Clayton teen prostitution

A Jonesboro woman is being held in the Clayton County jail without bond for prostituting 2 teenage girls, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Police say the Jessica M. Washington, 27, gave two teenage runaways free room and board in her apartment on Upper Riverdale Road, in exchange for letting her pimp them out on Craigslist.com.

Washington is being charged with "prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution, trafficking persons for labor or servitude, pandering and enticing minors for indecent purposes, according to Clayton County court records," obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Oscar Pistorius guns down model girlfriend

The South African sprinter known as 'Blade Runner' for his prosthetic legs has been arrested for killing his model girlfriend, the MailOnline reports.

Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius was taken into custody and charged with murder after he allegedly shot his girlfriend, former FHM model Reeva Steenkamp, several times in the head, chest and arm. Paramedics treated Steenkamp, 30, but she died at the scene.

Pistorius told police he shot Steenkamp after mistaking her for a burglar at his luxury South Africa mansion in Pretoria. Police found no signs of forced entry.

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Christopher Dorner mother

A reporter for a CBS news affiliate station in Los Angeles claims she spoke with Christopher Dorner's mother as the woman watched her son's saga unfold on live TV in a restaurant.

CBS2/KCAL9’s Michele Gile said a woman matching Dorner's mother's description dined with a female friend at La Capilla Mexican Restaurant in La Palma around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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three arrested in belt-beating

Police in Newark, NJ have arrested three people they say are responsible for the horrific belt beating of a man that was caught on tape. Police announced the arrests on Tuesday (Feb. 12) after a viral video showed the suspects forcing the victim to strip naked, then beating him with a belt.

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with the beating. The cameraman and another person was also charged, WTVR.com reports.

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Christopher Dorner cabin fire

The raging fire that tore through the log cabin in Big Bear Lake, CA, where cop killer Christopher Dorner died Tuesday night was no accident.

The national news media is silent on the cause of the blaze. But raw audio from police radio transmissions makes the cause of the blaze very clear.

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Christopher Dorner confirmed dead

The biggest manhunt in Southern California history ended in a blaze of glory Tuesday night -- just as Christopher Dorner had predicted in his online manifesto.

Dorner, 33, went on a shooting rampage to seek revenge for what he believed was his wrongful termination from the LAPD in 2008. On Monday Dorner was officially charged (in absentia) with the deaths of 2 LAPD officers and the attempted murders of 2 other officers.

After eluding a joint task force of law enforcement officers across California for a week, Dorner was spotted by a state Fish and Wildlife officer as he drove a stolen truck near Big Bear, California Tuesday. Dorner and the officer exchanged gunfire and Dorner crashed the pickup truck.

The former Navy veteran then abandoned the stolen truck and ran into the nearby woods. He took refuge in an empty rental cabin which was quickly surrounded by San Bernardino officers. A fierce gun battle erupted and two San Bernardino County officers were hit as Dorner attempted to escape out of the back of the cabin.

One officer later died of his injuries and a 2nd officer was in surgery but expected to survive. SWAT officers returned fire and lobbed tear gas canisters into the wooden structure, pushing Dorner back inside.

According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, fired tear gas into the cabin and blasted over a loud speaker urging Dorner to surrender. When they got no response, police deployed a vehicle to rip down the walls of the cabin "one by one, like peeling an onion," a law enforcement official said.

By the time they got to the last wall, authorities heard a single gunshot, the source said. Then flames began to spread through the structure, and gunshots, probably set off by the fire, were heard. Source

LAPD officials confirmed Dorner's charred body was pulled out of the burned cabin tonight, a source told the LA Times.

Police suspect Dorner shot himself when he was cornered and trapped inside the cabin. It isn't clear if the tear gas canisters ignited the flames that totally consumed the cabin, or if Dorner set the fire himself.

Dorner was fired from the LAPD in 2008 for making false statements about another LAPD officer.

In his angry 11-page manifesto posted to Facebook, Dorner named targets within the LAPD and he promised to use "every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance and survival training I've been given" to bring "warfare" to LAPD officers and their families.

At the peak of the intense manhunt for Dorner, officials had placed 50 LAPD officers and their families under police protection.

Among Dorner's first victims were the daughter of a former LAPD captain and her fiance, who were shot to death as they sat in their car near their home Sunday night.

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  • 3 women arrested for throwing hot grease

    Three Smyrna women were arrested after an online feud escalated offline and sparked a hot grease fight, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Smyrna police say Ashley Hardy, Jasmine Ragland, Shatericka Barrino and Stori Brown went to the Cumberland Glen Apartments to confront 3 women who said something they didn't like on Instagram.com, a popular photo sharing website.

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    Hadiya Pendleton charges

    Two men have been charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old honors student who danced for President Obama during his Inauguration last month.

