Three Chicago teenagers are accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and posting the attack on Facebook.
Prosecutors say 15-year-old Kenneth Brown, Justin Applewhite and Scandale Fritz, both 16, attacked the girl at Fritz' home on Dec. 15.
According to court records, Fritz took the girl to the basement of his home and assaulted her. Fritz allegedly brought Brown and Applewhite to the basement where they assaulted her as Fritz videotaped the rapes. Fritz was identified because he turned the camera toward his face.
Court documents indicate the video was first posted on Brown's Facebook account. It was later posted on Fritz' and Applewhite's Facebook pages.
The three were ordered held Friday in lieu $900,000 bail for aggravated criminal sexual assault. It wasn't immediately known if they have lawyers.
Authorities are searching by land and sea for an 8-year-old Autistic boy who went missing while vacationing in the Florida Panhandle.
Escambia County Sheriff's officials said Owen Elliot Black was on the beaches of Perdido Key with his mother and wandered off on his own and 4 p.m. Friday. He has brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing a red and blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.
Deputies and K-9 dogs trampled over sand dunes and searched in bushes, hoping Owen may be hiding because he was separated from his mother and was taught to avoid strangers.
The Pensacola News Journal reports 80 volunteers gathered to knock on doors and look in cars Saturday. Authorities also assembled teams of 10 to search sections of the beach.
It was a hefty surprise -- borne from a much slimmer woman.
Deployed for a year in Afghanistan, Army Spc. Larry Shaffer returned to North Carolina this week to discover his wife, Misty, had dropped more than 100 pounds in that 12-month period as a homecoming gift to her husband.
"Wow," Shaffer reportedly said after first laying eyes on a much svelter Misty and ecstatically throwing his arms around her.
"This is icing on the cake because I've been happy with the way she's looked since day one, but it's something she wanted to do and she reached her goal."
"I just kept pictures off Facebook, off the Internet," Misty told WECT in Wilmington. "When I did send him pictures, they were from the shoulder up."
The homecoming came with another shock for the Army specialist – a new home.
Misty Shaffer not only dropped the weight in the interim since her husband departed overseas, but purchased a new home for her beloved.
"He's been wanting to buy a house now forever and I went and did it while he was gone," Misty reportedly said.
Together, the couple has a 3-year-old daughter named Nevaeh, who, as Shaffer said, is much bigger than he recalled when leaving.
Family and friends tried to keep Misty's new look a secret till the last-possible moment.
As Larry Shaffer approached the baggage-claim area of Wilmington International Airport, the assembled throng reportedly parted with a big cheer of, "Surprise!"
"Everything's new," Shaffer told WECT. "I pretty much have a new wife. My daughter's three times the size she was and we have our own home now."
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Minneapolis police have reopened a 17-year-old cold case of a woman found stabbed to death in the trunk of her car.
Police say a tip in March prompted investigators to reopen the investigation into the death of 31-year-old Anne Dunlap. She was found Jan. 1, 1996, in a Kmart parking lot in south Minneapolis.
At the time, she and her husband Brad Dunlap were living temporarily with her parents while the couple was building a home in the suburbs.
"The information that we received stems from a conversation that Brad had years earlier, way before this murder occurred," Minneapolis police spokeswoman Cindy Barrington told KARE-TV. "(It is) significant information of a prior conversation from Brad Dunlap that led to us reopening this case."
No one was ever charged with the murder. Police have long considered Dunlap the prime suspect, but Barrington said she didn't want to label one person as a suspect.
"The investigators that have been assigned to it were not in the homicide unit back in 1996," she said. "So, it is a fresh set of eyes on the case and they have been told to start at page one."
Shortly after his wife's death, investigators discovered that Brad Dunlap had taken out an insurance policy on his wife and allegedly forged her signature on related paperwork, MyFoxTwinCities.com reported.
Dunlap was forced to sued the insurance carrier to pay out his wife's policy, according to KARE-TV. He reportedly settled with the carrier for a substantial sum.
Now in Arizona, Brad Dunlap has remarried and has two children, KARE-TV reported. Two numbers listed under the name Brad Dunlap in Scottsdale, Ariz., rang unanswered Saturday afternoon when tried by The Associated Press.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.