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  • Police Draw Colorado Springs Man Out of Apartment By Unplugging Illegal Utilities Connection

    07/22/2014 9:45:15 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 10 replies
    The Gazette ^ | July 22, 2014 22:36 GMT | Emily Donovan
    A Colorado Springs man was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant after police drew him out of his apartment southeast of Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard. Nicholas Rogers, 34, was wanted on a felony menacing warrant. Police looked for him at his apartment in a complex in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. No one answered the apartment door, but police found an extension cord running from his residence to an outlet in the laundry room, an illegal utilities connection. Police disconnected the cord and hid in the laundry room to wait. After about half an hour, Rogers left...
  • Newington Teen Asks Joe Biden To The Prom; VP Sends Her A Corsage

    07/22/2014 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 23 replies
    The Courant ^ | July 22, 2014 15:01 GMT | Christopher Hoffman
    NEWINGTON — When Talia Maselli envisioned her perfect prom date, one man immediately sprang to mind: Vice President Joe Biden. “Joe Biden makes me laugh,” the Maselli said. “He just cracks me up.” So she mailed Biden a handwritten note last fall asking him to escort her to the Newington High School prom. “I am inviting you so far in advance because I’m sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it,” Maselli said in her letter. “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the...
  • GCC 'Millionaire' Caught Begging in Saudi Arabia

    07/22/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Police found bank deposits receipts worth Dh1.2m and expensive four-wheel car with himSaudi police arrested an Arab man for begging although he had in excess of SR1.2 million (Dh1.2 million) and an expensive four-wheel vehicle. Police said the unnamed man, a resident of a nearby Gulf country, is visiting the Gulf kingdom on a tourist visa with his wife and three children, adding that he was found to be staying in a luxury furnished apartment in the Western Saudi port of Yanbu. “We found large sums of cash with him and receipts for bank deposits…he had a total of more...
  • Saudi Women Blamed for High Divorce Rates

    07/22/2014 4:33:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Saudi woman have been blamed more than men for the high divorce rate in the Gulf Kingdom and one of the main reasons is their disobedience. A study issued this week by a local legal centre showed there are 11 key reasons for the surge in divorces in the world’s largest oil exporter. Six of them are related to women and four to men while the 11th reason has to do with the couple’s families and their interference in their marital life, showed the study by the Riyadh-based consultancy Centre for Legal Training. “One of the main reasons for the...
  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • 530 Fatties Facebook Page Targeted Overweight, Obese Yuba-Sutter Residents

    07/22/2014 1:56:02 PM PDT · by bornred · 45 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | July 21, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    YUBA CITY (CBS13) — A Facebook page created to criticize people about their weight is generating controversy in the Yuba-Sutter region. 530 Fatties appears to be created by someone who lives within the local 530 area code, and featured photos of overweight or obese people in public without their permission. With those photos are words mocking the subjects’ weight. The page was taken down at some point on Monday after CBS13 began looking into it after several people reached out to us. Jessi Lynn Howell, 18, is still mortified after discovering a picture of herself posted on 530 Fatties.
  • AMTRAK Sucks

    07/22/2014 11:23:07 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 62 replies
    7-22-14 | Me
    On 21July2014 Amtrak Wolverine was due to arrive in New Buffalo Michigan at 8:10pm from Chicago. But it was over 2 hours late. When my wife FINALLY talked with a REAL person she was told that AMTRAK's own dispatch center could NOTcontact the train and to call back in 10 min for update!!!!!!!!
  • Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives (All White Males-Must See)

    07/21/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by equalator · 52 replies
    I find it interesting that all of Texas' Most Wanted criminals are categorized as "White." Gotta boost those crime numbers!
  • Belton (SC) man died in wreck while going to fish (Truck vs. Mobile Home)

    07/21/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    The Belton man who died when a pickup he was driving struck a mobile home died during the wreck, not during a resulting fire, said Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore after an autopsy was performed Sunday. Adam Colby Payton, 23, died of blunt force trauma to his chest and abdomen, Shore said Sunday. He was on his way to go fishing with a friend when the wreck occurred, said his mother, Lisa Payton. The 2006 pickup Payton was driving swerved off Due West Road about three miles west of Honea Path early Saturday afternoon, said Lance Cpl. Tony Keller with...
  • Husband and wife get DUIs on same night

