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52,000 FEWER ARRESTS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state history as police frequently ignore those illegal activities, experts say.

August 21, 2016 | | Crime


2 Houston kids found dead under home; mom in custody

HOUSTON (AP) - Two children were found dead under a neighbor's house Sunday after their mother matter-of-factly told someone helping her move that she had drowned them in a bathtub, authorities said.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


Man shot had a gun in his hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The black man whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun in his hand, the police chief said Sunday, as Wisconsin's governor put the National Guard on standby against any further violence on the city's mostly black north side.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


‘Grim Sleeper’ mystery remains

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The death sentence of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer last week put to rest a case that spanned more than three decades, but it left another mystery wide open.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


FBI: Woman robbed bank to return to prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said Friday.

July 31, 2016 | | Crime


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


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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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