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Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:00 am
 Curses, foiled againu  Police who broke up a dog-fighting ring in Florence County, S.C., apprehended fleeing suspect Edward Windham, 32, after one of the dogs involved “took him down,”
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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am

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Nearly 100 patrons fled a theater at a shopping mall in Tigard, Ore., when a woman shouted “gun” after a man in his 70s urinated on a 14-year-old boy during the movie Prisoners. Police said the woman, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, wasn’t aware of the urination incident or ensuing scuffle between the man and the boy’s father, but thought she heard someone say “gun” and shouted the word, causing the audience to panic and the theater and adjacent businesses to go into lockdown. Police official Jim Wolf said there was no weapon but added, “This was a good dry run for a real theater shooting.” (Portland’s KATU-TV and the Associated Press)
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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am

10/31/13

Curses, foiled againPolice accused three men of breaking into a home near Palatka, Fla., photographing its contents and then posting the pictures on Facebook, offering to sell any and all pictured ite
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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Samantha Ellen Ward, 24, presented a driver’s license and debit card to withdraw money from a bank in Boynton Beach, Fla., but the teller looked up the account, noted the lic
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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againWhen an unidentified burglar entered a San Francisco bank through a ventilation shaft, he triggered a silent alarm. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that when officers responded, the 23
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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating break-ins at dozens of businesses in Montgomery County, Md., identified Andre Antonio Henry, 30, as their suspect in what authorities termed a one-person
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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againNew Zealand authorities nabbed a Vietnamese man at the Auckland airport trying to smuggle tropical fish into the country after they noticed his bulging pants pockets were leaking.
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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• While neighboring groups of campers at Scotland’s Loch Earn argued, Barry McCutcheon, 25, who was camping between them, asked them to calm down, prosecutor John Malpas
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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againWhen two men showed a gun at a busy Chicago restaurant and announced a holdup, the owner asked them to come back in an hour when fewer customers would be around. After they agreed
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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Instead of pulling over when a police officer caught him running a stop sign in Palm Beach County, Fla., Alexander Webster, 29, led the officer on a high-speed chase. He los

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