    07/21/2014 4:23:45 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    A husband and wife in Sonoma County were each arrested for suspected drunken driving this weekend after he crashed a truck and she went out looking for him, authorities said.
  • Crocodile Wedding: Mexican Town Mayor ‘Marries’ Reptile

    07/21/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents. According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast. ‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate 'It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’ For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day. ‘It is my wish...
  • Man’s Dream of Fourth Wife Soiled by Pakistan Army Assaults

    07/21/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 18 July 17, 2014
    Pakistan’s ongoing military operation may be making headway in clearing militant hideouts, but it has shattered the dream of one father of 36 children — to take a fourth wife. Gulzar Khan is one of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the North Waziristan tribal area since the army moved in to clear longstanding bases of Taliban and other militants. Escaping the military advance meant leaving the 35-room house he shares in the North Waziristan village of Shawa with around 100 family members, including wives, children and grandchildren. The 54-year-old grumbled that paying to transport his brood used...
  • Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider Ban on Open Carry of Toy Guns

    07/21/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Burlington, Iowa city council wants to ban open carry of toy guns. The ordinance will make it illegal to openly carry a toy gun or conceal one with clothes. ia Iowa Gun Owners Facebook page: The Burlington Iowa City Council is moving to pass an ordinance that would require you to get their WRITTEN permission before your kids can play with toy guns, replica guns, BB guns, etc! If your kids play with these toys in most outdoor situations, or if they play with toy guns in the car while you drive them around, you are looking at a...
  • Boy living with mom and grandparents was starved and looked like ‘Holocaust victim’: detective

    07/21/2014 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    ny daily news ^ | Doyle Murphy
    The boy ate bugs to survive. Beaten and starved, the 7-year-old from Greenville, Pa., was tortured nearly to death by his mother and grandparents until a woman walking her dog by their house saw what looked like a living “human skeleton” and told authorities, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. “He looked like a Holocaust victim,” Mercer County Detective John J. Piatek told the Tribune-Review. “He had been beaten with a belt every time he tried to get food. He had three abscessed teeth and weighed 20 pounds when he was taken to Children's Hospital. The starvation could have killed him. The...
  • City launches program to help Queens trafficking victims come out of the shadows

    07/21/2014 5:25:04 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 17, 2014 | ELI ROSENBERG
    Human trafficking victims now have another reason to come out of the darkness. The city will provide foreign-born sex trafficking victims in Queens free lawyers to help them navigate available pathways to citizenship, officials announced Thursday. Six pro-bono attorneys will be on hand at Queens Family Justice Center in Kew Gardens, for one day a week, as part of a pilot program launched through the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence and advocacy groups. The lawyers will determine if undocumented victims qualify for asylum or visas — available to some who agree to help law enforcement find traffickers or other...
  • 21-year-old ‘Patriot’ actress found dead in Houston home

    07/21/2014 1:19:55 AM PDT · by fella · 15 replies
    KHOU ^ | July 20, 2014 at 3:19 PM | KHOU
    HOUSTON -- Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.
  • Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

    07/20/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A 4-year-old Florida boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls at his uncle's home, said authorities on Sunday, who suggested the child may have let the dogs out of their cage to play with them.
  • Arizona Man Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

    07/20/2014 4:20:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, Jul 20, 2014
    Wally Collins of Phoenix triumphed over 130 other entrants, including his son Matt Collins, late Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar. The bar was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway during the 1930s.A white-bearded Arizona restaurateur has won Key West's annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his sixth attempt. Wally Collins of Phoenix triumphed over 130 other entrants, including his son Matt Collins, late Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar. The bar was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway during the 1930s. Related: Hemingway Look-Alikes "Run With the Bulls" in Key West Competitors in sportsman's attire paraded before a judging panel of...
  • (SC) Six arrested in Midlands home invasion linked to teen romance rivalry

