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Woman charged in twin's death in Hawaii released on $200,000 cash bail

A woman charged in a cliff crash that killed her twin is out of jail on a $200,000 cash bail.<p>Alexandria Duval, 38, was being held on a $3 million bail in the death of her sister, Anastasia, before a judge decided Thursday to allow her to post a reduced $2 million bond or $200,000 in cash for …

Iowa trucker used text messages to seek sex with suburban teen girl, police say

A truck driver from Iowa was arrested Sunday after he drove to the southwest suburbs expecting to meet a 13-year-old girl with whom he had allegedly solicited sex through cellphone text messages, Bridgeview police said.<p>Michael G. Bronkhorst, 46, was arrested about 2:15 p.m. at a fast-food …

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Man's pacemaker data leads to arson and insurance fraud charges

Authorities from Ohio arrested a man named Ross Compton and charged him with arson and insurance fraud based on his pacemaker data. Compton told the police that when he saw his house burning on September 19th last year, he packed his suitcases, threw them out his bedroom window and carried them to …

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Tributes to boy, 5, found dead by canal 'after being punished by stepfather for wetting his bed'

The family of a five-year-old boy found dead after allegedly being punished by his stepdad for wetting the bed have paid tribute to him.<p>The boy - …

9-year-old girl calls police while driving with ‘drunk’ father

A terrified 9-year-old girl pleaded with her “drunk” father to pull over while telling a police dispatcher she was riding with him in a harrowing 911 …

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Guard found dead in Delaware prison standoff was 16-year department veteran

The guard found dead Thursday after a Delaware prison hostage standoff that stretched for nearly a day was a 16-year veteran of the force, investigators revealed, saying they considered all 120 inmates in the building as suspects.<p>Sgt. Steven Floyd in an undated photo. (Delaware Dept. of …

Authorities link gruesome, decades-old New Hampshire killings to deceased California inmate

A drifter who died in a California prison while serving time for killing and dismembering a Contra Costa County woman has been linked to the disappearance of a New Hampshire woman and to the deaths of another woman and three children whose bodies were found in metal drums in the woods of New …

Texas executes man convicted of killing two in 2002 robbery | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas inmate was executed on Thursday for killing two sandwich shop employees during a robbery in 2002 after the Supreme Court denied appeals that argued he was not the trigger man and his case was tainted by prosecutorial misconduct.<p>Death row inmate Terry Darnell …

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Sex offender jailed for having one-night stand with woman he met in pub without telling police

A man banned from having sex without first telling the police has been sent to jail for 16 months for having a one-night stand with a woman he met in a pub.<p>It is a scene acted out in bars up and down the UK every night, but for Geoffrey Ball it has led to a lengthy spell behind bars.<p>Serial offender …

Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

Graphic surveillance video released this week shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him.<p>The muted video of the Nov. 22, 2015, incident was made public by lawyers for the man's family …

Virginia Executes Ricky Gray for Virginia Family Murders

The state of Virginia executed a man Wednesday night who confessed to the horrific drug-fueled murders of a couple and their two young daughters.<p>Virginia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Kinney said 39-year-old inmate Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal …

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