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  • Breaking news - Atlanta downtown

    07/08/2016 3:40:39 PM PDT · by Dacula · 182 replies
    The roaches are loose in Atlanta.
  • Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification

    09/02/2015 7:30:00 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ben Poston and Kate Mather
    As Lauren Mishkind was walking along 7th Street this summer in downtown Los Angeles, a man pulled a handgun and pointed it at another person standing behind her. Terrified, she hid behind a car while the assailant tackled the victim. "I was just shaking for the rest of the day," said Mishkind, who lives downtown and works at an architectural firm in the area. "You kind of assume it's par for the course living down here, which is kind of more shocking." Crime has jumped across the city this year, but nowhere has the increase been as large as in...
  • Massive fire in downtown LA

    12/09/2014 8:03:46 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies, ^ | Dec-8-2014 | unknown
    Massive blaze in downtown LA: 250 firefighters, 2 major freeways closed A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early Monday destroyed an apartment tower under construction, damaged two other buildings and left two major freeways closed. The California Highway Patrol said the 110 Freeway is closed between the 10 and 101, and that the 101 southbound is closed at Alvarado Street. More than 250 firefighters are battling the blaze at an apartment tower under construction 909 W. Temple St., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz said. The LAFD said two other buildings along Figueroa Street were also damaged by...
  • Police: 2 Arrested in Street Riot in Downtown Rochester (MN) (40-60 People Fighting)

    09/29/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Son House · 45 replies ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin described the scene officers were called to about 1:40 a.m. Sunday as a "riot." Officers found 40-60 people fighting in the area of Third Street and First Avenue. When one officer tried making an arrest, his glasses were knocked off and stepped on. When another officer tried making an arrest, four to five people tried grabbing an officer and pulling away. "The officers do what they have to do, and their safety dictated that they responded in a way where at least a few people had to get away. Just because they got away Sunday...
  • Curfew considered after massive brawl in downtown Greensboro

    07/02/2013 4:37:37 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/1/2013
    <p>A massive fight in downtown Greensboro Saturday night has some city leaders taking a hard look at bringing back the teen curfew.</p> <p>Nearly 400 people were involved in the several fights that happened along Elm Street.</p> <p>Greensboro police arrested 11 people ranging in age from 16 to 20-years-old. Officers had to use pepper spray and a stun gun to try to get the crowd under control. Greensboro Police Department had to call UNCG Police and Guilford County for extra help. Some officers minor injuries following the fights. As soon as one fight stopped another started.</p>
  • Tea Party members rally in downtown Morgan Hill

    05/08/2010 6:55:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 1,165+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/08/2010 | Karen de Sá
    A larger-than-usual group of conservatives waived flags and proclaimed their patriotism Saturday in Morgan Hill, a public display of support for the Tea Party and four local high school students, admonished last Wednesday by a school administrator for wearing American flag-attire on Cinco de Mayo.The local Tea Party contingent gathers at the downtown street corner each weekend. But on Saturday, fueled by national media coverage of the incident at Live Oak High School, dozens of additional protesters appeared dressed in red, white and blueto express anger over the boys' treatment. School administrators feared the students wearing the American flag shirts...
  • Incendiary Device Found In Philly Parking Garage Along with Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian Books..

    12/30/2009 10:51:51 PM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 725+ views
    Evil has certainly been unleashed. It's a damn firestorm. It sitnks from the top down ......... the free world has been taken siege. And that muhammadan in the White House denands we respect this evil. Molotov Cocktail Found In Downtown Parking Garage CBS3 News hat tip MikeThe discovery was made at about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday inside a parking garagelocated at Callowhill and N. 16th Streets.Philadelphia Police are investigating the discovery of a Molotov cocktail along with anti-Israeli books inside a Center City parking garage. The discovery was made at about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday inside a garage located at Callowhill and...
  • Some CHinese walked one Tiger Downtown

