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  • Police: NY woman killed infant, lived with body for 3 months

    08/29/2015 8:05:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | August 29, 2015
    BATAVIA, N.Y. - An upstate New York woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant child and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.
  • Dog Rescued From Near Death in Detroit Turns Into Rising Star With Commercial Talent

    08/29/2015 3:42:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 8/28 | Kim Craig
    When Denver was rescued in Detroit about a year ago, he was near death. But a man who had been assisted by Dog Aide, a community awareness group that supports pet owners, thought they might be able to save him. And they did. Katelin Thomas, who works with Dog Aide and owns K9 Turbo Training, says when they first saw Denver, they didn't think he could survive in his condition. His body was so stiff that his legs could not even be separated for them to be able to tell if he was male or female, so they simply called...
  • Man's Concrete Home Survives Raging Wildfire in Washington

    08/29/2015 1:00:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    ABC ^ | RACHEL HAWATMEH
    John Belles said he was prepared for the inevitability of a wildfire when he built his thin-shelled, concrete dome in 1999 surrounded by dry fields in Okanogan County. Earlier this week, Belles just happened to be working 30 miles out of town when he received a voicemail from a friend warning him about a fire approaching his home, he told ABC News today. After shuttling three vehicles off his property, Belles said he realized he had to hurry as the fire was only a couple hundred yards away. “The fire was getting close, in fact, there was a firefighter there...
  • Gift Cards for the Homeless: A Better Idea Than Throwing Them in Jail?

    08/29/2015 12:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Aug 28, 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    San Francisco has had it with the homeless. First came the Chronicle’s obsessive summer of op-eds and thinly reported screeds; then came Mayor Lee’s announcement threat that the homeless must leave before the Super Bowl PR machine rolls into town; and yesterday Supervisor Scott Wiener put a semantic twist on the whole fracas, arguing it’s not the homeless we’re vilifying but unsavory “street behavior." The public outcry has no real center but, like a dragnet, implicates everything from mental illness and substance abuse, to access to public restrooms and street encampments. There’s a cacophony of complaints (and rallying cries) but...
  • The Freaky New Ice Cream People Wait Three Hours For

    08/29/2015 10:11:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Haley Goldberg
    SNIP Ever since it opened in July, tucked between Chinese restaurants and spas at 10 Mott St., foodies from far and wide have been waiting up to three hours to get a taste of 10Below, which serves an American twist on Thai ice cream rolls. The frozen concoction is created by pouring liquid homemade ice cream onto a cold plate reaching temps well below zero. Employees mix in toppings, flatten it out like a crepe, and then scrape it into ice-cold rolls with a putty-knife-like tool. The result is five cute little rolls with toppings ranging from fresh strawberries to...
  • Firefighters Respond to Cow With Chair on its Head

    08/28/2015 10:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28
    Firefighters in Britain said two crews responded to a report of a cow with its head stuck in a garden chair. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue tweeted a picture showing the cow with its head trapped in a plastic lawn chair about 7:50 a.m. Thursday. The tweet said crews from Mounts and Wellingborough responded to the address in Boughton, England, to attempt to assist the boggled bovine. The fire department said the cow managed to "self-release" from its predicament, but not before firefighters snapped a picture of the cow wearing its unusual headgear.
  • San Francisco Police Officer Uses Naloxone Anti-Overdose Kit To Save Man’s Life

    08/28/2015 10:10:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | August 28, 2015
    A new tool given to San Francisco police allowed an officer to save the life of a man who overdosed on opiates. Officer Mike Mellone is one of several officers trained to use the city’s new naloxone rescue kit. Police said Mellone was called to help a man found unconscious on Capp Street in June. Mellone sprayed the antidote into the man’s nose. The man survived and was released from the hospital a short time later. “Within a few minutes, the person who was previously unconscious and was having trouble breathing, I started to see signs that he was coming...
  • #BEARLIVESMATTER: TWITTER COMEDY ERUPTS OVER LIVE ARVADA BEAR CAPTURE

