November 28, 2013

Kansas Murder Suspect Arrested

A massive manhunt for the suspect in the deaths of a southeast Kansas woman and her three children ended when the man was arrested while walking and talking on his cellphone to a friend who had alerted authorities, police said. The 22-year-old man, who has not been formally charged yet, was arrested in Independence — ending the search that began when 29-year-old Cami Umbarger of Parsons was first reported missing, Independence Police Chief Harry Smith said. Read more...

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3 Teens Claim They Were Held Captive

Two people were arrested after three girls told authorities that they have been imprisoned in an Arizona home for possibly the past two years. Tucson police said the girls are siblings — ages 12, 13 and 17 — and their mother and stepfather have been arrested in a case that's being investigated as alleged child abuse and imprisonment. Read more...

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Ridgeway's Killer Confesses to Crime

In a soft voice, teenager Austin Sigg confessed in gruesome detail how he snatched a 10-year-old girl from his Colorado neighborhood and dismembered her. But what Sigg could not explain to police detectives is why. "It was a random place, a random time. Random everything," Sigg told officers in interrogation video released this week. "I was just driving and just kind of looking. And I saw her ... found the place to park. And I parked, and I waited. And she walked by, and I grabbed her." Read more...

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Man Awaiting Murder Trial Dies

A suspected serial killer who was awaiting trial for the 1996 murder of a 27-year-old woman has died in a Denver hospital from pneumonia and other health complications. Chester Leroy Todd, 69, was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation and first-degree felony murder in connection with the death of Sherri Lynn Majors, Denver District Attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said. Read more...

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Vikings' Erin Henderson Suing Over DUI Arrest

Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson is suing the Department of Public Safety to prevent the state from revoking his driver's license after Eden Prairie police arrested him last week on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and allegedly possessing a controlled substance. It was the third time this month a Vikings player was arrested. Henderson asked a Hennepin County judge to retain his license after he was detained early Nov. 19 for registering a blood-alcohol level of 0.11, according to a petition the player filed in District Court. Read more...




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November 27, 2013

Judge Rejects O.J. Simpson Appeal

A judge in Las Vegas has rejected O.J. Simpson's bid for a new trial. The decision means the former football star must remain in a Nevada state prison where he is serving nine to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping in a bungled attempt to retrieve personal items from two sports memorabilia dealers in 2007. Read more...

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Police Make Arrest in 1997 Case

DNA and hair evidence has linked a former University of Iowa researcher now living in St. Paul to the 1997 murder of his wife. According to a news release from the Iowa City Police Department, 73-year-old John Richard Bloomfield was arrested at his St. Paul, Minn. home for the murder of his wife, Frances Bloomfield. He is in custody in Minnesota awaiting extradition to Iowa City. Read more...

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Clerk Arrested After Shooting Shoplifter

Arlington police said a store clerk has been arrested after a suspected shoplifter was shot and killed. When officers arrived at Smokin' Dragon Gifts they found two men holding two other men at gunpoint. Witnesses told investigators that a customer in the store had attempted to steal an item and the clerk, identified as 28-year-old Brian Lambert of River Oaks, opened fire as the man attempted to flee. Read more...

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Four Charged in San Francisco Slaying

A couple accused of killing a man they suspected of selling their 17-year-old daughter on the streets and two other defendants are now facing federal murder and racketeering charges in San Francisco, court records show. Thirty-nine-year-old Barry Gilton, his longtime girlfriend, Lupe Mercado, 38, Gilton's cousin Antonio Gilton, 27, and family friend Alfonso Williams, 36, were indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco in last year's slaying of 22-year-old Calvin Sneed in the Bayview District. All four were charged with murder in aid of racketeering. Read more...

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Body Found in Hollywood Dumpster

A 19-year-old Hollywood man was being held on suspicion of murder after police say he killed a man during a robbery in Koreatown and dumped the body in a trash bin. Los Angeles County prosecutors are expected to charge Merdan Haydarov in the slaying of 49-year-old Randall Scott Kreeger, whose body was found in a dumpster in the 1800 block of Garfield Place in Hollywood. Read more...

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Woman Gets 15 Years in DUI Manslaughter

Karen Macchione insisted until the end that a ringing phone, not the methadone coursing through her veins, caused her to plow into a construction zone and kill a man two years ago. "I am truly sorry," the 47-year-old Brooksville woman said during her sentencing hearing. "I'm guilty of reaching down for a cell phone. If I could take it back, I would, but I can't." Moments later, Hernando Circuit Judge Anthony Tatti reminded Macchione that a jury found her guilty last month of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and killing 28-year-old Steven Thompson Jr. Read more...




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November 26, 2013

Professor Claims She's Innocent

A former Orange County resident was jailed in Santa Ana refusing a plea deal in the murder case of a man she says raped her 18 years ago. Psychology professor and mother Norma Esparza, 39, worked with prosecutors after being arrested one year ago in connection with the murder of Gonzalo Ramirez. But prosecutors said she did not fully comply with their demands, which included pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and facing up to three years in prison. Read more...

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Boyfriend Accused of Dispatcher's Death

The boyfriend of a police dispatcher in Arkansas who was killed nearly two years ago has been charged in her death. Garland County Prosecutor Steve Oliver said that Kevin Duck is charged with first-degree murder in the December 2011 death of Dawna Natzke. Natzke, a Hot Springs dispatcher, was last seen Dec. 21, 2011, leaving a holiday party with Duck. Her body was found New Year's Eve in a remote area in the Ouachita National Forest. Read more...

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Bar Owner Shoots Country Singer

A downtown bar owner told police he fatally shot a country music singer in self-defense after the two got into an argument over the musician smoking a cigarette in a no-smoking area, authorities said. Pit and Barrel owner Chris Ferrell shot Wayne Mills, 44, after the bar had closed. Mills died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...

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Youth Soccer Team Robbed at Gunpoint

A 16-year-old boy was arrested this weekend after he allegedly walked up to a youth soccer team in Stockton, pulled out a sawed-off shotgun, and robbed the players of their cell phone and gym bags. He and his alleged 19-year-old accomplice, Khayree Lewis, were arrested about a mile down the road from where the incident occurred. When they were stopped by police, the 16-year-old boy still had the shotgun, police said. Read more...

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Day-Care Workers Charged With Child Abuse

Prince William County police charged two women who worked at a Woodbridge day-care center with assaulting and abusing at least three young children who had been in their care. Kierra N. Spriggs, 24, and Sarah A. Jordan, 29, both of Woodbridge, were charged with two counts each of assault and battery and cruelty or injury to a child. Detectives launched the criminal investigation after the Virginia Department of Social Services released a report that found that two workers at the center had abused toddlers by spraying them with a full-pressure hose, feeding them Flamin' Hot Cheetos and stepping on their toes. Read more...