    07/20/2014 11:17:49 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    The State ^ | July 18, 2014 | RACHAEL MYERS LOWE
    IRMO, SC — Three Columbia adults and three underage teenagers have been charged in a home invasion Thursday that stemmed from an argument earlier in the day between two teen girls over a boy, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said. Charged in the incident were Lenore Sharlene Jennings, 43, and Terrell Lamont Miller, 25, both of Jamil Road; Martha Nicole Pringle, 20, of Alcott Drive; and, two 15-year-old girls and a 15-year-old boy, who were not identified because of their ages. The warrants charge that Jennings, armed with a stolen handgun, threatened the homeowner and an unknown number of children...
  • Workers cleaning home mistake hanging corpse for mannequin, take it to rubbish tip

    07/20/2014 1:31:44 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Saturday 19 Jul 2014 | Harry Readhead
    Two Florida men hired to clean out a vacant house mistook a hanging corpse for a Halloween-style hoax – and took it to the dump. Workers Israel Lopez, 50, and Adam Hines, 30, told authorities they were tidying the house in Spring Hill at the request of the landlord when they came upon the corpse in the garage. The pair cut it down, believing it to be a mannequin, before hauling it to the local rubbish tip where a landfill worker realised it was a body and called the police. ‘Both individuals as well as the property owners believed the...
  • 'Sniper van' found in Metairie leads to mystery with mob ties

    07/19/2014 6:13:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    NOLA.com | Times-Picayune ^ | July 18, 2014 | Andy Grimm
    Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies found a racketeer and a riddle when they pulled over a van in Metairie two months ago. The racketeer was Joe Gagliano, the 55-year-old son of a reputed New Orleans mob underboss. The riddle was what he was doing in a van outfitted with what appeared to be gun ports, with a sniper rifle and silencer inside.Late one night a patrol deputy got a tip from a "credible and reliable source" that there was a van with stolen plates, driving on Metairie Road near the Orleans Parish line. When they pulled over the van, deputies found...
  • Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

    07/19/2014 2:08:47 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    AP via [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | July 18, 2014 | JOHN RABY
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week. The American Cornhole Organization will crown its world champions as about 380 competitors from 17 states vie for $10,000 in prize money in singles and doubles events. -snip- "When you're out there throwing, it's serious," Smith said. "And then as soon as it's over, it's time to buy somebody a beer."
  • Typhoon Rammasun Heads for China After Lashing Philippines, Killing at Least 38

    07/19/2014 1:12:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | Fri 18 Jul 2014
    China's southern regions are bracing for a powerful typhoon that has ripped through the Philippines, killing dozens and forcing more than 400,000 people to flee their homes. The official death toll from Typhoon Rammasun has climbed to 38, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Thursday. Ten people have been injured and eight are missing. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday, just eight months after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the country in November 2013. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun passed south of Manila after cutting a path across the main island of...
  • Cops: Teens Attacked Adult Near Taste Of Park Ridge

    07/18/2014 5:16:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 17, 2014 8:12 PM
    It was a vicious attack: The alleged beating of a man by teenagers amid a large crowd in northwest suburban Park Ridge’s Hinkley Park last weekend. And it was was caught on video. Footage first obtained by the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate shows a 48-year-old man in a yellow shirt pushed to the ground and then punched and kicked by three individuals while a raucous crowd looks on. CBS 2 aired the video on Thursday night at 10 p.m. Police say the man was looking for his son when someone threw a lit firework near him. When he tried to find...
  • Police: Robber Kills Accomplice In Mini-Mart Robbery Gone Wrong

    07/18/2014 5:08:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | June 18, 2014
    Police say two men walked into a mini-mart Friday to rob the place when things went terribly awry. About 11:15 a.m., the men, both believed to be gang members, walked into the store near the intersection of Alhambra and Hollister avenues in El Sereno, LAPD detective Michael Zolezzi said. One man was wielding a rifle and the other toting a machete. As they attempted to rob the store, the man with the firearm got into a struggle with someone inside. The rifle went off, firing a single bullet into his accomplice’s upper body. He died at the scene. It’s unclear...
  • Man Gets Locked Up [arrested], Orders Pizzas From Cell

    07/18/2014 4:00:22 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Ko Im
    He was already suspected of shoplifting beer, but a southern Kentucky man now faces additional charges for a pizza prank. While Michael Harp was in the process of getting booked at the police station, the 29-year-old placed an order for pizza on his cell phone.Five boxes from Domino's were delivered to an Officer Wilson, who had arrested Harp.
  • 'Italy's Ginger Gene Spread From Sicily'

