MEMPHIS, TN – Police say a father has been charged with First Degree Murder after his 3 month-old daughter died from head injuries.
According to investigators, officers were called to the Highland Creek Apartments in the 1300 block of Elmview, Monday, August 18, 2008, around 9:00 p.m., about a baby who was not breathing. When police arrived on the scene, they found 3 month-old Jalissa Fuller dead in an upstairs bedroom.
*Actor Julius Carry III, best known as the villain Sho'Nuff from the 1985 film "The Last Dragon," died on Aug. 19 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.
The Chicago native started his film career in 1979 with the role of Malik Jamal Truth in "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh." He went on to appear in other small films, such as "Disco Godfather" and "The Man with One Red Shoe."'
But his most memorable big screen… Continue
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C.
The reggae singer known as Eek-A-Mouse was charged Sunday with rape and kidnapping after a 23-year-old woman reported she was held against her will at an Outer Banks motel, police say.
The musician, whose real name is Ripton Joseph Hylton, had performed at the Port O’ Call Restaurant & Gaslight Saloon on Saturday before leaving some time after the show ended Sunday about 1:30 a.m., said Kill Devil Hills… Continue
MEMPHIS, TN – According to an affidavit, three men are accused of raping a woman, beating her and throwing her, naked, over a backyard fence.
According to the court records, the suspects told police that the victim was walking from the corner store in her neighborhood when Odie Buckhanon and Cleveland Williams tried to hire her for sex. Police say the woman… Continue
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 58, who was the first black woman elected to Congress in the state of Ohio, died Wednesday after suffering an aneurysm while driving her car. She was 58.
Spokeswoman, Eileen Sheil said the Democratic congresswoman died after suffering a brain hemorrhage and subsequent aneurysm that burst and left her with limited brain function
Tubbs Jones had been seen driving “erratically” in the Cleveland Heights… Continue
Michael Phelps’ run at the Olympics — eight gold medals, seven broken world records — is unprecedented, and according to Phelps he couldn’t have done it without Young Jeezy. Phelps typically listened to the Jeezy/R. Kelly collaboration “Go Getta” before hitting the pool, which Jeezy himself doesn’t find surprising. “All my music is inspirational,” he told Rolling Stone’s Evan Serpick. “You just gotta listen to the words and get what you can get out of… Continue
LEVI LEE and Bryson Mills arrived on the doorstep of the Daily News last week looking bruised and battered.
Even hard-bitten reporters - their eyes widening - seemed taken aback by the appearance of the two young men.
Their clothes were smudged with blood. Mills gingerly pressed an ice pack to his right eye, which was swollen shut. Lee sported gashes in his lip and head.
MEMPHIS, TN – Police say an employee at the Westwood Swimming Pool is charged with Aggravated Rape and Criminal Exposure to HIV of a 17 year-old girl.
According to investigators, the teenage girl told police that Timothy Bernard Payne offered to give her a ride home from the pool. The girl told investigators, instead of taking her home, Payne took her to his house in South Memphis. Payne then made the girl go into a wooded area, where he took out… Continue
A convicted felon has been charged with last week’s slayings of an off-duty Chicago Police officer and a DCFS social worker who were shot to death inside an SUV.
Jason Austin, 26, of the 500 block of North LeClaire, was ordered held without bail Monday. He has been charged with murder and armed robbery for allegedly shooting Robert Soto, a veteran detective, and Kathryn Romberg, a supervisor for the… Continue
Two 18-year-old Queens residents were responsible for the cross-community havoc caused in both Marine Park and Canarsie last week, officials alleged.
Police alleged that Lashawn Boyer and Shamiya Brown were responsible for the carjacking that led to a police chase into Canarsie, where the two and an unapprehended other man sparked a hostage drama in a home on East 99th Street.
Boyer and Brown were accused of a slew of crimes, as well… Continue
Bond was set at $2 million during an arraignment Friday morning for the 22-year-old man charged in connection with the robbery and killing of a BP gas station clerk Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Anthony Belton, of 934 Cuthbert Rd., was charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, both with gun specifications.
2 held in fatal shooting at West Toledo gas station
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(CNN) -- A Louisiana grand jury indicted a former police officer on a manslaughter charge in the death of a man who was Tasered nine times while handcuffed, prosecutors said Wednesday. Scott Nugent also was charged with felony criminal malfeasance in connection with the January death of Baron "Scooter" Pikes.
Pikes, a 21-year-old sawmill worker, tried to run from Winnfield police, who wanted to arrest him on a warrant charging him with cocaine… Continue
CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. -- A multi-county, multi-agency operation led to the discovery of a marijuana field worth an estimated $20 million in Chester County, S.C., and three drug trafficking arrests in neighboring York County, S.C. on Friday.
Chester County sheriff's deputies said they found 10,000 marijuana plants growing in the woods off Douglas School Road.
"It's a rural area," said Chester County Sheriff Robby Benson. "The people that… Continue
Hartford (WTNH) -- Police are looking for an Enfield man who they say kidnapped and murdered his ex-girlfriend.
Darryl "Red" Crenshaw, 25, is wanted in Hartford for the kidnapping and assault of Ashley Peoples. Peoples was reported missing by her family last week and was last seen with Crenshaw in Hartford.
Her body was found inside Crenshaw's Enfield apartment on Sunday. A preliminary… Continue
FORT WORTH — Jeff and Theodis Dodson entered D&S Food Mart in Bedford last year, walked around the store, then strolled up to the counter, one of the brothers carrying a can of beer, according to arrest warrant affidavits and store surveillance video.
One minute, clerk Gaurab Rajbanshi stood behind the counter, facing a cash register.
An image from the store surveillance camera then shows Rajbanshi gone.
Deputies were called to the area of Poppy Hill Road at about 6 p.m. to reports of shots fired. Witnesses said a black Mercedes was driving back and forth on the road before a passenger opened fire on Willie Tolbert IV,who was walking down the street at the time, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. He was not… Continue
Sixty-two slayings in July, police source says
Violent crime continued to rise in Chicago after a deadly July in which 62 people were killed, according to unofficial numbers provided by a police source.
For the first seven months of 2008, murders rose by 18 percent over the same period in 2007 and by 9 percent for the same period in 2006. According to internal police data, 291 people were killed from January through July, up from 246 in 2007 and 266 in 2006.
This is a news release sent to Eyewitness News Everywhere by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office:
Deputies Arrest Two for Carjacking in Southeast Shelby County
Shelby County Sheriff’s detectives charged two teenagers early this morning for carjacking and robbing another teenager last night in southeast Shelby County. The victim and one of the suspects were both shot.
Ministers, police officers and neighbors all gathered at the site of a recent drive-by shooting Monday to highlight the need for community action against violence.
The little green house on Pierce Street where 16-year-old Kymberlee Moore was shot last week still bears a bullet hole near its front door.
Kymberlee, a student at E.C. Glass High School, was shot in the back on July 28 while sitting on the front porch with her family. A… Continue