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An arrest has been made in the slaying of a pregnant Amish woman in Pennsylvania

Shawn C. Cranston has been charged with criminal homicide, criminal homicide of an unborn child, burglary and criminal trespass, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Police vehicles on the Fish Flats
Police vehicles on the Fish Flats

Education Department to open investigation into Nex Benedict's Oklahoma school district

Benedict, a 16-year-old transgender student, died last month after a fight with three students in a school bathroom, drawing global media attention.
Nex Benedict outside the family’s home in Owasso, Okla., in Dec. 2023.
Nex Benedict outside the family’s home in Owasso, Okla., in Dec. 2023.
1d ago

‘Rust’ armorer faced tearful testimony and claims of ‘unprofessional’ handling of guns in first week of trial

Several people took the stand throughout the first week of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s trial, which included emotional testimony from the film’s assistant director.
profile court trial rust movie
profile court trial rust movie
1d ago

The complex battle between Black hairstylists and their clients

Venting frustrations about hairstylists is nothing new, but the practice is reaching new heights on social media, and even at least one lawsuit. Some stylists, though, are looking for solutions — and a path toward healing.
Photo illustration of back of woman's head and a list of salon requirements
Photo illustration of back of woman's head and a list of salon requirements

Suspect in fatal dentist office shooting is a 'disgruntled' former patient, police say

One person died and two were wounded when gunfire erupted inside offices in El Cajon, California.
1d ago

Oregon man spiked smoothies for daughter's 12-year-old friends with sedatives, affidavit says

Michael Meyden is accused of making the smoothies with benzodiazepine, a drug typically prescribed for anxiety, according to a probable cause affidavit.
legal law exterior court view
legal law exterior court view
2d ago

Paramedic sentenced to 5 years in prison in death of Elijah McClain

McClain, 23, died after being injected with the sedative ketamine after a 2019 police encounter in Colorado that followed a call about a person wearing a ski mask.
A demonstrator carries an image of Elijah McClain
A demonstrator carries an image of Elijah McClain
2d ago

Biggest storm of the season dumps snow across Sierra Nevada with 145 mph wind gusts

With snow falling two to four inches an hour, travel is life-threatening and impossible, and portions of the highly-traveled I-80 will likely close for days. 
People check on tire chains in the Sierra Nevada mountains
People check on tire chains in the Sierra Nevada mountains
2d ago

Ex-Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid’s sentence commuted in DWI crash that injured girl

Reid, the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, caused a serious brain injury to a then 5-year-old girl when he crashed into the vehicle she was in.
Image: Britt Reid
Image: Britt Reid
2d ago

Ohio 'incel' who plotted to kill women at college is sentenced to 6 years in prison

Tres Genco, 24, pleaded guilty to attempting to commit a hate crime. He wrote that he would act “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge,” prosecutors said.
Tres Genco, a 22-year-old from Hillsboro, Ohio, charged with hate crime related to a plot to conduct mass shooting of women.
Tres Genco, a 22-year-old from Hillsboro, Ohio, charged with hate crime related to a plot to conduct mass shooting of women.
2d ago

Caught on camera: How a flood of video helped authorities get a conviction in the death of a missing Connecticut mother

The massive amount of video used to convict Michelle Troconis in the death of her boyfriend's estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos, reflects a new reality for police.
Images of Dulos and other security footage
Images of Dulos and other security footage