How She Killed Her Toddler 1
Stands By Lifer Who Got Her Shot 2
Child Abuse at Its Most Bizarre 3
By Michael Roberts in homicide
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Andrea Bartmess's mom says her daughter was bipolar and self-medicated with meth. Her body was found by the side of an isolated road; now, McCaffrey-Pickett and four others have been charged in the heinous crime. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in True Crime Report
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:01 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Toxicology reports showed marijuana in Brown's system when he died. But when an addiction specialist hinted that pot might have been blamed for what happened, controversy erupted. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in homicide
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Herberlein and Chris Bankert had been together since they were in school. But when she didn't show up for a meeting, friends and family sensed trouble. And they were right. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Prison Life
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:04 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The program connected longtime prisoners sure to have a difficult time to adapting to freedom with ex-cons gone straight willing to serve as guides. Recidivism rates were cut in a huge way, but so were funds. Why? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in homicide
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:01 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Griego's boyfriend threatened her and friends with a gun, then split before cops arrived. They couldn't find him afterward, but he returned the next day, with horrific consequences. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Gangs
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Cops began investigating after a crime escalation that ran the gamut from theft to attempted murder. Two years later, agencies from all over the area swooped in. Here's a look at who they nabbed. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Douchebags
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: When Rohracker finally took his seriously ill eighty-something mother to the doctor, she couldn't be examined at first -- because her clothes were fused to her skin with human waste. And that's not all. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Child Abuse, Sex crimes
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Gaspar, the president of a youth soccer league, allegedly said he'd pay $10 if the boy won a poker hand -- but if he came out on top, the victim would have to touch him. But even victory didn't keep the kid safe. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Felonious stupidity
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:58 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: State troopers found DiPalma on a godforsaken stretch of the highway. Vetter, who was wanted, offered a fake name, but the troopers were able to suss out the truth via Facebook. How? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Felonious stupidity
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Powell, a first-year instructor without a teacher's license, was doing an experiment with methanol when something went terribly wrong -- and suddenly, four of his students were on fire. Westword has the story.