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Category Archives: Violent Crime

Teen is Accused of Shoplifting, Assaults Police Officer

A teenager was taken into custody after he allegedly assaulted a police officer at a sporting goods store in Fort Bend County on Monday morning. The officers at the scene said a 14-year-old boy who was accused of shoplifting confronted workers and waved a knife at them. He also supposedly flaunted the knife at an more >

Frank Ocean Wants Chris Brown to Face Criminal Charges

Rising R&B star Frank Ocean wants fellow singer Chris Brown to face charges after the two got into a brief altercation over a parking spot in Los Angeles. Brown is currently serving five years of probation for his 2009 assault of on-and-off girlfriend Rihanna. If criminal charges are filed against him, his probation may be more >

San Antonio Siblings Shot Cousin Because of a Woman

Law enforcement in San Antonio have apprehended two brothers who are accused of shooting their cousin. Paul Garcia, 27, and Gus Garcia, 22, assaulted their cousin at his home on Oct. 23. During the skirmish, Gus allegedly pulled out a gun and fired at the victim’s head. Both brothers then fled the scene. The victim more >

BP Will Pay $4.5B Settlement; 3 Employees Charged

British oil and gas giant BP will plead guilty to a heap of charges and pay the U.S. government a record $4.5 billion for its ties to the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010 that claimed the lives of 11 people and injured 16 others. The company and three of its employees were indicted on Thursday more >

Katrina Evacuee Who Faced Execution Gets Life Term

A Louisiana man who was sentenced to death now faces life in prison without parole for the murder of a Pasadena woman who helped him during the events of Hurricane Katrina. Roosevelt Smith, Jr., 50, was found guilty of beating and strangling Betty Blair, 77, in October 2005. His attorneys argued that he is mentally more >

Rapper Flavor Flav Arrested on Domestic Assault Charges

Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas on Wednesday on multiple felony charges. The entertainer, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., had gotten into an argument with his fiancee. When the woman’s 17-year-old son tried to restrain Drayton, he threatened the teenager with a knife. The charges against him include more >

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