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Energy Dept. Says Gas Prices May Have Peaked For 2005
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Six-Year-Old Steals Family Van to Buy Food, Crashes [VIDEO]

A 6-year-old boy in Oregon confessed that the reason he stole his family's van and a roll of pennies was because he was hungry and wanted to pick up some grub.

Unfortunately for the boy, no food was had.

Instead, the inexperienced, obviously unlicensed driver crashed into a pickup truck while en route. He also hit several mailboxes along the way.

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Couple Tries to Rob Charity Lemonade Stand
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Couple Tries to Rob Charity Lemonade Stand

In an attempt to garner the title "World's Meanest Robbers," a couple in Houston held up a charity lemonade stand run by 13-year-old Chelsea Edwards and her two friends.

Gage Turner, 20, and Amber Umbarger, 21, allegedly approached the lemonade booth, inquired about the cost and then grabbed the money jar and ran.

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Flint Police Layoffs Blamed for Area Murders; Says Detroit Mayor
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Flint Police Layoffs Blamed for Area Murders; Says Detroit Mayor [VIDEO]

According to My Fox Detroit, Detroit's Mayor Dave Bing, blames recent layoffs to the police force for the recent murders. Is this a fair accusation? Do you think Flint would be any better off if we had a full police force?

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Man Holds Up Sister in Adult Bookstore Robbery
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Man Holds Up Sister in Adult Bookstore Robbery

20-year-old Nathaniel Atkinson has just been convicted of a stick-up robbery of a Lincoln, Nebraska adult book store. But here's the catch: His sister was working behind the porn shop's register when he committed his crime.

Atkinson avoided being identified by his kin by wearing a mask and socks on his hands. However, surveillance cameras were able to lead the authorities back to him. After the judge sentenced him to 16 to 32 months in prison, Atkinson expressed remorse, and made reference to a gambling addiction.

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Coke Deal Bust
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Man Arrested After Complaining To Police He Was Cheated in Coke Deal

The 40-dollar bag of cocaine Antonio Recinos bought from his friendly neighborhood drug dealer seemed to him to be a bit short. So the East Hartford, Connecticut man dialed 911 to report that he had been ripped off.

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Marijuana 911 Call
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Man Calls 911 To Ask Questions About His Marijuana Plant [AUDIO]

Robert J. Michelson wanted to know how much trouble he could get in for growing one marijuana plant. So he called 911 and asked.

The dispatcher tried to dissuade him for using the emergency service for a non-emergency, but he persisted, and admitted he was growing marijuana before asking her what the legal ramifications of doing that would be.

Not long after his misguided call, the cops traced his number and showed up at his house.

Michelson was arrested and charged with variety of drug related crimes, including illegal cultivation of marijuana. Keep reading for the tape of the 911 call.

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Flint’s Homicide Rises Others Fall

While Flint's homicide rises other metropolitan areas are on the down swing, reports mlive.com:

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Flint’s Homicide Record May Rise By One

Flint's homicide rate may rise by one more after police find a man shot in his van on the south side reports ABC12:
This is in reference to the kidnapping and shooting death that started in Genesee Township early in the morning of November 24. It ended some eight miles away in Flint with 26-year-old Deonta Perry shot in hi

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Reponse Times To Rise Due To Police Layoffs

With the looming of more than 20 more layoffs on the Flint Police force, response times will increase says Mayor Walling via mlive.com:

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2010 Deadliest Year In Flint
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2010: Flint’s Deadliest Year

With 62 murders on record for Flint, that makes 2011 the deadliest year to date. Sunday's murder of Timothy Barker came in just after the mayor and the police chief wrapped up details on the 61st murder

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