Police in Connecticut are searching for a fugitive who made a deal to turn himself in if his wanted poster gets 15,000 likes on Facebook. The deal was reached, but the suspect is still on the run.
Viral May 24, 2019
A stay-at-home mom from Ohio was found guilty of stealing packages from 12 different homes. The woman claimed to have been suffering PTSD and that stealing the packages brought excitement to her life.
Public Health July 3, 2018
A cold case was finally solved when investigators used a public genealogy database to track down the person responsible for double murder in 1987. Could this method also result in privacy breaches?
Feature | Science May 25, 2018
A study has found that teenage boys who feel drowsy in the afternoon tend to be antisocial. They also have higher odds of committing crime by the time they become adults.
Public Health February 23, 2017
‘Dateline’ will air a new special that includes new developments in the cases that were the focus on the Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ this Friday
Movies/TV Shows February 14, 2017
According to a study, having a lot of immigrants doesn’t equate to increased levels of crime. The research results are relevant as the Trump administration recently issued an executive order banning nationals from seven countries.
Life & Style February 14, 2017
A new research indicated that proteins are better than DNA in identifying human remains. The new hair analysis claimed that even a single strand of hair can make a difference in crime detection.
Material Science September 8, 2016
Inconsistencies in the statements of Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen about an alleged armed robbery on Sunday have raised questions about the veracity of their claims. Two of their teammates, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, were prevented by Brazilian authorities from flying out of Rio in connection with the incident.
Life & Style August 18, 2016
U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates were robbed at gunpoint by thieves who posed as police in Rio. All four athletes are now safe and cooperating with investigators, Olympic officials said.
Life & Style August 15, 2016
Officials in California will use DNA analysis to investigate the mystery behind the decapitated shark head allegedly found in Newport Beach. The photo of the shark head went viral online.
Animals May 14, 2016
Scientists developed a new lipstick analysis method that can help track down suspects by identifying the brand of smears found at crime scenes. This new technique can effectively lift lipstick residues from various surfaces and use gas chromatography to analyze the samples.
March 16, 2016
Former treasury secretary and presidential economic adviser Larry Summers said that the U.S. government should consider removing paper currencies with large denominations, such as the $100 bill. Here's his reason why governments should go after 'big money.'
Business February 17, 2016
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department will start taking 3D mugshot of its suspects in custody and store them in a database to make arrests more quickly in the future.
FUTURE TECH January 25, 2016
These true crime documentaries are dying to be streamed on Netflix after finishing 'Making a Murderer.'
Internet Culture January 12, 2016
Exactly 25 years after her disappearance, then 15-year-old Rosemary Diaz’s remains were found in a shallow grave in Matagorda County, Texas police reported. Family members of the alleged suspect reached out to investigators to assist the case.
Society November 27, 2015
A global cyber security firm has detected a malware called GreenDispenser that, with help from an inside man and a texting device, can help liquidate ATMs with little warning — and it's spreading.
Apps/Software October 6, 2015
Electronics theft is now the top subway crime in NYC. Theft of electronic devices on the system has increased to over five times what it was in 2009.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 23, 2015
Teens and adolescents with low resting heart rates may be more prone to violent behavior in adulthood, a study suggests. The risk of violence is 39 percent higher in those with the lowest heart rate, researchers say.
Life September 11, 2015
A student from the University of South Carolina was caught on camera spitting and spraying her roommates' food with Windex.
Internet Culture May 5, 2015
Armed robbers hijacked an armored truck parked alongside Interstate 95, and went away with 275 pounds of gold bars. The loot was estimated to be worth more than $4 million.
Society March 3, 2015
Season 2 of the hit podcast 'Serial' is happening, but host Sarah Koenig says it doesn't have a story yet. That's where you come in.
Movies/TV Shows January 29, 2015
Closing your eyes can help you remember things, a new study shows. This works for both audial and visual information.
