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45 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Probation for ex-cop who killed elk named Big Boy

This Jan. 1, 2013 photo provided by Lara Koenig, shows Boulder Police Officer Sam Carter, 37, posing with an elk he allegedly shot in Boulder, Colo.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO

4 hrs ago |

Family of U.S. gun instructor feels sorry for 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed him with Uzi

The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.


8 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings

Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled Friday.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Family, Teenagers, Dartmouth College

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Woman held in fatal shooting of 96-year-old mother

Authorities say a 71-year-old Orange County woman has been arrested in the shooting death of her 96-year-old mother.


CBS Local

Man Arrested In Palmer Park Shooting Death

Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old man in the parking lot of a Detroit splash park.


Fort Morgan Times

Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Black Entertainment, Rap, Public Enemy

Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Black Entertainment, Rap, Public Enemy, Talib Kweli, Hip-Hop

WBUR-AM Boston

2 Plead Guilty In Slaying Of Boston Teen

Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.


Related Topix: Jamaica Plain (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, Jamaica-Plain, MA


Teen's death leads to safeguards for some air guns

Last year's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica weapon has prompted state lawmakers to approve a bill requiring bright markings on certain air guns.


NBC Miami

Officers ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man in Los Angeles

The officers involved in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man have been identified, Los Angeles police said Thursday.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Ferguson police hit with $40 million lawsuit

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."


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

The Winnipeg Free Press

Hillary Clinton: Frayed bonds of trust led to Missouri teen's shooting death, violent protests

Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Missouri

KOTA-TV Rapid City

John Lennon's killer denied parole again

The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Entertainment

Monterey County Herald

Suspects in New York violinist's death held

Two men accused of killing a New York concert violinist during a robbery in her home have been ordered held without bail after a prosecutor detailed how the victim was shot and stabbed after opening her door to help them.


Related Topix: New York

Monterey County Herald

Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

A Detroit-area man convicted of killing an unarmed woman on his porch should get a prison sentence of at least 15 years, in addition to a mandatory two-year punishment for the unlawful use of a gun, prosecutors said in their recommendation to a judge.


Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI

Hillingdon Times

Dean Mayley pictured with his nephew Callum

The mother of a young man with learning difficulties who was murdered for the sake of his mobile phone has called for an end to "unacceptable" knife crime as her son's teenage killers faced life behind bars.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

WPTV Local News

Sister of Boston bombing suspect charged

The sister of the Boston marathon bombing suspect was arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly making a bomb threat, police said.


ABC News

US Marshals in NYC Shootout; Suspect Wounded

A fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who tracked him down in New York City, federal authorities said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY

Washington Times

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.


Related Topix: Crime TV, Entertainment, Television, Life, Food, Fast Food

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Re: Ferguson: Straight Facts On #MikeBrown Shooting Case

The police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael "Mike" Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on August 9th captured the attention of the nation.


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