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Roof's Confession Tape: Felt 'Bad' When He Found Out Death Toll

During a week in which his mom already suffered a heart attack after hearing the case against him, more shock arrived Friday in the federal trial of Dylann Roof, 22, accused of a church shooting in Charleston, SC, that killed nine black worshippers. He's facing 33 federal charges for hate...

TMZ: Uber Driver Claims Citizen's Arrest of Star From Silicon Valley

TJ Miller, star of Silicon Valley and Deadpool, allegedly took his strong feelings about the election results a bit further than most. He was taken into custody early Friday after an altercation with an Uber driver who picked him up from the GQ Men of the Year party, reports TMZ...

Populist Dutch Lawmaker Guilty of Hate Speech

A populist and anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker was found guilty Friday of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans, a conviction that Geert Wilders slammed as a "shameful" attack on free speech and an attempt to "neutralize" him. Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the court wouldn't impose a sentence because the conviction was...

Mannequins' Ill-Advised Move: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

A bad choice in video-making and a firefighter who thought he'd beat the system were among the crime-blotter items making headlines: Mannequin Challenge Does Not End Well : Alabama police arrested two men after they were alerted to a particular "mannequin challenge" video making the rounds on Facebook. It shows at...

Prison Escapee Recaptured After Trying to Enter School

An inmate serving a life sentence who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and stabbed a police officer while on the run was recaptured after a locked door stopped him from getting into a school, authorities say. Michael Allen Williamson, 47, was caught at Northside Christian Academy in Lexington...

Rogaine Thief Couldn't Beat the Rap—or Male Pattern Baldness

A 36-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing Rogaine from drug stores all over Ohio, but he apparently wasn't taking it for his own use, the Palm Beach Post reports. Dubbed the "Balding Bandit," authorities say Andres Arias would fly from Florida to Ohio, rent a car, drive...

Dylann Roof: Witness Called Me 'Evil,' I Want Mistrial

Dylann Roof's defense team started the second day of his trial by asking for a mistrial, a request the judge promptly denied. A survivor of the 2015 church massacre in Charleston, SC, testified on the first day of the trial about watching her son die and, during her testimony, referred...

In First Interview, Pizza Gunman Admits His Info 'Wasn't 100%'

"I just wanted to do some good," says the man who allegedly fired an assault rifle inside a pizzeria in Washington, DC, on Sunday, though he admits he "went about it the wrong way." Speaking to the New York Times, Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, explains he traveled 350 miles from...

Dylann Roof Trial Opens With Heartbreaking Testimony

Wednesday was the first day of Dylann Roof's federal death penalty trial, and the first witness delivered testimony so harrowing that many in the courtroom were in tears. Survivor Felicia Sanders told the court that the young white man sat with black parishioners in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church...

Escaped Inmate Suspected of Stabbing Cop in Walmart

South Carolina authorities are searching for an escaped maximum-security inmate who's suspected of stabbing a police officer. Dexter Lee of the South Carolina Department of Corrections says 47-year-old Michael Allen Williamson escaped at around 8:50pm Wednesday from McCormick Correctional Institution. Later that night, Columbia police officials say a female...

Ohio Man's Controversial 'Zombie Nativity' Vandalized

A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard, the AP reports. Jasen Dixon says someone damaged the handmade scene early Tuesday at his home in Sycamore Township. He has...

Man at Large After Allegedly Shooting 2 Cops, Killing 1

Authorities have identified an officer who was shot and killed in south Georgia and another who was critically injured while responding to a domestic violence call, the AP reports. Americus police chief Mark Scott said Americus officer Nicholas Smarr died and Georgia Southwestern State University officer Jodi Smith was airlifted...

2 Teens Charged in Devastating Tennessee Wildfire

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, the AP reports. Officials offered few other specifics about how they think the...

Sandy Hook Truther Busted for Threatening Sandy Hook Victim's Parent

A "Sandy Hook truther" has been arrested, accused of threatening a parent of one of the children killed in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting in 2012. Lucy Richards, 57, is one of the people who believes the shooting, which resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six school...

'China's Walter White' Tried to Solve Australia's Drug Dearth

A 46-year-old chemistry professor identified only as Zhang, but who Time notes has been called "China's Walter White" in reference to the lead character of AMC's Breaking Bad, was convicted Tuesday of whipping up and selling 32 kilos of drugs—though prosecutors think the amount produced was really 10 times...

Man Sues After 2 Months in Jail on Bogus Rape Charge

"Everyone kept telling me I was going to get life," the Washington Post quotes Shawnnon Hale as saying. "I was thinking that my life was over.” The 26-year-old Denver man was jailed for two months for a rape he didn't commit. Now he's suing two city crime lab analysts for...

2 Arrests After Mannequin Challenge Featuring 19 Guns

They succeeded in making a viral video, but it might have been in exchange for their freedom. Alabama police say they've arrested two men after they were alerted to an ill-advised "mannequin challenge" video making the rounds on Facebook, per AL.com. Posted on Nov. 9 and shared 85,000...

Suit: Stanford Had a Sexual Predator on Its Hands, Did Nothing

Two years after she came to Stanford, "Jane Doe" began dating "Mr. X." What allegedly happened before and after she says she refused to perform oral sex on him in February 2014 is now the subject of a federal lawsuit filed Monday. Doe alleges the 6-foot-6, 200-pound man violently tried...

Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Setting Fires So He'd Get Paid

A 31-year-old Cherokee man in North Carolina pleaded guilty Monday to setting seven fires in order to get paid for putting them out, the Charlotte Observer reports. Part-time firefighters hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs only get paid for the hours they spend fighting fires or doing maintenance on...

Guy Who Fatally Shot Ex-NFLer Charged With Manslaughter

The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute has been arrested and jailed on a manslaughter charge, records show. Ronald Gasser, 54, was arrested late Monday. He was initially taken into custody after the shooting last Thursday but he was released without being charged...

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