A New Hampshire couple honored as a "Breeder of the Year" by the American Kennel Club faces an animal cruelty charge. Police say 18 cocker spaniels were seized. The dogs showed signs of neglect, but no physical abuse.
A mother's claim that her 7-week-old baby was kidnapped quickly unraveled after her infant was found at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine in the North Carolina mountains, law enforcement officials said Friday. The child was found in "very good condition" despite being thrown down the ravine. The baby was in her car seat when it hit the ground, and somehow rolled out of it by the time local residents found her, he said.
Tennessee's attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for nine death row prisoners, bucking a national movement away from capital punishment. Attorney General Herbert Slatery quietly filed the request on Friday with no explanation, and the state Supreme Court later posted it on its website on Tuesday.
Residents described moments of confusion and terror as a gunman rained deadly gunfire on police at an Alabama mobile home park known as a quiet spot to live for both college students and young couples. Arrowhead Park where the suspect resided with a woman who is in veterinary school and their child, was considered safe before the shooting, residents said. That changed late Sunday when a resident identified by authorities as longtime Alabama National Guard member Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, allegedly unleashed bullets on officers responding to a reported domestic disturbance. The shooting left one officer dead and two others wounded.
A teenager is in the hospital and the 41-year-old man who attacked her with a car before stabbing her is behind bars at a North Carolina jail, the Archdale Police Department reported on Facebook.
The 19-year-old was stabbed multiple times because she refused to date Tyvonne Quantaine Upshur, WXII reported.
A South Carolina father was sentenced to death Thursday for killing his five children with his own hands. After they were dead, he drove around with their bodies for nine days before dumping them in garbage bags on the side of an Alabama dirt road. Timothy Jones Jr. showed no emotion as the jury delivered the verdict after less than two hours of deliberation. They also could have sentenced him to life without parole. The same Lexington County jury convicted Jones of five counts of murder last week in the deaths of his children, ages 1 to 8, in their Lexington home in August 2014.
A sheriff's deputy was shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Jeff Sellars of the Clermont County Sheriff's Office said officers responded about 7 p.m. Saturday to the Royal Oaks Apartments in Pierce Township, east of Cincinnati, following a 911 call from a man who said he believed someone was inside his residence. Authorities say the caller then said that he was armed and eventually told the dispatcher that he was suicidal.
Two South Carolina men have been charged with murder after sheriff's deputies found two bodies buried at a house just outside Spartanburg, authorities said. The arrests came after one of the suspects shot himself in the head in front of deputies, survived, and subsequently told deputies he'd witnessed the other man kill his girlfriend. Arrested Saturday were 39-year-old Jonathan Galligan and 41-year-old Christian Daniel Hurlburt.