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  • Caretaker questioned after three bodies found ‘piled on each other’ in L.A. home, police say

    LOS ANGELES – Police are investigating a triple homicide in South Los Angeles, and a woman with ties to the three victims has been detained, according to KTLA. Hours after naming Nancy Amelia Jackson as a possible witness to the crime, Los Angeles police announced that they were interviewing her.  She worked as a caretaker in the home for six weeks, authorities said. The remains of two men and a woman were found around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday by a family member […]

  • Ex-marine found guilty of murdering five Southern California women

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – A 53-year-old serial killer was found guilty on Wednesday of murdering five women across Southern California in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Andrew Urdiales’ conviction in the deaths of women from Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties raises his total number of victims to eight after he was found guilty in the early 2000s of murdering three women in Illinois, according to KTLA. Prosecutors in Orange County will pursue the death penalty, the district attorney’s […]

  • Brutal beating of Portland State University student may have been hate crime

    RENO, Nev. – The family of a 22-year-old who was brutally beaten at an Amtrak train station in California claims he was attacked because he’s gay, according to KTXL. Tuesday,  Aaron Salazar remained in a coma at Renown Hospital in Reno a week after he was brutally beaten. He has a damaged brain stem and a broken pelvis. “It broke my heart. He did not look like Aaron at all,” his cousin, Sonia Trujillo, told KTXL. “His face was beaten. He […]

  • Deputy used work computer to look up information on teen he groped, prosecutors say

    SAN DIEGO – Prosecutors have filed new charges against a 32-year-old San Diego deputy accused of groping a teen girl – they say he used a sheriff’s department computer to access information on the case and send photos of the victim to himself. 32-year-old Deputy Timothy Wilson was arrested on May 18th on suspicion of committing a lewd act with a minor, according to KSWB. Prosecutors say Wilson walked into a Panda Express on Main Street in Vista and grabbed the 14-year-old […]

  • Woman hires trappers to save coyote with neck trapped in tube

    SAN DIEGO – A San Diego woman and her neighbors have been trying to rescue a coyote with tubing stuck around its neck for nearly a month, according to KSWB. Katie Ryan lives in Rancho Bernardo near the border with Poway. She has been watching a pack of coyotes who live in the green belt behind her home for years. In mid-April, she saw that a female coyote in the pack had a length of landscaper’s tube stuck around its […]

  • Man charged in string of Kansas City shootings says ‘voices’ told him who to shoot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 41-year-old man who admitted to shooting at a man in a “luxurious” car, a man on a motorcycle, and a man in his driveway is now facing charges for two of the three shootings. Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon, 41, faces one count of first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle for both of the shootings that happened in Clay County, Missouri, according to WDAF. According to the […]

  • Convicted felon buys guns after passing background check, nearly kills landlord hours later

    MUNCIE, Ind. — A convicted criminal with an extremely violent past was able to pass a federal background check by filling it with lies, then nearly killed his landlord. The night of the shooting It was a quiet Saturday night in Muncie.  Tony Ong, the manager of a small apartment complex, walked outside to greet tenants. Ong is known to be friendly and caring, not a typical manager who hounds tenants for their rent. Ong said he had a brief conversation […]

  • Father faces assault charge after fighting 15-year-old daughter at school

    NORMANDY, Mo. – Police say a student and her father got into a violent fight at a Missouri middle school, sending the girl to the hospital, according to KTVI. Police say the will seek a felony charge of assault against the father. Word of the incident quickly traveled through Normandy Middle School’s 7th and 8th Grade Center. “Everybody was like, ‘Somebody got a whooping!’ And I was like, ‘Who?’ And somebody was like, ‘Somebody’s daddy and he was punching their child,’” […]

  • Man wrongly jailed for murder as teen in 1991 finally exonerated

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — John Bunn was just 14-years-old when when he was wrongly arrested for the murder of an off-duty corrections officer in Brooklyn. John Bunn always maintained his innocence in the Crown 1991 Crown Heights shooting death of Rolando Neischer and the attempted murder of Robert Crosson, according to WPIX. He served 17 years in prison and was paroled in 2009, but he kept up the fight to clear his name. Bunn worked with attorneys from the Exoneration Initiative […]

  • Man accused of killing five-year-old boy searched for ‘most painful torture’ techniques, documents say

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – Recently unsealed court documents reveal gruesome details in the murder of a five-year-old boy with special needs, according to WXIN. Steven Ingalls is accused of the asphyxiation and intentional overdose death of Brayson Price. The child’s mother, Meghan Price, faces conspiracy to commit murder and neglect charges. “The apartment was a small two-bedroom apartment. The argument is it’s impossible for this much violence without the other person not waking up and knowing what’s going on,” said Prosecutor Steve […]

  • ‘Pure evil’: Nanny sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing two children in her care

