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Chicago cop’s ex busted in murder-for-hire plot to kidnap, burn woman alive

Chicago cop’s ex busted in murder-for-hire plot to kidnap, burn woman alive

The ex-girlfriend of a Chicago police officer was busted in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kidnap and burn alive the woman she blamed for her break-up. Lissette Ortiz, 54, on Nov. 18 allegedly … Read full article: Chicago cop’s ex busted in murder-for-hi...→

Chicago cop’s ex busted in murder-for-hire plot to kidnap, burn woman alive

Chicago cop’s ex busted in murder-for-hire plot to kidnap, burn woman alive

The ex-girlfriend of a Chicago police officer was busted in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kidnap and burn alive the woman she blamed for her break-up. Lissette Ortiz, 54, on Nov. 18 allegedly … Read full article: Chicago cop’s ex busted in murder-for-hi...→

Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire plot, love triangle case

Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire plot, love triangle case

A judge is expected to rule in the case involving four defendants and two women dead, in a botched murder-for-hire plot. Read full article: Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire...→

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A former wildlife park owner known as ‘Joe Exotic’ was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison for his role in a 2017 murder-for-hire scheme to kill a prominent animal rights activist, plus multiple violations of wildlife laws. Read full article: Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenc...→

Suspect in killing of former Arkansas state senator now accused in murder-for-hire plot

Suspect in killing of former Arkansas state senator now accused in murder-for-hire plot

A bizarre twist has been uncovered in the case of a woman accused with killing her friend, former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. Read full article: Suspect in killing of former Arkansas st...→

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

Police near Chicago say advances in DNA testing have helped them solve the case of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976. Lisle police said in a Facebook post that they would detail the new findings in the death of Pamela Maurer during a news conference later Monday, which was 44 years to the day that she was reported… Read full article: 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved ...→

$300,000 settlement to settle sexual harassment claim against retired Chicago cop

$300,000 settlement to settle sexual harassment claim against retired Chicago cop

A sexual misconduct lawsuit by CPD Officer Kelly Hespe against retired Lt. Gerald Breimon lifted the veil on a sordid array of alleged conduct involving Breimon and his former colleagues at the Shakespeare District. Read full article: $300,000 settlement to settle sexual har...→

Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hire Scheme: PD

Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hire Scheme: PD

A Florida woman was arrested after police investigators recorded a phone call on Friday night during which she discussed hiring someone to kill a man, authorities said. Victoria Leigh Sargento-Graham, 29, was charged with attempted murder and attempted solicitation, Gainesville police said in an arrest report. The relationship between the pair was redacted by authorities in the report. The Gainesville… Read full article: Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hir...→

Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About Incest, Murder For Hire

Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About Incest, Murder For Hire

It was a shocking case that dominated headlines in 1986 – a Long Island high school cheerleader paying to have her abusive father killed. Read full article: Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About I...→

Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in Carlsbad Murder-for-Hire Case

Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in Carlsbad Murder-for-Hire Case

A Carlsbad man who survived a shooting testified about a contentious custody fight and a mysterious phone call from a man with a deep voice promising documents he “would want to see.” Read full article: Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in...→

Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chicago Airports Won’t be Busted: Police

Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chicago Airports Won’t be Busted: Police

Domestic travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted after Jan. 1, Chicago police say. Even though marijuana will still be illegal under federal law — and it’s illegal to carry across state lines — authorities have no intention of arresting people caught with the drug at Chicago airports, officials said Friday. That’s because the federal Transportation Security Administration,… Read full article: Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chica...→

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges on Friday against a man who was framed as a teenager for a killing he didn’t commit in 1991. Demetrius Johnson was 15 when he was charged in the killing of Edwin Fred in a drive-by attack. John Read full article: Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Frame...→

Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Squad’ cop says dad always suspected this guy of the grisly killing

Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Squad’ cop says dad always suspected this guy of the grisly killing

When Piu Eatwell suggested a theory for who killed the Black Dahlia decades after her horrific death, there was one person who agreed with her — the son of a police officer who worked the case. Read full article: Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Sq...→

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

In addition two consecutive life sentences for the 2010 murder, Antwon Carter was also sentenced to 35 years in prison for unrelated carjacking. Read full article: Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Of...→

Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He Was Not Resisting Arrest

Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He Was Not Resisting Arrest

The man who was body slammed by a Chicago cop said he was not resisting arrest in his first one-on-one interview since the incident. Read full article: Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He ...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Sgt. Sam Cirone, the last of 6 officers to face discipline for the investigation into Koschman’s death at the hands of Daley nephew Richard Vanecko, faced a one-year suspension. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling hom...→

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago police were expected to detail Thursday the allegations against a 19-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a beloved nurse in the city’s Little Village neighborhood last month. Armando Lopez, 19, was charged with one count of first degree murder Wednesday in connection with the death of 32-year-old Frank Aguilar, according to police. Calling Aguilar’s death a “senseless… Read full article: Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murd...→

Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Jerald Williams, Freed From Jail

Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Jerald Williams, Freed From Jail

The man who was body-slammed by a Chicago Police officer after he spit in the officer's face was freed from Cook County Jail on Friday night. Read full article: Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed ...→

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A former wildlife park owner known as ‘Joe Exotic’ was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison for his role in a 2017 murder-for-hire scheme to kill a prominent animal rights activist, plus multiple violations of wildlife laws. Joseph Maldonado-Passage was found guilty in April of attempting to hire someone to murder Carole Baskin, a prominent animal rights activist, according… Read full article: Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenc...→

With governor's reprieve, man released after murder-for-hire

A man who was serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire in Tennessee is out of prison and on parole after the former governor granted him clemency Read full article: With governor's reprieve, man released a...→

Alleged Trinitarios members busted for murder, racketeering: sources

Alleged Trinitarios members busted for murder, racketeering: sources

Federal and NYPD officers continued their pursuit of violent Trinitarios gang members with another round-up of suspects early Tuesday morning for murder and racketeering charges, law enforcement sources said. Read full article: Alleged Trinitarios members busted for m...→

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

Police near Chicago say advances in DNA testing have helped them solve the case of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976. Lisle police said in a Facebook post that they would detail the new findings in the death of Pamela Maurer duri Read full article: 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved ...→

Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Suburbs in Attempted Murder Case

Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Suburbs in Attempted Murder Case

U.S. marshals have arrested a Virginia woman “known as Peaches” accused of trying to set a woman and her house on fire. Dominique Fowler was arrested Saturday in a Chicago suburb, according to news outlets. A tip led to the arrest, according to a U.S. Marshals Service statement. “Thanks to a tip from a member of the public, Dominique Fowler… Read full article: Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Subur...→

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Henry popped the game-winning shot from the middle of the lane while on the run. It went over a defender and into the basket as he crashed to the floor. Read full article: Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally ...→

Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Prison for Murder of Tyshawn Lee

Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Prison for Murder of Tyshawn Lee

Two Chicago gang members were sentenced Wednesday to a combined 155 years in prison for the murder of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee in 2015. Read full article: Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Pri...→

Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted, police say

Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted, police say

The TSA says it will refer any marijuana found on domestic flyers to Chicago police, who say they won’t confiscate it if the amount is within new legal limits. Read full article: Travelers caught with weed in Chicago ai...→

Former Chicago cop convicted of second-degree murder

Former Chicago cop convicted of second-degree murder

A Cook County judge has found a former Chicago police officer guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal 2017 shooting of an unarmed man Read full article: Former Chicago cop convicted of second-d...→

"I could have been killed": Man body-slammed by Chicago cop says he wasn't resisting arrest

CBS Chicago has obtained new surveillance footage of the incident last month that shows moments leading up to the violent arrest. Read full article: "I could have been killed": Man body-sla...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for investigation into suburban man's death

Chicago cop reprimanded for investigation into suburban man's death

A Chicago Police sergeant has been reprimanded, but avoided a one-year suspension, over the bungled homicide investigation that cleared then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew in the death of David Koschman of Mount Prospect. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for investigatio...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Sgt. Sam Cirone, the last of 6 officers to face discipline for the investigation into Koschman’s death at the hands of Daley nephew Richard Vanecko, could have been fired for his role. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling hom...→

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago police were expected to detail Thursday the allegations against a 19-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a beloved nurse in the city’s Little Village neighborhood last month. Armando Lopez, 19, was charged with one count o Read full article: Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murd...→

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

A former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor has been sentenced to 22 years in prison Read full article: Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-f...→

Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years for murder-for-hire plot

Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years for murder-for-hire plot

An ex-zookeeper from Oklahoma known as “Joe Exotic” was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for hatching a sick murder-for-hire plot against a rival and killing five tigers. A jur… Read full article: Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years ...→

Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 murder of wife in Spring Grove

Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 murder of wife in Spring Grove

Lorin Volberding called a neighbor on Feb. 3, 2017, and left a voicemail in which he said he shot and killed his wife, Elizabeth Volberding, prosecutors said Read full article: Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 mu...→

Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Believed to Be Serial Killer: Police

Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Believed to Be Serial Killer: Police

Police just outside Chicago believe they have solved the murder of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976 – and her killer may be responsible for several other murders in Chicago’s suburbs. Police say the very break that solved the decades-old cold case is now being used to investigate multiple unsolved murders around Chicago. Officers from numerous suburban departments… Read full article: Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area T...→

Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in attempted murder case

Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in attempted murder case

CHICAGO -- U.S. marshals have arrested a Virginia woman accused of trying to set a woman and her house on fire.... Dominique Fowler was arrested Saturday in a Chicago suburb, according to news outlets. A tip led to the arrest, according to a U.S. Marshals Service statement. Read full article: Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in at...→

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Jim Crowley, who uses a wheelchair and needs help with every aspect of his life, has resided in specialized care facilities at several locations around the country since 1987. Read full article: Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally ...→

Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads Guilty To Oakland Murder For Hire

Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads Guilty To Oakland Murder For Hire

A Louisiana man nicknamed "Hitler" who allegedly ran a violent marijuana trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to multiple conspiracy charges for hiring another man to murder a man in East Oakland in 2016, according to federal prosecutors. Read full article: Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads ...→

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges on Friday against a man who was framed as a teenager for a killing he didn’t commit in 1991. Demetrius Johnson was 15 when he was charged in the killing of Edwin Fred in a drive-by attack. Johnson, who denied involvement in the killing, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He… Read full article: Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Frame...→

Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser found guilty of second-degree murder

Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser found guilty of second-degree murder

Lowell Houser, a 28-year police veteran, had maintained that he fired his gun at Jose Nieves in self-defense in the 2017 off-duty shooting. Read full article: Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser fou...→

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

In addition to a life sentence for the 2010 murder, Antwon Carter also received 35 years in prison for an unrelated carjacking. Read full article: Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Of...→

Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by train files wrongful death lawsuit

Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by train files wrongful death lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed by family of Eduardo Marmolejo, who was hit and killed by a train, along with his partner, Conrad Gary, in 2018 while chasing a suspect on the South Side. Read full article: Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by ...→

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

An off-duty Chicago police officer has been suspended for six months after authorities say he shot an unarmed, autistic man in 2017 on the city's South Side Read full article: Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, aut...→

San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana After Trying To Kidnap Son, Attempted Murder

San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana After Trying To Kidnap Son, Attempted Murder

An orthopedic surgeon from San Jose was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to kidnap her son and assaulting the person providing court-ordered supervision during a custody visit before fleeing to Montana on a private jet over the weekend, according to authorities. Read full article: San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana Aft...→

Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire plot, love triangle case

Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire plot, love triangle case

A judge is expected to rule in the case involving four defendants and two women dead, in a botched murder-for-hire plot. Read full article: Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire...→

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

A former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor has been sentenced to 22 years in prison Read full article: Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-f...→

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A former wildlife park owner known as ‘Joe Exotic’ was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison for his role in a 2017 murder-for-hire scheme to kill a prominent animal rights activist, plus multiple violations of wildlife laws. Joseph Maldonado-Passage was found guilty in April of attempting to hire someone to murder Carole Baskin, a prominent animal rights activist, according… Read full article: Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenc...→

Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 murder of wife in Spring Grove

Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 murder of wife in Spring Grove

Lorin Volberding called a neighbor on Feb. 3, 2017, and left a voicemail in which he said he shot and killed his wife, Elizabeth Volberding, prosecutors said Read full article: Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 mu...→

Alleged Trinitarios members busted for murder, racketeering: sources

Alleged Trinitarios members busted for murder, racketeering: sources

Federal and NYPD officers continued their pursuit of violent Trinitarios gang members with another round-up of suspects early Tuesday morning for murder and racketeering charges, law enforcement sources said. Read full article: Alleged Trinitarios members busted for m...→

