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Prosecutors: Men's Twisted Fantasies Led to Stabbing

Two men from the academic world joined forces to live out their twisted murder fantasy, prosecutors said at a hearing for Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren in Chicago Sunday. Prosecutors said Wyndham Lathem, a microbiology professor at Northwestern University, and Andrew Warren, a treasurer at Oxford University, communicated for months...

Thief Snatches ATM Machine With Forklift

Police in Conway, Ark., are looking for a brazen thief who made off with an ATM machine early Wednesday morning. According to bank surveillance footage, at about 3:30am the thief drove up to a bank drive-though area in a CAT forklift and hauled the ATM away, KATV reports. Police...

2nd Officer Dies in Florida Shooting

Authorities in Florida say a second officer has died, a day after he and a colleague were shot during a scuffle with a suspect. The Kissimmee Police Department says Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday from his injuries. His colleague, Officer Matthew Baxter, died Friday night after the attack in a...

Cops: 3 Children Found Dead in Home Outside Washington DC

No arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC, the AP reports. An adult family member found the dead children—all with trauma to their bodies—inside the home,...

Man Who Murdered After Talk Show 'Ambush' to Be Released

The Michigan man who murdered another man days after the victim revealed his crush on the murderer on the Jenny Jones talk show is scheduled to be released on parole next week, the Detroit Free Press reports. Jonathan Schmitz, now 47, was led to believe he was going on the...

Face-Biting Murder Suspect Won't Face Death

Austin Harrouff, the Florida man accused of eating the face of one of his two alleged murder victims during what his lawyer calls "a psychological break," will not face the death penalty if convicted. Assistant state attorney Jeff Hendriks says the decision not to seek the death penalty comes after...

Attempted-Bombing Suspect's Family Is 'Flabbergasted' at FBI

The family of the Oklahoma man accused of plotting to blow up a bank says they're "heartbroken" but stand by Jerry Drake Varnell—who got caught up in a situation spurred by his mental illness and only made possible with aid from the FBI. NewsOK posts a statement from his...

Manson's New Mugshot: Same Scowl, Less Hair

A lot can change in three years, and in Charles Manson's case, that includes the status of his coif. A new mugshot (the first since 2014) has been released for the 82-year-old convicted mass murderer, and the New York Daily News notes Manson has a lot less hair, though he's...

Florida Fisherman Got a Nibble. It Was a Drunk Woman

A Florida fisherman may have let a big one get away, but local sheriff's deputies sure didn't. Action News Jax reports a man says he was fishing Tuesday evening in St. Augustine when a drunk woman swam up, cursed at him, bit his fishing line, and swam away with his...

One Last Hope for Learning Identity of 'Precious Jane Doe'

She's called "Snohomish County's precious Jane Doe" by one of the Washington state detectives on the case, and the how and the whodunit of her death have long been established. David Roth spent nearly three decades in prison for killing the young woman, a hitchhiker he picked up on Aug....

Workers Started Getting Sick. Someone Suspected the Coffee

A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her co-workers' coffee with Windex and dish soap, the AP reports. Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling. She pleaded guilty in February to adulteration...

Fox Host Gets Death Threats for Criticizing Trump

Fox News host Eboni Williams says received so many threats after criticizing President Trump that she had to request extra security from the network. On The Specialists Monday, Williams used her "Eboni's Docket" segment to criticize President Trump's initial response to the Charlottesville violence, calling his remarks "cowardly and dangerous"...

Remains Found in Search for Natalee Holloway

Answers might finally be at hand for the family of Natalee Holloway, 12 years after the 18-year-old American student disappeared while on a graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba. Father Dave Holloway says that in one of many trips to the island with private investigator TJ Ward over...

Girl Heard Knock at Door. She Was Found Dead an Hour Later

Police are begging for information from the public regarding the horrific murder of a 12-year-old girl in her family's mobile home last week in Tennessee. Fox 17 reports Yhoana Arteaga was on crutches and stuck at home in Goodlettsville last Thursday, having injured her leg in a skating accident the...

'Jorts-Wearing Bandit' Mocked by Fashion-Conscious Cops

Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." The AP reports St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet on Monday, and included a photo. The tweet...

Thieves Steal 22 Tons of Nutella

Look, we crave chocolate as much as the next news site, but this is ridiculous. The Telegraph reports thieves in Germany made off with more than 22 tons of Nutella over the weekend. The Nutella—along with Kinder Surprise eggs and other sweet treats—was in a refrigerated trailer that...

Cops: Charlottesville Suspect Threatened Disabled Mother

The man accused of driving his car into counter-protesters in Charlottesville on Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, threatened his disabled mother on more than one occasion, according to police records seen by USA Today. Records show that police were called to the Kentucky home 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. shared...

Cops: Writer Who Dreamed Up Tale of Murders Committed Some

Police in China have arrested a well-known author who had already chosen the title for his next novel, reports the Guardian : The Beautiful Writer Who Killed. And that's what authorities allege Liu Yongbiao did more than 20 years ago. The Times of London reports Liu had been born into poverty...

Escaped Fugitive Accused of Dumping Radioactive Waste

A fugitive who escaped custody in Wyoming four years ago has been added to a list of US environmental crimes fugitives and is being sought by investigators for illegally dumping radioactive oilfield waste in North Dakota in incidents dating back to 2011, authorities say. James Kenneth Ward, 55, is considered...

Parents Sue for Records on Teen Son's Disappearance

The parents of a Kansas child missing for nearly 30 years are suing authorities to release investigative records from the case, the AP reports. Harold and Alberta Leach filed the lawsuit Monday in Leavenworth County District Court, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. The Leaches' son, then-17-year-old Randy Leach, was last seen...

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