    08/02/2009 7:57:57 AM PDT · by badguy2000 · 11 replies · 534+ views ^ | July,31th,2008 | &#38134;&#28023;&#22823;&#36947;
    In the early morning of July 31th,2009,people amazedly found that some guy was walking a young tiger in downtown of Dalian city, a mega city as large as Houston. people said that " the guy was walking one tiger easily, just as if he were walking a big cat!" all walking dogs beside were frightened and ran away. finally,local police arrived and sent the tiger to zoo.
  • Suspicious package found near downtown

    08/21/2008 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Hadean · 19 replies · 209+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/21/200 | Christopher N. Osher
    The Denver Police Department's bomb squad responded to reports of a suspicious package at an intersection near downtown at 2:30 p.m. today. Authorities said the suspicious package was reportedly at East 14th Avenue and Ogden Street in Capitol Hill. Police have closed Ogden from East 14th Avenue to East Colfax Avenue. The street remains closed while police continue to investigate.
  • Ghetto rising in Tel-Aviv

    03/07/2008 1:35:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies · 351+ views ^ | March 7, 2008 | Amir Mizroch
    The area between the old and new bus stations in south Tel-Aviv is on its way to becoming a ghetto made up of African refugees living in the most squalid of conditions and turning the already run-down area into a time bomb the municipality can no longer ignore. The few blocks adjacent to the new bus terminal are crawling with close to a thousand African refugees, with the lucky ones crammed into 8 dilapidated bomb-shelters while hundreds more sleep out in Lewinsky Park bordering Lewinsky, Har Zion, Levander, Matalon and Golomb streets. The area is already home to about 40,000...
  • Editorial: A safe downtown needs to feel safer. (Minneapolis Tribune)

    04/06/2006 7:23:09 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 18 replies · 707+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 4-6-06 | staff
    It was inevitable that someone would describe the 21-year-old suspect in last weekend's street killing in the Warehouse District as "a good kid." But good kids don't bring guns to movies. And groups of good kids don't storm into cinemas shouting, cursing, flashing gang signs and picking fights with rivals, all of which apparently led to a melee, then gunfire, outside of Block E and the shocking death of an innocent pedestrian. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and police officials insist that the tragedy was an aberration and that the district is safe.
  • CA: On the march: Chicano Park to Downtown (San Diego)

    03/31/2006 1:08:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 563+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/31/06 | Karen Kucher
    SAN DIEGO – Hundreds of protesters who had gathered in Chicano Park Friday morning began marching toward downtown around noon to demonstrate against proposed changes to federal immigration policies. Police estimated the crowd at around 1,500 protesters, including students and others. The group began marching through city streets during the lunch hour. About 1,100 students didn't show up for classes at San Diego city schools Friday, a school district spokesman said. Students around the county – and in other locations – have staged protests all week. “We have been bracing for a big day,” said city schools spokesman Steven Baratte....
  • CA: ACLU and downtown business interests agree on Skid Row plan - Los Angeles

    03/18/2006 8:40:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 280+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/18/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    Consensus has been reached among civil rights leaders, downtown business interests and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on a Skid Row cleanup plan that involves a crackdown on crime, but not sweeping up the homeless from the streets. It is the first time that downtown business interests and civil libertarians have agreed on an approach for downtown's destitute Skid Row, which is home to an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 homeless people. The American Civil Liberties Union and business leaders have endorsed a plan by criminologist George Kelling, who has called for police to crack down on drug dealers, prostitutes and other criminals...
  • Downtown Turns War Zone (C-130 Gunships)

    03/10/2006 2:34:19 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 5,685+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 3-10-2006 | Nadia Mohandseei
    Downtown turns war zone Friday, March 10, 2006 By NADIA MOHANDESSI About 60 Air Force personnel flooded lower Dauphin Street and the surrounding area Thursday night in mock combat battles that looked a little more like a scene from West Side Story than one from downtown Baghdad. With less singing and dancing, of course. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School's 14th Weapons Squadron, based out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., staged simulated combat scenes beginning shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday near Bienville and Cathedral squares to show personnel flying an AC-130 Gunship aircraft what different urban combat scenarios looked like from...
  • Molotov cocktail flies at anti-Bush rally in downtown San Francisco

