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    COLD CASES

    California investigators crack 1980 cold case murder of woman found dead in her condo

    Authorities used genetic genealogy to identify the person they believe killed 20-year-old Michelle Louise Wyatt in 1980 in her Santee, California, home.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Mom gunned down in front of daughter, police say it's a case of mistaken identity

    A mom in California was shot and killed in front of her daughter, police said. Officers described it as a case of mistaken identity as they search for the suspect.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    COLD CASES

    Incarcerated felon pleads guilty to 1995 cold case murder, rape of nurse out for jog

    A convicted felon serving time in Texas has confessed to the cold case killing of a woman out for a jog in California over 25 years ago, prosecutors said.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    California man admits to bribing officials in exchange for votes favorable to his cannabis businesses, feds say

    A Californian will plead guilty to bribery charges for paying a city official around $32,000 dollars for votes favorable to his cannabis businesses, feds said.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    COLD CASES

    The man buried next to the murder victim was her killer. California police just didn't know it for 45 years.

    Police in California say they identified the murderer of a woman killed 45-years ago. The suspect, who died shortly after the crime, was identified using DNA.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Cops were told a teen was hit by a train, but quickly learned he was shot. Fellow teen accused of murder.

    California police responded to a report of a person getting hit by a train, but learned the case was actually a teenager who was shot and killed.
    By Connor Surmonte
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    MURDER & MAYHEM

    He shot up a synagogue in California, killing one, but copped to a plea deal to avoid facing execution

    The man who shot up a California synagogue took a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. He will now be sentenced to life in prison for murder.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Murder suspect at large after he assumed another inmate’s identity and walked out of jail

    A man who was behind bars in California for murder is at large after he assumed another inmate’s identity and was released from custody by mistake.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    SERIAL KILLERS

    Serial killer known as the 'Dating Game Killer' dies while on death row

    The serial killer known as the "Dating Game Killer" died of natural causes while being held on death row. The murderer had been linked to deaths in California, New York and other states.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    COLD CASES

    Free spirit found dead in California in 1975. Decades later, police have yet to make an arrest.

    A woman known for her free spirit was killed in Long Beach, California, in 1975. The case has gone cold and officers have yet to make an arrest.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Mother allegedly drives home, unloads groceries after teenage son shoots toddler sister in car

    A mom and her teenage son face charges after California police say they shot a toddler in the family's car while playing with a gun and fired a single round.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Body found buried on California man's property, but he denies murder charge: report

    A dead body was found on a California man's property. However, San Diego area police say the man denies the murder charge filed against him.
    By Todd Betzold
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    COLD CASES

    Suspect arrested in connection to Christmas 2017 cold-case murder in California

    Police have made an arrest in a cold case murder from Christmas 2017. Police have been investigating the gang-related case for the last three years.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    California couple who sparked massive wildfire at gender reveal party now face manslaughter charges

    A pair in California faces manslaughter charges in connection to a deadly wildfire that killed a firefighter. Officials say the fire started after a gender reveal event.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Doctor claimed his COVID-19 'treatment kits" were a 'magic bullet.' It could send him to federal prison.

    A California doctor admitted to trying to smuggle in hydroxychloroquine for his COVID-19 treatment kits, feds say. The doctor claimed the kits could cure coronavirus.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    SERIAL KILLERS

    Serial killer known as 'Hollywood Ripper" faces execution after being sentenced to death

    Michael Gargiulo, a serial killer known as the "Hollywood Ripper," was sentenced to death. He killed two women in South Carolina, including a woman connected to Ashton Kutcher.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    California man caught with gun arsenal, racist manifesto and bullets reading ‘cop killer,’ police say

    A man in California is under arrest and accused of having an illegal arsenal and other contraband after an alert businessowner tipped off police to a suspicious person.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    GANGSTERS

    He helped orchestrate a murder to join the MS-13 gang, now he'll head to prison for it

    A 22-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a California murder. The killing was an effort to join the MS-13 gang, officials said.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    Elderly woman accused of murdering roommate. Their friend suggests it may have been a mercy killing

    A 76-year-old woman admitted to fatally shooting her roommate at an independent living center for seniors in California. Police have not named the victim.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Rapper fatally shot while speaking with friend on Instagram Live: report

    A rapper based in Los Angeles was shot multiple times and his death was recorded on video. Police are looking for a suspect in connection to the killing.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    He was released on parole. Now he'll head back to prison — this time to death row.

