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Sheriff Goes 'Against Normal Protocols' on Vegas Massacre

"I am going against normal protocols," said Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo Friday in his first public comments in two months on the Oct. 1 massacre in his city. They came as police released an 81-page preliminary investigative report along with photos of the scene—an atypical move that Lombardo...

Prosecutors Offer Motive in Rand Paul Attack

It was one of the more infamous (and weird ) neighborhood scraps, and now there's a federal felony charge attached. The Courier Journal reports Rand Paul's neighbor was on Friday charged in connection with the Nov. 3 attack on the senator that occurred as Paul was mowing his Bowling Green,...

After 'Countless Hours,' 3 Deaths Still Stump FBI

Months after three women were found dead in a four-block radius in Lumberton, NC, law enforcement officials have yet to find answers, so they're greasing the wheels. The FBI on Wednesday announced a $30,000 reward for information on the deaths of 32-year-old Christina "Kristin" Bennett, 36-year-old Rhonda Jones, and...

Texas Executes 'Tourniquet Killer'

Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving a lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims. Anthony Allen Shore was put to death for one of those slayings, the 1992 killing...

Phoenix Cops Arrest Alleged Serial Killer. Again

After arresting a man for the murder of his mother and stepfather, Arizona police say they soon realized they had a serial killer on their hands. NBC News reports 35-year-old Cleophus Cooksey Jr. was arrested Dec. 17 after allegedly fatally shooting his mother and stepfather in Phoenix. Police say they...

Man Mad About Very Old Fart Sets House on Fire: Cops

Police say a prank a decade ago led to an act of arson Tuesday in Washington state. KIMA reports Joel Cruz was at his parents house alone when police say he put a pot of vegetable oil on the stove, turned up the burner, and left. The resulting fire severely...

Boys Face Felony Charges After 500K Bees Killed

This should take a bit of the sting out of their loss. A few days after Christmas, Justin and Tori Englehardt discovered someone had destroyed every beehive on their Wild Hill Honey farm, the Des Moines Register reports. According to the BBC, the destruction of the 50 hives in Sioux...

13 Siblings Held Captive Could Shower Once a Year

First came their daughter's escape from an alleged house of horrors. Now come the charges. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, of Perris, Calif., were charged Thursday with multiple felony counts of torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults, and false imprisonment. David Turpin was hit with an additional...

Officer Dead, 2 Injured in Pennsylvania Shooting

A law enforcement officer is dead and two others are wounded after a man reportedly opened fire during the serving of a federal arrest warrant in Pennsylvania on Thursday. The members of a US Marshals task force had arrived at a Harrisburg home to serve a woman with a warrant...

'Work of Art' Outside Auschwitz Lands 2 in Prison

The Auschwitz museum called the March incident "outrageous and unacceptable." It turned out to be worthy of punishment, too. A dozen people who showed up naked outside its gates, chained themselves to each other, and slaughtered a sheep—allegedly as a protest against the war in Ukraine—were found guilty...

$1.2M in Wine Allegedly Stolen by Someone Exec Trusted

It sounds like a good gig: working as the personal assistant for—and managing the stunning wine collection of—the No. 2 man at Goldman Sachs. But as the New York Times reports, Nicolas De-Meyer allegedly turned a good thing bad. Per an indictment unsealed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court,...

Selfie IDed Killer Thanks to Fashion Accessory

Not far from the body of an 18-year-old woman found strangled to death in Canada in 2015 was a black belt that police believed was the murder weapon. It has since led them to Brittney Gargol's killer: her best friend. Initially charged with second-degree murder, Cheyanne Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty...

Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' Set to Be First US Execution of 2018

A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018. Texas prison officials are scheduled to give Anthony Allen Shore, 55, a lethal injection Thursday...

Lawyer: Outrage Forced USA Gymnastics to Drop Maroney Threat

USA Gymnastics told McKayla Maroney it wouldn't fine her $100,000 for speaking out against her abuser not because it was the right thing to do, but because public outrage forced the organization to back off, a lawyer for the gymnast says. Attorney John Manly tells USA Today that USA...

13 Rescued Siblings Face Long Recovery

The 13 siblings rescued from captivity in a California home were so badly treated that mental and physical recovery is likely to take a very long time, experts say. Corona Regional Medical Center CEO Mark Uffer says his staff was horrified by the condition of the seven adults in the...

Century Later, Death of Stanford Founder a Mystery

Everyone's heard of Stanford University, but perhaps not the story of the suspicious death of co-founder Jane Stanford back in 1905. The San Francisco Chronicle looks back and finds that it sure looks like Stanford was poisoned by strychnine while in Hawaii—as opposed to succumbing to a heart attack,...

Teen Is Dead After Daring Gunman to Shoot

A 17-year-old is dead in Minnesota after he dared a man who was pointing a gun at him to shoot. Police in Rochester say the fatal shooting occurred Sunday after a car accident involving the teen, Muhammed Rahim, and the shooter, 25-year-old Alexander Weiss, reports the Duluth News Tribune. Rahim's...

Lawyer in Death Row Case Defies Own Client—and Loses

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in a death row case, but this one has an unusual element. The case involves Robert McCoy, who is currently on Louisiana's death row after being convicted of a triple homicide back in 2011. McCoy has always maintained his innocence, but his...

Cops: Calif. Parents Shackled, Starved Their 13 Children

An ordinary house in a California subdivision concealed a bizarre and disturbing case of torture and child abuse, police say. In a press release, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office says a 17-year-old girl called 911 early Sunday morning after escaping a home in Perris and told police her 12 siblings...

Teenagers With Knives Attack School in Russia

At least 12 people are wounded after a knife attack on a school in the city of Perm in central Russia this morning. The New York Times reports that two masked teenagers—one a current student of the school and the other a former student—entered the back entrance of...

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