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Cops: Pennsylvania man stole 300K pennies from employer
The man is accused of taking a steel drum filled with $3,000 worth of pennies from Pyne Freight Lines       
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Police: Pennsylvania man stole 300,000 pennies from employer
TAYLOR, Pa. (AP) - Talk about penny pinching: A Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing about 300,000 pennies from his employer.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Scranton Pennsylvania Lackawanna County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Criminal law Taylor Pennsylvania Dunmore Pennsylvania Carbondale Pennsylvania Crime
'Knockout game' victim punched near Discovery Green
A woman leaving work downtown was punched in the face in broad daylight near Discovery Green Park Thursday evening, according to a news report. The alleged assailant was arrested by constable's deputies passing by on a routine patrol who spotted the attack, KPRC reported and a constable's office tweeted. He ran away from police but was cornered and detained.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Constable Crime Downtown Houston Attack Police Arrest Sheriff
2 found dead in rural Pittsburg County died from gunshots
BACHE, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says two women who were found dead in a car last month in Pittsburg County died from gunshot wounds. OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown says authorities are still interviewing people in connection with the deaths of 24-year-old Totinika Doshe Elix and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Police Crime Constable State bureau of investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation Oklahoma City bombing Sheriff Law enforcement agency
2nd man arrested in deadly Corpus Christi gun store holdup
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a second suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a Corpus Christi gun store owner during a robbery that left an employee wounded. Nueces (nyoo-AY'-sis) County jail records show Filamir Gomez was being held Friday on a capital murder charge. Officers on ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Crime Capital punishment Corpus Christi Gun Corpus Christi Texas Firearm Crimes
Barricaded suspect arrested by Boulder SWAT following domestic violence report
The suspect in a domestic-violence call was arrested Friday morning after refusing to come out of their residence, prompting the Boulder SWAT team to respond to the scene.
1 points by The Denver Post | Domestic violence Violence Violence against women Police SWAT Child abuse Crime
As Chicago killings surge, the unsolved cases pile up
The killing was as brazen as it was brutal. Elliott Brown was fatally shot one afternoon in January on the Chicago Skyway when a gunman in a black SUV pulled up next to his BMW coupe and began firing. The 25-year-old Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and his girlfriend was wounded, shot four...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Crime Gang Los Angeles Homicide
Paris gas canister suspect linked to Islamic State
One of the seven people arrested in connection with gas canisters found in a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris allegedly pledged allegi...       
7 points by USA Today | Notre Dame de Paris Associated Press Crime Arrest Police Radicalization Terrorism Paris
Two men injured in separate shootings late Thursday in Cleveland, police say
Detectives are investigating a pair of shootings that left two men injured late Thursday in Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Detectives are investigating a pair of shootings that left two men injured late Thursday in Cleveland. No arrests have been made in either incident, police said. A 34-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh about 8 p.m. on Broadway Avenue near Morton Avenue. The man received treatment at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The victim was urinating next to a dumpster when he noticed an unknown man standing next to him with a gun. The unknown man shot the victim after a brief struggle, police said. Investigators have not offered a motive for the shooting. A 20-year-old man was shot several times just before 9:30 p.m. on Parkgate Avenue near East 105th Street, police said. A witness said five unknown men held the victim at gunpoint before shooting him. The five men then ran off, the witness told police. Detectives are still investigating what led to the shooting. Cleveland EMS took the victim to University Hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately available Friday morning. If you'd like to comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
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St. Louis police: Boy behind 2 robbery attempts
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 12-year-old boy is in juvenile custody in St. Louis, accused of two separate robbery attempts. Police say both crimes happened Wednesday near Tower Grove Park. The boy was riding a bike with other boys when he allegedly tried to grab a woman's purse. After a ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Crime Tower Grove Park Boy St. Louis Missouri Criminology Leo White Jess Robbins
Baby boy found dead at homeless shelter where family stayed
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say a nearly 4-month-old boy was found dead at a Dayton homeless shelter, and his father was arrested after becoming confrontational with officers investigating. The infant was reported dead early Thursday morning at the shelter where the family was staying. The Dayton Daily News reports ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Family English-language films Crime
Former school leader gets 40-year sentence for sex crimes
SAWYER, N.D. (AP) - Sawyer's former school superintendent and high school principal has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for sexually abusing three teenage boys and possessing child pornography. Charles Soper, 52, pleaded guilty in April to several felony and misdemeanor charges, and prosecutors dropped a human trafficking ...
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Homeless Massachusetts man gets jail for trespassing
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) - A homeless Massachusetts man whose criminal trespassing cases went all the way to the state's highest court has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. The Berkshire Eagle ( ) reports that a judge on Thursday let stand the monthlong sentence imposed on 70-year-old David ...
