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  • Emergency Alert

    07/30/2014 11:03:08 PM PDT · by gura · 25 replies
    vanity
    Anyone else just get an odd Emergency Alert that stopped halfway through?
  • Cows Kill German Dog Walker in Austria

    07/30/2014 7:49:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Jul 2014
    A 45-year-old German woman died when she was attacked by a herd of 20 cows and calves on Monday afternoon on an Alpine pasture in Tyrol's Stubaital valley. Is this expat cat the world's oldest? (17 Jul 14) Horse caught on speed camera saves driver (25 Jun 14) What do Germans think of Austrians? (23 Jun 14) Police said the woman was inside the fenced area with her dog on a footpath, when around 20 of the animals became agitated and charged her. Rescuers attempted to resuscitate the woman on the spot for 45 minutes, but she finally succumbed to...
  • Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Local California Beaches

    07/30/2014 7:22:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean Beach. Despite being described as "strange," "bizarre," "mysterious," and even "aliens," it turns out these creatures have a name. Marine researchers are calling it Velella velella, a name the Santa Cruz Sentinel said sounds "like a nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film." "Some people call them jellyfish, but they are in fact only distantly related and only superficially similar," said Rich Mooi of the California Academy of Sciences. The small delicate-looking marine...
  • Minnesota archbishop won’t resign amid criticism

    07/30/2014 1:41:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 3:56 PM EDT
    The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won’t resign despite criticism over the archdiocese’s handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests. Archbishop John Nienstedt made his comments in in a column that will appear in Thursday’s archdiocese newspaper, The Catholic Spirit. He says he’s bound to stay in office as long as Pope Francis wants. …
  • Naked Man On Leash In W. Va. Could Face Charges

    07/30/2014 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | July 30, 2014
    OHIO COUNTY, W. Va. – (KDKA) – A couple from Washington County could be facing charges after a bizarre incident Tuesday morning. According to police, a naked man was allegedly being led around on a dog leash by a fully clothed woman on Route 40 around 9:30 a.m. in Ohio County, W. Va. When police arrived, the man was clothed. Police determined the two were “consenting adults” as well. Charges have not been filed at this time. However, it is likely that the couple will face charges in the future. Their names have not been released at this time.
  • Mother and daughter take a shot at Minnesota firearms-safety class

    07/30/2014 7:01:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-19-14 | Maren Longbella
    Minnesota began hunter education in 1955 in response to a growing number of hunting accidents. "The curriculum ... has greatly contributed to a steady decline both in non-fatal and fatal firearms accidents," the DNR website states. In an effort to make hunting even safer, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law in 1990 requiring anyone born after Dec. 31, 1979, to have a firearms safety certificate before a hunting license can be issued. About 4,000 volunteer instructors around the state teach the hunter education course to about 23,000 students annually. Safe handling of firearms and hunter responsibility are the goals of...
  • Watch: Women Survive Being Run Over By Train

    07/30/2014 2:22:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Indiana Public Media ^ | 7/29/14 | Gretchen Frazee
    Two women were caught in the middle of a railway bridge in Monroe County as a train was coming their way earlier this month on July 10. It was an 80-foot drop down into the water.
  • Man, dog find abandoned newborn on side of road

    07/29/2014 10:20:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    woodtv ^ | By Henry Erb, Heather Walker
    DIAMOND LAKE, Mich. (WOOD) — A man walking his dog in the Diamond Lake area Monday morning came upon a newborn baby abandoned on the side of the road by a young mother. The baby, who is recovering at the hospital, was discovered on the side of a dirt road around 10:30 a.m. in the area of Marion Road, north of White Cloud. Jeff Kopp said he normally doesn’t walk along Marion, but his dog Bobby seemed to be on a mission Monday morning, pulling him down the road and toward a satellite dish. “He brought me over to about...
  • AG: Upstate man posed as pastor, SBI agent in scam

    07/29/2014 7:48:16 PM PDT · by Gamecock
    WYFF ^ | Jul 29, 2014
    GREENWOOD, S.C. —A 23-year-old Greenwood man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and State Bureau of Investigation agent to scam people out of money was arrested following an investigation, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Justin DeWayne Moore was arrested late Monday by deputies with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office and taken into custody based on North Carolina arrest warrants on charges of extortion and impersonating a law enforcement officer. Moore faces extradition to Mecklenburg County, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday. The SBI alleges that Moore ran the scheme along with two family members, including one...
  • Scam involved nude photos, broken church windows (NC/SC)

