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'Golden Child' Plotted to Kill Parents After They Learned She Failed Out

In January of this year, a 28-year-old Toronto woman named Jennifer Pan was sentenced to life in prison after hiring hit men to kill her parents. This weekend, Toronto Life uncovered the bizarre, fascinating story behind Pan’s crime. She managed to conceal for years that she’d failed out of high school and wasn’t… » 7/27/15 11:45am Monday 11:45am

Jay Z and Will Smith Are Producing an Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up with Aaron Kaplan to produce an HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was lynched in Money, Mississippi in 1955 after whistling at a white woman. His death became a catalyst for the civil rights movement—and the brutality it evidenced in race relations in America is… » 7/27/15 11:30am Monday 11:30am

College Sophomore Arrested After Throwing Newborn In Trash Can

Emily Weaver, a 20-year-old former sophomore at Ohio’s Muskingum University, was arrested after allegedly killing her baby right after giving birth and asphyxiating it in a trash bag outside her Delta Gamma sorority house. She has been charged with aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. » 7/26/15 11:25pm 7/26/15 11:25pm

Hero Woman Acting in Self-Defense May Have Just Offed a Serial Killer

A sex worker in Charleston, West Virginia shot and killed a man in self-defense who had a list of prostitutes in his pocket and a “kill kit” in his Subaru. Police are now beginning to link the 45-year-old man, Neal Falls, to the unsolved murders of sex workers in the Las Vegas area and in Chillicothe, Ohio. » 7/24/15 2:10pm 7/24/15 2:10pm

Love Triangle Involving Cousin Leads to Very Redneck Arson

A news reporter speaking to the victim of a fire got an amazing scoop when he asked the woman, whose garage was set ablaze, if she had any idea about who committed the arson and why. “I don’t want to mention no names,” the woman said before revealing that it was her cousin who did it. But the reason why? That needs to… » 7/24/15 10:33am 7/24/15 10:33am

Where Are the Groupies of Aurora Shooter James Holmes Now?

On July 20, 2012, James Holmes entered a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and killed 12 people (70 others were injured). Immediately after, James Holmes fan sites—most of them helmed by young women—began appearing on Tumblr. At the time, many of these women proclaimed him to be innocent, but now, two years later, he… » 7/23/15 12:30pm 7/23/15 12:30pm

'Dog Flipping' Is the Hottest New Crime Trend

Last December, a Yorkshire terrier named Sushi ran away from her Houston home and popped up not in a “Missing Dog” sign, but rather for sale online. Sushi’s not alone—the pup’s part of a wave of pets that have been kidnapped and resold on Craigslist and other sites, either back to their owners or others. It’s like … » 7/21/15 7:30pm 7/21/15 7:30pm

Off-Duty Cop May Face Discipline After Thief Steals Gun From Her Purse

If you are a police officer, one of your primary responsibilities (other than protecting the peace, blah blah) is ensuring that your gun doesn’t get stolen. That said, and I don’t know anything about police work but I do know something about purses, maybe don’t keep your gun somewhere so snatchable? » 7/16/15 4:00pm 7/16/15 4:00pm

One Of The Fanciest Restaurants In America Has Been Stealing Tips

You’d think that a restaurant like Per Se, a place featured in rom-coms as being quintessentially fancy, would have the decency to pay its employees a fair wage and not steal its workers’ tips. But the economy’s bad right now and even the most prestigious restaurants have to make ends meet. » 7/02/15 5:10pm 7/02/15 5:10pm

Police Have Shot 123 Mentally Ill or Distraught People So Far in 2015

A vitally important new analysis from the Washington Post found that one-quarter of the people shot dead by police this year—123 out of 461—were mentally ill or emotionally distraught. The Post found, too, that more than half of the killings involved police agencies whose officers weren’t properly trained in dealing… » 6/30/15 8:30pm 6/30/15 8:30pm