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  • Witnesses attack and beat driver who hit and killed 41 year old Chandra Martin in Lakewood-

    08/11/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT · by JimRed · 43 replies
    News 12 NJ ^ | 08/11/2014 | Staff
    LAKEWOOD - Police in Lakewood say several people attacked and severely beat a driver whose SUV hit and killed a woman Monday night. Investigators say 41-year-old Chandra Martin was crossing Route 88 when she was hit and killed. Martin's brother witnessed the crash, which happened near her home. Several other people who witnessed the crash allegedly attacked the SUV driver. The 26-year-old Lakewood man was flown to a trauma center. Police have not made any arrests at this time.
  • Man has two fingertips SLICED OFF on Pirates of the Caribbean log flume

    07/11/2014 8:41:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Paul Thompson
    A British tourist had the tops of two of his fingers sliced off while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney World in Florida. The victim lost the tip of his ring and little finger after apparently dangling them outside the log fume ride which inspired the Johnny Depp movies. Disney officials in Orlando, Florida, immediately shut down the ride in the Magic Kingdom park following the incident.
  • Feds to clean site of 1976 'Atomic Man' accident

    07/02/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, leading to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man." Harold McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from the chemical element americium ever recorded — 500 times the occupational standard. Hanford, located in central Washington state, made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades. The room...
  • Unlicensed driver faces charges in crash that killed young couple

    06/23/2014 7:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    WCVB ^ | June 23, 2014 | Julie Loncich
    BOSTON —Two Allston residents are said to be facing charges in connection with a fatal crash in Boston's Back Bay that claimed the lives of a young couple walking on the sidewalk. Ghuzlan Alghazali, 26, is facing two counts of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, Boston police said. Alghazali does not have a driver's license, according to the Department of Transportation.
  • Husband, Wife Killed When Their Cars Collided in Head-On Crash

    06/06/2014 8:42:05 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 06/05/2014 | Lina Batarags
    The two drivers who were killed in a recent head-on collision in North Texas were reportedly husband and wife. The victims were identified as Nicolas Cruz, 31, and Kristina Munoz, 26. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened midmorning on Wednesday, three miles west of Odell on County Road 87. Both Cruz and Munoz worked on a farm nearby. Trooper Tony Fulton said that after one of the cars hit a curve in the road it “collided head-on with unit number two, which was travelling south on County Road 87. “This is a very narrow, blacktop...
  • One hospitalized after collision with Varnell police car

    05/23/2014 3:33:53 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 4 replies
    A two-vehicle wreck involving a Varnell police officer Wednesday evening resulted in one man being airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The wreck happened in front of North Whitfield Middle School on Cleveland Highway and involved a Varnell patrol car driven by an officer identified by officials as Patrick Hayes and a Jeep Cherokee, according to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) public information office. The driver of the Cherokee, David Gambrell, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. No further information was available late Thursday. Varnell Police Chief Lyle Grant said both vehicles were...
  • Another Oil Train Explodes in Town; River Contaminated: Who Wants Keystone Now?

    05/02/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another major derailment of a train carrying oil through a town in the U.S. has caused the evacuation of 300 people, with oil washing into the James River in Virginia, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.
  • California bus crash: 5 students among 10 killed; at least 30 injured

    04/11/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT · by dila813 · 14 replies ^ | April 11, 2014 | Howard Blume, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian
    LA Times Story via Drudge since I can't link to a story directly.
  • Family of 'affluenza' teen settles with victims' families

    03/18/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    The family of Ethan Couch, the teenager who fatally struck a disabled motorist and three good Samaritans last summer while driving drunk near Burleson, has settled lawsuits with some of the victims’ families. The Couch family agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the families of Breanna Mitchell and Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby. The family of youth pastor Brian Jennings has not reached a settlement with Couch’s family. Jennings and the Boyleses had pulled over to help Mitchell, who had stopped after a tire blowout late June 15 in the 1500 block of Burleson-Retta Road. The pickup Couch...
  • BAD Day at the Gun Range

    03/11/2014 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    It happens...     More at Reaganite Republican...    
  • Adjustments of Speed and Path when Avoiding Collisions with Another Pedestrian

    03/05/2014 9:30:58 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 8 replies ^ | February 26, 2014 | Markus Huber,Yi-Huang Su,Melanie Krüger, Katrin Faschian,Stefan Glasauer,Joachim
    "When walking in open space, collision avoidance with other pedestrians is a process that successfully takes place many times."
  • Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates Slips, Falls On Knife

