An NYC elevator shaft death has the residents of a Bronx public housing development shocked and in mourning. Tito Morales, 20, was found crushed between the wall and the elevator car at about 4 a.m. Monday morning and died shortly thereafter, according to reports.
Carjack killers in Philadelphia are still at large three days after they crushed three children underneath a stolen Toyota 4Runner. The two thieves had stolen the car from an unnamed victim, 45, at gunpoint Friday. As they raced away from the scene of the crime, the car blew a tire and they slammed into a family, leaving three dead and three injured.
Elizabeth Ramsey, stepmother to 10-year-old Johnathan Ramsey, was convicted Wednesday of starving the young boy to death in April of 2011. She and the father of the boy, Aaron Ramsey, fed him military rations of bread and water, then stuffed his lifeless, emaciated body into a sleeping bag and dumped him in an Ellis County creek bed.
A Taiwan plane crash killed 47 people and injured 11 after the airplane botched an emergency landing in bad weather Wednesday, according to reports. Flight GE 222 was going from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Magong, but the 35-minute flight ended in disaster.
The "Slender Man" stabbing survivor received a Purple Heart in the mail recently after an anonymous veteran decided to give her the precious gift. The 12-year-old Wisconsin girl said previously that she loves hearts and the color purple, so donors who are inspired with her tale of survival have been sending cut-out purple hearts as well.
A toddler rescued an elderly man from a hot car in Tennessee Saturday, and now the man's family and church community is praising the "Little Preacher" who saved a life. 3-year-old Keith Williams was walking by 68-year-old Bob King's car, and although he can't form complete sentences yet, he managed to alert others to the danger of the 120-degree heat.
A missing pregnant woman's ex-boyfriend was indicted for murder and arson Monday after allegedly killing 27-year-old Carly Scott of Maui and torching her SUV to hide evidence of her demise. Steven Capobianco, 24, was the father of Scott's unborn child, and although he says he is innocent, authorities will be working to prove him guilty of second-degree murder.
A teen's rape went viral in the past few weeks after photos, videos, memes and other foul jokes were made at her expense. Jada, a 16-year-old from Houston, Texas, claims she was drugged and raped by 17-year-old Innel Yahia two months ago at a party, but now Yahia is speaking out against the allegations.
A 98-year-old woman will be evicted from her San Francisco apartment soon if she loses her legal battle against a real estate company. Mary Phillips has lived in her Dolores Street apartment for 50 years, and despite never being late with a rental payment, she may lose her home because of a legal loophole.
Tiffany Leiseth, a married substitute English teacher in Pennsylvania's New Brighton Area School District, allegedly had sex with two of her students just hours after the school year ended. The 26-year-old teacher was arraigned Monday for allegedly inviting the boys back to her Moon Township home on two separate days for sex while her husband was away on a business trip.
A girl was rescued from a hot truck in Albuquerque, New Mexico Tuesday afternoon, according to reports. Three good Samaritans were headed into a Home Depot when they spotted the 5-year-old girl attempting to crawl through the back window of a red pickup truck— she had been locked inside as punishment for over an hour in the 90-degree heat.
A grandfather shot a father, but his 11-year-old grandson shot back, fatally wounding the man. Lloyd Woodlief, 84, died Monday night after an argument between him and his 49-year-old son Peyton Woodlief turned violent in their Kittrell, North Carolina home.
A New Jersey cheerleader was shot "execution style" last weekend alongside her ex-boyfriend, forcing her family to use the money they had saved for her coming college tuition on her funeral instead. Cheyanne Bond, 17, was forced to her knees in Newark before being shot in the head by an unknown assailant.
An autistic boy was kept in a cage whenever he had violent outbursts, but his parents were arrested Tuesday for their treatment of the 11-year-old. California parents Tracy Trang Lee, 35, and Loi Vu, 40, outfitted a dog kennel with a mattress and other amenities for when he was locked inside.
A Marine's pregnant wife has been missing from her Twentynine Palms, California home since Saturday morning, and now volunteers and rescue teams are searching diligently for 19-year-old Erin Corwin. Corwin, who is three months pregnant, was on her way Joshua Tree National Park when she disappeared.
A man bended a car door with his bare hands Sunday evening in Woodbury, Minnesota to save the life of a stranger trapped in his burning SUV, according to reports. Robert Renning, a 52-year-old first sergeant in the Minnesota Air National Guard, managed to pry the door open and save Michael Johannes' life.
A door killed a girl Saturday in Philadelphia while the child was standing by an ice cream shop, according to reports. 3-year-old Wynter Larkin had been in front of Rita's Water Ice store when the metal grate dropped and pinned her to the ground, and despite the best efforts of multiple witnesses, she died shortly afterwards.
Police said a family killed newlyweds in Pakistan Thursday after the couple got married to each other without their consent. Sajjad Ahmed, 31, and Muawia Bibi, 17, got married against the wishes of their families, so Bibi's father slit their throats and forced children of the family to watch in an "honor killing."
Charlie Bothuell V, the 12-year-old Detroit boy who had been missing for 11 days, was found Wednesday by police officers in his father's basement, according to reports. His father found out the news live on Nancy's Grace television show and was dumbstruck at what occurred.
Two teens were killed by a truck in a tragic crash Tuesday in Phelan, California, according to reports. The five young adults had been driving on the freeway when a dump truck ran a stop sign, smashed their car off the road and down an embankment.
A Oujia board led to three people being "possessed" by evil or demonic spirits in San Juan Tlacotenco, Mexico, according to reports. Three Americans— 22-year-old Alexandra Huerta, her brother, 23-year-old Sergio and their cousin, 18-year-old Fernando Cuevas— had to be hospitalized after falling into a trance, growling and reporting hallucinations.
A couple treaded water for 14 hours about seven miles off the Fort Lauderdale, Florida coast before being pulled into a passing boat in what the rescuers are calling "a miracle." The two people had fallen off their boat in Key Largo at about 6 p.m. Friday, but managed to hail help with a white t-shirt Saturday morning.
A man infected a teen with HIV two years ago, and on Wednesday he was finally punished for his heinous crime. Matthew Louis Reese of Dallas, Texas was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 95 years for knowingly transferring the deadly virus to a 15-year-old girl.
An ex-con rescued a baby who was crawling on the side of a Georgia highway Friday morning, according to reports. The auto repairman who served 10 years in prison for making cocaine said he played gospel music to calm the lost infant, and police called it "almost a miracle" that the child wasn't seriously injured.
A fan kissed a reporter during her broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Thursday, but the attractive Brazilian correspondent managed to keep her cool and continue doing her job. The Croatian soccer fan managed to sneak in the kiss while Sabina Simonato was unprepared, and the video has racked up hits since it aired.