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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 …
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 …
PERSPECTIVE Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The most recent "segregated sidewalks" dispute in a community with a large, strict Orthodox Jewish population was in September in the English town of Stamford Hill, when Haredi Jews, trying to remove temptations, placed sidewalk signs for an …
SEA MONKEYS Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Though Americans seem sensitive to the issue of government's use of "science" in policy-making, some Icelandic agencies believe it irrelevant (as NOTW mentioned in 2009: Alcoa was required to prove it was protecting Iceland's underground "hidden …
OLD SCHOOL Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sisters Martine and Louise Fokkens, 71, have finally retired as prostitutes in Amsterdam after 50-year careers. ("Fokkens" is their "stage" name, supposedly translated as "old whores" in Dutch.) Louise hasn't worked since 2010 because of arthritis, …
CHILD'S PLAY Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Ashley Tull, 30, was arrested in Selbyville, Delaware, in October after her 4-year-old daughter showed up at Hickory Tree Child Care Center with more than 200 baggies of heroin in her backpack, innocently sharing them with classmates.
THAT DAMN CAT Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Chula Vista, California, police officers in August rescued a woman and her adult daughter, who called 911, screaming they were trapped in the mother's bedroom, unable to leave because her house cat had turned bad and was "guarding" the door. …
DYING TO GET A DATE Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Like many in society's subgroups, people who work in "death" industries or professions in the U.K. may believe it difficult to reach "like-minded" suitors. Hence, Carla Valentine established Dead Meet earlier this year and told Vice.com in October …
BARREN TRUTH Wednesday, December 17, 2014
India's Orissa state has established "health camps" to facilitate mass sterilizations to help control the booming population, but procedures were halted in November when Dr. Mahesh Chandra Rout matter-of-factly told BBC News that camps routinely …