    01/09/2014 10:45:29 AM PST · by Oberon · 27 replies ^ | 1/8/2014 | Dick Scuttlebutt
    SEATTLE — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in critical-but-stable condition in Seattle-Tacoma General Hospital after a tragic accident in his home kitchen left him brutally stabbed multiple times, sources confirmed this morning. Gates’ wife Becky found him lying on the floor of the family kitchen and called 911, according to a family spokesperson. Investigators believe Gates, 70, slipped on an orange peel while preparing breakfast and fell onto a paring knife 68 times. Paramedics confirmed that while grabbing for a handhold to stabilize himself, he also accidentally discharged a 20-gauge shotgun into the back of his own head three...
  • Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Prague Killed in Explosion

    01/01/2014 10:56:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/14 | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of wounds sustained in an explosion which rocked his house in the capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal was rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the explosion, which apparently occurred as he was opening a safe or container of some kind. Contrary to initial reports that his family were unharmed despite being in the building at the time, it has been confirmed that al-Jamal's wife was also hurt in the blast. A spokeswoman for Prague Emergency Services told CNN that the 57 year-old ambassador has been taken to Prague military...
  • Palestinian diplomat killed in blast at Prague residence

    01/01/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 January 2014 | AFP
    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday in an incident which Czech authorities believe was likely an accident. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal was trying to open a safe that had been recently moved to his new home when the blast occurred. A Czech government source told the Reuters news agency that the explosion was probably caused by a faulty security device on the unit. It was unclear what that was. Some safes can be fitted with mechanisms designed to destroy secret documents in the event of the...
  • Blast kills Palestinian diplomat in Prague

    01/01/2014 9:27:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/1/14 | BBC
    A Palestinian diplomat has been killed by an explosion at his home in the Czech capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal, the head of the Palestinian mission, had been taken to hospital after the explosion but died of his injuries some four hours later. Palestinian officials said the blast happened when Mr Jamal was moving a safe. Czech police say there is no evidence that it was a planned attack. ... Mr Jamal had only recently moved into the property. Palestinian officials have been quoted as saying the blast took place when Mr Jamal attempted to move a safe from an old...
  • Riders stuck on rollercoaster at Universal, Orlando Fire officials say

    10/09/2013 5:02:18 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 10 replies
    Click Orlando dot com ^ | Oct 9, 2013 | WKMG staff
    Hollywood Rip Ride Rickit stuck with 8 to 12 people on board, officials say Published On: Oct 09 2013 07:29:56 PM EDT Updated On: Oct 09 2013 07:58:05 PM EDT ORLANDO, Fla. - Nearly a dozen people are stuck on a rollercoaster at Universal Orlando on Wednesday evening, according to Orlando Fire Department. OFD said the call came in shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday that the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was stuck with 8 to 12 people on board. Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 flew over the scene as crews investigated, taking elevators up to the top of...
  • Marbletown dad charged after dry ice explodes in child's backpack (Hudson Valley New York)

    10/08/2013 10:06:49 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    Daily Freeman ^ | October 4, 2013 | Diane Pineiro-Zucker
    STONE RIDGE, N.Y. -- A Marbletown man was arrested Friday on endangerment-related charges after police responded to the Marbletown Elementary School following a report of a minor explosion in one of the classrooms, Ulster County Sheriff Paul J. VanBlarcum said. Thomas D. Fitzgerald, 52, of 3701 Route 209, is alleged to have sent a quantity of dry ice in a sealed container in his 5-year-old child’s backpack in connection with a school experiment, unbeknownst to any school staff member. The explosion was caused by expanding gases inside the container, the Sheriff’s Office said. There were no injuries and only minor...
  • Woman in DC chase may have thought Obama was stalking her, sources say

    10/04/2013 4:19:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 86 replies
    NBC ^ | October 4, 2013 | Pete Williams and Erin McClam
    Investigators have found indications that the woman who led authorities on a chase from the White House to the Capitol before she was shot to death by police thought that President Barack Obama was stalking her, law enforcement sources told NBC News. The sources said that the woman, Miriam Carey, had a history of mental health problems. The chase, on Thursday afternoon, stirred panic in the capital and briefly stopped the mechanisms of government. It happened two weeks after a man shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard. Members of the House and Senate, in a standoff...
  • 6 Killed as Canada Bus Strikes Passenger Train