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Student Reports Rape by Cop Impersonator

A University of Minnesota student reported she was sexually assaulted after she accepted a ride from a man impersonating a police officer. The woman was walking alone about 2:15 a.m. near 15th Avenue Southeast and Eighth Street Southeast in Minneapolis -- a few short blocks from the University of Minnesota campus -- when a man driving a black SUV slowed down to talk to her, according to University of Minnesota police. Read more...


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November 25, 2013

Crystal Mangum Guilty of Murder

The woman who falsely accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of sexual assault has been found guilty of second-degree murder of her boyfriend. Crystal Mangum was convicted of the stabbing death of Reginal Daye in his apartment in April 2011. Read more...

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Mother Guilty of 3-Year-Old's Murder

A woman who reported her 3-year-old son missing from a family gathering at a Cleveland park has been convicted of aggravated murder, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. A Cuyahoga County jury found 21-year-old Camilia Terry guilty of the murder of her middle child Emilliano. Read more...

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Secrecy Shrouds Sandy Hook Probe

A prosecutor is planning to release a report on the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but the public will have to wait longer for the state police's full accounting of the crime. The decision to continue withholding the bulk of the evidence is stirring new criticism of the secrecy that has surrounded the probe since a gunman killed 20 children and six educators inside the school on Dec. 14. Read more...

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Professor Charged in 1995 Murder

A psychology professor has been taken into custody for the murder 18 years ago of her alleged rapist after rejecting a plea deal that would have handed her a three-year prison sentence. Norma Patricia Esparza, 39, is one of four suspects to face charges for the 1995 killing of Gonzalo Ramirez, 24, whose body was found hacked to death with a meat cleaver on the side of a road in Orange County. A fourth suspect died in July. Read more...

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Man Mistakenly Arrested 11 Times

A man arrested or detained nearly a dozen times because he was mistaken for a suspected drug dealer cannot sue Las Vegas police, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. Justices in an order dated dismissed Francisco Gonzalez's suit against the police department, saying the agency was immune from such lawsuits. North Las Vegas police issued an arrest warrant for suspected drug dealer Francisco Garcia-Gonzalez in 2007 and entered his information into a law enforcement database. Read more...

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Massachusetts Chemist Gets 3-5 Years

Disgraced former state chemist Annie Dookhan is now behind bars, after she pleaded guilty to all 27 counts against her related to the drug lab crisis. Dookhan showed little emotion and spoke softly as she pleaded guilty. After accepting Dookhan's plea, Judge Carol Ball sentenced her to three to five years in state prison in Framingham. Read more...

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Josh Brolin Goes To Rehab

Actor Josh Brolin has reportedly checked into a rehab facility in Northern California to address his addiction issues. Earlier this month, the "Gangster Squad" star was involved in a brawl with a bouncer and was also video taped yelling at a cab driver after allegedly rear-ending his vehicle at a fast food drive-through window. Back in January, Brolin was arrested for public intoxication. He paid $250 bail and did not have to appear in court, as he was not given a citation for the arrest. Read more...


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November 22, 2013

Michael Skakel Free on Bond

Confessed killer Michael Skakel has been released on $1.2 million bond while he awaits the appeal of his overturned murder conviction or possible retrial for the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975. Skakel was ordered to wear an electronic tracking device and not leave the state of Connecticut. Read more...

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Teen Charged With Teacher's Murder

A Massachusetts grand jury indicted a 14-year-old high school student on charges of murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery in the death of a 24-year-old math teacher at his school near Boston last month. Philip Chism, 14, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Colleen Ritzer, whose body was found on October 22 in the woods behind the high school in Danvers, Massachusetts, about 20 miles north of Boston. Read more...

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Wife Says Zimmerman Has Unraveled

The estranged wife of George Zimmerman says she thinks her husband has unraveled since he was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Shellie Zimmerman said Katie Couric's show "Katie" that after his murder trial, he had become unpredictable and "a pacing lion." Shellie Zimmerman says she doesn't think her husband intended to kill the 17-year-old Martin. He said he fired his gun in self-defense. Martin was an unarmed black teenager and his death set off protests nationwide by people who believed he was racially profiled by Zimmerman. Shellie Zimmerman said she did not think her estranged husband is racist. Read more...

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Theater Shooting Trial Postponed

The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case has indefinitely postponed the trial of suspect James Holmes so attorneys can argue whether he should undergo another psychiatric evaluation. District Judge Carlos Samour scheduled hearings on the issue for Dec. 17 and 18. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 at an Aurora theater in July 2012. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty and want Holmes to undergo further evaluation of his sanity. Read more...

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Aryans Target Two Black Teens

Two Washington state teens accused of beating an 88-year-old World War II veteran to death are in the crosshairs of the Aryan Brotherhood. The white supremacist group reportedly put a $10,000 bounty on Spokane teens Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn, both 16 and black and both accused of murder. Read more...

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Court Rejects 'Too Intoxicated' Defense

New York's highest court upheld the murder convictions of three drivers who caused deadly crashes, rejecting arguments they were too intoxicated to know the threat they posed. Convictions of Martin Heidgen, Taliyah Taylor and Franklin McPherson hinged on prosecutors' contention they acted with "depraved indifference to human life" in crashes that shared common threads: driving too fast in the wrong lane while under the influence. Read more...

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Psych Evaluation Ordered for Dina Lohan

Drama mama Dina Lohan continues to claim the media drove her to drink – and now a judge has ordered her to see a shrink. At a Long Island court hearing on her DWI charge Thursday morning, Lohan was ordered by Judge Andrew Engel to undergo a full psychological exam by a court-appointed doctor. Her lawyer, Mark Heller, said the troubled mom of four is "free of any alcohol or substance abuse issues'' and reiterated Lohan's previous "media made me do it" defense, reading from a report he said was prepared by a court evaluator. Read more...


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November 21, 2013

Armored Car Killer Found Guilty

The armored car driver who killed his co-worker and made off with $2.3 million has been found guilty of first-degree murder by a Pennsylvania judge. Kenneth Konias Jr. was found guilty of the murder of Garda Cash Logistics employee Michael Haines. Read more...

