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Naked Man In Park Swipes Porland Officer’s Stun Gun

The officer called for backup Monday afternoon as the man tried unsuccessfully to get into her locked patrol car. Other officers arrived and arrested him.

12/22/2014

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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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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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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

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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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Idaho Police Stop Suspected Shoplifter Driving In Circles

Police say Hunt ran to a car and drove away. Given the potential threat to public safety, the police declined to pursue her in the busy parking lot. But Hunt didn’t make an escape. Instead, she drove in circles.

12/01/2014

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Utah Woman Wears Colander For Driver’s License Photo As Religious Statement

Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver’s license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

11/18/2014

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Police: Naked Man Arrested On Utah Road, Blames Whiskey And Acid

Investigators say the suspect later told them he earlier drank whiskey and used acid and could not recall anything about the incident or arrest.

11/17/2014

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Joey Chestnut Set To Defend World Twinkie Eating Championship Title This Weekend

Last year, the 30-year-old Chestnut set a Twinkie-eating world record by consuming 121 Twinkies in six minutes – about one every three seconds.

11/07/2014

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Police Recapture Burglary Suspect Who Stole Officer’s Car While In Custody

Authorities say Ward’s second escape happened when he convinced the officer to stop by his house so he could tell his mom he was going to jail.

03/24/2014

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Confused Japanese Tourists Trigger Utah Highway Pursuit

A pair of confused Japanese tourists were pulled from their rental car at gunpoint last weekend after they triggered a highway pursuit in southern Utah by not pulling over.

02/25/2014

Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

Electrician Blames Spice Addiction For Utah Apartment Complex Arson

Dustin Bowman, charged with arson in a downtown Salt Lake City fire that caused $6 million in damage, says he was using drugs daily and going through a tumultuous time of his life, prosecutors said Monday during a detention hearing.

02/24/2014

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