MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is known for its diversity, which extends beyond residents' cultural backgrounds and into recent conversations surrounding public...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal agents and Omaha police have conducted an early-morning raid, arresting nearly a half-dozen suspected gang members accused of carrying out violent crimes and illegal...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of killing his wife has been extradited to South Carolina after his arrest in Maryland.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The housing authority of Washington, D.C., is accused of not doing enough to prevent the death of a 10-year-old girl who was gunned down while in the courtyard of a city-run...
SC woman faces charges after shooting dad, brother
GREER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman faces two attempted murder charges after opening fire at her home, shooting her father and brother.
Special assistant US attorneys join anti-crime effort
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Five attorneys from the Missouri Attorney General's office are now turning their attention to violent crime in St. Louis, and a few more will soon take on similar tasks in...
PHOENIX (AP) — The announcement Friday of an arrest in the fatal Phoenix road rage shooting of a 10-year-old girl in her family's driveway was of little comfort to her grieving...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to life in prison for the unintended fatal shooting of another man during what authorities described as a gang-related...
BERLIN (AP) — German government statistics show crime dropped in the country last year, including violent offenses.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said as he presented an annual crime...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are seeking a 29-year-old man who they believe shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside the rapper's clothing store where he was trying to remake his...
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say four Houston men face up to life in federal prison for their roles in the 2016 slaying of an armored car guard during an ATM robbery.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man fleeing a traffic stop shot a Florida sheriff's sergeant and a K-9 before turning the gun on himself.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement officers are meeting in Las Vegas to highlight efforts to arrest gang members and prosecute violent crimes.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal agents have arrested the suspected leaders of a Des Moines street gang after a three-year investigation into violent crime and drug dealing.
Correction: Empire Cast Member-Attack-Police story
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story March 26 about Chicago's police superintendent and mayor being angered by prosecutors' surprise decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollett, The Associated Press...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has upheld two of three death penalties for a man convicted in a gruesome child kidnapping and murder case, and put a third death sentence on hold for...
Police: Man who shot driver 18 times claims other crimes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Georgia man accused of shooting a man in New Orleans 18 times told police he'd been involved in violent crimes in his hometown and in Alabama before the shooting, according to...
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Survivors of sexual assault in Illinois will soon be able to monitor online the progress of DNA evidence related to their case, state police said.
Woman who killed husband sentenced to 20 years in prison
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota woman convicted of killing her husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The Rapid City Journal reports that 31-year-old Tiffany Janis...
Bill to update three-strike law clears Washington Senate
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has approved a proposed update to the state's three-strike law, one of a trio of sentencing bills to clear the chamber in recent days.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University, a thriving private research institution with one of the world's foremost medical schools, wants to create an armed police force similar to those...
Phony Uber driver with unconscious woman in car arrested
An Alabama man is charged with kidnapping by pretending to be an Uber driver to pick up a university student who was found unconscious in the back seat of his car, police said...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Friday to drastically expand mandatory background checks on firearms sales in New Mexico, as she shot down opposition against the...
DENVER (AP) — Democrats who control Colorado's Legislature acted quickly on a bill to repeal the state's little-used death penalty, with the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing the legislation...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — An annual report says overall crime rates in Manchester, New Hampshire, were down in 2018.
Police tell WMUR-TV that violent crime was down 9 percent, with forcible...
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities said they have arrested 44 people in eastern Arkansas on criminal charges in a coordinated operation to "bring back law and order" following a recent...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal marshals have arrested a man wanted for the shooting death of a woman in the parking lot of a South Carolina mall last month.
Some 17-year-olds to enter Louisiana juvenile justice system
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will stop routing 17-year-olds through the adult criminal justice system when they are arrested for non-violent crimes and instead will steer them to the juvenile...
Oklahoma AG arrests 2 on drug trafficking, weapons charges
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general has filed drug trafficking and weapons charges against two people accused of possessing several pounds of illegal drugs and assault-style...
Man gets 12 years for death of friend killed in robbery
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the death of his friend, who was shot by a security guard during an attempted robbery.
Missouri bill on minimum prison sentences heads to Senate
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Judges could ignore mandatory minimum sentencing laws for some nonviolent offenders under a bill passed Thursday by Missouri's Republican-led House, a move that's part...
Police chief: Violent crime and property crime decreasing
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence's police chief says violent crime and property crime dipped in the city last year.
Police Col. Hugh Clements Jr. credited Tuesday a data-driven and community-minded approach to policing for the drop in crime. He tells the Providence Journal that the city is a safer place, but police still have continuing challenges to monitor.
