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Chicago: Expunge records to prevent crime?

CHICAGO (AP) — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records. The goal is to give t ...

Police: Suspected thief almost gets his hand cut off by leader of West Phila. mosque

A leader at a West Philadelphia mosque was arrested for allegedly trying to chop off the hand of a member accused of stealing money from prayer jars, police said Friday. Merv Mitchell, 37, was arrested Thursday evening when police executed a search w ...

Democrat mayor sentenced to 10 years

[caption id="attachment_20665" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON, (UPI) --Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his February conviction on 20 counts of corruption. Judge Gin ...

Mob members who beat Steven Utash sentenced

[caption id="attachment_31512" align="alignright" width="300"] Steve Utash w/ daughters[/caption]The family of a man beaten unconscious after a collision on Detroit's east side last April asked this morning for the maximum sentence against the first ...

Gun Control City: 60 shot, 11 dead in one weekend

[caption id="attachment_31177" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]CHICAGO, (UPI) - Over 60 people were victims of gun violence in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend, leaving 11 dead and police under heavy scrutiny. The Chicago Pol ...

Violence rising in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- A wave of violence swept New York City over the weekend as at least 20 people were shot, four of them fatally, authorities said Monday. The shootings, which included the separate woundings of 10- and 12-year-old boys, made for the th ...

Defendants in beating of driver in Detroit take plea deals

[caption id="attachment_31512" align="alignright" width="300"] Steve Utash w/ daughters[/caption]The remaining three men accused in the brutal beating last April of Steven Utash on Detroit's east side admitted guilt Thursday morning through plea deal ...

Teen pleads guilty in Utash beating, will testify against others

[caption id="attachment_30899" align="alignright" width="300"] Wimbush, Saffold, Davis[/caption] One of the men accused of severely beating a 54-year-old tree trimmer in Detroit last April took a plea agreement Monday and will testify against three o ...

Another mass shooting in Chicago's Terror Town

[caption id="attachment_21422" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Police call it Terror Town, a 2-block by 4-block patch of South Shore where apparent gang conflicts have erupted into three mass shootings in a little over two years ...

Police knew about killer's videos during welfare check

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies who checked on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware he had posted disturbing videos but never viewed them before or after determining he was not a threat ...


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