Most recently published stories in Criminal.
The Kidnapping of Amber Hagerman
On Saturday, January 13, 1996, nine-year-old Amber Hagerman and her five-year-old brother Ricky went with their mother Donna Whitson to Arlington, Texas, to see their grandparents. At around 3 pm, the two kids, who had bicycles at the house, asked if they could ride in their neighborhood. It was 70 degrees, and the kids wanted to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.
That Time Courtney Best Saved a 7-Year-Old Kid’s Life
Courtney Best stepped outside the pizza shop she worked on her break as she does every day. But this particular smoke break would turn the woman into a hero after she spotted a car matching the description of an Amber Alert that had just come through on her phone and possibly saved a 7-year-old boy’s life. Making things more amazing, Best said she usually did not take her cell phone outside on break nor did she pay attention to Amber Alerts.
Self-defense tips to teach your children, stay safe while alone
Every child needs to emphasize themselves when there is unreasonably high power. Teaching your child when and how to defend themselves is part of helping them strike a healthy balance between others and their own rights. Children can be easily intimidated especially adults but children can also be intimidated teach your child how to speak, stand up for themselves and even prepare them to respond in self-defense when the time comes to run away from someone.
Did a Notorious Serial Killer Appear on 'Dating Game' to Hunt His Next Victim?
Listen to EPISODE 15: FETISH FRIDAY-RODNEY ALCALA There are some guys you date who are so bad that when you tell the story about them, it reflects just as badly on you as it does them. - Liz Tuccillo
A Story About Lena Baker #HerStory
This is the story of Lena Baker. An African American maid who was convicted of murdering Ernest Knight, a Caucasian man in an act of self defense which lead her to her execution. This is her story.
How we are being failed (part 1)
This morning I woke up and put on the news, and was saddened by what I saw. I saw a Senate committee with 4 women talking about how they were abused by their doctor. These women were pro gymnasts (Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Maggie Nichols) their abuser (Larry Nassar) was their doctor. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, that they were brave enough to speak up but the FBI did nothing for a year, letting this doctor hurt more women. How could have this happened? This is a travesty that in this day that anyone could go through something so awful, step up and nothing happens for a year. These women are in the spotlight which is why we’re hearing about this now, but so many people who don’t have the popularity to take this to the Senate are still out there, feeling their voices aren’t heard. This should never happen.
Woman Survived Eaton Center Shooting Killed During Aurora Theater Shooting
Jessica Ghawi detailed a very horrific encounter she experienced in her last blog post dated June 5, 2012. Ghawi was at the food court at the Eaton Center Toronto Mall when she narrowly escaped death after a man opened fire.
The Woman Who Solved Her Own Kidnapping
Carlina White was 19 days old when her parents rushed her to Harlem Hospital Center on August 4, 1987. The infant suffered from a high fever and an infection, prompting her admission into the NICU. Sometime during the early morning hours during shift change, Carlina disappeared.
Wentworth 9x04: The 5 Most Important Moments In ‘Judas Kiss’
There’s a lot going on in ‘Judas Kiss’, the fourth episode of Wentworth’s final season. A new inmate arrives, Joan struggles with her dark side, and Rita and Ruby begin a crusade for justice. Then, in the episode’s final scenes, one of the biggest truth-bombs of the season is dropped.
That's Methed Up!!
Arkansas leads the way in meth-related busts in 2020. Other states that have held the top spot in years past include Missouri and Michigan. Though, meth certainly causes problems across the United States. The stories here are examples of situations when things got really methed up, man. Sometimes, things get really methed up when drugs play a role in an arrest.
Father Who Murdered His Best Friend After Discovering a Shocking Video Released From Jail
“He must have been drunk. Most likely he was drunk. They left their children with him all the time. When he babysat these girls he came back home as normal, in a good mood.”
The strange disappearance of Patricia “Patti” Adkins
Ohio has an extraordinary number of unsolved homicide and missing persons cases. One of the most intriguing ones I have followed for years is the story of Patti Adkins. Patti, a 29-year-old single mother worked at the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio. After leaving work on June 29, 2001, she vanished. It’s been over twenty years since anyone has seen or heard from her.