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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
  • Man shot, killed near Ponder(TX)

    06/09/2011 5:20:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies ^ | 9 June, 2011 | Donna Fielder
    PONDER — A woman shot and killed her former husband Wednesday morning after he apparently lay in wait for her and forced her into the home where she was living with her parents and children just off Seaborn Road in unincorporated Denton County. Denton County Medical Examiner investigators have identified the man as Wendell McDonald, 28, of Oklahoma. Chief Investigator Troy Taylor said the exact city of residence has not yet been determined. The woman called for help about 10 a.m. Arriving paramedics found the man on the floor of the master bedroom, where the woman was attempting to perform...
  • Roundup: AZ shooter from WA, John Edwards & ‘Matt Dillon’

    06/05/2011 5:10:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 June, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The man who gunned down five people yesterday in Yuma, AZ formerly lived in Washington’s Kitsap County, and authorities now believe he targeted all of his victims. Carey H. Dyess, 73, apparently was frustrated with problems surrounding his latest divorce, and he took it out on those involved in that process. According to published reports, while he was living in Kitsap County, he was divorced four times. That’s quite a track record, and this latest case only upped the score to five divorces. Even the New York Times covered this story. The body count includes Jerrold Shelley, the attorney who...
  • OIC Fatwa on Domestic Violence and the Rights of Women in Islam: Beat Your Wife

    05/29/2011 11:47:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/29/11 | Pamela Geller
    The OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference)m the organization largely driving the UN and the movement to ban free speech worldwide, issued it's fatwa on Islamic misogyny, gender apartheid, subjugation and oppression of women in 2009. Thanks much to Mark Drurie who translated it for us: OIC Fatwa on Domestic Violence and the Rights of Women in Islam In April 2009, the Islamic Fiqh Academy made a ruling entitled ‘Domestic Violence’. This is a highly significant document which reflects a high-level consensus of leading Muslim scholars in the world today. It was clearly issued in the context of criticisms of Islam...
  • Jury finds Odum not-guilty(NC)

    A Scotland County jury handed down a not-guilty verdict Friday in the 2009 shooting death of the man in a Laurinburg Piggy Wiggly. Aubrey Odum had been on trial in the death of 35-year-old Brian McLean. The trial began May 9. Police say Odum, a butcher, was working in the meat department of the Piggly Wiggly on East Church Street when McLean threatened to harm him. The dispute occurred over Odum’s ex-girlfriend, whom McLean was dating at the time of the shooting, according to authorities. The woman is also the mother of Odum’s two children. Authorites say McLean walked into...
  • Palm Bay shooting ruled self-defense(FL)

    04/27/2011 5:13:03 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 25 April, 2011 | Gary Taylor
    A Sunday afternoon shooting in Palm Bay has been ruled self-defense and it is the shooting victim who will face charges, police said today. John Smith, 43, was shot in the chest about 4:20 p.m. at a home in the 2500 block of S.W. Fleming Avenue, police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said. The shooter, David Martin, 38, was trying to protect himself from Smith, who forced his way into Martin's home to see his girlfriend. Smith is in stable condition and once he is released from a local hospital he will face charges of kidnapping, burglary and battery, Martinez said. According...
  • Police investigate hotel shooting(GA)

    04/24/2011 11:38:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A domestic dispute at an Albany motel left two people wounded. Police say the boyfriend wouldn't let his girlfriend leave the motel. She says she shot him in self defense. Police responded to room 201 at Americas Best Value Inn on North Slappey boulevard before midnight. The victim, Tereka Green, says she shot Willie Curry in the right shoulder. Green tells police Curry got angry with her. He pulled out a knife and cut her chest just below her right breast and inside her right hand. Green said she got a handgun and shot Willie Curry...
  • Alabama woman found not guilty of killing husband

    04/15/2011 8:18:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 13 April, 2011 | AP
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman has been found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of her husband, who was buried in their backyard in 2006.
  • Yeadon man cleared of charges in shooting(PA)

    04/08/2011 7:24:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 6 April, 2011 | MARLENE DiGIACOMO
    MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A jury acquitted a Yeadon man of all charges involving his arrest last year after he came to the aid of a neighbor who was being attacked by her boyfriend. Andre Graham, 36, was exonerated by a jury late Friday, following a trial on charges including attempted murder and assault on the boyfriend, Brandon Veal, who told authorities he had been shot by Graham. “My client is very involved in his church and he was praying,” said defense attorney Robert Datner. “When the verdict came in, he said, ‘Hallelujah.’” Because of his arrest, Graham was suspended from...
  • Fatal shooting deemed self defense(FL)

