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  • World-famous psychic Sylvia Browne dead at age 77

    11/20/2013 6:59:32 PM PST · by ocean · 66 replies
    World famous psychic Sylvia Browne is dead at the age of 77, according to her website. Browne, who made appearances on programs like "Larry King Live" and "Unsolved Mysteries," died Wednesday morning in San Jose, California, the site reported. Her son, Chris, confirmed her death to TMZ, saying she passed away while surrounded by family and friends. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/psychic-sylvia-browne-dead-77-reports-article-1.1524107#ixzz2lFGsj590
  • New video: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, Cleveland's 3 missing women

    07/09/2013 5:35:07 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 7 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | John Caniglia
    For the first time, we see the faces and hear the words of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in a four-minute video in which they thank the community for its support after their escape from a decade of captivity. The women appear upbeat, and two of them talk about having the strength to move on. The video, shot July 2 in Cleveland and released at midnight, marks the first time the women have addressed the public after their ordeal on Seymour Avenue.
  • Fans Give Hero Charles Ramsey $14K Check; 14 Restaurants Award Him Burgers for Life

    05/24/2013 11:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/24/2013 | By Leonardo Blair
    Although Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey publicly refused a monetary reward for helping to rescue three women and a girl from alleged sexual miscreant Ariel Castro this month, just over 600 fans recently sent him a check for nearly $14,000 for his bravery. The money was raised by a thankful fan from Portland, Ore., Robby Russell, through crowd-funding website, gofundme.com. Russell initially started the campaign to raise $10,000 for Ramsey on May 6, the same day Ramsey helped Amanda Berry, 27, her 6-year-old daughter Jocelyn; Gina DeJesus, 23; and Michelle Knight, 32, escape from Castro's house where they were being held...
  • Did 911 dispatcher curse at Amanda Berry? Operator under investigation....

    05/21/2013 2:45:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    mail online ^ | Becky Evans
    FULL TITLE: Did 911 dispatcher curse at Amanda Berry? Operator under investigation over claims he called kidnap victim a 'f****** b****' The police dispatcher who spoke to kidnap victim Amanda Berry after she escaped from the Cleveland house of horrors is being investigated over claims he swore at the end of her 911 call. The man has previously been criticized for failing to keep Miss Berry on the line or comfort her during her desperate call for help. But now new allegations have been made that the dispatcher calls Miss Berry a 'f****** b****' just before hanging up. It was...
  • Did Hero Charles Ramsey Really Rescue Amanda Berry? (Dominican Neighbors Say He Was Lying)

    05/13/2013 11:12:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    CafeMom ^ | May 13, 2013 | Cafe Steph
    The astonishing story of the decade-long captivity of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight has enthralled the country. The incredible tragedy, like all good narratives, has even had a touch of comedy. The neighbor who was credited with helping Amanda Berry escape, Charles Ramsey, became a media darling after a series of colorful interviews. In one, he famously said, "I knew something was wrong when a pretty little white girl ran into a black man's arms." But now there's doubt about Ramsey's true role in this story, and whether or not he's the hero everyone has made him out...
  • Cleveland Kidnap Victim Wants to Reunite With Son Conceived in Gang Rape

    05/13/2013 11:06:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | Lisa Graas
    Cleveland, OH (LiveActionNews) — Kidnap and rape victim Amanda Berry is a recent high-profile example of a woman’s love for a child conceived in rape. Her fellow kidnap and rape victim, Michelle Knight, is reportedly another example. Michelle’s brother Freddie tells the New York Daily News that Michelle wants to be reunited with the son she had before she was abducted by Castro. He was born after Michelle was gang-raped by boys at school prior to her abduction. “She was a delightful girl, outgoing,” Deborah Knight, 62, told the Daily News. “She was very helpful. We just had a lot...
  • 'I would have reported him - brother or no brother' - Ariel Castro's brothers.....

    05/12/2013 9:15:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    mail online ^ | DM staff and AP
    FULL TITLE: 'I would have reported him - brother or no brother' - Ariel Castro's brothers break their silence after to insist they knew nothing about female prisoners in home The brothers of Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro have spoken out for the first time, saying that they would have turned him in if they knew three women were being held prisoner in his home. The brothers, who were arrested along with Ariel Castro, say that since their release from prison, they have been faced with online death threats, a break-in at one of their homes, and vandalism. They were...
  • CHARLES RAMSEY: Take That Reward And Give It To The Kidnap Victims

