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Judge Blocks Release of Planned Parenthood Videos

A federal judge has blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of abortion providers by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader. Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order today against the Center for Medical Progress hours...

Zimbabwe Wants Palmer Extradited for Killing Lion

Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who has incited the ire of people around the world for killing Cecil the lion, may soon be making a return trip to Africa if Zimbabwe has its say. The Zimbabwean environment minister said today that the country is seeking Palmer's extradition "so that he...

Cops: Dad Put Trash in Room to Mask Smell of Dead Child

An Ohio man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing body was granted sole custody of the toddler during a divorce last year. Eric Warfel, 34, of Medina, a suburb south of Cleveland, was ordered held on...

Father arrested after baby’s decomposed body found in crib

2 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

MEDINA, Ohio — Police say someone servicing television equipment found a young girl’s badly decomposed body in a crib at a northeast Ohio apartment, and her father was arrested. Medina...

Teen Lured Maddy Middleton With Ice Cream: Report

A source said to be close to the investigation into the death of 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the 15-year-old accused of raping and killing her lured her into his family's Santa Cruz, Calif., apartment with ice cream, then jumped her. Surveillance video shows Adrian...

Eight-Year-Old Child Clings to Car As Drunk Mother Drives Away

18 minutes agoNews / Crime : True Crime Today

Minnesota – A Minnesota mother was arrested after police say she drove away, intoxicated, with her eight-year-old child clinging to the car.A teen neighbor said Rena Mae Giancherio (picture), 46, drove away from her house Monday at around 3:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Fire tears through a vacant house in Rockville

Fire in vacant Rockville house termed arson; no injuries were reported after blast heard there

Police identify man slain in Fort Washington on Friday

Domanic Jamal Nelson, 22, of District Heights, was fatally shot. No arrests have been made.

Handcuffed man dies in Dallas County jail lobby

2 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Panic-stricken man who dashed into jail lobby shouting that his wife was trying to kill him dies after being handcuffed, losing consciousness

Lawsuit Seeking Kurt Cobain Death Photos Is Tossed Out

Graphic photos of Kurt Cobain's death won't be released to the public, at least for now. A judge yesterday dismissed the lawsuit of a conspiracy theorist who insists that the images should be released because they'll prove Cobain was murdered, reports Reuters. Cobain's widow and daughter, Courtney Love and Francis...

Spike in Suicides Puts Women's Prison on Alert

A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause. Four women have killed themselves at California Institution for Women in San Bernardino County in the last 18 months, according to state records....

Trooper in Sandra Bland Arrest Disciplined Last Year

The trooper who arrested Sandra Bland is on desk duty, having been cited for unspecified violations of traffic-stop procedures and his department's "courtesy policy." It turns out that this isn't Brian Encinia's first brush with misconduct. The Houston Chronicle reports that the 30-year-old was disciplined for an incident that occurred...

Man Allegedly Kills Neighbor Over Late-Night Mowing

On Tuesday night, a 62-year-old Ohio woman started mowing her lawn. She never finished the task. Police says Linda Ciotto was shot in the head while mowing the grass at her Willard home around 9pm, and her neighbor stands accused of the crime. James Blair, 50, was allegedly angered by...

Shawn Parcells: Forensic Imposter

The history of forensic science is also the history of pseudoscience, phony experts, and bogus courtroom testimony. Fakes and charlatans have flourished in the fields of handwriting identification, DNA analysis, forensic toxicology, firearms identification, latent fingerprint analysis, blood spatter interpretation, and forensic pathology. Show More Summary

1831: John Bell, age 14

9 hours agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

Fourteen-year-old John Bell was hanged at Maidstone Prison on this date in 1831, for slashing the throat of a 13-year-old chum near Rochester in order to steal a pittance of poor relief that boy had received from a parish church. (The murder netted “three half-crowns, a shilling, and a six-pence” per the Aug. 6, 1831 […]

1701: Esther Rodgers, repentant

9 hours agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

O my dear Friends — Take Warning by me. Here I come to Dy, and if God be not Merciful to my Soul, I shall be undone to all Eternity — If I do not turn by Repentance. I Bless God, I have found more Comfort in Prison, than ever before. O Turn to God […]

Good Samaritan Family Gunned Down Trying to Help Stranded Driver

12 hours agoNews / Crime : True Crime Today

Montana – Two parents were killed and their daughter wounded when they stopped to help a man who appeared to be having car trouble on a road inside a Montana reservation.When the family approached Jesus Deniz Mendoza (picture), he pulled...Show More Summary

1 dead, 7 injured after string of shootings in Brooklyn

12 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

One person was killed and seven others injured in a string of shootings across Brooklyn from Friday evening into early Saturday, authorities said. The rash of gunplay turned deadly around...

Beggar chokes man unconscious in Central Park

12 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A violent beggar choked and robbed a man Thursday night in Central Park when his requests for money were denied, authorities said. The panhandler approached the 53-year-old victim as he...

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