Life January 18, 2015
Angry boyfriend skins and eats your rabbit -- scary. Man then says he will do the same to you? Better call the police.
Movies/TV Shows December 12, 2014
New York City’s reformation plan aims to treat mentally ill offenders better, keeping them out of jail where they can hurt and be hurt themselves.
Society December 2, 2014
Shawn Miller, managing director of environmental and social risk management at Citigroup, was found dead in his New York apartment with a laceration on his throat. Investigators initially suspected foul play, but evidence suggests the banker may have committed suicide.
Society November 20, 2014
Microsoft has robot security guards protecting the Silicon Valley. The robots detect and prevent crime using high-tech equipment.
Geek November 20, 2014
Wai Kuen Kwok was killed when an unknown assailant pushed him in front of a speeding train. Can you help identify the killer?
Society November 17, 2014
Pennsylvania State Police spent $11 million to track Eric Frein, a man who allegedly shot two Pennsylvania cops in September. Frein led police on a 48-day manhunt.
Society November 17, 2014
A man was freed on November 11 from a wall in a Marshalls department store. Police believe the man had been trapped in the wall for three days.
Society November 12, 2014
A five-year-old girl, Laylah Peterson, was shot dead in her grandparents' home on Thursday evening. Laylah's heart will be donated to save the life of another child.
Life November 10, 2014
Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the abductor of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither. The attack was captured on surveillance.
Internet Culture November 4, 2014
Cyle Warren Abbott Jr. robbed a gas station at about 6 a.m. and returned the undisclosed amount of cash three hours later. He said he wants to turn his life around and do the right thing.
Society October 28, 2014
File this one away in news that sounds too perfect to be true: a man fleeing from police joined a marathon in progress to lose his pursuers. No, he didn't get away.
Internet Culture October 15, 2014
Kelli Stapleton, 46, attempted to kill both herself and her autistic daughter in September 2013. There have been conflicting views on Stapleton, who allegedly only faked her suicide.
Society October 7, 2014
A 16-year-old resident of Spokane Valley, Wash., has admitted guilt in 23 arson cases. The teen had recently moved to the city and was depressed as he did not have any friends.
Society October 2, 2014
Days after Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter had gone missing, her body was discovered in a makeshift grave 20 miles away from the house she was showing. The suspect identified as Aaron Lewis is charged with capital murder, kidnapping and illegal gun possession.
Society October 1, 2014
Alton Nolen allegedly killed one co-worker and injured another on Sept. 25. Joyce Nolen, his mother, apologizes to the families of the two victims in a video posted on Facebook.
Society September 30, 2014
The FBI is swooping in on an Oklahoma beheading incident where a recent Islamic convert was said to have severed the head of one of his former co-workers.
Society September 28, 2014
Chilling images of a woman hiding on the roof were caught on camera. The woman tried to seek help using her phone as the intruder approached from behind.
Society September 27, 2014
iOS encryption would have cost a man his life if it had been in place during an investigation several years ago, says a former FBI head. He believes Google and Apple's new encryption protects the bad guys.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 23, 2014
A Texas pastor was at the end of his rope when packages kept disappearing from his front porch. Determined to stop the neighborhood thief, he staked out his own home, gun in hand, to finally catch his 52-year-old neighbor in the act.
Internet Culture September 23, 2014
A former NBA basketball player was arrested yesterday for felony-level theft of Apple products. Rex Chapman was tied to a string of thefts using EasyPay to nab $14,000 worth of Apple's goods.
Society September 21, 2014
Florida teen accused of killing roommate asked Siri where he should hide the remains. The iPhone app gave several replies that were presented as evidence in Tuesday’s trial.
Internet Culture August 13, 2014
The California bill that would require all smartphones to have a 'kill switch' is on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. A signature and the new rules go in place starting in July next year.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 12, 2014
Punishments depend, at least in part, on how graphic the details are and if the act was planned, according to new research.
August 5, 2014
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