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  • Allentown police create cold case unit to help the 'voiceless'

    Allentown police create cold case unit to help the 'voiceless'
    Clifford Kindred can still remember the words of an Allentown police sergeant in 1981. "Don't worry, we'll easily catch this guy," Kindred recalled, thinking back to the brutal knife attack that killed his 79-year-old mother. On Nov. 18, 1981, Iva...
  • Key witness Weakley admits he lied to authorities during murder investigation

    Key witness Weakley admits he lied to authorities during murder investigation
    WILKES-BARRE — Key prosecution witness Paul Weakley admitted to jurors Wednesday that he repeatedly lied to investigators about the torture and murder of Michael Kerkowski and his girlfriend Tammy Fassett, and that he once wrote he didn't believe...
  • Rekha Basu: Anti-death penalty jurors unfairly being left out of Boston bombing case

    A disturbing sort of discrimination has emerged during jury selection in the feds' case against accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Prospective jurors are being questioned by the judge on whether they could support a death...
  • Suspect charged in slaying of missing Georgia couple

    Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago. A potential seller drew him to a small farming town in southern...
  • Fascinating and flawed women cast as antiheroes on TV saddled with irritating quirks

    Have women in television dramas earned the right to be strong, prickly, even dare we say it antiheroes? The television landscape is filled with strong, competent female characters. They're CIA agents, attorneys, doctors of all stripes, politicians....
  • Case of 14-year-old Palestinian girl in Israeli prison for hurling rocks at cars stirs anger

    The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive...
  • Improper race and religion references in Adnan Syed trial

    The trial that culminated in the 2000 conviction of Adnan Syed has been a hotly debated subject in recent weeks, largely because of the popular "Serial" podcast that examined the case. That debate will no doubt intensify in light of a brief that Mr. Syed'...
  • Girl, 15, pleads guilty to murder in sister's stabbing in Mundelein

    Girl, 15, pleads guilty to murder in sister's stabbing in Mundelein
    By pleading guilty Tuesday to the murder of her 11-year-old sister, a Mundelein teenager will be allowed to remain in the juvenile system with "intensive mental health services" — a deal that would not have been an option under Illinois law had...
  • Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb

    Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb
    Cathleen O'Connell, the PBS documentarian, cut right to the core with her first question about the Leopold and Loeb case from 1924: "Why among all brutal murders was this one called 'crime of the century'?" O'Connell had a point when you consider 20th...
  • Newhall father accused of sexually abusing, killing 3-week-old baby

    Newhall father accused of sexually abusing, killing 3-week-old baby
    A 30-year-old father who reported his infant daughter missing has been arrested and accused of sexually abusing, torturing and killing the girl, who was less than a month old. Matthew Warner, 30, was charged Tuesday with murder, assault on a child...
  • Teen charged in deadly 2012 Pine Hills home invasion ruled incompetent

    Teen charged in deadly 2012 Pine Hills home invasion ruled incompetent
    One of the three young suspects charged with killing a man during a 2012 home invasion in a Pine Hills subdivision was ruled incompetent to stand trial on Wednesday, delaying Victor Wriden's murder trial. Wriden was 16 when he and his two friends...