News : Crime

Ex-prison chief gets nearly 20-year sentence

Thursday  04:50,   25 may 2017
USA TODAY

<p>The man who rose through the ranks from prison guard to the longest serving corrections commissioner in Mississippi history was sentenced Wednesday to almost 20 years in federal prison.</p>JACKSON, Miss. — The man who rose through the ranks [...]

Ex-prison chief gets nearly 20-year sentence

Thursday  04:50,   25 may 2017
USA TODAY

<p>The man who rose through the ranks from prison guard to the longest serving corrections commissioner in Mississippi history was sentenced Wednesday to almost 20 years in federal prison.</p>JACKSON, Miss. — The man who rose through the ranks [...]

Alton Sterling's family seeks officers' immediate dismissal

Thursday  04:20,   25 may 2017
Associated Press

<p>The family of Alton Sterling is demanding the immediate firing of the two officers involved in the man's death.</p>Load[...]

Alton Sterling's family seeks officers' immediate dismissal

Thursday  04:20,   25 may 2017
Associated Press

<p>The family of Alton Sterling is demanding the immediate firing of the two officers involved in the man's death.</p>Load[...]

Cops: Man secretly lived in ex's attic, then attacked her

Thursday  04:05,   25 may 2017
CBS News

<p>Deputies in Louisiana say they discovered a woman's ex-boyfriend had been secretly living in the attic of her home after he attacked her, reports CBS affiliate WWLTV.</p>LAROSE, La. -- Deputies in Louisiana say they discovered a woman's [...]

Suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7 is denied bond

Thursday  02:10,   25 may 2017
Associated Press

A man accused of setting a house fire that killed seven of his neighbors was denied bond Wednesday at his first court appearance.Stanley Ford, 58, appeared by video in court in Akron. He was calm as one charge of aggravated arson and seven charges[...]

Playboy Playmate Pleads No Contest in Case Over Body Shaming Locker Room Photo

Wednesday  23:40,   24 may 2017
LawNewz

Dani Mathers, a model and former Playboy Playmate, was charged with invasion of privacy after the took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room, and posted it to Snapchat with the caption, "If I can’t unsee this then you can’t[...]

Boy, 9, shot while walking puppy in Oakland

Wednesday  23:40,   24 may 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

A boy who had just finished celebrating his ninth birthday was shot in the stomach while walking his puppy in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood over the weekend. Isai Catalan was walking with his older brother, mother and father to a grocery store[...]

Gardner Museum doubles reward for stolen art to $10m

Wednesday  23:27,   24 may 2017
The Boston Globe

In an aggressive bid to recover priceless treasures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum decades ago, the museum’s board of trustees Tuesday doubled its reward to $10 million and set a hard deadline: anyone hoping to collect the windfall[...]

Miami 'Joker' lookalike busted for pointing loaded gun at drivers

Wednesday  23:16,   24 may 2017
Miami Herald

The Joker got busted. But the Caped Crusader didn't take him down, Miami-Dade police did. Lawrence Patrick Sullivan, 29 _ whose green hair and tattooed face bears a striking resemblance to The Joker in the Batman movies _ was stopped by police[...]

Many states have laws intended to keep kids away from guns

Wednesday  22:45,   24 may 2017
Associated Press

Many states have adopted laws that make it a crime for adult gun owners to allow children to access or possess their firearms, particularly when they are used to injure.&nbsp;At least 21 states and the District of Columbia have child-access laws [...]

Detroit plays tough in accidental shootings involving kids

Wednesday  21:36,   24 may 2017
Associated Press

DETROIT — The father raced to the bedroom, cried out and punched the walls. "Oh, my God. What did y'all do?" he screamed.Christopher Head found his 9-year-old son, Daylen, dead in a bedroom in the west-side Detroit home, a single shotgun blast to[...]

Stray Bullet Kills 7-Year-Old Boy Eating Cake in His Home: 'He Was an Angel'

Wednesday  20:35,   24 may 2017
People

Kentucky police are searching for a gunman whose stray bullet killed a 7-year-old boy inside his home on Sunday as he was eating cake and playing with his iPad before bed.&nbsp;Kentucky police are searching for a gunman whose stray bullet killed [...]

Man Attempting Suicide Charged with Murder After Bullet Goes Through His Head and Hits Girlfriend

Wednesday  20:20,   24 may 2017
People

An Anchorage, Alaska, man is charged with murder after prosecutors said he tried to kill himself with a gunshot and the bullet instead passed through his head and struck and killed his girlfriend, according to multiple reports.&nbsp;An[...]

Added agony: Justice haphazard after kids’ gun deaths

Wednesday  18:12,   24 may 2017
USA TODAY

DURHAM, N.C. – Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief. the Detroit Free Press.DURHAM, N.C. – Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her[...]