News : Crime

Temple University student, 21, shot and killed near campus

Monday  00:05,   07 may 2018

A junior at Temple University in Philadelphia was found shot and killed in his off-campus apartment Saturday night, university officials said. Fox 29, citing Philadelphia Police, reported that 21-year-old Daniel Duignam, was shot in the stomach, arm [...]

In ‘Death Row,’ Michelle Lyons Recalls 280 Executions—And a Life Marred by Trauma

Sunday  22:26,   06 may 2018

Michelle Lyons’ memoir tells the story of a traumatic life spent witnessing hundreds of people being executed in Texas’ most infamous prison.As first a reporter and then a public information officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice,[...]

Victim of Golden State Killer survived because of 'obsession'

Sunday  22:26,   06 may 2018

One of the youngest victims of the Golden State Killer had a "total obsession" with the serial rapist.One of the youngest victims of the Golden State Killer had a "total obsession" with the serial rapist, and believes that may have saved[...]

Limitations: Why some East Area Rapist crimes won't be tried

Sunday  21:30,   06 may 2018

A law expert said the man suspected of being the East Area Rapist, may never be prosecuted for the rapes connected to the notorious serial killer. Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was arrested last week at his Citrus Heights home. So far, he has been[...]

Tennessee woman, 70, mugged after leaving Bible study, surveillance video shows

Saturday  22:51,   05 may 2018

A 70-year-old woman in Nashville was mugged as she was left Bible study Tuesday, surveillance video of the incident shows. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras near the Lebanon Road Church of Christ, according to WREG-TV.Local authorities [...]

Normalcy elusive in community where women were held captive

Saturday  20:38,   05 may 2018

Residents on a Cleveland street where three women were held captive say they're tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after Ariel Castro's house of horrors was demolished. It has been reported that cars and[...]

Indiana officer, homicide suspect killed after shootout

Saturday  09:50,   05 may 2018

<p>An Indiana officer was killed Friday evening in an exchange of gunfire between police and a homicide suspect, who barricaded himself inside an apartment complex and later died from injuries sustained during the shootout, authorities[...]

Indiana man pleads guilty in serial killing of 7 poor women

Friday  23:55,   04 may 2018

An Indiana man has pleaded guilty in the deaths of seven women, avoiding the death penalty and instead receiving life in prison without parole. Darren Vann of Gary, Indiana entered the guilty pleas during a surprise court hearing Friday. The[...]

U.S. prison officials rescind policy restricting books behind bars

Friday  22:35,   04 may 2018

U.S. prison officials have rescinded a controversial new policy that would have made it harder and more expensive for federal inmates to receive books by banning direct delivery from publishers, book clubs and bookstores. The Bureau of Prisons[...]

4 alleged sex traffickers from Mexico face federal charges

Friday  21:22,   04 may 2018

The Mexican members of a international sex-trafficking ring face charges in an operation that preyed on women and girls, prosecutors said.Efrain Grandos-Corona, Emilio Rojas-Romero, Alan Romero-Granados and Pedro Rojas-Romero appeared in Manhattan[...]

Homeowners in Conn. explosion identified, were divorcing

Friday  05:55,   04 may 2018

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. - The North Haven couple living in the home that was the site of a fiery explosion amid a police standoff Wednesday were going through a divorce filed just two weeks ago, records obtained by The Hartford Courant show. Deborah[...]

Cop says Penn State pledge didn't trip over sorority members

Friday  01:55,   04 may 2018

A detective testifying about a Penn State pledge's death after a night of drinking at a fraternity is disputing the theory he tripped over sorority members before tumbling down basement stairs. The detective said Thursday he believes 19-year-old [...]

Amanda Knox says 'Foxy Knoxy' nickname still haunts her: 'The real you is gone'

Thursday  23:30,   03 may 2018

The salacious nickname thrust on Amanda Knox by tabloids covering her notorious 2007 murder trial haunts her still -- more than a decade after she began "living a double life" as accused sex-game killer "Foxy Knoxy."The salacious [...]

Advocates for transgender prisoners hail policy changes

Thursday  21:56,   03 may 2018

Advocates for transgender inmates across the U.S. count a number of landmark policy changes and court decisions affecting their treatment in state and federal prisons in recent years. Here's a look at some of those milestones: 1994: The U.S.[...]

'Kim has been my war angel': The most unlikely story of how Kim Kardashian and Jared Kushner are teaming up to nudge Trump to free a 62-year-old grandmother from prison

Thursday  19:52,   03 may 2018

<p>Last week, Kim Kardashian West spoke by phone with President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and made an unusual request: help free a 62-year-old grandmother from[...]