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Cop Accused of Tickling Corpse's Feet

Aaron Stringer reportedly told another officer he 'loves playing with dead bodies'

(Newser) - "Hey, wanna go see the body?" may seem like an odd thing to hear at most jobs, but for Bakersfield police trainee Lindy DeGeare, it didn't seem so unusual when her training officer, Aaron Stringer, reportedly asked her something along those lines after a local man had been... More »

Dog Tackled by 'Hero Cat' Put Down

Thousands urged shelter to save 'unadoptable' dog

(Newser) - While Tara the cat has become a celebrity after saving her owners' 4-year-old son from a dog attack , the dog involved was euthanized over the weekend. The 8-month-old Labrador-Chow mix who bit the boy and tried to drag him down his driveway before the cat intervened was put down with... More »

Doctor Saves Choking Woman With Pocket Knife

Lesson: If you're going to choke on dinner, do it in a room full of top doctors

(Newser) - It's a regular occurrence in TV and movies, but a less common scene in real life: A doctor in Bakersfield, Calif., saved a choking woman's life at a restaurant by using a pocket knife and pen to perform an emergency tracheotomy, the Bakersfield Californian reports. If there is... More »

Man's Leg Severed in Power Plant Implosion

One of 5 spectators injured in planned demolition

(Newser) - Five spectators were injured today after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in California's Central Valley, authorities said. More than 1,000 people had gathered at 6am in a nearby parking lot to watch the planned implosion at the plant owned by... More »

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