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One Night In Bangkok

Can the severely mentally ill be considered “jerks”? Oh yeah, definitely.  SOMEONE here is a jerk for letting this happen. A Thai mother has been accused of killing, cooking and eating her sons because she thought they were pigs, the Bangkok Post reports. Hallucinations may have played a role in the tragic crime. Police received a complaint last week…

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Poser Takes Donations for Self

A Chicago man pretended to work at a North Side street festival Saturday so he could stuff hundreds of dollars in admission donations into his pocket, authorities said. Christopher Urban, 39, was arrested and charged with theft about 5 p.m. Saturday at the Northside Summerfest on Lincoln Avenue at Irving Park Road in the North…

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Who Stabbed Grandpa?

Convicted mentally ill felons are sleeping among our beloved grandparents in Illinois nursing homes. They are also doing more than sleep.  For example, a frail man blind in one eye was slashed in the throat by a gang member, police say. About a year earlier, the same assailant allegedly had stabbed him in the face with…

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She Abandons Disabled Daughter In Tennessee

Eva Cameron knows people don’t understand. But the Algonquin mother of three says she could no longer cope with her 19-year-old daughter’s disabilities, escalating behavioral problems or medical bills. So after a conflict with a social worker, Cameron packed her eldest into her car last month and drove to rural Caryville, Tenn. There, she watched…

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Man Who Cried Wolf Charged With Felony

Wednesday afternoon, Bill Miller of New Jersey  playfully texted a friend “I am flipped over in the middle of the bay…I don’t know what to do??” How was his friend to know Bill was just playing a joke on her? “She took it seriously I guess and, uh…she had already contacted the authorities — 911,”…

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Killer Chimp Mauls Infant

They aren’t cute. They aren’t cuddly. They are DEADLY wild animals. The first chimpanzee baby born at the LA Zoo in 13 years was mauled to death Tuesday by an adult chimp in front of a crowd of visitors, including children, zoo officials said. Zoo officials said they had had no prior indication of any problems between the…

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Bad Granny Steals Grandson’s College Fund

Naughty Grandma! That was NOT your money to gamble away! A grandmother wanted in Northwest Indiana for stealing her grandson’s $97,000 college fund remains at large, believed by authorities to be on the lam in Minden, La. Her vengeance-seeking son-in-law demands her extradition, but a Catch-22 prevents police in both states from apprehending her. Edna…

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ATV DUI Kills Dory, the Pony

A Yorkville man was charged with driving an all-terrain vehicle under the influence after he struck a Shetland pony that had gotten loose in Kendall County, officials said. The accident happened early Sunday at 3 a.m. as Quintin Wissmiller, 33, was driving a Polaris Ranger ATV in Yorkville, said Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig French. The pony had…

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