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True Crime Online Newsletter - April 29, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Alexandria, Va., dubbed most well-read city by Amazon.com
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/04/24/Alexandria-Va-dubbed-most-well-read-city-by-Amazoncom/UPI-97241366831168/#ixzz2Rs85t79L
Online store Amazon.com said Alexandria, Va., topped its annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America.

The website said its third annual list, compiled using sales of both print and Kindle editions of all books, magazines and newspapers per capita in cities with a population of more than 100,000 since June 1, 2012, was topped by Alexandria, followed by Knoxville, Tenn.; Miami; Cambridge, Mass.; and Orlando, Fla.

The Top 10 was rounded out by Ann Arbor, Mich.; Berkeley, Calif.; Cincinnati; Columbia, S.C.; and Pittsburgh.

"The results of our annual Most Well-Read Cities list is proof that people across the country are reading, and also that we're still seeing the popularity of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,'" said Sara Nelson, editorial director o…

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True Crime Online Newsletter - April 15, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .iPad found wedged in car bumper, intact and working
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/04/12/iPad-found-wedged-in-car-bumper-intact-and-working/UPI-77911365795819/

A Georgia woman who drove over an hour with an Apple iPad stuck in her car's front bumper said the tablet computer was intact and functioning when she found it.

The iPad, mistakenly left on the roof of another car, flew off at 40 mph and struck Alexa Crisa's vehicle as she drove around the Atlanta suburbs of Marietta and Roswell, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

"I went to Target and ran errands with this iPad hanging out of my bumper. I had no clue. I'm not even sure how I missed (seeing) it, other than I don't check my bumper for random dislodged electronics," said Crisa.

The device was returned to its owner, the newspaper added.

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Newington, NH Book Signing on Sunday, April 14th

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True Crime Online Newsletter - April 8, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .April Fools' microchip prank irks resident
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/04/04/April-Fools-microchip-prank-irks-resident/UPI-96851365095741/

Some residents of a New Mexico town said they were angered by an April Fools' prank using a fake city newsletter to tell them they would be microchipped.

The document, printed in the style of the Bernalillo city newsletter, was delivered to homes Monday and explained a toll road was going electronic and "residents of Bernalillo will be exempt from toll charges and will be implanted with a microchip that will allow for toll-free travel," KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, reported Thursday.

"You go to the bottom, and it says, 'Happy April Fool's Day,'" Miller said.

However, Miller said the disclaimer was not conspicuously placed.

Oh, I was very fooled," Miller said, "until I was contacted by someone, who was contacted by someone, who was contacted by someone, who said, &#…

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True Crime Online Newsletter - April 1, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Store criticized for Facebook suspect pic
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/03/29/Store-criticized-for-Facebook-suspect-pic/UPI-81301364576708/

A Swedish grocery store has removed a photo of a suspected thief from its Facebook page after the move was criticized.

The Ica store in Vastra Gotaland posted an image from a surveillance camera of a suspected thief with the comment "nice that you like our lamb and beef," leading to several comments, some of a racist nature, Swedish news agency TT/The Local.se reported Friday.

Other comments raised questions of whether sharing the image online was legal. The Association of Ica Retailers criticized the move.

"It is highly inappropriate and nothing that we would support. Regardless of whether it is illegal or not it is not appropriate to do so under the Ica brand," spokesman Staffan Ekengren said. "This is definitely something we will look into."

A police report was filed against …