    07/29/2014 7:35:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    The State ^ | July 29, 2014
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina authorities say a South Carolina man posed as a Charlotte pastor and a State Bureau of Investigation agent to scam people out of money in a scheme involving nude pictures and supposedly broken church windows. Cooper says the scam started with a woman sending the victims nude photos.... (AP Article)
  • OC Man Found Guilty Of Murdering His Roommate, An Iraq War Veteran

    07/29/2014 2:42:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 29, 2014 1:43 PM
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — An Orange County man was found guilty Tuesday of killing his roommate in 2013. Kwang Joy, 54, was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of Iraqi war veteran and Cal State Fullerton student Maribel Ramos. Officials believe Ramos, 36, and Joy got into an argument on May 2, 2013 after the victim told him he needed to move out of her home in Orange. Ramos’ body was found in Modjeska Canyon off Santiago Canyon Road two weeks later. During the search for the victim, Joy maintained his innocence and repeatedly talked about his love for...
  • The Rebuilding of I-45: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Improve Houston

    07/29/2014 10:14:21 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Cite Magazine ^ | Jul. 28, 2014 5:35 PM | Torie Ludwin
    According to proposals on the table at the Texas Department of Transportation, the highway system around Downtown Houston may be subject to a significant transformation. This well may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city to reconnect neighborhoods long bifurcated by highway IH-45 while also improving traffic capacity of the highways. How to change and improve the highway system is of great debate. As the Department of Transportation follows through on its federally required processes to propose and examine alternatives to the expansion of IH-45, also called the North Houston Highway Improvement Project, itÂ’s winnowing the options quickly. Now is...
  • Woman Suspected As Topless Shoplifter Surrenders To Arcadia Police

    07/29/2014 8:50:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 28, 2014 9:55 PM
    ROSSMOOR (CBSLA.com) — A 45-year-old woman turned herself in to Arcadia police Monday in connection with a June shoplifting incident at the Westfield Santa Anita mall. But what really sets this case apart is that the woman, during a violent scuffle with a security guard outside over her purse, somehow lost her shirt and bra. Police say the woman left behind her purse, stuffed with stolen merchandise, and ran topless to her white Mercedes-Benz parked nearby. A witness recorded the woman’s license plate as she drove off, police reported. Investigators found the woman’s driver’s license inside her purse. They identified...
  • Services for immigrant children beginning on the Western Slope (Grand Junction, CO)

    07/29/2014 6:54:43 AM PDT · by dware · 17 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 07.29.2014 | Lindsey Pallares
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. One organization on the Western Slope looks to find a solution for children crossing the border with nowhere to go. They're asking for federal assistance to their project off the ground.
  • The King of Bryan College

    07/29/2014 2:17:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | Mike Adams
    In my columns, I often write about the swift moral decline within our nation's secular universities. That usually involves writing about corrupt university administrators. But I would be a hypocrite were I to ignore corruption by administrators at Christian colleges and universities. Right now, there is a controversy brewing at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee with moral ramifications that are simply too important to ignore. At the center of the controversy is Bryan's president Dr. Stephen Livesay. His conduct as Bryan's president has been so far outside the realm of normal professional conduct as to nearly defy description. Nonetheless, I...
  • Another Serpent Impersonates NC's Most Enigmatic Venomous Snake, in its Absence

    07/28/2014 11:46:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    A new study by a UNC-Chapel Hill biology professor and a graduate student has raised questions about the nature of evolution and whether North Carolina's rarest venomous snake is now almost gone. The study by David Pfennig, who specializes in evolution, and student Chris Akcali appears in the June edition of the online journal Biology Letters. Among other things, it asserts that the eastern coral snake is now either extinct or "functionally extinct" in the Sandhills region of the state, where many science books have long shown the snake to live. This was the farthest north that heat-loving eastern coral...
  • Dog Owner Wants Cops' Protection if Pet Removed

