January 28, 2015

Man Charged in Craigslist Murders

On Jan. 22, 2015, Bud and June Runion disappeared after driving from their Cobb County home north of Atlanta to McRae in south Georgia to check out a 1966 Mustang for which they had placed a wanted ad online. Their bodies were found four days later in a wooded area near where their vehicle was pulled from a secluded pond. They both had been shot in the head. Read more...

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Georgia Executes Inmate Killer

Georgia executed a man who killed a fellow inmate despite arguments from his lawyers that his execution was prohibited by the Constitution because he was intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill was put to death by an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson. The 54-year-old was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m. He declined to make a final statement but did accept an offer to have a prayer read over him by a clergy member. Read more...

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Texas Halts White's Execution

Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a reprieve Tuesday afternoon to inmate Garcia White, who was sentenced to death after being convicted of fatally stabbing twin 16-year-old girls at a Houston apartment where their mother also was killed. White also was tied to the deaths of a grocery store owner and a prostitute. Read more...

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Vanderbilt Players Convicted of Rape

A jury has convicted two former Vanderbilt University football players of raping a female student inside a dorm room. The jury deliberated for about three hours before finding Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty. Each was charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. They face decades in prison. Prosecutors say Vandenburg brought an unconscious 21-year-old woman he had been seeing back to his dorm room after a night of drinking in 2013 and the assault occurred as he took pictures. Read more...

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Woman, Child Shot in Home Invasion

Police say an 8-year-old St. Louis boy went to school and told an office worker he had been shot, after his mother exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to force his way into a home. The mother was also wounded in the shooting. Both mother and child are in stable condition. Officers were called after a male resident was confronted by another man who tried to push his way into the house. The mother got a gun and exchanged shots with the suspect. Read more...

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2 Arizona Law Officers Wounded

Two Arizona law enforcement officers are hospitalized after a shootout with a domestic violence suspect in a small town near the New Mexico border. Authorities say the suspect 29-year-old Chris Ingram later died of his wounds at a Morenci hospital. They say Greenlee County sheriff's deputy Jon Mennen and Clifton police Sgt. Jason Mingura suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. Read more...

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Man Runs Down Pregnant Lover

A Florida man rammed his pregnant girlfriend with his car, then bolted, leaving her at the scene, authorities said. Crystal Noordhuizen, 32, had just crossed the street and stepped onto a grassy shoulder when a White Dodge Charger vroomed into view, striking the woman before plowing into a post, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The car was driven by Justin Colby, 33, of Pasco County, according to the sheriff's office. Read more...




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January 27, 2015

Hernandez Jury Ready to Go

A jury has been seated for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh seated a jury of 13 women and five men, including alternates, after more than two weeks of jury selection. They were chosen from a pool of 53 potential jurors who made it through screening for biases and hardships. Read more...

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Teen Fatally Shoots Teacher

A Minnesota teenager is accused of killing a popular high school arts teacher at an intersection before fleeing the scene in his own car. Bailey Jordan Garcia, 19, of Pine Springs, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old David Frigaard. The complaint said Frigaard was shot in the chest after pulling up to a stop sign in his truck in the St. Paul suburb of Mahtomedi. Read more...

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Robber Targets Prescription Fillers

A robber in the Denver area is said to be using small talk to target people who are getting their prescriptions filled. Aurora police say that the suspect, which has been spotted on five different surveillance tapes, can be seen lurking in the pharmacy waiting area. He appears to be listening to a customer collect their prescription drugs or striking up conversations with customers who appear to have visible injuries. He then often follows them into the parking lot, where he steals their prescriptions. Read more...

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Counterfeit $100s Circulating in N.J.

Authorities say counterfeit $100 bills realistic enough to pass as the real thing have been circulating throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Stamford, Conn. Police Cpt. Richard Conklin says the fake hundreds are created in New York City and cashed in at malls in Connecticut and New Jersey. "They use a $1 bill and they chemically treat it and they take all the ink off of it. So this is just a white sheet of paper now," Conklin said. Then they take the whitewashed paper and reprint it as a $100 bill using high-tech printers. Read more...