    03/31/2011 5:28:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 29 March, 2011 | Austin L. Miller
    The State Attorney’s Office has decided not to charge anyone in the shooting death of a man early last month. Assistant State Attorney Anthony Tatti, who recently was appointed by the governor to be a judge in Hernando County, said Tuesday that after reviewing the case, prosecutors felt it was a matter of self-defense. When Detective Rhonda Stroup, who investigated the case, arrived at 5220 NW 125th Street Road on Feb. 7, Jeffrey Guess, 39, was dead just inside the door to a single-wide mobile home. Marc Sharp, 54, told the detective the two were longtime friends who worked in...
  • No criminal charges in Harvey fatal shooting(IL)

    03/30/2011 7:41:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 March, 2011 | William Lee
    Cook County prosecutors today declined to file criminal charges in a domestic-related shooting that left a suburban father of three dead, officials said. Antwon Wormely, 28, of Harvey, was killed early Sunday when a male relative of his live-in girlfriend shot him once in the chest as the couple quarreled, according to Harvey police. He later died at a local hospital. Citing belief that the relative was acting in self defense, officials from the Cook County state's attorney's office refused to approve charges, according to spokesman Andy Conklin. Harvey police spokeswoman Sandra Alvarado said the unidentified relative was hit with...
  • Man Loses Gun Rights Over Alleged Defamation of Wife

    03/29/2011 5:15:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 28 March, 2011 | Eugene Volokh
    The case is In re Marriage of Mendlowitz. The alleged slanders were an e-mail and a letter to the estranged wife’s business associates that seemed likely to interfere with her business relationships. They might indeed have led to a successful defamation lawsuit, and a lawsuit for interference with business relations. But a trial court judge went so far as to issue a domestic restraining order against such comments: [Y]ou are disturbing the peace of the petitioner.... You have, by your own testimony, admitted to the defaming comments that you have made in these emails. And so therefore, the court is...
  • Woman Shoots Ex-Boyfriend In Self Defense(AL)

    03/22/2011 5:26:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 21 March, 2011 | Jamie Burch
    SEMMES, Alabama - A Mobile man will be taken to jail once he gets out of the hospital. The Mobile County Sheriff's Office says Rex Thompson kicked down the front door of his girlfriend's home on Moffett Road in Semmes. She shot him in the left hand in self defense. When Thompson is released from the hospital, he will be charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief and domestic violence 3rd. His ex-girlfriend will not be face charges.will not be face charges.
  • Charges filed in Upper Pack shooting case(ID)

    03/19/2011 8:14:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 16 March, 2011 | KEITH KINNAIRD
    SANDPOINT — An investigation into the shooting of a Bonner County man last month concludes that he was the aggressor in a confrontation that ended in a volley of gunfire. Richard Allen Larson, who was shot twice during the gun battle with John Chester Bilsky, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault. * Bilsky was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery following the Feb. 9 incident on Makers Way in the Upper Pack River Valley. But Bonner County Deputy Prosecutor Shane Greenbank held off on filing a charge until the shooting investigation concluded. Bilsky, 58, was acting in self-defense...
  • Steelman Found Not Guilty(TX)

    03/19/2011 8:01:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 16 March, 2011 | Debra Stewart
    A Llano man was acquitted by a jury for First Degree Murder at the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City in the 424th Judicial District. Hilary Matthew "Matt" Steelman had been on trial for the death of his sister-in-law after he shot her in the head at his parents’ home located at the 200 block of Lagitos Lane in Rio Llano. Roxianne was taken to Brackenridge Hospital where she died six days later. After two days of witness testimonies and presentation of evidence, the jury heard the closing statements from the prosecution and defense. Llano Assistant District Attorney Andrew Wolfe...
  • Terror Camps In The U.S. Exposed

    03/11/2011 6:42:11 PM PST · by STD · 22 replies
    Douglas Gibbs ^ | 03/12/11 | vanity
    Terror Camps In The U.S. Exposed 35 Terrorist Training Camps In The U.S. – Tonight’s Guest on Political Pistachio Radio Discusses the Video That Exposes This Fact!
  • Sheriff Believes Simpson County Death "Self-Defense"(MS)

