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4 police officers were killed in 7 days

Three of the four police officers killed in a week across the US each leave behind two children. The fourth was a young police academy graduate who was about to hit the streets on her own. Here’s what we know about the officers. An officer awaiting marriage North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf was…MORE

Former New Hampshire student in prep school rape case released from jail

A former New Hampshire prep school student convicted in the sexual assault of a fellow student was released from jail for good behavior Monday morning after serving eight months of his 12-month sentence, according to his attorney. Owen Labrie, a former St. Paul’s School student, was convicted in 2015 of a felony — the use…MORE

Jury recommends death penalty for man who killed McStay family

A jury recommended the death penalty for the man who killed a California family of four and buried them in the Mojave Desert nine years ago. Charles Ray Merritt, 62, was found guilty earlier this month on four first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their children Gianni, 4, and…MORE

Man found guilty of killing a Chinese student at the University of Illinois

A federal jury has found Brendt Christensen guilty in the 2017 death of a Chinese student at the University of Illinois, the court clerk said. Christensen had been charged with kidnapping resulting in the death of Yingying Zhang, 26. The sentencing date is set for July 8, when the same jury will decide whether Christensen…MORE

California man allegedly kills 4 people over longtime feud

Five people are dead after a feud in Santa Maria, California, turned violent, the city’s police department said in a news release Monday. Police said the incident stemmed from an ongoing dispute between mobile home resident Claude Adams, 64, and two men identified as Kurt Bracke and Richard Hanen. On Friday, Adams was evicted from…MORE