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  • MINNESOTASTAN: Somali Muslim bus driver refused to allow 16-year-old girl off the bus unless she...

    10/18/2015 1:30:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 10/16/15
    A Somali Muslim Metro Transit driver, 32-year-old Mahmud Dabshir Aden of Minneapolis, who came to the U.S. as a ‘refugee’ from Somalia 8 years ago, was arrested by Metro Transit Police for refusing to let a pregnant teenage girl off the bus, exposing himself, and demanding oral sex, according to the criminal complaint filed.Star Tribune /TopRightNews Aden was charged with soliciting for prostitution, a felony that carries a sentence of as much as 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000. He is being held pending his next court appearance Monday afternoon. (That’s all? He exposed himself to...
  • Former MTA bus driver charged in mass attack on family

    10/20/2014 11:59:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 10/20/14
    Police: Family of 3 beaten up by several teens after argument with bus driver BALTIMORE —A former Maryland Transit Administration bus driver is facing several charges after a family claimed she got several teens to beat them up after one of the victims got into an argument with her. GIBSON-FISHER FAMILY Gibson-Fisher family Logan Fisher, Kristina Gibson and Christopher Fisher VIEW LARGE Mobile users tap here to watch video Former MTA bus driver Karen Murphy left district court in northwest Baltimore on Thursday after her first court appearance to answer to multiple charges of assault and conspiracy. Court documents said...
  • Venezuela: U.S. flooding market with fracking-produced oil

    12/10/2014 5:06:25 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 86 replies ^ | December 10, 2014 | EFE
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blasted the United States Wednesday for its large-scale use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, saying it is flooding the market with oil produced with environmentally destructive methods. The United States, one of the world's biggest practitioners of fracking, a controversial technique that involves pumping a pressurized fluid - usually composed of water, sand and chemicals - into a shale formation to create a fracture in the rock layer and release trapped petroleum or natural gas - has used that technology to double oil output to 8.5 million barrels per day in six years.
  • Despite Shortage Of Bus Drivers, Union Wants Worker Fired For Not Paying Dues

    05/14/2014 11:47:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/12/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The Wyoming Public Schools needs more bus drivers and district officials say they have "exhausted our options" trying to find new workers. Yet, a Michigan Education Association UniServ Director asked the district to fire a substitute bus driver because he did not sign paperwork to join the union. School district officials said the bus driver didn't have to join the union as a condition of employment under the state's right-to-work law. In an April 16 email to the district, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, MEA UniServ Director Sandy Paesens asked the district to tell the substitute bus...
  • Peres Thanks Bus Driver and Passenger for their Alertness

    12/22/2013 7:46:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/12/13 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres on Sunday evening phoned and thanked bus driver Michael Yoger and passenger David Papo, whose actions saved lives in the explosion on the 240 bus in Bat Yam earlier in the day. Peres asked to hear the details of the event and thanked Yoger and Papo for their actions in discovering the device and clearing the passengers from the bus, saving lives in the process. The explosion took place shortly after passengers noticed a suspicious object and reported it to the driver, who quickly removed all passengers from the bus. .....
  • Rutgers University Bus Driver Claims He Was Fired For Praying For Disabled Student

    11/14/2013 4:28:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    CBS Local ^ | November 13, 2013
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Rutgers University students are rallying around a popular bus driver who claims he was fired after praying for God to heal a wheelchair-bound passenger. Driver Stan McNeil, a Christian who is known for doling out encouragement and inspiration, claims he was forced to resign recently because he put his hands on a disabled student and prayed for her. He defended his actions in a nearly nine-minute video posted to YouTube earlier this week. “I prayed for the lady, I put my hand on her and I prayed,” McNeil said. “They said we don’t need your...
  • Bus driver saves the life of woman on Buffalo bridge

    10/31/2013 7:59:28 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/30/13 | Jay Busbee
    The most wrenching stories always begin the same way: it was just a normal day. Oct. 18 was just a normal day when Darnell Barton, a school bus driver in Buffalo, N.Y., was carrying a full load of high school students and approaching the Scajaquada Expressway overpass. There, he saw a woman on the opposite side of the rail, standing where no person ought to be, leaning out over the traffic below. Barton stopped the bus and, according to the Buffalo News, tried to assess the truth of what his eyes were telling him.
  • Bus rider’s face smashed in during ‘hate attack’

