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  • Georgia Man Allegedly Hands Police Officer Beer Instead of Driver's License During Stop

    05/05/2014 1:36:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | May 5, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Damon Tobias Exum was arrested on eight charges, including DUI and reckless driving.A Georgia man is facing eight charges, including DUI and reckless driving, after he allegedly handed a police officer a beer instead of his driver's license during a traffic stop early Saturday morning. Dunwoody officer Alvin Rodriguez reportedly pulled Damon Tobias Exum over after the 37-year-old struck the cop’s vehicle on I-285 westbound. When Rodriguez approached Exum’s vehicle and asked for his driver’s license, the “heavily intoxicated” suspect handed him a beer, police spokesman Sgt. Fidel Espinoza told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Exum, who has been arrested for DUI...
  • ‘Stupidity ran deep’ during ‘stab-proof’ vest demonstration

    12/05/2013 11:03:03 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 81 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | December 3, 2013 | Ryan Cormier
    EDMONTON - A young Edmonton man who grievously wounded his friend while testing a supposedly “stab-proof” vest was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday. Court heard that Justin Harder, 18, was bragging to his friend Calvin Wesley Clackson, 21 about a “stab-proof” vest he’d just acquired as they hung out in an apartment suite at 106th Avenue and 116th Street, Crown prosecutor Mark Huyser-Wierenga told court. Harder was so confident in the vest that night in October 2012 that he believed it would deflect any attack with a knife. Harder eagerly invited his friend to stab him in the...
  • Shocking footage of Buffalo fan fall [NFL/ VIDEO]

    11/18/2013 2:48:23 PM PST · by Third Person · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | November 18th, 2013 | Staff
  • Man, son kicked from football game for son holding beer

    08/26/2013 7:20:44 PM PDT · by sdnet · 39 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-08-26 | Steve Adcock
    In an incredible story from the USA Today, a man and his son were kicked out of an Arizona Cardinals football game after the man asked his 15-year old son to hold his beer so he could retrieve his camera from his pocket. That is all it took for two undercover Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control officers to descend on those “criminals”. They threatened to arrest the man, but ended up throwing him and his son out of the game instead for the crime of asking his son to temporarily hold his beer. Officials for the Arizona Liquor...
  • Man electrocuted after shooting down power lines with rifle

    05/08/2013 10:10:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 99 replies
    DailyMail ^ | May 8, 2013 | Ashley B. Craig
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One Fayette County man is dead after he and an accomplice tried to steal copper wire by shooting down high-tension power lines with a rifle, authorities said. Fayette deputies and rangers from the National Parks Service found the man's body tangled up in downed lines Wednesday morning in the Beury Mountain Wildlife Management Area near Thurmond. The apparent cause of death was electrocution. The remote area where the body was discovered is near Babcock State Park. Emergency dispatchers sent officers to the area after a 911 call. The man's name has not been released, according to a...
  • Truck Stuck in Tree Near Portland a Mystery to Investigators

    04/28/2013 8:58:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    King5 ^ | April 28, 2013 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Crews found a pickup truck stuck in a tree almost ten feet off the ground Sunday morning near Sherwood. Firefighters used thermal imaging to scan the truck at Highway 99 and Middleton Road and found it was empty. The details of how the truck got into the tree are a mystery to investigators. They were first alerted to the tree at 7:30 a.m. and called area hospitals, but no trauma patients came in overnight. PGE was at the scene due to safety concerns over power lines near the tree.
  • Just tasting beer may make you want to drink more

    04/17/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT · by Sender · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    <p>I hope that not too many millions of dollars were spent to reach this conclusion.</p>
  • Woman receives marriage proposals after attractive police mugshot is posted on Reddit

    04/07/2013 8:37:34 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 86 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 6 Apr 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    Most people don’t look their best when having their photo taken after being arrested – but Meagan Simmons has won admirers who’ve even gone so far as to propose to her from her police mugshot alone. When Ms Simmons was detained for driving under the influence she could never have imagined a photo of her would go viral and, as a result, she would receive dozens of marriage proposals. But that’s what’s happened to the separated mother-of-four from Florida, USA, when a police picture from 2010 ended up online. One man from Ireland wrote on Reddit: ‘What’s up with that...
  • Cops hunt for gun lost by Plymouth captain in courthouse bathroom

