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  • PA:Why People Carry a Gun When Answering the Door

    08/08/2014 3:08:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Numerous people have criticized homeowners  for having a gun in their hand or on their person when answering a door.   I have always maintained that it is only prudent to do so.   Home security systems can be very useful, of course.   A standoff barrier, such as my old friend, Tex Ferguson, the highly decorated combat vet and intelligence operative used, works very well, as do surveillance cameras.  Not everyone has such a system in place, or working, all the time.   In any case, surveillance and standoff systems work best when backed up by armed force.  I have reported numerous...
  • MO: Dog shot during home invasion

    08/06/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am surprised more dogs are not shot during home invasions.   Maybe home invaders tend to invade homes without dogs.   The reporting is tantalizingly vauge in this article from ksd.com: NewsChannel 5 has learned the intruder forced his way inside four-unit building and made his way up some stairs. The resident of the home fired five to seven shots. The suspect ran from the scene. The victim says he thinks he might recognize the suspect's voice but isn't certain. (snip)  The victim was not injured. Authorities say a dog was shot and injured by the crossfire and ran away...
  • Going Home

    07/24/2014 4:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- "Goin' Home." It keeps going around and around in my head as we drive around my old home town -- the slow, sweet musical theme Dvorak used for the largo in his New World symphony. By writing lyrics for it, a gifted pupil of his turned it into a kind of modern Negro spiritual, putting into words the plaintive, elegiac spirit of the music -- and the longing felt by anyone homesick for an irretrievable past: Goin' home, goin' home, I'm a-goin' home; Quiet-like, some still day, I'm jes' goin' home. It's not far, jes' close...
  • CA: Intruder Ignores Warning Shots, Is Shot by Homeowner

    07/21/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this strange incident, little is said about why the intruder tried to force his way into the shooters home.   All that we know is that the homeowner drove into his garage, and the intruder drove a car behind the homeowner to prevent the garage door from closing.  A verbal altercation followed, then warning shots were fired, then the  intruder was shot. The authorities are investigating the incident, which they say stems from the rather ambiguous term "road rage". From the marinscope.com: The homeowner, a 71-year-old man, drove into his garage, and the other man tried to drive in behind...
  • Vet Could Lose Home For Displaying Small US Flag In Front Yard

    06/27/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A veteran could lose his home because of a small American flag he has placed in a flower pot in front of his home.
  • Enough is enough: Bring them home, period.

    06/17/2014 10:46:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 50 replies
    I want to the start in a different place. The media keeps saying we are a nation that is being torn apart at the seams. In some ways, I agree with them, only because we are not looking for the things that bring us together. The left and right, we can’t agree on anything, right? The only place we can find common ground is in the hatred of one another. That’s the narrative that everybody is giving you. Unfortunately, there is some truth to that, unless we decide to look for more. We have been greatly divided. When the President...
  • Of Course No-One is Buying: Average Cost of New Home is 6x Median Income

    06/13/2014 7:10:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/12/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A couple of recent reports will help put the bifurcated US home "recovery" in perspective. Priced Out First, please consider Many Seek New Homes Near Cities but are Priced Out The average price of a newly built home nationwide has reached $320,100 — a 20.5 percent jump since 2012 began. That puts a typical new home out of reach for two-thirds of Americans, according to government data. Yet many builders have made a calculated bet: Better to sell fewer new homes at higher prices than build more and charge less. Their calculation is partly a consequence of the growing...
  • Florida flag house: Bradenton home painted with giant American flag in defiance of city

    06/05/2014 9:21:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | 6/5/14 | John Rogers
    A Bradenton family says they've been hounded by code enforcement, and they've had enough.... Brent Greer and his wife are doing a little redecorating. The new paint job is unmistakable - the front of the home is a massive flag. Brent Greer hopes it sends a message. He said, "I painted it to remind the city and all that live here that this is America. This is a free country. This is my home. This is not a shrine to Riverview Boulevard."
  • Work From your Home Opportunities

    05/14/2014 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    Today | Me
    Has anyone ever tried those work from home opportunities that was being hawked on Hannity radio program?
  • Suspected Burglars Killed by Home’s Occupants (they broke in to survive)

    05/05/2014 12:23:39 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | 5/5/2014 | Fox 40
    Two teenage boys were killed after attempting to burglarize a home along Arcade Boulevard. Sacramento Police responded to a burglary just after midnight on Sunday morning. When they arrived, they found two suspects had been shot and killed by the occupants. Neighbors said the owner is an elderly woman, who has been a victim of several burglaries since her husband passed away. “This Easter, she was robbed, and so she had replaced her deadbolt locks with double locking deadbolts and they still got in after that,” friend and neighbor, Celeste Gawehn said. Gawehn said her the woman asked a family...
  • Don’t be fooled into mortgaging your home to buy stocks