    08/28/2015 9:55:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Westword ^ | FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    Twitter brings people together — and so did a certain bear whose run through Arvada yesterday briefly captivated all of Colorado. By the time the ursine star was captured and taken away, humorous tweets about the situation, and the live coverage of it by multiple Denver TV stations, had been unleashed by members of the police, the media, just plain folks and an actual professional comedian. The first official words about the bear came courtesy of the Arvada Police Department.... ...which promptly shared a Twitpic of the fugitive snapped by Kristin Fox, who also sent the shot to 9News. In...
  • Marin County Mansion Sells for Record-Breaking $47.5 Million

    08/28/2015 9:33:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28 | Tamara Palmer
    It's a booming week for Marin County real estate, thanks to the sale of one prominent piece of property. Belvedere's historic estate Locksley Hall sold on Wednesday for $47.5 million. That's $22 million over than any previous home sold in Marin County and $12 million more than the highest home sale in San Francisco, according to Curbed SF. The listing described Locksley Hall, built in 1904, as a three-level home with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space. It has four bedrooms, six full bathrooms, three powder rooms and a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment. San Jose Mercury News reported...
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • Meeting Between Eminem and Minister Louis Farrakhan Was ‘10 Years in the Making’

    08/28/2015 8:01:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE
    The Nation of Islam leader said that he and the Detroit rapper had a “beautiful dialogue.” At first glance, Minister Louis Farrakhan and Eminem may look like an odd pairing. But not so much, when you think about how Detroit is such a significant starting point for the Nation of Islam. Both men—Minister Louis Farrakhan and rapper Eminem—have strong ties to the city. The minister and Eminem met in Detroit earlier this week, and according to an Instagram post by an NOI member, the meeting was “over ten years in the making.” Hajj Hasaun Muhammad, describing the meeting as...
  • Meet Model Who Hopes to Become First Muslim Miss Italy

    08/28/2015 7:23:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Ahlam El Brinis has been criticised for wearing revealing clothesBorn and raised in the northern city of Padua a model of Moroccan origin hopes to become the first Muslim Miss Italy. Ahlam El Brinis, 20, has been selected for the semi-final of the Miss Italy beauty contest, which will take place in the coastal town of Jesolo (Venice) on September 20. But she faces some tough opposition for her decision. Instagram According to huffingtonpost.it Ahlam has received threats and insults on social media for taking part in the beauty pageant. She has been criticised for posing in revealing clothes...
  • Los Angeles Man Chronicles Removal of 50,000 Bees

    08/28/2015 6:46:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Hooper
    A Los Angeles area man who discovered about 50,000 bees were living in his walls shared video online of how the insects were removed from his home. "I looked out my window and one day I noticed a bunch of bees flying around," Larry Chen said in the video he posted to YouTube. Chen said he called in an expert, Mike "The Bee Guy," who determined the bees had been living in the walls of Chen's home for 6 to 8 months. The video shows how Mike used smoke to draw out the insects and then collected them with a...
  • Ormond Beach Police: Woman Attacked Man at Gas Station, Stole His Credit Card

    08/28/2015 6:38:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Lyda Longa
    A woman who police said attacked a man at a gas station because the store clerk would not give her free fuel has been identified and investigators are looking for her. The suspect is 35-year-old Danielle Moher, Ormond Beach police said Thursday. Investigators said Moher is the suspect who entered the Texaco gas station convenience store at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 16 and told the clerk she had no money for gasoline. When the clerk refused to give her free fuel, police said Moher went outside and struck and pushed down a 59-year-old man who was on his way back to...
  • Suspect, 16, steals 6 firearms, 1,500 rounds of ammunition

