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Cops: Teacher Was Waiting for Student in Candlelit Room

November 18, 2017 |

A 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher was arrested Wednesday, accused of having sex with a student. Police say the 16-year-old boy had explicit text messages and nude photos from the Yukon High School teacher, Hunter Day, on his phone, and his parents called police. The boy and Day had a previously-arranged…
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Couple: Cops Detained Us After Mistaking Hibiscus for Pot Plant

November 17, 2017 |

A Pennsylvania couple is suing the police and an insurance company because they say they were handcuffed for hours in a patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana, the AP reports. Edward and Audrey Cramer say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a Nationwide Insurance Co. agent…
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Cops: Calif. Shooting Was Almost a School Massacre

November 15, 2017 |

The mass shooting in California Tuesday morning could have been a far more enormous horror if not for the quick thinking of staff at an elementary school, police say. A gunman that Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston describes as on a “killing rampage” shot randomly at people and homes…
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Cops: Texas Mom Shot 2 Young Daughters

November 4, 2017 |

A Texas mother plotted for weeks to kill her husband and two young daughters but not everything went to plan, police say. Sarah Henderson, 29, has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of her two daughters, 7-year-old Kaylee and 5-year-old Kenlie, who were shot in the head early…
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Cops: Boy, 12, Killed Driver in Overpass Suicide Attempt

October 30, 2017 |

In a grimly ironic death in Virginia Saturday, a 22-year-old woman who worked with children with severe behavioural problems was killed when a 12-year-old boy jumped from a highway overpass and landed on her vehicle. Police believe the boy was trying to kill himself when he jumped from the Cedar…
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Cops Finally Catch ‘Ninja’ Thief, and It’s a Surprise

October 30, 2017 |

For the better part of a decade, an agile, black-clad thief eluded police in Osaka, Japan, as he pulled off burglary after burglary. But the reign of the crook who came to be known as the “Ninja of Heisei” appears to be over, and it came with a big surprise…
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Cops Seek Inmate Who Escaped Without Anyone Noticing

October 27, 2017 |

West Virginia troopers are searching for a jail inmate who was not discovered missing until nearly two days after he escaped, the AP reports. State police First Sgt. JT Findley tells news outlets that 43-year-old Todd Boyes of Caldwell, Ohio, escaped on Wednesday around 5am. South Central Regional Jail staff…
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Cops Release New Footage in Florida Murder Spree

October 27, 2017 |

Police in Florida released new surveillance footage of a “person of interest” in three murders that occurred over a 10-day span in a Tampa neighborhood and that have some fearing a serial killer on the loose, CBS News reports. The footage shows a person walking toward the spot where the…
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Cops: 10-Year-Old Leads Police on 100mph Chase on Turnpike

October 27, 2017 |

A 10-year-old Ohio boy was taken into custody after leading police and state troopers on a dangerous high-speed pursuit that began in Cleveland and ended miles away along the Ohio Turnpike when troopers boxed him in. Authorities say no one was injured during the pursuit that began around 9:30am…
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Cops: Man Dies After Punch to Face in Popeyes Parking Lot

October 27, 2017 |

Authorities say a man punched in the face during an argument over beer has died after the fight outside a Florida restaurant, the AP reports. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 34-year-old James R. Allen faces a second-degree murder charge stemming from the incident Oct. 20 in the parking lot of…
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