    07/28/2014 8:33:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    American complains of barking dog, crowing cockerelAn engineer from the US, who had been residing in Jaffna has lodged a complaint with the police that his neighbour’s dog and the cockerel are creating a nuisance, barking and crowing and disturbing him. The engineer who lives in Navalar Road Jaffna has said that he has been disturbed by the noises around his house. When the owner was called in, he said he cannot control his animals from making noise. However, the police asked him to remove the dog from the premises, to which the owner said that if the dog is...
  • Son 'did what had to be done,' kills man attacking mother in their N. Minn. home

    07/28/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Paul Walsh
    A Twin Cities man, already bloodied from one home invasion in far northern Minnesota, repeated the crime down the highway minutes later and attacked a 72-year-old woman before the victim’s son stepped in — saying he “did what had to be done” — and fatally shot the suspect, authorities said Monday. The shooting occurred about 6 a.m. Saturday outside the house along Hwy. 53, roughly 4 miles east of Ray, Minn., according to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office. “I’m the son who did what had to be done,” said Brad Himes, 48, who came to the rescue of his mother,...
  • Delta Pilot Snaps at Air-traffic Controller in Heated Exchange

    07/28/2014 1:33:15 PM PDT · by Cecily · 37 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | July 28, 2014
    Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is looking into a tense exchange between a pilot and an air-traffic controller. According to WSB-TV – Atlanta, the exchange happened Friday when a controller told a pilot his plane was approaching the wrong taxiway. “Hey, you know what? We’ll taxi out there any way we want unless you tell us to. I don’t like your attitude,” the pilot said.
  • My two boys really need her

    07/28/2014 6:18:11 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 27 replies
    Mail online ^ | July 28, 2014 | MR Blake
    A husband has issued an emotional plea to his missing wife to come ... as detectives hunting for the 38-year-old mother of two said they had run out of leads. Jennifer Huston was last seen buying petrol on Thursday evening at a 76 station in Newberg, Oregon, two miles from the home she shares in Dundee with husband Kallen and their two sons, aged two and six. Her mobile phone has been switched off for the past four days since her disappearance and her credit card has not been used. And today her husband, Kallen, who has been trying to...
  • Police: UD grad student hid cameras in campus restrooms

    07/27/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Newark (Delaware) Post ^ | July 27, 2014 | Karie Simmons
    University of Delaware Police have charged 38-year-old Javier Mendiola-Soto, a doctoral student from Mexico, with allegedly hiding video cameras in various women’s restrooms on campus over a period of more than two years.
  • Indian Temple Admits Women for First Time in 900-Year History

    07/27/2014 4:16:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Abigail Frymann Rouch
    Twelfth-century Hindu temple breaks with tradition after Supreme Court rules against two Brahmin families who have claimed exclusive ancestral rights to choosing priests for centuriesA twelfth-century Hindu temple that attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually is to admit women and lower-caste men as priests for the first time. The historic break with tradition came about after India's Supreme Court ruled against the two Brahmin families, Badve and Utpat, who had provided the temple's priests for centuries. The court ruled against their claim to exclusive ancestral rights over the earnings and rituals at Vitthal Rukmini temple, in the town of...
  • Monsoon brings rabies threat. Three animals with virus recovered in county this year

    07/27/2014 8:47:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — While rabies is a virus that affects wild animals year-round, animal and human interactions tend to rise during the monsoon, leading local health and safety officials to remind residents of the proper steps to take to prevent possible exposure to the virus. Confirmed cases of human infection with rabies are very rare in Cochise County, with no such cases on record dating back several years, said Brian Oertel, communicable disease surveillance specialist for the Cochise County Health and Human Services. There have been instances in which people who have been bitten by animals suspected of being rabid...
  • Scene of the crime: 'It's spreading, spreading more over here'

    07/27/2014 6:38:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 26, 2014 | Peter Nickeas
    The 3-year-old boy was outside with his mother, her boyfriend and another man about 10 p.m. Friday night in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The child isn’t old enough to know what a Satan’s Disciple or Two-Sixer is, let alone comprehend all the things that can mean in a neighborhood like this one. But in Chicago, gang conflicts have a way of consuming the neighborhoods where they occur and noncombatants often become an unwilling and unknowing participant.
  • Boy Battling Inoperable Brain Tumor Gets More Than 100,000 Birthday Cards

