Toa55/iStockBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (PORTLAND, Ore.) –A man was arrested on arson charges Friday for allegedly setting a fire earlier this week in southern Oregon, while the region was already beset with the Almeda Fire. Michael Jarrod Bakkela, 41, was charged with two counts of arson, along with 15 counts of criminal mischief and […]

ABC NewsBY: AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Two protesters who took part in Saturday night’s protest in Rochester, New York, were charged for allegedly assaulting police officers, federal prosecutors said. Adam Green, of Dansville, New York, and Dallas Williams-Smothers, of Rochester, both 20, were charged in the Western District of New […]

Hennepin County Jail BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS     (MINNEAPOLIS) — A defense attorney for the fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in connection with the death of George Floyd is asking a judge to drop all charges, arguing the 46-year-old man’s death was allegedly from a drug overdose and not caused by the […]

kali9/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, JOSH MARGOLIN and JACK DATE, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wis.) — Kyle Rittenhouse was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in the Tuesday shooting, some of which was captured on cellphone video.One of the victims in the deadly shootings at a protest Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot five […]

Maricopa County Sheriff’s OfficeBy RACHEL WENZLAFF and ALLIE YANG, ABC News (PHOENIX) — Nearly two decades after 17-year-old Alissa Turney disappeared, Phoenix police have arrested the man believed to be responsible for her death. Her stepfather Michael Turney was arrested Thursday afternoon in Mesa, Arizona. He faces second-degree murder charges. “I’m shaking and I’m crying. […]

Sullivan County Sheriff’s OfficeBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn.) — Megan Boswell has been charged with murder in the death of her 15-month-old daughter, Evelyn, who was reported missing in February and found dead more than two weeks later. After a five-month investigation into Evelyn’s death, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Sullivan […]

Prince Williams/WireImageJames Timothy Norman, reality TV star of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, has been arrested and charged with orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot against his 18-year-old nephew. On Tuesday, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Norman, the son of Sweetie Pie’s owner Robbie Montgomery, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder that resulted in death, according […]

Antonio Perez – Pool via Getty ImagesThree men have been arrested and charged with harassing and making threats against alleged victims in the criminal case against R. Kelly. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced Richard Arline, Jr., Michael Williams, and Donnell Russell were arrested for allegedly attempting to harass, bribe, intimidate, and threaten the R&B singer’s accusers. Arline was arrested in Illinois and […]

strickke/iStockBy ELLA TORRES and ASHLEY RIEGLE, ABC News (ST. ANTHONY, Idaho) — Preliminary hearings resumed Tuesday for Chad Daybell, who is charged in the case of two Idaho children found dead in June after a monthslong search. Daybell’s wife, Lori Vallow, who is the mother of the children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, has also […]

Courtesy Emily RuttBY: ELLA TORRES (PHILADELPHIA) — A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with three counts of simple assault after video purportedly showed him spraying peaceful, kneeling protesters with pepper spray during protests against police brutality, officials said. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the charges against Officer Richard Nicoletti, 35, on Wednesday. Nicoletti […]

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