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NJ Guy Busted With $20K in Toll Violations

Authorities say a New Jersey man was arrested after racking up over 300 toll violations and failing to pay more than $20,000 in tolls and fees. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement that James Clicerio, of Old Bridge, NJ, was arrested on...

Cops: Woman Was Hawking Sex Favors for $50, Nachos

A 36-year-old Ohio woman has been charged with allegedly participating in the world's oldest profession, but she's making headlines for demanding the world's oddest payment: $50 and nachos. As WKBN reports, an undercover cop texted Crystal Hotlosz after seeing her ad for sex services online; police in Beaver say Hotlosz...

US Rep's Grandson Killed Over Sneakers

Chicago police said charges could be announced soon in the fatal shooting of an Illinois congressman's grandson following an argument over a pair of basketball shoes, reports the AP. "First-degree murder charges are expected," a police rep tells the Chicago Tribune. Officer Michelle Tannehill said two juveniles are in custody...

Missing Newborn of Mom Shot to Death Found Alive

Authorities have found a week-old baby who was reported missing Thursday after her mother was shot to death in Kansas, police said Saturday. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said baby Sophia Abarca-Nogueda was found alive after authorities executed a search warrant before dawn at a Dallas home, the Wichita Eagle...

Fake Catholic Priest Sentenced to Jail...Again

Good thing Catholics have a fairly relaxed forgiveness policy. The Los Angeles Times reports a 60-year-old man convicted last February after posing as a priest was arrested earlier this month for slipping back into the vestments. When Erwin Mena was originally arrested, he had been acting as a priest at...

Kansas Mom Shot Dead, Newborn Missing

Police in Kansas suspect that whoever murdered Laura Abarca-Nogueda on Thursday kidnapped her newborn baby—and may now be pretending that baby Sophia is theirs. Police have asked the public to look out for people who now have an unexpected addition to the family, the Wichita Eagle reports. "We're looking...

Woman Fatally Shot in Front of Daughter, Unborn Baby Survives

A pregnant woman was fatally shot in front of her boyfriend and 11-month-old daughter, but her unborn baby boy survived, the Visalia Times-Delta reports. On Thursday, Vanessa Oviedo, 27 years old and 35 weeks pregnant, was riding in a car with four other people, including her young daughter and 23-year-old...

Twin Accused of Killing Sister Will Fight Extradition

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii is fighting her extradition from New York to face a murder charge. A lawyer for 38-year-old Alexandria Duval said Friday at her court appearance in Albany that his client is "profoundly distraught" and...

Bank Robber Keeps Spelling One Important Word Wrong

A bank robber dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he's passed to tellers contain the same misspelling is being sought for four robberies in Massachusetts, reports AP. The FBI says the man's notes have just one word: "robery" with one "B." His latest target was a TD Bank...

Woman Shot Dead at Her Toddler's Birthday Party

The group had gathered on the porch of a home in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Thursday to celebrate a 2-year-old's birthday with balloons, a birthday cake, and a highchair. Then shots rang out. Authorities say up to three assailants on foot opened fire on the party around 6:20pm Thursday, killing...

Cops: Discarded Water Bottle Helped Solve 1999 Rape

An 11-year-old girl's kidnapping and rape in Santa Ana, Calif., may be solved after 17 years thanks in part to a discarded water bottle. For years, detectives had few leads apart from a surveillance video from a gas station showing a man in a van covering the girl's mouth with...

The Undead Doctor: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

A woman allegedly distraught over the election and a man with an air horn make appearances in this week's round-up: The Doctor Died in 2002. Or So Prosecutors Thought : As Jim Morrison put it, "we live, we die, and death not ends it." Truer words were perhaps never spoken about...

24-Year-Old Who Faked Age for High School Gets 2 Months

A 24-year-old Ukrainian man who faked his name and age to attend a Pennsylvania high school has been ordered to spend two months in prison on federal fraud charges. Artur Samarin—who called himself Asher Potts when he enrolled at Harrisburg High School in 2012—pleaded guilty to passport fraud...

Man Used Cheetos to Try to Burn Down Ex's House

A Massachusetts man who tried to use Cheetos to burn his ex-girlfriend's house down with her inside was sentenced to 36 months in jail this week, the Taunton Daily Gazette reports. The victim and her friend called police in March to report 31-year-old Shemroy Williams attempting to set fire to...

Making a Murderer Inmate Must Stay Locked Up

A federal appeals court has ruled that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer must remain behind bars even though his conviction has been overturned, the AP reports. Brendan Dassey was convicted in 2007 of raping and killing Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison....

He Shot a Man, Served Time, Then Got Jailed for It Again

In September 1984, teenager Carlos Carromero got into an argument with a stranger named John Pugh in New York City and shot Pugh in the back. Pugh wound up paralyzed and Carromero served 10 years after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Upon his release, he got hooked on heroin and...

Man Gets 40 Years for Killing Daughter's Molester

"He is an amazing father—actually the best," says Julia Maynor of the man just sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of her abuser. For years as a child, Maynor, a 24-year-old mother of three, says she was sexually abused by Raymond Earl Brooks, her maternal grandfather,...

New Clue in Mass. Jogger's Murder: 'Dark-Colored SUV'

The hunt is on for a vehicle that police think may be linked to the murder this summer of a NYC Google worker visiting her family in Massachusetts. The body of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was discovered in August in the woods in Princeton, and per ABC News, there's now a...

Cops: Okla. Airport Gunman Was Former Employee

A man who gunned down a Southwest Airlines employee outside of Oklahoma City's airport likely did so in retaliation for having lost his own job with the airline last year, police said Wednesday. Lloyd Dean Buie, 45, killed 52-year-old Michael Winchester on Tuesday as Winchester was leaving work and walking...

After 6 Weeks, Cops Arrest Guy for Driving Neighbors Crazy

It may seem there's more fighting than rejoicing on Facebook lately, but for the residents of El Segundo, Calif., it's time to celebrate. "They found the air horn guy!" one local crowed online, per the Los Angeles Times, applauding a somewhat anticlimactic ending to the early-morning din that's been plaguing...

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