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Bully Girls Charges Dropped

Charges have been dropped against two teenage girls accused of stalking a Florida classmate who later committed suicide after complaining of being bullied. Jose Baez, a lawyer for one of the girls, immediately demanded an apology from the sheriff who arrested her. Sheriff Gardy Judd dismissed his comments as "bluster." Read more...

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Mother Wants Son's Shooters Charged

On Tuesday, 25 year old Ryan Lusk suddenly died in the hospital bed he'd been in for six months. His mother Paula Montoya says, "Even though he was paralyzed, he never stopped fighting. He never gave up on life." Ever since Lusk was shot during a robbery while leaving the St. Patrick's Day festivities last year, Montoya says her son has been paralyzed from the waist down, and battled infections and complications. Read more...

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Former Paralegal on Trial for Murder

Five years after he admitted to killing and dismembering a man, a former Fresno paralegal stands trial, trying to prove he did it in self-defense. Waldron admitted he killed Jonathan Taylor, cut up the body, and disposed of it up near Shaver Lake. But he says Taylor started the confrontation, and the rest of his actions can be explained by his belief that Taylor was a gang member. Read more...

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Kidnapping a Hoax, Woman Arrested

A woman who last week told police she was kidnapped, doused with bleach, sexually assaulted and locked in the trunk of her car was charged with filing a false police report. Delisha Lashae Thomas, 27, was arrested after a Georgetown police detective re-created her whereabouts for the two days she said she was kidnapped by using cell phone records, store receipts and security video footage, according to a news release. Read more...

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Rep. Trey Radel to Enter Rehab

U.S. Rep. Trey Radel said Wednesday night he will take a leave of absence for an unspecified time and donate his salary. "I have no excuse for what I have done. I have let down our country," he said at a news conference. Radel spoke to reporters after returning home to southwest Florida, hours after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession. The 37-year-old first-term Republican from Florida said he will enter an inpatient drug treatment program. Read more...

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Amanda Bynes Competent for DUI Trial

Amanda Bynes will have her day in court after all. A judge in L.A.'s mental health court deemed the actress psychologically fit to stand trial following her DUI case. The judge, who reviewed Bynes' medical records, determined that the former Nickelodeon star is mentally competent to undergo criminal proceedings over her DUI case, according to the report. Bynes, 27, was originally scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 24 regarding her April 2012 DUI arrest that in West Hollywood, but the She's The Man star was a no-show. Read more...


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November 20, 2013

White Supremist Executed

A White Supremacist suspected of 22 murders in an attempt to start a race war has been executed in Missouri after stays by two federal judges were overturned. Joseph Paul Franklin died by lethal injection for the murder of Gerald Gordon outside a St. Louis synagogue in 1977. Read more...

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George Zimmerman Released From Jail

George Zimmerman is once again a free man after an arrest on criminal charges — but his freedom carries conditions. He was released from jail Tuesday pending arraignment on the latest charges against him: aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief. Zimmerman was released on the condition that he wear an electronic monitor, keep his distance from guns, and stay away from the girlfriend who accused him of trying to choke her and then a week later pointing a shotgun at her. His bond was set at $9,000. Read more...

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Teen Gets Life in Ridgeway Case

The teen who killed and dismembered 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was sentenced to life in prison. Austin Sigg, 18, pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering Ridgeway in October 2012. Sigg's defense pointed to a recent Supreme Court decision calling mandatory life without parole for juveniles unconstitutional in asking the judge to allow Sigg the possibility of being released someday. Sigg was 17 when he kidnapped and killed Ridgeway. Read more...

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Man Shot in Female Dorm

A male student at Virginia's Liberty University was shot and killed by an emergency services officer after an altercation at a women's dorm, Lynchburg police said. Police and paramedics responded to the residence hall near the main campus at 4:07 a.m. The victim, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was shot during a fight with the university officer, police said. It was unclear if the student was armed. Read more...

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Homeowner Sticks With 'Joe Biden Defense

A Vancouver man who fired a shotgun in the air to scare off car prowlers has refused a plea deal and says he's sticking with what's become known as the "Joe Biden defense." In response to a question about home defense, Biden told an interviewer in February Americans don't need semi-automatic weapons because a couple of blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders. Read more...

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Rep. Radel Charged With Cocaine Possession

Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012, will be in court on charges that he possessed cocaine. Radel, 37, was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine in D.C. Superior Court. He faces a maximum of 180 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000. Several sources with direct knowledge say it was the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration who were involved in the charges. Read more...

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Jake T. Austin To Face Dui Charge

Teen actor Jake T. Austin will answer a charge of driving under the influence in court a day after his car was involved in a separate hit-and-run incident in California. The former Wizards of Waverly Place star was busted on October 8 by officers from the California Highway Patrol after reportedly failing a field sobriety test. News of his low-key arrest surfaced after his 2010 Audi, which he was driving when he was pulled over last month, was involved in a hit-and-run. Read more...




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November 19, 2013

George Zimmerman Arrested

It seems the legal saga of George Zimmerman is far from over. The 30-year-old former Neighborhood Watch volunteer acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin has been arrested on charges of threatening his live-in girlfriend with a shotgun. Read more...

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Armored Car Trial Winds Down

The murder trial for a former armored truck guard accused of killing his co-worker and stealing millions of dollars resumed on Monday. Pictures taken inside the Garda truck were introduced at the Kenneth Konias trial Monday morning. The prosecution said the bins inside showed no sign of struggle as Konias claimed. Read more...

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Teenage Boy Charged With Home Invasion

A 17-year-old boy could be sentenced to up to 56 years in prison if convicted of a July 10 home invasion. Devin Cramer was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification (two counts), felonious assault with a firearm specification (two counts) and aggravated burglary with a firearm specification (two counts). Read more...

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Knoxville Murder Suspect Caught

A Knoxville woman is custody, and facing a first degree murder charge. Knoxville Police arrested 22-year old Princsteinia Robinson late Friday night. KPD had been searching for her for more than a year after she was listed as a suspect in a shooting at an East Knoxville bar last September. One man, 36-year old Esley D. Clemons, was shot and killed. Read more...

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Remaining 3 'San Antonio 4' Set Free

It took six hours longer than they expected, but the remaining three of four San Antonio women imprisoned for sexually assaulting two girls in 1994 were freed Monday night. Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh and Cassandra Rivera were released on their own recognizance after a judge decided to recommend that an appeals court vacate their 1998 convictions as tainted by faulty witness testimony. Read more...