    09/10/2013 2:18:44 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/9/2013
    An attacker pummeled a bus passenger so hard he smashed the bones in his face after calling the victim a “cracker” in Manhattan – marking the second time in two days that people appeared to be randomly targeted in racial tirades against white people, authorities said. In the latest incident, the suspect passed a 31-year-old rider on the M60 bus riding through Harlem, on West 127th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive, around 2:45 p.m., Friday, when he shouted the racial slur and punched the victim in the face, breaking his nose and eye socket, cops said. The victim...
  • Don’t School Bus Drivers Undergo Background Checks? (Ariel Castro)

    05/12/2013 9:43:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | Brian Palmer
    Ariel Castro was charged Wednesday with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape in the Cleveland, abductions now dominating national news. Castro was a school bus driver from 1991 to 2012, during which time he was accused of domestic violence. Do they perform background checks on school bus drivers? Yes. Potential Ohio school bus drivers submit to a state and federal criminal background check before they can be hired. Once they are behind the big wheel, a computer checks the drivers’ names against state arrest records on a nightly basis. A federal criminal background check is supposed to...
  • Shocking Video: Bus Driver Seemingly Punches Passenger 18 Times Before Dragging Him to Side

    04/14/2013 9:06:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | april 13, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Shocking surveillance video appears to show a Nebraska bus driver, now identified as 43-year-old Troy Fischer, punching a passenger over and over before dragging him off the bus and abandoning him on the side of a road. The two had reportedly been arguing beforehand, and Fischer can be heard yelling in the clip: “What did I say about the next question you ask me? ​WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT THE NEXT QUESTION YOU ASK ME? You remember? WHAT DID I SAY?…I SAID DON’T ASK ANY MORE QUESTIONS!” The passenger advances on the driver, rolling his eyes and saying something along...
  • Venezuela Without Chavez: Chaos The Most Likely Successor

    12/11/2012 7:47:31 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Editorial
    Americas: Dictator Hugo Chavez's near-certain exit in Venezuela looks like a second wind for the country's democrats. But not so fast: The petrotyranny is no longer a republic, it's a cult of personality. Latin Spring is more like it. The shocking news over the weekend from Chavez, that he was heading back to Cuba for a third operation less than a week after treatment there, pretty well signals that the still-undisclosed type of cancer that afflicts him is terminal. A somber Chavez announced Saturday for the first time that he was turning over the reins of power to former bus...
  • Venezuela Without Chavez: Chaos The Most Likely Successor

    12/11/2012 7:47:20 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Editorial
    Americas: Dictator Hugo Chavez's near-certain exit in Venezuela looks like a second wind for the country's democrats. But not so fast: The petrotyranny is no longer a republic, it's a cult of personality. Latin Spring is more like it. The shocking news over the weekend from Chavez, that he was heading back to Cuba for a third operation less than a week after treatment there, pretty well signals that the still-undisclosed type of cancer that afflicts him is terminal. A somber Chavez announced Saturday for the first time that he was turning over the reins of power to former bus...
  • German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet

    11/02/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies - SPIEGEL Online ^ | November 1, 2012 | by Christoph Sydow
      "German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet" By Christoph Sydow 11/01/2012 "Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan." PHOTO CAPTION: "A growing community of German-speaking Islamists has developed on the Internet. Aiming to find new recruits, they glorify jihad and call for attacks on Germany. A new study warns that such online propaganda might foster a new generation of terrorists." SNIPPET: "International terrorist groups like al-Qaida recognized the importance of the Internet for recruiting new supporters early on." SNIPPET: "Intelligence services can also take advantage of the anonymity of Internet forums to deliberately plant false information or obtain insider...
  • Bus Driver Uppercuts The **** Outta Teen Girl In Cleveland

    10/19/2012 8:45:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 71 replies
    youtube ^ | 10-12
    Amazing video of busdriver whacking girl and throwing her out the door. BUSDRIVER VIDEO
  • Criminal Charges Filed Against Cleveland Bus Driver, Unruly Passenger Seen In Viral "Uppercut" Video

    10/18/2012 3:44:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 18, 2012
    Prosecutors today filed misdemeanor criminal charges against both the driver and female passenger who fought last month on a Cleveland bus, a confrontation that included a vicious uppercut that was captured on a passenger’s cell phone.
  • Cleveland Bus Driver Suspended After Decking Unruly Female Rider With Brutal Bolo Punch