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Pittsburgh police alter policy over calls handled by phone
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh public safety officials have reversed course and will scale back a new policy that had clerks taking some crime reports over the phone rather than dispatching a police officer. Police Chief Cameron McLay last month issued an order prohibiting officers from appearing in person to handle ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Crime Domestic violence Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Assault Police Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Violence
Paris suspect linked to Islamic State
One of the seven people arrested in connection with gas canisters found in a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris allegedly pledged allegi...       
7 points by USA Today | Notre Dame de Paris Associated Press Crime Arrest Radicalization Police Terrorism Paris
Thugs’ shotgun murder attempt caught on video in south London (VIDEO)
Three hooded thugs were caught on camera firing a shotgun at a young man on a quiet residential road in south London, in what police have called an “attempted murder.” Read Full Article at
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Man steals money from bra of 93-year-old woman in wheelchair
NEW YORK (AP) - Surveillance cameras at a New York City store have captured video of a man stealing cash from a 93-year-old woman's bra as she sat in a wheelchair. Police say the theft happened Wednesday afternoon at a clothing store in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood. The Daily News ...
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She torched wrong car: Craziest crimes of the week
Some parents a little too enthusiastic about the first day of school and a bank robbery with an odd motive also among the strangest crimes stories of the week.         
28 points by Arizona Republic | Automobile Woman Crime Female Leo White Jess Robbins Honda Civic Police
Jury selection finishing at major Chicago street-gang trial
CHICAGO (AP) - Jury selection is winding down at a much-anticipated trial of six purported members of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang blamed for outbreaks of deadly gun violence for over a decade. A U.S. judge told prospective panelists Thursday that the already three-day process of picking 12 jurors would ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Jury Organized crime Crime Los Angeles Criminology New York City Gang Judge
Despite a confession, a West Philly double murder remains 'unsolved'
On a chilly day in February, a Delaware man named James Barrow walked into a Newark, Del., police station and started talking about the evil he'd done in Philadelphia.
77 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Police Detective Murder Homicide Jury Criminal Investigation Department Crime Illegal drug trade
Man sought on drug warrant fatally shot by deputies in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man sought on an arrest warrant for drugs has been fatally shot by Douglas County sheriff's deputies in southeast Omaha. The shooting was reported around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say shots were fired as deputies tried to take the 25-year-old man into custody. ...
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Officer shot 7 times cleared to return to full police duty
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say an officer shot seven times near Philadelphia earlier this summer has been cleared to return to duty. Christopher Dorman was shot in June in the face, leg and groin in Folcroft while responding to a report of a possible drug deal. The Folcroft Police Department ...
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Public masturbation is no longer a crime in Italy: Supreme Court
The highest court of the land set the bizarre precedent back in June.
5523 points by Daily News | Italy Supreme Court of the United States Crime Supreme court United States Court Court of Cassation Sentence
Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on murder charges
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) - A Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on a charge of second-degree murder after a 54-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a street fight last month. Judge Dennis Pearson ordered the 17-year-old boy held without bail on Thursday in Vermont Superior Court. The ...
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Bronx fare-beating bust leads cops to solving attempted rape case
A fare-beating arrest in the Bronx Wednesday led cops to solve a year-old attempted rape case, authorities said.
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Martha’s Vineyard burglar paints pet dog before being collared by police (PHOTO)
A Massachusetts man suspected of robbing a house has left a bizarre calling card - painting the homeowner’s dog purple before fleeing in a stolen car. Read Full Article at
19 points by Russia Today | Theft Crimes Criminal law Automobile Police Cruelty to animals Crime Burglary
Source: Vehicle used in robbery of CPD officer recovered
A man was facing weapons charges Tuesday night after he was stopped while driving a vehicle used in the robbery of an off-duty Chicago Police officer.
17 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Crime Robbery Police
Govt considering law on war criminals' properties, law minister says
The government is considering legal means to meet a rising popular demand to confiscate properties of 1971 war criminals.
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Convicted murderer facing felony weapons charges in Aurora
A convicted murderer living in Aurora was arrested Wednesday and is facing felony weapons charges in connection with a June incident on Aurora's East Side. Ernesto Sanchez, 36, of the 400 block of Watson Street, was pulled over by Aurora police for alleged traffic violations at about 4:50 p.m....
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We left Chicago, just in time
This is why we left Chicago. This is why we call our move to the suburbs one of the smartest decisions we've made. This is why we're encouraging all of our friends to do the same. This is why I can't find any good reason to live in the city: Someone was shot dead Wednesday morning in my old neighborhood....
