M.L. Nestel

Senior Writer

Blunt-smoking Man Kills Woman While Racking Gun: Cops

She lifted the pistol from the table just as Prestige Brown, 19, pulled rank and allegedly "grabbed the gun" away from her and attempted to rack it "to take the round out of the head," Memphis authorities said.

Man Sentenced For Smuggling ''Instruments of Death'

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James Selna agreed with prosecutors, and sentenced Syrian-American Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, of Walnut, California for supplying Syrian rebels with "instruments of death."

Cop Nabbed In Bank Heist Was Suspended For Elder Theft

Suspended San Francisco Police Officer Rain Daugherty, 44, was booked on Tuesday after one a bank teller fingered him for ripping off the East West Bank in the Sunset neighborhood on Nov. 29, according to a federal affidavit filed on Wednesday in federal court by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.

Retiring Sheriff Hit With Embezzlement, Inmate Sex Rap

On Wednesday, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced the arrest of Webster County Sheriff Timothy Mitchell, 53, for committing a dozen felonies, including: embezzlement, stolen arms trafficking, sex with an inmate and retaliation against a witness.

The El Chapo Trial Telenovella

A recorded call played aloud in Brooklyn federal courtroom features a purported FARC rebel and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera. And Guzmán pushing the price down: "Listen, I'm going to buy 2 and leave Simon's [a nickname for Cifuentes] property to pay for the rest."

Shopper Killed Woman With Family Dollar Knives: Cops

The 34-year-old woman from Memphis, Tennessee was brought under arrest at a nearby 66 Phillips gas station after she was witnessed wiping the innocent's blood from her fingers with some towels and allegedly told authorities, "I did what I had to do."

The Lost and Found Souls of Paradise, California

What began with almost 1,000 names on the "Missing Person's" or "Unaccounted For Persons" list after the Camp Fire decimated the town of Paradise, California has trimmed to 605 names as of Friday afternoon.

Manafort's Ex Son-in-Law Caught in Real-Estate Scheme

Jeffrey Yohai was booked last week in Los Angeles and faces charges for a grift that took unsuspecting real-estate investors for millions of dollars, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.