, was arrested on Nov. 9, 2012, when he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. The arrest occurred after Ebanks was stopped for committing a traffic violation at 2:49 a.m. Read more...


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October 14, 2013

Cousin Arrested in 'Baby Hope' Case

More than 22 years after her body was found stuffed in a cooler along side a Manhattan highway, the child known as "Baby Hope" has been identified and her cousin arrested for her murder. Conrado Juarez has been charged with the killing of Anjelica Castillo in 1991. Read more...

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Holmes Trial Could Last 8 Months

Jurors who are chosen for the murder trial of a Colorado man who killed 12 people in an Aurora movie theater in July 2012 will be told the proceedings could last up to eight months, the judge has said. The jury selection for James Holmes' trial alone could take up to two months, potential jurors will be told. Read more...

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Two Arrested in Oklahoma Shooting

Two men have been arrested after five people were injured when a gunman started shooting into a crowd at an Oklahoma festival. Tulsa Police apprehended Boonmlee Lee, 21, and Meng Lee, 19 after a police helicopter reported a suspicious vehicle with its lights off near the Green Country Event Center, where 300-400 people had congregated for the celebration of the Hmong New Year, according to the Tulsa Police Department. The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group mainly from Laos. Read more...

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Mother-in-Law Hires Hit Man

A 70-year-old Florida woman was arrested after soliciting an undercover detective to kill her daughter-in-law, authorities said. Diana Reaves Costarakis, of Middleburg, was being held without bond in the Duval County Jail on charges of criminal solicitation and criminal conspiracy, both capital felony crimes, jail records show. She was scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31. The records did not list any attorney for her. Read more...

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Justice Sought for Burned Boy

Texas prosecutors hope new evidence helps them obtain justice for a boy who was doused with gasoline and set on fire on his eighth birthday back in in 1998. Robert Middleton survived the attack and endured years of surgeries. But he died 13 years later, at age 20, from cancer that authorities say was caused by third-degree burns. Montgomery County authorities last month filed a murder charge against Don Willburn Collins, a neighbor who 13 at the time. He had been arrested in the case years ago but was later released. Collins is now 28. Read more...

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Teen Arrested in Double Homicide

A man accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend and a 64-year-old woman in Inglewood as she tried to protect her grandson was charged with capital murder, meaning prosecutors may pursue the death penalty. Justin Marquis Scott, 19, was charged on two counts of murder with the special circumstance of multiple murders, and one count of attempted murder. Read more...

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Police Drug Sting Brings in Millions

Police in Florida have been luring big-money drug buyers to a small suburban town from across the United States and as far north as Canada, negotiating sales of cocaine in popular restaurants and then arresting the buyers and confiscating their cash and cars. Undercover detectives in Sunrise, Fla., seize millions of dollars from the drug stings, offering cash rewards for the confidential informants who help police attract faraway buyers, including paying one informant more than $800,000 over the past five years. Read more...

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Parents Charged With Feeding Baby Heroin

Two Massachusetts parents accused of feeding their baby a bottle of formula with heroin in it were charged with manslaughter. Thirty-year-old Ryan Barry and 26-year-old Ashley Cyr are accused of killing their 5-month-old baby girl after she ingested formula laced with heroin. The couple was indicted by a grand jury this week on manslaughter charges nearly two years after the youngster died. Read more...

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Bob Avellini Faces DUI Charges Again

A DuPage County grand jury indicted former Bears quarterback Bob Avellini on felony drunken driving charges after his sixth DUI-related arrest since 2002. Avellini, who played for the Bears from 1975 to 1984, was stopped by Roselle police Sept. 15 while driving near his northwest suburban home. According to court records, Avellini "had (a) very strong odor of alcohol, glassy bloodshot eyes, lethargic motion, (and) slurred speech" upon being pulled over. Read more...


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October 11, 2013

4 Texas Men Found Fatally Shot

Emergency personnel responding to a 911 call found four men who had been shot to death at a house in northeast Texas, police said. The four victims were found in a front room of the Paris home, each with gunshot wounds, Paris police Chief Bob Hundley Jr., said. Investigators have ruled out murder suicide and characterized the killings as a quadruple homicide. Read more...

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Ex-Detroit Mayor Sentenced to 28 Years

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption, after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble. Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial. Read more...