    01/29/2013 7:53:40 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 48 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Laurel Sweet
    Plymouth, state and Wareham police are continuing their search this morning for a veteran cop’s loaded service revolver that went missing from a courthouse bathroom yesterday after Plymouth Police Capt. John Rogers Jr. inadvertently left it behind during a rest stop. Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said the investigation includes a review of defendants who had cases before Wareham District Court yesterday, where Rogers, a 26-year veteran and head of his department’s operations division, went to testify.
  • Man seriously hurt using exploding target to build a fire

    12/31/2012 10:07:18 AM PST · by matt1234 · 42 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | December 29, 2012 | unknown
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho -- Two people were hurt after trying to start a fire using exploding target material Friday afternoon. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said the men had spent the day in an area commonly referred to as the Hayden Creek shooting pit, when they decided to start a fire using some of their leftover exploding material as an accelerant. When one of them came close to the fire with the materials in a bag, the materials exploded, severally injuring the man’s hand. Another man suffered lower body injuries. Deputies said the men drove themselves to a convenience store...
  • Man, 20, dies after eating 28 raw eggs in a row for a bet

    12/27/2012 5:49:51 PM PST · by haffast · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 14:56 EST, 27 December 2012 | Sara Malm
    <p>A Tunisian man died after eating 28 raw eggs in one go for a bet.</p> <p>Dhaou Fatnassi, 20, allegedly wagered a friend he could eat 30 raw eggs in a row, for which he would receive an undisclosed sum.</p> <p>Mr Fatnassi, from Kairouan in north-east Tunisia, managed 28 eggs before he collapsed with severe stomach pains.</p>
  • Oktoberfest party goers glug 6.9 million litres of beer

    10/08/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 30 replies
    Times Live ^ | 10-8-2012 | Sapa-dpa
    Organizers said 6,9 million litres of beer were consumed at the 179th Oktoberfest, as the biggest folk festival in the world came to end in Munich on Sunday. The annual German beer festival that opened on September 22 drew 6,4 million visitors from around the world, down from the record 6,9 million who drank 7,5 million litres of beer in 2011. The local Red Cross reported that more than 800 people drank themselves into state of unconsciousness over the course of the festival. A police spokesman the department responded to 2000 and had been strained to its “limit and beyond”...
  • Report: “Sea Hag” Kills Man Over A Beer

    08/04/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/30/12
    CONCH KEY (CBSMiami) – A lower Florida Keys woman known as ‘the sea hag’ reportedly shot a man to death Sunday night because he refused to giver her a beer. Carolyn Dukeshire, 62, has been charged with first degree murder... According to a witness, Dukeshire shot Mazur five times in the abdomen, back and arm after he refused to give her a beer
  • UPDATED: Man's Head Set Ablaze At Augusta Bar (was done intentionally; OF COURSE there's video)

    07/24/2012 4:29:59 AM PDT · by Stoat · 33 replies
    WJBF.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | JILLIAN BENFIELD , RANDY KEY
      Credit: WJBF Staff A man is critical condition, after Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies say he allowed his friends to set his head on fire.   ***UPDATED at 5:46 P.M. on Monday, July 23rd*** A Thomson man was in critical condition after Richmond County Investigators say he purposefully had his head set on fire. The incident was originally reported that the man got into a fight with several others at Allie Katz Bar off Washington Road, and then those men set him on fire to retalliate...but investigators say that wasn't the case. William Bonner, 36, is getting himself ready...to...
  • Man Killed While Trimming Palm Tree In Glendora

    06/10/2012 6:51:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CBS) ^ | June 9, 2012 7:52 PM
    A man was killed Saturday while trimming a palm tree in Glendora, authorities said. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to a 4:47 p.m. report of a distressed tree-trimmer on West Bennet Avenue near Grand Avenue, county fire department spokesman Mark Savage said. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency crews were forced to use infrared technology to locate the man in the dense leaves and branches of the tree, Savage said. “He was calling out for help and someone called us,” Savage said. “When we got to the scene he was not visible and was hidden in all the...
  • South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife

    05/06/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | The Associated Press
    South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby (Violet D'Mello poses with a cheetah while being photographed by her husband Archibald during a visit to Kragga Kamma game reserve near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.) JOHANNESBURG — The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby. The Port Elizabeth Herald reported Friday that Violet D'Mello of Aberdeen, Scotland, was attacked by cheetahs on...
  • Ever Been That Drunk?

