Alabama teacher found dead 2 days after being charged with raping students

An Alabama high school teacher was found dead just two days after being charged with sex crimes against two underage students, authorities said. Officials believe 44-year-old Leslie Gillespie, who was accused of sexually assaulting the two boys inside a classroom, took her own life either Friday night or Saturday morning at her home in Hillboro, … Read more Alabama teacher found dead 2 days after being charged with raping students

Ontario trucker convicted of killing Edmonton woman in hotel wants mistrial

EDMONTON — An Ontario trucker found guilty of killing a woman in his Edmonton hotel room has applied for a mistrial. A sentencing hearing was to start today for Bradley Barton, but the proceeding has been postponed. In February, a jury convicted 52-year-old Barton, who is from Mississauga, Ont., of manslaughter in the 2011 death … Read more Ontario trucker convicted of killing Edmonton woman in hotel wants mistrial

Drug cartels hunting down and killing cops — in front of their families — on their days off

Mexico’s Jalisco cartel is hunting down law enforcement officers and killing them in their homes, on their days off, in front of their families, according to reports. The drug gangs have systematically tracked down members of the elite Tactical Group by using personal information extracted from a team of its officers recently captured and tortured … Read more Drug cartels hunting down and killing cops — in front of their families — on their days off

9-year-old dies after being shot while jumping on trampoline in Minneapolis

A Minneapolis family is mourning the death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot in the head while jumping on a trampoline at a friend’s birthday party — one of at least three kids struck by gunfire in the city this month. Trinity Ottoson-Smith died from her injuries Thursday, nearly two weeks after being hit … Read more 9-year-old dies after being shot while jumping on trampoline in Minneapolis

All Vaccinated Californians Have Shot at Winning $116 Million in Cash, Gift Cards

California will offer $116.5 million in cash and gift cards to residents who get COVID-19 vaccinations before June 15, the latest — and most lucrative — incentive by U.S. states desperate to persuade laggards and vaccine-skeptics to get the injection. “Californians who have received the vaccine are already entered for cash prizes, and those who haven’t yet … Read more All Vaccinated Californians Have Shot at Winning $116 Million in Cash, Gift Cards

Shooting Suspect Arrested After 3 1/2-Hour SWAT Standoff in Logan Heights

A man wanted on a shooting-related arrest warrant holed up with another crime suspect in a Logan Heights home Friday when a SWAT arrived to take him into custody, prompting a 3 1/2-hour standoff that ended in the pair’s arrests. The special weapons and tactics personnel went to the residence in the 2100 block of … Read more Shooting Suspect Arrested After 3 1/2-Hour SWAT Standoff in Logan Heights

A relative murdered 4 family members in Escondido home by stabbing them

A man who allegedly forced his way into an Escondido home Monday and stabbed four members of his extended family, including a 16-year-old boy, was arrested a short distance from the scene of the attack. One of the victims made an emergency call about 10:45 a.m. to report that the armed man was trying to … Read more A relative murdered 4 family members in Escondido home by stabbing them

Man arrested with ‘astonishing’ amount of child porn

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A 55-year-old man from Fresno was arrested Tuesday with what the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office described as an “astonishing” amount of child pornography. Deputies say 55-year-old Michael Martin was first reported to them through a tip received, leading them to contacting the suspect on the 2600 block of E. Andrews Avenue … Read more Man arrested with ‘astonishing’ amount of child porn

Police ID Woman Accused of Assaulting Southwest Flight Attendant, Knocking Out Teeth

Authorities Tuesday publicly identified a woman who allegedly attacked a flight attendant last weekend on a plane bound for San Diego, knocking out two of her teeth. Vyvianna Quinonez, 28, was arrested Sunday morning at the culmination of a flight from Sacramento to San Diego International Airport. San Diego Harbor Police received reports just before 9 a.m. … Read more Police ID Woman Accused of Assaulting Southwest Flight Attendant, Knocking Out Teeth

California inmate’s torture, beheading of cellmate was missed by guards, report says

