Violent Crime

FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, rapper Eminem attends the premiere of "Southpaw" in New York. Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to be Murdered By” on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
WWJ News
January 17, 2020 - 4:29 am
Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws. The follow-up to 2018's “Kamikaze” — also released without warning — was announced on Twitter just after midnight. The Detroit rapper's new music...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives for jury selection in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and his lawyers met with prosecutors behind closed doors for about an hour Wednesday as they worked to whittle down the pool of prospective jurors in his New York rape trial. The legal teams narrowed the juror pool by examining responses to a questionnaire given to...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly appears in court in Chicago. Chicago police say two girlfriends of R. Kelly fought Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, inside the embattled singer’s Trump Tower condominium, resulting in one of the women being taken to a nearby hospital. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
Associated Press
January 09, 2020 - 8:46 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A fight between two of R. Kelly's girlfriends inside the embattled singer’s Trump Tower condominium has led to a domestic battery charge against one of the women and sent the other to the hospital, Chicago police said Thursday. Joycelyn Savage, 24, was taken into custody after...
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Michelle Balogh, right, and Kelly Willis speak to reporters Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 following the sentencing of the Mexican man who killed their brother, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, in December 2010, outside court in Tucson, Ariz. Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, in a case that exposed a botched federal gun program known as "Fast and Furious" has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge sentenced Osorio-Arellanes in a Tucson courtroom after hearing tearful statements from the sisters of Brian Terry. (Astríd Galván)
Associated Press
January 08, 2020 - 1:53 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent nine years ago in a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious” was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. U.S. District Judge David C. Bury sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to the...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves State Supreme Court in New York, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The disgraced movie mogul faces allegations of rape and sexual assault. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Associated Press
January 06, 2020 - 3:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013, bringing the new case against the disgraced Hollywood mogul on the eve of jury selection for his New York trial. The case, brought by a...
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Rosanna Arquette poses for a portrait Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in New York. Arquette, one of Harvey Weinstein's accusers, has made plans to be there when Weinstein's sexual misconduct trial starts next week, to lend support to the women who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault and plan to testify against him. “I feel very protective. I want this to be OK,” Arquette said in an interview. “I think either way, whatever happens, it's still going to be hard for the people that came forward, in terms of retaliation. He's all about that.” (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
Associated Press
January 04, 2020 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rose McGowan doesn't plan be in the courtroom when Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial starts next week: One of Weinstein's most prominent accusers, McGowan says the trauma the fallen Hollywood mogul caused her is so great she couldn't bear the pain of it. But Rosanna Arquette,...
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Chicago Police investigate at a South Shore neighborhood high-rise apartment building in the 7200 block of South South Shore Drive, Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 2020. Chicago police say two toddlers are dead after a woman stabbed her father, left one of the children in a bathtub and then jumped from an 11th-floor apartment with the other child. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 2:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two toddlers died early Thursday in Chicago after a woman believed to be their mother stabbed a 70-year-old man, left one of the children in a bathtub and threw the other child out an 11th-floor apartment before jumping herself, police said. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi...
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This Jan. 1, 2020, photo provided by the Creek County (Oklahoma) Sheriff's Department shows Brandon Wade Kirby. Police in Oklahoma say Kirby was arrested on New Year's Day after he allegedly took a truck and drove it more than 100 miles with a sleeping passenger and a goat inside. Authorities say he was eventually arrested near Tulsa, Oklahoma, after he let the passenger and goat go, and the victim called police. (Creek County Sheriff's Department via AP)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 11:00 am
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — A man stole a pickup truck with a sleeping passenger and a goat inside it and drove it all the way from Missouri to Oklahoma before releasing the terrified victim and animal and eventually being arrested, authorities say. According to an arrest report, two men in the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Associated Press
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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Grafton Thomas is led from Ramapo Town Hall in Ramapo, N.Y. following his arraignment Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Thomas was charged in the stabbings of multiple people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in Monsey, an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City. (Seth Harrison/The Journal News via AP)
Associated Press
December 31, 2019 - 4:27 am
MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged with federal hate crimes Monday in a bloody attack on a Hanukkah celebration had handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic references and had recently used his phone to look up information on Hitler and the location of synagogues, authorities said. Grafton...
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