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Melee in Boston's Theater District Leaves 7 Injured

Authorities say seven people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston's Theater District, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Bernard O'Rourke, police superintendent of the bureau of field services, said officers responded to a report of a fight about 2:15am Sunday in the district, where...

Baltimore Gunmen Shoot 8 People, Including 3-Year-Old

Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all expected to survive. The shooting erupted outside some rowhouses about 8:30pm after the three armed men converged on the group...

Mexico Captures One of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted

After 18 years as a fugitive and four years on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, Fidel Urbina is going to face justice. The former Chicago resident, who is accused of kidnapping, rape, and murder was arrested by Mexican authorities Thursday in a tiny village called El Polvo in a...

5th Person Dies After Wash. Mall Shooting

Authorities say a fifth person has died following a Friday night shooting at a shopping mall north of Seattle. The unidentified male victim died early Saturday at a Seattle hospital, the AP reports. Authorities had previously announced the deaths of four females. No other details about the victims were provided,...

4 Women Shot Dead in Seattle-Area Mall

Four women were fatally shot at a mall north of Seattle Friday night and one man was critically injured, police say. Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis says police are searching for a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a rifle who was last seen walking toward Interstate...

1930s Letter Shows Al Capone Was a Big Softie

Did notorious gangster Al Capone have a soft spot? An intimate letter he penned from prison suggests so. The three-page letter, which being auctioned off next week, is addressed to Capone's son, Albert "Sonny" Capone. The mobster signed it, "Love & Kisses, Your Dear Dad Alphonse Capone #85" (his number...

Medical Examiner Calls Tulsa Police Shooting a Homicide

The Oklahoma man killed by police this week died from a "penetrating gunshot wound of chest," the state medical examiner's office said Friday, classifying the death as a homicide. However, spokeswoman Amy Elliott said a full autopsy report and toxicology results are not yet complete, reports AP. Meanwhile, officer Betty...

Tulsa Teacher Posts Poignant Essay After Police Shooting

A teacher at a Tulsa charter school attended by the daughter of an unarmed black man killed by a white officer says the tragedy "lives and breathes" among her students in a moving essay she posted on Facebook detailing her experience helping students cope. Rebecca Lee is a teacher at...

Golden Butt: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

An alleged gold heist that's sure to be the butt of more than a few jokes, and a receipt that may have given away a huge secret factor into this week's crazy crimes. Bigamy Charges Filed After Wife Finds Telltale Receipt : You know that feeling when you realize your husband...

Charlotte Cop Videos Raise 'More Questions Than Answers'

Relatives of Charlotte man Keith Lamont Scott have seen police body camera videos from the scene of his shooting—and reached a very different conclusion from police. Family attorney Justin Bamberg tells the Charlotte Observer that the family has "more questions than answers" after seeing the videos, which he says...

Chief: Phoenix Cops Forced Driver to Eat Pot

Three Phoenix police officers have resigned after a man alleged they forced him to eat marijuana found in his vehicle to avoid going to jail, Chief Joseph Yahner said Thursday. A fourth officer, Jeff Farrior, was demoted from lieutenant to sergeant for being aware of last week's incident and not...

More Victims of Ex-Uber, Lyft Driver Reported

Police in Southern California say a 14-year-old girl and another female ridesharing customer were reportedly victimized by a man charged with assaulting several women while driving for Uber and Lyft. Escondido police Lt. Justin Murphy said Thursday that the teen's parent said Jeremy Vague had inappropriate contact with the girl...

Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man in Oklahoma Charged

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, filed manslaughter charges Thursday against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street, the AP reports. District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16. Dashcam and...

Undercover Cop Works at Burger King to Catch Criminals

In what sounds like the set-up for a pretty fun movie, a Maryland cop went undercover as a Burger King employee in order to catch two workers at the fast-food restaurant dealing drugs. Police got a complaint that BK employees were selling drugs in the restaurant's parking lot, so an...

Charlotte Police: No 'Definitive' Video Proof Man Pointed Gun

Body camera footage from the scene shows no proof Keith Scott pointed a gun at anybody before being shot and killed by an officer Tuesday in Charlotte, the Charlotte Observer reports. "The video does not give me absolute, definitive visual evidence that could confirm that a person is pointing a...

Photo Linked Dating Game Killer to 1977 Wyoming Murder

Serial killer Rodney Alcala has been charged with another murder almost 40 years after his 1970s killing spree. Investigators say Alcala, 73—who has been behind bars since 1979 and was sentenced to death in 2010—murdered 28-year-old Texas woman Christine Ruth Thornton in Wyoming during a road trip in...

Nashville Gives Cops Choice on Decriminalizing Pot

Nashville's city council has decided that it's time to go a little easier on citizens who would rather smoke a joint than have a shot of Tennessee whisky. The council voted 35-3 this week to give cops the option of decriminalizing marijuana by handing out $50 fines or community service...

Teen Girl Pepper Sprayed, Charged After Bike Crash

Police in Hagerstown, Maryland, say officers pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl and charged her with assault and disorderly conduct after her bicycle hit a car, the AP reports. Capt. Paul Kifer said Wednesday that the white officers who arrested the mixed-race girl acted properly. He says she became assaultive as officers...

Cops: Girl Brings Knife to School to Fend Off Clowns

In what's either a prudent safety measure or an excellent example of media-induced hysteria, an 11-year-old girl in Georgia was arrested Friday for allegedly bringing a knife to school to protect her from clowns, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. "She said that the reason she had the knife was for protection...

Cops: Women Forced 4 Men to Work at Pot Farm for 6 Months

Two women have been arrested on charges of holding four men captive at an illegal marijuana plantation in Northern California and forcing them to work there for six months, the AP reports. Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo says the men fled the secluded, rural camp in July after overhearing...

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