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Archive for January, 2013

The American secretary who became king

When Peggielene Bartels went to bed on a summer night in 2008, she was an ordinary administrative assistant living in a modest one-bedroom condo just outside Washington D.C. But a few hours later, when a persistent ringing phone woke her up in the dead of the August night, the 55-year-old found out she was much more than simply a secretary – she was the new king.  More…

Los Angeles Times subscribers burglarized after requesting vacation holds on their home delivery

People put their newspaper delivery on hold when they go on vacation to avoid advertising their absence to burglars. But for dozens of Californians, that pre-emptive move backfired. Badly. Armed with stolen lists of vacationing subscribers, a troupe of burglars ransacked at least 25 Los Angeles-area homes to the tune of $1 million in property.  More…

Gomer Pyle Got Married

Jim Nabors has married his long-time companion in Seattle, after gay marriage was legalized by the state of Washington. The 82-year-old actor, best known for his role as lovable Gomer Pyle in classic TV The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle: USMC, wed Stan Cadwallader in a private ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel.  More…

High school teacher, 23, tweeted nude photos of herself, called her students ‘jail bait’ and talked about getting high

A 23-year-old Aurora, Colorado high school math teacher has been suspended from her job after it was revealed she had been posting half-naked photos of herself on Twitter and joking about using drugs at school.  More…

Ashley Judd, Dario Franchitti to divorce after 11 years

Actress Ashley Judd and champion race car driver Dario Franchitti are ending their marriage after more than 11 years. Shortly after the news broke, Judd tweeted that the pair will remain “family forever” despite the divorce.  More…

Man Runs Over Wife, Stomps Her Face in Front of Paramedics

After running over his wife in their Crest Hill garage, a man called 911 for help with the "accident," then paramedics arrived just in time to see him stomping on the dying woman’s face, police and prosecutors said.  More…

22 ways to live longer

Since the beginning of time, man has searched far and wide for the fountain of youth. Here are a few ways to slow the aging process.  More…

Boy Scouts reconsidering policy against gay membership

The Boy Scouts of America is considering changing its longstanding policy against allowing openly gay members, according to their news release. The organization, which has 2.7 million members, is caving in to pressure by "potentially discussing" doing away with its national policy after months of protests.  More…

Broward bus driver’s long record illustrates leniency

In the years Larry Moore drove Broward County transit buses, he was responsible for nine accidents, disciplined seven other times for five preventable accidents and two clashes with customers. He was disciplined a total of 19 times – but never fired. He and his union representatives couldn’t be reached for comment.  More…

Funeral procession for man stops at Burger King drive-thru

Mourners at a Pennsylvania fast-food fan’s funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse – and the rest of the procession – to make one last drive-thru visit before reaching the cemetery. David Kime Jr., 88, considered the lettuce on a burger his version of healthy eating. “It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end – the very end,” the restaurant manager said.  More…

Rare photo of teenage Diana sold for $18,369

An intimate black-and-white photograph of Princess Diana as a teenager with a young man sold Friday for $18,369. The future princess looks relaxed, half smiling at the camera, with a bottle of whiskey on the windowsill.  More…

Burt Reynolds Hospitalized – In Intensive Care With the Flu

Burt Reynolds is being treated in the intensive care unit at a Florida hospital after coming down with a nasty case of the flu.  More…

Casey Anthony Gets Two Of Four Convictions Tossed

Two of the four convictions Casey Anthony was facing for lying to authorities during the investigation into her daughter Caylee‘s disappearance were dismissed in appeals court, RadarOnline.com has learned.  More…

Former Detroit mayor sent to jail, again

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is headed back behind bars. The Michigan Department of Corrections charged him with 14 parole violations late Thursday and he’ll spend the weekend in jail.  More…

Man escapes from jail by impersonating another inmate

A man who escaped from a Phoenix jail last year has once again managed to fool authorities. Rocky Delgado Marquez, 34, escaped from the Wayne County Jail in Michigan on Jan. 20 by impersonating another inmate.  More…