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A different view of police shootings

[caption id="attachment_21422" align="alignright" width="150"] (File Photo)[/caption]Robert Campbell, in his eight years as a Chicago police officer, came to love the job and dreamed of ascending in the department, much as his uncle had. Though he ra ...

Convicted sex offender suspect in deaths of at least 7 women

A convicted sex offender has been identified by police as a suspect in the deaths of seven women whose bodies were found in Gary and Hammond over the weekend, authorities said. Darren Deon Vann, 43, was arrested Friday night after a woman was found s ...

Aunt of slain woman: 'Emanuel, please do something about the violence'

[caption id="attachment_31177" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]With pain in her voice, the aunt of an 18-year-old woman who was fatally shot early Sunday morning on the city's Northwest Side pleaded for something to be done abou ...

Brooklyn Jewish shop vandalized by mob

A group of teens pushed into a Kosher butcher shop in Brooklyn Saturday night, knocking over shelves and allegedly punching a man in the head. Surveillance camera footage from the incident shows about 20 teens gathering outside Gourmet Butcher Shop i ...

Best selling author criticizes child porn sentences

Best-selling author John Grisham believes the U.S. has "gone crazy" with imprisoning men who view and download child pornography. Grisham was discussing his new book, Gray Mountain, in an interview when he revealed his thoughts about the cause of hig ...

Forensic evidence shows man shot at St. Louis officer, police say

[caption id="attachment_35121" align="alignright" width="300"] Vonderitt Myers lower right.[/caption] ST. LOUIS -- Gunshot residue tests and ballistics evidence indicate that Vonderitt D. Myers Jr. fired a gun at a police officer before being fatally ...

St. Louis mayor agrees to hire felons

ST. LOUIS -- Mayor Francis Slay announced on Tuesday that St. Louis will no longer require applicants for city jobs to disclose felony convictions. "Millions of Americans have been convicted of felonies. Many of them have paid their debt to society a ...

Disgruntled employee steals train

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he was apprehended. Police say the 22-year-old man faces preliminary charges that ...

Man who fired at off duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed

ST. LOUIS -- Another police-involved fatal shooting of a teenager, this time in south St. Louis not far from the Missouri Botanical Garden, led to hours of protests overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning as an angry crowd gathered quickly when ...

Civil Rights Attorney Accused of Rape Following Al Sharpton's Party

NEW YORK (AP) — Two law enforcement officials say New York City police are investigating a well-known civil rights attorney after a woman accused him of rape. The officials say the woman says the assault happened when she went to Sanford Rubenstein's ...


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