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Missing Teacher Found in River

The body of an award-winning Pennsylvania teacher who went missing three weeks ago was found in a Philadelphia river. Christopher Tully was discovered in the Schuylkill River by a private search team, Philadelphia police Officer Tanya Little said. The department's Marine Unit was contacted and removed the body, she said. The 40-year-old father of three was last seen on Jan. 6 after he left his parents' car in Philadelphia and left on foot. Read more...

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Wounded Suspect Charged in Crime Spree

A 32-year-old New Castle man, who was shot by the service station clerk he was trying to rob last week, has been linked to a string of armed robberies across New Castle County since December, state police said. Jose A. Quinones has been charged with 12 counts of first-degree robbery and attempted robbery and 13 counts of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony. Quinones has also been linked to six additional robberies in Wilmington, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale, a state police spokesman. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:26 AM Posted to Courts & Trials

Police Shoot 16-Year-Old Girl

Denver police shot and killed a 16-year-old girl who allegedly struck and injured an officer with a stolen car. Authorities did not identify the teen who was shot, but friends identified her as Jessica Hernandez. Police said that one officer was responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle in an alley. A second officer arrived after it was determined that the car had been stolen. In a statement, police said the two officers then "approached the vehicle on foot when the driver drove the car into one of the officers." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:26 AM Posted to Assault

Drunk Driver Kills Three

A Robeson County man has been arrested in a weekend wreck that killed three members of a Hoke County family. The North Carolina Highway Patrol told local media outlets that the two-vehicle wreck happened south of Raeford. Troopers say 43-year-old Jamie Oxendine, his 40-year-old wife Mary Anny and 17-year-old son Austin all died in the wreck. Troopers said 29-year-old Rodolfo Marin Vela of St. Pauls ran a stop sign and hit Oxendine's car. Read more...


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January 26, 2015

8 Shot at Nebraska Home

An early morning attack at an Omaha home left two young women dead and six others injured, police said. Officers responded to an emergency call of shots being fired at about 2 a.m. The women, who were in their 20s, were dead at the scene, authorities said. Three other people were rushed by ambulance to the Nebraska Medical Center, where one was listed in critical condition and the two others were reported in serious condition. Read more...

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2 Dead in Home Depot Shooting

One person has been killed and another person is in critical condition after a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan. The injured person was taken to Bellevue Hospital. A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told CBS News it appeared to have been a suicide-homicide attempt. Read more...

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Wisconsin Man Stabs Four, 2 Dead

A father fatally stabbed two people, including his 5-month-old daughter in her crib, and wounded two other people in an attack at a Milwaukee duplex, the city's police chief said. The baby's 19-year-old mother and her new boyfriend, 22, were rushed to a Milwaukee area hospital where the woman underwent surgery, according to Police Chief Edward Flynn. An older man who was a friend of the family was also killed, police said. Read more...

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Fugitive Arrested After 34 Years

A Mississippi man who escaped from prison in 1980 while serving a four-year sentence for shoplifting was arrested in Utah after being on the run for more than 34 years.
Sam Gene Harris, 62, was arrested at his home in Wellington, Utah, about 80 miles southeast of Provo, by Wellington Police and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office. Harris had been living in the area under the name of Wayne Edward Stevens for the last 20 years. Read more...

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Entombed Body Found in House

Authorities in Virginia are seeking the extradition of a North Carolina woman on a charge related to the discovery of a body in a house where she had once lived. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said the remains were found entombed in concrete. The remains were determined to be 70-year-old James H. Austin. Capt. Brian Wright says police are seeking the extradition of the former occupant of the Elliston house, 52-year-old Janice B. Widenor. He said she was charged Friday in Greensboro, N.C., with unlawful disposal and concealment of a body. Read more...

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Homeless Man Set on Fire

Police are looking for three men in connection with the Jan. 15 attempted murder of a homeless man who was set on fire while he slept. Police received a call around 11 p.m. from an adult male who said he found 58-year-old John Frazier in flames and extinguished the fire with sand, Dolan said. When officers arrived on scene, they found Frazier and some of his personal items "still smoldering," according to Ventura Police Cpl. William Dolan. Read more...

