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Archived Since:March 4, 2010

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Guy Butt-Dials 911, Gets Busted for Drugs

There's no need for phone-tapping when criminals call the police on themselves. That's what allegedly happened to one Grant O'Connor, 25, WKRN reports: He butt-dialed 911 as he chatted about a dealer and doing drugs, police say. Officials traced the call, which led them to a restaurant in Mt. Pleasant,...

Missouri Executes Armed Robber

A Missouri inmate convicted in a 1998 robbery and double murder was put to death just after midnight in the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November. Earl Ringo Jr. and an accomplice killed delivery driver Dennis Poyser and manager trainee JoAnna Baysinger at a...

Cops: SC Dad Killed His 5 Kids

Grim news from the South: Police in Mississippi say a South Carolina man has confessed to murdering his five young children, who were found in individual garbage bags buried near a highway in Alabama. Timothy Ray Jones, who had primary custody of the three boys and two girls ages 1...

'Altruistic Filicide' Case Begins Tomorrow

A sad and bizarre murder trial gets underway tomorrow in Manhattan, involving a mother who admits killing her autistic 8-year-old son but who says she did so to protect him from abuse, reports the New York Law Journal. But that doesn't scratch the surface of the case involving Gigi Jordan...

Male Military Rape Victims Speak: 'You Don't Ask Questions'

Each day, the Pentagon says, 38 men in the military suffer sexual assault, but it's not often talked about. In an extensive piece on the topic, GQ speaks to vcitims, gathering stories many felt they couldn't tell. "When a gunnery sergeant tells you to take off your clothes, you better...

Death Penalty Foes Should Cut the Appeals to Human Dignity

Support for the death penalty is declining in the US, but it doesn't have much to do with botched executions or moral outrage, writes Daniel LaChance in the New York Times. Nope, it's mostly because the death penalty just isn't what it used to be: Executions often take place decades...

Why the Ray Rice Video Forced the NFL to Act

At first, it was a two-game punishment. But when video emerged of Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator, it took just 10 hours and 18 minutes for a harsher penalty to take effect: The Baltimore Ravens running back lost his job. That will result in a multimillion-dollar loss...

Key Redditor in Celeb Leak: My Privacy's Being Invaded

A central figure in the emergence of hacked celebrity nude photos is facing media scrutiny, and he's not particularly enjoying it. Following a Washington Post story on him, Reddit user Johnsmcjohn expressed frustration. "Why is my being on an asexuality website or an Aspergers board relevant" to his involvement in...

Holly Bobo Body Found

Sorrow, but some closure for the family of Holly Bobo: The remains of the Tennessee nursing student have been found more than three years after she was seen being dragged into the woods near her home by a man in camouflage. A skull was found near a logging road in...

Kentucky Teacher Murdered in Chile

Georgetown College in Kentucky is mourning a recent graduate murdered while teaching in Chile. Erica Faith Hagan, 22, was found dead in her apartment on the campus of a Baptist college on the weekend, Fox reports. Police in Temuco, the country's fourth-largest city, say she had been hit in the...

White Witness: Michael Brown Had His Hands Up

A witness described by some media outlets as white has given his account of the Michael Brown shooting. One of two construction workers who gave accounts to the FBI, he says that Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson chased Brown, shot at him from behind, and when Brown turned around...

Man Stabs Co-Worker Over ... Meatballs

Don't touch a man's meatballs—that's the lesson a Maryland man learned last week when he pilfered his co-worker's lunch, the Baltimore Sun reports. It all started when a male employee of an unnamed business in Fallston took a single meatball from another man's lunch. Apparently uninterested in sharing, the...

Ravens Release Ray Rice

Hours after video surfaced of Ray Rice punching then-fiancee and current wife Janay Palmer in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens have released the controversial running back, reports the Baltimore Sun. The terminated contract represents a stunning turn of events for Rice, who was suspended by the NFL for just...

9-Year-Old on Go-Kart Foils Thief

Nine-year-old Nicolas Ferran may have a future as a superhero. On Saturday morning in Utah, Nicolas alerted his father when a man allegedly stole two of his expensive bikes (value: $11,000) from the open garage. "He just said, 'Hey Dad, is someone borrowing your bikes today?' I said, 'No...

Female Sex Offender Struggles in All-Male Unit

Rhonda Bailey has done some horrific things. The 49-year-old woman raped two young boys, ages 9 and 10, in 1990 and has spoken since of her "inability to control her urges" to sexually abuse children, reports the AP in an exclusive interview. But Bailey was a victim of childhood sexual...

Video Surfaces of Ravens' Ray Rice Punching Fiancee

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has already been seen on camera dragging the unconscious body of his then-fiancee Janay Palmer from an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. Now TMZ has obtained the graphic surveillance video footage of the actual punch, which happened in February at the Revel Casino...

Mom Imprisoned for Giving Daughter Abortion Pills

A Pennsylvania mom who helped her 16-year-old daughter end an unwanted pregnancy is going to spend up to 18 months behind bars. Single mother Jennifer Ann Whalen, 39, was sentenced Friday to between 12 and 18 months under a state law that says only doctors can carry out abortions, reports...

Wedding Band Stolen From WWII Vet's Finger

A World War II veteran who wore his wedding band for 70 years had it stolen right off his finger last month during a nighttime burglary, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Dan Thomas, 93, says the thief sneaked into his bedroom in Pampano Beach, Fla., and stole various items of low monetary...

Cops: Drunk Vermont Woman Made Kid Drive

A Vermont woman has been arrested after police say she had a child drive her car while she was drunk. Forty-two-year-old Jessica Mathiau of Brattleboro was arrested last night and charged with child endangerment. State police say a trooper noticed a car parked in the middle of the road, and...

CDC: 1 in 5 Women Are Rape Victims

The CDC is out with numbers from a comprehensive new survey on rape and sexual assault, and the main takeaway is grim: About 19% of women in the US, nearly one in five, has been raped at some point in their lives, reports Bloomberg. When the definition is broadened to...

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