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Man Wanted in 2011 Murder Captured

Police in Forest Park, Ga., say a traffic stop led them to a man suspected in the death of his pregnant girlfriend in Indiana. Authorities pulled a vehicle over and say the driver appeared nervous when officers approached and fled when asked to exit the vehicle. Authorities say the man, identified as 29-year-old Isaiah Barker, hit a police sergeant several times and continued running. Read more...

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Ariel Castro's Guards Falsified Logs

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of him in the hours before he died, the state said. Castro's pants and underwear were pulled down to his ankles when he was found, leading the state to forward those facts to the state highway patrol to consider the possibility of auto-erotic asphyxiation, according to the report from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Read more...

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Driver Shooting Heroin Crashes Into Cops

A Louisiana junkie smashed into the back of a cop car because he was shooting up heroin behind the wheel, police said. Ronald Caplina, 32, allegedly lost control and crashed his 2004 Lincoln LS into a lieutenant's squad vehicle at 40mph on Monday after ramming a needle full of the narcotic into his arm. Asked why he hadn't been able to swerve away from the police car before impact, Caplina reportedly refused to give a clear answer. Read more...

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Bob Beckel Shares Alcoholism Story

Beckel, a former Carter administration official who currently appears on Fox News's The Five, told his story Tuesday evening at the Recovery for Life Gala hosted by Caron Treatment Centers. "I've given a lot of speeches in my years but this may be the most difficult," he told the audience. Read more...

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Lamar Odom Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

NBA player Lamar Odom has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence in connection with his arrest in August. Odom didn't appear in court for the arraignment Wednesday and his attorney entered the plea on his behalf. A pretrial hearing was set for Nov. 8. The DUI charge against the 33-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers player includes an allegation that Odom refused to take a chemical test. According to California law, a motorist forfeits their license for a year if they refuse a breath or blood test. Read more...


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October 10, 2013

Killer Executed for 1978 Murder

The oldest man on Arizona's death row was executed this morning after 35 years in custody. Edward Schad, 71, was sentenced to death for the 1978 murder of Lorimer Grove, 74, who was found dead in underbrush by the side of a road south of Prescott. A month later, Schad was arrested in Salt Lake City; he had Grove's Cadillac and his credit cards. Read more...

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Courthouse Shooter Killed by Cops

Police say a retired police officer armed with two weapons fired up to two dozen shots at a U.S. courthouse in West Virginia before police returned fire and killed him. Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger identified the gunman in the shooting as 55-year-old Thomas J. Piccard of Bridgeport, Ohio. He is a retired Wheeling police officer. At a news conference, Schwertfeger said Piccard was armed with an assault weapon and a handgun. Read more...

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Lawyer Says Video Will Exonerate Cop

A lawyer for the undercover New York City police detective prosecutors have accused of participating in a motorcycle rally-turned-violent-melee says the video authorities used to incriminate him will ultimately exonerate him. Attorney John Arlia has insisted the allegations against Det. Wojciech Braszczok are flawed because they are based on video that shows the rear SUV window he's accused of punching out during the Sept. 29 fight is already broken. Read more...

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Hannah: DiMaggio Handcuffed Me

Months after a nationwide manhunt helped authorities track down kidnapped California teen Hannah Anderson, she's revealing new details about her conversations with the man who allegedly held her hostage. Anderson says DiMaggio sat her down on a couch, handcuffed her, zip-tied her feet and revealed his plan to kidnap her and take her to Idaho. The day quickly took an even darker turn when DiMaggio encouraged her to play Russian roulette with him, using a real gun. Read more...

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Body Found in a Block of Cement

The body of a man is his 60s was found in a block of cement in his Jersey City apartment. Neighbors reportedly said the building's super called police when he couldn't open the man's apartment to check on a foul odor coming from inside. When police arrived, they made their way inside and found a block of cement in the corner of a room. The officers chipped away the block and discovered the man's body, according to sources. Read more...

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Woman Texting Causes Fatal Crash

Police say a 20-year-old woman from Anne Arundel County faces charges in the death of a motorcyclist after she hit him while texting and driving. Elizabeth Haley Meyers of Severn, Md. was charged with negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter, reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to yield the right of way and text messaging while driving. Read more...

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Aldon Smith Facing Multile Charges

Embattled 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with three felony weapons and two misdemeanor DUI counts for separate incidents that occurred since the summer of 2012. Smith faces three felony weapons charges for possession of assault rifles in connection with a 2012 house party that ended with shots fired. The 24-year-old, who is currently in a rehabilitation program, is expected to surrender later this month. Read more...


