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Stories 21 - 40 |
He Allegedly Hid Devices Under
Floor at Work to Mine Bitcoin
Sep 13, 2021 7:31 AM CDT
He Allegedly Hid Devices Under Floor at Work to Mine Bitcoin
Christopher Naples accused of running up more than $6K in electric bills for Suffolk County
- A county employee in New York state is accused of stealing from the job, but with an oh-so-modern twist. Authorities in Suffolk County say IT supervisor Christopher Naples mined cryptocurrency on the job and ran up at least $6,000 in electric bills in the process, reports the
$126M Printer Toner Scheme
Sep 8, 2021 2:44 AM CDT
Guy Sentenced in Decades-Long, $126M Printer Toner Scheme
Gilbert Michaels gets 4 years
- For decades, a Los Angeles man defrauded small businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations by selling them printer toner they didn't need. Over one period of six years, Gilbert N. Michaels, 79, conned the victims out of $126 million, the Justice Department says in a press release . On Friday, Michaels...
Cops: Tesla Camera Proves
'Hit-and-Run' Was Bogus
Sep 7, 2021 1:37 PM CDT
Cops: Tesla Camera Proves 'Hit-and-Run' Was Bogus
Slidell man accused of faking an accident
- Tesla is having trouble with its autopilot , and it’s a serious story. The backup cameras, however, haven’t been in the news much. Also, they record what they see. So when a man in Louisiana spotted a Tesla backing up in a gas station and flopped to the ground...
First His Wife and Son Were
Killed, Now He's Been Shot
Sep 5, 2021 6:30 AM CDT
First His Wife and Son Were Killed, Now He's Been Shot
Prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was shot in the head on a lonely road
- The murder of a prominent South Carolina attorney's wife and son has gone nearly twelve weeks without any arrests but there's new startling twist: the attorney himself was shot in the head Saturday after experiencing car trouble on the side of the road. Per the
New York Times
Woman's Alleged Bogus
Vax Card Had an Easy Giveaway
in case you missed it
Sep 4, 2021 2:24 PM CDT
Woman's Alleged Bogus Vax Card Had an Easy Giveaway
It's Moderna, not 'Maderna'
- Authorities in Hawaii say a tourist tried to get in with a fake vaccine card, one that had a telltale giveaway. The card misspelled Moderna as "Maderna," reports Gizmodo . After further digging, officials at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on the island of Oahu determined that 24-year-old Chloe...
Man Tries to Show Off on
First Date, Ends Up Arrested
Sep 1, 2021 10:47 AM CDT
Man Tries to Show Off on First Date, Ends Up Arrested
Taylor Beverly allegedly drove his motorcycle at speeds over 100mph
- A Florida man who "drove well over 100mph" on his motorcycle in a bid to escape police told officers he was trying to show off for his passenger, as it was their first date. That's according to Clearwater Police, who say 22-year-old Taylor Beverly ran a red light...
Body on Gurney Rolls Out
of Stolen Mortuary Van
Aug 27, 2021 3:54 AM CDT
Body on Gurney Rolls Out of Stolen Mortuary Van
Suspect Kijon Griffin escaped police but turned himself in 2 days later
- "It's ridiculous that the dead can't even rest," says mortuary owner Stan Henderson. Police say a suspect in several felonies who was fleeing officers stole a mortuary van with a body inside from the parking lot of Henderson's Conyers, Georgia, business Tuesday afternoon, Fox 5...
Man Arrested After
Breaking Into a Jail
Aug 21, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
Man Arrested After Breaking Into a Jail
California man said he was fleeing a man with a gun
- Guards usually don’t have to watch for people breaking into a jail, so it’s maybe only a little surprising that they didn’t notice the man climbing over two fences then scrambling up to a second floor door. An alarm went off in the Maple Street Correctional Center...
Man Arrested After
Deputies Find Horse in House
Aug 15, 2021 2:20 PM CDT
Man Arrested After Deputies Find Horse in House
The South Carolina man was also wanted for throwing mandolin into pasture
- When the deputies saw horse feces on the living room floor, they pieced together the mystery pretty quickly. They showed up at a house in Oconee, SC, summoned by a woman who saw her nephew ride by and remembered that her nephew definitely didn’t own a horse. They tried...
Teen Who Used Laser Sight as
Cat Toy Charged in Shooting
Aug 14, 2021 11:32 AM CDT
Teen Who Used Laser Sight as Cat Toy Charged in Shooting
The young woman told police she thought the gun didn't have bullets
- The cat, at least, is fine. But a 21-year-old man was shot straight through his thigh had to go to the hospital and is now facing weapons charges to boot. A 19-year-old visiting a friend’s apartment in Kenosha, WI, was using the laser sight of a 9 mm handgun...