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Mother, Daughter Attack School Officials

A mother and daughter upset that their teenage relative was disciplined at a South Side elementary school are charged with allegedly beating and stabbing two Chicago Public Schools employees and a teen boy at the school. Authorities say the attack took place at Bond Elementary School. Debbie Wilson, 45, and her 26-year-old daughter also named Debbie Wilson allegedly went to pick up the 14-year-old girl, the elder Wilson's daughter, after she was disciplined at the school. Read more...

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Ty Lawson Arrested for DUI

Ty Lawson, point guard for the NBA's Denver Nuggets, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Denver police say Lawson was pulled over just before 1:30 a.m., for speeding. Lawson was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI and careless driving. According to arrest documents, this is Lawson's second alcohol-related offense. Read more...

Colts' Jackson Guilty of DUI
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky on a drunken-driving charge and pleaded guilty later that day. It was Jackson's second such arrest in less than a year, the other on a DUI charge in Muncie. Bowling Green police said Jackson was arrested after an officer observed his car "swirling from side to side," while traveling west on University Boulevard. Read more...




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Colts' Jackson Guilty of DUI

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky on a drunken-driving charge and pleaded guilty later that day. It was Jackson's second such arrest in less than a year, the other on a DUI charge in Muncie. Bowling Green police said Jackson was arrested after an officer observed his car "swirling from side to side," while traveling west on University Boulevard. Read more...




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January 23, 2015

Man Charged in Gypsy Hill Killings

A career criminal who has been incarcerated for the past 38 years has been linked to a series of California murders that took place over four months in 1976 when he was escaped from a Nevada prison. Rodney Halbower, 66, has been extradited to San Mateo to face murder charges in the Gypsy Hill Killings cold case. Read more...

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Texas Executes Triple Killer

A 41-year-old Texas prisoner was put to death for the slayings of three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home more than 21 years ago. Arnold Prieto, who spurned a plea deal for a sentence of less than life in prison, became the first inmate to receive a lethal injection this year in Texas, which carried out 10 executions in 2014. Read more...

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Car in Canal Linked to 1978 Case

Law enforcement officials say that a car pulled from a South Florida canal is linked to a 1978 missing persons case. Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright told the Sun-Sentinel that the orange 1969 Dodge Coronet was found by a South Florida Water Management District employee. When Sunrise police ran the vehicle identification number on the car's windshield, they found that it had belonged to 19-year-old Harry Wade Atchison. Read more...

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TBI Completes Bobo Case Analysis

Authorities say they have completed their analysis of more than 460 pieces of evidence in the case of a woman whose partial remains were found three years after her disappearance, possibly bringing defense attorneys a step closer to seeing how prosecutors have linked their clients to her. Two men, Zachary Adams and Jason Autry, were arrested last spring and charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of Holly Bobo, a nursing student who was 20 when she disappeared from her house in April 2011. In October, John Dylan Adams was charged with raping Bobo. All have pleaded not guilty. Read more...

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K-9 Killed in Standoff

Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man they believe killed a police dog during a standoff at a Southern California home. The suspect, who has only been identified as a wanted felon, had barricaded himself in a house in San Jacinto. The dog was sent into a crawl space to determine if the suspect was hiding there and moments later emerged with an injury to his neck. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:41 AM Posted to Murders

Detective Helped Girlfriend Flee

Authorities say a veteran Philadelphia homicide detective stashed his girlfriend out-of-state while colleagues sought her in the slaying of her ex-husband. Detective Ronald Dove was indicted on charges that include obstruction, evidence tampering, flight and conspiracy. He has since turned himself in to police. Officials say Dove was the get-away driver after his girlfriend, Erica Sanchez, allegedly stabbed her ex-husband once through the heart in 2013. Read more...

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Teen Charged in Mall Shooting

A 16-year-old boy accused of trying to steal Nike sneakers from a mall shopper, who fatally shot another teen who was with him, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and robbery. Montgomery County prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said his office approved the charges in the case stemming from a Dec. 20 fatal shooting outside the Dayton Mall, about an hour's drive north of Cincinnati. Read more...