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October 09, 2013

Hannah's Kidnapper Shot 6 Times

The California man who abducted a 16-year-old girl after killing her mother and brother died of six gunshot wounds after he fired on FBI agents surrounding his remote Idaho campsite. The six gunshots were ruled the cause of death of James Lee DiMaggio by an Idaho coroner. Read more...

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Undercover NYPD Detective Charged

An undercover NYPD detective swapped his biker's helmet for handcuffs after a video captured his hands-on role in a motorcycle mob's attack on a helpless dad. Wojchiech Braszczok, 32, was charged with riot and criminal mischief for pounding on a stopped SUV as driver Alexian Lien cowered inside with his wife and their 2-year-old daughter. Braszczok's lies to police brass were exposed when damning taped evidence of his participation in the terrifying Sept. 29 chase and assault in Manhattan surfaced, according to sources. Read more...

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Explosives Found in Underground Bunker

A father and his two adult sons were arrested over the weekend after authorities discovered a "large amount" of explosives in an underground bunker on their Riverside County property. Bruce Borynack, 49, Zachariah Borynack, 25, and Zephaniah Borynack, 23, were arrested Sunday at a house in the 10000 block of Nancy Avenue in Cherry Valley after authorities served a search warrant on the property and discovered the bunker, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Read more...

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Six Charged in Craigslist Armed Robberies

Three brothers allegedly orchestrated seven armed robberies in St. Paul this summer that duped buyers responding to fake Craigslist ads advertising cellphones. No one was hurt in the robberies that took place between June 5 and July 1, but 11 victims were robbed at gunpoint of cash, cellphones and keys. Read more...

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Florida Woman Arrested For Twerking

A Florida woman was accused of "dancing in a vulgar manner" in front of children, but instead of being asked to host Saturday Night Live, she was arrested. A Lake County deputy spotted Valerie Dixon, 27, bent over at the waist and screaming profanities at a school bus full of children. Children on the school bus were watching as Dixon twerked and allegedly grasped her genital area before the officer stepped in to stop the show. Dixon, who had no previous criminal charges, was charged with disorderly conduct. Read more...

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Two Teens Charged in Overdose Death

Last week, a student from Park Hill High School died at the hospital after a suspected drug overdose. Two teenagers, Jamell Montgomery, 18, and Krista Meeks, 17, have each been charged with one count of delivering an imitation controlled substance, the substance prosecutors believe killed the student. Furthermore, Meeks has been charged with two additional charges, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. Both Montgomery and Meeks facilitated the delivery of an imitated substance that appeared to be LSD and is referred to as 'acid.' Read more...

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Browns' Jon Sandusky Arrested

Cleveland Browns executive Jon Sandusky, the son of former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Fargo police Lt. Joel Vettel told reporters that an officer spotted Jon Sandusky, 36, making an illegal turn. The officer pulled Sandusky over and decided he was driving under the influence after administering field sobriety tests. Read more...





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October 08, 2013

Friends Search for Missing Mother

Friends and family members are frantically searching for a missing 23-year-old mother of two from Edwards, Illinois who was last seen at a wedding reception at Chillicothe on September 23. Julie Peters left the American Legion between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. wearing a short, peach-colored dress. Read more...

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Elizabeth Smart's Nine Months of Hell

Nine years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom by a religious fanatic and his wife, Elizabeth Smart has attempted to gain some closure to her nine months of abuse by outlining the details in a 308-page memoir of her ordeal. Read more...

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Tsarnaev Charged in Death of MIT Guard

Massachusetts authorities issued an arrest warrant for alleged Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday on charges related to the shooting death of an MIT security guard. He's currently in federal custody after pleading not guilty to 30 charges related to the April 15 bombing that killed three and injured 260 people at the Boston marathon. Read more...

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Grandmother Kills Baby With Sledgehammer

A suburban Chicago woman is charged with murder in the death of her 6-month-old granddaughter. Authorities said that 61-year-old Alfreda Giedrojc of Oak Lawn used a sledgehammer and knife to kill baby Vivian Summers. Prosecutors say the grandmother placed the baby on the floor and hit the baby repeatedly with the sledgehammer. They say the woman then retrieved a kitchen knife and slit the baby's throat. Read more...

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Man Charged in Pregnant Girlfriend's Death

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend, has been charged with second-degree murder. Tampa police have reportedly charged Jamar Silas after two witnesses said they saw him leave the home where Brianna Anderson died immediately after hearing a gunshot. Read more...

