A federal magistrate judge recommends dismissing the charges against three men in a duck boat disaster that killed 17 people on July 19, 2018. The disaster in Branson, Missouri, was highly criticized due to the numerous weather warnings announced 23 minutes before the boat departed.
General manager of Ride the Ducks, Curtis Lanham, and manager, Charles Baltzell, faced multiple neglect and misconduct charges. Scott McKee, the captain of the boat, also faced charges for failure to assess incoming weather and instruct guests to use the floatation devices within the boat.
Last week however the federal magistrate judge, David P. Rush, urges for these charges to be dismissed because Table Rock Lake is not a navigable waterway under admiralty law. Lawyers for the charged men are also claiming the incident was a tragedy but ultimately an accident.
An Arkansas jogger who has been missing for days was reportedly found murdered not far from her home — and a farmer has been arrested in connection to her death.
A 48-year-old man was arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Thursday nearly two years after officials say he fled the country after murdering his pregnant wife and another man.
Alaskan law enforcement authorities announced the closure this week of a cold case that involved an Arkansas man.
A 60-year-old Michigan man has been arrested in connection to the death of professional poker player Susie Zhao, authorities said.
18-year-old Giovanna “Gia” Fuda is recovering in the hospital after search and rescue crews found her alive deep in the woods in Stevens Pass after missing for nearly nine days.
A DNA hair sample convinced a Georgia judge to overturn the double-murder conviction of a man who’d spent 20 years in prison following the 1985 killings of a church deacon and his wife.
The parents of Thaddeus Sran, a disabled toddler who mysteriously vanished over a week ago, have been arrested for murder.
Dothan police have made multiple arrests in the 2007 murder of Perry Griffin.
Peter Manfredonia has been charged in connection with the murder of Nicholas Eisele and the kidnapping of a woman.
East Idaho News reports Lori Vallow Daybell’s bail was lowered Friday on three Madison County misdemeanor charges.
New York City police have arrested the personal assistant to Fahim Saleh, the 33-year-old tech entrepreneur who was found brutally murdered Tuesday inside his Manhattan apartment.
On Good Friday in 1986, Denise Pflum left her house in search of a purse she left at a party. She never returned.
A 24-year-old California man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old girl who vanished last week, say authorities.
Human remains found buried last week in Texas have been positively identified as missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, according to the family’s attorney.
Three men were arrested Saturday in the investigation of the murders of Audrey Moran and Jonathan Reynoso, whose went missing in May 2017, the Riverside County Sheriff’s department said. At the time, Moran was 26 years old and Reynoso was 28.
Authorities have arrested two suspects after a Maryland teen was found dead near a walking trail.
Lori Vallow is facing new charges in connection with the death of her children — just weeks after their bodies were discovered on her husband’s property.
On Tuesday afternoon, Texas media announced that additional remains were found during another search for PFC Vanessa Guillen. On Twitter, reporter Cole Johnson posted that “partial human remains” had been uncovered on Tuesday and were being processed, in addition to the remains found on Saturday.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder three years after a California couple vanished in Coachella Valley, say police.
The body of a missing South Dakota woman has been found three weeks after she mysteriously vanished.
KUTV reports human remains were found Tuesday on Chad Daybell’s property in Rexburg, Idaho, police confirmed on Tuesday. The remains have not been identified.
A German prosecutor who pinpointed a suspect in the infamous 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann last week said he has some evidence that the British toddler is dead but needs more information before he can locate her body.
A Chicago woman imprisoned in Indonesia for killing her mother in 2014 in Bali has given up her claim to her mother’s estate.
Indiana University student Hannah Wilson beaten and bloodied body found face down in April 24, 2015.
Following the shooting death of 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor, the Louisville Metro Police Department will tighten restrictions on the use of “no-knock” warrants, along with requiring police officers to wear body cameras in more situations.
Madison Bell, the 18-year-old who went missing last week, has been found safe, multiple outlets reported.