    02/04/2012 4:42:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 134 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Feb 2, 2012 | CARRIE ANN CHERRY
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A college student claims he was injured when a fraternity member in a "drunken stupor" decided "that it would be a good idea to shoot bottle rockets out of his a***," and did so, "but instead of launching, the bottle rocket blew up in the defendant's rectum, and this startled the plaintiff and caused him to jump back," and fall off the fraternity's deck. Louis Helmburg III sued The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Inc., of Huntington, West Virginia, and Travis Hughes, a fraternity member, in Cabell County Court. Helmburg claims - in a statement it would be...
  • Scientists plan $1.5bn laser strong enough 'to tear the fabric of space'

    10/30/2011 6:38:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 30, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A laser powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space could be built in Britain. The major scientific project will follow in the footsteps of the Large Hadron Collider and will answer questions about the universe. The laser will be capable of producing a beam of light so intense that it will be similar to the light the earth receives from the sun but focused on a speck smaller than a pin prick. Scientists say it will be so powerful they will be able to boil the very fabric of space and create a vacuum. A vacuum fizzles with...
  • Police: Soldier wounded playing Russian roulette

    10/17/2011 8:07:28 PM PDT · by posterchild · 16 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Mon Oct 17, 2011
    MANHATTAN, Kan. | Police in Riley County say a soldier from Fort Riley was shot and wounded during a game of Russian roulette. The incident happened Saturday night at a Manhattan apartment. Police say several people were playing with a .38-caliber revolver when the 19-year-old soldier shot himself in the upper arm. The soldier was taken to a hospital and is recovering.
  • Obama Raises a Glass With Unemployed Construction Workers in Florida, Toasts ‘to more jobs’

    10/11/2011 8:52:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    AP via The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama has joined four unemployed construction workers in Florida for a round of beers on a day his jobs bill met defeat on Capitol Hill. Obama met with the group at Harp and Celt Restaurant & Irish Pub in downtown Orlando. He solicited opinions on the jobs situation and said he was trying to figure out how to get the construction trades back to work.
  • Deadly honor? Macho guys more likely to get killed

    08/15/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 15, 2011 | Brian Alexander
    People do stupid things all the time and they do them in all geographic regions, but as any regular viewer of Comedy Central’s "Tosh 2.0" can tell you, there does seem to be an uncanny correlation between certain regions of the country and the kind of risk-taking behavior that could get you seriously hurt or even killed. That’s the premise of a new study out today in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. The three authors, all from the University of Oklahoma, found that states with a “culture of honor” –- in the South, and the West, mainly --...
  • Man entombed for 27 years in chimney to get funeral

    08/12/2011 3:43:34 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 65 replies
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 8-12-11
    ABBEVILLE, La. — The narrow, brick chimney of a Louisiana bank became his tomb for 27 years and now Joseph Schexnider will be laid to rest Sunday in a proper grave with a proper farewell by his family. Still, his brother Robert wonders, how did he wind up in that chimney? Didn't anyone hear any cries for help? Was it a robbery attempt gone awry, an accident or something more sinister?... [snip] "Everybody has an opinion," said Lt. David Hardy, chief of investigations for the Abbeville Police Department. "But no one has evidence to say one way or another." If...
  • Fan almost falls from Chase Field stands at Home Run Derby (a few photos)

