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Dan Markel, Prominent Law Professor, Fatally Shot In Florida Home

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:59 PM

Authorities investigating the fatal shooting of a prominent Florida State law professor say his death was not "a random act," WTSP reports.

Dan Markel, 41, was found shot in his Tallahassee home on Friday. Police rushed him to an area hospital, where he died Saturday from his injuries....

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Stinky 'B.O. Bandit' Busted For Alleged Bank Robbery

(3) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:08 PM

Authorities in Texas tracing the scent of an alleged teenaged bank robber announced his arrest last week.

Daniel Joseph Allyn, dubbed the "B.O. Bandit" for his reportedly putrid odor, was located on Thursday at a home in Little Elm, according to the Plano Police Department.

The smelly...

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This Is The Bentley Of Face Tattoos

(68) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 12:13 PM

He's always riding in style.

Police in Florida say that Derek Denesevich, a 26-year-old with a Bentley tattoo jotted across his forehead, stole dozens of people's personal information, in a scheme to file tax returns and receive refunds from the IRS, according to the Broward/Palm Beach New Times.

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Grandfather Shoots Son, Grandson Fires Back: Police

(25) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 8:45 AM

A family dispute turned deadly on Monday, when an elderly man opened fire on his son, only to be fatally shot by his grandson, police say.

The incident took place at a mobile home in Kittrell, North Carolina, where deputies say they discovered the two wounded family members, the

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Drunk Lady Rode Stolen Horse To Rob Alabama Store, Police Say

(18) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 9:31 AM

So much for a trusty steed.

An Alabama woman was arrested on Friday after police say she drunkenly stole a horse and rode it to a store to steal some merchandise.

Christine Saunders, 45, was initially only hit with alcohol-related charges, but police say more charges could be...

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78-Year-Old Marine Veteran Blindsided, Robbed At Gunpoint (VIDEO)

(30) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 10:06 AM

Police are searching for two suspects accused in the assault and robbery of a 78-year-old Marine veteran at a California gas station.

John Faust was filling up his truck during the early morning of Tuesday, June 24, when he was blindsided, punched in the face, robbed at gunpoint and left...

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Suspect Accused Of Beating Mother In Front Of Toddler Turns Herself In

(13) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:48 PM

A New Jersey woman suspected of pummeling a young mother as her toddler watched in horror is in police custody.

Latia Harris, 25, turned herself in to authorities nearly a week after cell phone footage of the violent June 24 incident near a McDonald's in Salem City surfaced,...

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Hypnotist Bandit Allegedly Robs California Bank

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 11:23 AM

The FBI has its eye on you, Hypnotist Bandit.

The alleged bank robber, who earned his monicker by staring down victim tellers as they handed him money, is believed to have struck again, according to NBC LA.

The Hypnotist Bandit was previously suspected in two California bank robberies...

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Kayla Oxenham, Florida Mom, Allegedly Branded Her Children With A Hot Stick

(48) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 11:52 AM

A Florida mother is accused of branding her children with a hot stick so she would know they were hers.

Kayla Oxenham, 23, was arrested and charged with child abuse on Tuesday in Port Charlotte, Florida, NBC Miami reports.

The children, aged 5 and 7, told police that...

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Attorney Allegedly Raped Woman Who Refused Sex With Judge

(140) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 11:23 AM

An Ohio attorney is accused of raping a woman in a courthouse conference room after she refused to have sex with a judge.

Columbus-based criminal defense attorney Javier Armengau, 52, allegedly tried to convince the mother of his client to perform oral sex on a judge, The Columbus...

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Alleged Christian Mingle Rape Victim Testifies, 'I Couldn't Believe That Was Happening'

(80) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:29 PM

A woman who says she visited a Christian dating website to find someone who shared her interest in God is now at the center of a Southern California rape trial.

The alleged victim, identified only as "K.K.," described to the court on Wednesday how the man she met on ChristianMingle.com...

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Man Brought Gun To School Shooting, Wanted To Protect Sister

(11) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 11:44 AM

An Oregon man who allegedly brought a gun to the site of a school shooting told authorities that he was there to protect his sister, a student at the school.

Police identified the man as Joseff Powell, a 21-year-old from Gresham, KOIN reports. Powell was carrying a...

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Father Of Las Vegas Shooter Begged Daughter Not To Marry Jerad Miller

(11) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 8:42 AM

The father of the woman identified in a Las Vegas shooting that left two police officers and a civilian dead says he begged his daughter not to marry the man who acted as her accomplice, the Los Angeles Times reports.

“She was my sunshine and now she's gone,...

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Man Accused Of Running Over Daughter's Fiance With Truck

(261) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 12:50 PM

An Oklahoma father is accused of running over his daughter's fiance with a pick-up truck after he learned of the couple's engagement.

James Littrell, 48, allegedly would not allow his daughter to leave his Oklahoma City home on Monday when his son-in-law-to-be, Christian Leatherwood, arrived.

Leatherwood told authorities that...

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IRONY ALERT: Woman Allegedly Steals Bible

(5) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 8:51 AM

If only she had read the book first.

A South Carolina woman is accused of stealing a Bible, as well as several pairs of socks and some cheese, from a Walmart on Saturday, according to a Spartanburg Public Safety Department report.

Frances Thomas, 33, was approached by loss prevention officers...

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Woman Shot Mother Dog In The Head, Abandoned 10 Puppies, Texas Police Say

(15) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 11:28 AM

A Texas woman is accused of shooting a mother dog in the head and abandoning her 10 newborn puppies, police say.

Tammy Green Douglas, 44, was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with animal cruelty. She told police that she became "agitated" with the dog, named Aowa, and shot her...

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Ex-Con Slaughtered Father With Machete: Cops

(25) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 11:04 AM

An Ohio man who once served 11 months for assault is accused of chopping up his dad with a machete.

Police in Heath say Adam Runyons Jr., 32, called a relative Thursday and confessed to slaughtering his father, 51-year-old Adam Runyons Sr. The victim’s 4-year-old son was reportedly in the...

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Man Accused Of Stealing $350,000 Worth Of Human Skin From Hospital

(8) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 1:21 PM

A Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing $350,000 worth of human skin from a Philadelphia hospital.

Gary Dudek, 54, was arrested Tuesday and charged with theft and tampering with records for a series of stolen skin grafts, according to police.

Between September 2006 and September 2013, Dudek worked as...

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Cocaine Balloon Bursts In Pilot's Stomach: Cops

(15) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 11:51 AM

The flight may have landed, but this suspect was just starting to get high.

A Texas pilot booked himself a direct trip to the hospital when a balloon of smuggled cocaine burst in his stomach, according to authorities.

Stanley Rafael Hill, 49, allegedly ingested 62 small rubber bags...

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Man Lassoed, Tackled After Shooting At People At A Rodeo

(7) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 1:58 PM

An intoxicated Georgia man was lassoed and beat up after allegedly wounding three people at a Memorial Day Weekend rodeo.

Police say that Celestino Moras, 25, opened fire just after 7 p.m. Sunday, at the annual rodeo in Cassville, Bartow County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Moras allegedly shot...

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