    A man will head to California death row for a triple homicide over a car sale. The convict was released from prison just months before the killing.
    By Victor Fakunle
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    NEWS

    California man operated an organized dog fighting ring at his home, police said

    A California man has been arrested after he allegedly organized an illegal dog fighting ring. Nine dogs were seized, and one had over 249 scars and wounds.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    Man accidently shoots girlfriend, then gets a gun turned on himself: cops

    A couple was shot at a Chciago Puerto Rican Day parade, but police say man accidentally shot his girlfriend before he was killed execution style.
    By Todd Betzold
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    NEWS

    Fireworks explosion in California injured 9 people, including several children, suspect in custody

    A fireworks explosion in California injured nine people, including six children, on the 4th of July. A suspect has been arrested in connection to the explosion.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    California wine bar patron assaulted by bouncer, dies two weeks later

    A drunk California wine bar patron was assaulted by a bouncer. Now, police say the customer died and the bouncer was charged with assault in connection to the case.
    By Todd Betzold
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    NEWS

    Man charged with murder after remains of girlfriend found in remote area of California: police

    A man in California has been charged with murder in connection to his girlfriend's death. The victim was reported missing in 2017 and her remains were found this year.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    California nurse accused of sexually assaulting three patients at hospital

    A California nurse is accused of sexually assaulting three female patients at a hospital. The suspect worked at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    California man admits he suffocated his wife to death because she hurt his pride, prosecutors say

    A California man admitted in court that he suffocated his wife to death but allegedly blamed her for the crime because she had damaged his honor and pride.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    California man with ‘Jesus is love’ forehead tattoo accused of fatally stabbing man during fight

    A California man inked with a "Jesus is love" tattoo on his forehead is behind bars and accused of murdering a man. Police say the victim was stabbed to death.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    EVIDENCE LOCKER

    Shocking video: Watch the moment a suspect murders a cop on his doorstep, then strangles a child

    A police officer in Stockton, California, was shot and killed responding to a call last month. New video shows the suspect opening the door and shooting at the officer.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    Aw nuts: California man busted over 42K pounds of stolen pistachios, cops say

    A California man was arrested in connection to thousands of pounds of stolen pistachios, police say. The nuts were being moved to smaller bags to be sold.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    Two accused of fatally gunning down innocent teenage bystander after fight in California

    Two men have been arrested after a teenage bystander was shot and killed following a fight, California police say. The teenager was not involved in the fight.
    By Nate Homan
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    FEATURES

    These dads committed inconceivable crimes of murder. Do you remember their cases?

    Here are some dads who committed unspeakable crimes that included the murder of women and children. Many of their stories shocked the nations when police made the arrests.
    By Taneia Surles
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    INVESTIGATIONS

    Forgotten Noir: Was a serial killer at work in 1940s LA responsible for the Black Dahlia killing?

    The 1940s were a dangerous time in Los Angeles for attractive young women, with several showing up dead and their killer never arrested. Was a serial killer at work?
    By Michael East
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    NEWS

    California man drove truck into bar crowd while engaged in sex act, killing one, police say

    A California man is accused of driving a truck into a crowd near a bar, killing one person. Reports say he was having sex when he crashed the car.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Los Angeles dentist accused of sexually abusing at least 9 patients in his office

    A dentist in Los Angeles has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing nine patients at his office, officials said. The victims were between 27 and 73.
    By Mack Bush
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    NEWS

    Two suspects arrested in connection with fatal road rage shooting of 6-year-old California boy

    A man and woman accused of the fatal shooting of a young child during an alleged road rage incident in California last month are in custody.
    By Aaron Rasmussen
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    NEWS

    Mom tending to marijuana leaves 3-year-old to die in hot car, California cops say

    A mother, and four other people, face charges after a 3-year-old child died in a hot car, California police say. The suspects were tending to a marijuana grow at the time.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    NEWS

    67-year-old attacked by Amazon delivery person, cops say. Watch the video here.

    An Amazon package delivery person in California attacked a woman at an apartment complex. Video shows the driver punching the elderly victim in the head several times.
    By Front Page Detective Staff
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    CELEBRITY JUSTICE

    Nick Nolte Mugshot: How an embarrassing pic helped him treat his addiction issues

    In 2002, actor Nick Nolte was arrested in California after driving erratically. His mugshot became infamous, but the charges help him address his addiction issues.
    By Taneia Surles
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