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Not everyone who knocks on your door has good intentions. Consider these “let me in” tricks: In Wayne County, Alabama, three home invaders gained access to a residence when they approached saying they were conducting a survey. One of the three males brandished a firearm and demanded money, while the third went inside. Jewelry and […]

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In the last two years, an organized form of car burglary has been practiced and perfected by a “gang” of professional thieves working up and down the East Coast from Florida to Connecticut and as far west as Chicago, Milwaukee, Nebraska, and Missouri. Dubbed The Felony Lane Gang by law enforcement, gang members troll public […]

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Jonathan A. Kirby, 56, is accused of invading rapper LL Cool J’s home on August 22. Kirby, who appeared to be homeless at the time of his arrest, had prior convictions in California and, if convicted, would face 38 years to life in prison. But that’s not the only bad luck for Kirby. Caught in […]

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While parents are packing their kids off to college, they may be leaving an important item off their checklists: A plan to protect their son or daughter’s personal property – which may include big-ticket items such as smart phones, tablets, gaming systems and more. by Chris Loos Many parents overlook this part of college preparation […]

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A “Baron” formerly living in Victoria, British Columbia, and now living in Lake Oswego, OR, was robbed in April. Neighbors say 52-year-old George Von Bothmer [born George C. Davis] talked about his antiques, valuables, and royal title and sometimes walked in the neighborhood sporting a large gold medallion. In the home invasion which occurred on […]

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A. Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It Might Help. Money may not make you happy, but poverty makes you VERY sad. Using data from federal health agencies, Health.com has identified the 10 states with the highest rates of depression, psychological distress, and other indicators of poor mental health. Here they are, in alphabetical order. Arkansas, […]

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Police in Potomac, Maryland, are telling drivers who are on the road late at night and get rear-ended to to stay in their car and immediately call police. On April 14, a man who was rear-ended got out of his car to talk and found himself thrown into the trunk while the armed perpetrators drive […]

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In “classic home invasion,” perpetrators force their way into your home. A March 22 home invasion in Houston, Texas, featured a twist: Three home invaders ambushed the victim outside his home about 1:00 a.m. and forced him inside. Once in the home, the three men tied up the family, including two young grandchildren, and ransacked […]

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The American Design Club (AmDC) has launched a “Name That Bat” fundraiser. Contributing to the bat-crazy design show are 10 designers who’ve used a raw wood XBat to come up with kick-rump versions of the baseball favorite turned home defense darling. Check out the beautiful bats here. This Namaste Bat demonstrates good intentions in the […]

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