    08/28/2015 5:58:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WOODTV.COM ^ | 28 AUGUST 2015 | WOODTV
    KEELER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 16-year-old has been arrested after he broke into a home, stealing six firearms and over 1,500 rounds of ammunition. It happened around Thursday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at 86358 67th Street in Keeler Township, south of Hartford. Deputies say this is the second time the home had been broken into this year. Since the first break in, the homeowners installed several security cameras. Deputies were able to review the security video and found that the suspect had likely walked to the home.
  • Man Who Killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs Granted Parole

    08/28/2015 5:15:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/28 | Andie Adams
    Jesus Cecena killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs in 1978The man who shot and killed San Diego Police Officer Archie Buggs "execution-style" has been granted parole, according to the San Diego District Attorney's office. On Friday, the state Parole Board decided Jesus Cecena should be released after 36 years behind bar for Buggs' slaying. In 1978, Cecena was pulled over by Buggs, 30, for a traffic stop in Skyline. Cecena pulled out a gun and shot the 4-year SDPD veteran to death. Cecena was originally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1979, but in 1982,...
  • Frank Sinatra, Giant Bubbles, and Dancing: Yep, This Proposal Rivals the Movies

    08/28/2015 4:06:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Today ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | Rebekah Lowin
    Before she said "yes" to wedded life, Amanda Phillips agreed to a different sort of proposal. Her boyfriend and former classmate, Joshua Dela Cruz, had asked her to help him make a professional dance demo reel. And according to the caption posted beneath the below video on YouTube, this wasn't the first time he'd asked her the very same thing: "Five years ago Amanda and Josh got together to film a dance reel. They never finished it, instead they started dating." With the help of choreographer Donald Jones Jr. and videographer Angelo Soriano, they were finally able to film the...
  • Fair Food: Oklahoma State Fair Releases List of Mouthwatering New Additions

    08/28/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 28, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    The Oklahoma State Fair is just around the corner, and officials have released a new list of foods that will appear at stands across the fairgrounds. The list of new fair food is as follows: Bacon wrapped corn on the cob – Local sweet corn that is wrapped in bacon. It is located at The Bacon Habit. Bacon wrapped donut burger – A burger with two doughnut buns that is wrapped in bacon. It is located at Porky’s. Banana split ice cream crepe – It’s a twist on a classic. It is located at DJ’s Creme De La Crepe. Boneless...
  • Video: Sinkhole Swallows Five Pedestrians

    08/28/2015 3:25:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Footage shows pedestrians walking on the pavement when it suddenly gave inA sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city has swallowed five people in dramatic scenes that were captured on video. A provincial broadcaster says four people were injured in the Saturday incident in the provincial capital of Harbin.
  • Racist Message Left on Door of Bucknell Professor

    08/28/2015 3:23:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WNEP ^ | AUGUST 27, 2015 | DAVE BOHMAN
    The president of Bucknell University is urging students and staffers to do some soul-searching after someone left a racist message on a professor’s classroom door. This is the second racial incident on campus in the past six months. Students at Bucknell University in Lewisburg have been on campus for less than a week. They’re just getting the news that a message described as racist and hateful was left on the whiteboard of professor’s office door. But who did it? “They do their things in secret so they don’t want to be known,” said student Alex Bloschichak. “It’s so really hateful...
  • COCOA'S JOURNEY: BLIND, DEAF DOG REUNITED WITH FAMILY

    08/27/2015 11:25:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    6ABC ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Stephanie Lopez
    Cocoa, an almost 16-year-old blind, deaf toy poodle, was reunited with her family Tuesday after good Samaritans on social media helped track down the lost dog. She made it all the way to Belchertown, M.A. from Concord, N.C. Clayton Animal Control said a couple from Massachusetts found her without a dog tag while traveling through North Carolina. They gave the dog to a shelter in Massachusetts. Animal control officers in Belchertown posted about Cocoa online, trying to find the owner. Clayton Animal Control officer, Angie Lee, connected the dots after seeing a post on "North Carolina Lost & Found Pets"...
  • Law Enforcement Officer's Gun Snatched From a Car in Oakland