    The two men in custody, Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, are violent gang members who mistook Hadiya Pendleton's group of friends for members of a rival gang, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Police took Ward and Williams into custody just a day after First Lady Michelle Obama attended Hadiya's funeral in Chicago.

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    Hadiya Pendleton funeral

    Just a day after First Lady Michelle Obama attended the funeral of 15-year-old shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton, police took two suspects into custody, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Murder charges are pending against the two men, and the charges could come as early as this evening, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.

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    Christopher Dorner manhunt

    Los Angeles law enforcement officers with itchy trigger fingers shot up the wrong pickup truck during a massive manhunt for cop killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33.

    2 women were hospitalized with serious injuries when LAPD officers mistook their pickup truck for Dorner's and opened fire.

    The attorney for Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez, said the women had "no warning" before their truck was riddled with bullets as they delivered Los Angeles Times newspapers around 5:15 a.m. in Torrance, CA.

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    Daniel Villasenor choked girl for laughing at him

    A California mailman was arrested and charged with assault after he brutally choked an 11-year-old girl for laughing at him when he accidentally entered the women's restroom at a park.

    Daniel Villasenor, 55, allegedly asked a girl for directions to the men's room at the park, according to local ABC affiliate KABC via the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Following the directions, the man walked into the women's room.

    The girl and a friend started laughing. They were still laughing when Villasenor exited the restroom.

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    Anderson Cooper Christopher Dorner

    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper wasn't expecting a package to arrive at his office, neatly addressed to him by the most wanted man in California.

    The manila envelope arrived at Cooper's office on Feb. 1, days before ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner went on a shooting rampage, killing 3 people and injuring 2 others.

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    Christopher Dorner

    A massive manhunt is underway for Christopher Dorner, a fired Los Angeles police officer suspected in the deaths of a former police captain's daughter and her fiance last weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Police say the bodies of Monica Quan and her boyfriend Keith Lawrence were found inside their car in a parking garage Sunday night. Dorner was last seen Thursday when he killed a police officer and wounded two others. He was reportedly driving a pickup at the time of the separate shootings.

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    Alabama bus kidnapping

    The 7-day hostage crisis in Midland City, Alabama is over, WSFA TV reports. The standoff between law enforcement and Jimmy Lee Dykes ended at around 3:40 p.m. ET Monday when police stormed the 6 ft x 8 ft underground bunker where Dykes and his hostage, 5-year-old Ethan, were hunkered down.

    Neighbors who were earwitnesses tell WSFA that the FBI breached the door to Dykes' homemade bunker and tossed in a flash bomb to temporarily disorient him and his small captive.

    The Associated Press reports Dykes, 65, was shot and killed by law enforcement. Ethan, who turns 6 Thursday, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.

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    Hidaya Pendleton

    Last month, President Barack Obama flew cross country to personally share in the grief of the parents who lost their children in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

    In the hours following the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who danced for him at his Inauguration, the president and First Lady Michelle Obama released this statement:

    “The president and first lady's thoughts and prayers are with the family of Hadiya Pendleton."

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    drugs smuggled in diapers

    Customs and Border protection officers stationed at JFK airport in NYC, thought they had seen every type of drug smuggling trick imaginable. But yesterday's drug seizure was a first for them.

    Two Bronx women returning to JFK airport on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic caught the eye of customs officials. Something looked odd about the shape of the women's bodies. And when drug sniffing dogs came near, the dogs went wild, Mail Online reports.

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    Alabama bus kidnapping

    Police in Alabama are engaged in a tense stand-off with a deranged man who shot and killed a school bus driver before snatching a 5-or 6-year-old boy off the bus.

    Police say Jimmy Lee Dykes, 67, boarded the bus Tuesday afternoon and told the other children to get off. The bus driver, Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, was shot several times as he attempted to stop Dykes from taking the boy, according to police. Poland was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Children who escaped from the bus told a local minister that the kidnapped boy fainted before he was taken off the bus.

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    Hidaya Pendleton A 15-year-old girl who performed with her high school band for President Obama at his 2nd Inauguration last week was shot and killed in the Kenwood area of Chicago Tuesday.

    Hidaya Pendleton died just blocks from the high school she attended. The teenager was an honor student, a well-liked volleyball player, and majorette.

    Witnesses tell CBS 2’s Mike Parker that Pendleton was among a group of 10 to 12 teenagers seeking shelter from the rain under a canopy in a park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when a gunman jumped a fence, and opened fire on the teens.

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    Rick Ross target of drive by

    Wannabe gangsta rapper Rick Ross, real name William Leonard Roberts II, nearly escaped with his life after he wrecked his prized Rolls Royce while trying to evade a drive-by shooting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

    Police say Ross, 37, was the intended target as a gunman (or gunmen) riddled his luxury Rolls with bullets fired from another vehicle around 5 a.m. this morning.

