A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge on Monday approved the state's motion to vacate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed. Syed, 42, appeared in court Monday afternoon after Baltimore City prosecutors filed a motion last week to vacate his murder conviction in the death of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Syed is accused of killing Lee in 1999 and was subject of the popular podcast, "Serial." His first trial ended in a mistrial. A jury convicted him in a second trial. Syed had been in jail since his arrest in February 1999.
There is a large police presence at Kennywood in West Mifflin.
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A man charged in the assault of a flight attendant on an American Airlines plane had to be restrained by fellow passengers and cuffed to a seat
Alexander Tung Cuu Le was arrested and later charged following the incident on a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles on Wednesday.
A 74-year-old convenience store clerk was caught on video defending herself from a robber during a shift, but her boss said he didn't believe it happened the way she described it and fired her, she said
Mary Moreno said her boss insisted that she apologize when she told him what happened the night of the robbery. But Moreno refused and was fired.
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A jury convicted a QAnon believer who chased down Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman on Jan. 6, 2021, finding the defendant guilty on all charges against him.
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Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationTennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell, the 15-month-old girl whose weeks-long disappearance in 2020 ended in heartbreak after her remains were found on family-owned property, was suffocated by a blanket and aluminum foil, a forensic pathologist testified.The revelation was made Friday at a hearing to discuss which photos can be used as evidence in the trial against Boswell’s mother, Megan, who is accused of murdering her daughter and going to great lengths to cover it
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A manhunt is underway for a gunman who shot three people at an amusement park in Pennsylvania on Saturday, police said. Three people including a juvenile
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Cops chased dead ends for 40 years in a California teen's cold case. Then a suspect's relative emerged.
The 1982 rape and killing of 15-year-old Karen Stitt had frustrated California cops for decades before a suspect's relative and DNA led to an arrest.
A 62-year-old woman was charged with attempted murder after cutting her boyfriend in the stomach so deep that it “caused his entrails to fall out of his body”, according to court records.
He was subdued by passengers and crew when he fled to the back of the aircraft after the confrontation, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
An Oregon rape victim was placed in jail and held on an 'unattainable' amount of bail until she testified against her rapist, lawyer says.
"This was really a last resort balancing the needs of the victim and the needs of the community to have this case resolved," the victim's lawyer, Donald Scales, said according to NBC.
Oakland police and the FBI are investigating a fatal shooting in Oakland Friday afternoon during an attempted robbery of a Brinks truck. Two other people were wounded from gunfire, police say.
Henry Lee Porter was convicted by a jury on June 24 of two counts of sexual battery of a person under the age of 12 by a person over the age of 18.
Texas police officers are under an internal investigation after pushing and slamming students in a high school on Wednesday.
A former teacher and coach was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a child pornography case after he made fake social media profiles to solicit explicit photos from students
"You are a monster," one mother of a victim said to Jeffrey Pierce at the sentencing hearing, while another called him a "wolf in sheep's clothing."
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Lawsuit filed after FBI agents raided 1,400 deposit boxes at a US Private Vaults branch claims owners' items have still not been returned
A lawyer involved in the class-action called the March 2021 FBI raid of the Beverly Hills branch the "largest armed robbery in US history."
A man whom police called a “serial robber” was arrested in McKees Rocks Friday.
Ted Cruz was booed by a Texas audience when he said his plan to end school shootings is putting more police officers in schools
"You guys can instead sing kumbaya with them and hope they'll just stop, but what you're proposing doesn't work," Cruz said to a heated audience.
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An Idaho judge has banned cameras from the courtroom in the high-profile triple murder case against a mother and her new husband, saying he fears the images could prevent a fair trial. Seventh District Judge Steven Boyce made the ruling on Friday, saying that news organizations will no longer be able to shoot still photography or videos inside the courtroom in the criminal case of Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell. The couple are charged with conspiring to kill Lori Vallow Daybell's two youngest children and Chad Daybell's late former wife, and the strange details of the case have drawn attention from around the world.
Kristine Lazar reports from Van Nuys, where one woman is at wit's end with a homeless man who has continued to take up her front porch despite multiple calls to police.
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Sen. Mike Lee Says It’s ‘Overreach’ to Arrest Man Accused of Assaulting Elderly Planned Parenthood Escort
The senator conveniently did not mention the allegations against Mark Houck, who the government says shoved a clinic volunteer to the ground twice