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Top News: Crime

51-year-old man, guilty of raping a 5-year-old girl, blames her

A 51-year-old Ohio man who plead guilty to raping a five-year-old girl tried to change his plea during sentencing. He didn't deny he had oral sex with her, no the change was that he was no longer taking the blame for it. It was her fault, he said.

Philly Courthouse stops controversial strip-search of children

Philadelphia - Philadelphia's brand-new Family Court made its debut last Monday with a less than pleasant policy that forced juvenile detainees to be strip-searched prior to attending court hearings. Fortunately, by Tuesday the policy was history.

Op-Ed: Finally, is this the truth about Amanda Knox?

Judge Alessandro Nencini upheld Amanda Knox’s guilty conviction this year, and his 350-page official report has just been translated from Italian into English. So what does it tell us? Is this, finally, the truth about Knox?

Police charity raises $500,000 for officer who shot Michael Brown

According to the business manager of his union, close to $500,000 has been raised for the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. It's unclear if Officer Darren Wilson has yet to receive all or a part of the money.

Texas letter carrier accused of delivering meth with mail

Waco - A Texas mail carrier was delivering more than just magazines and letters to locals along his route, according to charges filed by state authorities following a nearly year-long investigation.

FBI in Ferguson arrest two bomb suspects, city prepares

The FBI arrested two men on Friday on suspicion of buying bomb material with a purpose of using it when the announcement by the grand jury is made in the Michael Brown case. The men were arrested in Ferguson, a city waiting and hoping for peace.

Halifax prison staff face discipline for letting wrong inmate go

There will be disciplinary action taken against staff members at a Halifax jail who were involved in releasing a dangerous prisoner earlier this month. The man was not due to be let go and officials laid the blame on squarely on the staff involved.

Black widow arrested for ‘poisoning partners with cyanide’

Police in Japan raided the homes of the 67-year-old Japanese black widow, Chisako Kakehi, who was arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as specifics of six former partners’ deaths transpire in local broadcasting.

Rookie NYPD cop fatally shoots unarmed man in Brooklyn project

New York - A rookie New York Police Department officer shot and killed an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project late Thursday night in what the shooter allegedly told colleagues was an "accident."

Former Conservative staffer off to jail for robocalls

Guelph - Michael Sona, a former member of the Federal Conservative Party staff has been sentenced to nine months in jail for his role in the 2011 Federal Election robocalls scandal.

18 Remembrance Day poppy boxes stolen, Calgary police arrest two

Calgary - Among crimes that are not of the heinous variety, it is one that is nonetheless considered to be very low, certainly among those who honor their country's service men and women. Two people in Calgary have been arrested for allegedly stealing poppy boxes.

Utah bill proposes to bring back firing squad executions

Salt Lake City - Having previously discontinued the use of firing squad executions in Utah, a legislative committee has endorsed a bill that might bring the practice back.

Video & pictures surfaces from inside library during FSU shooting

Tallahassee - A shooting at Florida State University has left three students injured and the gunman killed by police. Twitter and Facebook users are posting videos and pictures as the event has been happening.

Japan's new 'Black Widow' arrested after sixth partner dies

A 67-year-old woman from Japan has been arrested in what the local news media have dubbed the "New Black Widow Case." Chisako Kakehi was held after her sixth ex-partner died in suspicious circumstances.

Early reports of a shooting at Florida State University break

Tallahassee - A gunman has reportedly shot up a library at Florida State University injuring people. People on Twitter are reporting on it live. Police are in the area.

Police chase woman who let dog urinate on $2000 worth of clothing

Toms River - Perhaps it was a comment on commercialism or materialism. Whatever it was, New Jersey police are looking for a woman who allegedly let her dog urinate on $2000 worth of clothing at a Lane Bryant store.

Toronto police seek 2 men who wore Burkas to rob jewelry store

Toronto police say they are seeking two men who brazenly robbed a jewelry store in the city last month. At least one of the men had a handgun and they both wore burkas to disguise themselves. The robbery took place in midmorning.

UK teacher accused of having sex with pupil 'all over the school'

A trial in the U.K. is hearing rather sordid accusations against a 44-year-old teacher alleged to have had frequent sex with a 15-year-old student. He even helped her lie about her absenteeism and the two, the Crown says, often had sex in classrooms.

American flew to UK to murder British ex-girlfriend he met online

Epsom - Shane Coffey, 20, traveled from Weymouth, Massachusetts to the U.K. to try to kill his ex-girlfriend, who ended the long distance relationship.
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