    07/18/2014 1:53:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Over the centuries, they’ve been scorned, persecuted and marginalized. But it was an example of modern-day disdain towards redheads that prompted an Italian photographer’s mission to safeguard their diversity, The Local has learned. Let’s face it, redheads get a tough time, especially in the early years of their life. I should know, because I am one. But more on that later. Marina Rosso, a 29-year-old fine art photographer and researcher from Udine, is not a redhead as the English translation of her surname might suggest. But after hearing in 2011 that flame-haired men were being rejected from the world’s largest...
  • How Not to Become a World Cup Star

    07/18/2014 12:54:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Peru’s Reimond Manco was once rated better than Colombian superstar James Rodriguez. So where is he now?<Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez appears to have it all. At just 22, he is the World Cup’s current top scorer, with six goals, and viewed by many as the standout player of the tournament in Brazil. He also appears to be a good kid: hardworking, focused and grounded. #176506735 / gettyimages.com Peru’s Reimond Manco But there was a time when James (pronounced HA-mes), as he is known, labored in the shadow of an even more outrageously talented South American player, Peru’s Reimond Manco....
  • Family Says High School Basketball Star Is Very Much Alive

    07/17/2014 9:08:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 17, 2014 7:38 PM | Tom Wait
    CHINO HILLS (CBSLA.com) — The family of a high school basketball star who was critically injured in a skateboarding accident says he is very much alive, despite reports to the contrary. Nnamdi Okongwu, 17, plays center for Chino Hills High School and was reported dead Wednesday. Okongwu was rushed to a hospital after hitting his head while skateboarding two days ago. Classmates offered condolences to his family on Twitter. One of his coaches described him as being brain dead after the accident. On Wednesday evening, the hospital said Okongwu was alive but couldn’t provide his condition. CBS2′s Tom Wait spoke...
  • Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint

    07/17/2014 6:56:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    KOMO News.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | KOMO Staff
    Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint SEATTLE -- Fire officials say a West Seattle man was using a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill a spider in his laundry room when the house went up in flames. Fire crews were called to a home in the 10200 block of 34th Avenue SW just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters originally battled the blaze from a distance after learning there may be ammunition inside. Crews were eventually able to extinguish the fire, but not before it did significant damage to the structure....
  • Man sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for possessing shotgun as undocumented immigrant

    07/17/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/17/14 | Quincy Hodges
    Juan Flores-Flores, 30, of Mexico had been deported at least three times prior to being sentenced to prison. Juan Flores-Flores, of Mexico, was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison after he was found guilty of possessing an assault style shotgun as an undocumented immigrant, United States Attorney Walt Green with the Middle District of Louisiana said in a news release Thursday evening.Flores' sentencing stems from a burglary investigation that occured Jan. 11 earlier this year
  • Judge tells young Detroit man in mob attack he needed a beating from dad

    07/17/2014 4:11:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | AP
    DETROIT – A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to "beat the hell" out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday. The stunning remarks by Wayne County Judge James Callahan came as he sentenced Latrez Cummings to six months in jail. In response to the judge's question, Cummings, 19, said his father wasn't around when he was growing up.
  • An Enormous Crater Randomly Appeared in Remote Siberia and the World Is Freaking Out

    07/17/2014 3:21:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    Global Post ^ | July 17, 2014 | Timothy McGrath
    It's gotta be either a UFO or a giant worm, right?It's hard to tell from this perspective — ya know, while on the internet — but that's a freakin' gigantic hole in the ground. It's about 260 feet wide, nobody knows how deep, and it seems to have appeared out of nowhere in a remote corner of northern Siberia called Yamal, which means, appropriately, "the end of the world." There are plenty of theories already. Could be a UFO crash site, some say. Others, a meteorite. A researcher with the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre thinks it might have been caused...
  • Pit bull saves deaf boy from fire at Indianapolis home