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Officer Charged With Armed Robbery

Prosecutors say two Detroit-area police sergeants robbed a man believed to have stolen a cellphone belonging to the daughter of one of the officers. The Wayne County prosecutor's office announced charges against Detroit Sgt. David Pomeroy and St. Clair Shores Sgt. Michael Notoriano. Prosecutors say Notoriano's daughter was robbed of her iPhone at a Detroit gas station July 20. Read more...

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Teen Faces DUI Charge After Truck Flips

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on a DUI charge after she crashed her truck to avoid hitting a deer, Indiana State Police said. The crash was reported in Vincennes when police got a call about a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck on Monroe City Road near Wheatland Rd. Police said Bailey Dreiman, 18, of Vincennes, swerved to avoid hitting a deer, but ended up losing control. The impact of the crash caused the truck to flip on its roof. Read more...

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Olivia Newton-John's Daughter Battled Drugs

For Olivia Newton-John's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, the pressure of growing up the only child of her famous mom with the "perfect" girl-next-door image was often unbearable, she reveals in a candid interview. Facing such pressure, Lattanzi developed an eating disorder, which later led to addictions to drugs and alcohol. Now 27, and out of rehab, she spoke about her struggles and the dangers of celebrity culture. "Fame totally messes you up," Lattanzi, the daughter of Newton-John's first husband, actor-dancer Matt Lattanzi, said. Read more...




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November 18, 2013

Crystal Mangum Trial Begins

Testimony has begun in the murder trial of a North Carolina woman who once falsely accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of raping her. Crystal Mangum is on trial for the April 3, 2010 stabbing death of her boyfriend, Reginald Dye, in his Durham apartment. Read more...

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Missing Family's Remains Found

Four skeletons discovered in shallow graves in the Southern California desert are believed those of a missing San Diego County family, authorities said, raising a host of new questions about what happened to the seemingly happy couple and their two young sons. The McStay family — 40-year-old Joseph, his 43-year-old wife, Summer, and their sons Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3 — were apparent homicide victims, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said. Read more...

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Man Gets Death in Babysitter's Murder

A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to death for killing his children's baby sitter to silence her in a pending rape case against him. A jury condemned Franklin Davis to death for the slaying of 16-year-old Shania Gray. The jury had found him guilty of capital murder. Davis admitted to luring Gray into his car outside her school last year, shooting her and dumping her body in a river. Read more...

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Convicted Killer Released After 27 Years

A Connecticut woman who spent 27 years in prison for the murder of a pregnant woman was released Friday - four years early - after state officials took the rare step of granting her clemency. Bonnie Jean Foreshaw, now 66, thanked supporters and asked forgiveness of the victim's family after walking out of York Correctional Institution in East Lyme. Read more...

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Baby Hope's Name Added to Headstone

The name of the 4-year-old New York City murder victim known for 22 years only as "Baby Hope" has been added to her headstone. Family members and investigators gathered at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx at a graveside dedication for Anjelica Castillo. Read more...

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Refrigerator Boy Was Murdered

A coroner's jury has ruled that the suffocation death of an 8-year-old boy whose body was found in an abandoned refrigerator in central Illinois was a homicide. A Peoria County coroner's jury spent more than 30 minutes deliberating Thursday before handing down a ruling in the Aug. 15 death of Marquail (mahr-KWEHL') Johnson. The boy's naked body was found in a refrigerator in a yard near his Peoria home, hours after he was reported missing. Read more...

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Falcons RB Jason Snelling Busted for Pot

The Falcons have had plenty of on-the-field problems this season, now they might have an off-the-field one. Running back Jason Snelling was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in Winder, Ga., according to the Barrow County News. Winder is a city about 50 miles outside of Atlanta. Read more...

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Buckwild Star Anna Davis Arrested

Known as the 'wild child' on the now-cancelled show, Buckwild star Anna Davis is in trouble again. The 23-year-old was arrested for aggravated DUI in the early hours after being pulled over by police in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Under West Virginia law, a charge of aggravated DUI is handed down if a person has an alcohol level of 0.15 per cent or more. Read more...

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Demi Lovato Recalls 'Dark and Deep' Struggles

Demi Lovato has a hit album and not one, but two impressive TV gigs thanks to "The X Factor" and "Glee," but the pop singer remembers how close she thought she was to losing it all. "When I was in treatment, I honestly thought my career was over," Lovato, 21, told Entertainment Weekly of her struggles with alcohol, drugs and her eating disorder, for which she entered a treatment facility in 2010. "But when I came out of treatment, I had more supportive fans than ever." Read more...




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November 15, 2013

Bulger Gets 2 Life Sentences

Infamous Boston crime mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been sentenced to two life sentences plus five years for his murder and racketeering convictions. U.S. District Court Justice Denise Casper told Bulger during sentencing that his "conduct in of itself merits the most sincere penalty." Read more...

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Boy, 11, Charged in Death of Infant

An 11-year-old is now charged with the abuse that led to his 7-month-old brother's death. The infant's mother, Wendy Latwann Johnson, was charged earlier this week in Camden Johnson's death. Relatives say the 11-year-old confessed to abusing his brother, and doing it out of jealousy, while his mother ran an errand Saturday and was gone from the house for about 45 minutes. Read more...

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State Assemblyman's Dad Murdered

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father was murdered in a possible home invasion in Silver Lake. The victim's daughter arrived at the home and found 78-year-old Joseph Gatto suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators say the house had been ransacked. No arrests have been made. Read more...

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Man Gets 50 Years in Road Rage Murder

A Cook County judge has sentenced a man to 50 years in prison in the 2009 road rage shooting death of a Burbank man, according to prosecutors and court records. Mikel Pernell, 34, was found guilty in September of killing George Cruz, 30, on Sept. 18, 2009, after Cruz accidentally cut him off in traffic near 105th Street and Hoxie Avenue, and was sentenced by Cook County Criminal Court Judge Carol Howard. Read more...

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Psychic Gets Prison in 6-Figure Scam Case

A New York City psychic convicted of conning tens of thousands of dollars from clients was sentenced Thursday to 5 to 15 years in prison. Sylvia Mitchell must pay restitution to two victims following her grand larceny conviction last month. The case debated the line between selling an unusual service and exploiting people's longing to change their lives. Read more...

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Drunk Sister Picks up DUI Suspect

It was a double DUI arrest in the Lehigh Valley. Easton Police pulled over 30-year-old Bethany Donst of Belvidere in northern New Jersey and determined she had been driving under the influence. Police say when she called her sister to pick up her car, officers found Erin Donst had been drinking, too. Easton Police booked both siblings at the Northampton County DUI Processing Center, and both will receive summons for DUI. Read more...




