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Poorly-Planned Flight From Law Ends in Courtroom

Trying to avoid a trial date, Jada Coover led Iowa police on a high-speed chase Wednesday after his pickup was spotted on State Highway 50. Coover fled down the highway, then into the town of Vermillion, where he stopped the…


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Drug Rocket Fails to Launch

On June 24, the Missouri State Highway Patrol pulled over two men in a 1990 Ford Thunderbird and discovered over $13,000 in cash riding along with them. They also discovered three pipe bombs in the trunk, as well as a…



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Disability-Benefits Fraud Ended by Unfortunate Photos

This week a British judge sentenced a 53-year-old man to a year in jail for fraudulently claiming to be disabled so he could collect state benefits. Crowson had told the government his disabilities were so severe he was “virtually unable to walk.” Police searching…




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Tut Murder Cover-Up Continues

An Egyptian investigative team this week said it had found no evidence to support theories that the Pharaoh Tutankhamun was murdered. Egyptian authorities said they would now release Tut's wife and prime minister, who have been held as "material witnesses"…




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Nebraska Supreme Court Spares Life of Dog

On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court vacated the death sentence that had been meted out to Murphy, an Alaskan-malamute-shepherd mix, for injuring a neighbor dog in 2001. The state supreme court reviews such cases in Nebraska because it has little…