Mother leaves daughter, 11, in car as she plunges 55 feet to her death off busy traffic bridge to land on frozen-over lake | UPDATED: 07:20 GMT, 30 December 2012 A Wisconsin mother left her 11-year-old daughter in the car as she jumped to her death off a busy traffic bridge to land on the frozen-over lake below. Molly Crumley, 48, of River Falls, pulled onto the shoulder of eastbound I-94 on the St. Croix River bridge at around 8.30am on Thursday, during morning rush hour.
Landslide alert for walkers as deluge mayhem mounts and six weeks of rain is expected to fall before the New Year Flooding expected across Britain, with 394 warnings and alerts out Boxing Day walkers warned of landslides on coastlines and rail tracks The South West, Midlands and Anglia at biggest risk from floods Seven inches to fall by Saturday on already saturated ground | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 27 December 2012 Walkers and holidaymakers were warned of a risk of landslides yesterday as the wet weather was forecast to continue into the new year. With many areas already saturated, the prospect of more heavy showers means there may be further flooding in the next week
Child neglect allegations and adoption records sent to wrong people in blunders that cost councils 150,000Two councils mistakenly sent personal data out, including child neglect and criminal allegationsReport blames 'human error' and 'inadequate' checksPlymouth City Council and Devon County Council fined for errors | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 17 December 2012 Two local authorities have been fined for a series of blunders that saw sensitive child welfare documents sent to the wrong people, it has emerged. Allegations of child neglect against parents of four were sent to the wrong family because of an error by Plymouth County Council.
Ghost trains: Spooky pictures show how long-lost locos would look if they were still running along their old routes todayPhotographer bringing back to life the Midland and Great Northern RailwayStuart McPherson skillfully merges images of past and present to create 'ghost images' | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 13 December 2012 These eerie 'ghost train' images are part of a project to bring back to life one of Britain's long lost railways. When it operated, the Midland and Great Northern Railway (M&GN) was disparagingly referred to as the Muddle and Go Nowhere line – but after it was axed it earned the nicknamed Missed and Greatly Needed. Photographer Stuart McPherson, who lives in Norwich near its former route, has attempted to bring it back to life with these incredible images of a time gone by merged with the present day
Father accidentally shoots dead son, 7, who was in his booster seat in the parking lot in front of gun store | UPDATED: 22:22 GMT, 8 December 2012 A man's handgun went off while he was holding it as he got into his truck in the parking lot of a western Pennsylvania gun store Saturday and the shot killed his 7-year-old son, authorities said.
Drunk woman driver, 22, wanted McDonald's meal so badly she went wrong way through drive-thru and damaged other cars Two cars were damaged as they tried to reverse as she entered via the exitKatie Howe pleaded guilty at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court to drink driving and was banned for 20 months | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 7 December 2012 Katie Howe, 22, from County Durham, entered a McDonald's drive-thru via the exit while twice over the limit A woman has been banned from getting behind the wheel after causing chaos at a McDonald's drive-thru by drunkenly driving the wrong way around it. Katie Howe, 22, was twice the legal alcohol limit when she tried to enter through the exit, Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court heard.
Is this the worst mugshot ever Man wearing spit diaper looks deranged in police photo | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 4 December 2012 Judging by his mugshot, this Arizona criminal must have been quite a handful for the officers who arrested him on trespassing and criminal damage charges. The 33-year-old man, who was taken in by police on Monday, was forced to strap on a green spit guard to prevent him from causing a mess in the police station. Though purely protective, the mouth diaper does make for a mugshot that is downright hilarious.
Welcome to Hampshire boyo: Locals shocked after Welsh road signs appear in English town | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 2 December 2012 Drivers in an English town were amazed when road hazard signs appeared in Welsh. They warned of a skid risk, but because they were in Welsh residents of Andover in Hampshire were at a loss to understand them. It was only by peering closely they could see an English translation underneath.
Pensioner, 85, questioned over death of his elderly wife, 71, in apparent mercy killing Mr Saunders was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and treated for minor injuries after his wife was found dead | UPDATED: 17:46 GMT, 30 November 2012 An ill elderly woman has been battered to death in an apparent mercy killing and her husband has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Convicted murderer who stabbed love rival to death with kitchen knife given job in a hospital Robert Bage was jailed for life but released on licenceHe was employed in a 'non-patient facing role' in the Unversity Hospital of North DurhamHis employers had no idea about his violent pastPublic service trade union Unison is concerned with how it happened during the recruitment process | UPDATED: 20:04 GMT, 29 November 2012 A convicted killer, who stabbed a man 40 times in a jealous rage, has been given a job at a hospital. Unions have raised concerns over the employment of Robert Bage at the University Hospital of North Durham after it was revealed his employers had no idea about his violent past. Bage, originally from the Durham area, stabbed Andrew Stanyer in 1991 after becoming jealous of the man’s relationship with his former partner and was jailed for life