| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Connecticut needs a better way to control violent people found not guilty by reason of insanity. Changing state laws would help.
Last year, Francis Anderson was acquitted, because of his mental condition, of assaulting a correctional officer. He was...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:14 PM
A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row, according to the Florida...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:19 AM
A Florida man who calls himself the "Alligator Whisperer" was arrested after officials received complaints that he was swimming with and kissing gators in the Everglades, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife.
FWC officials had been tracking posts on...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:55 AM
A Leesburg man charged last week with torturing and killing a prostitute in Brevard County may have more victims, Brevard investigators said Monday.
And they're asking the public for help.
Lance David Berning, 45, an unemployed welder and father of...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Detainees at the Cook County Jail face such an "extremely high" risk of harm that the facility is one of the most dangerous in the country, a national expert on jail operations testified Wednesday, saying "serious failures" in staff leadership are...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Joy remembers the day that risking a few dollars for fun turned into a rush she couldn't control.
It was Feb. 14, 2000, at the casino in Charles Town, W.Va. She plunked some money into a slot machine, and out came hundreds of dollars — and the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a controversial partnership with federal immigration authorities designed to target potentially deportable immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes.
The board voted 3-0 to...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:43 AM
A former therapist at a juvenile detention camp pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old patient, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced.
Ana Patricia Moennich, 36, was ordered to stand trial Tuesday on sexual...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
In two letters written less than two weeks before her death, a 36-year-old mother of four who was incarcerated at a state prison in Ocala told her family she felt unsafe.
The hand-written letters were dated Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. They were both released...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls.
Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Los Angeles County Public Defender Ron Brown walked into a Pomona court Wednesday and saw first-hand the impact of Proposition 47 — the voter-approved initiative that reduces penalties for drug possession and other nonviolent crimes.