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    Nicolas Cage Taunted Police: 'Why Don't You Just Arrest Me?'

    NEW ORLEANS - The erratic actor Nicolas Cage was arrested early Saturday in New Orleans after he loudly argued with his wife - and then taunted police, according to reports. Cage was charged with one count of domestic abuse and one count of disturbing the peace, according to the gossip website TMZ.com. Cage and Alice Kim, the actor's third wife, were ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    Man Accidentally Dials Police to Set Up Drug Buy

    SALT LAKE CITY - A wrong-number dial landed one man in jail for drug possession Wednesday afternoon. The 30-year-old man was looking to purchase Oxycontin when he mistakenly called a police officer’s cellphone, Salt Lake City police said. The officer made arrangements to meet the man near 2100 South and 700 East. The man had a pound of marijuana, scales and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +17
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    92-Year Old Shoots Up Neighbor's House After Being Refused a Kiss

    92-Year Old Shoots Up Neighbor's House After Being Refused a Kiss
    MARION COUNTY, FL - Helen Staudinger, 92, was arrested on Monday, accused by authorities of shooting several times at the home of a 53-year-old neighbor who refused to give her a kiss, according to an Ocala.com report. According to the report, Marion County deputies said that, during an argument with the man, Staudinger refused to leave without a kiss — and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +15
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    Guns On Texas Campus Gets First Approval

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- On her first day of class, 51-year-old Marie Kilian was talking with other students at Sam Houston State University about what to do if a gunman walked in and started shooting. Run. Tackle him. Throw textbooks. But all of those ideas seemed likely to get her killed. "I am better able to protect myself in a Walmart ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +15
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    Lasagna Trail Leads Police to Fugitive in Italy

    ROME (AP) - He avoided Italian police for a decade on the run, but couldn't resist his wife's lasagna. Police say Giancarlo Sabatini went into hiding in 2000, shortly after being given a 3-year, 8-month prison sentence in a cocaine trafficking case. Acting on a tip, police staked out the homes of Sabatini's wife and daughter Tuesday in Rocca Priora, a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +14
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    Police Find 'Field of Money' On Ohio Interstate

    Police Find 'Field of Money' On Ohio Interstate
    OHIO - The police officers couldn't believe their eyes - thousands and thousands of dollars blowing in the breeze in the middle of a busy highway. There was so much cash, one deputy told Ohio police Chief Russ Martin that it looked like 'the field was growing money'. Now the authorities are trying to figure out how the bills - over ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +10
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    Officers Subdue Naked, Growling Man Claiming He Was the Devil

    SEATTLE - Police officers never know what they're going to get when they respond to a call. This week, North Precinct officers got a naked man, growling like a dog and claiming to be the devil. He was high on drugs. Police were sent to the 2000 block of Northeast 105th Street at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday. A homeowner had complained that ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +15
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    Police: Pedestrian Jogged Alongside Bus Before Falling Under Wheels

    KANSAS CITY, MO - When 12-year-old Jennifer Shockley called her mother about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, her mom sounded like she was in a hurry, so they didn’t talk long. They made plans to spend the following weekend together and hung up. Less than an hour later, her mother, Kimberly R. Shockley, 48, suffered fatal injuries when she was run over by ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -6
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    Sheriff: Fight Over Girl Scout Cookies Leads to Arrest

    [photo:593138] NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Police say a brawl between roommates over Girl Scout cookies led to assault charges against one of them. According to the Naples Daily News, the Collier County Sheriff's Office reports that 31-year-old Hersha Howard woke up her roommate early Sunday and accused her of eating her Thin Mints. They argued and deputies say that it turned ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +6
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    Horrific MVC Takes the Lives of 5 Passengers; Injures 4

