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Cops: He Went After Son With Chainsaw, Lost His Own Leg

Douglas Ferguson, 76, was arrested after 3 months of medical care

(Newser) - A Tennessee man who finished three months of treatment following the amputation of his leg was arrested Tuesday in connection with the June 28 event that cost him his limb. The Kingsport Times-News reports police arrived at a home in Bristol three months ago and learned that Douglas Ferguson, 76,... More »

Irma's 'Chainsaw Sister' Had to Google Instructions

Sister Margaret Ann of Miami has become an internet sensation

(Newser) - The Florida nun who became an internet sensation when video emerged of her—dressed in full habit—wielding a chainsaw to clear downed trees after Hurricane Irma says she had to look up instructions on how to start the tool. "I actually had to Google it to find out... More »

Chainsaw Assailant at Large After Attack in Switzerland

2 people seriously injured

(Newser) - Police in Switzerland are looking for the assailant in a bizarre attack: Authorities say a man injured five people with a chainsaw Monday morning in a small town, reports the BBC . Two of the victims were injured seriously. It's not clear what prompted the assault in the town of... More »

Leaf Blower 'Prank' Causes Theater Stampede

Suspects revved what people thought was chainsaw during showing of The Gift

(Newser) - California police are looking for two or three males who terrified moviegoers during a showing of The Gift in Newport Beach on Saturday. At least one man in Edwards Big Newport 6 opened an emergency exit to let in another man carrying what viewers thought was a chainsaw. He hoisted... More »

Montana Fight Includes ... Chainsaw

Big Sandy street feud also included knives and a stolen car

(Newser) - When Big Sandy, Mont., has a street fight, it has a street fight. Residents in the farming town's commercial district watched Monday as a brawl broke out between three men in a sedan and two men and two women in a pickup truck—complete with a knife fight, at... More »

Golfer Greg Norman: 'Lucky Man' After Chainsaw Run-in

'Still have left hand,' he says in post

(Newser) - Golfer Greg Norman, nicknamed the Great White Shark for his blond hair and aggressive play, is apparently urging a little caution after a run-in with a chainsaw: "Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected," he wrote in an Instagram post last night, beneath a photo... More »

Cops: Mom, Son Stole $10K in ... Chainsaws

Now they face up to 20 years in prison

(Newser) - They had a niche: Police say a mother and son stole $10,000 worth of chainsaws from stores in Michigan and then tried to sell them on Craigslist in Chicago, reports ABC Local . The grand scheme fell through, however, and Gaci Juric, 57, and Ali Ivanov, 35, now face charges... More »

Guy Gets Chainsaw Stuck in Neck, Survives

Blade missed tree trimmer's arteries

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania tree trimmer is incredibly lucky to be alive after an accident that left him with a chainsaw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine, 21, was pruning trees when the saw kicked back and hit him in the neck, the AP reports. His colleagues removed the motor but... More »

Cops: Woman Killed Herself With Chainsaw

Valerie Nash, 47, was discovered yesterday in Palms neighborhood

(Newser) - A Los Angeles woman was found dead yesterday after apparently committing suicide with a chainsaw. Police say Valerie Nash, 47, was discovered inside her home in Palms by her sister, "with a chainsaw wound on her neck," reports CBS Los Angeles . An LAPD sergeant says, “At this... More »

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