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Archived Since:March 4, 2010

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Drone With Drugs, Phones Crashes Outside Prison

Old school for prison smugglers is to chuck a football stuffed with drugs and contraband over the wall. New school? Drones, of course. Authorities in South Carolina say two men tried to fly one onto the premises of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, reports AP. Alas, it didn't quite...

Cancer-Stricken Dad, 86, Dies After Son Tries to Kill Him: Cops

Authorities in Ohio are trying to figure out whether a Florida man acted out of compassion, rage, or drunken recklessness when he allegedly tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father in a Brecksville nursing home. Staff members at the facility say they walked in on an "intoxicated" Steven Curtis,...

McDonnells' Sad Defense: We Hated Each Other

Bob and Maureen McDonnell's corruption trial got under way this week, and it's yielding no dearth of grist for the mill. While it appeared financial problems drove Virginia's former first couple to accept $165,000 in loans and gifts from a donor, the McDonnells' lawyer put up what the Virginian-Pilot...

Michigan Cops 'Zeroing In' on Teen Girl's Killer

Police in Michigan have made no arrests in the killing of a 14-year-old girl that has made national headlines, but they say they're "zeroing in" on a suspect, reports the Maycomb Daily. April Millsap was killed Thursday evening while walking her dog on a wooded trail in the rural community...

Couple's New Middle Names: 'Seamonster'

Today's the big day for Neal James Coughlin and wife Melanie Ann Convery: They find out in a Massachusetts court whether they can change their middle names to "Seamonster," reports the AP. They've published their intentions in a local newspaper, as per Massachusetts law, and as MassLive.com notes, there...

Detroit Boy, 8, Shot, Killed in His Bed

An 8-year-old boy who was lying in bed died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit him, Detroit police said. The child was struck about 1:15am today at his east side home and was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said....

Women Run Over by Train, Survive, Flee the Scene

A camera mounted on a 14,000-ton freight train in southern Indiana captured what was likely a heart-stopping moment for the engineer: the sight of two women lying down on the tracks right before the train ran them over. Even though the engineer thought he had struck and killed the...

300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation. The wedding-hall brawl, which, unsurprisingly, involved booze, began around 10:30pm on Sunday, more than seven hours into the event, the Asbury Park Press reports....

Court: Mississippi Can't Close Only Abortion Clinic

A law that would have forced the only abortion clinic in Mississippi to close appears doomed after a federal court ruled against it once again. An appeals court panel decided 2-1 that State House Bill 1390, which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, would shift Mississippi's...

TV Show May Have Helped Catch Fugitive Molester

A TV show may have spelled the end for fugitive and accused child molester Charles Mozdir, who was killed during a shootout with police in a Manhattan smoke shop yesterday, reports PIX11. In 2012, Mozdir was accused in California of molesting a friend's sick 7-year-old boy he was tasked to...

Cop Shoots Guy's Dog, Blocks Him From Vet

Even the owner of a "friendly" and "socialized" German shepherd shot in the face by a Georgia cop last Thursday understands why the officer may have panicked upon seeing a pretty large dog running his way. What DeKalb County resident Tim Theall doesn’t understand is why Officer David Anthony Pitts...

Family of Teen Found Dead in Gym Mat Sues School

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, who was found dead in a rolled-up exercise mat in the gym of his Georgia high school last year, have filed a second lawsuit against the school. This one accuses the Lowndes High School principal, the county Board of Education, and the local superintendent of...

Teen in Decapitation Case Wanted to Dissect Someone: Cops

The 16-year-old Japanese school girl accused of beheading her friend allegedly told police she invited Aiwa Matsuo, 15, to her apartment intending to kill her—because, according to police, she wanted to dissect someone and had been practicing on cats, the Japan Time s reports. After allegedly killing Matsuo in...

2 Men Charged for Carjacking That Killed 3 Kids

Two arrests have been made in the heartbreaking carjacking case that ended with the deaths of three children Friday after the suspects plowed the stolen SUV into a family selling fruit on a Philadelphia street corner. Johnathan Rosa, 19, and Cornelius Crawford, 23, were each charged with three counts of...

Arrest Made After Missing Girl's Mysterious Return

There are still more questions than answers, at least publicly, surrounding the mysterious case of Abigail Hernandez, the New Hampshire girl who is back home after going missing nine months ago—but a suspect in the case was arrested today, and charged with kidnapping her. Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of...

IV Lines Were Placed Correctly in Botched Execution

Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said today. Incorrect placement of lines can inject drugs into soft tissue instead of the blood stream, but the drugs used to kill Joseph Wood...

Guy on Lawn Mower Arrested for DUI

Our initial reaction to this story was “Oh, Deere”—but it was actually a Craftsman lawn mower that got a Colorado man in hot water last week. Concerned citizens in Garden City called the cops on 53-year-old Kenneth Welton Tuesday after he was spotted motoring the wrong way down a...

Gunman Dead in NYC Firefight, 3 Officers Shot

A gunman is dead after a firefight inside a Greenwich Village smoke shop today, the New York Post reports. Two US Marshals and an NYPD detective, all of whom were working as part of a fugitive task force, were shot as they tried to apprehend a fugitive behind the counter...

Court Dumps Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban

A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled today that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the US Constitution. The...

Japanese Girl Charged With Decapitating Friend

A 16-year-old Japanese girl described by friends as emotionally unstable has been charged with bludgeoning and decapitating a 15-year-old friend, telling police "I did it all by myself," the Japan News reports. The body of Aiwa Matsuo was found early yesterday in the suspect’s Sasebo apartment, where she'd lived alone...

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