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Mom Convicted of Killing Son, 5, By Poisoning Him With Salt

By Jim Fitzgerald | Mar 2
A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.

Neb. Man Arrested for Allegedly Burning Lesbian Neighbors' Rainbow Flag

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 2
A man from Omaha, Neb., was arrested Sunday after allegedly setting his neighbors' rainbow flag on fire.

Trial on Hold After Black-Market 'Body Sculptor' Falls Ill

By Jason St. Aman | Mar 2
An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for black-market "body sculpting" is ill and won't be back on the witness stand in her murder trial until at least Wednesday.

Covert 'Body Sculptor' Says Clients Chose Her Over Surgeons

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 2
An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.

Self Defense Claimed in SF Gay Man's '11 Death

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 28
The man accused of brutally stabbing and beating to death his gay older roommate in 2011 did it after the victim raped him, the man's attorney said as the trial opened in San Francisco Superior Court this week.

Wesleyan Overdoses Happened As School Stepped Up Efforts

By Michael Melia | Feb 28
As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug viola

Tulsa Amputee Gets Protection From Penis-Biting Ex

By EDGE | Feb 28
An Oklahoma amputee whose girlfriend awoke him by allegedly trying to bite his penis off is now getting 300-feet of protection from the weiner-chomping woman, thanks to a court order secured this week.

Michael Alig Interview: The Taming of a Party Monster

By JC Alvarez | Feb 28
Like Rip Van Winkle awakened from his slumber, former nightlife czar Michael Alig has emerged from 17 years in prison to survey his former kingdom

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.

$150K Dress Worn By Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars Reported Stolen

By Anthony McCartney | Feb 27
The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion.

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