    07/17/2014 1:53:54 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 24 replies
    WHAS11.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | by Justin L. Mack
    (INDAYSTAR) -- A 2-year-old male pit bull named Ace was being hailed as a hero Wednesday afternoon, after waking his deaf owner during a devastating house fire on the Southeastside. At 1:11 p.m., Indianapolis firefighters were called to fight a fire at a home in the 6400 block of Perry Pines Court, officials said. Upon their arrival, flames were shooting from the garage. Officials said Nick Lamb, 13, who is deaf, was sleeping in the house at the time. Ace was able to alert Nick and awaken him by licking his face. "He was thankful that Ace entered his room...
  • Detroit Police Chief: Armed Citizens Making Detroit Criminals Think Twice

    07/16/2014 6:18:41 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    With robberies in Detroit down 37 percent compared to figures from this same time last year, Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the increasing number of armed citizens is making criminals think twice before attacking. In other words, more guns are equaling less crime. According to The Detroit News, in addition to the reduction in robberies there has been a 22 percent drop in "break-ins of businesses and homes" and a 30 percent decline in carjackings. Craig says these across-the-board reductions in crime are at least partly attributable to "criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be armed."...
  • Man electrocuted trying to steal copper in Marion

    07/16/2014 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The State ^ | 16 July 2014
    Authorities say a man has been electrocuted while trying to steal copper from [a] roof... Investigators said the man was on a ladder around 1:30 a.m. Monday when it fell against a transformer, causing an explosion and shocking the man so badly his clothes caught fire.
  • Foul-Mouthed Tinley Park Man Arrested For Cursing at His Kids & a New Mom: Illinois

    07/16/2014 7:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Patch - News ^ | July 16, 2014
    <p>A foul-mouthed Tinley Park man cursed out his children and threatened to lock them in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," then unleashed a stream of profanity at a woman who objected to his language, police said.</p> <p>The man, 33-year-old Mark Pawlak of 17411 Carlyle Court, was carted off by the Orland Park cops and charged with disorderly conduct for his allegedly offensive behavior.</p>
  • Who owns airspace above your property?

    07/16/2014 5:46:17 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 31 replies
    7-16-14 | Me
    With all the talk about PODs (personally owned drones) that could fly over your fence and peek into your pool or hover above your property, I was wondering if it could be SHOT down?? Is there an expectation of airspace owner ship / privacy immediately over your property? How far AGL (above ground level)is NOT FAA jurisdiction?I believe that this will be the next step into property rights intrusion.
  • Thomaston man charged with threatening after stabbing watermelon

    07/15/2014 7:33:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    The Register Citizen (CT) ^ | July 14, 2014 | Isaac Avilucea
    BANTAM >> A Thomaston man is accused of stabbing a watermelon with a butcher knife and leaving it in the kitchen for a woman to see, in what police describe as a “passive aggressive” swipe that landed him in custody. She was unnerved by what she perceived to be a menacing gesture directed at her and reported it to police.
  • Toddler Saves Elderly Man Locked Inside Hot Car

    07/15/2014 6:11:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 15, 2014 | Yazhou Sun
    A fast-acting 3-year-old came to an elderly man’s rescue in Tennessee after he spotted the man trapped inside a hot car as temperatures inside the vehicle reached over 120 degrees. While waiting for his wife to come back from an event at the Vestal Baptist Church in Knoxville last Saturday, Bob King, 68, found himself trapped in his car after the doors automatically locked. “We’ve been having trouble with the door on this car since we bought it,” King told ABC News. After numerous cancer treatments and having suffered from two strokes in the past six months, Bob King was...
  • Sheriff Babeu interview on the protest of illegals in the town of Oracle, AZ (vanity)

    07/15/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 28 replies
    It has been raining hard, with thunder and lightening since 10am this morning in the Oracle area with flash flood alerts. I am 30 minutes away and I was concerned how the protester on our side were doing. They are for the most part senior citizens from the adult community called Saddlebrook, which is nearby, and the citizens of this rural community. Here is the interview with Sheriff Babau with KNST conservative talk host Garrett Lewis: http://www.knst.com/onair/garret-lewis-41270/interview-sheriff-paul-babeau-live-from-oracle-protest-about-illegal-alien-minors-12567556/ Here are the highlights: The sheriff got information about this transfer of illegals from two separate sources. He has not gotten any response...
  • Connecticut man arrested after stabbing watermelon

