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    Police: Mass. Suspect Cut Fingers To Hide ID

    BOSTON - Police say a Boston man wanted for drug trafficking tried to conceal his identity by cutting the tips of his fingers to hide the prints. State Police spokesman David Procopio said Monday that Francis Viliar admitted to police that he paid someone $400 to slice off the fleshy pads at the ends of his fingers. [widget:news__massachusetts] The 36-year-old was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +13
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    Bizarre Home Invasion Could Land 'High Bride' Behind Bars

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Hagerstown jury has convicted a woman of burglary, assault and reckless endangerment for breaking into her neighbor's house wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil on a snowy night in February. Thirty-three-year old Melissa Wagaman testified Thursday that a combination of cold medicine and marijuana apparently made her hallucinate she was getting married and that her ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -13
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated -12
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    Police: Woman Found Sleeping In Car Tried to Bite Officer

    NEW CASTLE, NH — After she was found sleeping in a car in the Wentworth Marina parking lot, Judith Pesarik refused to tell police who she was, became combative and attempted to bite a responding officer, according to police. Based on those allegations, Pesarik, 51, of 214 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, is charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and disobeying an ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -2
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated +10
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    Police: Woman Zaps Self, Brother With Stun Gun

    NORTH EAST, Pa. (AP) - Police said an Erie-area woman somehow managed to zap both herself and her brother with a stun gun during a drunken dispute. Darlene Newara, 45, will have a hearing Oct. 18 on charges including driving under the influence, disorderly conduct for fighting, and public drunkenness in the Aug. 8 incident. State police said they responded to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    Man Drifts One Mile Out to Sea on Pool Float

    BELLEAIR BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man who apparently passed out on a pool float at a Tampa area beach ended up drifting about a mile from Florida's shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued the man, identified as Jerry Whipple, on Wednesday afternoon. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Mariana O'Leary says they suspect the man ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -10
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated +10
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    Man Tells Cops He Paid For Sex, But Didn't Get It

    MARLBOROUGH, N.H. - Police said a man and woman from New Hampshire are each facing prostitution charges after the man called police to say he'd paid for sex, but the woman then refused. WMUR-TV reported a 22-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were cited into court at a later date. Police said the man called Marlborough Police on Monday to say he'd ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +22
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    Officials Use NFL-Styled Van to Serve Warrants

    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Two constables in western Pennsylvania decided driving around in a car resembling a police cruiser was preventing them from serving warrants. So, they decided to go black and gold. Constables Hubie Coleman and Albert Younkin used a van decorated in Steelers colors and the team logo. Coleman says they drove up to houses and honked the horn. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +23
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated -8
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    Four Teens Injured When Driver of Car Holds Breath in Game; Faints

    WHEATLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Police say four upstate New York teenagers who tried to hold their breath for the time it took their car to go a third of a mile were hurt when the driver fainted. Authorities say three 19-year-old men and a 16-year-old boy were traveling together late Monday night when they decided to try to hold their breath ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -10
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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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    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 about 6 years ago | Rated +15
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated -17
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated +15
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    Federal Inmate Sues Over Discarded Sandwiches

    LORETTO, Pa. (AP) - An inmate of a federal prison in central Pennsylvania is suing, saying he was wrongly punished for "theft" when all he did was take about 30 sandwiches that a vendor threw in the garbage while restocking a dining hall machine. Thirty-five-year-old George Crute III, is suing officials at the Federal Correctional Institution-Loretto over the Feb. 5 incident. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -16
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    Would-Be Teen Robber Asks Clerk Not To Tell Mom

    SALT LAKE CITY - Police said a teenager who botched a robbery at a Salt Lake City convenience store asked the clerk not to tell his mom. Salt Lake City police said the teen went into the store early Saturday morning and approached the counter with several items. As the clerk rung them up, the teen tried to sneak behind him ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +11
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    Police: Man Sucked Into Sausage Seasoning Machine

    DANVERS, Mass. — Police said a cleaning man was taken to a hospital after being sucked into a machine at a sausage-making company in Danvers. The accident happened Thursday night as the man was cleaning the vacuum-type machine that is used to season the meat at DiLigui Sausage Co. Police said the man's head and shoulders became stuck in the machine ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Driver Passes Out, Meth Lab in Back Seat

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - 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. [widget:news__narcotics] 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 -4
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