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Uproar over nail salon fee for overweight customers

Underneath a paper “cash only” sign in a nail salon in Memphis, Tennessee, hung a poster board with a handwritten note that has angered hundreds, including resident Deshania Ferguson who posted a photo of it on Facebook earlier this month. Written in red marker, the sign read, “Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicures will be […]
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Police: Utah 16-year-olds came up with plan to shoot girl while playing video games

LOGAN, Utah — Two teenage boys accused of wounding a girl with a gunshot to the head concocted the plan in small-town Utah while playing video games and discussing their desire to “get rid” of the girl who was sending messages to one of them, authorities said. “I just didn’t want anything to do with […]
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Officials: Man arrested after going AWOL for 45 years

OCALA, Fla. — Authorities say they’ve arrested a Florida man who went AWOL from the U.S. Air Force 45 years ago. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 65-year-old Linley Benson Lemburg was arrested Tuesday. He had been living under an alias, William Michael Robertson, and was located by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after military officials […]
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NYC police: Stabbing suspect wanted to “kill a black person”

NEW YORK — Police say a man who turned himself in after a deadly stabbing in Midtown Manhattan told investigators he came to New York from Maryland to kill a black person, reports CBS New York. James Jackson, the 28-year-old suspect, surrendered to police at the Times Square substation Wednesday morning. Police say the Baltimore resident […]
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Calif. dog owner fights to reclaim pit bulls that killed a man and his pet

LOS ANGELES — The owner of two pit bulls, which killed a man and his pet in Lincoln Heights last month, are fighting to get the dogs back from animal services, even after the dogs were deemed dangerous, according to CBS Los Angeles. The pit bulls mauled Valentin Herrera, 76, and his little dog, Dodger, just […]
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Sheriff apologizes to Wyclef Jean for detainment

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department apologized Tuesday to hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean for handcuffing him during a search for an armed robbery suspect. The former Fugees singer and rapper posted video of the incident, in which he was handcuffed outside his car early Monday morning, to Instagram, and on Tuesday Jean requested […]
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Va. woman showing friend how to play lotto game wins $1M

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Merry Thomas had just finished work when she took her friend Julie to a food store nearby in Fredericksburg. There she showed Julie how to work a Virginia Lottery self-service machine and scan the ticket to see if it was a winner — and it was, reports CBS affiliate WTVR. Julie’s ticket […]
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Michigan man guilty in “Seinfeld”-esque can return scheme

FLINT, Mich. – Authorities say a 70-year-old Flint man crunched the numbers and figured out how to profit by driving no-deposit cans from Indiana to Michigan, where he turned them in for profit at grocery stores, reports CBS Detroit. It’s a plot reminiscent of a famed two-part “Seinfeld” episode, in which the characters Kramer and Newman […]
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Aging mobster arrested in car torching road rage incident

NEW YORK – An aging mobster who made headlines two years ago by beating charges in a legendary heist retold in the hit film “Goodfellas” was rearrested on Wednesday for a far less noteworthy crime – the alleged torching of a car that cut him off in traffic. Vincent Asaro, a third generation member of […]
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Verdict for pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak

BOSTON – The former co-owner and head pharmacist of a Massachusetts company blamed for a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak in 2012 has been found guilty of dozens of racketeering and mail fraud charges, but not guilty of 25 second degree murder counts, reports CBS Boston. Barry Cadden, who was head pharmacist at the now-closed New […]