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'Stone Cold Serial Killer' Charged in 7-Eleven Spree

Malike Patt accused of killing 3 people in string of California robberies

(Newser) - Update: Two California men have been charged in connection with what Orange County DA Todd Spitzer calls a "reign of terror" that left three people dead in a string of robberies between July 9 and July 11. Malike Patt, 20, and Jason Payne, 44, who were arrested on July...

He Went to Get Chocolate Milk for His Kids, Won Big

Virginia's Dennis Willoughby scoops up $1M lottery jackpot after 7-Eleven run

(Newser) - A Virginia dad who made a chocolate milk run for his kids came home with a lot more than cow juice. According to Virginia Lottery official s, Dennis Willoughby headed over to his local 7-Eleven in Richmond last month to pick up the beverage for his young ones, but while...

Cops: Guy Impersonated Cop, Swiped Doughnut

Daniel Mark Wright is accused of impersonating sheriff's deputy, stealing a 7-Eleven baked good

(Newser) - People have pretended they're law enforcement officers to pull people over , to make arrests , and yes, to get discounts on coffee and doughnuts . But authorities say a Utah man who impersonated a cop felt even more entitled, going so far as to steal a doughnut from 7-Eleven. Per a...

Thanks, COVID-19: A US Tradition Bites the Dust

It involves 7-Eleven and Slurpees, and it's too bad

(Newser) - The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the US: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday— July 11—to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store chain's name, the AP reports. 7-Eleven has been giving away its slushy...

Man Who Never Plays the Lottery Just Won, Thanks to His Wife

Daniel Schuman claims $1M prize in Virginia

(Newser) - They say you gotta be in it to win it, but an attorney in Arlington, Va., just took home a $1 million prize after putting in the bare minimum in the "be in it" column. A press release cited by ARLNow.com reports that Daniel Schuman never plays such...

Inside the Battle Between a Japanese Man and 7-Eleven

Franchisee doesn't want to maintain the 24/7/365 schedule

(Newser) - He's Japan's best-known 7-Eleven franchisee, reports the New York Times . But Mitoshi Matsumoto says the company is trying to change that description to Japan's best-known former 7-Eleven franchisee. The convenience store owner and the company have been engaged in a battle over its round-the-clock demands: Last month,...

Cops: Driver Plows Into Family of 8 Over Smoking Dispute

The mother was killed; 6 young children and father were injured

(Newser) - A man who was asked not to smoke near children allegedly responded by plowing his vehicle into a family of eight—twice—with fatal consequences. Police say the scene at a 7-Eleven in Haverstraw, NY, began around 1:50pm Wednesday when the family's father asked the man not to...

Best Bang for Your Coffee Dollar May Be a Surprise

7-Eleven is No. 1 in Quartzy ranking, which factors in caffeine amount

(Newser) - Where to go to get the best value in a cup of coffee? Quartzy has an interesting breakdown that goes beyond mere price. For example, it might seem that paying $1.19 at McDonald's instead of $2.65 at Starbucks is a no-brainer—but not when you take into...

7-Eleven Raids Open New Front on Immigration

Immigration agents target dozens of 7-Eleven stores with employment audits

(Newser) - US immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency. The AP reports agents targeted about 100 stores nationwide, broadening an investigation that began with...

Explosion at 7-Eleven Blamed on ... Pee
How Not to Use a
7-Eleven Microwave

How Not to Use a 7-Eleven Microwave

Leave urine out of it

(Newser) - Pity the fool who had to clean up this mess: A microwave blew up inside a 7-Eleven in Beaverton, Ore., on Tuesday, spewing not the remains of pizza or nachos but … urine. Officials believe someone was headed to a drug test with a clean sample of urine bundled up...

After Corporate 'Soap Opera,' a $3.3B Deal for 7-Eleven, Sunoco

7-Eleven scooping up most of fuel supplier's convenience stores

(Newser) - Sunoco is selling most of its convenience stores, with their accompanying gas pumps, to Seven & i Holdings, the parent company of 7-Eleven, in a deal valued at $3.3 billion as it looks to focus more on its fuel supply business, per the New York Times . About 1,110...

'Stale' Doughnut Lands Guy in Jail
'Stale' Doughnut
Lands Guy in Jail

'Stale' Doughnut Lands Guy in Jail

Daniel Schlagler refused to pay for it: cops

(Newser) - A 19-year-old faces charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property over a sweet treat. Daniel Schlagler's lawyer says his client was in line to pay for a doughnut at a 7-Eleven on Staten Island on Tuesday when he bit into it and discovered it was stale,...

Video: Bystanders Leave Man to Die in Chicago Street

Family of Marques Gaines suing 7-Eleven

(Newser) - Family members of a 32-year-old attacked by a man and then killed by a cab as he lay unconscious in the street outside a Chicago 7-Eleven on Feb. 7 returned to the scene of the crime Thursday. "The simple reason we're here is that a corporation that keeps...

7-Eleven Customer Kills Hatchet-Wielding Attacker

Suspect in Seattle incident shot dead

(Newser) - Authorities say a man with a hatchet who entered a Seattle-area 7-Eleven early Sunday attacked a store clerk and a customer without saying a single word—until the customer pulled out a pistol and shot the suspect dead, CNN reports. The masked hatchet-holder, believed to be in his 40s, came...

7-Eleven Clerk's Mistake Wins Man $380K

Man says ticket sold to him wasn't what he wanted, but he kept it anyway

(Newser) - A KTLA reporter said in a news segment yesterday that the biggest mistake she's ever made at a 7-Eleven is coming out with nachos and a Slurpie at 2:20am—but she then (somewhat jealously) noted that that error didn't net her almost $400,000. Her envious reference:...

7-Eleven Will Now Deliver Weird 'Date Night Pack'

Sadly, Slurpee technology hasn't caught up to delivery technology

(Newser) - 7-Eleven has announced it will begin delivery service in five US cities in an effort to "redefine convenience," as one executive puts it in L.A. Biz . So what does redefined convenience look like? The Chicago Tribune reports that for $20, 7-Eleven and new partner DoorDash will bring...

Feds: Seized 7-Elevens Ran 'Modern Plantation System'

Employed, exploited unauthorized immigrants, say officials

(Newser) - Homeland Security and the DOJ raided 14 7-Eleven stores in Virginia and New York today, charging nine owners and managers with employing unauthorized immigrants and identify theft. According to officials, the stores hired more than 50 unauthorized immigrants, supplied them with stolen identities—some taken from children and dead people—...

Video Shows Trayvon at Store
 Video Shows Trayvon at Store 

Video Shows Trayvon at Store

It's the first public image of him on night he died

(Newser) - Next up in the Florida prosecutors' evidence dump in the Trayvon Martin case: video, of Trayvon at the 7-Eleven, minutes before he was killed, reports the Guardian . The video shows Trayvon dressed in his hoodie and light-brown trousers, buying candy and a drink. He got into the altercation with George...

Bumbling 'Gumby' Bandit Surrenders

And police keep Jacob Kiss' suit

(Newser) - Jacob Kiss, otherwise known as the guy in the Gumby costume who epically failed in his quest to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven last week, is still not winning. Kiss, 19, turned himself in to police yesterday, accompanied by alleged accomplice Jason Giramma, also 19, who was pictured in the...

Bumbling 'Gumby' Tries to Rob 7-Eleven

And fails, hilariously

(Newser) - One for the Legendary Fail Department: A person dressed in a Gumby costume attempted to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven on Monday. Here are the problems the would-be criminal ran into: One, the clerk thought it was a joke. Even after Gumby said, "This is a robbery," the...

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