St. Petersburg, Fla. Police have arrested 51-year-old James Mahoney after he called 911 to find out the status of his tax returns.  Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say Mahoney called 911 and remained on the phone with the dispatcher while they arrived.  When asked why he replied he was "messed up" according...
Los Angeles, CA - Police in Moorpark, Calif. have arrested 40-year-old William Escobar for doing dental work out of his bathroom in his apartment. Investigators started their month-long investigation after one of Escobar's patients complained about swollen gums, having come in for a tooth extraction. When police arrested Escobar, they discovered surgical...
A British court has sentenced 23-year-old Laura Cunliffe to 14 weeks in jail for microwaving her cat to death. During the trial, animal health specialists testified that the cat died a slow and painful death as its organs and brain were slowly cooked while it was alive and conscious. Her family...
Jay Matthew Riley has turned himself in on child pornography charges after seeing a pop-up on his computer screen telling him the FBI knows. The 21-year-old Virginia man had been online when a pop-up message, caused by a virus on his computer, told him that the FBI has identified images...
Police in Iowa City, Iowa has arrested 57-year-old Daniel Noehl on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited acts after responding to a call from Noehl reporting that his friend had stiffed him for drugs. Police report that Noehl told the officer when they arrived that he had...
Squirrels are in hot demand in Russia, not for fur or food, but as pets.  Moscow’s Ecological Control Department spokesperson Alexei Gorelov said people are snatching the bushy-tailed animal because they can get as much as 5,000 rubles, about USD 143.  Some criminals have made it their profession to...
New York City - Police in New York have arrested NYPD officer Gilberto Valle in a plot to kidnap, cook and then eat the women, something prosecutors have said makes Hannibal Lecter look innocent. According to prosecutors, Valle's wife found disturbing information on the police officer's personal computer and reported it...
We've all seen horror stories of having to be on hold for long periods of time after being told someone will be right with you or being annoyed by having to call some central call center that barely speaks your language. Maybe you have had a bad experience yourself? Well,...
A massive swarm of locust has descended onto Egypt, hitting much of the Giza area and the fertile Nile farming areas. Is this how it happened When Moses warned the pharaoh? According to Egyptian government figured, an estimated 30-50 million locust have invaded from the west and landed along the...
Almost two-thirds of Americans do not know the basics of the American government, or the branches of government and how it works according to a new study.  Increasingly, more Americans seem to have skipped civics class in high school, much less high forms of education about how the government...