    04/01/2014 7:22:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 04/01/2014 | Martin Pelletier
    Investors seem to have completely forgotten about the concept of risk thanks to a prolonged period of ultra-low interest and stock markets setting new highs. In particular, such an environment has a tendency to bring out the worst pieces of investment advice, such as taking out a mortgage to buy stocks. One would think warning signs would flash when non-investment professionals such as mortgage brokers offer this type of advice. Therefore, while this may ruffle a few feathers in the industry, let’s tackle this recommendation head-on and hopefully show why it is a terrible strategy. To begin, let’s divide your...
  • Intruder shot by person inside a North Port home

    03/04/2014 3:56:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    myfoxtampabay.com ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Staff
    NORTH PORT (FOX 13) - A man who broke into a home in North Port was shot to death by someone inside the home. It happened just after midnight Saturday on Deming Avenue. Police say the intruder managed to get inside the home and that's when he was shot by one of the occupants.
  • DHS allows German home- schooling family to stay in US

    03/04/2014 3:49:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/4/14 | fox news
    WASHINGTON – A German home-schooling family facing deportation following the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear their appeal is being allowed to stay in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security has granted the family “indefinite deferred status,” their attorney confirmed to Fox News. That means the Romeike family, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs, can stay in the United States without the threat of being forced return to their home country, the family’s legal team told Fox News. The family moved to Morristown, Tenn., in...
  • GA:Woman finds two teens in her home, grabs her gun

    02/14/2014 5:50:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Alexis Stevens
    When a DeKalb County woman returned home early Tuesday to find two teenagers in her home, she knew she needed to protect herself. She grabbed her gun. The woman, who asked not to be identified, told Channel 2 Action News she walked into her Tucker home as one teen ran out the back door and the other tackled her to the ground.
  • Florida Woman Furious After SWAT Team Orders Her Out of Her Own Home During Standoff With Neighbor

    02/05/2014 1:28:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/5/2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    A Jacksonville homeowner thought she may have been robbed Sunday, but realized instead her home had been altered by a SWAT team. Deborah Franz was told to leave her home by police during a standoff with her neighbor over the weekend. According to WTEV-TV, Franz overheard loud fighting next door, and then saw SWAT team members swarm the street. “The cop goes ‘You all need to leave, you can’t be in your house,’” Franz told the station.
  • Alleged intruder shot in face during home invasion

    02/02/2014 1:23:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    foxsanantonio.com ^ | 27 January, 2014 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO -- One person is in critical condition after a home invasion on the west side. Police say four people tried to break into the home on Merida last night. One of the suspects was shot in the face after the homeowner fired a shotgun. The homeowner told police he was watching television when the men showed up at his door. They were banging on the door, yelling at him to come out.
  • Clearlake man reportedly shoots home intruder

    01/23/2014 4:28:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    record-bee.com ^ | 22 January, 2014 | Staff
    CLEARLAKE -- A man reportedly shot an intruder at his home on West 40th Avenue Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities. At about 1:08 p.m., Clearlake Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a report of a shooting that had just occurred in the 4600 block of West 40th Avenue, Sgt. Rodd Joseph stated. The caller, identified as Christopher Charles, reported that he just shot an intruder in his home. When officers arrived at the home, Charles was found on scene; however, the intruder, whose name is being withheld because of medical reasons, had allegedly already taken off on foot, Joseph stated....
  • AZ:Police ID man killed during home invasion

    01/21/2014 7:55:35 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    kpho.com ^ | 17 January, 2014 | Jose Miguel
    A 77-year-old man who was in the home shot at the suspect with a shotgun about 3:19 a.m., said Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department. The man told police his house had been burglarized the day before, Thompson said. The intruder, William Thomas Mackey, 30, died at the scene, Thompson said. A pickup truck he drove was found in front of the residence, but Thompson said it was not clear if Mackey was involved in the burglary the day before. "I heard some commotion with all the dogs barking," said a woman identified only as Sandi. She said...
  • Palm Bay homeowner shoots, kills 2 men, police say

