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    Meth Suspect Neck-Deep in Manure Can't Hide From Cops

    ALBION, Ind. - Nothing could keep Thomas Hovis Jr. from getting caught by police -- not even hiding neck-deep in manure. Police say officers were searching for the 52-year-old because he was wanted on methamphetamine charges. Just when they thought they'd lost him, an officer found him hiding neck-deep in a liquid manure pit at a northeastern Indiana farm. A Noble ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +21
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    Police Charge Man For Random Store Kid Punchings

    Police Charge Man For Random Store Kid Punchings
    COLUMBUS - The 68-year-old grandfather accused of punching random children in a Northwest Side Walmart remained in jail after his first court appearance yesterday. Franklin County Municipal Judge Mark Hummer set bond for Ralph Conone of 5687 Shadowbrook Dr. at $150,000. Should Conone post bond, he is ordered to stay away from his victims and Walmart while the case proceeds. Conone ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -19
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police Dash Cam Records Massive Mid-West Fireball

    Police Dash Cam Records Massive Mid-West Fireball
    MILWAUKEE—A large meteor streaked across the Midwestern sky momentarily turning night into day, rattling houses and causing trees and the ground to shake, authorities said Thursday. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Witnesses say the meteor lit up the sky Wednesday about 10:10 p.m. National Weather Service offices across the Midwest said it was visible from southwestern Wisconsin and northern ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +3
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Man Denies Cocain Hidden in Buttocks Is His

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - When sheriff's deputies allegedly discovered a bags of marijuana and cocaine between a man's buttocks, they said he gave a quick explanation. Manatee County deputies said Raymond Stanley Roberts told them "The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is." Deputies stopped the 25-year-old Wednesday in Bradenton for speeding. Officers said they smelled marijuana and searched ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    Man Calls 911 After 'Dared' to Jump Onto Moving Semi

    SABINA, Ohio — Police say a man called 911 from the back of a moving tractor-trailer after he jumped onto the truck on a dare from friends, then traveled about 10 miles on an Ohio highway. In the call early Friday, 24-year-old Brandon Farmer tells a Fayette County dispatcher that it was a stupid idea and that he's "holding on for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -12
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated +6
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    Cops: Stuck Burgler Says He Was Playing Hide-and-Seek

    Cops: Stuck Burgler Says He Was Playing Hide-and-Seek
    NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) - A burglary suspect came up with a creative explanation after he was found dangling from the ventilation system of a Maryland convenience store. He told police he was playing hide-and-seek. Cecil County sheriff's deputies said the owner of a BP convenience store in North East was opening up Wednesday morning when he spotted a pair of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +17
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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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    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 almost 6 years ago | Rated +7
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    California Man Seriously Injured After Burning Divorce Papers

    California Man Seriously Injured After Burning Divorce Papers
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento firefighters say a man has been seriously injured after starting a house fire while apparently burning his divorce papers. Sacramento Fire Department Capt. Jim Doucette says the man lived with his father, who says his son was distraught. The father tells firefighters his son had been lighting things on fire all night Friday. The fire began Saturday ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +5
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated -6
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    Deputy Loses Title As Tallest Man in the United States

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Norfolk sheriff's deputy George Bell has lost his title as the tallest man in the United States but hopes he can still be an inspiration to others. The Guinness World Record Association measured Rochester's Igor Vovkovinskiy at 7 feet, 8.33 inches tall during NBC's "The Dr. Oz Show" on Monday. He edged out Bell by a third of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Shirtless Man, Woman In Handcuffs Belt Rob Bank

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Authorities in South Florida are searching for a man who held up a Fort Lauderdale bank shirtless then fled with a woman who sported a belt made of handcuffs. According to a news release from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the man demanded money from a teller at a Bank of America branch on Friday afternoon and implied ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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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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    Driver Passes Out In Car; Police Find Drug Lab in Back Seat

    Driver Passes Out In Car; Police Find Drug Lab in Back Seat
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a driver passed out in his car at a Tennessee gas station while a batch of methamphetamine was cooking in the back seat. An employee at the gas station in Murfreesboro, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville, called police because the car was sitting at the pump for about an hour on New Year's Day. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +13
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