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English Teacher Allegedly Had Drunken Sex Parties with Minors

English Teacher Allegedly Had Drunken Sex Parties with Minors

FOX News reports that a 32-year-old English teacher from California, Samantha Ciotta, has pleaded not guilty to felony charges after allegedly having an affair with a teenage student. The married mother of two is accused of engaging in drunken sex romps with an underage boy, and was arrested on Sept...
6-Year-Old Texas Boy Fatally Shot During Police Chase

6-Year-Old Texas Boy Fatally Shot During Police Chase

NBC News reports that a 6-year-old boy has been slain in a deputy shooting, just days before Christmas. The shooting occurred in Bexar County, Texas, while deputies were shooting at a woman during a chase. One of the deputies’ bullets went through the side of a mobile home and hit the boy in t...
Toronto Billionaire Couple Murdered in Own Home

Toronto Billionaire Couple Murdered in Own Home

The Associated Press reports that homicide detectives are searching for a suspect in the murders of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife in Toronto, Canada. Autopsy reports showed the cause of their death was "ligature neck compressions." Sherman was a pharmaceutical mogul; he an...
Davenport Woman Arrested for Sex with Minor

Davenport Woman Arrested for Sex with Minor

The Quad-City Times reports that Virginia Jean Peterson, 41, of Davenport, Iowa, has been arrested and charged with sex abuse after allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 14-year-old boy. Her charges include third-degree sexual abuse, enticing a minor under 16 and dissemination of obscene material...
Veterinarian Accused of Shooting Neighbor’s Dog

Veterinarian Accused of Shooting Neighbor’s Dog

According to Newser, a veterinarian from Louisiana reportedly shot a neighbor’s dog for barking and is now facing criminal charges. Kelly Folse, 35, is formally being charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal and was arrested on Tuesday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. ...
Eldest Palin Son Arrested for Beating Father, Breaking Into Home

Eldest Palin Son Arrested for Beating Father, Breaking Into Home

The New York Post reports that Sarah Palin’s son attacked his father in a drunken rage and was arrested. Track Palin, 28, allegedly broke into his parents’ house over the weekend and beat his father, Todd Palin, and now faces charges of fourth-degree assault, criminal mischief and first-...
Michigan Man Captured as Suspect in String of Recent Robberies, Carjacking

Michigan Man Captured as Suspect in String of Recent Robberies, Carjacking

MLive.com reports that a man has been captured in Muskegon County, Michigan in connection with multiple robberies, attempted robberies, a carjacking and police chase in the area. Philip Charles Swift, 55, is a resident of Muskegon Heights and is being held on more than $200,000 bond after a strin...
Texas Mother Accused of Child Abuse after 300+ Doctor Visits, Multiple Surgeries for Son

Texas Mother Accused of Child Abuse after 300+ Doctor Visits, Multiple Surgeries for Son

MSN reports that a Dallas woman is being charged with child abuse after authorities found she has taken her eight-year-old to the doctor 323 times and had him undergo 13 major surgeries. Kalene Bowenright, 34, was arrested in Dallas County for injury to a child and serious bodily injury. The judge s...
Registered Sex Offender Arrested for 1980 Murder

Registered Sex Offender Arrested for 1980 Murder

CBS News reports a man has been arrested in a cold case from 1980 involving the kidnapping, raping and murdering of a 14-year-old girl, Suzanne Bombardier. Mitchell Bacom, 63, was taken into custody this week in northern California. Bombardier was taken when she was babysitting her nieces in Anti...
Three Florida Men Charged in Shark Dragging Case

Three Florida Men Charged in Shark Dragging Case

FOX News and The Associated Press report that three men have been charged with animal cruelty after a video of them dragging a shark at high speed behind a boat went viral. Activists called the recorded incident “animal lynching” and the three are facing felony charges. Michael W...