| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:29 PM
NEW HAVEN — At first, the 17-year-old football player's communication with the Madison high school teacher seemed harmless.
They talked about current events, gym workouts and his senior quote in the yearbook. So when the teacher asked if she could...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:30 PM
HARRISBURG — Rob McCord sat serenely and silently, his fingertips resting on his thighs and his eyes fixed not on the reporters around him but on a spot someplace on the hallway wall.
"Mr. McCord, do you care to comment?"
"No," he whispered with a...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:13 PM
The search of a cell phone led to additional charges being filed this week against an 18-year-old Aurora man accused of using nude pictures to blackmail local women.
Maxwell Melgar, 800 block of Lafayette Street, has now been charged with two counts...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:23 PM
When a North Carolina truck driver was left holding the bag for a moving company in financial straits, his friend Mohammad Sabbar of Schnecksville stepped in to help.
Sabbar, 32, contacted a woman whose belongings were held up en route from San...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:13 PM
A Palm Beach County man will stay in jail while he fights extradition to Thailand on criminal charges he kidnapped a wealthy U.S. businessman there and tried to collect a $2 million ransom, a federal judge ruled.
Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, of Palm Beach, is...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:57 PM
Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba.
"I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:26 PM
For years, the story of South Florida billionaire money manager Jeffrey Epstein — involving allegations of human trafficking, an international underage sex ring, a Palm Beach mansion, a private island in the Caribbean and an FBI investigation...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:10 PM
A Facebook "friend" named Jessica Carabello who tricked dozens of boys into sending naked photographs of themselves turned out to be a 14-year-old boy, Pocono Mountain Regional police said Monday.
The Tobyhanna boy, whose real name police did not...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:15 PM
New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
Silver surrendered to the FBI in...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:34 PM
James Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and three-time state Assembly candidate, was convicted last week of two felonies related to an extortion scheme.
A jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime and...