    09/18/2013 3:55:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | AP
    assengers screamed "Stop! Stop!" seconds before their bus crashed through a crossing barrier and into a commuter train during morning rush hour in Canada's capital on Wednesday, killing six people and injuring 34. "He smoked the train," witness Mark Cogan said of the bus driver, who was among those killed. "He went through the guard rail and just hammered the train, and then it was just mayhem." It was not immediately clear what caused the bus to smash through the lowered barrier at a crossing in suburban Ottawa. The front of the double-decker bus was ripped away by the impact,...
  • Witnesses recount devastating crash between Via Rail train and Ottawa bus that killed six

    09/18/2013 12:49:21 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Daily Brew - ^ | September 18, 2013 | Matthew Coutts
    Witnesses to a fatal train crash involving an Ottawa city bus describe a scene of chaos and confusion as it appears the bus failed to stop at the rail crossing and crashed into the side of the train, killing six people and injuring as many as 30 others. Officials are still trying to piece together what happened prior to the devastating crash, which occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road.
  • Mystery solved: 'Angel Priest' identified

    08/12/2013 6:58:31 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | August 12, 2013 | FoxNews
    Mystery solved. The “angel priest” who appeared at the scene of a Missouri car crash, anointed and prayed with the teenage victim, then vanished has been identified as Rev. Patrick Dowling of the Jefferson City Diocese. A press release provided to by the diocese said Father Dowling had been travelling Highway 19 between Mass assignments in northern and central Missouri when he arrived near the crash scene Aug. 4.
  • Mystery priest in Missouri rescue comes forward

    08/12/2013 2:19:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    cna ^ | August 12, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Father Patrick Dowling. Courtesy of the Diocese of Jefferson City. Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City. “I thank God and the amazingly competent rescue workers,” Fr. Dowling stated today in a comment on CNA's original article on the Aug. 4 incident. “I thank them for making me welcome in such a highly charged situation and allowing me to minister as a priest.” Katie Lentz was trapped...
  • Derailed train in north Louisiana carrying highly toxic substances, Jindal says

    08/04/2013 10:00:43 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/4/13 | Staff
    A train carrying highly flammable and corrosive materials derailed in north Louisiana on Sunday. Over 100 homes have been evacuated as a precaution, Gov. Bobby Jindal said, adding there were no fatalities or injuries and air monitors have not picked up anything to cause concern. According to a press release from Jindal's office, three cars were leaking as of late Sunday. One is leaking lubricant oil while a second is leaking Dodecanol, a tasteless, colorless alcohol that can cause mild skin irritation. The third, however, is carrying a highly corrosive substance called caustic soda, or lye. Two other cars containing...
  • Survivor of SE sinking had harrowing time; Coast Guard calls off search.

    08/04/2013 7:52:09 PM PDT · by gettinolder · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 3, 2013 | NATHANIEL HERZ
    Alaska fishing trip ends in tragedy for old high-school pals Three old friends from Montesano High School in Grays Harbor County were on a fishing and camping trip in Alaska when high winds and seas dumped them into the water off Baranoff Island. Only one man made it to shore.
  • Stop being indifferent...

    07/26/2013 9:34:25 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 4 replies
    Stop, help and one day you'll get help... You are the one who can save a life.
  • Meanwhile In Europe - Burning 787 Boeing In Heathrow; Crashed Train In Paris

    07/12/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 12, 2013
    First it was imploding peripheral bond markets, now Europe is closing off the weak with even worse news, following reports of a burning Ethiopian Airlines plane in Heathrow as well as news of a commuter train crash in Paris with numerous trapped and 8 dead according to Parisien. Hopefully this is not an indication of what happens to global infrastructure when corporations ignore their maintenance CapEx for 4 years in a row. First this: 'Many Casualties' In Paris Train Derailment — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2013 Reports of Ethiopian plane on fire at Heathrow Airport, no reports of...
  • (Saudi) Driver in Newport Beach wreck that killed 5 Irvine teenagers had no license

