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Cherry Factory Front Echoes of Real-Life 'Breaking Bad'

Feb 27
Investigators originally suspected the Dell's Maraschino Cherry plant was illegally dumping "hazardous materials" into New York City's sewer system. The discovery of a secret pot farm pushed the man carrying on the family business to a violent end.

'Black Madam': I've Been Haunted Since Butt-Injection Death

By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 26
A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade silicone.

States Predict Inmates' Future Crimes With Secretive Surveys

By Eileen Sullivan and Ronnie Greene | Feb 24
States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be safe to release, despite serious problems and high-profile failures.

Man Convicted in Deaths of 'American Sniper' Author, Friend

By John L. Mone and Jamie Stengle | Feb 24
A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.

Police: Man Unhappy with $50 Haircut Flew Into Rage at Salon

Feb 23
A man who was unhappy with his haircut faces criminal charges after police say he became enraged and threw items around a Connecticut salon.

Phoenix Man Says Group Called Him Gay Slur Before Hit and Run

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 22
A Phoenix man said that a group of people called him a gay slur outside a local record store, and after he retaliated, hit him with their car.

La. Cops Sorry For Arresting 2 Gay Men Under Nixed Anti-Sodomy Measure

By Jason St. Amand | Feb 22
A police department from Louisiana apologized after cops arrested two gay men, who were allegedly having sex in pubic in a car, earlier this month under a now voided anti-sodomy statute that was nixed by the Supreme Court 12 years ago.

Only in Florida: Naked Woman Stops Traffic, Stomps on Lexus

By EDGE | Feb 21
A naked self-fondling woman put on a roadside show in Orlando.

Tenn. Mother Lands in Jail After Punching Son for Being Gay, 'Too Feminine'

By Jason St. Amand | Feb 21
A mother from Memphis, Tenn., has been jailed Tuesday after allegedly punching her own son in the face because she said he is gay and "too feminine."

A 1st Lady 1st? Former Virginia Gov's Wife to Be Sentenced

By Steve Szkotak and Larry O'Dell | Feb 20
If prosecutors get their way, former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell could become the first modern-day governor's spouse sent to prison for felonies she was convicted of committing while she held the mostly ceremonial position.

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