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'Manifesto' Found in Home of Alleged School Shooter

A 15-year-old boy accused of killing a student at his rural Washington state high school and wounding three others has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to court documents made public Tuesday. Caleb Sharpe, a sophomore at Freeman High School near the small...

7 Cops Injured in Oklahoma Shootout

Police say seven officers were injured during a weekend shootout in central Oklahoma, including one who remains hospitalized. Police initially said two officers were wounded Sunday as they tried to serve a search warrant following a kidnapping attempt in Chickasha, about 40 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, the AP reports....

White Man Arrested in Potentially Race-Based Murders

Police have arrested a 23-year-old white man who allegedly killed two black men and fired shots into the home of a black family over the past two weeks in Louisiana, the AP reports. Kenneth Gleason, who was arrested Tuesday in Baton Rouge on suspicion of first-degree murder, was tied to...

Man Sentenced After Murdering Doctor Over 21-Year-Old Grudge

A retired barber who murdered a urologist inside his Southern California office in 2013 over a 21-year-old grudge was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 10 years without the possibility of parole, the Los Angeles Times reports. In 1992, Ronald Gilbert—then a medical resident at the veterans hospital...

'We Have a Sense of Why He Did It': Arrest in 1992 Murder

Authorities say a man has been charged with killing a Massachusetts middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago, the AP reports. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Monday that Gary Schara, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was arrested in Connecticut and charged with the April 1992 death of Lisa Ziegert. Gulluni...

2 'Armed and Dangerous' Inmates Escape Miss. Prison

Two inmates, including a convicted murderer, have escaped from Mississippi's largest prison, the AP reports. Officials say the escapees are armed and dangerous. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Monday that 41-year-old James Sanders and 22-year-old Ryan Young broke out from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Corrections officials believe...

Man Accused of Illegally Seeking Drinking Buddies

Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man who didn't want to drink alone forced his way into a woman's home and sat down with two 12-packs of beer, the AP reports. Sean Haller of Stewartstown faces charges including criminal trespassing and remained in the York County jail on Monday. The Southern...

Suspect Held After 'Racially Motivated' Louisiana Murders

Police in Louisiana suspect that a man taken into custody Saturday is the attacker who killed two black men in apparently random, possibly racially motivated murders. Police say Kenneth Gleason, 23, has been charged only with drug offenses for now because they don't have enough evidence for a murder charge,...

Suspect in Gas Station Robbery Forgot One Important Item

Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks, and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas, the AP notes. The Northwest Indiana Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of a...

4 Shot Dead in Car in Chicago, Including Pregnant Woman

Chicago police say four people were shot and killed while sitting in a car, including a woman who investigators believe was pregnant. Police say the attack happened Friday night on the city's southwest side in Brighton Park, when one or more people in an SUV opened fire on the car,...

Sandusky Son Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse

One of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children is following in his father's footsteps—and it's not as a football coach. Jeffrey Sandusky is on his way to a Pennsylvania state prison after pleading guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse, reports CNN. Under a plea deal, the 41-year-old will...

Verdict in Slender Man Case Rejected

A Wisconsin girl who admitted helping her friend stab their classmate nearly to death to please online horror character Slender Man was lonely, depressed and descended into "madness," her attorney said Friday as she pleaded with a jury to send the girl to a mental hospital rather than prison. The...

Martin Shkreli Has Some Unsavory Jail Mates

Inmate No. 87850-053 has no internet. The AP reports that could be the least of the inconveniences ahead for Martin Shkreli, whose online rantings about Hillary Clinton prompted a judge this week to revoke his bail and put him in the Metropolitan Detention Center, a fortress-like federal jail that also...

National Guard Ready After Verdict in Mo. Cop Shooting

Tensions ran high in St. Louis Friday, with barricades surrounding a federal courthouse and the Missouri National Guard on standby, as the city awaited a verdict in the murder trial of a white cop who shot a 24-year-old black motorist in 2011, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch —and that verdict...

Cops: Slain Teacher Sent Text to Boyfriend's Secret Fiancee

A twist in the case of the pregnant Maryland high school teacher allegedly murdered by her boyfriend : He was already engaged to someone else, say police. Per the Baltimore Sun, cops say both Laura Wallen, 31, and the unnamed other woman initially thought they were dating 32-year-old Tyler Tessier exclusively,...

Activist: Video Shows Kenneka Jenkins Walk Into Freezer Alone

A Chicago activist says he has seen proof that some of the darker theories surrounding the death of teenager Kenneka Jenkins are untrue. Andrew Holmes says he has watched surveillance video that shows the 19-year-old walk into the Crowne Plaza hotel's walk-in freezer by herself, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "We...

Cops: California Man Killed 3 Kids After Domestic Dispute

Three children, one a baby, were killed inside a California apartment by their father following an altercation with his wife, authorities say. California Highway Patrol officers arrested Robert Hodges, 33, on Interstate 80 in Sacramento at around midnight Thursday, the AP reports. He is being held without bail. The children...

Strangest Post-Irma Crime Goes to ... These Guys

One way not to get your power back on quickly in the wake of hurricane: steal a utility pole. Restoring service likely wasn't the intent, however, of two men in Jacksonville, Fla., who were involved in one of the weirder post-Irma crimes yet. Per the Miami Herald, the two were...

Rod Blagojevich's Life in Prison: He Makes $8.40 a Month

The other inmates call him "Gov," of course. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is not quite halfway through a 14-year sentence for corruption, gives his first interview to talk about life in prison to Chicago Magazine. He's doing his time at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood outside Denver, though...

Boyfriend Charged With Murder of Pregnant Teacher

The search for missing Maryland teacher Laura Wallen has ended with the discovery of her body in a shallow grave—and the arrest of boyfriend Tyler Tessier. Police found the 31-year-old's body in a field in Damascus, Montgomery County, on Wednesday afternoon and arrested Tessier the same day, the Baltimore...

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