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Daily true-crime news and coverage of high-profile criminal cases from around the country and around the globe, five days a week.

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Daily true-crime news and coverage of high-profile criminal cases from around the country and around the globe, five days a week.

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By Vanfam - May 28 2020
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This is a succinct and informative daily synopsis of news you don’t always find in your local and national networks. I really appreciate the follow-ups on past stories, something many news outlets don’t do. Ryan Williams has great delivery as well. Very well done.

Love daily updates

By JoyD80 - May 23 2020
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I love keeping up with the headlines, even on the cases that don’t go viral.

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149

Informative and professional

By Vanfam - May 28 2020
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This is a succinct and informative daily synopsis of news you don’t always find in your local and national networks. I really appreciate the follow-ups on past stories, something many news outlets don’t do. Ryan Williams has great delivery as well. Very well done.

Love daily updates

By JoyD80 - May 23 2020
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I love keeping up with the headlines, even on the cases that don’t go viral.
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Sword and Scale Daily

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Daily true-crime news and coverage of high-profile criminal cases from around the country and around the globe, five days a week.

Rank #1: May 25, 2020

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A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery, in connection with a viral video that showed a suspect repeatedly punching an old man in a Michigan nursing home.

A Florida mother, who had claimed her autistic 9-year-old son was kidnapped by a ‘black man’, was charged with the boy’s murder.

Finally, authorities in California make four arrests in the October 2019 kidnapping and murder of Tech CEO and Cannabis entrepreneur, Tushar Atre.

May 25 2020

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Rank #2: May 22, 2020

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In Kentucky, an actor died by suicide after trying to murder his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his four-year-old daughter.

A New Jersey woman is on the run after allegedly beating her wife to death with a wine chiller.

Finally, in Edmonton, Canada, a troubled tattoo artist fatally stabbed a seven-year-old girl.

May 22 2020

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Rank #3: May 21, 2020

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A South Carolina man killed his ex-girlfriend and her two daughters, before turning the gun on himself.

A Washington state mother, accused of trying to kill her two small children reportedly told investigators she thought they would be better off dead, because she was a bad mother.

Finally, two Maryland women, who have been missing since April 6th, were murdered in West Virginia, according to a criminal complaint filed this week.

May 21 2020

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Rank #4: Oct 23, 2019

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A New Hampshire man, already in prison facing charges for opening fire at a wedding, is now facing additional charges for assaulting his attorney when he came to visit him in jail.

In Wisconsin, a young woman is on trial for the savage murder of her ex-boyfriend, who was stabbed 16 times and had his penis mutilated post-mortem.

Finally, in Denver, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died of terminal illness in 2017 is facing murder and fraud charges in her death.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #5: Nov 18, 2019

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An indefinite stay of execution for Rodney Reed, who currently sits on a Texas death row.

In New Mexico, Jake Patterson, the man convicted of kidnapping Jayme Closs and murdering her parents gets into a fight in prison.

In Southern California, the LAPD arrested and charged a suspect in two cold-case homicides, that took place in 1981 and 1986.

Two Arkansas chemistry professors are accused of manufacturing methamphetamine at Henderson State University.

Finally, police in Pennsylvania charged a Maryland man with kidnapping his disabled girlfriend, who was last seen when the two left on a trip to Nevada. Authorities in Nevada have recovered a body matching the victim’s description, and formal identification is underway.

Nov 18 2019

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Rank #6: Dec 9, 2019

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JoAnn Cunningham, the mother of 5-year-old, AJ Freund, has pleaded guilty to his murder. AJ Freund was reported missing from his home in Crystal Lake, Illinois, on April 18th, 2019, and his body was found in a shallow grave 6 days later.

Suspected robbers, fleeing a jewelry store in Coral Gables, Florida, hijacked a UPS van and led police on a high speed highway chase, which ended in a shootout that left four dead.

Finally, a banker stabbed his wife and two young children to death, before turning the knife on himself, in Pleasantville, New York.

Dec 09 2019

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Rank #7: May 20, 2020

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A missing sous-chef from Birmingham, Alabama is found deceased, after last being seen leaving his home in the company of two unidentified males.

