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Tennessee Policeman Fired After Choking Student

A Knoxville, Tennessee police officer was dismissed by the Knox County Sheriff after photos surfaced of the patrolman strangling a University of Tennessee student during an arrest near the site of a large party. The officer, 47-year-old Frank Phillips, choked …

Rachael Rapraeger Admits to Falsifying Mammogram Reports

One of the scariest things for a woman is the possibility of getting breast cancer, which is why many women diligently check themselves for lumps at home each month and have regular mammogram screenings. Taking such preventative measures is great, …

Florida Execution Leaves ‘Old Sparky’ Unemployed

Florida executed a man on Wednesday who was convicted of murdering two relatives in 1990, marking the 85th instance of capital punishment for the state, and the fourth so far this year. Robert Hendrix, 47, was pronounced dead at 6:21 …

Kentucky Mailman Jailed for Stashing 45K Letters

Former Western Kentucky postal worker William “Brent” Morse has been sentenced to 6 months in a federal prison for hiding almost 45,000 pieces of mail he didn’t feel like delivering. According to David J. Hale, the U.S. attorney for the …

Missouri Execution: Fourth Inmate Executed in 2014

Death row inmate William Rousan was executed on Wednesday; the execution is the fourth for Missouri in 2014. Rousan was sentenced to death after being found guilty of murdering a couple in 1993. After being denied clemency by Missouri Governor …

Jaren Lockhart: Police Resume Investigation In Murder Case

On June of 2012, Jaren Lockhart’s dismembered body was found a few days after she went missing in New Orleans. According to the Hancock County Sheriff Office’s investigation, Lockhart, 22, was murdered shortly after she left Bourbon Street, which is …

1957 Murder Cold Case Appealed by Lifer

In 2012, former police officer Jack McCullough was convicted of the 1957 kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, a case that ran cold for almost 60 years. Now an Illinois court is considering an appeal filed by McCullough, whose …

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a former middleweight boxer best known for having been wrongfully convicted for a shooting murder, passed away at his Toronto home Sunday morning. He was 76. Carter had spent almost 20 years in prison after being convicted …

Police Raid House Over Parody Twitter Account About City Mayor Police Raid House Over Parody Twitter Account About City Mayor

If you live in Peoria, Illinois, you’d better watch what you tweet about the mayor. Rather, you’d better watch what you tweet as the mayor from a parody account. City police performed a search operation at a Peoria home on …

Portland Shootout Leaves K-9 Dead, Officer Wounded

A police dog sent after a robbery suspect was killed during a shootout in Portland, Oregon Wednesday morning, and the K-9 unit handler was wounded. The incident began after police observed three men exiting a uniform shop, which lead to …

7 Babies Found Dead in Utah Home

In one of the most gruesome stories in recent memory, Utah police have recently discovered the bodies of seven dead infants in a Pleasant Grove, Utah home. One suspect has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder. According …

Stiletto Shoe Killer Gets Life in Prison

A Houston, Texas woman convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a 5.5 inch blue suede stiletto shoe was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday. Ana Trujillio, 45, cried as a judge upheld the jury’s decision, and commented, “I …

Michigan Doctor Body Identified: Accident or Murder?

A body found in an Indiana lake has been identified as that of Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick, who had been missing since December. There still remains no clear answer as to what happened to the doctor. Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard …

San Francisco Apparently Has a Smart Car Tipping Problem

In rural areas, kids have been tipping cows to beat their boredom for years–or that’s how the story goes. Now, in the less-rural Bay Area, some pranksters are tipping new things for the new generation. It seems that San Francisco …

Shoe Stabbing Murder Suspect Found Guilty

The jury trial of a Houston, Texas woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel in June reached a guilty verdict Tuesday. Ana Trujillo, 45, who stabbed Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, at least 25 times in …

Alabama Sheriff Guilty of Beating Door-to-Door Salesman

An Alabama county sheriff has pleaded guilty to beating an unarmed, handcuffed man. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Keith McCray, a criminal investigator at the Macon County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office, admitted to violating the civil rights of the …

Stolen Gauguin Painting Recovered in Italy

Two paintings stolen from a house in London in 1970 by renowned French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard were found hanging on an Italian autoworker’s kitchen wall. The unnamed Fiat mechanic bought the paintings at an auction for roughly …

Shoe Stabbing Murder Trial Pushes Forward

The jury trial of a Houston, Texas woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel in June has entered the third day of testimony. Ana Trujillo, 45, stabbed Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, at least 25 times …

Woman Pranks Daughter with School Shooting Text in Dumbest April Fools’ Joke of the Year

And you thought Netflix’s sizzling bacon documentary was bad… A 54-year-old woman has been charged with disturbing schools, breaching the peace, and unlawful use of a telephone after sending a text to her daughter claiming that shots had been fired …

Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies

In well-that’s-just-a-horrible-turn-of-events news, a Mexican teen was stabbed 65 times after posting racy photos of herself and her best friend on Facebook, according to police in Guamúchil, Sinaloa. The NY Daily News reports that Erandy Gutierrez, 16, fatally stabbed Anel …

Medical Marijuana Means More Crime?

Last year, a study was published, and reported on by McClatchey, that showed that marijuana was linked to crime more often than other commonly-abused substances. For example, the study reported, eighty percent of the adult males that had been arrested …