    05/09/2013 8:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/09/2013 | David Edwards, The Raw Story
    The man who is being hailed as a hero for rescuing the lives of three women kidnapped for a decade says that he would like any reward money to be turned over to the victims. Charles Ramsey became an instant Internet sensation on Monday when he helped free Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michele Knight from the house next to his where they had been trapped for around 10 years. “Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,” he told WEWS following the rescue. “Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway.”...
  • Hero Charles Ramsey -- Media Delete His 'Pretty White Girl' Comment

    05/09/2013 6:29:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Three young Cleveland girls missing and presumed dead turned up alive and in good health. A hero of the story is a neighbor, Charles Ramsey, a black man who helped free the girls from the home in which they were apparently imprisoned for some 10 years. Among other things, Ramsey said: "I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway. Dead giveaway. Dead giveaway. Either she homeless or she got problems. That's the only reason she run to a black man." Presumably the black man the...
  • Second neighbor claims HE was the one who freed Amanda Berry by kicking down the locked door

    05/09/2013 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 9, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A second neighbor is coming forward claiming that he was the one to save Amanda Berry from the house where she had been kept for nearly a decade. Angel Cordero was never mentioned by Charles Ramsey, the entertaining folk hero who has captured the attention of the nation in the wake of the dramatic rescue Monday night. Cordero, who has his niece Ashley translate for him in interviews, said that he was sitting on a neighbor's porch when they heard some commotion and went to check it out, only to find the woman desperate for help. '(The neighbor) had told...
  • Cleveland Hero Was A Repeat Domestic Abuser

    05/09/2013 4:31:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 46 replies
    TSG.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | staff reporter
    MAY 8--The Cleveland man credited with helping free female captives from a house of horrors is a convicted felon whose rap sheet includes three separate domestic violence convictions that resulted in prison terms, court records show. Charles Ramsey, whose 911 call and subsequent TV interviews have made him a microcelebrity, was once a repeat spousal abuser whose marriage ended in divorce following a 2003 felony conviction for battering his wife. Ramsey, 43, has said that when he heard captive Amanda Berry screaming and trying to escape from neighbor Ariel Castro’s home on Monday, "I figured it’s a domestic violence dispute.”...
  • Charles Ramsey's turbulent 15 minutes of fame

    05/09/2013 4:35:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | May 8, 2013 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK — Helping to free three women from nearly a decade in captivity would seem to be enough. Neighbor Charles Ramsey has also become a star, offering moments of levity in an unspeakably horrible story, free publicity for a restaurant chain and unexpected lessons in race relations. Ramsey lived next door to where Ariel Castro is alleged to have kept the women in a makeshift prison until Monday afternoon, when Ramsey happened to be home and heard Amanda Berry's scream.
  • Amanda Berry had to give birth in inflatable pool (did ethnic solidarity protect the monster?)

    05/08/2013 4:08:57 PM PDT · by Liz · 56 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/8/13 | DAN McLEOD
    Chilling new details emerged about the hell house where Ariel Castro allegedly held, and brutalized, his terrified captives....the girls were fed through holes in the doors, and occasionally taken out in disguises...to the garage, the Clevelan Plain Dealer reported. They were often bound with ropes or chains. Castro reportedly played a wicked game, pretending to leave -- then attack whomever tried to open the door he intentionally left unlocked. Police defended their handling of the case. "I believe with the information we were given that we executed as best as we could,” said Cleveland Commanding officer Thomas McCartney. “The tactics...
  • Amanda Berry: Three captive women chained up in grim dungeon for a decade gave birth to five babies

    05/08/2013 4:28:45 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 113 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5-7-2013 | Chris Bucktin, Ben Rossington
    Gina DeJesus, 23, Michelle Knight, 30, and Amanda Berry, 26 , and her six-year-old daughter fled the house in Cleveland, Ohio. Ariel Castro, 52, and his two brothers have been arrested. Frantic Amanda choked back tears as she told police “I’m free” after she escaped the dungeon. Amanda fled the hell-hole thanks to a hero neighbour before her dramatic 911 call ended the victims’ ordeal . It had been feared that Amanda and the other captives – Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – had been murdered. After escaping the house on Monday just three miles from where they each went...
  • Cleveland’s Castro brothers ignore taunts during first night in jail

    05/08/2013 2:29:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 5/8/2013 | RICH SCHAPIRO , CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS
    The nasty taunts of fellow inmates didn’t stop the Castro brothers from sleeping like babies. The notorious siblings suspected of holding three young women hostage for a decade in a Cleveland home were housed Wednesday in separate cells — where they brushed off jailhouse insults. “They seem relaxed,” said a guard at the Central Prison Unit at the Cleveland Police Headquarters. “Mostly they’ve just been sleeping with their heads under the pillows like they don’t want to be bothered.” A fellow inmate said Ariel Castro, 52, owner of the house where the women were held in chains and ropes, was...
  • Two broken noses, shattered ribs, a knocked-out tooth and a blood clot on the brain: The horrific