New details emerge in the disappearance of 18-year-old Madison Bell, of Greenfield, Ohio, as police describe a person of interest they are looking for.

The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced changes in police policy in the wake of the killing of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was fatally shot inside her home in March, by plainclothes police officers who were serving a no-knock warrant.

May 20 2020

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Rank #8: Jan 24, 2020

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A Las Vegas man confessed to the murder of missing 17-year-old girl, Tamyah Trotter. Tamyah was last seen on December 12th at McDonalds.

The search for missing American tourist, Alison Mackenzie, continues in Belize. Mackenzie was part of a tour group which was camping overnight on a remote island. She was reported missing by her boyfriend when he awoke the following morning to find her gone.

Finally, a pretrial date is set for Joseph DeAngelo, who is suspected of being the so-called Golden State Killer, and newly released documents shed light on his time working for the Auburn Police Department.

Jan 24 2020

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Rank #9: Oct 24, 2019

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Police in the UK arrest a 25-year-old truck driver, after 39 bodies are discovered in a refrigerated trailer he was transporting.

Two NY brothers are facing murder charges in the death of their grandmother, who perished in a house fire. When the brothers became aware of the blaze, they elected  to save their meth-cooking equipment, leaving their grandmother behind to die.

Finally, in Birmingham Alabama, a tragic end to the search for missing 3-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney. On Tuesday night, law enforcement discovered the child’s body inside a dumpster in a Birmingham landfill. Two people are in custody, and police expect them to be charged with kidnapping and capital murder today.

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #10: Nov 19, 2019

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California authorities have arrested five suspects in the Halloween shooting at an Orinda Airbnb “mansion party”, which left five people dead.

A retired lumber executive is charged with the murder of his wife, who died of a horrific axe wound to the head, 37 years ago.

Finally, law enforcement agencies arrested a 73-year-old retired Arizona plumber, and charged him with the 1979 sexual assault and murder of a woman in Nevada. He is suspected in multiple other homicide investigations, and is considered a possible serial killer.

Nov 19 2019

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Rank #11: Jan 13, 2020

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In West Valley City, Utah, Terri Lester was charged with the aggravated murder of her four year old daughter, Lainey Vos. Lester, allegedly, spent months researching murder online, googling search terms like “how do you break a neck?” and “is it easier to kill a toddler than an adult”.

Justyn Pennell, a 21-year-old from Florida, is being charged with premeditated murder, after allegedly intentionally running over a 75-year-old Vietnam veteran. Pennell allegedly told investigators that he committed the act because he wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.

Finally, suspected serial killer, Jose Sifuentes, is back in Dallas to face trial. Sifuentes was extradited from Mexico, where he had been hiding for 17 years.

Jan 13 2020

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Rank #12: Nov 15, 2019

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A school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, leaves two students dead and five injured.

A Texas jury sentences a man to death for the double-murder of his roommate, and his roommates 17-year-old girlfriend.

Finally, law enforcement in California release new video evidence in the October kidnapping and murder of Indian-American Tech CEO, Tushar Atre.

Nov 15 2019

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Rank #13: Jan 10, 2020

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A Lubbock, Texas man was arrested on Wednesday for the capital murder of his girlfriend’s infant daughter. 27-year-old Trevor Rowe allegedly crammed the ten month old inside a backpack, and left the backpack in the trunk of his car for five hours.

A New York City Bartender was sentenced to only six months in prison for the one-punch homicide of 21-year-old Danny McGee.

Finally, in Ohio, Brian Michael Rini, a 24-year-old man who fraudulently claimed to be missing Illinois boy, Timothy Pitzen, has pled guilty and was sentenced to two years for aggravated identity theft.

Jan 10 2020

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Rank #14: Oct 25, 2019

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Police have a suspect in custody after a Tallahassee woman was drenched in gasoline and set on fire inside a Taco Bell.

