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  • Rick Santorum drops out of presidential race (also Paul)

    02/03/2016 11:30:55 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is dropping out of the race for the White House, sources told CNN Wednesday....Earlier Wednesday, libertarian-minded Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul also announced that he was ending his presidential bid.
  • El Paso-area schools to close for pope's visit to Juarez

    01/20/2016 3:17:20 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    MySA ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 | AP
    El Paso-area school districts will cancel classes Feb. 17 for Pope Francis' visit to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city directly across the U.S. border. The Ysleta, Socorro and El Paso school districts cited finances, safety concerns, staffing challenges and transportation issues as reasons for closing. A portion of César Chávez Border Highway will be closed during the papal Mass, and district officials say the city's bus and policing resources will be strained.
  • 'Affluenza' teen may have been forced to flee to Mexico: attorney

    01/19/2016 12:17:46 PM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Marice Richter
    Lawyers for the Texas teenager who killed four people in the "affluenza" drunken-driving case and was captured in Mexico said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the 18-year-old chose to flee or was forced. Judge Timothy Menikos of Tarrant County juvenile court deferred a ruling on a move to transfer Ethan Couch's case to adult court because his parents were not adequately notified about the proceedings.Tarrant County prosecutors contended Couch is responsible for his own absence by fleeing to Mexico. His mother was returned to Texas and faces a third-degree felony charge, accused of helping her son flee, that could...
  • Germany: 40 Detained in Raids Linked to Migrant Crime

    01/17/2016 9:04:12 AM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    abc ^ | Jan. 17, 2016 | AP
    Police said Saturday evening's raids on 18 cafes, gambling houses and bars near the main railway station were planned last year and not triggered by the New Year's Eve assaults and thefts in nearby Cologne. However, those events, blamed on people in a crowd described as primarily of "Arab or North African origin," have drawn attention to crimes committed by North Africans in Germany. A police statement Sunday said officers checked 294 people, largely men of North African origin, and arrested 40 — 38 of them on suspicion of illegal residency.
  • Jury convicts man on 31 counts in prison drone plot trial (MD)

    01/16/2016 6:14:19 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 15, 2016 | AP
    A jury convicted a man of 31 offenses Friday for plotting to fly illegal drugs, a cellphone and other contraband aboard a drone into a maximum-security state prison. Thaddeus C. Shortz, 25, of Knoxville, could face more than 50 years in prison for crimes that include contraband, drug, conspiracy and firearm convictions. His sentencing wasn’t scheduled. The Allegany County Circuit Court jury deliberated about two hours and 15 minutes after two days of testimony. The panel of eight men and four women convicted Shortz on all but four of the charged offenses. He was acquitted on two counts each of...
  • AFD: Man set fire to rug to let people know he isn’t a ‘loser’ (Austin, TX)

    01/16/2016 6:06:09 PM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 16, 2016 | William Milm
    Investigators spoke to the suspect’s mother who said she found Hodge sitting on the floor next to a small fire on the rug. She began yelling at Hodge who then picked up the burning rug and set it outside next to wood siding, which caused minor fire damage. Sitting in a patrol car outside Hodge told investigators he was inside his room when he began to get in a bad mood due to a program he was watching about politics. He then burned a Syria hat with a lighter and placed it on the rug, all the while recording the...
  • Court overturns convictions for online sex chatter with minors

    01/15/2016 12:59:21 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    kxan ^ | January 14, 2016 | David Scott
    Did you know it’s perfectly legal in Texas for an adult to send sexually explicit communications to minors online, as long as there is no clear intent to harm the child? The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has just overturned the prison convictions of seven men who did just that. They were serving sentences of two years to life, and now many more are also expected to be freed. It’s because the courts overturned a 2005 law that jailed such people, and now local parents and lawmakers are scrambling to protect the kids. The courts say anyone convicted before 2015...
  • I ate my horse after it was put down - social media fury as rider gorges on her 'best friend'