    07/12/2011 9:08:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 12, 2011 | David Brown
    After what happened at the Home Run Derby on Monday night, we as a baseball-loving nation need to run a check on our priorities. Wherever "catching a baseball" ranks — and it's high, apparently — it ought to be made less important. Keith Carmickle — the man pictured above hanging on by his right arm, with his baseball glove dangling from his left hand — almost fell about 20 feet to a pool deck below at Chase Field after he chased a home run hit to center by Prince Fielder(notes).
  • Video if Rednecks Shooting Skeet

    07/08/2011 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 16 replies
    Gate ^ | 7/8/11
    Check out this video of a bunch of guys shooting skeet from a boat. The targets are real men flying through the air. There is also a video right below it by Jeff Foxworthy & Alan Jackson called "Redneck Games". The skeet shooting video is one I am convinced you will want to share with your friends. Redneck Skeet Shooting
  • Veteran police officer fired after hurling tear gas grenade at amputees during Texas cook-off'

    07/04/2011 9:32:06 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 106 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/11 | Fiona Roberts
    A police officer has been fired after allegedly losing his temper at a cook-off and throwing a tear gas grenade at a rival team - many of whom were military amputees. Mike Hamby, 52, could face criminal charges for the drunken attack, which happened at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off in Texas. Several members of the team were left vomiting and with burning eyes after Hamby, an officer with 30 years service, allegedly flung a military-style 'clear-out' grenade into their tent. Hamby, who was off-duty, had been drinking before the incident in February, according to police...
  • Police: Driver says he 'hit something' but didn't notice body in passenger seat .

    06/28/2011 11:12:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 35 replies
    KENS TV ^ | 06/28/2011 | KHOU.com staff
    HOUSTON – Charges are pending against a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian on a southeast Houston freeway early Tuesday, then fled the scene with the victim’s body still lodged in the car, according to Houston police. HPD said a 32-year-old man pulled his Ford Explorer into the emergency lane on the left side of the Gulf Freeway southbound near Fuqua after it broke down around 12:30 a.m. He was running back and forth across the lanes of the freeway when James John Onak, 49, struck him with his black Mazda 626. The impact was so hard, the victim...
  • Woman charged, police seek man in 'booty call ninja' attack

    06/19/2011 9:28:28 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies
    WLS AM ^ | 06/18/12
    Call it the case of the “Booty Call Ninjas.” A Joliet man told police he was attacked by two people weilding nunchuks and throwing stars after he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual rendezvous with his ex-girlfriend. The 44-year-old man called police after getting jumped around 1:15 a.m. in the alley off the 300 block of Youngs Avenue. He said he had called his ex-girlfriend and asked her to come over for sex, and she agreed. A short time later, Katherine M. Casarez, 29, texted the victim that she was in a nearby alley, police said....
  • Man going to bathroom falls down embankment

    05/30/2011 11:44:31 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 48 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | May 30, 2011 | unknown
    SEATTLE – A man who was apparently relieving himself fell 30 feet down an embankment Sunday night and spent 12 hours there before being rescued. It happened along Monster Road near Martin Luther King Jr. Way near Skyway, according to King County Fire and Rescue. A passing car apparently startled the man as he was going to the bathroom, sending him down the hill. Firefighters rescued him at 6 a.m. Monday. His injuries were not considered serious.
  • Driver cited with DUI after driving off an unfinished bridge (Must see pics)

    05/19/2011 1:16:03 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 25 replies
    Canton Daily Ledger ^ | May 9, 2011
    At approximately 6:52 p.m. on May 7, Fulton County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a truck that had driven onto the unfinished bridge across the Spoon River, at Ellisville. The truck had been traveling west bound on County Highway 17 prior to the crash. Preliminary investigations showed that the truck had struck a parked motorcycle that was sitting on the outside of the barricade line. The truck then pushed the motorcycle through one of the 8 ft barricades and travelled approximately 50 ft. before becoming airborne for approximately 10 ft. The truck then landed on a single steel "I" beam...
  • Cops: Man died from ‘party game’ gone wrong

