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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 was gas.

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 after he was found guilty of murder, according to a newspaper report.

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 at a Massachusetts home.

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 disappeared the day Hurricane Harvey made landfall, authorities said.

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 her remains were fed through wood chipper and then entombed in the basement of a Pennsylvania duplex.Sunbury Police Chief Tim Miller announced earlier this month that preliminary results showed the concrete contained wood chips, and he's waiting to see if they also hold the remains of Barbara Elizabeth Miller.A forensic pathologist is "dissecting the walls, so to speak, piece by piece, hammer-and-chisel type, looking for the smallest of clues," Miller, no relation ...

August 27, 2017 | | Crime


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


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

December 29, 2017 | | Crime


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