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Police: Student Accessed School PA System, Ordered Students To ‘Get Down’ In Active Shooter Prank

A report of shots fired at a Fontana middle school Friday was likely the result of a student prank, police said.

05/02/2014

Wayne Knight of "Seinfeld" took to Twitter to tell friends and fans he wasn't dead. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Seinfeld’ Actor Wayne Knight Very Much Alive, Despite Internet Reports

“Thanks for all the love, everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!” he tweeted.

03/16/2014

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02:  Actor Nicolas Cage attends the 2013 Variety Screening Series of "The Croods" at ArcLight Cinemas on December 2, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Man Pleads In Theft Of $8K Rolex From Nic Cage’s Ex

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Wednesday that 39-year-old Ricardo Orozco is expected to get 32 months in prison under a plea deal.

01/15/2014

Head coach Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts looks on during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Prankster Allegedly Offers Big-Name Coaches Phony Jobs With Pro, College Teams

A Hollywood man accused of hoaxing well-known and respected athletic coaches with phone calls into believing that they were being offered jobs with professional and college teams was arrested early Monday at his home.

12/09/2013

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Search For Suspect Called Off After Abduction Attempt Hoax

Police called off an investigation into an attempted abduction of a 7-year-old boy after the report was found to be a hoax, authorities said Tuesday.

08/20/2013

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In-N-Out’s ‘Monkey Style’ Burger Too Good To Be True

Looks like In-N-Out’s newest “secret” burger is too good to be true.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

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Police Respond To Prank Call Near Playboy Mansion

There was a visible police presence near the most famous mansion in Southern California on Thursday

02/21/2013

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Man At Center Of Manti Te’o Girlfriend Hoax Says He Was Molested

The man who says he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o into falling for a fake woman he created online claims the hoax had “everything to do” with escaping from real life because he had been molested as a child.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/01/2013

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Sen. Ted Lieu Proposing Hefty Fines For Pranksters Caught ‘Swatting’

Celebrities have long contended with the occasional downsides of stardom — tabloid scandals, stalkers, box office bombs, the paparazzi.

01/26/2013

Manti Te'o opened up Thursday on Katie Couric's talk show. (credit: Katie)

Manti Te’o Insists During Couric Interview He Was Victim Of Cruel Hoax

The person Manti Te’o says was pretending to be his online girlfriend told the Notre Dame linebacker “I love you” in voicemails that were played during his interview with Katie Couric.

01/24/2013

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Officials Search For 911 Caller Who Targeted Kardashian Home

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials are looking for the person who called 911 and falsely reported an emergency at a former Malibu residence of the Kardashians.

01/20/2013

Kris and Bruce Jenner were the victims of a "swatting." (credit: CBS)

Bruce, Kris Jenner Latest Celebrities To Be ‘Swatted’

Reality stars Bruce and Kris Jenner of “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” have been added to the growing list of celebrities who have been “swatted.”

01/18/2013

Diane O'Meara is very much alive and not Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend. (credit: Inside Edition)

South Bay Woman Whose Identity Was Allegedly Stolen As Part Of Hoax Identified

The world knew her lovely face as Lennay Kekua, girlfriend of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.

01/17/2013

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Manti Te’o Planned To Address Media Thursday About Alleged Hoax Involving ‘Girlfriend’s’ Death

Notre Dame star Manti Te’o, the alleged victim of hoax involving his dead girlfriend, is expected to address the media Thursday about the scandal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/17/2013

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