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Burglary Suspect Offers to Mow Homeowner's Lawn in Exchange for Freedom

Burglary Suspect Offers to Mow Homeowner's Lawn in Exchange for Freedom

Originally posted 09/09/2014 08:45PM

Bryan Remley chose the wrong house to break into.

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Case Solved? Author Claims to Have Uncovered the Identity of 'Jack the Ripper'

Armchair Sleuth Claims to Have Found the Identity of 'Jack the Ripper'

Originally posted 09/09/2014 06:45PM

Just when you thought the identity of Jack the Ripper – the Victorian Age's most infamous serial killer – would never be solved, along comes an amateur sleuth who claims the culprit was a demented Polish barber named Aaron Kosminski.

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Woman Arrested for Biting Homeowner, Calls It 'Zombie Game'

Woman Arrested for Biting Homeowner, Calls It 'Zombie Game'

Originally posted 09/09/2014 01:00PM

Authorities in Oregon say a woman has been arrested after breaking into a house, pushing a woman down the stairs, pulling her hair, biting her on the face and telling her victim she was playing "the zombie game."

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Missing Indiana Mom Found Alive After Being Kept in Cage

Missing Indiana Mom Joelle Lockwood Found Alive, Kept in Cage for 2 Months

Originally posted 09/09/2014 11:45AM

When Joelle Lockwood vanished July 9 from a friend's house in Evansville, Indiana, her friends and family prayed that she would be found alive.

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Missing Nursing Student's Remains Found in Tennessee

Missing Nursing Student's Remains Found in Tennessee

Originally posted 09/09/2014 07:35AM

Human remains discovered in a rural Tennessee county are those of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011, investigators said late Monday.

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Inside the Murder-Suicide of a Beloved Louisiana TV Host

Louisiana TV Host Killed in Murder Suicide Had a Dark Past – and Unraveling Secrets

Originally posted 09/06/2014 12:30PM

For years, Scott Rogers was known as the beloved host of the upbeat Around Town weekend TV show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Widely praised in the community for using airtime to help publicize the events of local nonprofits, charities and churches, the charismatic Rogers was the last person anyone might suspect of harboring a sordid, secret past.

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14-Year-Old Girl, Influenced by Slender Man Character, Sets Her House on Fire

Florida Girl, 14, Sets Fire to Her House in Another Slender Man Inspired Crime: Police

Originally posted 09/06/2014 10:00AM

Authorities say a 14-year-old Florida girl was influenced by the fictional character Slender Man to set her Florida house on fire with her mother and brother inside.

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Student Carries Mattress in Protest Against Alleged Rapist

Columbia Student Carries Mattress in Protest of Alleged Rapist She Wants Expelled

Originally posted 09/04/2014 07:00PM

A Columbia University senior says she feels like she has carried the weight of being raped since the first day of her sophomore year, when she was assaulted in her dorm room.

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Former Virginia Governor and Wife Found Guilty of Corruption

Former Virginia Governor and Wife Found Guilty of Corruption

Originally posted 09/04/2014 03:30PM

A jury has convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman.

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Justin Ross Harris Indicted for Malice Murder of 22-Month-Old Son

Justin Ross Harris Indicted for Malice Murder of 22-Month-Old Son

Originally posted 09/04/2014 11:45AM

A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death.

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