Using familial DNA, police In Milwaukee have identified the man responsible for raping and murdering 18-year-old Traci Hammerberg in the winter of 1984

Finally, A Missouri cattle farmer is charged with the murder of two Wisconsin brothers. The two went missing after visiting his farm to collect a debt

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #15: Nov 21, 2019

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An Ohio mother is sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole in 37 years, for killing her three sons over the course of 13 months.

A Florida man was arrested for the 1996 rape of a 17-year-old girl, after evidence in the case was submitted for re-testing.

A senior South African prosecutor died in court after a shotgun, used as evidence in a trial, was accidentally discharged.

Finally, a Michigan inmate serving life without parole for the gruesome murder of a teenage runaway will be resentenced following a Supreme Court decision.

Nov 21 2019

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Rank #16: Jan 14, 2020

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A late-night stabbing spree in downtown Colorado Springs leaves eight people injured.

In Sacramento, California, a man’s body was discovered hanging from a tree branch near a highway. The death is considered suspicious.

A couple who allegedly kidnapped their seriously ill newborn daughter from a Louisiana hospital, where she was waiting for life-saving treatment, have been captured 400 miles away, in Alabama.

Finally, in Kentucky, a woman was charged with murder after allegedly assaulting her friend, and encouraging her large dog to attack him.

Jan 14 2020

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Rank #17: May 19, 2020

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A 15-year-old boy died in a car crash following a high speed chase in Jefferson County, Alabama. His father is in custody.

Authorities in Ohio ask for the public’s assistance in the search for a missing 18-year-old woman, who disappeared, leaving her car, phone and keys behind.

New details about the murder of Massachusetts woman, Kathleen McLean, emerged on Monday, when her accused killer, Ingolf Tuerk, was arraigned for her murder.

May 19 2020

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Rank #18: Nov 20, 2019

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A Revere, Massachusetts man was found guilty of the brutal murder of his wife, a dedicated elementary school teacher.

A third NYC taxi driver is sentenced in a kidnapping and extortion plot, that preyed on new arrivals at NYC’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Finally, a West Virginia man, who was in an incestuous relationship with his daughter, was charged with the first degree murder of the daughters’ boyfriend.

Nov 20 2019

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Rank #19: Apr 10, 2020

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A New Jersey woman was charged with attempted murder in connection with two shootings, that took place only four hours apart.

A California man, charged with manslaughter in connection with the Ghost Ship fire, which killed 36 people, may be released from prison due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Finally, Ira Einhorn, the so-called ‘Unicorn Killer’, died in prison while serving a life sentence, for the 1977 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Holly Maddux.

Apr 10 2020

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Rank #20: Dec 12, 2019

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A Las Vegas woman is charged with murdering her ex-girlfriend’s new partner, during an alleged home invasion.

A 16-year-old girl from New Carlisle, Ohio, who is charged with aggravated murder, has her case transferred to adult court. In May, Natasha Ellis and a 13-year-old friend allegedly murdered the friend’s mother.

Finally, new details about the kidnapping and murder of 3-year-old Kamille Cupcake McKinney were revealed in a preliminary hearing this Tuesday. Kamille McKinney disappeared from an apartment complex in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 12th, and her body was found in a landfill ten days later.

Dec 12 2019

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June 12, 2020

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Multiple law enforcement agencies in California are hunting for an armed suspect, who allegedly ambushed Paso Robles police officers on Wednesday morning.

A New York woman has been charged with the murder of 100-year-old WWII veteran, Gerald Early.

Finally, an Ohio inmate, who has pleaded guilty to hiring a hit man to murder a social worker, filed a lawsuit against the intended victim, demanding $25,000 in damages for infliction of mental and emotional distress.

Jun 12 2020

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June 11, 2020

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A man involved in a slow-speed chase in Fort Lauderdale is being investigated in connection with a double homicide.

In Texas, a three-month-old girl was found dead in a submerged vehicle, after allegedly being abducted by her father.

Finally, Steven Carrillo, an air-force staff-sergeant, who is accused of ambushing two Santa Cruz County sheriff deputies, made posts condemning the police in the 48 hours before the incident.

