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Bank Teller Admits Stealing $185K From Homeless Man

Customer came in with trash bag filled with cash

(Newser) - Wells Fargo is in the news again, though this time it's a rogue entity, not upper management, that's catching all the heat. Ex-bank teller Phelon Davis has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $185,000 from a bank customer over a two-year period, starting in October 2014,... More »

Restaurant Staff Accuses Yelper of Pooping Herself

After 'Emma C' gave Georgetown eatery one-star review

(Newser) - Just to be clear, Emma C. had a terrible experience at DC's Nick's Riverside Grill, leaving the Georgetown restaurant one star on a now-removed May 26 Yelp review. In it, she wrote of the "worst" happy-hour service and an overcharge no one responded to, Grub Street reports.... More »

'Flash Mob' Steals $13K From Tony Georgetown Store

Between 20 and 30 youths converged on a Diesel shop

(Newser) - What the Washington Post describes as a "flash mob" of juveniles (and not the kind that dances to Taylor Swift ) converged Tuesday evening upon a high-end store in Georgetown, stealing about $13,000 worth of goods, DC cops tell the paper. The Metropolitan Police Department says between 20... More »

Georgetown 'Goodwill' Game in China Ends in Brawl

Joe Biden speech nearly does, too

(Newser) - It was called a “goodwill” trip—but Georgetown’s voyage to China has resulted in bad blood. An exhibition game between the Hoyas and a Chinese team ended in a massive brawl on court, the Washington Post reports. Punches weren’t the only thing being thrown: Chairs and full... More »

Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse Top Brackets

Jayhawks snag overall No. 1 seed

(Newser) - Overall No. 1 seed Kansas leads the field of 65 NCAA tournament teams, with Kentucky, Duke, and Syracuse—late-season slump and all—topping their respective brackets. The 32-2 Jayhawks, who won the 2008 title, captured this season's Big 12 tournament and will tangle with Syracuse in one semifinal if the... More »

5 Killed in Energy Plant Blaze

(Newser) - Five workers trapped in an empty water tunnel at a Colorado hydroelectric plant were killed late yesterday when a chemical fire ignited in equipment. The workers had communicated after the blaze erupted that they were safe, but firefighters later found their bodies as they battled the blaze. The men worked... More »

NCAA Records Sought in Payola Probe

Student loan referrals may have netted sports program payoffs

(Newser) - New York's attorney general has demanded records of 40 NCAA athletic departments from  Georgetown and UCLA to discover if students were illegally steered to a particular college loan provider for kickbacks. Several of the Division I schools have links on their websites to a company that officials suspect is offering... More »

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