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  • Dramatic moment cops pull a man from a truck moments before it exploded in a fire ball in New Jersey

    03/06/2020 5:40:52 AM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    DM ^ | 3/6/2020 | wynne
    This is the dramatic moment two New Jersey cops pulled a man from a truck moments before it exploded into a fire ball. Trooper Robert Tarleton was conducting an unrelated traffic stop on Monday afternoon on the northbound Interstate 287 in Bridgewater Township when he heard the truck hit a guardrail and become engulfed in flames. Tarleton drove to the scene of the crash, where State Police Lt. Edward Ryer, who was headed home from work, was trying to rescue the driver.
  • California inmate confesses to killing 2 child molesters, says he did it as a 'favor'

    02/23/2020 11:23:04 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 22 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | 2/21/20 | associated press
    CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41, confessed in the letter to the Bay Area News Group in Northern California that he clubbed both men in the head on Jan. 16 at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. Prisoner David Bobb, 48, died that day. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, died three days...
  • 'I figured I'd just do everybody a favor': CA inmate confesses killing 2 child molesters in letter to newspaper

    02/22/2020 6:18:44 AM PST · by Islander7 · 64 replies ^ | 2/21/2020 | AP
    A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday.
  • 'I Figured I'd Just Do Everybody a Favor': Prisoner Admits to Killing 2 Child Molesters Behind Bars

    02/21/2020 2:38:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 116 replies
    NBC2 ^ | Friday, February 21st 2020
    The attack came hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, WESH reported.A prison inmate in California admitted in a letter to beating two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars. Jonathan Watson, 41, wrote a letter to the Bay Area News Group in Northern California saying he had clubbed both men
  • Earl Granville running against Cartwright PA-8

    01/23/2020 5:11:23 AM PST · by finnsheep · 4 replies
    ABC Channel 16 WNEP ^ | Dec. 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Worthington
    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- An area veteran is tossing his hat into the political ring, announcing he is running for Congress. Staff Sgt. Earl Granville posted a video on his website Thursday morning explaining why he is running as a Republican for Congress in the 8th District against incumbent Democrat Matt Cartwright. The 8th Congressional District covers much of northeastern Pennsylvania. Granville joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in 2001 and went on to serve tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was severely injured in an attack in Afghanistan and lost his leg.
  • Jack Wilson, Texas Church Shooting Hero: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/30/2019 6:39:34 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 96 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/30/19 | Jessica McBride
    Jack Wilson, the security volunteer who quickly shot the Texas church shooter at West Freeway Church of Christ, stopping him and likely saving many lives, is a former reserve deputy sheriff who was the long-time owner of a firearms training academy. Wilson Is a Donald Trump Supporter Who Believes the Survival of the USA Will Be DeterOn his campaign website, Wilson shared a graphic from another man that reads in part, All members of the House &/or Senate that support illegal aliens over US Citizens are in violation of their Oath of Office and should therefore be REMOVED FROM OFFICE....
  • White House Honors Dog Hurt in Raid That Ended With Death of Islamic State Leader

    11/25/2019 12:07:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 86 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/25/2019
    President Donald Trump is honoring the U.S. military dog that participated in the operation that ended with the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump says: So this is Conan. Right now, probably the worlds most famous dog, as he introduced Conan to the news media at the White House Rose Garden on Monday. Trump says he gave Conan a medal and a plaque. Trump has wanted to honor the Belgian Malinois since the late October raid on al-Baghdadis compound in northwest Syria. Conan was slightly injured in the operation but has since recovered and returned to active...
  • Florida teen died protecting 5-year-old sister during home invasion

    10/01/2019 2:33:28 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 45 replies
    ABC 11 Eyewitness News ^ | 10-1-19 | ABC 11 Eyewitness News
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- A teenager is being hailed a hero after he died protecting his 5-year-old sister during a home invasion in Port Charlotte, Florida. Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummel said 15-year-old Khyler Edman was inside his home on Thursday afternoon when a man, identified as Ryan Cole, broke in, as WFTS reports. "The suspect broke into his residence, a violent encounter ensued where we believe the teenager was trying to protect the home and protect their younger sibling," Prummel said. Around the same time of the break-ins, police started receiving 911 calls about an injured man walking the...
  • Touching moment Donald Trump hugs wounded Afghanistan hero who sang God Bless America at tribute...

    10/01/2019 4:56:13 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies ^ | 9/30/19 | Emily Goodin
    ""Touching moment Donald Trump hugs wounded Afghanistan hero who sang God Bless America at tribute ceremony to outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff"" In a touching moment on Monday, Donald Trump embraced a wounded and wheel-chair bound veteran from Afghanistan who sang 'God Bless America' at a ceremony to honor the new incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The rare display of affection from the president came after U.S. Army Captain Luis Avila sang the patriotic hymn in a ceremony filled with a 21-gun salute, a fife and drum corp, military bands, and other pomp and...
  • He walked into a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven for a Big Gulp. He ended up shooting 2 robbers, killing 1.