    03/04/2011 8:46:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 3 March, 2011 | NA
    SIMPSON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A 29 year old Simpson County man was shot to death by his 26 year old wife Wednesday night. It happened at a home at 316 Main Street in downtown Braxton. Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis says he believes it was a case of self defense. "It stemmed from just a fight between and man and a wife, and ah, the lady picked up a gun and shot him. And he had bounced her off the wall two or three times, her eye was black and she was bloody. And so she had just had...
  • Gary police: Woman shot ex-boyfriend after he attacked her(IN)

    03/04/2011 5:30:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 3 March, 2011 | Pete Nickeas
    GARY | Police said a 53-year-old woman shot her ex-boyfriend after he broke into her house and started beating her. Donald Bryant, 40, approached the woman in the 2300 block of West 19th Avenue while she was starting her car, according to a police report. Bryant said he wanted to talk with her about getting back together, the report said. She ran into the house and he chased her inside and pushed in the door while she yelled for her sister to call 911, Lt. Sam Roberts said. Bryant "began punching her with his fist and began to grab and...
  • Man Kills Dog In Self Defense

    02/22/2011 6:10:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 21 February, 2011 | NA
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- A construction worker who shot and killed a pit bull that was threatening children on Fort George Island spoke to Channel 4 Monday night about the frightening moments that lead him to pull the trigger. Kelly Multon said a pack of five dogs cornered children near by and when one of those dogs bit him, he took action. "The kids momma is a hero," said Multon. "She went out with a broomstick and fought off the dogs to get her babies in the house." Moulton said after hearing kids screaming, he jumped a fence and ran to...
  • U-Haul Prices as Migration Indicator (latest migration numbers from US Census, large metro areas)

    02/18/2011 11:02:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1+ views
    New Geography ^ | 2009 | Marck Schill
    Austin fared very well on this year's Best Cities Rankings, and here's another interesting indicator of the difference in migration between Austin and San Francisco: "When comparing California with Texas, U-Haul says it all. To rent a 26-foot truck oneway from San Francisco to Austin, the charge is $3,236, and yet the one-way charge for that same truck from Austin to San Francisco is just $399. Clearly what is happening is that far more people want to move from San Francisco to Austin than vice versa, so U-Haul has to pay its own employees to drive the empty trucks...
  • Swat Team Arrests Glen Street Man Without Incident(MA)

    02/18/2011 5:34:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 15 Februray, 2010 | Daniel DeMaina
    Add a comment (0 comments ) Email | Start Following | Print | Facebook Share on Facebook | View full size new Credit Daniel DeMaina Photos (1) Credit Daniel DeMaina Add your photos & videos Section Sponsored By patch Melrose Police called in a regional swat team to assist in the arrest of a Glen Street man on Saturday afternoon, after police learned that the man had at least two guns inside his home. Melrose Police Lt. Mark DeCroteau said that the NEMLEC (North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) Special Operations Unit—commonly called a 'swat team'—is specially trained for...
  • Fatal shooting details shared(NC)

    02/01/2011 4:21:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 31 January, 2011 | Jule Hubbard
    Authorities have released the names of a man who was shot and killed and the person they say shot him shortly after noon Friday at a store on Champion-Mount Pleasant Road in Ferguson. Wilkes Sheriff Chris Shew said Melissa Hartley, 37, of Wilkesboro, fatally shot James Phillip Church Jr., 37, of Beaver Creek Road, Boomer, while she was working as a clerk at the cash register at Yadkin River Grocery and Hardware store. Shew said Ms. Hartley told investigators that Church entered the store and was attempting to get money from the cash register. The sheriff said investigators found cash...
  • Man shoots girlfriend's ex-boyfriend (LA)

    02/01/2011 4:12:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 31 January, 2011 | NA
    NEW ORLEANS – A man who was threatened by an ex-boyfriend of the woman he was dating shot the man in the leg in apparent self defense, according to the NOPD. A spokesperson for the NOPD said the couple was walking in the 2500 block of Wisteria Street around 3 pm Saturday when the woman’s ex-boyfriend, identified by police as Marlon Mansion, approached them and said “I told you I was going to get you.” After hearing the verbal threat, the spokesperson said the man pulled out a handgun and shot Mansion in the thigh. He ran off on foot...
  • Thompson urges King to widen hearings on domestic extremists

    01/24/2011 5:23:25 AM PST · by I_Publius · 7 replies
    By: Mark Rockwell Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) The minority leader of the House Committee on Homeland Security urged the committee’s new chairman to widen the scope of upcoming and potentially controversial hearings on radical Islam. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), ranking Democratic member of the committee, said on Jan. 21 the attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, WA on Jan. 17 was evidence that focusing on domestic Islamic was shortsighted and a wider inquiry was needed. Although the investigation into who left the pipe bomb in the backpack at the parade continues, given the event, there...
  • Jury finds Clay County man was killed in self-defense(MS)