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

Police near Chicago say advances in DNA testing have helped them solve the case of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976. Lisle police said in a Facebook post that they would detail the new findings in the death of Pamela Maurer during a news conference later Monday, which was 44 years to the day that she was reported… Read full article: 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved ...→

Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hire Scheme: PD

Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hire Scheme: PD

A Florida woman was arrested after police investigators recorded a phone call on Friday night during which she discussed hiring someone to kill a man, authorities said. Victoria Leigh Sargento-Graham, 29, was charged with attempted murder and attempted solicitation, Gainesville police said in an arrest report. The relationship between the pair was redacted by authorities in the report. The Gainesville… Read full article: Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hir...→

Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in attempted murder case

Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in attempted murder case

CHICAGO -- U.S. marshals have arrested a Virginia woman accused of trying to set a woman and her house on fire.... Dominique Fowler was arrested Saturday in a Chicago suburb, according to news outlets. A tip led to the arrest, according to a U.S. Marshals Service statement. Read full article: Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in at...→

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Henry popped the game-winning shot from the middle of the lane while on the run. It went over a defender and into the basket as he crashed to the floor. Read full article: Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally ...→

Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in Carlsbad Murder-for-Hire Case

Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in Carlsbad Murder-for-Hire Case

A Carlsbad man who survived a shooting testified about a contentious custody fight and a mysterious phone call from a man with a deep voice promising documents he “would want to see.” Read full article: Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in...→

Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads Guilty To Oakland Murder For Hire

Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads Guilty To Oakland Murder For Hire

A Louisiana man nicknamed "Hitler" who allegedly ran a violent marijuana trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to multiple conspiracy charges for hiring another man to murder a man in East Oakland in 2016, according to federal prosecutors. Read full article: Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads ...→

Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted, police say

Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted, police say

The TSA says it will refer any marijuana found on domestic flyers to Chicago police, who say they won’t confiscate it if the amount is within new legal limits. Read full article: Travelers caught with weed in Chicago ai...→

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges on Friday against a man who was framed as a teenager for a killing he didn’t commit in 1991. Demetrius Johnson was 15 when he was charged in the killing of Edwin Fred in a drive-by attack. John Read full article: Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Frame...→

Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser found guilty of second-degree murder

Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser found guilty of second-degree murder

Lowell Houser, a 28-year police veteran, had maintained that he fired his gun at Jose Nieves in self-defense in the 2017 off-duty shooting. Read full article: Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser fou...→

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

In addition two consecutive life sentences for the 2010 murder, Antwon Carter was also sentenced to 35 years in prison for unrelated carjacking. Read full article: Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Of...→

Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by train files wrongful death lawsuit

Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by train files wrongful death lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed by family of Eduardo Marmolejo, who was hit and killed by a train, along with his partner, Conrad Gary, in 2018 while chasing a suspect on the South Side. Read full article: Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by ...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for investigation into suburban man's death

Chicago cop reprimanded for investigation into suburban man's death

A Chicago Police sergeant has been reprimanded, but avoided a one-year suspension, over the bungled homicide investigation that cleared then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew in the death of David Koschman of Mount Prospect. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for investigatio...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Sgt. Sam Cirone, the last of 6 officers to face discipline for the investigation into Koschman’s death at the hands of Daley nephew Richard Vanecko, faced a one-year suspension. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling hom...→

San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana After Trying To Kidnap Son, Attempted Murder

San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana After Trying To Kidnap Son, Attempted Murder

An orthopedic surgeon from San Jose was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to kidnap her son and assaulting the person providing court-ordered supervision during a custody visit before fleeing to Montana on a private jet over the weekend, according to authorities. Read full article: San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana Aft...→

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago police were expected to detail Thursday the allegations against a 19-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a beloved nurse in the city’s Little Village neighborhood last month. Armando Lopez, 19, was charged with one count o Read full article: Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murd...→

Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Jerald Williams, Freed From Jail

Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Jerald Williams, Freed From Jail

The man who was body-slammed by a Chicago Police officer after he spit in the officer's face was freed from Cook County Jail on Friday night. Read full article: Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed ...→

