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DUI suspect says she's a 'white, clean girl' who shouldn't be arrested, police say

A South Carolina woman accused of drunken driving told police not to arrest her because she's "a white, clean girl," authorities said.

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According to the New York Post, Bluffton police pulled over Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 32, of Bluffton, early Saturday after she allegedly sped through a stop sign. The police report said Cutshaw had bloodshot eyes and slurred her words as she spoke with officers, telling them she'd had two glasses of wine for her birthday.

A breathalyzer test showed that Cutshaw had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, police said.

Authorities said the woman argued with officers, saying she's a "clean, thoroughbred white girl" who shouldn't be arrested, the Island Packet reported. When asked why that mattered, Cutshaw replied, "You're a cop; you should know what that means," the police report said.

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Cutshaw also said she was dating a police officer, had perfect grades, had been a cheerleader and sorority girl, attended a "high accredited university" and was a member of the National Honor Society, the arrest report said.

Cutshaw was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, ignoring a stop sign and speeding 25 mph or more. 

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Baby born in Burger King bathroom; possible heroin found in stall, police say

A baby born in the bathroom of an Ohio Burger King last week is recovering at an area hospital, authorities said Tuesday.

According to the Chillicothe Gazette, police found the newborn boy Friday afternoon while responding to a call about a man who had "passed out in a vehicle" as his companion went to the bathroom at the Chillicothe fast-food restaurant.

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When police and emergency personnel arrived, they found Elizabeth D. Sanders, 26, on the toilet with "a suspected ball of heroin" nearby, the Gazette reported. The Waverly woman reportedly said she thought she'd had a miscarriage. First responders discovered the baby, who was still breathing, in the toilet and took him to Adena Medical Center.

Meanwhile, officers also found Zachary T. Frey, 26, unconscious in the driver's seat of a Saturn Ion parked outside the restaurant. When police interviewed him, he slurred his words, drooled and nodded off, the Gazette reported. Frey, of Chillicothe, also had a bag of an unknown substance in his pocket, police said.

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According to the Gazette, Sanders was treated, then arrested on an outstanding theft warrant. Frey reportedly was charged with having drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle while impaired. He could face more charges after lab testing is completed on the baggie he had on him, police said.

Officials said the newborn likely will be OK.

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Florida man slams dog to ground, breaks its pelvis, deputies say

A Florida man is behind bars after police say he abused a small dog and broke its pelvis during an altercation with a woman.

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According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Sean Booth Chidester, 35, of Marathon, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on Tuesday evening after deputies posted his photo on Facebook and asked for the public's help to find him.

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 Deputies said the owner of the dog, a miniature pinscher named Penny, said Chidester "picked up Penny above his head with arms fully extended and slammed the dog to the ground from the top of a set of stairs." The woman took the dog to an animal hospital, where a vet discovered "multiple fractures" to its pelvis and possible nerve damage, deputies said. The vet also said Penny may not be able to urinate without a catheter, deputies said.

Chidester, a convicted felon, is being held on an animal cruelty charge. His bail was set at $50,000.

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Taser used on 11-year-old girl accused of shoplifting from Kroger, police say

A police officer working an off-duty detail at an Ohio grocery store used a Taser on an 11-year-old girl Monday evening, according WCPO.

The incident prompted Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac to promise “a very thorough review” of his actions, as well as the department’s use-of-force policies as they pertain to juvenile suspects.

The officer had been called to investigate reports of several young girls stealing items from the Kennard Avenue Kroger when he spotted the 11-year-old walking away with a backpack full of items, according to a news release and Lt. Steve Saunders. She refused to stop after being verbally warned, and the officer stunned her with the Taser.

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“We are extremely concerned when force is used by one of our officers on a child of this age,” Isaac said in the news release.

Saunders said a Taser can be used on anyone between the ages of 7 to 70, according to Cincinnati Police Department procedure.

CPD procedures on use of force state: "The Taser may be deployed on a suspect actively resisting arrest when there is probable cause to arrest the suspect, or to defend one’s self or another from active aggression."

The procedure also notes that officers should consider the severity of the crime, the level of suspicion with respect to the fleeing suspect, the risk of danger to others and the potential risk of secondary injury to the suspect due to their surroundings before using a Taser.

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"An individual simply fleeing from an officer, absent additional justification, does not warrant the use of the Taser," CPD procedure states.

A Kroger spokesperson said the store is "cooperating with the police who are investigating the matter."

The officer’s name was not released. 

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Remote-controlled gator head spotted in Texas river alarms residents

Residents of a San Antonio suburb can breathe a little easier after police said viral photos that appeared to show an alligator lurking in a Texas river were apparently an "unintentional hoax."

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"After some investigation this morning, it has been determined that recent social media posts purporting to show an alligator in the Comal/Guadalupe Rivers in New Braunfels are a hoax," the New Braunfels Police Department said in Facebook post Saturday. "A remote-controlled alligator head was used to create photos and videos that you may have seen on Facebook and other social media sites. The hoax was apparently unintentional, but still may have caused some alarm. We hope this eases any fears."

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The department's post, which has been shared hundreds of times, received dozens of tongue-in-cheek comments.

"Did the giant antenna sticking out of the [head] give it away Congratulations Sherlock!" one commenter wrote.

"Fake News," another declared.

Others were not amused.

"Not funny at all," one person wrote

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Child molestation suspect shot, killed while attacking deputy, sheriff says

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting in northwest Atlanta.

