Wednesday, August 4, 2010

weekly roundup

Celebrities and others this week

Chris Klein Extends 30-Day Stay in Rehab
"American Pie" actor Chris Klein has decided to remain in a treatment facility after completing a 30-day stent. "Chris, along with his support team, has decided to extend his treatment," the actor's rep, Jaime Primak said. Klein, 31, voluntarily checked into the program on June 21 after his second DUI arrest.

RFK Jr.'s Wife Guilty of Driving Impaired
Mary Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., avoided jail time for her drunken driving arrest by pleading guilty to the lesser charge of driving while impaired. The judge fined her $500, suspended her driver's license for 90 days and ordered her to attend two drunken-driving programs. Kennedy was arrested May 15 after police saw her drive over a curb.

Misty Croslin's Parents Busted on Drug Charges
The parents of a Florida woman connected to the disappearance of 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings, have been arrested for buying crack during an undercover drug sting. Misty Croslin's parents - Lisa Carmen Croslin, 40, and Hank Thomas Croslin Sr., 41 - purchased rock cocaine from an undercover agent. Misty herself and Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, are also currently in jail for selling prescription drugs to an undercover agent.

Newborn Dies of Meth Intoxication, Mom Charged
A 25-year-old Georgia woman has been charged with murder after her newborn child died of methamphetamine intoxication. After an autopsy of the 2-month-old child revealed meth in his system, Kaisha Lynne Poulson was charged with felony murder, two counts of cruelty to children and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, along with drug charges.

Woman Charged After Baby Ingests Drugs
A Chicago area woman has been charged with endangering the life and health of a child after her 1-year-old was found to have cocaine and PCP in his system by medical personnel. Apparently, Yolanda Beck, 37, left several aluminum foil wrappers containing drug residue on top of a television stand where the child found them and put them in his mouth.

Man's Crack Pipe Sets Prosthetic Leg on Fire
A New Mexico motorist was kind enough to offer hitchhiker Randy Malone, who has a prosthetic leg, a ride in his vehicle. But when Malone fired up his crack pipe, the motorist put him out of the car. Malone then stuck the still burning crack pipe into his pants pocket where it proceeded to set his prosthetic leg on fire. When police arrived, Malone was nude, jumping around on one leg trying to put the fire out. He suffered burns to his leg, back and buttocks.

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