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A former wildlife park owner known as ‘Joe Exotic’ was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison for his role in a 2017 murder-for-hire scheme to kill a prominent animal rights activist, plus multiple violations of wildlife laws. Read full article: Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenc...→

Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years for murder-for-hire plot

Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years for murder-for-hire plot

An ex-zookeeper from Oklahoma known as “Joe Exotic” was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for hatching a sick murder-for-hire plot against a rival and killing five tigers. A jur… Read full article: Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years ...→

With governor's reprieve, man released after murder-for-hire

A man who was serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire in Tennessee is out of prison and on parole after the former governor granted him clemency Read full article: With governor's reprieve, man released a...→

Suspect in killing of former Arkansas state senator now accused in murder-for-hire plot

Suspect in killing of former Arkansas state senator now accused in murder-for-hire plot

A bizarre twist has been uncovered in the case of a woman accused with killing her friend, former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. Read full article: Suspect in killing of former Arkansas st...→

Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Believed to Be Serial Killer: Police

Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Believed to Be Serial Killer: Police

Police just outside Chicago believe they have solved the murder of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976 – and her killer may be responsible for several other murders in Chicago’s suburbs. Police say the very break that solved the decades-old cold case is now being used to investigate multiple unsolved murders around Chicago. Officers from numerous suburban departments… Read full article: Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area T...→

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

Police near Chicago say advances in DNA testing have helped them solve the case of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976. Lisle police said in a Facebook post that they would detail the new findings in the death of Pamela Maurer duri Read full article: 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved ...→

$300,000 settlement to settle sexual harassment claim against retired Chicago cop

$300,000 settlement to settle sexual harassment claim against retired Chicago cop

A sexual misconduct lawsuit by CPD Officer Kelly Hespe against retired Lt. Gerald Breimon lifted the veil on a sordid array of alleged conduct involving Breimon and his former colleagues at the Shakespeare District. Read full article: $300,000 settlement to settle sexual har...→

Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Suburbs in Attempted Murder Case

Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Suburbs in Attempted Murder Case

U.S. marshals have arrested a Virginia woman “known as Peaches” accused of trying to set a woman and her house on fire. Dominique Fowler was arrested Saturday in a Chicago suburb, according to news outlets. A tip led to the arrest, according to a U.S. Marshals Service statement. “Thanks to a tip from a member of the public, Dominique Fowler… Read full article: Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Subur...→

Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About Incest, Murder For Hire

Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About Incest, Murder For Hire

It was a shocking case that dominated headlines in 1986 – a Long Island high school cheerleader paying to have her abusive father killed. Read full article: Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About I...→

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Jim Crowley, who uses a wheelchair and needs help with every aspect of his life, has resided in specialized care facilities at several locations around the country since 1987. Read full article: Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally ...→

Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Prison for Murder of Tyshawn Lee

Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Prison for Murder of Tyshawn Lee

Two Chicago gang members were sentenced Wednesday to a combined 155 years in prison for the murder of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee in 2015. Read full article: Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Pri...→

Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chicago Airports Won’t be Busted: Police

Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chicago Airports Won’t be Busted: Police

Domestic travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted after Jan. 1, Chicago police say. Even though marijuana will still be illegal under federal law — and it’s illegal to carry across state lines — authorities have no intention of arresting people caught with the drug at Chicago airports, officials said Friday. That’s because the federal Transportation Security Administration,… Read full article: Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chica...→

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges on Friday against a man who was framed as a teenager for a killing he didn’t commit in 1991. Demetrius Johnson was 15 when he was charged in the killing of Edwin Fred in a drive-by attack. Johnson, who denied involvement in the killing, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He… Read full article: Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Frame...→

Former Chicago cop convicted of second-degree murder

Former Chicago cop convicted of second-degree murder

A Cook County judge has found a former Chicago police officer guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal 2017 shooting of an unarmed man Read full article: Former Chicago cop convicted of second-d...→

Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Squad’ cop says dad always suspected this guy of the grisly killing

Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Squad’ cop says dad always suspected this guy of the grisly killing

When Piu Eatwell suggested a theory for who killed the Black Dahlia decades after her horrific death, there was one person who agreed with her — the son of a police officer who worked the case. Read full article: Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Sq...→

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

In addition to a life sentence for the 2010 murder, Antwon Carter also received 35 years in prison for an unrelated carjacking. Read full article: Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Of...→