    08/27/2015 9:44:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 26, 2015
    A law enforcement officer's gun was stolen from a car in Oakland on Wednesday morning, according to police. The burglary was reported at 9:58 a.m. near a shopping plaza at the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and East Ninth Street, a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station, police said. Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the firearm belonged to a law enforcement agency that was not Oakland police, but she did not know which agency. The theft comes days after University of California, Berkeley's police Chief Margo Bennett had her gun, badge, department-issued laptop and other items stolen as...
  • Police: Woman Wanted Daughter's Homeless Boyfriend Killed (Over Lice)

    08/27/2015 8:59:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Monday, August 24, 2015 | Patricio Balona
    A New Smyrna Beach woman wanted the homeless man her daughter was dating killed because the daughter's children came home with lice, police said. Pamela Vanorsdale, 50, was charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder after police said she tried to hire her former son-in-law to “pop” the proposed victim, Dylan Loveless, 22, “in the head and chest,” New Smyrna Beach police said. Vanorsdale is out of jail on $25,000 bail, court records show. New Smyrna Beach police learned of the murder-for-hire plot after the ex-son-in-law, Daniel Dionne, 33, of Daytona Beach, approached a Daytona Beach police detective, reports show....
  • Bear Injures Doberman After Scrap in Lake Neighborhood

    08/27/2015 8:43:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | AUGUST 15, 2015 | Christal Hayes
    A dog is recovering after receiving deep scratches and lacerations on its body and neck during a scuffle with a bear in a residential neighborhood in between Leesburg and Eustis. Kim Givens said she had let her Doberman named Bo out in the backyard of her home in the Wedgewood subdivision before they went to bed late Aug. 8. She said about 11:30 p.m. she saw Bo bolt from her backyard and go down the hill her home sits on. She opened the sliding-glass door and heard loud growling and "horrible mauling sounds." Kim Givens' Doberman named Bo happily playing...
  • Health officials: Elderly Utah resident dies from plague

    08/27/2015 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 11:55 AM EDT
    Health officials say an elderly Utah resident has died after contracting the plague earlier this month. […] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 11 other plague cases have been reported in six states since April 1. Three people in those cases have died. They were aged 16, 52 and 79. …
  • Husband watched his wife being shot on live TV... speaks"

    08/27/2015 8:40:34 AM PDT · by envisio · 11 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 8-27-15 | By ASHLEY COLLMAN
    Tim Gardner was watching proudly as his wife was interviewed on the local news Wednesday morning when suddenly all hell broke loose. Gardner's wife Vicki, executive director of the Smith Lake Mountain chamber of commerce, was trying to promote an upcoming event in a segment on Roanoke, Virginia news station WDBJ when a disgruntled former reporter shot dead the journalist and cameraman who were interviewing her. Mrs Gardner was also shot in the back, but survived the attack after being rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. On Thursday, her husband Tim appeared on the Today show to talk about...
  • MBTA driver suspended after attack

    08/27/2015 5:25:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 27, 2015 | Owen Boss
    A veteran MBTA bus operator has been suspended while transit police investigate an incident captured on video that appears to show the driver attacking a rider who threw a drink on her while leaving the bus. “Transit Police are working to identify the woman who assaulted the bus operator,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said of the video, which has been posted online. “The woman was upset because the bus operator had asked her to pay the bus fare. It’s unclear why the woman felt she didn’t have to pay.”
  • Murdered TV Reporter's Dad Just Vowed to "shame" legislators to pass gun control

    08/26/2015 6:24:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    8/26/15
    Ann Coulter is going to be on the Megyn File....so I tuned in. The murdered girl's father and boy friend made a joint appearance....they really seemed to be almost comfortable. Now look, we all mourn differently...yet the two seemed so at ease on the subject. Maybe the shock of what happened has them in a daze. But at the end of the interview, the father vowed to "shame" people into accepting gun control....but he DID speak about guns being kept out of the hands of mentally ill people. I thought the law already did that. Now Megyn has a former...
  • Virginia TV journalists killed by suspect with 'powder keg' of anger

