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Former Penn State fraternity member pleads guilty to nine charges in Tim Piazza hazing death

Thursday  00:32,   14 june 2018

The first guilty plea has been entered in connection with the hazing death of Penn State student Tim Piazza. Ryan Burke, 21, pleaded guilty to nine remaining charges, including four hazing misdemeanors. Other charges had previously been tossed.[...]

2 gamers plead not guilty in Kansas 'swatting' death

Thursday  00:32,   14 june 2018

Two online gamers whose alleged dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges related to the "swatting" case that drew national[...]

Victims of Golden State Killer could get restitution from California

Thursday  00:32,   14 june 2018

A proposed bill related to the California budget may make alleged victims of the Golden State Killer or East Area Rapist eligible for restitution from a fund used to compensate victims of crimes. Senate Bill 858, which has passed the Senate budget[...]

'My boys need a daddy': Wife of wounded Orlando officer asks community for prayers

Wednesday  23:16,   13 june 2018

The wife of an Orlando police officer who was shot and wounded earlier this week asked the community for prayers and asked her husband to keep fighting during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Kevin Valencia, who is in his late 20s,[...]

He Escaped Domestic Violence Charges, Then Killed Four Kids

Wednesday  23:16,   13 june 2018

In 2012, Gary Wayne Lindsey, Jr., who killed four kids and then himself after a standoff with Orlando police, was arrested on domestic violence charges. They were later dropped.“These beautiful babies never hurt anyone,” wrote attorney Walter[...]

Study: Reduced criminal penalties contributed to more thefts

Wednesday  09:06,   13 june 2018

California researchers are linking a voter-backed reduction in criminal penalties for drug and property crimes to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft. Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts[...]

Soldier pleads to detonating chemical weapon near base

Wednesday  07:00,   13 june 2018

A soldier has pleaded guilty to making and detonating explosives that released chlorine gas in a forest near an Army base in Louisiana last year. U.S. Attorney David Joseph's office says 24-year-old Ryan Keith Taylor, of New Llano, faces a[...]

NYC motorcycle clubs unite to help biker recover stolen two-wheeler in Bronx, bust alleged culprit

Sunday  22:35,   10 june 2018

Fast — but not furious. Biker bar and restaurant owner Shmuel Avital has been reunited with his custom made KTM 390 Duke motorcycle, thanks to a tight-knit biking community and the highway patrol. He now hopes to bring the guy he found riding the[...]

Chicago residents awake to shooting; 10 more follow Sunday and Monday: 'On a church day?'

Monday  15:55,   04 june 2018

Residents were woken up by the sound of gunfire in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago on Sunday morning. Around 9 a.m. police were called to the 700 block of N. Trumbull Avenue on the West Side for a report of shots[...]

Saintly educator with a dark side: 'Rev' gets up to 26 years

Sunday  22:21,   03 june 2018

Shaun Harrison was known by students as "Rev" for his pastor-like demeanor. But the pious facade hid a darker truth. He boasted to students of his gang ties, drugs and guns. He recruited one of them, a 17-year-old student from a[...]

Woman who allegedly drove car onto Sanford, Maine baseball field, killing man, expected in court Monday

Sunday  20:30,   03 june 2018

A man was killed at Goodall Park, where a baseball game was happening, by a woman who at one point drove her car on the field, Maine police said. That driver, 51-year-old Carol Sharrow, of Sanford, Maine, is expected to make an initial court[...]

Sheriff: Suspect in mom's disappearance has had 18 aliases

Saturday  02:40,   02 june 2018

Kimberly Kessler is the prime suspect in the disappearance of Joleen Cummings, whose body has not been foundJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police in Florida say that the suspect in the disappearance of a hairdresser has had 18 aliases, and lived in 33 cities[...]

Teacher arrested after texting threat of mass shooting at Las Vegas concert

Tuesday  21:01,   29 may 2018

A Las Vegas teacher was arrested this month on terrorist threat charges after she sent texts saying she was forming a plan to shoot up a concert.A Las Vegas teacher was arrested this month on terrorist threat charges after she sent texts saying she[...]

Suspect found with ‘Things to Steel’ list arrested in California

Sunday  21:55,   27 may 2018

A man was arrested after deputies found he was driving a car with stolen plates and a “To Do” list of things to steal, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said. Trevor Nunes, of Tracy, also had a felony no bail warrant out of Alameda County for[...]

Amazon asked to stop selling facial recognition technology to police

Thursday  20:56,   24 may 2018

Over 40 organizations wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding the company stop selling its facial recognition technology, Rekognition, to the government. The technology, called Rekognition, uses artificial intelligence to identify the[...]