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  • White House feels pressure on oil pipeline

    10/07/2011 1:41:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/6/11 | Tim Devaney
    The State Department’s support of a controversial oil-pipeline project is putting pressure on the White House to move forward after three years, despite objections from environmentalists. A series of public hearings concludes Friday on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada’s oil sands in Alberta down through America’s midsection to the Texas Gulf Coast. So far, the State Department has published reports in favor of the project, which is projected to create 20,000 jobs and reduce the nation’s dependence on overseas oil.
  • Court rules no murder case because of self defense(GA)

    10/04/2011 5:14:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 3 October, 2011 | Bill Rankin
    The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that murder charges against a Fulton County man must be dropped because he killed a man while acting in self defense. Deiran Green was indicted for the 2008 knifing death of Jeffrey Waldon, but a Fulton judge found the stab wound to Waldon was unintentional. The Fulton District Attorney's Office appealed, but the state high court unanimously upheld the judge's ruling. According to Monday's ruling, Waldon, who was renting a room to Green, became irate when he found his wife talking to Green. After Waldon grabbed Green's wrists and head-butted him in the...
  • Man killed in Bay Point home threatened family with a screwdriver, authorities say(CA)

    10/04/2011 5:08:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3 October, 2011 | Robert Salonga and Malaika Fraley
    BAY POINT -- A 23-year-old man shot to death inside a home Saturday was arguing with the family of a woman carrying his unborn child when he threatened them with a screwdriver, according to a source close to the investigation. Lance Robert Cussimonio was visiting a home on Azores Circle when a female resident shot him in the chest. He died at the scene. Cussimonio was a transient, but a relative said he was attending a drug-treatment program in Turlock while living with family in nearby Oakdale, according to an officer speaking off the record because he was not authorized...
  • Shooter may have been acting in self-defense(AL)

    10/04/2011 5:04:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 3 October, 2011 | crime beat
    A man may have been acting in self-defense when he shot and killed his roommate Monday morning, authorities said. The 54-year-old who was killed had attacked his two roommates with a wrench at their home onFosters Ferry Roadaround 8 a.m., said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Capt. Loyd Baker. A 58-year-old roommate told investigators that he fired the shots in self-defense. A 68-year-old roommate received a head wound from the wrench attack and was being treated Monday atDCHRegionalMedicalCenter. Investigators recovered a shotgun and a handgun from the home nearPalmoreParkin westTuscaloosa. Baker did not release the names of any of the...
  • Charges Dropped Against Mother’s Day Piggly Wiggly Shooter(FL)

    09/29/2011 7:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 29 September, 2011 | NA
    Charges have been dropped against the Atmore man who shot a Century resident outside the Davisville Piggly Wiggly on Mother’s Day. Gary Winston Smith, 57, of Rockaway Creek Road, had been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm for the May 8,, 2011, shooting of 45-year old Garland Rodney Johnson of Century. Now, Johnson has told prosecutors that he no longer wished to pursue criminal charges in the case. “The possibility that it was self defense has also been raised by the defendant,” Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille told Wednesday. “The could also be the issue of insufficient evidence.”...
  • Woman says she killed estranged boyfriend in self-defense(OH)

    09/26/2011 5:26:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 26 September, 2011 | Misti Crane
    The woman’s hands were shaking, but she spoke in a calm voice as she stood outside the Far East Side apartment where 27-year-old Quentin L. Walker was shot and killed early yesterday. “I’m the one who this happened to,” she said, identifying herself only as Ashley. She said that Walker, her estranged boyfriend and the father of her two children, broke into her apartment in the middle of the night and came at her with a crowbar in his hand. She shot and killed him, using the gun she’d bought this year, Ashley said. She had feared that the protection...
  • Neighbor’s shot ends alleged kidnapping(LA)

    09/21/2011 5:56:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 21 September, 2011 | Suzanne Le Breton
    A Sun man is in the St. Tammany Parish Jail after deputies say he kidnapped his estranged wife in an attempt at rekindling their relationship. Eric Quave, 34, 84266 Terrell Road, Sun, was taken into custody shortly before 8 p.m. Friday after authorities say a warning shot from a neighbor thwarted his efforts. Capt. George Bonnett, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said the wife went to the Sun home the couple had previously shared and the two spoke civilly for a time but things got heated when the wife told Quave she did not want to reunite. Bonnett said Quave...
  • Man shot to death in Thunderbolt(GA)

