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1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service
A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1974 slaying of a teenage girl at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible. Robert "Gene" Pilcher, who was long a suspect in the slaying of 17-year-old Mary Jayne Jones but had maintained his innocence, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder during his second trial in the case in Ottumwa.
3 hrs ago | KOAT-TV
The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces, eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride. It's called the FBI's Next Generation Identification system, and the agency said it became fully operational Monday.
7 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and injuring a university police officer who tried to help her has been ordered held on $800,000 bond. A Cook County judge charged Diego Rodriguez, 20, on Monday with felony counts including aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated domestic battery or strangulation.
11 hrs ago | The York Daily Record
A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance - and her last one in 2012 - will be released Nov. 11. "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" is the pop singer's first live album. Her mentor, Clive Davis, said the album will showcase her legacy.
11 hrs ago | ABC News
A crime victim advocate's use of decks of cards intended to help solve cold-case homicides is getting a boost from some Cincinnati officials. City officials have pledged to help Hope Dudley produce the decks of cards that she wants to get into the hands of prison inmates and others who might have information on the cases.
13 hrs ago | South Wales Argus
South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has quit his post following weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal. Shaun Wright has until now resisted mounting calls to resign from the likes of the Prime Minister, Home Secretary Theresa May and his former party Labour, as well as alleged abuse victims and their families.
A breast cancer physician charged with spiking her lover's coffee with a compound used in antifreeze was obsessed with the man and even had a private investigator follow him, prosecutors said in opening statements at her trial on Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, which also covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013.
A 57-year-old Memphis, Tennessee, man has been charged in connection with the rape of a woman in western Michigan at knifepoint six years ago. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced Monday that Calvin Kelly is charged with kidnapping, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of attempted criminal sexual conduct.
Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
A 17-year-old boy who sexually assaulted a pregnant college student and locked her in the trunk of a car has been charged as an adult with aggravated criminal sexual assault, a state's attorney said. The teenager was ordered held without bond Sunday after police arrested him Friday.
Police rescued eight people from "cramped and filthy" conditions at a caravan site following an investigation into them potentially being held as slaves and subjected to work exploitation. The seven men, aged between 20 and 46, and a 17-year-old boy were freed from the Greenacres site near Leighton Buzzard early yesterday morning, Bedfordshire Police said.
Pot smell on kindergartner leads police to father An Upper Peninsula man is asking a federal judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants. Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://on.lsj.com/1s2zy9J KINGSFORD - An Upper Peninsula man is asking a federal judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his kindergarten-age daughter came to school with the smell of marijuana on her clothes and told her teacher about her father's homegrown pot.
Authorities in Ashtabula County say their investigation into alleged sexual abuse by a former high school coach has widened. The Vindicator reports county sheriff's detectives and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation have questioned more than 100 people about the activities going back 15 years of former Jefferson Area Schools coach and ex-local sports editor Don McCormack .
An independent commission on sex in prison discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States Hundreds of prisoners may have been sexually abused behind bars, campaigners have said, prompting calls for more to be done to tackle prison rape. An independent commission on sex in prison, set up by charity t he Howard League for Penal Reform, discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States.
Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. Any day now, she and her teen daughter will be evicted and have no other option than to go to a homeless shelter - partly because of her son's criminal case.
An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley says there was probable cause to search Randall Fieck's home last January.
Connecticut's Supreme Court has decided to take up three cases that could decide how the state handles the convictions of children who commit murder and other violent crimes. The court will hear appeals Tuesday from three people who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for crimes they committed while under the age of 18. The hearings come after two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that essentially prohibit mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles in homicide cases, and require states to provide inmates with a "meaningful opportunity" for release in non-homicide cases.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:17 pm
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