    10/12/2012 10:46:10 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 86 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | unknown
    A Cleveland municipal bus driver has been suspended after video surfaced this week showing him decking a mouthy female rider with a bolo punch. The confrontation between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) worker and the unidentified woman was apparently filmed by another rider. It is unclear from the above clip, however, what triggered the dispute. [WARNING: The video is peppered with curse words and racial slurs.] The driver of bus 2802 leaves his seat after the woman appears to strike him. "You going to jail now," the driver says twice before throwing an uppercut that knocks the woman...
  • Bus Driver Tells 12 Year-Old He Should Have Been Aborted Because of Romney Yard Sign

    10/11/2012 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | 10.11.2012 | Jim Hoft
    A bus driver told a 12 year-old student that he should have been aborted because his family had a Romney-Ryan sign in their yard. Freedom Eden reported: Mark Belling discussed this story on his radio program yesterday. It’s another tale of a Leftist behaving badly. The Leftist, a 78-year-old woman, a New Berlin school bus driver, has been harassing a student on her bus route because there’s a Mitt Romney yard sign at his home. The child attends a Catholic school in New Berlin. He rides a Durham school bus. The company also provides service to the New Berlin public...
  • Former School Bus Driver Facing Sex Abuse Charges

    LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A former school bus driver in Lincoln County is facing multiple sex abuse charges involving a student. According to the criminal complaint, Rex Toney is accused of inappropriately touching a girl on 20 different occasions while she was on the bus. Click here to find out more! spoke with Toney on the phone Tuesday morning. He says the girl is a student at Hamlin High School and that he "never did the things she says he did." Toney drove buses in Lincoln County for 34 years before resigning earlier this year. He's currently waiting...
  • Sanford mom faces charges after confronting school-bus driver

    04/12/2011 8:38:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 12, 2011 | Anika Myers Palm,
    For the second time in less than a year, a Seminole County parent has been arrested after marching onto a school bus to complain that a child has been mistreated. Laura Booker, 39, of Sanford, was arrested Thursday on charges of resisting an officer without violence and trespassing on school grounds and refusing to leave after she confronted the man who drives her daughter's school bus.
  • The $140k City Bus Driver

    11/05/2010 8:34:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/5/2010 | Tom Gantert
    A bus driver in Lansing, MI made more than $140k last year. He worked an average of 42 hours of overtime per week. The mayor of Lansing (Virg Bernero, just ran for guv) made just $102k.
  • School bus crashed after driver leaned out to vomit: lawsuit

    08/11/2010 1:30:00 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 4, 2010 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    As a school bus traveled down a Kankakee County road last December, its driver opened the door of the moving bus to vomit and then fell out — causing the bus full of school children to crash into a nearby ditch, a lawsuit claims. The suit against Illinois Central School Bus was filed in Cook County Circuit Court Monday by a mother who claims her child was injured in the crash. Akilah Giddings, mother of Jacqual Calbert, claims that the driver opened the door of the bus “in an attempt to lean over so he could barf” as the bus...
  • School Bus Driver Berates Kid For Her Conservative Beliefs!

    05/27/2010 9:49:17 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 40 replies · 1,657+ views ^ | May 26, 20101 | Brittany Pounders
    This will make every Conservative parent’s head spin! A student expressed her conservative beliefs during a conversation on the school bus about abortion, gay marriage and Barack Obama. The school bus driver, Betty Campbell, overhears the conversations and launches a full on attack at the child saying she was a, “stupid, little bigot!” “If you can’t believe in tolerance towards one another, you don’t belong here. You belong in a parochial church school!” Later the bus driver dropped the children off at their homes and actually CAME BACK to the child’s home and took her onto her bus to...
  • Father: Carmel Bus Driver Berated Girl Over [Religious] Beliefs

    05/25/2010 5:59:21 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies · 1,632+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 5/25/10 | n/a
    CARMEL, Ind. -- A family has filed suit against Carmel Clay Schools after they said a bus driver was caught on tape berating their daughter about her religious beliefs...
  • Man punches Mpls. bus driver; passengers remove him

