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Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009
A 20-something man was being sought as the robber of the Black Diamond Equipment store in Salt Lake City in June—even though the man didn’t exactly get what he wanted from the crime. He made off with some gear from the ski and climbing accessory store, but had originally...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
At the biennial World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, four local heroes defeated the usually dominant German contingent. The 18-category pageant, which took place in May, included overall champ David Traver of Girdwood, Alaska, whose woven chin hair...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
In March, when retired NYPD officer John Comparetto was approached at gunpoint in a men’s room at a Holiday Inn near Harrisburg, Pa., he quietly handed over his wallet. But once the robber left, Comparetto summoned some of the 300 narcotics officers attending a convention...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
In April, the district attorney in Vilas County, Wis., announced that he was seeking volunteers for a forensic test to help his case against Douglas Plude, 42. Plude is scheduled to stand trial in the death of his wife. The volunteers, who must be female, about 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds, will...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
In April, policeman Kristopher Weston apprehended a murder suspect about 20 minutes after the crime in East St. Louis, Ill. Weston’s feat was such a nice piece of police work that the mayor called Weston before the city council to commend him. Five minutes after Weston left...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
In February, Elizabeth Russell, 45, and her 13-year-old daughter were arrested in Hartford, Conn., and charged with shoplifting from a Kohl’s department store. Upon hearing of the arrests, her husband, Daryll, 47, and son, Jonathan, 19, arrived at the police station to bail them out. However, a quick check revealed that...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
In January 2008, London's The Sun reported on a rare practice in which a tattoo needle is used to ink a design into the sclera, which is the white part of the eyeball. Only a handful of people are known to have undergone this procedure, but Oklahoma state senators were so alarmed that they passed legislation through...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
In December, the city council in Brighton, Mich., passed an ordinance making it illegal for anyone to "annoy another person” in public, "by word of mouth, sign or motions." Violators can be ticketed and fined. News That Sounds Like a Joke: Michael Reed, 50, was charged with attempted robbery of Eddie's Fried Chicken in Fort...
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
In November, the British government was poised to reclassify lap-dancing clubs from "entertainment" to "sexual encounter” establishments, and thus impose tougher licensing standards. But the industry's trade association insisted to a Parliamentary committee that the clubs are not sexual. "The entertainment...

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