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A pet rescue charity in Washington state has joined forces with a local prison to put stray cats behind bars where prisoners will look after them. Prisoners at Mission Creek Women's Correction Center in Belfair will look after abandoned cats and kittens until they are ready to return to shelters for

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A Wisconsin sheriff issued himself with a parking ticket after parking his car in a handicap spot. David Clarke, sheriff of Milwaukee County, gave himself the ticket after a colleague failed to move the vehicle.

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A South Carolina woman faked her own death to avoid going to prison on a DUI charge. Darene Springs, 43, who had four cases ongoing against her for shoplifting, DUI, as well as other charges, told a county clerk in Rock Hill that she had died according to The Charlotte Observer.

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An American man has been awarded a damages payout of $21.5 million after he was struck in the face — by an automatic door. James Hausman, 61, who was on a cruise ship, suffered the injury as he followed other passengers through the door.

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American lawyers are accused of raising over £1 billion of fraudulent cases against oil giant BP – including claims on behalf of dead people and a dog. Texan lawyer Mikal Watts as well as six co-defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury on 95 counts of wire mail fraud, identity theft, and

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Mountjoy Prison bosses ordered a full prison lock down yesterday afternoon when the alarm was raised over a suspicious item discovered on C wing and believed to be a firearm. The Irish Prison Service confirmed that a suspicious item was discovered at around 12.30pm yesterday.

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A judge embarrassed himself after he referred to a defendant as “Mr Guilty” during a fraud trial, an Australian appeals court has heard. Tasmanian Chief Justice Alan Blow prejudiced the trial with his Freudian slip according to special counsel Mark Rinaldi who told the Court of Criminal Appeal i

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Indonesia's anti-drugs agency has suggested a prison for death row convicts be built on an island – protected by crocodiles. The idea was proposed by anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who told news website Tempo he would seek to place as many crocodiles as possible there, adding: “I will search for

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Officials at a prison in Brazil have caught a mouse being used by prisoners to shuttle drugs and other contraband items around the jail. The mouse-turned-drug-mule was spotted running through a corridor with a “bag of drugs” tied to its tail said Gean Carlos Gomes, director of Barra da Grota pri

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A Derry woman who called 999 for a lift to her mother’s house after she had been on a “mad auld binge” has been sentenced to four months in jail. Denise Hynds told police she had been on a drinking spree after she made the call on June 29 last year.

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A police hunt for a stolen statue of Jesus was called off when the statue reappeared outside the religious gift shop it was stolen from – complete with a makeover and fresh coat of paint for All Saints Day. The statue was reported stolen from the shop in Connecticut but made a miraculous reappeara

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A man has been imprisoned for smuggling drugs, a knife and a McMuffin sandwich into a London jail. Karl Jensen, 27, was caught on CCTV tying a bag with the goods to a fishing line outside Wormwood Scrubs, which was then pulled over a fence and into a cell.

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An assistant prosecutor in West Virginia, USA has been suspended after pulling a gun in his office and threatening to shoot at fake plastic spiders. Chris White told employees that he is "deathly afraid of spiders" before threatening to shoot at the spooky Halloween decorations which had been scatte

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A woman who describes herself as a witch priestess took a warlock to court over harassment claims – and won. Lori Sforza, who leads a pagan church and runs a witchcraft shop in Salem, Massachusetts, filed for court-ordered protection against Christian Day, referred to on his website as the “worl

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