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  • Army Basic Training to Drop Hand Grenade Competency as Graduation Requirement

    02/15/2018 5:53:54 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 126 replies
    cnsnews ^ | February 13, 2018 | Craig Bannister
    The U.S. Army will drop its hand grenade competency requirement for graduation from basic training because getting recruits to pass it is taking “too much time” and they’re just not strong enough, Major General Malcolm Frost told reporters on Friday. Changes to the Army’s Basic Combat Training (BTC) will eliminate the current hand grenade proficiency standards as a requirement for graduation, reports: “The new BCT does, however, do away with hand grenade qualification and land navigation course qualification as graduation requirements.” Discussing the change with reporters, Maj. Gen. Frost explained that training recruits to pass the current requirement was...
  • Loaded grenade launcher left at Florida Goodwill store

    02/03/2018 7:10:01 AM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies ^ | 2-1-18 | WCJB
    Authorities say a grenade launcher, loaded with a live grenade, was left with other donated items at a Florida Goodwill store. The Bradenton Herald reports that employees at a Goodwill store near Tampa reported the weapon on Sunday. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says the store manager told deputies that the grenade launcher had come in a shipment from another store several days earlier. The employees at the other location said they sent it along because they didn't know what it was.
  • ‘Carlos the Jackal’ Goes on Trial Over 1974 Paris Grenade Attack

    03/13/2017 4:59:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3-13-17
    PARIS — Once the world's most-wanted fugitive, the political terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal appeared in a French court Monday over a deadly 1974 attack at a Paris shopping arcade. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is accused of throwing a hand grenade from a mezzanine restaurant into a shopping area in the the Latin Quarter of Paris. Two people were killed and 34 injured. The 67-year-old is already serving a life sentence in France for a series of murders and attacks he has been convicted of perpetrating or organizing in the country on behalf of the Palestinian cause in...
  • A neighbor was asked to clean a home. She found a grenade in the oven.

    12/12/2016 1:46:43 PM PST · by Daffynition · 69 replies ^ | dec 11,2016 | Jessica De Leon
    Manatee A neighbor helping to clean a vacated mobile home discovered a grenade strapped to a package with a highly flammable substance Saturday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The device was removed safely, and no injuries were reported. The 82-year-old resident of the mobile home in K & K Mobile Home Park, 4918 14th St. W., Bradenton, had moved out on Thursday, when his 56-year-old son came and took him back to Lufkin, Texas, with him, according to a news release.
  • Bosnian migrant blew up his ex-girlfriend with a HAND GRENADE after she ran off with another man

    09/25/2016 8:00:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 04:43 EST, 23 September 2016 | Darren Boyle
    A Bosnian migrant in Austria traveled back to his homeland to blow up his ex-girlfriend with a hand grenade when he found out she was seeing somebody else. Bosnian migrant Dalibor Gavric, 42, lived in the Austrian capital of Vienna where he met waitress Miljana Malesevic, 24, also from Bosnia. The couple started a relationship and even though he was married and had two daughters, he divorced his wife so that he could live with the younger woman. But he was always jealous, and frequently the jealousy turned to violence which resulted in Milijana, with whom Gavric had a 4-year-old...
  • Plans in place for former bombing site clean-up, funds lacking

    07/22/2016 9:35:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ |
    SIERRA VISTA — A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers revealed the findings Wednesday of a four-year munitions study of more than 1,500 acres in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area (SPRNCA), southeast of the San Pedro House. The study was looking for live munitions or other environmental factors from World War II Army use that would impact the acreage. Two live explosives and fragments of explosives in the dense, thorny acreage were discovered. A third live explosive was carried out by a hiker and turned over to tlocal authorities. “It is not a hospitable site,” said 1st Lt....
  • Grenade, drum of hydrogen fluoride found on Singer Island beach

    12/09/2015 10:19:52 AM PST · by liberalh8ter · 30 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 9, 2015 | LuLu Ramadan
    RIVIERA BEACH — A phosphorus grenade and a 55-gallon drum of hydrogen fluoride washed ashore on Singer Island Wednesday, Riviera Beach Fire Rescue reports. A beachgoer found the material along the shore in Singer Island at about 11 a.m. The area has since been cleared and blocked off by city police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s hazardous material unit, said fire rescue spokesman Dwayne Watson. The drum of hydrogen fluoride was open, but investigators are unsure if it leaked into the water, Watson said.
  • The U.S. Army Built a Handheld, Automatic Grenade Launcher

    03/17/2015 7:09:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 16, 2015 | Joseph Trevithick
    Running around the battlefield with a rapid-firing, grenade-lobbing machine gun sounds like something Arnold Schwarzenegger would do in a movie. But in the 1960s, the U.S. Army experimented with one such weapon. After introducing the crude but functional M-79 in the late 1950s, the ground combat branch saw fully automatic, 40-millimeter grenade launchers as the next logical step.
  • Armored Vehicle, Grenade Launchers At Disposal Of LAUSD Police Force

    09/16/2014 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Unified School District police officials are considering whether they need the armored vehicle and grenade launchers they received from the U.S. military.
  • Sheriff Wants Your Prayers; Target of Warrant Could Be Charged For Injuries to Toddler

    06/02/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT · by Altariel · 93 replies ^ | May 30, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    CNN has updates on the story of the Georgia SWAT team that threw a flash bang while executing a no-knock warrant that severely burned a nineteen-month-old baby. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says the deputies involved are "devastated" and that they've been called "baby killers" and received threats. "All I can say is pray for the baby, his family and for us," the sheriff told CNN. Terrell has insisted his officers and those of the local police department did nothing wrong and blamed the target of the warrant (not found at the house that was invaded) on the attack on...
  • WATCH: The Worst Grenade Toss Ever – What Were They Thinking? (Video)

    05/18/2014 7:16:18 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 30 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-18-2014 | Top Clip
    Yikes! During training of the cadet corps of the Units of Pacifying Police (UPP) in Rio de Janeiro last week, Brazilian police evidently thought it would be a swell idea to let this girl with zero experience toss  a grenade -- a LIVE grenade. Well let's just say it didn't exactly go as planned... WATCH:
  • Police detonate live grenade found at Goodwill store

    01/24/2014 2:47:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 1/23/14 | John Hinton
    Someone apparently donated a live grenade to Goodwill about a week ago, but police detonated the grenade without mishap Thursday after store personnel told them about it. **SNIP** The report didn’t say how many times the grenade may have been handled at the store or why it took a week for someone to call police. Thomas Royal, a spokesman for Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, said Thursday night that the grenade appeared to have been modified, and the store employees initially didn’t think it was dangerous.
  • Russia says West acting in Muslim world like 'monkey with grenade'

    08/27/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    AFP ^ | August 27, 2013
    "The West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is known for his sharp tongue, wrote on Twitter.
  • Watch Slow-Mo Footage of 300-Year-Old French Grenades (VIDEOS)

    06/11/2012 6:29:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Watch this slow-motion footage from Vision Research of a 300-year-old grenade showing a couple of wood targets who’s in charge. Where did they get a 300-year-old grenade, exactly? It came from the wreckage of a 17th century ship, La Belle. Back in 1684, French explorer Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, led four ships on a journey that would (theoretically) take them to the mouth of the Mississippi River. The plan was to establish French colonies along the Gulf of Mexico, but considering the fact that La Belle ended up on the sea floor we’ll let you guess how well...
  • Soldier Saved Lives By Throwing Away Grenade

    03/23/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/23/2012 | Sky News
    A British soldier who picked up and threw away a live grenade before it could kill him and his men is among 131 members of the Armed Forces whose heroics are being officially honoured. Serjeant Deacon Cutterham was wading through an irrigation ditch knee-deep in water on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the grenade came flying over a high wall to one side and landed in front of him. He reached down to grab it and "posted" the grenade into a parallel irrigation channel to get it out of his hand as quickly as possible.
  • VIDEO: Chinese Soldiers Play Grenade Games

    01/25/2012 3:54:58 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 17 replies
    The Poke, UK ^ | January 25, 2012 | The Poke, UK
    Military training is an intense business, involving discipline, precision, and reserves of courage that can be called upon in the midst of battle. But for soldiers undergoing training in the People’s Liberation Army of China that’s taken to a whole different level — as one of their exercises involves a life-and-death game of ‘hot potato’ with a live grenade. WATCH:
  • MD: Man Charged After Fake Grenade Found In Apartment(MD)

    12/16/2011 5:15:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 14 December, 2011 | NA
    CASCADE, Md. -- Maryland fire investigators said a Washington County man was charged after a fake hand grenade was found in his apartment. The Maryland fire marshal's office said 58-year-old Philip Charles Taylor was charged Tuesday with manufacture of a phony destructive device and possession of a phony destructive device. Officials said a county sheriff's deputy and the owner of the apartment on MacAfee Hill Road found the object while serving an eviction notice. Bomb technicians and state investigators were called to the scene and determined the object was a non-explosive device. The fire marshal's office said Taylor was later...
  • Grenade In Family's Attic Wasn't Dud

    11/19/2011 2:47:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    FRANKLIN, Ind. -- A central Indiana woman hoping to donate a grenade stored in her family's attic to the new Indiana National Guard Armory got a surprise when a bomb squad found that the device wasn't a dud. Sheila Hood asked a soldier at Monday's armory dedication in Franklin if someone could inspect the grenade so she could donate it as an artifact. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Darren Minnemann advised her to first have a police bomb squad check it out. The Daily Journal reported that the grenade still had the fuse that would cause it to explode and that...
  • "Grenade-walking" part of "Gunwalker" scandal

    10/14/2011 8:18:51 AM PDT · by brityank · 37 replies
    CBS Early Show ^ | 14 October, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    "Grenade-walking" part of "Gunwalker" scandal (CBS News) There's a new twist in the government's "gunwalking" scandal involving an even more dangerous weapon: grenades. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who has reported on this story from the beginning, said on "The Early Show" that the investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)'s so-called "Fast and Furious" operation branches out to a case involving grenades. Sources tell her a suspect was left to traffic and manufacture them for Mexican drug cartels. Police say Jean Baptiste Kingery, a U.S. citizen, was a veritable grenade machine. He's accused...
  • Report: Woman survives live grenade in face

    09/29/2011 11:06:09 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 12 replies
    Mexican seafood vendor Karla Flores is being called the "Miracle Woman." Why? She survived having a live grenade lodged in her face. One day relatively recently in her home state of Sinaloa, the mother of three was peacefully plying her business on the street when she heard an explosion and was knocked to the ground, Gizmodo reports. Flores felt a burning sensation, saw blood after she touched her face, and then the next thing she remembered was waking up in the hospital, The Daily Mail reports. At first, Flores thought a rock hit her, and doctors couldn't figure out what...