The Georgia man who recorded the now-infamous shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery has been arrested and charged with murder.
Authorities in Michigan believe they’ve cracked a 31-year-old cold case, filing murder charges late last week against a 71-year-old man they allege killed his adopted daughter before burying her body in a shallow grave on land he owns in Monterey Township.
The missing North Carolina couple found dead in their car off the side of a road were speeding and intoxicated before they crashed, police say.
Albert Johnson, 31, has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the homicide deaths of Katherine and Tony Butterfield on April 18. Charging documents state Johnson allegedly admitted to robbing the couple and killing them because he needed money.
Brandon Shaw, 35, reported Sierra Kathleen Henderson Ashburn, 28, missing the morning of Wednesday, May 6, according to a statement from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.
Later that same day, detectives from the sheriff’s office drove out the couple’s Mount Airy home to follow up with Shaw and began asking him questions about the disappearance, The Mount Airy News reports.
Authorities said Shaw provided “details” that led them to find Ashburn’s body buried on the property.
DNA samples taken from the handle of a Walmart shopping cart led to a trucker’s arrest in connection with a trio of cold case slayings dating back to the early 1990s.
Due to the level of decomposition of the bodies, police have not yet been able to identify whether the bodies belong to Stephanie Mayorga and Paige Escalera, who disappeared from their North Carolina apartment on April 15.
Mary Louise Day was born on February 19, 1968, to Charlotte Pressler and Charles Day in Little Falls, New York.
Phillip Lee Wilson, 71, was arrested at his home Thursday on suspicion of murder
The teen’s killer was murdered more than a year after the girl’s body was found dumped on the side of the road, police say
Kristin Smart was last seen May 25, 1996
Lori Vallow is still trying to get out from behind bars, where she’s being held after failing to produce her children months after they disappeared.
Police investigating the murder of a nurse found beaten to death in her family home 25 years ago have made a fresh appeal for information in a bid to finally bring her killer to justice.
Thanks to an old-fashioned fingerprint-matching technique, the remains of a shooting victim found alongside a New Hampshire highway 50 years ago have been identified as a Vermont man who had been released from prison three months earlier, authorities said Monday.
It took almost five decades, but police in Fairfax County, Virginia say they solved the 1972 murder of Karen Lee Spencer
The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and sentencing of Jodi Arias in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend.
Arias’ lawyers had argued a prosecutor’s misconduct and a judge’s failure to control news coverage during the case deprived her of the right to a fair trial.
For nearly a decade, two Colorado funeral home operators illegally sold body parts — and, in some cases, entire bodies — without families knowing about it and often gave them ashes that didn’t belong to their loved ones, federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
Megan Hess, 43, and her mother, Shirley Koch, 66, were indicted this month on nine counts of mail fraud and transportation of hazardous materials, according to court documents.
The remains of a northern Kentucky girl who had been missing for nearly a decade were found this week after a couple stumbled upon a burned skull while deer hunting in Ohio.
Detectives in Pensacola said that “evil won” in the unsolved murder of Tonya Ethridge McKinley — until today.
Factoring in time he has already served, Donald Fleurival, 46, was left on Wednesday to serve a four-year prison term. According to court records, Quebec Superior Court Justice Hélène Di Salvo delivered the sentence via video link-up between the Montreal courthouse and a provincial detention centre where he was held.
A Benton County jury found Torres, 50, of Bella Vista, guilty of capital murder and battery during his retrial in the 2015 death of Isaiah Torres. He faced death or life in prison without parole.
Mauricio Torres’ 2016 conviction and death sentence were overturned by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which ruled 4-3 last April that Arkansas authorities couldn’t use rape as a justification for the murder conviction because the assault occurred in Missouri. Torres’ son died at an Arkansas hospital a day after the assault.
C. Suresh Kumar, First Additional District Judge, dismissed the bail petitions on the grounds that the accused is likely to influence and intimidate witnesses who are family members and relatives, including her husband, children, father, brother, and even neighbours.
