Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: Ten absurd police blotters

Suspicious coins, happy birthday bags, and a cat named “Help.” When cops aren’t tracking down murderers or stopping thieves in their tracks, they’re dealing with things like this.

Watch: Reporter faints during slopeside interview

Everyone gets run down during the holidays. Here reporter Brooke Graham faints during a recent interview — quite abruptly — microphone in hand. A moment later, she comes to, puts her microphone to her mouth, sits up and finishes the interview, proving once and for all her consummate professionalism.

Slideshow: Making the news, anchors in irons

The familiar faces that deliver your news and weather find themselves in the media spotlight.

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