    01/06/2016 5:40:48 PM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Mark Lawford
    Sometimes you are so hungry you say could eat a horse. But a Swedish rider has caused furore on social media by doing just that when her favourite steed had to be put down after suffering serious injuries. Harness racer Helena Ståhl turned her one horse – named Iffy Mant - into one course and is now defending her decision to do so after a fierce backlash. The 24-year-old told Swedish paper The Local: “For me there were no alternatives … to eat an animal that had a good life felt right for me.
  • radios, motorcycles and lots of bikes:Paris drains iconic canal for the first time in 15 years

    01/06/2016 4:47:54 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    An iconic Parisian canal is being drained for the first time in 15 years and a whole host of bizarre and unexpected objects have already surfaced. The Canal Saint-Martin is at the heart of the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, one of the city’s most exclusive and fashionable districts. But in recent years the area has developed a reputation for its lively nightlife, and a magnet for tourists and locals alike. Residents blame this surge in popularity as the reason for some of the more bizarre objects that have been discovered lurking in the canal. The last time the three-mile stretch...
  • Marine Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of UNT Student

    01/05/2016 1:53:55 PM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    5NBCDFW ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Todd L. Davis
    Police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Cpl. Eric Jamal Johnson, 20, in connection with the shooting death of Sara Mutschlechner on Jan. 1. U.S. Marshals found Johnson at the north gate of the Marine Corps air station in Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday morning and took him into custody. The U.S. Marine Corps released a statement that said Johnson is a Marine. He is currently being held on a murder warrant in Arizona.
  • Chevron's local office buildings to opt out of open carry

    01/01/2016 8:27:56 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Houston (TX) Business Journal ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Olivia Pulsinelli
    California-based Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), which has a major presence in Houston, joins the growing list of businesses opting out of Texas’ open carry law. The company sent an email to employees on Dec. 31 notifying them that, “based on existing laws and company policy, no firearms (handguns, rifles or shotguns) are permitted inside Chevron office buildings.”... Texas' open carry law goes into effect Jan. 1. The law allows Texans with a concealed handgun license to openly carry a gun in a belt or shoulder holster. Several grocery stores, Houston's Galleria mall, San Antonio-based Whataburger and Austin-based Torchy's Tacos are...
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen to be returned to U.S. from Mexico after capture

    12/29/2015 9:16:34 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2015 | Marice Richter and Veronica Gomez
    Couch and his 48-year-old mother disappeared earlier this month, prompting officials in Tarrant County, Texas, to issue a warrant for his arrest... Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said that when the Couches arrive back in the United States, the young man will appear in juvenile court and his mother will be arrested. The sheriff told a news conference that the two had had a going-away party before leaving the United States... The two were captured at the crossing of two streets near the popular Malecon, or boardwalk, in Puerto Vallarta. A police booking picture from Mexico showed the previously blond...
  • California shooter's visa request was missing key information: politician

    12/20/2015 6:16:48 AM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    AFP via yahoo ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | AFP
    However, the exit month and date on Malik's passport was illegible, Goodlatte said, citing a translation provided by the Congressional Research Service. Furthermore, Malik had a visa that was valid for only 60 days, which showed her entering Saudi Arabia in early June 2013 while Farook's passport indicated he did not arrive until October 1, casting further doubt on whether they were in the country at the same time. "Even if Farook and Malik were in Saudi Arabia at the same time, this does not provide evidence that they met in person," Goodlatte said. The Republican congressman accused President Barack...
  • How about a little "music" to help you get into the Christmas sprit!

    12/19/2015 12:11:02 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Defender Outdoors
    How about a little "music" to help you get into the Christmas sprit! (sp)
  • Desertions Slow Progress of Afghan Air Force Training in U.S.

