A man was sentenced to 15 years for cocaine possession in Oklahoma. It was powdered milk
- Cody Gregg was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to court records.
- His guilty plea was the result of an August arrest and charge of trafficking illegal drugs.
- After a lab report showed a negative test for drugs, he withdrew his plea, court records show.
- Gregg, 26, told the judge that the powered milk was from a food pantry, according to the paper.
- It said he was riding his bike on August 12 when an officer tried to stop him because he had no rear lights.
- He pedaled faster then jumped off his bike and fled, and officers found the white powder in his backpack, the paper said, citing an affidavit.
- He was released Friday after being in jail since his arrest in August, the paper said.
The 'blob': Paris zoo unveils unusual organism which can heal itself and has 720 sexes
- Meet the "blob," an unusual organism which will go on display to the public on Saturday at the Paris Zoological Park, as part of a first-of-its-kind exhibition intended to showcase its rare abilities.
- And it can also split into different organisms and then fuse back together, according to the a press release from the Zoological Park.
- A year later, it was able to remember that behavior, according to her research.
- It is also capable of solving problems, such as finding the shortest way to exit a labyrinth and anticipating changes in its environment, according to scientific researchers at the Zoological Park.
- Scientists initially grew the blob in petri dishes, feeding it oatmeal, its favorite food, according to a video published by the Zoological Park.
A Dutch family may have lived isolated on a farm for nine years, police say
- The father and five children, ages 18 to 25, were found in the small village of Ruinerwold, in the northeastern province of Drenthe, Dutch police told CNN.
- Police arrested a 58-year-old man who rented the property.
- For almost 10 years, the family lived in an enclosed area of the property and didn't venture outside -- until this month when the eldest son left, NOS reported.
- The son told Westerbeek he had never been to school and had not visited a hairdresser in nine years, according to NOS.
- Aerial photos of the property show a well-tended garden with what appear to be vegetables planted in neat rows, and NOS reported the family also had a goat.
- Neighbors said they never saw the children -- only one man who regularly drove by in a car, according to NOS.
- The 58-year-old man was arrested for failing to cooperate with the investigation, Dutch police said.
Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out
- Day, 27, succumbed to a traumatic brain injury he suffered that night, according to a statement from his promoter, Joe DiBella of DiBella Entertainment.
- After Conwell, a 2016 Olympic boxer, knocked Day out in the 10th round, Day appeared to be down for several minutes as a medical team rushed in to assess his injuries.
- Conwell was in control of the fight in Wintrust Arena from the beginning, according to ESPN.
- Before he became a professional fighter, Day was a highly decorated amateur.
- He won two Nationals titles, the New York Golden Gloves tournament and was an Olympic Team alternate, all in 2012.
- He turned pro in 2013 and captured the WBC Continental Americas championship in 2017 and the IBF Intercontinental championship in 2019.
- In June 2019, he was rated in the top 10 by both the WBC and IBF.
Trump reportedly called Jim Mattis the 'world's most overrated general' in a chaotic meeting on Syria
- President Donald Trump belittled his former defense secretary, Jim Mattis, by characterizing him as the "world's most overrated general," according to a Washington Post report published Wednesday.
- In the meeting, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reportedly brought up dissenting views towards the president's decision to withdraw the vast majority of roughly 1,000 US troops stationed in Syria.
- During the interview, Mattis refused to analyze Trump's decisions and motivations for the US withdrawal, but added that "ISIS would resurge" without a continued strategy against the militants.
- Trump interrupted Schumer's line of thought, according to The Post, and alleged Mattis was not "tough enough," three officials familiar with the meeting said.
- Prior to the Democrats leaving the meeting, Trump reportedly told them, "I hate ISIS more than you," and added, "see you at the polls," in an apparent reference to the 2020 US presidential election.
Father shot in front of 4 children during 'road rage' incident, police say
- Scott Thomas, 46, was shot in south St. Louis on Monday while his four children sat inside his car, according to a police report.
- His four children range in age from 3 to 11.
- Thomas had pulled over to get the license plate of another vehicle when both the driver and passenger pulled out guns and pointed them at Thomas, according to police.
- Police say that Thomas was shot three times and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
- Two suspects in the vehicle were arrested without incident.
- Nicholas Marino, 27, was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
- His bond was set at $75,000, police said.
- His brother, Joseph Marino, 24, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
- He is being held on a $20,000 bond.
- Neither suspect currently has an attorney according to court records.
A woman is suing the city of San Antonio after a police officer pulled out her tampon in public
- Even though she didn't have any contraband, they said she couldn't leave until she was fully searched by detective Mara Wilson, according to court records filed last year in the Western District of Texas and seen by Insider.
- Later, Wilson, who allegedly did not have a warrant at the time, asked Simms if she could pull down her shorts.
- On Thursday, the city council will vote on the proposed settlement, according to San Antonio Express-News.
- The paper added that Simms and her attorney have agreed to that sum, which will be paid from the city's Self-Assurance Liability Fund, according to the city's agenda of Thursday's meeting.
- The San Antonio Police Department referred Insider to the San Antonio City Attorney's Office when asked for comment.
- The City Attorney's Office did not respond to a request for comment at time of publication.
Leaked messages show WeWork employees internally discussing the toxic phone booth problem in July — and a pregnant tenant is furious
- Business Insider has learned that community managers began discussing the situation at the end of July, earlier than even the previous timeframe reported by Business Insider, and indicating that problems with the phone booths were discussed internally for more than two months before WeWork took action to remove them and inform its tenants.
- On July 31, a community lead in New York took to one of the company's Slack channels to ask if buildings were experiencing "off-gassing" and a "smell of chemicals" in phone booths after their locations opened, and asked what they have told tenants about the situation, according to the messages seen by Business Insider.
- As we previously reported, some tenants at other New York buildings notified WeWork about noxious chemicals in its offices' phone booths as early as August, according to emails obtained by Business Insider.
Here's everyone who has been sentenced in the college admissions scandal so far
- Devin Sloane, the founder and chief executive of a drinking water and wastewater systems business in Los Angeles, California, was sentenced to four months in prison, 500 hours of community service, 2 years of supervised release, and has to pay a fine of $95,000.
- Prosecutors alleged in court documents that Sloane paid Singer $250,000 to have his son admitted to the University of Southern California as a water polo recruit.
- In September, Stephen Semprevivo, a Los Angeles-based executive at a privately held provider of outsourced sales teams, was sentenced to four months in prison, two years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service, and a fine of $100,000.
- In October, Gordon Caplan, a Connecticut-based lawyer, was sentenced to one month in prison, a year of supervised release, 250 hours of community service, and a fine of $50,000.
UFC champion Jon Jones pleaded 'no contest' after being accused of assaulting a woman at a New Mexico strip club
- Jon Jones has pleaded "no contest" to a charge of disorderly conduct after a woman accused him of assaulting her at a New Mexico strip club, ESPN reports.
- Jones was accused by a waitress of putting her in a chokehold and kissing her neck without consent, before putting her down and slapping her genitals, according to KRQE News.
- On Tuesday, October 15, Jones stood before the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court and pleaded "no contest" to a charge of disorderly conduct, ESPN said.
- A plea of "no contest" in New Mexico is considered a "concession of the charge without admission of guilt," according to ESPN.
- Jones received a 90-day deferred sentence, during which time he must avoid arrest, consume no alcohol or drugs, and make no contact with the accuser.