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Dad Charged With Giving Gun to Mass Shooting Suspect

March 15, 2019 |

The father of a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year has been charged with unlawful delivery of a firearm in Illinois, a prosecutor announced Thursday. Reinking’s son, Travis Reinking, has been held without bond on first-degree murder charges since the April 2018…
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Mom’s Boyfriend Charged in Duffel Bag Murder

March 13, 2019 |

The boyfriend of the mother of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag on a horse trail was charged Tuesday with one count of murder, the AP reports. Emiel Hunt, 38, allegedly killed Trinity Love Jones about March 1, according to charges filed in Los Angeles…
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UFC Fighter Charged With Smashing Fan’s Phone

March 12, 2019 |

Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been arrested in the US again, this time for allegedly stealing and smashing a fan’s phone outside a Florida hotel. According to a police report seen by the BBC , the 30-year-old was involved in an altercation outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel…
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Political Aide Charged With Election Fraud in NC Race

February 27, 2019 |

The political operative accused of absentee ballot fraud in a North Carolina congressional race that’s now getting a do-over has been indicted. McCrae Dowless, who was arrested Wednesday, faces charges over the collection of absentee ballots in the 2016 and 2018 elections, the Charlotte Observer reports. Republican Mark Harris led…
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Activist Charged in House Fire Investigated as Hate Crime

February 26, 2019 |

A Michigan gay rights activist and former Citizen of the Year has been charged with setting his home ablaze in what was first investigated as a hate crime. The 2017 fire killed five pets, the Detroit News reports. Nikki Joly, a transgender man, had received death threats prior to the…
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Teen Charged With Dad’s Dog-Leash Killing

February 26, 2019 |

The North Carolina teen who said he found his father with a dog leash wrapped around his neck last April has now been charged in the man’s death. Bill Bishop, 59, died three days after son Alexander found him unresponsive and with ligature marks around his neck from the leash—…
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2nd Billionaire Charged in Prostitution Ring

February 23, 2019 |

Not one billionaire, but two have been caught up in the human trafficking sting in Florida. Robert Kraft is the more high-profile name of the two (and the one everyone was buzzing about Friday), but equity firm owner John Childs has also made the list, per TCPalm . Childs, who owns…
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R. Kelly Charged With Sexual Abuse

February 22, 2019 |

Years of accusations appear to have caught up to R. Kelly. Prosecutors in Illinois’ Cook County charged the R&B star Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . The move comes after a grand jury had been convened to examine new allegations and after high-profile…
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Huawei Executive Is Charged With Espionage in Poland

February 22, 2019 |

Polish authorities detained and charged a local sales director of Huawei, a Chinese national, with conducting high-level espionage on behalf of China, amid widening global scrutiny of the technology giant.
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Drinking in Hot Tub Ends With Wife Dead, Husband Charged

February 19, 2019 |

A bizarre tragedy in Illinois left a woman dead and her husband charged with involuntary manslaughter. Laura and Eric Huska were drinking in their backyard hot tub on a Saturday afternoon in Wheeling. Home security camera footage from the Feb. 9 incident shows Laura, 57, trying and failing to exit…
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