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New Evidence Michael Marin, Ex-Wall Street Trader Who Died In Court, May Have Ingested Cyanide (VIDEO)

Ryan Grenoble | July 11, 2012 | Business
PHOENIX -- Investigators who believe a defendant killed himself in a Phoenix courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty of arson say their theory is backed up by evidence that includes a canister labeled as cyanide found in his vehicle. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Tuesday that the...

D.C. Passes Bill To Restrict Secure Communities Immigration Enforcement Program

Cristina Costantini | July 10, 2012 | Latino Voices
WASHINGTON -- As groups around the country rally this week against the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, the District of Columbia approved its own measure on Tuesday to fight back. In a unanimous vote, the D.C. Council approved a bill that will limit the ability of the federal government...

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Reportedly Recruited To Snare Luka Magnotta, Accused Canadian Cannibal

David Moye | July 11, 2012 | Crime
Accused Canadian cannibal Luka Magnotta was on the radar of animal rights activists long before he was a murder suspect in the gruesome death of Montreal student Jun Lin and they thought they had a secret weapon to capture him -- porn legend Ron Jeremy. The actor, who...

Fred Freeman, Wisconsin Girls Basketball Coach, Punches Player, 17, After Loss (VIDEO)

David Moye | July 10, 2012 | Crime
FISHERS, Ind. -- A Wisconsin girls basketball coach has been charged with battery after witnesses said he punched one of his teenage players in the face and threw her to the ground after a loss, police said Tuesday. Fred Freeman, 47, of Hartford, Wis., faces the misdemeanor charge after the...

Jerry Sandusky Scandal: Graham Spanier, Former Penn State President, Claims He Didn't Know Anything

Tyler Kingkade | July 10, 2012 | College
Graham Spanier, the former president of Pennsylvania State University, claims he was never told anything about Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children on campus. Spanier told investigators working for former FBI director Louis Freeh last week that no one informed him Sandusky, the one-time assistant football coach, was spotted molesting a...

Blue Lobsters: How Do They Occur?

David Moye | September 9, 2012 | Weird News
Every lobster reference we have, from playful cartoons to sunburn allegories, leads us to believe that the clawed crustaceans are red. Not so in the case of Toby, a rare blue lobster caught in May off the Maryland coast. John Guorley, who owns the restaurant to which Toby was brought,...

Kip Arnold, Suicidal LA Teacher Accused Of Lewd Acts On A Child, Leads Police On A High-Speed Car Chase (VIDEO)

Anna Almendrala | September 9, 2012 | Los Angeles
A Los Angeles, Calif., teacher accused of committing lewd acts on a minor led police on a high-speed car chase Tuesday afternoon. Police had approached the teacher, who was identified by the school district as Kip Arnold, when he was inside his black pickup truck. Lt. Ty Henshaw of...

Lynn Jackenheimer Missing: Ohio Mom's Boyfriend Allegedly Confessed To Her Murder

David Lohr | July 10, 2012 | Crime
Authorities in North Central Ohio say the ex-boyfriend of Lynn Jackenheimer, a 33-year-old mother of two who went missing during a Fourth of July vacation, confessed to her murder. "[His] brother called 911 and said he wanted to report a murder," Ashland County Sheriff's Department Capt. Carl Richert told The...

Sierra Newbold Case: Police Arrest Terry Lee Black In Death, Assault Of Utah Girl

Steven Hoffer | September 9, 2012 | Crime
SALT LAKE CITY — A man has been arrested in the death a 6-year-old Utah girl after authorities say he sneaked into her home through a sliding glass door in the middle of the night, then raped and killed the child. Terry Lee Black, 41, a neighbor of the girl...

Domeen Flowers, Former IRS Employee, Accused Of Identity Theft, Fraud

Bonnie Kavoussi | February 13, 2014 | Money
One identity thief recently infiltrated the ranks of the IRS itself. Domeen Flowers, 48, formerly employed by the IRS, was arrested and indicted on Thursday for allegedly stealing taxpayers' identities from an IRS database and using them to fraudulently apply for credit cards, several news outlets...

