Political dispute escalates from Facebook to AR-15 shooting

A dispute over politics on Facebook went from virtual to physical this week when one man shot another in the thigh and buttocks, officials said. Authorities said Brian Sebring, 44, shot Alex Stephens, 46, after their political argument became too heated, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Sebring is a registered Democrat, the report said, while Stephens, a former felon, has no party affiliation, the report said, citing corrections records. “After receiving several explicit messages

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Man’s nose bitten off by friend in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ attack

A man who had his nose bitten off during a horrific attack by a crazed friend on Wednesday said: “I’m just grateful to be alive.” Scarred Denver Varley, 54, lost a large part his nose, his upper lip and a chunk from his left ear in an attack he likened to a scene from “Silence of the Lambs.” During the assault in Blackpool, England, his attacker Lee Scott, 42, dialled 999 — the UK’s version of 911 — and chillingly told police: “If you

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Cave-dwelling witch doctor ‘kept girl as sex slave’ for 15 years

An Indonesian shaman was arrested Sunday for allegedly keeping a young girl hidden in a cave for 15 years and tricking her into having sex with him, police said. Tolitoli police rescued the woman, who was trapped in a crevice between large rocks near Galumpang village, the Jakarta Post reported. Police saved the woman, who was only identified as HS, after they received a report she was being held captive by an 83-year-old witch doctor named Jago. “We found the victim in a gap between

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Donations pour in for kid whose lemonade stand was robbed at gunpoint

What’s the best way to turn lemons into lemonade? A new ride-on lawn mower, of course! see also Teen robbed boy's lemonade stand at gunpoint: cops MONROE, N.C. — Deputies in North Carolina say they’re seeking… The North Carolina 9-year-old whose lemonade stand was robbed at gunpoint for less than $20 has received countless donations over the past few days — including an extra-special one from Lowe’s. The home-improvement chain gave the boy a $1,100 riding mower on Monday after hearing that he also does yardwork on the side in…

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‘I’m a white, clean girl’: DUI suspect is the picture of entitlement

A boozed-up South Carolina woman pulled over for blowing past a stop sign at 60 mph told cops she shouldn’t be arrested because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” according to a police report. But Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw’s lecture didn’t convince officers from the Bluffton Police Department — who arrested her on charges of speeding, disregarding a stop sign, simple possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia, a

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Ex-teacher sentenced for sexually assaulting girl during snow day

A former science teacher in Maine who admitted to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl after plying her with pizza and booze during a snow day was sentenced to six years in prison. John M. Glowa Jr., 43, pleaded guilty Monday to one charge of gross sexual assault against the teen, who told a judge she still suffers flashbacks from the January incident and distrusts male figures, including teachers, the Kennebec Journal reports. “It’s scary not to know all the ways this will be

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Alleged MS-13 kingpin whines about jail conditions

An alleged major drug trafficker known as “Reaper” — who’s accused of being a kingpin in the brutal MS-13 gang — told a judge life in lockup is unbearable and complained about a lack of phone access and the “discrimination” he faces at a New York county jail. Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, 35, begged state Supreme County Justice Patricia Harrington to intervene while he’s locked up in Nassau County, Newsday reported Monday. Corea Diaz claimed he was

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Berkeley police arrest 20, seize ‘dozens of weapons’ from alt-right and far-left protesters

Berkeley, California, police arrested 20 people Sunday and confiscated “dozens of weapons” as members of so-called “alt-right” and far-left groups gathered in the city for opposing protests. In addition to the arrests, officials said three people suffered minor injuries after a group of “extremists” threw “explosives” — believed to be fireworks and flares — at police and Alameda County sheriff’s officers. No members of law enforcement

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Man threatened gay woman who rejected his advances: cops

A waiter in Florida was so enraged over getting rejected by a woman — who is gay — that he threatened to blow up her house, authorities said. Nicholas Kevin Chew was arrested at his home in the Florida Keys on Saturday after failing to convince responding deputies that the alleged threat was nothing more than a bad joke, the Miami Herald reports. “I will blow your f–king house up,” Chew, 41, texted the woman, according to a police report obtained by the newspaper. Chew

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Missing Bronx woman found decomposing in Pennsylvania basement

The badly decomposed body of a Bronx mother of five was found in a Pennsylvania basement over the weekend — more than a week after her boyfriend was discovered with her car and arrested, a police source told The Post on Monday. The corpse of 50-year-old Vianela Tavera was found in the home in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Feltonville around 8 p.m. Sunday after homicide detectives investigating tips on Tavera’s disappearance were led to the residence, cops said. Neighbors also

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