    01/23/2011 4:28:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 22 January, 2011 | Ryan Poe
    WEST POINT -- After a four-day trial, a Clay County jury returned a not-guilty verdict Friday in the manslaughter trial of Jeremy Barnhill. When the verdict was read, the family of Jeremy Barnhill leapt to their feet, cheering. "Thank God, thank God," his mother, Mary Barnhill, kept repeating. Although they were chastised by 16th Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens, the family had waited more than a year to see Barnhill cleared of the charge. The jury found that Barnhill, 26, of West Point, shot and killed 46-year-old Curtis Clardy in self-defense on Jack Williams Road in the Cedar Bluff community on...

    01/23/2011 4:08:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views ^ | 22 January, 2011 | KEITH EPPS
    A Spotsylvania County jury yesterday decided that Janay Majors was justified when she shot and killed her husband last year during a domestic altercation. Majors, 27, shot 32-year-old Anthony O'Brian Majors six times in what the defense successfully argued was self-defense. Janay Majors was found not guilty of three charges--voluntary manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm and discharging a firearm in an occupied building--following a two-day trial in Spotsylvania Circuit Court. Among the defense witnesses called yesterday was Barbara Majors, the victim's mother. She testified that she had been concerned about her son's temper for some time and had urged...
  • Deputies: Father shoots son in self-defense

    01/17/2011 4:38:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    BEDICO, LA (WAFB) - A 31-year-old man who authorities believe was shot in self-defense was charged with second-degree battery after he allegedly beat his father. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Dominick Richard was allegedly shot by his own father when the son allegedly attempted to force the father to give him money for drugs. Investigators said Richard brutally beat his father on Nov. 9 when his father wouldn't give him money for drug and then Richard knocked his father unconscious. Richard was charged after he was treated and released from the hospital.
  • DA: Man Killed Son-In-Law In Self-Defense (PA)

    01/11/2011 4:10:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 10 January, 2011 | Pam Cunningham
    HAMBURG, Pa. -- The dust has finally settled following a gun battle involving police and a man accused of killing his mother-in-law. Police on Monday released new information about the incident in Hamburg, Berks County on Saturday. They said Jeremy Krieger, 40, shot and killed his mother-in-law before he was shot and killed by his father-in-law. Berks County District Attorney John Adams said the father-in-law, Clayton Wagner, won't be charged in connection with Krieger's death. State police said everything started when Krieger was fighting with his wife and his mother-in-law, Joan Wagner, 62, at 296 Chestnut Street. "While this was...
  • Woman says she shot man in self defense(WV)

    01/08/2011 5:37:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7 Janurary, 2011 | Gary A. Harki
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A woman told police she shot a man in self-defense in a St. Albans apartment early Friday. Dana Womack said she shot Roger Dale "Nick" Cobb after he was choking her on the ground, said Capt. Games Agee of the St. Albans Police Department. Police arrived at the Kanawha Court Apartments near Washington Avenue about 12:45 a.m. and found Cobb shot in the side near his kidney. Dana Womack and her mother Onda Womack were also at the apartment, Agee said. Dana Womack told police that she came to her mother's apartment to pick her up after...
  • Domestic Dispute Ends In Gunfire(OK)

    01/07/2011 9:33:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 5 January, 2011 | NA
    Police have arrested a man they say crashed into his ex-girlfriend's home, but found himself staring down the barrel of a gun Wednesday morning. It happened around eight o'clock near 11th Street between Sheridan and Memorial. Police say the victim's ex-boyfriend had been terrorizing her all night and arrived at her home, where he used his car to ram her parked SUV. "He hit the SUV as kind of a way to get her attention, to get back at her," says Officer James McClaughry. "Then, he backed his vehicle up, pulled forward and then ended up driving into the front...
  • Blount County woman shoots husband in self-defense

    01/04/2011 4:22:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 3 January, 2011 | Staff
    A mother of two children says she shot her ex-husband in self-defense in the trailer they shared in Hayden, Ala. Authories in Blound County say Elsie Thomas shot Matt Allen with a small shotgun after he threatened her with a handgun. Sheriff Loyd Arrington told Fox 6 reporter Karen Church that he will not be pressing charges against Thomas at this time because he believes she acted in self-defense. See the attached video for the whole ...