Former WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison on drugs charges Thursday. Griner was also fined, who previously made an emotional plea for forgiveness ahead of the sentencing.
- Chicago Tribune
R. Kelly’s former goddaughter breaks down at his federal trial, telling jury he filmed them having sex while she was a minor
For the first time after two decades of swirling allegations, R. Kelly’s former goddaughter has taken the stand as a prosecution witness in a case against the disgraced singer. Dressed in a white blazer with her hair in long braids, the woman, now 37 and testifying at Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago under the pseudonym “Jane,” told the jury she had sexual contact with Kelly for the first time ...
- Miami Herald
“Yesterday my world ended.”
A video of a man fighting with a teen in Valencia has gone viral and the LA County Sheriff Santa Clarita Valley Station is investigating.
- USA TODAY
Frederick Woods, now 70, was 24 when he and two other men kidnapped 26 school children and their bus driver in Northern California and buried them.
- NBC News
Trump supporter who flew on private jet to Jan. 6 riot and threw media equipment outside the Capitol pleads guilty
A Texas woman who took a private plane to D.C. ahead of the Jan. 6 riot pleaded guilty to engaging in disruptive or disorderly conduct in a restricted building.
- Associated Press
A Connecticut man was sentenced Thursday to 65 years in prison for the 2015 killing of his wife, who prosecutors say was wearing a Fitbit exercise activity tracker with data that contradicted his statements to police. Richard Dabate, 46, of Ellington, was convicted by a jury in May of murder and other charges. The fatal shooting of Connie Dabate, 39, at the couple's home two days before Christmas in 2015 while their two young sons were in school drew national attention, with the unusual Fitbit evidence and details of Richard Dabate's affair with a woman who was pregnant at the time of the killing and later gave birth to their child.
- WJW - Cleveland
A couple was arrested and charged with public indecency after police say they engaged in a sexual act on the Giant Wheel ride at Cedar Point.
- Miami Herald
Pouring powder analyzed as alprazolam (brand name: Xanax) and zolpidem (brand name: Ambien) in a woman’s drink at a Boca Raton restaurant’s bar cost a Palm Beach County neurologist his medical license this week.
- The St. Augustine Record
The body of Tristyn Bailey, 13, a seventh-grader at Patriot Oaks Academy in Saint Johns, was discovered Sunday, May 9, 2021.
- CBS News
An investigator says authorities "are making very good progress with DNA inquiries" as they try to identify the children and bring anyone behind their deaths to justice.
A man and woman were arrested at Cedar Point after four witnesses told police they saw the couple engaged in sexual intercourse while on one of the amusement park’s rides on Sunday.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
GOP leaders lost their minds when Mar-a-Lago was searched by federal authorities. The selective outrage shows their rhetoric is political opportunism.
BREAKING: Three men have been indicted in connection with the death of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in federal prison.
- WSB Cox articles
The brewery is owned by hip-hop group Nappy Roots, but police have not confirmed if the victim was one the group's members.
Trump Organization CFO to plead guilty in tax-dodge scheme and will agree to testify against the company, but source says he will not incriminate Donald Trump
Allen Weisselberg will plead guilty Thursday in Manhattan in a deal offering just 100 days in jail — but he won't take anyone named Trump down with him, Insider has learned.
Police said the same suspects are wanted in the string of robberies in Fife, Parkland, Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Federal Way, Kent and possibly Seattle.
- The Florida Times-Union
The release of officer bodycam video from the last minute of a July 22 police chase and shootout shows officers firing at the crashed suspect's car.
NYC career criminal who punched Asian woman last year arrested for 42nd time for attack on MTA worker
A man charged for sucker punching an Asian woman in New York City’s Chinatown last year is back behind bars after allegedly attacking an MTA worker last week. Alexander Wright, 49, is accused of beating subway cleaner Anthony Nelson at the Pelham Bay Park Station on the No. 6 line at around 8:40 a.m. last Thursday. Reports say Nelson confronted Wright, who had been harassing other customers.
- Consequence of Sound
A wiretap that allegedly contains the 81-year-old Spanish tenor's voice was obtained by authorities. Plácido Domingo Linked to Alleged Sex Trafficking Ring in Argentina Eddie Fu
- The Daily Beast
FacebookA sergeant in the Chicago Police Department has been removed from duty and arrested on a felony battery charge weeks after a video showing him kneeling on a Puerto Rican teen’s back went viral, authorities say.Michael Vitellaro turned himself over to police on Thursday in Park Ridge, a Chicago suburb, the department said in a news release. The former sergeant also faces a charge of official misconduct.Vitellaro’s arrest followed a frustrating six weeks for the parents of 14-year-old Josh