United States

New charge brought against Oklahoma bomb plot defendant

A man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank last year has been indicted on a new charge.

United States

Teen arrested in death of 98-year-old woman found in closet

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of a 98-year-old woman found inside a closet at her Ohio home.

United Kingdom

Poundland to stop selling kitchen knives in ALL stores after spike in violence in London

POUNDLAND has banned the sale of kitchen knives across the UK in response to the crime wave hitting the country. The retailer stopped selling the weapons in London last week and is set to extend the ban to all 850 of its UK and Ireland stores by the end o

United States

Mother testifies that boyfriend killed 3-year-old Kansas boy

The mother of a 3-year-old Kansas boy whose body was found encased in concrete last year says her boyfriend killed her son and that she was in the home when it happened.

United States

The Latest: Chief: Unclear why 8-year-old slashed students

The Latest on an 8-year-old boy slashing other students with a knife at a school in Minnesota (all times local): 2:30 p.m.

United States

Man convicted in 1996 killing in Georgia set to be executed

A man convicted of robbing and killing an off-duty prison guard is set to be the second inmate executed in Georgia this year.


Brit arrested for fatally stamping on his Thai wife after she ‘refused to have sex with him’

A BRITISH man has been arrested in Thailand for allegedly kicking his wife to death after she refused to have sex with him. Kevin Smitham, 51, had been staying with wife Kanda Smitham, 29, and their parents in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, during the songkr

United States

Michigan teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking for directions

A suburban Detroit homeowner faces charges after shooting at — and missing — Brennan Walker, a black 14 year old boy who police say knocked at the man's door to get directions to school.


Brazil retail magnate Rocha defies left in presidential race

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Angry leftist protests outside his businesses will not deter billionaire Flavio Rocha from running in Brazil's presidential election this year, advocating a crackdown on crime, a much smaller state and conservative family values.

United States

DNA ties 'killer clown' to getaway car in 27-year-old cold case, prosecutors say

Florida investigators on Thursday released DNA evidence that they say helped lead to the arrest of a woman suspected of dressing up as a clown and fatally shooting her future husband’s then-wife 27 years ago.

United States

Confederate statue in Kentucky vandalized for 3rd time

The statue of a Confederate soldier in a major Kentucky city has been vandalized for the third time in less than a year.

United States

Bank robber sentenced for 4 heists in 3 states

A New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for robbing four banks in three states last year.


Cancun murder surge fueled by alleged drug queen's turf war

An alleged drug queen and her gang — who have ties to El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel — are believed to be responsible in part for the surge in violence that has ravaged Cancun over the past year, according to a report.

United States

Sucker punch in Vegas bar fight leads to murder sentencing

A single punch in a fight outside a Las Vegas club a year ago and now the suspect is heading to prison.

United States

The Latest: Boy says bullies attacked him, sister when alone

The Latest on a 6-year-old girl's death and the charges against her parents (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Police say the mother of a 6-year-old Massachusetts girl found dead told her 9-year-old son not to call 911 and used super glue to close a wound on hi

United States

Lawsuit: Teen illegally held for months on burglary charge

A lawsuit claims Louisiana authorities have illegally detained a teenage boy for nearly a year after his burglary arrest.

TV & Radio

Madeleine McCann on Netflix: How to watch the Madeleine McCann documentary online

MADELEINE MCCANN is to be the subject of a true crime documentary on Netflix later this year. Here’s how to watch it online.

United States

Police arrest 12-year-old boy walking with loaded AR-15

Philadelphia police say they have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was walking down a street with a loaded AR-15 rifle.


Evidence from 'paedophile hunters' used to charge suspects 150 times in last year

English and Welsh police forces report huge rise in use of evidence from vigilantes in decision to charge suspectsEvidence from vigilantes known as “paedophile hunters” was used to charge suspects in England and Wales on at least 150 occasions last ye

United States

MS-13 gang leader in Massachusetts gets 19-year prison sentence

BOSTON (Reuters) - The leader of a Massachusetts-based affiliate of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang was sentenced on Monday to 19 years in prison after being convicted in the first trial to spill out of a 2016 crackdown that led to charges against 61 p


Thousands more knife crimes going unreported by cops too busy to log incidents, report claims

THOUSANDS of knife crimes may go unreported as police are too busy to log them, a report claims. Forces are trialling technology that automatically records them — freeing up time for “catching offenders”. It comes after figures show there were 37,44


The UK's knife crime shadow looms over London

Only four months into the New Year, 51 young people have already been lost to fatal stabbings in the UK capital.


Police release shocking CCTV of moment 51-year-old was attacked and killed in Trafalgar square

Police have released the footage of the moment a 51-year-old was attacked, apparently randomly, in Trafalgar square, in a bid for witnesses.

United States

Grandmother of starved teen sentenced to 20 years in prison

The adoptive grandmother of a central Iowa teenager who starved to death has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting she didn't seek medical attention for the dying girl.

United States

Father of missing autistic 5-year-old boy charged with criminal homicide

A Tennessee man killed his autistic 5-year-old son and then reported him missing to authorities who spent three days looking for the boy, believing he was alive.

United States

Tennessee teacher who sparked cross-country manhunt after disappearing with teen student pleads guilty

A former teacher in Tennessee pleaded guilty to federal charges on Thursday after he left the state last year with a teen student, sparking a manhunt across the U.S. that lasted more than a month, The Associated Press reported.


Murder of 17-year-old girl may have been sparked by fight in diner shared online

The murder of Tanesha Melbourne may have been sparked by a fight in a fast food restaurant.

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