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Only In Florida: Man Charged In Bizarre Alligator Attack at Wendy's

Feb 9
A Florida man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Monday for an incident last fall where he thew a living alligator through a drive-thru window of a Wendy's restaurant.

Paltrow Describes Years of Messages From Accused Stalker

By Anthony McCartney | Feb 9
The letters addressed to Gwyneth Paltrow came for years, often with unsolicited items ranging from pornography and sex toys to religious books, earrings and clothes.

Kathryn Knott Sentenced in Philly Gay Bashing Case

Feb 8
Kathryn Knott, 25, was sentenced to five to ten months in jail for her role in a 2014 beating of a gay couple in Philadelphia's Center City on Monday afternoon.

Woman Convicted in Group Attack on Gay Men Awaits Sentence

Feb 8
A police chief's daughter will be sentenced Monday in an attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation.

More Than 20 Texas Towns Repeal Sex Offender Residency Law

By David Warren | Feb 8
A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court.

Michigan 'Dog Bill' Proposes Steep Jail Time for 'Sodomy'

Feb 6
The Michigan state senate has approved an animal protection bill that would incidentally reinforce the state's already existing -- and unconstitutional -- ban on same-sex intimacy.

Threat Targets Sheriff's Office at Center of Netflix Series

Feb 4
A caller who phoned in a bomb threat to a Wisconsin county sheriff's office made an apparent reference to "getting justice" for the man at the center of the "Making a Murderer" documentary, authorities said Wednesday.

Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Heir, Pleads Guilty on Weapons Charge

By Janet McConnaughey | Feb 3
A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to face murder charges.

Hearing Opens in Murder Case Profiled in 'Serial' Podcast

By Juliet Linderman | Feb 3
A defense lawyer's failure to call an alibi witness was a key point of contention as a convicted murderer returned to court Wednesday to argue he deserves a new trial in a case that gained fresh notoriety through the podcast "Serial."

Only in Florida: Man Arrested After Yelling About Penis Size, Exposing Himself

Feb 3
Florida police arrested a man last month after he allegedly screamed about the size of his penis and then exposed himself at a hospital.

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