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Man Sentenced in Motel Standoff

A man accused of holding 11 people hostage and sexually assaulting four teenage girls at gunpoint in a Minnesota motel room has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. Demetrius Ballinger got the sentence prosecutors requested. The 26-year-old from Stillwater was initially charged with 27 felonies, but pleaded guilty to five felonies. Read more...

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Woman Charged With Murder, Dismemberment

After her ex-boyfriend's brother was attacked with a pipe and knife, and then decapitated, Daisy Gutierrez called her father and told him that she had "fixed the problem," authorities said. Then, Cook County prosecutors contend, Gutierrez's new boyfriend dismembered the body, and her father spent three hours digging a hole in the family's Southwest Side backyard before placing the victim's body parts in plastic bags and burying them. Read more...




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October 07, 2013

Baby Kate's Father Charged With Murder

A 23-year-old Michigan man has been charged with the death of his infant daughter who has not been seen since June 29, 2011. Shean Phillips has been arraigned on a charge of "open murder" in connection with the disappearance of his then 4-month-old daughter Katherine Phillips, called by authorities, "Baby Kate." Read more...

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Workers Steal Widow's $100,000

Authorities say the sudden appearance of old $100 bills in Gaffney led to the arrest of two air conditioning workers. Police say 87-year-old Lois Brown told the workers that her husband hid $100,000 in the basement just before he died in 2003. Brown told the workers that if they discovered the cash, she would give them a big reward. Investigators say 50-year-old Joey Reed and 47-year-old Elie Spencer found the money during the September 2010 work, but didn't tell Brown. Read more...

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Inmate Charged With Cellmate's Murder

A Trenton man who was facing attempted murder charges in the assault of another inmate at the Mercer County Corrections Center has been charged with murder after his cellmate was found dead, officials said. Lamar Gaines, 19, was sharing a cell with Darryl Boone, 38, of Trenton, in the receiving and detention area at the corrections center, when officers observed water flowing from under the door of the cell. Read more...

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Three Arrested in Bronx Double Murder

Three people were arrested in connection to a double murder of a Bronx woman and her mother, including the young woman's ex-boyfriend, police say. According to authorities, Andrew Scott, 23, murdered his ex-girlfriend Jena Randolph, 21, and her mother, Ida Randolph, 65, in their Valentine Avenue apartment in Bedford Park. Read more...

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Police Make Arrest in 2011 Murder

Oakland police have arrested one suspect for the murder of a young man nearly two years ago and they're looking for a second. Charles Butler Jr., 23, was shot to death near his West Oakland home in December 2011. Butler had just completed a training program to become a merchant seaman. Surveillance video shows Butler bumping another car as he parallel parked outside a store. Detectives believe someone from that car killed Butler a short time later. Read more...

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Cold-Case Homicide Trial to Start

Jury selection in the long-awaited criminal trial for Rick Riffe, an Alaska man accused of killing an elderly Lewis County couple in 1985, will begin in Lewis County Superior Court in Chehalis. Since Riffe's 2012 arrest, the trial has been delayed four times. Last week, days before the trial was to start, it appeared the case was again in limbo after Riffe's lead defense attorney failed to appear in court for a pretrial hearing. Read more...

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Jason Kidd Suspended for 2 Games

The NBA suspended Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd two games for pleading guilty to driving while impaired. Kidd will miss the first two games of the regular season at the Cleveland Cavaliers in Brooklyn's season opener on Oct. 30 and at home against the Miami Heat on Nov. 1. Kidd was charged with a DWI after he ran his SUV into a telephone poll on July 15, 2012, in the Hamptons. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunk driving charge on July 16 and was placed on probation for a year. Read more...




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October 04, 2013

Death Penalty Sought in Drug Murders

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing four people in Cumberland County over a botched pot deal. 26-year-old Jacob Bennett and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Brittany Moser, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted robbery. Both defendants were in court, but they appeared separately. As the accused trigger-man, Bennett also faces four additional charges of premeditated murder. Read more...

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Teen Kills Two on Hunting Trip

A deer hunting trip in northeastern Oregon turned into a tragedy when a 14-year-old boy killed two others at the cabin where the group was staying, authorities said. The boy then accidentally shot and wounded himself. There were many unanswered questions surrounding the shooting at the remote cabin in the Blue Mountains. Read more...

