Crime

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, from left, and Jany Leveille talk with with attorneys Kelly Golightley and Tom Clark after a hearing on a motion to dismiss in the Taos County Courthouse, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Judge Jeff McElroy ordered charges of neglect against both defendants dropped but the couple still face charges of child abuse resulting in death. In a separate hearing, Judge Emilio Chavez ordered neglect charges dropped on three other defendants due to a deadline missed by prosecutors. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 9:18 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The father of a 3-year-old boy found dead in a filthy New Mexico compound and his partner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of child abuse resulting in death after lesser charges were dismissed against them and other members of their extended family as the result of a...
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Baltimore Police Department Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle speaks at a news conference to address an investigative review board's final report on the death of Detective Sean Suiter, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Baltimore. About ten months after Suiter's mysterious death, the board has concluded that he most likely killed himself. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 29, 2018 - 9:08 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The gunshot that killed a Baltimore detective one day before he was to testify in front of a grand jury investigating dirty cops was likely self-inflicted, leaders of an independent review board announced Wednesday. The panel's unanimous decision is the latest twist in a real-life...
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In this July 28, 2015 photo, University of Hong Kong Professor, Cheung Kie-chung, center, attends a conference in Hong Kong. Media reports say the Hong Kong University professor has been arrested after his wife’s decomposing body was found inside a suitcase in his campus office. The Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, reports said Hong Kong University mechanical engineering associate professor Cheung was taken away by police on Tuesday, Aug. 28. (Apple Daily via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 7:38 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong university professor was charged with his wife's murder on Wednesday, a day after her decomposing body was found inside a suitcase in his campus office, reports said. Hong Kong University mechanical engineering associate professor Cheung Kie-chung was taken away by...
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August 29, 2018 - 7:16 pm
Experts say it was an extremely rare verdict when jurors convicted a former Texas police officer of murder this week for an on-duty shooting. Criminal justice experts say fewer than 90 officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter for such shootings since 2005. Less than half were...
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FILE - This April 11, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A patient with a history of violence was charged with assault Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, after he punched a nurse, knocked her to the floor and repeatedly stomped on her head at the Washington state psychiatric hospital that recently lost accreditation and federal funding due to safety violations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 29, 2018 - 6:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A patient with a history of violence has been charged with the weekend assault of a nurse at a Washington state psychiatric hospital that recently lost accreditation and federal funding due to safety violations. He is accused of punching the nurse, knocking her to the floor and...
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This March 12, 2018 photo released by the Cobb County Police shows Dr. Joseph L. Burton in Marietta, Ga. Burton has been indicted along with seven other individuals by a federal grand jury on charges of illegal distribution of opioid painkillers and other drugs in Atlanta. Burton is to be sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Cobb County Police via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 6:08 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A highly regarded former Georgia medical examiner has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison for trading opioid prescriptions for sex in what former colleagues say is a sad and shocking turn for a man they knew as an ethical and dedicated public servant. A forensic pathologist...
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These undated file photos released by the Weber County Sheriff's Office show Jacob Kingston, left, and Isaiah Kingston. Two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail after prosecutors argued they could flee to Turkey if released ahead of trial in an alleged $511 million tax credit scheme. The men have access private jets, millions of dollars stashed abroad and an unidentified federal law-enforcement contact who apparently tipped them off ahead of a raid, special assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Goemaat said at a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Kingston's attorney said the prosecutor's allegations are false hearsay. (Weber County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 6:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail after prosecutors argued they could flee to Turkey if released ahead of trial in an alleged $511 million tax credit scheme. The men have access private jets, millions of dollars stashed...
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Voters exit a polling station on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 29, 2018 - 4:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For all the worries about Russian hackers and other cyber-vandals, voting problems this week in Arizona served as a reminder that one of the biggest threats to fair elections is plain old human error. That appeared to be the case during Tuesday's primary, when dozens of polling...
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Then-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks answers questions during a press conference at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks used insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. Kendricks says in a statement released by his lawyer Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, that he’s sorry and “deeply” regrets his actions. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been charged with using insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Co-defendant Damilare Sonoiki was paid $10,000...
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August 29, 2018 - 12:53 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have arrested three members of a charity helping migrants on the eastern island of Lesbos for allegedly belonging to a criminal organization that directly facilitated migrant smugglers for financial profit. Police said Wednesday that a total of 30 Greek...
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