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Man admits to sexual assault; says it was 6-year-old’s fault

A Lake Worth, Florida, man is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without bail after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl in the laundry room of an apartment complex. While being questioned by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s detectives, Andres Bartolome Juan admitting to assaulting the girl twice, ...

Attorney Jose Baez with Casey Anthony in court.

Casey Anthony's attorney should not get bankruptcy settlement money, trustees say

According to a trustee's report filed in federal court, Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez should not get anything from a settlement in her bankruptcy, according to The Orlando Sentinel. The $25K raised by the sale of Anthony's story should go to the bankruptcy trustees, according to the report. Anthony filed for ...

Mother offers sex with her 14-year-old daughter for rent

A police report says Mary Miles “made arrangements to allow her boyfriend, a trucker she had met online, to have sex with her 14-year-old daughter in exchange for the boyfriend assisting the defendant with rent money.” Miles took the girl to a truck stop to meet Oklahoma truck driver Bryan ...

This Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, shows the door at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa.&nbsp;

Hackers hijack Chipotle Twitter feed, send racist tweets

Chipotle apologized Sunday after the restaurant chain's Twitter account apparently was hacked, USA Today reports. About 1 a.m. Sunday, hackers published several offensive tweets – which included racial slurs and profanity – to the @ChipotleTweets account. The account's profile picture was changed to a swastika. >> Read more trending stories A few ...

Police: Pa. teen charged in fatal shooting took selfie with body

A selfie led police to charge a teenager in connection with the Wednesday shooting death of another teen in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh's WPXI-TV reports. Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck confirmed late Friday night that Maxwell Morton, 16, was charged as an adult in the shooting death of Ryan Mangan. The ...

17-year-old arrested, charged in mall shooting near Pittsburgh

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, police said they have arrested and charged a 17-year-old boy in connection with a shooting at a mall near Pittsburgh on Saturday, Pittsburgh's WPXI-TV reports. Investigators said Tarod Thornhill was arrested just after 3 a.m. Sunday in Brackenridge. Thornhill is facing adult charges of aggravated assault, attempted ...

5 dead in Georgia shooting, police say

The ex-husband of a Georgia woman came to her home Saturday afternoon and shot six people, killing four of them before fatally wounding himself, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV report. Residents of the Douglas County, Georgia, neighborhood say those killed included two children, the woman and a man who was in the house at the ...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, Shamim Syed, left, whose son Adnan was convicted for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend poses for a photograph alongside her son Yusef in her home in Baltimore. Adam Syed, the subject of the popular podcast 'Serial' will be allowed to appeal his murder conviction, a Maryland court has ruled. Syed, 34, was convicted in 2000 of strangling his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, the year prior, when both were high school students in suburban Baltimore. 'Serial' examined the case in detail and raised questions about Syed's guilt and whether he received a fair trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

'Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed granted appeal

According to court documents and other reports, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals will hear arguments in the Adnan Syed case in a June session. http://twitter.com/serial/status/564106694050213889 The Baltimore Sun reports that Adnan Syed, who was convicted in 2000 for killing his ex-girlfriend, has an appeal scheduled to be heard in ...

'Hot felon' Jeremy Meeks receives federal prison sentence

UPDATE:  This week, Jeremy Meeks was convicted in federal court on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was given a 27-month prison sentence, according to a Sacramento news station. Meeks was also ordered to participate in a substance abuse treatment program. Read the original story below. ...

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Man arrested, lists ‘drug dealer’ as occupation

A West Palm Beach man who listed his occupation on an arrest report as “drug dealer” was arrested Tuesday and faces a host of charges, many of them involving drugs. Robert Michael Phillips has been arrested more than a dozen times in Palm Beach County and has been convicted seven ...

Police: Teenager hit deer with car, shot man who stopped to help

An hour before Kenny White turned 18 years old, his day fell apart. Police say White hit a deer with his car and when another driver pulled over to help, the two began to argue. White ended the disagreement by shooting the other man twice, police said. "All this over ...

Report: Rapper 'The Jacka' shot, killed

Bay Area rapper Dominic Newton, aka 'The Jacka,' was shot and killed late Monday in Oakland, California, according to San Francisco's KPIX-TV. Witnesses said several shots were fired about 8:15 p.m. Monday in East Oakland, police said. Police have not identified any suspects, KPIX-TV said. >> Read more trending stories ...

Suspect in 5 Georgia killings arrested in Mississippi

Investigators are on their way to Mississippi to interview a murder suspect who was captured Monday, according to Atlanta's WSB-TV. Police have been searching for Thomas Lee since first discovering five people killed inside a Troup County, Georgia, home Saturday. Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff credited the media and social ...

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Reports: Former Red Power Ranger arrested on suspicion of murder

According to various media reports, former Red Power Ranger Ricardo Medina Jr was arrested and charged with killing his roommate with a sword Saturday. Medina reportedly called the Palmdale, California 911 after stabbing his roomate, Joshua Sutter. He was later taken into custody by the LA County Sheriff's Department and ...

Police: Man charged after trying to circumcise nephew with kitchen knife

Police arrested a man after they said he tried to circumcise his 1-year-old nephew with a kitchen knife. Larry Floyd was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Saturday. Police said Floyd was staying at the home where the child and his siblings were being babysat, when the babysitter ...

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Police: 3-year-old shoots father, pregnant mother

A 3-year-old reportedly shot his father and pregnant mother Saturday at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, motel. According to CNN, the toddler found the loaded handgun in his mom's purse. He fired a shot, which hit his father in the lower back, exited the man's hip and struck his mother's shoulder, ...

A public meeting at St. Louis City Hall devolved into chaos Wednesday night as members of the crowd began shouting and shoving each other.

WATCH: Shouting, shoving match breaks out at St. Louis meeting

A public meeting at St. Louis City Hall devolved into chaos Wednesday night as members of the crowd began shouting and shoving each other, according to KSDK-TV. http://twitter.com/ChristinaKSDK/status/560615577522569216 CNN reported that council members were discussing a possible police-oversight board in the wake of the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in ...

In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, Ryan Ferguson speaks to members of the media during a press conference in Columbia, Mo., after his release from prison. A state appeals court overturned Ferguson's murder and robbery convictions for the 2001 strangling and beating death of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. The appeals panel said the prosecutor's office had withheld evidence from defense attorneys and Ferguson did not receive a fair trial.&nbsp;

Man wrongfully imprisoned for 10 years gets free trip to Super Bowl

A Missouri native who spent 10 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned is getting a free trip to the Super Bowl, according to CNN. In 2004, Ryan Ferguson was convicted of murder in the November 2001 strangling death of Kent Heitholt. Ferguson was released from prison in 2013 after ...

Police: 'Love & Hip-Hop' star Benzino arrested after loaded gun found in bag at airport

Police said "Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta" star Raymond Scott, known as Benzino, was arrested Tuesday after a weapon was found in his carry-on bag at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, WSB-TV reports. A TSA screener at the airport said a passenger went through a security checkpoint with a Sig Sauer 9-mm handgun in ...

Host Chris "Ludacris" Bridges attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Ludacris wins full custody of daughter

Almost one year after Ludacris was in court wrangling over child support payments, he’s been granted full custody of his 13-month-old daughter, Cai, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Ludacris, who married longtime girlfriend Eudoxie Mbouguiyengue over the holidays, has been involved in a lengthy court battle with the child’s mother, Tamika Fuller, about custody and ...

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