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November 14, 2013

Ohio Delays Killer's Execution

Ohio's governor delayed a condemned child killer's execution to study the feasibility of accommodating the man's request to donate his organs. Gov. John Kasich's decision came less than 24 hours before Ronald Phillips was scheduled to die for the rape and death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter in Akron in 1993. His lethal injection Thursday was to be the first time a new two-drug combination was tried in the U.S. Read more...

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White Supremacists Plead Not Guilty

Two members of a notorious family that authorities say once tried to set up a whites-only nation in America have pleaded not guilty to weapons and drug charges in Arizona. Kirby Kehoe and his 37-year-old son, Cheyne, were arrested last month after authorities raided Kirby Kehoe's 40-acre property near Ash Fork, Ariz., and seized dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Read more...

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Coach Charged With Vandalizing School

A joint police investigation has led to the arrest of a Tennessee assistant football coach who is accused of painting his team's field house with vulgarities and making it seem like the work of a rival team. Marion County High School teacher Michael Schmitt is charged with vandalism. It reports the arrest came as a result of a joint investigation by Jasper police and the sheriff's department. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:08 AM

2 More Plea in FAMU Band Hazing

A former band member charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major pleaded no contest to manslaughter and could become the first person to go to prison for his involvement in the beating. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton described Jessie Baskin, 22, as being "most-consistently identified as the most enthusiastic" band member participating in the hazing ritual that led to Robert Champion' death. Baskin was beating Champion with his hands and feet, Ashton said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:08 AM

Sam Hurd Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in starting a drug-distribution scheme while playing for the Chicago Bears, completing a steep downfall that ended his football career and left his future in tatters. Hurd, 28, received the punishment in a federal courtroom in Dallas after pleading guilty in April to one count of trying to buy and distribute large amounts of cocaine and marijuana. The charge carried a minimum 10-year sentence. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 05:07 AM

November 13, 2013

Florida Executes 1991 Killer

A man convicted in the 1991 sexual assault and murder of an aspiring artist in Orlando has been executed in Florida. Forty-year-old Darius Kimbrough was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. following an injection at the Florida State Prison in Starke, officials said. Kimbrough was condemned for the October 1991 killing of 28-year-old Denise Collins, who was attacked in her apartment as she slept. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:48 AM

Texas Rapist and Killer Executed

Texas prison authorities have executed a convicted killer for abducting a young Houston couple, raping the woman and fatally stabbing the man in 1991. Jamie McCoskey received lethal injection evening at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit. The 49-year-old McCoskey already was on a form of probation when he was arrested for the slaying of 21-year-old Michael Dwyer and the rape of Dwyer's pregnant fiance. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:47 AM

Man Guilty of Killing Rape Witness

A Dallas-area man has been convicted of killing his children's baby sitter to silence her in a pending rape case against him. Franklin Davis was found guilty of capital murder in the death of 16-year-old Shania Gray. The jury will now decide whether to sentence him to death. Davis admitted to luring Gray into his car outside her school last year, shooting her and dumping her body in a river. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:47 AM

Man Admits Shooting Wife's Dad

A man accused of shooting his wife's father during a Father's Day Mass in Ogden, Utah, has taken a plea deal. Charles Richard Jennings Jr. pleaded guilty and mentally ill last week to charges of attempted murder and aggravated burglary. Defendants who enter such a plea can be rehabilitated at the state psychiatric center and returned to prison to serve out their sentences. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:47 AM

Ponzi Schemer's Wife Sentenced

The wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for trying to hide $1 million in jewelry from federal agents. A Fort Lauderdale federal judge imposed the sentence on 39-year-old Kim Rothstein. She had faced a maximum of five years behind bars, but prosecutors asked for leniency because of her cooperation. Her defense lawyer says Scott Rothstein bears some blame for his wife's attempt to sell jewelry investigators sought to confiscate. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:46 AM

Trial Begins for Crystal Mangum

Jury selection began in the murder trial of Crystal Mangum, who is charged in the April 2011 death of her 46-year-old boyfriend. According to investigators, Mangum stabbed Reginald Daye with a kitchen knife during an argument at his Durham apartment. He died several days later. Mangum claims she stabbed Daye in self defense and alleges it was a case of domestic violence. The couple had been dating for about a month at the time of his death. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:46 AM

Chiefs Wide Receiver Busted for Drugs

Riverside police arrested Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe for allegedly speeding and possessing more than 10 grams of marijuana. An officer spotted Bowe's 2011 Audi A8 traveling 48 mph in a 35 mph zone shortly before midnight at West Platte Road and Northwest Business Park, police said. The officer stopped it at West Platte Road and Riverside Street. While speaking to Bowe, the officer detected what he suspected was a strong marijuana odor coming from inside the Audi, police said. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 04:46 AM

November 12, 2013

3 Killed, 2 Wounded in Home Shooting

Authorities in Northern California were seeking a motive in a home-invasion shooting that left three adult family members dead and two wounded, and sent a child fleeing to a nearby house for safety. The triple murder happened in Stockton. Sheriff's deputies responded after receiving a 911 call from a man who reported that he, his girlfriend and other family members had been shot. Deputies arrived and found three of the victims — a couple in their 50s and their son — dead at the scene, Deputy Les Garcia said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:15 AM

2 Arrested in Texas Party Shootings

Authorities have charged two suspects in a deadly shooting at a house party in suburban Houston that left two teenagers dead and 20 hurt. The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced that 21-year-old Willie Young and 18-year-old Randy Stewart were arrested. Young is charged with deadly conduct while Stewart is charged with aggravated assault. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:15 AM

'Junior' Gotti Stabbed During Dispute

Former New York mobster John 'Junior' Gotti was stabbed Sunday night on Long Island. Sources said Gotti checked into the hospital and stated that he was stabbed in the stomach Sunday at around 9:45 p.m. in the parking lot of a CVS in Syosset while trying to break up a fight. 'Junior' Gotti is the son of the notorious late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:14 AM

Man Charged With Murder of Wife

A man is charged with murder after reportedly beating his wife to death. Marvin Antonio Hill, 37, is charged with murder, according to law enforcement officials. He is at the Catawba County jail without bond. Police said a man called 911 and said he and a woman got into a fight, and she slipped and fell. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:14 AM

Missing 15-Year-Old Found Safe

Kathryn Stalbaum, a 15-year-old girl Wisconsin girl who disappeared Nov. 5 while riding her bike to school, was found safe in Chicago after approaching a Chicago police officer for help. The teen has since been transported back to Wisconsin where she was reunited with her family, according to the station. Officials say Stalbaum left Wisconsin of her own free will and was found alone. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:13 AM