    05/29/2013 6:46:39 PM PDT · by Veto! · 38 replies
    It was a wreck so devastating that at first investigators thought two cars had been involved. The gray Infiniti G35 hit a tree in the center median at a speed that split the car in half. It landed in separate pieces on the road. The driver, Abdulrahman Alyahyan, did not have a California license, according to DMV spokesman Artemio Armenta. … Alyahyan visited the DMV twice – most recently in February – and both times was rejected for a learner's permit, the spokesman said…. Alyahyan came from Saudi Arabia four years ago, and was not able to prove he was...
  • FBI agents die in Virginia training accident

    05/19/2013 6:22:46 PM PDT · by pepperdog · 47 replies
    The Guardian, UK ^ | 19 May 2013 | Associated Press
    FBI agents die in Virginia training accidentPair of agents from elite hostage rescue team (excerpt)
  • Navy IDs SEAL killed in Ariz. parachuting accident

    03/31/2013 7:46:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washiington Times ^ | 3/3/13 | Associated Press
    <p>TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S. military has identified a member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 who died during parachute training in southern Arizona.</p> <p>Navy officials say 31-year-old Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle of Elizabethville, Pa., died when he and another SEAL collided in midair Thursday. Shadle was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, where he was pronounced dead.</p>
  • Member of SEAL Team 6 killed, another SEAL injured in parachute accident

    03/29/2013 2:57:44 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jim MIklaszweski and Courtney Kube
    <p>A Navy SEAL from the elite SEAL TEAM 6 was killed and another SEAL injured Thursday night during a parachute training accident in Marana, Arizona, the military said. Details of the accident are not immediately available.</p> <p>One SEAL was pronounced dead on arrival at the University of Arizona Hospital. The second remains hospitalized in stable condition.</p>
  • We Don’t Want Gentle Republicans

    03/21/2013 4:53:25 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 19 replies ^ | 03/21/2013 | Gina Miller
    Polite, gentle Republicans are wearisome. In the face of the America-destroying policies of this enemy-within horde of criminal thugs under the crook-in-chief, Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), I would think the Republicans would be brave enough—at least for America’s sake—to leave their mealy mouths at the door and tell it like it is. But, with very few exceptions, they continue to pussy-foot around the outrageous actions and brazen lies of the oligarchy of communist Democrats ruling our nation. We are sick of watching the “opposition” Republicans stand meekly by and let the Democrats get away with lie after...
  • Owl struck by SUV on Florida's Turnpike hides in grill for 150 miles

    02/14/2013 5:56:01 AM PST · by BerryDingle · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | February 13, 2013 | LAWRENCE SULLIVAN
    Whenever birds fly in front of moving vehicles, usually the bird is the one that loses. But a great horned owl can teach other birds a thing about surviving those situations. Sonji Coney-Williams was driving Feb. 7 on Florida's Turnpike through Yeehaw Junction when she saw something fly in front of her SUV and heard a smack, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She continued driving for 150 miles to Plantation, not thinking about the incident, until the next day when someone told her she had a bird trapped in the grill of the sport utility vehicle....
  • Naked man responsible for wreck on Interstate 49

    12/03/2012 1:43:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Magnolia Reporter ^ | December 2, 2012 | The Magnolia Reporter
    A man who was driving naked has been arrested following a bizarre crash on a stretch of Interstate 49 in Shreveport, Louisiana about 1 p.m. Sunday. Shreveport police officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 49 in which a vehicle flipped numerous times after plowing into the back of two unsuspecting motorists. Witnesses reported that a man driving a grey Mitsubishi sedan had been observed traveling northbound on I-49 at excessive speeds, when he slammed into the rear end of a Cadillac sedan occupied by Warren and Linda Windham of Shreveport. The force of the collision was such that...
  • Safety chief has long list of driving violations (Mass)

    11/19/2012 9:28:16 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 21 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | November 18, 2012 | Sean P. Murphy
    Her driving record includes seven ­accidents, four speeding violations, two failures to stop for a police officer, one failure to stay in her lane, one driving without registration or license in possession, and one driving without wearing a seat belt. When she was nabbed for speeding in New Hampshire in 1999, she failed to show up at her hearing, records show. Until Nov. 1, her license was on nonrenewal status for failure to pay local excise taxes. There are 34 entries on her driving record, dating back to 1982. Yet Sheila Burgess is director of the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division.
  • Doc eyed in OUI was turkey shopping (high, drunk, NPR...)

