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  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012

    Feds: Police officer’s ghoulish plot no fantasy

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a ghoulish tale to rival Hannibal Lecter: A police officer using a law enforcement database creates a list of scores of women he plots to …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 11:46 P.M.

    Nanny suspected of killing 2 kids in NY home

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nanny suspected of killing two young children she was looking after and then stabbing herself is in critical condition in a city hospital, as authorities …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 11:36 P.M.

    Feds: Police officer’s ghoulish plot no fantasy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New York City police officer’s scheme to torture women and eat their body parts was no fantasy. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman agreed …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 7:33 P.M.

    2 dead after flying trooper fires at vehicle

    MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Three people were found wounded, two fatally, in a vehicle that was fired upon by a Texas state trooper in a helicopter. The incident happened Thursday …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 6:40 P.M.

    Kids stabbed dead in NYC home; nanny, knife nearby

    NEW YORK (AP) — A mother returned home to her luxury apartment building near Central Park on Thursday to find two of her small children stabbed to death in a …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 5:30 P.M.

    Police detain 4, seek motive in LA family shooting

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Police detained four people for questioning Thursday in the search for a gunman who killed three people and critically wounded two others at a family-owned fire …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 4:57 P.M.

    Police seek gunman, motive in LA family shooting

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — As police searched for a gunman who killed three people and critically wounded two others in suburban Los Angeles, friends and neighbors of the family targeted …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 4:24 P.M.

    NYC police officer charged in cannibalism plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — A city police officer dreamed up plots to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women whose photos, names and addresses he pulled from a …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 3:56 P.M.

    Family of slain NJ girl silent on Facebook posts

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of a slain 12-year-old girl from southern New Jersey said Thursday they want to avoid jeopardizing the criminal case and will not comment on the …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 3:37 P.M.

    NYC officer detained in ghoulish kidnap plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered a New York City police officer accused of plotting to torture women and cook and eat their body parts detained without bail …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 2:54 P.M.

    In 2 murder cases, mothers turn in their own sons

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Mindy Sigg sat sobbing on Thursday, listening to prosecutors tell a court that her 17-year-old son had confessed to the abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jessica …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 1:43 P.M.

    Accused Ga. gunman charged in ‘01 mosque shooting

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A man accused of killing a Georgia megachurch volunteer leading a prayer service in a chapel was charged more than a decade ago with a shooting at …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 1:19 P.M.

    Police dog Ekko takes down suspected motorcyle thief

    A Spokane County sheriff’s dog took down a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle early Wednesday morning.


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 1:17 P.M.

    Family on slain NJ girl silent on Facebook posts

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of a slain 12-year-old girl from southern New Jersey said Thursday they want to avoid jeopardizing the criminal case and will not comment on the …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 12:10 P.M.

    Slain NJ girl’s family silent on Facebook exchange

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of a slain New Jersey girl says it won’t comment on the apparent Facebook exchange she had with one of the brothers accused of …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 10:46 A.M.

    2nd arrest in case linked to NY policeman’s death

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A second man has been arrested in connection with the shootings that resulted in the deaths of a New York policeman and a carjacking victim. Nassau …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 10:40 A.M.

    Police: Ga. gunman charged in ‘01 mosque shooting

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A former megachurch maintenance man accused of killing a volunteer leading a prayer service was charged more than a decade ago with a shooting at a mosque …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 10:16 A.M.

    Police response defended in NJ girl slaying case

    CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — A prosecutor has defended the law enforcement response to the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl who was found killed, saying police “poured their hearts and souls” …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 8:55 A.M.

    NYC officer arrested in ghoulish kidnap plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — A city police officer was charged Thursday with leading a ghoulish double life by using a law enforcement database and fetish chat rooms to dream up …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 8:38 A.M.

    Prosecutors: Teen confesses in death of Colo. girl

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday a Colorado teenager confessed to killing a 10-year-old girl who lived less than a mile from his home — a crime that authorities …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 8:32 A.M.

    Ga. church shooting suspect waives court hearing

    ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of killing a volunteer at an Atlanta megachurch is waiving his first court appearance. Floyd Palmer had been scheduled to appear in court Thursday …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 6:25 A.M.

    Ga. church shooting suspect to have court hearing

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — The man suspected of calmly walking into a service at an Atlanta-area megachurch and gunning down a church volunteer leading a prayer was committed eight …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 5:47 A.M.

    In interview DC sniper says he was sexually abused

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a television interview that aired Thursday that he was sexually abused by John Allen Muhammad, his adult accomplice in …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 3:36 A.M.

    2 men acquitted under new US gay hate crime law

    LONDON, Ky. (AP) — The first U.S. prosecution under a new federal law against anti-gay violence ended with a Kentucky jury acquitting two cousins of hate-crime charges while finding them …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 2:20 A.M.

    Megachurch shooting suspect was committed in Md.

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — The man suspected of calmly walking into a service at an Atlanta-area megachurch and gunning down a church volunteer leading a prayer was committed eight …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 1:53 A.M.

    Town relives past violence with new homicides

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The recent homicides of six people along the Tennessee-Alabama state line have brought back fear and bad memories of previous violent slayings near the quiet rural …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 12:54 A.M.

    Imprisoned detective may pose risk to star clients

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four years after a private eye went to prison for wiretapping phones of the rich and famous on behalf of celebrities and Hollywood heavyweights, his clients …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 12:52 A.M.

    Relative linked to triple-murder had troubled ties

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say a 19-year-old man accused of killing his sister-in-law and her two small children in an attack that stunned authorities in northern California for …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 12:49 A.M.

    5 family members shot, 3 dead, in LA suburb

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Police in suburban Los Angeles say they’re certain of this much: Five family members who were shot — three of them killed — had been targeted …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Ex-Goldman exec’s 2-year sentence draws scrutiny

    NEW YORK (AP) — A two-year prison sentence for insider trading at the height of the 2008 economic crisis, by a man who was once one of the nation’s most …


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