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  • United Airlines flight diverted to remote Pacific island of Midway

    07/12/2014 4:27:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 12, 2014 | Maya Srikrishnan
    A United Airlines flight carrying 348 people from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the tiny Pacific island of Midway because of a “mechanical issue,” the airline said Saturday. An electrical odor filled the Boeing 777 aircraft and the airline was reviewing the mechanical problem that caused the diversion that occurred Thursday night local time. Midway Island — a remote, 2.4-square-mile atoll — is located about 1,300 miles northwest of Hawaii and was the site of an important U.S. military base during World War II. It is now home to a national wildlife refuge and has roughly 60 residents.
  • Caption This Photo: Obama in Austin, Texas

    President Barack Obama stopped off for coffee at Magno9lia Cafe on Lake Austin Blvd. Thursday afternoon July 10, 2014, with University of Texas student Kinsey Button, 20, after she reached out to the President about concerns for her unemployed parents. Button was selected to introduce the president at his speech at the Paramount Theatre later in the day.
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment

    07/12/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Devika Krishna Kumar
    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a principal software engineer in Yahoo from February 2013, according to a complaint filed on July 8 in Santa Clara Superior Court in San Jose, California.
  • The Last of Pamela Smart’s Teen Accomplices Has Been Released

    07/10/2014 9:10:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2014 | Eric Levenson
    Of the five people convicted for crimes surrounding the scandalous murder of the husband of Pamela Smart, only Smart remains in prison all these years later. William Flynn, the then-15-year-old lover of Pamela Smart and shooter of her husband Gregory, was moved to a minimum security prison in Maine last week as part of a work release program, WCVB reports.
  • No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women

    07/10/2014 8:17:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Steve Schmadeke
    A hammer-wielding attacker with a long history of mental illness struck two 55-year-old women walking near Navy Pier, causing a head wound to one woman that took about 30 stitches to close, Cook County prosecutors and his family said Thursday. Jawaun Westbrook, 28, was released on parole last month for a conviction on two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.
  • Prostitute accused of killing yacht-owning client with heroin

    07/10/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kale Williams
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Police arrested a prostitute on homicide charges Friday after they say she administered a lethal dose of heroin to a client and left him to die on a yacht in Santa Cruz last year. On Nov. 23, police were called to investigate the suspicious death of an unidentified 51-year-old man on a sailboat in the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor.
  • Man gets 3 life sentences plus 60 years for Hoffman Estates triple murder

    07/09/2014 8:08:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2014 | George Houde
    The man who murdered three members of a Hoffman Estates family and seriously wounded another in a 2009 knife attack was sentenced today to three life sentences without parole plus an additional 60 years. D’Andre Howard, 26, showed no emotion as Cook County Judge Ellen Mandeltort delivered the sentence in a crowded Rolling Meadows courtroom.
  • Navy veteran sues for right to burial with lesbian spouse in Idaho

    07/07/2014 8:55:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A gay veteran who was denied her wish to be buried one day with her late lesbian spouse in an Idaho military cemetery filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing the state of violating her constitutional right to equal protection by not recognizing her same-sex union.
  • Over 60 shot and 11 dead in Chicago over bloody Fourth of July weekend (1,100 people shot in 2014)

    07/07/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | July 7, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) --Over 60 people were victims of gun violence in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend, leaving 11 dead and police under heavy scrutiny. The Chicago Police Department was directly involved in at least six of the shooting incidents, killing two people officials say were armed.
  • 7 injured, 1 critically, in mass shooting in Indianapolis

    07/05/2014 5:08:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS - Seven people were injured, one critically, in a mass shooting in Indianapolis early Saturday. The shooting happened about 2:20 a.m. outside a shoe repair shop in the 700 block of Broad Ripple Avenue, between College and Carrollton avenues. The victims, six men and one woman, ran into an alley between two banks across the street, trying to flee the gunfire.
  • Plane Carrying More Immigrants Lands in San Diego

