Crime

Two emperor tamarin monkeys.

Man arrested in connection to Dallas Zoo monkey thefts

24-year-old Davion Irvin was booked into the Dallas County jail Thursday and charged with six counts of animal cruelty, police said.

 | Scripps News Staff

A sales associate arranges guns on display.

New report details illegal gun trafficking trends in the US

A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives report found an alarming link between legal guns being sold to someone who can't buy one.

 | Axel Turcios

A monkey at the Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo offers $25K for information on tampering with animals

Two monkeys were taken from the zoo this week. An investigation reportedly revealed that their enclosure was cut.

 | Scripps News Staff

Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Steve Dettelbach.

First sweeping federal gun crime report in 20 years released

The report shows 54% of guns that police recovered in crime scenes in 2021 had been purchased within three years — a double-digit increase since 2019.

 | AP

Philadelphia Eagles logo

Eagles player indicted on rape, kidnapping charges

Offensive lineman Joshua Sills is accused of holding a person against their will and engaging in sexual activity with that person in Dec. 2019.

 | Scripps News Staff

Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise.

4 key suspects in Haiti presidential slaying in US custody

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was shot 12 times at his private home near the capital of Port-au-Prince on July, 7 2021.

 | AP

A Prada Boutique in the luxury section of the Westfield Mall in Santa Clara

Why are retail thefts on the rise?

It’s organized retail crime — where the thefts are planned, and part of organized rings.

 | Scripps News Staff

Musician R. Kelly.

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex abuse charges

Kelly is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for a separate case in New York and won't be eligible for release until he is around 80.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A nurse taking notes.

DOJ files charges alleging 7,600 fake nursing diplomas were sold

The fake diplomas were issued by three Florida-based schools since 2016 at $15,000 each, netting them more than $114 million, the DOJ alleges.

 | Scripps News Staff and WPTV Staff

Signs outside Richneck Elementary School, where a 6-year-old shot his teacher.

Virginia school where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Richneck Elementary School in Newport News opened its doors more than three weeks after a 6-year-old shot his teacher.

 | AP

Paul Pelosi fights for control of a hammer with his assailant during an attack at Pelosi's home.

Accused Pelosi attacker in jail: 'Sorry I didn't get more of them'

The man accused in Paul Pelosi's attack, David DePape, undermined his own defense during an interview from jail with a news reporter.

 | Scripps News Staff

Members of the Memphis Police Department.

Will SCORPION Unit disband change perception of Memphis police?

The SCORPION Unit was supposed to reduce crime in Memphis residential hot spots.

 | Tammy Estwick

Protesters march down the street Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Memphis disbands SCORPION Unit after Tyre Nichols' video release

The unit's disbandment comes as protests have spread throughout the city in recent days.

 | Scripps News Staff and Stephanie Sandoval and Emily Grossberg

Police lights flash on top of a cop car.

Police say 3 dead, 4 hurt in latest California shooting

This marks the fourth mass shooting in California this month.

 | AP

Footage from a Memphis police body cam

Memphis authorities release video of officers beating Tyre Nichols

Scripps News has obtained video of the Tyre Nichols traffic stop.

 | Scripps News Staff

Husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, right, fights for control of a hammer with his assailant.

Police release bodycam footage of attack on Paul Pelosi

The footage shows police confronting the suspect and taking him into custody after police say he severely beat Pelosi in his home.

 | Justin Boggs

Attorney General Merrick Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

Officials said the targeted syndicate, known as Hive, is among the world's top five ransomware networks and has heavily targeted health care.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Attorney Jim Griffin speaks with Alex Murdaugh

Alex Murdaugh's murder trial starts with cellphones, bullets

Murdaugh faces two counts of murder in the deaths of his wife, Maggie, and their son, Paul. If convicted, Murdaugh faces 30 years to life in prison.

 | AP

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi.

California judge orders release of Pelosi attack footage

A San Francisco judge ordered the footage be released after a host of news organizations sought access to the evidence.

 | AP

A group of people pay their respects at a growing memorial for victims of Monday's mass shooting in Half Moon Bay, California

Suspect in Half Moon Bay farm killings faces 7 murder counts

The charges include allegations that could result in the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

 | AP

FBI officials walk toward a crime scene.

Suspect in shootings at Half Moon Bay farms was employee

Police say the 66-year-old suspect legally owned the gun used in the attack and he targeted specific people.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A man pauses near wooden hearts representing victims outside Monterey Park City Hall

Police still unsure of motive in Monterey Park shooting

The Gun Violence Archive reports 39 mass shootings so far this year. President Biden is urging lawmakers to take action.

 | James Packard

People pay their respects outside Star Ballroom Dance Studio.

Monterey Park area mourns residents killed at Lunar New Year festival

A gunman killed 11 people and injured nine others at a dance studio in Monterey Park, California during the town's Lunar New Year celebrations.

 | Cat Sandoval

Richard Barnett, an Arkansas man who was photographed with his feet on a desk in former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.

Man who propped feet on Pelosi's desk guilty in Jan. 6 case

Richard "Bigo" Barnett was unanimously convicted on all eight counts in his indictment for his participation in the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

 | AP

Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna and Monterey Park Chief of Police Scott Wiese

Police took 5 hours to warn dance hall shooter was on the run

A five-hour police delay in alerting the public that the dance hall killer was on the run is throwing a spotlight on the nation's flawed system.

 | AP

Police tape surrounds the scene of a shooting.

7 dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in 8 days

The latest killings occurred on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay, a city about 30 miles south of San Francisco. A suspected shooter has been arrested.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Police officers stand outside a ballroom dance club in Monterey Park, California

Authorities search for motive in Lunar New Year massacre

The suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the van that authorities say he used to flee after trying to attack other dance hall.

 | AP

Rep. Katherine Clark, (D) MA, speaks during a news conference.

Daughter of top House Democrat arrested at anti-police protest

Riley Dowell was charged with assault after a police officer was injured during a protest in Boston.

 | Scripps News Staff

Members of the Oath Keepers extremist group stand on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.

4 Oath Keepers convicted of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

The group members were also convicted of two other conspiracy charges as well as obstructing an official proceeding.

 | AP

Police on the scene of a shooting in Des Moines, Iowa

Police: 2 students dead, teacher hurt in Des Moines shooting

Officers arrived to find two students critically injured, and they started CPR immediately. The two students died at a hospital.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff