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Dinesh D'Souza Avoids Prison Time, Sentenced To 5 Years Probation

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | September 23, 2014 | Politics
(Reuters) - Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced on Tuesday to spend eight months in a community confinement center during five years of probation after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation. The defendant, a frequent critic of President Barack Obama, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge...

Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein: It's Easy To Hide In The Forests Of Pennsylvania

Huffington Post | David Lohr | September 23, 2014 | Crime
NBC's Today show Tuesday aired newly obtained video of accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein participating in a Vietnam Era war reenactment and discussing how difficult it is to find someone hiding in in the forests of northeastern Pennsylvania. "We had to find them and we just walked around for...

Rachel Schmidt, Ohio College Student, Killed By Falling Tree

AP | David Moye | September 23, 2014 | Crime
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A falling tree has killed a 21-year-old Ohio college student who decided to take a walk to clear her head after a day of studying. The Independent in Massillon (MAS'-ih-luhn) ( ) reports that Rachel Schmidt attended Kent State University's Stark County campus. She was a...

Oklahoma City Police On Lookout For 'Binky Bandit'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | September 23, 2014 | Weird News
Oklahoma City Police are currently looking for a suspected carjacker, but his most distinguishing feature isn't a tattoo or a scar; it's a pacifier. The suspect has been dubbed the "Binky Bandit" and he is alleged to have robbed and carjacked a victim Friday night in front of a business...

High School Basketball Coach Arrested For Allegedly Leaving Son Home While Exercising At Gym

AP | Michael McLaughlin | September 23, 2014 | Crime
TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged the head coach of a high school boys' basketball team with leaving his 4-year-old son home alone while he went to a gym to work out. Authorities say 40-year-old Charles D. Clemons Jr., the coach at Harding High School in Bridgeport,...

UPS Shooting In Birmingham Kills 3, Including Gunman

AP | Michael McLaughlin | September 23, 2014 | Crime
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told reporters that the gunman was wearing his uniform when he started shooting either in or near some...

Deaf Man Fatally Shot By Florida Deputy After Allegedly 'Brandishing Firearm'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | September 23, 2014 | Crime
The family of a man fatally shot by a Florida deputy this weekend says he was deaf from a childhood illness and used a hearing aid. Plainclothes deputies encountered Edward Miller, 52, at a Daytona Beach towing company on Saturday afternoon following reports of an...

Bell Shooting 911 Call: 'I Just Shot My Daughter And All My Grandkids'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | September 23, 2014 | Crime
In a call to police dispatchers, Don Charles Spirit made it very clear what he'd done. The 51-year-old ex-convict shot and killed his daughter and six of his grandchildren last Thursday in Bell, Florida, before turning the gun on himself. He laid out the gruesome crime in an

The 4 Terrifying Dating Secrets Abusers Are Counting On You Not Knowing | Alana Horowitz | September 23, 2014 | Crime
Before we jump to conclusions about what someone should or shouldn't do if they're in a violent relationship, it's important to first understand how abusers trap their partners into a cycle of abuse.

Federal Prison Population Drops By Nearly 5,000

AP | Paige Lavender | September 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department. In a speech planned Tuesday in New York City, Attorney General Eric Holder was expected to say...

Livestrong CEO Stepping Down After 'Most Stressful Period Of My Life'

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | September 23, 2014 | Impact
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. Doug...

Mother Shot In Head Saves Baby In Final Moments

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | September 23, 2014 | Crime
The family of a Georgia mother killed last week says she died saving her infant daughter from her drunk, violent husband. Jessica Arrendale, 33, died after being shot in the head on September 14 at her home in Smyrna, the Associated Press reported. Police were called to...

Massive Manhunt For Accused Cop Killer Eric Matthew Frein (LIVE UPDATES)

David Lohr | September 23, 2014 | Crime
A massive manhunt continues Tuesday in the forests of northeastern Pennsylvania for suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein. For 10 days, Frein has proven to be a challenging target for the hundreds of law enforcement personnel who have been searching for him in the area near Canadensis, a town of...

Rutgers University Student Darsh Patel Believed To Be Killed By Black Bear During Hike

AP | Tyler Kingkade | September 23, 2014 | College
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday. The approximately 300-pound male bear was killed with two...

Maui Man Allegedly Drives Drunk Through Marathon Crowd (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | James Cave | September 23, 2014 | Crime
Rustyn Pajimola-Aiu, a 22-year-old Maui man, was charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly drove his car through a crowd near the starting line of the Maui Marathon early Sunday morning. Footage from a documentary film crew on the scene...

U.S. Soccer Defends Decision To Allow Hope Solo To Play Amid Domestic Violence Case

Michael Klopman | September 23, 2014 | Sports
U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges. Solo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault in Washington state stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister-in-law and 17-year-old nephew at...

Denver Deputies Who Killed Homeless Street Preacher Obeyed Rules, Lawyer Says

Andres Jauregui | September 23, 2014 | Crime
DENVER (AP) — Five Denver sheriff's deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died in the downtown jail, a defense attorney said Monday. The comments by Denver attorney Thomas Rice came during opening statements in a federal...

New Mexico Sheriff Accused Of Road Rage

Andres Jauregui | September 23, 2014 | Crime
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a northern New Mexico sheriff abused his power when he roughed up a motorist and pointed his revolver to the driver's head during a traffic stop in "a fit of road rage." Federal prosecutor Tara Neda told jurors Monday in opening statements that Rio...

Man Selling Kids Camping Trips Mistakenly Shows Parents Child Porn: Prosecutors

David Lohr | September 23, 2014 | Crime
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group of parents, but accidentally called up images of child pornography on his computer. Federal prosecutors in Jalisco state said the man was using his...

Bo Monsoumbath, San Francisco Driver, Allegedly Tries To Run Down Officer Giving Her A Parking Ticket

Ed Mazza | September 23, 2014 | Crime
A woman in San Francisco was arrested and charged with assault last week after she allegedly tried to run over a parking enforcement officer who was giving her a ticket. When he jumped onto her car to avoid being hit, she reportedly drove around the city with him clinging to...
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