    NEW YORK — Calling the woman “pure evil,” a judge sentenced 55-year-old Yoselyn Ortega to life in prison without parole. Yoselyn Ortega, 55, was convicted last month of murder in the deaths of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim, according to WPIX. Ortega, a naturalized U.S. citizen and a native of the Dominican Republic, was introduced to the Krims through a family friend. By all accounts, the Krims were happy with Ortega’s work. She had been working for the Krim […]

  • DNA leads to arrest in 1986 murder of teen

    TACOMA, Wash. – The family of Jennifer Bastian says “justice is Jenny’s” after a suspect has been arrested in the teen’s 1986 murder, according to KCPQ. Bastian was 13-years-old when she was found murdered in Point Defiance Park 32-years ago. Investigators say her cold case was recently cracked wide open thanks to DNA evidence. “Thank you for all coming today,” said Jennifer’s mother Pattie Bastian during a Monday afternoon press conference at Tacoma Police headquarters. “And most importantly thank you for […]

  • ‘I didn’t like his games:’ Video released of woman confessing to killing husband

    WARREN, Ohio – Claudia Hoerig is accused of killing her husband in 2007, then immediately fleeing to Brazil. She was brought back to the U.S. in January and confessed to fatally shooting her husband because he sexually and mentally abused her, according to WJW. She spoke to Trumbull County Sheriff Detective Mike Yannucci and Deputy U.S. Marshal Bill Boldin moments after she arrived back in Ohio. “I was laying down, I got up really fast and I shot at him,” Claudia […]

  • No charges for former teacher accused of sexual misconduct – even though 35 victims came forward

    EVANSTON, Ill. – Prosecutors say a former Illinois teacher accused of sexual abuse will not face charges. Evanston police said 35 people came forward to say they were victims of theater teacher Bruce Siewerth decades ago when he was a teacher at Evanston Township High School. Detectives have investigated their stories for months and said 40 to 50 people corroborated the alleged victims’ stories, according to WGN. “The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office will not be able to bring charges […]

  • Swallowed button battery burns hole in toddler’s esophagus

    VERNON, Conn. – Connecticut parents are issuing a warning about button batteries in children’s toys after their 18-month-old swallowed one, leading to serious damage in the baby’s body. Back in December, when Cameron was playing with his toys, mom Marisa Soto’s instincts kicked in. “He looked okay kind of, you could tell he was in discomfort and something was wrong but it look like he probably had a sore throat,” she told WTIC. Out of precaution, she took him to an ER down […]

  • Video shows 11-year-old girl jump from moving car during carjacking

    AURORA, Ill. – Surveillance footage shows what happened when an 11-year-old girl jumped out of the backseat of a moving car to get away from the man stealing it. While Aurora Police search for the accomplice of that carjacking, they pass along this advice – you can’t leave the car running while you get out to pump gas! It was early Friday morning when Mark Beasanski of Aurora, Illinois was going to pump gas at the BP gas station on […]

  • Crib stops stray bullet from hitting sleeping baby

    MOORE, Okla. – A mother’s worst nightmare almost came true after a stray bullet hit her 18-month-old son’s crib inside their Oklahoma home. “Never would I have thought that it was what it actually was. It was centimeters from going between the two railing in his crib and actually hitting him or even worse,” Andrea Johnson told KFOR. It happened at the Johnson’s home in Moore Saturday afternoon. “About 1:30 p.m., I heard a loud noise. So, I went and looked […]

  • Father accused of hogtying teenage daughter, dragging her across parking lot

    HURON COUNTY, Ohio – An Ohio father is accused of using large zip ties to restrain his daughter and then drag her across a parking lot. John Hofacker, 39, was arrested after police found her still tied up in the parking lot, according to WJW. Witnesses called 911 after hearing the 13-year-old screaming for help around 5:20 pm Friday outside of the New London Lanes bowling alley, according to New London Police Lt. Joseph Hicks. When Lt. Hicks arrived he found […]

  • Man allegedly overdoses while merging onto highway, crashes into firefighter’s family

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A North Carolina man overdosed while driving and merged onto a highway, crashing into a firefighter’s family, police say. On April 21st, High Point firefighter Dustin Reid responded to a call he would never forget, describing it to WGHP as a “total nightmare.” Investigators believe Gordon overdosed while driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado and merged onto Business 85, causing a wreck with a 2008 Jeep. Reid’s wife and two young children were inside the Jeep. Reid pulled up on […]

  • Veterinarian accused of smuggling heroin in puppies’ bellies makes first court appearance

    NEW YORK — A veterinarian accused of implanting packets of liquid heroin into the abdomens of puppies in order to illegally transport the drugs into the United States has finally been brought to the U.S. after fighting extradition. The scheme was disrupted back in 2005 by U.S. and Colombian drug agents, according to WPIX. While a variety of other people involved in the operation were arrested and convicted,  Andres Lopez Elorez, 38, fled his native Colombia. He was arrested in late 2015 in […]

