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Minnesota Cat Sanctuary Boss Spent Funds on Underwear, Books

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:10pm
The director and founder of a charity-driven sanctuary for exotic cats in Minnesota has copped to misusing thousands of dollars in donations to buy items like women's undergarments and books by Chelsea Handler, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.






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Man Who Avoided Prison for 13 Years Wants Out

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:17pm
ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free.






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Oregon Fugitive Stalked Women, Had 'Dungeon' in Van

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:17pm
Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January.






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Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict in Newlywed Murder Case

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:56pm
- NBC MiamiA jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday for a South Florida man accused of murdering his newlywed wife to collect a $1 million insurance policy.Michel Escoto, 42, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of wife Wendy Trapaga in October 2002 to collect the policy.






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Court: Ohio Man Must Pay $489,000 for False Call

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:56pm
An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.In a 2-1 ruling, the 6th U.S.






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Fugitive Wanted For '81 Murder Found Serving as Church Deacon

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:09pm
DALLAS — A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.Authorities say Joseph Lewis Miller fled Pennsylvania after shooting a man in a parking lot outside a hotel in 1981.






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Cowboy and Indian Alliance Protest Keystone Pipeline in D.C.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:09pm
A Native American tribal leader sits on his horse in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday as the Cowboy and Indian Alliance protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S.






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Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict in Newlywed Murder Case

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:09pm

A jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday for a South Florida man accused of murdering his newlywed wife to collect a $1 million insurance policy.








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Report Says Blast at Texas Fertilizer Plant Was 'Preventable'

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:53pm

Officials released a report Tuesday that said gaps in federal and state regulations made the huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant possible.








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Demonstrators Celebrate Earth Day in New York

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:37pm
Demonstrators marched together in plastic six-pack rings to mark Earth Day in Manhattan, N.Y., on Tuesday.






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Aereo App Battles TV Networks in Supreme Court

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:59pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a case that could change the future of television — a fight between the networks and an online startup that relays their shows to customers for a fee.






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TV Networks Clash With Startup Before Supreme Court

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:43pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a case that could change the future of television — a fight between the networks and an online startup that relays their shows to customers for a fee.






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Mayor Who Agreed With Jewish Center Shooter Resigns

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:39pm

The mayor of tiny Marionville, Missouri steps down after comments supporting the viewpoints espoused by accused murderer and white supremacist are made public. KSHB's Garrett Haake reports.








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Supreme Court Case May Decide TV On The Internet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:28pm

The Supreme Court hears a case that could decide how you can, or can't, watch television on the Internet. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.








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Dad Turns In Fugitive Son To Police On Live TV

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:28pm

A Mississippi man returns his fugitive son, who'd escaped earlier that day from a Mississippi detention center, to the police during the sheriff's interview on live TV. WDAM's Vanessa Pacheco reports.








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76% of Released Inmates Arrested Again Within 5 Years: Report

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:28pm
More than three quarters of prisoners released from state prisons were arrested for a new crime or parole violation within five years of their release, according to a new report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.






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Bulldogs Take Center Stage in Annual Beauty Pageant

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:25pm

A local university holds an annual contest in search of the area’s best bulldogs. WHO's Courtney Johns reports.








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Ohio Company Advertises Full Service Online Cremation

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:32am

Cleveland Cremation claims it takes care of every step of the cremation process even posting a loved one’s obituary to Facebook. WKYC’s Shannon Kanter reports.








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Camera Captures Postal Worker Recklessly Throwing Packages

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:16am

Footage from a family’s home security camera shows a postal worker throwing their packages across their driveway from his car. WLEX’s Kate Springer reports.








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Bus Driver Accused of Bullying Student

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00am

A school bus driver in Washington State is accused of verbally abusing a student he was transporting. KING's Elisa Hahn reports.








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