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$75,000 Reward Offered in Philadelphia School Kidnapping

$75,000 Reward Offered in Philadelphia School Kidnapping

(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) — After a 5-year-old girl was kidnapped from a Philadelphia school and assaulted earlier this week, community leaders banded together to offer a $75,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible. Accordin…

Private Surveillance Cameras Catching More Criminals

Private Surveillance Cameras Catching More Criminals

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Lately a range of crimes have been solved by the seemingly ubiquitous security videos maintained by private companies or citizens, and investigators have been able to quickly apprehend suspects by obtaining the video, …

Two Adults and Three Children Shot Dead in Albuquerque

Two Adults and Three Children Shot Dead in Albuquerque

Jupiter Images/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — The bullet-ridden bodies of three adults and two children were found inside an Albuquerque, N.M., home late Saturday, authorities confirmed Sunday.
A teenage boy was arrested and is being char…

Former Conn. Priest Indicted on Meth Charges

Former Conn. Priest Indicted on Meth Charges

Image Source/Thinkstock(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) — A former Roman Catholic priest from Connecticut has fallen from grace after being indicted on charges that he was part of an alleged cross-country crystal methamphetamine drug ring.Former Monsignor Kevin Wa…

Convicted Murderer Who Pleaded for Death Electrocuted in Virginia

Convicted Murderer Who Pleaded for Death Electrocuted in Virginia

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JARRATT, Va.) — A Virginia inmate who begged — and even killed — for the death penalty was executed by electric chair Wednesday night.Robert Gleason Jr., 42, was pronounced dead at 9:08 p.m. authorities said. He was executed a…

Jimmy Hoffa Said to Be Buried in Vacant Lot Outside Detroit

Jimmy Hoffa Said to Be Buried in Vacant Lot Outside Detroit

MPI/Getty Images(DETROIT) — His body has never been found. Since Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975 there have been countless tips about the whereabouts of his body, all of them dead ends. But now new information from the reputed underboss of the Detroit…

Deaf Man Stabbed After Sign Language Mistaken for Gang Signs

Deaf Man Stabbed After Sign Language Mistaken for Gang Signs

Burlington Police Department(BURLINGTON, N.C.) — A deaf man in North Carolina, communicating to a friend via sign language, was stabbed multiple times after he was mistaken for flashing gang signs, police said.Terrance Ervin Daniels, 45, was brutally …

Four in Chicago Charged in Double Strangulation

Four in Chicago Charged in Double Strangulation

Will County Sheriff”s Department(CHICAGO) – Four people, including two teenage girls and the son of a police sergeant, are under arrest in suburban Chicago on charges of strangling two men.Adam Landerman, 19, Alisa Massaro, 18, Bethany McKee, 18…

San Diego Police Shoot Armed Suspect in Movie Theater

San Diego Police Shoot Armed Suspect in Movie Theater

ABC News(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) — San Diego police shot and critically wounded a gunman who was hiding in a movie theater. Police stormed into a screening of “Les Miserables” at the Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain around 3:50 p.m. Saturday and confronted …

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Family Knew Something Wasn’t Right, Nephew Says

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Family Knew Something Wasn’t Right, Nephew Says

Hemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Urooj Khan had just brought home his $425,000 lottery check when he unexpectedly died the following day. Now, certain members of Khan’s family are speaking publicly about the mystery — and his nephew told ABC News they kn…

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Making 17,000 Lewd Calls

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Making 17,000 Lewd Calls

North Londonderry Township Police(MEYERSTOWN, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania man is accused of making more than 17,000 phone calls in which he would allegedly ask for women by name and then make harassing and lewd comments, according to police.Robert Glass, 51…

Georgia Mom Shoots Home Invader While Hiding with Her Children

Georgia Mom Shoots Home Invader While Hiding with Her Children

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — A mother of two has been hailed a hero by her husband after she shot an intruder in their Loganville, Ga., home last Friday afternoon.”She protected the kids. She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, pr…

Teenager Killed After Reported Fight Over His Jacket

Teenager Killed After Reported Fight Over His Jacket

16-year-old Raphael Ward was killed Jan. 4, 2012, in New York, according to police. (Facebook/BloccBoy Tokyo)(NEW YORK) — A New York City teenager is dead after he reportedly refused to give up his Polo Ralph Lauren jacket to another young man. Friend…

Steubenville Officials, Under Scrutiny, Launch Website Regarding Alleged Teen Gang Rape

Steubenville Officials, Under Scrutiny, Launch Website Regarding Alleged Teen Gang Rape

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — As Steubenville, Ohio, prepares for the high-profile rape trial of two high school football players, officials, battling allegations of a cover-up, announced the creation of a new website on Saturday to deb…

Aurora Townhouse Shooting: Four Dead, Including Gunman

Aurora Townhouse Shooting: Four Dead, Including Gunman

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) — Four people were killed, including the gunman, during a hostage standoff Saturday morning at a townhouse in Aurora, Colo., police said.Police pumped tear gas into the home in an attempt to get the gunman t…

Rallies Against Rape Held in Ohio

Rallies Against Rape Held in Ohio

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — On Saturday, rallies in Steubenville, Ohio are being held over an alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl by high school football players. Two 16-year-old boys, both local football stars, are set for trial next …

Narwhal Tusk-Smuggling Ring Cracked, Feds Say

Narwhal Tusk-Smuggling Ring Cracked, Feds Say

Hemera/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) — The narwhal, a kind of Arctic whale, has been called “the unicorn of the sea” because of the long, straight, often spiraling tusk that males of the species can grow. It is illegal to import the tusks into th…

Chicago Prison Escape: Second of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Chicago Prison Escape: Second of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Kevin Horan/Stone(CHICAGO) — A convicted bank robber who escaped jail before Christmas is back in custody.  Kenneth Conley, 38, one of two inmates who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago on Dec. 18, was taken int…

Colorado Springs Cops Crack 1976 Murder

Colorado Springs Cops Crack 1976 Murder

Colorado Springs Police Department(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Colorado Springs police believe they have solved a 36-year-old cold case by linking a man serving time for a sexual assault to the 1976 murder of a hotel maid.Authorities said a DNA analysi…

James Holmes’ Defense Witnesses in Colorado Shooting to Testify on ‘Mental State’

James Holmes’ Defense Witnesses in Colorado Shooting to Testify on ‘Mental State’

Joshua Lott/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — A judge ruled Thursday that public defenders for accused Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes can call two unidentified witnesses at next week’s preliminary hearing to testify about the defenda…

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