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Engineer Sentenced in 30-Year-Old Cold-Case Murder of His Girlfriend

Engineer Sentenced in 30-Year-Old Cold-Case Murder of His Girlfriend

Originally posted 12/13/2014 02:50PM

Lynn Knight was a neonatal nurse in Torrance, California. She was outgoing and physically fit. She loved skiing, dancing and dating. She was looking forward to going back to her native Canada and being the maid of honor at her sister's wedding.

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Young Florida Couple Arrested for Squatting In Million-Dollar Home

Young Florida Couple Arrested for Squatting In Million-Dollar Home

Originally posted 12/12/2014 07:30PM

Most married couples in their young 20s are not moving into a mansion valued at more than $1 million – unless you're Justin and Jenna Dean, who did just that without spending a dime.

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Grieving Family of Mississippi Teen Burned Alive Plan Memorial

Police Continue Search for Killer Who Burned Jessica Chambers Alive

Originally posted 12/12/2014 06:50PM

One week after former high school cheerleader Jessica Chambers was set on fire after being doused with accelerant, the small town of Courtland, Mississippi, is preparing to bury one of its own.

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Coroner: Fatal Shooting of Tamir Rice by Cleveland Police Officer Is a Homicide

Coroner: Fatal Shooting of Tamir Rice by Cleveland Police Officer Is a Homicide

Originally posted 12/12/2014 03:30PM

A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun died from a single shot fired by a rookie police officer, according to an autopsy released Friday.

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Body Found in Car Trunk Identified as Missing California Mom of Rescued Boys

Body Found in Car Trunk Identified as Missing California Mom of Rescued Boys

Originally posted 12/12/2014 02:20PM

Police have identified a body found Wednesday in a car trunk as Erica Perez, the missing California mother whose husband was arrested on Thursday following a freeway standoff.

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Another New Jersey Girl Sues Her Parents for Tuition – and Wins!

Another New Jersey Girl Sues Her Parents for Tuition – and Wins!

Originally posted 12/12/2014 12:30PM

The parents of a 21-year-old New Jersey woman have been ordered to pay $16,000 a year in college fees for her, even though they haven't had a relationship with her in two years.

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FROM TIME: Best Buy Tweeted a Rather Insensitive Joke About Serial

FROM TIME: Best Buy Tweeted a Rather Insensitive Joke About Serial

Originally posted 12/12/2014 08:40AM

The company apologized for its payphone quip

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Bali Suitcase Murder Suspect's Attorney: She's 'Innocent' & 'Struggling Emotionally'

Suspect Heather Mack's Attorney Speaks Exclusively to PEOPLE

Originally posted 12/11/2014 08:00PM

Sometime in the coming weeks, prosecutors in Bali will decide how – or if – they will charge Americans Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer, arrested in August after the battered body of Mack's mother was discovered stuffed in a suitcase in the trunk of a cab at a luxury resort on the island.

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Missing Family's Father Arrested in Freeway Standoff a Day After Woman's Body Found

Originally posted 12/11/2014 07:45PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "3937410089001" "" "" "auto"] The mystery of a missing California family with four boys ended dramatically Thursday morning alongside a freeway when California Highway Patrol officers tackled and arrested the father, Daniel Perez, one day after the body of a woman was found in the trunk of one of the family's cars.

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Fatal Attraction Copycat? Man Charged after Killing and Eating Ex's Rabbit

Fatal Attraction Copycat? Man Charged after Killing and Eating Ex's Rabbit

Originally posted 12/11/2014 01:00PM

Recalling one of cinema's most memorable relationship-gone-sour scenes, a California man has been charged with animal cruelty after killing and eating his ex-girlfriend's rabbit and threatening to do the same to her.

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