    07/27/2014 1:58:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    mYfOX8 ^ | JULY 26, 2014
    A Massachusetts boy battling an inoperable brain tumor had an extra special birthday party on Saturday. Danny Nickerson turned 6 on Friday. He was escorted by more than 100 police officers from across the state to Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots players were practicing. Both police and players sang “Happy Birthday” to Nickerson.
  • SPOTTED: Hotties Walk Crabs Down the Street in Beijing, Draw Gawkers

    07/27/2014 1:47:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Saucy young Beijing girls in low-cut tops and booty shorts walk their crabs down the street in Sanlitun, drawing many gawkers. We assume they didn't have time to walk their jumbo shrimp, or crayfish. Pedestrians snap pictures of the ladies and their curious "crabwalk".
  • Man Says Police Wouldn’t Let Him Help His Dog After They Shot It

    07/26/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    -snip- Theall told the TV station that he is less angry about the shooting since the officer was likely surprised. But what did upset him was the officer’s refusal to let Theall and his wife take Doctor for treatment for more than an hour. The officer even twice used his police cruiser to block the man from getting help for the dog, Theall claims. “No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life,” he said. “The dog was still alive, clearly bleeding like crazy and the police officer blocked my exit,” Theall continued. “Finally...
  • Police Seeking Suspect In Minneapolis Armed Robbery

    07/26/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies
    WCCO ^ | 7/26/14 | WCCO Staff
    Police are looking for a suspect after a convenience store was held up at gunpoint Saturday morning, but the store owner also took his own action. Minneapolis Police responded to a report of an armed robbery just before 9 a.m. at the Handy Stop on the 2600 block of West Broadway Avenue. When officers arrived, they learned an armed suspect entered the store and attempted to rob it at gunpoint. Police said at some point, the suspect and the store owner exchanged gun fire. Nobody was hit as a result of the gun fire, and there were no injuries in...
  • Woman Begs to Cover Daughter’s Wedding Cost

    07/26/2014 3:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014
    A fellow countrywoman encouraged herAn Asian woman was arrested by Abu Dhabi Police officers while she was asking for handouts in front of a mosque. The woman, who entered the UAE on tourist visa, was sitting on the ground preying on people’s emotions and humanitarian spirit, seeking alms through mendicancy to provide for her daughter’s wedding expenses in her home country. “There is no place for beggars in our society,” said Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Acting Director of the Capital Police Directorate. He said that special teams had been set up to carry out extensive inspection campaigns to arrest...
  • Fox Won't Televise Canyon Jump Where Knievel Failed

    07/26/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Fox Broadcasting officials say they will not televise two daredevils' efforts to jump southern Idaho's Snake River Canyon where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago. A spokeswoman told The Times-News Wednesday that the television network opted out because of budget concerns and not enough production time. Texas motorcycle daredevil "Big Ed" Beckley and Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun say they will
  • Seven-Year-Old Swede Cycles to Berlin

    07/26/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2014
    Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days. "We actually thought we would take a week to make the trip, but then we didn't have time. We thought we might have to take the train for part of it," the boy's mother, Linda Blomdahl Petersson, told The Local. "But then on the first day we biked 103 kilometres, and we thought, 'This may actually work'. When we booked the trip it felt like a half crazy idea." The family took their bikes to the Swedish town of Trelleborg, cycled...
  • Waitress throws up, screams, then admits to stabbing boyfriend to death, Sumter (SC) deputies say

    07/26/2014 10:21:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The State ^ | July 26, 2014
    SUMTER, SC — A 20-year-old waitress is charged with murder after admitting she stabbed her live-in boyfriend in Sumter. Deputies responded Saturday to Lot 3, 1920 Peach Orchard Road after a call and found 21-year-old Mallory Jerell Richardson stabbed to death on the mobile home’s living room floor. Helen Louise Wells admitted to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument, according to Lt. Robert B. Burnish of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Wells, who works as a waitress at the Huddle House restaurant near Shaw Air Force Base, threw up as deputies examined the...
  • SSVEC warns businesses of recent scam

