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Archived Since:March 4, 2010

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Kid, 11, Among 15 Shot in Miami Nightclub

Fifteen people have been wounded in a shooting that sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub early today, police said, adding the youngest victim is 11 years old. When Miami police and rescue crews arrived at a club called The Spot around 1am, they said they found chaos among...

Exec Hailed as Hero for Stopping Assailant After Beheading

As horrific as yesterday's beheading of an office worker was in Oklahoma, police say they would have had more more victims had a company executive not stepped in to stop the assailant, reports NewsOK. Mark Vaughan, chief operating officer of Vaughan Foods in Moore, also happens to be a reserve...

Teacher in Rape Case Re-Sentenced to 10 Years

A Montana teacher was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison in a notorious student rape case that led to the censure of a judge who partially blamed the victim. Stacey Dean Rambold, 55, was re-sentenced by a new judge exactly a year after he completed an initial one-month prison...

Search for Fugitive Survivalist Leads to 'Haunted' Hotel

As authorities continue to search for a survivalist suspected in the shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers, the trail—which has included diapers and cigarettes —has taken them to an abandoned hotel. Locals call the place, which hasn't been used this century, haunted, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. A trooper says...

Okla. Woman Beheaded by Co-Worker: Cops

Police say a woman who was killed by a co-worker at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City yesterday was beheaded. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says the woman, who has not been identified, was beheaded by a man who attacked her and another woman at Vaughan Foods in...

Jesse Matthew Was Hiding in Age-Old Hiding Spot

Jesse Matthew, charged with the abduction of missing UVa student Hannah Graham, was found in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday on a "beach out in the boonies," as one Texan put it. After a tip, police spotted Matthew camped out on a sliver of sand on the remote Bolivar Peninsula—once the...

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

A taco truck that served up an unusual side dish and a home invasion with oddly dressed perpetrators are among the weirdest crime stories of the week: TSA Busts Woman in Creative Smuggling Scheme : What to pack for that dream trip to Barbados? The TSA says Canadian woman Nyesha McPherson...

Grandmother Beaten by Cop Gets $1.5M

A 51-year-old grandmother punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. The punching occurred after motorists' 911 calls reported that Pinnock, who is...

Ginsburg Should Have Retired This Summer

She's said it before and she's saying it again: Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't going anywhere. In an interview with Elle, the 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, who reacted furiously to the Hobby Lobby ruling, says women's rights will take a more progressive turn "when we have a more functioning Congress." Until...

Mass Shootings Have Nearly Tripled Since '06: FBI

Mass shootings really are on the rise, according to a new FBI report. There has been an average of nearly one mass shooting a month in America this century and the rate has risen dramatically in recent years, the report released yesterday says. The agency says it identified a total...

Fugitive Survivalist Taunts Cops, Leaves Diaper Trail

Police combing a heavily wooded area of Pennsylvania for the survivalist suspected of shooting two state troopers are starting to suspect he is playing some kind of twisted game with them. Almost 1,000 officers are combing the area for Eric Frein, and there have been repeated sightings of a...

Woman's Dramatic Roof Escape Caught on Camera

As Melora Rivera hid on her roof, half-naked, from an intruder yesterday morning, a neighbor snapped pictures and posted them to Twitter. The California woman had fled from a second-story window when a homeless man broke into her house as she slept, CBS2 reports. "The drop is, I would guess,...

SC Trooper Charged for Shooting Unarmed Man

Officials say a former South Carolina state trooper is charged with a felony in the shooting of an unarmed man during a traffic stop earlier this month. The SC Law Enforcement Division says in a news release that 31-year-old Sean Groubert was charged yesterday with assault and battery of a...

Ferguson Police Chief: 'I'm Truly Sorry'

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson made many apologies today, including one to the family of slain teen Michael Brown, saying, "I'm truly sorry for the loss of your son. I'm also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street," reports CNN. Jackson is referring to the...

NY Parking Cop Swiped $89K —in Coins

Jeffrey Daday apparently liked to dip his hand into the cash register. Or more specifically, into parking meters. The New York man worked as a parking enforcement officer for five years in the village of Mount Kisco and stole $89,000 in coins over that time, police tell the Journal...

Suspect in Missing UVa Teen's Case Caught in Texas

Police have captured the man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said 32-year-old Jesse Matthew is in custody in Galveston, Texas. Matthew is charged with abduction with intent to defile in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who has been missing...

UPS Shooter Sought Prayer, Says Pastor

The man who shot and killed two former colleagues and himself at an Alabama UPS facility had "asked for prayer" amid a "troubled" period in his life, a pastor at his church tells the AP, adding, "He's just a guy who went through his trials at work. Certainly we have...

Vatican Charges Ex-Archbishop With Pedophilia

The Vatican arrested former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski yesterday on pedophilia charges and placed him under house arrest until trial—the first official charges within the city-state's walls for child sexual abuse, Reuters reports. It's the latest step for Pope Francis, who has a "zero tolerance" philosophy for child sex abuse,...

In Rural Pennsylvania, Heroin Is Cheaper Than Beer

Heroin addiction isn't just an urban problem in Pennsylvania, where a small packet of the drug is cheaper and easier for young people in rural areas to obtain than a six-pack of beer, a new report warns. The Center for Rural Pennsylvania's report found that an "epidemic" of heroin use...

Cops Charge Man With Abduction of Missing Student

Police know that Jesse Matthew was with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she was reported missing earlier this month. But until this evening, they had been careful not to call him a suspect or to file charges more serious than reckless driving. Now, however, the 32-year-old is charged...

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