    Horrific MVC Takes the Lives of 5 Passengers; Injures 4
    THORTON - A horrific three-vehicle crash that sent an SUV hurtling through the air and landing on top of a pickup truck, killed five people and injured four others in suburban Denver Thursday, authorities said. Police in Thornton said those killed were in the Chevrolet S-10 pickup. "All five occupants were pronounced dead at the scene," police spokesman Matt Barnes said. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -13
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    Victory! RoboCop Statue Coming to Detroit

    Victory! RoboCop Statue Coming to Detroit
    DETROIT - Good news, sci-fi fans: RoboCop is headed to Detroit. Just six days after raising donations on the Internet, a group of local artists and fans of the 1987 cult classic exceeded the fund-raising goal of $50,000 this morning to build a larger-than-life sculpture of the crime-fighting cyborg. With 1,500 donations and hundreds pouring in every day at www.detroitneedsrobocop.com, the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +10
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    Police: Headless Woman Died of Natural Causes

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police say they don't suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose headless body was found in a home. Officer Jason Willingham says officers received a call Monday afternoon to check on the welfare of a person at a residence on east 21 Street. Willingham says officers and firefighters forced their way into the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -13
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    Idiot Driver Films Self Speeding at 140mph; Gets Arrested

    Idiot Driver Films Self Speeding at 140mph; Gets Arrested
    OREGON - A driver who filmed his speedometer as he reached 140mph has been arrested after police saw the video. Stanislav Bakanov wanted to post the clip on Youtube so he could boast about the performance of his BMW M3. But he pulled over by police as he attempted the speed run in Marion County near Portland, Oregon. Officers clocked Bakanov ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -11
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    Police: 'Twilight' Fan Lied About Bite Marks

    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida teen has told police that bite marks on her body came from "Twilight"-inspired vampire role playing _ not from someone who attacked her while she was out jogging. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Monroe County Sheriff's Office has charged the 15-year-old girl with making a false report. Authorities say the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +5
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    Former Military Dog to Get Stem Cells to Help Heal Hip

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A former Oregon military dog that did two tours of duty sniffing out bombs in Iraq is going to receive stem cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis in his hips. The Mail Tribune reports the 80-pound German shepherd named Basco was adopted in November by Debbie Richter in Medford after he was discharged by the military. Hip problems ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    Suspect Left Phone Charging At Crime Scene

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland arrested a man after finding his cell phone charging at the scene of a burglary. Now Montgomery County police say 25-year-old Cody Wilkins has been charged in other burglaries. It began when a homeowner's son arrived as a burglar was going through rooms in the home Friday. Startled, the burglar jumped out a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +15
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    Man Shot in Head Drives Himself Home

    LODI - A Lodi gun store owner who was shot in the forehead Thursday night during what police believe was an armed robbery drove himself home after the incident. Carl Nick Flores, owner of Nick's Gunworks, was wounded in the apparent robbery at his gun store at 440 E. Lodi Ave., Lodi police Detective Nick Rafiq said. Rafiq said it appears ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +4
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    Good Samaritan Directs Traffic in NW DC

    The traffic signal at the corner of Nebraska and New Mexico avenues in northwest Washington was broken. It was stuck on red for the motorists on Nebraska, bringing them to a stand-still from Ward Circle to Foxhall Road. Commuters were getting frustrated. Pedestrians -- many trying to get to American University -- dodged cars to cross the street. And traffic poured ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +16
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    Arizona Fugitive Planned Suicide By Bear

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A convicted killer who escaped from an Arizona prison said after his capture that he had planned to overdose on heroin at Yellowstone National Park and let bears eat him to end the fear and panic he was experiencing while on the lam. Tracy Province told Mohave County sheriff's Detective Larry Matthews that he had wanted to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -17
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    Police Pick Up Owl For Public Intoxication

    Police Pick Up Owl For Public Intoxication
    PFORZHEIM, GERMANY - Apparently public intoxication is a reason for police to intervene with animals as well as humans. German police recently found a drunk owl out in public and took in the animal, saying it would be released once it has sobered up. A spokesman for the Pforzheim police reported to Spiegel Online that "a woman walking her dog alerted ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +27
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