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Florida Voter Caught Seeking Ballot for Dead Wife

Larry Wiggins is charged with a felony

(Newser) - A Florida man is in trouble after requesting a mail-in ballot for his dead wife, WFLA reports. Larry Wiggins was arrested Thursday in Manatee County and charged with requesting a mail-in ballot on behalf of another elector, a third-degree felony. His explanation? "I heard so much about ballots being... More »

Their 'Fish Story' Ended With Felony Convictions

2 pleaded guilty to tampering to influence a fishing contest

(Newser) - There's a reason a "fish story" has become synonymous with the unbelievable. Two fisherman have pleaded guilty to felony charges for lying about some impressive fish entered in a Utah fishing tournament. Robert Dennett, 45, and Kamron Wootton, 35, are the first people in the state's history... More »

Guy Charged With Felony for Being a 'Cool Father'

Shaun Michaelsen, 41, was arrested in Florida

(Newser) - A Florida man is facing felony charges after police said he let a 12-year-old girl drive his SUV and told her to speed because he wanted to be a "cool father"—even though he is not her dad, the AP reports. Shaun Michaelsen, 41, told the arresting officer... More »

Alleged Lottery Scam Involves Paper and Glue

Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, were arrested Monday in Mississippi

(Newser) - Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it, the AP reports. Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, were arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and uttering a... More »

Guy Charged With 10 Felonies Over 30 Minutes in 1 Block

Rodney Edward King Jr, 29, went on a shocking crime spree

(Newser) - An alleged felon is making headlines after he was charged with 10 felonies and 2 misdemeanors over less than 30 minutes in a one-block radius, the Daily News reports. Rodney Edward King Jr, 29, is accused of committing crimes against seven people in Columbus, Ohio, one morning last week. "... More »

The Phone Was Worth $800, So Offset Is a Wanted Man

Police issue a felony warrant for rapper's arrest

(Newser) - There's a warrant for Offset's arrest after the Migos rapper allegedly broke a man's phone at a Target store in Georgia last week. TMZ reports that the man started recording on his iPhone as he approached Offset, and the rapper responded, "Get the f--- out of... More »

New Felony Charge for Beleaguered Mo. Governor

Eric Greitens says computer tampering charge is a continued 'smear' against him

(Newser) - St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term GOP governor. The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier charge alleging Greitens took... More »

2 NFL Brothers' 'Bizarre' Fight: 'I'm Going to Fight for Jesus'

Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones arrested for felony vandalism after incident with Vikings' Cayleb Jones

(Newser) - A fight between brothers isn't all that uncommon. But you don't often see one arrested for felony vandalism, especially when the brothers are players for two different NFL teams. TMZ has video of the "bizarre naked struggle" Monday night between 22-year-old Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones and... More »

A Tough-to-Watch Shark Video Results in Arrests

3 men in Florida charged with animal cruelty over video of shark dragged by high-speed boat

(Newser) - Florida anglers who allegedly filmed themselves brutally dragging a shark behind their boat at high speeds are now facing felony charges. Robert Benac, 28, Michael Wenzel, 21, and Spencer Heintz, 23, have been charged with aggravated animal cruelty in Florida for the video that surfaced five months ago , reports the... More »

Mom Sent Child to School With Recorder, Now Faces Felony

Sarah Sims says Virginia school hadn't addressed bullying concerns around her 9-year-old daughter

(Newser) - She says she only wanted to protect her daughter. Sarah Sims now faces the prospect of years behind bars after she sent her daughter to school with a digital audio recorder. Sims tells WAVY she first called and emailed administrators at Ocean View Elementary School in Norfolk, Va., to discuss... More »

Teen Mom Allegedly Streams Live Video of Toddler Taped to Wall

Shayla Rudolph faces felony charges in Ohio

(Newser) - An Ohio mother who apparently felt she'd come up with an ingenious alternative to "whooping" her busy toddler while she tried to clean has now been charged with a felony, reports ABC 6 , and her Facebook Live video is causing outrage among viewers. Shayla Rudolph, who is 18,... More »

Man Drives 10K Cans to Michigan, Faces Prison Time

It's illegal to bring in out-of-state cans in attempt to land the 10-cent deposit

(Newser) - About three months ago, Brian Everidge was stopped for speeding just north of Detroit. He was behind the wheel of a Budget box truck whose contents could land him in prison for up to five years: more than 10,000 aluminum cans. The Guardian reports that just as Seinfeld's ... More »

Teen Charged After Flashing Genitals in Yearbook Prank

Arizona's Hunter Osborn hit with 69 counts of indecent exposure

(Newser) - A 19-year-old high school football player in Mesa, Ariz., has been hit with 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure after school officials discovered he had flashed his genitals in a yearbook photo, CBS News reports. Hunter Osborn also has a felony charge of furnishing harmful items to minors after he... More »

The FBI Is Now Tracking Animal Abusers

Animal cruelty is now tracked along with other crimes like homicide

(Newser) - This year, for the first time, the FBI will track animal abuse the same way it tracks crimes such as homicide, arson, and assault. After years of lobbying, the bureau agreed in 2014 to make animal cruelty a Class A felony with its own category, and started tracking cases this... More »

Posting Nude 'Revenge' Pics Now a Felony in Arizona

Images can be considered domestic violence

(Newser) - Arizona is the latest state to outlaw so-called "revenge porn," making it a felony to post sexually compromising images of your ex online without her or his consent. Those who post such images, often as a means of humiliating former partners, may face a minimum of six months... More »

Guy Busted in 10-Year Kidnap Case Faces 19 Years

Isidro Garcia charged with 5 felonies

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Orange County have charged a man with kidnapping his former girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter a decade ago and repeatedly sexually assaulting her. Isidro Medrano Garcia was charged today with five felony counts, including forcible rape, kidnapping to commit a sexual offense, and three counts of lewd acts on... More »

Kanye West Suspected in Paparazzo Struggle

Brawl results in attempted robbery suspicion

(Newser) - Kanye West is suspected of felony attempted robbery after a brief dust-up with a paparazzo at LAX, according to TMZ . At the airport, "five photographers started shooting pictures of him and one of them was over the microphone and was saying stuff to him," a witness tells the... More »

Voice of Charlie Brown Gets Arrested

Peter Robbins busted for alleged stalking, threats

(Newser) - As if the "voice of Elmo" scandal wasn't enough to wreck our childhood memories, now the voice of Charlie Brown has been arrested. Peter Robbins, who voiced the popular animated character as a child, was busted in San Diego Sunday night and will be arraigned today on one... More »

Texas Millionaire Hit With 11 Counts of Child Molestation

Stanley Marsh 3 faces 20 years in prison

(Newser) - Texas millionaire and eccentric artist Stanley Marsh 3 has been charged with 11 felony counts of child molestation. Police sought the 74-year-old, whose claim to fame is his "Cadillac Ranch" display along a Texas interstate, following a series of lawsuits saying he paid 10 teens to perform sex acts.... More »

Chris Brown Tests Positive for Pot on Probation

He tells judge he smoked 'medical marijuana'

(Newser) - Chris Brown has tested positive for drugs while on probation for a 2009 felony conviction for assaulting former gal pal Rihanna. He failed a random drug test while doing community service in Virginia. He told a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday that he had smoked marijuana in California,... More »

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