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Kansas City Police Charge Man In Highway Shootings

Kansas City Police Charge Man In Highway Shootings

Source: Greg Toppo / USA Today Police in Kansas City have charged a man in a handful of random highway shootings that wounded three people. Authorities said Friday Mohammed Whitaker was charged with 18 felony counts in connection with the shootings and was being held on a $1 million bond. Police believe he acted alone […]

Arizona Judge Says ‘Proof Evident’ In Sharper Rape Case

Arizona Judge Says ‘Proof Evident’ In Sharper Rape Case

Source: Brent Schrotenboer / USA Today PHOENIX — A Phoenix judge ruled Thursday that former NFL star Darren Sharper is not entitled to bail in Arizona, finding “proof evident and presumption great” that he raped a woman in Tempe on Nov. 21. In making his ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville cited DNA evidence from […]

Ex-Calif. City Leader Gets 12 Years In Prison For Corruption

Ex-Calif. City Leader Gets 12 Years In Prison For Corruption

Source: AP / CBS News LOS ANGELES - Robert Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, Calif., was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. Rizzo, 60, apologized during sentencing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, telling the […]

Coast Guard Seizes $350 Million Of Cocaine In The Caribbean

Coast Guard Seizes $350 Million Of Cocaine In The Caribbean

Source: CBS News The U.S. Coast Guard is showing off the fruits of a successful drug-seizing tour in Miami. Crew members aboard the USCGC Legare unloaded more than 3.5 tons of cocaine from the Caribbean on Tuesday afternoon. It was the culmination of the ship’s seven-week deployment patrolling Caribbean waters, reported CBS News correspondent Vicente […]

13-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Shot In The Head

13-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Shot In The Head

Source: Jamie Schram, Elizabeth Hagen and Bruce Golding / New York Post A teenager enjoying his first day of spring recess got shot in the back of the head while fleeing a gunman who opened fire along a busy Brooklyn street on Monday, cops said. Gama Droiville, 13, was walking with his aunt on Flatbush Avenue near Beverly Road around noon […]

Ex-Detroit Library Official Pleads Guilty In $1.4M Bribery Scheme

Ex-Detroit Library Official Pleads Guilty In $1.4M Bribery Scheme

Source: Christine MacDonald / The Detroit News A former top Detroit Public Library official accused of pocketing $1.4 million in kickbacks pleaded guilty Tuesday. Timothy Cromer, 47, of West Bloomfield Township was the library’s chief administrative and technology officer from 2006 to 2013 until he was fired from the $145,323 a year job. He could […]

Man Brandished Gun After Getting Mad About Soda Tax, Prosecutors Say

Man Brandished Gun After Getting Mad About Soda Tax, Prosecutors Say

Source: Geoff Ziezulewicz / Chicago Tribune A West Garfield Park man was ordered held on no bail Sunday after prosecutors say he brandished a gun at convenience store employees and customers because he was angered over the tax he had to pay for a bottle of Pepsi. Nahshon X. Shelton, 36, of the 4200 block […]

4 Dead, 33 Hurt In Weekend Chicago Shootings

4 Dead, 33 Hurt In Weekend Chicago Shootings

Source: Chicago Sun-Times / ABC 7 Chicago Four people were killed and at least 33 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. The most recent fatality happened early Sunday in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood. Corey Brownlee, 32, was shot in the chest about 2:40 a.m. in the 6000 block […]

Supremacist Held In Slayings At Kansas Jewish Center

Supremacist Held In Slayings At Kansas Jewish Center

Source: Wes Johnson, Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader / USA Today   SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A longtime white supremacist from rural Missouri was arrested Sunday and held on a charge of premeditated first-degree murder in connection with a shooting spree in Kansas that killed three people at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73 […]

Police Mistakenly Shoot Unarmed Man Who Was Fleeing From Armed Attacker

Police Mistakenly Shoot Unarmed Man Who Was Fleeing From Armed Attacker

Source: AP / The Huffington Post   LOS ANGELES  — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shot to death a hostage who was fleeing from a knife-wielding attacker at a West Hollywood apartment, authorities announced Thursday. John Winkler, 30, an aspiring television producer, died at a hospital following Monday night’s confrontation. “Taking the life of […]

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