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Justice Department announces takedown of dark web provider AlphaBay

6 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

AlphaBay was the largest dark web market, according to DOJ, and at the time of takedown, it had over 250,000 listings for drugs and other illicit substances

Girl who survived ‘killer’ mom’s rampage details horrific ordeal

6 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A mother accused of fatally stabbing her husband and four children in Georgia told caseworkers she felt a “devil-like spirit” during a family trip prior to the alleged killings, according to a state child welfare report. The report by the state’s Division of Family and Children Services, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, includes an interview...

Killer Couple: Alton Coleman & Debra Brown Were Apprehended 33 Years Ago Today

6 hours agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

On July 20, 1984, Alton Coleman and Debra Brown were finally apprehended by police in Illinois after going on a two-month, six-state killing spree that left eight people dead. The post Killer Couple: Alton Coleman & Debra Brown Were Apprehended 33 Years Ago Today appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Exonerated woman fights back after "rape fantasy" jail time

6 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Michelle Hadley spent 88 days in jail before all charges against her were dropped

Man found fatally stabbed on street corner

6 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A 31-year-old was stabbed to death in Brooklyn early Thursday, police said. Police found the man lying near the corner of Neptune Ave. and Brighton 4th St. in Brighton Beach with stab wounds to the chest around 6:20 a.m. He was rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where he died. A 36-year-old man was taken into...

Six members of African robotics team remain missing after competition

The teenagers came to D.C. to compete in an international robotics competition.

Public Defender: Video Shows Baltimore Cop Planting Drugs

A man in jail since January on heroin possession charges got a lucky break: bodycam footage apparently showing a Baltimore cop planting drugs. The Baltimore Sun and Washington Post report on probes now in the works after the city's public defender released the video last week, taped by the officer's...

Michigan Woman Guilty of Murder Witnessed by Parrot

A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man's pet parrot. The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram, reports the...

Nobody Has Registered to Testify Against OJ

OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada will be broadcast live at 1pm EDT Thursday and there's a strong chance that his path to freedom will be clear by the end of the afternoon. Nobody has registered to testify against the 70-year-old Simpson, who has been in prison for nine years...

Who Killed Kennedy?

Even the basic facts of [John F.] Kennedy's death are still subject to heated argument. The historical consensus seems to have settled on Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin, but conspiracy speculation abounds--involving [Lyndon B.] Johnson, the C.I.A., the mob, Fidel Castro or a baroque combination of all of them. Show More Summary

Dead White Guy Classroom Literature

I don't love women writers enough to teach them. If you want women writers go down the hall. What I teach is guys. [Elmore Leonard, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Anton Chekhov, Marcel Proust, Leo Tolstoy, Henry Miller, and Philip Roth.] David Gilmour, novelist and professor at the University of Toronto. Hazlitt.com, September 26, 2013

Talking Versus Writing

Those who tell stories better than they write them are the bane of editors. Editors dread wasting time on captivating talkers whose words lose their fizz on the page. Obviously, writing skills transcend conversational skills. But the drama and flair we bring to telling stories is too often lost once our words are nailed down on paper. Show More Summary

Winston Churchill on Who's a Prostitute

Sir Winston Churchill supposedly asked Lady Astor whether she would sleep with him for five million pounds. She said she supposed she would. Then he asked whether she would sleep with him for only five pounds. She answered,"What do you...Show More Summary

City Releases 911 Calls From Bride-to-Be

Justine Damond called 911 twice to report a possible sexual assault in progress before she was shot dead by one of the responding officers, according to transcripts released by Minneapolis on Wednesday. In the initial call, at 11:27pm Saturday night, the 40-year-old Australian said she feared somebody was being...

Couple Sentenced for 'Gifting' Daughter to Man

A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday sentenced a married couple to up to seven years in prison each for giving their oldest daughter to a cult-like figure who sexually assaulted the girl and her five sisters. Bucks County Judge Jeffrey L. Finley said the actions of Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus were...

Teens from African robotics team reported missing in Washington

Burundi team members reported missing after D.C. competition that ended Tuesday

Why bodegas should think twice before allowing for bitcoin ATMs

16 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

What are bitcoin ATMs doing in small bodegas throughout New York City? It’s well known that digital currencies like bitcoin can be used for illicit things such as money laundering. That is, it seems to be common knowledge to everyone except the operators of the small grocery stores that are allowing bitcoin, the original digital...

1975: Dr. Mohamed Forna, former Finance Minister of Sierra Leone

17 hours agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

On this date in 1975, Dr. Mohamed Forna and other Sierra Leone dissidents were executed as traitors. A medical doctor who entered politics and was Minister of Finance in the government of the All People’s Congress (APC) from 1968-1970, Forna grew disenchanted with the parasitical kleptocracy of Siaka Stevens and, with another ex-state minister, Ibrahim […]

Self-Described Drug Dealer Calls 911, Reports Stolen Drugs

Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn't the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer. But Okaloosa Sheriff's officials wrote on Facebook that 32-year-old David Blackmon did just that on Sunday morning. The post says Blackmon called 911 to report a robbery in Fort Walton...

LOST COAST HIGHWAY-Gray George

On July 8, 1979, two skeletons were found off a remote highway in Mendocino County, California. The skeletons belonged to a pair of murdered teenagers. For thirty-six years, the teens’ identities remained a mystery. The teens’ killer was never brought to justice. Show More Summary

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