    01/20/2010 4:37:01 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies · 685+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/20/10 | Paul Walsh
    A Metro Transit bus driver was punched in the forehead during a stop on the Nicollet Mall during afternoon rush hour in Minneapolis by an angry and drunken man who was forcibly removed by several riders, a bus official and witness said Wednesday. The assault happened about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on Nicollet between 10th and 11th Streets downtown, said transit spokesman Bob Gibbons. The man swung at the driver several times, according to video surveillance on the bus and struck her once, Gibbons said. She did not require medical attention. The suspect was arrested on the street by transit police...
  • MTA bus driver who hit FIT student had been suspended for texting

    11/09/2009 8:55:18 PM PST · by doug from upland · 341+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 11-9-2009 | Donohue
    MTA bus driver who hit FIT student had been suspended for texting BY Pete Donohue DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, November 9th 2009, 4:00 AM Jeremy Philhower was driving city bus on Wednesday when he hit student Seth Kahn (below). Oates for News Jeremy Philhower was driving city bus on Wednesday when he hit student Seth Kahn (below). Related News * Articles * Stricter driving laws urged to prevent deaths of text-happy teens * Leah Ignagni confirmed as Steve McNair's other, other woman * Parents don't get the message on teen 'sexting' habits * Local college freshman wrecked his first...
  • Update: School Bus Driver Assaulted (Kalamazoo, Mi.; Update at post 104)

    03/05/2009 10:56:01 AM PST · by MaryFromMichigan · 117 replies · 4,613+ views
    WWMT ^ | March 4, 2009 - 5:01 PM | NEWSCHANNEL 3NEWSCHANNEL 3
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - She drives students to school each day, but on Tuesday a driver's morning route became a violent nightmare. Police say the driver became the victim of a student's rage, and instead of driving the bus to school, she was rushed to the hospital. The Kalamazoo school-bus driver is recovering on Wednesday after being badly beaten. The incident occurred on Tuesday, around 7:30 in the morning near the corner of Gull Road and Brook Drive in Kalamazoo Township. Police say that a 16-year-old male repeatedly punched the driver in the face and head. The teenager is...
  • Video: Bail me out, Obama!

    02/25/2009 9:38:50 AM PST · by gartrell bibberts · 28 replies · 2,046+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Feb. 21, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Michelle has a clip from CNN that demonstrates the silliness of the mortgage-bailout efforts of the Obama administration. Minta Garcia and her family bought an $800,000 home that they could not afford, using speculative lending as a lever. The value of the house has dropped to $675,000, and now Garcia faces foreclosure. However, the coverage omits a critical piece of the puzzle:
  • Judge Sentences Pastor, School Bus Driver On Methamphetamine Charge (Rogers, AR)

    07/01/2008 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 339+ views
    A Rogers husband and wife who worked as a pastor and school bus driver were sentenced Monday to four years in prison for cooking methamphetamine in their family home. Joseph and Barbara Sisneros pleaded guilty last week to a reduced charge of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture as part of a plea agreement between Deputy Prosecutor Drew Ledbetter and defense attorneys Blake Warren and Bobby Digby. "This meth lab was not a small operation," Ledbetter told Benton County Senior Circuit Judge Tom Keith. "Certain people should be held to a higher standard. At best, the court could...
  • Get off my bus, I need to pray (Muslim driver stops, rolls out rug - Photos and Video)

    03/30/2008 8:53:57 AM PDT · by Stoat · 92 replies · 4,608+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | March 30, 2008 | By ALEX PEAKE and ANDY CRICK
      Get off my bus, I need to pray   Prayers please ... the driver holds out hands with palms facing sky    By ALEX PEAKE and ANDY CRICK Published: 29 Mar 2008       A MUSLIM bus driver told stunned passengers to get off so he could PRAY. The white Islamic convert rolled out his prayer mat in the aisle and knelt on the floor facing Mecca. Passengers watched in amazement as he held out his palms towards the sky, bowed his head and began to chant. One, who filmed the man on his mobile phone, said:...
  • A MUSLIM bus driver told stunned passengers to get off so he could PRAY

    03/29/2008 12:00:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies · 3,118+ views
    The Sun UK ^ | March 29 2008 | ALEX PEAKE and ANDY CRICK
    The white Islamic convert rolled out his prayer mat in the aisle and knelt on the floor facing Mecca. Passengers watched in amazement as he held out his palms towards the sky, bowed his head and began to chant. One, who filmed the man on his mobile phone, said: “He was clearly praying and chanting in Arabic. “We thought it was a wind-up at first, like Jeremy Beadle.” The 21-year-old plumber added: “He looked English and had a London accent. He looked like a Muslim convert, with a big, bushy beard. “Eventually everyone started complaining. One woman said, ‘What the...
  • NYC Bus Driver, Rider Arrested in Seat Dispute

