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Rock-Toppling Men Hit With Felony Charge

Glenn Taylor, Dave Hall pushed over Utah formation

(Newser) - Two former Scout leaders have been charged with felonies—criminal mischief and aiding criminal mischief—after one of them knocked over a rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park. Glenn Taylor, 45, pushed over the rock while Dave Hall, 42, filmed it, Deseret News reports. The two, who... More »

Fake Robbery in Music Video Brings Real Charges

Eight men charged in New Orleans after police raid

(Newser) - After an alert passerby in New Orleans spotted an armed robbery in progress at a convenience store, police stormed onto the scene and ... discovered it was all part of a music video. Given that some of the fake robbers were carrying unloaded guns, police were not amused. They charged eight... More »

Charlie Sheen's Plea Deal Goes Sour

Domestic assault case continued until July 12

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen went to court in Aspen today to plead no contest to a misdemeanor in the domestic assault case involving his wife, Brooke Mueller, but the plea bargain didn't go down. "They need time to re-work the final points of the plea deal," the DA said. Asked... More »

Charlie Sheen Headed to Jail

Plea deal will get actor out in time to film sitcom

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen will reportedly go to jail after a plea bargain reducing a felony charge stemming from his Christmas Day brouhaha with wife Brooke Mueller to a misdemeanor. "Charlie intends to go to court on June 7, plead to a misdemeanor, and immediately begin serving his 30 days,"... More »

Rip Torn Pleads Not Guilty

Judge orders actor to give up drinking after alleged bank break-in

(Newser) - Rip Torn entered a not guilty plea today to the charges leveled against him after his alleged drunken break-in at a Connecticut bank. At the same time, the judge added another bail condition: that he give up all alcohol. Torn’s lawyer pointed out that the actor is already undergoing... More »

Charlie Sheen Arraigned on Felony Charge

Actor appears in Colorado court to answer to domestic abuse allegations

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen was arraigned today in Aspen, Colo., on a felony charge of menacing and two misdemeanors after a Christmas Day fight with his wife, Brooke Mueller. The judge also lifted a restraining order that had been in place since Mueller summoned police, saying the actor had threatened her with... More »

Rip Torn Arrested for Breaking Into Conn. Bank

Actor was drunk, armed with revolver: cops

(Newser) - Rip Torn is due in court tomorrow after allegedly breaking into a bank while "highly intoxicated" and carrying a loaded gun, Connecticut state police say. The 78-year-old actor broke a window to gain entry to a Salisbury bank Friday evening and is being held on $100,000 cash bond,... More »

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