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  • ...More than 100 rabbits confiscated from a Brooklyn building diagnosed with the STD syphilis

    01/30/2015 1:57:02 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 29, 2015 | Joseph Stepansky
    The question “What’s up, Doc” finally has an answer. Days after cops seized a warren of rabbits outside of a Brooklyn building, ASPCA veterinarians on Thursday diagnosed more than 100 of their fluffy friends with syphilis. -snip- The bunnies’ owner was not immediately charged.
  • Bronx defense firm knowingly participated in cop-killing music video, city says

    01/29/2015 10:47:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    nydailynew ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:53 PM
    “I love the song,” lawyer Ryan Napoli wrote in an email after first hearing “Hands Up” by rappers Uncle Murda & Maino. The song included the lyrics: “For Mike Brown and Sean Bell, a cop got to get killed. Cause I’m black, police think they got the right to shoot me ... Time to start killing these coppers ...” Napoli and lawyer Kumar Rao — both of whom had cameos in the video — displayed “serious misconduct” by participating in the video, and pushing the office to sponsor it and allow filming at their headquarters, according to the Department of...
  • Mother of teen killed by alleged driver pleads for his capture after he bails out, disappears

    01/29/2015 3:52:22 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 33 replies
    KOB.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Stuart Dyson
    Mother of teen killed by alleged impaired driver pleads for his capture after he bails out, disappears Updated: 01/28/2015 6:48 PM | Created: 01/28/2015 6:35 PM By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4 A local [Albuquerque, New Mexico] woman is dealing with the unthinkable after losing her teenage son to an alleged hit-and-run drunk driver. Her grief is real, and so is the fight to get the man accused of killing her son back behind bars. "He was almost home – a hundred yards," said Penny Brown-Meira, Jonathan Brown's mother, of just how close her son was to being home...
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo: We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction:

    01/28/2015 9:13:21 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 18 replies
    We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction: There was never a Muslim prayer – or a prayer of any specific religion at the Stock Show this year. Because the Stock Show is an annual community event that attracts many visitors from around the world, country and state each year, last spring, we established a faith-based committee consisting of a wide range of local clergy. We based our decision on and selected our participants from the Mayor’s Faith Cabinet Directory. We invited each participant to provide a one-minute prayer to include the safety of the contestants,...
  • Fight breaks out between 2 women visiting same Washington Parish Jail inmate

    01/28/2015 5:04:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | January 26, 2015 | Jonathan Bullington
    Two women who went to visit a Washington Parish Jail inmate on the same day ended up facing their own legal troubles after authorities say they attacked each other during the visit.
  • Former soldier was sane when rapper was shot dead in Harvey, doctors say

    01/28/2015 1:23:55 PM PST · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/28/15 | Paul Purpura
    Devin Bonilla, the former Louisiana Army National Guardsman who says his combat experience in Iraq caused a stress disorder, was legally sane when authorities say he killed an aspiring rapper in Harvey a year ago, court-appointed doctors have concluded. Their report, which was filed in court Wednesday, contradicts Bonilla's insanity defense and means a trial jury might be asked to sort out conflicting mental health opinions. Bonilla, a 25-year-old Harvey resident, is scheduled to stand trial April 6 on a charge of second-degree murder in the Jan. 18, 2014, killing of Bowie Richard, 21. Richard, who used the stage name...
  • Water Company Tells Gardena Residents Black, Smelly Water Is Fine To Drink

    01/28/2015 11:59:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Representatives from Golden State Water Co. insist that Morita’s predicament is isolated. They also say they flushed the pipes last week and, since then, the water has been clear. Morita collected the water in a jar but Golden State says they couldn’t test the sample because it has to be collected in special containers. “The water meets all drinking water standards, so it should be considered safe to drink. I understand the concern, though. I was concerned when I saw the discolored water,” said Kate Nutting, the general manager of Golden State Water’s southwest division
  • Couple says mother gave them her newborn baby in Lakewood, saying she didn't want it anymore

    01/27/2015 5:21:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    denvernewschanel.com ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | , Lindsay Watts
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Lakewood police are investigating whether a newborn baby was abandoned by her mother near a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday morning or if the child was legally dropped off under Colorado's Safe Haven Law. Firefighters told 7NEWS that a middle-aged couple left a baby girl with them at West Metro Fire Station No. 1 around 8:15 a.m. The couple told firefighters they were at a nearby store when they were approached by a woman who said she didn't want the child and gave it to them. Police confirm that store was the Walmart on West Colfax Avenue...
  • Lodi woman suspected of shoplifting, having explosive devices ID'd

    01/27/2015 4:09:11 PM PST · by eastforker · 24 replies
    kcra.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Gamaliel Ortiz
    LODI, Calif. (KCRA) —A 23-year-old woman stopped on suspicion of shoplifting at two stores in Lodi had two pipe bomb-like devices inside her getaway vehicle, police said.
  • Cops: Pregnant woman's boyfriend asks, 'Ready for your abortion?' — then hits her with car (w/video)

