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Teen Has Sex With Girl, 14, Gets 'Severe' Punishment

A teenager's punishment for sleeping with an underage girl has sparked yet another effort in the movement to reform sex-offender laws, the New York Times reports. Last December, 19-year-old Zach Anderson of Elkhart, Indiana, met a girl on the dating app Hot or Not and later had sex with her...

David Sweat Out of Hospital, Back Behind Bars

David Sweat has been released from the Albany Medical Center and returned to prison in New York state for the first time in a month, reports CNN, albeit not the Clinton Correctional Facility from which he escaped with fellow convict Richard Matt. Sweat was released at 3am this morning and...

Obama to Make History for Federal Prisoners

President Obama appears ready to make history by commuting sentences for nearly 80 federal prisoners this month—more than any president has in decades, the New York Times reports. His expected clemency will free prisoners put away on non-violent drug charges, and reflects a bigger effort by the Obama administration...

Suspect in SF Woman's Murder Deported 5 Times

The man accused of murdering a woman in San Francisco this week is an undocumented immigrant who's been deported five times—and nearly got kicked out again earlier this year, CNN reports. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, is in jail and faces a murder charge for the shooting death of 31-year-old...

$2K Underwear Caper Hits Store Plagued by Bra Heists

First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Police say the manager of the Victoria's Secret store reported the theft on Thursday afternoon...

Judge's Surprise Question Makes Burglary Suspect Cry

It was a routine hearing in a Miami-Dade courtroom until Judge Mindy Glazer told burglary suspect Arthur Booth she had a question for him. "Did you go to Nautilus for middle school?" she asked, as quoted by WSVN. "Oh, my goodness," responded Booth, who grew ever more emotional as his...

Escapee's Note to Daughter: 'See You on the Outside'

Richard Matt 's daughter feared her father would pay her a visit while he was on the lam, and she had good reason to think he might, according to police. "I always promised you I would see you on the outside," Matt wrote in a letter days before his escape,...

Army Sgt. Arrested in NC Mall With Assault Rifle

If you're a sergeant in the US Army, the long Fourth of July weekend might seem the perfect opportunity to get decked out in your military-grade tactical vest and have a photo taken of you holding some of your weaponry. At least, that's what Bryan Scott Wolfinger of the 82...

New Test Figures Out Exact Time of Death

Current forensic tests use a person's core body temperature to determine their time of death, but it only works within roughly three days of death. Now researchers at the University of Salzburg in Austria say they've devised a new method that can figure out the exact time of death as...

All's 'Fare' in Love: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

A misguided cab ride and a missing comma play a role in the weirdest crime stories of the week: Guy's 300-Mile Cab Ride to See Fiancee Doesn't End Well : This story might've just as easily fallen under the "heartwarming/romantic" umbrella as the "weird crimes" one. Police say 35-year-old NYC resident...

Boy Beaten Almost to Death for Taking Piece of Cake

A young boy in Hagerstown, Md. was beaten almost to death for taking—or, as family members put it, "stealing"—a piece of birthday cake without permission, police say. Prosecutors say the 9-year-old was handcuffed and severely beaten by his mother's boyfriend, 30-year-old Robert Leroy Wilson, and is not expected...

Kentucky Clerk Sued for Blocking All Marriages

Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses— or any marriage licenses at all —following the US Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk...

First, a Random Killing; Then News Crews Robbed on Air

A young woman was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier on the San Francisco waterfront. When reporting on it, two TV news crews were robbed—just as one report was going live. It all began when a...

Acquaintance Charged in Arizona Couple's Murder

The story surrounding the deaths of Arizona couple Michael and Tina Careccia is starting to come into focus. Police today charged Jose Valenzuela, 38, who lived just blocks away, with murdering them, reports the Arizona Republic. Authorities say Valenzuela confessed prior to a second interview and told police that he...

Escapee: Only One of Us Had Sex With Prison Worker

Captured escapee David Sweat is apparently continuing to talk, and per CNN, he's talking about sex. A former inmate of the prison who worked in the tailor shop with Sweat and Joyce Mitchell three years ago had this to say about their relationship to ABC News : “We had a joke....

Search for Missing Couple Finds 'Person of Interest'

The search for an Arizona couple who vanished is making progress, but the chances of Michael and Tina Careccia being found alive now appear very slim. Police say they are "very confident" that foul play was involved in the pair's disappearance and a "person of interest" has been detained but...

Cops: Teen Leads Gang in Walmart Plunder

Police in Georgia say about 50 teens ransacked a Walmart store because they wanted to see how much damage they could cause. Answer: about $2,000. The vandalism took place just before 2am Sunday as the teens entered the store in Macon and unleashed about a minute of destruction up...

Guy's 300-Mile Cab Ride to See Fiance Doesn't End Well

Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiance has been jailed because he couldn't pay the $749 fare. Police say 35-year-old New York City resident John Williams Jr. took the taxi from Philadelphia to Uniontown with his children early Saturday. But when...

Missing Comma Saves Woman From Ticket

An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri says she shouldn't have been issued a citation in 2014 based on the wording of the law enacted by the village of West...

'Mastermind' Escapee Talks Close Calls on the Lam

David Sweat is sharing more details about that dry run he and Richard Matt performed the night before they busted out of prison. It was certainly thorough: Sweat, who claims to be the mastermind, says the pair broke out of their cells and meandered through tunnels and pipes before coming...

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