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Couple Arrested in Baby's Death

Police have arrested the mother of a 3-month-old baby and her boyfriend for investigation of alleged child abuse that killed the infant last November. Provo detectives arrested Brianna Brown, 32, and Joshua Jay Harding, 30, for investigation of child abuse homicide and booked them into the Utah County Jail. Read more...

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Daughter Arrested in Missing Mom's Death

The daughter of a Serra Mesa woman who has been missing for a week was arrested and jailed on a count of first-degree murder, according to the sheriff's jail website. Ghazal Ybarra Mansury, 42, was booked into the Las Colinas Detention Center in Santee jail. Read more...

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Family Charged After Baby Takes Meth

An Auburn woman and her mother are behind bars following allegations that they accidentally poisoned the woman's toddling daughter with methamphetamine. King County prosecutors contend Patrice J. Tannehill and her mother, Michelle Orndorff, were both smoking meth daily when Tannehill's 22-month-old managed to ingest some of the drug. The pair is alleged to have waited hours before taking the girl to a hospital. Read more...

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Online Drug Kingpin Arrested

After spending months trying to infiltrate an underground website that made buying and selling drugs as easy as shopping online for a book or TV, half a dozen FBI agents shuffled into the science fiction section of a San Francisco library and grabbed a young man working on a laptop. Authorities said the man was Ross William Ulbricht, and they accused him of being "Dread Pirate Roberts," the once-anonymous mastermind behind the online drug marketplace known as Silk Road. Read more...




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October 03, 2013

Jury Rules Against Jackson Family

A jury in Los Angeles has rejected a lawsuit that claimed the promoter of Michael Jackson's comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor who was convicted of killing the music superstar with a drug overdose in 2009. The panel of six men and six women unanimously rejected the lawsuit brought by Jackson's mother that sought to financially punish AEG Live LLC, the promoters of her son's "This Is It" concerts planned for London. Read more...

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Man Convicted of Killing Wife

A jury convicted a Minnesota man in the slaying of his wife, whose body was found in the Mississippi River months after she disappeared, though jurors decided he did not intend to kill her. In the second day of deliberations, the jury convicted Jeffery Trevino on one count of second-degree unintentional murder. The St. Paul man was acquitted on a second count that alleged he intended to kill his 30-year-old wife, Kira Steger. Steger's body was found in the river in May, more than two months after she went missing. Read more...

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Texas Reveals Execution Drug's Origin

Texas prison officials disclosed Wednesday that they are using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice released documents showing the purchase of eight vials of pentobarbital last month from a compounding pharmacy in suburban Houston. Such pharmacies custom-make drugs but aren't subject to federal scrutiny. Read more...

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12-Year-Old Arrested for Bullying

A 12-year-old from Stamford was arrested after police say she continually bullied, taunted and harassed another student while at school. Police said the victim's parents contacted the department to report the bullying on Sept. 20. Both students attend a private middle school. The bullying intensified while police and school administrators investigated, pushing the victim to make suicidal comments, according to police. Read more...

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Minister Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

A woman from Oklahoma, who recently moved to Idaho to start a pilot Bible college, was arrested Wednesday on charges of embezzlement out of Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Melody Miles was arrested at Valley Church in Caldwell following a healing meeting where she was a guest speaker. Miles had warrants out for her arrest and she and her husband Ken were in the middle of a felony embezzlement case. Read more...

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Rapper Jim Jones Arrested for DUI

Rapper Jim Jones was arrested for cruising around high and allegedly at high speed in the Bronx. NYPD pulled JJ over around 2 AM for speeding on a highway and when officers approached his Chevy Impala they say he had bloodshot eyes and looked out of it. They put Jones through some field sobriety tests which he did NOT pass with flying colors. Read more...

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Heroin-Alcohol Mix Killed Cory Monteith

The investigation revolving around Cory Monteith's death has closed. An autopsy and toxicity screening in July showed that the 31-year-old Glee star died of an overdose, officially referred to as mixed drug toxicity, with heroin and alcohol being among the substances found in his body. Investigators at the scene found drug paraphernalia, including a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, along with two empty champagne bottles and glasses. Read more...




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October 02, 2013

Teen Guilty in Jessica's Death

A Colorado teen pleaded guilty to kidnapping and murdering a 10-year-old girl in a case that panicked Denver-area residents last year. Austin Sigg, 18, entered the pleas in the death of Jessica Ridgeway in the Denver suburb of Westminster. Police said Sigg had confessed to the crime and that officers discovered of some of the girl's remains at his home. Read more...

