M.L. Nestel

Senior Writer

Many Michigan Water Systems Flunk Federal Lead Tests

Almost 30 water providers "registered 90th percentile lead levels" and therefore marked 13 ppb (parts per billion) — that ultimately surpasses the 12 ppb lead threshold set in place last year, according to an MLive-The Flint Journal report.

Vegan Parents Accused of Starving Baby Nearly to Death

After their malnourished son was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday, Robert Buskey, 31, and Julia French, 29, were arrested and booked into Brevard County Jail on a charge of child neglect with great harm after an investigator with Department of Children and Families intervened.

Southern Miss Coach Denied Giving Peer 'Second Chance'

"He may not have acted in the proper protocol but that would be my JOB at Southern Miss," Southern Miss Head Football Coach Jay Hopson said after his choice to hire ex-Baylor Head Coach Art Briles for offensive coordinator was denied by the university.

Alleged Intruder With 'Large Rubber Sex Toy' Caught

"I screamed for my husband and said to get his gun, 'Somebody was trying to break in,'" Marilyn Wilcox told WKRG after Mobile County Sheriff's deputies arrested Daniel Bennett, 19, for attempted burglary.  

Death Row Inmate Denied Imam in Execution Chamber

"The state has never allowed an inmate's private spiritual advisor to be inside the chamber during the execution, regardless of the private spiritual advisor's affiliation," according to the federal judge's order.

Pair Led Deputies On Freezing Car Chase, Ends In Pileup

"It appears one vehicle ran the other off the highway," Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton told Newsweek of chase Michigan man and woman allegedly took deputies on during brutal cold spell around midnight on Thursday.

Mom Caught Leaving Children In Car During -15 Windchill

Stephany Moses, 25, was nabbed after her children, ages 2 and 4, were discovered at around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday by a Good Samaritan "left unattended in a car... wearing only light clothing" inside a car parked in a lot located on Market Place Drive in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Florida Man Nabbed Swiping Laxatives, Not Painkillers

It was only after taking the pills that Peter Emery "believed were hydrocodone" that he started to suspect there was something fishy and allegedly told the police that he figured out that "they were something else."

Columbus to Pay $150K to 2 Women in Stormy Club Arrest

Miranda Panda and Brittany Walters settled with the city of Columbus, Ohio, for $150,000 after they were unlawfully arrested at a gentlemen's club along with Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, in July 2018.

Lawmakers Push Bill to Allow Guns in Churches

After more than 30 minutes of debate on the Senate of Virginia floor, Bill 1024, titled Place of Religious Worship; Carrying Dangerous Weapon, passed, with 21 senators in favor and 19 opposed.

Student Charged After Making 'Gun Hand Gestures'

"It was Friday at school when the student allegedly was making gun hand gestures at multiple students and then he told his friends not to come to school the next day," Charleston Police Department Lt. Autumn Davis told Newsweek.

Iowa Mayor Busted for Weed Grow During Manhunt

"When we went to the residence," the Guthrie County deputy's account in the affidavit reads, "I could all smell the overwhelming odor of raw marijuana coming from the residence while we stood outside knocking on the door."