By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 12/12 — A 21-year-old man has confessed to killing a Houston-area police sergeant during a traffic stop earlier this week and is charged with capital murder,
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 10/01 — A man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering his lover filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing Southern California sheriff’s investigators of manufacturing a case against him.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/14 — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he is commuting the sentences of 21 inmates, most serving life terms and several who otherwise had no chance of ever leaving prison.
By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) 07/22 — At least three men recently paroled from Pennsylvania prisons have been arrested in unrelated homicides over the past two months,
By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 06/24 — A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/22 — A rookie Sacramento police officer who died during a domestic violence call was ambushed by a gunman and had no chance of surviving after she was shot,
By DON THOMPSON and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/21 — Newly minted Sacramento police officers held a moment of silence for a rookie gunned down while helping a woman leave an abusive home but they said Tara O’Sullivan’s death wouldn’t make them timid about doing their jobs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/20 — Sacramento police on Thursday were trying to negotiate the surrender of a gunman suspected of killing a police officer during a domestic dispute.Read more »
By REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) 06/12 — The Idaho Supreme Court says law enforcement officers can’t arrest someone for a misdemeanor unless they have a warrant or actually saw the crime being committed.
By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 06/10 — The June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman brought the “Trial of the Century”
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) 04/11 — A federal judge has ruled that the East St. Louis Housing Authority’s rule prohibiting public housing tenants from owning a firearm is unconstitutional.
BALTIMORE (AP) 03/08 — A man accused of killing his wife and blaming her death on a Baltimore panhandler had asked his brother to help “get rid”Read more »
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 02/28 — A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for the killings nearly 30 years ago of his estranged wife’s parents and her brother,
By DON BABWIN and CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) 02/17 — An initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers and wound six other people,
By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press GONZALES, La. (AP) 01/28 — A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people — including a girl he was dating — was arrested Sunday when he drove up with a gun to his grandmother’s house in Virginia,
By AMANDA SEITZ and DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 11/21 — Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked,
CHICAGO (AP) 11/20 — The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Chicago police have identified the gunman who killed three people at a hospital as 32-year-old Juan Lopez.Read more »
By AMANDA SEITZ and DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 11/20 — An argument outside a Chicago hospital turned deadly when a man pulled out a gun and killed an emergency room doctor whom he knew,
By CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press 09/20 – A gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday afternoon, shooting at police and others before an officer fired multiple shots at him,
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) 09/13 — A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death,