True Crime Online Newsletter - September 9, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried (and look in your closets). . .Rare Pokemon card on sale for $100,000
Nearly 400 people have made offers to buy a rare Pokemon trading card on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $100,000.

The card -- a Pikachu Illustrator -- is one of six total in circulation that were made especially as a reward to those who won the Pokemon Card Game Illustration Contest, reported.

It previously sold for about $20,000.

The seller, whose name was not reported, set a high Buy It Now price, but expects to get about $50,000 for the card.

As of Sunday afternoon, the auction had 398 offers.

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Taking it on the Chin: Legislatively Imposed Internet Restrictions for Sex Offenders - 09/09/13
Clear back on February 4, 2013, I gave some predictions for the coming year. I never finished my thoughts, getting waylaid by co-writing a book on Internet investigations. Sorry about that. One of my last comments was… “what about the remainder of my 2013 predictions, such as sex offender Internet restrictions?”

'Dating sites cant protect women from abusive men' - 09/09/13
A new anti-stalking charity has alleged that online dating sites are unable to protect women from being targeted by stalkers or from serial domestic violence convicts. New anti-stalking group, Paladin, which is set up to offer counseling to stalking victims, has revealed that it has received requests for urgent help from women after they met men online, who became abusive towards them, the Guardian reported.

Family stalked for 17 years - 09/09/13 Burnley man who harassed a mother and her two daughters for 17 years must undergo a psychiatric report before he is sentenced at court. Graeme Hannigan (43) of Brownhill Avenue, Burnley, pleaded guilty on August 13th at Burnley Magistrates’ Court to stalking Anne Brierley and Lisa Wilkinson by “persistently monitoring their internet usage, publishing statements regarding their moment via the internet, and watching or spying on their activities.”

Drone hunting licenses selling out in Colorado town - 09/06/13
A small town in Colorado hasn't yet voted on a proposed ordinance that would allow them to shoot down government drones, but that hasn't stopped hundreds of people from sending their license fees to the town clerk. Resident Philip Steel wrote the ordinance, which would offer residents drone hunting licenses for $25 dollars, allow them to shoot down drones flying under 1000 feet, and even pay a bounty on the bagged government UAVs.

Mom makes 8-year-old hold 'bully' sign as punishment - 09/05/13
An Oklahoma City woman says she made her 8-year-old son stand outside holding a sign calling himself a "bully" after he started a fight at school. Janie Peterson said she came up with the punishment Wednesday after receiving a call from the school principal saying her son, Malachi, was being suspended for three days for fighting with another boy, KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City, reported Thursday.

Widow, daughter of courthouse shooter held for hearing next week - 09/05/13
The widow and daughter of New Castle County Courthouse shooter Thomas Matusiewicz appeared for the first time before a Delaware judge today since being indicted last month on federal stalking charges. Lenore Matusiewicz, 68, and her daughter, Amy Gonzalez, 41, both had the charges against them explained by Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge.

Mount Olive track coach charged with cyberstalking - 09/05/13
An athlete at Mount Olive College has filed charges against her former track coach, who she said drover her to quit the team. Matt van Lierop is charged with misdemeanor cyberstalking after four of his former athletes claimed they were uncomfortable with how he treated members of the team.

The Sky Valley Chronicle has always been a big fan of local water districts. We believe they are one of the unsung heroes of every community, for without them everything comes to a standstill. If you don't have a good fire department, a good police department and a stable supply of clean, reliable, on-demand water in your community you may as well pack it up and go somewhere else. Police, fire, water. Those are the three big legs of every community’s survivability tripod.

Cyberstalking trial postponed -- again -- for alleged website operator - 09/04/13
A second continuance has been granted in the cyberstalking case against to the man who allegedly operated the "Busted In Acadiana" website. According to court records, lawyers for Christopher Hebert were granted a motion on Aug. 26 to rescheduled the trial Dec. 2. According to the motion, both attorneys, Christopher Alexander and Stephen Spring, had other cases that would keep them from being in Lafayette for trial.


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