    12/18/2015 6:17:27 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 | Mujib Mashal
    The latest case involves two airmen who were last seen at Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 4, two weeks before they were scheduled to graduate and return to duty in Afghanistan. They are still being sought...Most of the Afghan airmen now being trained at Moody Air Force Base are pilots and maintenance crews for 20 new Brazilian-made A-29 light attack planes, bought for the Afghans by the United States at a cost of $427 million...Colonel Lawhorn said a total of 80 Afghans were now being trained at eight American air bases. General Wardak gave a higher...
  • Former John Jay HS assistant football coach pleads guilty to assault (TX)

    12/14/2015 3:40:07 PM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    keye ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | keye
    Mack Breed, the former assistant football coach for John Jay High School in San Antonio, pleaded guilty to assault for the hit on a referee by Jay players during a football game in September in Marble Falls... Breed was sentenced to 12 months in the Burnet County Jail and fined $3,500. The sentence was suspended, however, and Breed was placed on probation for 18 months. As part of the plea agreement, Breed was also required to permanently surrender his Texas teaching certificate, complete an anger management program, perform 120 hours of community service, and pay restitution to Watts.
  • Woman arrested for shoplifting breaks into home, takes nap in homeowner's pajamas

    12/14/2015 3:28:22 PM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    WPEC ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | WPEC
    A 72-year-old woman awoke from her slumber late Sunday morning to quite a surprise. She found a young woman in the guest bedroom, sleeping in her husband's pajamas. The homeowner initially thought her husband was having an affair with the female intruder, but that turned out not to be the case. She even ordered him home from the golf course for an explanation, and he told the truth.
  • Syrian refugee families arrive today in Dallas, Houston (TX)

    12/07/2015 2:02:39 PM PST · by bgill · 46 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2015 | Fred Cantu
    A dozen Syrian refugees arrive in Texas today hoping to start a new life far from their war-torn homeland. But they're not being welcomed by the state. Six of the 12 refugees are members of one family. Two small children with their parents and grandparents will join relatives in Dallas. The other six refugees will be greeted by relatives in Houston. The Bayou city will get another nine refugees on Thursday.
  • San Bernardino audio pt 2 (cops knew of Farook last week)

    12/05/2015 12:36:01 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Tom Zebra
    7:43 - witnesses say 3 shooters with rifles, without a doubt, definitely 3. 27:00 - Tony, have you passed that information onto someone who can follow up on it?... The suspect info that you have... Gary says Donny is working on it... female dispatch confirms someone working that name up for something last week.
  • Student who exposed ‘God is myth’ assignment invited TX Governor’s Mansion

    11/29/2015 12:19:07 PM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    Red Hot Conservative ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    When Texas middle schooler Jordan Wooley recently highlighted a reading assignment that required students to deny God, school administrators, her teacher, and some students painted her as a liar. But a flood of support from residents across the state, including and Gov. Greg Abbott, is buoying her spirits as she heads to the Governor’s Mansion Saturday to share her story. Wooley, 12, testified before the Katy Independent School Board last Monday about a reading assignment at West Memorial Junior High in which her teacher instructed students to label statements as fact, opinion or commonplace assertion, which her teacher characterized as...
  • TX Refugees: “We thank God and the U.S. to be here and safe”

    11/19/2015 9:32:43 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    kxan.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2015 | Phil Prazan
    The journey comes with challenges big and small. Nabeel Hasan had to change his name, after officials spelled his name wrong on immigration documents. “It was double “s” but when they put it in the I-94, they put in one “s”. When I get the ID it must be the same,” he says. His three sons couldn’t join him today and remain in Iraq. With tensions high, he fears the worst. But he hopes one day they’ll join him in America. “This is my wish. Every day I ask God about that,” said Hasan. “We thank God and the United...
  • Germany-Netherlands match called off shortly before kickoff

    11/17/2015 11:14:57 AM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Ciaran Fahey
    The friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled at short notice after a suspicious object was found at the stadium on Tuesday. Policeman Joerg Hoffmeister told The Associated Press that everyone inside had to be evacuated after the as-yet unidentified object was found. Announcements at the stadium in northern Germany advised people to go home in a calm manner, and that there was no danger to fear. Most fans were still waiting outside when the order to evacuate came about an hour and a half before kickoff.
  • Jade Helm 2? UWEX 16 covert military operation in Texas looking for civilian actors