    11/14/2012 8:35:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/14/12 | Matt Stout and Gary Remal
    Video link below. An award-winning emergency room doctor, accused of careening through a Wellesley parking lot and ramming another car while allegedly high on drugs and alcohol, told cops she was just out trying to buy her Thanksgiving turkey, police report. “I was listening to NPR radio ... in my car ... and decided I needed to get gas,” Dr. Kristin Howard told police. “I was going to Whole Foods to buy a Thanksgiving turkey,” she said. What happened next on Friday morning landed her in handcuffs. The doctor said she couldn’t control the accelerator in her Subaru Outback. Police...
  • (CO)Police investigate an accidental shooting that left 2 people with minor injuries at CU dental

    11/13/2012 6:42:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 13 November, 2012 | Alan Gathright
    AURORA, Colo. - Campus police are investigating an accidental shooting in which two people suffered minor injuries at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora. The shooting happened Friday in a staff member's office at the dental school on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Campus Police Chief Doug Abraham said in a Monday statement. Two people in the office received minor injuries and were not hospitalized, the chief said. The staff member who possessed the gun had a concealed carry permit for it. That staff member is on administrative leave, Abraham said.
  • Senate leader Reid in hospital after crash;Injuries said to be non-life threatening

    10/26/2012 2:24:15 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    market watch ^ | 10-26-12 | Schroeder
    <p>WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was taken to a hospital following a car accident in Las Vegas on Friday.</p> <p>Reid’s caravan was reportedly involved in a six-car accident at about 1 p.m. local time on northbound Interstate 15.</p>
  • Off-Duty Cop Hits 4-Year-Old Girl With Motorcycle Then Shoots and Kills Angry Dad

    08/16/2012 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/16/2012 | Jason Howerton
    Moments after his motorcycle struck a 4-year-old girl, an off-duty Chicago Police officer shot and killed the girl’s irate father after he allegedly attacked the officer, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Pat Camden identified the officer as a 43-year-old veteran of the Chicago Police. The officer was headed home on Saturday evening when the horrifying incident occurred. As he was driving home, the officer says he saw a child unexpectedly run into the street. In order not to strike the girl directly, the cop jumped off his motorcycle, pulling it down on its side on...
  • Police: Sister accidentally shoots, kills brother in Jefferson County(IL)

    07/23/2012 9:43:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 22 July, 2012 | BECKY MALKOVICH
    A 10-year-old Granite City boy died Saturday in what Jefferson County authorities believe was a “tragic accident.” Christian G. Clark died when a round accidentally discharged from a gun and struck him, Jefferson County Sheriff Roger Mulch said in a news release. Preliminary investigation revealed Clark and his 7-year-old sister were in their grandfather’s recreational vehicle when his sister picked up a long gun, Mulch said. The gun accidentally discharged, striking Christian Clark with a round. A 911 call at 3:30 p.m. alerted authorities to the shooting in the recreational vehicle, which was parked in a wooded area near a...
  • 11 dead in Goliad County (Texas) crash

    07/23/2012 12:03:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | July 22, 2012 | Eva Ruth Moravec
    At least 11 people were killed and a dozen others injured Sunday in a single-vehicle crash near Berclair in Goliad County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Around 7 p.m., the driver of a Ford F-250 super-duty pickup veered off of U.S. 59 while heading north and crashed in unincorporated Goliad County, DPS spokesman Trooper Gerald Bryant said. "The truck left the roadway and struck two very large trees," Bryant said. A man who claimed to have been the truck's driver was ejected but is alive, Bryant said, and six others inside the cab of the truck...
  • Police: Man playing with gun shoots TV; bullet goes into nearby home(OR)

    07/17/2012 4:45:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    SALEM, Ore. -- Police said a Salem man who had been drinking while playing with a gun ended up shooting his own television. The incident happened just before midnight July 14 in the 4000 block of Cranston Street Southeast in Salem. Steve Birr of the Salem Police Department said Robert Edward Walters, 54, was entertaining himself and his dog with a laser scope on his gun. He eventually pointed it at someone on the television and pulled the trigger, forgetting the gun was loaded. The bullet went through the wall into an adjacent home where five people were. One of...
  • Crane topples in Bethesda family’s yard

    07/09/2012 5:43:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2012 | Meredith Somers
    The week had been difficult enough for the Weinberger family after a rare derecho storm knocked out power to their Bethesda home for four nights and an enormous oak tree had been toppled by the wind into their roof. And that was before a heavy duty crane tipped over in their yard. “We had a lovely driveway, a beautiful lawn you could host Wimbledon on,” said Lauren Weinberger with a laugh, as she chatted by phone on Sunday.
  • Man charged in $20,000 claim for fake dead cat

