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Cops: Woman Left Disabled Son in Woods, Saw Lover

A woman left her quadriplegic son, who has cerebral palsy, in the woods for several days and went to visit her boyfriend in Maryland, police said yesterday. The 21-year-old son was found lying in the leaves covered with a blanket next to a wheelchair and a Bible near Cobbs Creek...

Woman Raped as Spring Break Crowd Watched: Cops

Two college students have been charged with the gang rape of a woman on a public beach in broad daylight, and Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen tells the Panama City News Herald that hundreds of nearby spring break revelers knew and did absolutely nothing to stop the "most disgusting, sickening...

Nelly Busted on Felony Drug Charges

A state trooper in Tennessee made a routine traffic stop on a bus yesterday morning that landed Nelly in some pretty serious trouble. As TMZ reports, the bus was the rapper's tour bus and the trooper smelled pot soon after pulling it over for not having a DOT sticker. Further...

Convicted of Killing Wife, Guy Kills Himself in Court

A Virginia man died yesterday moments after he was convicted of his wife's murder, apparently by killing himself in court, the Roanoke Times reports. Found guilty of voluntary manslaughter—which carries a sentence of one to ten years—72-year-old Mark Faville was led into a holding room. There, a commotion...

Census Gun Suspect Was Due in Court on Birthday

The complicated story is filling in around yesterday's kidnapping-shooting at the Census Bureau in DC that left a security guard dead. The shooter has been identified as Ronald Anderson, and police say the woman he kidnapped was his girlfriend. Two months ago, Anderson was charged with assault for allegedly beating...

US Capitol on Lockdown After Suicide Attempt

Police say the US Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is...

3 Boys in Custody Over Guns at Middle School

Three boys are in custody over a scare at a middle school in Denver. Police haven't divulged many details surrounding yesterday's arrests, other than a few alarming facts: The boys had two guns and a smoke bomb of some kind, reports 9 News. Authorities say the arrests were made after...

Man Uses Nail Clippers to Free Kidnap Victim

It's not every kidnap story that ends with a mild-mannered dog walker freeing the victim with his trusty nail clippers, but such is the case in Toronto. Police say that Peter Hamilton was taking his yellow Lab for a walk on Sunday morning when he heard a woman's cries for...

Serial Bride's Motive Isn't So Pure, Says DA

Authorities say they know why a Bronx woman married 10 times in 11 years, and we'd like to tell you it involves a plucky optimist's undying quest for love. Instead, think "immigration scam," reports the Journal News. The Bronx district attorney today charged 39-year-old Liana Barrientos with fraud, accusing her...

Feds: Army Enlistee Plotted Attack at US Base

Another American accused of trying to join up with ISIS has instead got caught in an FBI sting. Feds today arrested John Booker, a 20-year-old from Topeka, Kansas, and accused of him plotting a suicide bombing at Fort Riley in Kansas, reports the Topeka Capitol-Journal. He'd been under surveillance for...

Stolen Cabin Turns Up 10 Miles Away

A stolen cabin has been discovered 10 miles from where it was plucked from its foundation in northeastern Washington. A tip led authorities yesterday to a "very remote, narrow road down in a ravine" on private property, where the 200-square-foot "Hempel Hideaway" was found, owner Chris Hempel tells the Spokesman-Review...

'Disturbing' Video Shows Deputies Pummeling Man

The pursuit of a fleeing suspect ended with what a California sheriff calls a "disturbing" video of the man lying on the ground and seemingly being beaten by multiple San Bernardino sheriff's deputies, NBC Los Angeles reports. The video, taken from an NBC News helicopter, starts with the suspect in...

NY Woman Allegedly Had at Least 8 Husbands at Once

A New York woman has, according to police, gotten married a few too many times, and she's now facing felony fraud charges. Authorities say Liana Barrientos, reported as being 38 or 39, has gotten married 10 times in 11 years, the New York Daily News reports, with six of those...

DC Suspect Captured After Census Guard Killed

A security guard at the Census Bureau is dead and an injured suspect is in custody after a dramatic series of events that police say started with an alleged kidnapping. DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a guard at bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., was shot several times when he...

Quite the Mugshot: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

A tube of Chapstick, a bowl of goldfish, and a bag of dog poop factor into the weirdest crime stories of the week: Woman Channels Inner 5-Year-Old for Mugshot : Linda MacDonald of Massachusetts was sent to adult timeout (the Vermont State Police's Brattleboro barracks) after she crashed her car into...

Mississippi Women Get Max Sentences for Hate Crime

Two young Mississippi women who took part in the racially motivated murder of a black man in 2011 received the maximum sentences yesterday from a federal judge who wished he could have sent them to prison for longer. Shelbie Brooke Richards, 21, and Sarah Adelia Graves, 22, received eight years...

Texas Gets New Drugs, Executes Cop Killer

Texas has a new batch of pentobarbital—and Kent Sprouse no longer has a pulse. The 42-year-old inmate was executed yesterday evening for the 2002 killing of a police officer and another man during a meth-fueled shooting rampage at a Dallas-area gas station, the Huffington Post reports. The state was...

Family Discovers Theft at Cabin—the Entire Cabin

The Hempel family has a name for their vacation property in rural northeastern Washington: "Hempel Hideaway." But thanks to thieves, that name has now taken on a new, unfortunate meaning. When Chris Hempel arrived at the 20-acre property in Springdale on Tuesday, she found something odd. "We drove up to...

Police Video Shows Scott Running From Patrol Car

South Carolina police have released dash cam video of the traffic stop that led to the fatal shooting of Walter Scott. The footage doesn't capture the actual shooting by officer Michael Slager, notes NBC News. Instead it shows a routine stop for a broken tail light—until Scott bolts from...

Would-Be Truck Thief Grabs Bag— of Dog Poop

It's a small consolation for a Des Moines man who woke to find that somebody had broken into his truck and damaged the steering column in a failed attempt to steal the vehicle. Police say the would-be thief then rummaged around the bed of the truck and made off with...

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