Chef Murdered Over Hot Sauce? 1
Inside Tour of the Meth Trade 2
Hits and Runs Over His Own Uncle 3
Monday, March 29, 2010 at 11:36 am

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UPDATE: Fugitive Johnnie Lee Griffin tried to return to Michigan, even though he was wanted for swapping coke for sex with a 10-year-old girl. That didn't turn out so well. See update after the jump...

Tags: Michigan
Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:00 am
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We never thought we'd find a silver lining in America's botched health care system, but -- thanks to today's Fugitive Watch -- we have. In fact, it was a lack of medical coverage that led the law to Charles Sparks, who escaped from prison in 1982 and has been on the run ever since...


Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:00 am

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Middletown, Connecticut police suspected Kristian Augeri, 23, and Thomas Way, 22, or being dope dealers. So they got a search warrant for their home. Since people sometimes hide drugs in the battery compartment of their cameras, they checked it out...

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 11:44 am

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​Tina Blanchette, an employee of the Washington state social services department, was busted for growing 75 marijuana plants inside her house. It shouldn't have been a big deal, seeing as how the Pacific west is so much cooler than the rest of us on these matters...

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 9:08 am

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​Police in Wichita, Kansas made a routine traffic stop, only to find that the 33-year-old driver was bleeding from the head. His tale began a few weeks earlier, when he says he bought a few hundred dollars worth of crack with Monopoly money...

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:02 am
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Reader Jadensmokes responds to Jonathan Ayers' Wife Over Police Shooting of Pastor in Drug Bust Gone Bad. She argues that the preacher's affair put him in the wrong place at the wrong time, so you can't put his death totally on the cops...

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 5:00 am

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Here's a sad story out of Washington. A man who could grow weed legally due to chronic back pain heard his dog barking outside where he grew pot in his shed. Mike Howard went out to check, and a thief ambushed him with a crowbar, killing him...


Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm
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Bedtime Reading from the Village Voice Empire: The body of Steve Febonio spent two years in a freezer, a victim of South Florida's increasingly dangerous grow house business. In this trade, it's amazing how quiet death can be made. New Times Broward/Palm Beach has the story.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm

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​Thomas Althoff, 33, was arrested for merely driving with a suspended license. It's one of those minor pinches where you simply pay a fine, lose a few more driving privileges, and walk away. But he decided to compound his troubles...

Tags: Florida
Monday, March 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm
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At the time, Rev. Jonathan Ayers seemed like the consummate Christian. He had offered Kala Jones Barrett a ride back in Toccoa, Georgia. He dropped her off that September day, then drove to a gas station to use the ATM. What he didn't know was that police were following him...