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3 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

IDs of men found shot in adjacent yards released

Sheriff's officials say the shooting deaths of two men found in adjacent backyards in the San Francisco Bay Area appear to be a murder-suicide.


8 hrs ago |

LISTEN: T.I. Tackles Race & Violence In 'New National Anthem'

T.I. is addressing the issues of race and violence in his latest song, "New National Anthem," featuring Skylar Grey.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Thousands expected to march against death of unarmed New York man killed by police chokehold

Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ferguson, MO


Man who at pot candy must stand trial in killing

A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado

Fox News

Sheriff: Minnesota man accused of shooting ex-lover may be using social media to avoid arrest

Authorities looking for a Minnesota man suspected of fatally shooting his former lover say he may be relying on social media to find shelter while on the run.


Related Topix: Ramsey County, MN


Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled... By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A man freed from prison after his arson-murder conviction was overturned says it's difficult to think about the 24 ... (more)


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Associated Press, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

Calm in Ferguson, but controversy not over

There were no Molotov cocktails thrown, no shootings, no fires and no tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, Thursday night and early Friday.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Prison

KISS 108

Teacher On Leave After Instructing Sixth Graders To Perform Michael Brown Death Skit

Officials at Brantley Elementary School in Selma, Ala. placed a sixth-grade teacher on paid administrative leave on Wednesday after he directed his students to reenact the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Related Topix: Selma, AL, Education Etc.


Bond hearing set for accused Tulsa officer

A veteran Tulsa police officer charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend earlier this month is set to ask a judge that he be released on bond.


Related Topix: Tulsa, OK

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Kent Reporter

Kent Police arrest man in connection with Shell station shooting deaths

Kent Police arrested a 29-year-old man Wednesday night in connection with the shooting death of two men early in the morning in the Shell service station parking lot at South 212th Street and 64th Avenue South.


Related Topix: King County, WA, Burien, WA


Petitions arise following Michael Brown's shooting death

Support is growing for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson after the shooting death of Mike Brown.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Business Journal

Murder, robbery charges filed in shooting death of Cincinnati business owner

Two Hamilton County men face life in prison without the possibility of parole if found guilty of robbing and murdering a Mason businessman who owned and operated the Hirschberg Steel Co.


Related Topix: Hamilton County, OH


High School Kid Arrested For Writing About Shooting a Dinosaur

It's only August, but an overzealous teacher and some overzealous cops have already landed a high school student in serious trouble for having - or, in this case, merely imagining - something that represents a weapon, but isn't actually anything remotely like a real weapon.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Charleston, SC


Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

Oklahoma fires trooper involved in fatal shooting

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has fired a trooper who fatally shot a man while he was off-duty in Tulsa.

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Related Topix: Tulsa, OK

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.



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.


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.


Related Topix: Weird

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