Crime

Woman Who Jumped on Hood to Stop Carjackers in Now Viral Video ‘Can’t Believe’ She Reacted Like That

Melissa Smith became one of the Internet’s newest heroes on Wednesday when video of her jumping on the hood of her car to stop it from being stolen …

Viral Videos

Slain Virginia officer was former Marine, father of 3

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.<p>Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died …

Policing

'Gator shotgun': 2 charged after pouring beer down alligator's throat

A pair of South Carolina men who poured beer down the throat of a young alligator now face harassment charges.<p>Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr., 20, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21, told law enforcement officers they nabbed the alligator Wednesday as it crossed a dirt road a few miles north of Savannah, Ga., in …

Beer

DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo’s Life Sentences Have Been Overturned And His Victim’s Families Are Puzzled

A federal judge in Virginia has shocked the families of the victims from the 2002 Washington-area sniper spree by throwing out two life sentence convictions for Lee Boyd Malvo, the 17-year-old son of John Allen Muhammad, who was executed in 2009 for the same crimes. On Friday, US District Court …

Staff accused of locking boy inside ‘torture’ compartment at school

A 6-year-old boy was repeatedly jammed into a dark hole in a closet ceiling by sadistic staffers at an after-school program inside a city school, The …

New York City

The Rise and Fall of New York's Most Feared Gangster

When Howard “Pappy” Mason made bail, he formed an imaginary gun with his thumb and index finger, turned to the prosecutor and pulled the trigger. …

Man charged with murder in feud that started over rock hitting car

An Englewood man forced his way inside a neighbor's apartment and fatally shot the neighbor Thursday following a chain of hostilities between the two that began after his car was struck by a rock, prosecutors said Saturday.<p>Waddel Adams, 31, of the 6500 block of South Laflin Street, is charged with …

24-year-old man and juvenile are suspects in violent home invasion robbery in Santa Monica

Santa Monica police on Saturday identified a man who was arrested following a home invasion robbery that left two people hospitalized, one with serious stab wounds.<p>The robbery occurred about 6:20 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of 19th Street in a residential neighborhood near Riviera Country Club, …

Los Angeles

Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop.<p>Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older …

News

Two Children Found in Locked Car on a Hot Day. Police Are Puzzled as to How They Got Inside

On a hot, Texas afternoon, the Parker County Sheriff's Department responded to a call from a distraught mother. She had just found her two children …

Former US nurse suspected of serial infanticide | News | DW | 27.05.2017

A former Texas nurse who was convicted and jailed for killing a baby more than 30 years ago is suspected of having killed dozens more during her time …

Investigators accuse Orange County D.A. of cover-ups, interfering with investigations

Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas and other officials interfered in multiple investigations and covered up criminal conduct by police, according to claims filed Friday by two investigators with the district attorney’s office.<p>In their filings, Tom Conklin and Abraham Santos cited three …

California

Dad jailed for slaying kids freed, baby-sitter admitted to murder

At daybreak on Oct. 25, 1967, Annie Mae Richardson, of Arcadia, Fla., got up to prepare the day’s meals for her husband and seven children.

New York City

Woman Held Captive by South Carolina Serial Killer Will Receive a $25,000 Reward

The woman who was chained inside a shipping container by South Carolina serial killer Todd Kohlhepp will receive a $25,000 reward for assisting …

Longer prison sentences: Good for the crime rate, bad for the criminal

Getting tough on serious crime was a central focus of the Trump campaign, and so far Jeff Sessions, the new Attorney General, has not disappointed. His latest action, a memorandum to all federal prosecutors amending the Obama policy of going easy on serious offenders, orders federal prosecutors to …

Criminology

Man charged with murder after shooting girlfriend through his own head in suicide attempt

<b>A suicidal man tried to blow his brains out with a gun but only succeeded in shooting his girlfriend after the bullet passed through his head into</b> …

Suspect in Portland Hate Crime Murders is a Known White Supremacist

by Doug BrownJeremy Christian, now accused of hate crime murders, at the right-wing "March for Free Speech" on April 29 Doug BrownThe man accused of …

Racism

Pit bull bites, kills 3-week-old girl in Michigan

Grand Rapids, Mich. — A pit bull bit the head of a 3-week-old Michigan girl, fatally injuring the infant just minutes after an adult checked on her.<p>An autopsy confirmed the bite killed Susannah Jean Murray. An adult found her bleeding with a severe head injury at her home in Grand Rapids on …

Who killed Sister Cathy? That is — and isn’t — the story of Netflix’s latest true crime show

"The Keepers" is as riveting as a crime series gets. It also exposes pitfalls of the prestige true crime formula<p><b>Note: This story contains spoilers for the Netflix series “The Keepers.”</b><p>True crime fans cleared their schedules for a Netflix binge last weekend when the streaming service dropped the …

Liberal POV

Federal Prosecutor Found Dead on South Fla. Beach

A federal prosecutor was found dead on a beach in Florida this week.<p>Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday with possible head trauma …

African-American News

Death of Erie’s Farrar family stuns those who knew the trio

Courtesy photo via Times-CallStacy Farrar and her son, IanNearly six months ago, an Erie biologist accepted a job about 850 miles away from his …

Denver

Wife killed outside home was trying to leave ex-con husband

A Maryland mom visiting Brooklyn for a Memorial Day family reunion was gunned down on a Coney Island sidewalk, killed by the estranged hubby she …

New York City

Police: 16-Year-Old Boy Who Tried To Rob Man In Oak Park Shot To Death

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — A 16-year-old boy was shot to death when he allegedly tried to rob a 24-year-old man Saturday in west suburban Oak Park, police …

Chicago

Northwest Side man charged with sexual abuse of wife's young relative

An Avondale man was ordered held on $200,000 bail Saturday after he was charged with having a sexual relationship with an underage relative of his new wife.<p>Bradley Pence, 49, had at least three recent sexual encounters with the 16-year-old girl, prosecutors said. Police showed up at his home in the …

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving …

Opioid Crisis

Miss Black Texas Accuses Police Chief Of False Arrest After Road Rage Incident

A Texas police chief called Carmen Ponder a “black b**** during the confrontation<p>Carmen Ponder, Miss Black Texas 2016, was driving to a North Texas …

Policing

Ex-crimelord survived a botched hit by playing dead after being shot FIVE times by a hitman

Former crimelord John Gilligan has revealed that he had to pretend to be dead after being shot five times by an assassin.<p>The notorious gangster took …

Hastert faces new lawsuit alleging he raped student

Man claims he was molested in restroom at age 9 or 10.<p>Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, already serving federal prison time for charges relating to his sexual abuse of children decades ago, is facing a new lawsuit alleging he raped a boy aged 9 or 10 in the early 1970s.<p>The suit was filed Friday …

Corruption

Woman who kicked German shepherd sentenced to jail time, banned from owning pets

A Laguna Beach woman has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after kicking a 9-month-old German shepherd.<p>Amber Castillo, 39, pleaded guilty May 16 in Orange County Superior Court to two counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced to 34 days in jail and three years’ probation, according to Laguna Beach …

German Shepherd

Man convicted of waterboarding girl and forcing her to run on treadmill for hours

<b>A man was convicted of child cruelty after ‘waterboarding’ a young girl and making her run barefoot for hours on a treadmill.</b><p>Garth Gatland, 39, also …

Treadmills