    07/26/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is warning local businesses to be aware of a scam, after two Sierra Vista companies recently reported receiving phone calls demanding payments to prevent their electricity from being shut off. The businesses were both contacted within a week of each other and after normal business hours, while SSVEC does not disconnect accounts outside of those hours, said Wayne Crane, public relations coordinator for SSVEC. When called, the businesses were asked to submit payment to a third party and not the utility co-op. “This money never reaches the cooperative and therefore is never...
  • 5 Freeway Shut In Both Directions Due To Police Activity In Boyle Heights

    07/25/2014 7:26:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 25, 2014 4:29 PM | Stu Mundel
    BOYLE HEIGHTS — The 5 Freeway was shut in both directions in Boyle Heights due to police activity Friday afternoon. » Get Live Traffic Updates From KNX 1070 Newsradio “People out of their cars wondering what’s going on,” reported Stu Mundel in Sky9. Reports from the scene said officials were trying to talk a suicidal man out of jumping onto the freeway from an overpass. The unidentified man was taken into custody around 7:15 p.m., authorities said. The incident, first reported around 3:30 p.m. occurred in East LA at Olympic. “Right now, the 5 is a parking lot,” Mundel reported...
  • Robber Fails Because He Can't Speak German

    07/25/2014 6:02:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 25 Jul 2014
    An armed robber fled a Berlin supermarket empty-handed in frustration over his lack of German language skills. The unidentified man entered the store in the city's Mitte district, placed a rucksack on the counter, produced a knife and started gesticulating wildly at the two female staff members, police said. He then vaulted over the counter and continued a series of hand gestures that only further confused the women, aged 28 and 29. "The offender said something unintelligible but the threatened shopkeeper did not respond," police said in a statement. One ran into the street calling for help, prompting the man...
  • Carjacked vehicle hits crowd in Philadelphia, killing 3 kids

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said. Two women, including the mother of the three siblings killed, were critically injured. "Three innocent children had their lives taken," Philadelphia Homicide Capt. John Clark said of the victims, ages 7, 10 and 15. The victims were struck late Friday morning about a mile from where the carjacking occurred. Police were looking for the suspects, who fled on foot. "There are no words...
  • Woman decapitated neighbor as she begged for her life: prosecutors

    07/25/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jamie Schram and Daniel Prendergast
    A Brooklyn woman decapitated her neighbor, a mother of four, as she begged for her life — and scattered the body parts across two Long Island counties, authorities said Thursday. “No, Lee! No, Lee! What you doing? Oh no! Oh no! . . . I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” were the last words that Chinelle LaToya Thompson Browne cried out to Leah Cuevas, 42, during a July 5 fight over the rent, according to prosecutors.
  • Fox News Anchor Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct At MSP

    07/25/2014 10:53:08 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/25/14 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers. Gregg Jarrett, 59, entered his plea by petition and didn’t appear in Hennepin County District Court.
  • Soldier Surprise: Mom Overjoyed on 5th Anniversary of Son's Death

    07/25/2014 10:35:12 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/24/14 | KSTP Staff
    They say life is full of surprises. Thursday afternoon, amidst the hustle and bustle of a downtown Minneapolis lunch hour, Jill Stephenson's surprise waited behind an SUV. When Erick Innis popped out, Stephenson was speechless. Innis isn't Jill's son, but he might as well be. In Afghanistan, Innis fought alongside Stephenson's actual son, Rosemount native and Army Ranger Ben Kopp. Innis and Kopp were best friends. When Kopp was shot by a sniper in July 2009, Innis carried him to the medivac. Weeks later, when Kopp was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Innis was there too.
  • Salem, Gloucester county men among 14 charged in child porn sting

    07/25/2014 9:13:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    newjersey.com ^ | Matt Grey
    TRENTON — Fourteen men, including a Salem County man and two school bus drivers, have been charged in a child pornography sting, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Thursday. "Operation Predator Alert," a joint operation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations, targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including child rape videos, on the Internet. A total of 28 defendants have been charged in two offender sweeps under Operation Predator Alert, including 14 prior arrests announced on Oct. 28, 2013.
  • 15 Month Old Controls 500 Boys at Camp Rockmont (Video)

