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The skinny: YouTube video helps police find marijuana

Up in smoke

YouTube video helps police find marijuana

A Connecticut man faces numerous drug charges after police say he posted a YouTube video of himself giving a tour of what he calls his marijuana garden. Police in the shoreline town of Clinton arrested William Bradley, 46, on Monday after a six-month investigation. In the video, a man identifying himself as Bradley says he's growing marijuana. An officer discovered the video and began investigating. Through surveillance, police said, they discovered that Bradley was using a storage bin and obtained a search warrant. On Monday, police said they searched the bin and found more than two pounds of marijuana, more than 20 grams of hashish, two baggies of cocaine, four oxycodone pills, about $1,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia. Bradley was charged with several drug crimes and detained on $5,000 bail.

Mistaken identity

Wrong body found inside casket

A Rhode Island woman wants answers after discovering the wrong body in a casket that should have contained her mother, who died unexpectedly in St. Maarten. Lisa Kondvar of Warwick, R.I., and her family discovered another woman's body in the casket at a New Jersey funeral home last month. The body of her mother, Margaret Porkka, had been prepared at a funeral home in St. Maarten. "I looked up and I was like, 'Good God, are you kidding me?' I was stunned," Kondvar told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Friday. The family proceeded with the wake, with the casket closed, because they discovered the mistake just before calling hours were about to begin.

Pizza faux paus

Mayor criticized for using utensils

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio got a bit of a scandal on his hands, once he put his fork down: how to eat a slice of pizza. He used a knife and fork at a Staten Island pizza joint Friday. That's a no-no for most New Yorkers. Many advocate using their hands to hold the slice, folding it like a taco and then taking a bite. A photo of de Blasio using utensils spread across Twitter and prompted mock outrage on blogs and elsewhere.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: YouTube video helps police find marijuana 01/14/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:05pm]
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