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  • Man put ‘copyright’ on homemade child pornography, feds say

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Dashawn Webster added a “copyright” to images of him allegedly molesting a 2-year-old boy, court documents say. Webster, who lives in Portsmouth, Virginia, was arrested late last week and was in court on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators carried out two investigations into multiple screen names and say the screen names trace back to Webster, according to WTKR. In one of the cases, investigators recovered a thumb drive during a search of a different suspect’s home. The thumb drive […]

  • Teen ordered to pay $36,631,687.10 after starting Oregon wildfire

    Last September, a 15-year-old tossed fireworks on a hot day in the forest and inadvertently set off a massive wildfire that burned 48,000 acres in Oregon. Now he’s learned the price he must pay, and it’s incredible: a grand total of $36,631,687.10 to various entities, including the US Forest Service, reports the Hood River News. The teen’s attorney argued that the penalty amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, but the judge in the case took a few days to assess things […]

  • ‘I’m really scared’: Woman calls police as intruder – a bear – destroys her car

    CANTON, Conn. – A woman called 911 saying she believed someone was trying to break into her car, a white Subaru, that was parked in the driveway Friday night. Caller: I think there’s someone in my car. Dispatch: In your car now? Caller: I believe so, the lights are on and I went out to kind of check it out and I hear noise in there. The woman told police she ran into the house and locked herself inside, telling […]

  • Man accused of beating dog with baseball bat because it ate his Whopper

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – A Massachusetts man is accused of beating his dog with a baseball bat because it ate his Whopper, according to South Coast Today. Gregory Ostiguy was charged with animal cruelty after witnesses called police around 6:50 p.m. Friday to report the 50-year-old was hitting the dog with a baseball bat. When officers found the dog, it was “shaking.” The animal was removed from the vehicle and taken to a local vet for treatment. Ostiguy’s prosecutor said […]

  • Bitcoin used to buy 2 pizzas in 2010 now worth $82 million

    Hallmark may need to update its official list of holidays. Tuesday was Bitcoin Pizza Day, or what Business Insider calls “the most celebrated day in crypto,” marking the eighth anniversary of when programmer Laszlo Hanyecz made what’s thought to be the very first purchase with bitcoin. That purchase, per Quartz: two large pizzas from Papa John’s for 10,000 bitcoins, an amount worth about $30 back then. Hanyecz sent his hoarded cryptocurrency to a fellow “bitcoiner,” who then placed the order. The price of bitcoin […]

  • ‘Gruesome act of cruelty’: Man kills horse, cuts off tail after ex won’t take him back, deputies say

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – A Washington State man chopped the tail off his ex-girlfriend’s favorite horse and tied it to a fence Monday, killing it, sheriff’s deputies said. 45-year-old Clint P. Burrill was arrested and charged with first-degree animal cruelty in the death of the horse, which he owned. He was also charged with misdemeanor harassment. Burrill’s ex-girlfriend said she ended their relationship because he’d been violent with her, and she thought he was becoming unstable. Finally, she said, he […]

  • Brutal beating of Portland State University student may have been hate crime

    RENO, Nev. – The family of a 22-year-old who was brutally beaten at an Amtrak train station in California claims he was attacked because he’s gay, according to KTXL. Tuesday,  Aaron Salazar remained in a coma at Renown Hospital in Reno a week after he was brutally beaten. He has a damaged brain stem and a broken pelvis. “It broke my heart. He did not look like Aaron at all,” his cousin, Sonia Trujillo, told KTXL. “His face was beaten. He […]

  • 4-year-old accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old brother after mistaking gun for toy

    LOUISA COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia toddler died Tuesday after his older brother accidentally shot him with a gun the boy thought was a toy, according to the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. It’s not yet clear how the 4-year-old boy had access to the weapon, which he fired Tuesday morning, striking his 2-year-old brother – identified as Tyler Aponte – in the chest, according to Major Donald A. Lowe. “It’s of paramount importance to make sure your guns are secured and […]

  • Deputy used work computer to look up information on teen he groped, prosecutors say

    SAN DIEGO – Prosecutors have filed new charges against a 32-year-old San Diego deputy accused of groping a teen girl – they say he used a sheriff’s department computer to access information on the case and send photos of the victim to himself. 32-year-old Deputy Timothy Wilson was arrested on May 18th on suspicion of committing a lewd act with a minor, according to KSWB. Prosecutors say Wilson walked into a Panda Express on Main Street in Vista and grabbed the 14-year-old […]

  • Mother who gave birth while in a coma dies three years after waking

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A mother who gave birth to her son while she was in a coma has died away three years after she regained consciousness. WATE reports Sharista Giles died early Monday. It was announced on a Facebook page set up for the woman and her son. Giles’ mother, Anna Moser, said her cause of death is still being determined, but that it happened after she’d been taken to the hospital. In 2014, Giles, who was then four months […]

  • Senior ‘prank’ at Alabama high school catches teachers off guard – in the best way

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – A senior prank at an Alabama high school surprised teachers in a way they say they’ll always remember, according to WHNT. Educators have staged walkouts in several states to fight for higher pay and recognition of the work they do for the country’s children. At Guntersville High School though, some members of the Class of 2018 decided to let their teachers know just how much they are valued. “The kids had left a nice little going away […]

  • 14-foot Burmese python loose in Indiana city, police warn

    BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Police are urging the public to be on the lookout for a large python on the loose in Beech Grove, Indiana. The snake is a Burmese python said to be 14 feet long, according to WXIN. The animal is a pet, but it’s not yet clear how it slithered out of its owner’s home. “She’s not a monster. Just don’t try to touch her, corral her,” the snake’s visibly worried owner told WTHR. “If you see […]