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Scott Beale, flickr

Miami Man Snacks On Victim’s Face – Are Zombies Real?

Man face – the other white meat. Miami police shot and killed a naked man who refused to stop eating another naked man’s face.  I'm convinced, hot sauce really does make everything taste better.

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Kenneth O. Hansen, flickr
Kenneth O. Hansen, flickr

Severe Thunderstorms Headed To The Albany Area Today

Mother Nature cut us some slack on Memorial Day weekend. Two of the three days were calling for rain that never arrived. We’re back to reality, however, as severe thunderstorms are expected to soak the Capital Region this afternoon.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock

What’s the Real Story About Why We Flip Someone the Middle Finger?

We’re not talking about giving someone a parakeet for his or her birthday. We’re talking about flipping someone the bird, or the middle finger — a time-honored insult that has been around for thousands of years.

Here’s a little more information about how this very telling gesture got started, in all its variations.

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admiretime, flickr
admiretime, flickr

Minorities Overpower White Births In U.S. For The First Time

A Census data breakdown from July 2010 to July 2011 shows more than half the children born in the United States are racial or ethnic minorities. Of the 4.01 million births, 1.99 million were white, 1.05 were Hispanic, .61 million Black, .25 were two or more races, .19 were Asian, .07 were Native American and .01 were Pacific Islander.

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Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Couple From Albany Area Pull A Scam At Target

 

A couple out of Montgomery County got arrested for pulling a scam at a local Target store on April 30th. Carley Goguen used more than $1200 in fake money to buy items from her cashier boyfriend before returning the merch for cash.

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WTEN, facebook
WTEN, facebook

Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Albany Area

The area could be in for some nasty weather.  WTEN's Steve Caporizzo is reporting a severe thunderstorm warning for the entire region until 9pm.  Select areas are also under tornado watch.

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flickr creative commons by jailbird 12

What State Leads the World in Prison Population?

What state leads the entire planet in throwing people in the slammer?

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albany county sheriffs office
albany county sheriffs office

Albany Area Drug Dealers Arrested For Selling At Recovery Clinic

Four drug dealing Capital Region residents have reached an all time low. The dealers were arrested for selling various drugs at local recovery clinic, Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services Center.

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Tax Credit, flickr
Tax Credit, flickr

Support For New York State Minimum Wage Increase

Democrats have a proposal in the Legislature to raise New York State minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour. Cool, I might get a raise! A Siena college poll shows state voters support the proposal.

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David McNew, Getty Images
David McNew, Getty Images

Why Was a Family Locked in a Restaurant Because of a Tip?

Here’s a cautionary tale for diners regarding autograts — aka “autogratuity.” A family from Houston, Texas claims it was locked inside a La Fisherman restaurant and threatened with police action when it refused to adhere to the restaurants policy of adding an automatic 17 percent tip to the bills for a party of five and beyond.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

If You’re an American, There’s a Good Chance You Would Fail a Citizenship Test

Nearly a third of Americans would get a big fat “F” on a citizenship test, according to a new study. The lack of knowledge mostly pertains to civics questions.

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Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images
Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images

How Much Will It Cost to Get Your Own Wikipedia Page?

Wikipedia may be the “free” online encyclopedia, but if you want your very own factual and well-written entry, it’s gonna cost you. Record producer Erez Safer and filmmaker Aaron Wertheimer have launched their own business which will write, research and post Wiki entries — at a cost.

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BeckyF, flickr
BeckyF, flickr

Obama Coming Back To Albany Area – This Time To Malta

Obama back in the buildin’? The prez might be headed back to the Albany area this coming Tuesday. He’s been here twice since elected. Once to HVCC in 2009 and last year at GE in Schenectady.

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That Other Paper, flickr
That Other Paper, flickr

Whole Foods Market To Open In Albany

Healthy food options will be more accessible to the Capital Region in the future. High-end supermarket chain, “Whole Foods Market” has announced they are opening a store in Albany.

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Troy Police
Troy Police

Local Man And Woman Facing 40 Years For Robbing Ciggs

At $10 a pack, smokers are struggling to afford their habit. A local man and woman are each facing 40 years in prison for satisfying their craving for a smoke.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

What Are the Most Dangerous US Cities for Women?

The population is skyrocketing and the economy is stagnant. These two factors can make a dangerous combination for all sorts of violent crimes.

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bratha, flickr
bratha, flickr

Teenagers Drinking Hand Sanitizer To Get Drunk

Kids do the darndest things, don’t they?  They’re also pretty damn smart when it comes to catching a buzz.  Mouthwash, cough syrup and vanilla extract have been used by teens in the past to get that desired drunk feeling.  These products are more likely to get you sick than drunk, though.  The new trend is drinking… hand sanitizer. 

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YouTube
YouTube

Would You Go to a Museum All About Racism? [VIDEO]

Philosopher George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That oft-repeated quote was perhaps the impetus behind a new museum in Michigan that showcases thousands of racist artifacts.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Could Your Social Media Profiles Cost You a Job?

A new CareerBuilder survey of 2,300 hiring managers and human resource professionals shores up the warnings many experts give job-seekers about social media — namely, what you post could wind up costing you a position.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Use of Dangerous Synthetic Marijuana Growing — How Concerned Should You Be?

Synthetic marijuana use is on the rise and it’s got anti-drug activists and the legalization movement concerned. Health experts claim fake pot is a chemical cocktail that produces a similar — and legal — high, but is far more dangerous than the real thing.

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WMAZ
WMAZ

Kindergartner Arrested After Throwing Temper Tantrum in School — Is It Justified? [VIDEO]

Most children who throw temper tantrums wind up in time-out. But one six-year-old in Georgia had such a violent fit that cops felt the need to handcuff her and take her to the police station.

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ThinkStock

Woman Strips Naked To Prove She Didn’t Shoplift and You’ll Never Guess Where She Hid the Goods

A 31-year-old mother of four in Kennewick, Washington stripped down to her birthday suit after being accused of shoplifting at the Columbia Center Mall. We’re 99% sure that’s not why it’s called a strip mall.

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YNN
YNN

134 Cats Found In Local Trailer

Cats were discovered in a local trailer.  A lot of cats (134 to be exact).  A month long investigation of animal neglect lead to the arrests of Earl Millard, Arthur Millard and Mary Ryan.

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