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Cops: Man Drove 18-Wheeler Into Famous Brothel

May 26, 2017 |

A man wearing body armor and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch before dawn Thursday and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show, according to authorities and the brothel’s owner. Brian Brandt,…
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Car Tries to Pass Bus Carrying 26 Kids, Causes Crash: Cops

May 15, 2017 |

A bus carrying dozens of Pennsylvania eighth-graders to Washington, DC, for a field trip overturned on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland on Monday, state police said. Officials said one child and one teacher were seriously injured, the AP reports. The bus carrying 26 children from Charles W. Henry School, three…
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Cops: Mom Hit Son Who Gave Grandma a Mother’s Day Card

May 14, 2017 |

Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother’s Day card to his grandmother but not to her, reports the AP . A Spartanburg Police Department report says Shontrell Murphy is charged with cruelty to children for hitting her 6-year-old…
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Failed Financial Adviser Robs Banks in Old-Man Mask: Cops

May 12, 2017 |

Perhaps hoping to blend into Florida’s geriatric population, a 24-year-old man allegedly robbed two banks in the Sunshine State this week while disguised as an old man. Authorities say Abraham Maghen brandished a gun while wearing an old-person mask at a bank in Pembroke Pines on May 2 and made…
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Drunk Woman Breaks Into Home, Goes to Sleep: Cops

May 11, 2017 |

The good news is Allison Plusquellic chose to walk home, rather than drive, after a night of drinking in Lower Burrell, Pa., on Friday. The bad news, according to police, is the home she reached—and fell asleep in—wasn’t her own. Police say that after first failing to climb…
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Cops: Worker Tried to Feed Colleague Into Wood Chipper

May 4, 2017 |

Worst colleague ever? Oregon man Scott Edward Iverson, 26, has been charged with assault and attempted murder after allegedly trying to push a fellow worker at a tree service company near Salem head-first into a wood chipper. Police say a witness told them that as 22-year-old Austin Crawford was loading…
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US Justice Dept. Won’t Charge Cops in Alton Sterling’s Death

May 3, 2017 |

The US Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of a black man whose fatal shooting was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana’s capital and beyond, the AP reports. Federal authorities opened a civil rights investigation immediately after the…
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Poolside Shooter Called Ex So She Could ‘Listen In’: Cops

May 2, 2017 |

A gunman despondent over a recent breakup opened fire at a poolside birthday party and phoned his ex-girlfriend as he kept shooting strangers, killing one woman and injuring six other partygoers before he was killed by officers, police said Monday. Peter Selis, 49, sat on a pool chair during most…
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Cops: Cemetery Flowers Were Stolen by Florist

May 1, 2017 |

A florist caught on camera stealing flowers from a New Jersey cemetery told police she was just trying to “tidy up.” Lynda Wingate, a 59-year-old former police dispatcher, was arrested after police investigating months of reports of flowers being stolen at the First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton Plains set…
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