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  • Pair charged with breaking into Allentown shed to steal copper

    A 29-year-old man already facing burglary and robbery charges in Allentown was charged with breaking into a shed and stealing 50 pounds of copper, according to court records. Christopher M. Odenwelder, of Allentown, was charged Friday night with...
  • Bond for Streamwood man accused of impregnating girl set at $1 million

    Bond for Streamwood man accused of impregnating girl set at $1 million
    Judge Joseph Cataldo set bond at $1 million Monday for a 44-year-old Streamwood man accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating a 14-year-old relative. Juan J. Torres, of the 700 block of Russet Lane, was charged in Cook County Circuit Court with...
  • Washington mom says she stabbed kids to keep them quiet, prosecutors say

    Washington mom says she stabbed kids to keep them quiet, prosecutors say
    A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children told detectives she cut the children's throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier husband, a prosecutor said Monday. Christina E. Booth, 29, of Olympia, said in...
  • Sheriff: Bodies found near car of Ga. couple reported missing after meeting Craigslist seller

    The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday. Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns, 28, the man...
  • Four sentenced to prison for sham ransom scheme

    Four people were sentenced to federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to running an extortion racket that tricked Latino families into paying ransoms to free relatives they were told had been kidnapped. Ruth Graciela Raygoza, 64, of Chula Vista;...
  • Boy, 14, shot to death in south suburban Riverdale

    Boy, 14, shot to death in south suburban Riverdale
    Fewer than 200 students attend Roosevelt Junior High School in Dolton. They all know each other. Monday, grief counselors met students to talk with them about a fellow student's killing.  Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 7:25 p.m....
  • Psychiatric patient who was sexually assaulted in Florida Hospital files suit

    Psychiatric patient who was sexually assaulted in Florida Hospital files suit
    The family of a 26-year-old mentally retarded, schizophrenic woman today filed suit against the owner of Florida Hospital, accusing it of trying to cover up her sexual assault by another mental patient more than a year ago in their Orlando psychiatric...
  • LAPD statistics illustrate the 'nature of homicide in Los Angeles'

    LAPD statistics illustrate the 'nature of homicide in Los Angeles'
    Sunday and Monday were the deadliest days of the week in Los Angeles in 2014. April saw the most killings; January and February the least. More people were killed with a firearm than any other weapon. Those statistics and others compiled by the Los...
  • Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree

    There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot. The looters break open...
  • Under Islamic State, life in Mosul, Iraq, turns grim

    Under Islamic State, life in Mosul, Iraq, turns grim
    Seven months into the takeover of Iraq's second-largest city by Islamist extremists, electricity, rice, flour and medical supplies are dwindling. The water is mucky. Religious minorities are confined to prison camps, and the overwhelmingly Muslim...
  • 2 men found shot in roadway near former Merrimack Elementary School in Hampton

    2 men found shot in roadway near former Merrimack Elementary School in Hampton
    Hampton police are asking for the public's help with information after two men were shot Sunday night. The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. in the first block of Manilla Lane, spokeswoman SPO Ashley Jenrette said in a news release.  Manilla...