JASON’S PICK

Woman named Crispi allegedly tried to set ex's house on fire with bacon

A Utah woman is facing a litany of charges after she allegedly tried to use a pound of bacon and a gas stove to burn down her ex-boyfriend’s home. Cameo Adawn Crispi of Uintah County was charged with third-degree felony arson, burglary, assault by a prisoner, interfering with an arresting officer, electronic communication harassment and intoxication on Wednesday in 8th District Court. During the alleged incident, the 31-year-old contacted her ex with “multiple phone calls and texts.” An officer went to the man’s home and observed smoke drifting out of the front door and Crispi in a state of impairment. "I asked to come in and observed a wood stove left open with a fire burning inside and hot coals on the floor around the stove," the officer wrote. "I observed the burner to be on the setting 'High' and the bacon to be severely burned and smoking badly.” After putting out the fire, the officer arrested Crispi. She had a blood-alcohol content of 0.346 and was taken to the hospital rather than jail. "The doctor asked her about the fire … and she stated she was attempting to start a fire in the house to get back at (her ex-boyfriend)," the arrest report states. (UPI.com)

KRISTEN’S PICK

Husband locked wife in garden shed because she kept chanting 'Ding dong, the witch is dead' after his mother died

Andrew Salmon, 42, was upset with wife's reaction when his mother died So when Beverley Salmon returned to their Truro home, he locked her out He then locked her into their garden shed - she escaped through window Row continued in the house and Salmon assaulted his wife, who is also 42 He said she had never liked his mother and wasn't kind when she died Admitted assaulting his wife and told police he regretted everything he did Salmon will be sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court next month.


FRECKLES' PICK - WINNER

These six bad habits are as unhealthy as smoking

1.Sitting all day – Inactivity is linked to nearly 160,000 cases of breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancer every year, about two-thirds as many cancer cases caused by smoking.

2.Eating too much meat and cheese – Animal proteins are filled with growth hormones that can promote the growth of cancer cells. Middle age people with high animal protein diets were four times more likely to die of cancer than people on low-protein diets--a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking.

3.Cooking with natural gas – You're getting an added dose of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and formaldehyde every time you cook a meal. Those same three contaminants are common in secondhand cigarette smoke.

4.Cooking with the wrong oil – Studies show that high-heat cooking with shortening and soybean oil (usually just called "vegetable oil" in the U.S.) releases particulate matter, aldehydes, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, all compounds found in cigarette smoke and linked to airway inflammation.

5.Tanning indoors – A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that indoor tanning causes roughly 420,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. every year. Smoking, by comparison, causes 226,000 cases of lung cancer.

6.Not getting enough sleep – Sleep deprivation triggers heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, and a ton of other health problems. One study even found that not getting at least six or seven hours of sleep led to mortality rates on par with those seen in cigarette smokers.