News : Crime

These are the safest cities in America, according to FBI data and SafeWise

Thursday  19:36,   17 august 2017
Houston Chronicle

Thinking about making a move? Money might be at the top of your concern list, but personal safety is a must too. That's why the folks at SafeWise have compiled a list of the top 50 cities in America based on FBI crime[...]

NY woman dies defending family in four-borough gunfight

Thursday  19:05,   17 august 2017
New York Daily News

The woman shot to death on a Queens street corner died defending her fiancé’s family during a Hatfields-and-McCoys-type fracas, sources said. Teriana Holcombe, 21, a day care center worker, was hit in the head by a bullet on the corner of[...]

Dalia Dippolito to Serve Jail Time During Appeal in Murder-for-Hire Case

Thursday  18:56,   17 august 2017
LawNewz

A Florida judge has ruled against Dalia Dippolito in her attempt to remain free as she appeals her conviction for plotting to have her husband Mike Dippolito killed in 2009Dippolito was sentenced to 16 years in prison for her crime, but she is[...]

'They haven't brought my baby home yet'; 911 calls released in toddler's death at daycare

Thursday  18:22,   17 august 2017
WESH Orlando

Recordings of 911 calls released Wednesday shed new light on the investigation into the death of 3-year-old Myles Hill, who was found lying lifeless last week in a day care van. "I called the lady who owned the day care and they seem like[...]

Pennsylvania road rage shooting suspect waives hearing

Thursday  17:20,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman during a road rage encounter has waived his preliminary hearing. That means 28-year-old David Desper, of Trainer, will head to trial. A formal arraignment is[...]

Catholic school teacher convicted of child rape freed early

Thursday  17:20,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A former Catholic school teacher convicted of raping a child was released more than a decade early from prison on Wednesday after a judge threw out his conviction amid questions about his accuser's truthfulness.Rather than face a[...]

Teen mom charged with Ohio murder still free on bond

Thursday  16:48,   17 august 2017
WLWT Cincinnati

<p>A Warren County, Ohio teen, accused of murdering her newborn, will remain free on bond. Brooke Skylar Richardson appeared in court Tuesday morning for a pre-trial hearing.</p>Judge Don Oda set the schedule for the case as it moves forward,[...]

Police: Rapist worked as security guard at rape crisis center

Thursday  16:36,   17 august 2017
CBS News

Police arrested Damon Rodgers, 40, who was convicted of rape and attempted rape in 1998, and released in 2011, for illegally carrying a firearm had been working as a security guard at a rape crisis center in Fresno, reports CBS affiliate[...]

Sentence next for Chicago activist with US immigration crime

Thursday  16:20,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>A Palestinian activist from Chicago is returning to Detroit for a final court hearing before she's eventually deported for concealing her convictions in two Jerusalem bombings.</p>Rasmea Odeh (OH'-duh) admits that she failed to disclose [...]

Police see resurgence in cocaine, crack use

Thursday  15:56,   17 august 2017
MSN

Local police departments are seeing more crack and cocaine cases in Vermont. “Vermont business owners are tired of bearing the brunt of the drug epidemic,” said Colchester Chief Jennifer Morrison. David Rosario, 41, pleaded not guilty to armed[...]

Parents Who Came Under Fire for YouTube Prank on Kids Could Face 10 Years in Prison

Thursday  12:45,   17 august 2017
Inside Edition

Michael and Heather gained notoriety after a video of them playing an expletive-laced prank on their children went viral. [...]

Maryland judge reaffirms life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo

Thursday  12:45,   17 august 2017
Reuters

Six life sentences for a man convicted in a deadly Washington area sniper spree when he was 17 have been allowed to stand after a Maryland judge found that he had not been given mandatory life terms, which the U.S. Supreme court has ruled[...]

Remains found in northwest Missouri identified as teen's

Thursday  10:50,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bones found in a rural area in the spring are those of a 17-year-old northwest Missouri girl, family members and authorities said Wednesday, bringing them closer to solving a 10-year mystery that began when the teen walked out of [...]

California man gets life in prison for USC student's beating death

Thursday  06:10,   17 august 2017
FOX News

<p>A 21-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California electrical engineering graduate student from China who was walking to his off-campus apartment.</p>Andrew[...]

Maine woman, 72, died after naked female home intruder jumped in her bed, officials say

Thursday  04:27,   17 august 2017
FOX News

<p>A 72-year-old woman in Burnham, Maine died from a heart attack after a naked intruder broke into her home in April, according to police and medical records.</p>The cause of death for Joyce Wood was a coronary artery disease-induced attack,[...]