Fred Allen McKinney died in 2015 and was buried in Bentonville, Arkansas. But last summer, his family started making some strange finds at his gravesite: various animal carcasses. The family initially believed the animals had died after nibbling on fake flowers left in McKinney's memory. However, Newser reports the family soon realized the animals' bodies were being left intentionally. In one case, eight live baby possums were left.
Once again, Lev Parnas is facing federal charges. This time, Newser reports it's for allegedly defrauding investors with his company Fraud Guarantee. We couldn't say it better ourselves—the behavior alleged today is indeed fraudulent—guaranteed. FBI Assistant Director Bill Sweeney. Newser reports New York prosecutors said Thursday that Parnas and business partner David Correia lured investors into putting over $2 million in the company.
Alaska dentist Seth Lockhart bragged that pulling a patient's tooth while he, the dentist, stood on a hoverboard was a 'new standard of care.' But according to Newser, the Alaskan criminal justice system begs to differ. Lockhart has been stripped of his license and will be spending the next twelve years behind bars. He's been found guilty of Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment, and unlawful dental acts.
A pair of brazen robberies in Canada has law enforcement officers in awe at the brilliant simplicity of the criminals' scheme. Newser reports drivers rolled up to two different companies with forged paperwork. Unwitting employees signed off on it, and let them drive off with the goods. In one robbery, they made off with $175,000 worth of beef from a meatpacking plant. In the other, they rolled away with seven complete hot tubs, valued at $110,000.
Twice-retired UFC superstar Conor McGregor was collared in Corsica on Saturday and accused of attempted sexual assault. According to Newser, the 32-year-old is no stranger to legal run-ins. In 2019 alone, he was sued for assault and battery, charged with assault, and investigated on multiple accusations of sexual assault. McGregor's been cruising the Mediterranean on his yacht with fiancee Dee Devlin, and apparently lost his cool at a bar on Thursday.
A Slovenian woman's scheme for collecting a $1.2 million insurance payout has backfired horribly. According to Newser, 22-year-old Julija Adlesic showed up at a local hospital last year, claiming she'd cut off her hand while she was cutting tree branches. But according to Newser, she didn't bring the hand along to the hospital with her, in an apparent attempt to keep doctors from being able to reattach it.
A sobering new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests suicide rates for children and young adults are still on the rise. According to HuffPost, youth suicide has been a public health crisis in the United States for years. The national suicide rate among 10- to 24-year-olds in the U.S. was mostly stable at the start of the 2000s. However, it rose by 57% from 2007 to 2018. That's an alarming jump from 6.8 deaths per 100,000 in 2007 to 10.7 deaths per 100,000 in 2018. The sobering new report reveals Alaska had the highest youth suicide rate, followed by South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and New Mexico.