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A mother is facing 10 years in jail after making her son hold down a swimming pool on top of her minivan while she drove it

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Date: November 1st, 2017

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poolA woman who made her nine-year-old son hold down a swimming pool on the roof of her minivan as she drove to her sister’s house is facing jail.

Amber Schmunk, 28, did not have enough room in the vehicle so she made the nine-year-old boy ride on top in order to hold down the pool, according to the criminal complaint made against her.

She has been charged with second degree recklessly endangering safety and faces 10 years behind bars as well as a $25,000 fine.

Officers were sent to the corner of Hillcrest Road and Claremont Road in Saukville, Wisconsin when they received a report of a child holding down a plastic pool.  More

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Clown Found Asleep In Stranger’s Home In Vermont

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Date: November 1st, 2017

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clownA Vermont teenager called 911 early Sunday morning to report that an intruder dressed as a clown was snoozing in his residence, police report.

When cops arrived around 3:30 AM at the home in the town of Marlboro, they found Sean Barber, 43, “intoxicated and sleeping in an upstairs bedroom inside the occupied residence.”

Barber, cops charge, was also “found to be in possession of cocaine during his arrest.”  More

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Don’t overdose on black licorice this Halloween, FDA warns

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Date: November 1st, 2017

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licOn the biggest candy-eating holiday of the year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a warning: Don’t overdo it on the black licorice.

The old-fashioned treat can be particularly risky for adults over 40, the FDA says. Eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land people in this age group in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.

“This is equal to eating three 1-inch pieces of black licorice for 14 days in a row,” Kristi King, senior clinical dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital, told CBS News.

The FDA explained in a warning published on its website this week that black licorice contains a compound called…  More

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Frankenstein baby born at Florida hospital on Halloween

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Date: November 1st, 2017

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frankWINTER PARK, Florida – A Florida couple got an extra treat on Halloween — a baby Frankenstein.

Make that Oskar Gary Frankenstein, who made his entrance into the world four days late and after 14 hours of labor on Tuesday at Winter Park Memorial Hospital.

Parents Kyle and Jessica Frankenstein tell news outlets that Baby Frankenstein weighed in at 6 pounds (3 kilograms), 9 ounces (255 grams) and is 20 inches (50 centimeters) long.

The baby’s grandmother Jennifer Frankenstein tells…  More

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Vet tech is charged with animal cruelty

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Date: October 30th, 2017

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vetA vet tech has been charged with animal cruelty after taking a sick dog home and keeping it alive for five month’s after its owners believed he had been put down.

Andrea Oliveira, of Freehold, New Jersey, was allegedly given an elderly dog by Dr. George Mendez after pretending to its owner that it had been put down because they believed they could nurse him back to health.

Dr. George Menez of Howell, New Jersey, is alleged to have told Keri Levy that he euthanized her miniature pinscher Caesar at Briarwood Veterinary Hospital in May.  More

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Woman after claims she got HERPES from using a lipstick sample in store

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Date: October 30th, 2017

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lipA California woman is suing Sephora after claiming she contracted herpes from using one of the cosmetic store’s lipstick samples.  More

The woman said she visited a store in Hollywood back in October 2015 and used one of the sample lipsticks on display.

She claims she ended up with the incurable disease on her lip, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

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The Indian School Where All Students Learn to Write with Both Hands

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Date: October 30th, 2017

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handsA small school in rural India is gaining attention over the fact that all 300 students are ambidextrous.

Data shows that only one percent of the global population is ambidextrous, but the ambitious founder of Veena Vandini School, in Madhya Pradesh, is aiming to change that, starting at a local level.

Former soldier and Veena Vandini School founder VP Sharma stated that he was inspired to focus on ambidexterity training by India’s first president Rajendra Prasad (in office from 1950 to 1962) who was ambidextrous.  More

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World Series: Star-Spangled streaker charged with trespassing

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Date: October 30th, 2017

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streakHOUSTON – The semi-streaker who ran onto the field at Minute Maid Park Sunday night has been charged with trespassing.

