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Someone Complained to Mall Security About Her Outfit

A Finding Dory tank top, and cutoff jean shorts...

(Newser) - A woman wearing nude-colored flats, a Finding Dory tank top, and cutoff jean shorts was kicked out of a mall in Michigan on Saturday for breaking dress code—even though it was 90 degrees outside. So Hannah Pewee took to Facebook to share her version of what happened at Woodland... More »

'Absolute Chaos' as 2 Killed in Shooting at Arizona Mall

The shooting Friday night also left one injured

(Newser) - Two men were killed and a woman injured in a shooting Friday night at an Arizona mall, CNN reports. According to KOLD , witnesses reported hearing 10 shots around 7:30pm in the bar area of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at La Encantada Mall in Tucson. Authorities say all three people... More »

Woman's Warning About Windshield Shirt Goes Viral

Michigan's Ashley Hardacre thinks it was planted there to lure her out of car

(Newser) - Who drives around with a shirt draped over their windshield? A 19-year-old in Michigan did, and now her tale—which includes a chilling warning—has gone viral. WDAF reports Ashley Hardacre had just finished up working an evening shift at Flint's Genesee Valley Center on Thursday and had gotten... More »

Shoppers Panic as Shots Reported at NC Mall

Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh has been locked down

(Newser) - A North Carolina mall was locked down Saturday afternoon after gunshots were reported from inside, though no suspects or victims have been found, WRAL reports. According to WNCN , reports of gunshots at the Crabtree Valley Mall came in around 2:30pm. The AP says the mall is in an "... More »

Teen Was Handed an E-Cig. Then a Boom, and Blindness

It's against state and local laws to sell e-cigs to minors

(Newser) - A New York teenager has learned an anti-vaping lesson in the most painful of ways: An e-cigarette exploded in his face. Leor Domatov, 14, took a bus to the Kings Plaza mall in Brooklyn with friends last week and stopped at a vaping kiosk near the mall's entrance, where... More »

Mall Erupts Into 'Crazy' Brawls With Up to 2K People

Police clamp down on mall in suburban Louisville

(Newser) - One of Kentucky's biggest shopping malls erupted into multiple brawls Saturday night involving as many as 2,000 people, NBC News reports. Six officers working at Mall St. Matthews in suburban Louisville responded to fights at around 7pm and saw them chain-react into other disturbances. "As they were... More »

1 Dead as Shots Fired at NC Mall on Christmas Eve

Police responded when argument broke out, man with gun killed

(Newser) - One man is dead after an argument broke out at a North Carolina mall on Christmas Eve, ABC News reports. There are conflicting accounts of how many shots were fired. According to WCNC , a witness reported hearing dozens of shots fired shortly after 2pm local time. At the time the... More »

Army Sergeant Arrested at NC Mall With Rifle

He was apparently on his way to have his photo taken

(Newser) - If you're a sergeant in the US Army, the long Fourth of July weekend might seem the perfect opportunity to get decked out in your military-grade tactical vest and have a photo taken of you holding some of your weaponry. At least, that's what Bryan Scott Wolfinger of... More »

Dubai Unveils Plans for World's Largest Mall

It will include 100 hotels, a theme park, and a climate-controlled network of streets

(Newser) - Being home to one of the world's largest malls is apparently not enough for the rulers of the United Arab Emirates, even just five years after Dubai was crippled by a massive debt crisis. The nation’s ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, says his planned Mall of the... More »

One Dead in Mall Carbon Monoxide Leak

Long Island incident caused by piping problem: officials

(Newser) - A carbon monoxide leak in a Long Island mall has left a restaurant manager dead and 27 others sick. Police found themselves dizzy and nauseous after responding to a call last night about an injured worker at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station. Authorities evacuated three restaurants, News 12... More »

Mall Victims Were Workers in Their 20s: Police

5 injured in Maryland attack

(Newser) - The two people killed in today's Maryland mall shooting —in addition to the suspected shooter—were workers at a store for skaters, police say. Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, worked at a store called Zumiez, the Washington Post reports. Five others were injured in the attack,... More »

400 Teens Plow Through Brooklyn Mall

Unaccompanied minors briefly banned after reported fights

(Newser) - The day after Christmas, some 400 teens burst into a Brooklyn mall, and fights and looting ensued, according to New York Post sources. The kids reportedly thought—incorrectly—that the rapper Fabolous was going to perform at Kings Plaza. "I was begging them to stop. There were a lot... More »

Mall Evacuated After Man Scatters Woman's Ashes a LensCrafters

(Newser) - A Florida shopping mall was evacuated on Tuesday for what very well could be a first: A man threw an unidentified substance into a LensCrafters ... and it later turned out to be some of his dead fiancee's ashes. NBC6 reports that the man was in the process of depositing... More »

NC Couple: We Escaped Kenya Mall

Asheville travelers guided out by gun-wielding Australian

(Newser) - In Kenya for a safari, an Asheville, NC, couple took a daytrip to a Nairobi mall—and ended up fleeing for their lives. Francis and Susan Strazzella, both 62, heard shots ring out as they browsed a store on the mall's fourth floor, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. "We... More »

Suspect in Spa Shooting Found Dead

Radcliffe Haughton was married to an employee: witness

(Newser) - Horrifying news from Wisconsin: A man estranged from his wife walked into her workplace today and opened fire, killing three women and wounding four more before fatally shooting himself, police said. Authorities found the body of Radcliffe Haughton, 45, at the spa where his wife, Zina Haughton, worked in suburban... More »

1 Dead, 1 Trapped, 22 Hurt in Ontario Mall Collapse

9 still missing after rooftop parking lot caves in

(Newser) - The rooftop parking lot of a northern Ontario mall collapsed over the weekend, sending debris through two floors of the building. A pair of cars also reportedly crashed through. Now officials say they believe one person was killed in the incident; another is trapped but may still be alive after... More »

Bank Robber Suspected in Bomb Plot Near Columbine

65-year-old Earl Albert Moore seen in mall security footage

(Newser) - The FBI suspects a paroled bank robber, still at large, planted a pipe bomb at a mall near Columbine last week , Reuters reports. Earl Albert Moore “is considered armed and dangerous and has an extensive criminal background,” the FBI said. The 65-year-old had been a “person of... More »

Classy ATM Spits Gold, Not Cash, in Florida

Machine installed in a shopping mall

(Newser) - An ATM at a posh Florida mall cuts out the paper and goes straight for gold. Slide in credit card or cash and get out a pile of gold bars and coins in a tidy black box, the AP reports. The German machine is primarily a novelty item, says its... More »

Baby Born at California Mall McDonald's

Husband, 3-year-old daughter are on hand at food court

(Newser) - A woman gave birth this afternoon in the food court of a northern California mall, delivering in the McDonald’s where she had been eating with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. A mall cop helped deliver the healthy baby girl; paramedics had been on the scene earlier after Evelyn Alexander... More »

How Twilight Rescued Hot Topic

Goth retail mainstay is relevant again thanks to books, films

(Newser) - Like much of America, Ylan Q. Mui had forgotten all about Hot Topic, the mall mainstay for baby Goth merchandise—and then Twilight came along and made the store relevant again. The uber-popular vampire franchise “accomplished what the store had tried but failed to do: It made goth mainstream,... More »

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