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I've loved radio since I was a kid and consider myself extremely lucky to get paid to do it. I'm a 2002 graduate of the DC campus of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, I play several musical instruments and write books for fun. And I'm a huge fan of the Philly teams: the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers. 
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by JD posted Aug 27 2014 5:27PM
57-year-old Martha Dreher is a babysitter in Austin, Texas. She's been watching two girls, and apparently they were, quote, "very disrespectful." So . . . when the family was out earlier this month, she broke into the house and SET IT ON FIRE. A security camera caught her breaking into the house . . . then leaving about 20 minutes later. One of the family members eventually got home and saw the smoke. No one was hurt in the fire but there was a lot of damage. Now Martha's been arrested for arson, but she's pleaded not guilty and says she didn't start the fire.
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by JD posted Aug 25 2014 5:26PM
A 32-year-old guy in Manchester, England was out partying on Friday while his girlfriend was home, and she kept asking him when he was going to get back. He wanted to stay out . . . but apparently he couldn't just tell his girlfriend that. So he came up with a genius plan . . . he told his girlfriend he'd been KIDNAPPED. Just so he could stay out later partying. And his girlfriend handled this the way most of us would . . . she frantically called the cops. They immediately launched an all-out manhunt for him . . . which included tracing his phone call, searching some houses, and even arresting a suspect. The manhunt ended around 1:30 A.M. when they found him hanging out at a house party. The cops decided not to arrest the guy . . . because they said that would just mean wasting more resources on him. They gave him a fine for wasting police time instead.
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Location : Manchester
by JD posted Aug 1 2014 11:10PM
A 58-year-old dentist was arrested for stealing more than $16,000 worth of dental equipment and gold last year from a VA hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. And his name is Randall Toothaker. We're thinking the gold he stole must've come from patients' gold fillings. Anyway, a lab technician saw him stealing the stuff last July and reported him. He was arrested last month after an investigation . . . and he pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. He says he has no idea how all the stuff wound up in his bag.
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Location : NebraskaOmaha
by JD posted Jul 29 2014 11:09PM
Remember when you were a little kid and getting mail was the most exciting thing in the world? And now that you're an adult and all you get is junk mail and bills, it's zero percent exciting? This guy never lost that childlike sense of wonder. 27-year-old Aaron Bernard Smith of Ocala, Florida saw the mailman skip right past his house on Monday . . . so he ran up to the truck to ask why. The mailman told Aaron there wasn't any mail for him that day. And that made Aaron SO ANGRY that he started BEATING the mailman. He punched him at least three times, then walked away, grabbed a broken chair, and threw it at the truck. Aaron was arrested and charged with burglary, battery, and criminal mischief. But hey, if you're looking for a prison pen pal who's going to be really excited to hear from you, we've got your guy.
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