Saanich Newscast Goes Big With Potato Chip Thief Story (VIDEO)

Ron Nurwisah | September 9, 2012 | Canada
No crime is too small for the Saanich, B.C. police. That's what two drunk female university students found when they were surrounded by police dogs and officers after stealing two bags of barbecue-flavoured potato chips from a garage, last month. It's an incident that's barely worth reporting but the local...

Rick Riffe Arrested In 27-Year-Old Cold Case Murder Investigation Of Wilhelmina and Edward Maurin

Steven Hoffer | July 10, 2012 | Crime
Twenty-seven years later, police say they have their man. Authorities from Washington state arrived in Alaska on Sunday to arrest Rick Riffe, the primary suspect in a 1985 double-murder of an elderly couple, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office. On Dec. 19, 1985, the family of

Linda Chase Allegedly Kept Mummified Boyfriend, Charles Zigler In Michigan House For Years

Simon McCormack | July 11, 2012 | Crime
Did this woman really love her mummy or was she just interested in cashing his Social Security checks? That question is one of many surrounding an investigation launched by Jackson, Mich. police after they discovered Charles Williams Zigler's mummified remains inside the house of his alleged girlfriend,

Luka Magnotta: Ron Jeremy, Porn Star, Was Courted To Lure Out Accused Murderer

Christian Cotroneo | September 9, 2012 | Canada
MONTREAL - Twin Playboy bunnies and an animal-rights group tried to enlist one of the world's biggest porn stars last year to help catch Luka Rocco Magnotta.Ron Jeremy said he was asked to lure Magnotta, a small-time Canadian porn actor, to Los Angeles with a phoney job offer to appear...

LAUSD Lawsuit: Miramonte Families Sue District For Failing To Protect Students

Anna Almendrala | September 9, 2012 | Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES -- A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher molested 14 students and officials did nothing to protect them, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the nation's second-largest school district. The negligence and liability suit is the third to stem from charges that Mark Berndt abused children as...

Antoinne Robert Hester, Devin Hester's Cousin, Wanted For Murder: Chicago Bear Helps Police

Lizzie Schiffman | July 10, 2012 | Chicago
Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester is facing some off-the-field drama. NFL.com reports that the Chicago-based athlete and his family has been "cooperat[ing] fully" with police in the manhunt for Hester's cousin, Antoinne Robert Hester, 22, who is wanted in connection with a fatal July 4 shooting in...

Angela Hardman Allegedly Swallows Diamond Engagement Ring In Utah Department Store

Lauren Feldman | July 11, 2012 | Weird News
SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah woman is accused of theft after police say she swallowed a $4,000 diamond ring at a department store before pawning it off after it passed through her system. Police say 38-year-old Angela Winters Hardman of Sandy stopped at a Macy's outside Salt Lake City...

James Kosta, 3G Studios: A Wild Ride For Jailed Teen Hacker Turned Video Game Entrepreneur

Janean Chun | July 23, 2012 | Small Business
James Kosta woke up at 5 a.m. to the sound of someone pounding on his door. Groggy and naked, he opened the door and was tackled by members of an FBI tactical team, armed with MP5 submachine guns, who started securing all his computers. Kosta was 14 years old. Kosta's...

'99 Problems' Law Review Article: Professor Examines Jay-Z's Seminal Crime Story

Kia Makarechi | July 10, 2012 | Entertainment
Jay-Z's "99 Problems" has become something of a crime anthem, a cathartic inversion of "I Fought The Law." In the song, a younger Jay-Z is transporting drugs in his car when he sees dreaded flashing lights behind him. Over the rest of the verse, Jay-Z details his conversation with the...

The 5 Strangest Ways To Attack Your Spouse

Brittany Wong | July 10, 2012 | Divorce
Most couples vow to stay married "'til death do us part." Or at least, 'til a strange attack by one spouse, usually over alleged cheating, rips them apart.
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