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Sirens & Gavels archive for Nov. 5, 2010

FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010

In this Aug. 21, 2010 file photo provided by the Myers family, John Myers, right, his wife Katharine, children Charlie, left, and Matilda, center, of Bloomfield, N.J., pose for a photo in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., as a man in the background is seen picking up John Myers' bag. The Wisconsin man who stole the bag was identified and has been sentenced to five days in jail. Fifty-nine-year-old Glenn R. Lambright was given credit for time already served. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, he was also fined nearly $500.  ((AP Photo/Myers Family via Wisconsin State Journal) )

Man sentenced for theft caught in photo

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man captured in a vacationing family's photograph as he stole their bag in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol received a five-day jail sentence and a nearly $500 fine. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday that Glenn Lambright was given…

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Cops lose box of drugs w/ 'METH' on it 

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming want people to be on the lookout for a black box with white lettering that says "METH," after a deputy lost a stash used to train police dogs.Teton County sheriff's Sgt. Lloyd Funk says the deputy accidentally left…

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Md. jury convicts veil-wearing burglar

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland jury has convicted a woman of burglary, assault and reckless endangerment for breaking into her neighbor's house wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil on a snowy night in February.Thirty-three-year old Melissa Wagaman testified Thursday that a combination…

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Woman pleads guilty to child rape

A Grant County woman accused of sexually abusing children and broadcasting it on the Internet has pleaded guilty. Pamela K. Ortega, 30, of Warden, pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of first-degree rape of a child.. Each count carries a possible sentence of 20 years…

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Pancake giveaway earns early release

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has granted early release to an inmate who was fired from a jail's kitchen for handing out too many pancakes — earning himself the nickname Mr. Pancake. Heriberto Rodriquez was fired while serving a 180-day term for stealing money from…

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