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Years of abuse allegations reported at Lancaster home before boy died

Long before 10-year-old Anthony Avalos died on Thursday with severe head injuries and cigarette burns covering his body, law enforcement officers and child protective caseworkers documented years of severe abuse allegations, according to sources familiar with the case history.<p>The sources, who spoke …

Crime

From holding terrified women captive for hours to hitting his girlfriend with a HAMMER: The shocking reign of terror of a 'psychopathic' Rebels bikie - as his violent rap sheet is finally revealed

• <b>Ex Rebels bikie faces longest prison term yet over domestic violence charges</b>• <b><br>Peter Masters has 25-year criminal history and is at high risk of future</b> …

Crime

Hundreds gather to attend funeral for four children, ages 12 to one, held hostage and killed by their mother's boyfriend in a nearly 24-hour police standoff

• <b>A funeral was held Saturday at a Florida church for Irayan Pluth, 12; Lilia Pluth; 10, Aidan Lindsey, 6; and Dove Lindsey, 1</b>• <b><br>The four children were</b> …

Crime

'What We Did Was a Scam': The Apprentice Creators Give Behind the Scenes Reveal of Trump's Show

In the recently released Netflix documentary <i>The Confidence Man</i>, two creators of <i>The</i> <i>Apprentice</i> discuss creating the “character” of Donald Trump as a …

Donald Trump

Man shot in head in Englewood

A man was shot in the head Saturday evening in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.<p>The 40-year-old was shot at 6:13 p.m. in the 5600 block …

Tyneside

What Happened When An Internet Stranger Said I Should Die In A Fire

I have a friend who doesn’t use social media. No internet at all really. Just a little Google, maybe some quick online shopping. Nothing about …

Swimwear

Thrown out of vehicle with throat slit, Army major’s wife found killed near Delhi Cantt

Police said they identified the woman as Shailaja Dwivedi after her husband, Amit Dwivedi, approached them saying his wife was missing. Amit is …

Crime

Priest suspended after viral video shows him slapping baby during baptism

A French priest has been suspended from “all baptism and marriage celebrations” after a viral video showed him slapping a baby across the face during a baptism ceremony, the diocese said.<p>Father Jacque Lacroix, 89, a priest who belonged to the Meaux Diocese, became a viral sensation after a YouTube …

Baptism

Netflix's Evil Genius: Marjorie Diehl Armstrong is more complicated than the documentary shows

I first met Marjorie Diehl Armstrong at Pennsylvania's largest women's prison — SCI Muncy — in November, 2012. Travelling to the prison that day, I …

Crime

Throat slit, army officer's wife found murdered at Brar Square

The wife of an Indian Army Major was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street at Brar Square in south-west Delhi, close to the …

Crime

They met online and were robbed on their first date. It was all a plan, Missouri cops say

Chloeann Gehner was on a first date with a man she met online, when Kenyon Owens approached the couple in a St. Louis area park and asked if they had …

Crime

Santa Ana Party Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Man Dead: Police

An 18-year-old man died early Saturday morning after being shot at a party in Santa Ana, officials said.<p>A citizen called the Santa Ana Police …

Crime

Child rapist enjoyed a day out at Buckingham Palace to see his wife honoured by Prince William

A child rapist enjoyed a Buckingham Palace outing to see his wife honoured by Prince William.<p>Former soldier Ian Knight was found guilty of ten sex …

Buckingham Palace

Catching a killer: How Tacoma police used genetic genealogy to crack 1986 cold case

Michella Welch was just 12 years old on March 26, 1986, when she was raped and murdered in a park near her Tacoma home. After an initial …

Genealogy

Civilian Toronto police employee jailed after her database searches led to killings | The Star

Some of the searches were done at the behest of one man, who has ties to criminal organizations. The Star is not publishing his name at the request …

Crime

$1m reward to solve 'quiet killing' eclipsed by Melbourne gangland war

Victoria Police announce a $1 million reward for the largely forgotten murder of Terrence "Terry" Black.

Crime

5 things to know about Spalding County cold case murder trial

A trial nearly 35 years in the making is likely to end after just five days of testimony.<p>The Spalding County jury tasked to determine whether …

Crime

MYSTERIES OF THE MAYAN ‘SNAKE GOD’ COULD BE REVEALED AFTER SECRET PASSAGEWAY TO AN UNDERGROUND CAVE IS DISCOVERED BENEATH 1,000-YEAR-OLD MEXICAN PYRAMID

An ancient Mayan pyramid that has fascinated explorers since its discovery by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s continues to reveal its …

Archaeology

Police Officer Fired For Unlawfully Detaining Daughter's Boyfriend

A police officer was fired after detaining his daughter’s boyfriend with no cause<p>An Ohio police officer <i>greatly</i> abused his power by pulling over his …

Law Enforcement

Deaths of West Side husband and wife, both 90, ruled homicides

The deaths of a husband and wife, both 90, whose West Garfield Park apartment burned in February, have been ruled homicides, officials announced this week.<p>Aldonia White, a returned nurse, died of multiple blunt force injuries from an assault with a contributing cause of death listed as heart …

Cook County

2 teen boys charged with pair of Old Town robberies

Two teenage boys were arrested Friday evening and charged with a pair of robberies last month in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North Side.<p>The …

Crime

Hospitalized John McAfee Swears Wrath on Whoever Managed to 'Spike Something That I Ingested'

John McAfee, the onetime chief of the security software company bearing his name and who has subsequently popped up in association with allegations …

Crime

Ex-MLB all-star being “eyed” in federal drug trafficking investigation

Is former baseball all-star <b>Hanley Ramirez</b> tied to a drug trafficking ring?<p>That may be the case, according to <i>ABC News</i> investigative reporter <b>Michele</b> …

Boston Red Sox

Newlywed Couple Kidnapped, Shot To Death By Family Over Land Dispute

Rusty and Becky Porter were found shot to death after mysteriously vanishing from their farmhouse.<p>They say blood is thicker than water, but tell that …

Crime

Drug bust yields 400 pills, 10 grams of heroin

A Massachusetts police department says it made a drug bust yielding 400 Xanax pills and heroin.<p>Police in Seekonk were searching an area motel for a …

Rhode Island

Greater Manchester Police 'knew boy was with paedophile'

<b>Senior detectives chose not to intervene after officers saw a boy enter the house of a known paedophile, a watchdog has confirmed.</b><p>Police were carrying out surveillance of Dominic Noonan, a Manchester gangland figure, when they saw the teenager enter his home in 2011.<p>They contacted their Greater …

Manchester

How One Sniper Killed an ISIS Fighter from 3,871 Yards Away - Warrior Maven

Military

Woman faked kidnapping to cover up boyfriend’s killing, police say

An Arizona woman allegedly faked her own kidnapping to cover up her boyfriend’s killing, police said.<p>Sharalyn Stura, 57, of Prescott, Arizona, was held on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Jay Michael Freeman, 66, Prescott Police spokesman Dave Fuller said on Friday.<p>On Thursday, the …

Crime

XXXTentacion ‘bought his family four homes’ just weeks before he was shot dead

XXXTentacion made sure his family were well looked after as he allegedly bought them four homes just weeks before he was murdered.<p>It was almost as if …

Crime