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Witness Claims Hernandez Pulled Trigger

A man who survived a 2012 shooting in Boston that killed two people has claimed that then-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was the man who pulled the trigger. The man, who asked that his identity be kept secret out of concern for his safety, made the claim in an interview with WFXT television in Boston, and said he recognized Hernandez as the man who fatally shot two of his friends in July 2012 after the former NFL star was arrested this past June for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Read more...

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Teen's Fire Kills Mom, Sister

Sam Vonachen, a 14-year-old Kansas boy, is charged with murdering his mother and younger sister by deliberately setting fire to the family home in Hutchinson. Vonachen was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mother and 11-year-old sister, one count of attempted first-degree murder of his father, and aggravated arson. Read more...

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Dying La. Inmate Ordered Released

A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was ordered released Tuesday by a federal judge who also ordered a new trial because women were unconstitutionally excluded from the grand jury that indicted the man in a prison guard's slaying. U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge overturned Herman Wallace's 1974 murder conviction in the death of Angola guard Brent Miller. Read more...

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Florida Executes Dancer's Killer

A former escort service owner convicted of killing two women in the 1980s has been executed in Florida for the death of one of those women, an exotic dancer. Forty-nine-year-old Marshall Lee Gore was pronounced dead following an injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said. He had spent 23 years on death row. Read more...

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Body of Minnesota Student Found

Police say a body found in a ditch south of Minneapolis has been identified as that of a missing University of Minnesota student. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office confirmed that a body found in a ditch a day earlier was that of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk. Schunk was last seen on Sept. 22 with her ex-boyfriend at a bar in Burnsville, a city about 20 miles south of Minneapolis. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:27 AM

Police to Re-Open Amber Swartz Case

Police in northern California confirmed that they would re-open the case of a 7-year-old girl who disappeared from the front yard of her family's home 25 years ago. Pinole Police Chief John Hardester announced at a city council meeting that he would order a complete review of the disappearance of Amber Swartz Garcia, who vanished on June 3, 1988. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:27 AM

LSD Party Ends in Violence

Three teens were arrested and a fourth cited after a wild party in Mill Valley involving LSD ended in a bloody, violent confrontation with sheriff's deputies. Paramedics were initially called to a home on the 100 block of Reed Boulevard on a report of a male juvenile having a seizure, according to Lt. Doug Pittman. The 911 caller reported the boy had taken "acid" during a party at the residence overnight, Pittman said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:26 AM

Amanda Bynes Transfers to Rehab Center

Amanda Bynes has left the UCLA Medical Center, after one month of staying at the hospital, her family's attorney Tamar Arminak confirms. The 27-year-old actress reportedly departed the Los Angeles medical center about three weeks ago for The Canyon, a rehab facility in Malibu. "Upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA Medical Center, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles. Amanda is making great strides towards recovery," her parents issue a statement through their lawyer. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 04:26 AM

October 01, 2013

Couple Charged in 1980 Family Murders

An elderly Missouri couple have been charged with killing their former spouses and children in Wyoming more than three decades ago. Gerald Uden, 71, and Alice Louise Uden, 74, face first-degree murder charges for the death of her husband in 1974 and his wife and children in 1980. The couple hid the bodies, moved to Missouri and married each other, authorities said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:07 AM

Holmes' Lawyers Not Ready for Trial

Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are hinting they might not be ready for the February trial start date. Holmes' lawyers asked the judge to give them more time to file motions and to set deadlines for prosecutors to turn over a list of witnesses they plan to call. Prosecutors say they don't know how many of the potential 4,000 witnesses they'll actually call. Read more...

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Defendant Restrained at Murder Trial

A former prison guard charged with killing two Tennessee postal workers had to be physically restrained and removed from a Memphis courtroom after an outburst during a federal court hearing. Chastain Montgomery became upset during his mother's testimony at a hearing to determine whether he is eligible for the death penalty if convicted in the October 2010 shootings of Paula Robinson and Judy Spray. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:07 AM

Rape Report Filed on Slain Pastor

A Louisiana sheriff says the wife of a man accused of killing a pastor filed a rape complaint against the preacher two days before he was killed. However, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said that investigators are trying to determine whether the woman's relationship with the pastor was consensual. Woodrow Karey is charged with fatally shooting Ronald Harris Sr. during a service Friday at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:06 AM

Nick Carter Struggling With Alcohol

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has released a new book that outlines his struggles with substance abuse. In "Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It," the 33-year-old says he is drug free, but continues to frequently relapse on alcohol. Read more...




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