    08/05/2007 1:00:34 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 571+ views
    1010wins ^ | 08/05/07 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A bus driver struck a passenger about the head with a phone after the rider refused to give up his seat to an elderly woman, police said. The driver, Larry Woods, 44, and the rider, Christian Custis, 22, were arrested and charged with assault and harassment after the incident on the Q43 bus in the Jamaica section of Queens. Woods was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon. The men were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. According to police, Woods asked Custis to give up his seat when the woman using a cane boarded the...
  • Bus driver gets 22 years

    07/06/2007 4:41:18 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 36 replies · 955+ views
    Cincinnati Post ^ | July 6, 2007 | Paul A. Long
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. - As a school bus driver, Angelynna Young held a special place in society, said Grant Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford: She was a trained professional, entrusted daily to be of a clear mind so she could ensure the safe passage of children to and from school. She failed miserably, Crawford told a judge Wednesday. "The bus wreck (was) not a bus accident, as I've heard today," Crawford said before asking Circuit Judge Stephen Bates to sentence Young to 22 years in prison for causing the crash that injured 17 middle-school students, two critically. Bates imposed that sentence, saying...
  • Investigation Continues In Death Of Bus Driver (City Transit Driver 82 Years Old!)

    07/01/2007 7:56:27 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 2 replies · 385+ views
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | June 30, 2007 | Dawn Gagnon
    Investigation continues in death of bus driver By Dawn Gagnon Saturday, June 30, 2007 - Bangor Daily News BANGOR — The bus accident that claimed the life of an 82-year-old city bus driver Wednesday remains under investigation by city and state officials. As usually is the case where workplace fatalities are involved, the investigation likely will not be wrapped up for another few weeks, Assistant City Manager Robert Farrar said Friday. Participating in the effort to determine what went wrong are the Bangor Police Department accident reconstruction team and criminal investigation division, as well as Maine State Police commercial vehicle...
  • District says driver did more than flip the bird to Bush

    11/02/2006 4:15:10 PM PST · by IntelliQuark · 30 replies · 2,069+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Nov. 1, 2006 | David Postman
    The anecdote was widely reported and commented on in recent days, leading the Issaquah district to release a statement today saying it was not the only incident the driver had been involved in. The statement said: "This incident has to do with the responsibility of an employee who is supervising students to act professionally and serve as a role model for appropriate behavior," Superintendent Janet Barry said. After leaving the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, the bus driver waited with a busload of middle school students on an onramp closed for the Presidential motorcade. The bus driver made an obscene...

    11/02/2006 12:14:21 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 119 replies · 2,549+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 2 November 2006 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE — A school bus driver fired after she reportedly made an obscene gesture at President Bush has filed a union grievance in an attempt to get her job back. The 43-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was driving middle school children back to school after a zoo visit on June 16 when the president and Republican Rep. Dave Reichert drove slowly by in a motorcade. From the bus, the children waved; with the windows down in their car, Bush and Reichert waved back. That's when the driver gave the president the finger, according to Reichert and Issaquah superintendent...
  • Washington Bus Driver Fired for Giving President the Bird

    11/01/2006 3:09:20 PM PST · by wkdaysoff · 65 replies · 2,733+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/01/06 | Fox News
    ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A school bus driver who was fired for "flipping off" President George W. Bush is trying to get her job back. The 43-year-old has filed a union grievance against the district, claiming wrongful termination. U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert said the obscene gesture occurred as he was traveling in the president's limo in June on the way to a fundraiser in Medina. At a freeway ramp the limo passed several Issaquah school buses. The students waved to the president and Bush waved back. Bush was having a good time until he saw the driver, Reichert said. Bush turned...
  • Chavez: U.S. Detained Foreign Minister

