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Former Ms. Washington Sentenced in Murder Case

Former Ms. Washington Sentenced in Murder Case

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Peggy Sue Thomas, a former Ms. Washington and ex-wife of a millionaire, was sentenced to four years in prison for her role in the murder of a former colleague’s husband.The ex-beauty queen accepted a plea bargai…

Indiana National Guardsman Gunned Down Protecting Young Son

Indiana National Guardsman Gunned Down Protecting Young Son

LaQuana Norwood(CHICAGO) — When 2-year-old Antoine Cook wants to talk to his father, Indiana National Guardsman Sgt. Willie Cook, Antoine grabs a cell phone.”He’ll pick it up and say, ‘Hey Dada what are you doing? I love you,’” says Cook’s fianc&eacut…

Students Accused of Bringing Weapons to School, Plotting to Kill Classmate

Students Accused of Bringing Weapons to School, Plotting to Kill Classmate

Kevin Horan/Stone(SPOKANE, Wash.) — Two young boys are accused in court documents of planning to kill one of their female classmates at their elementary school in Washington state.The boys, ages 10 and 11, devised a plan to lure their female classmate…

Cops Believe Christopher Dorner Never Left Cabin as It Burned

Cops Believe Christopher Dorner Never Left Cabin as It Burned

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Investigators have not been able to enter the still smoldering remains of the California mountain cabin where they believe fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner barricaded himself Tuesday, but they believe he was still th…

Gun Violence Victims Sound Off as State of the Union Guests

Gun Violence Victims Sound Off as State of the Union Guests

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — “Do something. You can.” That was the plea of Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton to Congress Tuesday afternoon, hours before she was set to appear in the guest box of first lady Michelle Obama during the State of the Un…

Alleged Shooters of Chicago Teen Hadiya Pendleton, Arrested, Charged

Alleged Shooters of Chicago Teen Hadiya Pendleton, Arrested, Charged

Obtained by ABC News(CHICAGO) — Chicago Police believe they have solved last month’s murder of a high school student who played with her marching band in Washington, D.C. during the inaugural ceremonies.First-degree murder charges were filed Monday ag…

Christopher Dorner Manhunt: $1 Million Reward Offered For Capture of Fugitive Ex-Cop

Christopher Dorner Manhunt: $1 Million Reward Offered For Capture of Fugitive Ex-Cop

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A $1 million reward was offered Sunday for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Dorner, as authorities in Big Bear, Calif., scaled back their search for the disgruntled ex-cop, who is suspected in…

Student in Custody after Email Warned of Mass School Shooting

Student in Custody after Email Warned of Mass School Shooting

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) — A 12-year-old middle school student was taken into custody Saturday after allegedly sending an email to a school administrator threatening to shoot 23 students and a teacher, the San Diego Sheriff’s Offic…

New Orleans Police: 4 Wounded in Bourbon Street Shooting

New Orleans Police: 4 Wounded in Bourbon Street Shooting

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — New Orleans police are searching for three men who fled the scene of a quadruple shooting on the city’s famed Bourbon Street, which was packed with revelers in the final weekend leading up to the Mardi Gras festiv…

Christopher Dorner Manhunt: LAPD Reopens Case That Led to Suspected Cop-Killer’s Firing

Christopher Dorner Manhunt: LAPD Reopens Case That Led to Suspected Cop-Killer’s Firing

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Police Department announced Saturday it will reopen the case of the firing of Christopher Dorner, but said the decision was not made to “appease” the fugitive former cop suspected of killin…

Terror Sting: California Man Arrested in Taliban Car Bomb Plot

Terror Sting: California Man Arrested in Taliban Car Bomb Plot

Doug Menuez/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Federal agents arrested a California man Friday morning in a terror sting after he allegedly tried to detonate a car bomb at an Oakland bank as part of a Taliban plot.The FBI said the explosive device that Mat…

Jordan Johnson Trial: Former University of Montana QB Faces Rape Charge

Jordan Johnson Trial: Former University of Montana QB Faces Rape Charge

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MISSOULA, Mont.) — Jordan Johnson, a former star quarterback for the University of Montana Grizzlies, will Friday face charges that he sexually assaulted a female classmate.Certain facts will not be in dispute at the trial, whic…

Reward Raised to $70,000 In Execution-Style Slaying of Prosecutor

Reward Raised to $70,000 In Execution-Style Slaying of Prosecutor

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(KAUFMAN, Texas) — State and federal authorities have upped the reward for information leading to the killers of Texas prosecutor Mark Hasse to $70,000, but said Sunday they do not have a motive or suspects in Thursday’s sh…

California Preschool Closing After Alleged Sexual Activity Between Students

California Preschool Closing After Alleged Sexual Activity Between Students

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A Carson, Calif., preschool is closing after parents learned of alleged sexual activity between 4- and 5-year-olds, according to an attorney representing the alleged victims.Some students in the preschool class at the First Lut…

Alabama Standoff: Authorities Maintaining ‘Open Line of Communication’ with Hostage Suspect

Alabama Standoff: Authorities Maintaining ‘Open Line of Communication’ with Hostage Suspect

WDHN(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — Alabama police have an “open line of communication” with the retired Alabama trucker who took a 5-year-old autistic boy hostage from a school bus and was holding him in his underground bunker.”Through our communication, we’v…

Convicted Murderer Steven L. Robbins Back in Custody After Mistakenly Released

Convicted Murderer Steven L. Robbins Back in Custody After Mistakenly Released

Kevin Horan/Stone(CHICAGO) — A convicted murderer who was mistakenly released from a Chicago jail is back in custody Saturday, after authorities used leads and interviews with his family and friends to successfully track him down.Steven L. Robbins, 44…

Alabama Standoff: Students Say Hostage Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes Threatened to Kill

Alabama Standoff: Students Say Hostage Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes Threatened to Kill

ABCNews.com(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — A brother and sister who escaped the school bus where a 5-year-old autistic boy was taken hostage by a retired Alabama trucker are speaking out about the standoff and the man who threatened the lives of the children o…

Florida Boy’s 911 Call Helps Police Nab Burglars

Florida Boy’s 911 Call Helps Police Nab Burglars

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — A brave 11-year-old boy’s phone call from a closet helped police catch three thieves ransacking his family’s Miami Beach, Fla. house while he was home alone on Friday.The boy, whose identity is being concealed,…

Former Ms. Washington Takes Plea Bargain in Murder Case

Former Ms. Washington Takes Plea Bargain in Murder Case

ABC News(FREELAND, Wa.) — A former Ms. Washington has accepted a plea bargain, one week before she was scheduled to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge.Peggy Sue Thomas, 47, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of rendering criminal assistance …

Rocky Marquez: Nationwide Manhunt for Escaped Inmate

Rocky Marquez: Nationwide Manhunt for Escaped Inmate

ABC News(DETROIT) — A nationwide manhunt is underway for a career criminal who has twice escaped from jail by switching identities with other inmates. Authorities did not notice Rocky Marquez, 34, was missing from a Detroit jail until five days after …

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