Pilot Lands in Town Illegally,
for a Dairy Queen Visit
Aug 12, 2021 10:09 AM CDT
Pilot Lands in Town Illegally, for a Dairy Queen Visit
'Well, I thought somebody must be hungry,' Tisdale, Saskatchewan mayor says
- Saskatchewan has experienced record-breaking heat this summer—but a desire for ice cream still isn't classed as an emergency, the Mounties say. A 34-year-old man has been charged with dangerous operation of an aircraft after landing his helicopter in a high school parking lot in the center of a...
Man Put in Cell With Sister's
Rapist Guilty of Killing Him
Aug 8, 2021 2:42 PM CDT
Man Put in Cell With Sister's Rapist Guilty of Killing Him
Department of Corrections denied request for new cellmate
- Shane Goldsby asked for a new cellmate. Goldsby, 25, was in prison for a stabbing, stealing a police car, and injuring a state trooper in Washington state. His cellmate, Robert Munger, 70, was in for child rape, child molestation, and possession of child pornography. One of Munger’s victims was...
Man Who Kept Nazi-Era Tank
in Basement Finds Out His Fate
Aug 7, 2021 9:15 AM CDT
Man Who Kept Nazi-Era Tank in Basement Finds Out His Fate
It's a fine of $300K, plus a suspended 14-month prison sentence for German senior
- In took 20 soldiers nearly nine hours to extract a Nazi-era military tank from an elderly German man's basement in 2015, just one of the many eyebrow-raising items found in his Heikendorf home. The man was also in possession of an anti-aircraft gun, a torpedo, machine guns and assault...
Aug 2, 2021 2:26 PM CDT
Groom Shoots Friend, Stranger, Police Say
Couple, friend, got into argument while stuck in traffic
- A man still dressed in a tuxedo was arrested shortly after his wedding for allegedly shooting his bride’s friend. Devin Jose Jones, 30, his wife, and her friend were driving on Interstate 10 in Louisiana after the wedding when they hit traffic Saturday night. Police say they argued—the...
Passengers Taken Off Plane
After Teen Sends Gun Pic
Jul 25, 2021 3:50 PM CDT
Passengers Taken Off Plane After Teen Sends Gun Pic
The image was of an airsoft gun that wasn't even on a plane
- Some passengers on a United flight from San Francisco to Orlando, Florida, got a weird photo on their Apple devices delivered via AirDrop. AirDrop is an Apple feature that lets photos be transmitted short distances, and it’s possible to leave that connection open to the public. A photo of...
Teen Pleads Guilty After
Grandfather Dies in 'Swatting'
Jul 25, 2021 2:17 PM CDT
Teen Pleads Guilty After Grandfather Dies in 'Swatting'
Mark Herring, 60, was being pressured to give up his Twitter handle
- A teenager wanted a Twitter handle, and now a 60-year-old grandfather is dead. Federal prosecutors say Shane Sonderman pressured Mark Herring to give up @Tennessee, which Herring had been using since 2008. Herring’s family say they were harassed for hours with messages, unasked-for pizza deliveries, and false reports of...
Cops: Woman Skinny Dipping in
Stranger's Pool Wouldn't Leave
Jul 23, 2021 4:06 AM CDT
Cops: Woman Skinny Dipping in Stranger's Pool Wouldn't Leave
Florida woman was charged with trespassing
- A Florida man returning home from a doctor's appointment found a stranger skinny dipping in his backyard swimming pool, sheriff’s officials said. At first, the man only noticed clothes scattered across his lawn, Charlotte County Sheriff’s officials said in a social media post . Then, he saw the...
Grad Charged After Hitler
Quote Turns Up in Yearbook
Jul 19, 2021 1:09 PM CDT
Grad Charged After Hitler Quote Turns Up in Yearbook
Connecticut high school students will get a replacement book
- A recent high school graduate has been charged with two counts of third-degree computer crime after some offensive quotes turned up in the yearbook. Two students at Glastonbury High School in Connecticut found very different quotes on their pages than the ones they’d chosen. One, with references to drugs,...
Cops: Mom Foils Kidnapping,
Man Arrested at Hospital
Jul 18, 2021 6:10 PM CDT
Cops: Mom Foils Kidnapping, Man Arrested at Hospital
Five-year-old boy scared but OK
- A brave New York mom saved her 5-year-old son from an alleged kidnapping Friday. Police say Dolores Diaz was walking with her three kids in Queens when James McGonagle, 24, jumped out of a parked car and snatched her son Jacob. Diaz and her other two kids ran after him....
Cops: Woman With No License
Yanked 13 Teeth From Patient
Jul 16, 2021 9:37 AM CDT
Cops: Woman With No License Yanked 13 Teeth From Patient
Laurel Eich was arrested after break-in at Nevada dental office she worked at
- Police investigating a break-in at a dental office in Nevada uncovered a more disturbing crime. Police say Laurel Eich, the 42-year-old dental office employee accused of breaking into the office and stealing more than $22,000 in cash and checks from a drawer, also pulled 13 teeth from one person...
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