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Murder counts tossed in Texas yogurt shop slayings

Liz De La Torre

October 28, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – A judge on Wednesday dismissed murder charges against two men awaiting retrial in the 1991 slayings of four teens at an Austin yogurt shop, after prosecutors admitted they weren't ready to take the case to a jury. Robert Springsteen was sent to death...

Balloon boy charges may not come until next week

Liz De La Torre

October 19, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Investigators pored over e-mails, phone records and financial documents from the home of Richard Heene on Monday as they weighed felony charges and sought to determine who else might have helped the alleged balloon-boy hoax get off the ground. T...

4 slain in Va. college town bludgeoned to death

Liz De La Torre

September 22, 2009


Filed under Global News

From Associated Press FARMVILLE, Va. – Four people found slain in a small Virginia college town were bludgeoned to death, authorities said Tuesday, and the aspiring rapper suspected of killing them befriended two of the victims through a subculture of violent, macabre music. Richard Alden Samuel...

2 Colorado men, 1 NYC man arrested in terror probe

Liz De La Torre

September 20, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press AURORA, Colo. – The arrest of a Colorado airport shuttle driver on charges related to a terrorism investigation reveals a murky plot that involved him receiving explosives training with al-Qaida in Pakistan last year and downloading instructions on his computer on how to...

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