    09/23/2006 5:07:43 PM PDT · by jdm · 8 replies · 542+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Sept 23, 2006
    CARACAS, Venezuela Sep 23, 2006 (AP)— President Hugo Chavez said his foreign minister was detained by U.S. authorities at a New York airport Saturday for more than hour as he tried to return to the South American country. Chavez told Venezuela's state TV broadcaster that U.S. officials alleged that Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro had links to a failed coup that Chavez led in Venezuela in 1992. "They have held him accusing him of participating in terrorist acts here," Chavez said in Venezuela. "He didn't even participate in that patriotic rebellion." Both Venezuelan politicians were in New York this week attending...
  • US 'harasses' Venezuelan minister

    09/23/2006 5:10:08 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 979+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 23, 2006
    Venezuela has accused US officials of stopping its foreign minister and stripping him of his travel documents after he visited the UN. President Hugo Chavez said that the minister, Nicolas Maduro, had been questioned about his alleged role in a failed Venezuelan coup attempt in 1992. "That is absolutely false - he didn't even participate," Mr Chavez, who led the abortive coup, added. No US comment on the Venezuelan reports was immediately available.
  • Torture in Tehran (WARNING: Graphic video.)

    05/21/2006 3:31:09 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 43 replies · 2,635+ views
    NRO via IranvaJahan ^ | May 20, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    Torture in Tehran May 20, 2006 National Review Online Michael Ledeen I am sorry to have to post this, a video of the leader of Tehran's bus drivers' organization (it is forbidden to call it a union) after a torture session in an Iranian prison. But it seems otherwise impossible to convince Western leaders that we are confronting a monstrous evil, that seeks to destroy or dominate us by all possible means. The sort of horror you see on this video is repeated every day, sometimes leading to execution, sometimes to further sadism. Secretary Rice: do you really believe...
  • Katrina Hero Arrested on Heroin Charges

    11/26/2005 1:08:10 PM PST · by Ellesu · 57 replies · 1,969+ views ^ | 11/26/05
    NEW ORLEANS — An Algiers man hailed by some as a hero for commandeering a school bus the day after Hurricane Katrina to take 60 stranded residents to safety in Houston has been arrested on drug charges where his bus journey began: the Fischer public housing complex. Jabar Gibson, 20, who garnered a movie deal and national attention as the renegade bus driver, was booked Friday with possession with intent to distribute heroin after police stopped his rental car for allegedly driving erratically, New Orleans police said. Gibson and another man, Gary Burnett, were traveling near the public housing complex...
  • LONDON BOMBINGS: Greek bus driver taken into hiding by police as key witness

    07/14/2005 12:27:13 PM PDT · by Zartan · 17 replies · 1,111+ views ^ | Tuesday July 12, 2005 |
    LONDON BOMBINGSGreek bus driver taken into hiding by police as key witness The Greek driver of the bus blown up in one of the London attacks last Thursday is under police protection at a secret location the Athens News Agency reported yesterday. Giorgos Psaradakis, 47, survived the blast with minor injuries. The bus’s CCTV system was not working on the morning of the attacks so the Metropolitan Police consider Psaradakis a key witness to events leading to the explosion, which killed 13 people. Meanwhile, a service for the victims of the London bombings is to be held at 10.30 a.m....
  • Fort Myers (Florida school bus) driver abandons load of pupils to fight for daughter

    04/23/2005 4:33:39 AM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 38 replies · 1,667+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | April 23, 2005 | Associated Press
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A school bus driver was released from jail on $150 bail after she drove a busload of students off their route to join her daughter in a fight in front of another school. Leslie Mae Jones, 33, of Fort Myers, quit her job Friday, a day after she was charged with breach of peace. Apparently, while Jones was driving students home, her daughter called her from a cell phone and told her she was in a fight with other teens. Jones drove to that school and allegedly left about 30 middle school students on her...
  • Bus driver allegedly slain by student (TN)

    03/03/2005 8:27:24 PM PST · by CitizenM · 23 replies · 612+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | March 3, 2005 | Gary Tanner
    OTHERS ON SCHOOL BUS UNINJURED - "CUMBERLAND CITY, Tenn. - A 14-year-old boy was charged with shooting a school bus driver to death as she drove her morning route yesterday. A relative of the driver said she had reported the boy a day earlier for using smokeless tobacco on the bus."
  • Bus Driver Urged Kids to Act Up for 'Survivor' Tape