    07/04/2014 8:19:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | July 4, 2014
    A chartered airplane carrying another round of undocumented immigrant women and children landed in San Diego on the 4th of July. The plane arrived just before 7 p.m. The undocumented families and children from Central American were flown from Texas to San Diego for processing as part of a federal government plant to address the nation’s border crisis.
  • Warren Sapp stiffs waitress for 'horrible' service; waitress responds

    07/04/2014 7:21:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | CBSSports.com | John Breech
    <p>Lets start with the "boys don't tip" part, since Sapp wrote it in giant letters across the check.</p> <p>The waitress' explanation?</p> <p>"We were busy. I walked over to his table. It was him and one other guy and I said, 'Hey boys, what I can I get you to drink?' And he was like 'We're not boys. I'm a man,'" the waitress said. "I mean, saying 'Hey men, what do you want to drink?' sounds kind of weird, I think. I go with 'boys' a lot. It sounds more youthful."</p>
  • Texas Tech suspends Amber Battle after altercation with football player

    07/04/2014 9:36:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | July 4, 2014 | Scooby Axson
    Texas Tech suspended women's basketball player Amber Battle for the month of November for her involvement in an altercation with former football player Nigel Bethel, the school announced Friday. Battle and Bethel reportedly got in a fight during a pickup basketball game on Tech's campus. Bethel was dismissed from the football program last week, with the school saying "Texas Tech Athletics does not tolerate violence against women." Bethel also faces felony assault charges because of the incident.
  • Woman steals police cruiser, breaks into man's house, cops say

    07/04/2014 6:47:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 3, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    After you've been accused of stealing a $1,300 laptop from Best Buy, why not steal a cop car too? Police in Boynton Beach said Candice Kelly, 33, did just that. While being questioned for shoplifting, a handcuffed Kelly managed to get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and take off. Two officers followed her in a second cruiser, and their chase ended with a fender bender between the two cop cars.
  • 12 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing'

    07/04/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Michelle Manchir and Liam Ford
    At least 12 people have been shot across Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said.
  • Petition begun to rename Reagan Airport after Tim Howard

    07/02/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2014 | Ryan Parker
    Tim Howard may very well be the most popular man in America at this moment. So much so, an official White House petition was started Tuesday night to rename the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after Howard -- seriously.
  • Lightning bolts hit Chicago's Willis, Trump and Hancock towers at the same time

    07/01/2014 4:01:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014
    A spectacular light show blazed over Chicago on Monday night as forks of lightning repeatedly stuck three of the city's most iconic towers at the same time. A powerful storm system swept through the Midwest last night where tornado and flood warnings were issued. The fierce weather also brought frequent lightning bolts which hit the Willis, Trump and Hancock towers all at once along the Chicago skyline.
  • Two die trying to recover cell phone from toilet

    06/30/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    XINXIANG CITY, China (KTRK) -- A cellphone dropped into a public toilet led to the deaths of two people and several injuries following a strange series of events. According to the South China Morning Post, a woman visiting with her husband's family in Xinxiang City, China went to use the public open-pit toilet. She then accidently dropped her brand new $320 cellphone into the sewage-filled hole.
  • Redskins hire liberal blogger to fight Redskins name-change pressure

    06/26/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 26, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Barack Obama thinks the Redskins should change their name. So do most of the Senate Democrats, a number of Native Americans and, apparently, the U.S. Patent Office. But that hasn't deterred team owner Daniel Snyder, who produced this quote in May of 2013 -- "We'll never change the name. It's that simple. NEVER -- you can use caps." And now Snyder is fighting back by trying to create some positive media of his own. Which, we suppose, is the reason he, as reported by NBC 12, has hired liberal political blogger Ben Tribbett.
  • Dozens hospitalized during Avicii concert in Boston

    06/26/2014 6:11:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2014 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN) -- Dozens of concertgoers were hospitalized during a show by superstar DJ Avicii in Boston on Wednesday night, CNN affiliates reported. Local media put the number of patients anywhere between 30 and 80. Massachusetts General Hospital told CNN it received 13 patients between ages 16 and 19. All of the patients are being evaluated, said Kory Zhao, a hospital public affairs officer. Most patients had a problem with dehydration, drugs and alcohol, authorities told CNN affiliate WHDH.
  • A Glimpse of Hillary as President

