Prosecutor drops murder charges against alleged car thieves
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Lake County prosecutors have dropped murder charges against five teenagers whose friend was fatally shot by a homeowner as they allegedly tried to steal his car.
Volunteer firefighter pleads not guilty in corncrib fire
SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — A November trial is scheduled for a volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire to a corncrib in western Iowa's Sac County.
Police: Scorned girlfriend scorches ex-boyfriend’s home
PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a woman admitted to setting her ex-boyfriend's house on fire the day after he broke up with her.
MCSO: 1 suspect killed, another arrested after burglary try
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say one suspect is in custody and another is dead after a burglary attempt at a Laveen fire station.
Maricopa County Sheriff's officials released the information...
Man gets 40-year prison term in fatal shooting in Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of wounding his ex-girlfriend and fatally shooting her mother in Phoenix in 2017 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Men charged in courthouse break-in suspected in other case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect that two cybersecurity workers charged with breaking into an Iowa courthouse were also responsible for a late-night entry into the courthouse in Des...
Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a...
Legal briefs: Suspended judge pleads in underwear-theft case
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A suspended New York judge has pleaded guilty to attempted burglary for trying to sneak into a neighbor's home to steal her underwear.
Sheriff’s office: Fugitive escaped from 4 bail bondsmen
HEBER, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in rural northeastern Arizona say a handcuffed fugitive being transported back to North Carolina escaped from four bail bondsmen during a stop at a convenience...
Police: Georgia man faked racially motivated burglary
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man trashed his pizza restaurant and ice cream shop near Atlanta to fake a racially motivated burglary so he could file an insurance claim, police said.
2 face drug charges following woman’s death during arrest
WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — Two people arrested during a southern Illinois traffic stop that turned deadly for a third person now face drug charges.
51-year-old Kansas man convicted in 1988 double homicide
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been convicted of fatally shooting a Baptist church pastor and choir director three decades ago in Kansas City, Kansas.
Trial begins for man accused of trying to kill Elko cop
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The lawyer for a northeast Nevada man accused of trying to run over an Elko police officer says prosecutors won't be able to prove he was driving the pickup truck.
Trial date set for Wyoming man accused of mother’s death
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has set a Nov. 18 trial date for a Casper man accused of killing his mother earlier this year.
KTWO-AM reports Andrew Steplock is facing charges of...
Man gets more than 8 years for sexual assault, other charges
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 8 ? years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her Portland, Oregon, home.
Inmate dies after found unresponsive in Lowndes County jail
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Officers say an inmate has died after being found unresponsive in his cell at a county jail in northern Mississippi.
The Commercial Dispatch reports 38-year-old James...
Convicted sex offender charged with raping Amish woman
BREMEN, Ind. (AP) — An Elkhart man with felony rape and child molestation convictions on his record has been charged with sexually assaulting an Amish woman last month in Marshall...
Wyoming burglar sentenced after robbing fire-evacuated homes
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to burglarizing homes evacuated during a wildfire in southern Wyoming.
Man charged with break-in at Islamic Center of Lawrence
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man has been charged with breaking into the Islamic Center of Lawrence last month and stealing two donations boxes.
Teen released from mental hospital hangs himself in jail
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A teen hanged himself in a Florida jail two months after being cleared for release from a mental health hospital.
Police: Former Washington candidate broke bongs, bit guard
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington state political candidate has been charged with biting a security guard and breaking bongs at a marijuana shop.
Police: Washington man attacked woman, tried to rob reporter
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say that over two days a Washington state man attacked a woman at her home and attempted to rob a television reporter in her car.
Man pleads not guilty to arson charge in corncrib fire
SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of helping a volunteer firefighter set fire to a corncrib in western Iowa has pleaded not guilty.
Sac County District Court records say 18-year-old...
Couple arrested for burglary 3 years after $500K lottery win
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who won $500,000 on a state lottery scratch-off ticket in 2016 has been charged in a string of burglaries.