"I could have been killed": Man body-slammed by Chicago cop says he wasn't resisting arrest

CBS Chicago has obtained new surveillance footage of the incident last month that shows moments leading up to the violent arrest. Read full article: "I could have been killed": Man body-sla...→

Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He Was Not Resisting Arrest

Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He Was Not Resisting Arrest

The man who was body slammed by a Chicago cop said he was not resisting arrest in his first one-on-one interview since the incident. Read full article: Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He ...→

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

An off-duty Chicago police officer has been suspended for six months after authorities say he shot an unarmed, autistic man in 2017 on the city's South Side Read full article: Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, aut...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Sgt. Sam Cirone, the last of 6 officers to face discipline for the investigation into Koschman’s death at the hands of Daley nephew Richard Vanecko, could have been fired for his role. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling hom...→

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago police were expected to detail Thursday the allegations against a 19-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a beloved nurse in the city’s Little Village neighborhood last month. Armando Lopez, 19, was charged with one count of first degree murder Wednesday in connection with the death of 32-year-old Frank Aguilar, according to police. Calling Aguilar’s death a “senseless… Read full article: Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murd...→

Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire plot, love triangle case

Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire plot, love triangle case

A judge is expected to rule in the case involving four defendants and two women dead, in a botched murder-for-hire plot. Read full article: Judge to rule in botched murder-for-hire...→

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

A former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor has been sentenced to 22 years in prison Read full article: Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-f...→

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A former wildlife park owner known as ‘Joe Exotic’ was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison for his role in a 2017 murder-for-hire scheme to kill a prominent animal rights activist, plus multiple violations of wildlife laws. Read full article: Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenc...→

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A former wildlife park owner known as ‘Joe Exotic’ was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison for his role in a 2017 murder-for-hire scheme to kill a prominent animal rights activist, plus multiple violations of wildlife laws. Joseph Maldonado-Passage was found guilty in April of attempting to hire someone to murder Carole Baskin, a prominent animal rights activist, according… Read full article: Wildlife Park Owner ‘Joe Exotic’ Sentenc...→

Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years for murder-for-hire plot

Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years for murder-for-hire plot

An ex-zookeeper from Oklahoma known as “Joe Exotic” was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for hatching a sick murder-for-hire plot against a rival and killing five tigers. A jur… Read full article: Ex-zookeeper ‘Joe Exotic’ gets 22 years ...→

With governor's reprieve, man released after murder-for-hire

A man who was serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire in Tennessee is out of prison and on parole after the former governor granted him clemency Read full article: With governor's reprieve, man released a...→

Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 murder of wife in Spring Grove

Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 murder of wife in Spring Grove

Lorin Volberding called a neighbor on Feb. 3, 2017, and left a voicemail in which he said he shot and killed his wife, Elizabeth Volberding, prosecutors said Read full article: Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 mu...→

Suspect in killing of former Arkansas state senator now accused in murder-for-hire plot

Suspect in killing of former Arkansas state senator now accused in murder-for-hire plot

A bizarre twist has been uncovered in the case of a woman accused with killing her friend, former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. Read full article: Suspect in killing of former Arkansas st...→

Alleged Trinitarios members busted for murder, racketeering: sources

Alleged Trinitarios members busted for murder, racketeering: sources

Federal and NYPD officers continued their pursuit of violent Trinitarios gang members with another round-up of suspects early Tuesday morning for murder and racketeering charges, law enforcement sources said. Read full article: Alleged Trinitarios members busted for m...→

Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Believed to Be Serial Killer: Police

Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Believed to Be Serial Killer: Police

Police just outside Chicago believe they have solved the murder of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976 – and her killer may be responsible for several other murders in Chicago’s suburbs. Police say the very break that solved the decades-old cold case is now being used to investigate multiple unsolved murders around Chicago. Officers from numerous suburban departments… Read full article: Man Behind 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area T...→

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

Police near Chicago say advances in DNA testing have helped them solve the case of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976. Lisle police said in a Facebook post that they would detail the new findings in the death of Pamela Maurer during a news conference later Monday, which was 44 years to the day that she was reported… Read full article: 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved ...→

1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved Decades After Her Death

Police near Chicago say advances in DNA testing have helped them solve the case of a 16-year-old girl who was strangled in 1976. Lisle police said in a Facebook post that they would detail the new findings in the death of Pamela Maurer duri Read full article: 1976 Murder of Chicago-Area Teen Solved ...→