    06/24/2014 4:24:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2014 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    The past few weeks of Hillary Clinton's book tour have given Americans more than a modest whiff of what a future Clinton presidency would bring. Nothing has brought home with more immediacy the role we can expect gender to play in that administration—or more to the point, the focus on anti-women bias about which we would evidently be fated to hear a great deal. That would come as a change, after what will by then have been eight years of a different ruling focus in the White House—that being, of course, the president's race. Years in which Obama administration staff...
  • Unlicensed driver faces charges in crash that killed young couple

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

    06/23/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 23, 2014 | Ken Kaye
    Could climate change mean fewer stone crabs in South Florida? Increasing carbon dioxide in the oceans has made it harder for the succulent sea creatures and potentially other shellfish to reproduce, according to Philip Gravinese, a marine biologist working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Darnell Dockett deletes tweet about divorce, not blaming O.J. Simpson

    06/23/2014 5:13:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett isn't afraid to speak his mind, and it usually takes place on Twitter. Often, it's funny, other times it's just weird (and ultimately not true). But on Saturday, Dockett probably would've been better off saying nothing at all.
  • 4 killed, 7 wounded in separate city shootings

    06/23/2014 4:57:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2014 | Gregory Pratt and Peter Nickeas
    At least 11 people were shot, four fatally, Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning in Chicago. The most recent homicide occurred early Sunday morning on the Far South Side. At 7:43 a.m., police responded to a call of a "man down"’ in the 11100 block of South Lowe Avenue and found the victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
  • Woman held in Lawrence attack

    06/21/2014 10:21:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 22, 2014 | Jordan Graham, Ariel Rodriguez
    A bleeding woman, who police say was stabbed in the stomach by her knife-wielding lover, frantically searched for her dogs as her Lawrence home went up in flames early yesterday. Yohanna Estrella, 34, was arrested after she stabbed her partner with a knife about 6 a.m. yesterday and set fire to her couch, a blaze that gutted much of the two-story apartment building on Haverhill Street, Lawrence police said.
  • Philip Chism allegedly choked, beat state worker

    06/21/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 19, 2014 | Laura Crimaldi
    A prosecutor raised concerns about the safety of people around a 15-year-old Danvers boy accused of raping and killing his high school math teacher in newly released court documents that provide more detail about his alleged assault of a female counselor at a juvenile detention facility.
  • Blackhawks name hasn't been as controversial as Redskins

    06/20/2014 7:10:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 18, 2014 | John Keilman
    The Chicago Blackhawks declined to comment about the Washington Redskins’ loss of trademark protection Wednesday, but an expert said there’s little reason to believe the hockey team’s name and Indian head logo could face similar jeopardy. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found in a 2-to-1 decision that trademarks covering the Redskins’ name and associated symbols disparaged American Indians, and thus must be canceled under federal law. The team vowed to appeal, noting it had won a similar legal case a decade ago.
  • Cooking clean

    06/19/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | June 19, 2014 | Anthony Man
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz is best known as a member of Congress and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Now, she's become the clean cooking congresswoman. "I've really gone through this lifestyle change. I'm not a vegan or anything you could label. But I really started caring about what I put in my body," she said in an interview. "And so the easiest way for me to keep track of it is to cook for myself."
  • Ex porn star running for Palm Beach School Board

    06/17/2014 8:33:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 17, 2014 | Scott Travis,
    A former porn star known as "Dave Pounder" plans to pound the pavement in hopes of getting elected to the Palm Beach County School Board. And yes, sex education is a major platform for this Boca Raton resident, whose real name is David Mech.
  • Explosion rocks World Cup viewing venue in Nigeria

    06/17/2014 4:48:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2014
    DAMATURU, Nigeria — A suicide bomber detonated a tricycle taxi packed with explosives at an outdoor World Cup viewing center in a northeast Nigerian city Wednesday night, and witnesses said several people were killed.
  • Hialeah Park sees increase in Flamingo population