    07/25/2014 1:57:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 21, 2014 | RFamilyPage
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  • 2 police cars collide when officer runs red light

    07/25/2014 12:07:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle. -snip- No tickets have been issued.
  • Chicago teen charged in murder of 11-year-old girl at pajama party

    07/24/2014 10:54:26 PM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    Reuters (Yahoo) ^ | 7/24/2014 | Fiona Ortiz
    <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago teen was arrested and charged with the murder of an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet at a sleepover last Friday, the state attorney's office said on Thursday.</p> <p>Tevin Lee, 18, has been charged with murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm and will appear in bond court on Thursday or Friday, a spokesman for the state attorney said.</p>
  • Two Women to Be Lashed for Swearing on 'WhatsApp'

    07/24/2014 6:40:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014
    Women were also jailed 10 days in the first sentence of its kind in Saudi ArabiaA Saudi court sentenced two local women to 10 days in prison and ordered them lashed 10 times each after they were found guilty of swearing at each other on WhatsApp. The judge at the court in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah tried to reconcile the two but they refused and insisted on charging each other. “The judge had no choice but to sentence the two and make them write a statement not to abuse each other again,” Arar daily said, adding that...
  • Woman Converts to Islam Day Before She Dies in Abu Dhabi

    07/24/2014 6:34:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Married to Muslim in Abu DhabiA woman who had stuck to her religion despite her marriage to a Muslim finally decided to convert to Islam while she was in hospital in Abu Dhabi having treatment for cancer. A day after she converted, the woman died. The woman had been bed-ridden in hospital for months before doctors told her husband that her case became incurable after cancer spread through several parts of her body. A day before her death, her husband called the Abu Dhabi judicial department and asked them to send a woman for his wife to perform her conversion...
  • 2 Women Convicted Of Fatally Beating 23-Year-Old Woman Outside Santa Ana Nightclub

    07/24/2014 4:36:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 24, 2014 1:49 PM
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Two women were convicted of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in the beating death of a 23-year-old woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub. Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala, 26, were found guilty of killing Kim Pham during a Jan. 19 melee outside the Crosby Bar and Nightclub. Jurors found Brito and Zavala guilty of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. Sentencing was set for Sept. 12. Pham got into a fistfight with another woman, identified by defense attorneys as Emilia Calderon, before falling to the ground and being surrounded by Calderon’s friends....
  • Clifton Police Detective Accidentally Shot In Bloomfield Pit Bull Incident

    07/24/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Baristanet ^ | 07/22/2014 | Staff
    A Clifton Police detective accidentally shot himself after a pit-bull charged at him in the Township of Bloomfield. Yesterday, at 3:40 p.m. two Clifton Police detectives were investigating an incident that occurred in Clifton and led them to the 100 block of Harrison Street in Bloomfield. As the detectives knocked on the door of the location an occupant open the door of the house when a pit-bill ran out of the house and charged at the detectives . One of the detectives (a 16 year veteran of the Clifton P.D.) fired one shot from his service weapon striking his hand...
  • Floral thefts from veterans' cemetery

    07/24/2014 7:43:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Artificial flowers and flags are being pulled at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. It’s not that they are prohibited, it’s that they are being pilfered and Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson cannot fathom why people are stealing them from in-ground burial sites. Apparently the thefts happened Saturday night and it wasn’t until a woman let Larson know on Monday that the artificial flowers from her loved one’s grave were taken, noting they were not there on Sunday. “We’ve had a number of other complaints this week about the stealing of artificial flowers and flags, but no real...
  • Man wakes up to find strange woman cooking breakfast in his kitchen ( Colorado )

    07/24/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    KRDO. ^ | Jul 23, 2014 | Chris Loveless
    A Colorado Springs man woke up to find a strange woman cooking breakfast in his kitchen Wednesday morning. ... Police say the woman got into the apartment through an unlocked door. She left before police arrived. While officers were responding to the call, they received a report of a woman trying to break into a house in the 900 block of Hutchinson Dr. The owner of the home detained the woman until police arrived. Josefina Gonsalez-Nieves, 27, was arrested.
  • 'Spoiled' New Jersey teen Rachel Canning says boyfriend choked her, gets restraining order

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