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Archived Since:March 4, 2010

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Cops: Woman Rubs Officer's Pepper Spray Back Into His Eyes

When a Florida sheriff's deputy spotted two women arguing in a store parking lot, he intervened, Keys News reports—but the response was more than he bargained for. As the officer attempted to arrest Sara Henderson, 33, on charges of disorderly intoxication, he says she fought back. In the process,...

Infamous Speed Trap Town Investigated Over Tickets

A small segment of highway that runs through the Florida town of Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65mph becomes 55mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35mph. AAA has named it one...

Bieber Arrested, Charged With Assault

Canadian police say Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say the incident happened Friday afternoon near Bieber's hometown of Stratford and that he was released on...

Groom Hits on Pregnant Server, Brawl Ensues

A wedding bash on a Pittsburgh boat over the weekend went terribly wrong, ending with the arrests of an off-duty state trooper, a local school board member, and the groom himself, with the bride standing forlornly on the curb as they were taken away. The reported reason for the chaos:...

Does Marijuana Boost Deaths on the Road?

When it comes to the dangers of driving while high on marijuana, the data isn't entirely clear—and that's becoming more of a worry as states legalize pot, the AP reports. "Anytime a driver has their ability impaired, it is a problem," notes a boss at the Governors Highway Safety...

32 Teens Break Out of Tenn. Detention Center

Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center around 11pm last night, and 17 are still being sought, says a rep for Tennessee's Department of Children's Services. The teens—ages 14 to 19, according to the AP —apparently crawled under a fence in the facility's yard. Two of the...

Cops: Suspect Ate Stolen Ring

They might have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky X-rays: Police in Orem, Utah who pulled over a man suspected of stealing a ring worth thousands of dollars last Friday eventually discovered it in his passenger's belly, reports the Deseret News. Bryan Ford, 30, and Christina...

Celeb Photo 'Hack' Really a Sex Crime

Jennifer Lawrence and some 100-odd other celebrities who had their personal, nude photos dumped online have not merely been "scrutinized" or "hacked"—they've been sexually violated for the whole world to see, writes Van Badham at the Guardian. As a sex crime, "it deserves the same social and legal punishment...

Police: We Shot Man Who Aimed at Passing Cars

Police in Portland, Oregon, say an officer today shot a man who was a pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 offramp today. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the man ran from the freeway after he was struck by a bullet, and he collapsed on a nearby street....

To Prevent Rape, India Unveils ... Toilets

In the hope of preventing future rapes and murders, a charity unveiled 108 brand new toilets yesterday in India. What's the connection? In May, two girls were raped and hanged at Katra Sadatganj in Uttar Pradesh, and relatives say the cousins were last seen going out in the dark to...

TV Host's Killer Was His Son-in- Law, Lover: Cops

In a disturbing—not to mention extremely complicated—story, a Baton Rouge, La., talk show host was allegedly shot and killed by his son-in-law, who was also thought to be his lover, according to police. The son-in-law, Matthew Hodgkinson, survived what Sheriff Brett Stassi says was likely a murder-suicide attempt...

Feds Question Man After Alleged Obama Threat

With President Obama visiting Rhode Island yesterday evening, the Secret Service issued alerts to police in Connecticut in New York to be on the lookout for someone headed their way in a blue Jetta who might be out to harm the president, reports NECN. State police in Connecticut located the...

Judge Halts Texas Abortion Law Tergeting Clinics

A federal judge today threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. US District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Gov. Rick Perry...

NYPD: X-Men Director Suspected in Sex Assault

Two lawsuits claiming director Bryan Singer sexually assaulted teenage boys have been dropped, but that doesn't mean Singer's troubles are over. The director of X-Men: Days of Future Past is now being investigated by New York police regarding an alleged "forcible sexual assault" in March of 2013, BuzzFeed reports. While...

$40M Suit Claims Brutality by Cops in Ferguson

A Missouri man who says he was just trying to get to his mom's house and a woman who says she was waiting for a ride and a sundae at McDonald's with her teenage son are among the five plaintiffs who have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson and...

Pair Took Selfie With Dead Friend, Dumped Body: Cops

When Dennis “Nathan” Meyer apparently overdosed on Dilaudid, a painkiller, while hanging out with Chelsie Berry, 24, and Jared Prier, 28, last week, police say the Missouri pair reacted in perhaps the worst possible way: They allegedly took a selfie with his corpse, dumped the body, and then posted the...

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

An alleged kilt-wearing criminal and a taker in the ice bucket challenge make appearances in the weirdest crime stories of the week: Guy Charged With Using His Kilt... to Shoplift : A toy helicopter, audio car charger, and computer mouse are just a few of the small items that an Oregon...

Sleeping Mom Busted After Toddler Escapes House

The nap Stephanie Pool, 33, took on Aug. 20 got her into serious trouble—because during it, her 2-year-old daughter left the family's Canandaigua, NY, home through a back door and ended up on a neighbor's porch, WHAM reports. Police say the child was found around 11:45am, unhurt, adds...

Tsarnaevs' Sister Accused of Bomb Threat

Another member of the Tsarnaev family was arrested today, and the charges revolve around a bomb threat, reports CBS New York. Ailiania Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, allegedly called up her boyfriend's ex in Harlem and made the threat, reports the New York Post. Both...

Court: Workers' Comp Justified Over Kickball Game

If the company softball or kickball game gets a little too violent, the South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation. The court today ruled that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in his firm's kickball game, is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required...

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