A federal judge has sentenced William Lawrnce of Maplewood to 6 years in prison for trying to hire a hitman on Craigslist.

Maplewood Man Gets 6 Years for Trying to Hire Hitman to Kill Officer

According to court documents, the ad placed on Craigslist offered a million dollars for someone to kill a Maplewood police officer.


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Iowa Man Selling Coffin Gets Questions About Bones

An Iowa man’s online classified ad offering an oak coffin for sale neglected to mention the full skeleton inside, so police interrupted the deal and seized the bones.


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New ‘Pet-Flipping’ Scam Targets Animal Lovers

The scam generally works like this: people find or steal animals and then list them on Craigslist under “Found Pets” to land some quick cash, often used to buy drugs.


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Circuit Attorney Has Tips For Avoiding Craigslist Crime

“Always meet in a public place. You can even meet in the parking lot of your local police station.”


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Two Charged in ‘Craigslist’ Shooting

Devion Russell and Christopher Duffy are charged with multiple counts


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Suspects Caught in ‘Craigslist’ shooting

Two suspects are in custody in connection with the so-called Craigslist shooting case.



Man Shot While Answering Craigslist Ad

Police say the victim went to a north side neighborhood to look at a car he saw on Craigslist but as he pulled up two men approached him.


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Majority of “Missed Connections” Happen at Walmart

Alone, unattached, looking for love? There is hope but you’ll need a shopping cart and an open mind.



Man Finds His Stolen Property Advertised On Craigslist

Called the seller who gave him his home address, which victim handed over to police.