Jun 11 2020

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June 10, 2020

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A Utah mother allegedly drove her minivan into a golf-course pond, with her 18-month-old son still strapped into his car seat, killing the child.

Miami-Dade police are investigating the murder of Aubrey Figg, who was discovered dead inside her Miami Beach apartment last week.

Finally, prosecutors in Virginia say that a man who drove his truck into a crowd of protesters in Richmond is a self-proclaimed leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Jun 10 2020

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June 09, 2020

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An Arizona couple has been charged in connection with the death of Brittany Hand.

Authorities in Texas have issued an Amber Alert for seven-month-old Serenity Berry, who is believed to have been kidnapped by her mother.

An Active-Duty Air Force Sergeant is accused of being behind an ambush attack that killed one Santa Cruz sheriff’s deputy and left another critically injured.

Finally, additional details come out in the West Virginia slayings of Jonathan Riddle, Heather Grogg, and Danielle Tyler.

Jun 09 2020

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June 08, 2020

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Seven people were found shot dead inside a Valhermoso Springs, Alabama, home.

Police in Utah have two suspects in custody in connection with the death of a man who was shot in a ‘robbery gone bad’

Finally, in Virginia, a man allegedly blew off his hand while building a bomb, in a possible plot to kill ‘hot cheerleaders.

Jun 08 2020

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June 05, 2020

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An American man is in custody in Russia, awaiting extradition to Colorado, where he has been charged with the 2016 murder of his then-girlfriend.

A West Virginia couple are facing multiple charges, after the husband allegedly helped the wife fake her death, to avoid a prison sentence on fraud charges.

Finally, authorities in England and Germany have identified a new suspect in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The suspect is a German national, already serving a long prison sentence on unrelated charges.

Jun 05 2020

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June 04, 2020

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The mother of Waco toddler, Frankie Gonzalez, whose body was discovered on Tuesday, has been charged in connection with his death.

In Utah, a father is believed to have murdered his two sons, before turning the gun on himself, in a domestic murder-suicide.

Finally, in California, police arrested a man who was allegedly in the process of cannibalizing his grandmother’s body.

Jun 04 2020

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June 03, 2020

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More information is released regarding the autopsy reports published on Monday finding George Floyd’s manner of death to be homicide.

A body is found is the search for missing Waco toddler, Frankie Gonzalez, who was reported missing on Monday afternoon.

Finally, an NYPD officer charged with the murder of a childhood friend was released on bail, to the outrage of the victim’s family.

Jun 03 2020

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June 02, 2020

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A truck driver, who allegedly drove into a crowd of Minneapolis protestors, has been arrested and charged.

Authorities in Belgium and France have arrested 26 suspects in connection with the October 2019 deaths of 39 Vietnamese immigrants, discovered inside a refrigerated truck in Essex, England.

Finally, in Tennessee, authorities find the bodies of two children while investigating a child abuse case.

Jun 02 2020

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June 01, 2020

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Two bodies recovered from tributaries of the Arkansas river have been positively identified as those of missing Oklahoma toddlers, Miracle and Tony Crook

The bodies of two missing persons from Arizona were found buried inside a car on an empty lot in Iowa.

Finally, charges were brought against former police officer, Derek Chauvin, in connection with the killing of George Floyd.

Jun 01 2020

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May 29, 2020

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The manhunt for accused killer Peter Manfredonia concluded on Wednesday night, when the suspect walked out of the woods near Hagerstown, Maryland, and surrendered to law enforcement.

Authorities in New York identify one of the victims of the Gilgo Beach killer as 24-year-old Valerie Mack, from Philadelphia.

Finally, as protests over George Floyd’s death continue in Minneapolis, it emerges that two of the four officers involved in the incident have been previously implicated in misconduct.

May 29 2020

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May 28, 2020

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Police say the search area for missing Tulsa, Oklahoma toddlers, Miracle and Tony Crook, has been ‘dramatically widened”, following the overnight discovery of a child’s body in the Verdigris River.

