08/13/14 05:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The city, responding to a recent spike in shootings, is expanding a community outreach program designed to help its most violence-plagued neighborhoods. The plan involves several city agencies and, at times, will enlist ex-gang members to act as mediators in crisis situations....
08/13/14 05:15 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities from two high-crime regions of Illinois detailed some out-of-state sources responsible for the illegal flow of guns and the problems with prosecuting such crimes during Wednesday's first meeting of a legislative group aimed at studying the issue. Illinois State Police...
08/13/14 02:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A trial date has been set in Chicago for a reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. A federal judge scheduled the drug-trafficking trial for Feb. 2 during a Wednesday status hearing. Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega has pleaded not guilty to coordinating...
By Brian Hughes | 08/12/14 05:02 PM
President Obama called the death of Missouri teenager Michael Brown "heartbreaking" Tuesday, making his first public comments on the police shooting that prompted clashes between protesters and authorities.
08/12/14 08:30 AM
HOUSTON (AP) — A now-former parole officer in the Texas prison system has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for accepting bribes from a suspected heroin dealer. Crystal M. Washington, also known as Crystal Bureau, worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice office in Houston...
By Ashe Schow | 08/09/14 04:16 AM
A New Jersey college student who says he was falsely accused of rape by a fellow student is suing his accuser. He says the accusation turned his world upside down.
08/10/14 10:00 AM
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A St. Louis woman has been sentenced to six months of home detention as part of five years of probation for opening and stealing packages while working as a supervisor at a southwestern Illinois post office. Forty-two-year-old Jane Johanna Emily, who's also known as...
By Ashe Schow | 08/08/14 12:59 PM
The judge who denied Shaneen Allen's motion to dismiss charges filed against her in October for illegal possession of a firearm is the same one who gave NFL star Ray Rice a pass on charges that he assaulted his fiancee.
By Ashe Schow | 08/04/14 10:39 PM
Neither bill mentions any protections for the accused, and both bills appear to treat anyone who reports a sexual assault as an automatic victim â€" no matter whether the accusation holds true.
08/03/14 09:15 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has announced $36 million in grants for 179 community organizations, hospitals, police and agencies statewide for services to crime victims. The grants administered by the Office of Victim Services are expected to expand the assistance network by funding 22...
08/02/14 06:00 PM
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery may have had some help, according to newly unsealed court documents. The FBI alleges in a search warrant application that the survivor reported...
08/02/14 11:30 AM
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a parolee who held a woman hostage during an eight-hour standoff but a bystander also has died. A sheriff's statement says 24-year-old Cedric Ramirez died when deputies storm a Pico Rivera home around 1:30...
08/02/14 05:15 AM
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — DuPage County prosecutors say four men have been charged with heroin trafficking as part of a multiagency investigation targeting sales of the drug. Officials said Friday that 27-year-old Jose Hernandez, 47-year-old Luis Hernandez and 24-year-old Andres Hernandez are being...
By Scott Rasmussen | 08/01/14 11:31 AM
Once you accept the premise that so-called experts should decide what's best for the rest of us, the only question remaining is how to deal with people who don't comply.
By Betsy Woodruff | 07/31/14 06:58 PM
Backing prison reform lets Republicans simultaneously resurrect compassionate conservatism and reach out to voters who wouldn't typically find much to love from the GOP.
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14
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By Charles Hoskinson | 08/30/14
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By Susan Crabtree | 08/30/14