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HEAL? HELL NO Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Despite a 70-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision to the contrary, six states still have laws exempting parents from homicide charges when they deny a child life-saving medical care because they trust no remedy except prayer. Even among those …
PLAY HURT Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Brad Culpepper played defensive tackle for nine NFL seasons and applied for disability when he
DOG WEED Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Police in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, announced in November they intercepted a shipment of 30 pounds of marijuana that was loosely packaged and shipped from California through the U.S. Postal Service; an investigation was underway with arrests …
CHUMP CHANGE Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Angry taxpayers and retail customers sometimes protest their debt by paying a bill with coins (especially pennies), but what if a company did that to a customer? A court had ruled Adriana's Insurance Services in Rancho Cucamonga, California, had …
HOLD MY BEER, OCCIFER Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Most recent drunk driver to hit a pedestrian, lodge the victim's body in the windshield and drive on, seemingly oblivious: Marcos Ortega, 33, in Ocean Township, New Jersey, in November; the 66-year-old victim did not survive.
WITHOUT A LEG TO STAND ON Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Several NOTW stories mentioned body dysmorphic disorder sufferers who sought the ultimate treatment: amputation of healthy body parts on irrationally aesthetic grounds, led by castration-desiring men. Now, 15-year-old Danielle Bradshaw of Tameside, …
WORLD OF WAYNES Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Arrested recently, waiting trial for murder: Jason Wayne Autry, Holladay, Tenn., April; Dennis Wayne Brooks, Robertsville, Mo., Nov.; Jimmy Wayne Estes, Charlotte, N.C., June; Jestin Wayne Hooker, Lubbock, Texas, July; Walter Wayne Howard, Portland, …
TIRED (GET IT?) Wednesday, November 12, 2014
In a recent incident in which a driver actually ran over himself, a man in Aurora, Colorado, suffered life-threatening injuries on Oct. 26 when, as he backed out of his driveway, his front driver's side tire ran over his head. He had jumped out of …
WHY THE POLICE NEED BODY CAMERAS Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A local attorney says the rise of police-caused fatalities warrants closer scrutiny
STUCK ON YOU Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Stuck-in-chimney stories usually involve burglaries gone wrong, but when Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, was rescued by firefighters in a Thousand Oaks, California, chimney in October, it appeared she was trying to visit an ex-boyfriend. The police …