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  • Records: Son tried to save mom before she was found dead

    Records: Son tried to save mom before she was found dead
    One of Magalie Placide's sons tried to save her early Monday, moments before his dad sped away with her in a stolen van, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. About 90 minutes later, deputies found her body abandoned inside the van parked...
  • Talk of 'wings on pigs' threats on police tests U.S. speech rights

    The point-blank killing of two New York policemen and protests against the use of excessive force by officers have raised the question of whether people can be prosecuted for words of violence directed at police in social media and on the streets....
  • Puerto Rican social club shooting defendant pleads guilty to sneaking cell phone into prison

    Puerto Rican social club shooting defendant pleads guilty to sneaking cell phone into prison
    Already facing sentencing in a bloody gun battle in Bethlehem, a Northampton County Prison inmate pleaded guilty Thursday to sneaking a cell phone into the jail last year with his wife's help. Rene Figueroa, 34, admitted to contraband and conspiracy...
  • Relatives of Baltimore murder victims struggle with grief

    Relatives of Baltimore murder victims struggle with grief
    When Alice Oaks' older son was shot to death in Baltimore in 2008, she said her goodbye at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He lay there, a tube still in his mouth, and it seemed to her that his body was glowing. She felt numb. She bent over and kissed...
  • Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case ruled competent to stand trial

    Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case ruled competent to stand trial
    Two Wisconsin girls accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please a fictional Internet character named Slenderman are competent to stand trial, a judge ruled on Thursday. Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, both 12 at the...
  • UPDATE: Man killed in York County shooting identified

    UPDATE: Man killed in York County shooting identified
    UPDATE: Dec. 20, 1:11 p.m. - The York-Poquoson Sherriff's Office has identified the man shot and killed Friday night in York County. David W. Ware, Jr., of the 100 block of Colonna Point in the Grafton area of York County was found dead with an...
  • With Cuba-U.S. thaw, will New Jersey get convicted cop killer back?

    News that the U.S. and Cuba want to normalize diplomatic relations could also open the door for federal officials to finally capture the first woman ever to be included on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists, law enforcement officials said...
  • Second trial in Phylicia Barnes murder ends in mistrial

    Second trial in Phylicia Barnes murder ends in mistrial
    The man accused of killing teenager Phylicia Barnes in 2010 is headed for a third trial after another Baltimore judge found prosecutor error had tainted the case presented to jurors. Circuit Judge John Addison Howard granted a defense motion for a...
  • 2014 in review: Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville

    2014 in review: Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville
    It was a busy year in our neck of southwest Chicagoland. As this calendar year wraps up, here is a roundup of the prominent local stories we wrote about in Plainfield, Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Thanks for reading and send any news tips in 2015 to...
  • Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice

    Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice
    It was one of Chicago's most shocking homicides this year — a 14-year-old girl fatally shot Endia Martin, also 14, after the two argued over a boy, prosecutors say. The April killing has since become a focal point in the debate over how the...
  • 16-year-old fugitive arrested in killing at apartment complex

    Orlando police picked up a 16-year-old fugitive Monday who had been named as a suspect in a killing last week in east Orlando. Favian Rivera was arrested on a warrant for armed robbery, according to police. He will be questioned about the shooting...