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Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Northern California heist suspects linked to murder, robbery

WINDSOR (AP) - Two men accused of robbing a Northern California armored car are also suspected of carrying out a similar heist in Southern California.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Woman who pointed out alleged rapist is sentenced in killing

SANTA ANA (AP) - Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met at a bar.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Police: Third victim dies in attacks on San Diego homeless

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday - bringing the death toll to three, police said.

July 10, 2016 | | Crime


Kidnapping victim missing even though 4 arrested in case

VALLEJO (AP) - Police in Northern California are investigating the kidnapping for ransom of a woman who remains missing even though four suspects have been arrested in the case.

July 10, 2016 | | Crime


Stabbing victim is critical

A 33-year-old stabbing victim was holding on to his life Sunday in a regional trauma center after being stabbed multiple times in the parking lot of a Moffat Boulevard motel shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday.

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


FBI releasing gunman, police conversations

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Federal investigators promised to provide more insight as to what was happening inside the Pulse nightclub after a gunman started a deadly assault that was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

June 20, 2016 | | Crime


Another night of drinking and dancing, until the shots began

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Like young people in clubs the world over, Jon Alamo met up with some friends, and then some more friends. He danced in Pulse's main room, where people swayed to the beat of salsa music. Then Alamo drifted into the club's two other rooms, which grooved to more of a hip-hop vibe. He remembers hearing Rihanna's "Work," one of his favorite songs, and grinding to it on the dance floor.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


Gay nightclub shooting deadliest ever on US soil

A gunman opened fire at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, killing 50 people and wounding 53 more before he was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members. Here's what we know about the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history:

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


A horror for one mother via text

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Mina Justice was sound asleep when she received the first text from her son, Eddie Justice, who was in the gay nightclub when a gunman opened fire and slaughtered 50 and wounded more than 50 others. Here is the conversation she had over text message with her 30-year-old son.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


50 SLAIN AT GAY NIGHTCLUB

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub known as the Pulse took their last sips before the place closed.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


San Jose man arrested in attacks on Trump backers

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police in San Jose have arrested a 24-year-old man involved in violent attacks against Donald Trump supporters after a political rally last week.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


3 arrested for manufacturing, selling fentanyl laced pills

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have arrested three people in San Francisco accused of manufacturing and selling illegal fentanyl, a highly potent opiate.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


Oakland police sex scandal spreads to other departments

OAKLAND (AP) - A sex scandal involving Oakland police has spread to other area police departments, with the woman at the center of it claiming she had sex with two dozen current and former officers in five cities, a newspaper investigation published Sunday found.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


San Francisco battles epidemic of auto burglaries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Across the street from San Francisco's main jail, business is booming at Auto Glass Now where more than a dozen motorists show up on an average day to replace windows broken by thieves.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime


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Death sentence for man who killed 2 to get wedding money

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man who killed two people and dismembered one of them as part of a plot to steal money to ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime


San Jose officer accused of aiding organized crime members

SAN JOSE (AP) - A San Jose police officer has been charged with unauthorized computer access after authorities said he leaked police intelligence information to Vietnamese ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime


Richmond disciplines officers in sex scandal

RICHMOND (AP) - A northern California city announced Friday that it is seeking to fire one of its police officers and discipline eight others implicated in ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime


La Supreme Court considers teen robber’s 99-year sentence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court is considering whether recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about juveniles convicted of murder mean a juvenile robber ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


Man in red underpants rams police car into mobile home

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a man wearing only red underpants attacked officers with "superhuman strength," got into a patrol car and ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


FBI investigating Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


Beaches reopened after pipe bomb blast, probe ongoing

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Jersey Shore beaches were reopened Sunday as an investigation continued into a pipe bomb explosion at a seaside community before ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


Feds test bomb remnants of NY blast that injured 29

NEW YORK (AP) - The bomb that rocked a New York City neighborhood known for its vibrant arts scene and large gay community contained residue of ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime


DUI suspect arrested for starting wildfire

SHASTA LAKE (AP) - A suspected drunk driver has been arrested for causing a crash that ignited a fast-moving wildfire that damaged three houses and forced ...

September 11, 2016 | | Crime


Police: Woman killed daughter with crucifix

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma woman accused of killing her daughter by forcing a crucifix down her throat told police she believed the 33-year-old woman ...

August 30, 2016 | | Crime


Three convicted on charges in high school basketball rape case

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - One Tennessee high school basketball player was found guilty of aggravated rape and two others were found guilty of aggravated assault against ...

August 30, 2016 | | Crime


Man out on bond for beating wife has now kidnapped her

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man free on bond while awaiting trial on charges he abducted and beat his wife while holding her captive for nearly two ...

August 30, 2016 | | Crime


What role did mom play?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Michelle Martens kept her new relationship with a man convicted of child endangerment a secret from friends and family for weeks ...

August 29, 2016 | | Crime


Man on flakka, LSD smashes window & attacks woman

STUART, Fla. (AP) - A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front window of a Florida home and attacked a woman and her adult son said ...

August 29, 2016 | | Crime


Couple charged with scalding death of their dog Sprocket

SAN MATEO (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a San Francisco Bay Area couple with felony animal abuse for allegedly scalding their poodle and Maltese mix dog ...

August 29, 2016 | | Crime


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