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2 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Dallas man charged with killing 2, including wife

A Dallas man initially charged in the fatal shooting of a passenger in his car has now been accused of killing his wife. Dallas County jail records show Ranji Charles was being held without bond Wednesday on a capital murder charge in the June 29 slaying of his spouse.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Baltimore County Shooting

A double-shooting in Baltimore County has left one man dead and injured a second, and two suspects were arrested after fleeing the crime scene. Baltimore County police say an officer heard gunshots Monday evening in Catonsville.


Related Topix: Baltimore County, MD, Catonsville, MD

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Republic

Death penalty sought in shooting death of Gary cop

A northwest Indiana prosecutor has notified the court he plans to seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the shooting death of a Gary police officer. The Times of Munster and the Post-Tribune of Merrillville report an amended information was filed Tuesday against 26-year-old Carl Blountof Gary, adding a death sentence request in the death of 47-year-old Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield.


Related Topix: Gary, IN, Munster, IN, Merrillville, IN

WCAX-TV Burlington

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Kansas City, MO


Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

15, 2015, at the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks at Stonington for the late Corporal Bryan Dickson of Dunmore. BLOOMING GROVE, Pa.


Related Topix: Canadensis, PA


Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack.


Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, South St. Paul, MN

WAND-TV Decatur

Man accused in 4 slayings to appear in Fla. court

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police, regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp, and picked just the right... By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A law enforcement official says Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a barracks. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling public roads.


Related Topix: North York, PA

ABC News

Theater Shooting Victim's Parents Sue Ammo Seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack. The lawsuit was announced Tuesday by attorneys for the parents of Jessica Ghawi and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.



Police: Indiana man mutilated girlfriend's body

A southeastern Indiana man admitted to police officers that he fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then mutilated her body, including cooking and eating some of her organs, according to police documents released Monday. Joseph Oberhansley, 33, of Jeffersonville appeared in court Monday, where he was formally charged with murder in the death of Tammy Blanton, 46. He also was charged with abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering.


NewsCenter 25

Judge drops murder case against `Baby Kate's' dad

A judge has dismissed a murder charge against a northern Lower Peninsula man, accused of killing his missing 4 A1 2-month-old daughter. Mason County District Judge Peter Wadel in Ludington threw out the open murder charge Monday against 24-year-old Sean Phillips.


Related Topix: Mason County, MI, Ludington, MI, Autos


Grand jury gets more time in Ferguson case

A grand jury in Missouri now has more time decide whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington has extended the grand jury's deadline until Jan. 7, said Paul Fox, the county's director of judicial administration.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO


3 dead in Corpus Christi trailer park shooting

A 63-year-old man was arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in South Texas, according to police. Sammuel Everett Toomey is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


Related Topix: Corpus Christi, TX

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Ex-roommate accused in man's 2009 murder

New Hanover County authorities say the former roommate of a man whose body was found on a local road in 2009 has been indicted in connection with his death. Local media outlets report 52-year-old Larry Karl Gonzales has been indicted for first-degree murder in the death of Alton Corey Vann.


Related Topix: New Hanover County, NC

The Lebanon Daily News

Murder charges in 4 Tampa Bay area slayings

Tampa Bay area authorities have charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office charged 28-year-old Adam Matos on Monday.


Related Topix: Pasco County, FL

WJLA-TV Arlington

Loudoun County drops gun charges against Charles Severance, who is charged with 3 Alexandria murders

The dropped charge clears the way for authorities to transfer 53-year-old Charles Severance from Loudoun County to Alexandria, where he's charged in three separate killings dating back to 2003. Severance's lawyers had argued the gun charge was a sham to hold him while Alexandria police tried to build their murder case.



Man shot from behind by police, family says

To hear his family tell it, police shot the 22-year-old several times while he was running away. An independent autopsy proves he was shot from behind, his family's attorney said.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

ABC News 4 Charleston

New trial in 2002 killing of Myrtle Beach officer

A new trial is scheduled to start Monday for a man charged with killing a Myrtle Beach police officer during a struggle a decade ago. Luzenski Allen Cottrell will be tried before a new jury in the 2002 shooting death of 28-year-old officer Joe McGarry.


WKRC-AM Cincinnati

Officers Shoot and Kill Man with a Gun

Officers were called around 7 p.m. to the 300 block of Rosemont Ave. where a neighbor said a man across the street was firing shots. When officers arrived, Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said that the man pointed a gun at them.


Sun Sep 14, 2014


Student arrested in North Las Vegas shooting death

A North Las Vegas high school student has been arrested in the shooting death of a 20-year-old woman. Police say the 16-year-old student at Mojave High School was arrested at school Thursday and booked into a juvenile detention facility.


Victorville Daily Press

Hesperia man gets 50 years to life in fatal shooting Updated at

A 31-year-old Hesperia man was sentenced to 50 years to life plus seven years in prison after he was convicted of the murder of a Mentone man, court records show. Alex Vincent Quezada was found guilty by a jury in July of murder and being a felon or addict in possession of a firearm in connection with the March shooting death of 34-year-old Ronnie Mena.


Related Topix: Hesperia, CA, Mentone, CA, San Bernardino County, CA