(NEW YORK) -- The Jefferson County District Attorney's Bessemer Division office has talked with police about potentially pressing charges against Carlee Russell, the Alabama woman who told police she was kidnapped after she went missing for two days, prosecutors confirmed to ABC News.Chief Assistant... Read More.
(HOOVER, Ala.) -- Carlee Russell, the Alabama woman who returned home on July 15 after she was reportedly missing for two days, was never missing, Hoover Police Department Chief Nicholas Derzis told reporters at a news conference Monday.Derzis read a statement he said was... Read More.
(FRESNO, Calif.) -- A former Army chaplain was arrested in connection with a California crime spree that involved an armed carjacking, hoax 911 call and bank robbery, authorities said.The string of incidents occurred Tuesday afternoon in Fresno and Madera counties, authorities said.Deputies responded to a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- An Arizona mother is warning other parents after she almost became the target of a kidnapping hoax that sounded all too real.Jennifer DeStefano said her experience began when she received a phone call from a number she didn't recognize. She wouldn't... Read More.
(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Four Harvard University students were awakened by armed officers in their dorm rooms after a fake 911 call about a person with a “gun threatening violence” sent officers searching for the risk, according to students and public police logs.“Things like that typically... Read More.
A new docuseries coming to Fox Nation will explore Jussie Smollett's alleged hate crime hoax, Deadline reports. Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax “will chronicle the behind the scenes maneuvering and drama that turned the star into a pariah and sent shockwaves through Chicago and beyond,... Read More.
(BOCA RATON, Fla.) -- Police departments in Florida responded to "swatting" calls at multiple high schools on Tuesday.Swatting is a hoax where someone calls emergency services and reports a nonexistent crime to get law enforcement officials -- generally a SWAT team -- to show... Read More.
(WATERBURY, CT) -- Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is testifying in a Connecticut courtroom Thursday in a second defamation trial to determine what the InfoWars host should pay to Sandy Hook families.The tempestuous testimony was so frequently interrupted by objections and sidebar conferences at the... Read More.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A Northern California woman who pleaded guilty to orchestrating an elaborate hoax about being kidnapped and even seared with a branding iron by her abductors was ordered to serve 18 months in prison Monday, more than double the amount of time... Read More.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A Northern California woman who pleaded guilty to orchestrating an elaborate hoax about being kidnapped and even seared with a branding iron by her abductors is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.Sherri Papini, 40, is facing a sentence of eight months when... Read More.
(BOSTON) -- Boston police and federal authorities are questioning whether an explosion ever took place on the Northeastern University campus Tuesday evening, law enforcement sources told ABC News.Police and school officials said Tuesday that a package had detonated at the university, resulting in a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A second trial to determine what conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay to Sandy Hook families began Tuesday in Connecticut with an attorney for the families calling what Jones said about the deadliest elementary school shooting in the nation’s history "beyond... Read More.