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1 hr ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln

Hastings Police Investigate Shooting Death Of Boy

Hastings police are investigating the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy. Police Chief Pete Kortum says the shooting was reported a little after 8:15 a.m. Friday at a private home.


5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Teen Sentenced In Oakland Toddler's Killing During Filming Of Rap Video

An 18-year-old boy convicted of first-degree murder has been sentenced in the shooting death of a toddler during the filming of a rap video in Oakland.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Westland Observer

Oklahoma Court denies request to stop executions

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Visalia Times-Delta

Nerves fray as anniversaries of April attacks arrive

As most Americans this week enjoy mid-April's well-deserved warm weather, educators, law enforcement and civil rights groups are perhaps understandably a bit on edge with the approach of several dates that bring bad memories.


Related Topix: Weather, Waco, TX

National Public Radio

Autopsies Done On 7 Utah Babies Found In Garage

The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.


Related Topix: Utah County, UT, Provo, UT

Salisbury Journal

Dissident republican shot dead

Tommy Crossan was shot dead in the grounds of an industrial complex in West Belfast, in full view of surrounding houses, a local representative said.


Related Topix: Irish Republican Army

ABC News

APNewsBreak: Vengeful Note Left in 2 Boys' Murder

A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.


KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Police: Man bought pot candy, shot wife

A man accused of killing his wife while she frantically spoke to a 911 operator bought marijuana candy just hours before the deadly shooting, police said Thursday.


Related Topix: Marijuana, 9

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Kansas City highway shooting suspect arrested

For the last few weeks, Marisol Sanchez took pains to drive miles out of her way to avoid highways in the Kansas City, Missouri, area.


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO


Wisconsin man accused of killing wife over nagging

A 76-year-old Milwaukee County man has told investigators he shot his blind wife of 56 years because she she'd been nagging him for three weeks.


Related Topix: Milwaukee County, WI, Oak Creek, WI


Prosecutors seek death penalty in sleepover death

Alameda County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old Oakland girl during a sleepover.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Stormfront Website Posters Have Murdered Almost 100 People, Watchdog Group Says

Nine men who were allegedly prolific posters on the white supremacist website Stormfront were responsible for killing almost 100 people over the past five years, according to a report released Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.


Related Topix: Southern Poverty Law Center, Law

Inside Bay Area

Richmond: Woman charged in teen's murder apparently had child with him

A 16-year-old boy allegedly killed by a 30-year-old Richmond woman had fathered a child with her and reportedly had a spat with her about his new girlfriend just moments before he was killed, a prosecutor said Thursday.


Related Topix: Contra Costa County, CA

KMPH-TV Fresno

Woman, 30, charged in shooting death of teen

Prosecutors say a 30-year-old woman who surrendered to authorities in the shooting death of a San Francisco Bay Area teenager has been charged with murder.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Richmond, CA

ABC News

AG Holder to Speak at Ceremony for Kansas Victims

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to attend a service for the three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.


Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors


Police investigate another possible shooting in KC

Police are investigating a possible shooting that could be the latest in a series of shootings targeting drivers in the Kansas City metropolitan area over the past month.


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

CBS Local

Man Gets 2 Life Terms For Killing Man At Bus Stop

A man who killed another man in a drive-by shooting has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 20 years for the crime.


Related Topix: Baltimore County, MD

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Woman Accused of Killing Her Six Babies Gave Birth at Home: Police

A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

WALB-TV Albany

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday evening.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty, Medicine, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic)

The Fresno Bee

Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

In this April 15, 2014 photo, authorities investigate a homicide in Denver. Richard Kirk is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of his wife in their Denver home.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana