Custody Battle Rages Over Child Of Slain Ashland Mother (Video)




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Susan Powell's family prepared to sue to get West Valley police records

Reported by: Kimberly Nelson
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Three strikes and you're out. The family of Susan Powell has filed a third request with the city of West Valley for the police files into their daughter’s disappearance. If this third request is denied they say they’re prepared to file a lawsuit.

Josh Powell, the only publicly named person in the disappearance of his wife Susan Powell, is dead. He killed himself along with his two children in a house fire back in February. Now, five months later, the West Valley Police Department is still unwilling to share their records into Susan’s disappearance with her family.

Read more: http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Susan-Powells-family-prepared-to-sue-to-get-West/E2GaTODwRUaONLT8YnP2eQ.cspx

Funeral location for Westland teen changed

By Eric D. Lawrence
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
5:17 PM, July 31, 2012
The funeral location for one of the Westland teens found shot to death in Detroit last week has been changed.

“Due to the enormous response from the Detroit community the location had to be changed due to logistical concerns,” according to a statement from the family today.

Services for Jourdan Bobbish, 17, are set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 40000 Six Mile Road, Northville Township.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20120731/NEWS01/120731073/Funeral-location-for-Westland-teen-changed-Jourdan-Bobbish

Mother Charged With Posting Daughter’s Fight To Facebook



Posted on: 5:34 pm
July 31, 2012
by Joe Millitzer
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Latonya Davis, 21 is charged with endangering the welfare of a child by the City of St. Louis. Police say that she was caring for her two year old daughter and babysitting a three year old boy. She allegedly directed the two to fight and recorded the action and posted it to facebook. In the video the defendant can be heard laughing while the fighting children cry hysterically.

Read more: http://kplr11.com/2012/07/31/mother-charged-with-posting-daughters-fight-to-facebook/

Read the full probable cause statement here.

Life sentence tossed for Jada Justice killer, Supreme Court sets 65-year term

By Dan Carden
INDIANAPOLIS | Engelica Castillo was ordered to serve 65 years in prison instead of life for murdering her 2-year-old cousin, Jada Justice. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Castillo's original sentence of life without the possibility of parole was inappropriate.

In a 4-1 decision, written by Chief Justice Brent Dickson, the state's high court said the evidence against Castillo was insufficient for a Lake County jury to find she "knowingly or intentionally" killed Justice, but was sufficient for Castillo to be found guilty of murder as an accomplice.

Read more: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hobart/life-sentence-tossed-for-jada-justice-killer-supreme-court-sets/article_8c8960ae-2268-59bb-8a8d-550e48786ee6.html

George Zimmerman wants out of Seminole County

ORLANDO - George Zimmerman wants to change the terms of his probation that require him to live in Seminole County while he awaits trial.

His lawyer, Mark O'Mara, said one main concern is money. He said Seminole County is the most dangerous place for Zimmerman to live, and the cost of round-the-clock security is draining the defense fund.

"We're preparing to file a motion to modify George's bond to allow him to move out of Seminole County," said O'Mara.

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Danielle Colson-Unglesbee of Carroll County, Md., sister of Robyn Gardner, still believes she's alive one year after vanishing in Aruba (Video)



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Sierra LaMar murder suspect does not enter plea, hearing continued to Aug. 29

Julia Prodis Sulek
Posted: 07/31/2012 08:54:39 AM PDT
Updated: 07/31/2012 11:45:25 AM PDT
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering 15-year-old Sierra LaMar didn't appear at his court hearing Tuesday and his case was continued until Aug. 29. But that didn't stop more than a dozen volunteers who are continuing to search for her from showing up to show their support for the LaMar family.

They started in the courtroom hallway, holding hands in a circle, bowing their heads and praying.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/sierra-lamar/ci_21199390/sierra-lamar-murder-suspect-scheduled-enter-plea

999 call from girl, 3, that sparked urgent hunt for mother Stacey Hall was a hoax says police

TUESDAY 31 JULY 2012
A 999 call in which someone claiming to be a three-year-old girl told an
ambulance service operator her mother had fallen was a hoax, West
Yorkshire Police said.

West Yorkshire Police said the youngster made the lengthy 999 call at 10.53am yesterday but, despite extensive inquiries since then, officers have been unable to identify where it came from.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/999-call-from-girl-3-that-sparked-urgent-hunt-for-mother-stacey-hall-was-a-hoax-says-police-7994403.html

Grandparents charged in Rock Hill baby’s death

Published: July 30, 2012
By Jonathan McFadden and Anna Douglas — The Herald
ROCK HILL — The grandparents of a 2-month-old baby who died in May are charged with neglect after a police investigation produced evidence for prosecution, authorities say.

Robert Eugene Bryson, 58, and Toni Chavis, 56, both of 844 Willowbrook Ave., were arrested last week and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, according to Rock Hill Police documents.

Jaylin Chavis died May 7 of positional asphyxiation, said York County Coroner Sabrina Gast.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/07/30/4149937/grandparents-charged-in-rock-hill.html

Arraignment Adjourned For Bob Bashara

July 31, 2012 10:45 AM
DETROIT (WWJ) – An arraignment for murder-for-hire suspect Bob Bashara has been adjourned after a judge ruled to allow a new attorney to take over the case.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Morrow on Tuesday granted defense attorney David Griem his stipulation for a change of council, after a District Court judge had earlier denied the motion.

Read more: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/07/31/arraignment-adjourned-for-bob-bashara/

Crews search Knox County for missing Covington teenager, Paige Johnson (Video)

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Outrage as 'remorseless' ex-wife of child killer to be released from prison to spend the next ten years 'at prayer' in a convent

By IAN SPARKS
PUBLISHED: 06:10 EST, 31 July 2012
UPDATED: 07:11 EST, 31 July 2012
The 'remorseless' ex-wife of one of Europe's most reviled child killers is to be released from prison to spend the next ten years 'at prayer' in a convent.

Michelle Martin, 52, has served 16 years of 30-year jail term for complicity in the imprisonment and murder of the young victims of Belgian serial killer husband Marc Dutroux.

Families of Dutroux's victims have branded the ruling by the Belgian court in Mons as 'an outrage'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181485/Michelle-Martin-Outrage-remorseless-ex-wife-child-killer-released-prison-spend-years-prayer-convent.html

Joint memorial service for Westland teens set for Saturday

6:24 PM, July 30, 2012
By Tammy Stables Battaglia and Eric D. Lawrence
Memorial services are scheduled this week for two Westland teens found shot to death.

Services for Jourdan Bobbish, 17, are set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at Morning Star Church, 29863 Dawson, Garden City. The service is open to the public, and a luncheon will follow at the church, according to a statement from the family Monday.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20120730/NEWS01/120730066/joint-memorial-service-for-westland-teens

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Bashara expected to be in court today for arraignment

JULY 31, 2012 AT 8:27 AM
BY CHRISTINE FERRETTI
THE DETROIT NEWS
Detroit— Robert Bashara is expected to face a formal arraignment Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court after being ordered to stand trial on charges of solicitation of murder.

Bashara of Grosse Pointe Park is set to appear before Circuit Judge Bruce Morrow. He's accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill handyman Joseph Gentz, who is jailed in the January killing of Bashara's wife, Jane.


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Woman trades baby for truck, deputies say

PALATKA, Fla. - A 30-year-old woman faces felony human trafficking charges after deputies said she traded her son for a truck.

Heather Ann Kaminsky was wanted in Laurel County, Ky. She was arrested by Putnam County Sheriff's Office and members of the U.S. Marshal's Service in Palatka.

Kaminksy was wanted for trading her newborn son for a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck shortly after his birth in January, officials said.

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Do you recognise this girl's voice? Police hunt for 999 child caller

UPDATE: 999 call from girl, 3, that sparked urgent hunt for mother Stacey Hall was a hoax says police
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Anyone with information is asked to call the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 0800 056 944.

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Police have asked for urgent help from the public to identify the three-year-old girl whose voice is heard in a 999 phone call made yesterday.

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Mother of missing Columbia toddler (Amir Jennings) appears in court (Video)

Bob Bashara, original lawyers expected back in court today

July 31, 2012
By Elisha Anderson and Joe Swickard
Detroit Free Press Staff Writers
The two members of the original defense team representing Bashara in the case, attorneys David Griem and Christina Utley, are expected to be in court this morning, Utley said.

"We have to go in front of court ... to do a substitution," she said.


Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20120731/NEWS02/307310075/Bob-Bashara-original-lawyers-expected-back-in-court-today

For LP’s birthday, love and gifts from strangers

BY LAURA BAUER
The Kansas City Star
One child named Katie took out her crayons and colored a handful of pictures for a little girl she’s never met.

Another named Eva just wanted that same little girl to know she’s praying for her. And a group of Sunday school kids from a Kansas City, Kan., church put markers and stickers, glitter and glue on construction paper to help make LP, the girl they’ve heard about through the news, feel special.

Five weeks ago, authorities found the 10-year-old — known in police records only as LP — locked in a dark and tiny closet, her 32-pound body frail and malnourished. Authorities believe she was kept hidden inside her mom’s Kansas City apartment for several years, not allowed to play outside or go to school. Her mother reportedly kept a bowl and a bottle behind the couch where the girl would sometimes eat.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/07/30/3733235/for-lps-birthday-love-and-gifts.html

Blood on blanket matched missing SC boy's, police say (Amir Jennings)

Published: July 31, 2012
By Noelle Phillips
COLUMBIA — Bloodstains found on a blanket in Zinah Jennings’ car trunk belonged to the South Carolina woman's missing son, police said during a Monday court hearing.

But a judge must decide whether the blanket can be presented as evidence in her trial, set for late August.

Hemphill Pride II, Jennings’ defense attorney, asked Monday that the bloodstained blanket be barred from the trial because it would prejudice a jury in deciding whether Jennings should be convicted of unlawful conduct toward a child.

She has not been charged with killing her toddler son, Amir, but the blanket would imply that, Pride said.

Read more: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/07/31/4151359/blood-on-blanket-matched-missing.html

As girl shot near church fights for life, family seeks answers


A church and community in Orange County have rallied together as a 15-year-old girl fights for her life after she was caught in the crossfire of a shootout Sunday night.


Danielle Sampson's family said they have not left her bedside since the teen was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a gunshot wound to the head.

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Controversy over Trayvon Martin memorial

SANFORD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) -
A community meeting took place Monday evening, to talk about how to remember the death of Trayvon Martin in a respectful way. His memorial was taken down three weeks ago. Items like teddy bears and pictures were boxed up by the city and are being stored at the Sanford Museum. While some say, it's about time the memorial was cleaned up, others call it an insult.
"After Trayvon Martin was killed there were memorials put at the gate, they were there for several months and at my direction they were removed." City Manager Norton Bonaparte explained to residents, why he took down a memorial forTrayvon Martin outside The Retreat at Twin Lakes,"We were getting complaints."

George Zimmerman's wife being arraigned


SANFORD, Fla. — 
George Zimmerman's wife  is being arraigned.
But the court hearing Tuesday in Sanford, Fla., is expected to be uneventful since Shellie Zimmerman already has entered a plea of not guilty to a perjury charge.

She waived her requirement to attend and wasn't going to be present during the hearing. Because of that, the judge won't call her name although it remains on the docket.


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Deputies search for missing, disabled Osceola teen


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. —
Osceola County deputies said they are searching for a missing and disabled teenager.
Destinee Fields hasn't been seen since July 19, when she left her home on Aspenwood Circle to take the bus to Gateway High School.
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Man arrested on child abuse charges after calling 911 to report injured baby

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Investigators said a Brevard County man, who called 911 to report an injured child, was arrested late Monday night.

 WFTV was there when deputies arrested Rory Hoffmeister on child abuse and child neglect charges.

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Prosecutors pursue two-track strategy against James Holmes in Colorado massacre

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Opening arguments in Drew Peterson murder trial to begin Tuesday


A jury of seven men and five women will hear opening arguments in the long-delayed trial on whether Peterson, 58, killed his then-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004 and made it look like an accident.

Savio, 40, was found dead in a dry bathtub on March 1, 2004. Officials ruled the death an accidental drowning until Savio’s body was exhumed as part of their investigation.

 They eventually changed the cause of her death from an accident to homicide and charged Peterson with murder.

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Police seek accused parking garage killer


The parking garage shooting happened five weeks ago, and police said they are looking for 25-year-old Ronny Batista, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Officials said after going through the evidence, and talking with people who've been calling in tips, a warrant has been issued for Batista's arrest.
The shooting took place in the parking garage at 53 West Central Boulevard early on June 24.

High Rent Prices Force 2 Single Mothers to Live in Cars 7/30/12


Midland, TX - The economic boom in West Texas is driving up the cost of living, but not everyone can keep up.

In Midland 2 single moms are now living out of their cars after skyrocketing rent prices force them onto the streets.

“We’re hard working single mothers that have good jobs and we can't even afford to get a place to live,” explains April Pando.

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Missing Girl's 9th Birthday is Tuesday

KCRG/Gazette/Courier/KCCI Staff Reports
Story Created: Jul 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM CDT
Story Updated: Jul 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM CDT
EVANSDALE, Iowa - One of the two girls at the heart of an abduction case in eastern Iowa turns 9 years old on Tuesday.

Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, were last seen about 12:15 p.m. on July 13 in downtown Evansdale. Their bikes and a purse were found along a trail on the southeast corner of Meyers Lake at about 4 p.m..

Tuesday is Collin's 9th birthday.

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Search For Paige Johnson's Body Turns Up Empty, But Hope Remains



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Woman Pleads Guilty To Lying During Kenia Monge Investigation

July 30, 2012 3:20 PM
DENVER (CBS4) – A woman who police say lied to them during the investigation into the disappearance of Kenia Monge last year has pleaded guilty.

Lynn Kimbrough with the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Kerry Humphrey, 24, pleaded guilty to attempt to influence a public official, two counts of false reporting to authorities and perjury.

Read more: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/07/30/woman-pleads-guilty-to-lying-during-kenia-monge-investigation/

Ashley Moser, Mother Of 6-Year-Old Shooting Victim Veronica Moser, Will be Paralyzed, Aunt Says

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI 07/30/12 03:10 PM ET
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The Colorado woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage is expected to be paralyzed as a result of her injuries, a family member said Monday.

MaryEllen Hansen said that doctors still hope her niece, Ashley Moser, will have use of her arms.

Moser's daughter, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, was the youngest person slain in the July 20 shooting. On Saturday, Moser's family announced that Moser had suffered a miscarriage related to the trauma of the shooting. Moser suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and abdomen.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/ashley-moser-mom-of-young_n_1720320.html

Parents of wanted fugitive Nate Summerfield seek custody of his, Lynn Jackenheimer's 3-year-old son

By: Michael Baldwin, newsnet5.com
By: Tina Kaufmann, newsnet5.com
ASHLAND, Ohio - The parents of wanted fugitive Nate Summerfield, who's accused of murdering Ashland mom Lynn Jackenheimer, are seeking custody of their 3-year-old son, Leland.

Jackenheimer's parents have had custody of the children, ages 3 and 13, since their daughter disappeared and was later found murdered. When the Jackenheimers went to Ashland Family Court Monday to request full custody of Leland, they learned the Summerfields are also petitioning to get full custody of the boy.


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Zimmerman judge to make ruling on recusal request

4:14 PM EDT Jul 30, 2012
Judge Kenneth Lester's spokeswoman said he will rule by the end of the week on George Zimmerman's request for him to step down.

Lester was on a two-week vacation, but Monday a court spokeswoman said he is back and will rule by Friday if not earlier.

Zimmerman is asking Lester to recuse himself, arguing the judge's ruling on Zimmerman's latest bond request shows a lack of objectivity toward Zimmerman.

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Phoenix woman accused of murdering, dismembering mother

Posted: 1:08 PM
By: Ashley Loose
PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman has been arrested, accused of murdering and dismembering her elderly mother.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said officers early Monday morning responded to a call of a deceased person inside a home near 47th Avenue and Cactus Road. Crews reportedly located the body of 73-year-old Deborah Hatley.

Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/phoenix-police-find-mother-murdered-dismembered-by-daughter-monday-morning

Waller case to proceed to circuit court

Posted: Jul 30, 2012 5:02 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 30, 2012 5:09 PM EDT
Christy Hendricks
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -
After listening to testimony from 18 witnesses, Judge Gary Kamp ruled there is probable cause to send Clay Waller's murder case to circuit court.

The 41-year-old Jackson man is accused of killing his estranged wife, Jacque. Her body's not been found.

Read more: http://www.kfvs12.com/story/19149882/waller-case-to-proceed

Conrad Murray asks appeals court for lab test on propofol bottle

July 30, 2012 | 12:10 pm
Dr. Conrad Murray asked an appellate court Monday to order lab testing on a piece of evidence that his defense said might cast doubt on his guilt in Michael Jackson’s death.

In a filing Monday, a lawyer for Murray asked justices for the Second District Court of Appeal to authorize forensic analysis on residue in a bottle of propofol taken from the bedroom of the pop star’s rented Holmby Hills mansion.

Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/conrad-murray-asks-appeals-court-for-lab-test-on-propofol-bottle.html

Euro Rape Suspect Released on Bond; Passport Seized

Posted by Jose Lambiet on Jul 30, 2012 in Palm Beach
The European rising rugby star arrested in Delray Beach two weeks ago in connection with an alleged rape has been released on bond, Gossip Extra has learned.

Maxime Devignez, 18, was ordered to surrender his passport and pay a $100,000-bond. He was released in the custody of family friends in Delray.


Read more: http://gossipextra.com/2012/07/30/maxime-devignez-bond-rape-1688/

Susan Powell’s parents try again for West Valley City police files


The family of Susan Cox Powell has filed a third request with West Valley City for documents related to the missing woman’s case.
Anne Bremner, a Washington attorney who represents the missing mom’s estate and her parents, filed an appeal on Friday with the West Valley City Council after the police department and city manager rejected her request for "any and all investigative files" related to the disappearance of the young mother on Dec. 7, 2009.
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FBI: Reward paid in Mayes case


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The FBI said Monday that it paid reward money to more than one person who gave authorities information that helped them find a fugitive accused of killing a mother and 14-year-old her daughter
The information directly led authorities to Adam Mayes in the woods of north Mississippi on May 10, the FBI said.
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Three minor girls file lawsuit against Backpage.com, allege site forced them into underage prostitution


A lawsuit was filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on behalf of three teenage girls against Backpage.com. The lawsuit contends the girls were advertised and sold as prostitutes for the website’s “escort” service.
Two of the girls were 13 years old and the other girl was 15 years old at the time of the alleged incidents. The girls are now 17 and 15 years old.

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4th grade teacher arrested on child pornography charges; Reportedly admits attraction to boys


CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - David Kiluk is a 4th grade teacher at George Washington Academy in Mount Clemens, but now the 43-year-old is facing federal child porn charges after investigators say they found "child sexually abusive material" on his computer.

According to court documents, Kiluk told investigators that he's attracted to boys and has downloaded between 500 - 1,000 videos of child pornography.


Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/macomb_county/4th-grade-teacher-arrested-on-child-porn-charges-reportedly-admits-to-attraction-to-boys#ixzz228SKzu8Q

BREAKING NEWS: Another Arrest Warrant Issued in Gaines County Double Murder 7/30/12


Gaines County - As the investigation into the murders of Jay Doyal and John Allen continue, another arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect.

Authorities are looking for 25-year-old Desirae Mata in connection to the May 10th shooting.

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Deputies: DeBary father shot son after son's threats

DeBARY, Fla. -
A DeBary father shot his son early Monday morning in self defense, after the son assaulted both his father and his mother after an argument, according to deputies.

According to Volusia County Sheriff's office, the father and son got into an argument that led 36-year-old Joshua Smith, to hit his father, Dennis Smith, 61.

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Family outraged by killer's sentencing

WSVN-TV - Monday morning, the victim's brother, Daniel Mayoral, led a rally protesting a judge's decision to reduce the sentence of his brother's killer. Fourteen-year-old Giovanny Mayoral was shot and killed by Joshua Ladson in August 2006. Ladson was 16 at the time. According to prosecutors, Giovanny had just fixed up a small green dirt bike and was riding with his brother Daniel, when prosecutors said Ladson got upset that Giovanny passed him at a high rate of speed and shot him from eight to 10 feet away.

Aloha woman driving with four children charged with DUII, reckless endangering

A woman reportedly swerving in the lanes on U.S. 26 early Sunday morning with her four children inside the vehicle had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit, police said.

Claudia Corona, 25, of Aloha, had a blood-alcohol level of .15. She's been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and four counts of reckless endangering, according to a release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2012/07/aloha_woman_driving_with_four.html

James Holmes charged with 24 counts of murder in Colorado theater massacre


Holmes was emotionless, and his eyes seemed heavy. He mostly sat back in his chair, sometimes swaying side to side during the proceedings. His gaze often drifted to one of the eight officers stationed in the courtroom, the attorneys or judge.

 At one point, he stared at the ceiling. At another, he closed his eyes as if dozing off. He spoke only once, when Sylvester asked him whether he understood that his attorneys had waived a time restriction for his preliminary hearing.


