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Ex-Police Officer Arrested for 'Disheartening' Crimes

Zachary Wester, former Fla. sheriff's deputy, accused of planting drugs in drivers' cars

(Newser) - For nearly a year, an ex-Florida sheriff's deputy suspected of planting meth and other drugs on drivers has been under the eye of investigators. On Wednesday he was arrested based on their findings. The Tallahassee Democrat reports 26-year-old Zachary Wester, formerly of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, faces... More »

Suspect Arrested in Mouseketeer's Death

Daniel James Burda had done odd jobs for Dennis Day and his husband

(Newser) - A man was arrested Friday in the death of a former Mouseketeer who was missing for nearly a year before police announced last month that his body had been found in April in his Oregon home. It remains unclear why the body of Dennis Day, 76, wasn't found on... More »

Black Patient Arrested on Walk With IV

Shaquille Dukes says he was target of racist cops

(Newser) - A hospital patient suffering from double pneumonia went for a walk with his boyfriend and brother before all three were arrested in what they argue was an incident of racial profiling. Shaquille Dukes, a 24-year-old black male, tells CNN he was wearing a hospital gown and hooked up to an... More »

Cops a 'Little Bit Speechless' in Hunt for Missing Toddler

They think 2-year-old Noah Tomlin is dead; his mother has been arrested

(Newser) - A Virginia toddler who was reported missing Monday by his mother is now believed to be dead, cops say—and his mother is in custody. At a Friday night news conference, Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult offered "hearts and prayers" for 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, and for his loved ones,... More »

Terrified Woman Arrested After Taking Husband's Guns

Courtney Irby tried to turn them in to police

(Newser) - A Florida woman who apparently feared for her life was arrested last weekend after turning in her husband's handguns, WFTV reports. Courtney Irby, 32, took her husband Joseph's weapons to Lakeland police on June 15, telling officers that Joseph had been arrested the day before "for trying... More »

She 'Saw Smoke.' Her Camera Shows She Was One With the Fire

Authorities say Annie Durham filmed herself torching neighbor's home

(Newser) - Plenty of suspects hauled in by police are first caught by surveillance cameras—just not their own. That's the case with Oklahoma's Annie Durham, booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on charges of second-degree arson after authorities say footage from her password-protected surveillance camera showed she'd intentionally... More »

Another Empire Actor Arrested in Chicago

Bryshere Gray arrested on misdemeanor charge

(Newser) - Another Empire actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense. Police spokeswoman Karie James said Monday that Bryshere Gray, who plays a younger brother of Jussie Smollett's character on the Chicago-based Fox TV show, was pulled over Thursday because a temporary license plate didn'... More »

'He Had a Gun Drawn': Parents Arrested With 2 Young Children

The Phoenix couple has filed a claim for $10 million

(Newser) - A Phoenix couple wants $10 million after being arrested at gunpoint with their two small children, apparently over a stolen doll—and bystander videos don't look great for police, CNN reports. Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper, say they didn't see their 4-year-old daughter steal a doll... More »

Cops: We Found Heavily Armed Man Outside Elementary School

Thomas J. Wilkie of Delaware charged, may have gone to see current or ex-girlfriend at NJ school

(Newser) - New Jersey police responding to a call from cops in a neighboring state say they found a 46-year-old man with a loaded firearm and dozens of rounds of ammo outside an elementary school, putting the school in lockdown. ABC News reports on the incident that took place Thursday afternoon, when... More »

An Ex-State Senator Was Murdered. A Woman Has Been Arrested

Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell, 48, in custody after homicide of Ark.'s Linda Collins-Smith

(Newser) - A former Arkansas state senator was found dead of a gunshot wound at her Randolph County home last week, and now police have a suspect in custody, per CBS News . Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell, 48, of Pocahontas has been arrested, with criminal charges still to come. A release from Arkansas... More »

A Soldier Was Killed in '87. Now, an Arrest in Her Murder

Colorado's Michael Whyte charged in death of 20-year-old Darlene Krashoc

(Newser) - A suburban Denver man has been arrested in the unsolved slaying of a soldier in Colorado 32 years ago after DNA evidence was used to create an image of what a suspect might look like, authorities said Friday. Civilian and Army investigators arrested Michael Whyte of Thornton in the 1987... More »

Florida Man Flees Traffic Stop, Calls 911 on Himself

'Like, what do we pay you guys for?'

(Newser) - Florida man Nicholas Carlmann Jones may not be the state's most law-abiding citizen—or its smartest criminal—but he still expects law enforcement to have certain standards. Police say the 19-year-old sped away from a deputy during a traffic stop in St. Augustine last month and then called 911... More »

Stan Lee's Ex-Manager Arrested

Keya Morgan faces multiple felony charges

(Newser) - A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend, the AP reports. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan faces felony... More »

American in Russian Prison: I'm Being Abused

'This is typical,' Paul Whelan tells reporters

(Newser) - A Russian court on Friday extended the arrest for a former US Marine charged with espionage, who complained in court about abuse in custody. Paul Whelan was arrested at the end of December in a hotel room in the Russian capital of Moscow where he was attending a wedding. He... More »

She Uses CBD Oil for Pain, Was Arrested for It at Disney

CBD oil found in purse at bag check caused a problem for Hester Burkhalter

(Newser) - Hester Burkhalter says she's never had so much as a speeding ticket. But while on a trip to Disney World, the 69-year-old great-grandmother spent 12 hours in jail and faced a felony charge stemming from a bottle of CBD oil, reports the Tampa Bay Times . An arrest warrant describes... More »

Sandra Bland Speaks Through Own Arrest Video

Family claims evidence was withheld

(Newser) - Family members are calling to reopen a criminal investigation into Sandra Bland's death in a Texas jail cell with the surfacing of her own arrest video . Bland, who was found to have committed suicide three days after the July 2015 arrest in Waller County, is heard asking a state... More »

One Celeb, One Month, 2 Domestic Violence Arrests: Report

Rick Schroder taken into custody again Wednesday: 'TMZ'

(Newser) - Rick Schroder has gone from TV detective to alleged serial assaulter. The actor who formerly appeared on NYPD Blue and Silver Spoons was arrested on a charge of felony domestic violence early Wednesday after police responded to a call at his Los Angeles home, according to a report from TMZ... More »

6 Years Ago, 2 Students Died. Now, a New 'Tragic Event': Cops

3 students charged in hazing; Virginia State University considering disciplinary action for 8 more

(Newser) - Three frat members at Virginia State University are charged with hazing following what police describe as a "tragic event" over the weekend. The Petersburg Bureau of Police has been tight-lipped on what allegedly occurred Sunday in a dead-end area of Pocahontas Island—a peninsula on the north side of... More »

57-Year-Old Woman Charged in Shooting Death of Journalist

New IRA takes blame for murder of Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland

(Newser) - A 57-year-old woman has been arrested in the shooting death last week in Northern Ireland of journalist Lyra McKee . Although initially two teens were detained in connection with the killing of the 29-year-old, who died Thursday night during rioting in Londonderry (aka Derry), they were later released without being charged,... More »

Suspect in 1981 Cold Case Nabbed After Asking Question

'Did you find the body?'

(Newser) - There's no body, no DNA evidence, and no confession. The Thursday arrest of the husband of a woman who vanished in Bucks County, Pa., in 1981 instead came after an odd question: "Did you find the body?" William Korzon, who had a history of assaulting his wife, asked... More »

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