    01/27/2015 3:21:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | times staff
    Pasco deputies overnight arrested a man they say tried to run over his pregnant girlfriend with a car Monday, nearly three years after he struck his brother with a car in Holiday. Justin Lee Colby, 33, was driving east on Westwood Drive near U.S. 19 about 1 p.m. Monday when, according to authorities, he veered off the road and hit Crystal Lynn Noordhuizen, who is seven months pregnant. Colby faces a charge of attempted homicide. Noordhuizen was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with minor injuries. Earlier Monday, she told deputies, she was in a fight with Colby and...
  • Autopsy: Cobb Co. couple died from gunshot wounds to head

    01/27/2015 3:04:34 PM PST · by eastforker · 41 replies
    fox5live ^ | 1/27/2015 | MYFOXATLANTA STAFF
    TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities have confirmed the two bodies found Monday are those of the missing Cobb County couple as authorities charge the man they believe lured them to south Georgia, robbed and killed them. Medical examiner's say an autopsy revealed that Bud and June Runion died from gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Boston Terrier nurses orphan kittens

    01/27/2015 12:29:30 PM PST · by aomagrat · 20 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 26 January 2015 | Brooke Holden
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WMBF) - A Lowcountry woman got quite the surprise when her Boston Terrier began nursing orphan kittens. Shannon Williams said her daughter found the litter of kittens in the woods behind their home in Mount Pleasant. After bringing the litter inside, Memory, her 5-year-old Boston Terrier, began nurturing and cuddling with the days-old kittens. “We laid the kittens on a dog bed, and [Memory] cuddled with them,” Williams recalled. Meanwhile, Williams went to the pet supply store for milk replacement. She said she didn't need the supplement long, “One week later, [Memory's] milk came in.” Memory had...
  • Rise of the zombie cat: Pet who was 'killed' and buried climbed out of his grave five days later

    01/27/2015 12:03:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | By Kieran Corcoran
    Bart found in a pool of blood more  than a week ago and pronounced deadDespite being buried, he showed up  at owner's house in Tampa, FloridaRescuers think he came to  underground, clawed his way out then hidTook five days for his miraculous  return - and now needs surgery to survive  A cat that was run  down by a car and written off for dead apparently clawed its way out of the  grave and made its way home to be fed.Bart, a pet found  on the street in a pool of blood more than a week ago, was pronounced dead...
  • Hired Help

    01/27/2015 11:18:01 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    My email | 1-27-15 | Sen. Joe Donnelly
    Sen. Joe Donnelly, Democrat Indiana, described what his position is as a senator"I am the hired help, and my top priority continues to be addressing the issues most important to Hoosiers: working to strengthen the economy for working- and middle-class families, ensuring our servicemembers and veterans have access to the care and resources they deserve, and providing excellent constituent services to every Hoosier.
  • CPS Placed Infant In Home Where She Drowned (Dallas, Texas)

    01/26/2015 8:04:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | January 26, 5:00 | Andrea Lucia
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police confirmed that a 14-year-old relative intentionally drowned a 2-month-old child found dead Monday morning inside a South Dallas apartment. Child Protective Services had placed the infant in the home where she was killed. “The facts of the case are that the 14-year-old intentionally drowed a 2-month-old and that’s the real tragedy today,” said Maj. Robert Sherwin with the Dallas Police Department. The teen is now in police custody and is being questioned. At this time, no charges have been filed. The child’s mother was at work at the time of the incident. Around 6:15 a.m., police...
  • Westminster Mother Sentenced For Stabbing Kids While They Slept

    01/26/2015 6:22:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Jurors found true sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a deadly weapon and committing great bodily harm, prosecutors said. She was sentenced last Friday, according to a written statement released by the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Authorities said the children, then ages 5 and 3, were stabbed in the chest while they slept at a family member’s home in September of 2009. ... The older child was transported to the hospital and underwent open-heart surgery. The second child sustained a wound to the chest.
  • Blizzard of 2015

    01/26/2015 5:00:52 PM PST · by fella · 81 replies
    ABC ^ | 25 Jan 2015 | ABC
    Live Look: Blizzard Hits Northeast
  • Abortionist, Clinic Under Investigation For Abortion Horror, Squalor (North Carolina)

    01/26/2015 3:24:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    operatinrescue.org ^ | January 26, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Fayetteville, NC – The red light flashed with urgency on my office telephone, but I hardly gave the routine voicemail indicator a second thought – that is, until I pressed the replay button. What I heard next was a day-changer, and I knew I couldn’t rest until I did something about it. “I’m calling because I recently got an abortion at the Hallmark Clinic in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and it was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had in my life.” Her emotion-laden voice proceeded to detail her experience that seemed straight from a horror novel. I called her...
  • 54 Year Old Woman Mauled By Florida Bear.Stuck Her Arm In Cage To Pet It."Oops".