“Yes,” Holmes said.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/james-holmes-expected-to-be-charged-monday-in-colorado-massacre/2012/07/30/gJQAFCRQKX_story.html

Man accused of choking wife over chat room


MCDONALD, Pa., July 30 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man was arrested after allegedly choking his wife over an argument about a chat room she was visiting, police said.
Scott Edward Samstag, 39, was arrested Friday night and charged with two counts of simple assault and one count each of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and harassment, the Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter reported

Florida boy forced to smoke pot, officials say


SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -
Sheriff's deputies say a McDonough, Ga., man is accused of hitting his wife and forcing a 7-year-old boy to smoke pot at gunpoint.

The Northwest Daily News reports 26-year-old Justin Blake Mitchell is being held at the Walton County Jail without bond since the July 12 incident.

Colo. suspect charged with 24 counts of murder / 116 attempted murder

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado prosecutors have formally charged a former doctorate student with 24 counts of murder in the shooting at an Aurora movie theater.

 Twenty-four-year-old James Holmes appeared Monday and was also formally charged with 116 counts of attempted murder.

 Twelve people were killed and 58 people were wounded or injured. The breakdown of the charges was not immediately clear.

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1 Suspect Arrested, Girl Still Missing Following Monterey Abduction (Video)



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Police: Kids may have witnessed mom's fatal stabbing (Video)


by Malini Basu / KHOU 11 News
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Posted on July 30, 2012 at 8:36 AM
HOUSTON –Houston police are searching for a suspect who fatally stabbed a young mother in north Houston early Monday.

One frightened child, a 3-year-old, was found hiding in a closet, while an 8-month-old baby was near the mother's dead body

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Murrieta Mom, 41, Charged With Child Endangerment After Daughter, 12, Is Found Naked, Eating Garbage


TEMECULA  (AP) — A Southern California teacher’s aide has been charged with child endangerment after her naked 12-year-old daughter was found wandering the streets and eating garbage.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports 41-year-old Tracy Lynn Betts was charged with the misdemeanor Thursday.
The Murrieta resident is accused of leaving her naked daughter in a parked car to wait while she was at work.
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Casey Anthony’s attorney comes to Miami


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The Orlando attorney who made headlines last year for defending “tot mom” Casey Anthony is planting roots back home again. Miami nativeJose Baez is opening a branch of the Baez Law Firm in Coral Gables next month, dabbling in criminal defense, personal injury and immigration. He’ll be at Books & Books in Coral Gables at 8 p.m. Monday to talk about his new book,Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story (BenBella, $26.99).
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Deputies: 15-year-old girl shot near Pine Hills

PINE HILLS, Fla. -
A 15-year-old girl was seriously injured on Sunday night when her family was caught in the middle of a shootout in Pine Hills, according to Orange County sheriff's deputies.
Deputies said it happened Sunday night near the Monument of Faith Church at North Lane and Powers Drive. The family was celebrating the mother's birthday and leaving church when two cars sped up to them and they heard gunshots.
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Details emerge on psychiatrist of accused Colorado massacre gunman

Published July 29, 2012FoxNews.com
DENVER – As attorneys for the suspect in a Colorado movie theater rampage fight to find the source of media leaks about his case, more details are emerging about the psychiatrist who documents show treated him.

Attorneys for 24-year-old James Holmes disclosed he was a "psychiatric patient" of Dr. Lynne Fenton in a court motion Friday, as they sought to discover the source of leaks to media outlets that he sent the psychiatrist a package containing a notebook with descriptions of an attack.

The revelation is the first indication that Holmes may have sought help before the rampage that killed 12 people and wounded 58.

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Drew Peterson testifying in his own defense? Unlikely, experts say

BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter
July 29, 2012
Drew Peterson loves to talk about himself, but the Will County jury that will decide his fate probably won’t hear a word from him during his murder trial.

While Peterson’s attorneys are publicly coy about whether he’ll testify, sources say the cocky, wise-cracking former cop likely will keep his mouth shut and let his lawyers do the talking.

That’s a smart, safe move, say legal experts not involved in the trial.

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Drew Peterson Murder Trial Could Hang on Words of Two Absent Women

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  By COLLEEN CURRY July 29, 2012
The murder trial of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson could hinge on the statements of two women who won't be at that trial: his third wife he is accused of murdering and his fourth wife who has disappeared.

 A jury of seven men and five women will hear opening arguments Monday on whether Peterson, 58, killed his then-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004 and made it look like an accident.

