National News

North Carolina man steals $1 from bank, just to get free health care in jail

Life hasn’t been kind to 59-year old James Verone, a resident of Gaston County, North Carolina. After losing his job as a delivery man which he held for 17 years, he also lost his health insurance. That’s prevented him from seeking medical help for a number of painful complaints: slipped discs, arthritis and an injured foot. Faced with mounting…
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Idaho babysitter ‘was in bar’ while 4-year-old roamed parking lot

Police in eastern Idaho say that a 27-year old babysitter responsible for a 4-year-old girl was in a bar, while the child was found wandering around a parking lot. The man now faces a charge of misdemeanor injury to a child. According to witnesses, the child was seen in the parking lot before the accused ‘came out of the bar and put the child back…
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Massive pig ‘weighing over 500 pounds’ found in Detroit basement

A huge pig weighing in at over 500 pounds was discovered in the basement of a property in Detroit. An anonymous tip brought investigators to the house, and they soon made the rather unexpected discovery after hearing a few suspicious oinks. The anonymous caller who alerted the authorities allegedly claimed that the pig had been fed human remains,…
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World News

Sydney man shoots home intruder ‘in the bottom’ with bow & arrow

Police in south-west Sydney are investigating after reports that a man shot a home intruder with a bow and arrow, with the arrow ‘hitting him in the buttocks’. According to reports by local media, the man fired the arrow at the intruder after chasing him from his Wattle Grove home. The intruder, who is yet to be identified, allegedly broke into…
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