| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:04 AM
For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control.
Then last week the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:09 AM
A fugitive connected to four killings and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced.
Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by U.S. marshals on Thursday in the 3500...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:42 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A double-homicide jury trial started Tuesday for a Hampton man charged with killing two teens in 2008.
Floyd Taybron, 22, is charged with killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Bail was denied Saturday for a 21-year-old man accused of a fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy Tuesday night in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said.
Robert T. Smith, 21, the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue is charged with murder in the Sept....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:58 AM
I have to say, my favorite part of “Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em” was when the Sons teamed up with the Grim Basterds to murder a bunch of black gang members, use their bodies for leverage against the Aryan Brotherhood, and then use...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Aurora Beacon-News reports: A yearlong investigation into local drug activity ended this week with the arrests of 14 people.
Aurora police said five additional suspects remain at large, following the sweep that took...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:25 AM
HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile.
But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
| Oct 3, 2014
"A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:36 PM
Missing students were likely among charred corpses found in mass graves in southwest Mexico and local security officials are suspected of conspiring with gang members to kill them, authorities said on Sunday.
Several investigators said they feared the...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Kajaunce Morton placed his regular order for a cheeseburger, collected his change and waited for his food inside a South Side takeout restaurant popular with locals and police.
Suddenly, two males with hoodies pulled up about their faces charged in. One...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:13 PM
The girls were playing in front of their Anaheim apartment when a man stepped out of a white car with a gun.
As shots rang out, neighbors screamed at their children to hit the ground.
Ximena Meza ran for her front door, but didn't make it. She was...