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Cops: ABC Producer Murdered in Belize

Authorities in Belize say an American tourist found face-down in a river on Friday was strangled, ABC 7 reports. Anne Swaney, a 39-year-old executive producer for ABC 7 in Chicago, was staying at the Nabitunich resort in the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen on the Belize-Guatemala border. She was...

Oregon Occupier Arrested in Stolen Federal Vehicle

Police in Oregon have arrested a member of the armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge, but he may not have been the brains of the operation: Kenneth Medenbach, 62, was arrested at a grocery store after apparently driving a vehicle stolen from the refuge into the town of Burns...

Fired Taco Bell Exec Sues Driver for Recording Beating

The Taco Bell exec fired for allegedly assaulting an Uber driver apparently believes that the best defense is a good offense: Benjamin Golden has filed a $5 million lawsuit against driver Edward Caban, claiming that the driver illegally recorded him without his consent and the video of the drunken incident...

Email Could Doom Cosby Sex Case

A Pennsylvania prosecutor's sexual assault case against Bill Cosby could be in deep trouble, according to an email obtained by CNN. In the email, former Montgomery County DA Bruce Castor tells a successor that he made an agreement with Cosby that a deposition from a 2005 civil case brought by...

Judge to Tsarnaev: No New Trial

A federal judge on Friday rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 's bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution. The restitution order, issued by Judge George O'Toole Jr., is seen as largely symbolic because Tsarnaev is...

Killer Sentenced in Murder of Real Estate Agent

An Arkansas man was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole Friday for the suffocation death of a real estate agent he was accused of luring to a fake home showing as part of a plot to kidnap her for ransom. Arron Lewis' punishment came shortly after...

Authorities: Guy Smuggled $1.6M in Drugs Into US on Sled

Authorities say a Canadian man was arrested while pulling a sled carrying more than 180 pounds of prescription pills across the border into the United States. The US attorney's office says 21-year-old Cedrik Bourgault-Morin was apprehended early Wednesday after he crossed the border from Quebec along a railroad line into...

Janitor Finds Baby's Body in High School Bathroom

The parents of a 16-year-old girl in Texas say she's recovering at home after giving birth in a high school bathroom. A janitor found a baby's body in a bathroom at South Houston High School around 9pm on Wednesday and school officials used surveillance footage to identify the mother, who...

You're So Vain: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Road theft and carrot capers are among the weirdest crimes of the week: Man Sends Cops Selfie Because He Hates His Mugshot : A wanted suspect apparently embarrassed by the mugshot being circulated by Ohio police sent them a selfie to replace it. Donald Pugh—wanted for failing to appear in...

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Video 'Conspiracy'

The undercover "sting" videos targeting Planned Parenthood were part of a "complex criminal enterprise" created by "anti-abortion extremists," according to a federal lawsuit filed by the organization. The lawsuit filed Thursday against an anti-abortion group called the Center for Medical Progress accuses the group of committing fraud and breaking racketeering...

Cops: Kidnapper Could Be 'Dumbest Criminal of Year'

"If he can survive the remaining 340-some days of the year, he will definitely win the dumbest criminal of the year," Philly.com quotes police chief David Splain. The dumb criminal in question is Pennsylvania 17-year-old Jason Hayes, who is charged with kidnapping and robbing an old woman at gunpoint....

Beauty Queen May Have Stabbed Pro Soccer Player

A beauty queen may have stabbed a professional soccer player, allegedly, but it's an entirely different offense that's putting her crown in jeopardy, KING5 reports. Last month, police arrived at a Seattle apartment occupied by Miss Washington USA Stormy Keffeler and professional soccer player Marco Pappa. Pappa had been stabbed...

Va. Mayor Leads Sheriff on Chase Over Expired Tags

The mayor of the small Virginia city of Portsmouth refused to pull over as law enforcement officers chased him over an expired inspection sticker on his car, the sheriff said, and he now faces charges. Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson told the AP on Wednesday that he noticed the car—with...

Steven Avery’s Ex-Fiancée Now Says He's Guilty

One of Steven Avery's biggest defenders in the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer —his former fiancée Jodi Stachowski—now says everything she told the directors was a lie and that Avery is guilty, Vulture reports. Stachowski gave an interview Wednesday on HLN, her first since the hit show was...

Woman Goes to Carwash, Finds Utter Horror

A Montana veterinarian who took a trip to the carwash in 2013 is now suing for medical expenses and damages for a find on the carwash's floor that she says has caused her tremendous trauma. Per Courthouse News Service, Kimberly Kriege brought her truck to a Livingston carwash on Sept....

Over a Year, Russian Official Quietly Stole a 30-Mile Road

Jokes about highway robbery abound after a Russian prison chief was arrested and charged with the unlikely crime of having stolen a 30-mile stretch of public road. Russia's Investigative Committee says Alexander Protopopov directed the deconstruction of a concrete highway in the sparsely populated Komi region, where he was serving...

Feds Find Pot Disguised as ... Carrots

Just how everyone likes their carrots: fake, stuffed with marijuana. Um, maybe not. Authorities say they seized 2,493 pounds of suspected pot hidden inside a shipment of carrots at the Texas-Mexico border on Sunday, reports CNN. While some carrots turned out to be the real deal, nearly 3,000...

Woman Says Uber Driver Broke Her Jaw on New Year's Eve

A woman is suing Uber, claiming one of its drivers attacked her and broke her jaw during the ride home from a New Year's Eve party in Hollywood, NBC Los Angeles reports. "I took the Uber because they hold themselves in a safe and responsible way for people to transport...

Cops: Woman Attacks Fiancé Over Recycled Ring

A Florida woman allegedly attacked her fiancé after realizing—at least in her mind—that she wasn't the first woman to whom he'd given the exact same engagement ring, the Smoking Gun reports. Inga Daftartiene was watching TV and drinking wine at home last Friday when she decided to look...

Former NFL Player Found Dead in Prison Cell

A former NFL player was found dead in his cell at a California prison on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Officials are investigating the death of 40-year-old Lawrence Phillips as a suicide. According to KernGoldenEmpire.com, Phillips was found unconscious in a cell by himself at Kern Valley State...

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