Tag Archives: Crime

'Gun-wielding' road rage woman arrested, police say

Police in Texas have arrested a Houston-area woman after identifying her in connection with two separate road rage incidents. Amanda Downs, 25, of Baytown, was arrested in La Porte Friday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Related Image Expand / Collapse Amanda Downs.  (La Porte Police Department) Investigators say Downs was captured on video Aug. 2 pointing what ...

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Minnesota mosque explosion 'deeper and scarier' than threats

MINNEAPOLIS –  The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers. Related Image Expand / Collapse Damage outside of the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center ...

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Michelle Carter sued for $4.2 million by victim's mother — family claims she has 'damaged moral core'

The aunt of Michelle Carter’s victim says the Massachusetts woman sentenced to prison in connection with his suicide “has a damaged moral core.” Kim Bozzi spoke out on national TV amid reports Roy’s mother had filed a wrongful death suit against Carter. Lynn Roy, mother of Conrad Roy III, is seeking $4.2 million in lost future wages for her son ...

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Sketch released of suspect in deadly package explosion

New York City police on Wednesday released a sketch of a person who may have left a package that exploded in the hands of a 72-year-old landlord last week, later killing the man. The “person of interest” was described as a man with dark eyes and a mustache, FOX5NY reported. He is also likely to be between 30 and 35 ...

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83-year-old woman, her son charged in murder-for-hire plot

PLAINFIELD, N.H. –  An 83-year-old woman and her 63-year-old son have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving his ex-wife, police said Friday. Pauline Chase and Maurice Temple were arrested Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, solicitation to commit murder and attempt to commit murder. The two Plainfield residents were each held on $1 million bail Friday in ...

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Man who disguised broccoli as marijuana sentenced after shooting unhappy buyers – Man freed after 11 years in jail without trial

A Colorado man, who shot a pair of would-be pot purchasers who became upset when they realized they’d been duped with a bag of broccoli, was sentenced to 16 years in prison last week.  Sababu Colbert-Evans, 26, of Aurora, Colo. was sentenced on July 21, according to Fox 31 Denver. Colbert-Evans was found guilty in May of first-degree attempted murder.  ...

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BART officials under fire for withholding crime surveillance videos to avoid racial stereotypes

Officials from BART, the public metro system serving California’s San Francisco Bay area, have come under fire for their refusal to release crime surveillance videos, claiming such tapes will promote stereotypes and “stir up racial animosity.” A BART official defended the agency’s decision on Monday by saying information about criminal misconduct will be withheld at this time because of the media’s “disproportionate elevation” ...

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