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    Lone Star College victim

    According to news reports, shots were fired at a Houston-area community college this afternoon. 3 people were injured, including the gunman. The victims are expected to recover from their injuries. The shooting occurred on the North Harris campus of Lone Star College in Houston, TX. One suspect is in police custody and police are seeking a second suspect, a black male believed to be wearing a Atlanta Falcons t-shirt.

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    Dianne Feinstein bill

    A 15-year-old boy is in police custody in New Mexico, charged with killing two adults and three children at a South Valley home near Albuquerque Sunday morning, the Associated Press reports.

    The teen was identified as Nehemiah Griego. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Pastor Greg Griego, 51; his wife Sara Griego, 40; and three of their children, Zephania Griego, 9; Jael Griego, 5; and Angelina Griego, 2. The victims were all shot multiple times with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle (similar to the one pictured above in a Getty Images stock photo).

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    Lottery winner poisoned

    The wife of a man who died of cyanide poisoning attempted to claim his $1 million lottery winnings in the days following his mysterious death.

    Urooj Khan, 46, right, collapsed and died at his Chicago home in July after consuming a meal of Indian Kofta curry prepared by his wife, Shabana Ansari, 32, (pictured left).

    Urooj Khan's brother, ImTiaz Khan, accused Ansari of attempting to claim her husband's winnings but she was unable to do so.

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    Yung Teddy

    A woman is under arrest for sending threatening text messages to a rapper 24 hours before he was slain by an unknown assailant, the Atlanta Journal reports.

    Yung Teddy was found shot to death at his Austell home last Wednesday night. Police say Yachari Kiyana Miller sent the threatening texts to the victim on Tuesday, saying, “You a dead man walking” and “This your year to die."

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    Lottery winner poisoned

    A Chicago man was fatally poisoned one day after collecting his lottery winnings, NBC News reports.

    Urooj Khan, a native of India, died July 20 -- one day after he collected a lump sum of $425,000 on a winning $1 million scratch off instant lottery ticket.

    Khan, 46, was buried after the medical examiner's office determined that he died of natural causes. An autopsy revealed that Khan had no physical injuries and no unusual substances in his body.

    But one week after his death, Khan's family asked the medical examiner's office to take a second look into his death.

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    Raphael Ward

    A popular 16-year-old Lower East Side teenager was gunned down after he refused to hand over his expensive winter parka to a gang of thugs, the NY Post reports.

    Raphael Ward became the first shooting victim of the New Year in New York City. Ironically, he predicted his own death on his social networking account hours before he was shot.

    Ward, whose Facebook name was “BloccBoy Tokyo” wrote "I'm dead," according to friends. The teen was shot once in the chest in front of the DeWitt Reformed Church at 280 Rivington St. about 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the NY Post. Ward died near the apartment he shared with his single mother and younger brother. His mother was too distraught to speak to a reporter.

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    Pebblez da Model

    The woman known as Pebblez da Model was captured in Memphis and charged with illegally brokering a butt shot procedure that resulted in the death of an Atlanta woman.

    Karima Gordon, 37, died after undergoing the illegal procedure at the Mississippi home of street practitioner Morris Garner, 52, (pictured below) who is not legally licensed to perform such procedures.

    Morris Gordon

    Police arrested Garner on April 6, 2012 and charged him with depraved-heart murder, after Gordon's autopsy revealed she had been injected with cement and other industrial substances.

    A depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is a legal term for a crime that demonstrates a “callous disregard for human life” and results in death. The charge carries a life sentence.

    After Garner was arrested, he named Pebblez da Model as his go-between for women who sought his illegal services.

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    Yung Teddy

    Up-and-coming Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy was found shot to death in his Austell, GA home Wednesday night, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Police responding to a report of shots fired found the 23-year-old rapper, real name Justin Mitchell, deceased around 10:18 p.m.

    According to a bio on his Myspace page, Yung Teddy has been in the rap game since the age of 10. His first mixtape, "Almost Famous", was released summer 2006.

    Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects who may be involved in the shooting. According to the AJC, "the first [suspect] is described as a black man with a thin build, between 20 and 23 years old, and about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9. He was last seen wearing a gray sweater, dark pants and a black beanie hat. He was armed with a handgun.

    The second suspect is a black man, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 tall. He was last seen wearing a multicolored beanie hat and a navy blue bandana covering his face."

    Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call police at 770-499-3945.

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  • Sunando Sen

    The NYPD are asking the public for help identifying a deranged woman who shoved a man into the path of an oncoming train Thursday.

    Witnesses say the overweight Hispanic woman sat on a bench mumbling to herself and pacing the platform just moments before she crept up behind Sunando Sen and shoved him to his death under the wheels of the 7-train.

    Sen, 46, a hard working native of Calcutta, India, apparently wasn't aware that the woman was behind him. Witnesses say there was no altercation before the woman pushed Sen onto the tracks.

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