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22 Rikers Island Prisoners Sickened By Rat Poison in Meatloaf, Lawyer Says

Courtesy of: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/22-rikers-island-prisoners-sickened-rat-poison-meatloaf/story?id=30676137 Twenty-two Rikers Island inmates in New York City say they ate meatloaf tainted with rat poison, according to their lawyer, who has filed suit against the city, the Department of Corrections and several others. Several inmates at the Ann M. Kross Center, a housing facility on Rikers Island, were on lockdown on March 3 when they were served meatloaf that they said had a blue-green substance in it, according to the complaint filed by attorney Joann Squillace told ABC News on the inmates’ behalf. Soon, they said they began to feel sick, having headaches like nausea, headaches, bloody diarrhea… Read More

French customs officers carry out record cocaine seizure in Caribbean

Courtesy of: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/18/americas/france-martinique-drug-bust/ French customs officers say they have seized more than 2 tons of cocaine aboard a sailboat that was falsely flying an American flag in the Caribbean. The drugs, whose value is estimated at more than $105 million, are the biggest cocaine seizure ever carried out by French authorities, said Michael Lachaux, director of customs operations in Martinique. Officers arrested one Venezuelan and two Spanish citizens who were on board the vessel off the coast of Martinique on Wednesday, Lachaux said in an interview with the radio station France Info on Saturday. Martinique is an overseas department of France.… Read More

Smuggling in undies prompts change at Franklin County jail

Courtesy of: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/04/15/jail-moves-to-halt-smuggling-in-undies.html Inmates soon can buy their tighty whities at the Franklin County jail commissary. Actually, that will be the only place they can get them. Either that, or go commando. Jail officials are tired of finding contraband in the bundles of underwear and socks that relatives, friends and co-conspirators deliver to the inmates. The county commissioners approved a $94,525, one-year contract with the Acme Supply Co. of Glen Cove, N.Y., yesterday to provide 34,000 T-shirts, 1,500 bras (wireless only), 700 sports bras, 20,000 total men’s boxers and briefs, 6,000 women’s briefs and 46,500 pairs of socks (crew and quarter… Read More

Gov. Nathan Deal to sign medical marijuana bill

Courtesy of: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/gov-nathan-deal-sign-medical-marijuana-bill/nkwRC/ ATLANTA — With a stroke of a pen, Governor Nathan Deal will make medical marijuana legal in Georgia. Deal is set to sign the bill into law at 11 a.m. that will make the use of cannabis oil legal for eight medical conditions. State health officials say doctors will have to sign off and submit required forms. The two year battle among lawmakers, medical marijuana supporters and health officials ended with the passage of Haleigh’s Hope Act. Approved Georgia patients will be allowed to possess 20 ounces of the low THC oil at any given time.  THC is… Read More

Drunk man finds shelter in Dandenong Magistrates’ Court

Courtesy of: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/drunk-man-finds-shelter-in-dandenong-magistrates-court/story-fnrwkhlp-1227294436010 A drunk man looking for a warm spot to take a nap on Thursday decided his best bet was the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court. Dandenong CIU detective Senior Constable Tony Lavars said a man allegedly smashed a window and crept into the courthouse about 3am on April 2, setting the alarms off in the process. Police arrived shortly afterwards and found the man asleep in one of the meeting rooms. A 43-year-old Dandenong man was arrested for being drunk. “We don’t believe his intent was to burgle the premises,” Sen-Constable Lavars said. “I believe he was heavily alcohol-affected and possibly… Read More

Court: NYC woman can serve husband with divorce papers via Facebook message

Courtesy of:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/06/court-nyc-woman-can-serve-husband-with-divorce-papers-via-facebook-message/ NEW YORK –  A judge has given a New York City woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message. The woman’s lawyer says the ruling was made by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper. The Daily News says Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku will be served with the divorce summons via a private Facebook message. It will be repeated once a week for three consecutive weeks or until “acknowledged” by Ellanora Baidoo’s hard-to-find husband. Attorney Andrew Spinnell says the couple married in 2009 in a civil ceremony. He says the relationship began to unravel… Read More

Ohio Woman Stabbed Boyfriend Because He Ate All the Salsa, Police Say

Courtesy of: http://www.people.com/article/woman-stabs-boyfriend-salsa-police-report?xid=socialflow_facebook_peoplemag Police in Akron, Ohio, say that a woman repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend following a salsa-related dispute. According to a police report, officers arrived at the scene of the incident and found the victim, a 61-year-old man, clutching his stomach. He said his girlfriend, Phyllis D. Jefferson, 50, of Canton, Ohio, had become angry because he ate all the salsa and then she apparently stabbed him repeatedly with a pen. Jefferson then allegedly fled but was pulled over by police on Interstate 77, west of Akron. The report states that Jefferson stabbed her boyfriend “because she wanted to leave.”… Read More

Man only gets $9,172 for jail time from cocaine/soap confusion

Courtesy of: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/03/25/Man-gets-9172-for-jail-time-from-cocaine-soap-confusion/1161427132524/?spt=sec&or=on MADRID, March 23 (UPI) — A French businessman who spent two months in a Spanish prison before authorities discovered his shipment of “cocaine” was actually soap was awarded $9,172. Jacques Benoit Fiocconi, a cosmetics entrepreneur from Corsica, was arrested in Catalonia, Spain, in November 2012 while driving a van loaded with soap. He was with his father, Laurent Fiocconi, a former drug trafficker with ties to infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The 2,850 bars of soap had been purchased from a factory in Figueres, Spain, but a field test performed by a Spanish Civil Guard patrol tested positive… Read More

Police: Trespassing suspect left behind credit card with his name on it used to jimmy door

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/25/police-trespassing-suspect-left-behind-credit-card-with-his-name-on-it-used-to/?intcmp=HPBucket WEST SUNBURY, Pa. –  State police in Pennsylvania say a trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared and startled him. The important clue helped police arrest 41-year-old Brent Henry, of East Butler, on Saturday in Clay Township. Police tell the Butler Eagle (http://bit.ly/19PtgTC) that Henry used the card to pick the lock at a friend’s mobile home. Police say the homeowner heard a noise and caught Henry, who ran away but left the credit card behind. Police say Henry told them he planned to… Read More

Utah to allow firing squads for executions

Courtesy of: http://www.wxii12.com/national/utah-to-allow-firing-squads-for-executions/31973982 Lethal injection remains the primary method for carrying out executions in the state, Gov. Gary R. Herbert said in a statement. A firing squad would only be used in the event the necessary drugs cannot be obtained. “Those who voiced opposition to this bill are primarily arguing against capital punishment in general and that decision has already been made in our state,” said Marty Carpenter, a spokesman for Herbert. “We regret anyone ever commits the heinous crime of aggravated murder to merit the death penalty and we prefer to use our primary method of lethal injection when such… Read More