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Guards at a California prison didn’t notice that an inmate had allegedly tortured and decapitated his cellmate in 2019, having reported that both men were alive after making their overnight rounds, according to a report. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation conducted a substandard investigation and delayed disciplining the guards, a new report from the state … Read more California inmate’s torture, beheading of cellmate was missed by guards, report says

Woman and 8-year-old girl die of carbon monoxide poisoning at home in southwest Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman and an 8-year-old girl are dead due to carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running in a garage to help generate heat, Houston police said Tuesday morning. According to HPD, officers and the Houston Fire Department were called to do a welfare check at a condominium in … Read more Woman and 8-year-old girl die of carbon monoxide poisoning at home in southwest Houston

‘We tried our best to save them,’ said family of woman and 7-year-old who died from carbon monoxide poisoning

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — For the first time, we’re hearing from the relatives who called 911 after carbon monoxide likely claimed the lives of a mother and her 7-year-old daughter. The woman’s husband and their son are still in the hospital. Etenesh Mersha and her family of four are known for their kindness. They were … Read more ‘We tried our best to save them,’ said family of woman and 7-year-old who died from carbon monoxide poisoning

N.C. Parents Accused of Disguising 2-Year-Old Son’s Shooting as Drive-By Attack

The parents of a 2-year-old boy shot earlier this month inside his North Carolina home are now behind bars, accused of staging the incident to look as though it had been a drive-by shooting. Online records obtained by PEOPLE confirm the charges filed against Lucentio Clark, 38, and Tianna Jumper, 20, who were detained Wednesday. … Read more N.C. Parents Accused of Disguising 2-Year-Old Son’s Shooting as Drive-By Attack

Missing Nev. Boy, 2, Is Found Dead, and Mom’s Boyfriend Allegedly Admits to Killing Him, Hiding Body

Las Vegas police recovered the body of a missing toddler who was last seen on May 5, a day after authorities accused his mother’s boyfriend of killing him. The remains of Amari Nicholson were found Wednesday, PEOPLE confirms — less than a mile from where he was last seen alive. The boy’s body was found near … Read more Missing Nev. Boy, 2, Is Found Dead, and Mom’s Boyfriend Allegedly Admits to Killing Him, Hiding Body

‘Completely naked’ Minnesota woman arrested for masturbating in someone else’s car (Video)

A naked Minnesota woman was arrested last week after authorities found her pleasuring herself in a pickup truck. Jennifer Dorit Weber, 35, was “completely naked” when a patrolman found her lying on the floor of an open gold Pontiac SUV “digitally penetrating” herself, according to a statement of probable cause obtained Wednesday by The Smoking Gun. … Read more ‘Completely naked’ Minnesota woman arrested for masturbating in someone else’s car (Video)

‘I can’t reach out and touch my child anymore,’ mom grieves for teen son shot dead outside Brooklyn charter school

It was 17-year-old Devonte Lewis’ first day back at his Brooklyn school after taking weeks of remote classes because of the pandemic — and it was the last day of his life thanks to two armed teenage rivals waiting to murder him at dismissal. His mother, Carlene Watt, described her son as big-hearted, smart, generous … Read more ‘I can’t reach out and touch my child anymore,’ mom grieves for teen son shot dead outside Brooklyn charter school

California Boy, 6, Fatally Shot in Apparent Road Rage Incident

A 6-year-old California boy was fatally shot on Friday morning during an apparent road rage incident. Police responded to the scene of the shooting on the 55 Freeway in Orange, Calif., around 8 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol. The victim — who was not identified — was sitting in the backseat of a Chevrolet … Read more California Boy, 6, Fatally Shot in Apparent Road Rage Incident

Teen Boy Suspected Of Killing 13-Year-Old Girl Posts Creepy SnapChat Message From Patrol Car

The 14-year-old boy can be seen in SnapChat post unhandcuffed in the back of a patrol car, making a peace sign with his hand, along with the caption, “Hey guys has inybody (sic) seen Tristyn lately” an apparent reference to slain 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey. A Florida teen suspected of killing a 13-year-old girl posted a disturbing message on … Read more Teen Boy Suspected Of Killing 13-Year-Old Girl Posts Creepy SnapChat Message From Patrol Car