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'If I Knew That There Was Even One Child In That Vehicle'

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A fired New Mexico State Police officer says his heart sank when he learned after shooting at a fleeing minivan that there were fi...

University Prof Keeps Job After Newspaper Reveals Shocking Secret

Posted 08.02.2013 | Chicago

A downstate Illinois university is standing by one if its award-winning professors after a recent story in a Texas newspaper revealed him to have brut...

Scrap Yard Owner Charged Following Theft Of 8 School Buses

Posted 03.11.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Unrelated charges were filed Sunday in the theft of eight school buses from a garage on Chicago's South Side. The buses were disco...

Student Jams Herself Into Locker To Catch A Surprising Thief In The Act

Posted 02.27.2013 | Crime

Sometimes, spending gym class stuffed in your locker can be a positive experience. Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti is a hero today after...

Burglary Suspect Was Drinking Beer In Backyard When Homeowner Returned

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.25.2012 | Weird News

There's an old saying that a criminal always returns to the scene of the crime -- but this guy never left. Authorities say that a man returned home...

WHAT'S WORSE THAN DRUNK DIALING? Man Accidentally Calls 911 During Drug Deal

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | Weird News

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Police say a northeastern Pennsylvania man accidentally dialed 911 during a drug deal, leading to the entire conversation being recor...

Steven Hoffer

Convicted Murderer Wins Retrial By Claiming His Sentence Is Too Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime

When you lose a hand at poker, you might wager "double or nothing" to win back what you've lost. But first-degree murder convictions are more often on...

Convicted Murderer Granted Retrial After He Argued 30-Year Sentence Too Short

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty to and was convicted of murder in a 2001 slaying has been granted a retrial after he argued that his previou...

Philly Judge Has Robe Stolen While In Restroom

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA — The case of the Philadelphia judge's missing robe has been solved. A municipal judge who thought his robe had been stolen said T...