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Lawyer wants prison for detective who punched handcuffed man

The attorney for a black Tennessee man whose beating by a white sheriff's officer while he was handcuffed was caught on video said at a Thursday news conference the officer should be fired immediately and then prosecuted. Lee Merritt told reporters in Chattanooga that Charles Toney suffered injuries including a collapsed lung and broken ribs when officers arrested him Dec. 3 on an outstanding warrant.

Recalled California judge asks for help to pay legal debt

A California judge who was recalled after sentencing a former Stanford student to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman is asking people to donate money so he can pay court-ordered attorney's fees to the backers of the recall.

Investigation yields few clues on missing Colorado woman


Kelsey Berreth was last seen on Thanksgiving Day, captured on surveillance video entering a grocery store.

Straphanger makes citizen’s arrest after hell breaks loose on subway

A subway rider made a citizen’s arrest of a violent straphanger who repeatedly kicked a passenger on a Brooklyn subway train and hurled a racial slur at the woman.

Fake Amazon packages and GPS helped cops catch package thieves

By Chris Ciaccia

As the online shopping market continues to explode – it reached $121.5 billion, up 14 percent year-over-year in the third quarter according to the U.S. Department of Commerce – the biggest concern has been package theft, alarming shoppers, law enforcement and e-commerce companies alike.

89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance store

Odean Cleckler, 89, said she has been doing her best to help run her husband's used-appliance business since he died a decade ago.

Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death


A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.

Indiana police officer dies after car slams into tree during high-speed pursuit

By Travis Fedschun

A police officer in southern Indiana was killed Wednesday night after his squad car slammed into a tree during a high-speed pursuit that spanned two counties, officials said.

7-foot ex-high school basketball star accused of raping 18-year-old woman

By Ryan Gaydos

A former Kentucky high school basketball star, and the son of a former NFL offensive lineman, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman, police said.

Florida man awaits execution in stabbing of elderly woman

The state of Florida was preparing to execute a man Thursday for beating and stabbing an elderly woman to death in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago.

Gathering offers hope for teen missing since parents' deaths

A Wisconsin girl who investigators believe was kidnapped after her parents were killed two months ago is being honored in her hometown with a Christmas tree adorned with messages of hope for her safe return.

The Wine Thief


Nicolas DeMeyer was a scammer. Or a hero for the age of inequality. Or a young man haunted by the death of a dear friend. Or all of these things.

Judge recalled by voters after Brock Turner sex assault case seeking donations to pay off legal fees

By Louis Casiano

A California judge who was ousted from the bench amid a successful recall effort over the light sentence handed a Stanford University student convicted of sexual assault, is asking for donations so he can pay off $135,000 in court-ordered attorney’s fees.

Driver in Santa Claus suit is fired upon by other driver, police say

By Bradford Betz

A driver dressed as Santa Claus and his wife were fired upon late Wednesday while returning from a party, police said.

Man with child porn stash in treehouse in woods gets nine months in jail

By Louis Casiano

A man from Washington state was sentenced to nine months behind bars last week after federal officials found a child pornography stash in his illegally built "fairy" treehouse on federal land.

Threesome twist revealed during testimony in Denise Williams murder trial

The murder trial against Denise Williams – who allegedly helped stage her husband’s death as a boating mishap – revealed a twisted web of extramarital affairs that included threesomes, according to court testimony.

Bail reduced for mother of New Mexico infant shot in face

A judge on Wednesday reduced bail for the mother of an 8-month-old girl who police say was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel.