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Friday, October 31, 2014

Several Cal U Football Players Arrested, Game Cancelled



CALIFORNIA, Pennsylvania – Several members of the California University of Pennsylvania football team have been arrested and charged in connection with a violent incident in California Borough, Washington County.

Police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling “Football strong!” The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma.

A witness tells KDKA the players jumped another man outside the restaurant, and beat him up. KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti reports sources say the victim was stomped on until he lost consciousness.

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Lewis Campbell, was flown to Allegheny General Hospital, where he remains in the ICU with a severe brain injury.

The five players arrested have been identified as James Williamson, Corey Ford, Jonathan Barlow, Rodney Gillin, and D’Andre Dunkley. More

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Texas woman gets 3 years for putting gun in boy’s backpack



CONROE, Texas – A Houston-area woman must serve three years in prison for putting her boyfriend’s gun in his son’s backpack to get the child in trouble at school.

Montgomery County jail records show 28-year-old Heather Hodges of Anderson was being held Friday pending transfer to a Texas prison.

A judge in Conroe on Thursday sentenced Hodges, who pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a weapon on restricted premises in the 2012 case.

Investigators say Hodges believed the 13-year-old boy had mistreated her two younger children. More

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Christian student ‘decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he practiced witchcraft’



Oklahoma – A deeply Christian college student in Oklahoma allegedly nearly decapitated the son of a state trooper with a sword because the victim practiced witchcraft, police say.

Isaiah Marin (picture) of Stillwater was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the attack that killed 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett a day earlier.

The two had been playing cards with a third pal, Marin’s brother, when Marin removed the ‘large black sword’ from its sheath and began swinging it around, court records obtained by MailOnline show.

‘I would never cut you, bro,’ Marin assured his brother when asked to be careful.

Moments later, the brother told police, he heard ‘the sound of someone getting stabbed.’ More

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Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein taken in handcuffs of murdered officer



Prosecutors vowed to seek the death penalty for Eric Frein, the suspected cop killer nabbed Thursday night in rural Pennsylvania after a seven-week manhunt that ended with the self-styled survivalist shackled in the handcuffs of his alleged victim.

The search ended Thursday night when U.S. Marshals arrested Frein in an airport hangar near Buck Hill. 

Frein was slapped with the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania state trooper he allegedly shot and killed, making it a fitting end to the 48-day manhunt. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was 38-years-old when Frein allegedly opened fire outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks on Sept. 12. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Death of child left in refrigerator officially ruled a homicide; charges expected



Houston - The death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was left in a refrigerator officially has been ruled a homicide.

Ayahna Comb's dehydrated and malnourished body was discovered in the refrigerator of her mother's apartment in southwest Houston in early June. A caseworker with Child Protective Services said in a court hearing days later that the girl had died in late January and left in the kitchen appliance.

"Investigators are aware of the ruling, and do expect charges to be filed," said Jodi Silva, a Houston Police Department spokeswoman. "It's too early to say when and what type of charges will be filed."

Ayahna's body weighed just 14 pounds when discovered in the apartment of her mother, 34-year-old Amber Keyes (picture). She and Armand Comb, Ayahna's 38-year-old father, had broken up years before and did not live together.  More

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Drug Suspect Gave Cops Name Of Movie Star



Tennessee – A man who told cops that he was named Denzel Washington was arrested for criminal impersonation by Tennessee cops responding to a noise complaint.

Upon arriving at a Murfreesboro apartment, a patrolman “detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence,” which was occupied by seven individuals.

“I was able to identify all parties involved except for one who stated his name was Denzel Washington,” a cop wrote in a Murfreesboro Police Department report.

Investigators later determined that “Washington” was actually Justin Seay, a 21-year-old Memphis resident with an outstanding warrant. More

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Woman Tells Cops Ex-Boyfriend Stole Her “Obama Phone” During Tussle



South Carolina – A woman told police yesterday that her former boyfriend stole her “Obama phone” during a confrontation yesterday morning, according to an incident report.