    12/04/2013 3:55:37 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 9 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | Daniel Dahm
    A Palm Bay homeowner says he shot and killed two men in self-defense during an altercation inside his house, according to police. Dispatchers received a 911 call around 1 a.m. from someone at a home on Thuringer Street NW. The caller said shots had been fired, and officers found two men dead inside the home. According to Palm Bay police, two men who had a mutual friend with the homeowner were loitering
  • Long Way Home

    11/29/2013 3:00:45 AM PST · by Dysart · 22 replies
    Oxford American ^ | 11-25-13 | Rosanne Cash
    I was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Memphis on a muggy evening just before eight p.m. in late May 1955. Two months later, my father’s very first single, “Hey Porter,” backed with “Cry, Cry, Cry,” was released on Sun Records, a small record label and recording studio at 706 Union Avenue in downtown Memphis. Sun was owned by Sam Phillips, a young music entrepreneur, recording engineer, and record producer. The building still stands, essentially as it was in the early 1950s when my dad, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins created their first recordings. Now it is...
  • A meal almost like home celebrates the holiday on the fort

    11/28/2013 5:19:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Mark Levy • Herald/Review Private Zachary Wilson, with Bravo Company, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, enjoys a Thanksgiving meal at the Thunderbird Dining Facility Wednesday on Fort Huachuca. Wilson is spending his first Thanksgiving away from his family. The 20-year-old soldier from St. Louis, Mo., was eating his Thanksgiving meal Wednesday — actually a pre-holiday feast — at the Thunderbird Dining Facility. Turkey and dressing, along with ham, cole slaw, another salad and banana pudding was the spread he choose for his meal, which he declared to be “pretty good.”But like many young GIs, no Thanksgiving or Christmas meal will be “like mom’s,” he said.Assigned to...
  • Man Entering Homes & Changing Locks Claiming Legal Ownership (video)

    11/27/2013 6:30:35 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 47 replies
    http://thelibertarianrepublic.com ^ | Nov 26, 2013 | Austin Petersen
    BUTLER COUNTY, OH - A Ohio family is out in the cold after coming home from caring for a sick family member they found that the locks on their house had changed and all their property missing. Robert Carr has been going around filing “quiet title” documents after learning about people that are abandoning their homes. Carr has been doing this to over a dozen homes, even filing seven cases in one day. Carr sends teams of people out to locate homes that are empty at the time and then has them go in and change the locks. “I have...
  • AR:Sebastian County Woman To Intruders: “I’ll Blow Your Head Off”

    11/24/2013 6:54:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    5newsonline.com ^ | 22 November, 2013 | Katie Kormann, Shain Bergan and Aubry Killion
    An elderly Midland woman was injured Thursday night (Nov. 21) after fighting off a pair of home invaders, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Two men wearing ski masks, black gloves and camouflage clothing entered the woman’s home on Drake Loop near Highway 253 looking for prescription medication, according Sgt. Steve Cox. Authorities said the door to home was not locked. The 70-year-old woman fought the men, at one point throwing a chair at one of the invaders, Cox said. One of the suspects struggled with the woman down the hallway while the other one went straight to the...
  • Welfare Recipient: "I Get to Sit Home... I Get to Smoke Weed... We Still Gonna Get Paid"

    11/21/2013 10:05:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/20/13 | TheDailySheeple TheDailySheeple
    In America, those who work get punished. Those who don't, get a free ride, courtesy of a nationwide policy of spreading the wealth around through confiscation and redistribution. Case in point: A welfare recipient in Austin recently contacted a morning radio show and explained that she gets a lot of money from the program. What she does with it may (or may not) surprise you. Here's how your hard earned money is being used to help the less fortunate: "While workers out there are preaching morality at people like me living on welfare, can you really blame us?"
  • Two gunmen restrained, raped 79-year-old woman in home invasion in Lawrenceville

    11/14/2013 5:06:49 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 45 replies
    examiner ^ | 11/13/13 | Kimathi Lewis
    Two gunmen bound and raped a 79-year-old woman during a home invasion in Gwinnett County last week. And on Wednesday, police released a sketch of one of the suspects wanted for the crime. ... The victim was only able to provide a detailed description of one of the suspect who she said was a clean-shaven, light-skinned black man between 20 and 25 years old with brown eyes. She said he was about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a low haircut.
  • Homeowner Shoots At Suspect During Home Invasion

