Jefferson County

  • Alabama Jan 4

    Body IDed as Missing Woman Who Texted She Was ‘In Trouble’

    Human remains found buried in a shallow grave in a backyard have been identified as Paighton Houston, an Alabama woman who texted she feared she was “in trouble” before disappearing last month, police said Friday. The Trussville Police Department said in a statement that the discovered body was identified as Houston, 29. The police department said investigators recovered the body…

  • sheriff Nov 26, 2019

    Woman Killed by Feral Hogs Outside Texas Home: Sheriff

    Authorities say feral hogs attacked and killed a woman outside a Southeast Texas home where she worked as a caretaker.

  • judge Jul 6, 2019

    Judge OKs State’s Motion to Dismiss Fetal Manslaughter Case

    The manslaughter charge against an Alabama woman who lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight was dropped Saturday. Circuit Judge David Carpenter granted the state’s motion to dismiss the case against Marshae Jones, 28. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December argument over the fetus’ father, authorities...

  • judge Jul 6, 2019

    Judge OKs State’s Motion to Dismiss Fetal Manslaughter Case

    The manslaughter charge against an Alabama woman who lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight was dropped Saturday. Circuit Judge David Carpenter granted the state’s motion to dismiss the case against Marshae Jones, 28. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December argument over the fetus’ father, authorities...

  • energy Jul 3, 2019

    No Prosecution for Alabama Woman Who Was Shot, Lost Fetus

    An Alabama district attorney said Wednesday she is dropping the manslaughter charge against a woman who lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight. Marshae Jones was arrested last week after a grand jury concluded she intentionally caused the death of her fetus by initiating a fight, knowing she was pregnant. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old...

  • Alabama Jun 27, 2019

    Alabama Woman Charged in Fetal Death, Her Shooter Goes Free

    An Alabama district attorney’s office hasn’t decided whether to prosecute a woman indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight. Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December altercation over the fetus’s father, authorities said. Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but a...

  • Attorney Apr 28, 2019

    Houston Man Accused in Fatal Colorado Crash Appears in Court

    Court documents say a speeding semitrailer whose driver appeared to one witness to be “wide eyed” and “terrified” passed a truck ramp before plowing into other vehicles Thursday on a crowded highway near Denver, killing four people and injuring at least six others.

  • Florida Apr 20, 2019

    Columbine Honors 13 Lost With Community Service, Ceremony

    Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school’s survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed. “We’re changed,” Dawn Anna, whose daughter Lauren Townsend was among the students killed...

  • Federal law Oct 31, 2018

    Suspect in Ky. Kroger Shooting Indicted on Murder Charges

    The man accused in the shooting deaths of two grocery store patrons in Kentucky has been indicted on two counts of murder. Prosecutors say Gregory Bush was indicted Wednesday by a Jefferson County grand jury in the shootings a week ago at a Kroger store in suburban Louisville. Bush also was indicted on one count of criminal attempted murder and...

  • Richard Ray May 23, 2018

    4 Cook County Jail Detainees Charged With Robbing Another Detainee

    Authorities released video Tuesday afternoon allegedly showing four detainees robbing another detainee on a Cook County Department of Corrections bus while they were in transit.

  • Illinois Apr 10, 2018

    Crowded Indiana Jail to Move Inmates to Illinois, Kentucky

    Inmates at an overcrowded Indiana jail will be getting a road trip as officials move them to jails in Illinois and Kentucky to alleviate the congestion.

  • Apr 10, 2018

    Morning Rundown: Illinois Population, Terrifying Fire, Lemon Cake

    The top headlines you need to know as you start your day on April 10, 2018.

  • Attorney Dec 28, 2017

    Democrat Doug Jones Officially Declared Winner in Alabama Senate Race

    Democrat Doug Jones’ historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate election earlier this month, despite claims of voter irregularities from his opponent. Jones defeated Moore on Dec. 12 by about 22,000 votes in a stunning victory in a deeply red state. It was the first...

  • Jefferson County Dec 15, 2017

    Suspected Human Remains May be Missing Woodstock Woman

    Authorities are investigating whether suspected human remains found in downstate Jefferson County are connected to a 2010 missing person case in northwest suburban Woodstock.

  • NBC Aug 21, 2017

    Ohio Judge Shot Outside Courthouse in Apparent Ambush-Style Attack

    Two people attacked a judge in Ohio who was walking to work at the Jefferson County Courthouse Monday morning, wounding him after gunfire broke out, NBC News reported. Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese, Jr. fired back at the attackers, as did a probation officer, after at least one of the suspects opened fire, Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis told reporters. One...

  • judge Jul 12, 2017

    Man Sought in Alabama Triple Slaying Kills Himself: Police

    A man believed to have fatally shot three relatives, including an ex-wife who had taken out a protective order against him, killed himself Wednesday as officers closed in to arrest him in Florida, police said. Kenneth Dion Lever, 52, took his own life after deputies spotted him in a parking lot, but it was not immediately clear how, said Deb...

  • NBC Apr 29, 2017

    Judge Lets White Alabama Town Secede From School District Despite ‘Race’ Being a Factor

    An Alabama federal judge has allowed a predominately white town to secede from the racially mixed county school district and start its own system — despite the fact that “race was the motivating factor,” NBC News reported. “History teaches that communities, left to their own devices, re-segregate fairly quickly,” Judge Madeline Haikala wrote in her 190-page ruling. Gardendale, a suburb...

  • NBC Jul 13, 2016

    Deputies Free Bear Stuck in Car, but Don’t Know How It Got Inside

    A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff’s deputies scratching their heads this week — it’s not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car’s windows were broken and the door handles could not be easily lifted, the Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook post Tuesday. “Somehow this...

  • NBC Jul 13, 2016

    Bear Wanders Into Unlocked Subaru, Locks Itself Inside

    A bear in Colorado entered and locked itself inside a Subaru on July 12, 2016. Annie Bruecker said her 2005 Subaru Outback was parked in her driveway overnight with the doors unlocked, which she said she typically doesn’t do. Her mom woke her up Tuesday morning after discovering the black bear trapped inside the SUV.

  • The Associated Press Jan 15, 2016

    Georgia Sheriff Investigates Mysterious Cattle Mutilations

    Authorities in northeast Georgia have a mystery on their hands after cows were found mutilated, with neatly-cut circles sliced into their rear ends. Harold Edge told investigators he found one of his Black Angus cows dead a few weeks ago. A Jefferson County sheriff’s report obtained by The Associated Press states that Edge found another Black Angus dead Jan. 6,...

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