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Sheriff: Drunk Ex-Cop Hit 5 Kids at School Bus Stop

A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, his daughter screamed into the phone. "Dad, help me, help me!"Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan "JJ" Quintana says he assumed the worst as he...

Campus Attacker Said Republicans 'Safe': Witness

Witnesses say a man armed with a machete attacked students at a university in Kentucky after asking their political affiliation. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the suspect—identified by police as 19-year-old Mitchell Adkins—entered a coffee shop on the Transylvania University campus Friday morning with a bag full of knives...

Married Mom Accused of Raping Teen at School

The family of a 16-year-old Tennessee boy has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against Roane County Schools and contractor Compass One Services of Tennessee for negligence after they say a female janitor at the teen's former high school raped him during school hours, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The...

Arrest Warrant Issued for Red Bull Heir

A Bangkok court on Friday approved an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident, moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya is accused of fleeing the scene of a 2012 crash...

Lawyers Say Inmate's Execution Was 'Horrifying'

Arkansas wrapped up an accelerated executions schedule with a lethal injection that left the condemned inmate lurching and convulsing before he died, prompting calls for investigations and renewed scrutiny of the state's efforts to put multiple inmates to death on a compressed timeline, per the AP. An AP reporter who...

Missing Teen Resorted to Eating Flowers, Says Lawyer

One thing seems to have overshadowed Elizabeth Thomas' 38 days spent with her former teacher: hunger. The 15-year-old had resorted to eating wildflowers at times and had lost a significant amount of weight, the family lawyer tells People. "I was so shocked when I saw her," says Jason Whatley, who...

Leading Atlanta Lawyer Charged With Wife's Murder

A leading Atlanta attorney who claimed he accidentally shot his wife after dozing off has been charged with her murder. Claud "Tex" McIver, who was initially charged with reckless misconduct and involuntary manslaughter in the Sept. 25, 2016 death of Diane McIver, was hit with new charges Thursday including malice...

Arkansas Carries Out 4th Execution in 8 Days

Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05pm, 13 minutes after the execution began at the Cummins Unit...

Trauma Surgeon on Gun Violence: We Lost Our 'Teachable Moment'

He was told it would be "pointless," but Jason Fagone wrote his story for Highline anyway, diving deep into gun violence as seen by Philly trauma surgeons who "piece people back together after the most horrific acts." The person resigned to his efforts: Dr. Amy Goldberg, who has spent three...

Victim's Family's Kind Act Surprises Death Row Inmate

Kayla Greenwood understands the desire to see one's father a final time. In 1999, when she was 5, Greenwood’s dad was killed when an escaped prisoner in a stolen truck slammed into his vehicle during a police chase. That escaped prisoner, convicted of killing two others, is now scheduled to...

Hubbub Over Hernandez's 3rd Suicide Note Rages On

One of the letters was said to have been to Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, a second to his young daughter. But the nature of a third suicide note Hernandez is believed to have left behind remains shrouded in mystery—and now the lawyer of Kyle Kennedy, who says he was a...

Dad Reveals Location of Son's Body— 20 Years Later

The father of a boy who became the face of a Hawaii campaign for missing and abused children after his 1997 disappearance rode in a van with police and prosecutors last weekend, leading them to the site where he says he dumped his dead son's remains. Peter Kema Sr., wearing...

Survivalist Sentenced to Death for Killing State Trooper

A survivalist who eluded police in northeast Pennsylvania for seven weeks after killing a state trooper in a 2014 ambush has been sentenced to death. Eric Frein, 33, was found guilty last week on charges including first-degree murder, the BBC reports. The jury deliberated for five hours Wednesday before deciding...

Standoff After Trooper Killed Outside Convenience Store

A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store on Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said. The trooper was shot multiple times and died at a hospital, Col. Nathaniel McQueen, the state police superintendent,...

Veteran Allegedly Executes Her Own Service Dog

When volunteers appealed for someone to adopt a 2-year-old pit bull that had arrived at a North Carolina animal shelter, it was with the hope that the dog would find "a real loving forever home." Instead, the dog met a gruesome end last week when he was shot to death—...

Cops: Missing Woman Found in Neighbor's Inescapable Pit

The pit in the backyard shed—about two feet wide by 3.5 feet deep—was impossible to escape, concealed by a wooden board with several heavy objects placed on top of it, according to police. But the 30-year-old woman's screams ensured help arrived, reports Cincinnati.com. Authorities say they...

Robot Gets Revenge After Drunk Guy Picks Fight

A crime-fighting robot wasn't able to prevent a drunk guy from attacking it—but it did get the last laugh, er, whistle, according to police. Authorities say Jason Sylvain, 41, knocked down the 5-foot-tall, 300-pound Knightscope K5 security droid —which is equipped with a camera, per Ars Technica, and whistles...

Court Filing: Teen Was Abused by Mom Before Kidnapping

Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins' alleged crimes look even more repugnant in the light of newly surfaced court documents. According to divorce papers filed Monday by the father of kidnapped 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas, the girl was physically abused by her mother for months before her parents separated in November 2015....

Man Hangs Baby Girl on Facebook Live Then Kills Self

A 20-year-old man streamed himself hanging his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live before killing himself Monday evening in a vacant hotel in Thailand, the AP reports. According to the New York Times, a four-minute video shows a crying Wuttisan Wongtalay tying a noose around his daughter's neck and dropping her...

Documents: Tad Cummins Had a Destination in Mind

Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California, had planned to take the girl to Mexico, according to federal court documents filed Monday. WATE reports his alleged intention was either to cross the border via land or to do a test-run in...

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