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Cops: Woman Had Sex With 16-Year-Old Biological Son

Posted 05.01.2012 | Crime

A Nice, Calif. woman faces incest charges after she allegedly had sex with her 16-year-old biological son. Police said they found Mistie Atkinson w...

WATCH: 25-Year-Old's Mysterious Death In Malibu Home

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.30.2012 | Los Angeles

Katie Wilkins was only 25 years old. On Saturday, she had made brownies for a party she was going to host the next day, and she had a load of laundry ...

Panama Police Eye Ex-Marine In California Woman's Disappearance

AP | JUAN ZAMARANO | Posted 06.29.2012 | Crime

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Panamanian police named an American ex-Marine as a person of interest Sunday in the disappearance of a 42-year-old Califor...

FBI Searches Hostel For Blood, Missing California Woman

AP | JUAN ZAMORANO | Posted 04.28.2012 | Crime

PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Panamanian investigators and FBI agents searched a hostel in Panama Friday for blood traces or other signs of a California woma...

'Teardrop' Rapist Strikes For First Time In Years

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.26.2012 | Crime

A sexual predator has eluded Los Angeles police since 1996 while committing more than two dozen rapes and attempted assaults. Now, he's struck again. ...

Man Drives Van Off Cliff To Elude Police

Posted 04.24.2012 | Weird News

A California woman was forced to jump from a speeding van, because her husband was driving towards a cliff in order to escape from police. Malibu ...

School Shooter Gets Life Sentence

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | Crime

VISTA, Calif. — A gunman who injured two second-graders when he opened fire on a crowded elementary school playground near San Diego was sentenc...

Marine's Missing Wife Likely 'Victim Of Foul Play'

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 06.17.2012 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — Authorities arrested a woman Tuesday for investigation of murder after finding a body in their search for the missing wife of a U.S....

Eviction Leads To Deadly Standoff, 2 Killed

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 06.12.2012 | Crime

MODESTO, Calif. — The body of a man suspected of gunning down a deputy and a locksmith when they tried to serve eviction papers was discovered F...

Alleged Rape Victim Held In Custody To Ensure Testimony

Posted 04.06.2012 | Crime

A 17-year-old alleged rape victim was taken into custody last week to ensure that she testifies against her suspected sexual abuser. The unnamed te...

Things Cops Don't Like: April Fools' Bomb Threats

Posted 04.02.2012 | Crime

Prank phone calls are funny -- most of the time. Authorities in California say that a man dialed in a fake high school bomb threat on Sunday as a m...

Man Charged After Jumping On Cop Car In Sombrero, Boxing Glove

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.30.2012 | Weird News

Writers for "The Hangover" could have taken a cue or two from this scene. As a Sacramento cop sat in his patrol car, a drunk man walked up and leap...

School Drug Counselor Taped Students Having Sex, Cops Say

Posted 03.22.2012 | Crime

A drug and alcohol counselor at a California high school is accused of secretly filming students having sexual encounters with one another in his offi...

Ex-CHP Officer Given 50 Year For Murdering Husband

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison for murdering her husband. Tomiekia John...

Homemade Cannon Accident In Mobile Home Leads To Murder Charge

AP | Posted 03.09.2012 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. -- A San Diego County man who allegedly ignited a homemade cannon that exploded and killed his live-in girlfriend was charged with mu...

Man Apologizes For Cannon Blast That Killed His Girlfriend, Brother Says

AP | Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — A man arrested after a homemade cannon blasted through his mobile home, killing his girlfriend, "liked to live life on the edge," hi...

WATCH: Naked Man Asks For Job, Fights Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.28.2012 | Weird News

It's a rookie mistake at the informal interview: not wearing clothes. A naked numbskull -- apparently on methamphetamine -- was caught on tape aski...

Fifth-Graders Attempt To Poison Teacher With Coffee, Cupcake

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 02.27.2012 | Crime

Teachers beware: The bad apples in your classrooms may be the ones left on educators' desks. One instructor at Balderas Elementary in Fresno, Calif...

Breakaway Drug Gang Dissolved Victims' In Vats Of Acids: Prosecutor

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — The government's case against two men accused of dissolving corpses in vats of acid for a Mexican drug gang hinges on flawed witness...

'POW, POW, POW': 90-Year-Old Recalls Shooting Home Invader

Posted 02.21.2012 | Crime

When Samuel Joseph Cutrufelli broke into a retired man's home, he probably didn't guess his 90-year-old victim would pack such a punch. Last week, ...

Boy Scouts To Turn Over Sex Abuse Allegation Files In Cover-Up Case

AP | Posted 02.20.2012 | Crime

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A judge overseeing a lawsuit brought by the family of a California boy molested by his troop leader in 2007 has ordered the B...

WATCH AND LAUGH: Cops In 2-Hour Standoff With Empty Car

Posted 02.15.2012 | Crime

A tense, two-hour standoff between armed San Diego Police and an empty car on the freeway ended with no injuries -- just questions. The red-faced ...

Woman Kidnaps Mentally Challenged Teen, Taunts Mom With Texts: Cops

AP | Posted 04.11.2012 | Crime

HESPERIA, Calif. -- A missing, mentally challenged teenager was rescued and a woman was charged with false imprisonment after she befriended the girl ...

Meth Breast Milk Mom Pleads Guilty To Killing Infant Son

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weird News

EUREKA, Calif. -- A California woman accused of killing her infant son by breastfeeding him after she used methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to volun...

Andy Campbell

OBVIOUS: Security Camera Thief Caught On Security Camera

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.31.2012 | Crime

A smirking thief was caught on a hospital security camera in California -- stealing the very camera that snapped his mug, cops told The Huffington Pos...