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Oklahoma pastor killed in plot by wife, their partner in motel threesomes, authorities say

Kristie Evans, 47, and Kahlil Square, 26, are charged with first-degree murder in the March 22 shooting death of her husband, David Evans, a 50-year-old pastor in Ada, Oklahoma. The couple allegedly had a sexual relationship with Square, who they first met at a Super 8 Motel. → Read More

Man’s Zoom court hearing ends with handcuffs after he’s found attending from victim’s home

Coby James Harris, 21, of Sturgis, faces additional charges on top of an assault charge stemming from a Feb. 9 argument with his girlfriend, Mary Lindsey. Harris was arrested March 2 after he was found at the home of Lindsey, from whom he was ordered to stay away. → Read More

Arizona’s ‘Valentine Sally’ identified through DNA, genealogy as missing Missouri girl after 40 years

Coconino County authorities announced Monday that DNA and genetic genealogy helped them identify the slain teen as Carolyn Eaton, 17, of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri. Eaton's body was found under a cedar tree along Interstate 40 near Williams on Feb. 14, 1982. → Read More

Oldest U.S. juvenile ‘lifer’ released from Pennsylvania prison after 68 years behind bars

When a 15-year-old Joe Ligon last saw daylight as a free man, Dwight Eisenhower had just wrapped up his first month as president. Ligon, now 83 years old, was freed Thursday after serving nearly 68 years in connection with a stabbing spree that left two men dead in 1953. → Read More

Illinois police commander arrested on child porn charges, authorities say

John Trevarthen, a commander with the police department in the village of Bellwood, is accused of using an IP address at the station to access pornographic images of children via the Kik filesharing app. He is charged with three counts of possession of child porn. → Read More

Police release new photos, seek new info in unsolved 1996 murder of Amber Hagerman

It took just eight minutes for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman to be abducted after leaving her grandmother’s home to ride her bike Jan. 13, 1996. The Arlington girl’s body was found four days later in a creek bed a few miles away. Her throat had been cut. → Read More

Texas man suspected in 2011 serial rapes that targeted Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters

Jeffery Lemor Wheat, 48, was arrested Jan. 11 by Arkansas State Police detectives and returned to the Collin County Jail, where he is being held on a sexual assault charge. Plano police officials say Wheat has been tied to at least four rape cases in north Texas a decade ago. → Read More

Ohio woman dies when head becomes wedged between car and parking garage toll booth

Victoria Strauss, 23, died in the freak accident Monday after she dropped her card as she paid for parking at a Columbus parking garage. Strauss was a graduate student at Ohio State University. → Read More

Autopsy confirms Instagram influencer Alexis Sharkey was strangled to death

The death of the 26-year-old has been ruled a homicide. No arrests have been made in the killing. → Read More

Ex-boyfriend charged with killing Michigan State University student missing since 2008

Brad Cournaya, 53, was charged last month with murder in the Nov. 11, 2008, disappearance and presumed killing of his ex-girlfriend, Krista Lueth, in Lansing, Michigan. Lueth, 34, was a Michigan State University student at the time. → Read More

Arizona man charged after trail of human skulls, limbs found scattered in forest

Walter Harold Mitchell, 59, of Scottsdale, is charged with 29 counts of abandonment or concealment of a dead body, according to court records. → Read More

Last call of 2020 was literal ‘dumpster fire’ for Florida firefighters

On New Year’s Day, Brevard County Fire Rescue officials posted photos of the minor fire on social media. “The last fire of the year for BCFR and Station 48 kind of sums up 2020,” the post read. → Read More

Police: Man charged in death of Illinois woman who vanished while driving acquaintance to Chicago

Lynn Ware Jr., 39, of Martin, Tennessee, was charged Thursday with the murder of 46-year-old Laura Wolfe-Orlovich. The Illinois woman vanished in July after leaving to drive a male acquaintance to Chicago. Her remains were found Oct. 28 in an Indiana cornfield. → Read More

Man who claimed to be missing Illinois boy Timmothy Pitzen sentenced to 2 years in prison – 95.5 WSB

Brian Michael Rini, 25, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for pretending in April 2019 to be Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who has been missing since May 2011. Pitzen, 6, vanished with his mother, who was later found dead by suicide. → Read More

N.C. man charged in disappearance of young mother missing since day before Thanksgiving – 95.5 WSB

Jose Carlos Jacome-Granizo, 29, of Raleigh, is charged with murder in the death of Emily Elizabeth Montgomery, 26, of Apex. The body of Montgomery, who has a 5-year-old son, has not been found. → Read More

Married Colorado firefighters die of carbon monoxide poisoning in own home, authorities say – 95.5 WSB

Central City Fire Lt. Cody Allen, 29, and his wife, volunteer Firefighter Shelby Nation Allen, 27, were found unresponsive Friday in their Central City home. → Read More

2 Fort Bragg deaths shine light on Army paratrooper’s unsolved May killing, decapitation – 95.5 WSB

Army Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez, 21, of Chino, Calif., was last seen alive May 22, 2020, during a Memorial Day weekend trip to the Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, about 200 miles from Fort Bragg, where he was stationed. → Read More

Blind 5-year-old boy beaten to death as mom gives birth to 3rd child, authorities say – 95.5 WSB

Yoshuah Dallas, 24, of St. Louis, is charged with abuse or neglect of a child causing death and unlawful possession of a firearm. Jamarion Javante Delancy, who was blind and required braces on his legs to walk, died Nov. 18 of blunt force trauma that caused severe internal bleeding. → Read More

41 people test positive for COVID-19 following swingers’ convention at New Orleans hotel – 95.5 WSB

The positive tests began the day after the end of “Naughty N’awlins,” an annual swingers’ convention held in the Big Easy. → Read More

Widow who sought hiking partner on Nextdoor stabbed to death on trail 2 weeks later – 95.5 WSB

Lisa Thorborg, 68, of Carlsbad, Calif., was found stabbed to death Nov. 23 on a hiking trail at Hosp Grove Park, located blocks from her home. Thorborg had sought a hiking partner two weeks before her slaying via the Nextdoor app. → Read More