ORLANDO, FL - The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub has been acquitted on charges of lying to the FBI and helping her husband in the 2016 attack. Noor Salman was found not guilty of charges of obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization. Prosecutors alleged her husband, Omar Mateen was a terrorist because of his fatal attack on the club, which was motivated by his desire to wage “jihad.” Prosecutors argued Salman kn
ONEONTA, AL -- Blount County Circuit Judge Steven D. King knocked the legs out of the prosecution's obstruction case against two lawyers Thursday when he entered a judgment of acquittal. A judgment of acquittal means the prosecution did not prove their case, and it means the case is over and the attorneys did not break the law. Blount County sheriff's deputies had arrested and accused attorneys Victor Revill and Megan Garcia of obstructing governmental operations for merely
ASPEN HILL, Md. - The mother of two children was arrested and charged with attempted murder after trying to cut her 11-year-old son’s head off with a saw. Kristina Naranch Petrie, 46, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree child abuse and second-degree child abuse, according to Montgomery County District Court records. Police became aware of the incident when Petrie’s husband took her to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center on March 12 seeking mental h
DOTHAN, AL - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton's half-brother was arrested and charged with capital murder after a Sunday night shooting. Al Sharpton and Kenneth Glasgow in a 2006 photo. Kenneth Glasgow, 52, was arrested along with Jamie Towns. Both were charged with capital murder for the killing of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings. Details are sketchy, but it appears police believe Towns shot Jennings in he head after Jennings stole his car. Instead of calling police, Glasgow
BIRMINGHAM, AL - A Birmingham police officer was arrested Saturday on two felony charges. Tony Noble Williams was arrested Friday on warrants obtained by the Jefferson County District Attorney's office. Williams was charged with first-degree theft of property and ethics law violation. No details have been released regarding the allegations. Williams was booked into the Jefferson County Jail was released on $10,000 bond.
Jacksonville, FL. – A cop caught making kiddie porn has been convicted and sentenced to 120 years in federal prison. Kyle Adam Kirby, 37, was accused of and convicted of making kiddie porn by spying on children using surveillance cameras and capturing video of the children in various states of nudity. U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced Kirby for producing, attempting to produce, possessing, and accessing images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of minors.
Huntsville, AL. - An automobile wreck in the pre-dawn hours Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of an off-duty Huntsville police officer for DUI. The accident was investigated by Alabama state troopers, who made the arrest. Curtis Mitchell, 22, was arrested and taken to Madison County Jail. He was released on $1,000 bond. Huntsville police Lt. Michael Johnson said Mitchell has been placed on administrative leave and his badge and gun have been taken. Mitchell was driving
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under investigation for lying to Congress. Further, that investigation was authorized by FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. Sessions fired McCabe last week, which opens the door for Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller to investigate Sessions for an additional charge -- obstruction of justice. Irony is thick in Washington these days. Sessions fired McCabe for his "lack of candor" while McCabe investigated Sessions' lack of candor before Con
Austin, TX - FedEx on-site surveillance and tracking systems led to the downfall of the alleged Austin serial bomber Tuesday. Police were able to identify and find Mark Anthony Conditt, 24, using modern technology. They identified him on FedEx surveillance video taken at the company's Austin location. Then they obtained his cell phone information and used triangulation to locate his whereabouts. Conditt's vehicle was located at a hotel in suburban Austin. His car was identifi
St. Mary's, MD - A student police say was a school gunman has died following a shootout with a police resource officer. Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, allegedly opened fire and critically wounded a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl at a Maryland high school. Rollins died at the scene. Authorities aren't saying if he shot himself or if he was shot by the police officer stationed at the school. Media reports credit the officer with shooting Rollins, but this is still unconfirme