    06/16/2014 4:43:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WSVN ^ | June 13, 2014
    Over the past few years, Testa realized that the famed flamingos were not producing eggs. "Five years I've been waiting for them to do something. I've been watching them," said Testa. Testa decided to take the matter into his own hands, and he became the "flamingo doctor." He decided to place fake eggs around the Flamingos at the park. "When you don't see an egg you say, OK, I'll put a fake egg out there, and maybe somebody will look over and go, 'Oh, OK, we've got to lay eggs,'" said Testa.
  • 450-pound man hid marijuana under stomach fat, cops say

    06/16/2014 7:36:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 15, 2014 | Dan Wine
    Volusia County deputies arrested a 450-pound man after they said they found marijuana hidden under his "stomach fat," according to The Smoking Gun. Christopher Mitchell, 42, was arrested Friday after a drug-sniffing dog alerted deputies during a traffic stop. A search turned up 23 grams of marijuana he had hidden on himself, authorities said, along with cocaine, a handgun and $7,000 in cash.
  • Mass. EBT cardholders spent $50M out of state

    06/14/2014 6:23:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 14, 2014 | Erin Smith
    Bay State EBT card carriers spent nearly $50 million in welfare cash out of the state last year — including destinations as far away as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, officials said yesterday. A total of nearly 27,000 welfare recipients used their state benefits elsewhere between July 2013, and this past April, the Department of Transitional Assistance reported. The DTA reported 2,741 food stamp accounts were shut off in the past year after the recipients spent more than 90 days out of state. Another 246 cash assistance accounts were also closed during the same time period after recipients lived...
  • Report: HOF coach Chuck Noll, who won 4 Super Bowls, dies at 82

    06/13/2014 9:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 13, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Steelers to four Super Bowls in the 1970s, died Friday at the age of 82, according to numerous reports out of Pittsburgh. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Noll's wife, Marianne, found him unresponsive at 9:45 p.m. ET. She called 911, and paramedics pronounced him dead at 9:55 p.m. Noll had stayed out of the public eye in recent years with an illness that had been undisclosed.
  • Salad-for-sex deal made during prostitution sting, police say

    06/12/2014 4:40:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 12, 2014 | Amy Pavuk
    Alonzo Liverman didn't have any cash when he approached an undercover officer posing as a prostitute in Daytona Beach on Monday morning, police said. But he did have a salad from Applebee's. According to an arrest report released Thursday, the officer, who was working a reverse prostitution sting in the area of Fremont and South Ridgewood avenues, told Liverman she was hungry and asked, "You got food?"
  • Central American newspapers encouraging illegal immigration

    06/12/2014 6:32:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 12, 2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are encouraging their countries’ young people to head north to the United States, promising them an easy life courtesy of the welcoming Obama administration. “During their stay, in addition to accommodations and food, children receive English classes, play sports and participate in targeted programs while immigration authorities contact their families,” La Prensa of Honduras wrote, Newsmax reported Wednesday. Diario El Mundo in El Salvador, meanwhile, quoted Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as praising the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
  • Long Island business forced workers into Onionhead 'religion,' lawsuit claims

    06/11/2014 5:31:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | June 11, 2014 | John Marzulli
    These Onionheads were a bunch of knuckleheads. The feds are suing a Long Island company that employees say they were forced to leave because they refused to participate in religious rites in the workplace called Onionhead — which included praying, thanking God for their jobs, and saying "I love you" to management and co-workers — a lawsuit charges. Three former employees complained to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and federal investigators confirmed that United Health Programs of America in Syosset and its parent company, Cost Containment Group, had discriminated against them based on religion.
  • Native Americans' Anti-Redskins Ad Airs During NBA Finals

    06/11/2014 6:47:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | June 10, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    Native Americans are sending a loud message to the Washington Redskins. A northern California tribe paid for a commercial to air in seven major U.S. cities during halftime of Tuesday's NBA Finals game, their latest plea for the NFL team to change its “racist” name and mascot.
  • Popular chef killed at nightclub had Miami Heat ties

