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Man charged in 99-cent robbery attempt

Brian Slodysko Chicago Tribune 14.06.2011
Man charged in 99-cent robbery attempt

A Cook County judge set bail at $50,000 today for a man charged with displaying a handgun to a convenience store clerk who refused to give him 99 cents.

Man dies while raping elderly woman

Investigators said a man has died while in the act of raping an elderly South Texas woman.

15-year-old girls tied up, smothered foster mom

Arrest documents say two 15-year-old girls accused of killing their foster mom in New Mexico put her in a chokehold, tied her hands and feet and then smothered her with a pillow.

Woman Admits Robbing Bank Dressed As Clown

CBS Philadelphia 10.06.2011
Woman Admits Robbing Bank Dressed As Clown

A Pennsylvania woman admits she donned a clown suit and robbed a bank last summer but her motive remains a mystery.

Teen Girl Charged with Allegedly Setting Dog On Fire

A teen girl and an adult relative face animal abuse charges after police say that the teen set a Black Lab puppy on fire in the backyard of her family's home.

Police Suspect Five-Year-Old Girl Drowned Toddler for Crying Too Much

Kansas City Missouri police said a five-year-old girl drowned a toddler for crying too much. The victim, 18-month-old Jermane Johnson Jr., lived in the St. Louis area, but was staying with relatives in Kansas City, Mo.

96-year-old woman confesses to 1946 murder

A murder mystery has been solved — 65 years later — with the confession of a 96-year-old woman.

Teacher Accused Of Sexting Students About Having Sex -- Over Her Desk

A Steel Valley high school teacher is accused of sexting her male students. Many of the messages 29-year-old Jennifer Smith is accused of sending to students are just too graphic to outline.

Random attacks cause concern in Chicago

Jason Meisner and Jeremy Gorner Chicago Tribune 08.06.2011
Random attacks cause concern in Chicago

No one was seriously hurt in the flurry of five random attacks by a mob of young men on Chicago's lakefront over the weekend. But the feeling among many visitors and residents that the popular Near North Side stretch where the attacks occurred is ...

Mexican drug gangs building own tanks as war intensifies

Mexico's rival crime gangs are in an arms race, and the latest sign of that are the homemade "Mad Max" type heavily armored vehicles they deploy to withstand fierce clashes with each other.

Voodoo mom sentenced to 17 years in prison for burning daughter

CHRISTINA CARREGA New York Post 07.06.2011
Voodoo mom sentenced to 17 years in prison for burning daughter

A monster mom tried to soften her tale of setting a six-year-old daughter on fire in a voodoo ritual even as she pleaded guilty to the "barbaric" crime today — but a Queens judge would have none of it as he coaxed the truth from her and then sente...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn expected to claim 'police irregularities' over arrest

Dominique Strauss-Kahn are expected to claim his arrest was marred by irregularities when he is formally arraigned in New York state court on Monday on sexual assault charges.

Boy, 11, arrested for breaking teacher's nose

Beatriz Valenzuela VVDailyPress 04.06.2011
Boy, 11, arrested for breaking teacher's nose

A fifth-grader is behind bars after he assaulted an Adelanto teacher and broke her nose Thursday morning at the Adelanto Community Day School, an alternative education school for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, officials said.

Amish Woman Dies After Freak Laundry Accident

An Amish woman from Indiana County died this week after an accident while she was doing laundry. Ella Miller, 32, was doing laundry in a pot over an open flame early Monday morning.

Malaysia defamation case: 100 apologies on Twitter

A Malaysian social activist is apologizing 100 times on Twitter in an unusual settlement with a magazine publisher in a defamation case, his lawyer said Thursday.

Libya conflict: UN accuses both sides of war crimes

UN investigators have accused government forces in Libya of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Mexico arrests police chief, soldiers for gang ties

Mexican authorities said that they had arrested a group of 25 people, including a local police chief and nine soldiers, for suspected ties to the notorious Zetas drug cartel.

Burglary victim remotely controls his stolen laptop to photograph thief - and then hands image to police who arrest him

A designer who had his laptop stolen helped police by using a spy camera programme to take pictures and catch the thief red-handed.

TSA pays woman $2350 to settle suit over breast exposure

The U.S. government paid a paltry $2350 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Texas woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after her breasts were exposed during a vigorous frisking at a Texas airport, records show.

Murdered: Katya Koren was attacked after taking part in a beauty contest which her friends said angered hardline Muslims

A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under 'Sharia law' after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.Katya Koren, 19, was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home.

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