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Family of Robyn Gardner breaks silence

Sunday - 7/29/2012, 2:00am ET
The siblings of Robyn Gardner, the 35-year-old Frederick woman who went missing in Aruba last August, say they have faith that their sister is alive and they are speaking publicly for the first time in a bid to renew coverage of Gardner's disappearance.

"We want to keep the story alive, just in case there's somebody out there who knows some information, anything," said her sister, Danielle Colson-Unglesbee.

Andrew Colson, who signs updates to a Facebook awareness group as Gardner's "little 'big' brother," said they are also speaking now to focus attention on Robyn's personality.

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Children Carry Invisible Scars From Psychological Abuse

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Physical abuse of children carries undeniable marks of pain, but in many cases the hidden scars associated with psychological abuse may be more detrimental in the long run, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics position statement published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

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Hunt for wanted fugitive Nate Summerfield in Lynn Jackenheimer murder goes to YouTube




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Man held in Alaska suspect in Vt. murders month before Celina Cass went missing

July 28. 2012 7:54PM
By NANCY WEST
New Hampshire Sunday News
Information about a man charged in the random kidnapping and murder of an 18-year-old girl in Alaska in February has been shared with investigators in New Hampshire, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young.

The man, Israel Keyes, 34, is also reported to be a person of interest in the random abduction and murder of an Essex, Vt., couple who disappeared last year, the month before 11-year-old Celina Cass was found slain in West Stewartstown.

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Girl taken by adopted brother returned to Arkansas

By JEANNIE NUSS - The Associated Press
Saturday, Jul. 28, 2012 | 06:52 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas man suspected of killing his parents and taking his adopted 12-year-old sister to Memphis will be extradited to face capital murder charges, Little Rock police said Sunday.

Meanwhile, detectives have picked up his sister in Tennessee and brought her back to Arkansas, where she is in Department of Human Services custody while her family makes arrangements for her care, Little Rock police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said in a statement.

Police issued an Amber Alert for the girl Saturday after her parents were found dead in their Little Rock home. A church member going to meet Bobby Whitlow looked inside the home and saw Annette Whitlow lying on the living room floor by a fireplace, according to a police report. He called police, who discovered Bobby Whitlow in the kitchen.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/07/28/2926998/2-dead-12-year-old-girl-missing.html

Emotional day in Duson as community gathers for Keiosha

Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:15 PM by Erin Steuber
Updated: Jul 29, 2012 10:24 PM
An emotional night in Duson, as friends and family of missing teen, Keiosha Felix gathered for a candlelight vigil. Many gathered at the park in Duson off of Fourth Street to honor missing teen Keiosha. Family, friends and strangers lighting candles and releasing balloons.

"It feels wonderful, it's a wonderful feeling to see all these people out here to support us and what were going through," said Keiosha's aunt Lena Lewis. "I'm very grateful to everyone that made it here today."

Read more: http://www.katc.com/news/emotional-day-in-duson-as-community-gathers-for-keiosha/

Neighbors: Batman shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes likely faced eviction


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AURORA, Colo. - Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes was likely facing eviction from the Aurora apartment that authorities say he booby-trapped with explosives, neighbors said.

 Holmes, a former University of Colorado graduate student, is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a shooting rampage at a midnight movie premiere of "A Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, and wiring his apartment with enough explosives to have leveled the building if they had detonated.

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New Search In Woburn Cold Case Finds ‘Points Of Interest’ (Video)



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A Birthday Celebration Held For Missing Toddler Aliayah Lunsford (Video)



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Police Search Shallow Grave For Missing Teen

Last Updated: July 30, 2012 7:07:43 am
(Knox County, Ky.) – A new lead in the case of missing Florence teenager Paige Johnson did not result in her location Sunday.

The 17-year-old mother left her Florence home to visit with friends in Covington in September 2010. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders said on his website Sunday that detectives are following a lead at a farm outside of Barbourville in southeastern Kentucky. The information had been received from police in Ohio.

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Man accused of theater shooting in court Monday


        DENVER - The man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora on July 20 will be in court again Monday.

James Holmes, 24, has been held without bond since he made his first court appearance last Monday.
He is scheduled to be formally charged tomorrow.

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Holmes' psychiatric treatment could factor in trial



  The University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James Holmes, the man accused of the Aurora movie theater massacre, is medical director of student mental health services and a researcher into schizophrenia. Holmes' treatment and recognition of mental problems could play a crucial part in his trial.


