Girl, 13, helped cops nab online predator who wanted to fly her to his home in Louisiana, 900 miles away
Girl, 13, helped cops nab online predator who wanted to fly her to his home in Louisiana, 900 miles away

The teen helped law enforcement catch William Kramer, 49, of Bossier City, Louisiana, who had wanted to take the girl to his home

Seven injured in shooting at West Virginia bar on New Year's Day, none arrested so far
Seven injured in shooting at West Virginia bar on New Year's Day, none arrested so far

More than a dozen shell casings were found outside the bar and in a parking lot across the street, police said

Florida man poisoned girlfriend's cat with amphetamines causing it 'considerable pain and suffering'
Florida man poisoned girlfriend's cat with amphetamines causing it 'considerable pain and suffering'

Frank Jesse has been charged with domestic violence and animal cruelty in connection to the case.

Man killed instantly as firecracker he was trying to light explodes in his face at midnight on New Year's Eve
Man killed instantly as firecracker he was trying to light explodes in his face at midnight on New Year's Eve

Gary McLaren was trying to light a 50 cm tube of firecrackers at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve

California man beats 6-year-old godson to death while 'trying to discipline him' a day after Christmas
California man beats 6-year-old godson to death while 'trying to discipline him' a day after Christmas

Tyler D'Shaun Martin-Brand has been charged with murder and is being held in jail on a $2 million bond

Famed Jesuit priest Rev Donald J McGuire abused boy 1,000 times around world, claims lawsuit
Famed Jesuit priest Rev Donald J McGuire abused boy 1,000 times around world, claims lawsuit

The boy, Robert J Goldberg, now 61, opened up about years of psychological control and sexual abuse he suffered while working as a child valet for the late Rev Donald J McGuire.

Serial killer Phillip Jablonski, on death row for killing wife and mother-in-law,  dies in California prison
Serial killer Phillip Jablonski, on death row for killing wife and mother-in-law, dies in California prison

A San Mateo County jury sentenced him to death in 1994 for the first-degree murders of his wife, Carol Spadoni, 46, and her mother, Eva Petersen, 72.

Texas woman dragged out of her birthday party, shot dead by ex-boyfriend who 'had a bone to pick'
Texas woman dragged out of her birthday party, shot dead by ex-boyfriend who 'had a bone to pick'

Carolee Taylor was shot dead by her former boyfriend Al Simon in Houston on Christmas Eve

Maine high school student, 19, says principal sent her 5,000 sexually explicit texts and tried to groom her
Maine high school student, 19, says principal sent her 5,000 sexually explicit texts and tried to groom her

The former student has also sued a social worker at the school and is seeking unspecified damages and the coverage of her legal costs

Florida woman mercilessly drowns pet labrador in bathtub, tells cops it was 'barking too much'
Florida woman mercilessly drowns pet labrador in bathtub, tells cops it was 'barking too much'

Margaret Kinsella was evaluated under the Baker Act before she was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a third-degree felony

Alabama man arrested after 3-month-old daughter is found with 22 broken ribs in 'different stages of healing'
Alabama man arrested after 3-month-old daughter is found with 22 broken ribs in 'different stages of healing'

Dashun Montae Bush, 19, was arrested after a probe revealed that he had abused the young girl on multiple occasions

Ohio police still searching for 14-year-old boy who disappeared on his way to school 11 days ago
Ohio police still searching for 14-year-old boy who disappeared on his way to school 11 days ago

The Port Clinton Police Department, as well as multiple other law enforcement agencies, are working to locate 14-year-old Harley Dilly.

Girl, 13, who was sexually abused by her father for years dies while giving birth, baby boy survives
Girl, 13, who was sexually abused by her father for years dies while giving birth, baby boy survives

Luana Ketlen's father Tome Faba has been charged with child abuse and manslaughter and he made his first appearance in court on December 27

Texas football player who fatally stabbed pregnant sister heard confessing murder on doorbell cam: Police
Texas football player who fatally stabbed pregnant sister heard confessing murder on doorbell cam: Police

Michael Egwaugu, 25, admitted he murdered his elder sister Jennifer Ebichi, 32, in video captured by a doorbell camera installed in her Pflugerville home

Alabama woman who texted 'I feel in trouble' before she disappeared 2 weeks ago has been found dead in shallow grave
Alabama woman who texted 'I feel in trouble' before she disappeared 2 weeks ago has been found dead in shallow grave

Paighton Houston, 29, was last seen on December 20 with two 'heavy-set black males'. On January 3, police found her body in a shallow grave.

'Captain America' actress Mollie Fitzgerald accused of stabbing mom to death will represent herself in trial
'Captain America' actress Mollie Fitzgerald accused of stabbing mom to death will represent herself in trial

Mollie Fitzgerald made the declaration on Thursday, appearing in court for the first time since she was charged for the death of her mom, Patricia 'Tee' Fitzgerald.

