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Alabama Prison Officer Stabbed by Inmate Dies From Injuries: Officials

A corrections officer stabbed by an inmate earlier this month has died, Alabama prison officials said — the latest attack at a state facility that has been grappling with violence.<p>Corrections officer Kenneth Bettis, a 44-year-old father of three and a veteran of the Alabama Army National Guard, …

Crime

Police: Burger King Worker Who Reported Robbery Had The Missing Cash At Home

While some criminal investigations are undoubtedly tricky for law enforcement, a recent robbery at a Burger King in California led police right back …

Crime

Mother gets 21 to life for drowning toddler son

San Diego Union-Tribune<p>VISTA, CA.-SEPT. 16, 2016: Veronica Rivas was sentenced to 21years to life in the murder of her 21-month old son by drowning …

Crime

Guards at New York's Rikers Island get prison for inmate beating

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six guards at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex were sentenced on Friday to prison for the 2012 beating of an inmate that left him with fractured eye sockets and a broken nose.<p>A car exits the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York March 12, 2015. …

Rikers Island

FACT CHECK: Chevy Suburban Merges in Front of 18-Wheeler, Kills Baby?

CLAIM<p>An Image depicts a fatal collision involving a Chevy Suburban that recklessly merged ahead of a tractor-trailer, resulting in the death of an …

Death Row Inmate Saving Some Of Last Meal For Between Execution Attempts

MCALESTER, OK—Saying he knew he would just get hungry again later, Oklahoma State Penitentiary death row inmate Harris Boland told reporters Friday …

mashed potatoes

Student stabbed in neck with smashed bottle 'for speaking Polish' in Telford

A student has been stabbed in the neck with a smashed drinks bottle “because he was speaking Polish” on a night out with friends. Police are treating …

Crime

Survivor from an 'Islamic State' prison recalls excruciating torture

According to survivors, prisons run by the extremist group "Islamic State" are unbearable. Detainees stand blindfolded and handcuffed without food or …

Saudi Arabia

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling not receiving lifesaving healthcare in prison (VIDEO)

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is serving a three-and-a-half year prison sentence after being convicted under the Espionage Act. But that may …

Police Say These Teens Livestreamed Their Armed Robbery On Facebook

"Criminals do some crazy things," a police spokesperson said. "They record themselves committing crimes, and we thank them for it."<p>Police in Baltimore on Friday announced they had arrested two teens who the <i>Baltimore Sun</i> reported were alleged to have robbed a man at gunpoint, sprayed him with mace, …

Why would a former police chief kill his young fiancee? Jealousy and greed, prosecutors allege.

Russell Bertram had reasons to want Leonila Stickney dead, prosecutors suggested this week in a South Dakota court.<p>For one thing, there was the insurance money — more than $900,000.<p>Also, Stickney was pregnant. And Bertram, 64, a former police chief who was in a relationship with the 26-year-old, …

Crime

Father killed his 21-month-old who survived cancer 'because he was jealous of the attention she got'

A father has admitted beating his one year old daughter to death – and is said to have been jealous of the attention she received after surviving a …

Crime

$1.9 million settlement in death of jailed woman in Texas

TEXAS<p>$1.9 million settlement in jailed woman’s death<p>The family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who died in a Texas jail last year, said it has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in federal court.<p>Geneva Reed-Veal, Bland’s mother, filed the lawsuit against …

Crime

Interview: What's it really like to build your own tiny house and live in it?

The Garlows recently completed their Shedsistence tiny house, a towable home on wheels measuring 24 x 8.6 x 13.5 ft (7.3 x 2.6 x 4 m) and weighing in …

He was deported 4 times. His wife is accused of helping him flee to Mexico. Now, she faces 10 years in prison

Immigration officials have deported Jose Vega-Zuniga four times, but he's always returned, and usually landed behind bars.<p>But a recent DUI arrest culminated in a federal conviction this summer that carried up to 20 years in prison. So, prosecutors allege, he left of his own accord.<p>Days after a …

No prison time for teen who raped baby

There something about convicted child molester Kraigen Grooms, 19, that fits the pattern of judicial restraint, even sympathy, shown to young …

Crime

The Prison Guards So Scary They Drove a Mentally Ill Inmate to Suicide

Fishkill is supposed to take care of mentally ill people like Ben, who was locked up as a schizophrenic teen. It turned out to be a death …

Dad of 13-Year-Old Killed Walking Home From School Shares Her Last Words: 'Her Message Is to Make Change'

Vern Landavazo, whose 13-year-old daughter, Lauren, was fatally shot on September 2, has been thinking of his daughter’s last words ever since, as …

Garden improvement with 16 low cost ideas.

It's all very well wanting to create a stunning professional-inspired garden, but what if you simply don't have the budget for expensive additions …

Landscaping

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The Little Girl Who Grew Up to Become a Cop and Catch the Man Who Sexually Abused Her

It took Hannah 13 years to come to terms with what Erlis Chaisson had done to her. That’s when she devised a way to make him pay for his crime.<p>Hannah …

Crime

Pilot's body found after fighter jet crash in Swiss Alps

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say the body of a Swiss fighter jet pilot has been found after his U.S.-built F/A-18C aircraft went missing in the Alps two days ago.<p>The federal government says the pilot's remains were found Wednesday near the wreckage from the crash in the Susten Pass of central …

Swiss Alps

Judge throws out double-murder conviction for NC man in prison for 21 years

A North Carolina judge on Wednesday threw out the double-murder conviction of a man who spent 21 years in prison after his case was tried by the prosecutor who was later disbarred for lying and misconduct in the Duke lacrosse rape case.<p>The judge said he was prepared to order Darryl Howard's …

Crime

Woman survives car crash – only to be shot dead by other driver

Deborah Pearl was driving to work on Saturday morning through the local streets of Solon, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb so serene that Money magazine last …

Chris Brown arrest adds to troubled history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2009, Chris Brown was arrested for viciously beating his then-girlfriend, fellow singer Rihanna.<p>Afterwards, Rihanna famously told Oprah Winfrey that she forgave Brown, and insisted he "made that mistake because he needed help."<p>But Brown continued to find trouble. There were public brawls …

Crime

2 Canadian Women Allegedly Busted in Australia with $22 Million in Cocaine While on Worldwide Dream Cruise

A dream vacation around the world turned upside-down for two Canadian women Monday after police in Australia arrested them and a Canadian man on drug …

Trump's Campaign Manager Said 'Rape Would Not Exist' If Women Were Stronger

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has an interesting solution to sexual violence — it “would not exist,” she said, if women were …

Donald Trump

Woman shoved crucifix down daughter’s throat, police say, then posed her dead body in the shape of a cross

A 49-year-old Oklahoma woman was charged with first-degree murder Monday in the killing of her 33-year-old daughter in a horrifying manner: by beating the young woman before forcing down her throat a crucifix and a religious medallion, a crime to which police say she confessed.<p>Oklahoma City Police …

Crime

Chicago Man Allegedly Kills Fiancée Before Pointing Gun at Daughter Who Witnessed Crime

A 43-year-old Chicago man allegedly murdered his fiancée and told the couple’s 10-year-old daughter he would have to kill her too because she’d …

Man who reported seeing a child being bundled into a van is arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice

A man who sparked a huge police search after reporting seeing a child being bundled into the back of a van,has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.<p>He was detained and questioned after detectives were unable to find any evidence to corroborate his claims of a child …