    09/19/2011 5:57:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 18 September, 2011 | Constance Cooper
    Police say a Savannah man killed his co-worker’s ex-boyfriend Friday night after giving the woman a ride home to Thunderbolt. Vernon Michael Rich Jr., a 30-year-old resident of the 400 block of Al Henderson Boulevard, has been charged with murder. Police say he shot 35-year-old Troy Wells to death in Bonaventure Place Townhomes, located off Bonaventure Road. It was Thunderbolt’s first homicide in nearly a decade. According to Thunderbolt police, Rich and a female co-worker finished their shifts at Lab Corp, located off Southern Boulevard near Chatham Parkway, about 9 p.m. Rich offered to give the woman a ride home,...
  • Homeowner: Shooting was self-defense after finding girlfriend with other man(TN)

    09/17/2011 6:36:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 15 September, 2011 | Staff
    A West Knox County homeowner told law enforcement officers he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a man who he discovered in bed with his girlfriend Thursday morning. As of yet, no charges have been filed in connection with the shooting, which initially was reported as a domestic disturbance at 7:14 a.m. at 9325 Wells Station Road in the Nicholas Landing subdivision, according to Martha Dooley, Knox County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. Officers arrived at the Ball Camp area residence to find a man dead of multiple gunshot wounds, she said. Authorities have yet to release the victim's name, pending...
  • Man who shot ex-wife slain by stepson in self-defense(FL)

    09/03/2011 4:38:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 2 September, 2011 | Cynthia Roldan
    LAKE WORTH — Martha Aguilar was in fear of her life. So much so, she filed for a restraining order on Aug. 19 against her 48-year-old ex-husband, Juan De Jesus Martinez. Aguilar checked all the appropriate boxes, including "Used or threatened to use against the petitioner any weapons (guns or knives)." She even wrote that De Jesus "hit me in my left eye after an argument that we had causing him to act." But in the end, it wasn't enough. The court didn't believe Aguilar, 55, was in "imminent danger" of becoming a domestic violence victim. On Thursday, less than...
  • Jersey stabbings: Six die in knife attack(UK)

    08/15/2011 7:05:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Six people, including three children, have been killed in a knife attack on the usually peaceful island of Jersey. Police say a man, two women and the children were attacked at a flat in a secluded part of the capital, St Helier, on Sunday afternoon. A 30-year-old man, who had emergency surgery after the attack, has been arrested in connection with the deaths. Police have not named the dead but say they lived in Jersey. Witnesses believe they were all related. Officers were called to Upper Midvale Road at 15:00 BST on Sunday after reports of an incident at a...
  • Man cleared of homicide charges in death of pimp(PA)

    08/09/2011 5:18:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 9 August, 2011 | JULIE SHAW
    THE JURY BELIEVED the john over the prostitute. Kalif Lewis, 27, was acquitted yesterday on homicide charges for fatally shooting a pimp who had come to a room at the airport Residence Inn, where Lewis had sex with the hooker. Lewis wept and shook uncontrollably upon hearing the not-guilty verdict. The jury of five women and seven men found Lewis, of 55th Street near Lansdowne Avenue, in West Philly, guilty of two gun charges: carrying a firearm without a license and on a public street. Lewis had a legally registered .40-caliber gun, but he did not have a license to...
  • Bryant PD: Woman Shoots Alleged Abductor(AR)

    08/09/2011 4:54:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 9 August, 2011 | Katherina Yancy
    (KATV) Bryant - Shots ring out in Bryant Monday afternoon, a woman shoots and kills a man she says it's her ex-boyfriend, but claims it was self defense. It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Bryant police were called to the corner of Raymar Road and Meadowlake. When police arrived on the scene they found the alleged suspect taking his last breath and a woman who was very shaken up. She told police the man was her ex-boyfriend and he abducted her. As friends and family hear the news, they rush to the victim's home now guarded by police. It's the...
  • White House unveils broad plan to fight domestic radicalism

