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How Did Rand Paul Get 6 Broken Ribs? Story Gets Odder

Motivation behind alleged assault on senator is a deepening mystery

(Newser) - The 59-year-old neighbor accused of tackling Sen. Rand Paul while he was mowing his lawn last Friday in Kentucky pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault on Thursday, the Washington Post reports. Rene Boucher, a retired anesthesiologist and Democrat who has lived next to Paul in a gated community for years,... More »

Lawyer: Rand Paul Attack Wasn't Over Politics

It was a 'trivial' dispute between neighbors, supposedly

(Newser) - A lawyer for the neighbor accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul outside his Kentucky home says the "unfortunate occurrence" had nothing to do with the political beliefs of either man. "It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as... More »

Oregon Couple Must Surgically Stop Dogs From Barking: Court

Rogue River neighbors have been battling over barking dogs since 2002

(Newser) - "We are just shocked." That's the reaction of the Oregon Humane Society to a Wednesday ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals that will require a Rogue River couple to have their six dogs' vocal cords cut. The court case was one between neighbors of nearly 20... More »

Neighbors Killed Woman for Bursting Kid's Ball

Mother, grandfather guilty of manslaughter

(Newser) - A woman who was sick of children's balls landing in her garden was beaten to death by neighbors after she punctured one of them. Prosecutors say Kelly Machin, 34, had long complained about the noise made by neighbor Natalie Bollen's children and about their balls landing in her... More »

Neighbors War Over Manure Pile Visible via Google Earth

A smelly situation out of Canada

(Newser) - Good fences make good neighbors, so long as that fence isn't made of manure, apparently. A Canadian couple has been awarded $15,000 in damages, to be paid by neighbors who have also been banned by the judge's Jan. 19 decision from spreading manure within about 1,000... More »

Neighbor: Mall Shooting Suspect Was 'Creepy'

Arcan Cetin had many run-ins with the law

(Newser) - The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor in Oak Harbor, Wash., as so "creepy, rude, and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building 'Oppressive' Wall: Hawaiians

New structure around his 700-acre property isn't going over well among most

(Newser) - Mr. Zuckerberg, tear down that wall. So say neighbors in Kauai, Hawaii, who think the Facebook founder is not so "neighborly." Residents on the north shore say Mark Zuckerberg is building a "monstrosity" of a wall on the 700-acre property he bought in 2014. He's reportedly... More »

Cops: Upset Neighbor Sent 'Tasty Children' Threats

Police were not amused

(Newser) - There are ways to deal with kids in the neighborhood you might find annoying, and this is most definitely not one of them: Police in Minnesota say a woman mailed an anonymous letter to the parents of two young kids nearby saying, "The children look delicious. May I have... More »

Man Allegedly Kills Neighbor Over Late-Night Mowing

Linda Ciotto, 62, was shot in the head Tuesday night

(Newser) - On Tuesday night, a 62-year-old Ohio woman started mowing her lawn. She never finished the task. Police says Linda Ciotto was shot in the head while mowing the grass at her Willard home around 9pm, and her neighbor stands accused of the crime. James Blair, 50, was allegedly angered by... More »

Lawyer: Client Brought Body to Me in Pickup Truck

John Marshall showed up with man he killed in self-defense, Fla. attorney says

(Newser) - In a scenario that seems better suited to an episode of Better Call Saul than a small law firm in southwest Florida, an attorney says one of his clients showed up at his office yesterday afternoon, said he had killed a neighbor, and revealed he had the body in his... More »

Neighbor to Cops: Stop 'Illegal' Lemonade Stand

TJ Guerrero, 12, runs his own stand in Dunedin, Fla.

(Newser) - Nothing like an entrepreneurial kid running a lemonade stand on the lawn—unless you're his angry neighbor, that is. Doug Wilkey of Dunedin, Fla., has been complaining for two years about 12-year-old TJ Guerrero's lemonade stand next door, Gawker reports. Wilkey emailed City Hall several times and reached... More »

Neighbors Is Shockingly ... Mature?

Critics approve of surprisingly sweet raunchfest

(Newser) - It may look like a raunchy, juvenile, toga party of a movie, but Neighbors is actually surprisingly sweet and honest, critics seem to agree. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron star in the story of a pair of new parents battling it out with their neighborhood's new frat... More »

Neighbors Wage War Via Wi-Fi Network Names

Typically, it's about noise

(Newser) - Want to know what your neighbor really thinks of you? Try scrolling through your local Wi-Fi hotspot names, which may contain a personal message—like "We Can Hear You Having Sex" or "Shut The Barking Dog Up No 7," the BBC reports. Other examples include complaints about... More »

New Neighborly Trend: Shared Backyards

More homeowners are merging outdoor space

(Newser) - Good fences typically make good neighbors, says the old platitude, but a number of homeowners are scrapping their dividing fences in order to build shared backyards and gardens with the folks next door, reports the Wall Street Journal . The communal spaces offer more room to entertain guests and plant an... More »

Steve Jobs: He's a Great Neighbor, Too

Palo Alto resident pays tribute to the regular-guy Jobs

(Newser) - A Palo Alto woman provides a rare glimpse at the private side of her world-famous neighbor, a guy by the name of Steve Jobs. But Lisen Stromberg isn't dishing up dirt. Instead, she offers a sweet tribute to Jobs as a regular dad in the neighborhood, attending backyard pool... More »

Neighbors Rescue Man Buried Under Snow 4 Hours

Woman spotted his hand with her binoculars; he's doing fine

(Newser) - Here's one great story emerging from the week's brutal blizzard: An alert neighbor and her trusty pair of binoculars saved the life of a 66-year-old Wisconsin man who was buried under snow for four hours, reports AOL News . Joe Latta's ordeal began about 5am when he trudged out his driveway... More »

Neighbors Spill the Beans on Christine O'Donnell

Nothing crazy, but she did host frequent slumber parties with boyfriend

(Newser) - Is the real Christine O’Donnell really just like you? Rebecca Dana of the Daily Beast decided to ask the candidate's old neighbors to find out, and most spoke relatively well of her. “To me, she never said anything nuts,” said one teacher at a nearby Catholic school.... More »

Author: Palin 'Incites Hatred' Like a 'Nazi Trooper'

Joe McGinniss says he grabbed the house because it was cheap

(Newser) - For much of his interview with Matt Lauer this morning on the Today show , author Joe McGinniss seemed reasonable enough. Sarah Palin's least favorite new neighbor said he's not up to anything “creepy,” and that he'd “be living in this house if the Palins lived on the... More »

McGinniss: Sarah Palin Is Being 'Hysterical'

The author-next-door gives his side

(Newser) - Joe McGinniss says it would have nicer (and smarter) to have gotten cookies from Sarah and Todd Palin rather than the "hysterical" and "hostile" reaction he got instead. McGinniss tells the Washington Post that Todd confronted him on his porch and predicted McGinniss would be installing microphones and... More »

Watch Out, Sarah: Wasilla Might Take You Down

Her 'everywoman' image can't take the hit

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is doomed, warns Gawker , and it's her Wasilla brethren, not the Democrats, who are could take her down. Sure, the fence she built around her home will shield her family from the prying eyes of the "lamestream" media, writes Adrian Chen. But the problem isn't the press—... More »

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