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Newborn baby punched in the head after 63yo ‘mistook her for a toy doll’
A 63-year-old Manchester man has been arrested after a five-day-old baby was punched in the head at a Tesco supermarket. He claims he “mistook her for a toy doll.” Read Full Article at
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Murder suspect who broke cuffs to escape linked to string of other violent crimes
In the weeks leading up to a fatal shooting over a trivial argument outside a North Las Vegas McDonald's, the alleged shooter, who later made headlines for shedding his handcuffs and escaping ...
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In America, unequally applied justice: Column
Judges need implicit bias training to fix system that continues to fail women, minorities         
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Police admit first use of the 'Blue Lives Matter' law was a mistake
Police say the man yelled racial and sexual slurs at officers while he was being arrested for criminal property damage and disturbing the peace.
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Teen arrested in fatal Springfield shooting
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Springfield police arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager last weekend. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports ( ) the arrest was announced Wednesday after members of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force apprehended the boy on an active warrant in the ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Springfield Illinois United States Crime Criminal law Week-day names Sheriff Constable English-language films
4 Oakland police officers fired after underage sex scandal
The investigation of Oakland’s Police Department is winding down as a dozen officers face repercussions for having sexual contact with a teenage sex worker. Four will be terminated, seven suspended without pay and one will undergo counseling. Read Full Article at
500 points by Russia Today | Police Constable Rape Crime Sexual intercourse Police officer Law enforcement agency Police brutality
Downstate traffic stop leads to arrest of three murder suspects
Three men suspected of murder and found to be in possession of drugs and weapons were arrested last month during a traffic stop downstate.
3 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Crime Police Sheriff Jeep Wrangler Criminal justice Constable Danville Illinois Heroin
One Chicago cop charged, another cleared in alleged brutality cases caught on video
Chicago police were breaking up a loud West Side block party in July 2014 when cellphone video captured Officer Brett Kahn walking up to a partygoer and slamming him in the head while holding a collapsible metal baton. One year later, in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood, police dashboard-camera...
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Man charged with robbing off-duty officer in Lakeview
A Near North Side man has been charged with robbing an off-duty Chicago police officer at gunpoint in Lakeview on Saturday, according to police and court records. Kendall Hammond, 18, is charged with armed robbery, disarming a police officer and aggravated assault of a police officer, according...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Crime Theft Robbery Crimes Burglary Assault Week-day names Constable
Chicago police officer charged with felony after hitting man with baton, bending the truth
A Chicago police officer has been charged with assaulting a man with a baton in 2014. Falsely citing self-defense, the officer’s story’s inconsistency that triggered the charges was revealed only after a violent video of the incident surfaced online. Read Full Article at
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Man sentenced to 12 years for Fargo restaurant robbery
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of shooting and injuring a Fargo restaurant employee during a robbery has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Carl Smith is one of five people charged in federal court for the September 2015 robbery at a Taco John's restaurant. Authorities say Smith ...
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Detroit, Comcast to expand Green Light camera program
The city's Project Green Light puts high-definition cameras at city businesses that police use to monitor, solve crimes.        
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Boy charged with stealing truck from Woodstock driveway
A boy, suspected of additional vehicle thefts, is charged with stealing a Chevy truck from a driveway in northwest suburban Woodstock.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Mobil Theft Crime Larceny Motor vehicle Burglary Robbery
Prison for woman in death of man at old Tiger Stadium site
DETROIT (AP) - A woman has been sentenced to at least 21 months in prison for a high-speed crash that killed an Upper Peninsula man at old Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Shayla Tucker cried in court Thursday, apologized and said she was taking "full responsibility" for what happened last April. ...
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California court overturns death sentence over excused juror
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of murder in the slaying of three people during a 1994 robbery in Salinas. The court in a unanimous ruling Thursday said the judge presiding over Daniel Covarrubias' trial wrongly excused a prospective ...
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Brooklyn man charged with hit-and-run of 6-year-old has $50G bail
Armando Mino, 53, was ordered held on $50,000 bail.
14 points by Daily News | Legal terms Crime Prison Criminal law Service of process
Man shot in Austin
A 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg Thursday evening in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
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Prosecutor: No wrongdoing by police officers in man's death
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County's Commonwealth's Attorney says that four police officers committed no wrongdoing when a resident of a group home died after a struggle with them.
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Man charged with sex assault of teen in Cook forest preserve
A Southwest Side man with a history of public indecency arrests has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in the Cermak Woods Forest Preserve in Lyons, according to police and court records. Armando Robles, 46, is charged with assaulting the boy between about 9 and 10:30 p.m....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Crime Rape Cook County Illinois Misdemeanor Assault Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse
Calif. police pummel wild man during arrest in CVS
Dramatic cell phone video captured the wildly violent arrest of a southern California man who allegedly caused a disturbance inside a CVS.
273 points by Daily News | Police Crime Constable Police officer Police brutality Resisting arrest Surveillance Arrest