    08/03/2011 8:20:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 147 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/11 | Brian Bennett
    The White House announced a strategy to help police, schools and other local organizations counter the threat of domestic radicalism, a broad plan involving federal departments not usually associated with national security. The effort is modeled on anti-gang initiatives developed in the 1990s and programs intended to prevent school shootings like the tragedy at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. Although short on details, the eight-page outline for the first time called on all parts of the U.S. government, including the departments of Education and Health and Human Services, to devise ways to help communities identify extremist agendas that...
  • Bill Nemitz: Could a gun have saved their lives? (Maine)

    07/29/2011 6:36:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 29 July, 2011 | Bill Nemitz
    Several years ago, back when concealed-weapon permits were easier to obtain than they are today, a crazy idea popped into Lois Reckitt's head. "I said, 'Why don't we have this demonstration -- why don't we have thousands of women go and get concealed-weapon permits to act as a deterrent?' " recalled Reckitt, the executive director of Family Crisis Services, in an interview this week. "Of course," Reckitt quickly added, "I was joking." Of course. But Monday's shootings of Renee Sandora and Trevor Mills, allegedly by Joel Hayden, Sandora's boyfriend, brings the statewide domestic-violence death toll to nine so far this...
  • Man shoots stepson in self-defense(TN)

    07/17/2011 5:52:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 15 July, 2011 | Ashley Hurley
    A New Tazewell man shot his stepson in self-defense last week according to police reports. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Smith Road on reports that someone had been shot at the residence. When Sgt. Ted Brindle and Deputy Phillip Stubblefield arrived on scene, they saw a man, Jimmy Wayne Edens, 27, walking out the front door onto the deck. Officers noticed that Edens had a towel wrapped around his forearm that appeared to have blood on it. Edens stated to officers that his stepfather, Alfred Bell, had shot him and he was still inside the...
  • 911 Calls Released From Teacher Acquitted Of Murdering Husband(TN)

    07/10/2011 12:29:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 9 July, 2011 | NA
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. -It was a case that shook Maury County: a first grade teacher accused of killing her husband, a recent Iraq Veteran. His family claims it was murder; she says it was self-defense and late this week a jury agreed. Shawn Armstrong's attorney spoke about the trial and takes us back through the vivid 911 call that helped lead to the jury's decision. Dispatcher: 911, what is your emergency? Armstrong: I need an ambulance at Enterprise Road now. Dispatcher: Ma'am? What's going on? Armstrong: I just shot my husband because he attacked me. Dispatcher: You shot your husband? Armstrong:...
  • Police: Man shot, killed in domestic dispute(OK)

    06/21/2011 8:09:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 20 June, 2011 | Steven James
    A 52-year-old Jenks man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon at a residence in Glenpool during an apparent domestic dispute, police said. Glenpool Assistant Police Chief Bart Harris said James Mitchell was shot twice in the chest outside a home at 680 W. 131st St. and pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the man who fired the shots as the homeowner, 50-year-old Donald Wilson. Harris said police received a 911 call at about 5:15 p.m. regarding a dispute at Wilson's residence. The dispute apparently started between Mitchell and his mother at a house they shared in Jenks, Harris said....
  • Man shot by girlfriend is arraigned(OR)

    An Alsea man who was shot by his girlfriend early Saturday morning was arraigned Tuesday on charges of two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, fourth-degree assault, strangulation and two counts of menacing at the Benton County Courthouse on Monday. Joseph Michael Pellett, 25, was arrested about 9:30 a.m. Monday at 28014 Vernon Road in Alsea, the residence that he shares with his girlfriend, Kaila Courtain, 22. He remained at the Benton County jail Tuesday on $100,000 bail. According to a probable-cause affidavit submitted Tuesday by the Benton County District Attorney's Office, Pellett and Courtain had been home drinking...
  • Texas Sheriffs Say Terrorists (Still) Entering US from Mexico

    06/12/2011 9:07:37 AM PDT · by STD · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | August 21, 2006 | Kevin Mooney
    Texas Sheriffs Say Terrorists Entering US from Mexico The chief law enforcement officers of several Texas counties along the southern U.S. border warn that Arabic-speaking individuals are learning Spanish and integrating into Mexican culture before paying smugglers to sneak them into the United States. The Texas Sheriffs' Border Coalition believes those individuals are likely terrorists and that drug cartels and some members of the Mexican military are helping them get across the border. S