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Man Inadvertently Called 911 When Planning A Burglary

Authorities say a man planning a burglary inadvertently dialed 911, allowing dispatchers to listen in on his conversation.

08/11/2015

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Leaf Blower In Theater Sends Panicked Moviegoers Running

Police said Monday that three people had minor injuries in the panicked rush to get out of the theater during the showing of “The Gift.”

08/10/2015

Quasi Modo walks along the red carpet before the start of the World's Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, California on June 26, 2015. Quasi Modo went on to win first prize as the ugliest dog in the competition.  AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Quasi Modo Named World’s Ugliest Dog

The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said.

06/26/2015

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Deputies Find Fake Skeletons In Lawn Chairs Underwater Near California-Arizona Border

The skeletons are wearing sunglasses, and one is holding a sign that includes the words “Bernie” and “dream in the river,” although the entire sign is not legible. The sign also has the date of Aug. 16, 2014, which is possibly when the skeletons were placed there.

05/05/2015

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New Utah Law Lets Restaurants Ban Cyclists In Drive-Thrus

The Republican governor signed the measure Wednesday. It would prohibit municipalities from forcing businesses to serve cyclists or pedestrians in drive-thru lanes.

03/26/2015

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Teen Asks Boyfriend To Prom By Having Him Arrested

PALMDALE, CA – Last week, a teenage girl named Stephanie asked her boyfriend to prom in a way that seems more frightening than charming. According to Daily Mail, while Stephanie’s boyfriend, Davyeon, was enjoying his […]

CBS Sacramento–03/18/2015

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Nude Backyard Sunbather Takes Plea Deal To Avoid Court, Will Wear Swimsuit

Last year, police said children could see the nude Kipp from a church parking lot behind his house, which has a chain-link fence without privacy slats and is located about 20 miles north of Salt Lake City. When an officer approached him, Kipp said he could do what he wanted in his own backyard, according to court records.

03/18/2015

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Floating Strip Club Accused Of Dumping Human Waste In Alaska Harbor

Byler, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday, was released on $25,000 bail, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon said. Riedel-Byler is expected to be arrested soon.

02/27/2015

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Georgia Man Finally Buried After Earlier Funeral With Wrong Body

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man whose body was left in a state crime lab after a mix-up has finally been buried in Augusta. A coroner says the mistake at the state crime lab […]

CBS Sacramento–02/27/2015

Stacey Armato of Hermosa Beach says TSA agents at the Phoenix airport tried to force her to have her breast milk X-rayed. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Oregon Couple Who Made Self-Lactation Pornography Let Baby Starve To Death

An affidavit filed by deputies says the parents told investigators they did pornography, which involved the mother self-lactating while others paid to watch online. Williams and Hancock said they fed the baby milk several times each day but never took him to a doctor.

02/18/2015

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Oregon Man Says Officers Punched Him, But Camera Shows Him Hitting Himself

The sheriff’s department said Tuesday the footage shows 33-year-old Aleksander Robin Tomaszewski hitting himself, leaving two black eyes.

02/18/2015

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Hatchet-Wielding Oregon Man Shot By Deputies Made Fake 911 Report Of Stabbing Suspect

The man was identified Monday as 34-year-old Bruce Lee Steward of Colton, an unincorporated community 35 miles south of Portland along Oregon 211 between Molalla and Estacada.

02/16/2015

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