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Teen Traces Lost Phone, Gets Shot Dead

Just because it's possible to trace a lost or stolen phone, it doesn't mean its always a good idea to try, police in Canada warned the public after an 18-year-old man found his phone but lost his life. Police in London, Ontario say that after Jeremy Cook left his phone...

Cops: Daughter, 13, Drives Drunk Parents From Bar

Two parents in Austin, Texas, exercised great judgment in realizing that neither one of them was sober enough to drive home. But then the great judgment fell off a cliff, say police. The couple, out drinking Saturday night with their two kids in tow, gave the keys to the family...

Lawyer: Husband Supports Jailed Prison Worker

The husband of the woman accused of helping two New York state inmates escape visited her in jail today—one day after reports surfaced that she and the inmates talked about killing him. Lyle Mitchell's reaction? He's "standing by her," the attorney for Joyce Mitchell tells NBC News. As for...

7 Stolen Rare Pythons May Die If Not Returned: Owner

Seven rare pythons have been stolen from an Ohio pet store, and the company's CEO is desperate to get them back because none of them are in great shape, Cleveland.com reports. Five of the snakes lifted from Akron Rattery and Reptile Rescue on Saturday evening are sick with an...

Dad Clings to Stolen SUV to Save Son

A father near Atlanta who saw a car thief driving off with his 8-year-old son did the only thing he could think of—he grabbed onto the SUV as it pulled away. Malcolm Milliones clung to the vehicle for about a quarter-mile before falling off and breaking his arm, reports...

Trail 'Gone Cold' in NY Hunt

There have been no sightings of Richard Matt and David Sweat on the International Space Station, meaning the two NY prison escapees are likely still somewhere on this planet—but officials admit that despite some promising clues last week, they have no idea where. A state official tells CNN that...

Guy Awaits Trial for—Get This— 7 Years at Rikers

Carlos Montero has spent nearly seven years behind bars on Rikers Island without being found guilty of a crime. The Manhattan man, who says he's "depressed" and "wants to go home," is still awaiting trial in the killing of one man and the slashing of another during a street robbery...

Texas May Have Executed an Innocent Man

Earlier this month, Texas executed Lester Bower for the 1983 murders of four men in an airplane hangar. Questions of his guilt lingered—and Bower maintained his innocence—until the end, and a Politico exposé suggests that he may have been telling the truth. Journalist Tim Madigan followed Bower’s case...

Cons May Have Plotted to Kill Seamstress' Hubby

Breaking out of New York's Clinton Correctional Facility may have only been part of the plan for David Sweat and Richard Matt. A law enforcement source tells the Albany Times Union that jailed prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell told investigators she and the prisoners had discussed a plot to murder her...

US Archbishop Quits Amid Sex Abuse Coverup Charges

The archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., stepped down this morning over allegations that his deeply troubled archdiocese repeatedly failed to protect children from what the AP is calling "unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest." Out of a job is Archbishop John Nienstedt, as well as Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piche,...

Teen Arrested After 4 Found Dead in Ohio Home

Police investigating the fatal shootings of four people at an Ohio home say they have arrested a teenager on murder and kidnapping charges. Columbus police, who have not provided a motive for the slayings, say the suspect is a 16-year-old boy. Authorities responded to a report Saturday of a female...

Guy Linked to Police HQ Shootup Had Scary Past

The man linked to a violent assault on Dallas police headquarters was accused two years earlier of choking his mother, then fleeing to an East Texas town where schools were locked down out of fear he would attack them as "soft targets," according to accounts from police and family members....

Rookie Cop: Tamir 'Gave Me No Choice'

Did rookie cop Timothy Loehmann shout a warning before gunning down 12-year-old Tamir Rice last November? A newly released report doesn't quote Loehmann directly—he and his partner wouldn't talk to sheriff's investigators—but other officers say he did yell commands and felt he had to shoot Rice, who carried...

Seamstress, Cons Planned 'to Move on Together': DA

Residents in rural New York unaccustomed to locking their doors were on edge as the manhunt for two killers who cut themselves free from a maximum-security prison stretched into a ninth day. More than 800 law enforcement officers in the search for David Sweat and Richard Matt scoured the fields...

Guest Accidentally Shoots Up Waldorf

A police source says a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel and four people suffered minor injuries from debris. The incident happened at 7:25pm last night in the Park Avenue hotel's lobby. A police official with knowledge of the investigation says the...

Permit Law Sharply Cut Gun Violence in One State

For the past 20 years, people in Connecticut have needed a permit to buy a handgun—and that's reduced gun violence in the state by up to 40%, according to a new study. Published in the American Journal of Health, the study looks at 1995 state legislation that requires gun...

Road-Rage Guy Gets 27 to 50 Years

A Michigan man who shot another driver in the face during a road-rage confrontation got 27 to 50 years in prison yesterday—and won't be eligible for parole until he's 96, USA Today reports. Martin Zale, 69, shot and killed 43-year-old Derek Flemming, a father of two, when they faced...

Prisons' Quiet Humiliation: a Lack of Menstrual Pads

A former inmate at a US women's prison takes to the pages of the Guardian to complain about a quiet way that prisons humiliate and degrade those locked up: with a lack of menstrual pads. Bozelko served at York Correctional Institution in Connecticut, but she says the problem is pervasive...

Cops: Gunmen Open Fire on Dallas Police HQ

Chaos in Dallas this morning: Police say multiple gunmen opened fire on police headquarters with automatic weapons, and one suspect fled in a van that led to a chase and a continuing standoff in a fast-food parking lot. Police Chief David Brown says the driver blames police for causing him...

Attorney: Video Shows Cops Eating Edible Pot in Raid

The attorney of a woman who was busted in a raid on a pot shop says he's got video showing the officers sampling the edible goodies and joking about the flavors, reports KTLA. He's planning to file a lawsuit, and the Santa Ana Police Department is investigating. In the video,...

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