News : Crime

Fugitive caught after trying to watch solar eclipse, hiding in trash can

Wednesday  16:34,   23 august 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

Like much of the U.S. on Monday, Ladarius Blue hoped to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. U.S. Marshals had been searching for 26-year-old Blue since June after he failed to register as a sex offender, according to a press[...]

Investigation underway after Iowa EMS patients receive watered-down pain medication

Wednesday  16:33,   23 august 2017
KCCI Des Moines

Officials with Eldora Emergency Medical Services confirmed to KCCI Tuesday that an investigation is underway after some of its pain medication was tampered with prior to being administered to patients. According to a press release from[...]

NYC court staffer allegedly stole $163G set to pay off fines

Wednesday  15:53,   23 august 2017
New York Daily News

The money was supposed to pay off low-level court fines. But a shady staffer decided to help himself to the cash — and messed with people’s lives in the process, prosecutors[...]

Orlando International Airport standoff suspect accepts plea deal

Wednesday  15:52,   23 august 2017
WESH Orlando

A former Marine who attempted "suicide by cop" during a nearly three-hour standoff with police at the Orlando International Airport in May has been sentenced to 10 months in jail. Michael Wayne Pettigrew accepted a plea agreement on Aug.[...]

Fla. cops say an 11-year-old's pot-smelling backpack helped put parents in jail

Wednesday  15:51,   23 august 2017
Miami Herald

A school backpack led to a Hialeah police raid on a small marijuana grow house run by parents of two children.  Police say the older child, the 11-year-old, unwittingly gave his parents up on Monday - the growing facility, the selling,[...]

Computer programmer sentenced to 25 years for cheating lottery

Wednesday  07:26,   23 august 2017
USA TODAY

Eddie Tipton, the Iowa brainpower behind a case of multistate lottery fraud, will spend up to 25 years in prison for rigging “random” drawing jackpots. "I certainly regret," Tipton said in Polk County District Court prior to sentencing with some of[...]

FBI offering reward for help solving 25-year-old murder case

Wednesday  03:25,   23 august 2017
FOX News

Authorities are offering a five-figure sum for information leading to any suspects in the murder of an Iowa college student who was abducted 25 years ago. Illinois State Police and the FBI issued the appeal a day before the 25th anniversary of[...]

Adoptive parents win $3.25 million after birth father kills son

Wednesday  03:25,   23 august 2017
FOX News

An Iowa couple has been awarded $3.25 million for emotional distress after adopting a baby who was reclaimed by his birth mother, only to then be murdered by his birth father weeks later. Rachel and Heidi McFarland sued their adoption lawyer, Jason[...]

Biological Mom in Custody After Girl's Burned Bones Are Found in Rural Area

Tuesday  22:10,   22 august 2017
Time

(THEODOSIA, Mo.) — Authorities say the biological mother of a 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found in rural Missouri is jailed on a 24-hour investigative hold. (THEODOSIA, Mo.) — Authorities say the biological mother of a[...]

Cosby's retrial for sexual assault postponed to March 2018

Tuesday  21:45,   22 august 2017
Reuters

Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will be moved from November 2017 to March 2018, a Pennsylvania judge said on Tuesday. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill said the additional time was necessary to[...]

32 letters filed in support of prof charged in Chicago death

Tuesday  21:26,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

CHICAGO — More than 30 colleagues and friends of a former Northwestern University professor charged in the brutal stabbing death of a 26-year-old man wrote letters supporting him both as a friend and a scientist whose groundbreaking research might[...]

This Grand Experiment Could Revolutionize America's Justice System

Tuesday  19:37,   22 august 2017
NBC News

<p>JERSEY CITY, N.J. ─ On the ground floor of a deteriorating county courthouse, in a room outfitted with temporary office furniture and tangles of electrical wires, a cornerstone of America’s criminal justice system is crumbling.</p>A[...]

Boston Police Use Ice Cream to Improve Community Relations

Tuesday  19:07,   22 august 2017
NBC News

Lester Holt visits Boston to see how the police department is using an ice cream truck to build trust with the people it serves. Boston police officer Kenneth Grubbs grew up in the community he now serves: Roxbury, one of the city's roughest[...]

Day care with suspected 'hot-car death' has history of violations

Tuesday  19:06,   22 august 2017
USA TODAY

The Florida day care where a toddler died Friday in a suspected hot-car death has had four violations by the state Department of Children and Families over the last two years. In His Arms Christian Academy is currently under Department of Children[...]

Bronx teen's gun trial has questionable characters on both sides

Tuesday  19:06,   22 august 2017
New York Daily News

He’s a teen honor student who was held on Rikers Island for over a year unable to pay $250,000 bail on a gun charge.&nbsp;He has maintained his innocence and refused a plea[...]