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'My Luck Has Run Out': Message Adds To Mystery Of Missing Man

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2016 | Crime

Police in Washington state say a cryptic text message sent from a missing man's cellphone has caused heightened concern for his safety. "My luck has r...

Accused U.S. Cult Leader Reportedly Attempts Suicide In Brazil

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.20.2015 | Crime

Victor Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who was on the U.S. Marshals' "Most Wanted" list, has reportedly attempted suicide in his Bra...

Teen Allegedly Masterminded Family Prostitution Ring From Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.23.2015 | Crime

EmbedContent(562a4a2fe4b0443bb563a5ea,Spokane, North Idaho News ,Embed,html,Some({})) Authorities in Washington say a 17-year-old boy masterminded a f...

Teen Charged With Raping 7-Year-Old Girl On School Bus

The Associated Press | Posted 07.03.2015 | Crime

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old boy attacked a 7-year-old girl on a Chimacum school bus and has been charged with three coun...

David Lohr

Former Cop Arrested In Cold Case Slaying, Eyed In Similar Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

Police suggest that Richard Aguirre, a former Washington state cop who has been arrested in the cold case slaying of a woman some 30 years ago and is ...

Father-Son Duo Accused Of Stealing $72,000 In Health And Beauty Aids

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.02.2015 | Crime

Rogaine, razors and pregnancy strips are just some of the more than $72,000 worth of health and beauty items an Oregon father and son are accused of s...

Fugitive Minnesota Cult Leader Accused Of Child Molestation Captured In Brazil

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime

The leader of a cult-like religious sect who was on the U.S. Marshall's Most Wanted List has been arrested by Brazilian authorities and faces extradit...

2015 Is Off To A Violent Start

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

While millions of merrymakers around the country welcomed in the new year, police around the U.S. were busy responding to numerous reports of criminal...

Man Dies After Half-Naked Woman Allegedly Runs Him Over On First Date

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

What started out as a first date ended as a date with death for a 53-year-old man, according to Washington state authorities. Leon Shaw, of Gig Ha...

Fugitive Minnesota Cult Leader Spotted In Washington

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Washington say they have received a "credible tip" as to the location of Victor Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who i...

17 Year Old Neighbor Faces Murder, Rape Charges In 6-Year-Old's Death

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

By Kevin Murphy Aug 9 (Reuters) - A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Saturday on charges of second degree murder, manslaughter and rape...

Teen Allegedly Researching 'How To Commit Mass Murder' Gets 10 Days

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime

A Washington state teen accused of threatening to shoot students and teachers at a Vancouver high school will spend 10 days in a juvenile detention ce...

David Lohr

EXCLUSIVE: Clues Found Inside Josh Powell's Father's Former Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

The parents of Susan Cox Powell, the missing Utah mother of two, have started to comb through her father-in-law's former home in Washington state, whe...

David Lohr

Susan Powell's Parents Plan Cadaver Dog Search Of Father-In-Law's Former Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

The parents of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell are planning a cadaver dog search of her father-in-law's former Washington state home. Steven Powe...

Old Country Buffet Customer Arrested After Allegedly Drinking His Own Urine

David Lohr | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

Diners at an Old Country Buffet restaurant in Washington state recently called police to report a 26-year-old man, who allegedly used his own urine to...

MANHUNT: Fugitive Cult Leader Allegedly Said Sex With Kids Normal 'Because It Was In God's Word'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime

State and federal authorities are searching two states Wednesday for Victor Arden Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who is accused of ...

5-Month-Old Found; Mom Arrested, Dad Still At Large

Posted 12.08.2013 | Crime

Police are on the hunt for a 31-year-old Washington state man after finding his 5-month-old son, who was snatched late last month from Child Protectiv...

Jason Cherkis

'It Was Just Too Many Shots'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.22.2013 | DC

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one person's st...

Jason Cherkis

D.C. Teen: 'He Started Chasing Us With The Gun'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.19.2013 | DC

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one person's st...

Flesh-Eating Maggots May Have Saved Elderly Woman's Life

Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime

A Washington State woman has been arrested after her mother, who was in her care, was found covered in maggots in a squalid bedroom. Sherrie Morto...

Mom Allegedly Tries To Kill Baby For Attempting Inter-Dimensional Travel

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime

A Washington State mother is accused of trying to kill her baby because she thought the baby was trying to kill her. Anna Murphy, 35, pleaded not ...

Fifth Grader Sentenced For Plot To Kill Classmate

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Crime

By Laura L. Myers SEATTLE, May 15 (Reuters) - A 10-year-old Washington state boy was sentenced on Wednesday to up to 5 1/2 years in a ...

Bulldozer Owner Terrorizes Town; Destroys 2 Homes

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weird News

Police in Port Angeles, Wash., have arrested a man accused of using a bulldozer to destroy two homes and power lines. "A person with a piece of hea...

5th Graders Accused Of Plotting To Kill Classmate

Posted 04.02.2013 | Crime

Two fifth graders in Washington State admitted to plotting the murder of a girl in their class and intending to harm at least six other students, acco...

'Fishy' Thief Swipes $45,000 Rolex

David Lohr | Posted 01.28.2013 | Crime

Police in Washington state are on the lookout for a foul-smelling thief who stole an expensive watch from a jewelry store. An unknown man missing s...