    01/08/2011 6:10:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 8, 2011 | Brian Stanley
    Two people are facing criminal charges after a “party game” gone wrong ended in a man’s death. Authorities said Jimmy Mounts, 27, of Romeoville, was at a garage party in the 2000 block of Waterford in Crest Hill Sept. 25 when he starting offering other guests $5 if they could take a punch from 21-year-old Tiffany Startz, of Joliet. John A. Powell, 25, who was 5-foot-8 and weighed 140 pounds, took Mounts’ wager and stood before the 5-foot-5, 142-pound Startz, police said. Witnesses told police Startz swung and hit Powell once in the face. He collected his money from Mounts...
  • Muscle Car Driven Onto George W. Bush's Property

    12/22/2010 8:56:37 PM PST · by mylife · 36 replies · 3+ views
    CBS ^ | 12/22/10 | KTVT
    A suspect was detained Wednesday night outside of former President George W. Bush’s Preston Hollow home. At about 7:45 p.m., at least 13 Dallas Police Department squad cars were on scene for what was originally listed as an “executive threat.” Secret Service officials soon confirmed that Bush was never in harm’s way. Officials said the suspect was driving erratically on Bush’s street and appeared to have accidentally driven onto the former president’s property. The suspect was then detained. A flat bed truck arrived at the scene to take the suspect’s car. An ambulance was also called, but left the neighborhood...
  • Police: Soddy man tried to burn house down; Mom refused beer run

    12/03/2010 4:20:29 PM PST · by Shermy · 46 replies
    WRCB Chattanooga Tennessee ^ | December 2, 2010
    SODDY-DAISY, HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) – Police say a Soddy-Daisy man tried to burn down the house because his mom wouldn't take him on a beer run. Edward Cothran is charged with aggravated arson. His mother says her son had been drinking all day Sunday, and asked her to take him to the store for more beer. She wouldn't, and says he knocked over a propane heater, catching the carpet on fire. She eventually took Cothran to the store, but decided to call police when she got home. Cothran told police the heater fell over on its own.
  • Graffiti tagger who urinated on transformer gets shock of his life

    11/10/2010 2:44:17 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Courier-Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 10th November 2010 | Josh Robertson
    A GRAFFITI vandal who cheated death while tagging a railway power substation caused thousands of dollars damage and shut down the Gold Coast train line for a day. But a potentially lethal shock of up to 22,000 volts has left the man, 22, with injuries so severe that police are in no rush to press charges. He remains at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with third-degree burns to 40 per cent of his body after a midnight mission to ``bomb'' Coomera station last month went catastrophically wrong.
  • A very barred girl - banned from buying or drinking booze ANYWHERE in the country (UK)

    11/04/2010 7:45:40 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies
    The Sun ^ | 16 Apr 2010 | ANDREW PARKER
    LOUT Laura Hall is the first person to be banned from buying or drinking booze ANYWHERE in the country. Magistrates slapped the Drinking Banning Order (DBO) on Hall after she was involved in a run of alcohol-related public order offences. Cops argued strict measures were needed to deal with the 20-year-old's drunken behaviour. The DBO means Hall is not allowed in any pub, club, off-licence or bar in England and Wales for the next two years. She is also banned from buying booze - or having alcohol in an unsealed container or drinking in any public place. And she must...
  • Woman who stripped outside bar to give birth not pregnant (WI)

    10/19/2010 2:04:08 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies
    Sheboygan Press ^ | 10-19-10 | staff
    According to the complaint: Brumley was on her back on the sidewalk — naked from the waist down — when police arrived about 2:30 a.m. Monday, the complaint said. She was outside Rehab Bar & Grill, 1450 S. Eighth St., with a bouncer who said she had suddenly ripped off her pants and underwear.
  • No one hurt after stunt gone bad at NASCAR race

    10/17/2010 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    AP via News Record ^ | 10/16/10 | AP
    CONCORD (AP) — A father and son have escaped injury after a pre-race stunt gone bad caused a fiery wreck on the frontstretch at Charlotte Motor Speedway. About two hours before Saturday's Sprint Cup race, the daredevil known as Spanky Spangler was driving around the track in a beat-up recreational vehicle with 'Hold my beer. Watch this' spray-painted on one side. He was chased by a police cruiser driven by his son, Bryan Spangler. There were a series of planned explosions just as the cars approached a jump. But the bottom of the RV caught fire and landed nose-first on...
  • Kurt Albert, who died on September 27 aged 56, invented the “redpoint” or free style of climbing

