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Saturday, Dec 9, 2017

Ex-Priest Gets Life in Prison for 1960 Parishioner Slaying

Ex-Priest Gets Life in Prison for 1960 Parishioner Slaying

A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Texas Prosecutors Seek 57-Year Sentence for Former Priest

Texas Prosecutors Seek 57-Year Sentence for Former Priest

Prosecutors asked a jury Friday to send a former priest convicted of murder to prison for 57 years, reflecting how long he has walked free since he killed a 25-year-old beauty queen who went to him for...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Ex-Priest Convicted of 1960 Texas Teacher Murder

Ex-Priest Convicted of 1960 Texas Teacher Murder

A former priest has been found guilty of murder in the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

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Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

A South Texas man who pleaded guilty to stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas with taxpayer funds was sentenced Friday, a report says.
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Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

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'It Smells Like Death': Alabama Endures NYC 'Poop Train'

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N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

One intrepid reporter from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, decided to take on Bull City Burger’s Exotic Meats Month challenge by eating a burger garnished with an oven-roasted tarantula.
A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

The mummified carcass of a monkey found in the air ducts of a century-old downtown Minneapolis department store has triggered a mystery. The monkey quickly had his own Twitter account, the state's governor...
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