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  • Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case

    Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer charged with trying to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison for his third wife's death, will stand trial in southern Illinois this summer. A Randolph County judge on Tuesday set a July...
  • Hampton judge sentences man to 22 years in woman's homicide

    HAMPTON — A Hampton man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting a woman during an argument in 2012. Renaldo Winship, 27, was found guilty last year in the Oct. 24, 2012, shooting death of 35-year-old Latonya Marie Birsner. Winship and...
  • Obama says Cuba has agreed to address cases of US fugitives

    Cuba has agreed to work on resolving the cases of U.S. fugitives harboring from justice on the island as part of the effort to normalize relations between the two nations, President Barack Obama told lawmakers as he made the case for removing the former...
  • Kanawha man pleads guilty to killing daughter, wounding son

    A Kanawha County man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of killing his daughter and wounding his son. Media outlets report that 70-year-old Roy Roger Pittman pleaded guilty on Thursday to second-degree murder and attempted...
  • Mike Bianchi: What if Aaron Hernandez, Lawrence Phillips had been held accountable in college?

    Mike Bianchi: What if Aaron Hernandez, Lawrence Phillips had been held accountable in college?
    Aaron Hernandez, the former University of Florida star tight end, was convicted of murder on Wednesday just two days after Lawrence Phillips, a former University of Nebraska superstar running back, was accused of murder. Hernandez was found guilty of...
  • Crime roundup: 55 years in taxi driver murder, court case via Skype

    Crime roundup: 55 years in taxi driver murder, court case via Skype
    This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region. Here's a look at some of the crime that's happened...
  • Aaron Hernandez conviction: Gambling on risky players is an NFL reality

    Aaron Hernandez conviction: Gambling on risky players is an NFL reality
    Heading into the 2010 draft, NFL scouts took a long look at Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, and the red flags were undeniable. He had first-round talent but also a reputation for frequent marijuana use, a hot temper and an unsavory group of...
  • Trial set in 'Playboy, Cougar' murder

    Trial set in 'Playboy, Cougar' murder
    An Allentown man who calls himself "Playboy" and blamed an imaginary friend for hiding the dead body of his "cougar" girlfriend, will stand trial May 4. Jesus "Playboy" Dominguez, 33, was in Lehigh County Court on Wednesday to be arraigned on an...
  • Sheriff's veteran honored for helping boy in attempted murder-suicide case

    Sheriff's veteran honored for helping boy in attempted murder-suicide case
    It's one of the worst 911 distress calls any dispatcher could receive. An anxious 10-year-old boy phones for help after finding his 2-year-old sister submerged underwater in a bathtub and his mother's former domestic partner unresponsive in their...
  • Man charged with killing wife, calling 911, waives hearing

    A northwestern Pennsylvania jailed on charges he fatally shot his wife then called 911 to report it has waived his preliminary hearing. That means 49-year-old Jeffrey Goodman Sr., of Oil City, must now either stand trial or work out a plea deal on...
  • Quincy man convicted of murder in pipe beating death

    Jurors in western Illinois have convicted a Quincy man of first-degree murder for killing a man with a lead pipe. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (http://bit.ly/1ELDzUZ ) that 51-year-old David W. Masterson was convicted Wednesday in Adams County...