    10/31/2013 12:18:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    digtriad.com ^ | 26 October, 2013 | NA
    STONEVILLE, N.C. -- Rockingham County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating after a homeowner shot at a suspect during a home invasion early Saturday morning. Rita and Christopher Shelton told deputies they awoke after they heard their dog barking at their home on Anglin Mill Road. Christopher grabbed his shotgun and confronted an intruder in the den area of the home. Christopher told deputies he fired a shot at the intruder who was armed with a hammer. He said the intruder fled the home and yelled to another subject outside to get in the car.
  • KY:Police say home intruder wrestled gun away from woman, shot her

    10/31/2013 12:10:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    wave3.com ^ | 28 October, 2013 | Laurel Mallory
    HILLVIEW, KY (WAVE) – A woman trying to defend herself from a man attempting to break into her home was shot with her own gun early Monday morning, according to detectives. Emergency dispatch personnel said a man attempted to break into a home just before 4 a.m. in Hillview, Kentucky on Smith Lane near Hillview Boulevard on the county line between Bullitt County and Jefferson County. According to the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), the man did not get into the house. A woman who lived there aimed a gun at the would-be intruder, but according to detectives, the man...
  • OH:McComb man says he shot burglar

    10/30/2013 8:14:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    limaohio.com ^ | 22 October, 2013 | GREG SOWINSKI
    McCOMB — A man reacting to a burglar breaking into a home Tuesday shot the man. The shooting happened at 1:45 a.m. at 314 N. Todd St. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a burglary in progress, McComb police Chief Greg Smith said. The caller reported a man entered the home and he shot the man. The burglar then left the home in an unknown direction, Smith said.
  • Castro Valley care home patients abandoned (California ordered it to close)

    10/27/2013 4:08:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/27/13 | John Wildermuth
    Fourteen sick and elderly patients were abandoned at a Castro Valley assisted living facility when the staff apparently walked out Thursday after the state ordered the home closed, Alameda County sheriff's deputies said. Paramedics called to Valley Manor Residential Care at 17926 Apricot Way on Saturday afternoon found a notice on the door from the state Department of Social Services ordering the site to be closed as of Oct. 24.
  • Shut-down Slams Door on USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Mortgages

    10/14/2013 3:44:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Yonder ^ | 10/10/13
    A sign advertising low-interest housing loans at the Crescent Shores Subdivision in Lincoln, Delaware. The government shut-down has halted the processing of these loans, which are aimed at low- and moderate-income buyers. The week-old federal government shutdown is a disaster on many levels. For rural America, one major impact is in the area of housing. For the near future, low- and moderate-income homebuyers who have applied for mortgages guaranteed or made directly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service are out of luck. So are very low-income homeowners seeking repair grants or loans.
  • SC:Elderly woman awakens to find intruder, shoots at him

    10/03/2013 7:45:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    thetandd.com ^ | 1 October,2013 | Staff
    Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are checking Midlands hospitals for someone with a gunshot wound after a would-be burglar broke into an armed 85-year-old woman’s residence early Sunday. The locked-and-loaded Kennerly Road woman said she was awakened by her dog barking at about 2:15 a.m. She said she grabbed her handgun and went to investigate. When she entered her dining room, she came face to face with an intruder, according to the incident report. The woman’s first reaction was to yell at the intruder, “What are you doing in my house?” She said the man didn’t budge nor answer her...
  • Homeowner opens fire on burglary suspects in southeast Harris County

    09/27/2013 3:55:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Christine Dobbyn
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Authorities say a homeowner fought back after three people burst into his southeast Harris County home, and now one person is dead in that burglary gone wrong. It all unfolded shortly after 5pm at a home near the intersection of Cypress Meadows and Teal Lane. Deputies are still talking to people, gathering information about what happened. We don't yet know the female suspect's identity, but they tell us she's a 47-year-old white woman. Neighbors came home from work to see yellow tape crossing Cypress Meadows Drive. "I think most people just want to go and work and...
  • Homeowner shoots alleged home intruder

    09/27/2013 3:52:14 PM PDT · by marktwain
    myfoxatlanta.com ^ | 26 September, 2013 | Chris Shaw
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police say a homeowner shot a man trying to break into his house in Norcross on Thursday. According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, the homeowner called 911 around 11 a.m. and said that two men were attempting to get inside his house on Greenway Road. The homeowner grabbed his handgun and fired after he said one of the men tried to force his way in through a window. Both suspects then fled the scene, according to police.
  • HOME IN THE SWAMP

    09/25/2013 10:17:14 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    ME | August 25, 2013 | swampsniper
    I'm home after 4 days in the hospital. Some of my meds depress my immune system so when my temperature went through the roof Saturday night I hauled butt to the hospital. Been on IV antibiotics, feel a lot better. I just can't let it get ahead of me and get settled in my lungs.Right now I'm catching up on real food, (MOSTLY BANNED BY THE MEDICAL PROFESSION) and plan on getting some quality naps. SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC!!!
  • FL:Police: Gunman shot during home invasion robbery

