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    Suspect's Body Found In Chimney 27 Years After Disappearance

    Suspect's Body Found In Chimney 27 Years After Disappearance
    ABBEVILLE, LA - The body of a man who went missing while apparently trying to escape police has been found inside a chimney - 27 years after he first disappeared. Joseph Schexnider went missing in 1984 in Abbeville, Louisiana, after running away when police arrived at his house to arrest him. The then 22-year-old had been due in court charged with ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -13
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    Police Forced to Pepper Spray Rogue Kangaroo

    AUSTRALIA - A 94-year-old grandmother told of her life-and-death battle with a giant kangaroo which bowled her over as she was hanging out her washing. For the next terrifying five minutes Mrs Phyllis Johnson desperately shielded herself from the big red kangaroo's kicks, at one stage managing to reach a broom to try to beat it away. 'I thought it was ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +6
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    PD Apologizes For Shutting Down Girls' Lemonade Stand

    A Wisconsin police officer shut down two sisters' lemonade stand, but city officials say it won't happen again. Ten-year-old Lydia Coenen and her 9-year-old sister Vivian Coenen were near their Appleton home Sunday morning, preparing to sell lemonade to people heading to a car show. But an officer told them the sales were prohibited by city ordinance. The law went into ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -12
  • +43

    Here Comes The Bride...In Handcuffs

    Here Comes The Bride...In Handcuffs
    JACKSON, MI - A Michigan bride's wedding celebrations came to an unexpected halt on Saturday, when she was arrested on a felony warrant after walking down the aisle. Tammy Lee Hinton, who had just exchanged vows at a Jackson-area church, declined to change clothes before posing for her booking photo. The blushing 53-year-old bride was wanted on a three-year-old warrant for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +43
  • +7

    New York Court: Strip Club Lap Dances Are Taxable

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Getting a lap dance isn't the same as taking in a ballet, so an alcohol-free strip club will have to pay the tax man, a New York state court has ruled. Four Appellate Division justices agreed with a state tax appeals commission's earlier finding that dances onstage or in private rooms at the club Nite Moves in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +7
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    Cops Credit Good Samaritans With Liftng Truck Off Woman, Saving Her Life

    NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Police say 10 good Samaritans lifted a pickup truck off a woman who was struck on her bicycle in New Jersey. North Plainfield police say 57-year-old Katie Miller was riding the bike through an International House of Pancakes parking lot in North Plainfield when she was hit Monday. Restaurant manager Jose Preciado tells The Courier News of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +16
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    Police: Woman Was Dead 8 Years Before Remains Found

    SYDNEY (AP) — When an elderly Australian woman apparently vanished from view eight years ago, no one bothered to call the police. Not her relatives, her neighbors, or government officials, who kept paying her welfare benefits into a bank account that sat untouched. New South Wales state police said Wednesday that they discovered the woman's skeletal remains on the floor of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -17
  • +64

    Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said. The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +64
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    Crows and Police Face Off In Unusual Turf War

    Crows and Police Face Off In Unusual Turf War
    EVERETT, Wash. -- Officers at a Seattle-area police department have found themselves in a flap with some unusual suspects: an angry flock of birds. Crows have been attacking police in the parking lot of an Everett Police Department precinct station. They've been swooping down and dive-bombing the officers as they walk to and from their cars. Lt. Bob Johns said he ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -5
  • +15

    Woman Gets Back $30K Ring After 14 Years

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A woman in New Mexico has been reunited with a $30,000 diamond engagement ring that she lost while making dinner in 1997. Santa Fe police say the ring was returned to its owner Wednesday. It had been in a police evidence room for more than two years. The police department said a few weeks ago it ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +15
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    Man With Dead Weasel Accused of Assault

    HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state. The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled. The attacker was apparently looking for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +10
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    Picking Up the Pieces: Missouri Tornado Photo Gallery

    JOPLIN, Mo. - A massive tornado that blasted a four-mile path across southwestern Missouri slammed into the city of Joplin with cataclysmic force. The tornado Sunday night ripped into a hospital, destroyed neighborhoods and upended cars. An unknown number were killed in Joplin. Officials struggling to communicate without power and cellphone service were leery of putting a hard figure on the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -1
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    89 Confirmed Dead After Missouri Tornado Hits

    89 Confirmed Dead After Missouri Tornado Hits
    JOPLIN, MO - Authorities say at least 89 have died in the massive tornado that struck the southwest Missouri city of Joplin. City manager Mark Rohr announced the number at a pre-dawn news conference outside the wreckage of a hospital that took a direct hit from Sunday's storm. Rohr said the twister cut a path nearly six miles long and more ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -8
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    Four Buses, Including Inmate Transport Crash On Highway

    Four Buses, Including Inmate Transport Crash On Highway
    COMMERCE, Calif. — Four buses — three carrying U.S. Army troops and one transporting Los Angeles County jail inmates — collided Thursday on a freeway, critically injuring a soldier and causing seven other minor injuries, authorities said. The accident shortly before noon shut down northbound Interstate 5 in Commerce, east of downtown Los Angeles. The crash involved a county bus carrying ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -6
  • +48

    Man Finds $45K; Returns It to Rightful Owners

    Man Finds $45K; Returns It to Rightful Owners
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - When Josh Ferrin closed on his family's first home, he never thought he'd make the discovery of a lifetime _ then give it back. Ferrin picked up the keys earlier this week and decided to check out the house in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bountiful. He was excited to finally have a place his ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +48
  • +3

    Chihuahua Gets Blamed For NY Bomb Scare

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – A dog that wasn't quite housebroken may have indirectly been responsible for a bomb scare at a New York courthouse. The trouble began Friday when 19-year-old Melvin Ruffin arrived at a court complex in Central Islip following a long bus ride from his home in Bellport. During the trip, another passenger's Chihuahua urinated on his backpack. So, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +3
  • -179

    Obama Invites Anti-Cop Rapper to White House

    Obama Invites Anti-Cop Rapper to White House
    WASHINGTON, DC - Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., more commonly known as the rapper "Common", was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama among other poets to celebrate American poetry and prose on Wednesday, May 11, thedailycaller.com reports. Lynn's divisive lyrics about gun violence, shooting police, and even for burning the president (who at the time was George W. Bush), make him a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -179
  • +28

    Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911; NY Suspects Caught

    Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911; NY Suspects Caught
    CLAY, N.Y. (AP) - An ill-timed, inadvertent 911 call led police to three larceny suspects overheard planning break-ins in upstate New York. Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh says police already looking for a suspicious person got the unlikely assist when one of the men "pocket dialed" his cellphone's emergency number while driving near the scene of an earlier heist. As a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +28
  • -8

    Naked Marathoner Determined to Finish Race Gets Tazed

    CINCINNATI, OH - A 35-year-old Ohio man pleaded not guilty to "public indecency and obstructing official business" yesterday, after being tazed over the weekend after attempting to run a marathon while naked. Brett Henderson was collared during Cincinnati's Flying Pig marathon on Sunday, after a wardrobe malfunction left him pounding the pavement sans culottes. When police attempted to extract him from ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -8
  • +25

    Fleeing Suspect Hitches 'Getaway' Ride With Police Chief

    Fleeing Suspect Hitches 'Getaway' Ride With Police Chief
    BOSTON - A no-luck suspect who had just taken a beating when he tried to steal a farmer’s truck might have thought things were looking up early Wednesday morning when he finally caught a ride to get the heck away from the scene of the crime, cops said. “He said, ‘You look familiar,’ and my response was, ‘I should look familiar, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +25
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