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  • Man stays at bar for 30 minutes after being stabbed, police say

    04/19/2018 6:20:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 19, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - A man was stabbed early Thursday morning while at a bar in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, investigators said. Police were called about 2 a.m. to a residential area near Pollock’s Cafe, located on Liberty Avenue. Investigators said the 40-year-old victim was stabbed in the shoulder after he apparently got into a fight with the person who stabbed him inside the bar. The man did not seek medical attention and stayed in the bar for about 30 minutes after he was stabbed before going to the residential area, police said.
  • Pittsburgh police preparing for protest if president fires Robert Mueller

    04/18/2018 10:09:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    WPXI ^ | Apr 18, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Police officers are preparing for a potential protest in the city in the event President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. “We have received information of a potential large scale protest in the Central Business District,” an email sent to Pittsburgh officers said. If Mueller is fired, it could result in “a large protest within 24 hours of the firing,” the email said. “The protest would be semi-spontaneous and more than likely happen on short notice.” Beginning Thursday, all Major Crimes detectives will be required to have a full uniform and any issued protective equipment, like riot...
  • 8-Year-Old Boy Slashes 3 Classmates With Kitchen Knife at Minnesota Elementary School

    04/16/2018 1:07:02 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    AP via Time ^ | April 16, 2018
    <p>Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered “superficial wounds” requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. No one else was hurt.</p> <p>School Superintendent Bruce Watkins says the boy lashed out at the other students until an adult intervened.</p>
  • Former ‘Jerry Springer' producer charged with killing deaf, blind sister in 2015

    04/16/2018 11:09:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | April 16, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    LOS ANGELES - A former producer for television shows including “Divorce Court” and “The Jerry Springer Show” was arrested last week and charged with killing her disabled sister in a 2015 garage fire. The Los Angeles Police Department reported Thursday that Jill Blackstone was arrested in Baltimore on murder and animal cruelty charges. Blackstone is accused of drugging her sister, Wendy Blackstone, on March 14, 2015, and putting her and the siblings’ three dogs in the garage of their North Hollywood home and setting it on fire. Wendy Blackstone, 49, and two of the dogs perished in the blaze. ABC7...
  • ‘Tell my mom that I love her if I die,' teen pleads as van seat fatally crushes him

    04/12/2018 11:50:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | April 12, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    CINCINNATI - Two 911 calls show that a Cincinnati teenager pleaded for help as he was crushed to death by the seat in his van Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot near his school. Kyle Jacob Plush, 16, was found dead by his father about six hours after he made the first 911 call, according to WCPO in Cincinnati. A preliminary autopsy report indicated that he died of asphyxia due to compression of his chest. His death was ruled accidental. “At this time, there is no indication of foul play or evidence of a drug overdose,” Hamilton County Coroner Dr....
  • Caretakers arrested, accused of stealing over $1 million from elderly woman

    04/09/2018 1:16:30 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Palm Beach Post via WPXI ^ | April 9, 2018 | Chelsea Todaro
    Facebook BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Two women working as caretakers were arrested over the weekend, accused of stealing more than $1 million from an elderly woman in Fort Lauderdale after she died, police said. Angella Morrison, 54, and AnnaKay Johnson, 29, each face changes of grand theft, exploitation of an elderly victim, and dealing in stolen property, WPLG-TV reported. Detectives said Morrison and Johnson wiped out the woman’s bank accounts after she died in March 2016 by making withdrawals that totaled more than $1 million, according to WPLG. Police said that Morrison and Johnson gained the victim’s trust while working...
  • Explosion, Fire After Vehicle Crashes into Home in Hurst (TX)

    04/08/2018 3:35:52 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | April 7, 2018
    A family of three in Hurst was sent to a hospital Saturday after a vehicle crashed into their home, struck a gas line and sparked an explosion, firefighters say. Flames and smoke were seen billowing from a home at the corner of Myrtle Drive and Redbud Drive shortly before 2 p.m. Gary Sutton's home security camera captured the moment from across the street. “It shook the whole house. I guess you can kind of describe it like a sonic boom," said Sutton. Hurst Police said in a press release that a driver lost control and slammed into the front of...
  • Parents charged with running brothel out of home with 3 kids inside

