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Billboard For Butte County Gun Range Shows Santa Holding Gun

A gun range billboard arming Santa with a weapon is turning heads in one Butte County town.

12/18/2014

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Woman Arrested After Driving Stolen Car To Jail

Northern California woman drove a stolen van to visit her husband, who was himself in jail on auto theft charges.

12/15/2014

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Lawyer Allegedly Caught During Sexual Encounter With Jailed Inmate Fires Back

A local lawyer is banned from visiting her clients in jail after she was allegedly caught engaging in a sexual act with an inmate.

12/14/2014

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12-13-14 Day Popular For Weddings, Lottery Ticket Sales

Saturday’s Dec. 13, 2014, represents the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years (Jan. 2, 2034) and another 89 years if waiting for Jan. 2, 2103.

12/13/2014

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Woman Can Get Married To Dead Man, Utah Supreme Court Rules

Seventy-eight-year-old John Vanderwerff died without any children in 2010, and named Gardiner in his will. But four of his cousins argue the relationship didn’t fit the definition of a common-law marriage. A judge agreed she didn’t properly inform his estate of the union and tossed the marriage declaration.

12/10/2014

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Utah Man, 77, Accused Of Sunbathing Nude In Backyard Next To Church Parking Lot

Police say Kipp’s neighbors reported the nude sunbathing March 5. His yard has a chain-link fence without privacy slats. Police say children could see him, but Kipp told an officer he could do what he wanted on his property.

12/09/2014

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Murderer Wants Conviction Tossed After Prosecutor’s ‘Dumb And Dumber’ Quote

Conrad Truman’s lawyer says in court documents quoting the line from the movie was a personal attack, but prosecutors replied in a Monday filing that Truman got a fair trial.

12/09/2014

Police in Maryland have arrested a woman they say put bug spray on her husband's heart pills after an argument. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Woman Put Bug Spray On Her Husband’s Pills

Police in Maryland have arrested a woman they say put bug spray on her husband’s heart pills after an argument.

12/09/2014

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Hanukkah Paper Pulled After Woman Sees Swastikas

A Hanukkah gift-wrapping paper is being pulled from stores nationwide after a Los Angeles woman said there were swastikas in the design.

12/09/2014

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 22:  Furry enthusiasts greet one another at the Eurofurence 2014 conference on August 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Furry fandom, a term used in zines as early as 1983 and also known as furrydom, furridom, fur fandom or furdom, refers to a subculture whose followers express an interest in anthropomorphic, or half-human, half-animal, creatures in literature, cartoons, pop culture, or other artistic contexts. Many but not all of the followers of the movement wear furry animal costumes. The earliest citation of anthropomorphic literature regularly cited by furry fans is Aesop's Fables, dating to around 500 BC.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Investigators Probing Who Released Chlorine-Related Gas At Furry Convention

Nineteen people who became nauseous or dizzy were treated at local hospitals. Within hours, emergency workers decontaminated the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and allowed people back inside.

12/08/2014

A Los Angeles surgeon claims Kimberly-Clark lied about its surgical gowns even after they failed industry tests of impermeability to blood and microbes. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Surgeon Placed On Probation For Removing Patient’s Wrong Kidney

A California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prison inmate’s healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact.

12/03/2014

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Stockton Police: iPhone Theft Suspect Keeps Taking Selfies

In the end, the suspect’s vanity may be his undoing. The selfies he’s taking are uploading to the victim’s iCloud account.

12/01/2014