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Mother Of NYPD Cop Killer 'Horrified' By Son's Actions

(125) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 8:27 AM

The mother of the man who ambushed and murdered two New York City Police officers on Saturday says she was "horrified" when she learned the shooter was her son.

Shakuwra Dabre, of Brooklyn, said that she didn't know about the deceased police officers when she first saw images of her...

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Reward Doubled In Hunt For Suspect Who Shot Texas Meteorologist

(9) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 8:52 AM

Authorities in Texas have doubled the reward for clues leading to an arrest in the shooting of a local meteorologist.

KCEN-TV's Patrick Crawford was shot Wednesday morning while in his vehicle at the station parking lot in Waco, ABC News reports. Police said that the gunman fired 13...

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Man Allegedly Throws Pipe Bombs At Police, Escapes During Chase

(19) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:56 PM

Authorities in Oregon are searching for a suspect who they say threw four pipe bombs while fleeing from police.

Neal Allen Panschow, 43, sped off in a silver 2002 Honda Civic when police in Portland matched the car's license plate to an active warrant at about 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday...

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Texas Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Wife's Lover With Butter Knife

(13) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 12:23 PM

A Texas man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday for the fatal stabbing of his wife's teenage lover with a butter knife.

Luis Miguel Hernandez, 33, was convicted in the June 20, 2013, killing of 18-year-old Devin Toler, NBC DFW reports. At trial, Hernadez's wife, Mary...

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Police In Texas Shoot, Kill Bat-Wielding Robbery Suspect Outside Head Shop

(22) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 11:26 AM

An officer in Texas shot and killed a suspected robber late Tuesday after he rushed at responding authorities with a baseball bat and screw driver, police say.

The Fort Worth Police Department responded around 11:45 p.m. to reports of a robbery at the Gas Pipe head shop , according to...

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Former Catholic School Tutor Claims Teen 'Forced' Her To Have Sex With Him

(28) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 10:59 AM

A former Catholic school tutor in Michigan accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student claims that the alleged victim forced her into the act.

Abigail Simon, 35, told the court that a Catholic Central High School pupil threatened and abused her, but that she was afraid to report him...

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Mother, Insurance Executive Murdered While Out For Late Jog

(20) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 10:54 AM

Detectives in Connecticut are investigating the death of a woman who police say was fatally stabbed in the chest while out for an evening jog.

Melissa Millan, 54, was found injured near a bike trail in Simsbury around 8 p.m., Thursday, according to Fox Connecticut.

The mother...

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WANTED: Suspect Who Wears Apron To Blend In, Steal Cash From Restaurants

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 10:37 AM

Police in Dallas are asking the public to help identify a suspect who allegedly dresses in an apron while he attempts to steal from restaurants.

Authorities say the suspect well wear the apron as a way to blend in with staff. He then finds the office of the...

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Would-Be Texas Car Thieves Try To Steal Vehicle With Cop Sitting Inside

(5) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Sometimes, things just land right in your lap.

A police officer in Texas was well positioned to fight crime when two alleged thieves attempted to steal an unmarked squad vehicle as he sat inside of it.

Haltom City Detective Tony Miller was warming up the engine around 5 a.m. on...

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MEATLOAF SURPRISE! TSA Finds Cocaine In Raw Meat

(3) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 11:35 AM

Today's special: Raw meat with a kick.

Transportation Security Administration agents working at the Mineta San José International Airport made a hefty discovery recently -- "three vacuum-sealed packs of cocaine ... concealed in raw meat," the TSA said in a statement.

The drugs -- approximately 3 pounds of cocaine --...

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Cell Phone In Shirt Pocket Thwarts Knife Attack

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 12:14 PM

A Georgia man is lucky to have his life -- thanks to a fortunately placed cell phone.

Jerry Scriver was taking out the garbage from his workplace in Dalton on Friday when a stranger approached him, CBS 46 reports.

"He said something to me in Spanish I didn't...

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WATCH: Accused Shoplifter Stuffs Chainsaw Down Shorts

(8) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 10:20 AM

Is that a chainsaw in your shorts or are you just excited for some Weird News?

A Florida man is accused of shoplifting a chainsaw by stuffing the heavy machinery down his shorts and under his T-shirt, the TC Palm reports.

Footage of the incident posted...

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WATCH: Man 'Smacks The Soul' Out Of Woman, Ignites Subway Brawl

(217) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 10:59 AM

A verbal dispute on the New York City subway unraveled into an underground brawl after a male passenger took a swing at a woman who insulted him.

Footage of the incident, titled "Man smacks the soul out of girl on the NY Subway," was posted to YouTube on...

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Woman Wearing 'I Love Crystal Meth' Shirt Arrested, For Meth

(31) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Not the best item in the wardrobe.

A Kentucky woman arrested on meth charges while wearing an "I love crystal meth" t-shirt now has one very ironic mugshot for her records.

Deborah Delane Asher, 37, was busted on Tuesday for alleged trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of...

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Cigarette Butt DNA Leads To Arrest In Murder Of Security Guard

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 9:05 AM

DNA evidence collected from a cigarette butt has led police to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a security guard at an illegal gambling venue.

Rico Lara, 31, is charged with capital murder for the May 14 death of Donald Kovar in Dallas, Texas, CBS DFW reports....

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Man Allegedly Murders 2 Women, Can't Recall Why

(8) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 10:15 AM

A Colorado man accused of murder says that he is sorry, but can't remember the argument that led him to gun down his roommate and her friend, according to court documents.

Jose Gabriel King, 22, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly shot the two women with a .45-caliber handgun...

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Hero Beer Delivery Man Thwarts 14-Year-Old Would-Be Robber

(12) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM

You've earned yourself a cold one, sir.

Police in Oklahoma say that a 14-year-old boy who tried to rob a convenience store -- on a school day! -- was thwarted by a beer man making a routine delivery, according to KFOR.

Brock Nulph, an employee of Pope Beer...

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Double 'Wet Willy' On Police Officer Was A Bad Idea

(52) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Lend me your ear and I'll tell you a story.

An intoxicated man home on leave from the Air Force thought it would be a good idea to give a Minnesota police officer a double "Wet Willy." It was not.

Riley Louis Swearingen, 24, pleaded guilty to disruptive intoxication Monday,...

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Man Charged With Felony Inducing Panic Over Bad Ebola Joke About His Ex-Wife

(28) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 11:05 AM

An Ohio man is charged with felony inducing panic after he told a casino dealer that he was gambling to avoid his Ebola-stricken ex-wife.

Emanuel Smith, 60, was playing table games Wednesday at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland when he made the remark to the dealer, the Cleveland...

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Barber Allegedly Slices Customer's Throat With Razor

(12) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:09 AM

A California barber is accused of slicing a customer's throat with a straight razor in his shop.

Daniel Flores, 22, allegedly slashed a man's neck and then fled Vic’s Barbershop in Imperial Beach, according to 10News.

The victim, 33-year-old Timothy Vaughn, was "bleeding profusely" from multiple...

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