    09/04/2019 7:49:09 AM PDT · by csvset · 53 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 29 August 2019 | Jane Harper
    It had already been a long and emotional day for the Virginia Beach man when he walked into a 7-Eleven store to buy a Big Gulp. Hed just been involved in a heated argument with his stepfather, and police had been called to the house. After talking to officers, it took him more than an hour to walk back to his conversion van, which was parked near his work. The vehicle wasnt working at the time, but hed been living in it for a few weeks. Once he got there, he realized his canteen was empty. I said, Well, it...
  • 15-Year-Old Boy Holding a Crucifix Blocks LGBT March in Poland

    08/12/2019 6:09:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/12/19 | Jules Gomes
    LGBT issues boil over in Poland ahead of October electionsPŁOCK, Poland ( - A 15-year-old Polish boy is being hailed as a Catholic "hero" after daring to block an LGBT pride march with a raised crucifix and Rosary in his hand. Jakub Baryła, who describes himself as "Catholic, traditionalist, conservative and patriotic" on Twitter, has become a social media sensation after standing in the path of a 1,000-strong LGBT equality march in the city of Płock on Saturday. Baryła, who is a councilor at Płock Youth Council, said that he decided to block the march with a crucifix after he...
  • Be the Rufus Tales of Everyday Heroism. (1)

    08/12/2019 2:33:37 AM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 8-12-2019 | editorial staff
    Life is about living and obtaining experiences. It really and actually is. If you are not out there living life to its fullest, making friends, helping others, and raising a little bit of Heck, then you are wasting your life. Here, we look at others who are making their life count. They are making a difference in the lives of those around them. They are contributing and participating in life. They are the heroes. When life SCREAMS out your name, will you answer? Will you answer the call, like these people did? Rufus was the name of the good Samaritan...
  • The last Mohawk code talker: Louis Levi Oakes dies at 94

    05/30/2019 10:51:57 AM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies
    CTV Canada ^ | 5/30/2019 | Jonathan Forani
    AKWESASNE, Que. -- A funeral will be held Saturday for the last of the Mohawk code talkers from the Second World War, Louis Levi Oakes, who died peacefully on Tuesday surrounded by family at age 94. Oakes was the last surviving member of a group that used the Mohawk language to help relay encrypted secure messages to Allied forces during the Second World War -- one of 33 native languages used by U.S. troops to share vital information. "Levi was one of Akwesasne's most respected elders and the remaining survivor of the World War II Mohawk Code Talkers," the Akwesasne...
  • Trump - Hero

    05/28/2019 1:07:52 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 56 replies
    F.R. ^ | 5/28/19 | Louis Foxwell
    Which president could have survived these attacks? All have had their intrigues and opposition, since Washington. All have had staunch enemies, especially in government. There have been a few who stood strong against the bureaucracy and the not so loyal opposition. The transfer of power is never peaceful. It is always accomplished with bloodshed, or at least with reputations destroyed. Trump is in the mold of our strongest presidents. He is fearless, meticulous, and ferocious. His enemies call him weak, careless, and pusillanimous. In two short years Trump has proven himself a man to be feared, respected, and honored for...
  • This Memorial Day, remember Ralph Johnson, who traded his life for your freedom

    05/26/2019 10:18:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | May 26, 2019 | Tara McClary Reeves
    Every year, the approach of Memorial Day is heralded by advertisements for weekend appliance sales, vehicle discounts, and mattress price drops. Many Americans celebrate it with backyard barbecues, family road trips, or by opening their swimming pools. For most, it has become little more than an unofficial signal of summers arrival. But for me, the last Monday of May is one of the most important dates on Americas calendar. A few years ago, I was traveling in Pennsylvania with my parents when we stopped to have breakfast at one of our favorite places, Cracker Barrel. When Daddy briefly excused himself...
  • Carl Mann to Be Buried at Arlington on D-Day Anniversary

    05/23/2019 10:30:49 PM PDT · by IncPen · 11 replies
    Link only, USA Today.
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    oregon-wr-lowe-stops-armed-student Great story! Need more stories like one when it comes to school shootings
  • Trump as Folk Hero

    05/18/2019 6:26:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    American ^ | May 18, 2019 | Gordon Wysong
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Friday that things named after President Thomas Jefferson should be renamed because thats the right thing to do. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who became the rising star of the 2020 Democratic primary, echoed the far-left calls to rename buildings or events that carry the names of prominent U.S. figures on the grounds that they were owners of slaves. The mayor was asked during "The Hugh Hewitt Show" on radio whether the name of the annual Indiana Democratic dinner, named the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, should be renamed as both presidents were holders of...
  • Jeep People Honor ... Jeep Fan Kendrick Castillo With 600 Jeep Procession

    05/15/2019 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 05/15/2019 | David Tracy
    FULL TITLE: Jeep People Honor School Shooting Victim and Fellow Jeep Fan Kendrick Castillo With 600 Jeep Procession Last week there was another school shooting in the U.S., this time at a charter school just south of Denver, Colorado called STEM School Highlands Ranch. Kendrick Castillo, whom many are hailing as a hero for his efforts in subduing the gunman, was murdered saving the lives of his fellow students. The Jeep community learned that Castillo was a Jeep fan, so on Wednesday, CBS Denver reports, that community has planned a special procession in Castillos honor. Take a look at the...
  • 'No greater love' Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

    05/11/2019 12:23:04 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 9, 2019 | Mary Rezac
    Kendrick Castillo and his father John, in their blue Knight of Columbus aprons serving at a pancake breakfast. Denver, Colo., / When Sara Haynes heard about the shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Tuesday, she prayed. A Catholic school teacher in Denver until just recently, she knew some of her former students were now high schoolers at STEM. When Haynes learned that Kendrick Castillo, a former student of hers, was the lone casualty in the May 7 shooting, she cried immediately. Then she reached out to the other students who had been in the same...