    11/12/2015 1:01:11 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    Houston Chron ^ | November 12. 2015 | Dylan Badour
    A special warfare exercise across parts of Texas and the nation will bring civilian role players acting as journalists, government officials and "guerrilla-chiefs." The U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Unconventional Warfare Exercise 16 (UWEX 16) is scheduled in at least three Texas counties for March through June 2016. It may take many readers back to Jade Helm 15, the SOC's seven-state realistic military training that riled some Texans' fears of federal preparations for martial law.
  • Women caught 'twerking' on camera wanted for sexual assault

    11/10/2015 5:31:35 AM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    keyetv ^ | Nov. 9, 2015 | keyetv
    Police in Washington, D.C. are seeking the public's assistance in identifying 2 women accused of sexually assaulting a man. According to police, the women were "twerking" against a man in a convenience store in D.C. in the 1700 block of New York Avenue on Wednesday, October 7 at around 4:00 p.m. The incident was caught on surveillance video
  • Is UWEX 16 the new JADE HELM? (Bastrop, TX)

    11/10/2015 5:21:47 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    keye ^ | Nov. 9, 2015 | Fred Cantu
    they're planning to restrict their training to private property and to Camp Swift. County Judge Paul Pape fully supported the new round of training. He says, "We were actually very pleased with the way the exercises came off last summer. There was not an incident." Commissioners noted there was a lot of nervousness and Judge Pape hopes Special Forces can do a better job of keeping that in check. He also added a couple of personal requests. Judge Pape says, "I did ask them to not have a catchy acronym as the title and to not have a map that...
  • Illinois School District Must Give Locker Room Access to Transgender Student, U.S. Says

    11/03/2015 9:19:31 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Corin Miller
    Officials say there was a "a preponderance of evidence” that Township High School District 211, which is based in Palatine, Illinois, failed to comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination. The student filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in 2013 after she was denied the right to have unlimited use of the girls’ locker room, the Chicago Tribune reports. A solution appeared to be in the works, until school officials put up privacy curtains in the locker room and said the student would be required to use the private area...
  • Report: Teen's tongue bitten off during sex assault in North Charleston

    10/23/2015 3:14:51 PM PDT · by bgill · 76 replies
    abc4 ^ | October 21, 2015 | unknown
    Miller tried to remove the woman's shorts but she reportedly kicked him in the groin. Miller then forced himself on top of her and tried to kiss her, forcing his tongue in her mouth, the report states. The victim retaliated, and "bit his tongue as hard as she could until she heard it snap," she told police. That led to Miller moving away, screaming, she added. The woman said Miller's tongue was still in her mouth, so she ran from her home and threw it on the kitchen floor. She made it to her car and drove until she found...
  • Sex delay extends night-long standoff with police on Jacksonville's Westside (FL)

    10/16/2015 3:08:08 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2015 | Dana Treen & Joe Daraskevich
    A woman who told police she preferred sex to surrender was arrested Thursday after she and a man she was with refused to come out of a mobile home on Jacksonvilles Westside... Thursdays arrests came after a night-long standoff when at one point Hunn told police over the phone she would give up but wanted to have sex with Bautista one last time, according to the police report. She hung up but never came out. The report did not say how long police waited to break in to the mobile home to arrest Bautista and Hunn. Both were charged with...
  • Oregon school suspends 8th-grader over battlefield cross T-shirt

    10/12/2015 8:23:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | Oct. 11, 2015 | Fox
    Eighth-grader Alan Holmes T-shirt imagery of a rifle, helmet and boots denoting loss may have symbolized patriotism to him, but not to administrators at Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresham who demanded the boy change his shirt and then suspended him when he refused. Im not changing into a Dexter shirt, the 13-year-old told Fox 12. They wont let me wear a shirt that supports the people that keep us free, Im not going to support them.
  • Campbell's defends 'Star Wars' commercial with gay fathers

    10/11/2015 4:23:37 PM PDT · by bgill · 139 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Michael Tanenbaum
    A new commercial from Camden-based Campbell's Soup Company features two fathers feeding their son 'Star Wars'-themed soup has come under fire from critics, but the company says it was creating a real reflection of the American family in the contemporary United States. The commercial, a promotion ahead of the December release of 'The Force Awakens,' shows the fathers riffing on Darth Vader's bombshell 'Star Wars' quote: "I am your father!" The company developed the idea as part of its "Made for Real, Real Life" campaign, a tagline that aims to capture what's going on people's lives when they eat soup,...
  • Everyone in China Is Wearing Plastic Plants on Their Heads and Nobody Knows Why

    10/08/2015 6:54:59 AM PDT · by bgill · 75 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Jilhan Forbes
    Hip college students and grown folks alike are scratching their clover-laden heads wondering who got the idea to walk around with Frances Hodgson Burnetts Secret Garden sprouting from their tresses. I think this comes more from Western culture, one student told the Times. Its fun, but I guess its also about protecting the environment, to show that you care about nature, a peddler of the green headgear offered (which is interesting considering the country is one of the biggest polluters of out planet). But probably the best explanation came from a 24-year-old medical student, who best sums up how the...
  • Pariss first attempt at car-free day brings big drop in air and noise pollution

    10/04/2015 7:40:53 AM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 2, 2015 | Kim Willsher
    Pariss day without cars last week led to such a dramatic drop in both air and noise pollution that the mayors office is now planning more vehicle-free days in the French capital. Airparif, which measures city pollution levels, said levels of nitrogen dioxide dropped by up to 40% in parts of the city on Sunday 27 September... Najdovski, a member of the Europe Ecology-Green (EELV) party, admitted he was disappointed that only one third of Paris was handed over to pedestrians and cyclists on 27 September... added: My dream Paris would be a city without cars.
  • Oregon timeline: 10 dead in 10 minutes

    10/02/2015 3:53:32 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | staff
    10:30 a.m. Pacific time: Shots fired in Snyder Hall. Officers responded almost immediately, requesting medical assistance and backup. Early reports indicated as many as 20 were wounded. 10:43 a.m.: Officers locate suspect, a male, on campus. 10:44 a.m.: Gunfire exchanged between officers and suspect. Thirty-five people reported inside building; campus is locked down. 10:49 a.m: Suspect confirmed dead
  • Guest gets bill after not showing up to wedding (MN)

    09/30/2015 10:08:15 AM PDT · by bgill · 46 replies
    KARE ^ | Sept. 30, 2015 | Jay Olstad
    It was a couple weeks ago, Jessica Baker was getting ready to go to a wedding with her husband when she got a call from her mom. "She called at the last minute and had something come up and said I can't make it," said Baker. Her mom was supposed to watch their kids. And since the invitation said no children, that meant no wedding. But then this week, she received a bill for the dinner they were supposed to have enjoyed. The total came to $75.90.
  • Politician Says Homeless People Should Be Put Down By Lethal Injection (Mexico)

    09/30/2015 7:22:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 45 replies
    andyjwellstumblr ^ | unknown | Andy Wells
    Olga Gutierrez Machorro believes that beggars should be culled with lethal injection, believing it to be in their best interests. She said: Yes theyre a little crazy, but theyre harmless. Which is why I think to myself wouldnt it be kinder to just give them a lethal injection? Unbelievably, Machorro, who is a member of the local government in Tecamachalco, Mexico, is also the councillor responsible for the Vulnerable Groups Commission - who try to find ways to help the homeless and disadvantaged.
  • Round Rock man sentenced to 10 years for aiding terrorists (TX)

    09/26/2015 7:32:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 26, 2015 | Calily Bien
    A Central Texas man will spend 10 years in federal prison for attempting to provide material to support terrorists. Rahatul Ashikim Khan, 24, plead guilty last summer to the charge and was sentenced on Friday afternoon. Khan was arrested at his home on Pebblestone Trail in Round Rock in June 2014. Authorities say he conspired with others to recruit people who would travel overseas to support terrorist activities including committing violent jihad.
  • Suspended priest convicted of charges in sex tourism case

