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  • BCSO responding to reports of shooting at Lackland Air Force Bas

    04/08/2016 7:30:27 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 13 replies
    KSAT ^ | 04/08/0216 | Ben Spicer
    SAN ANTONIO - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the San Antonio Police Department are responding to reports of an active shooter at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base. There are reports that the base is presently on lockdown. More News Headlines Man wounded in Northeast Side shooting Fugitive in Atascosa County shooting surrenders Man accused of shooting girlfriend, burning car sought by US Marshals The incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. KSAT 12 has learned Valley High Elementary School of the Northside Independent School District, located in the 8500 block of Ray Ellison Boulevard, is also on lockdown as...
  • Dozens of homeless gnomes weigh housing offers after being kicked out of state park

    02/24/2016 8:28:06 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 25 replies
    PennLive ^ | 2/24/2016 | Deb Kiner
    These gnome houses in hollowed out logs were one of the first along the east end of Fisherman's Trail in Little Buffalo State Park. Park management has evicted the gnomes. As Steve Hoke was leaving Little Buffalo State Park on Monday after removing 38 gnome homes, he met a man and his daughter. The 7-year-old girl had just finished her last chemo treatment. Her dad asked what she wanted to do – she said she wanted to see in person the gnome houses that she had seen on Facebook. Hoke was pulling a garden wagon full of the 38 gnome...
  • Decade Long Federal Test To Replace Highway Sign Font Made Legibility Worse

    02/05/2016 6:52:45 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 55 replies
    Jalopnik.com transportation.gov ^ | 02/04/2016 | Justin Westbrook
    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration is killing the current decade-long test of looking into replacing highway signs with a new “Clearview” font it designed and developed to be more legible because, twelve years later, it turns out the new font actually made sign legibility worse. Back in 2004, the Federal Highway Administration approved state use of a new font ironically called “Clearview” to be the new face of highway signs around the nation. At the time, testing had “proven” that the new font was more legible to drivers, specifically at night, than the old signs featuring the “Highway Gothic” typeface....
  • Senator McCain sets crosshairs on Jones Act build requirement (again)

    02/01/2016 8:18:47 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 9 replies
    gCapitan via Boatnerd.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    1/31 - Once again U.S. Senator John McCain [R-AZ] has his crosshairs set on the Jones Act with an amendment he intends to attach to a proposed energy bill that would eliminate the U.S. build requirement for tankers involved in U.S. coastwise trade. McCain hopes to attach the amendment to bill S. 2012, also known as the Energy Modernization Act of 2015, which seeks to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States, and for other purposes. The submitted amendment from McCain would change section 12112 of title 46 of the United States Code (46 U.S.C....
  • Up Helly Aa 2016 LIVE webcast underway.

    01/26/2016 11:09:54 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 33 replies
    Links include http://uphellyaa.com/ http://www.SHETLAND.org Also up Hella Aa means the end of the holidays and also represemts the retirn of the sun to the far north. Shetland’s annual Up Helly Aa fire festival is almost upon us and you can join in the celebrations online - the spectacular torchlit procession will be broadcast live tomorrow on uphellyaa.com. The live coverage will begin at 19.00 (GMT) and run through until 21.00, culminating with the dramatic burning of the replica Viking galley. You can support this live webcast by subscribing to our 60 North Magazine - a quarterly publication which covers stories...
  • Couple charged after toddler found stuck in toilet

    01/25/2016 5:02:21 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 36 replies
    PennLive online ^ | January 25, 2016 | John Luciew
    The child's screams went on for a full 30 minutes from inside the Canton, Ohio, apartment before neighbors called 911 and police arrived on-scene late last week. They discovered that the distraught, 20-month-old boy wasn't simply left home alone. He was stuck in a toilet inside the empty apartment, WPXI in Pittsburgh is reporting. Eventually, police did catch up with the boy's parents. It turns out that the boy's mother, identified as 20-year-old Justice Chance, was shopping at Wal-Mart, according to the news account first reported by Fox 8 in Ohio. Police were still at the apartment when the mother...
  • Huge fire near New Year's Eve celebrations at Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

    12/31/2015 9:54:45 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 66 replies
    Fox News TV ^ | 12/31/2016 | NA
    Pics just on TV. Link is for future reference.
  • Lawmakers to vote next week on House speaker: Representative Mica

    10/21/2015 7:01:55 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 28 replies
    Business IInsider ^ | 10/21/2015 | Richard Cowan
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has set Oct. 28 as the date for House Republicans to select their nominee for his replacement, with the full chamber voting on Oct. 29, Republican Representative John Mica of Florida said on Wednesday.
  • Ryan to meet with Freedom Caucus

    10/20/2015 1:14:56 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 158 replies
    Politico/Fox ^ | 10/20/2015 | Ryan to meet with Freedom Caucus
    Rep. Paul Ryan will meet with members of the House Freedom Caucus Tuesday afternoon, the surest sign he is seriously considering a bid for House speaker, according to multiple sources familiar with the gathering. The meeting will take place ahead of a full gathering of the House Republican Conference at 7 p.m. Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/the-gavel/2015/10/paul-ryan-meet-freedom-caucus-house-speaker-214975#ixzz3p8nudr4s
  • Microsoft's Surface Book is the sleek, MacBook-beating laptop

    10/06/2015 9:55:16 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 57 replies
    pcworld ^ | 10/06/2015 | Brad Chacos
    Well this came out of nowhere. After years of pleading from PC enthusiasts, Microsoft finally revealed an ultra-premium Surface laptop, dubbed Surface Book, at its hardware event on Tuesdaya portable PC designed to embrace Windows 10s most cutting-edge features, and one thats just oozing style. If the Surface Pro is a tablet that can replace your laptop, as Microsofts marketing crowed last year, does that make the Surface laptop a laptop that can replace your tablet that replaces your laptop? Not quite. Both aim for different targets. While the Surface tablets were initially introduced to highlight the sort of mobile...
  • Police: Active Shooter At Large On Mississippi's Delta State Campus

