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  • Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown

    09/19/2016 2:40:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Echo Press ^ | Deanna Weniger
    FARMINGTON, Minn.—A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities requested some of the city's schools to go into lockdown after a gunfire report. "The initial call was that there was a man outside with a rifle shooting off rounds," said Sgt. Bob Sauter of the Farmington Police Department. Authorities treated the report with an active shooter response. The caller was ambiguous on the exact location, guessing the 400 block of Oak Street, and the department, having had some previous responses in that area, weren't taking any chances, Sauter...
  • Union: State shouldn't have fired man for smoking pot on job [CT]

    03/31/2016 8:51:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 31, 2016 10:51 AM EDT
    The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Thursday on whether a state employee who was fired for smoking marijuana on the job was punished too harshly and should be reinstated. Gregory Linhoff was fired from his maintenance job at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington in 2012 after a police officer caught him smoking pot in a state vehicle. He had no previous disciplinary problems since being hired in 1998 and had received favorable job evaluations, according to his labor union. He was arrested, but the charges were later dismissed. Linhoff appealed the discipline to an...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • NM: Threats Complicate Defense of Self and Others

    12/14/2014 3:03:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case out of New Mexico, a man was found not guilty, but only after the prosecution did everything they could to convict him.  It would have been a straightforward case of defense of self and others if he had refrained from making frivolous threats before the incident.  From AZTEC — After six hours of deliberation Friday, a jury found David Markham not guilty on all criminal charges, including first-degree murder, in the 2011 fatal shooting of Christopher Lucero. Following a weeklong trial, the jury determined Markham, 60, acted in defense of himself and Leandra Tafoya when...
  • Don't Call It A Curveball (Japanese Create the "Gyroball, could revolutionize MLB baseball)

    10/23/2006 2:59:06 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 727+ views
    CBS News story ^ | Sunday October 22nd, 2006 | Anthony Mason
    A town baseball field in Farmington, Connecticut may seem about as far away from the major leagues as you can get. But it's been witness to baseball history recently, reports CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason. The key to throwing a gyroball, says sportswriter Will Carroll, is a football-like spiral spin that's easy to learn but hard to master. Minor league pitcher Steve Palazzolo is learning to throw what some claim is the first new pitch in a generation. It's called the "gyroball." True believers claim it's almost un-hittable. "We know that a curveball curves and a slider slides and a...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Navajo son keeps strong tradition in Corps (Wind Talkers and Marines)

    09/02/2005 5:27:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 662+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Cpl. Derrick Small
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2005) -- During World War II, about 400 Native Americans enlisted as code talkers to aid the Marine Corps with a secret communication the enemy never broke. Pvt. Keylon W. Yazzie, Platoon 3097, Company I, plans to uphold the legacy of his Navajo ancestors by following the footsteps of a group of Marines who left a lasting mark on the Marine Corps - a mark of traditions, values, history and language. "My great grandfather Harding Yazzie Sr. and my great uncle George Kirk were code talkers and they inspired me to...
  • Bush to Visit 3 New Mexico Cities

    08/21/2004 7:06:20 PM PDT · by woofie · 10 replies · 339+ views
    Albuquerque Journal | Saturday, August 21, 2004 | Andy Lenderman
    President Bush will return to New Mexico next week for the second time in a month and will make campaign stops in all three of the state's congressional districts, his campaign said Friday. The latest visit, on Thursday, underscores again the importance of New Mexico votes to both Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry, a political observer said. "New Mexico will be the closest contest in the mountain region, and both the Bush and Kerry campaign know that," said Journal pollster Brian Sanderoff. "And although we have only five electoral votes, in a close national contest that could make the...
  • Farmington selling cannon again

    07/15/2002 9:55:42 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 439+ views
    Standard Examiner ^ | Mon, July 15, 2002 | RUTH MALAN
    FARMINGTON -- The City Council is once again trying to sell its old cannon.The council voted to request proposals for the purchase of the cannon, which sits outside the Old Tithing House. The Old Tithing House will soon become the city's museum. The cannon is a Confederate Iron Napoleon cannon, used in the Civil War. It has no place in Farmington's history, other than it was used during some city celebrations, and it is unknown how it arrived in Farmington. Although the city has already received four offers to buy the cannon, City Manager Max Forbush has found other museums...