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Cops: Baby Taken From Mom's Womb in Grisly Stabbing

Victim who responded to Craigslist ad for baby clothes was 7 months pregnant

(Newser) - A 26-year-old woman who showed up at a Longmont, Colo., home yesterday to purchase baby clothes she saw advertised on Craigslist was stabbed and beaten, allegedly by the 34-year-old woman who lived there—who police say then reportedly "removed" the unborn child from the mother's womb, the Longmont ... More »

Waiter Uses Craigslist to Hunt Ladies Who Stiffed Him

'Maybe this is love?' Kansas City server writes in his 'missed connections' post

(Newser) - It isn't the money that Stephen O'Laughlin lost during his waiter's shift at a Kansas City, Mo., restaurant that bothers him—it's the principle of being stiffed. "There are so many waiters and bartenders in the world, and I feel like it’s a story... More »

New Trend: Police Stations as Craigslist 'Safe Havens'

Authorities urge buyers, sellers to meet there just in case

(Newser) - It's understandable if you're a bit nervous about meeting up for a business transaction with a stranger you met on Craigslist—but in Illinois and many other places, you may not have to. Police departments in the state are starting to offer up their lobbies as "safe... More »

Craigslist Personals Drive HIV Spike

A decade of research shows a 16% jump in transmissions when Craigslist arrives

(Newser) - Those "personals" ads on Craigslist are bringing more than hot dates to a neighborhood near you. When Craigslist enters a new market, the rate of reported HIV cases in the area jumps 16%, according to new research out of the University of Minnesota and published in the journal MIS ... More »

Man Charged With Murder of Craigslist Car Buyers

Suspect lured Ga. couple, shot them in head: cops

(Newser) - A tragic end for the Georgia couple who vanished while trying to buy a car on Craigslist . Police say two bodies found in the woods outside McRae, near where the couple's 2003 GMC Envoy was discovered submerged in a lake, are indeed those of Bud Runion, 69, and his... More »

Bodies Found in Search for Craigslist Car Buyers

Suspect in Ga. deaths turns himself in

(Newser) - A tragic end to the search for Bud and June Runion : Bodies believed to be the missing couple have been found along with their SUV, police in Georgia say. The couple had traveled around 200 miles to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang from somebody who answered their Craigslist ad, but... More »

Couple Go Missing After Arranging Craigslist Meeting

Ga. couple were trying to buy classic car

(Newser) - Days of frantic searching have turned up no trace of a Georgia couple in their 60s who vanished after going to buy a classic car from somebody on Craigslist. Bud and June Runion are believed to have traveled more than 150 miles from their home in Marietta to McRae last... More »

Couple Killed After Meeting Stranger Through Craigslist

They had reportedly arranged for sexual encounter

(Newser) - A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said yesterday. Emails indicate that Brooke Slocum, 18 and eight months pregnant, connected with the suspect, 31-year-old Brady Oestrike, through a Craigslist ad and arranged a... More »

Kansas City Parents Shot Looking at Craigslist Car

Suspects may have robbed another man of an Xbox earlier that day

(Newser) - A Kansas City couple who went to check out a car they saw on Craigslist were shot and robbed Wednesday night, USA Today reports. They had wanted to purchase the vehicle for their 16-year-old son, who was with them but not injured. Police say the 53-year-old dad and his son... More »

Accused Craigslist Killer: I Killed 22-Plus 'Bad People'

Miranda Barbour says she stopped counting victims she killed in last 6 years

(Newser) - Miranda Barbour admits killing a 42-year-old Pennsylvania man she says she and her new husband picked up on Craigslist for sex in November, but her tale only gets darker from there: In an interview with the Sunbury Daily Item , the 19-year-old says that she's killed at least 22 people... More »

On Craigslist: California Ghost Town, $225K

Gold mining town of Seneca up for sale

(Newser) - If you're in the market to relocate, have we got news for you: For just $225,000, you can buy an entire gold mining ghost town in northern California. The 12-acre town of Seneca is listed for sale on Craigslist , Fox News reports, and it comes with its own... More »

Man Finds $98K in Desk Bought on Craigslist

Returns it to seller; it was apparently her inheritance

(Newser) - We bet you've seen some bizarre stuff on Craigslist. But you've probably never found this. A couple found $98,000 in cold hard cash stuffed inside a plastic bag in a desk they bought for under $200. So what did they do with the money? The rabbi and... More »

Ohio Sentences Craigslist Killer to Death

Richard Beasley killed 3 men seeking farm jobs

(Newser) - A self-styled street preacher who teamed up with a high school student in a deadly plot to lure men with bogus Craigslist job offers has been sentenced to death. A judge in Akron sentenced 53-year-old Richard Beasley today; the jury that convicted him recommended last week that he be executed.... More »

Ohio Craigslist Killer Guilty, Could Get Death

Richard Beasley masterminded plot to kill jobseekers

(Newser) - The Ohio street preacher who masterminded a plot to kill jobseekers lured to an Ohio town by ads on Craigslist has been found guilty of killing three men. Relatives of the three victims hugged and Richard Beasley, 53, slumped forward in his wheelchair as the verdict was read out, the... More »

Want Some Twinkies? That'll Be $1K

Opportunists attempt to price-gouge Hostess snacks

(Newser) - News of Hostess going out of business led to a run on Twinkies and other iconic products from the bakery, which has in turn led to the snack cakes being listed for thousands of dollars on eBay and Craigslist, the AP reports. One unemployed man spent hours collecting 16 boxes... More »

Craigslist Ads Gouge Storm Victims: $700/Night

'We aren't charging them extra,' says hotel manager

(Newser) - People dislodged by Superstorm Sandy in New York state saw some dandy deals on Craigslist—like a 1-bedroom apartment for a "mere" $700 a night, the New York Post reports. "Escape the hurricane in a luxury 1-BR with full power and Internet," the ad read. "Stay... More »

Craigslist's New Classified Rival: Facebook

Zuckerberg and Co. developing classified ad project

(Newser) - Look out, Craigslist: Facebook is developing a classified ad service, insiders say—and unlike Craigslist, it would target ads at interested users. Dubbed Marketplace—like an earlier Facebook venture—for the time being, the service could be used for anything from hawking second-hand furniture to advertising apartments. To sell a... More »

Stodgy Craigslist Finally Tests Maps With Listings

Rare stab at innovation comes after two startups tried to move in on turf

(Newser) - Those browsing Craigslist real estate listings in San Fransisco or Portland might notice a seemingly unremarkable thing: A street map at the bottom of the listing that helpfully pinpoints where the place is. The site is experimenting with the upgrade in those two cities, which "would be humdrum news... More »

Fallen Soldier's Photo Used in Craigslist Scam

Ads claimed soldier was injured, needed help with medical bills

(Newser) - Five years after he was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Sgt. Sean Fennerty's photo is being used by online scam artists. The Oregon soldier's photo appeared next to ads on Craigslist Pensacola and fundraising site containing a plea for funds from somebody claiming to... More »

Occupy Sympathizers Need Not Apply for This Job

Law firm specifies such in Craigslist ad

(Newser) - The Above the Law blog notices an unusual Craigslist ad posted by a Philadelphia law firm: The company needs a part-time "contract litigation associate," but there's a catch. Preferred candidates are "capitalists, believers in the Constitution, champions of free enterprise, and advocates of limited government."... More »

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