News : Crime

33 people shot, 6 fatally, in 13 hours

Sunday  20:40,   20 august 2017
MSN

At least 33 people were wounded, 6 fatally, within 13 hours from Saturday to Sunday across the city in separate shootings, which includes an attack in the West Pullman neighborhood that left one man dead and wounded six other people.  In the[...]

FBI: 2 alleged MS-13 gang members arrested in New Jersey

Sunday  19:50,   20 august 2017
Associated Press

Federal officials say two alleged members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in New Jersey. The FBI announced Friday that fugitives Jose Manuel Romero-Parada and Willians Ernesto Lovos-Ayala were apprehended in Galloway Township.Romero-Parada,[...]

Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence

Sunday  19:40,   20 august 2017
Associated Press

For a decade, computer programmer Eddie Tipton reliably showed up for work at the central Iowa office of the Multi-State Lottery Association and earned the confidence of his co-workers, a team of technicians entrusted to build computers used to[...]

Laci Peterson Murder: Everything You Need to Know

Sunday  18:26,   20 august 2017
Rolling Stone

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Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

Sunday  18:07,   20 august 2017
Associated Press

EDMOND, Okla. — 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. Outraged, the Oklahoma woman, now 21, called lawmakers, the[...]

Police Add Civilians in Bid to Better Analyze Crime Data

Sunday  17:56,   20 august 2017
The New York Times

The New York Police Department is hiring 100 civilians with math and statistics backgrounds to help detect patterns and make sense of compiled data.For all the technological sophistication of the New York Police Department, in some respects it[...]

Was Crosley Green wrongly convicted in 1989 Florida murder?

Sunday  16:50,   20 august 2017
CBS News

A Florida man has spent nearly three decades in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit; evidence suggests he might be right -- will he get a new trial?For more than 18 years, "48 Hours" has investigated what many say is a case of[...]

2 troopers wounded in robbery investigation; suspect killed

Sunday  05:16,   20 august 2017
Associated Press

FAIRCHANCE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania state trooper was critically injured when he was shot by a suspect in a robbery investigation before officers returned fire killing the shooter, state police said Saturday.A second trooper also was shot by the[...]

Girl, 17, to be tried as adult after crashing car into house while high on opiates, killing two teen girls inside

Sunday  00:00,   20 august 2017
FOX News

An Indiana teen is being charged as an adult after prosecutors say she was high on opiates when she crashed her car into a house at 107 mph, killing an 8-year-old girl and her older sister inside. Alia Sierra, 17, appeared in court Friday on ten[...]

Drone Used to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico

Saturday  23:40,   19 august 2017
NBC News

A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone.SAN DIEGO — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of[...]

Man who had 'just regained his ability to walk' killed in hit and run

Saturday  19:01,   19 august 2017
Houston Chronicle

A man who had just regained his ability to walk on his own was struck Friday night by a car near Sheldon, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.A man who had just regained his ability to walk on his own was struck Friday night by a car [...]

Solving a Murder Mystery With Ancestry.com

Saturday  15:51,   19 august 2017
The Atlantic

Forty years after a young woman's murder, investigators try a new way to learn her identity.She was about 5’10” and slender, wearing cutoff jeans and a low-cut, sleeveless shirt—not bad-looking, Roth thought. Sliding into the 1963 Chevrolet[...]

Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home

Saturday  15:05,   19 august 2017
Associated Press

Police say an arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.Prince George'sPrince George's County Police Department officials say in a release[...]

Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

Saturday  09:25,   19 august 2017
Associated Press

Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder in the brutal killing. Chicago police escorted fired Northwestern[...]

Nevada plan to use untried execution drugs draws criticism

Saturday  08:50,   19 august 2017
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Prison officials in Nevada drew immediate criticism Friday for proposing an untried three-drug combination for the scheduled Nov. 14 lethal injection of a twice-convicted murderer who says he wants his execution sentence carried out.The[...]