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Body of victim in Minnesota house fire found tied up under mattress
Hotel scamming scheme unveiled when Douglas County attorney answers the phone
MnDOT asks vacationers to hit the brakes on Hwy. 23/71 bypass
Traffic deaths up 14 percent in Minnesota
Beheading victim agreed to be tied up and beaten, according to charges against Minnesota woman
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Commentary: Republicans' Benghazi Report seeks repetition, not the truth
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Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
November 17, 2010
South Dakota man who lied to police about identity arrested because his real name was tattooed on his arm
MITCHELL, S.D. - A man who tried to lie about his identity to police here was arrested after officers noticed his real name tattooed on his arm, according to a police report. Shane Alan Heitman, 36, was contacted by police on Nov. 7. An anonymous tip informed police that Heitman...
November 17, 2010 - 12:37am
October 11, 2010
Baby's birth in Ohio scores 10s across the board: child born at 10:10 a.m. on 10/10/10
CLEVELAND - Proud parents in Cleveland are thinking of their baby as a perfect 10 - partly because of the way he arrived over the weekend. Kolsyn Liam (LEE'-uhm) Healy was born at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, which was October 10th. That made it 10/10/10 on the calendar. The father, Nicholas...
October 11, 2010 - 10:10am
October 8, 2010
ND man faces charges for allegedly castrating dog without the owner's permission
KENSAL, N.D. - A Kensal man faces charges for allegedly castrating a woman's dog. Television station WDAY reported 55-year-old Kevin Gienger was arrested on suspicion of stolen property and mistreating animals in last weekend's incident.
October 8, 2010 - 9:00am
August 18, 2010
Sweat-stinking driver in Wis gets a change warning
BROOKFIELD, Wis. - It wasn't a cell phone call or text message that distracted this driver. It was his uncomfortable, sweaty clothes after spending a sweltering day at the Wisconsin State Fair. Police pulled the 54-year-old man over in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield Aug. 13...
August 18, 2010 - 2:05pm
August 12, 2010
Iowa restaurant ticketed for toad-licking chef
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa restaurant owner says he'll pay a fine after his head chef was videotaped kissing and licking toads in the kitchen. The Scott County Health Department reviewed the video Wednesday and called in the chef and owner of Osaka in Davenport to issue a $335...
August 12, 2010 - 1:13pm
August 9, 2010
Wis. preemie better after born on folks' wedding day
RACINE, Wis. - A Racine couple is happy to see their six-week-old son's health improve after he was born three months premature - on their wedding day. The Journal Times in Racine reports Tiffany King was six months pregnant on June 26 as she and her maid of honor prepared for her...
August 9, 2010 - 8:33am
August 4, 2010
British newspaper does rescue purchase of parasailing donkey in Russia
The parasailing donkey will never fly again and can look ahead to a life of luxury. The female donkey Anapka arrived in Moscow on Wednesday...
August 4, 2010 - 12:27pm
July 15, 2010
Police: NJ woman charged for false carjacking story to cover up car crash while having sex
VINELAND, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman told them she was carjacked to cover up the fact that her car crashed because she was having sex. The 23-year-old had initially told police she got lost on Sunday and asked a man for directions. Police say she told them the man...
July 15, 2010 - 11:06am
July 8, 2010
Late night lawn mower ride on highway gets man drunken driving charge
MADRID, Iowa (AP) - A middle-of-the-night ride on a lawn mower landed one Iowa man in jail. The Boone County Sheriff's Office says deputies stopped the man on Highway 17 near Madrid around 1 a.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of someone driving a mower all over the road with...
July 8, 2010 - 8:15am
May 17, 2010
Florida father accused of throwing boiling water on his adult son during an argument
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - A Panama City man was arrested Saturday night and charged with an aggravated battery charge after allegedly throwing boiling water on his adult son during an argument. Police said the 33-year-old son was sleeping when his 57-year-old father woke him. They began...
May 17, 2010 - 7:55am
April 14, 2010
Wis. company's longer T-shirts keep bare assets covered
MILWAUKEE - Tired of crouching plumbers showing you a side of themselves you'd rather not see? A Wisconsin apparel company says it's here to help. In an effort to protect men from being the butt of fashion jokes, Belleville-based Duluth Trading Co. has been selling T-shirts that...
April 14, 2010 - 9:34am
February 22, 2010
Oregon police arrest man for arson after he bragged about the blaze to his hairdresser
SALEM, Ore. - Salem police said one of the two men accused of setting a fire to an old training center bragged about the blaze to his hairdresser. According to court documents, a 20-year-old man told his hairdresser that he went into an old building on the former Fairview Training...
February 22, 2010 - 2:00pm
February 2, 2010
Sentencing today for 3 in glue-related revenge plot on cheating lover
CHILTON, Wis. - Three Wisconsin women convicted of participating in a glue-related revenge plot against a cheating lover will soon find out their sentences. All three are due in Calumet County court this morning. One was accused of gluing the man's penis to his stomach, while the...
February 2, 2010 - 8:27am
January 22, 2010
Fla. woman allegedly steals car on first day out of prison, saying she was going on beer run
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A 49-year-old woman has been jailed in Pasco County, accused of stealing a car on her first day out of prison. Theresa Jones faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, cocaine possession and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was being...
January 22, 2010 - 11:14am
November 13, 2009
Low-flying pelican scares Texas man and million-dollar sports car into a marsh
LA MARQUE, Texas - A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into...
November 13, 2009 - 7:54am