Text messages between dentist and wife

Affidavit: Dentist purchased cyanide before wife's death

A Colorado dentist accused of poisoning his wife purchased arsenic and cyanide online, according to an affidavit.

 | Scripps News Denver

Rapper XXXTentacion on a t-shirt.

Jury convicts 3 in 2018 killing of rapper XXXTentacion

After nearly eight days of deliberations, the jury convicted three men of armed robbery and first-degree murder. They face a mandatory life sentence.

 | Gage Jackson

Lauren Gilbert, senior manager for public services for the Center for Jewish History, handles Ancestry DNA test kits

How is technology helping solve criminal cases?

Digital activity leaves virtual fingerprints thanks to data mapping, smartphone tracking, and facial recognition.

 | Scripps News Staff

Idaho state capitol building.

Idaho approves veto-proof bill to allow execution by firing squad

According to legislation approved in Idaho, firing squads will be used only if the state cannot obtain the drugs needed for lethal injections.

 | AP

Crowds gather at Ocean Drive and 8th during spring break on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Miami Beach sets spring break curfew after 2 fatal shootings

The curfew mainly affects South Beach, the most popular party location for spring breakers.

 | AP


GOP donor faces trial on charges of sex trafficking minors

Anton "Tony" Lazzaro is charged with seven counts involving "commercial sex acts" with five minors ages 15 and 16 in 2020, when he was 30 years old.

 | AP

Former Vice President Mike Pence

Some Trump rivals rally to his side as possible charges loom

The multiple investigations Trump is facing remain deeply unpopular with his supporters and criticizing him too much risks alienating his loyal base.

 | AP

Former President Donald Trump

Trump says he expects to be arrested Tuesday, calls for protests

Trump would be the first president in U.S. history to face criminal charges if indicted.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Newly ordained Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, left, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Another New York diocese files for bankruptcy amid wave of lawsuits

Of New York's eight dioceses, Albany is the fifth to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid accusations of sexual abuse.

 | Gage Jackson

Irvo Otieno

Sheriff's deputies charged with Virginia man's death

Authorities originally said there were "no issues with any of their actions" after Irvo Otieno died in their custody.

 | Scripps News Richmond

Soldiers uproot coca shrubs as part of a manual eradication operation in San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia

Report: Cocaine production reaches all-time high

An expansion of coca bush cultivation is being blamed for the surge in cocaine production.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit, or Rape Kit.

Addressing the rape kit backlog, lack of offender DNA in databases

Offenders of various crimes are supposed to have their DNA collected and entered into databases. But that doesn't always happen.

 | Aimee Reece

Exterior of a Rite Aid pharmacy.

Rite Aid accused of unlawfully filling prescriptions

Rite Aid is accused of ignoring red flags in dispensing prescriptions, including some opioids.

 | Scripps News Staff

Actor Alec Baldwin.

'Rust' special prosecutor resigns after Baldwin challenges appointment

Baldwin's defense team challenged Andrea Reeb's appointment, calling it "unconstitutional" because she's also a New Mexico state representative.

 | Gage Jackson

Suspect Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho

Missing Dallas teen found locked in North Carolina shed

A girl found locked in a shed in North Carolina was reported missing in Texas. Authorities say she met a man online who abducted and raped her.

 | Douglas Jones

New Orleans street scene

Ex-officer given 14-year sentence in teen sexual assault case

A former police officer in New Orleans was sentenced to prison, convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old teen rape victim.

 | Douglas Jones

Judge's gavel.

Judge approves release of church sex abuse report

Officials have permission to release a redacted report detailing sex abuse allegations against more than 150 Roman Catholic priests.

 | AP

Harvey Weinstein

Prosecutors won't retry Harvey Weinstein on rape, sex assault charges

The judge dismissed the two charges a jury failed to reach an agreement on in December and said Weinstein would be returned to New York.

 | AP

Image of a DNA strand

Woman suing after ancestry DNA test led her to mother's alleged rapist

A woman is suing New York's Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, claiming her mother was raped in 1985.

 | Scripps News Staff

Hate crime in dictionary.

Hate crimes see another increase, new data indicates

Hate crimes are a "crime motivated by bias against race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability.”

 | Scripps News Staff

Image of police lights

Police: 3-year-old shot, killed 4-year-old sister

A toddler shot her 4-year-old sibling after finding an loaded pistol in a bedroom, authorities said.

 | Scripps News Staff

Images of missing children at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

DNA not a simple solution for solving cases of unidentified children

DNA from genealogy databases could help give a name to unidentified missing children, but trust and privacy concerns remain a challenge.

 | Maya Rodriguez

Family members of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán are pictured.

Independent autopsy for activist killed in Cop City shows 14 gunshots

The family of Manuel Paez Teran is pushing for answers and details of the moments leading up to the activist's death.

 | Alexa Liacko

Alabama forward Darius Miles looks to pass the ball.

Ex-Alabama player Miles indicted on capital murder charges

Darius Miles was charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Jamea Harris, who was sitting in a car when she was struck by a bullet.

 | AP

Paul Flores listens during his murder trial in Monterey County Superior Court in Salinas, Calif., on July 18, 2022.

Man convicted of killing Kristin Smart gets 25 years to life

The man convicted of killing Kristin Smart, who vanished from a California college campus in 1996, has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

 | AP

Alex Murdaugh is led to the Colleton County Courthouse by sheriff's deputies.

Murdaugh attorneys appeal double murder conviction, life sentence

The appeal filed Thursday with the South Carolina court of Appeals challenges the validity of the verdict and the severity of the sentence.

 | Scripps News Staff

An entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md.

Sexual assault reports increase at US military academies

According to the latest survey of academy students, 21.4% of women said they experienced unwanted sexual contact in the 2022 school year.

 | AP

A man looks over the electric chair in the death chamber at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia.

The current state of the death penalty in the US

Though seven executions in five states are scheduled for this month, Texas is likely the only state that will actually carry them out.

 | Alexandra Miller

Armed police officers near the scene of a shooting in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday March 9, 2023

Six reported dead in Germany shooting

German media reported at least 6 people were killed in a shooting in northern Germany in Hamburg. Area residents were asked to evacuate.

 | Douglas Jones

Roger Ng, center, a former Goldman Sachs banker, leaves federal court.

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker gets 10-year sentence for fraud

Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng was convicted last April by a U.S. District Court jury for stealing money used for bribes and kickbacks.

 | AP