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Insurance fraud the family business?

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Five family members accused of funding lavish lifestyle with $20 million in fake insurance claims; there've been three fires at their Pa. cmansion

Mannequin sitting atop billboard spurs 911 calls

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

A mannequin that had been placed atop a billboard in Iowa prompted several calls to 911 from people who thought someone was going to take a leap

TBI: Analysis of evidence in Bobo case finished

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Prosecutors have still not said how they linked two men to the disappearance and death of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo

'Extravagant' Family Accused of $20M Insurance Fraud

What kind of people would set their home on fire, then falsely accuse volunteer firefighters of stealing $10 million in jewelry? The Risoldi clan of Bucks County, Pa., might fit the bill, according to prosecutors. The family fell under suspicion of fraud after a fire at Claire Risoldi's "Clairemont" mansion...

Cops: Kids Left Home Alone —for 4 Months

Kevin McCallister thought he had it bad: Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their New Hampshire apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities say. Manchester police say the uncle, 25-year-old Giobari Atura, told them...

David Vanzo Took His Dead Mother To Bank To Take Cash From Her Account

PLYMOUTH, MN – Police say David Vanzo took his dead mother on a taxi ride to the bank so he could withdraw cash from her bank account. David Vanzo took his 90-year-old mother, Caryl Vanzo, to the bank to take $850 out of her account for himself. Show More Summary

Car found in canal tied to '78 missing teens case

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

South Florida teens, boy and girl, were last seen in the Dodge Cornet when they disappeared more than 35 years ago

Review of Jill Leovy's new book 'Ghettoside'

Jill Leovy, who founded the Homicide Report eight years ago, has written a new book,"Ghettoside: A true story of murder in America" (Spiegel & Grau). In it, Leovy examines how murders are investigated and what it would take to change policing in communities where many crimes go unsolved. Show More Summary

Man charged in 2 of the 1976 "Gypsy Hill" murders

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Rodney Halbower, 66, has been serving a sentence for attempted murder in Oregon; prosecutors say he's responsible for at least two of a spate of 1976 killings that shocked California

Angela Woodworth Arrested After Four Kids Jump Out Of Her Car And Report Her Drunk Driving

GAINESVILLE, FL – Angela Woodworth found herself in a bit trouble after her drunk driving scared four kids in her car so bad that they jumped out and reported her. According to police, Woodworth was driving around town with her 11-year-old son and three of his friends. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Woman forced into trunk at gunpoint outside ATM

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Surveillance video shows a 21-year-old woman being forced into a trunk at gunpoint outside a bank in Arlington, Texas

UM frat members allegedly trash 2 ski resorts

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Officials say University of Michigan students caused more than $50,000 in damages to one resort last weekend, and thousands in damages to another

Teen accused in crime spree charged with statutory rape

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Dalton Hayes, 18, who ran away with a 13-year-old alleged to be his girlfriend, also faces charges of criminal mischief, trespassing, theft, and burglary

The Case of the Stolen Stradivarius

5 days agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

When a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin valued at more than $5 million was stolen from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond last year, investigators initially believed the theft may have been the work of sophisticated art thieves. The truth turned out to be much less glamorous.

Teacher in hot water over colleagues' sex case

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Calif. teacher, male, accused of posting Facebook approval of alleged sex between two female teachers and male students

Wal-Mart road rage incident ends in gunfire, arrest

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Incident begun in an Arlington, Texas parking lot ended with bullets flying in a residential neighborhood

Kentucky State Senator: 1891 Rule Voids My DUI Bust

A Kentucky state senator accused of driving drunk on the legislature's opening day this month has invoked a law brought in by predecessors who traveled in horse-drawn carriages. Brandon Smith's lawyer filed a request this week to dismiss his DUI charge based on an 1891 provision in the state constitution...

?Brazen robbers targeting Aurora ATM customers

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Thieves are coming right up to the cash machines, following some people home in Colo. city

Boy, 14, accused of fatally stabbing brother, 16

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police in South Chicago Heights say the brothers were fighting in the basement of their home

Phila. schoolgirl attacked on SEPTA trolley

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Girl, 17, was on her way to school when she says she was viciously attacked after accidental backpack bump

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