Lady Gaga Admits Marijuana Addiction

U.S. pop star Lady Gaga admitted on radio's "Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show" she was addicted to marijuana for years. "I just want young kids to know that you actually can become addicted to it," she said on Monday's edition of the popular radio program. "I have been addicted to it and it's ultimately related to anxiety-coping and it's a form of self medication and I was smoking up to 15-20 marijuana cigarettes a day with no tobacco." Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 04:13 AM

November 11, 2013

2 Dead, 22 Injured in Houston

A sheriff's office says a man and a woman are dead and at least 22 other people have been injured following gunfire at a large house party in a suburb near Houston. Texas' Harris County Sheriff Office issued a statement that two suspects are being sought after shots erupted in the suburb of Cypress. More than 100 people, mostly young adults, were at the house and many fled in panic from the gunfire, with injuries ranging from minor to critical. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:29 AM

11 Bikers Indicted in SUV Brawl

A grand jury has indicted 11 bikers, including an undercover New York City police detective, on various charges related to a motorcyclist-SUV highway melee. The indictment says undercover detective Wojciech Braszczok was charged with gang assault, criminal mischief, riot and other counts. Prosecutors have said Braszczok participated in the Sept. 29 attack by shattering the SUV's back window. He was off duty at the time. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:28 AM

'Stand Your Ground Law' Survives

A panel of Florida legislators easily defeated an effort to repeal the state's controversial "stand your ground law" Thursday following hours of passionate testimony. The vote by a committee of the Republican-controlled House, which seemed unlikely just a few months ago, comes after the trial of George Zimmerman renewed scrutiny of the self-defense law that was first passed in 2005. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:28 AM

Executions Stall as States Seek Drugs

Florida ran out of its primary lethal-injection drug last month and relied on a new drug that no state had ever used for an execution. At Ohio's next scheduled execution, the state is planning to use a two-drug combination for the first time. Last month in Texas, Michael Yowell became that state's first inmate executed using a drug made by a lightly regulated pharmacy that usually produces customized medications for individual patients. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:27 AM

Vikings' Jerome Simpson Charged with DWI

Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson has been been arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Simpson reportedly refused a breathalyzer test and was then arrested on probable cause DWI, per the report, and he was still in the Hennepin County jail the next morning. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:27 AM

Rapper 'Dangeruss' Arrested for Drugs

St. Petersburg rapper Dangeruss, best known as the inspiration behind the dreadlocked, drug-dealing rapper in the film "Spring Breakers," was arrested by Pinellas Park police Friday afternoon on drug charges. Russell Allen Curry, 27, was still being held at the Pinellas County Jail Sunday evening after he sold marijuana to a Pinellas Park Police officer for $60. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:27 AM

Actor Anthony Mackie Arrested for DWI

Actor Anthony Mackie has been arrested in New York City on a driving while intoxicated charge. Police in New York say the 35-year-old "Pain & Gain" actor was pulled over in Harlem. They say he refused to take a Breathalyzer test to measure his blood alcohol level. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:25 AM

Sam Donaldson DUI Charge Dismissed

A drunken driving charge against veteran ABC News personality Sam Donaldson has been dismissed after a Delaware judge ruled that police lacked probable cause to arrest him. A Sussex County judge also said Friday that there was insufficient evidence against Donaldson. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:24 AM

November 08, 2013

3 Arrested in Shooting of Medical Student

Three people have been arrested in the fatal shooting last summer of a University of Michigan medical student who was also an Air Force officer, police said. The suspects had no previous connection to victim Paul DeWolf or to the university, Ann Arbor police Chief John Seto said. DeWolf, 25, was found fatally shot at the off-campus Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity July 24 after failing to appear for work at a hospital. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:09 AM

2nd Arrest in Mississippi Murders

Authorities say a second person has been arrested in the abduction and killing of a Mississippi couple and their 7-year-old son. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said that 30-year-old Cedric D. Mason, of Jackson, was arrested late Wednesday on two counts of capital murder and two counts of kidnapping. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:09 AM

Man Blames Wife for Planting Drugs

A man accused of planting drugs on the PTA president at his son's school blamed everything on his wife at the beginning of his trial. Jill and Kent Easter, from California, are accused of conspiring against Kelli Peters, a volunteer at Plaza Vista Elementary School which their son attended. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:09 AM

Man Gets 28 Years for Friend's Death

An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to killing a friend and stuffing his body inside an unplugged freezer has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Walter Logan was sentenced after pleading guilty to reckless homicide in the 2012 death of 29-year-old Alex Shipp. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:08 AM

Coroner Slams Handling of Kendrick's Case

In a scathing report recently obtained by CNN, the coroner in the case of a Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat blasted how the initial investigation was handled. Authorities say Kendrick Johnson fell into the mat and suffocated while trying to retrieve a sneaker. His family suspects the 17-year-old was murdered and that someone has tried to cover up evidence in the case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:08 AM

Cop's Daughter Charged in Hit-and-Run

A 23-year-old Gardena woman accused of fleeing the scene after a fatal collision with a bicyclist in June is the daughter of an LAPD sergeant and the victim was a U.S. Postal Service worker, police confirmed. Vanessa Marie Yanez is charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run that occurred June 26, according to authorities. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:07 AM

Teacher Arrested for DWI During Class

A high school English teacher was arrested during her first-period class for allegedly arriving at school drunk. April L. Roods, 39, of Webster Manor Drive in Webster was arrested by Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies and charged with driving while intoxicated after police said she drove to school while intoxicated. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:07 AM

Aggie DB Arrested for Marijuana, Pills

Texas A&M suspended redshirt freshman defensive back Kenneth Marshall after he was arrested for possession of marijuana and prescription pills, according to the Bryan-College Station Eagle. Marshall, who hasn’t played this season, was charged with possession of marijuana between two and four ounces, and possession of a dangerous drug. Both are Class A misdemeanors and carry a maximum penalty of a $4,000 fine and up to one year in jail. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:07 AM

November 07, 2013

Michael Skakel Denied Bond

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will remain in prison while awaiting his new trial for the 1975 beating death of 15-year-old Martha Moxley. A Connecticut judge ruled that he did not have the authority to grant bail for Skakel, whose conviction was overturned on appeal last month. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:51 AM

Man Charged With Mississippi Family's Deaths

A 42-year-old man was charged Wednesday with arson and two counts of murder in connection with the deaths of a woman and her 7-year-old son in Mississippi. Wearing a bulletproof vest, Timothy Burns appeared in Copiah County Justice Court. He said he has no lawyer, so one will be appointed to him. He's being held in the deaths of Atira Hughes-Smith and Jaidon Hill. The boy's stepfather, Laterry Smith, was also killed. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:51 AM

