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Archived Since:March 4, 2010

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School Shooter Near Seattle Shot 2 Cousins

Two of the five classmates that 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg shot yesterday at his high school near Seattle were his cousins, reports CNN. Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15, remain in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head, reports KOMO-TV. "All three of them are cousins, and they live...

Suspect Held After 3 California Deputies Shot

An assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies and a bystander today during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties. After a search in the Sierra Nevada foothills this afternoon, a suspect has been taken into...

Remains IDed as Hannah Graham's

Medical officials have confirmed that remains found last week belong to missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Daily Progress reports. Police have notified her parents. "When we started this journey together, we all hoped for a happier ending," they say in a statement, per CNN. "Sadly, that was...

School Shooter Was Freshman Homecoming King

The gunman in a school shooting near Seattle —identified by fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg—was named freshman homecoming king just days ago, CNN reports. The victims were Fryberg's friends, says one witness: "It wasn't just random." He "came up from behind... and fired about six bullets into the backs...

Cops: School Shooter Dead Near Seattle

Police are on the scene of a school shooting near Seattle. The Seattle Times reports that an unidentified shooter is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot inside Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Details are still filtering in, but KIRO-TV reports that at least three people were shot. The school is on lockdown,...

Guy Beat by Police Gets $1K, Lawyers Get $459K

Anthony Warren doesn't have much to show for his five-year legal battle with police. The Alabama man ran over an officer during a 20-minute high-speed chase back in 2008 before he crashed and was thrown from the vehicle. It was at that point, however, that an officer's dash cam caught...

Woman Charged With Hiding 6 Dead Infants in Locker

Police in Winnipeg have charged a 40-year-old woman with six counts of concealing a body after they found the remains of six infants in a storage locker she rented. But the Toronto Star reports that it could be months before forensic tests determine how the babies died and whether Andrea...

DNA Links Ex-Police Tech to 1984 Beach Murder

San Diego police have named two suspects in a teen girl's cold-case murder, including a former San Diego Police Department criminologist. DNA evidence found in November 2012 led police to Ronald Clyde Tatro and Kevin Charles Brown—though as of Tuesday, both men are dead. Claire Hough, 14, was found...

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

An ill-fated attempt to bust into an ex-boyfriend's home and a drunk driver lost in the worst possible place are among the weirdest crime stories of the week: Some Ways Are Easier Than Others to Visit Your Ex : A tip for would-be home invaders: You might consider attempting to break...

Teen Is Backed by Parents She Allegedly Plotted to Kill

Roksana Sikorski stabbed her younger brother in the throat and plotted to kill her parents, prosecutors say—but her parents say they're standing by the 15-year-old and want to make sure she gets the help she needs. The Plymouth Township, Mich., teen has been charged as an adult in last...

Hatchet-Wielding Man Wounds 2 NYC Cops

A hatchet-wielding man attacked four rookie cops on a New York City street yesterday and investigators are trying to determine whether attacker Zale Thompson was obeying calls from radical leaders to attack soldiers and police officers. The 32-year-old man attacked the officers as they posed for a photo, striking one...

What Not to Text Your Probation Officer

A guy in Albany, Ga., texted his probation officer by mistake asking, "You have any weed?" The probation officer then showed up at the errant texter's house with drug agents who found a bag of cocaine, reports WALB. And that's why Alvin Cross is not only going back to prison...

Fence Jumper Was Arrested at White House in July, Too

The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. Dominic Adesanya, of Bel Air, Maryland, was ordered held without bond in an appearance today before a federal...

Cops Keep Stopping 'Most Wanted' Lookalike

Talk about an unfortunate case of mistaken identity: Pennsylvania's James Tully says police seem to think he resembles accused cop killer Eric Frein, and it's causing quite the headache. Tully tells ABC News he's been stopped by inquiring officers more times than he can count while walking the five miles...

Woman Graffitis Nat'l Parks, Leaves Instagram Handle

Cartoonlike images of faces and serpents that appear to be the work of one person are popping up at national parks across the West, and the feds want to know who's behind them. Fortunately for them, the "artist" also signed the graffiti with her Instagram handle, creepytings, and though the...

50 Pit Bulls Rescued in Dogfighting Raid

"When you see a piece of property that has 42 adult dogs chained up with tow chains using a tire axle to secure the chains in the ground... they're probably not raising pets," a deputy told the Mountain Press after a raid that rescued dozens of pit bulls from a...

Supreme Court Lets Abortion Clinics Stay Open in Texas

Thirteen abortion clinics that shut down in Texas earlier this month can reopen while legal challenges wind through the court system, the Supreme Court ruled today. The decision means that a total of 21 clinics will be open throughout the state, reports ScotusBlog. Justices issued a four-sentence order that blocked...

2 Park Rangers Stabbed on Boston Common

A Boston park ranger is fighting for his life after being stabbed on the Boston Common this afternoon, reports the Boston Globe. Another ranger was injured in the attack inside what the AP calls the nation's oldest public park. No arrests have been made, and police say they don't know...

Toddler Bouncing on Bed Killed by Stray Bullet

"We're surrounded by balloons, and there's not a party in sight," says a resident of Ellis Avenue in Irvington, NJ, to the New York Times. The memorial balloons he's referring to are for victims of the ongoing violence in his neighborhood—including 15-month-old Sania Cunningham, who died Saturday when a...

Why Oklahoma Doesn't Want to Use New Execution Room

Oklahoma wants to put Richard Eugene Glossip, John Marion Grant, and Charles Warner to death—but not until 2015. Though prison officials last week unveiled a newly renovated and roomier execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, the state's attorney general on Friday filed a notice seeking to delay the...

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