Subway copper thief’s release has MTA on high alert

This thief has some mettle. Prince Hayes has been ripping off copper wiring from the New York City subway system for more than a decade — a crime that has resulted in dozens of train delays and a vast amount of money in repairs. Armed with pliers and a hacksaw, the daring crook deftly cuts and removes portions of the thick copper cable in the subway tunnels, part of the power circuits streaming hundreds of volts of electricity. Hayes, 56, is so adept at cutting the wires that he does

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Veteran sheriff’s deputy charged with possessing child porn

A longtime deputy in Texas has been arrested on three felony charges of possession of child pornography, authorities said. Donald Thomas Dehnert, a 46-year-old deputy from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested Thursday by investigators after a search warrant was executed at his home in Kingwood, sheriff department officials announced. Dehnert, who joined the agency in 1992, was later booked into the Harris County Jail and was relieved of duty after prosecutors accepted

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Father of suicide-text teen to run Boston Marathon in his honor

For Conrad Roy Jr., running started as a way to deal with the pain of losing his son to suicide nearly four years ago – and now he’s planning to lace up his shoes for the Boston Marathon next month. Roy is running the storied 26.2-mile race in honor of his son, Conrad Roy III, a Massachusetts teen who killed himself inside a carbon monoxide-filled truck after his girlfriend, Michelle Carter, texted him to “get back in” the vehicle when he said he was scared. “You can’t

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Knife-wielding robbers attack innocent man

Police video shows the moment a Bronx man was attacked by knife-wielding robbers while walking home, authorities said Friday. “Where’s the money? Where’d you put the money?” the crooks asked the 55-year-old man as they robbed him in broad daylight in front of his home near Echo Place and Anthony Avenue in Mount Hope. Surveillance footage shows one man approach the victim from behind around 11:30 a.m. March 18 and put the knife to his neck as the other reaches into

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Mom accused of trying to decapitate autistic son: He ‘needed to die’

A stay-at-home mom from Maryland felt “overwhelmed” caring for her autistic son, so she allegedly tried to cut his head off with a saw because he “needed to die,” according to reports. Kristina Petrie, 46, went berserk at her Aspen Hill home March 12 when her 11-year-old son came home from school and went upstairs to play video games, WJLA reported. The boy’s younger brother was crying on the sofa, while Petrie was nearby going through fits of laughter and tears, according to

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Dad sentenced after baby died stuck between mattress, wall

see also Baby stuck behind bed dies, parents charged ANKENY, Iowa — Authorities say a baby whose parents have… DES MOINES, Iowa — An Ankeny man whose baby died after becoming wedged between a mattress and a wall has been given two years of probation. Court records say Matthew Cohara also was fined $625 and granted a deferred judgment at his hearing Tuesday. A deferred judgment allows his conviction to be removed from court records if he completes his probation terms. Cohara had

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Retired cop arrested for on-duty sex assault inside police station

A now-retired cop in Chicago sexually abused a woman inside a police station, department officials announced Thursday. Michael Clifton, 59, was arrested Wednesday after an extensive investigation by the department’s Internal Affairs unit found that he sexually abused a 35-year-old woman while on-duty inside the Calumet District police station in September 2016, department officials said. Clifton, of Chicago, retired from the department in January 2017, just months after the alleged

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Mom got teen daughter wasted as punishment for drinking: cops

A mother in Kentucky is facing charges after she got her 14-year-old daughter so drunk that she fell face-first out of a chair during an attempt to teach the teen that booze is bad, police said. Miranda Gayle Polston, 34, was charged by police in Somerset with first-degree criminal abuse – a felony – after investigators got an anonymous tip that a video on social media showed her forcing her daughter drink earlier this month, a police spokesman told the Lexington Herald-Leader. After

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