Convicted rapist won’t be up for parole until he’s 387 years old

Florida’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld simultaneous 1,000-year prison sentences for a man convicted of violently assaulting and raping three women in the early 1980s when he was a juvenile. Arthur O’Derrell Franklin has served more than 30 years for raping three women in 1983 when he was 17, the News Service of Florida reported….

Florida’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld simultaneous 1,000-year prison sentences for a man convicted of violently assaulting and raping three women in the early 1980s when he was a juvenile. Arthur O’Derrell Franklin has served more than 30 years for raping three women in 1983 when he was 17, the News Service of Florida reported....

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Gamer accused of Xbox rage-fueled shooting spree

A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday after he flew into a rage over an Xbox video game and fired over a dozen rounds from two different handguns into his bedroom ceiling and walls, a report said. Casey L. Jones, 30, had been playing on his Microsoft …

A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday after he flew into a rage over an Xbox video game and fired over a dozen rounds from two different handguns into his bedroom ceiling and walls, a report said. Casey L. Jones, 30, had been playing on his Microsoft Xbox when he suddenly reached a breaking point, screaming...

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New York professor caught on camera stealing GOP yard signs

A New York professor has been arrested after she was caught on camera ripping out Republican yard signs from someone else’s lawn. Laura Ebert, an economics professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, was charged with misdemeanor larceny for stealing signs supporting Republican candidates John Faso and Marc Molinaro, at the home…

A New York professor has been arrested after she was caught on camera ripping out Republican yard signs from someone else’s lawn. Laura Ebert, an economics professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, was charged with misdemeanor larceny for stealing signs supporting Republican candidates John Faso and Marc Molinaro, at the home...

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Man accused of butchering roommate said he was ‘next mass killer’: cops

A Florida man claimed he shot and killed his roommate — and then dismembered him — because he could “possibly be the next mass killer that we hear about in the media,” police said. Eric Dacosta, 52, faces charges of premeditated murder and abuse of a dead body in the death of Paul Stephen Darmetko,…

A Florida man claimed he shot and killed his roommate — and then dismembered him — because he could “possibly be the next mass killer that we hear about in the media,” police said. Eric Dacosta, 52, faces charges of premeditated murder and abuse of a dead body in the death of Paul Stephen Darmetko,...

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Couple accused of keeping ‘slave’ in garden shed for 4 years

A British couple allegedly forced a Polish man to work in exchange for food and held him captive against his will inside their garden shed for more than four years, authorities say. Pritpal Binning, 56, and her spouse, Palvinder, 54, were arrested Tues…

A British couple allegedly forced a Polish man to work in exchange for food and held him captive against his will inside their garden shed for more than four years, authorities say. Pritpal Binning, 56, and her spouse, Palvinder, 54, were arrested Tuesday by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) following a raid at...

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Stolen inflatable colon found in vacant home

A giant inflatable colon that was stolen from the University of Kansas Cancer Center nearly two weeks ago has been found, police said. The “giant, inflatable, pilfered intestine” was recovered from a house in Kansas City, Missouri after investigators followed up on a tip. The Kansas City Police Department tweeted on Monday that nobody has been taken into custody yet,…

A giant inflatable colon that was stolen from the University of Kansas Cancer Center nearly two weeks ago has been found, police said. The “giant, inflatable, pilfered intestine” was recovered from a house in Kansas City, Missouri after investigators followed up on a tip. The Kansas City Police Department tweeted on Monday that nobody has been taken into custody yet,...

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Man says he beat alligator with shovel to ‘protect others’

Using raw chicken, a Florida man lured an alligator from a pond and then beat it with a shovel — an action he claimed was meant to “protect others” from the 3-foot reptile. St. Petersburg resident David William Healey, 65, was arrested following the alleged incident Wednesday and is now facing a charge of illegally killing, possessing…

Using raw chicken, a Florida man lured an alligator from a pond and then beat it with a shovel — an action he claimed was meant to “protect others” from the 3-foot reptile. St. Petersburg resident David William Healey, 65, was arrested following the alleged incident Wednesday and is now facing a charge of illegally killing, possessing...

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Murdered University of Utah student was victim of sextortion

A University of Utah student who police say was murdered by her ex-boyfriend told officers she wired $1,000 to an account earlier this month to prevent the release of “compromising pictures” of the pair, investigators said Thursday. University Police Chief Dale Brophy told reporters that Lauren McCluskey, 21, reported the extortion to his officers on Oct. 13, nine…

A University of Utah student who police say was murdered by her ex-boyfriend told officers she wired $1,000 to an account earlier this month to prevent the release of “compromising pictures” of the pair, investigators said Thursday. University Police Chief Dale Brophy told reporters that Lauren McCluskey, 21, reported the extortion to his officers on Oct. 13, nine...

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Bride claims man posing as wedding officiant stole her credit card info

Achieving “happily ever after” is going to take a second try for one Massachusetts couple, who were shocked to discover that their wedding officiant was an unlicensed fraud with a lengthy criminal record — weeks after the big day. Earlier this week, Yarmouth police arrested James Stern for impersonating a justice of the peace, as…

Achieving “happily ever after” is going to take a second try for one Massachusetts couple, who were shocked to discover that their wedding officiant was an unlicensed fraud with a lengthy criminal record — weeks after the big day. Earlier this week, Yarmouth police arrested James Stern for impersonating a justice of the peace, as...

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Researcher stabs colleague at Antarctica base after ‘emotional breakdown’

A researcher stationed at an Antarctica base was stabbed by a colleague earlier this month after the attacker suffered an apparent emotional breakdown, reports say. Russia’s Pravda news agency reported that the victim of the Oct. 9 incident was flown to a hospital in Chile – the nearest country to the remote Bellingshausen station on King George…

A researcher stationed at an Antarctica base was stabbed by a colleague earlier this month after the attacker suffered an apparent emotional breakdown, reports say. Russia’s Pravda news agency reported that the victim of the Oct. 9 incident was flown to a hospital in Chile – the nearest country to the remote Bellingshausen station on King George...

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