Crime

S.F. sheriff defends release of suspect Francisco Sanchez

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended the early release of undocumented Mexican immigrant Francisco Sanchez, who killed a woman on a San Francisco pier.

Sanchez, a 45-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, fatally shot 32-year-old Kathryn Steidle on July 1 on Pier 14 in San... read more

Several factors responsible for rising crime rate in Los Angeles

A recently released report by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) revealed that crime rate in the city jumped in the first six months of this year after a 12-year decline. The city's crime rate jumped despite deployment of more officers on the streets and targeting of certain types of... read more

FBI seeks public assistance in finding serial bank robber

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has sought public assistance in finding a man responsible for robbing at least three Sacramento-area Schools Financial Credit Unions.

The serial bank robber, who is being called the "Dropout Bandit" by the FBI, has robbed at least three credit... read more

Crime rate jumps 13% in Los Angeles

After declining for more than a decade, crime rate jumped 13 per cent in Los Angeles in the first six months of this year, according to fresh data released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on Wednesday.

The sharpest hike was seen in aggravated assaults, which include domestic... read more

Three arrested in connection with Sacramento home invasion & robbery

Three people were taken into custody early Tuesday morning on suspicion home invasion and vehicle theft on Albatross Way, a spokesperson for the Sacramento Police Department confirmed.

Police received a call about the home invasion and vehicle theft at around 2:45 a.m. from a home on... read more

San Francisco woman’s killer wants court to punish him

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who is in jail for allegedly fatally shooting a woman in San Francisco, has admitted that he killed the woman but claimed that the shooting was accidental.

Lopez-Sanchez fatally shot Kathryn Steinle, 32, while she was... read more

Woman shot & killed while walking with boyfriend in Hollywood

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are frantically searching for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a woman near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood late Sunday night.

Police said the victim, identified as 30-year-old Carrie Jean Melvin, was walking with her boyfriend... read more

Scientists Undertake DNA Mapping to Crackdown on Illegal Ivory Trade in Africa

In a bid to piece together the puzzle of origin of ivory, which is subjected to illegal international trade, scientists from the University of Washington have conducted DNA mapping, wherein they have matched DNA from elephant dung with DNA extracted from ivory.

Scientists from the... read more

The faulty tampering with the government healthcare program, Medicare has totalled offenses worth $712 million, with the government arresting 243 people for submitting fake billing, the US Department of Justice stated on Thursday.

The mischief was revealed by a nationwide sweep led by the... read more

Survey Reveals Vulnerability of Children Nationwide to Violence from Weapons

A report published in Pediatrics discloses that more than one-quarter of all children nationwide have been exposed to violence involving a weapon. The telephonic survey was conducted by researchers of University of New Hampshire.

The estimates have been taken from a telephone survey in... read more

Patriots’ linebacker Brandon Spikes’ car found abandoned on I-495

A car registered to Patriots' linebacker Brandon Spikes was found abandoned on an interstate in Foxborough in the early hours of Sunday morning, Massachusetts State Police Department revealed.

Police said that investigators reached out to Spikes, and at least one charge could be made... read more

L.A. jury convicts man of murder in Venice Boardwalk car crash

A Los Angeles jury on Friday found a man guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Italian tourist Alice Gruppioni, who visited California with her husband on their honeymoon.

The jury convicted Nathan Louis Campbell of deliberately driving his car into Alice Gruppioni and other... read more

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