SC woman wins $2 million jury verdict after dentist mistakenly pulls all 16 upper teeth

Woman awarded $2M after dentist pulls 16 teeth

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina woman has won a $2 million jury verdict against a dental clinic that mistakenly pulled 13 teeth. The State reported that 28-year-old Elizabeth Smith wanted three teeth pulled when she went to the Sexton Dental Clinic in Florence in 2006. Her lawsuit said a dentist at the clinic pulled all 16 of her upper teeth.

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Ill. man who made ‘loud, boisterous’ yawn in courtroom faces 6 months in jail for contempt

Ill. man faces 6 months in jail for yawning

JOLIET, Ill. — Drowsy spectators in one suburban Chicago courtroom might want to stifle their yawns from now on. Clifton Williams, 33, of Richton Park, is facing six months in jail for making what court documents call a yawn-like sound in Will County Judge Daniel Rozak’s court last month. The yawn happened as Williams’ cousin, Jason Mayfield, was being sentenced for a drug charge on July 23.

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Ill. man to serve at least 21 days in jail for stretching and yawning in court

Ill. man to serve at least 21 days for yawning

JOLIET, Ill. — Drowsy spectators in one Will County courtroom might want to stifle their yawns. A 33-year-old suburban Chicago man is facing six months in jail for yawning in Judge Daniel Rozak’s court last month. Clifton Williams will serve at least 21 days for stretching and yawning as his cousin was being sentenced for a drug charge.

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Chronic Chicago shoplifter pleads guilty in 61st arrest, sentenced to 2 days in jail

Chronic shoplifter pleads guilty in 61st arrest

CHICAGO — An 86-year-old Chicagoan who’s been arrested more than 60 times pleaded guilty to the latest charge against her after being accused of stealing wrinkle cream and other items from a grocery store.

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Alaska mom sentenced for letting son, 7, drive while she passed out drunk

Alaska mom sentenced for letting son, 7, drive

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — An Alaska woman who let her 7-year-old son drive while she was passed out drunk in the passenger seat has been sentenced to 20 days in jail.

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Wyoming woman sentenced to jail for trying to spring her pit bull from pound

Woman gets jail for trying to free dog from pound

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming woman has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for trying to spring her pit bull from an animal shelter.

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Va. pastor to spend 10 months behind bars for stealing more than $200K

Va. pastor sentenced for stealing more than $200K

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Virginia Beach pastor will spend 10 months behind bars for stealing more than $200,000 from his former church and its insurance company. Kenneth L. Montgomery was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, with all but 10 months suspended.

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Calif. man claims he found a condom in French onion soup he ordered at a restaurant

Man claims he found condom in French onion soup

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A man has sued a local Claim Jumper restaurant claiming he ordered French onion soup and bit into a condom instead of melted cheese. Zdenek Philip Hodousek filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court seeking unspecified damages over fears he may have contracted a disease.

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San Diego will ask judge to lift order forcing city to remove seals from La Jolla beach

San Diego will seek lifting of seal removal order

SAN DIEGO — The city of San Diego said Tuesday it will go to court to ask a state judge to lift an order requiring the immediate removal of a colony of federally protected harbor seals from a La Jolla cove.

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Lawsuit claims central Fla. dentist twice dropped tools down the throat of an elderly patient

Lawsuit: dentist dropped tools down man’s throat

WINTER PARK, Fla. — A Florida dentist is being sued for allegedly dropping tools down the throat of an elderly patient — twice.

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