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Kids Bail on Drunk Driving Mom

Four kids fearfully dived out of a car to save themselves as an allegedly drunken mom got behind the wheel. Angela Woodworth, 45, downed at least two pitchers of beer at a bowling alley and then a margarita at Ruby Tuesday's. All the while toting four 11-year-olds around the Florida city including stops at a Chinese restaurant before they made their getaway. They leaped to safety as the car stopped and ran to Steak 'n Shake in tears, seeking safety as Woodworth chased the children. Read more...


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January 22, 2015

Former Sheriff Gets 10 Years

A federal judge sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage. Ex-Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella told the judge during the sentencing hearing that he did good deeds during his tenure. But the court also received letters from community members who were critical of Rodella. Read more...

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Woman Pleads Guilty in Explosion

A woman charged in a deadly 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and to testify against at least two other people in the fiery natural gas blast that damaged dozens of homes. Monserrate Shirley, who had initally pleaded not guilty after she and two men were charged in late 2012, appeared before a Marion County judge in a courtroom filled with current and former residents of the neighborhood scarred by the blast. Read more...

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Coach Bites Another Coach's Face

A Cobb County high school basketball coach allegedly bit another coach's face twice, threatened to beat him and threw a chair inside a school office, according to her arrest warrant. Melonie Joyce Martin, the South Cobb girls coach, was standing about two inches from the face of Coach Tyrone Harris when she allegedly bit him, the warrant states. An assistant principal and two other coaches then watched as Martin allegedly threatened to harm Harris on Jan. 9. Read more...

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NYU Student Sets Classmate on Fire

Authorities say a New York college student is accused of setting a classmate on fire in his dorm, then singing and recording her putting out the flames. Jaime Castano was arraigned on assault and reckless endangerment charges. The incident occurred at his NYU dorm in August. Prosecutors say the victim reported it to school officials, but NYU didn't report it to police until October. Read more...

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Jerramy Stevens Gets a DUI

Former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, who's married to United States women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Stevens was stopped just before 2 a.m., refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Solo was reportedly in the car with Stevens and that both were allegedly acting belligerent with the arresting officers. Read more...



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January 21, 2015

Surgeon Shot at Boston Hospital

A male cardiac surgeon was critically wounded in a shooting at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the person believed to be the shooter was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the facility, officials say. "At this time there is no threat out there," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said. Read more...

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Woman Charged in Deadly Carjacking

A Walled Lake woman accused of carjacking an elderly man before running him over and killing him has been charged with murder in Oakland County. Police say 38-year-old Ruth Podzol checked out of a rehab center before taking the keys to 76-year-old Clifford Van Haywald's Chevy pickup truck Sunday morning outside a Burger King on M-59 near Williams Lake Road. Van Haywald, of Waterford Township, tried to stop her from driving away and was run over, police said. Read more...

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Boxer Jermain Taylor Arrested

Middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and other charges after he allegedly threatened to kill a family in Little Rock, Ark., police said. Taylor threatened a family of five at gunpoint during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. In addition to multiple aggravated assault charges, Taylor faces three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and one count of drug possession. Read more...

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Puddle of Mudd Frontman Arrested

The frontman of post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd was arrested after allegedly attempting to ride a baggage carousel at Denver International Airport, according to an arrest report from Denver Police. The band was in Denver ahead of a show at Casselman's with local act Lola Black. Singer and guitarist Wes Scantlin was arrested after he was seen running behind the baggage carousel and coming "out of the secured area through an alarmed door." Read more...

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Reality Show Star Arrested

A reality television star has been arrested in Morehead City where the show is currently shooting. David Marciano, who appears on the National Geographic Channel series 'Wicked Tuna', was charged with assault on a female by Morehead City police. Marciano is accused of pulling the ponytail of the front desk clerk at the hotel where he is staying. Police said that Marciano appeared to be intoxicated. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:38 AM Posted to Drugs & Alcohol

Driver Charged in Fatal DUI

Wake County District Court Judge Keith Gregory told Kiera Jo Sprouse that she could spend more than 23 years in prison if she is convicted of felony death by motor vehicle and felony hit and run. Sprouse was driving an estimated 113 mph when she hit the back of a motorcycle on the Beltline at Glenwood Avenue, killing the rider, according to Raleigh police. She was arrested at her home in Brier Creek about 3 1/2 hours after the collision. Read more...




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