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy had the crowd in a frenzy when he slid into second base in nothing but patriotic boxers and  socks after Carlos Correa’s home run.

Fans cheered as he outran several security guards but they finally corralled him and took him away in handcuffs.  More

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Bobcat in bathroom of Oklahoma newspaper startles publisher

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Date: October 30th, 2017

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catSAPULPA, Oklahoma – A small-town Oklahoma newspaper publisher found a startling front-page story practically in his newsroom: There was a hissing bobcat in the bathroom.

Sapulpa Herald publisher Darren Sumner says the wild animal jumped at him one recent morning as he was heading into the restroom at his office in Sapulpa, a Tulsa suburb.

Sumner shut the door and trapped the adult male cat inside until police and a game warden arrived.

Wildlife control workers captured the bobcat in a cage and released it in nearby Pawnee County.  More

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Mice Are Evolving to Survive Life in New York City

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Date: October 29th, 2017

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miceSpend enough time in New York City, and there won’t be much that can surprise you.

Two-hour lines to get a donut? Yeah, that makes sense.

Mummified bat corpses in the alley behind the local church? Of course, that’s where mummified bat corpses belong.

Human feces inside a Chinese takeout box on the floor of the subway station? Not my first choice, but I get it.

Some of New York’s smaller, hairier residents—its mice—seem to be adapting to the city in a similar way, evolutionary.  More

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Hundreds injured in Australia this year as magpie attacks soar

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Date: October 29th, 2017

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magDuring springtime in Australia, people taking a stroll or on a bike often face the risk of a bird strike by a native magpie.

Typically, it begins with the sensation of a fast-moving shadow closing in before the clawed, sharp-beaked, black-and-white bird lunges from above.

In most cases, these swoops are defensive attempts to keep passers-by away from nests during the breeding season from August to November, but they can result in serious injuries.  More

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‘I wasn’t drunk, I just have a funny walk’

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Date: October 29th, 2017

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walkalthy heiress convicted of being drunk in charge of a child during an alleged hotel drinking binge has been cleared after she blamed a “funny” walk for making her look inebriated.

Nicole Ovchinnikova was this summer found guilty at trial after police said she had been found staggering following a night drinking with a family friend at an East London hotel.

But the socialite fashion designer has now seen her conviction quashed after an appeal panel questioned the 37-year-old’s initial confession and said there was doubt over police evidence she had been drunk.  More

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Burglar gets prison for taking $1, plant he confused for pot

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Date: October 29th, 2017

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potALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania — A Pennsylvania man who stole $1 and a houseplant he thought was marijuana during a series of break-ins in March has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

The Morning Call reports 21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ to 15 years after pleading guilty in August to robbery and three counts of burglary.

Police say Rosado broke into Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille in Allentown.

Police say the manager confronted Rosado but backed off when Rosado pointed a gun at him.

Rosado then made off with a keepsake dollar.  More

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Woman Who Abandoned Dog With Giant Tumor Barred From Owning Pets

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Date: October 29th, 2017

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dogNEWPORT BEACH — A Southern California woman who abandoned a dog with a 42-pound cancerous tumor has been barred from owning a pet.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Sherri Haughton of Irvine pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges of animal abandonment and failing to care for an animal.

She also must perform 56 hours of community service and repay more than $7,000 spent on the dog’s care.

Haughton took her golden retriever, Henry, to a Newport Beach animal hospital last year after his untreated stomach tumor had nearly doubled his body weight.

Haughton claimed to have found the dog on the beach.  More

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Ohio boy, 10, leads police on a 45-mile chase that reached speeds of 100mph’

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Date: October 28th, 2017

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chaseA 10-year-old Ohio boy has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding after allegedly leading police and state troopers on a 45-mile pursuit that reached speeds of 100mph because he was ‘bored’.

Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter says a judge will hold a hearing Friday to determine if the boy should remain in a juvenile detention center.

The boy took his mother’s boyfriend’s car from his Cleveland home on Thursday and led police on a high-speed interstate pursuit that continued with state troopers chasing him on the Ohio Turnpike, according to authorities.  More

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