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4 hrs ago | KSSN-FM Little Rock

The War on Drugs Is What Makes Thugs

On Ferguson, the respectable person isn't supposed to say it, or even think it: that there's something wrong with the fact that black people start burning things down when one white cop kills one black guy, but seem to think of it as business as usual that black boys and men regularly kill each other.


4 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Chief defends officers in fatal shooting

The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him.


7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Woman, Hiding Body In Car

A man accused of killing two women and hiding their bodies in cars found at Twin Cities area impound lots has pleaded guilty to one of the crimes.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014


Picture emerges of officer in deadly Ferguson shooting

A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.


WALB-TV Albany

Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors

KMJM-FM Saint Louis

T.I. Offers Sobering Words on Ferguson

T.I. has been one of the most prominent celebrities speaking out about the crime and protesting in Ferguson.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

CBS Local

2 Suspects Caught In Fatal Dallas Shooting

Dallas police have arrested two suspects in the shooting death of a teenager during an attempted robbery at some apartments.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX


Oklahoma appeals court upholds murder conviction

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life without parole sentence of man convicted in an Oklahoma City slaying.


Related Topix: Oklahoma

News 12 WRDW

Man surrenders in Orangeburg County shooting death

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell told local media outlets that 36-year-old Shagura Ramon Mack turned himself in around 6:15 p.m. Monday.


Related Topix: Orangeburg County, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Republic

Prosecutor: Gunman, others dead after shooting

A gunman lured his father to a remote Oregon campsite and killed him, then drove to a beach where he shot five cars in a parking lot, killing a Michigan camper who was sleeping in his vehicle, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Dillard, OR, Coos County, OR

Cybercast News Service

Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun

A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Sparks, NV, Reno, NV

WFAA-TV Dallas

Death penalty sought in Indy officer's slaying

A prosecutor filed court papers Tuesday seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the killing of an Indianapolis police officer during a shootout in an alley.


Related Topix: Death Penalty


Grand jury to decide on Ferguson officer charges

A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a white suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Related Topix: Missouri, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Saint Louis University

WTEN-TV Albany

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KNUS-AM Aurora

Prosecutor: Father shooting driver was 'execution'

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Related Topix: Angleton, TX

Journal and Courier

Police, protesters clash in Ferguson

What began as a peaceful evening of demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday turned into another night of chaos as police lobbed tear gas into the crowd after objects were thrown at officers and gunshots were reported.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Florissant, MO, St Louis County, MO

Cybercast News Service

In New Orleans, a change in police command

Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fox News

Colorado mother pleads guilty to killing son, 9, in murder-suicide attempt that paralyzed her

A Routt County woman accused of killing her 9-year-old son in a murder-suicide attempt has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.


Related Topix: Routt County, CO, Steamboat Springs, CO, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Trayvon Martin's mom writes heartbreaking letter to Michael Brown's family

Trayvon Martin's mom, Sybrina Fulton, wrote a heartbreaking letter published in TIME magazine to Michael Brown's family, saying their 'lives are forever changed.'


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO

Townsend Times

2nd inmate arraigned in Souza-Baranowski prisoner's murder

A second inmate charged in the murder of another Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center inmate was held without bail after his arraignment Monday morning in Clinton District Court.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, Prison, Camden, AL