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3 hrs ago | Victorville Daily Press
A 31-year-old Hesperia man was sentenced to 50 years to life plus seven years in prison after he was convicted of the murder of a Mentone man, court records show. Alex Vincent Quezada was found guilty by a jury in July of murder and being a felon or addict in possession of a firearm in connection with the March shooting death of 34-year-old Ronnie Mena.
7 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville
Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said around 10 a.m. on Friday friends of Kimberly Thomas Jackson went to check on her at her home in Mayfield after she did not show up to work. Kentucky State Police say Terry Froman is the suspect in Graves County homicide and abduction and is in custody.
11 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot
In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury.
14 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah
Protesters aren't backing down from calls to arrest the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Florida called 911 Tuesday morning to report that he had been menaced on the road by Zimmerman, who had approached the side of his vehicle in a pickup truck to ask why he had pointed at him. Apperson, who had recognized Zimmerman, told police it was at that point his harasser asked, "Do you know who I am?" then reportedly threatened to kill him.
South Carolina authorities say a woman faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a 33-year-old man. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office says they're holding 61-year-old Gregg Pickrell of Rembert after she was charged and arrested on a murder warrant late Friday.
Charles Severance was charged last week with the shooting deaths of a sheriff's wife, a transportation planner and a music teacher. The killings began in 2003.
In one of the more demented breakup stories in a while, a man in Redding, Calif., is accused of killing, cooking, and serving his ex-girlfriend's dog to her and then telling her about it after the fact, reports the Sacramento Bee. Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh denies cooking the dog but admits leaving its paws on the woman's porch in a small bag.
An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a dangerous weapon in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded an employee. Former Veterans Affairs employee Neil Moore pleaded guilty as part of a deal in which federal prosecutors agreed to drop a second charge.
A late-night shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania left one trooper dead and another injured, and authorities were searching Saturday for a suspect, state police said. The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday at the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County, a township of about 4,000 people about 35 miles east of Scranton.
Protesters raise their hands in front of police atop an armored vehicle in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 13. ST.
A 29-year-old woman has been charged with murder after a man died in a house fire, police said. Patricia Louise Hindle, of Crombey Street, Swindon, will appear before magistrates in the town today accused of killing 62-year-old Michael Redpath.
A former western Illinois prosecutor and University of Illinois football standout accused of killing his first wife on Valentine's Day eight years ago is scheduled to be arraigned. Curtis Lovelace, 45, was to appear Friday morning in Adams County Circuit Court on a first-degree murder count related to the alleged 2006 suffocation of 38-year-old Cory Lovelace.
The children of the Arizona weapons instructor who was killed last month when his 9-year-old student lost control of an Uzi submachine gun and accidentally shot him have penned a letter to the young girl. "You're only 9 years old," wrote the four children of the slain instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca.
A man has been charged with the murder of a one-month-old baby girl who died almost two years ago. Mark Jones is accused of killing Amelia Jones who died in November 2012 in the Cwmbran area, south east Wales.
An intensive manhunt was underway in western Ohio early Friday for the teen convicted of killing three students at a suburban Cleveland high school after his escape from prison. Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped around 7:40 p.m. with two other inmates from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, about 80 miles south of Toledo.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:50 pm
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