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  • Mundelein teen sentenced in stabbing death of sister

    Mundelein teen sentenced in stabbing death of sister
    A Mundelein teenager who admitted to killing her younger sister in a rage because she felt unappreciated will remain in a juvenile detention facility until she turns 21, with a possibility of being released one year early by a parole board. The girl, who...
  • Police need better ways to handle confrontations with the homeless

    Police need better ways to handle confrontations with the homeless
    To the editor: I live in downtown L.A. I work in downtown L.A. It seems every week there is a new restaurant opening, a new office tower breaking ground. But the issue of poverty in skid row is too often conveniently overlooked. ("In long-simmering skid...
  • Slaying victim's mother to hold vigil on anniversary of attack in Kissimmee

    Slaying victim's mother to hold vigil on anniversary of attack in Kissimmee
    Nearly 11 years have passed since 22-year-old Kelly Ann Balderas was found slain in her Kissimmee motel room. But her killer has never been found. Family members will continue their annual tradition of honoring the woman on the anniversary of her...
  • Man Charged After Weekend Shooting In Milford

    MILFORD — A Bridgeport man who was shot during a confrontation in a parking garage on Sunday morning is facing an attempted murder charge, police said. Rumone Richard, 23, of Wayne Street, who is in serious condition as a result of the shooting,...
  • Slaying of school-bound girl in 2002 may have been gang payback

    Slaying of school-bound girl in 2002 may have been gang payback
    Investigators announced Tuesday the first in what could be several arrests in connection with the 2002 kidnapping and death of an East Los Angeles teenager who vanished while headed to school. Rosemary Chavira was arrested Friday in Lancaster and...
  • Murder suspect takes stand in Ocoee witness-slaying plot

    Murder suspect takes stand in Ocoee witness-slaying plot
    Emmaneul Wallace, one of three men accused in the suspected witness-murder plot that claimed the life of 19-year-old Alex Zaldivar, took the stand Tuesday afternoon in his own defense. Wallace is the second of the accused to stand trial; Donnell Godfrey...
  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison....
  • Western Wisconsin man charged with killing girlfriend

    A western Wisconsin man struck his girlfriend in the head with a hammer before slicing her neck with a box cutter, then texted a picture of the woman's body to another man, according to charges filed Tuesday. The criminal complaint filed in La Crosse...
  • Callers claim to be missing boy Etan Patz amid murder trial

    A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz was interviewed by police amid the murder trial of a suspect accused in the boy's 1979 disappearance, prosecutors said Tuesday, noting they have received similar calls before. Assistant District Attorney Joan...
  • Brazil judge orders deportation of Cesare Battisti

    A Brazilian judge Tuesday ordered the deportation of former Italian militant Cesare Battisti, reversing a 2010 ruling granting him asylum in Latin America's biggest country. Federal Judge Adverci Rates Mendes de Abreu ruled that Battisti was not entitled...
  • Waukegan man guilty of murdering 3-year-old while playing 'Mortal Kombat'

    Waukegan man guilty of murdering 3-year-old while playing 'Mortal Kombat'
    A Waukegan man who said he was angered that his girlfriend's 3-year-old son cursed while playing a video game was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday for the child's beating death. Sometime after 11 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2011, the boy supposedly let...