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Gunman sought in Fairfax bank heist

The FBI has released surveillance photos of an armed robbery of a Fairfax bank, and authorities are asking the public for information that could lead […]

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John Walsh hopes to nab more bad guys with debut of ‘The Hunt’

John Walsh, whose groundbreaking television show “America’s Most Wanted” helped capture more than 1,200 fugitives, is starting a new show with CNN this week called “The Hunt.” The show’s aim is basically the same as the defunct “AMW:” Shine a white hot spotlight on the bad guys. “The Hunt” premieres 9 p.m., Sunday. The first show features Shane Miller, […]

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Crime History, July 9, 2000: Fugitive killer of DEA agent captured in Mexico

On this day, July 9, in 2000, FBI most wanted fugitive Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza was arrested for the murder of an undercover federal agent in Arizona that led to one of the most intense manhunts in recent U.S. and Mexican law enforcement history. Vasquez-Mendoza headed a Mexican gang that made and smuggled methamphetamine into the United States. In […]


Crime History, July 7, 1997: Three workers executed in Starbucks freezer in Georgetown

On this date, July 7, in 1997, three Starbucks workers were forced into a coffeehouse freezer and murdered in the District of Columbia. One of three victims nearly escaped, making it to the Georgetown sidewalk before the gunman wrestled her back inside.When the rampage ended, Caitry Mahoney, 25, Emory Evans, 25, and Aaron Goodrich, 18, were […]

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Another pedestrian killed near University of Maryland bar scene

A 21-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run in College Park this weekend, the third fatal pedestrian collision this year along a busy stretch of bars and restaurants near the University of Maryland campus. Janelle Marie Oni, a recent graduate of Salisbury University, was crossing Route 1 near Hartwick Road about 3 a.m. Sunday when she was struck […]

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Man wanted for murder in the stabbing death of 31-year-old woman in D.C.

D.C. police are looking for a man wanted in the killing of a 31-year-old woman over the weekend, and they area asking the public for information that can lead to his arrest. Police say Michael Gayle fatally stabbed Eboni Domally at around 4 a.m. Sunday, in the 5200 block of Queens Stroll Place in Southeast […]

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Crime History, July 2, 1919: Bomb explodes in front of attorney general’s home in D.C.

On this day, July 2, in 1919, an anarchist set off a bomb at the District of Columbia home of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. Around 11:15 p.m., anarchist Carlos Valdinoci carried the explosive, along with a written declaration of war on capitalism and the U.S. government, to Palmer’s home at 2132 R Street NW, near Dupont Circle. The bomb […]

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Crime History, June 30, 1964: Wife, nephew charged with killing Texas millionaire

On this day, June 30, in 1964, 69-year-old Houston millionaire financier Jacques Mossler was stabbed to death in a luxurious Miami apartment. His attractive 46-blond wife, Candace Mossler, and her nephew Melvin Lane Powers, 23, were charged with killing him to continue their incestuous love affair. Jacques Mossler has been stabbed 39 times about the […]

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Darrell Lynn Bellard sentenced to four life sentences for slaying of women, children

A Texas man who was found guilty of killing two women and two children has been sentenced to multiple life sentences. A Prince George’s County jury in April found Darrell Lynn Bellard, 47, guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in the 2010 deaths of a Shayla Shante Sikyala, 3, Shakur Sylvester Sikyala, 4, their mother, Dawn […]

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Video: Peeping Tom caught on camera by alert witness

Fairfax County Police are looking for a peeping Tom who was caught on camera as he masturbated and peeked inside a woman’s window. The incident was recorded by an alert citizen. Luckily for us, police have blacked out the gross parts. It happened around 7 a.m., April 15, in the 2600 block of Arlington Drive. […]

Boy, 3, was killed by multiple blows, police say

The death of toddler in Southeast Washington has been ruled a homicide. Police said the cause of death of 3-year-old Xavier Lyles was multiple blunt force injuries. Police were called to the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE around 11 a.m. Tuesday for a report of an unconscious male child. When emergency crews arrived, they determined […]

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UMd. lacrosse player accused of sexual assault of sleeping concert-goer

A University of Maryland lacrosse player was arrested after police said he sexually assaulted a woman after she passed out during a Zac Brown concert in northern Virginia. Prince William County police say that a 49-year-old woman woke up on the lawn at the Jiffy Lube Live concert venue in Bristow Sunday night to find […]

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Crime History, June 24, 1889: Butch Cassidy pulls off first bank robbery

On this day, June 24, in 1889, Butch Cassidy robbed a bank in Telluride, Colo., the first major heist for the outlaw later romanticized as the Robin Hood of the West. Cassidy was born Robert Leroy Parker, but changed his named to Butch because he was once a butcher before he started robbing. On this day, […]