Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Teen's last text: 'I think I'm about to be abducted'

Teen's last text: 'I think I'm about to be abducted'

Michigan police are on the hunt for a killer after a 14-year-old girl was found dead along a popular bike trail in the small town of Armada, Michigan.

April Millsap's body was found in a ditch hours after she left for a walk with her dog, Penny, on July 24.

Abigail Hernandez faces alleged kidnapper in court

Abigail Hernandez faces alleged kidnapper in court

The man accused of kidnapping Abigail Hernandez made his first court appearance Tuesday where he was charged and held on $1 million cash bail.

Thirty four-year-old Nathaniel Kibby was arrested and charged with one count felony kidnapping nearly 9 months after Abigail went missing. Police said Kibby knowingly confined Hernandez with a "purpose to commit an offense against her."

Did this American missionary molest orphans in Africa?

Did this American missionary molest orphans in Africa?

A 19-year-old missionary from Oklahoma is charged with molesting children at a school in Kenya.

Matthew Durham began volunteering at Upendo's Children's home in Nairobi two years ago. Upendo provides food, clothes and schooling to neglected children. On Durhan’s latest trip to Nairobi, he allegedly requested to stay in an "overflow bunk" with the children, instead of sleeping at the home of a sponsor family, as he had done during a past visit.

Cops: Shooting of FSU professor not random act

Cops: Shooting of FSU professor not random act

Cops announced a possible new lead Monday in the mysterious murder of Dan Markel, a well-liked Florida State University professor who was found shot in his garage on July 18.

According to the Tallahassee Fire Department, a neighbor went over to the Markel's garage after hearing a "loud bang." It was there, the neighbor told police, where they found Markel's driver side window "bashed in" and the professor bleeding. The neighbor, who called 911, told police Markel was sitting and moving in the car but that he was unable to speak.

NFL star’s 2-game suspension: Fair or unfair?

In the early morning hours of February 15, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice walked into an elevator at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City with his then-fiancée Janay Palmer. Moments later, surveillance footage shows Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out of that elevator. Rice, 27, was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, for which he could have served three to five years behind bars.

But Rice will not be serving any time behind bars. In fact, all criminal charges were dropped after he agreed to enter a program for first-time offenders that included participating in family counseling.  

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Day 2: Was Renisha McBride a threat?

Day 2: Was Renisha McBride a threat?

Day two in the Renisha McBride shooting trial brought several new witnesses to the stand including a responding officer and a woman who witnessed the 19-year-old victim's car accident hours before she was shot to death.

Wafer is accused of shooting and killing Renisha McBride on his porch last year.  He claims he was in fear of his life and shot her in self-defense.

Drugged, raped & bitten at CEO's mansion?

Drugged, raped & bitten at CEO's mansion?

Former Tennessee tech CEO Mark Giannini is accused of raping a woman who thought she was meeting the businessman for a job interview.

The victim apparently told police Giannini drugged and raped her and that one of his employees then drove her back to a motel where her family was staying.

Four-year-old's body found stuffed in trunk of mom's car

Four-year-old's body found stuffed in trunk of mom's car

Around 9 a.m. Monday Stacie Marie Parsons walked into an Athens, Texas police department and told cops she killed her 4-year-old daughter, Victoria. This according to the sheriff's office. Now police and family members are trying to figure out why.

The 25-year-old mother was arrested and charged with capital murder. Her bond has been set at $2 million.

Did jealousy push a mom to kill her daughter?

Did jealousy push a mom to kill her daughter?

Around 9 a.m. Monday Stacie Marie Parsons walked into an Athens, Texas police department and told cops she killed her 4-year-old daughter, Victoria. This according to the sheriff's office. Now police and family members are trying to figure out why.

Cops found the little girl's lifeless body with trauma to her head and chest at Parsons’ house wrapped in a garbage bag.

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