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New York Woman Found Guilty of Poisoning Son with Salt Water


garnettsjourney.blogspot.com(NEW YORK) -- A New York jury convicted a mother of second-degree murder Monday in the salt-poisoning death of a 5-year-old boy that prosecutors likened to “torture.”Jurors in Westchester County deliberated for over

Gold Rush: Armed Robbers Steal $4M in Gold from Truck


iStock/Thinkstock(WILSON, N.C.) -- Three armed suspects are on the run after allegedly robbing a tractor trailer on Sunday that was transporting a shipment of millions of dollars worth of gold and silver, police said.Two armed security security guards tol

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Lawyers Argue over Tsarnaev's Blood-Stained Hidin


FBI(BOSTON) -- Defense attorneys for accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want jurors to see the blood-splattered, bullet-riddled boat where the then teenager wrote a note as he hid, wounded and bleeding, hours before being captured by police."The ev

What We Know About the Man Shot by LAPD Officers


Obtained by ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Details are emerging about the man who was fatally shot by police officers in an incident caught on camera.Authorities have not released the man's name, but the Los Angeles County Coroner told ABC News affiliate KABC-T

Report: Justice Department Report to Criticize Ferguson PD Practices


Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department is getting close to releasing the report on its investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri police department. It's expected to be critical of the department's practices leading up to last year's

WATCH: Store Clerk Fights Off, Shoots Robber in Kentucky


WTVQ(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- A clerk at a Lexington, Kentucky, tobacco store fended off an attempted robbery -- a tense altercation that was captured on the store’s surveillance camera.Zara Adil, 21, was working Friday at Tobacco Zone when two men entere

More Snow and Ice Impact Weekend Plans; New Storm On the Way


Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Another blast of snow and ice impacted weekend plans from the Midwest to the Northeast on Sunday.A half foot of snow was reported from central Missouri to the central Ohio Valley through Sunday morning. Up to 9 inches of

Fatal Los Angeles Police Shooting Caught on Video


Obtained by ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a man during a confrontation in the city's Skid Row area Sunday, in an incident that was caught on video.Police said officers were responding to a report of a robbery, and w

Truck Goes Through Ice on Frozen New Jersey River


U.S. Coast Guard(TOMS RIVER, N.J.) -- The driver and passenger of a truck that fell through the ice while doing "donuts" on a frozen New Jersey river were found safe Sunday, but officials say a dog was found dead in the submerged pickup.Someone called the

Watch 90-Year-Old Vet Take Wild Sled Ride


Courtesy Anthony Smith(NEW YORK) -- Snow days aren't just for kids.A 90-year-old man is clearly young at heart after taking a wild sled ride last week that was all documented on his grandson-in-law's go-pro.The video begins with Claude Bratcher getting lo

February Set Cold, Snow Records Around Northeast, More Winter Weather On the Way


ron hilton/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- February was one of the coldest, snowiest months in recent memory for many cities around the east coast.According to the National Weather Service's station in Boston, records for snowfall were set in Boston; Provi

"The People's Court" Missing Mother: Orlando Police Renew Search Years Later


Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(ORLANDO) -- Police in Orlando, Florida, renewed their search for a mother of three whose episode on The People's Court with her former fiance aired the same day she disappeared nearly four years ago.Michelle Parker was last

Alleged Street Race Driver Charged With Murder in Fatal Los Angeles Crash


Jacob Ammentorp Lund/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- One of the alleged drivers involved in a fatal crash stemming from an illegal street race has been charged with murder.Henry Gevorgyan turned himself in to Los Angeles police late Saturday. Police say

Snowstorm Heading for Boston Could Break City's All-time Snow Record


bizoo_n/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- The record-breaking month of February may be coming to a close for Boston, but with a new month comes a new snowstorm.A Winter Storm Watch was issued by the National Weather Service early Saturday morning for the city

Stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Car Found


Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images(LOGANVILLE, Ga.) -- Police in Georgia found a NASCAR Sprint Cup car that was stolen from a hotel parking lot days before the driver was scheduled to race.Travis Kvapil's No. 44 race car was found Sunday in Lo

California Mother Arrested in Infant Son's Murder


Zhenikeyev/iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- The mother of an infant found dead in California earlier this week was arrested on Friday night on murder charges.According to Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto, Samantha Green "was the sole individual respo

Nine Found Dead in Missouri


John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock(TYRONE, Mo.) -- The Texas County Sheriff's Department in Missouri says nine people were found dead in the area of Tyrone on Thursday evening.At about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, the TCSD responded to a reported disturbance called in

Swastikas on California Home Have Neighbors Riled Up


ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Is a swastika-laden yard display at a Sacramento, California, house “vulgar” or is it an expression of free speech? The display, which first started going up months ago, now features an army-green figure raising

Utah Man Had 'Mental Breakdown' After Ex-Wife's Death, Daughter Testifies


iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The daughter of a pediatrician accused of murdering his ex-wife took the stand in a Utah courtroom Thursday, describing her father’s incoherent state following the death. Malkie Wall, 19, testified that her fathe

'Hot Convict' Jeremy Meeks Plans His Modeling Future from Prison


Stockton Police Department via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- “Hot Convict” Jeremy Meeks says he’s eager to serve out his sentence and is looking ahead to starting a career in modeling and acting.“I’m in a place where I will be ab

Jameis Winston Rape Accuser Speaks Out in Film


Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The woman who accused football star Jameis Winston of rape is speaking out in a new film.Erica Kinsman shared her story in The Hunting Ground, which filmmakers say seeks to expose the epidemic of violence and institut

'Just So Tragic': Mom of Slain Hostage Pities 'Jihadi John,' Mohammed Emwazi


Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The parents of an American journalist beheaded by terrorists on video expressed pity for the "tragic" choices by their son's apparent killer, "Jihadi John," but said ISIS must be destroyed.Hours after the masked man's ide