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Oh Yeah? Well, I'll Show You (access required)

What is it with West Virginia and animals? First the dog case, now this bird case. In Martinsburg, a woman has been charged with animal cruelty for what police call a retaliatory killing of a parakeet. You read that right. ...

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Going Nuts (access required)

Traffic cases in Oklahoma must be anything but boring. Woman had a single-car wreck earlier this month. The cause: a rat. Really. Carol Windham was forced to run a red light when her gas pedal stuck down after she hit ...

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How Would JIRC Handle This One? (access required)

The Judiciary Inquiry & Review Commission generally operates in secrecy. In fact, it made headlines a few weeks ago when it went public with its complaints about an Albemarle County judge. Here’s an item from Romania, where the problems with ...

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But He Plays one For The VADA… (access required)

Closed-head injury cases can be tough all around – tough for the plaintiff who senses things aren’t right, tough for the plaintiff’s lawyer trying to document the deficits, and tough for the defense lawyer who suspects other causes for the ...

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That's What Friends Are For (access required)

The old saying is that friends don’t let friends drive drunk. Usually hiding the car keys from the inebriated guy or gal will do the trick. Last month, in Indiana, though, it got more serious than that. Guy from Indianapolis ...

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Jurassic Park? (access required)

DNA testing has tripped up many criminal defendants, and more recently it has been used to free defendants who claimed all along they were innocent. Here’s an item from the Palmetto State that could bring “Jurassic Park” to life. Maybe. ...

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Paging Jimmy Buffett (access required)

Those of you who are Jimmy Buffett fans will recall Jimmy’s song, “Gypsies in the Palace.” In the tune, Jimmy recalls a practice he says dates back to the Middle Ages (this is Jimmy Buffett doing history, so work with ...

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Halloween Leftover (access required)

A Norwegian man’s threat to haunt anyone who tampered with his will didn’t hold up in – or send a chill through – a court. The man, who wasn’t identified, died in mid-2003 and left a will dividing his possessions ...

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Sign O' The Times (access required)

If you’re gonna sin, sin boldly, someone once said. Out in Missouri, there’s a guy who’s figuring maybe he sold his future a little cheap. Authorities have charged Timothy Hubbard, 24, with offering to sell his presidential vote to the ...

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