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    Woman stabbed boyfriend because he ate all the salsa, police say

    AKRON, Ohio — A domestic dispute over salsa ended with a stabbing. 50-year-old Phyllis Jefferson is charged with felonious assault and criminal damaging. Police in Akron, Ohio, say she got angry with her boyfriend because he ate all the salsa. They say she responded by stabbing him repeatedly with a pen. Officers found the victim clutching his stomach when they arrived, according to the police report. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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    Teen in India wants to become world’s most flexible man

    INDIA — Jaspreet Singh Kalra was 11-years-old when he started yoga. It made him remarkably flexible. Now, four years later, he can bend his body parts in ways that they wouldn’t normally go. His video on YouTube shows him bending over backwards and rotating his arm and shoulder into unnatural positions. He can rotate his head 180 degrees and twist his arms in a full circle. “I have never faced any discomfort or pain while doing these actions,” he said, […]

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    Illinois man accused of sexually abusing 3-year-old boy on plane

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man from Illinois is accused of sexually abusing a 3-year-old boy on an airplane. The alleged abuse happened on a flight from Chicago to San Diego, with a layover in Salt Lake City. Prosecutors say the flight was in its first leg when Kevin Matthews touched the boy next to him inappropriately, while the child was sleeping. The boy was sitting across the aisle from his mother because the family was flying standby. Passengers reported the incident […]

  • The Carolina Butcher is believed to have lived 230 million years ago.

    ‘Carolina Butcher’, the ancient 9-foot long upright walking crocodile

    NORTH CAROLINA — An ancient species was discovered in North Carolina that existed before Dinosaurs. It’s scientific name is Carnufex carolinensis. That translates to “Carolina Butcher.” It’s a relative of the crocodile that walked upright 230 million years ago. It was nine feet long and walked on its hind legs. Its bones were discovered in a quarry in North Carolina. The first fossil was dug up a decade ago, and its bones have been in the North Carolina Museum of […]

  • Sexting at suburban middle school leads to criminal investigation

    High school sexting investigation in Michigan City

    (MICHIGAN CITY, IND) – Widespread sexting is being investigated at a high school, in Michigan City, Indiana. Officials say it involves numerous students, but they didn’t release further details. The La Porte County prosecutors office is alerting families that sending sexual images of minors is always considered child pornography, even if its done by juveniles. “The present incident appears to involve numerous high school students engaging in the high-risk behavior of sending a boy or a girl a sexually provocative […]

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    Durst awaits extradition to Los Angeles, from New Orleans jail

    NEW ORLEANS — Murder suspect Robert Durst now faces charges in California and Louisiana. Durst was arrested in a New Orleans hotel March 14. Police say he had a fake ID, a revolver, and marijuana. A law enforcement official says it appears Durst was preparing to flee to Cuba. Durst is charged with first degree murder in the death of Susan Berman. He waived his right to fight extradition to Los Angeles on Monday. But he is jailed in New […]

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    San Francisco police officers investigated for racist texts

    The San Francisco Police Department is investigating four of its officers for exchanging racist and homophobic text messages. The messages were released during a bail hearing for a former officer who was convicted of corruption. Some include the “N word” and “white power.” The San Francisco Chronicle reports all four officers have been on the force for more than a decade. At least two faced disciplinary action in the past. The four officers are now reassigned away from the public. […]

  • Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin mentions a possible property tax hike at City Hall Monday.

    Mayor Emanuel Ally: Property tax hike likely

    A Chicago property tax hike could be on the way. That wasn’t announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was said by an alderman who is trying to help him get reelected. Several of Emanuel’s allies held a press conference Monday to question how challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia would pay for the promises he’s making on the campaign trail. That’s when 34th Ward Alderman Carrie Austin, the City Council budget chairman, said property tax increases may be needed to cover Emanuel’s […]

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    Egyptian groom fakes ISIS kidnapping at his wedding

    EGYPT — A husband in Egypt used a fake Isis kidnapping as a prank for his wedding. Guests at the reception wore masks and held up knives as the couple entered. They were led into a cage that’s similar to the one that was used to burn a Jordanian pilot alive. Once the couple gets in the cage, the music starts, and everyone dances. Some Egyptians are calling this tasteless. But the couple says its a message to Isis. “The […]

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    ‘Free Range’ parents accused of child neglect after allowing kids to walk alone

    SILVER SPRING, Md. —  A couple accused of child neglect says the ruling infringes on their rights as parents. Maryland Child Services started investigating Danielle and Sasha Meitiv in December. That’s when their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter were caught walking one mile, from a playground to their home. Child services just found their parents responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect. That means the agency will keep a file on them for at least five years. “At first it was just […]

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