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Las Vegas Police Grapple with Crime Wave, Blame Hotel Prices

Las Vegas Police Grapple with Crime Wave, Blame Hotel Prices

Although crime is down nationally, Las Vegas is seeing a spike in shootings, robberies, and assault. Compared to last year, violent crime is up 4% on the strip. That might not seem like a major increase, but considering that crime has been trending down during the pandemic, it’s surprising. Las …

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Texas Mom-to-Be Murdered, Baby Stolen

Texas Mom-to-Be Murdered, Baby Stolen

Reagan Hancock was found dead in New Boston, Texas, on October 9th. But that’s not the worst part of the story. The 21-year-old was almost eight months pregnant at the time of her murder–and her killer stole the baby. ‘Satan in the Flesh’ Reagan, already mom to a 3-year-old daughter, …

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Netflix’s ‘American Murder’ Is Both Sad and Chilling

Netflix’s ‘American Murder’ Is Both Sad and Chilling

There’s no doubt that we’re obsessed with true crime. The more heartbreaking the victims, the more lurid the crimes–it seems as though we can’t get enough. Netflix knows our dark secret, and they’re more than happy to supply us with our fix. American Murder: The Family Next Door has been …

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Is Crime Falling or Rising? Depends on Who You Ask

Is Crime Falling or Rising? Depends on Who You Ask

In order to bring you the most up-to-date news stories from around the country, we pay close attention to the headlines. Which is why we were scratching our heads today at the Crime Pulse chatroom. One major news outlet is saying that violent crime has surged. Another says that it’s …

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How Realistic Is Your Favorite Crime Show?

How Realistic Is Your Favorite Crime Show?

Who doesn’t love a procedural drama? Whether you’re hooked on Law & Order: SVU or prefer Criminal Minds, these TV shows present a deeply satisfying narrative. There’s the sensationalism of the crime, the hard work and camaraderie of the crime-fighting team, and then the satisfaction of seeing the criminal brought …

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Should Gender-Reveal Parties Be Illegal?

Should Gender-Reveal Parties Be Illegal?

It happened again. A gender-reveal party went wrong, sparking a massive wildfire. It’s the latest in a string of disasters linked to these popular parties–some of them fatal. Is it time to make them illegal? Wildfires Sparked by Explosive Devices The most recent fire–The El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino …

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9 Arrests in Georgia as Dozens of Missing Children Recovered

9 Arrests in Georgia as Dozens of Missing Children Recovered

Some good news out of Georgia! Operation Not Forgotten, led by the US Marshals Service, announced that they had recovered 39 missing children. “The U.S. Marshals Service is fully committed to assisting federal, state, and local agencies with locating and recovering endangered missing children, in addition to their primary fugitive …

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Scott Peterson No Longer on Death Row in San Quentin

Scott Peterson No Longer on Death Row in San Quentin

Scott Peterson has been on death row at California’s San Quentin State Prison for the past fifteen years. Now 47, the convicted murderer has spent a decade and a half attempting to appeal his sentence. This week, the Supreme Court of California ruled 7-0 to uphold his conviction but overturn …

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