News : Crime

Chemist charged with taking cyanide, dumping in storm drain

Wednesday  18:35,   14 february 2018
Associated Press

WARRINGTON, Pa. — A chemist stole potassium cyanide from his workplace to use as pest control at home and poured it down a suburban Philadelphia storm drain when he learned there was an investigation, prosecutors said.Richard O'Rourke, 60, has been [...]

Race to murder suspects' Modesto, Calif. home was critical in preserving evidence

Wednesday  17:55,   14 february 2018
MSN

<p>A "tremendous" amount of evidence was found at the south Modesto home shared by 19-year-old Daniel Gross and 25-year-old Melissa Leonardo, the suspects in the murder of a Tracy teenager early Monday, an Alameda County Sheriff's[...]

As federal prisons run low on guards, nurses and cooks are filling in

Wednesday  17:55,   14 february 2018
USA TODAY

“We get a radio and set of keys, and we don’t know which keys fit which doors,” said a nurse who reports to guard duty in scrubs and running shoes.What she didn't anticipate: Being abruptly plucked from the busy medical unit in[...]

NOLA Police: 2 killed, 3 injured in Lower 9th Ward shooting

Wednesday  16:16,   14 february 2018
Associated Press

The New Orleans Police Department was investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday night just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day. Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said Tuesday night that five people were shot, two men[...]

Judge: Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter still incompetent

Wednesday  05:10,   14 february 2018
Associated Press

A Colorado judge says a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent.Tuesday's hearing was the first review of Robert Dear's mental health since the Colorado Court of Appeals in[...]

Dying woman drags herself 100 yards to a road and uses last words to identify her suspected killers

Wednesday  04:10,   14 february 2018
Tribune News Service

A dying woman who reportedly dragged herself to the side of a rural street used her final words to help authorities identify her killers, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said. The 19-year-old woman, identified as Lizette Andrea Cuesta, of Tracy, [...]

YouTube Star Couple Targeted by Gunman in Home-Invasion Attack

Wednesday  00:55,   14 february 2018
Variety

A “single, lonely and disturbed” man, armed with a handgun, drove 11 hours to the home of YouTube celebrity couple Gavin Free and Meg Turney in Austin, Texas — evidently intending to kill Free, according to a police report. The incident occurred[...]

Chicago police commander shot to death while responding to robbery

Wednesday  00:55,   14 february 2018
MSN

A high-ranking Chicago police officer died after he was shot Tuesday afternoon while assisting a tactical team responding to a robbery at the Thompson Center, sources said. The officer, identified as a commander, was shot a little before 2 p.m.,[...]

After slayings, homeless in Las Vegas fear a serial killer is stalking them

Wednesday  00:11,   14 february 2018
Tribune News Service

Peter LaPrairie woke up Sunday morning after a night of cold winds whipped through his sleeping bag near the highway. He walked - maybe a mile - toward D Street, where tents and shopping carts were hemmed along a fence like a snowdrift of forgotten[...]

Slain doctor's body may have been in home for months

Wednesday  00:10,   14 february 2018
Associated Press

A University of Connecticut scientist was arraigned Tuesday on charges that she murdered her husband, a UConn doctor whose body may have been left inside their home since June.Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi, 70, declined comment as she entered Bristol[...]

Parental rights of rapists terminated in Maryland

Tuesday  23:50,   13 february 2018
WBAL TV Baltimore

Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation Tuesday terminating the parental rights of rapists in Maryland. It took nine years to get the bill passed, but it is considered emergency legislation, so it takes effect immediately. Advocates believe the bill[...]

Man With ‘DIRTBAG’ Vanity Plate Arrested After ‘Series of Bad Decisions’

Tuesday  23:50,   13 february 2018
Law & Crime

A driver of a red Camaro with the fitting vanity plate ‘DIRTBAG’ was arrested after a road rage dispute that ended with him punching a cop. The incident, which was described as a “series of bad decisions” by the Bellevue Police Department, started[...]

San Diego police dog stabbed with 7-inch knife during arrest

Tuesday  23:50,   13 february 2018
Tribune News Service

A man with a 7-inch kitchen knife stabbed a San Diego Police dog during an arrest at an Encanto home Monday morning — an attack that came shortly after officers had shot the man using bean-bag rounds. The 22-year-old man was struck four times with[...]

Indiana police hope anniversary of teens' deaths spurs tips

Tuesday  22:22,   13 february 2018
Associated Press

A year after two northern Indiana teenage girls vanished during a hiking trip and were later found slain, police investigating the unsolved killings hope the crime's anniversary spurs a wave of tips that can help lead them to an arrest. State[...]

Teen Said He Killed His Father, Kissed His Bunny, Then Shot Up a Playground

Tuesday  22:22,   13 february 2018
Associated Press

(ANDERSON, S.C.) — A teenager charged with killing his father at their home and a first-grader on a school playground said he kissed his bunny Floppy and three dogs goodbye after shooting his father and then headed to the school to resume shooting,[...]