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“They never saw this coming”

Family of Pennsylvania school stabbing suspect say they’re “puzzled” by his actions and praying for victims.

This undated photo provided by the Tulare County, Calif., District Attorney shows Jose Manuel Martinez. Prosecutors are calling this Central California man a contract killer and have charged him with murdering nine people in three counties. Tulare County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Fultz said Tuesday, April 8, 2014, that Martinez, 51, carried out a killing spree between 1980 and 2011, targeting victims in Tulare, Kern and Santa Barbara counties. Martinez is now being held in Alabama, awaiting trial in a 2013 killing, and Fultz said officials in Florida also want him on suspicion of committing two murders there in 2006. (AP Photo/Tulare County District Attorney)

California man confesses to 40 killings

A suspected contract killer charged in Central California with killing nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 s…

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Cold case cracked

Wisconsin police link Chicago man to runaway teen’s slaying after 17 years.

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2 wounded in Springfield stabbing

Two men are recovering in the hospital after being stabbed during a robbery in Springfield’s Old Hill neighborhood just after midnight Wedne…

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Man with 49 dead horses claims innocence

Authorities found the carcasses of almost 50 horses scattered across the man’s property in Pendleton County, and veterinarians say another 1…

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Cigarette DNA leads to cold case arrest

DNA from a cigarette leads to an arrest in a 1997 cold case. James Eaton was charged Tuesday in connection with the killing of a 14-year-old…