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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


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


SANTA MONICA (AP) - An Indiana man armed with three assault rifles and chemicals used to make explosives was arrested in Southern California on Sunday and told police he wanted to do harm to a gay pride parade - an event that annually draws hundreds of thousands of people, authorities said.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime

Major cities see rise in violent crimes

CHICAGO (AP) - Violent crimes - from homicides and rapes to robberies - have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend.

June 05, 2016 | | Crime

Prison guard who opened exploding package at home is critically hurt

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A correction officer who opened a package left by his mailbox that exploded outside his home is in critical condition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday after visiting the officer's family at the hospital where he is being treated.

May 30, 2016 | | Crime

13-year-old killed in Modesto

MODESTO (AP) - A 13-year-old girl has died and a 15-year-old boy was injured after a shooting in Modesto.

May 30, 2016 | | Crime

War memorial covered up after graffiti vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pair of Marines on leave from their base in California's high desert answered the Memorial Day call on Monday, bringing dozens of American flags to try to dress up a vandalized Vietnam War memorial until it can be repaired.

May 30, 2016 | | Crime

Man without pants attacks

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Authorities in Santa Barbara County say a college student naked from the waist down and likely intoxicated was arrested after allegedly assaulting a pastor.

May 08, 2016 | | Crime

Ripon nabs suspects with help of fire chief

Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters was credited by police Lt. Steve Merchant for being the key in the arrest of three burglary suspects after they were seen entering a back yard and having burglary tools in their vehicle.

April 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime

Aunt hopeful missing SF 2-year-old girl will be found

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sister of a woman found slain last week and whose 2-year-old girl is missing said Sunday she is hopeful her niece will be found safe.

April 10, 2016 | | Crime

K-mart theft chase ends in rollover on 120 Bypass

Three burglary suspects who allegedly took some $650 in merchandise from Manteca's K-Mart store led police on a high speed pursuit about 7 p.m. Sunday in a stolen car that ended up rolling over on westbound Highway 120 Bypass just west of Airport Way as they were fleeing.

March 28, 2016 | | Crime

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Officer shot in head, expected to survive

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco police officer was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Saturday after being shot in the head while responding to ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime

Police kill rake- wielding man who hit officers

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Police in Northern California shot and killed a man who attacked officers with a metal rake in the backyard of a home ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime

Hate crime charges filed in attack on Sikh man

RICHMOND (AP) - Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area have filed hate crime charges against two men accused of attacking a Sikh man by removing ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime

2 arrested in LA shooting that left 3 dead, 12 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police arrested on Sunday two suspects in connection with a shooting that left three people dead and 12 wounded at ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime

Father: Suspect in officers’ slaying wanted to shoot police

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - In the minutes before three Palm Springs officers were shot, two fatally, the suspected gunman's father told a neighbor his son ...

October 09, 2016 | | Crime

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

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