  • Substitute teacher tells student ‘don’t give me your ugly black girl face,’ mother says

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – A substitute teacher in Kansas was dismissed from class after making a racist remark toward a student. “I got a call from the principal, saying that he needed to tell me that there was a teacher that was removed from the school for using racial derogatory remarks with my daughter,” mother Jameila told WDAF. What the teacher said to her daughter left Jameila at a loss for words. “She looked at her and she said, ‘Don’t give me […]

  • 911 dispatcher meets baby she helped deliver on the phone

    JESSUP, Pa. – A Pennsylvania couple brought their newborn baby to the Lackawanna County 911 Center to meet the woman who talked them through the delivery over the phone. That special meeting happened at the Lackawanna County 911 Center in Jessup, the same place dispatcher Katlynn Aulisio was when she took that emergency call a little over a week ago, according to WNEP. There was a series of fateful meetings around 1 a.m. on April 17th. One of them was […]

  • Famous adopted dog duo split apart when blind Dachshund found abandoned

    RICHMOND, Va. – The happy tale of two dogs placed together for adoption – Blue Dozer and OJ, a blind dachshund – took a heartbreaking turn when OJ was found separated from his pal, about 100 miles away from where they were adopted in Richmond, Virginia. The pair were originally surrendered when their owner became homeless, according to posts by Richmond Animal Care and Control.  A picture of the two animals went viral on social media and they were quickly […]

  • Bow-legged rescue puppy gets new lease on life with special family

    SAN DIEGO – A German Shepherd-mix puppy who was so badly bow-legged that he couldn’t walk has come a long way since veterinarians began treating him at a California animal shelter, and now he has a permanent home. Antilles the rescue dog has definitely had his share of trials, but his luck changed when he was brought to the Helen Woodward Animal Center on March 1st, according to KSWB.  A birth defect and possible overfeeding left his furry little legs extremely […]

  • Package thief realizes he’s on video, tries to take doorbell camera

    TRACY, Calif. – A porch pirate in Tracy, California tried unsuccessfully to steal a doorbell camera after taking the homeowners’ package. The video shows the thief helping himself to the homeowner’s delivery before noticing there was a camera. He tries unsuccessfully to pry the camera off the wall before making his way to a waiting car. “It’s kind of pointless to a certain extent because a lot of these devices store to the cloud,” Tracy Police Captain Alex Neicu told […]

  • Woman accused of trying to abduct babies from hospitals in two states claims she was giving out Bibles

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — A woman charged with felony breaking and entering at a North Carolina hospital says she was not trying to abduct newborns, but rather hand out first baby Bibles, according to WGHP. New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s police department charged Linda Everett after they say she went into areas of the women’s and children’s hospital in Wilmington unauthorized on April 5th. Police in High Point say she turned herself in last week. “I am not that person,” Everett said. […]

  • Video shows man being tasered on flight after allegedly groping, screaming insults at passenger

    MIAMI — 28-year-old Jacob Garcia is facing charges of disorderly conduct for allegedly groping a female passenger on an American Airlines flight from Chicago to Miami, according to WGN. A Miami-Dade police report says the flight crew told officers they tried to move 28-year-old Jacob Garcia of Chicago to another seat, but he continued to be unruly, screaming and insulting the woman and her boyfriend. Police then asked Garcia to leave Flight 2446, which was waiting to take off from Miami […]

  • Retired security guard arrested in 1986 deadly stabbing

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. —  A retired security guard was behind bars Monday for allegedly murdering a retiree in northern San Diego County more than three decades ago, according to KSWB. “A promise was made 32 years ago by the daughter of the decedent, that we would find and bring the killer to justice and that’s happened,” said Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter. Nathan Eugene Mathis, 62, was arrested last week at his Ontario home in connection with the fatal stabbing of 75-year-old […]

  • California mother killed two young sons, then herself, police say

    MODESTO, Calif. – 28-year-old Lisandra Corrales shot and killed her two sons, 6-year-old Pierre and 4-year-old Nathan Hurtado before shooting herself, police say.  Neighbors say they are shocked and never noticed any red flags. “It’s so close to home. It’s very hurtful and scary at the same time,” neighbor Arturo Arias told  KTXL. Arias said Corrales and her boys had lived at the home for about four months. “I always saw them content, the mother, the father, the first time I met […]

  • Student goes from not knowing any English to valedictorian

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Amal Altareb came to the U.S. from Yemen in 2011 only knowing the phrase, “I don’t speak English,” now she has a bright future after being accepted into some of the country’s most prestigious colleges. Amal Altareb grew up in Yemen. When she was 11, her dad took a new job in the U.S., according to WREG. “What was happening in Yemen in 2011 and 2012, with the Arab spring, was one more reason to unite the family […]