    05/08/2013 2:20:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/8/13 | Lydia Warren
    full title...Two broken noses, shattered ribs, a knocked-out tooth and a blood clot on the brain: The horrific injuries sustained by abductor's former wife in 2005 beating after 'he kidnapped his OWN daughters'Ariel Castro, who is accused of imprisoning three women in his home for a decade, allegedly beat his former wife so badly that she suffered two broken noses, shattered ribs and a blood clot on the brain. Grimilda 'Nilda' Figueroa was also left with a knocked-out tooth and two dislocated shoulders from the domestic abuse, according to a 2005 court filing against her former husband. The documents also...
  • Psychic Who Said Amanda Berry Was Dead Silent After Berry Is Found Alive

    05/08/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    http://gma.yahoo.com ^ | may 7, 2013 | COLLEEN CURRY
    A year after Amanda Berry disappeared in Cleveland, her mother appeared on "The Montel Williams Show" to speak to a psychic about what happened to her daughter. Psychic Sylvia Browne, who has made a career of televised psychic readings, told Louwanna Miller on a 2004 episode of the show that her daughter was dead, causing Miller to break down in tears on the show's set. "She's not alive, honey," Browne told Miller on the show, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. "Your daughter's not the kind who wouldn't call." Miller told the newspaper that she believed "98 percent" in...
  • US police to charge brothers; Ohio women 'tied and chained'

    05/08/2013 11:33:11 AM PDT · by ketelone · 24 replies
    TOI/AFP ^ | May 8, 2013 | Staff
    CLEVELAND, Ohio: US police interrogated three brothers on Wednesday as grim details began to emerge about how three young Ohio women were kidnapped and held captive for 10 years in an unremarkable city home. Cleveland police chief Michael McGrath said he expected the trio, a group of men in their fifties, to be charged later in the day, after a crime that left many wondering how it could have gone undetected for so long. "We have confirmation they were bound and there were chains and ropes in the hall," McGrath told NBC television's Today Show, near the home in a...
  • Abducted Cleveland girl was chained to the wall 'like some kind of trophy'

    05/08/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/2013 | Rachel Quigley
    At least one of the girls held captive in a Cleveland house for a decade was chained to the wall 'like some kind of trophy', it was revealed today, after police confirmed that ropes and chains were found in the hall of the house. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are believed to have been kept in multiple rooms of the house at 2207 Seymour Avenue where chains, tape and other bondage devices were found. Cleveland's police chief says the three women were often restrained and allowed out into the back yard occasionally. Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said...
  • Was There a 4th Woman in Home?

    05/08/2013 8:00:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Newser ^ | 05/08/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    (Newser) – A chilling possibility in the Cleveland kidnapping case: Fox 8 spoke to law enforcement sources, and one of them says Michelle Knight told police that there was a fourth woman in Ariel Castro's house when she was first taken there, but that the woman vanished one day. Written on a basement wall is a female name and the words, "Rest in Peace," but police don't know if that's related to the case yet. However, Cleveland's safety director announced this morning that no human remains have been found at Castro's home after a thorough search, NewsNet 5 reports. Meanwhile,...
  • Cleveland police hit with claims of missed clues after 3 women freed

    05/07/2013 5:41:11 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/7/2013
    One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house a few years ago. Another heard pounding on the home's doors and noticed plastic bags over the windows. Both times, police showed up but never went inside, neighbors say. Police also paid a visit to the house in 2004, but no one answered the door. Now, after three women who vanished a decade ago were found captive Monday at the peeling, rundown house, Cleveland police are facing questions for the second time in four years about their handling of missing-person...
  • Police Went To Home Of Suspect In 2004

    05/07/2013 7:20:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    CBS Cleveland ^ | May 7,2013 | CBS Cleveland
    CLEVELAND (CBS Cleveland/AP) — Cleveland officials say they have no records of anyone calling about criminal activity at the house where three kidnapped women were kept for years before being found.
  • Three naked women ... spotted being led around on leashes in ... yard of kidnap house TWO years ago

    05/08/2013 5:39:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2013 | Louise Boyle and David Mccormack
    Complete Headline: Three naked women on all fours were spotted being led around on leashes in backyard of Cleveland kidnap house TWO years ago - but police didn't take the neighbor who called it in seriously Neighbors of accused kidnapper Ariel Castro have revealed they saw three naked young girls crawling in the backyard of his house on all fours with dog leashes around their necks and three men controlling them, but amazingly police never responded to their call. The shocking revelation is one of a number of stories to have emerged from neighbors who say they reported unusual...
  • Charles Ramsey: The Man Who Inadvertently Rescued Amanda Berry