    11/02/2005 6:07:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 3,049+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/02/05 | ap - San FRancisco
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The uniform of a San Francisco police officer caught fire after a Molotov cocktail was hurled near as an anti-Bush protest Wednesday afternoon in downtown San Francisco. A large crowd made its way from the Civic Center down Market Street, blocking traffic during the afternoon commute. "My partner and I are standing here monitoring the crowd and all of a sudden I heard glass breaking, and the bottle apparently hit right there and gasoline spilled and the next thing I know my shoulder is on fire," police officer Gary Constantine told television station KRON. Just when...
  • Under Downtown Prague (Archaeology)

    10/19/2005 4:47:25 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 1,181+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | November/December 2005 | Nick Holdsworth
    Under Downtown Prague Volume 58 Number 6, November/December 2005 by Nick Holdsworth The Czech Republic's biggest excavation reveals layers of history.(Courtesy Archaia) Every Czech school child knows the story. Prague was a crowded medieval city bursting at the seams when, in 1348, its problem was solved at a stroke by the brilliance of Charles IV. The greatest of Czech kings ordained that a massive swathe of farmland around the walled city should become a new urban space called Nove Mesto, or New Town. The Prague we know today is said to be largely a product of Charles IV's effort at...
  • News Flash -- New Orleans Left to the Dead and Dying

    09/03/2005 4:14:36 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 35 replies · 1,891+ views
    Nola.Com ^ | 3 September 2005, 5:28 p.m. CDT | By ALLEN G. BREED (AP)
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands more bedraggled refugees were bused and airlifted to salvation Saturday, leaving the heart of New Orleans to the dead and dying, the elderly and frail stranded too many days without food, water or medical care.
  • Antiquity Unearthed Downtown (Tuscon - 2,000 Years Old)

    07/01/2005 3:18:22 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 677+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 7-1-2005 | Lindsay A. Miller
    Antiquity unearthed Downtown Lindsay A. Miller / Arizona Daily Star Desert Archaeology crew member Jennifer Sandretto fields a question from Tucson resident John Cushman about the excavation site at a triplex on Court Avenue Downtown. Lying beneath the triplex is a pit house dating back 2,000 years, which predates the Hohokam Indians by centuries. The triplex is destined to become a museum in the Presidio Historic Park, a Rio Nuevo project Downtown. The shallow trenches and holes in the dirt, roped off in the back yard of an old adobe row house Downtown, seem at first like nothing more than...
  • 2 office towers set for Victory

    06/22/2005 5:10:14 AM PDT · by q_an_a · 2 replies · 307+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06.22.05 | STEVE BROWN
    Houston developer Hines is teaming up with Ross Perot Jr.'s Hillwood development firm to build two office towers at Uptown's Victory project.
  • Christmas back in the Parade of Lights - talk radio, Fox News, bloggers... you did it!

    12/21/2004 5:33:49 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 15 replies · 1,036+ views
    O'Reilly Factor on FoxNews Channel, "Fair and Balanced" ^ | December 21st, 2004 | Bill O'Reilly
    Bill O'Reilly, one of the most ardent defenders of Christmas interviewed Peter Boyles of KHOW 630am radio about the talk radio and grass roots movement that put Christmas back into the annual Parade of Lights celebration here in Denver, Colorado. The local talk show hosts here in Denver who led the charge were Gunny Bob Newman, Mike Rosen, Donna Star all on KOA 850am and Dan Caplis on KHOW 630am. Add to that the coverage on FoxNews, Michelle Malkin's Lump of Coal campaign idea and the grass roots effort from the great Americans in our state and electronic activism from...