Tasha Mallory, 29, said that she was on her phone when Desmond Ty’Quan Gray, 22, “entered her apartment uninvited” Monday morning and “began to ask her who she was on the phone with.” Mallory and Gray “are not dating but have one child in common,” cops noted.

“Ms. Mallory described the cell phone as an ‘Obama phone,’” according to a Spartanburg Police Department report.

While talking with cops, Mallory pulled out a “second cell phone that she had” and showed text messages from Gray “stating that he did not want the relationship to end.” Police subsequently sought to locate Gray for questioning, but were unsuccessful. More

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White House fence jumper screams in court, is forcibly removed



Washington DC – A man appearing in court on charges that he scaled a White House fence was found incompetent to stand trial Monday and screamed for help as marshals forcibly removed him from the courtroom.

Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, began screaming after he was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment for the next 45 days.

Adesanya has been charged with two federal offenses: unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two law enforcement dogs that were released to apprehend him.

Don’t “do this to me,” Adesanya yelled at the end of a five-minute court proceeding as deputy marshals grabbed him in an effort to remove him from the courtroom. More

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Man Choked Girlfriend Because She Didn’t Look ‘Like She Was On The Internet’



Laurel County, Kentucky - A Georgia man is accused of assaulting a woman he’d driven to Kentucky to be with, but who didn’t look “like she was on the Internet.”

Cornelius Jefferson, 33, moved from his Georgia home to Eastern Kentucky in hopes of being with the woman he had met online, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department.

But an argument ensued upon their first meeting in which Jefferson allegedly choked her and threw food at her before leaving the scene on foot with two suitcases.

The Tuesday assault allegedly took place because the woman failed to match her appearance in her online profile — a situation of intentional deception online that is often referred to as being “catfished.” More

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Couple Sentenced to 2,340 Years in Prison for Heinous Crime



Alabama – Matthew and Patricia Ayers will live out the rest of their lives in prison after having been given the maximum sentence of a combined 2,340 years, following their conviction for over 100 counts of producing child pornography.

U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler, who ruled in the couple’s case, called this “the worst case I have personally dealt with, including murders.”

The Alabama couple pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in June after victimizing a minor in their custody for three and a half years – between the summer of 2010 to January 2013, the Conservative Tribune reported.

Patricia Ayers was given 1,590 years in prison for 53 counts of producing child pornography and Matthew was sentenced to 750 years for 25 counts of the same crime.

In their plea agreement both Ayers acknowledged that they photographed the child in lewd and lascivious poses and that each took turns engaging in sex acts with the child while the other photographed the sick interactions, according to the report. More

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New Black Panther group hails ax attack on cops



New York – The Muslim extremist who attacked rookie cops with a hatchet last week was “a crusader seeking justice’’ and more assaults will likely follow, the head of his local New Black Panther Party warned.

“It probably won’t be the last [attack on police] because you have a lot of frustrated people out here,” Queens chapter leader Frank Sha Francois told The Post.

Francois said ax-wielding Zale Thompson wasn’t officially a member of his group, but he came to meetings and they talked about “police brutality” cases such as Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

“I don’t condone violence, but something needs to be done,” Francois said. More

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Washington state high school gunman was Homecoming prince, students say



MARYSVILLE, Washington – A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

Students said the gunman was staring at his victims as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others were told to stay put inside classrooms at the school 30 miles north of Seattle.

The gunman was identified as student Jaylen Fryberg (picture), a government official with direct knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press. More

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Remains found in Virginia ID'd as those of Hannah Graham, police confirm



Virginia – Remains found in a rural Virginia area have been identified as those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday.

The Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond said the remains discovered Oct. 18 about 12 miles from campus were those of Graham, who vanished from central Charlottesville on Sept. 13 after a night out with friends.

The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham.

