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Police Report, Video of Sam DuBose's Death Don't Sync

Video has been released from the body camera of University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, and it doesn't square with the official police report. The officer, 25, allegedly pulled over unarmed 43-year-old Sam DuBose for a missing license plate on July 19, and after spending less than two minutes...

Teen Lured Maddy Middleton With Ice Cream: Report

A source said to be close to the investigation into the death of 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the 15-year-old accused of raping and killing her lured her into his family's Santa Cruz, Calif., apartment with ice cream, then jumped her. Surveillance video shows Adrian...

Law & Order Director Arrested for Child Porn

Director Jason "Jace" Alexander worked on Law & Order over the course of 11 years. He's now getting a first-hand taste of "the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders." This is Alexander's story, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's office: It says in...

'Army of Moms' Patrols Chicago to Stop Shootings

When 34-year-old Lucille Barnes was gunned down June 23 on the 7500 block of Chicago's Stewart Avenue, a group of local mothers wearing neon-pink shirts that said "Moms on Patrol" set up chairs on street corners to prevent retaliatory violence. The Mothers Against Senseless Killings volunteers organized by Tamar Manasseh...

Holmes' Mom: 'Loudest Cry for Help Was His Silence'

James Holmes' mother insisted today that she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater. Arlene Holmes said her son's campus psychiatrist never told her that James Holmes had homicidal...

Teen Charged as Adult in Rape, Murder of Girl

The 15-year-old boy accused of murdering his 8-year-old neighbor in Santa Cruz, California, has been charged as an adult, reports the Los Angeles Times, and the reason makes for tough reading. Authorities say AJ Gonzalez lured Maddy Middleton to his family's apartment when nobody was home, at which point the...

Veteran Congressman Charged With Racketeering

Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off a campaign loan with charitable donations and federal grants, funneled campaign money to pay down his son's student loan debt, and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a car he never sold, prosecutors said today in announcing a racketeering indictment against the congressman. The...

Parents Charged After Teen's Post-Party DWI Death

It's not unusual for a fatal DWI crash to result in a trial, but this one has nothing to do with the driver. A couple in Raleigh is charged after an 18-year-old left a party at their home and slammed his car into a tree, reports WRAL. Jonathan Taylor was...

'He Purposely Killed Him': Cop Indicted in Ohio Death

A white University of Cincinnati police officer has been indicted on murder charges after he fatally shot an unarmed black man in the head during a traffic stop, reports the Guardian. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters didn't hold back in his criticism of accused officer Ray Tensing, reports Cincinnati.com...

Prison Worker Spills on Sexual Favors, Murder Plan

In a glimpse into what the Washington Post calls the "rose-tinted romances of prison life," statements offered by prison worker Joyce Mitchell lend insight as to why she helped two felons escape the Clinton Correctional Facility last month. In statements acquired by the New York Times, NBC News, and ABC...

James Holmes' Dad Spends Hours Trying to Save Son's Life

Robert Holmes has listened to months of testimony on the horror his son was responsible for, but he still loves "Jimmy"—and yesterday, he spent hours trying to save his life. He took the stand as part of the "mitigation" phase of James Holmes' death penalty trial and described his...

To Kill Rumors, Cops Release Hours of Sandra Bland Jail Video

Authorities in Waller County, Texas, today took the unusual step of releasing hours of video of Sandra Bland in jail after her arrest. The reason was unusual as well—to debunk conspiracy theories that she was already dead when she arrived, reports USA Today. "We're hoping that by providing this...

Cops: Teen Killer Lured Young Victim to Apartment

She trusted him. Police say an 8-year-old girl murdered in Santa Cruz, California, willingly went to the apartment of her teenage killer, reports USA Today. The unidentified 15-year-old suspect lives in the same complex and even helped in the search for Maddy Middleton. He was standing nearby when detectives found...

Reporter Confronts Accused Thief of His Credit Card

"You picked the wrong guy," Dallas Fox 4 reporter Steve Noviello can be heard telling the woman on video. He's not kidding: Noviello is on the consumers affairs beat, and when he got an alert that someone had used his credit card number at a local hotel, he headed there...

Why This 'Golden Child' Tried to Have Her Parents Killed

In January, Jennifer Pan learned she would be in prison until 2035 before she gets a shot at parole: The 28-year-old Canadian was handed two life sentences for the murder of her mother and attempted murder of her father. Six months later, a 5,200-word Toronto Life feature penned by...

Guy Swipes $150K That ATM Workers Left on Curb

The cash might have been sitting right there for the taking, but cops are now looking for the man who yesterday swiped a bag filled with $150,000 from a curb in Mahwah, NJ, the AP reports. Police don't know who took the money yet, but they do know who...

Teen Charged After Body of 8-Year-Old Calif. Girl Found

The search for an 8-year-old girl who went missing while riding her scooter Sunday afternoon has apparently come to a sad end. The chief of the Santa Cruz Police Department says a body found in a dumpster last night is likely that of Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, the AP reports. A...

Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty in NY Prison Escape

A New York prison employee has pleaded guilty to helping two killers escape last month. Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6. Matt was shot and killed three weeks later. Sweat was captured and...

Dad Ordered to Leave Prison, Son May Take His Place

Juan Silva Sr. was yesterday ordered to leave prison, though he's just one year into his five-year sentence for a fatal 2013 hit-and-run. His 22-year-old son, Juan Silva, is about to take his place. The reason? The 43-year-old Milwaukee man gave a false confession to protect his son, who has...

Feds Set to Bring Back College Grants for Prisoners

The Obama administration is planning to restore access to federal college subsidies for a huge number of Americans who have a lot of time on their hands. Congress banned inmates at the state and federal level from receiving Pell grants in 1994, but Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he'll have...

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