    06/10/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 10, 2014 | Shandel Richardson
    MIAMI — The man shot and killed inside a popular Miami Beach nightclub early Tuesday morning had ties with the Miami Heat. Antaun Teasley, who was fatally shot at Mansion, was the personal chef for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole. According to news reports, the shooting occurred after a fight started in the nightclub. No one else was injured.
  • US adds military base to house children entering country without relatives

    06/10/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    The Obama administration on Monday announced it is designating a third US military base for emergency housing of children into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated. Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 "unaccompanied minors" and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.
  • Attorney: Donald Sterling says no to Clippers deal, suit is on

    06/09/2014 7:15:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    AP ^ | June 9, 2014
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday. "We have been instructed to prosecute the lawsuit," said attorney Maxwell Blecher. He said co-owner Donald Sterling would not be signing off on the deal to sell.
  • Watch: Beach beat down over alleged drone peeping

    06/09/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    PIX11 ^ | June 9, 2014
    MADISON, Conn. (PIX11) – A beachgoer thought she was stopping a disturbing crime in progress, but instead found herself in handcuffs. When Andrea Mears saw a man piloting a drone at a public Connecticut beach, she thought he was surreptitiously taking pictures of bikini-clad women, so she called the police.
  • Massachusetts Democrat Pleads Guilty in NH Vote Fraud Case

    06/09/2014 5:33:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Concord Patch ^ | June 9, 2014 | Tony Schinella
    A Carver, MA, man has pled guilty to three counts of vote fraud, one a felony, according to Assistant Attorney General Stephen LaBonte. Lorin C. Schneider Jr. pled guilty in Hillsborough County District Superior Court and will received a one to three year suspended sentence and a $5,000 fine, plus a 24 percent penalty assessment.
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    06/09/2014 7:32:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 98 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 7, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters.. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women asserted otherwise. In each case, campus officials found the men responsible for sexual assault and expelled or suspended them.
  • Georgia woman chases, guns down hubby after argument

    06/08/2014 5:15:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 8, 2014 | Kathianne Boniello
    An argument between husband and wife at a Moe’s Southwest Grill quickly flared out of control — with the wife chasing her spouse across the parking lot and gunning him down in front of a supermarket before killing herself, police said. Bruce Strange begged for his life before being fatally shot in the Marietta, Ga., shopping center by his wife, Paula, police said. “Please don’t do it!” the 52-year-old Navy veteran screamed while trying to escape his wife of 32 years, who pursued him in her car.
  • Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway

    06/07/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 7, 2014 | Mitch Smith
    After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted to Denisha White when she landed at Midway after an AirTran Airways flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, police said.
  • Chicago Clinton-mania starts today

    06/05/2014 6:48:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rick Pearson
    A fundraising event this evening marks the start of a three-week period of Clinton-mania in Chicago, including later visits by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The organization laying the groundwork for a Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential bid, Ready for Hillary, is holding a small-dollar fundraiser in River North this evening.
  • Convicted murderer in Dunkin Donuts violent robberies: 'I enjoyed it'

    06/03/2014 8:50:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 3, 2014 | Rafael Olmeda
    James Herard came from a broken home. He was sexually abused by a family friend, and his mother inflicted forms of corporal punishment that some would consider abusive, a Broward jury was told Tuesday. And when Herard shot to kill during a string of violent robberies in 2008, it excited him. "I got a deranged mind," Herard said during an interview with detectives in late 2008. "It's like sex to me. I enjoyed it."
  • 6-year-old cousin of Bulls' Taj Gibson stabbed to death in Brooklyn elevator

    06/02/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    NEW YORK -- A man with a kitchen knife stabbed two young children, one fatally, in an elevator in a New York City apartment building on Sunday evening, police said. Police found Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and a 7-year-old girl with stab wounds to their torsos at the building in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood after responding to a 911 call. Avitto is the cousin of Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson, WGN-TV reported.