Dash-Cam Video Clears NJ Man in Violent Traffic Stop

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_2fe4a7ae74.jpgStockbyte/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Marcus Jeter faced a years-long prison sentence. The New Jersey DJ, 30, was arrested in a 2012 traffic stop and charged with eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. Prosecutors insisted that Jeter do prison time. But after Jeter's attorney, Steven Brown, filed a request for records, all of the charges against him were dropped, with dash-cam video apparently showing what really happened on June 7, 2012.

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Manhunt for Masked Gunman in Shooting of Castle Mogul

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_9548682f73.jpgBobby Bank/WireImage (NEW YORK) -- New York’s posh Oheka Castle, home to fairytale weddings, is now the scene of what police are calling an assassination attempt, sparking an intense manhunt. A mysterious gunman wearing a black mask ambushed the Huntington, N.Y., castle’s owner in broad daylight around 12:30 p.m. Monday, shooting Gary Melius, 69, in the face as he walked to his Mercedes in the valet parking lot.

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Husband, Wife Charged in Missing SC Student's Murder

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_f176f6c3d8.jpgABC News (CONWAY, S.C.) -- A South Carolina husband and wife were charged Monday with the murder of a missing cosmetology student, authorities said. Sidney and Tammy Moorer also face kidnapping, indecent exposure and obstruction of justice charges in the Dec. 18 disappearance of Heather Elvis, 20. Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes discussed the murder charges at a Monday press conference, saying additional evidence at the Moorer’s home connected them to the crime.

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Illegal Hedgehogs Spike in Popularity as Pets

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_3b984827f6.jpgzorandimzr/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- One of the most popular pets trending across the United States is actually illegal in some cities and states. They're hedgehogs. With their pointy noses and porcupine-like quills, the Lilliputian pets have seen a spike in popularity in recent years due in part to the prevalence of websites such as Cute Emergency and Instagram accounts like @biddythehedgehog that affectionately refer to them as "hedgies."

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Pentagon to Propose Shrinking Army Size

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_e1c580a260.jpgMariaArefyeva/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon on Monday will propose reducing the size of the U.S. Army to between 440,000 and 450,000, U.S. officials confirm to ABC News. The proposed reductions, which were first reported by The New York Times, will be included in Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s preview of the upcoming Department of Defense budget Monday afternoon.

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