Florida couple followed DUI arrest by having sex in patrol car, authorities say
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Florida couple followed DUI arrest by having sex in patrol car, authorities say

DUI charges were just the beginning for a Fernandina Beach, Florida, couple bicycling late Friday, as the two then had sex in the back of a patrol car, and one fled naked from deputies, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

Aaron Seth Thomas, 31, also was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, two more of threats against public officials, attempted escape, resisting arrest with violence, unnatural lascivious act, exposing sexual organs and theft, according to jail records. Megan Lynn Mondanaro, 35, also was charged with unnatural or lascivious act, resisting arrest with violence and exposing sexual organs.

A deputy was patrolling on South 14th Street about 11:40 p.m. when he spotted their bicycles, one with no lights and the other with only a headlight, narrowly avoiding getting hit by a car as they cut across the road, the arrest reports said. The deputy pulled the pair over in the 800 block of Sadler Road and learned both had...

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Florida elementary school kids sent to ER after eating weed candy
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Florida elementary school kids sent to ER after eating weed candy

Nine elementary school students ages 10-12 were taken to the hospital on Friday after consuming candy that had been infused with marijuana, according to USA Today.

School spokeswoman Colleen Reynolds says a student “inadvertently” brought in THC-laced candy in a package similar to a popular sour candy and then shared it with friends.

Emergency medical services and law enforcement were immediately alerted as soon as the school became aware of the situation, Reynolds said.

At around 1 p.m. some of the students began complaining of stomach distress after being exposed to weed-laced edibles. Broward County Sheriff spokesman and Battalion Chief Michael Kane told the news outlet that their injuries weren’t life-threatening.

The students — seven boys and two girls — who...

American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage plane
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American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage plane

An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested after he allegedly tried to sabotage a plane.

Federal authorities say Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted to tampering with the jet's air data module, which provides pilots with crucial information such as the plane's speed.

Alani reportedly inserted a piece of foam in the module's inlet, using super glue to keep it in place, CNN reports.

He told investigators he wasn't trying to hurt or kill anyone, but instead was hoping to score some overtime when the plane was inevitably taken offline for repairs.

Pilots on a flight from Miami to the Bahamas aborted takeoff after getting an error message related to the module, CNN says. There were 150 people aboard; no one was injured.

Surveillance video helped identify Alani as the culprit.

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Felony charges for 7 Ohio students accused of serving teachers crepes tainted with urine, semen
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Felony charges for 7 Ohio students accused of serving teachers crepes tainted with urine, semen

Seven Ohio middle-schoolers were charged Tuesday with delinquency felony counts accusing them of putting or conspiring to put bodily fluids in crepes that were served to teachers.

The students, all 14-year-old boys in eighth grade at Olentangy Hyatts Middle School, were charged in Delaware County Juvenile Court following a three-month investigation into an incident on May 16 in which several teachers ate crepes reportedly laced with semen and urine. The crepes were part of a Global Gourmet cooking class judged by teachers.

Three students were charged with delinquency felony assault for either putting semen on one teacher’s crepe, bringing semen and planing to put it on a crepe, or putting urine in barbecue sauce poured on crepes that were fed to four teachers, according to court records.

Those students “agreed to admit it was us, how we did it, in exchange for one count,” attorney Brad Koffel, who is representing the students, told The...

Alabama 14-year-old accused of killing 5 family members
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Alabama 14-year-old accused of killing 5 family members

Authorities in Alabama say a 14-year-old has confessed to killing five family members.

The slayings happened early Tuesday in Elkmont, which is about 45 miles northwest of Huntsville.

According to Huntsville TV station WAFF, the shooting victims are the 14-year-old’s father, John Sisk, 38; stepmother, Mary Sisk, 35; two brothers, ages 6 and 6 months; and sister, 5.

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says it has recovered the murder weapon, a 9mm handgun. The department said the gun shouldn't have been in the home, but wouldn't say why, Huntsville TV station WHNT said.

A motive hasn't been disclosed.

Mary Sisk was a middle school teacher working for Huntsville City Schools. The district put out a written...

Human trafficking update held in Hannibal
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Human trafficking update held in Hannibal

HANNIBAL – How to recognize victims of human trafficking was among topics outlined to law enforcement officers last week during a program titled Stop Human Trafficking Together.

Olympian Simone Biles' brother charged in Ohio triple murder
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Olympian Simone Biles' brother charged in Ohio triple murder

The brother of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has been charged in connection to a triple murder in Ohio.

Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, was arrested Thursday in Georgia, NBC News reports. He is a member of the U.S. Army.

The shooting happened New Year's Eve at an Airbnb rental in Cleveland, police say. An "uninvited group" reportedly entered the home, leading to a fight.

Three people — Delvante Johnson, 19; Toshaun Banks, 21; and Devaughn Gibson, 23 — were killed.

Biles-Thomas faces a slew of charges: six counts of murder, five counts of felonious assault, three counts of voluntary manslaughter and one count of perjury.

“The relentless persistence of Cleveland Police Homicide detectives helped secure an indictment in this case. It is through their hard work that we can begin to seek justice for these...

Feds accuse 80 people of using scheme to defraud at least $6 million from lonely women
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Feds accuse 80 people of using scheme to defraud at least $6 million from lonely women

Federal prosecutors have accused 80 people of orchestrating an elaborate scheme to defraud at least $6 million — primarily from lonely women.

Most of the men charged are Nigerians, according to CNN. Seventeen have been arrested in the U.S. so far. They often posed as members of the U.S. military serving overseas. 

"We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in U.S. history," U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna told CNN.

The men, using fake identities, connected with the women online, building trust before ultimately asking for or, in some instances, demanding money.

In one case documented in the indictments, a woman sent a man $200,000 over the course of just 10 months. Most of that money, made in about 40 separate payments, was borrowed from friends.

"She began crying when discussing the way that these losses have affected her,"...

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