News : Crime

Teen sentenced to 6 months for smuggling tiger cub across border

Wednesday  00:07,   21 february 2018
Tribune News Service

When Luis Eudoro Valencia was caught at the border last summer with a tiger cub riding shotgun on the floorboards of a Camaro, he held himself out to be a naive 18-year-old who had bought the wild animal on impulse after seeing one being walked on a [...]

Mom stabbed to death by homeless man she tried to help, family says

Wednesday  00:07,   21 february 2018
CBS News

Dispatchers sent officers to the victim's residence, where they found her body and a slew of evidence , including a wallet with several of Dunford's photo ID cards in it. Those included his Veterans Affairs card, a Hawaii driver's license, and a [...]

California makes it hard for wrongly convicted to be compensated for lost years

Wednesday  00:06,   21 february 2018
SF Gate

Glenn Payne spent 13 years in prison for a 1991 child-molesting conviction in San Jose based on hair-identification evidence that has since been discredited. His record cleared, Payne, 55, no longer has to register as a sex offender and says he’s[...]

Teen convicted in brother's slaying after fight over candy

Wednesday  00:06,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — An Ohio teenager charged as an adult for the killing of his younger brother after an argument over Halloween candy has been convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.Court records show Nicholas Starling[...]

Diner describes panicked scene during Texas Roadhouse shooting

Wednesday  00:06,   21 february 2018
CBS News

"I just wish people would be careful with guns," said one local man. ".A bullet don't have nobody's name on it"SAN ANTONIO -- Police are still searching for the masked man who shot five people outside a popular San[...]

Man recently released from prison fatally shot in Baltimore barbershop

Wednesday  00:01,   21 february 2018
WBAL TV Baltimore

A man recently released from federal prison was fatally shot Monday night in a barbershop in Baltimore. The His and Hers Perfections Barbershop in the 3200 block of Eastern Avenue remained closed[...]

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

Tuesday  20:40,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

TULSA, Oklahoma — A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting his Lebanese neighbor in [...]

Supreme Court won't take case of Dead Sea Scrolls defendant

Tuesday  20:14,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

The Supreme Court won't take up the case of a blogger convicted of criminally impersonating his father's academic rivals on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The court on Tuesday declined to take the case of Raphael Golb, the son of[...]

$50K reward for information in Dallas postal worker slaying

Tuesday  19:12,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

DALLAS — Investigators are offering a $50,000 reward as they search for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a U.S. Postal Service worker who was found dead in his mail truck in Dallas. Federal investigators announced Tuesday they were offering the[...]

Parents of Alleged Florida Serial Killer Ordered on House Arrest for Refusing to Cooperate

Tuesday  16:37,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

(TAMPA, Fla.) — The parents of a suspect in the random shooting deaths of four people have showed up late for a civil contempt hearing in Florida and have been placed on house arrest after refusing to cooperate with prosecutors. Circuit Judge Mark[...]

Missing Uber/Lyft driver Joshua Thiede found alive, friends say

Tuesday  12:35,   20 february 2018
CBS News

They tell CBS L.A. the 29 year old is in an L.A. hospital but details are sparse about his condition and how he was found; his car was also locatedTwo of Thiede's friends texted the station saying he's in Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown[...]

Terra-cotta warrior's thumb stolen in Philadelphia museum

Tuesday  05:50,   20 february 2018

A 2,000-year-old terra-cotta warrior valued at $4.5 million and considered a "priceless part of China's cultural heritage" is missing a thumb, but surveillance video helped lead the FBI to both the thumb and a suspect in the theft. [...]

NYC cab driver beaten over $18 fare as bystanders watched, reports say

Tuesday  00:12,   20 february 2018
FOX News

Police are hunting for a couple who beat a New York City cab driver over an $18 fare as a crowd of bystanders reportedly stood and watched without stopping the assault. Humberto Taveras, 65, picked up a man and woman in the Soundview neighborhood of [...]

Suspected Drunk Driver Kills 911 Dispatcher as Her Husband Hears Crash Report on Scanner

Monday  23:35,   19 february 2018

A Minnesota man listening to the police scanner in his home overheard reports of a head-on crash that killed his wife, who was a 911 dispatcher on her way to work Saturday night, PEOPLE confirms. Daniel Bixby did not know the victim’s[...]

Florida girl, 11, found in Georgia hotel room with alleged kidnapper she met in online video game, cops say

Monday  21:45,   19 february 2018
FOX News

An 11-year-old girl was found safe Sunday after she was allegedly kidnapped by a “child sexual predator” she met while playing a video game and who attempted to take her to his Illinois house before being stopped in Georgia, police said. Alice[...]