Arkansas white supremacist gang accused of brutal tactics
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Federal prosecutors revealed Tuesday what they said were the violent attempts of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas to silence witnesses to the group's meth-trafficking, including permanently disfiguring one person's face with a hot knife.
Man arrested in South Carolina shooting that killed 1
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a man in South Carolina last week.
Police told news outlets that 21-year-old Treance Thaddeus Smalls of North Charleston was arrested Monday and has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Small is charged in the Feb. 4 death of 35-year=old Exavier Washington at an apartment in North Charleston.
Baltimore’s troubled police force gets new acting leader
BALTIMORE (AP) — The veteran police leader from New Orleans chosen to reform Baltimore's troubled force while reducing one of the country's highest violent crime rates was on the job Monday in what could be the toughest job in American policing.
More drugs seized in Sioux Falls in 2018 than ever before.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police seized a record amount of drugs in 2018, with collections of meth leading the way, the city's police chief said.
Sioux Falls Police Chief Matt Burns said drug prices have never been lower and supplies have never been greater, and he noted a correlation between illegal drugs and other crimes, KELO-TV reported.
Sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina arrest shooting suspect
HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in South Carolina have arrested a suspect in a shooting death earlier this week.
Darlington County sheriff's Lt. Robby Kilgo said in a news release that 24-year-old Terrele Rashon Bailey of Hartsville was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder, robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Police: Violent crime in Rockford drops 11 percent in 2018
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Statistics released by the Rockford Police Department show violent crime in the northern Illinois city dropped 11 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year.
Violent crime is offenses that include murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The statistics released Wednesday show the drop in violent crime came despite more homicides last year.
Tacoma police search for man accused of attacking woman
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma Police are asking for the public's help to find Jermaine Laron Abdul Gore Jr. in connection with an assault of a woman.
KCPQ-TV reports the incident happened Jan. 28 in a Tacoma apartment.
Police say the victim was held against her will and assaulted over a 14-hour period before fleeing the apartment. She remains hospitalized with significant injuries.
Proposed ballot measure would let California parolees vote
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of parolees would be allowed to vote under a state constitutional amendment proposed Monday by California's secretary of state and Democratic lawmakers who called it the next civil rights issue.
Police chief: Crime in Houston down 4.4 percent in 2018
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief says crime in the nation's fourth largest city decreased by 4.4 percent in 2018, compared to 2017.
While officials say most categories of violent and non-violent crime were down, murders increased by 3.7 percent, from 269 in 2017 to 279 in 2018.
But Chief Art Acevedo said Monday that long term, crime in Houston is trending downward, "in the right direction."
2nd South Carolina teen charged in weekend shooting death
EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a teen whose body was found beside a road last weekend.
The Pickens County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that 19-year-old Eric Silverio Mondragon was arrested Thursday night in neighboring Oconee County and is being charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Vegas police: Suspect opens fire, fatally shot by officers
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say officers fatally shot a suspect when he opened fire on them Thursday night, ending a 4 1/2 -hour barricade situation.
Capt. Jamie Prosser says the barricade situation in a home in a residential neighborhood began when detectives tried to arrest the man on multiple warrants alleging violent crimes such as attempted murder.
Convicted killer faces US charges after leaving Canada
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A man whose history of violent crimes began with the bludgeoning death of his mother is in a New York jail after being deported from Canada following his release from prison there.
William Shrubsall, who changed his name to Ethan Macleod, pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court Tuesday to charges dating to 1996, when he fled to Canada while on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl. He was represented by a public defender and is being held without bail.
Arrest in death of man found in December fire
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Charleston woman has been arrested in connection with the December death of a man pulled from a fire-damaged house.
Charleston news outlets report that 46-year-old Tammy Teresa Adderley face charges of murder, armed robbery and possession of a knife during commission of a violent crime. She was arrested Friday in Darlington County by sheriff's deputies and U.S. marshals.
Peoria gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charges
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A man indicted last year with 14 others for being members of Peoria's Bomb Squad street gang has pleaded guilty in federal court to racketeering charges.
Terry Moss admitted to attempted murder in aid of racketeering; use of a firearm in relation to a violent crime; and to possession and distribution of crack cocaine.
Jury: Man guilty of shooting woman on Yakama reservation
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has found a man guilty of fatally shooting a 33-year-old woman on the Yakama Nation reservation.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports George Cloud on Thursday was found guilty of first-degree murder and using a firearm in a violent crime in the death of Felina Metsker of Harrah.
Poles unite in grief over assassination of Gdansk mayor
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The popular liberal mayor of Poland's port city of Gdansk died Monday after being stabbed at a charity event by an ex-convict with a history of violent crime. The killing plunged the politically divided country into shock and grief and brought Poles into the streets for solemn vigils in a rare show of national unity.