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Crook tip: A house is not a home barn.

via Yahoo! News
Authorities followed their noses to nearly a ton of marijuana hidden in a Tucson stash house. Pima County sheriff’s deputies were on a call about 6:30 a.m. Sunday when they smelled fresh marijuana coming from next door, said Deputy Dawn Barkman, a spokeswoman for the department.
The smell got stronger as they approached the house from where the odor was coming, she said.

The deputies contacted the Counter Narcotics Alliance, which obtained a search warrant for the house. When alliance officers entered the house, no one was there.

But they did find 1,835 pounds of marijuana in a room hidden behind a wall, Barkman said.

The house was “obviously a stash house” and had no furniture, she said. The false wall was removed to reveal a door to the room where the marijuana was stored.

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Nebraska man arrested for 226th time

Yahoo News
Kevin Holders rap sheet is 43 pages long, dating back to 1980, and he just got another entry — his 226th arrest. Police say they caught him Sunday morning after a brief chase and found burglar tools in his possession.

“He’s very well-known to Lincoln police officers,” Police Chief Tom Casady said.

Holders convictions include criminal mischief, marijuana possession, violation of protection order, assault, resisting arrest, assault on an officer, possession of cocaine. Many were misdemeanors, but he also has been sentenced to at least three prison terms for felonies, including a four-year stretch starting in 1996.

“Your average Nebraskan thinks after a prisoner has committed a certain number of crimes he will be put away for a long period of time. That doesnt happen,” Casady said.

Lancaster County Attorney Gary Lacey said Holder was charged Tuesday with felony possession of burglar tools and prosecutors will urge a judge to treat Holder as a habitual criminal. With another felony conviction, that could result in a sentence of up to 60 years. Holder remained behind bars Tuesday afternoon.

Holders list of arrests doesnt come close to setting a record for Lincoln-Lancaster County. Hes No. 40, police spokeswoman Katherine Finnell said Tuesday.

A number of people have more than 500 arrests in the city of 226,000 people. The record was held by Edward Rooks, who died in 2004, with 652 arrests.

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Time lists 50 ‘coolest websites’—if you’re 14 years old

BBC NEWS

Video website YouTube and social networking site MySpace are among the 50 “coolest websites” of the year as chosen by US magazine Time.

The magazine breaks its choices down into categories including entertainment, shopping and news.

“We evaluate hundreds of candidates – some suggested by readers, colleagues and friends,” said Time reporter Maryanne Murray-Buechner.

The magazine has kept an annual list since 2003.

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Watch that first step!

Yahoo! News
A leisurely Sunday morning turned frightening for one southwest Missouri man when a giant sinkhole opened up and swallowed a portion of his home, including his garage and a car parked inside.

The homeowner was reading the paper when the ground started shifting around 8:30 a.m. Initially, the man thought a tornado was responsible for the loud rumble, said city spokesman Bryan Newberry.

No one was hurt, but at least six other homes in a half-block area were evacuated while geologists evaluated the widening hole. It measured between 55 and 65 feet in diameter and about 75 feet deep.

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