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Man With Spider Face Tattoo Allegedly Stabs Neighbor

(17) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 11:16 AM

A Florida man with a spider face tattoo is caught in the web of the law.

Eric Ortiz, 25, was arrested Wednesday after he reportedly stabbed his neighbor, Brandon Bonneville, 28, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. Ortiz suspected Bonneville of sleeping with his girlfriend.

Authorities responded to Bonneville's...

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Florida Mom Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Son On Hood, Police Say

(71) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 12:45 PM

A Florida mom has been charged with child abuse after she allegedly drove her car with her 13-year-old son clinging to the hood.

Bridget Garcia, 32, was arrested by Port St. Lucie Police around 9 a.m. Monday, when they responded to reports of a disturbance.

Authorities said that Garcia's son...

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Family Argument Over Beer Leads To Shotgun, Pickax Showdown

(62) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 10:45 AM

A recent family quarrel in Florida sparked by a couple of cans of beer ended with a shotgun blast through the front door of a residence.

Authorities with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office say that Elvis Rhodes, 55, took the two beers from a cooler on his son...

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Parents Arrested After 3 Little Girls Found Living In Garbage Filled Home

(39) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 12:28 PM

A Florida couple was arrested Friday police discovered their children living in filth, among bugs and human feces.

Police say a tip led them to the North Miami home, which had garbage piled ankle high. Wanick Joseph Cadet, 35, and Lourdes Ruiz, 32, lived with their three girls, all younger...

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Dad Who Abandoned Son At Deadly Wreck Sentenced To Prison

(30) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 11:26 AM

A California father who left his 4-year-old son bleeding on the side of a highway after crashing his truck into a palm tree was sentence to four years in prison Friday.

Angelo Fabiani, 41, insisted that he was not in his right mind when he abandoned his son, Valentino, at...

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Truck Of BEES Overturns On Washington State Highway

(27) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 11:30 AM


A semi-truck loaded with honey bees overturned in Washington state before dawn Friday, unleashing millions of live bees across the highway.

"There are so many honey bees out here," Jake Whittenberg of KING 5 News reported from the scene.

The accident happened when the truck...

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Florida Teacher Busted Selling Acid, Pills To Undercover Cops, Police Say

(16) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 9:15 AM

A third grade teacher in Florida was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly sold Xanax and acid to an undercover police officer.

Cheryl Heineman, 45, is charged with multiple counts of sale and delivery of Schedule IV narcotics, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Her alleged partner, 20-year-old Jack...

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Man Accused Of Arson, Microwaving Neighbor's Wallet

(6) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 12:40 PM

A Florida man forced his neighbor onto a balcony and then microwaved his wallet during a bizarre dispute Sunday morning, police say.

Mohammed Almarri, 21, allegedly broke into the neighbor's Tampa home and "threatened the owner of the apartment until he retreated to the balcony," TBO reports.


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Shooting At Wayne Community College Kills 1

(201) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:17 AM

Police were searching the Wayne Community College campus in Goldsboro, North Carolina on Monday after a former student armed with a rifle shot and killed a school employee.

Wayne County Office of Emergency Services told NBC News that one person was shot dead near the school library. The...

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Robbery $uspect Actually Put Loot In Dollar $ign Bag: Cops

(11) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:04 AM

Sometimes, real life imitates cartoons.

A Washington state robbery suspect told Subway restaurant employees not to "do anything funny" before he stuffed a sack marked "$" with cash and stolen property, police say.


money bag

David Lingafelter, 22, was arrested Wednesday in Olympia when...

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Woman Accused Of Stabbing Piano Teacher

(12) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 10:52 AM

A Florida woman is accused stabbing her piano teacher moments before she was scheduled to have a lesson.

Police say Sharon Clahar, 41, attacked the music instructor with a knife outside of her North Miami Beach studio on Tuesday, NBC Miami reports.

Employees who work in the dentist's...

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Robert Durst Indicted By Grand Jury On Gun Charges

(11) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 11:32 AM

Robert Durst, the millionaire murder suspect imprisoned in Louisiana, was indicted Wednesday by an Orleans Parish grand jury on a pair of gun charges.

Durst, 71, was initially arrested March 14 in New Orleans on a warrant issued by the Los Angeles Police Department on charges that he murdered a...

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect Bird-Naps Peacock

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 9:46 AM

A Texas community is shocked and furious after one of several wild peacocks that roam the neighborhood became the victim of a bird-napping.

Home security footage from Saturday shows a man snatch the bird by its claws and carry it to a black Chevy Tahoe.

Tisha Crear, who lives in...

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Easter Bunny Stuffed With Meth Intercepted By Oklahoma Police

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 8:46 AM

This rabbit is all sorts of hopped up.

Police in Oklahoma say they intercepted a package last week containing a stuffed Easter bunny filled with two pounds of meth.

“The Easter Bunny I thought was a strange touch,” said Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King, according to Fox23.


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Son Of Wealthy San Diego Businessman Accused Of Attempted Kidnapping

(18) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 10:55 AM

The son of a wealthy San Diego businessman is accused of attempting to kidnap a 7-year-old girl from her school.

Jack Henry Doshay, 22, whose father is one of the owners of the San Diego Padres, allegedly grabbed the little girl as she was walking out of Skyline Elementary School...

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Investigators Develop 'Working Theory' For NYC Building Explosion

(13) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 10:33 AM

Authorities in New York City are investigating the possibility that an attempt to cover up illegal gas siphoning led to the explosion last Thursday that killed two people and injured 22 others, according to the New York Times.

Following the incident, reports circulated that utility workers on site...

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Utah Man Damaged 30 Headstones, Wanted To Resurrect Dead, Police Say

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 10:15 AM

A Utah man is accused of damaging approximately 30 headstones so that he could help the dead be “resurrected,” police said.

Spencer Robinson, 36, was arrested after he allegedly knocked over the headstones at Payson City Cemetery Monday night, Fox 13 reports.

“He felt like he was doing...

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Jennifer Houle Missing: Police Search For Minnesota Student Last Seen Leaving Bar

(13) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 8:54 AM

UPDATE: Police have confirmed video evidence that shows missing college student Jennifer Houle going into the Mississippi River, My Fox Twin Cities reports. Police are now conducting a water recovery effort.

Authorities in Minnesota are searching for a missing college student who was last seen leaving a...

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Bank Customer Holds Would-Be Robber At Gunpoint In Georgia

(13) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 2:22 PM

Score one for the good guys.

A Georgia man is credited with thwarting a bank heist on Tuesday by holding a would-be robber at gunpoint until authorities arrived.

Police say Mark Katchem, 25, walked into a Wells Fargo in Cobb County and slipped a teller a note demanding money, the...

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Police: 31 Victims Say Doctor Sexually Assaulted Them

(18) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 10:17 AM

Authorities in North Carolina say that they have identified 31 victims in an investigation of alleged sexual assault by a Charlotte doctor.

Dr. Fidelis Edosomwan, 53, faces 16 counts of sexual battery and 16 counts of sexual assault, WCNC reports.

In addition to the 31 victims who have...

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