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Police Report Released With Details of Palin Family Drunken Brawl

CRIME | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 10
A police report that is equal parts "Rashomon" and "WrestleMania," detailing the events surrounding the drunken brawl involving Sarah Palin's family, was released by police in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday.

'7th Heaven' Actor Accused of Child Molestation

CRIME | By Anthony McCartney | Oct 9
Two cable television networks said Tuesday they would not broadcast scheduled re-runs of veteran TV actor Stephen Collins' beloved family series "7th Heaven."

Calif. Man Arrested for Murder of Trans Woman

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 9
A man from Southern California was arrested Tuesday in the connection of the June murder of a trans woman. Police officials say they are not investigating the slaying as a hate crime.

2 Accused of Aiding Mom in Lesbian Custody Case

CRIME | By Carolyn Thompson | Oct 8
A woman accused of fleeing the country with her daughter during a custody dispute with her former partner has been indicted on new charges along with a Virginia businessman and a Mennonite missionary who prosecutors say helped her.

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Lesbian Custody Case

CRIME | By Carolyn Thompson | Oct 8
A Virginia businessman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he helped a woman flee the country with her daughter to avoid sharing custody with her former partner during a custody dispute.

Aussie Paper Criticized for Headline About 'Shemale' Murder Victim

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 7
An Australia newspaper has gone 'down-under,' hitting below the belt with by referring to a murdered transgender woman as a 'she-male' and a 'ladyboy,' causing a wave of outrage from readers.

Dems Hold Hearing on Restoring LGBT Protections in Pa. Hate Crime Law

CRIME | Oct 3
Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee heard from law enforcement officials, a legal expert, community advocates and a friend of two victims of violence about the need to restore former protections for LGBT people to Pennsylvania.

Giudices are Sentenced : Real Housewife and Hubby to Serve Real Time

CRIME | By David Porter | Oct 2
Real Housewife Teresa Giudice will be serving real time - 15 months in prison to be exact.

Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

PA: 3 Charged in Gay Beating Have December Hearing

CRIME | Sep 30
Three young adults charged with beating a gay couple in Philadelphia are due in court Dec. 16 for a preliminary hearing.