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In the first criminal charge arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a former BP engineer who lives in Katy has been named in obstruction of justice charges alleging he destroyed evidence sought by government investigators, the Justice Department said Tuesday. [Read More]
A woman who tweeted that police would never catch her was arrested at Lamar University in Beaumont on an outstanding warrant for allegedly trying to pass herself off as her sister. Pearland Police learned of a tweet last week by Mahogany Mason-Kelly, 20, who posted on Twitter: “I still got a warrant in Pearland…Those pigs [...] [Read More]
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Washington County teacher accused of firing a blank gun in a welding class is facing criminal charges. Police tell media outlets that 60-year-old Manuael Ernest Dillow is charged with 12 felony counts of brandishing a weapon. Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman says the incident occurred April 4 at the William [...] [Read More]
Have you ever asked for a free cup of water at a fast-food restaurant, then filled it with soda? At one Florida McDonald’s, that could get you arrested. Customer Mark Abaire faces felony charges for failing to pay $1 for a cup of soda. Employees caught him using a water cup to get soda, and [...] [Read More]
A 17-year-old student in Glenolden, Pa., wants to go to her junior prom solo, but her school won’t allow it, according to KYW-TV in Philadelphia. When her date backed out, Amanda Dougherty discovered she could not go without one, according to the Philadelphia Archdiocese, which is over Archbishop John Carroll High School. [Read More]
Three young men face charges after allegedly breaking into an Australian aquarium after dark, swimming with the dolphins and taking a penguin home with them, Reuters reported. Police tracked down the suspects, ages 18, 20 and 21, after they posted on Facebook about their aquatic animal antics. The trio, thought to be drunk at the [...] [Read More]
Cheez-It snack crackers may seem harmless, but wielded properly, they can be enough to send someone to the hospital and get the attacker in trouble with police. A Floridian concert-goer suffered an eye injury after a man allegedly attacked her with Cheez-Its. The suspect, Andy Vincent Gatz, was under a court-ordered injunction not to contact [...] [Read More]