Lakeisha Holloway

Las Vegas police say a woman drove a car onto a crowded sidewalk and plowed into tourists on the famous Las Vegas strip.

Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, is charged with murder with the use of a deadly weapon in what police say was a deliberate assault.

A 32-year-old woman died in the crash and dozens more were injured, including an 11-year-old child who was dragged behind the woman’s car when she fled the scene.

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Ethan Couch

The feds have joined the hunt for missing 18-year-old Ethan Crouch who killed four people while driving drunk at age 16 in 2013.

Couch is 2 years into a 10-year probation sentence. He avoided jail time after his lawyers argued that his rich parents sheltered him and he didn’t understand the consequences of his actions.

The controversial strategy was dubbed the “affluenza defense” by the news media.

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church shooter

The suspect who slaughtered 9 members of a Bible study group in Charleston, S.C. has been arrested.

Police say Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Columbia, S.C. was arrested in Shelby, N.C.

Roof entered the historic black church in Charleston, S.C. around 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Survivors of the massacre say Roof sat in the pews praying with about 12 members of the church for an hour before opening fire.

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Bounkham Phonesavanh

A 19-month-old boy is in critical condition after suffering severe burns to his face and upper body during a SWAT raid at his home.

The family of Bounkham Phonesavanh says a SWAT team raided their Habersham County home in the middle of the night early Wednesday. A SWAT member tossed a flash grenade into the home without looking. The grenade bounced into the baby’s playpen and exploded in his face.

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Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby

Authorities are investigating the deaths of a lesbian couple whose bodies were found next to a dumpster in Port Bolivar, Texas.

Family and friends of Crystal Jackson, 24, and her girlfriend 24-year-old Britney Cosby hope police are close to solving the murders.

Jackson, left, and Cosby had been together for 2 years.

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Obama Eases Prison Sentences for Drug Offenders

The Obama administration plans to ease mandatory prison sentences for convicted drug dealers. The new policy will benefit black drug offenders who are disproportionately affected by the mandatory sentences.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made the announcement Monday as part of a comprehensive prison reform package to reduce prison sentences for elderly, nonviolent inmates whose drug offenses are not gang-related or part of a large-scale drug operation (such as Black Mafia Family).

Interestingly enough, President Obama was an avid drug user in his college days.

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Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who imprisoned 3 women in his Cleveland home for over a decade, will plead not guilty to multiple charges of kidnapping and rape, say his attorneys.

“The initial portrayal of him is one of a quote ‘monster,’ and that is not the impression that I got,” said one of his two attorneys, Craig Weintraub, during an interview that aired on Wednesday’s Today show.

“He is a human being, but what is offensive is that the women and the media want to demonize this man before they know the whole story, and I think it’s unfair and not equitable,” added Castro’s co-counsel, attorney Jaye Schlachet.

Castro’s attorneys portray him as a misunderstood, loving father who only wants the best for the 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of his captives, Amanda Berry, now 27.

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The Cleveland 911 dispatcher who took kidnap victim Amanda Berry’s call on Monday evening may lose his/her job for the callous way the call was handled.

The unidentified dispatcher was cold and lacked empathy when Berry dialed 911 to report she had been kidnapped and held in a basement for 10 years by former Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro, 52.

Audio of the 911 call angered many Cleveland residents who demanded to know why the unsympathetic “call taker” didn’t keep Berry on the phone until police arrived.

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