    08/26/2015 2:07:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-26-2015 | GARY ROBERTSON
    Flanagan sent ABC News a 23-page fax about two hours after the shooting, saying his attack was triggered by the June 17 mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the network said. Nine people were killed, and a white man has been charged in that rampage. The network cited Flanagan as saying he had suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work. He had been attacked by black men and white women, and for being a gay black man, he said.
  • Man killed in shooting near Obama's home

    08/26/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25, 2015 | Sam Charles
    A man was shot to death in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood Tuesday evening, only about two blocks from President Barack Obama’s home. Reginald Sanson, 25, was in a vehicle about 6 p.m. when another vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
  • Colorado movie gunman sentenced to 12 lifetimes and 3,318 years

    08/26/2015 12:38:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Rueters ^ | Keith Coffman
    "It is the court's intention that the defendant never set foot in free society again ... If there was ever a case that warranted the maximum sentences, this is the case," Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour said. "The defendant does not deserve any sympathy." Survivors and relatives of those killed clapped and cheered as Samour then ordered deputies to remove Holmes from his courtroom, and the gunman was led away in shackles. The 27-year-old was found guilty last month of murdering 12 people and wounding 70 after donning a helmet, gas mask and body armor, then opening fire...
  • Police in West Covina Investigate Discovery of Woman’s Body in Possible Uber Vehicle

    08/26/2015 12:23:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    KTLA ^ | Kennedy Ryan, Kirk Hawkins and Christina Pascucci,
    The discovery was made around 12 p.m. on Tuesday in the parking lot of a Stater Bros. on North Azusa Avenue, according to the West Covina Police Department. The woman’s body was found in the backseat of a gray Volkswagen, said police Sgt. Brian Daniels. On the front passenger seat, investigators found a tan leather purse. ... The vehicle appeared to have an Uber sticker and tag, but the ride-sharing service would not confirm or deny whether the car or its driver was registered with the company.
  • How to Properly Celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day

    08/25/2015 5:05:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    AOL News ^ | 8/25
    The Whiskey Sour doesn't really have an intriguing origin story like some of its counterparts, but it's still a favorite amongst cocktail connoisseurs. The first documented reference to the popular mix was in an 1870 Wisconsin newspaper. Almost a century later, Universidad del Cuyo published a story crediting Elliott Stubb for creating the Whiskey Sour. The Peruvian newspaper that published the news solved one of the greatest mysteries i
  • Confronted by Cops, Man Swings Dog at Them

    08/25/2015 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    newser ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jenn Gidman
    (Video At Link) A suspicious man was reported Sunday night wandering with his dog through people's backyards in Park City, Kansas, and responding police say he wasn't especially cooperative, KSN reports. That man was 26-year-old Michael Rush, who a responding officer says reacted by swinging the poor pup on its leash to keep the officer at bay. "I've never seen someone pick up a dog and swing it through the air to use it as a weapon before," the Park City Police chief says. Rush was eventually taken down with a stun gun and charged with animal cruelty, and the...
  • Prayer Request - Please Pray for my Brother

    08/24/2015 7:37:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 96 replies
    08.24.15 | Coleus
    He had a heart attack a week ago, had bypass surgery a few hours later and is still in an induced coma and on the respirator.
  • Russians to Build Tallest Jesus Statue in World on Pacific Coast

    08/19/2015 7:29:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Russian Insider ^ | 8/19/15 | Pravomir
    *Taller than famous Rio de Janiero and Lisbon statues*Intended as symbol of rebirth of Russian Far East and rebirth of ChristianityThe statue was cast in 2013 by Tsereteli, the famous Georgian-Russian sculptor, known for his gigantic projects such as a statue of Peter the Great in Moscow and ‘The Tear of Grief’ in the United States, dedicated to the struggle against world terrorism. The monument stands 50 metres taller than the world famous ‘Christ the Redeemer’ in Rio de Janeiro, and two metres higher than ‘The Christ the King’ in Lisbon. In Vladivostok, the monument will be composed of two...
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Missing in Utah Forest Found Alive