    09/23/2015 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | AP
    A Roman Catholic priest accused of traveling to Honduras to molest poor street children during missionary trips was convicted on Tuesday of several charges. Federal jurors convicted the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr. of charges including three of four counts related to sex abuse of boys during trips to a Honduran orphanage. Maurizio was accused of traveling abroad from 2004 to 2009 to have sex with three young boys, a charge known as sexual tourism. He also was convicted of possession of child pornography and illegally transferring money to a charity to help fund the trips. Jurors acquitted him of another...
  • Police chase with combine ends in gunfire (Kansas)

    09/23/2015 10:57:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    KSN ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | KSN
    The combine was reported weaving from ditch to ditch on U.S. 56 highway. It struck a guy wire and caused damage to power poles near the intersection of Southeast 10 Road and U.S. 56 Highway. It then continued West and entered the city of Ellinwood around 10:47 p.m. The driver drove through a residential neighborhood, striking several power poles and a 2005 Cheverolet pickup truck parked on the road. The pickup truck sustained extensive damage and the 8-row combine header was torn from the combine. An Ellinwood police officer attempted to contact the driver around 10:52 p.m. While doing so,...
  • Happy Birthday Song Ruled To Be In Public Domain

    09/23/2015 10:48:59 AM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | John Rogers
    In a gift to many musicians, movie-makers and other content-creators, a federal judge has found that the song Happy Birthday To You is entirely in the public domain. But the move could mean millions lost for the music publishing company that has been collecting on the copyright to one of the most widely sung songs in the world. U.S. District Judge George H. King found Tuesday that the songs original copyright, obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the songs writers and bought for $15 million in 1988 by Warner/Chappell Music Inc., only covered specific piano arrangements of the...
  • Child Sex Assault Fugitive May Be In Austin (TX)

    09/23/2015 10:36:53 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    keyetv ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | Lydia Pantazes
    He's accused of sexually assaulting a child on numerous occasions over the course of three years. The victim's mother trusted 35-year-old Julio Cesar Hernandez-Aleman to watch her daughter. Instead, investigators say the girl found herself in the care of a sexual predator. The victim says the assaults started when she was ten years old. Three years went by and the victim's brother noticed Hernandez-Aleman showering the girl with toys and gifts. "Not a lot of paperwork on this individual, he's a citizen of Honduras. He has one involvement in 2005 where he had some immigration issues, possibly deported back over,...
  • Rangers: Murder suspects met Abilene officer through Craigslist

    09/23/2015 8:38:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    KTXS 12 ^ | Sept. 21, 2015 | Maggie Contreras
    According to court documents, (Officer Don) Allen created a posting on Craigslist under the personal ads. The suspects responded to the ad and arranged to meet with the victim, a Texas Ranger stated in the affidavit. The documents go on to reveal the suspects insisted the victim used an alias during their contact with him. KTXS viewed the ad before its removal from the site on Monday and deemed it to be too explicit for publication... "Electronic evidence, which we believe will more definitively reveal the nature of the relationship, is still being processed at the Department of Public Safety...
  • Taste the Rainbow: Doritos to Launch Pride Flag-Inspired Tortilla Chips

    09/17/2015 6:15:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 96 replies
    yahoo ^ | Sept. 17, 2015 | Stephanie Smith
    Doritos Rainbows are a limited-edition version of its Cool Ranch-flavored tortilla chips to show the chipmakers support of the LGBT community. The chips come in shades of green, blue, purple, red, and orange inspired by colors of the Pride flag (or, perhaps, Skittles taste the rainbow tagline). Theres nothing bolder than being yourself, the company declares on the package.
  • The crippling problem restaurant-goers havent noticed but chefs are freaking out about (illegals)

    08/13/2015 7:47:40 AM PDT · by bgill · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that 1.4 million out of a total of about 12.7 million workers in the restaurant industry, were legal or illegal immigrants. In 2008, the Pew Hispanic Center estimated that roughly 20 percent of the country's more than 2.5 million chefs and cooks were undocumented immigrants..."Improving economy, declining immigration, and higher rents those are the three main things creating the shortage of cooks," Cowen said.
  • Muslim teens seek acceptance, understanding (the terrorist's sister)