    04/03/2018 5:40:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 2, 2018
    INGRAM, Pa. - An Ingram couple is facing charges, accused of running a brothel out of their home with three children inside. According to police, the parents were busted during an undercover sting. An investigation was launched after police got a lot of complaints from neighbors about men going in and out of the apartment at all hours of the day. Brittany Dawn Patrick is facing charges of selling sex with kids in the home. Police are still looking for her boyfriend, and father of her 18-month-old, Lukas Trout. According to police, their investigation began in January after several neighbors...
  • Venezuela's health system is in worse condition than expected, survey finds

    03/28/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 28, 2018 | Julia Jones and Stefano Pozzebon
    (CNN)A survey of 104 health facilities in Venezuela, commissioned by the opposition-controlled National Assembly, paints a grim picture of a collapsed system hurting for even the most essential goods and services. According to the report, most laboratory services and hospital nutrition services are intermittent or completely inoperative. Staggering statistics highlight the shortages of items such as basic medicines, catheters, surgical supplies and infant formula. Venezuela has been in a downward spiral for years, caused by a combination of mismanagement of government funds and the plummeting price of oil. Skyrocketing inflation has created extreme shortages of food, medicine and other essentials,...
  • Trump Responds to NC Boy Pleading for Help for Father with Kidney Failure

    03/28/2018 9:24:29 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies via AJC ^ | March 27, 2018
    BURKE COUNTY, N.C President Donald Trump responded in a letter to an 8-year-old Burke County boy who asked for a kidney for his father. Fore Putnam only wanted one thing for Christmas last year -- a kidney for his dad. Trae Putnam has a rare blood disease that left him in complete renal failure. He has been on dialysis for nearly three years and has been on a waiting list for a donor. Fore asked his grandmother who on earth could help him get his dad a kidney. That’s when Fore turned to writing letters; one to Trump, his daughter,...
  • Walmart To Remove 'Cosmopolitan' From Checkout Aisle

    03/28/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | March 28, 2018 | Scott Neuman
    The nation's largest retailer has bounced Cosmopolitan from the coveted checkout aisle following a years-long campaign targeting the women's magazine for its "hyper-sexualized" covers and content. Walmart said Tuesday that it was removing the magazine from checkout lines at its 5,000 stores across the country. "Walmart will continue to offer Cosmopolitan to customers that wish to purchase the magazine, but it will no longer be in the checkout aisles," the company said in a statement. "While this was primarily a business decision, the concerns raised were heard." Those concerns were raised by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, which compares...
  • Undocumented immigrant accused in burglary spree in Pittsburgh area

    03/24/2018 2:54:12 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 23, 2018
    CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A woman who is in this country illegally is accused of breaking into homes in the Pittsburgh area. Monica Coria-Olvera was arrested along with two men in Missouri. According to police, she broke into seven homes in September and stole, stealing more than $150,000 in money and other items. Police said she targeted five different communities, including Cranberry and Franklin Park. In each burglary, she’d pry the back door open and then ransack the home, police said. "On Sept. 14, 2017, we had a breakthrough in our investigation. It led us to this suspect found it...
  • 2 dead in France supermarket hostage situation, one other killed in carjacking, police say

    03/23/2018 1:06:28 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    At least two people have been killed after a supermarket hostage-taking in the southern France town of Trebes, according to local media reports. Another person was killed when the alleged gunman stole a car before the hostage situation. Mar 23, 2018 3:31 PM EDT: The gunman has been identified as Redouane Lakdi, 26. Lakdim said he was fighting on behalf of the Islamic State group, the BBC reported. Police reported that three people were killed by Lakdim in a series of attacks that ended after he took hostages at a supermarket in the town of Trebes, the BBC reported. One...
  • Woman Allegedly Beats Husband for Forgetting Anniversary