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Levester Taylor, 39, was shot and killed Monday morning at the Norfolk Southern rail yard on Marietta Road.

According to WSB-TV's Nicole Carr, the situation involved the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. Atlanta police officers responded to the shooting.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann says deputies were at the rail yard to serve a warrant on Taylor, who was wanted on a felony child molestation charge. Three deputies opened fire after Taylor began attacking a deputy with a metal pipe wrench, Mann told WSB-TV

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One deputy was taken to a hospital with a head injury. He is in fair condition.

A heavy police presence could be seen from WSB-TV's chopper as it flew over the sceneA portion of the parking lot near the rail yard was closed off with crime scene tape.

Norfolk Southern said in a statement that Taylor was a contractor from Illinois-based ITS ConGlobal, not one of their employees.

"I can confirm that there was an incident at Norfolk Southern’s rail yard in Atlanta this morning. It involved a contractor who worked for Norfolk Southern, not an employee," director of public relations Susan Terpay said.

Co-workers said Taylor had worked on and off at the rail yard in northwest Atlanta for several years.

"He was not just a co-worker; he was a friend," Willie Felton said.

'Mean mug' shooting: Man accused of killing friend over dirty look indicted

A Tennessee man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges after police say he shot and killed a man because he "mean mugged" him.

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Memphis police told WHBQ that the incident happened in the Parkway Village during October 2017.

Tarance Coleman II, 28, told police that he drove to work in the 3700 block of Knight Arnold with his father and co-worker Marcus Nelson, authorities said.

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When they arrived to work, Nelson "mean mugged" Coleman, prompting him to pull a handgun beneath the driver's side and shoot Nelson, according to Memphis police.

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Nelson reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

On Monday, Coleman was indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of his friend, according to the district attorney.

Husband whose wife was killed in unsolved slaying accused of stabbing man in Massachusetts

On Mother’s Day 2009, Massachusetts native Stacey Burns was found stabbed to death in her home in New Hampshire.

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There has never been an arrest in the case, but WFXT has learned the victim's ex-husband has been arrested in Massachusetts and charged with stabbing a man in his home in Millis.

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Edward Burns is a central figure in the investigation into his wife's unsolved slaying, authorities said.

Their divorce reportedly was ugly. At one point, Stacey Burns took out a restraining order against him, claiming abuse and that he said at one point, "Death before divorce," authorities said.

Stacey Burns reportedly was found dead about one day before the two were supposed to meet again in divorce court to talk about child support. 

Authorities have not called Edward Burns – or anyone else – a suspect, but now he is facing charges that he attacked a man with a knife in his home in Millis.

According to police reports, Edward Burns stabbed a Millis man in the back with a 10-inch kitchen knife during an argument July 18.

Two witnesses told police they heard Edward Burns say he was going to stab the man, then they heard the man yell back that Edward Burns had stabbed him, authorities said.

The victim was hospitalized and survived the attack.

Stacey Burns was found stabbed to death in her home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, on Mother’s Day 2009.

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Two of her five children were in the house when their mother was killed. 

At the time of the murder, Edward Burns told another media outlet that he was in Boston at a party.

WFXT was not able to reach him for that report. However, WFXT briefly spoke to Edward Burns on the phone Monday.

Ex-NFL star Jerod Mayo's missing dog found dead in trainer's house

The dog belonging to former New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has been found dead, the Rhode Island SPCA said.

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The organization said the body of Knox, a 5-year-old English bulldog, was found in a home in Cranston, where its dog trainer lives. 

Cranston police have charged Ameila Ferriera with obstruction.

RISPCA said evidence indicates Ferreira has known about the whereabouts of Knox's dead body for several weeks and concealed his body from investigators. 

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Investigators said additional charges may be filed depending on the results of a necropsy to determine how the animal died. 

On his Instagram page, Mayo wrote, "Unfortunately, the answers we prayed for regarding Knox aren't the ones we were ready to face."

Police in Wrentham, Massachusetts, were called to Joe's Rock, the conservation area off of West Street, for a report of a lost dog in June. 

At that time, Knox was being walked with another dog by a trainer from Cranston, Rhode Island, police said.

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The trainer then lost track of Knox while taking care of the other dog, and Knox disappeared, police said.

The trainer called police, who responded and searched the area, authorities said.

Georgia woman tries to run over neighbor, children because of grudge, police say

A Georgia woman tried to run over a female neighbor and three children because of a long-running conflict, a Gwinnett County police report says.

Luisa Noemi Valor-Mejia, 40, of Lawrenceville, has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault and three counts of first-degree cruelty to children

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The female neighbor was on a walk with a 9-year-old, a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old in their Lawrenceville subdivision about 8:45 p.m. Friday. A black SUV drove toward them, swerving into the opposite lane and nearly striking them, the report said.

A male neighbor saw the incident and told police that the car came so close to the children that the woman had to push the kids onto his lawn so they would not be hit. The driver was Valor-Mejia, the woman told police.

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Valor-Mejia and the female neighbor both told police they had “previous disputes,” though the police report does not specify what those disputes involved. A police spokesman did not know what those disputes were about, but said no officers had responded to either woman’s address regarding a dispute in the last year. 

Valor-Mejia told police she had passed the woman and the children while driving, but nothing else happened. She was arrested at the scene and is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. 

The police report did not mention any injuries to the woman or children walking in the neighborhood. EMS was not called, and no one was transported to the hospital.

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