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'AK-47 Bandit' May Have Finally Been Caught, Thanks to Call With Mom

Richard Gathercole was arrested June 20 after he allegedly tried to shoot a Kansas state trooper who was attempting to pull him over due to an obscured vehicle registration. But thanks to a phone call with his mother from jail, authorities now believe Gathercole is also responsible for more—much...

Woman Who Overdosed While Pregnant Faces Assault Charge

In a case that police say lays bare the disturbing extent of the opioid crisis, a woman in Pennsylvania faces charges of assaulting her baby by overdosing on heroin while seven months pregnant. The baby was delivered by emergency C-section Saturday after 30-year-old Kasey Dischman was found unresponsive in the...

FBI Agent Charged With Cover-Up in Rancher Shooting

An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police, the AP reports. W. Joseph Astarita was indicted on five felony charges...

Cops: Woman Raped, Had Baby With 11-Year-Old Boy

A 25-year-old Florida woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sex—and a baby—with an 11-year-old boy, WFLA reports. According to Fox 13, police say Marissa Mowry started a sexual relationship with the victim in January 2014. Police aren't saying how Mowry and the victim were connected in order...

Arkansas' Ten Commandments Monument Stood for Only a Day

A controversial Ten Commandments monument didn't even last a day on the grounds of the Arkansas Capitol before it was knocked to the ground early Wednesday, reportedly by a man accused of damaging a similar monument in another state. Michael Tate Reed, 32, appears to have done little to hide...

Woman Set on Fire by Ex in 2015 Dies

"She fought so hard," says Dan Bowes of his stepdaughter, Judy Malinowski. The Ohio woman was left disfigured and bedridden in a hospital after her ex-boyfriend doused her in gasoline and set her on fire on Aug. 2, 2015. "No one expected that she'd make it 48 hours," Bowes tells...

Man Dragging Roadkill Shot by Dog-Lover: Sheriff

Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state, the AP reports. Mason County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams tells KOMO a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by a...

Trial Date Set in Another Cosby Assault Case

Bill Cosby has another trial date coming up in another alleged assault case: On Tuesday, a Los Angeles judge set July 30, 2018, as the tentative start date for a trial in the civil case from Judy Huth, who says Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974,...

Houseboat Owner Charged in Lake Death of 4-Year-Old

Tragedy struck in central Texas on Friday when a 4-year-old girl was hit and killed by a houseboat while swimming in a public lake. KVUE reports Kaitlyn Oliver was swimming in Belton Lake at Temple Lake Park around 6:45pm when Jason Stuart Bernal backed up his boat, catching Kaitlyn...

3 Cops Accused of Cover-Up in Laquan McDonald Shooting

Three current and former Chicago police officers have been charged with attempting to cover for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times while he walked away. The Chicago Tribune reports David March, Joseph Walsh, and Thomas Gaffney have been charged with conspiracy, official misconduct, and...

Sleuth Following 2 Leads in Biggest US Art Heist

A Dutch art sleuth with an impressive track record says he's following two possible leads in the largest art heist in US history. Arthur Brand thinks a decision last month to double the reward to $10 million for information could prompt the return of 13 works stolen from Boston's Isabella...

My Dentist Was Arrested for Murder. Then Things Got Weird

When James Lasdun needed immediate care for a broken tooth in April 2016, he found himself in the office of his dentist, a man he had assumed he'd have to give up seeing—due to the doctor's arrest for murder six months earlier. After the tooth was tended to, Lasdun...

Inmate Serving Life Made Twisted Attempt to Get Death

One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills. Over the course of about a half-hour, four men accepted Simmons' hospitality. None of them made it out alive....

Mother Strangles Daughter. Then the Girl Wakes Up

Ivanna Krekhtyak apparently grabbed her 8-year-old daughter's neck and squeezed until she saw no signs of life. Then the 36-year-old woman hanged herself in the basement of her home in Fairfield, Conn., police say. Sometime later, however, Krekhtyak's daughter, Anna—who had only lost consciousness—woke up. After finding her...

Tip From Romania Led to Captive NC Teen

Shaunna and Anthony Burns awoke on May 23, 2016, to find their daughter missing and their front door unlocked. It is believed Hailey Burns, then 16, left the home in Charlotte, NC, and was picked up less than a mile away by a man she'd met online. A year passed...

$600M Scam Lawyer Claims He's Fled US

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself, reports the AP. In an email exchange with The Lexington Herald-Leader over...

His Brother Was the Murderer, but He's the One Doing Life

They were brothers bound by a crime—and ultimately separated by the Supreme Court. The BBC has the story of Sammy and David Maldonado, who on the evening of Aug. 13, 1980, met some teens at Devil's Pool in Pennsylvania. Sammy and David eventually decided to make off with a...

He Spent 32 Years on the Run. Then Police Received a Tip

After three decades on the lam, an Arkansas man has been quickly reacquainted with life behind bars. Steven Dishman, 60—who was five months into a seven-year sentence for burglary and property theft when he escaped from the Cummins Unit in Lincoln County, Ark., on May 28, 1985, reports KTHV...

Cops: Texas Mom Left Kids in Hot Car to Teach 'Lesson'

A Texas mother stands charged with the deaths of her two toddlers after admitting the accidental tragedy she initially described to authorities was actually a darker one. As the Washington Post reports, Cynthia Randolph told cops that her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son disappeared while playing on May 26; after...

Missing Boy's Father Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

The father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for over two months was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder. The LA Times reports that Aramazd Andressian Sr. was taken into custody in Las Vegas, where he is being held on $10 million bail until he is moved...

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