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Entries by Michael McLaughlin from 10/2011

Pa. Dad Pleads Guilty To Reckless Endangerment For Letting Son Pull Pot Teeth

Posted 10.03.2011 | Weird News

EASTON, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment after his teenage son tried to pull out his own teeth because he hadn't ...

Texas Man Imprisoned For Wife's Death To Be Freed

Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP/Huffington Post); Texas prosecutors agreed Monday to release an Austin man sentenced to life in prison in the 1986 beating death...

NJ Jail Inmate Saves Shelter Worker From Pit Bull

Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. — Authorities will take three days off a New Jersey inmate's sentence after he rescued an animal shelter worker from a pi...

Alleged Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Begins With Jury Selection

Posted 10.04.2011 | AOL

DETROIT (AP) — The Christmas flight was just minutes from its arrival in Detroit when smoke filled the cabin. Patricia "Scotti" Keepman, who was tra...

Casey Anthony Tells Authorities She's Unemployed

Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony told her probation officer this week that she is unemployed and hasn't...

Utah Rat Eater Has Animal Cruelty Charge Dismissed (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2011 | Weird News

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah man who is no longer facing charges for eating a live baby rat says the act was grotesque, but shouldn't be considered as ani...

NH Official: Husband, Christopher Smeltzer, Killed Wife, Mara Pappalardo, Who Strangled Son

Posted 10.05.2011 | Crime

BRENTWOOD, N.H. -- A New Hampshire man who returned home last year to find his 4-year-old son strangled by the boy's mother and a 7-year-old daughter ...

Alabama Town's Dry Oktoberfest Finally Goes Wet

Posted 10.05.2011 | Weird News

CULLMAN, Ala. — With German roots and Bible Belt values, the north Alabama town of Cullman marked Oktoberfest for decades with oompah music, led...

Psychologist: Joshua Komisarjevsky, Man Accused Of Home Invasion, Was Abused

Posted 10.05.2011 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A man charged in a 2007 home invasion that killed a mother and her two daughters said he was repeatedly sexually abused as a ...

2 Divers Say Their Fla. Charter Boat Stranded Them

Posted 10.05.2011 | AOL

MIAMI -- Two deep-sea divers say their charter boat stranded them three miles off Key Biscayne in the shark-infested Atlantic. The men, 44-year-old P...

Jury Hears Closings Over Child Thrown Off Walkway

Posted 10.05.2011 | AOL

FAIRFAX, Va. — It was hate and revenge – not insanity – that drove a Virginia woman to toss her 2-year-old granddaughter to her deat...

Judge Drops 1 Charge In GA Jaywalking Death Case

Posted 10.05.2011 | AOL

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Georgia judge has dismissed one charge against a woman convicted of vehicular homicide after her 4-year-old son died as they jaywal...

FBI: Suspect In Triple Slaying In Mont. Arrested

Posted 10.06.2011 | Crime

BILLINGS, Mont. — A 3-year-old child witnessed the killing of three people in a remote area of Montana's Crow Indian Reservation and named a fam...

Kraig Stockard Arrested After Burglars Find His Alleged Child Pornography Collection (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2011 | Crime

Teenage burglars may get away with breaking into a man's home after showing California police that their victim allegedly had a large stash of child p...

Feds: Author Duped Women Into Giving Him Millions

Posted 10.07.2011 | AOL

ATLANTA — An author of legal thrillers and a fantasy trilogy was accused Thursday of bilking women out of millions of dollars after meeting them...

Amish Men's Beards Cut Off; Police Suspect Amish-On-Amish Violence

Posted 10.07.2011 | Crime

Sheriff's deputies are closing in on suspects from a troublemaking Amish splinter group in Ohio who have broken into homes and cut off the beards and ...

Diane Tucker Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Truck And Having Two Husbands

Posted 10.12.2011 | Weird News

A little car trouble revealed that there were problems at home too for a Georgia woman. Cobb County sheriff's deputies investigating a woman who su...

Amina Farah Ali, Hawo Mohamed Hassan Talk Of Jihad In Recorded Calls: Prosecutors

Posted 10.12.2011 | AOL

MINNEAPOLIS — Two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terror group in Somalia talked about collecting money for al-Shabab, supportin...

Miss Iceland Exposes Whitey Bulger: Naming Of Tipster Worries FBI Observers

Posted 10.12.2011 | AOL

BOSTON -- A newspaper's revelation that the tipster who led the FBI to notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is a former Miss Iceland is raising co...

Utah Officials Trying To Evict Reptile Rescuer

Posted 10.12.2011 | Weird News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah transportation officials are trying to evict a reptile rescuer who's using his rental home as a shelter for hundreds of an...

Thief Steals Security Cameras With Lasso In Corpus Christi, Tex. (VIDEO)

Posted 10.13.2011 | Weird News

Yeehaw! A rootin' tootin' Texas outlaw allegedly lassoed three surveillance cameras off a government building in Corpus Christi. Police are lookin...

Authorities Help Woman Leave Utah Polygamous Sect

Posted 10.13.2011 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY -- A woman reported to be one of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' many wives has fled the insular community along the Utah-A...

Toni Jo Silvey: Accused Of Calling Ex-Boyfriend 1,000 Times, Smashing His Windows With Sword

Posted 10.13.2011 | Weird News

Windows broken by a sword and tire iron, a banged-up car and eggs splattered on a house -- is it any wonder that this relationship didn't work out? ...

Joshua Komisarjevsky Convicted Of Triple Homicide, Faces Death Penalty

Posted 10.13.2011 | AOL

A Connecticut jury convicted Joshua Komisarjevsky of killing a mother and her two daughters and sexually assaulting one of the girls in a brutal 2007 ...

Lisa Irwin Video: Family Of Missing Kansas City Baby Releases Home Videos

Posted 10.14.2011 | Crime

Relatives of Lisa Irwin, a 10-month old baby who was allegedly stolen from her crib, posted home videos of the infant on YouTube to help the search. ...