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2 hrs ago | KTIV-TV Sioux City

Missouri man facing execution denied clemency

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declined a death row inmate's clemency request Tuesday evening, clearing the way for his execution hours later barring an unforeseen development in the case.


Related Topix: Missouri, Prison, Jay Nixon, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Gun checks miss millions of fugitives

Millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database that tracks people on the run from the law.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Fla. Man Guilty Of Killing Newlywed Wife For Money

A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy.


Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL

11 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Woman glad suspect captured in brother's '81 death

This undated photo provided by the Wood County Sheriff's Office shows Joseph Lewis Miller.


Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, East Texas, PA

12 hrs ago | The Northwestern in Oshkosh

Albuquerque rocked by latest police shooting

Another fatal shooting of a suspect by police has rattled the city of Albuquerque, where a string of killings has sparked sometimes violent protests in recent weeks.


14 hrs ago | ABC News

Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty in Kansas Killings

A prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a 28-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of four people at a rural eastern Kansas farm.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Kansas

15 hrs ago | CBS Local

Charlotte Man Gets Life For Shooting Death

A Charlotte man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of killing a man nearly four years ago.


Related Topix: Currie, NC

16 hrs ago | WBNS

Northeast Ohio Teen On Trial For Alleged Rape At School

Prosecutors argued during the first day of the trial in Cuyahoga County Monday that the boy, then 16, carried the girl into the locker room at Shaker Heights High School and raped her.


Related Topix: Cuyahoga County, OH

18 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Franklin County police investigate fatal shooting of boy

Franklin County Sheriff's Lt. Phillip Young tells media outlets that the shooting occurred Monday morning at a residence in the Burnt Chimney community.


22 hrs ago |

Feds Up the Ante With Special Violent Crimes Prosecution Team

With yet another deadly weekend on the books in Chicago - eight dead and 37 wounded, including five children - the feds went public Monday with the creation of a special unit tasked with targeting the perpetrators of violence on city streets.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court Monday, April 21, 2014, in Provo, Utah.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Provo, UT

The Detroit News

Prosecutor: Minnesota homeowner lay in wait for teens in deadly shooting

Little Falls, Minn. -- A Minnesota man on trial for killing two teenagers after they broke into his house had been lying in wait in his basement with a book, some snacks and two guns, a prosecutor said Monday in his opening statement.


Related Topix: Little Falls, MN, Family, Teenagers

WALB-TV Albany

Man pleads in Mercer student murder

A week before his trial was set to begin, the man accused of killing and dismembering a law school classmate in Macon has pleaded guilty to malice murder.


Related Topix: Laurel, MD, Mercer University

KNUS-AM Aurora

Woman accused in babies' deaths in Utah court

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Related Topix: Provo, UT

CBS Local

MI Man Faces Sentencing For 1987 Murder Of Sister, Her Husband;...

A 51-year-old western Michigan man is expected to be sentenced to life in prison for the slayings of his sister and her husband in 1987 at their Holland-area home.


Related Topix: Holland, MI, Ottawa County, MI

St. Cloud Times

Columbine survivors find purpose 15 years later

Fifteen years after the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., a look back at other deadly shootings at U.S. schools and college campuses.


Related Topix: Columbine, CO, Littleton, CO

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Suspect shot, killed in over-involved shooting

San Antonio police were on the scene of an officer-involved shooting Sunday night where a possible robbery suspect was shot and killed.


Related Topix: San Antonio, TX

KATU-TV Portland

Man charged with wounding officer, killing K-9 in shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. Police on Saturday booked the man suspected of shooting officer Jeff Dorn and killing Dorn's K-9 partner, Mick, on Wednesday.



Brothers arrested in fatal Phoenix bar shooting

Phoenix police say the brother of a suspect in the shooting of an off-duty security guard at a Phoenix bar last month has also been arrested.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

News9 Oklahoma City

One Arrested In Man's Shooting Death In Lawton

According to police, at about 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the Dew Drop Inn at 1804 N.W. Ft.