    05/07/2013 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    Michael Berry | Michael Berry
    He kind of looks like the barber from 'Coming To America':
  • Police facing questions in Cleveland rescue

    05/07/2013 3:51:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    AP ^ | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN COYNE
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house a few years ago. Another heard pounding on the home's doors and noticed plastic bags over the windows. Both times, police showed up but never went inside, neighbors say. Police also paid a visit to the house in 2004, but no one answered the door. Now, after three women who vanished a decade ago were found captive Monday at the peeling, rundown house, Cleveland police are facing questions for the second time in four years about their...
  • Police Looking for Aborted Babies of Cleveland Women Held as Sex Slaves

    05/07/2013 3:00:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The sex slave story out of Cleveland is horrific enough, but police are now indicating they are looking for the bodies of aborted babies who may have been killed after they became pregnant. WKYC’s Tom Meyer reports that the three women held prisoner for a decade in a Cleveland home had gotten pregnant as a result of being raped by their captors. As many as five unborn babies died after the women were beaten. The beatings were so horrible none of the unborn babies survived. The women were also attacked while they were pregnant and treated poorly during their pregnancies....
  • Police visited home where three kidnapped girls were held ... but left when no one answered

    05/07/2013 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 7, 2013 | Louise Boyle
    Police knocked on the door of the home where three missing girls were held captive for a decade - but found nothing, it was revealed today. Officers visited the home on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio in 2004 as part of a child services' investigation but left when no one answered. Police had been alerted to the man living at the home, Ariel Castro, now a suspect in the abduction, after he inadvertently left a boy at a bus depot while working as a school bus driver. No criminal charges were brought and no follow-up inquiries made. Amanda Berry, 26,...
  • Frantic 911 call leads to 3 missing women in Ohio

    05/07/2013 4:21:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 122 replies
    AP via Charter ^ | Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:52 AM EDT | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN COYNE
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The woman's voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now." Those words led police to a house near downtown Cleveland where Berry and two other women who vanished a decade ago were found Monday, elating family members and friends who had longed to see them again. Authorities later arrested three brothers. They released no names and gave no information about them or what charges they might face....
  • Amanda Berry (disappeared in 2003), Gina DeJesus (in 2004) Found Alive (52-year-old man in custody)

    CLEVELAND– Years after Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus disappeared, FOX 8 News has learned that both girls have been found alive. Cleveland police said both missing teenagers were found Monday at a home on Seymour Ave.; along with a third girl, Michele Knight. Berry, DeJesus and Knight are reportedly being checked out at MetroHealth Medical Center. A press conference is set to be held at Metro later this evening. A 52-year-old is reportedly in custody. On April 21, 2003, 16-year-old Berry called her sister to tell her she was getting a ride home from work at the Burger King on...
  • Berry, DeJesus found alive, police source confirms (Girls had been missing for 10 years)

    05/06/2013 5:08:19 PM PDT · by chrisser · 67 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Long-missing Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus have been found alive, a police source confirms. WOIO Channel 19 had reported that a woman claiming to be Berry called police Monday afternoon and told a dispatcher that she was in a house on Seymour Avenue on the city's West Side. The woman said DeJesus was with her. "We've confirmed it's them," a detective said. "They are alive and safe." Berry, now 27, and DeJesus, 23, were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. The FBI and police will interview the women when they are discharged, the detective said. Police arrested the...
  • Pictured: Suspect accused of taking three teens arrested with his brothers

    05/07/2013 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    mail online ^ | Thomas Durante and Associated Press
    The prime suspect in the astonishing kidnapping case of three women held captive for ten years has been taken into custody - as well as two of his own brothers. Ariel Castro, 52, of Cleveland, Ohio was arrested on Monday after one of his alleged victims escaped his home and called police. Neighbors in the street were shocked to hear that Castro, who was once a school bus driver in the Cleveland area, could be capable of abducting three innocent teenagers from the street and tying them up with chains in his basement. Castro's Facebook page depicts a man with...
  • Listen to Amanda Berry's frantic 9-1-1 call to police

    05/06/2013 10:14:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    I'm here. I'm free now," a frantic Amanda Berry told a 9-1-1 telephone operator moments after she escaped 10 years of captivity on Cleveland's West Side. The Cleveland law Department released recordings this evening of calls to 9-1-1 about the discovery of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, all of whom disappeared a decade or more ago.
  • Three women, missing for years, found in Cleveland home

    05/06/2013 6:21:32 PM PDT · by chasman32 · 39 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/06/us/ohio-missing-women-found/index.html?hpt=hp_t1