    08/24/2015 5:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8/24
    A 10-year-old boy who disappeared while hiking with family in eastern Utah has been found alive more than 24 hours after he got lost while looking for mushrooms near a remote mountain lake, the child's aunt said Monday. Police say that Malachi Bradley got lost near a remote mountain lake near the Wyoming border Sunday morning. His aunt Lehua Estrada-Brown said she got a text from her husband at the scene saying the boy was found Monday afternoon in good shape. "We are so relieved and happy," she said. Malachi Bradley survived in the remote, rugged area as temperatures dipped...
  • More PC BS- Wilder school forces student to remove Confederate flag from truck

    08/24/2015 5:25:07 PM PDT · by MatthewQuigley · 11 replies
    KIVI TV- Boise ^ | 8/24/15 | KIVI TV
    kivitv- Boise Wilder school forces student to remove Confederate flag from truck By Lacey Darrow. CREATED 4:31 PM - UPDATED: 4:50 PM WILDER, Idaho (KIVI)— A battle is brewing over a high school student's Confederate flag in Wilder. Jordan Beattie is a student at Cossa Academy in Wilder and thought a Confederate flag given to him as a gift from his girlfriend was simply a gesture of love. Beattie drove to school with the flag hung up on his truck when he was called to the school office and was informed he was forbidden to fly the flag. The school...
  • Giant alligator weighing 920 pounds gets pulled from lake

    08/24/2015 9:59:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2015
    EUFAULA, Ala. - Authorities say an alligator pulled from a lake in southeast Alabama weighs an estimated 920 pounds. AL.com reports that the 13-foot, 6-inch gator was captured in Lake Eufaula on Aug. 14.
  • Harvest time for the “Tree of Life”

    08/24/2015 9:51:32 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Some people love them, some people could live without them. There are differing views on their benefit, but almost everyone is fond of the taste. From the honey and the smoke of the wood, to the highly nutritional flour made from the ground pods, they are a signature flavor here in the desert. The early start to monsoon this year affected the first mesquite harvest, with many finding unacceptable mold, which renders them inedible. However, the second harvest is looking better, and is in progress in parts of the county, although some altitudes have already peaked. “I heard rumor about...
  • Love in the Air as Mating Manatees Canoodle on Lauderdale Beach

    08/24/2015 2:27:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    An evening ritual for one Fort Lauderdale resident took a remarkable turn Friday. Bill Tudhunter, 57, was sitting on the back patio of his Fort Lauderdale home drinking a beer and enjoying the view of the Intracoastal Waterway, as he does every evening after work, when he noticed something odd in the water. A group of nine manatees had come ashore behind the home in the 2100 block of Southeast 21st Street. In what could only be described as a dogpile, they rocked with the wake, apparently mating as they floated in a few feet of water. A cluster of...
  • 'I Am Francis. And I Am Still Alive…'

    08/23/2015 7:32:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015 | Majorie van Leijen
    How an 11-month-old pup - left for dead in Fujairah - survivedAs told by Francis himself. “My name is Francis, a former happy pup. But after a recent event I have to find my life back. Let me tell you what happened… I was born in the UAE, a beautiful place. A bit hot though, but it could be worse. I am 11-months-old so don’t know much about the life, but I guess it hasn't been easy. It’s really hot outside and I am not really finding food or water. I think I have to learn to find that myself,...
  • Man Divorces Wife For Not Preparing Food Fast Enough Wife Refutes Charges