    10/06/2010 10:32:52 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 03 Oct 2010 | no byline
    He developed the idea in the early 1970s on expeditions to the Franconian Jura mountains, when he would paint a red “x” on each piton he could avoid using for a foot- or handhold. Once he was able to complete a route avoiding all of them, he would paint a red dot at the base of the climb so that others could have a go. Albert’s “redpoints” sparked the development of the sport climbing movement and the term “redpoint” is used as a measure of performance.... A turning point in his life came in 1973 during a trip to the...
  • Rocky Hill woman torches car in failed attempt to toss cigarette out window

    09/01/2010 8:47:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies
    nj ^ | August 31, 2010 | Tom Haydon
    SOUTH BRUNSWICK NJ — A driver tried to throw her cigarette out of her car window, but the still-burning tobacco fell inside the vehicle, setting it on fire, police said. At 9 a.m. Monday, police responded to a 911 call of a car burning on Bard Drive North and found a 1998 Honda Civic fully engulfed in flames. The 19-year-old driver, from nearby Rocky Hill, told police she had been smoking a cigarette moments before the fire and tried throw it out the window. Moments later, she realized she missed when she felt heat on her back and saw the...
  • Pig Pit Goes Boom

    08/19/2010 12:34:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 | Jeffrey Dey
    At about 10:30 p.m. on August 14, the police and fire departments were called to a residence on Noble Street in Casa de Oro after neighbors heard a loud explosion. There was plenty excitement among the ten or twelve partygoers when firefighters arrived on the scene, but it was quickly determined that there was no fire or injuries. When questioned, the owner of the house explained that he had been planning a Polynesian-style luau for some time and that he had dug a large fire pit in the backyard to roast the 280-pound pig he had purchased for the occasion....
  • Amish teen arrested after buggy chase

    07/19/2010 10:25:50 AM PDT · by Justaham · 55 replies · 1+ views
    wivb.com ^ | 7-19-10 | Kellie Mazur
    After an investigation performed by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, 17 year old Amish boy, Levi Detweiler, was arrested on counts of underage possession of alcohol, overdriving an animal, reckless endangerment and failure to stop at a stop sign. The investigation found that Detweiler ran through a stop sign in the presence of Sheriff Deputies, an attempt was made to stop the buggy by Deputies and the suspect refused to stop. The chase ensued for approximately 3/4 of a mile when the suspect attempted an unsafe turn in a driveway and crashed the horse and buggy. The victim then exited...
  • Are young people really getting high from 'eye shots'?

    07/15/2010 6:43:05 AM PDT · by big black dog · 47 replies
    A New York news channel reported a strange trend last month, even quoting a Weehawken man. The trend: Pouring alcohol into one's eyes. It may hurt at first, but then it can cause a high, they say. The report says: The people who do this, mostly college students judging by the videos, call it "vodka eyeballing." They said the pain gives way to an instant high and then a deeper state of drunkenness. "I know people who would do that," said Zach Darr of Weehawken. "They're young and stupid." Some who have tried it report an instantly deeper state of...
  • Homemade cannon backfired on Independence Day celebration

    07/07/2010 7:57:09 AM PDT · by r9etb · 29 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 6 July 2010 | Jakob Rodgers
    The device that exploded and seriously injured a man Sunday night had malfunctioned once before, though with far less traumatic results, a friend of the victim said Tuesday. Steven Hager was taken to a Colorado Springs hospital about 8:30 p.m. Sunday after an explosion sent a piece of metal through his torso. Roland Potter, who allowed Hager to live in an RV in his backyard, described the man as someone who enjoys tinkering — a hobby that ultimately led him to create the device that exploded Sunday. “It was a toy; it wasn’t designed to hurt anybody or anything,” Potter...
  • Police: NY man blows off arm with party fireworks

