Category : News

Prosecutors: Girls Forced to Work as Prostitutes

A man and woman in Chicago are accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls and coercing them into a life of prostitution. According to prosecutors, Matthew D. Casey, 23, had intercourse with a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old while his girlfriend Kimberly Adams, 28, pinned them down. They also allegedly forced… Read More

UT Quarterback, 19, was Drunk, Had Fake ID

A freshman backup quarterback who plays for the University of Texas at Austin was taken into police custody on charges of public intoxication and carrying a fake ID. Connor Brewer, 19, was arrested by the university’s police on Saturday. A spokeswoman for the school said both crimes are misdemeanors that… Read More

Guilty Murderer Accidentally Freed in Chicago

Law enforcement officers are in pursuit of a convicted murderer who was accidentally released from police custody in Chicago. Steven L. Robbins, 44, was taken to court on Tuesday for a drug charge. When the charge against him was dropped, authorities freed Robbins for unknown reasons. The Indiana native began… Read More

Woman Faces Charges for Underweight Baby

A Houston-area mom is accused of injury to a child because Child Protective Services said her 9-month-old baby is severely underweight. Walteria Bledsoe, 23, appeared at an arraignment on Monday morning. When her child was taken to the hospital for treatment, authorities said he weighed less than eight pounds. Bledsoe’s… Read More

Woman Used Power of Attorney to Steal Money

According to police, a Houston woman allegedly used power of attorney to swipe nearly $30,000 from an elderly victim in September of last year. Latrisha Marie Chavis, 24, is accused of aggravated theft. She is still on the run. The victim, 76, reported to law enforcement officers that someone had… Read More

Ex Florida GOP Chair Pleads Guilty to All Charges

Jim Greer, a former Republican Party Chairman in Florida, shocked the courtroom by pleading guilty to his four counts of theft and one count of money laundering earlier this week. Greer’s trial was supposed to last about two weeks, but it was shortened to just 10 minutes on Monday. If… Read More

Former A&M Employee Charged With Bomb Threat

Law enforcement at Texas A&M believe that a former employee is responsible for a bomb threat at the university last week. Michael Francis Thomas, 43, was apprehended in the city of Bryan a few hours after the campus was evacuated on Friday morning. At approximately 10 a.m., a Code Maroon… Read More

Women Kidnapped Infant, Kept Him for 8 Years

Two women were sentenced to prison on Tuesday for kidnapping a Houston infant and keeping him for eight years before he was found. Gloria Walker, 51, has to serve 30 years for her charge of injury to a child and eight years for kidnapping. Fortunately for her, the sentences will… Read More

Cop in Fort Worth Arrested for Drunk Driving

An off-duty Fort Worth law enforcement officer was arrested on Wednesday on a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge. Nicolas Ramirez, 32, was pulled over at about 1 a.m. when a police officer in Keller noticed that his vehicle was weaving out of its lane. Ramirez failed a field sobriety test… Read More

Teen Arrested for Allegedly Plotting Hate Crime

A teenager who calls himself a white supremacist was arrested on Friday for plotting to detonate homemade grenades at his high school in Russell County, Ala. Derek Shrout, 17, was arrested after a teacher at the school discovered the teen’s journal and reported the findings to police. The writings described… Read More

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