His defense is currently being handled only by the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office, which says it is overwhelmed by the voluminous evidence in the case
Police have charged two teenage boys with murder following the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy in a car park at Redcliffe north of Brisbane.
David Sura wishes he’d never woken up from his coma.
Months ahead of the June 2018 killing — for which Sura pleaded guilty to manslaughter after originally being charged with murder — he regained consciousness from a six-month coma brought about by brain injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash.
Mearl Mackey told law enforcement various conflicting stories about the whereabouts of his wife, Evelyn “Laverne” Mackey.
A judge on Friday reduced bail to $1 million for the mother of two missing children after her lawyer contended at her first hearing in Idaho that the amount had been set too high because of media attention.
At a press conference Friday night, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said they believed they found the remains of Evelyn Mae Boswell earlier that evening. The remains are being sent for autopsy and positive identification, Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said. Authorities acting on a tip found the remains on a property in Blountville that is owned by a relative of Evelyn’s mother, the sheriff said.
Through genetic genealogy, a 23-year-long disappearance and murder were both explained
Authorities are urging anyone who visited the national park on Sept. 8 to look back through photographs for clues that might lead to information on J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan’s whereabouts
The sheriff’s office arrested her in South Carolina on Monday and announced charges of first-degree murder.
A woman was expected to be sent from Hawaii to Idaho on Wednesday to face charges in the disappearance of her young son and teenage daughter.
Los Angeles prosecutors will begin presenting their case Wednesday against eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst
Business owners in the heart of downtown Los Gatos were surprised to find an army of police and cadaver dogs inside a store Monday morning.
Investigators are considering searching inside Yellowstone National Park for missing Idaho teen Tylee Ryan, sources close to the investigation told CBS News. Ryan, 17, and her 7-year-old brother Joshua “JJ” Vallow haven’t been seen since September.
Authorities in South Carolina plan to release Tuesday details surrounding the death of Faye Marie Swetlik, the 6-year-old Cayce girl whose body was found last week after she had been reported missing days earlier.
A California man who was convicted of murder nearly 15 years ago is expected to be exonerated Thursday.
Media reports, true-crime podcasts and social-media postings have speculated on how Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were killed in February 2017 while walking on the Delphi Historic Trails, who may have killed them and what police know.
The issue is the latest turn in a case that has haunted Central Texas since 1991.
An NYPD officer and his fiancee were indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury in the death of the cop’s 8-year-old son, who was allegedly left to freeze to death in a cold garage.
The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more in a shooting that targeted Mexicans in the border city of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with federal hate crimes, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Civil rights campaigner Malcolm X died 55 years ago after he was gunned down on a stage at the Audubon Ballroom.
Three teenage girls have entered not guilty pleas to multiple charges stemming from what police say was a road trip across Washington.
A NINE-HOUR hostage crisis in a village in UP’s Farrukhabad, where 23 children were held overnight by a 40-year-old man identified as a murder convict out on bail, ended with his killing by police. His wife died later in hospital early Friday after she was assaulted by a mob of local residents, police said.
The man known as the “Swiss Cheese Pervert” sat in the third row of a Berks County courtroom on Tuesday morning with his wife at his side. Over the course of a half hour, they spoke to one another sparingly.
Mark Latunski, 50, was charged with open murder and mutilation of a body after 25-year-old Kevin Bacon was found dead in the basement of his Bennington Township home near Morrice on Dec. 28, 2019.
A woman charged in a murder case has an unusual alibi that involves a grocery-store robot named Marty.
The parents of 17-year-old Victoria Hall have spoken of their hope of finding her killer after she was found in a ditch 20 years ago.
The disappearance of Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart that grabbed national headlines and has sat unsolved for 23 years may have a major development coming soon.
UPDATE: Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of Robert Duncan, according to the Midland County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers may have finally solved the case which sparked South Korea’s largest-ever investigation.