    09/22/2013 6:14:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    gainesville.com ^ | 13 September, 2013 | Staff
    A home invasion robbery Thursday night in northwest Gainesville ended with one gunman being shot multiple times and another culprit fleeing and remaining on the loose, police reported. At around 10:47 p.m., the two men forced their way into an apartment in the Georgetown Apartments complex, located at 1324 NW 16th Ave., the Gainesville Police Department reported. The men were brandishing firearms and went immediately to the back bedroom, where two women were sleeping, and demanded money, striking one of the women in the head with a pistol, police said. Meantime, a man who had been in the kitchen when...
  • NV:Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect

    08/31/2013 2:28:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    8newsnow.com ^ | 26 August, 2013 | Natalie Cullen
    The homeowner was in the home at the time and shot the burglary in the chest, police said. The homeowner then left the home and called police. The burglar was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.
  • Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

    08/27/2013 11:09:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    CBS News/Sacramento ^ | August 26, 2013 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County’s health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that won’t cost users a penny. The city has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state, and it keeps going up every year. Now a new online program will hopefully get more people to get tested. “We definitely need all the help we can get,” said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. The division of public health says STDs are spreading like wildfire in Sacramento, with chlamydia and gonorrhea considered an epidemic. “Many people who have STDs do not...
  • Baby Adelle Released for Weekend at Home

    08/20/2013 6:25:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Three-year-old Adelle Biton of the Samarian (Shomron) Jewish community of Yakir, who was critically wounded in a rock attack, two-and-a-half months ago near the western Samarian city of Ariel, was released from Schneider Children's Hospital in Petach Tikva on Sunday. Her life is no longer in danger. She is, however, only partially conscious. Accompanied by her family, Adelle was transferred to the pediatric and youth unit of the Beit Levinstein rehabilitation facility in Ra'anana...
  • A Stunning 60% Of All Home Purchases Are "Cash Only" - A 200% Jump In Five Years

    08/15/2013 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/15/13
    Remember when housing was the primary aspirational asset for a still existent US middle class, to be purchased with some equity down by your average 30 year-old hoping to start a family in his or her brand new home, and, as the name implies, aspire to reach the American dream? Those days are long gone. Back in those days the interest rate on the 10 Year bond mattered as it determined the prevailing marginal affordability of leveraged real estate. That is no longer the case, at least not for about 90% of Americans, because as Goldman shows, while before the...
  • Obama Says Immigration Reform Would Boost Home Values

    08/07/2013 9:44:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 8/7/13 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Fixing the nation's "broken" immigration system "would actually help our housing market," President Barack Obama told enthusiastic high school students in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday. "It's pretty simple," the president said. "When -- when more people buy homes and play by the rules, home values go up for everybody. And according to one recent study, the average homeowner has already seen the value of their home boosted by thousands of dollars just because of immigration.
  • FL:Homeowner shoots at would-be intruder outside his home

    07/31/2013 11:07:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 26 July, 2013 | Kevin P. Connolly
    <p>A Volusia County homeowner scared away a criminal late Thursday with a bullet from a 357 magnum.</p> <p>An owner of a home on Spring Meadows Drive in Ormond Beach shot at a man at about 9:30 p.m. as he was trying to break into the home by removing a sliding-glass door off its tracks, police said.</p>
  • TX:Suspected intruder shot, killed during home invasion

    07/31/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    ksat.com ^ | 30 July, 2013 | Jenna Hiller
    SAN ANTONIO - A home invasion turned deadly at a North San Antonio apartment complex early Tuesday morning. San Antonio police responded to a call for shots fired around 3 a.m. at the Wood Hollow Apartments in the 10300 block of Sahara Drive near San Pedro Avenue. Investigators said three masked men kicked in the front door of an apartment unit and began to ransack the home. Police said one of the suspects grabbed the tenant, 21-year-old Dmitri Lawrence Brown, by the throat, forced him down, then put a hand over his eyes while the other two suspects attempted to...
  • Vanity, lets do a brainstorm: How do we END property taxes (permanently)?

