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5-year-old girl burned in voodoo ritual

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Two sisters tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave, police said. The women also threatened to cut off the head of the girl's 8-year-old brother with a machete, authorities said.

February 04, 2018 | | Crime


Police, family say jealous shooter killed 4 at car wash

SALTLOCK, Penn. (AP) - A shooter driven by jealousy opened fire and killed four people at a car wash early Sunday morning in Pennsylvania, while a woman hiding in the back of a pickup truck suffered only minor injuries, according to state police and family of the victims.

January 28, 2018 | | Crime


Wrong woman killed in botched murder-for-hire

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say the wrong person was killed last Sunday in a botched murder-for-hire plot set up by a scorned woman.

January 14, 2018 | | Crime


Florida man calls 911 to report himself drunk driving

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving.

January 07, 2018 | | Crime


Woman gets 22 years for killing daughter

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter, who was later found hidden in her family's Ohio restaurant, was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges.

December 29, 2017 | | Crime


Mall evacuated after gun discharges into store’s floor

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) - A crowded mall in New York's Hudson Valley was evacuated Sunday after a man shot a gun into the floor, causing minor injuries to two bystanders, police said.

November 26, 2017 | | Crime


Second California inmate in brazen courthouse getaway caught

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The second of two California inmates who made a brazen courthouse getaway was caught in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, authorities said Sunday.

November 26, 2017 | | Crime


26 KILLED IN TEXAS CHURCH

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding at least 16 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history. The dead ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old.

November 05, 2017 | | Crime


Pair charged with securing child to bed with duct tape

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 6-year-old boy have been charged criminally after the boy told police his mother sometimes bound his arms and legs with tape to secure him to a bed in the basement of their home outside of Cleveland.

November 05, 2017 | | Crime


Doctors prepare for deep dive into shooter’s brain

STANFORD (AP) - Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman's brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won't be what led him to kill 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, experts said.

October 29, 2017 | | Crime


Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call

GIRARD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a reported domestic disturbance in the northeastern part of the state.

October 22, 2017 | | Crime


Fake bomb shuts down LA-area office

WHITTIER (AP) - Authorities say a phony bomb left outside a Los Angeles-area Planned Parenthood office shut down the center for about three hours before the hoax was discovered.

October 22, 2017 | | Crime


38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.

October 22, 2017 | | Crime


3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech in Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man who fired a shot at anti-Nazi protesters following a speech at the University of Florida by a white nationalist has been charged with attempted murder, police in Gainesville said Friday. Two men who allegedly urged him to shoot face the same charge.

October 21, 2017 | | Crime


Deputies: Man had arsenal. note promising ‘bloody revenge’

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home Wednesday found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade silencer, along with a note promising "bloody revenge."

October 20, 2017 | | Crime


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Video shows man before being shot by Texas deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - Cellphone video of a sheriff's deputy fatally shooting an unarmed black man shows the man wandering in a Houston street with his ...

March 25, 2018 | | Crime


Woman charged with killing her great-grandmother

WHEATON, Md. (AP) - A 22-year-old Maryland woman has been charged in the killing of her 80-year-old great-grandmother.

March 25, 2018 | | Crime


Teen girl home, man in custody after both are located in Mexico

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school ...

March 18, 2018 | | Crime


Mexican assumed American identity for 37 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Mexican man who was deported twice and had a history of arrests was able to assume the identity of an American ...

March 04, 2018 | | Crime


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