The remains were discovered roughly six miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found after she vanished in 2009. More

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Islam convert shot dead after ax attack on NYPD cops



New York – A hatchet-swinging psycho with Islamic militant leanings turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping a rookie cop in the back of the head and slicing a second officer on the arm before two other officers shot him dead.

In opening fire on the madman, cops accidentally wounded a bystander, ­authorities said.

Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, had just four months on the job when Zale Thompson, 32, of Queens — a “scholarly” but “weird” ­recent convert to Islam — fractured the back of the cop’s skull with one swing of a blue-handled hatchet at about 2 p.m. in Jamaica.

A 29-year-old woman walking a half-block away was struck in the back by a stray police bullet and was in stable condition, according to police sources. More

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Man wearing zebra-print dress robs bank



ROCHESTER, New Hampshire – Rochester police responded to a robbery at the Bank of New Hampshire on North Main Street Thursday. The robber, a male, was wearing a zebra print dress. He got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police got the call around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The man entered the bank and approached the teller, passing a note demanding money from the drawer. He never mentioned any weapon.

The teller was shaken, but not injured.

The robber is described as a white male approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9.He was wearing a light colored hat or bandana, black rimmed glasses, white shirt and a zebra print dress with a black overcoat. Police say he was also wearing tan nylons over his head. More

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers brought gunman down



Canada – House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers was hailed across Canada as the hero who brought down a deranged gunman before he could spill any more innocent blood.

While Vickers’ position is often seen as a ceremonial gig, he has the very real job of protecting Canada’s lawmakers — which he carried out in heroic fashion on Wednesday.

He shot and killed Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, who had stormed into Centre Block on Parliament just before 10 a.m., officials said.

The 58-year-old former Mountie was best known for marching a massive gold mace into the House Commons before each session. The mace is a symbol of the queen of England’s authority over Canada. More

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Woman sets boyfriend on fire using nail polish remover



CLEARWATER, Florida - Police say a Clearwater woman set her boyfriend on fire during an argument after a night of drinking.

According to police, 23-year-old Melissa Dawn Sellers doused Carlos Ortiz Jr. with nail polish remover early Wednesday and then ignited him with either a lighter or burnt cigarette.
The 42-year-old Ortiz was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition.


Police say he has burns on his face, chest and shoulders. More

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Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher



BURLINGTON, Vt. – A part-time snowplow driver was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killed her.

A jury rejected arguments by Allen Prue's defense that his wife, Patricia Prue, killed 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in a jealous rage on March 25, 2012.

Prosecutors said the Prues lured Jenkins from her home as part of a long-planned crime. Jenkins' nude body was found the next day in the Connecticut River. She had been strangled.

Allen Prue, 32, cried when the jury's verdict was announced after six hours of deliberations. His lawyer had argued his client was unaware of his wife's plan to kill Jenkins. More

Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court



LONDON – He might have got away with it if it hadn’t been for his supermarket loyalty card.

A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds ($64,000) from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease, prosecutors said.

When police began investigating, the 47-year-old Knight claimed to be quadriplegic and so sick he sometimes fell into a coma. He checked himself into a hospital to avoid court appearances, saying he was having seizures. More

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Autopsy finds Michael Brown shot at close range, not running from cop



Missouri - The 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August touched off weeks of racially-charged rioting, had marijuana in his system, was initially shot at close range and does not appear to have been killed while running away, according to experts who reviewed the official autopsy and toxicology report.

The documents, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and analyzed by two experts not directly involved in the case, appears to contradict witness accounts that claimed Brown was running away from Police Officer Darren Wilson, 28, when he was killed on Aug. 9.

The new information comes on the heels of reports that Wilson told authorities Brown had reached inside Wilson’s police SUV and struggled for his gun, resulting in Wilson firing twice, hitting Brown once in the hand. Moments later and outside of the vehicle, Wilson fired the fatal bullets that sparked a national controversy. More

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