Dies While Parents Getting High? 1
Joins Cancer Faker's Hall of Fame 2
Third Bust in Socialite's Slaying 3
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Denise Cooke, 29, wanted to grab a few drinks in St. Louis late Sunday night. Only problem was she had her nine-year-old son with her, which did not stop her from abandoning him in a hotel -- long enough for cops to find him. Riverfront Times has the story.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5:05 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The memory of Newtown was still fresh when Avila decided to throw a scare into students who were supposedly picking on her middle-school daughter. But she was the one who wound up being thrown somewhere: the hoosgow. Westword has the story.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 9:08 am
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Ashley Stillwell and her husband Gary need some marriage therapy, to say the least. She's admitted to having two men beat her husband with baseball bats following an argument about bills, proving yet again that money is the root of all evil. City Pages has the full story.

It's the police!
Did you hear the one about the shoplifting mama who ditched her ten-year-old to take the fall? Then there was the sheriff's deputy busted for allegedly robbing a bank. How does a sheriff's deputy get arrested for robbing a bank? (Why does a sheriff's deputy rob a bank?) Those idiotic stories and more are outlined in this story from writer Erin Sherbert of the SF Weekly: The 20 Dumbest Crimes Committed in 2012 in the Bay Area

Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 8:00 am

Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: A Texas woman has been arrested after police caught her behind the wheel of a car while allegedly intoxicated, all while an eight-month-old baby was buried alive under clothing and a skateboard in the back seat of the trash-filled vehicle. Houston Press has the story.

8. Rebecca Lynn Burrell
Former True Crime Report editor Pete Kotz has pulled together and ranked a real grab bag of awful people who did awful -- and often strange or just plain sick -- things this year. Head over to the St. Louis Riverfront Times for Pete's rundown of the 25 worst people of 2012.

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:00 am

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Hotboxing? Fine. With meth? Um, OK. With your half-sister? Weird. Who's also your girlfriend? Gross. While a baby's in the car? Seattle Weekly has the story.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm
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When does being vigilant in protecting your home against crime go too far? When you end up shooting your own granddaughter, that's when. A grandfather from Rochester, Minnesota is under investigation after gunning down his 16-year-old granddaughter last night. City Pages has the full story.
Friday, December 7, 2012 at 6:03 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Murphy's attorney tried to claim she meant to kill herself rather than her children -- and that wasn't her only rationalization. Why weren't jurors convinced? And how long did it take them to throw away the key? Westword has the story.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am
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A remarkably bizarre pair of Minnesota parents allegedly made life a living hell for their 15 year old and now face criminal charges. Why would they do such a thing, you ask? Apparently because the kid wouldn't do his chores. City Pages has the full story.