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23-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Lifeless Baby Found in Yard

23-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Lifeless Baby Found in Yard

MSN.com reports that a Colorado woman has been arrested for the murder of a newborn baby found in a yard with the umbilical cord still attached. Police were called to the scene at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday and found the baby lifeless. The baby was reported to authorities by a local witness. Camille Wasin...
L.A. Man Arrested in “Swatting” Case Stemming from Online Gaming Feud

L.A. Man Arrested in “Swatting” Case Stemming from Online Gaming Feud

FOX News reports that a man has been arrested in a case of “swatting,” which happens when someone files a false report on an address to get the SWAT team to respond. Apparently, the hoax was initiated as a response to an online gaming feud between two players on “Call of Duty.&rdqu...
Woman Witnesses Murder, Is Kidnapped and Thrown Into River

Woman Witnesses Murder, Is Kidnapped and Thrown Into River

NBC News reports that a woman who witnessed a murder was reportedly kidnapped and subsequently thrown off a bridge in Arkansas. In Scott, Arkansas, two men were shot in a home on Christmas morning. When authorities arrived, one was dead and the other had survived. The survivor’s girlfriend ...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...