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Addict Jailed to Protect Unborn Baby Gives Birth

A pregnant drug addict who made headlines last year when a judge sent her to jail to protect her fetus has given birth, AL.com reports. Lawyers for Alexandra Nicole Laird, 21, moved to have the new mom released on bond to a detox program following Tuesday's birth. Laird was...

Police Link Possible Serial Killer With Bodies in NH, Calif.

Police believe they've found the killer responsible for a woman's mysterious disappearance and four dead bodies discovered in oil drums in New Hampshire, NBC News reports. According to the AP, Bob Evans, under a different name, died in a California prison in 2010 after killing and dismembering his wife eight...

6 Injured by Gun Violence at Vigil for Victim of Gun Violence

A crowd gathered on Chicago's South Side at a vigil for a young man killed by gun violence were confronted with their own chaos when suspects said to be rival gang members started shooting Wednesday evening, NBC Chicago and CBS Chicago report. Six people were injured, including a 12-year-old girl...

Boy's Quest for Soda Becomes High-Speed Police Chase

"It appears he wanted to go shopping." That's what Ohio police say was the motive behind a 10-year-old boy's alleged 11-mile jaunt Sunday behind the wheel of his parents' vehicle, which ended up a little worse for wear. An officer had attempted to stop the vehicle in Fostoria around 7:...

Boy, 14, Blackmails Teacher Over Sex

A Texas middle school teacher was charged with having sex with one of her students, who then blackmailed her into paying him nearly $28,000 to keep quiet about their trysts. Thao "Sandy" Doan, 27, a teacher at Raul Quintanilla Sr. Middle School in Dallas, allegedly admitted having sex several...

Trump: I'll Send in Feds to Fix Chicago 'Carnage'

President Trump turned his attention to Chicago Tuesday night, saying that if the city doesn't do something about the epidemic of gun violence, he will. "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the...

Celebrity Nude Photo Hacker Sentenced

The son of two Chicago police officers was sentenced to nine months in prison Tuesday for his role in the "Celebgate" nude photo scandal. Edward Majerczyk, 29, admitted to stealing nude photos and other data from 30 celebrities in a phishing scheme, but his lawyers said "there is no evidence...

2 Months After Obama Commuted His Sentence, 'Execution'

A former gang member saw his prison sentence commuted by then-President Obama in November—only to be killed almost exactly two months later. Demarlon Thomas, 31, was transitioning out of the federal prison system in a Saginaw, Mich., halfway house after having his sentence commuted Nov. 22. Two masked gunmen...

Alleged OITNB Drug Kingpin Loses US Court Case—Again

An alleged drug kingpin—and current Nigerian senator—who played a major part in the real-life story behind Orange Is the New Black still can't sue the US government, Courthouse News reports. Buruji Kashamu's claim against the US government was dismissed in court for a third time Monday. Orange Is...

Couple's Gender Reveal Lands Them in Trouble With the Law

Creative gender reveals are suddenly all the rage with parents-to-be—but it's not often they result in the possibility of jail time. The Omaha World-Herald reports 26-year-old Jon Sterkel—to notify the world of the gender of his impending son—used a rifle to shoot an exploding target loaded up...

Woman Locked in Trunk of Car Saved by Old Flip Phone

A North Carolina woman allegedly locked in the trunk of a moving car by her boyfriend was saved by a quick-thinking 911 dispatcher and a lowly flip phone, ABC News reports. The 29-year-old woman called 911 around 4am Jan. 14. The woman had gotten in a fight with her boyfriend,...

America's Tiniest Capital Sees 1st Murder Since 1920s

Police in the country's smallest state capital are investigating something that hasn't happened there in living memory: a murder. Police in Vermont say they have issued an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Jayveon Caballero, who is accused of fatally shooting Markus Austin in Montpelier early Sunday after an altercation, the Times...

Cops Responding to Burglary Fatally Shoot Homeowner

Police officers responding to a burglar alarm fatally shot a Pittsburgh homeowner, who had grabbed a gun when he spotted an intruder, after shots were fired in their direction as they arrived at his house. Police say they aren't sure who shot at them while they were on Christopher Thompkins'...

Chef Throws Chili Powder Into Diner's Eyes

A diner who complained about his "tough and rubbery" food at a curry house in Wales ended up being hospitalized to have chili powder washed out of his eye. Michelle Evans say she was dining with husband David Saturday night when their complaint about the food brought an angry head...

Crash Lands Identical Twins in Jail for Decades

They share the same birthday and, now, the same fate: decades behind bars. California twins Ruslan and Roman Glukhoy were on Friday sentenced for the murders of Jose Barriga-Tovar and his 14-year-old daughter, Anahi Tovar. The 35-year-old was driving his child to a friend's house on the morning of April...

Teen's Diary: Murder 'Gives Me a High Unlike Any Other'

"I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today... It was absolutely fantastic." If that sounds to you like the diary entry of Charles Manson and not a teenage girl, you'd be very wrong. It is that of Pearl Moen, now 19, who will serve 15 years in jail after...

Man Killed at Mall Was Having His Wedding Ring Cleaned

A man who was shot to death while trying to stop a robbery inside a mall jewelry store was there with his wife to have their wedding rings cleaned. Police say Jon Murphy, 42, was killed at San Antonio's Rolling Oaks Mall during Sunday's robbery of a Kay's Jewelers, reports...

Wild West-Obsessed Pa. Ex-Mayor Faces Trial

Former Harrisburg Mayor Steve Reed was a man with a bold vision: Building one of the country's finest Wild West museums in Pennsylvania. But while the Democrat spent years searching the West for artifacts and brought about 10,000 of them back, the museum never got built and he now...

Iceland Rattled by a Murder Most Rare

The largest search and rescue operation in Iceland's history met a grim end Sunday with the discovery of a 20-year-old's body on a beach on the south coast. Birna Brjansdottir had been missing for 8 days, and the AFP notes the country reported on little else during that time. Officials...

1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Mall Robbery 'Gone Really, Really Bad'

One person is dead and five more injured in what San Antonio's police chief calls a mall "robbery gone really, really bad." (The number of casualties was in flux.) Police say it began when two men robbed a Kay's Jewelers in the city's Rolling Oaks Mall, then were confronted...

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