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Cops Stumped as Vandals Egg House for a Year

An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera, and even testing eggshells as evidence. The homeowner and Euclid police suspect...

Wis. Teen Killed by Cop Was Unarmed

Madison, Wis., saw peaceful protests yesterday in the wake of the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson by a police officer, with both Robinson's family and police urging non-violent demonstrations and the police chief vowing to "defend, facilitate, foster those First Amendment rights of assembly and freedom of speech." Robinson...

Terror Suspect Calls Reporter, Admits US Attack Plan

An alleged terrorist may have undermined his not-guilty plea by saying he's "with the Islamic State" and planned lethal attacks against the US Capitol and the Israeli embassy, Fox19 NOW reports. Christopher Cornell, arrested by the FBI in January in Ohio, apparently said that and more when he called reporter...

Iraqi Refugee in US Killed Photographing His First Snow

Police don't know yet whether it's a hate crime or a case of tragically bad luck, but an an Iraqi immigrant who moved to Dallas less than a month ago was shot to death this week. The wrenching detail is that the shooting took place after Ahmed Al-Jumaili went outside...

Police Protecting Holdout Juror in Jodi Arias Case

The woman responsible for keeping Jodi Arias alive is officially known as juror No. 17, but authorities say that her identity has been revealed online. As a result, police are protecting her for the time being, reports the AP. Her 11 fellow jurors all voted in favor of the death...

Black Teen Killed by Police in Wisconsin

A police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, shot to death a black teenager last night during a confrontation, prompting a protest at the scene and chants of "black lives matter." The dead youth has been identified as 19-year-old Tony Robinson, reports NBC News. The police chief gives this account of what...

Identity of Homeless Man Shot by Cops Revealed

A homeless man shot to death by police during an LA Skid Row confrontation over the weekend was identified yesterday under his true name—not the stolen identity he had used for years. Charly Keundeu Keunang, 43, was listed as being indigent and homeless, and he died from multiple gunshot...

Memorable Mugshots: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

A couple of unfortunate (for the suspects) mugshots kick off this week's crop of weird crime stories: Driver Is Apparently Shocked Over Arrest : Ashley Stabler got arrested for relatively nondescript reasons in Tulsa, Okla. But the 23-year-old's official booking photo is... the opposite of nondescript. Here's what police say she...

Cops Save Dog That Was Shot, Tied to Tracks

A young mixed-breed dog in Florida is recovering after a sickening ordeal—and a dramatic rescue. Police in Tampa discovered the dog, who had been shot three times, tied to railroad tracks after investigating reports of gunshots in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood and hearing whimpering Wednesday evening, reports NBC. Authorities...

300K Chickens Killed in Possible Revenge Attack

South Carolina authorities have a bizarre crime on their hands—involving the deaths of more than 300,000 chickens. The culprit or culprits broke into 16 commercial farms across the state over the last two weeks and killed the birds by manipulating the temperature in the chicken houses, reports the...

Survivor's Letter to Tsarnaev: You Don't Scare Me Anymore

Rebekah Gregory lost a leg after the Boston Marathon bombing and faced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court yesterday as she testified about her ordeal. In an open letter to him she posted to Facebook afterward, Gregory says it was both painful and cathartic. "I looked at you right in the face....

Don't Call Unintentional Shootings by Kids 'Accidents'

A recent trio of shootings of young children in the Houston area who got their hands on loaded firearms, including a 4-year-old who was spending the night at a babysitter's home, are tragic—but don't call them accidents, Justin Peters says. In his article for Slate, Peters outlines why they...

John Roberts' One Question on ObamaCare May Be Huge

In yesterday's arguments about ObamaCare before the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts surprised observers by saying almost nothing. But the single question he did ask might well have tipped his hand, writes Jeffrey Toobin at the New Yorker. If Toobin is right, it's a mixture of good and bad...

Lawyer: Client Brought Body to Me in Pickup Truck

In a scenario that seems better suited to an episode of Better Call Saul than a small law firm in southwest Florida, an attorney says one of his clients showed up at his office yesterday afternoon, said he had killed a neighbor, and revealed he had the body in his...

Jodi Arias Judge Declares Mistrial

An Arizona jury has again deadlocked on the fate of Jodi Arias in the gruesome 2008 murder of her one-time boyfriend, and the judge relented and declared a mistrial this morning. As per the AP, the decision removes capital punishment as an option and gives the judge a choice between...

Michael Brown's Parents Filing Civil Suit

A day after the Department of Justice cleared Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's shooting death, Brown's parents announced today that they'll be filing a civil suit, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The former Ferguson police officer and the city of Ferguson will be named in the wrongful death action planned...

Teacher Shows Raunchy Film, Gets Jail Time

A tip for teachers: Be sure to watch the movie before you show it to students. As a former Ohio substitute teacher at Columbus' East High School has learned, not doing so could land you in jail. Yesterday, a judge sentenced long-term temp Sheila Kearns to three years of probation,...

Portland Woman Wants $100K for Bad V-Day Service

Was it bad service, bad timing, or blatant racism? Either way, Kathleen Hampton, a self-described small-business owner, is suing Enzo's Caffe Italiano in Portland, Ore., for $100,000 for the way she was treated on Valentine's Day, reports the Oregonian. Having made reservations for two, but arriving alone when her...

Cops Suspect Highway Gold Heist Was Inside Job

Did three armed robbers in a van just happen to be passing when a truck carrying gold bars pulled over on an isolated stretch of Interstate 95 on Sunday? According to search warrants seen by ABC, investigators in North Carolina think the $4.8 million highway heist may have been...

Mayor: Ferguson Cop Fired Over Racist Emails

The mayor of Ferguson says big changes are already underway after the release of a scathing Department of Justice report on the city's police force. Mayor James Knowles says one police official involved in sending racist emails has been fired and two more have been suspended pending an investigation, NBC...

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