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  • Disturbing charges against a JonBenet photographer

    A 66-year-old Oregon photographer known for taking images of JonBenet in the months before her 1996 murder has been arrested on child pornography charges, reports KEPR. Police in Springfield say Randall Simons downloaded images using the WiFi of an A&W restaurant near his home, per the Register-Guard. The arrest is getting attention because Simons famously was hired by the Ramsey family in June 1996 to take photos of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant. She was killed in December. After her death, Simons […]

  • Alleged synagogue arsonist gets face full of fire

    An Anti-Semitic extremist who set fire to a British synagogue — and, partly, to himself — has been sentenced to remain in a hospital indefinitely, CNN reports. Tristan Morgan, 52, was seen on CCTV footage setting fire to a synagogue in Exeter, England, last July with a flammable liquid. Video shows his plan backfiring when fire burst from the synagogue, burning his forehead and hands and singeing his hair. Morgan was then seen looking amused as he walked off holding a gas […]

  • Nike’s new plus size mannequin sparks strong reactions

    NikeTown London launched its newly redesigned Women by Nike floor last week, and the flagship London store now features plus size mannequins and para-sport mannequins on the floor. Good, right? Well, while you might think the inclusion of a plus size mannequin would be cheered, it actually sparked quite an uproar. What you need to know: Background on the mannequins: A Nike rep explains to ABC News that the Nike Plus Size collection, “crafted to ensure the perfect fit at every size,” was launched in […]

  • Man donates amputated toe to hotel bar for famous ‘Sourtoe Cocktail’

    Nick Griffiths is understandably sad to have lost the big toe of his left foot to frostbite in an extreme winter marathon in the Yukon last year. But it’s not goodbye forever. Now recovering at home in Bolton, England, the ex-British commando has sent his amputated toe to the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon, famous for its Sourtoe Cocktail served with a preserved human toe. “We couldn’t be happier to receive a new toe. They are very hard to come by […]

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    Student uses Snapchat gender filter to launch sting that nabs cop

    SAN MATEO, Calif. – Snapchat’s gender-swapping filter has been used to make a viral Evanescence video, alter famous works of art, and reveal Glenn Close’s unexpected male celebrity look-alike since it launched in May. Now, a use that’s a little more impactful: NBC Bay Area reports a local college student used it to create a female photo of himself, then used that image on a series of apps to ultimately expose a San Mateo cop who was allegedly willing to hook up with a minor. Ethan, […]

  • Jaws drop as circus ditches live animals for holograms

    Go to the Circus Roncalli, and you’ll see animals—like a floating ring of horses and an oversized goldfish swimming right by. Sound unreal? You’re right. The German production uses 3-D holograms at a time when activists and governments are cracking down on cruelty to animals in circuses, the Smithsonian reports. Roncalli founder Bernhard Paul says he got the idea while watching Justin Timberlake sing beside a hologram of Prince (who was deceased) in the 2018 Super Bowl half-time show, per the BBC. Fifteen […]

  • She took Jay-Z’s drink order, then came the death threats

    Cyberbullying over a citrus slice? That’s what Nicole Curran is claiming after an incident at an NBA Finals game Wednesday that she says led to death threats and the deletion of her Instagram account. ESPN reports that Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, had been seated courtside in Oracle Arena during the team’s game against the Toronto Raptors, right next to none other than Beyonce and Jay-Z. A video clip of Curran leaning over Beyonce to talk […]

  • Mayor caught killing raccoon with shovel defends himself

    For the second time in a month, a raccoon’s death has gone viral. This time, it was the mayor of Atmore, Ala., who was caught on video beating a raccoon to death with a shovel, then using the shovel to push its body away from the road. Jim Staff was on vacation in Gulf Shores at the time, and the woman who recorded the incident posted it on Facebook. Locals were outraged, saying the raccoon is friendly and was on the side […]

  • Researchers find another disease carried by ticks

    Researchers have identified a new disease carried by a tick in Inner Mongolia. In the US alone, at least 16 diseases have been identified that ticks can pass on to humans, NPR reports. The discovery, disclosed in a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, means that we don’t really know how many diseases ticks carry. “We continue to discover new viruses,” says a Mayo Clinic researcher who was not involved in the study. The Inner Mongolia patient, a 42-year-old woman with […]

  • Michigan State Trooper saves toddler as dump truck barrels by

    Police dashcam video captured a harrowing scene Friday—but this one had a happy ending. “Sgt. Richards from the Alpena Post was on patrol Friday when this happened,” the Michigan State Police tweeted along with video of the incident. “A 2-year-old girl was nearly struck by a passing dump-truck.” The sergeant saw the toddler wander out into the road, rushed over, and grabbed her just as the truck, which locked its brakes in its attempt to stop, barreled by. She was returned to […]

  • Dazed, wanted man found in car trunk at auto auction

    A Dodge Challenger Hellcat that arrived at a Pennsylvania auto auction Thursday came with an unwanted extra—a dazed felon from the Bronx. The man was found in the trunk of the vehicle by a worker at Manheim Auto Auction, around 90 miles west of Philadelphia, CBS Philadelphia reports. “I opened the trunk to take a trunk picture, and there was a guy in there,” employee Darren Leeds tells LancasterOnline. He says he ran to get the man water because “he wasn’t moving a […]

  • This might be the worst ceremonial 1st pitch ever

    CHICAGO — A Chicago White Sox employee may have made baseball history with the ceremonial first pitch against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday—and not in a good way. In what Deadspin describes as a strong contender for the worst ceremonial first pitch of all time, the pitch from the team’s employee of the month went nowhere near the plate, but hit the camera of team photographer Darren Georgia, who was standing between the mound and first base line. Life comes at […]

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