    08/23/2015 7:27:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015
    A-57-year old Nigerian man divorced his wife on the grounds that she was preparing his food very late at night, Emarat Al Youm reports, quoting news websites. The report names the man as Oolovada Adikoaa and he told a court in Lagos that his wife failed to fulfil her marriage duties. She did not prepare the food on time, although he warned her many times. “There is no reason for pushing me to continue in a relationship with a woman who makes me starve, I can no longer tolerate it," he is quoted as saying. The 25-year-old wife refuted the...
  • Camel Caravan Stalls Chabad Rabbi at the Dead Sea

    08/23/2015 6:08:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Jewish Press ^ | August 22nd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    Rabbi Shimon Elharar, director of Chabad of Dead Sea, was stopped in traffic by a force greater than his car.Traffic horror stories in Israel are famous, and driving on highways in the Holy Land is reserved only for the brave at heart. It is well known that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are among the bravest rabbis in the world, of course. Last week even Chabad of Dead Sea director Rabbi Shimon Elharar met his match, running into a massive “traffic jam” on the highway alongside the Dead Sea. “It’s not only in Tel Aviv that one has to worry about getting stuck,”...
  • Airman hiking 710 Miles to Honor Wounded Soldiers

    08/23/2015 5:58:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | August 20, 2015
    Airman hiking 710 miles to honor wounded soldiers Cindy Hval The Spokesman-Review Recently visited page Air Force Tech. Sgt. Stacy Trosine is hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail in order to honor soldiers wounded in Afghanistan. • To donate to the EOD Warrior Foundation and help Sgt. Trosine reach her goal, go to eodwarriorfoundation.org/events/events/view/111. • For more information about the foundation: eodwarriorfoundation.org/about. • You can follow Trosine’s story on her blog at https://washingtonstatepctthruhiker.wordpress.com. Tech. Sgt. Stacy Trosine is on the journey of a lifetime. The Fairchild Air Force Base airman is hiking 710 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail,...
  • Scarce Salmon Caught in Bodega Bay Swells

    08/23/2015 5:52:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Napa Valley Register ^ | August 20, 2015 | Bill Ryan
    Local Angler scores … a 27.5 pound Chinook salmon and a 7-pound striper on the Miss Anita off of Bodega Bay. George Lewis, a reader from Napa, sent me this nice photo of two of his fish. George said that skipper Aaron Orsini did an outstanding job of guiding the boat in heavy swells. This gave George the best chance to bring the fish to the net. He was the second local angler in just a week to tell me that the Miss Anita is a well-run boat. It is a 6-pack – fishing just six anglers – so it’s...
  • Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her school’s Confederate flags

    08/23/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Peter Holley
    As students entered Hurley High School in Hurley, Va., for the first day of classes this week, they passed through a set of bright red doors on which the Confederate battle flag is boldly painted.
  • Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed for Using ‘Hoverboard’ at LAX

    08/23/2015 11:05:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Time ^ | Tanya Basu
    The first video show Khalifa surrounded by cops. “This? I didn’t do nothing, anyway,” he says in the video showing a time stamp of 3:55 pm. “What you want to do? Put me in jail because I didn’t listen to what you say? We can have all the conversations you want to, you can end up on TMZ, destined to become as famous as you wanna be.” ... Khalifa went to Twitter regarding the incident, mentioning in multiple tweets that hoverboards were the way of the future.
  • Restoring Unity

    08/23/2015 7:23:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Anybody going to the rally in Birmingham?
  • Remains of 25-Year-Old Texas Woman Were Likely Stolen From Funeral Home After Service: Police

    08/23/2015 7:22:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The 25-year-old Texan died after a long bout with cystic fibrosis. Her funeral was August 15 at the Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. “There wasn’t any forced entry to the facility,” Sgt. Javier Salazar told CNN affiliate KSAT. “So what it’s believed is between the hours of 1:30 p.m., when the service ended, to about 4:30 p.m., when they locked up for the evening, someone came in and stole Ms. Mott’s remains. That person remains at large.” Funeral home owner Dick Tips told the affiliate that he believes the body may have been stolen by someone who didn’t support Mott’s...