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2 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

Michigan man convicted of halfway house murders

A Michigan jury has convicted a man of murder for fatally shooting two men in a Saginaw halfway house last year.

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6 hrs ago | Boston.com

Inmate in Arizona dies nearly two hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the US.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Supreme Court

9 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Navajo Nation leader denounces homeless killings

Three teenagers have been charged with murder in the Friday night slayings. Police say the men were attacked while sleeping in a vacant lot and beaten beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal pole.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Family, Teenagers, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bernalillo County, NM

10 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Teacher's accused killer charged in 2nd case

Philip Chism, a 15-year-old Massachusetts boy accused of raping and killing his math teacher in a high school bathroom, was arraigned Wednesday on attempted murder charges stemming from a separate attack on a female youth services clinician.

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Related Topix: Suffolk County, MA

13 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Sketch released of peacock shooting suspect

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that witnesses reported seeing the suspect shooting the exotic bird with a pellet gun on July 9. Witnesses say the bird was standing in a driveway and the man fired from the driver's seat of the silver Mercedes sedan.

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Related Topix: Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

15 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

A defense lawyer says a Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at last four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face.

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20 hrs ago | Olney Enterprise

Compelling characters in Atkins' 'The Forsaken'

Sheriff Quinn Colson has been working to clean up corruption and injustice in Ace Atkins' compelling crime fiction series, but he can't change the past of Jericho, Mississippi, when he's faced with a decades-old crime that leads to scrutiny of his own past in "The Forsaken."

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20 hrs ago | ABC News

Somali Lawmaker Shot Dead in Drive-by Shooting

A Somali police official says gunmen have killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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22 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

2 officers fired shots in fatal APD shooting

ALBUQUERQUE POLICE OFFICERS SHOT AND KILLED A MAN THIS AFTERNOON. APD TELLS ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER LAURA THOREN, THIS WAS A WANTED MAN, WHO WAS CARRYING A GUN WHEN THIS HAPPENED AT EUBANK AND CENTRAL.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Rio Rancho, NM

Tue Jul 22, 2014

NBC12

Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer? Answers may come soon with the arrest Tuesday of a man that people with knowledge of the investigation say ... (more)

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CBS Local

Man Shot By Police At Bank In Silver Spring

Montgomery County police say an officer shot and killed a man after police were called to a bank in Silver Spring for a reported trespasser.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Montgomery County, MD

KTRE-TV Lufkin

Bond set for mother accused of killing daughter.

Sheriff's deputies arrested an Athens mother for capital murder on Monday after the woman told police she killed her 4-year-old daughter, the day the young girl was supposed to go and sign up for pre-K.

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Related Topix: Athens, TX, Henderson County, TX

The Island Packet

Ana Veciana-Suarez: Updated comic Archie's death a cultural barometer

Archie Andrews has died, felled by an assassin's bullet intended for a friend. Let's pause here to mourn an iconic figure of our childhood.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Gay/Lesbian, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Newtown, CT

KSWO

Man ordered to stand trial in shooting death

A Lawton man accused of a fatal shooting outside a bar has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder.

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KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Man gets 65 years prison in dismemberment killing

One of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman and dismembering her body has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 65 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Madison County, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Ohio.com

Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at cabin

LOGAN, OHIO: Authorities are searching for a suspect accused of killing a man and injuring a woman during a shooting at a cabin this weekend in southern Ohio.

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Related Topix: Logan, OH, Hocking County, OH

KHOU-TV Houston

Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot execute a death row inmate without providing detailed information about the drugs intended for his lethal injection, a decision that prompted state officials to say they will take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty

WLS-AM Chicago

Chicago's Gun Violence Is Taking a Toll on City's Youth

An 11-year-old girl became the latest child in Chicago to be killed by gunfire this past weekend when a stray bullet sailed through a bedroom window and struck her.

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CBS Local

Utah Mom Accused Of Killing 6 Babies Goes To Court

A Utah woman accused of killing six of her newborns and storing their bodies in her garage appeared in court Monday.

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WHAS11

Police: Man killed teen, shot woman, killed self

Kentucky State Police say a man shot and killed a teenage girl, injured a woman then turned the weapon on himself before the shooting spree ended.

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Related Topix: Milton, KY

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