    07/15/2014 12:06:56 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    BANTAM, Conn. — A 49-year-old Connecticut man faces threatening charges after a woman told police he stabbed a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner. The Register Citizen of Torrington reports (http://bit.ly/1p1L3rS) Carmine Cervellino of Thomaston was arraigned Monday on charges of threatening and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $500 bond.
  • ‘Transgender’ Files Complaint Against Hobby Lobby for Denying Use of Women’s Restroom

    07/15/2014 4:22:42 AM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies
    http://christiannews.net/ ^ | 07/15/2014 | Heather Clark
    AURORA, Ill. – A Hobby Lobby store in Illinois is facing a discrimination complaint after a ‘transgender’ employee was told that he may not use the women’s restroom until he has reconstructive surgery to switch from male to female reproductive organs. The employee, who goes by the name Meggan Sommerville, also professes to be a Christian. He has worked for Hobby Lobby since 1998, at which time he identified as male.However, in 2009, Sommerville began transitioning to look like a woman and changed his name. According to Sommerville, Hobby Lobby accommodated him by changing his gender in the company records...
  • Dozens of theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

    07/14/2014 8:35:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    KFOR.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | CNN
    CLERMONT, Florida (CNN) — Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World. Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected. Now, he can’t be online or near children. “My life is ruined,” he told CNN in an interview at his home. “My family’s life is ruined. My kids’ life is ruined. I’ve devastated my parents because of...
  • Video: Dubai Crown Prince on Top of Burj Khalifa With Super Moon

    07/14/2014 6:36:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014
    Hamdan: With every full moon comes a new beginning and with every new beginning comes opportunitiesSheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared these pictures and video on his Instagram account of him atop the world’s tallest building - Burj Khalifa – with the Super Moon in the backgrounD. Along with the picture, Sheikh Hamdan wrote: “With every full moon comes a new beginning and with every new beginning comes opportunities! A big thank you to all my followers.” Sheikh Hamdan also posted this video: “Super moon, super city for my super followers!” Social networking...
  • Lawmakers Urge FOX News Host To Resign Over ‘Chinamen’ Remarks

    07/14/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 14, 2014 12:03 PM
    Southland lawmakers Monday were calling for the resignation of a FOX News host for racially-charged comments about Chinese people. State Senator Ted Lieu ( D-Redondo Beach) and Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) issued statements in response to comments made by Bob Beckel during during a recent broadcast of “The Five”, a roundtable-style forum where guests discuss current political issues and pop culture. On last Thursday’s broadcast while discussing national security issues regarding China, co-host Beckel used the term “Chinamen” and said “the Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the United States”. “As usual, we bring...
  • The 4 NYC teachers banned from classrooms who rake in millions

    Three of the city’s longest-running “rubber room” teachers have raked in more than $1 million each for a decade of not working in classrooms, and a fourth is paid a top salary — $100,049 a year — not to teach. The Foul Four — who beat sexual-misconduct charges — can’t be fired by the Department of Education because they are entitled to job protections under state tenure laws, which require “due process.” Educators are entitled to a trial with an independent hearing officer who decides whether any misconduct warrants termination. A group of New York City parents filed a lawsuit...
  • Trego Co. man will stand trial for murder in abortion pill case

    Scott Bollig, 30, will stand trial on first-degree murder and aggravated battery, a judge decided on Friday. In February, police claim Bollig confessed to crushing an abortion pill and mixing it into pancakes, then feeding them to a woman who was 8-weeks-pregnant.
  • Thermal Hot Spot Melts Yellowstone Road

    07/13/2014 3:32:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    CHEYENNE, Wyo.—The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday. As they examined possible fixes, park officials warned visitors not to hike into the affected area, where the danger of stepping through solid-looking soil into boiling-hot water was high.
  • UK Investigators: Crocodile Responsible for Plane Crash in the Congo

    07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | David Harding
    Crocodile might be responsible for plane crash in the Congo: UK investigators • Only one person survived the crash — as did the toothy reptile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage. A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo that left 18 people dead may have been caused by a crocodile. The animal is thought to have climbed out of a hold midflight and spooked the crew and passengers. They all panicked and ran towards the cockpit, and the forward shift in weight may have caused the plane to plummet to the...