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Couple Sentenced in Death of 5-Year-Old Girl Forced to Drink Grape Soda

Couple Sentenced in Death of 5-Year-Old Girl Forced to Drink Grape Soda

Originally posted 12/11/2014 11:05AM

A judge has sentenced an East Tennessee couple to 35 years in prison each in the death of the man's 5-year-old daughter after she was forced to drink grape soda as punishment.

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On Trial for Murder, Businessman Robert Bashara's Shocking Double Life Is Exposed

On Trial for Murder, Businessman Robert Bashara's Shocking Double Life Is Exposed

Originally posted 12/10/2014 06:35PM

Most people in his upscale community knew Robert Bashara as a successful businessman, prolific charity fundraiser, Rotary Club president, church usher and married father of two who volunteered at his kids' volleyball and soccer games.

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Murdered Teen's Dad: She Told Police Who Set Her on Fire

Mississippi Police Still Seeking Clues in Case of Teenager Burned to Death

Originally posted 12/10/2014 05:10PM

It was supposed to be a quick dinner stop, but it ended in tragedy.

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Ex Scandal Star Columbus Short: 'I Was Struggling with Drugs' | Columbus Short

Ex Scandal Star Columbus Short: 'I Was Struggling with Drugs'

Originally posted 12/10/2014 04:30PM

Columbus Short, who lost his job on ABC's Scandal and has faced a number of legal woes, admitted Monday that substance abuse was to blame for his problems.

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Possible Break in Disappearance of Missing College Student

Possible Break in Disappearance of Missing College Student Shane Montgomery

Originally posted 12/10/2014 03:45PM

Police may have made their first break Wednesday in the disappearance of the 21-year-old Pennsylvania college student who went missing on Thanksgiving Eve.

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A Third Ohio Man Wrongly Accused of a 1975 Murder Is Exonerated

A Third Ohio Man Wrongly Accused of a 1975 Murder Is Exonerated

Originally posted 12/10/2014 02:05PM

A 56-year-old Ohio man who spent 27 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit had all charges dropped against him yesterday.

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Swamp Brothers Star and Partner Get Federal Prison Time for Reptile Smuggling

Swamp Brothers Star and Partner Get Federal Prison Time for Reptile Smuggling

Originally posted 12/10/2014 01:40PM

Whether there was a plane involved is unclear, but a star of the Discovery Channel's Swamp Brothers and his business partner have earned federal prison sentences for snake smuggling, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Attempted Murder Charges Dropped Against Mom Who Drove Her Kids Into Ocean

Attempted Murder Charges Dropped Against Mom Who Drove Her Kids Into Ocean

Originally posted 12/10/2014 12:00PM

Attempted murder charges were dropped by Florida prosecutors Tuesday against Ebony Wilkerson, the mother who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean in March.

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Suspect in Day Care Crash Convicted

Robert Corchado Convicted of Fatal Day Care Crash

Originally posted 12/09/2014 07:40PM

The man accused of causing a car to careen into a Florida daycare has been convicted of multiple charges, including leaving the scene of an accident.

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Atlanta DJ Arrested for Allegedly Hiring Childhood Friend to Kill His Wife, Police Say

Atlanta DJ Arrested for Allegedly Hiring Childhood Friend to Kill His Wife, Police Say

Originally posted 12/09/2014 07:10PM

At first, it looked like a robbery gone horribly wrong. But now an Atlanta-area DJ has been arrested in connection with his wife's murder last month.

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