The manhunt for Peter Manfredonia turns from Pennsylvania to Maryland. Manfredonia, who, police say, committed two murders, a home invasion and a kidnapping, was last seen in Hagerstown. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Finally, the Mayor of Minneapolis joins the voices demanding criminal charges against officers in the death of African American man, George Floyd, as additional video, obtained by CBS on Wednesday, casts doubt on the police’s version of events.

May 28 2020

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May 27, 2020

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Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, continue to search for missing toddlers, Miracle and Tony Crook, who were last seen on Friday morning.

In New Jersey, a man broke into a nurse’s home, and attempted to kidnap her, after briefly meeting her in a hospital while waiting for a psych evaluation.

Finally, authorities in Alabama are searching for an accused triple-murderer, who may be on the run with a female accomplice.

May 27 2020

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May 26, 2020

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The hunt for Connecticut man, Peter Manfredonia, the suspect in two murders, a home invasion and a kidnapping, continues in Pennsylvania.

In Utah, a man was charged with first degree murder after allegedly fatally stabbing a woman he had met on Tinder.

Finally, in Nebraska, accused vigilante, Justin Fairbanks, was charged with murder and denied bond. Police say that Fairbanks confessed, in a letter to the local news, to murdering registered sex offender, Mattieo Condoluci.

May 26 2020

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May 25, 2020

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A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery, in connection with a viral video that showed a suspect repeatedly punching an old man in a Michigan nursing home.

A Florida mother, who had claimed her autistic 9-year-old son was kidnapped by a ‘black man’, was charged with the boy’s murder.

Finally, authorities in California make four arrests in the October 2019 kidnapping and murder of Tech CEO and Cannabis entrepreneur, Tushar Atre.

May 25 2020

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May 22, 2020

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In Kentucky, an actor died by suicide after trying to murder his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his four-year-old daughter.

A New Jersey woman is on the run after allegedly beating her wife to death with a wine chiller.

Finally, in Edmonton, Canada, a troubled tattoo artist fatally stabbed a seven-year-old girl.

May 22 2020

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May 21, 2020

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A South Carolina man killed his ex-girlfriend and her two daughters, before turning the gun on himself.

A Washington state mother, accused of trying to kill her two small children reportedly told investigators she thought they would be better off dead, because she was a bad mother.

Finally, two Maryland women, who have been missing since April 6th, were murdered in West Virginia, according to a criminal complaint filed this week.

May 21 2020

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May 20, 2020

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A missing sous-chef from Birmingham, Alabama is found deceased, after last being seen leaving his home in the company of two unidentified males.

New details emerge in the disappearance of 18-year-old Madison Bell, of Greenfield, Ohio, as police describe a person of interest they are looking for.

The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced changes in police policy in the wake of the killing of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was fatally shot inside her home in March, by plainclothes police officers who were serving a no-knock warrant.

May 20 2020

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May 19, 2020

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A 15-year-old boy died in a car crash following a high speed chase in Jefferson County, Alabama. His father is in custody.

Authorities in Ohio ask for the public’s assistance in the search for a missing 18-year-old woman, who disappeared, leaving her car, phone and keys behind.

New details about the murder of Massachusetts woman, Kathleen McLean, emerged on Monday, when her accused killer, Ingolf Tuerk, was arraigned for her murder.

May 19 2020

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May 18, 2020

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A Michigan man is facing multiple assault and murder charges, in connection with a series of hit and run attacks, targeting female sex workers in Detroit.

A Massachusetts Physician was arrested on suspicion of his wife’s murder, after police found her body not far from their house.

Finally, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into the murders of sisters, Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell, whose bodies were discovered under a bridge in Rome, Georgia on Wednesday.

May 18 2020

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iTunes Ratings

2155 Ratings
Average Ratings
1809
90
62
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149

Informative and professional

By Vanfam - May 28 2020
Read more
This is a succinct and informative daily synopsis of news you don’t always find in your local and national networks. I really appreciate the follow-ups on past stories, something many news outlets don’t do. Ryan Williams has great delivery as well. Very well done.

Love daily updates

By JoyD80 - May 23 2020
Read more
I love keeping up with the headlines, even on the cases that don’t go viral.