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How to Teach Children About 9-1-1

Friday May 30, 2014
A child who makes a call to 9-1-1 at the right moment can surely save a life, but before they can make that call someone has to teach them how to call and, more importantly, when it is appropriate to call the authorities. Does you child know how to use 9-1-1? Read more...

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Flashback: John Wayne Gacy the "Killer Clown"

Thursday May 29, 2014
John Wayne Gacy was convicted of the torture, rape and murder of 33 men between 1972 until his arrest in 1978. He was dubbed the "Killer Clown" because he entertained kids at parties as "Pogo The Clown." Read more...

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Immunity Issue in Bobo Case Headed to Court

Wednesday May 28, 2014
A Tennessee chancery court judge has ruled that she has no authority to decide if prosecutors breached a contract when they revoked the immunity of a witness in the Holly Bobo case. Prosecutors revoked the deal because they said Shayne Austin was not truthful with them and his information did not lead to the recovery of Bobo's body. Read more...

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Twisted Student Kills 6, Injures 13 in Killing Spree

Tuesday May 27, 2014
A 22-year-old college student launched a bloody killing spree near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus that he said was a "Day of Retribution" against all the beautiful women who never saw him as attractive. Seven people ended up dead - including Elliot Rodger, the killer - and 13 others were injured in the onslaught which lasted about 30 minutes. Read more...

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Woman Gets 10 Years in Double Murder Plea Deal

Monday May 26, 2014
In a move that left her codefendants surprised, a 20-year-old woman entered a guilty plea to lesser charges and received a 10-year sentence in the case of a double homicide that took place in her Joliet, Illinois home. Alissa Massaro has agreed to testify against her three codefendants in their muder trials for the deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins in January 2013. Read more...

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Flashback: Dean Corll and the Houston Mass Murders

Sunday May 25, 2014
Dean Corll was a 33-year-old electrician living in Houston, Texas, who with two teen accomplices was responsible for kidnapping, torturing, raping and murdering at least 27 young boys in Houston in the early 1970s. The Houston Mass Murders, as the case was later called, became one of the most horrific series of murders in U.S. history.

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Tennessee to Bring Back Electrocutions

Friday May 23, 2014
The state of Tennessee now has a back-up plan in case it runs out of the drugs it uses in lethal injection executions - the electric chair. Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law which will allow the state to use the electric chair as an alternate to the state's preferred method, lethal injection.

The bill was introduced in response to a nationwide shortage of the drugs traditionally used in lethal injections. Read More...

O.J. Simpson Files New Appeal

Friday May 23, 2014
O.J. Simpson's attorney has filed a last-minute appeal asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reverse any earlier ruling by a judge to deny him a new trial in his armed robbery case. In November, Judge Linda Bell turned down Simpson's request of a new trial because none of his appeal claims had merit.

Simpson, 66, is serving a nine- to 33-year sentence for his conviction on 10 charges related to the September 2007 hotel room robbery. Read More...

Home to Be Searched in Susan Powell Case

Thursday May 22, 2014
Private investigators using cadaver dogs are planning to search the home of a missing Utah woman's father-in-law in hopes of finding clues to her disappearance. They plan to search the home of Susan Powell's father-in-law, Steve Powell, from which he videotaped his young neighbor girls undressing and using the bathroom.

Susan Powell disappeared in 2009 and no trace of her has ever been found. Read More...

Sante Kimes Dies in Prison

Wednesday May 21, 2014
Sante Kimes served her life sentence. The convicted mastermind behind a deadly mother-son grifter team responsible for at least two murders, has died at age 79 of natural causes at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in New York.

Their exploits were dramatized in the 2001 movie "Like Mother, Like Son" which starred Mary Tyler Moore. Read More...

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