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  • Store Clerk Shots, Kills Man Allegedly Stealing Beer

    Store Clerk Shots, Kills Man Allegedly Stealing Beer

    (HOUSTON, Texas) — A Houston man paid the ultimate price for theft this week after he allegedly tried to steal beer from a convenience store, prompting the clerk to shoot and kill him. Little is known about the victim other than that his name was Troy Vector, according to ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston, but store clerks told reporters that he was trying to steal several 12-packs of beer on Thursday night. Rector was 52, and the Lone Star Grocery and Gas clerk was 19, according to KHOU-TV, a CBS affiliate in Houston. M.D. Nasimuzzaman, a coworker at the store, […]

  • Arizona Businessman Convicted of Arson Appears to Commit Suicide in Courtroom

    Arizona Businessman Convicted of Arson Appears to Commit Suicide in Courtroom

    (PHOENIX) — An Arizona millionaire who died minutes after he was convicted of arson appeared to have put something in his mouth while in the court room, sparking an investigation into whether the convicted arsonist had poisoned himself. Michael Marin, 53, was convicted on Thursday of purposefully burning down his $2.55 million mansion in the tony Biltmore Estates neighborhood of Phoenix after he was unable to keep up with mortgage payments and a plan to raffle his house through a charity fundraiser failed. He faced up to 16 years in prison. After the guilty verdict on one count of arson […]

  • Stolen Salvador Dali Drawing Mysteriously Returned by Mail

    Stolen Salvador Dali Drawing Mysteriously Returned by Mail

    (NEW YORK) — A stolen drawing by surrealist artist Salvador Dali was mailed back to New York City without explanation just in time for the final day the gallery show it was stolen from 10 days earlier in Manhattan. The Venus Over Manhattan gallery had received an email with an express mail tracking number indicating the 11 x 14 drawing, named “Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio,” had been mailed from Greece back to New York, said owner Adam Lindemann. The $150,000 drawing was intercepted at New York’s JFK airport on Friday before it could go through customs after police tipped […]

  • West Virginia in a State of Emergency

    West Virginia in a State of Emergency

    (CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a state of emergency for West Virginia Saturday due to the powerful storms on Friday night. 500,000 people are without power in about 27 counties. President Obama also signed an emergency declaration for West Virginia Saturday. He authorized the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help coordinate the all the disaster relief efforts for West Virginia. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Naked Arizona Man Goes on Carjacking Spree

    Naked Arizona Man Goes on Carjacking Spree

    (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — Police in Scottsdale, Ariz., are trying to figure out what caused a 45-year-old man to go on a naked carjacking spree that left seven people injured, caused several crashes and shut down nearby roads. Around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, the suspect, John Brigham, was involved into a three-car crash, police said. After Brigham got out of his car, witnesses said he began engaging in bizarre behavior. He took off all of his clothes, with the exception of his socks and was “yelling and chanting,” witnesses told police. Brigham jumped onto the roof of another car before carjacking […]

  • Lost at Sea: Two Boaters Rescued After 9 Days on Raft

    Lost at Sea: Two Boaters Rescued After 9 Days on Raft

    (ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — Two men spent more than a week adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, surviving on a small raft and rations after their barge sank during Tropical Storm Debby. Gerald Chessher, 57, and Vance Bryan, 48, were moving cargo on a barge from Captiva Island in Florida to Cancun when they got caught in the storm. “The rain was so tremendous. It was like a zillion marbles,” Chessher said in an exclusive interview on Good Morning America. As waves crashed against their boat, it became clear the duo had a problem. “We’ve lost power,our filters are clogged,our […]

  • No North Carolina Taxpayer Dollars for Virtual Charter School

    No North Carolina Taxpayer Dollars for Virtual Charter School

    (RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Virtual Academy, a charter school that plans to enroll students from kindergarten through 10th grade, was back in court Friday, fighting school boards across the state for its right to receive taxpayer dollars. But a judge ruled Friday afternoon that the State Board of Education was not obligated to review the online school’s application, according to Lynda Fuller, spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. N.C. Learns, a nonprofit group, applied for a charter to open North Carolina Virtual Academy in November. Students could enroll in the online school beginning in August […]