New Jersey 'Torso Killer,' 73, confesses to 50-year-old unsolved murders of three teenage girls
New Jersey 'Torso Killer,' 73, confesses to 50-year-old unsolved murders of three teenage girls

Richard Cottingham was initially convicted in the murder of three women in the 1980s, and has since confessed to three more murders.

Alabama police seen rescuing kidnapped woman held at knifepoint by California man in dramatic footage
Alabama police seen rescuing kidnapped woman held at knifepoint by California man in dramatic footage

Sean Sanders, 51, had abducted the woman and shoved her into his white van, which had chained doors and a cage at the back.

Rhode Island woman, fiance allegedly used 3D-printed gun to shoot her ex-boyfriend's mother dead on New Year's Day
Rhode Island woman, fiance allegedly used 3D-printed gun to shoot her ex-boyfriend's mother dead on New Year's Day

Police say Jack Doherty and 18-year-old Shaylyn Moran fatally shot 54-year-old Cheryl Smith at her home on New Year's Day using the 3d printed gun. 

R Kelly forced ex-girlfriend to enter suicide pact, asked her to kill herself if he ever went to jail
R Kelly forced ex-girlfriend to enter suicide pact, asked her to kill herself if he ever went to jail

Rapper R Kelly is in jail and awaiting trial for various charges of sexual abuse

Massachusetts palmist held for duping woman of $71k after convincing that her daughter, 10, must be exorcized
Massachusetts palmist held for duping woman of $71k after convincing that her daughter, 10, must be exorcized

The accused, Tracey Milanovich, made the victim bring her the money in cash and buy her various household items.

California porn site told to pay women $12.7M after 'secret' steamy sex videos leaked online
California porn site told to pay women $12.7M after 'secret' steamy sex videos leaked online

The case had 22 plaintiffs and was defended by as many as 13 individuals, operating as one business entity

Man and daughter, 9, accidentally shot dead by hunters after they mistook them for deer on New Year's Day
Man and daughter, 9, accidentally shot dead by hunters after they mistook them for deer on New Year's Day

Kim Drawdy and his daughter Lauren were out hunting when they were shot by other hunters

Virginia father brutally beats up 60-year-old pedophile after finding him half naked in his children's room
Virginia father brutally beats up 60-year-old pedophile after finding him half naked in his children's room

Investigation revealed that Stanley, 60, who is from North Carolina had been visiting family members during the holidays

Fugitive mother of missing Idaho children, 17 and 7, asked to 'prove they're alive' or face consequences
Fugitive mother of missing Idaho children, 17 and 7, asked to 'prove they're alive' or face consequences

Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua Vallow, 7, have not been seen since September last year but were only reported missing two days before Thanksgiving

Two toddlers dead in Chicago after woman leaves one in bathtub and jumps from highrise with the other
Two toddlers dead in Chicago after woman leaves one in bathtub and jumps from highrise with the other

Police said the unidentified woman stabbed a 70-year-old man, believed to be her grandfather, before throwing one of the toddlers out of the window

How serial killer Aileen Wuornos's love for her partner Tyria Moore led to her capture and eventual punishment
How serial killer Aileen Wuornos's love for her partner Tyria Moore led to her capture and eventual punishment

America's most infamous female serial killer, a former prostitute, had killed and robbed seven men in two years

3 women abducted by Ariel Castro open up about their horrifying 9 years in captivity at his Ohio home
3 women abducted by Ariel Castro open up about their horrifying 9 years in captivity at his Ohio home

After years of being raped, starved, tortured, and chained, the three women were able to escape in 2013 when one of them managed to call 911 from a neighbor's house

Woman and her husband shot dead by her own father over 'dispute' on New Year's Eve in front of terrified guests
Woman and her husband shot dead by her own father over 'dispute' on New Year's Eve in front of terrified guests

The 55-year-old then shot himself and is in a critical condition

Mother horrified to find cocaine inside mermaid baby doll she bought for her daughter on Christmas
Mother horrified to find cocaine inside mermaid baby doll she bought for her daughter on Christmas

Elizabeth Faidley, who ordered the doll on Etsy, posted the story this week on Facebook and it was shared more than 25,000 times

Hero 12-year-old saved great grandparents' lives after wrestling knife away from brother who was stabbing them
Hero 12-year-old saved great grandparents' lives after wrestling knife away from brother who was stabbing them

Lucian Johnston was arrested over stabbing his great grandparents following an argument in the car they were travelling in

Mother of missing Idaho siblings told friends that her 17-year-old daughter died a year ago, say police
Mother of missing Idaho siblings told friends that her 17-year-old daughter died a year ago, say police

Mother not helping law enforcement to search her own kids

Alabama police apologize after cops pose with 'quilt' made of signs taken from homeless people before Christmas
Alabama police apologize after cops pose with 'quilt' made of signs taken from homeless people before Christmas

The post was put up by two officers identified as Preston McGraw and Alexandre Olivier, against whom an investigation was launched