    07/06/2012 5:19:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies
    kirotv ^ | July 5, 2012
    A Tacoma man was charged after filing a $20,000 claim for a fictitious dead cat, using pet photos he lifted off the Internet, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner said. “We’ve handled some pretty unusual fraud cases, but this is one of the stranger ones,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. Yevgeniy M. Samsonov, 29, has been charged with first-degree attempted theft and felony insurance fraud in Pierce County Superior Court. --snip-- Two and a half years later, Samsonov sought additional payment from PEMCO. He said that in addition to the vehicle damage and medical claim, his beloved cat...
  • Hevron Arabs Rampage in Funeral, Attack Jews

    06/16/2012 2:40:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/6/12 | Gil Ronen
    Dozens of Hevron area Arabs went on the rampage Saturday night during the funerals for four Arabs who died in a traffic accident earlier in the day. The rioters hurled rocks at cars with Israeli license plates and at IDF forces in Hevron. Several cars were damaged. A Jewish resident told Arutz Sheva that a car driven by a Jew was ambushed and attacked severely but managed to escape the angry mob. The Tatzpit agency reported that an Israeli was injured by rocks and received treatment from Kiryat Arba's Magen David Adom teams. ..... Video
  • Albino possum causes log truck roll-over at Narooma

    06/12/2012 9:20:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies ^ | 8 June 2012 | Stan Gorton
    IN a bizarre set of circumstances, a rare but dead albino possum is believed to have caused a log truck roll-over on the Princes Highway just south of Narooma. The accident occurred just after 1pm when witnesses said a local from Wallaga Lake stopped to look at the road-kill possum that had been lying on the roadside at the entrance to the Island View Beach Resort. A series of cars backed up behind the stopped vehicle in the southbound lane. Another Narooma local who was last in the line of stopped cars looked in his rear-vision mirror only to see...
  • Teen found guilty of negligent vehicular homicide

    06/06/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 6/6/12 | WHDH-TV
    <p>HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts teenager has been found guilty of motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation for causing a fatal car crash while texting on his cellphone.</p> <p>It was the first time someone had been tried in Massachusetts for the crimes while sending or receiving a text message.</p>
  • CHL holder fired shot that killed store clerk(TX)

    05/31/2012 4:43:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies ^ | 30 May, 2012 | Sally MacDonald
    HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Houston Police confirm it was a customer with a concealed handgun license who accidentally shot and killed a store clerk. The CHL holder was trying to protect Tyrza Smith, 26, from armed robbers, but something went terribly wrong and she was killed. It happened on May 17 at the Family Dollar located at 6951 Bellfort in southeast Houston. Police say Dwight Richardson, 20, and another man who hasn't been arrested are accused of bursting into the store, locking the front door and holding a gun to the clerk's head. "They come in, they got guns out...
  • Dash Camera Captures Moment Ferrari Hits Taxi at High Speed Killing Three

    05/21/2012 1:11:56 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 121 replies
    Mail Online ^ | May 21, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    This horrifying footage serves as a reminder of the deadly potential of one of the world's fastest sports cars. Three people died when a Ferrari 599 GTO ploughed into the side of a taxi while speeding across a city centre junction in Singapore.
  • Prayer Request: 6-year-old boy dies in tragic wood chipper accident

    04/10/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT · by RedCell · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/10/2012 | Self
    A six-year-old boy who wanted to help his father clear timber ended up losing his life due to his altruistic urge, in one of the more gruesome recent tragedies. Jeffrey Bourgeoiff, who was helping his father throw branches into a wood chipper, decided to throw a few branches in himself while his father’s back was turned
  • Police: Teen shot in Chandler by mistake after stealing gun(AZ)

    04/09/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Katrina Schaefer
    CHANDLER, AZ - A teen is in the hospital and another is in custody after a shooting involving a stolen gun in Chandler this morning. Police at the scene, near Ray and Rural roads, said two 18-year-old men were playing with a gun across from a Circle K. One of the teens allegedly shot the other in the arm by mistake. Police said the two ran to the Circle K to get help and left the gun there. They reportedly told police they were walking near the Circle K and got shot, but police realized the story wasn't adding up...