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3 hrs ago |

Jersey City officer killed during armed robbery

A police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said.


4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Tonight's TV picks: 'The Strain' plagues New York with vampires

"The Hunt With John Walsh" : In this new series, the victims' rights activist exposes stories of ongoing criminal inquiries tied to fugitives.


Related Topix: Entertainment, The Strain, Television

8 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

3 indicted in Corpus Christi store owner's slaying

Two men and a woman have been indicted on capital murder charges in the shooting death of a Corpus Christi store owner this spring.


Sat Jul 12, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Man fatally shot at San Antonio hotel

San Antonio police say a man has been fatally shot at a hotel along the River Walk after getting into a confrontation with a guest.


ABC News

3 Killed in California Home, Suspect Surrenders

Authorities say three people have been shot and killed at a home in Pasadena, California, and a suspect is in custody after shooting at police cars.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA

Daily Mail

Man who killed lover's husband that inspired Nicole Kidman movie...

'I'll see my family again one day': Brave girl, 15, who lost her parents and four siblings in Houston shooting at the hands of her uncle leads memorial event just a day after leaving hospital 'Don't hate the men who killed my husband': Widow of firefighter calls for forgiveness of the pair 'who shot her husband dead in burglary' as they face the ... (more)


Related Topix: To Die For, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Celebrities, Nicole Kidman


Texas man accused of killing 6 collapses in court

The episode Friday in a Texas courtroom reportedly came during a reading of the six capital murder charges facing the 33-year-old suspect.


Related Topix: Spring, TX, 9


Accused Boston bomber spoke of martyrdom before attack: FBI

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his friends about martyrdom and bomb-building over lunch before the attacks last year, an FBI agent testified on Friday in the trial of one of the friends for obstruction.


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, UMass Dartmouth

Man, 24, charged with murder in shooting of Alabama man in DeKalb County

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting of an Alabama man whose body was found inside a vehicle off a DeKalb County road early Thursday morning.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Trial set for boy accused of killing dad

A northeast Kansas teenager accused of killing his father is scheduled to go to trial in November on a first-degree murder charge.


The Fresno Bee

Texas slaying suspect voted school's class clown

The Anchorage Daily News reports Ronald Lee Haskell Jr. lived in Alaska until 2004.


Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Eagle-River, AK


2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

PATERSON, N.J. - Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday for a funeral for a 12-year-old girl killed when she was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter, and three young men faced charges in her death.


Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Passaic County, NJ, Criminal Defense Law, Law

News 4 Jax

Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

The Houston man accused of killing six family members, including four children, "execution-style" collapsed during a court appearance Friday.



Cameron man gets life sentence for fatal shooting

A judge has sentenced a Cameron man to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of his former brother-in-law.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Fort Smith, AR

Bellingham Herald

Prosecutor: Deputy justified in killing soldier

The News Tribune reports that Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said the deputy had little choice but to shoot 25-year-old Brian McLeod when the former soldier came to the door of the apartment armed with a shotgun and raised it toward the deputy and a Fircrest police officer.


Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, University Place, WA, Fircrest, WA

The Florida Times-Union

Florida executes man Thursday convicted of rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl

Florida prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted of the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl.


Related Topix: Florida

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Texas

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Texas Shooter Kicked in Door, Tied Up Kids, Executed Them

A Texas man accused of killing six people, including four children, was turned away by a teenager when he first went to the victims' home.


Related Topix: Spring, TX, Home Listing, Home

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Va. Man Accused of Killing Two to Leave Hospital

A Lyndhurst man accused of killing two relatives in 2000 is being released from a state mental hospital to a group home.


Related Topix: Augusta County, VA


Zimmerman trial: Where are they now?

On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Painting, Arts