    07/03/2010 6:08:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies · 1+ views
    ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. — Police say a man lighting fireworks has blown off his arm at a party on New York's Long Island. Suffolk County police say the 36-year-old man's friends and relatives retrieved his severed left arm and packed it into a cooler after the blast Saturday. Police say doctors at a hospital are trying to reattach the limb.
  • Colo. man went on solo mission to kill bin Laden

    06/15/2010 1:49:53 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 767+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2010 | DAN ELLIOTT and CHRIS BRUMMITT
    An American man has been detained in the mountains of Pakistan after local authorities found him carrying a sword, pistol and night-vision goggles on a Rambo-style solo mission to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden. Friends and family say construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner is a devout, good-humored Christian who often talked about building a porch or framing a house — not taking down the world's most-wanted terrorist. They had few clues to explain his 7,300-mile journey. "I'm like, 'What? They got him where?'" said Daren Paredes, a friend who met Faulkner in the northern Colorado town of Greeley....
  • Thieves caught on camera to steal camera Thieves caught on camera trying to steal camera

    06/08/2010 6:02:37 AM PDT · by runningbear · 19 replies · 46+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 7, 2010 | Merrill Balassone
    "Picture this: A hammer-wielding man pries a security camera from the side of a Modesto law office. It takes him a couple of minutes. And all the while, the camera is rolling, perfectly capturing his grimacing face as he works."
  • In the African Beer Brewing Pot Ferments an Occasional Crisis

    04/23/2010 12:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 392+ views
    Daily Nation ^ | Thursday, April 22 2010
    African societies have proverbs for every situation, drinking included. “He who is drunk from palm wine can sober up, he who is drunk from wealth cannot,” say Nigerians. Such proverbs and wise sayings on alcohol were invariably about men, since in most traditional settings, drinking was primarily an indulgence of the adult male. African drinks most of them illicit, come with quirky, drunken names. While Kenya has chang’aa or “kill-me-quick,” Botswana takes the gold in naming its backyard brews. It has Tho-tho-tho, (the dizzy spell), a lala fa (you sleep right here), laela mmago (say goodbye to your mother) chechisa...
  • Woman jailed over cheeseball murder

    04/22/2010 9:48:40 AM PDT · by Sax · 25 replies · 741+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/22/10 | Rob Taylor
    (Reuters) - An Australian woman who ran down and killed a man who threw cheese-flavored snacks at her car was jailed Thursday for 25 years. "She clearly wanted to teach the young men a lesson," the Australian Associated Press quoted judge Howie as saying as he sentenced Ward to jail for a minimum 18 years. The jury was told Ward, 39, had drunk two bottles of wine and used cannabis, amphetamine drugs and anti-depressants before getting into her car in Sydney's northern suburbs on June 7, 2008. She decided impulsively to use the vehicle as a weapon after Westlake threw...
  • Drunk Marathon Man Caught Swiping Sand: Cops

    04/19/2010 12:16:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 1,074+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | 4/19/10 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Sand thief trapped when truck gets stuckLife's a beach for the South Florida man who police said tried to steal a truckload of sand at Coco Plum Beach in Marathon. Brian Splain, 46, was arrested around 9 p.m. Sunday after Monroe County Sheriff's deputies found his Ford F-150 truck stuck on the shore and loaded down with sand, according to a police report. Officers found a large hole nearby where the sand had evidently been dug out, the report said. Splain told the officers he needed the sand for some sort of job he was doing, and that he went...
  • Mich. police: Drunken driver's 911 on herself

    03/29/2010 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies · 541+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 03/29/2010
    <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police in Michigan have released a copy of a 911 call where a suspected drunken driver chats with an emergency dispatcher for about 20 minutes before she is pulled over and arrested.</p>
  • Home damaged by fire caused by owner using blowtorch to melt ice

    02/19/2010 7:38:29 AM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies · 524+ views
    WAVE News ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Connie Leonard
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Buechel homeowner's attempt to melt icicles with a blowtorch caused a fire that heavily damaged the house Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the home in the 2200 block of Fairland just before 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. When they arrived, they found smoke pouring from the roof of the home. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but not before the roof and attic, as well as a new edition to the home, were heavily damaged. The homeowner told fire officials he was worried family members might be injured by icicles hanging from the roof of his...