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More sex abuse victims speak out in Charlotte & nationwide after Sandusky convictions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Call it the Sandusky effect. The child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University has set a ripple effect in motion, experts say.

 Nationwide, victims are stepping out and naming their alleged abusers, two or five or 20 years later.

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Look to the good in humankind -- look to heroes, says grieving father

"If you want to describe Alex in one word, he was just good," says his father, Tom Teves. "He wasn't a standout in anything, but he cared about people."

 It is the goodness of humanity that Teves wants the world to know and remember: the virtues of his son -- and the 11 others killed at a midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," in a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.

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Cops: Roaches crawling on baby's seat in dirty home

"The residence has extreme insect infestation, dog feces covering the floor of the entire residence, and molded food left out in the kitchen area," the arrest warrants, obtained by the AJC, state.

 The baby's infant seat had roaches crawling on it and live electrical cords suspended above it in the Austell home, according to Cobb County police.

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Child Left Alone, Overdoses on Pills

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- A child overdosed on pills after being left alone in a car this weekend. Clarksville Police say the mother left the young child in her car while she mowed a nearby yard. During that time, the child got into the mother's purse and ate some of her medication.

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Charges for two men in connection with case of two Westland teens found dead in Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Two men are charged in connection with the case of the missing teenagers from Westland whose bodies were found Friday in a field on Detroit's east side . 

The Wayne County Prosecutor's office is charging 39-year-old Casey Jason Green and 40-year-old Larry Videz Anderson with the larceny of items from a motor vehicle, which is a 5 year jail term.

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KATHERINE JACKSON & MJ'S KIDS Show Up for 'Unity' Tour Despite Family Brawl

Despite a public family showdown, Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson's three kids all showed up at the Jackson Brothers' "Unity Tour" ... even though one of the members, Jermaine Jackson, is actively trying to overthrow the MJ estate. 

TMZ obtained footage of Katherine arriving at the concert in Saratoga last night (to a small round of applause from the crowd) where MarlonTitoJackie and Jermaine are continuing their tour, despite the current family rift.


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Space tight for Peterson trial


The tabloid intrigue of the Drew Peterson murder case has made the trial a big news story, but it will take place in a very small courtroom.
For the two days of jury selection — the official, if not particularly sensational start of the trial last week — seating was not a problem,
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Killer of baby gets prison time

INDIO — An Indio man who killed his live-in girlfriend's 17-month-old daughter was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison. Anthony Pacheco, 27, was convicted in May of second-degree murder and assault on a child with great bodily injury for the Oct. 25, 2008, death of Mya Whitman.

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Missing toddler found alive and well

A 17-month-old toddler who was taken from a house in West Auckland has been found alive and well.


 Toddler Alyssa Barker was taken from her home near Kaukapakapa, northwest of Auckland, yesterday at around 3pm by Skye Mason who had been living with the girl's family in the days leading up to the kidnapping.

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Defense attorney says his client is suspect in reporter's death


The defense attorney for a Gainesville man who saw slain newspaper reporter Sarah Libbey Greenhalgh the night before her death said Friday police are treating his client as a suspect in the case.
Scott Hook of Warrenton spoke after John Sheldon Kearns, 49, was released from the Prince William County jail on $10,000 security bond following a hearing before Circuit Judge Richard B. Potter.
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Medical Examiner confirms two bodies found Friday in Detroit are those of missing Westland teens


WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Wayne County Medical Examiner has identified the bodies of two young men found Friday in a Detroit field as two missing Westland teens. The heartbreaking news has been delivered to their families.
Dental records were used to identify them.


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3 shot dead in Pa.; girl taken, found safe in Ohio

QUINCY, PA. -- A man in south-central Pennsylvania confronting his wife about custody arrangements for their daughter shot to death three people, then fled with the 4-year-old girl before the two were found about 250 miles away in Ohio, authorities said Saturday.

 Kevin Cleeves was trying to contact his wife Friday to make arrangements to pick up his daughter Leia, but she didn't answer the phone, so he went to a home in Quincy Township, the (Waynesboro) Record-Herald (http://bit.ly/O5EeFX) reported, citing court records. 

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  http://www.kansascity.com/2012/07/28/3728474/3-shot-dead-in-pa-girl-taken-found.html#storylink=cpy
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