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Archived Since:March 4, 2010

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Woman: Yes, I Dug Up Dad's Grave for 'Real Will'

A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty today. Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash's vault in Colebrook, New Hampshire, then rifle through his...

Guy Busted With Container Labeled 'Not Weed'

He put his weed in there: The crack law enforcement in Lincoln, Neb., were apparently unfooled by a 21-year-old man's sour cream container labeled "Not Weed." As the Lincoln Journal-Star reports, the unnamed man was pulled over about 9pm on Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving. During a subsequent search...

Alleged Cult Leader Arrested in Brazil

An alleged cult leader on the US Marshals' "Most Wanted" list who reportedly had kept a group of girls as young as 12 at his disposal in Minnesota—and who has been accused by two of the girls (now adults) of sexual abuse—was arrested in Brazil on Friday, the...

Mom Blogger Convicted in Son's Salt-Poisoning Death

A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted today of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube. A jury in the New York suburb of White Plains found Lacey Spears, 27, guilty of second-degree murder in the...

Georgia to Execute First Woman Since 1945

Georgia is preparing to execute a woman for the first time since 1945. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, is scheduled to be put to death tonight, an event which would make her the 16th woman to be executed since 1976, the AP reports; that's when the Supreme Court ended a halt...

One Year Later, Still No Sign of Relisha Rudd

It's been a year since 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was last seen on hotel surveillance video and reported missing, and while there has been a lot of peripheral drama surrounding the case, no clear steps have been made toward finding the girl. At the time, Relisha had been living in a...

4-Year-Old Kills Self With Babysitter's Gun

A young child died yesterday in an accidental shooting in Houston. Codrick Beal, 4, had spent the night with a babysitter and family friend while his mother celebrated her birthday, when he got hold of a loaded firearm in the house yesterday morning and fatally shot himself, reports the Houston...

Missouri Rampage Victims Were Killed in Bedrooms

Investigators aren't sure they will ever know what sparked Joseph Aldridge's deadly rampage in Missouri —but it's clear the seven people he allegedly shot to death in four houses had no idea what was coming. "There were no signs of forced entry, and he apparently just walked in," the county...

LAPD Skid Row Shooting Caught on Video

A homeless man was shot dead after a scuffle with police on the sidewalk in the "Skid Row" area of downtown Los Angeles yesterday, allegedly after trying to grab an officer's gun. Witnesses tell CBS that when officers responding to a report of a robbery arrived at the scene before...

Suspect in Deadly LA Street Race Surrenders

The man accused of being behind the wheel of a souped-up Ford Mustang in a deadly street race crash last week has turned himself in, police in Los Angeles say. Two people were killed and one person was critically injured when the Mustang went out of control and plowed into...

Police Chief Goes for '2-Girl Special,' Gets Fired

A Florida police chief got arrested Friday for allegedly soliciting a prostitute and was promptly fired just 10 months into his tenure, NBC Miami reports. According to an arrest report, Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson called a number in a "two-girl special" prostitution ad and negotiated a $100 deal...

Guy With License Yanked 41 Times Busted Again

The state of New York has suspended Jason Brown's driver's license an impressive 41 times in his 36 years, and it might not be done yet: Cops on Long Island pulled Brown over yesterday afternoon, reports Newsday, after observing him drive erratically; they say they found pot in plain sight...

Cleveland: Tamir Rice Death 'Directly Caused by Own Acts'

The city of Cleveland has responded to Tamir Rice's family's wrongful death lawsuit, and in it the city contends that the 12-year-old's death and the family's suffering "were directly and proximately caused by their own acts, not this Defendant." It further faults Tamir, who was shot to death by a...

Cops: Teen Urged Friend to Kill Himself—and He Did

The sad story of one teen's suicide is turning into a bizarre criminal case for another. Police say Michelle Carter egged on friend Conrad Roy to kill himself—even when he seemed to change his mind at the last minute—because she wanted the sympathy and attention of others, reports...

TMZ: Stolen Oscars Dress Is Back, Had Fake Pearls

The tale of a stolen Oscars dress is developing into a Hollywood-esque plot. TMZ reports that the dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o has been returned—and that its pearls were fake anyway. The website says the purported thief called to say he took the Calvin Klein dress from the...

Court: Marathon Bombing Trial Will Stay in Boston

Bostonians will decide the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an appeals court ruled yesterday. The three-judge panel rejected a defense request to change the venue on the grounds that the alleged marathon bomber couldn't get a fair trial there, reports the Boston Globe. “Every potential juror in the Eastern Division of...

Would-Be Car Thief Knocks Himself Out

Three strikes and you're out, literally in this case. CCTV footage in County Louth, Ireland, shows a would-be car thief hurling a piece of concrete at a car window, only to have it bounce back, hit him in the head, and knock him out cold, reports the Irish Examiner. Though...

Rampage Began After Shooter Found Dead Mom

Today's shooting rampage in Missouri appears to have started after the gunman came home to find his mother dead on the couch of natural causes. She was 74 and had been ill, and police in Tyrone don't suspect foul play in her death. For reasons that remain unclear, her 36-year-old...

Woman Sues Herself for Causing Fatal Crash

This part makes sense: A woman in Utah named Barbara Bagley is suing the driver who caused a car crash that killed her husband. This part is screwy: Bagley herself is that same driver. As the Salt Lake Tribune explains, Bagley is playing dual roles here in the bizarre lawsuit—...

Woman Knocked Out by 'Drive-By Egging'

A woman standing outside a Seattle bar early Tuesday was knocked unconscious by, quite possibly, one of the last things you might expect. Someone in a pickup driving by "let loose a volley of eggs," police tell Q13 Fox, and at least two people were hit by said eggs. The...

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