Jury Selection Set in Armored Car Case

Jury selection is set to begin for a former armored car guard charged with killing his work partner and stealing $2.3 million in a Pittsburgh heist last year. Twenty-four-year-old Kenneth Konias Jr. was arrested in Florida about two months after the Feb. 28, 2012 heist. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. won't pursue the death penalty, saying he prefers Konias be convicted, imprisoned and forgotten about instead of becoming a potential death-row celebrity. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:51 AM

New Trial Sought in Chandra Levy Case

Lawyers for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy asked a judge to grant a new trial in the case, a request that had been expected for months and won't be ruled on for many more. A lawyer for Ingmar Guandique made the brief oral motion for a new trial during a court hearing Wednesday in Washington. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:50 AM

Woman Missing Since 2004 Found Alive

A Wausau woman who was 16 when she disappeared more than nine years ago has been found living in Mexico and could return home as early as Thanksgiving. Connie McCallister, now 25, disappeared with her then 22-year-old boyfriend on Aug. 15, 2004, when she was an honor-roll student at Athens High School. Her aunt, Florence Volzka, said that her boyfriend drugged her to get her to Mexico. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:50 AM

Crystal Mangum Jurors to Be Questioned

A Superior Court judge said that he would include questions about 2006 rape allegations against Duke University lacrosse players in a questionnaire for potential jurors in an upcoming Durham murder trial. Crystal Mangum, 34, is charged in the April 2011 death of Reginald Daye. Jury selection in her trial is scheduled to start next Tuesday. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:49 AM

Ex's TRO Against Charlie Sheen Denied

A judge denied Brooke Mueller's TRO petition, instead setting a hearing regarding their increasingly heated family drama for Dec. 4 as stories swirl about all sorts of disturbing allegations leveled by Mueller, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, who has been helping to care for Sheen and Mueller's 4-year-old twin sons, Bob and Max. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:49 AM

Measures to Legalize Marijuana Passed

Marijuana proponents scored significant victories on Tuesday as voters around the country passed ballot measures decriminalizing marijuana possession and approved regulatory taxes on the drug. The victories are widely seen as fuel for the legalization movement, which has chipped away at state drug laws over the past decade and has vowed to push for more changes from state legislatures. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:48 AM

Broward Judge Charged With DUI

A veteran Broward circuit judge found herself at the other end of the judicial system Wednesday — carted off to jail following her DUI arrest. After Judge Cynthia Imperato spent the evening at a social legal function, she was seen weaving on the roadway, nearly hitting a vehicle in her white Mercedes-Benz in Boca Raton, officials said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:48 AM

ABC's Elizabeth Vargas Checks Into Rehab

ABC anchor Elisabeth Vargas has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse. Vargas, who co-anchors "20/20" and was briefly a co-anchor of "World News," told the paper that she is one of the many people struggling with addiction. "I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol," she said, "and feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming. I am in treatment and am so thankful for the love and support of my family, friends and colleagues at ABC News. Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time. If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, I'm grateful." Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 05:47 AM

November 06, 2013

Court Rejects 'Mississippi Burning' Appeal

Edgar Ray Killen will apparently spend the rest of his life in prison. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of the 88-year-old former Ku Klux Klan member convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of three civil rights workers in the infamous 1964 "Mississippi Burning" case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:51 AM

Fifth Man Indicted in Triple Shooting

A fifth man has been indicted for the murder of a 12-year-old girl and the shooting of three women outside the Hartford Park projects in June. Luis "Didi" Gonzalez, 18, was indicted by a Providence County grand jury in the murder of Aynis Vargas and the triple shooting. Gonzalez's older brother, also named Luis Gonzalez and nicknamed "Fat Boy," and two other young men are also charged. Another man, Ricardo Vasquez, 21, pleaded guilty in September and was sentenced to life in prison. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:51 AM

Man Arrested in 2012 St. Claude Murder

A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old man in St. Claude last December has been arrested. Don Hayes, 39, was jailed in the death of 36-year-old Nathan Johnson after an investigation that involved an eye-witness account, a failed kidnapping attempt and a recorded message made by the dying man in the moments after he was shot, police said in papers filed with Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:51 AM

Man Arrested in Gas Station Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says a Clarksville man accused in a gas station fire that injured his wife is being held in the Habersham County Jail. Officials say 37-year-old Austin Dawkins was arrested and charged with reckless conduct for igniting a cigarette lighter near his gas tank while he was fueling his truck. Surveillance cameras were recording as gas vapors ignited where Dawkins' 30-year-old wife was standing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:50 AM

Officer Convicted in 2010 DUI Crash

An Indianapolis police officer has been convicted of driving drunk and causing a 2010 crash that killed a motorcyclist and seriously injured two other people. An Allen County jury deliberated for about seven hours before returning its verdict in the case of Officer David Bisard. Bisard faced reckless homicide, criminal recklessness, drunken driving and other charges in the August 2010 crash that killed 30-year-old motorcyclist Eric Wells. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:50 AM

Rockies Owner Arrested on DUI Charges

Charlie Monfort, co-owner of the Rockies, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Windsor, according to court records. The 54-year-old Monfort was released on a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Weld County court Nov. 19. Monfort was also cited for driving 10-19 miles per hour over the speed limit, court records reveal. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 02:49 AM

November 05, 2013

Man Gets 20 Years in Cold Case Murder

An accused killer in a cold case that was cracked by a tipster received 20 years in prison after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. Willie McNeil, 38, of St. Louis, was charged in 2011 with first-degree murder, assault and robbery in the death of Mark Raiffie. Raiffie, 47, was beaten and shot on May 24, 1999, at the family business that he ran, Raiffie Vending Co. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:10 AM

Missing Arizona Woman's Body Found

Arizona authorities say a body found over the weekend in the desert is that of a missing 78-year-old suburban Phoenix woman. Police say the body was discovered in the same general area where Helen Jean Lee's grandson had led detectives to find additional evidence. The grandson, 40-year-old Jason Eric Howell, is considered the only suspect in the killing. Lee was reported missing from her home the same day Howell was arrested in the theft of an SUV from a Chandler school. He is accused of ramming a police car and kidnapping, among other charges. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:09 AM

