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  • UCF student tries to heal after domestic-violence attack

    UCF student tries to heal after domestic-violence attack
    Kaylyn Martin and her best friend had rented movies in the University of Central Florida library and grabbed a bite to eat when — as they were walking through a campus parking garage — a black car with its headlights off came screeching toward...
  • Bill Drafted In Secret Would Block Release Of Some Newtown Massacre Records

    Bill Drafted In Secret Would Block Release Of Some Newtown Massacre Records
    The staffs of the state's top prosecutor and the governor's office have been working in secret with General Assembly leaders on legislation to withhold records related to the police investigation into the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre —...
  • Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it's up, says study

    Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it's up, says study
    Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show. Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more...
  • State's Attorney event honors those who stand for victims' rights

    The words "victims" and "celebration" don't often go hand in hand, but this week the Historic Courtroom of the Circuit Court Building in Annapolis hosted a Victims' Rights Week Celebration honoring residents and criminal justice professionals who work...
  • After son's murder, mother works to help other victims' families

    After son's murder, mother works to help other victims' families
    When Joy McCormack's son was murdered after a Halloween party in 2009, she was lost: not only in trying to rationalize why this senseless act occurred, but also in the horrific aftermath of navigating everything from emergency rooms to courtrooms. "I...
  • Kidnap case moves forward

    Months before a Newport Beach man was kidnapped and severely beaten last year, he had traveled to Las Vegas with a business acquaintance he knew from his Orange County medical marijuana dispensary, according to court testimony given Wednesday by police...
  • Treating them as victims, not criminals

    Treating them as victims, not criminals
    Two years ago, Los Angeles County probation officer Michelle Guymon was asked to help child abuse experts study human trafficking. She imagined a globe-trotting break from 23 years in the trenches managing law-breaking teens. "I figured I'd be traveling...
  • Ex-cop charged in second murder plot

    Ex-cop charged in second murder plot
    A former Chicago police officer accused in a gruesome plot to extort, murder and dismember a local businessman is now facing charges he agreed to kill another individual in exchange for revenue from a strip club and later tried to get his wife to...
  • Nearly a third of Mexico households targets of crime, study says

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. MEXICO CITY -- Nearly a of third of households in Mexico suffered a crime in 2011 and only in 8% of those cases was a preliminary investigation opened, according to new figures from the...
  • Report: Speed Freak Killers victim remains may be mixed with others

     
    The remains of a 16-year-old female victim of the so-called Speed Freak Killers in the Central Valley may have been mixed in with the bones of a missing 9-year-old Hayward girl and others, a new forensic report indicates. The remains......
  • Man had penis partially severed in bizarre Newport kidnapping

     
    Police in Newport Beach are working to put together the details in a bizarre kidnapping case in which two people were driven from a Balboa Peninsula home and left tied up in the Mojave Desert, one of them beaten, burned, doused with bleach and with his...