    07/30/2013 12:00:05 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 58 replies
    JSDude1 | 7/30/2013 | Myself
    Ok people here's the problem: Property taxes I am sure you agree are un-American! Why should we ~rent~ our own property from the various government entities rather than owning it outright, for all of time for our personal use/posterity!? So here's the question: what do we need to do to END PROPERTY TAXES? (I know we are a smart bunch, much smarter than the left-so we CAN get this done, somehow..).
  • FL:2 shot in attempted Pasco home invasion

    07/23/2013 8:45:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    wfla.com ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Staff
    Investigators say the two men went into a cottage in the 4400 block of Land O'Lakes Boulevard in an attempted home invasion/robbery. One of the visitors inside was armed, deputies say, and opened fire, hitting both men. They ran away and collapsed on the sidewalk.
  • NC:Exchange of shots leaves 3 wounded; 4 are charged

    07/19/2013 9:00:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    journalpatriot.com ^ | 18 July, 2013 | Jule Hubbard
    Shew said that after Ms. Brower was told that she could get water from a hose attached to a spigot on the outside of the Newman house, she and two men forced their way into the house. He said the two men were later identified as Colin Smith, 18, of 117 South Holden Road in Greensboro and Don Delevicchio Thompson, 36, of Raleigh. Shew said he was told that Robert Monroe Newman, holding a gun, came down a hallway in the house and an exchange of several rounds of gunfire followed. He said that in addition to Robert Monroe Newman...
  • OH:Homeowner shoots armed suspect in east side home invasion

    07/19/2013 8:37:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    19actionnews.com ^ | 16 July, 2013 | NA
    Police were called to a home on Pawnee Avenue off of East 185th Street just after 9 a.m. 19 Action News has learned a woman was leaving with her two children when one child noticed the armed suspects and said, "Mommy, he has a gun." The armed suspects demanded the woman hand over her purse and cell phone. The woman's fiance, who was inside the home, saw the armed suspects with his family, pulled out his own gun and opened fire through the window. "I see a man in a grey hoodie, dickies and a white little mask covering half...
  • OK:Owasso homeowner shoots man during break-in

    07/16/2013 5:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | 15 July, 2013 | RHETT MORGAN
    OWASSO – A homeowner shot a man who broke into his residence Sunday night, police said. Timothy Wall, 44 was arrested on a complaint of first-degree burglary, Police Capt. Tracy Townsend said. Police received a call at 8:18 p.m. about a break-in in progress at a home in the 9900 block of E. 100th Pl. N., Townsend said. Three minutes later, authorities were notified that the homeowner had fired two shots at the intruder, police said. Police discovered the intruder on the back patio with a gunshot wound to his thigh. He was treated at the scene at transported to...
  • Homeowner shoots home invaders and drives off his accomplises in Florida. One arrested.

    07/16/2013 5:42:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 12 July, 2013 | NA
    MELBOURNE — Mike Augenti heard his girlfriend scream and ran toward the front door. There he confronted several men.He drew his handgun. Within moments, the invaders — one grazed by a bullet — had fled, a dog was wounded and Augenti, his girlfriend and their infant daughter were left scared and shocked.Someone at the corner-lot home at 2700 Pepper Avenue called police. It was 11:41 p.m. Wednesday. Gunshots rang out through the neighborhood northwest of Sarno and Wickham roads.The caller reported as many as four men, some armed with firearms, had broken into the home. Carissa Augenti said her brother...
  • TX:2 Galveston teenage would-be burglars pick on the wrong homeowner

    07/15/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    kvue.com ^ | 13 July, 2013 | Drew Karedes
    GALVESTON, Texas -- Two young would-be-burglars got more than they bargained for early Friday morning, and it was all captured on the victim’s home surveillance system. Galveston police said the criminals, who could be as young as 16-years-old, began kicking in a man’s door while he was home. It happened just after midnight in the 2900 block of Avenue K. According to police, the criminals didn’t seem to care that the man was home. That’s not the only thing that stands out about them. Police believe one of the suspects could be deaf because the pair appears to be using...
  • AL:2 charged with robbery after homeowner opens fire on armed man, according to Mobile police

    07/15/2013 3:20:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 11 July, 2013 | Theresa Seiger
    MOBILE, Alabama -- A man is recovering at the University of South Alabama Medical Center after police say he and two women tried to set two men up for an armed robbery at a home on South Gimon Circle Wednesday night, according to the Mobile Police Department. Their plan was foiled after the homeowner grabbed a gun from his bedroom closet and opened fire on the man, who was armed at the time, according to MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains. Kastellio Demarcus Vaughan, 23, is in custody at USAMC with multiple gunshot wounds, Rains said. He will face one count of...