Man Charged in Antioch Double Murder

The search is over for Billy Varner, the man now charged in the deaths of his wife and mother in far north suburban Antioch. Varner was caught in Williston, North Dakota, about 1,000 miles from Antioch, Illinois, and about 80 miles south of the Canadian border. Varner also faces charges over a church robbery and a stolen van. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:08 AM

Walgreens Employee Robs, Vandalizes

Covington police have arrested a woman who confessed to stealing two cash drawers from Walgreens and throwing a brick through the window of her former employer. Robin Camille, 26, faces charges of felony theft over $500, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal damage to property and theft under $300. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:08 AM

Cards Cut D.C. Jefferson After DUI

The Arizona Cardinals released rookie tight end D.C. Jefferson, who had been arrested in Scottsdale and charged with DUI. The rookie sideswiped another vehicle in his black Chevrolet Silverado but didn't stop, according to the report. After being followed, Jefferson pulled into a parking lot where police located and questioned the 6-foot-6, 255-pounder from Rutgers. Jefferson's blood alcohol content was .156, almost twice the legal limit. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:07 AM

DMX Arrested Yet Again in South Carolina

Earl "DMX" Simmons was arrested yet again for three offenses while driving at the airport in South Carolina. DMX was pulled over by the police at the airport in Spartanburg, South Carolina for driving on a suspended license, driving while uninsured and driving an unlicensed vehicle. His most recent arrests were for marijuana possession in August and a DUI in July. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 01:06 AM

November 04, 2013

Hearing Set in Spierer Lawsuit

A judge has scheduled a hearing in December to decide whether to proceed with a lawsuit brought by the parents of a missing Indiana University student against the three men who furnished her alcohol on the night she disappeared. Lauren Spierer's parents claim the three should have protected the 20-year-old after she became intoxicated. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:54 AM

Body of 10-Year-Old in Trash Can

Police say the body of a 10-year-old girl has been found in a trash can at a metro Atlanta apartment complex. Gwinnett County police said in a statement that a man called 911 and said he was suicidal. He also said his daughter drank some type of chemical and was dead. Officers responding to the call found the girl's body in a trash can at the Lawrenceville apartment complex. Police say the girl's body was badly burned. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:54 AM

Feds Look Into Kendrick Johnson Case

Nearly 10 months after their son died, the parents of Kendrick Johnson are finally getting what they've been asking for: another investigation into the teen's mysterious death in the gym of Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia. Michael Moore, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said that federal authorities will investigate the circumstances behind the death of Johnson, whose bloody body was found inside a rolled-up gym mat on January 11. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:53 AM

Mom Who Planted Drugs Pleads Guilty

An Irvine mother accused of planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer at her son's school pleaded guilty to a false imprisonment charge. Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 40, was sentenced to one year in county jail and three years of formal probation, the office said. Easter was ordered to serve 120 days in jail, with 245 days of her term stayed, pending the completion of 100 hours of community service, said Paul S. Meyer, her attorney.] Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:53 AM

Sanford Blocks Neighborhood Watch Guns

Neighborhood watch volunteers will no longer be allowed to carry guns in Sanford, Florida -- the city where unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in 2012. The new rules from Sanford's police department will state that residents who are part of a neighborhood watch "may not carry a firearm or pursue someone they deem suspicious," Reuters reports. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:53 AM

Death Row Killer Dies in Hospital

A man who was sentenced to death after he was convicted of killing seven people in a series of 1997 fast-food robberies in Tennessee has died at a Nashville hospital. The state Department of Corrections says 55-year-old Paul Dennis Reid died at Nashville General Hospital. Reid was sentenced to death for the 1997 slayings of seven fast-food workers, most of them teenagers. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:52 AM

Trial Date Set for Marshawn Lynch

A judge in Alameda County Court in California denied a motion to suppress evidence and dismiss Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's DUI case, according to his attorney, Ivan Golde. A trial date of Dec. 27 has been set for the case. However, Golde said he likely will get a continuance so the trial does not take place during the season. Lynch's court date stems from charges filed against him for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on July 14, 2012. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:52 AM

Subway Vigilante Bernie Goetz Busted

New York City police say the subway vigilante who shot four panhandling youths on a train in the 1980s has been arrested on drug charges. Police say 65-year-old Bernie Goetz was nabbed in a sting operation in Union Square selling $30 worth of pot to an undercover officer. Police say he told the undercover to hang on, went back to the apartment where he has lived for decades and returned with the marijuana. He was then arrested on charges of criminal sale of marijuana. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 12:51 AM

November 01, 2013

'Notorious' Jewel Thief Arrested Again

Doris Payne looked comfortable - regal, really - in her pale blue jumpsuit in an Indio courtroom. But then the octogenarian with a jewelry theft rap sheet so savory it became a documentary has done this all before. At her arraignment for a recent alleged heist in Palm Desert, she wore her white hair combed neatly back and a metal chain around her small waist. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:07 AM

Phoenix Man Arrested for Dumping Body

A Phoenix man is in jail after investigators arrested him on suspicion of leaving a dead body on the side of a road near a desert area in northwest Phoenix, according to court documents. Terry Donley was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body of Herbert Franklin Riley on Oct. 11 near Alameda Road and Seventh Street, north of Deer Valley Road, according to court records. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:06 AM

Man Pleads Guilty to 67 Arson Charges

For five months last year, as arson fires lit up the Eastern Shore at night, the question on everyone's mind was: Who? When police charged a former volunteer firefighter and his fiancée, the question became: Why? When Charles R. Smith III pleaded guilty to setting nearly 70 arson blazes, an answer began to emerge: He may have been motivated, at least initially, by the emotional connection he felt with his fiancée when the first fire was set. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:06 AM

Fifth Grader Convicted in Murder Plot

An 11-year-old boy was convicted of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a fifth-grade plot against a female classmate. Judge Allen Nielsen of Stevens County Superior Court said that "simple anger" had fueled the plot, which the boy devised this year with a 10-year-old classmate at Fort Colville Elementary School in northeast Washington. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:05 AM

Fake Cancer Mom Arrested

A central Ohio woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son has been indicted on felony charges of child endangerment and theft. Authorities allege 31-year-old Emily Creno, of Utica, shaved her son's head in a scheme that convinced him and others he was dying and bilked people out of donations. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:04 AM

Tennessee DUI Cases in Jeopardy

Thousands of DUI results statewide could be in jeopardy after a TBI employee was fired this week for mishandling evidence. All samples obtained in the cases will be retested for blood-alcohol content. Former Special Agent Kyle Bayer was fired on Monday after an internal investigation revealed he mistakenly switched two blood alcohol samples in a vehicular homicide case in Hamilton County. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 01:04 AM