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Firing Squads A Step Closer To Reality After Utah House Narrowly Approves Revival Bill

A handful of inmates on Utah’s death row were sentenced before the law changed and still have the option of going before a firing squad in a few years once they have exhausted any appeals. It was last used in 2010 when Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by five police officers with .30-caliber Winchester rifles.

02/13/2015

Water Manager Caught Urinating In Empty Reservoir That Supplies Water To S.F.

A water manager is facing discipline after he was caught urinating in an empty reservoir that supplies drinking water for the San Francisco Bay Area.

02/09/2015

Video: Man And Boy Take Quick Trip Through Pipe

A man and a boy are safe with only a couple of bumps and bruises after they were sucked into a storm drain.

02/05/2015

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Dog Saved From Late Owner’s Euthanasia Order Is Euthanized After Cancer Diagnosis

Best Friends Animal Society said Tuesday in a statement posted to its blog that it euthanized the dog named Bela after tests revealed fast-growing cancer in the dog’s lungs.

01/27/2015

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Protesters Decry Utah’s Attempt To Revive Firing Squad Executions

The group Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty argues firing squad executions are a gruesome relic of the state’s Wild West past that create a media frenzy around condemned inmates.

01/27/2015

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Penn. Man Applying For State Trooper Job Fails Polygraph Test; Arrested On Sex Charges

Police say a Pennsylvania man applying to become a state trooper has been arrested after saying during a polygraph pretest that he had sex with an underage girl four years ago.

01/26/2015

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Stockton Robbers Wedge Victim’s Lips Into Side Of Shopping Cart

Robbers in Stockton assaulted their victim in a painful and unusual way on Friday afternoon.

01/23/2015

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Drone Overloaded With Meth Crashes In Parking Lot Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Tijuana police spokesman Jorge Morrua said Wednesday that police were alerted after the drone fell Tuesday night near the San Ysidro crossing at Mexico’s border with California.

01/21/2015

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Boy, 5, Gets No-Show Bill For Missing Another Kid’s Birthday Party

It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old’s school bag: A bill demanding a “no-show fee” for another child’s birthday party.

01/19/2015

Michelle Chirelli and Melody Lippert

2 Teachers In Southern California Accused Of Having Sex With High School Students

Authorities say two teachers have been arrested following allegations they had sex with high school students on an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.

01/19/2015

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Fired Crater Lake Park Cook Gets Prison After Drunken Fight With Rangers

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 47-year-old John Charles Saubert was fired last September over alcohol and performance issues, and got in a fight with rangers after refusing to behave himself and stay in his dorm room until he left the next day.

01/16/2015

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Woodland Man Searching For Wallet In Garbage Truck Gets Stuck, Taken To Dump

A man searching for his wallet in a trash bin in Northern California was scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride.

01/16/2015