Police: Man shot, killed during fight involving nearly 30 people
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A 73-year-old New York grandmother outsmarted scammers who pretended to be her grandson and said he needed $8,000 to be bailed out of jail
"I told him I had the money in the house, and I figured, he's not going to fall for that. Well, he fell for that hook, line, and sinker," the woman said.
- Democrat and Chronicle
This deer poacher may be the king of all dummies.
- Associated Press
The long-running case of a former deep-sea treasure hunter marking his sixth year in jail for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of missing gold coins has hit yet another roadblock. Research scientist Tommy Thompson has been held in contempt of court since Dec. 15, 2015, for that refusal. A hearing held Monday in hopes of helping draw the case to a conclusion ended with a federal judge giving Thompson two months to find a new attorney ahead of yet another hearing.
- The Telegraph
It was in the spring of 1982 that 21-year-old Carl Stottor met the man who would destroy his life. Stottor had travelled to London from Blackpool a few months earlier, trying to forge a career as a drag artist. Like many young gay men of that era, he gravitated to the capital as a place of acceptance. Once there, he drank and partied amid the bright lights of Soho’s gay pubs and bars.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
While Richmond police were investigating the robbery, the suspect contacted the victims on social media, threatening to return to the house. Officers waited and confronted him when he arrived.
In Sandy Springs, Georgia, Northside Hospital is known for its maternity facility. But on June 7, 2012, it was the scene of a violent death: A young man was shot in his car in the parking lot. The victim, who had four bullet wounds in his back, was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Police identified him using a fingerprint scanner as Melvin Vernell III, a 19-year-old rising rapper known as Lil’ Phat. “We knew the murder weapon used was a Glock 357 SIG,” JT Williams, a detective with Sandy S
The mother refused to give the child's name to the woman. But the woman somehow already knew his name and began to call it out, police said.
- The Hill
Police arrested a Georgia pastor and charged him with false imprisonment after officials allegedly found eight people locked inside his basement.The pastor has disputed the charges.The Griffin Police Department said in a news release on Jan. 18 that Curtis Keith Bankston, 55, and his wife, Sophia Simm-Bankston, 56, were running an "unlicensed group home" at the house "under the guise of a church known as One Step of Faith 2nd Chance."An...
- NBC News
A Connecticut man has been charged with intimidation based on bigotry or bias, breach of peace and criminal trespassing after, authorities said, he hurled a
The four-year-old girl was taken from a campsite and held in a locked house for 18 days.
- LA Times
Lourdes Maldonado López was shot to death Sunday night in Tijuana, becoming the second journalist killed there in less than a week.
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A week before Jasiel Correia heads to prison in New Hampshire, he's asked for a delay. But the government says, if he can work, he can face prison.
- BuzzFeed News
Brian Laundrie went missing as the search for his fiancé Gabby Petito, and the person responsible for her disappearance, intensified.View Entire Post ›
- USA TODAY
Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating the deaths of six people found in a Milwaukee home, a medical examiner's office said Sunday evening.
- The Fayetteville Observer
As a young exotic dancer, Leslie Rye had no stable housing or transportation. Her lack of necessities made her an easy target. January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
- Charlotte Observer
One person was airlifted to a hospital, according to police.
- Tacoma News Tribune
He allegedly told a witness he “thought I was supposed to” shoot his friend in the head, court records say.
‘You take someone’s car and destroy their credit’: Los Angeles man tricked luxury car owners into handing over keys to their Ferraris, Maserattis and Bentleys
Geoffrey Hull pleaded guilty to promising to find new renters for people looking to exit leases on high-end cars, but then disappearing with the vehicles.
- The Times Herald
"He is an honorable man who dedicated his life to teaching and never had a complaint," his attorney said.