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FBI to Join Investigation of Black Teen's Hanging Death in North Carolina

FBI to Join Investigation of Black Teen's Hanging Death in North Carolina

Originally posted 12/15/2014 07:00PM

Early on Aug. 29, in the small town of Bladenboro, North Carolina, 17-year-old high school football player Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a child's swing set. The state's chief medical examiner ruled the black teen's death a suicide.

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Police: 3 Dead After Sydney Hostage Crisis

UpdatePosted 12/15/2014 02:00PM

Police: 3 Dead After Sydney Hostage Crisis

Originally posted 12/15/2014 06:50AM

Three people, including the gunman, were killed early Tuesday in the Sydney hostage situation, authorities have confirmed.

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Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Auburn University Football Player

Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Auburn University Football Player

Originally posted 12/15/2014 07:50AM

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder in Sunday's fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, police said. The shooting took place at the same off-campus apartment complex where two former football players and a third man were slain in 2012.

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Former NFL Star Indicted in Three States on Drug-Rape Charges

Former NFL Star Darren Sharper Indicted in Three States as Drug-Rape Charges Mount

Originally posted 12/13/2014 05:55PM

Former NFL standout Darren Sharper was indicted Friday by a New Orleans-based grand jury on two counts of aggravated rape, the latest in a string of rape charges across two other states.

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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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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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