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Florida Man Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Alligator Into Drive-Through Window

CBS Local | Chloe Angyal | February 9, 2016 | Crime
A customer at a Wendy’s drive-thru allegedly threw a three-and-a-half foot alligator into the window at one of the restaurant’s Florida locations, according to police.

Suspect In Philadelphia Gay Attack Will Spend Up To 10 Months In Jail

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | February 9, 2016 | Queer Voices
A Pennsylvania woman convicted of misdemeanor charges in a 2014 assault on a gay couple in Philadelphia has been sentenced to five to 10 months in jail. Kathryn Knott, 25, "shook and wept" when she...

Taryn Manning Sues New York City For $10 Million For 'False Arrest'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | February 9, 2016 | Entertainment
Taryn Manning, known recently for her role as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett on "Orange is the New Black," is suing New York City for $10 million, claiming she was falsely arrested for criminal threats in 2014, according to Page Six.  In a petition filed against NYC...

Gwyneth Paltrow Testifies Against Man Accused Of Stalking Her For 17 Years

Reuters | Jade Walker | February 9, 2016 | Entertainment
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow told a Los Angeles court on Monday that she feared for her safety after receiving dozens of letters from a man accused of stalking her for the past 17...

Former Texas Prosecutor Disbarred For Sending Innocent Man To Death Row

Reuters | Jade Walker | February 9, 2016 | Crime
A Texas legal panel voted on Monday to disbar a former prosecutor for sending an innocent man to death row by presenting tainted testimony and making false statements that undermined the defendant's alibi. The Board of Disciplinary Appeals appointed by the Texas Supreme Court upheld a state licensing board's decision...

Couple Allegedly Allowed 9-Year-Old To Drive Home Because They Were Too Drunk

Reuters | Lee Moran | February 9, 2016 | Crime
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin couple allowed their 9-year-old daughter to drive them and their 11-month-old baby because they were too drunk to do so themselves, according to Polk County Circuit Court records. Jason Roth, 36, and Amanda Eggert, 32, pleaded not guilty at the...

Widow Of ISIS Leader Charged In Kayla Mueller's Death

Reuters | Kelly Chen | February 9, 2016 | Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of a deceased Islamic State leader was charged on Monday in federal court in Virginia with conspiracy in the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller who was killed a year ago while being held hostage in Syria by the militant group, the...

Johnny Manziel Ruptured His Ex's Eardrum In Fight: Lawyer

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | February 8, 2016 | Sports
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend still cannot hear out of her left ear, more than a week after the embattled Cleveland Browns quarterback allegedly struck her in the head, her lawyer said.  "They expect [her ear] to heal but...

Reports Question Legitimacy Of Mexican First Lady’s Annulment

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | February 8, 2016 | World
The Catholic Church hierarchy in Mexico rushed to grant an annulment for Mexico’s first lady, the former telenovela star Angélica Rivera, five years ago so she could marry Enrique Peña Nieto before he launched his successful campaign for the presidency, according to reports published over the weekend in...

You Could Go To Prison For Performing Oral Or Anal Sex In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | February 9, 2016 | Queer Voices
A Michigan bill designed to keep pets out of animal abusers’ hands is bringing the state's unconstitutional sodomy ban to the forefront once again.  Sodomy bans, which outlaw anal or oral sex, among other sex acts, were ruled unconstitutional in 2003 by the Supreme Court's...

DA Won't File Charges In Death Of Handcuffed Man Shot In Cop Car

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | February 8, 2016 | Crime
The father of a 22-year-old Louisiana man who authorities claim fatally shot himself while handcuffed in a patrol car is angry that the district attorney's office has declined to pursue criminal charges. "It's disappointing, disheartening, baffling and...

Man Can't Have Pension of Wife He Killed: Judge

Newser | David Moye | February 8, 2016 | Crime
A man who admitted stabbing his wife to death in 2011, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity can not get her $21,000 pension. A Washington state judge has ruled that Robert Selland falls under the state's "slayer statute," which prevents murderers from profiting from the death of...

Almost All The Top Officials In This Texas Town Were Arrested For Corruption

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | February 8, 2016 | Politics
Nearly every top elected official in a small Texas town was arrested last week after being accused of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and helping an illegal gambling operation, according to a Feb. 4 release from the U.S. Department of Justice. On Thursday, five officials...

New York Policeman Tearfully Describes Shooting Unarmed Black Man

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | February 8, 2016 | Crime
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man in an unlit Brooklyn stairwell took the stand at his manslaughter trial on Monday, tearfully describing what he portrayed as a tragic accident. Peter Liang...

WATCH: Sidewalk Hero Trips Suspect So Cops Can Nab Him

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | February 8, 2016 | Crime
You don't need an "S" on your chest or martial arts skills to be a hero. Sometimes just a foot will do. Watch this well dressed gentleman casually trip a drug-dealing suspect to the ground so cops can catch him in Kingston upon Thames, England, on Saturday. We love how the good Samaritan, who's arm and arm with a woman, casually goes about the evening afterward. The Surrey Comet reports that a 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of intent to supply drugs. After the incident was captured on surveillance video, local police did not let the good deed go unnoticed either: Thank you to the member of public that recently helped @MPSGroveSNT during a foot chase!#TrippedUp #Legend pic.twitter.com/xdafINkc1o— Kingston Police (@MPSKingston) February 8, 2016 Nice going, chap. H/T The Mirror Also on HuffPost:  

Actor And Designer Waris Ahluwalia Kicked Off Plane Because Of His Turban

Nadya Agrawal | February 8, 2016 | Style
AeroMexico did not allow a well-known Sikh man to board a plane Monday because of his beard and turban. Actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia, who was on his way to New York Fashion Week, shared the following image of with his plane ticket on Instagram, with the caption 

Missing Tennessee Girl Constance 'Gabi' Morris Found (UPDATE)

Nina Golgowski | February 8, 2016 | Crime
An Amber Alert for a missing 12-year-old east Tennessee girl has been called off after she was found safe Monday morning. Constance Morris, known to friends and family as "Gabi," was found at an Oak Ridge Walmart, about 30 miles northeast of Rockwood, where she was reported...

Woman Who Pulled Over Cop Says Police Union Boss Is Bullying Her Online

Ed Mazza | February 8, 2016 | Crime
A Miami woman who pulled over a police officer for allegedly speeding last month says she is now being targeted for harassment by the head of a local police union.  Claudia Castillo achieved viral fame after she...

Chicago Policeman Who Shot Quintonio LeGrier Sues Estate Of Teen

Andrew Hart | February 7, 2016 | Black Voices
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Chicago policeman who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a 55-year-old grandmother in the same incident has sued the teenager's estate, blaming him for prompting the shooting and causing the officer emotional distress. Officer Robert Rialmo filed a...

Runner In Krispy Kreme Challenge Dies Following Chest Pains

Nina Golgowski | February 7, 2016 | Crime
A man participating in North Carolina's annual Krispy Kreme Challenge charity race has died after experiencing chest pains, the organization said. The 58-year-old man dropped out in the first mile of Saturday's 5-mile, doughnut-guzzling race through Raleigh, organizers announced. The race tasks participants with downing a...
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