NEW YORK (AP) - A man who repeatedly used phony credentials to gain entry into New York City's jails has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors told a Manhattan judge on Thursday that they want Matthew Matagrano to be locked up for 10 years.
Matagrano, a former inmate, pleaded not guilty to felony burglary in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The judge doubled his bail to $100,000 and ordered him to get medical attention.
The New York Post says that according to police statements released in court, Matagrano said he repeatedly sneaked into jails because the people inside were "nice."
Authorities say Matagrano tried to get inside multiple city lockups, including Rikers Island and the Manhattan Detention Center where he mingled with inmates for hours.
Is it me or is this really a sketchy looking bathtub? We need to call Mr. Clean right away and maybe he can help with the nastiness. Either way, who in the heck keeps an alligator in a bathtub? Would you not think that the alligator would grow up? Really?
There's nothing wrong with saying, "See you later, alligator," unless it's a real alligator that you left in your mom's bathtub.
Authorities in Volusia County, Fla., have charged Sean Lewis, 45, with alligator poaching after his mother called 911 on Monday to report him.
Lewis told cops he received the small alligator from a friend who was supposed to come back for the animal, but never did, NBC Miami reported.
However, the friend never returned.
After a while (crocodile), Lewis decided to keep the animal in a bathtub in a home he shared with his mother.
She wasn't pleased, especially after he converted the bathtub into a makeshift aquarium, with a cinder block inside meant to simulate dry land and an overhead heat lamp to simulate sunlight.
The woman called 911, and authorities came over to get the gator.
Although the tub provided a reasonable amount of room for the gator to move, Bonnie Breilbeil of the Central Florida Zoo said it was only a matter of time before it would have become more aggressive.
"I would assume within just a few months that would become very, very difficult for that individual and it's just not, just like I said, a proper environment for the animal, so we have to think of them, too," Breitbeil told WFTV.com.
Alligators are a protected species in Florida and can be legally collected only by individuals with proper licenses and permits, according to the Daytona News-Journal.
Lewis is now in custody at Volusia County Jail, while the gator has been released into the St. John's River, according to WFTV.
This is not Lewis' first run-in with the law. Records show that he has been arrested at least six times, including two assault charges, one on a person over the age of 65, the Daily Mail reported.
Now I have done some silly diets and crash eating plans as I have tried to loose weight in a last minute effort for an event. I have also ate right and exercised and saw great results too. Today, my "Moron of the Moment" maybe bit off more than she could chew.. or maybe she just swallowed rather... YUCK.
An Iowa woman recently told her doctor that she bought a tapeworm on the Internet and ingested it in an attempt to lose weight. The doctor was apparently so stumped by the patient's bad decision that he had to call the state health department for guidance.
The agency told the doctor to have his patient de-wormed by way of some special medication that kills the parasite. Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director at the Iowa Department of Public Health, recounted the incident in an e-mail to public-health workers Thursday.
“Ingesting tapeworms is extremely risky and can cause a wide range of undesirable side effects, including rare deaths,” Quinlisk wrote, according to the Des Moines Register. “Those desiring to lose weight are advised to stick with proven weight loss methods; consuming fewer calories and increasing physical activity.”
Tapeworms are parasites that can afflict humans who eat undercooked meat. "One tapeworm can't absorb enough food and nutrients to make a big difference in weight... the parasite can cause anemia and malnutrition," USA Today noted.
According to i09, other symptoms of tapeworm infestation include having pieces of them stick out of your mouth after a cesarean section, followed by a "burning sensation" after you pull the four-foot long sucker out.
Someone pass the lemon juice.
(From the Huffington Post)
How would you like for a celebrity to crash your wedding or event? It seems like more and more news stories like these are happening... Just last month the grease lightening hottie (I think he is hot for an old guy okay. LOL) John Travolta himself crashed a wedding.
I am thinking that most Americans would rather see Willie Robertson crash or show up at their wedding. Simply for the fact that the ratings for Duck Dynasty are insane and also... come on. They are relatable to the average American and not to mention AMAZING. I think I would rather Uncle Si show up at my wedding though... Just Saying. This superfan couple was speechless when their hero showed up at their big day.
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA (CNN) -- A Pennsylvania couple, sharing both their love for each other and their love for the A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty" tied the knot at a field and stream store Saturday. But just as the couple finished their vows, a special and unexpected guest arrived.
It was her dream to walk down the aisle to duck calls. Surrounded by friends, family, and a couple hundred strangers, 26-year-old Mehgan Cook married Charlie Miller right in the middle of the new field and stream store.
The bride in a camo sash, the groom in his boots under an arbor of wild animals, the couple wasn't prepared for what would happen after the 'I do's'.
Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson surprised his super-fans with congratulations. Mehgan says, "It was like Christmas morning when you were a little kid. I was like, 'Ohhhh my goodness.'"
Charlie says, "That's a first for me and it's good to be a part of that. They look like my kind of folks."
Willie was at the store opening to sign autographs. It was the bride's mom's idea to have the wedding at the store. Charlie says, "Ever since I was a little kid, that's all we did, was hunt and fish so, I didn't want to be in no church in a tuxedo. I wanted to feel comfortable and just have fun!"
The folks at field and stream played along, and convinced Willie to surprise the couple and their families; a dream for Meghan who never thought she'd get married.
In October 2009, her fiancé Louis Young was killed in a car crash the week before their wedding. Two years later to the day, Meghan met Charlie at a memorial for Young. She says, "We've been together ever since. So my life ended at the accident site and it started there again."
And as the happy couple starts their life together, Willie has some advice, "Just love each other and forgive each other."
With the beginning of this new school year... be glad this lady isn't one of your kiddos teachers. Some teachers want to stimulate young minds. Others prefer to send stimulants by mail.
Jennifer Krogman, 40, was arrested at her home last month after police received a report that the middle school teacher had packaged a "small amount" of methamphetamine to be shipped out of state, Redlands, Calif., police Lt. Travis Martinez told the Redlands Daily Facts.
Krogman, who teaches dance, health and physical education teacher at Clement Middle School, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and being under the influence of a stimulant, according to police.
She had previously written a blog on the school's website entitled "Taking Responsibility for our Actions."
"Personal responsibility is seen as very important because it reveals how honest a person is and therefore how much we can trust them," Krogman wrote in the 2010 blog post. "There is a great deal of debate on the issue of how far a society should go in making sure that every person takes care of his/her personal responsibilities."
According to a statement released by Redlands Unified School District, it is their policy to place employees on paid administrative leave pending the "resolution of the criminal charges and the district's internal investigation."