    07/19/2015 6:15:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | November 15th, 2010 | Michael Reed
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman Yasmeen Abdulazeez, 17, was told by a professor that he would lower her grade when she asked to miss class for a religious holiday. She dropped the class instead... During a campaign stop in Chattanooga in July, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey made national headlines by suggesting that Islam might be a cult instead of a religion. Ramsey did not respond to repeated requests for comments for this report...Chattanooga's Muslim teens said they feel a responsibility to help dispel the negative stereotypes of their faith. Before graduating from Red Bank High School, Abdulazeez said...
  • Austin police searching for cobra believed to have killed man (TX)

    07/16/2015 11:10:41 AM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | July 15, 2015 | Nicole Chavez
    Police are searching for a cobra that is believed to have bitten an 18-year-old man who died Tuesday evening. Police believe Grant Thompson, 18, owned a monocled cobra and that it bit him in his car while at the parking lot of a Lowes at 13000 North Interstate 35. Thompson died after going into cardiac arrest, medics have said. Police said it is possible that the snake is still in the area and are asking anyone with information about the animal to call police at 512-974-5210. Police described the cobra as black with a distinctive circle on its back and...
  • Hired professional petition workers are signing peoples' names in our neighborhood

    07/02/2015 12:09:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    self | July 2, 2015 | vanity
    Warning - A petition worker came by yesterday to ask for our signatures and knew everyone's name in the household. We declined to sign. Later, Mr. b overheard one of the workers asking the other what happens if no one signs the petition. The guy told him that they write in the signatures themselves. Mr. b reported it to the elections office and to someone else in the courthouse. We'll wait until the petition is turned and to see if our names are on it and then report it to the county attorney. Please be aware of this practice in...
  • Breaking: Bronze Star Marine to be denied marriage license in San Saba, County Texas

    06/30/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by bgill · 72 replies
    OutServe SLDN ^ | June 30, 2015 | Matt Thorn
    Today, Jason White and his fianc Jonathan Means are planning to obtain a marriage license from the San Saba County Clerk. However, the San Saba County Clerk Kim Wells has indicated that she will deny their application for a marriage license presumably based on Attorney General Ken Paxtons nonbinding opinion that clerks may claim religious exemptions in performing marriages for same-sex couples. In a letter to Kim Wells, Matt Thorn Interim Executive Director for OutServe-SLDN stated Under the United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, in which all 50 U.S. states are now required to issue and recognize marriages...
  • Man arrested for sex assault on 6th Street (Austin, TX)

    06/23/2015 7:18:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    FOX 7 ^ | June 22, 2015 | Noelle Newton
    Austin police say a man was caught on video sexually assaulting a woman outside a bar on 6th Street. He is in jail. It's possible another man may be charged as an accomplice. Austin police say on Sunday at 10 a.m., a witness got video that clearly shows 34-year-old Darius Maxwell sexually assaulting a woman. She was lying in the doorway of the Lit Lounge and was unconscious. The witness says another man appeared to serve as a look out while Maxwell committed the assault.
  • No relatives show up to claim 5-year-old left at Kohls after attempted theft

    06/22/2015 2:01:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    Attorneys at a hearing to determine who would receive temporary custody of the 5-year-old boy told a judge Friday morning that his mother and an aunt had been notified that the hearing would take place but that neither were in the courtroom to speak on his behalf. His father hadnt yet been found, and the grandmother who abandoned him Tuesday at Kohls when she bolted from a shoplifting stop was still on the run from law enforcement, Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney Amanda Marino said. The judge placed the child in the temporary custody of the state.
  • Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

    06/20/2015 9:43:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    AP ^ | June 20, 2015 | Mitch Weiss
    A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week earlier that he planned to shoot up a college campus in the city. The friend, Christon Scriven, told The Associated Press on Friday that he thought Dylann Roof's statements were just drunken bluster. Still, Scriven said he was concerned enough that he and another friend, Joey Meek, went out to Roof's car and retrieved his .45-caliber handgun, hiding it in an air-conditioning vent of a mobile home until they all sobered up. "He just said he...