    02/13/2005 5:38:44 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 13 replies · 642+ views
    FOX ^ | 2/13/05 | AP
    BUENA VISTA, Pa. — A school bus driver encouraged students to jump around, throw things and misbehave on her moving bus so she could make an audition videotape for the reality television show "Survivor," police said. Maureen Monaghan was charged with recklessly endangering children after allegedly urging 10 students to act up on her bus for the video, which she hoped would earn her a spot on the CBS show. A separate camera on the inside of the bus recorded the Jan. 6 incident, and the bus company gave the footage to police. "She encouraged the children to be disorderly...
  • School Bus Driver Fired for Stem Cell Talk

    12/02/2004 3:56:16 PM PST · by reportgirl73 · 620 replies · 8,082+ views
    GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) - An elementary school bus driver was fired after sharing a statistic she had read about embryonic stem cell research with students, then encouraging them to tell their parents about it.
  • TX School Bus Driver Faces Charges of Receiving Child Pornography

    06/04/2004 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 160+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 06-04-04 | Tolbert, Kellie
    School bus driver faces charges of receiving child pornography By KELLIE TOLBERT AVALANCHE-JOURNAL A Durham School Services school bus driver was recently arrested on charges of receipt of child pornography. Jim Charles Teague, age and hometown unavailable, allegedly downloaded and saved images of a young girl involved in sexual intercourse with an adult man onto a floppy disk in August 2003, according to an affidavit. Teague used his daughter's computer and entered chat rooms disguising himself as a divorced bisexual female with two children, the affidavit states. The affidavit said he used several screen names. When chatting online, Teague and...
  • Bus driver in court after slapping boy who said penis

    11/03/2003 4:33:07 PM PST · by yonif · 29 replies · 256+ views
    Ananova ^ | 3rd November 2003
    A bus driver in Montana has appeared in court for hitting a young schoolboy who kept saying "penis" on board his bus. James Campbell, 62, received a deferred sentence in Helena's City Court after appearing on a charge of assault. According to City Prosecutor Bob Wood, the charge was levelled against Campbell after a 12-year-old passenger on the bus he was driving reported Campbell slapped him across the head. Wood said the dispute between Campbell and the student began when he objected to the boy loudly repeating the word "penis" despite his request to stop, says the Independent Record. The...
  • Bus driver arrested after fast food detour (MORON ALERT!)

    09/30/2003 5:03:37 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 5 replies · 302+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STATESMAN ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2003 | By Tony Plohetski
    An Austin High School student suspected that something was amiss, police say, when the driver of the bus he and nine other teens were riding wheeled into a parking lot for an unexpected stop at a Jack in the Box. He used his cell phone to alert his father about the unusual Friday afternoon trip home, and a few minutes later, authorities had arrested and charged the driver of Bus 6034 with driving while intoxicated with children in the vehicle. Austin school officials placed Christina Bell Lowery, 47, on administrative leave with pay Monday and said they are in the...
  • Female Former School Bus Driver Convicted in Lubbock of Sexually Assaulting 12-year-old Boy

    09/12/2003 5:25:44 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 37 replies · 521+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 09-12-03 | Drennan, Kerry
    Former bus driver convicted of sexually assaulting 12-year-old boy BY KERRY DRENNAN AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Sonja Childers broke into tears Thursday afternoon after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old boy. Jurors deliberated almost three hours before finding her guilty of aggravated sexual assault of the boy who rode the school bus she drove. The conviction came after three days of testimony from the victim, now 14, his brother, Durham Transportation employees, police officers and Childers' friends and neighbors. On Thursday, prosecutor Brian Kingston drew a chart listing all the witnesses, then asked Childers about different elements of her version of events that...
  • Bus Driver Suspende For Marijuana Possession (Hold My Joint Alert)

    05/09/2003 11:51:59 AM PDT · by kcordell · 18 replies · 185+ views
    Access North Ga. ^ | 05/09/03 | The Associated Press- Dublin, Ga.
    Bus driver suspended for marijuana possession The Associated Press - DUBLIN, Ga. A school bus driver who reported his marijuana stolen to the police resigned from his job Friday, a day after being suspended from his route. John Randolph, 29, called police to his home Monday and reported that someone stole $40 worth of marijuana, among other belongings. Randolph worked for McLendon and Sons Bus Service, where manager Harold McLendon made him take a drug test, which came out clean. Randolph told the officer investigating the burglary he was saving the marijuana to smoke when school was out. Randolph has...