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Vandals strike Catholic missionary statue in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials say vandals have defaced a statue of Father Junipero ( ) Serra, the 18th century missionary canonized by Pope Francis.

August 20, 2017 | | Crime


Group charged with selling $7M in drugs over dark web

ALTADENA . (AP) - Six people have been charged with selling millions of dollars' worth of drugs on the dark web in an operation run out of a Los Angeles-area home.

August 20, 2017 | | Crime


Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

CHICAGO (AP) - The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing for the men.

August 20, 2017 | | Crime


Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime.

August 20, 2017 | | Crime


Newlywed had husband killed to get his insurance

CLEVELAND (AP) - A newlywed accused of soliciting her firefighter husband's killing to collect $100,000 in insurance money has been convicted of aggravated murder in a scheme that was flawed from the start: His ex-wife was still the beneficiary of his policy.

July 09, 2017 | | Crime


Woman arrested in killing of elderly parents Bay Area

PITTSBURG (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area woman has been arrested after confessing to killing her elderly parents in their house.

July 09, 2017 | | Crime


1 dead after shootout at Tulsa fireworks stand

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a shootout at a fireworks stand on the Fourth of July.

July 04, 2017 | | Crime


Ex-school aide accused of sex abuse, producing child porn

WALDORF, Md. (AP) - A former teachers aide and track coach in Maryland who authorities say is HIV-positive faces allegations that he sexually abused young boys and produced child pornography.

July 04, 2017 | | Crime


Judge in police shooting offers jurors support

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The judge who presided over the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer acquitted in the fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile took the unusual step of writing to the jurors to tell them that he supports them despite widespread public criticism of their verdict.

July 04, 2017 | | Crime


Man says he doesn’t recall killing wife in Uber car

SEATTLE (AP) - A man told investigators he didn't remember shooting and killing his wife inside an Uber employee's car, saying he had been drinking and "not having a good night" with her before the gunfire rang out, authorities said.

July 04, 2017 | | Crime


Copper thieves gut Tulsa’s streetlight grid

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at off-the-books salvage yards wreaked millions of dollars in damage.

June 25, 2017 | | Crime


Juveniles found with guns say it was part of a prank

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities say two juveniles found in a car with guns and live ammunition told authorities they were attempting to take part in a kidnapping prank.

June 25, 2017 | | Crime


Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing many casualties

LONDON (AP) - A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said.

June 18, 2017 | | Crime


Woman who stormed stage during ‘Julius Caesar’ arrested

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a Trump-like character who is assassinated had a boisterous new scene this weekend: an activist who stormed the stage, yelling, "Do you want Trump to be assassinated?"

June 18, 2017 | | Crime


3 arrested in double-slaying of teenagers

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) - Three people have been charged with killing two Maryland teens who were found dead the night before their high school graduation, and police said they believe the slayings were revenge for a robbery that one of the teens was rumored to have committed.

June 18, 2017 | | Crime


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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 ...

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 ...

October 20, 2017 | | Crime


Man killed in backyard near Manteca High campus

A predawn shooting Sunday morning in Central Manteca left one man dead and another injured.

October 16, 2017 | | Crime


Multiple victims hospitalized after shooting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

October 01, 2017 | | Crime


Postal worker went zip-lining while on disability

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former postal worker who had claimed a wrist injury prevented him from working posted photos of himself zip-lining and rappelling ...

September 18, 2017 | | Crime


Man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California engineer who worked for a defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for selling sensitive satellite information ...

September 18, 2017 | | Crime


Dad pleads not guilty in deaths of his children

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Prosecutors charged a father Monday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his children, saying a belt was used in ...

September 18, 2017 | | Crime


Gas station robbery suspect’s getaway car runs out of fuel

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal ...

September 17, 2017 | | Crime


Man guilty of killing wife in San Diego college restroom

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who admitted brutally stabbing his estranged wife in a restroom at San Diego City College turned to thank the jury ...

September 17, 2017 | | Crime


Suspect in 4 slayings appears in court

BOSTON (AP) - A 22-year-old recent Oberlin College graduate and jazz drummer from Maine will face murder charges Monday in the slayings of four adults found ...

September 10, 2017 | | Crime


Texas man arrested in ex- wife’s death day of Harvey

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - The body of a Texas real estate agent was found in a marshy wooded area Saturday more than two weeks after she ...

September 10, 2017 | | Crime


Concrete slab may hold remains of missing woman

MILTON, Pa. (AP) - Investigators hope tests on a three-ton hunk of concrete will soon solve the 1989 disappearance of a young mother, by determining whether ...

August 27, 2017 | | Crime


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