Former Missouri pastor gets 65 years in prison for filming himself repeatedly raping two girls in his pizzeria
Former Missouri pastor gets 65 years in prison for filming himself repeatedly raping two girls in his pizzeria

The man identified as Loren Copp was convicted on eight federal counts of child sexual exploitation and enticement last year, involving at least four victims

School caretaker, 42, hid camera in toilet roll holder to watch female teachers using the loo
School caretaker, 42, hid camera in toilet roll holder to watch female teachers using the loo

Police discovered 76 videos and nearly 150,000 photos recorded from 50 separate instances of people using the toilet, including one where a child was being assisted by a teacher

Michigan university student, 19, dies after being shot by boyfriend in Russian roulette game gone wrong
Michigan university student, 19, dies after being shot by boyfriend in Russian roulette game gone wrong

Lyniah Bell's boyfriend Lafayette Hodges told the police it was an accident and that he believed the gun was empty when it went off

Texas church shooting: Man who killed shooter identified as pro-gun activist and political hopeful
Texas church shooting: Man who killed shooter identified as pro-gun activist and political hopeful

Jack Wilson was seen on video killing the shooter who opened fire at West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement near Forth Worth, Texas

Another woman accuses Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her in his Manhattan mansion when she was 14
Another woman accuses Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her in his Manhattan mansion when she was 14

A woman who says she was 14 when she had a sexual encounter with financier Jeffrey Epstein has sued his estate in Florida court for coercion, inflicting emotional distress and battery

Florida grandmother, 70, tasered 3 times, tackled to ground after she refused to let police into her house
Florida grandmother, 70, tasered 3 times, tackled to ground after she refused to let police into her house

According to a probable cause affidavit, Barbara Pinkney was struck three times with a stun gun - on her “left arm,” her “back,” her “upper back” -before being held to the ground by a deputy

British woman, 19, found guilty of false gang-rape claims against 12 Israeli men in Cyprus
British woman, 19, found guilty of false gang-rape claims against 12 Israeli men in Cyprus

Judge Michalis Papathanasiou said the defendant didn't tell the truth and tried to deceive the court with 'convenient' and 'evasive' statements in court

Mother arrested for 'pimping out' mentally disabled daughter, 19, on dating site and extorting customers
Mother arrested for 'pimping out' mentally disabled daughter, 19, on dating site and extorting customers

Many men had reported the woman to the authorities after she tried to extort them by accusing them of trying to sleep with her daughter. 

California twins, 16, among three killed in horrific Christmas car crash, cops say no alcohol was involved
California twins, 16, among three killed in horrific Christmas car crash, cops say no alcohol was involved

Mark and Michael Urista, 16, lost their lives in the crash on Foothill Road near Castlewood Drive on December 25

Oklahoma man kidnaps woman, beats her up and forces her to work at strip club so she could make money for him
Oklahoma man kidnaps woman, beats her up and forces her to work at strip club so she could make money for him

According to authorities, 29-year-old Gary Ballard who is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, also allegedly hurt the woman, who is said to be 23 years old

5 stabbed at New York Hanukkah celebration in latest attack on Jews fueled by 'cancer' of growing hatred in US
5 stabbed at New York Hanukkah celebration in latest attack on Jews fueled by 'cancer' of growing hatred in US

Grafton Thomas, the suspect in the Hanukkah stabbings north of New York City, has been arraigned on charges after he attacked five people

California man charged with murder of homeless woman who was 'looking for a place to sleep'
California man charged with murder of homeless woman who was 'looking for a place to sleep'

There were at least eight recent incidents in Los Angeles where people threw flammable liquids or explosives at homeless people, injuring and even killing them

Joe Biden says he's open to nominating Barack Obama to Supreme Court if he wins 2020 election: 'If he'd take it'
Joe Biden says he's open to nominating Barack Obama to Supreme Court if he wins 2020 election: 'If he'd take it'

Obama could be the second American president to become the chief justice after William Howard Taft

Twin brothers who starred in 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' found dead in woodland in suspected double suicide pact
Twin brothers who starred in 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' found dead in woodland in suspected double suicide pact

The show explored the lives and traditions of several Irish traveller families as they prepared to unite one of their members in marriage

Texas church shooting: Gunman opens fire during communion service killing 2 before parishioner shoots him dead
Texas church shooting: Gunman opens fire during communion service killing 2 before parishioner shoots him dead

One of the victims, who shot the gunman, was a member of the church's trained security team — licensed to carry guns and practice shooting regularly

Slain Texas mother Heidi Broussard laid to rest after her baby is returned to family: 'She was a free spirit'
Slain Texas mother Heidi Broussard laid to rest after her baby is returned to family: 'She was a free spirit'

Heidi Broussard was found dead last week after being reported missing. Broussard's funeral was held on Saturday, December 28, afternoon in her hometown at Lake Charles, Indiana