Court rejects appeal of killer of 3 in home invasion

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder, sexual assault and other crimes in the killings of a woman and her two daughters, ages 11 and 17, in a 2007 home invasion. Justices issued a 7-0 decision Monday upholding the convictions against Joshua Komisarjevsky. He appealed on […]

Man charged with murder in Missouri convenience store attack

KOSHKONONG, Mo. — A 28-year-old man has been charged in the fatal shooting of one person and the wounding of three more at a convenience store in a small southern Missouri town. Christopher Lindley of Thayer, Missouri, was charged with first-degree murder and criminal action in the shooting at the Snappy Mart store in Koshkonong, […]

Bond set for father, daughter in North Carolina murder case

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A man and his daughter who were sentenced to prison in the 2015 death of an Irish businessman were released on bond Wednesday, weeks after the North Carolina Supreme court agreed that their convictions should be reversed. Prosecutors have not said whether they intend to pursue a retrial against Thomas Martens and […]

6 relatives dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas home

ALLEN, Texas — Six people were found dead in a suburban Dallas home early Monday after police say two brothers apparently killed four family members and then themselves. Police in Allen went to the home for a welfare check at around 1 a.m. Police said the call came from a family friend who said that […]

UK funds street lights, CCTV amid anger over woman's killing

LONDON — Britain’s government plans to increase funding for street lighting and closed-circuit TV as part of a package of measures to help protect women and girls. The plans follow the murder of a young woman who was abducted on the streets of London earlier this month. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday night that […]

Subdued protests and no violence as Biden is sworn in as 46th US President

Calm prevailed outside heavily fortified state capitol buildings across the US as Joe Biden was sworn in as President. The FBI had warned of the possibility for armed demonstrations leading up to the inauguration after President Donald Trump repeatedly and falsely claimed the election was stolen from him. Fewer than a half-dozen demonstrators showed up […]

Election clashes erupt: Violence in Beverly Hills and North Carolina

Election clashes erupt across the US: Antifa attacks Trump supporter in Beverly Hills while North Carolina BLM march ends with police pepper spray and eight arrests with the vote two days away Antifa supporters were seen attacking Trump backer with fists and pipe in Beverly Hills on Saturday Police declared an unlawful assembly after the […]

Woodbury father charged in death of his baby son

Minnesota prosecutors say a Woodbury father intentionally dropped his 5-month-old son headfirst on the floor because the baby was crying and fussy. Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Hoisser is charged with second-degree murder in the April death of his son, Gus. Hoosier’s bail was set at $350,000 on Friday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a Washington County […]