Crime Top Stories

Posted: 11:24 AM - Benjamin MacFarland is convicted of capital murder and kidnapping for killing another teenager in Harrison in 1996, when MacFarland was 17.
Updated: 01/15/2017 - After trading gunfire with the trooper, the patrol says, the suspect fled into a field.
Updated: 01/13/2017 - The victim testified at trial that the abuse by Epifanio Chaidez began when she was 9 years old and lasted until age 16 when she became pregnant.
Updated: 01/13/2017 - Shawn Turner is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm for the death of Kristi Spurlock.
Updated: 01/12/2017 - The girl said she'd been secretly communicating with the man for about two months before they met up in person.
Updated: 01/12/2017 - Officers found a woman's body at a home in southwest Springfield after a brief standoff with the suspected shooter.
Updated: 01/11/2017 - Police surrounded the home on West Whiteside Street for about an hour before arresting the man.
Updated: 01/11/2017 - Two people got in a dispute and one of them set fire to two tents in the camp, which is a few blocks northwest of Park Central Square.
Posted: 01/11/2017 - A man from Carthage has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the shooting death of his girlfriend's brother in Lawrence County.
Updated: 01/10/2017 - The jury reached a decision after about three hours of deliberations.