    09/14/2015 9:19:58 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 100 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | 09/14/2015 | Katherine Krueger
    An active shooter has been "spotted" on Delta State University's campus in Cleveland, Miss. around 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to the campus' Twitter feed. Cleveland police confirmed one victim has been transported to the hospital, while the suspect remains at large, the Clarion-Ledge reported.
  • Passing airplane may have unloaded used toilet paper all over Pa. town

    04/21/2015 8:11:26 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 45 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | 04/21/2015 | John Luciew
    You'll have to excuse the people of West Pittston, Pa., for feeling dumped on and a little crappy right about now. This, because some town's folk awoke Monday to find toilet paper and plastic littering their yards in Luzerne County. Now, no less than the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether the debris came from a plane passing overhead. WNEP-TV reports that debris fell onto several properties, including that of Tori Viccica, whose freshly mulched yard was turned into a landfill by the trash and toilet paper.
  • Gravestone of Hillary Clinton's father vandalized in Pa. cemetery

    04/15/2015 5:41:05 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 38 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | John Luciew
    Is nothing sacred? The question is being raised in wake of a disturbing discovery in a Pennsylvania cemetery: The gravestone of Hillary Rodham Clinton's father has been found toppled over, NBC News is reporting. According to NBC, police say vandals may be responsible for upending the gravestone of Hugh Rodham in the Washburn Street Cemetery in Scranton.
  • (Democrat Governor) Wolf wants Pennsylvania income, sales tax increase

    03/03/2015 1:07:25 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 3, 2015 | Karen Langley
    Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to call today for the Republican-controlled General Assembly to send him a budget that boosts state education funding and provides relief for school district property taxes while raising the rates of the sales and personal income taxes. His plan for doing so includes a proposal to raise the personal income tax rate in July 2015 from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent, while increasing the eligibility for a poverty exemption, according to a briefing document prepared by the administration. He will propose increasing the state sales tax in July 2016 from 6 to 6.6 percent while...
  • Arctic blast builds ice, beats last years totals (Great Lakes)

    02/19/2015 3:01:01 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 26 replies
    Boatnerd.com ^ | 2/10/2015 | Mark Torregrossa, MLive and NWS Gaylord Michigan
    2/19 - The recent arctic blasts have caused the ice cover on the Great Lakes to increase rapidly. As of Tuesday, Feb. 17, the amount of ice on the Great Lakes is more than the same date last year. The total ice cover on the Great Lakes is now rated at 82.3 percent as of Tuesday. On the same date last year, the Great Lakes had 81.6 percent total ice cover. The Great Lakes ice cover has grown over 5 percent in the past 24 hours. That's about 4,750 square miles of ice overnight. At that pace of ice growth,...
  • Multiple news outlets reporting Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord subject of investigation

    01/29/2015 10:29:51 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 27 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jan Murphy
    State Treasurer Rob McCord's unexpected announcement on Thursday of his resignation, effective Feb. 12, gave rise to speculation about what brought it about so suddenly. Then within hours after issuing a news release saying he was returning to the private sector after having achieved all of his goals as treasurer, three media outlets cited anonymous sources confirming that McCord is under federal investigation. Philadelphia TV station WPVI reported that McCord was being investigated for alleged theft of campaign and other funds. The Morning Call in Allentown subsequently confirmed that report and also reported that the probe has been going on...
  • Can Pennsylvania have a Selma-like moment this year for the LGBT community?

    01/28/2015 9:43:18 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 31 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Charles Thompson
    Gov. Tom Wolf stood with a small group of lawmakers Wednesday morning to rally new efforts behind bills that would extend basic anti-discrimination protections statewide on the basis of sexual orientation. For Pennsylvania, a state where in most municipalities a person can still be fired from his job or denied housing because of his or her sexual orientation, Wolf said the extended anti-discrimination bills fit the state's heritage perfectly. "Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn on the basis of tolerance. On the basis of religious freedom," Wolf noted. U.S. District Judge John Jones gave the LGBT movement a push with...
  • Erik Arneson promises to be at work despite being fired by (new PA) Gov. Tom Wolf

    01/23/2015 1:41:12 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 11 replies
    pennlive.com/ ^ | January 22, 2015 | Christian Alexandersen
    The head of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records said he plans on being at work Friday morning despite having his security pass taken away and being fired by Gov. Tom Wolf. Erik Arneson, who was appointed as executive director by Gov. Tom Corbett, was met by an attorney from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development on Thursday. Arneson said his security pass, office key and state-provided vehicle was taken from him. But that's not going to stop him from being in his office Friday morning. "[Wolf] doesn't have the authority to do it," Arneson said. "It's an...
  • Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Flight Test

    10/31/2014 11:41:51 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 91 replies
    NBC - various ^ | Alan Boyle
    Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday that resulted in the loss of the aircraft. #SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming. Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) October
  • A Google Exec Just Beat The World Record For Highest-Altitude Jump From The Stratosphere

    10/25/2014 11:23:49 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 27 replies
    Business Insider Via Fark.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | JILLIAN D'ONFRO
    Google senior vice president Alan Eustace just beat the world record for highest-altitude space jump, The New York Times reports. A helium-filled balloon carried him 135,908 feet to nearly the top of the stratosphere more than 25 miles above the ground, before he cut himself loose and plunged toward the earth at speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour.