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Novelist who wrote about ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband

Novelist who wrote about ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy seemed to have a knack for writing about the murder of spouses.The Portland-based romance novelist authored books about relationships that were "wrong" but "never felt so right," often featuring bare-chested men on the cover. In...
Published: 09/16/18
Florida man sings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in cop car while on journey to jail

Florida man sings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in cop car while on journey to jail

A Florida man belted out one of Journey’s greatest hits while being taken to jail on a drunken driving charge recently.Seth Coffey, 25, was arrested Sept. 2 on a DUI charge after he pulled his pickup in front of a deputy’s car on U.S. 1 in Indian Riv...
Published: 09/11/18
Suspect flees from police into toxic Florida algae - then desperately pleads for help

Suspect flees from police into toxic Florida algae - then desperately pleads for help

Within seconds of splashing into the water as he fled police, Abraham Duarte knew he had made a mistake. Soon he was retching and pleading desperately for the help of the Cape Coral, Florida, officers he had been attempting to escape, figuring that e...
Published: 09/05/18
First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer

First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer

BEIJING - A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologized after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school’s opening day. Yes, you read that right. A Chinese kindergarten thought it was a good idea to have a scantily clad woman writhing around a...
Updated one month ago
‘Monster’ lizard is menacing a family in their backyard. Even trappers are stumped

‘Monster’ lizard is menacing a family in their backyard. Even trappers are stumped

This is one giant lizard the meteor missed — and it’s in a Davie neighborhood.According to Martin County Trappings & Removals, a six-foot Nile monitor or an Asian monitor is driving a Davie family nuts. So far, it’s not cooperating with the rescue gr...
Updated one month ago
Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

ORLANDO — Mayo, Fla., is holding the mayo, at least for a few days.The mayor of this tiny town of less than 1,500 residents, located where Florida’s Panhandle morphs into a peninsula, was announcing Saturday that the city is switching its name to "Mi...
Updated one month ago
A man thought female drivers are ‘incompetent’ - so he shot them, police say

A man thought female drivers are ‘incompetent’ - so he shot them, police say

Nicholas Dagostino hated female drivers, authorities say, so much so that he shot them while they were driving.Police in Texas linked Dagostino to two recent shootings in which women said they were shot in the arm. Both incidents happened in broad da...
Updated one month ago
Drug-smuggling tunnel to Mexico found under abandoned KFC in Arizona

Drug-smuggling tunnel to Mexico found under abandoned KFC in Arizona

The hole in the tile of the former Kentucky Fried Chicken was small: eight inches in diameter, barely large enough to fit a 15-piece family bucket. It could have easily been overlooked as just another deteriorating aspect of an abandoned fast-food re...
Updated one month ago
1,464 Western Australian government officials used ‘Password123’ as their password. But don’t smirk.

1,464 Western Australian government officials used ‘Password123’ as their password. But don’t smirk.

Somewhere in Western Australia, a government IT employee is probably laughing or crying or pulling their hair out, or maybe all of the above. A security audit of the Western Australian government released this week by the state’s auditor general foun...
Updated one month ago
Yes, that’s a crocodile on a pool noodle. No, the human didn’t get it back.

Yes, that’s a crocodile on a pool noodle. No, the human didn’t get it back.

A little over a week ago, Key Largo resident Victor Perez was looking out toward the bayside canal behind his house when he spotted an unusual sight."I’m on my balcony," said Perez, "and all of a sudden, I see this noodle and there’s a crocodile hang...
Updated one month ago