Gunned Down by Cops at Funeral 1
Fire Twirling Inspires Arson 2
Teen Wanted to Wed a Terrorist? 3
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:01 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: "Come with me," Freeman told the thirteen year old. They wound up in the closet with Freeman on her knees. Afterward, she swore him to secrecy, but he spoke up -- and he wasn't the only one who did. Westword has the story.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: In what was a bloody episode, Nola Miller, a 30-year-old St. Louis, Missouri mother, allegedly had a breakdown that resulted in her stabbing her two children, ages three and ten. She then turned the knife on herself. Miraculously, all three survived. Riverfront Times has the story.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:01 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Jensen met a man with whom she was getting horizontal at a ski area, then left the kids in her SUV with the heater running. By the time an hour passed, horror had come calling. Westword has the story.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:01 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Nunez and her husband got into a fight, and he decided to spend the night elsewhere. Her brother later called and offered to come get her. She said no -- apparently because she had tragic things to do at home. Westword has the story.

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.