    03/23/2018 7:40:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | March 23, 2018 | Brandon Lopez
    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – and that proved true after a woman in central Florida beat her husband after he allegedly forgot their wedding anniversary. According to Pasco County sheriffs, Carol Stone, 35, smacked the victim several times on his head and face area, leaving red marks on his face, along with minor scratches to his neck and chest. The victim provided video of the incident to police, which he recorded on his cell phone. Police said it shows Stone beating the victim. When sheriff’s deputies interviewed Stone, she admitted to beating him because he forgot...
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman steals waiter's tip at Memphis restaurant

    03/22/2018 1:07:40 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Facebook post is going viral in Memphis, but the people featured in it likely wish it wasn’t. The post, which has been shared more than 339,000 times, reads as follows: I don’t understand how can someone do this. Poor waiter was just doing their job and to have someone take it without reason. She left $20 tip to only have someone else take it. It features two videos. In the first video, you see two women getting ready to leave Casa Mexicana on Hacks Cross. One of them places money on the table – a tip...
  • Parents upset their child played racist character in school play

    03/15/2018 11:29:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies via WPXI ^ | March 15, 2018 | Wendy Halloran,
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - The Douglas County school district is investigating a complaint that a 7-year-old girl played a racist character in a school play. In a video of the play, Anastasia Bertram can be seen holding up a sign saying, "Please go home" on one side and "Cursed is the man who integrates" on the other side. Anastasia's parents said she was asked by her teacher, Jamila James, to fill the role of a white girl opposed to school desegregation during a March 2 play at Burnett Elementary School. Her teacher told the parents Anastasia volunteered after another student...
  • Founder of Tower Records dies at 92 while drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars

    03/06/2018 9:24:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 76 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 5, 2018 | DALE KASLER AND BOB SHALLIT
    Talk about the perfect coda: Tower Records founder Russ Solomon died with a drink in his hand and a smart-aleck remark on his lips. The swashbuckling, visionary entrepreneur who built a global retailing empire and the most famous company in Sacramento history died Sunday night of an apparent heart attack. He was 92. Solomon was watching the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night at his Sacramento-area home when he was stricken, said his son, Michael Solomon, the former chief executive of Tower. "Ironically, he was giving his opinion of what someone was wearing that he thought was ugly, then asked (his...
  • Union County (NC) bus driver arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot up middle school

    03/06/2018 5:09:53 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | March 5, 2018
    UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- A Union County school bus driver has been arrested after police said she posted threatening social media posts targeted toward Porter Ridge Middle School and its staff members. Deputies told WSOC that 32-year-old Lashaunda Hooker Beachum is facing two felony charges for making false reports concerning mass violence on educational property. Authorities said Beachum used a fake profile to post the threat on Facebook saying she was going shoot up the school. It also mentioned several members of the school staff by name as well as "immigrants" living in suburban estates.
  • I Will Always Love You--Steyn Song of the Week

    03/05/2018 12:11:42 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | March 4, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Traditionally on Oscar weekend we offer an Academy Award-winning song, going all the way back to the very first, "The Continental" in 1934. But not all great movie songs are, formally speaking, movie songs. On the big night exactly a quarter-century ago, two of the five Best Song nominees came from the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard. They were up against a brace of numbers from Disney's Aladdin, plus a sensual ditty I was quite partial to but is now entirely forgotten: "Beautiful Maria of My Soul" from The Mambo Kings. Come Academy night, the Bodyguard songs wound up...
  • REI halts Camelbak, Giro brands after parent company fails to take gun stance

    03/02/2018 5:10:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    KIRO ^ | March 2, 2018 | KIRO 7 News Staff
    SEATTLE, Wash. - Kent-based outdoor retailer REI is putting on hold partnerships with a company that owns a gun manufacturer. While REI doesn’t sell guns, it does sell products from companies that recently have been acquired by Vista Outdoors. Companies under Vista Outdoors include Giro, Bell, Camelbak, Camp Chef and Blackburn. Vista also owns Savage Arms, which manufactures guns, including modern sporting rifles. “We believe that it is the job of companies that manufacture and sell guns and ammunition to work towards common sense solutions that prevent the type of violence that happened in Florida last month. In the last...