Shooting victim banged on doors before police found him
PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a man had been shot before he knocked on several doors in Phoenix on Monday.
Phoenix police say 43-year-old Jason Robinson was found dead shortly before 4 a.m....
Florida cat burglar turns out to actually be a cat
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies have a cat burglar in custody. Literally, a cat.
The Naples Daily News reports Collier County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call Saturday about a...
Utah prosecutor: Shooting by officer was legally justified
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County's district attorney says a South Salt Lake police officer who shot at two burglary suspects inside a car that fatally ran over another officer last December...
Police: Man breaks in to 2 homes, steals 2 car in a day
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a man who burglarized two homes, stole two cars, and caused a head-on crash in Tennessee has been arrested.
Kansas man convicted after alleged rape victim dies in crash
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been convicted of murder after a woman died in a traffic crash while fleeing from what prosecutors alleged was a rape.
Man arrested 2 years after teen dies in botched burglary
LEMON GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Two years after a 15-year-old intruder died in a Southern California home invasion, authorities say his alleged accomplice has been arrested on suspicion of...
Coke bottle helps lead to suspect in statewide burglaries
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities believe they've found the man responsible for burglaries across Missouri, and a bottle of Coca-Cola helped break the case.
Passersby yank off window bars to free woman from home afire
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas authorities say passersby pulled burglary-prevention bars off a window to free a trapped in a home on fire.
Fire officials say firefighters arriving at the home...
Police: Landlord tried to force Silicon Valley tenants out
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A landlord and four other people were arrested after they allegedly tried to evict a family from a rent-controlled Silicon Valley home by turning off the power and...
Police: 14-year-old arrested in Phoenix homicide, burglary
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in a homicide that occurred during a burglary earlier this month in central Phoenix.
Teenager sentenced in Eudora gun shop burglary
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of three teens involved in a burglary at a Eudora gun shop accepted a plea deal that resolves four cases against him.
Cameras catch woman using saw to break into Botox clinic
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Houston are looking for a woman who used a power tool to break into a Botox clinic and steal anti-aging products.
San Francisco officer, suspect struck by unmarked police car
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a police officer and a suspected burglar were injured when they were struck by an unmarked police car that then crashed into a bus stop on a busy San Francisco...
Chief: SC officer being dragged shoots driver in head
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in South Carolina shot a man who was dragging him with his car.
Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said 29-year-old Sir Brandon...
Police: Car burglary suspect drowns in Florida pond
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida car burglary suspect drowned in a retention pond as he was running away from police.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports the body of...
Police say $37k in sound gear stolen from music center
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department is investigating the theft of about $37,000 worth of equipment stolen from a music center during the Lake Champlain Chamber Music...
Men arrested after using open houses to rob celeb’s homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two men in Los Angeles were arrested after using open houses to rob homes of celebrities, including singers Usher and Adam Lambert.
Man accused of pointing laser at Phoenix police helicopter
PHOENIX (AP) — A 27-year-old man is accusing of repeatedly pointing a laser device that lit up a Phoenix Police Department helicopter as it circled over the site of a burglary...
Authorities find marijuana farm worth more than $1.7M
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found a marijuana farm worth more than $1.7 million while chasing a suspect.
KSNW-TV reports that the discovery was made Sunday when deputies with the...
City approves $130K settlement in excessive force lawsuit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has approved payments totaling $130,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing three police officers of using excessive force against a teenager and his toddler...
Maryland woman accused of twice trying to rob Delaware home
FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — A Maryland woman is accused of trying to rob the same Delaware home twice.
News outlets report 42-year-old Maureen E. Gray was arrested last week on charges including...
Judge: Oklahoma teen to be tried as adult in fatal shooting
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 14-year-old accused of killing a man during a burglary earlier this year will be prosecuted as an adult.
Prosecutors: Man indicted in stabbing death of father
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing his father during a confrontation at their southern New Jersey home earlier this year has been indicted on murder charges.