$300,000 settlement to settle sexual harassment claim against retired Chicago cop

$300,000 settlement to settle sexual harassment claim against retired Chicago cop

A sexual misconduct lawsuit by CPD Officer Kelly Hespe against retired Lt. Gerald Breimon lifted the veil on a sordid array of alleged conduct involving Breimon and his former colleagues at the Shakespeare District. Read full article: $300,000 settlement to settle sexual har...→

Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hire Scheme: PD

Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hire Scheme: PD

A Florida woman was arrested after police investigators recorded a phone call on Friday night during which she discussed hiring someone to kill a man, authorities said. Victoria Leigh Sargento-Graham, 29, was charged with attempted murder and attempted solicitation, Gainesville police said in an arrest report. The relationship between the pair was redacted by authorities in the report. The Gainesville… Read full article: Florida Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hir...→

Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Suburbs in Attempted Murder Case

Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Suburbs in Attempted Murder Case

U.S. marshals have arrested a Virginia woman “known as Peaches” accused of trying to set a woman and her house on fire. Dominique Fowler was arrested Saturday in a Chicago suburb, according to news outlets. A tip led to the arrest, according to a U.S. Marshals Service statement. “Thanks to a tip from a member of the public, Dominique Fowler… Read full article: Virginia Woman Arrested in Chicago Subur...→

Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in attempted murder case

Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in attempted murder case

CHICAGO -- U.S. marshals have arrested a Virginia woman accused of trying to set a woman and her house on fire.... Dominique Fowler was arrested Saturday in a Chicago suburb, according to news outlets. A tip led to the arrest, according to a U.S. Marshals Service statement. Read full article: Virginia woman arrested in Chicago in at...→

Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About Incest, Murder For Hire

Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About Incest, Murder For Hire

It was a shocking case that dominated headlines in 1986 – a Long Island high school cheerleader paying to have her abusive father killed. Read full article: Cheryl Pierson Cuccio Speaks Out About I...→

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Henry popped the game-winning shot from the middle of the lane while on the run. It went over a defender and into the basket as he crashed to the floor. Read full article: Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally ...→

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Jim Crowley, who uses a wheelchair and needs help with every aspect of his life, has resided in specialized care facilities at several locations around the country since 1987. Read full article: Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally ...→

Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in Carlsbad Murder-for-Hire Case

Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in Carlsbad Murder-for-Hire Case

A Carlsbad man who survived a shooting testified about a contentious custody fight and a mysterious phone call from a man with a deep voice promising documents he “would want to see.” Read full article: Mysterious Phone Call Led to Shooting in...→

Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Prison for Murder of Tyshawn Lee

Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Prison for Murder of Tyshawn Lee

Two Chicago gang members were sentenced Wednesday to a combined 155 years in prison for the murder of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee in 2015. Read full article: Chicago Gangbangers Get 155 Years in Pri...→

Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads Guilty To Oakland Murder For Hire

Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads Guilty To Oakland Murder For Hire

A Louisiana man nicknamed "Hitler" who allegedly ran a violent marijuana trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to multiple conspiracy charges for hiring another man to murder a man in East Oakland in 2016, according to federal prosecutors. Read full article: Violent Pot Ring Leader 'Hilter' Pleads ...→

Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chicago Airports Won’t be Busted: Police

Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chicago Airports Won’t be Busted: Police

Domestic travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted after Jan. 1, Chicago police say. Even though marijuana will still be illegal under federal law — and it’s illegal to carry across state lines — authorities have no intention of arresting people caught with the drug at Chicago airports, officials said Friday. That’s because the federal Transportation Security Administration,… Read full article: Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chica...→

Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted, police say

Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted, police say

The TSA says it will refer any marijuana found on domestic flyers to Chicago police, who say they won’t confiscate it if the amount is within new legal limits. Read full article: Travelers caught with weed in Chicago ai...→

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges on Friday against a man who was framed as a teenager for a killing he didn’t commit in 1991. Demetrius Johnson was 15 when he was charged in the killing of Edwin Fred in a drive-by attack. Johnson, who denied involvement in the killing, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He… Read full article: Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Frame...→

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Framed For 1991 Chicago Killing

Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges on Friday against a man who was framed as a teenager for a killing he didn’t commit in 1991. Demetrius Johnson was 15 when he was charged in the killing of Edwin Fred in a drive-by attack. John Read full article: Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Frame...→

Former Chicago cop convicted of second-degree murder

Former Chicago cop convicted of second-degree murder

A Cook County judge has found a former Chicago police officer guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal 2017 shooting of an unarmed man Read full article: Former Chicago cop convicted of second-d...→

Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser found guilty of second-degree murder

Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser found guilty of second-degree murder

Lowell Houser, a 28-year police veteran, had maintained that he fired his gun at Jose Nieves in self-defense in the 2017 off-duty shooting. Read full article: Chicago Police Officer Lowell Houser fou...→

Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Squad’ cop says dad always suspected this guy of the grisly killing

Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Squad’ cop says dad always suspected this guy of the grisly killing

When Piu Eatwell suggested a theory for who killed the Black Dahlia decades after her horrific death, there was one person who agreed with her — the son of a police officer who worked the case. Read full article: Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Sq...→

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

In addition to a life sentence for the 2010 murder, Antwon Carter also received 35 years in prison for an unrelated carjacking. Read full article: Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Of...→

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Officer Michael Bailey

In addition two consecutive life sentences for the 2010 murder, Antwon Carter was also sentenced to 35 years in prison for unrelated carjacking. Read full article: Cop killer gets life in murder of CPD Of...→

"I could have been killed": Man body-slammed by Chicago cop says he wasn't resisting arrest

CBS Chicago has obtained new surveillance footage of the incident last month that shows moments leading up to the violent arrest. Read full article: "I could have been killed": Man body-sla...→

Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by train files wrongful death lawsuit

Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by train files wrongful death lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed by family of Eduardo Marmolejo, who was hit and killed by a train, along with his partner, Conrad Gary, in 2018 while chasing a suspect on the South Side. Read full article: Family of Chicago cop fatally struck by ...→

Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He Was Not Resisting Arrest

Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He Was Not Resisting Arrest

The man who was body slammed by a Chicago cop said he was not resisting arrest in his first one-on-one interview since the incident. Read full article: Man Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Says He ...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for investigation into suburban man's death

Chicago cop reprimanded for investigation into suburban man's death

A Chicago Police sergeant has been reprimanded, but avoided a one-year suspension, over the bungled homicide investigation that cleared then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew in the death of David Koschman of Mount Prospect. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for investigatio...→

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

An off-duty Chicago police officer has been suspended for six months after authorities say he shot an unarmed, autistic man in 2017 on the city's South Side Read full article: Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, aut...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Sgt. Sam Cirone, the last of 6 officers to face discipline for the investigation into Koschman’s death at the hands of Daley nephew Richard Vanecko, faced a one-year suspension. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling hom...→

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Sgt. Sam Cirone, the last of 6 officers to face discipline for the investigation into Koschman’s death at the hands of Daley nephew Richard Vanecko, could have been fired for his role. Read full article: Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling hom...→

San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana After Trying To Kidnap Son, Attempted Murder

San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana After Trying To Kidnap Son, Attempted Murder

An orthopedic surgeon from San Jose was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to kidnap her son and assaulting the person providing court-ordered supervision during a custody visit before fleeing to Montana on a private jet over the weekend, according to authorities. Read full article: San Jose Surgeon Arrested In Montana Aft...→

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago police were expected to detail Thursday the allegations against a 19-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a beloved nurse in the city’s Little Village neighborhood last month. Armando Lopez, 19, was charged with one count of first degree murder Wednesday in connection with the death of 32-year-old Frank Aguilar, according to police. Calling Aguilar’s death a “senseless… Read full article: Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murd...→

Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murder of Little Village Nurse

Chicago police were expected to detail Thursday the allegations against a 19-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a beloved nurse in the city’s Little Village neighborhood last month. Armando Lopez, 19, was charged with one count o Read full article: Chicago Police to Detail Charges in Murd...→

Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Jerald Williams, Freed From Jail

Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed By Chicago Cop Jerald Williams, Freed From Jail

The man who was body-slammed by a Chicago Police officer after he spit in the officer's face was freed from Cook County Jail on Friday night. Read full article: Bernard Kersh, Man Who Was Body-Slammed ...→