    Woman, 54, severely injured after being mauled by caged BEAR she was trying to pet at wildlife center. Here is the link. But what can you say? Who in any state of mind sticks their arm in a cage with a 400 pound bear? This would be like going to your local zoo and attempting to pet a panther or cougar through the 4x4 inch cage gaps.
  • Houston woman marries herself in elaborate ceremony

    01/26/2015 2:17:07 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/26/2015 | Craig Hlavaty
    A woman who vowed that if she didn’t find love by the time she turned 40 married herself earlier this month in a lavish ceremony here in Houston, according to reports. Yasmin Eleby married herself at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on January 3 in a lavish ceremony with10 bridesmaids in attendance, plus family and other guests on hand to celebrate the event. For this ceremony, Eleby’s minister sister performed the spiritual service, as it’s not legal to marry yourself. The pictures from the ceremony look normal, except that Eleby is by herself in the photos and not...
  • 'Suicidal' Mannequin Yanked After 911 Calls

    01/26/2015 12:32:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/26/2015 | Rob Quinn
    (Newser) Brad Deery's billboard idea got plenty of attention for his car dealership but not quite the kind he had in mind: The Iowa man took down a mannequin from the sign after numerous motorists thought it was a person preparing to jump and called 911. The sign next to US Route 61 in Des Moines County read "I can see Deery Toyota, Nissan, Mazda from here," with the mannequin appearing to be gazing at a distant car lot, reports Reuters. Deery says police told him that the mannequin not only alarmed drivers, they were worried somebody might climb up...
  • West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who...

    01/26/2015 9:55:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who supports admitting privileges for abortionists “We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or ultrasound center with complications from abortions at the centers in Charleston: so much for “safe and legal.” These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency “drop ins.… No other medical providers are allowed to care for patients, have...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother: 'stop pretending'

    01/25/2015 9:23:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | January 23, 2015 | Corey Stern
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sybrina Fulton is not a household name. But her son, Trayvon Martin, certainly is. Fulton, the mother of the teen who was fatally shot in 2012, took part in Penn's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Commemoration on Jan. 22 for an evening of awards, musical performances and a panel discussion. The crowd rose to their feet when Fulton was introduced at Irvine Auditorium. Many Penn community members and West Philadelphia residents were eager to hear from the woman whose son’s death has gained worldwide attention over the past several years. “It’s still very painful for me. But I know...
  • Mother, Daughter Charged With Attacking CPS Employees And Student

    01/25/2015 9:14:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 25, 2015
    (STMW) — A mother and daughter upset that their teenage relative was disciplined at a South Side elementary school are charged with allegedly beating and stabbing two Chicago Public Schools employees and a teen boy at the school. Authorities say the attack took place on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Bond Elementary School in the 7000 block of South May Street, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
  • 3 killed, 22 wounded in weekend shootings

    01/25/2015 9:10:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 25, 2015
    Three men were killed and at least 22 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
  • Stop Patriarchy fails to “Ferguson” pro-life walk for life in SF

    01/25/2015 9:05:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    The attention starved pro-abortion group Stop Patriarchy made the rounds this week at pro-life rallies during the various march for life events. On Thursday, a handful of pro-choicers from Stop Patriarchy were arrested attempting to block hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers marching in D.C. at the March for Life, chanting that pro-lifers are for female enslavement! More video and pics here Friday, the group was in Oakland, California calling for a Ferguson style revolution after disrupting Black pro-life leaders at a rally there. (read story here) Bragging on their website, “As politicians continue to ramp up a national assault on...
  • Pair Of Alleged Young Torches Arrested For Setting Fire To Walmart Store

    01/25/2015 6:32:28 PM PST · by W. · 29 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 1.25.2015 | TSG Staff
    An 11-year-old South Carolina boy is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a fire inside a Walmart that caused millions of dollars in damages to the business, police report. The boy’s 13-year-old cousin has also been charged in connection with the December 31 blaze. According to investigators, the boy stole a lighter while inside the Columbia store and, with his cousin, used it to set a fire in the Walmart’s greeting card aisle. The ensuing blaze caused significant damage to the store, though no injuries were reported.
  • 1 dead after shots fired at crowded Home Depot in Manhattan

    01/25/2015 1:24:48 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 59 replies
    new york post ^ | January 25, 2015 | 3:13pm | By Frank Rosario and Jamie Schram
    Gunfire erupted inside a crowded Home Depot in Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, killing one person and sending droves of shoppers — stocking up for the impending snow storm — fleeing for their lives, law-enforcement sources said. Two people were shot, including the gunman, sources said.
  • Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    01/25/2015 9:42:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2015 11:36 AM EST | Jennifer Kay
    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. […] Dengue and chikungunya are growing threats in the U.S., but some people are more frightened at the thought of being bitten by a genetically modified organism. More than 130,000 signed a Change.org petition against the experiment. Even potential boosters say those responsible must do more to show that benefits outweigh the risks. […]...
  • Peshmerga hitting ISIS on major Offensive to reach Mosul, Good use of MILAN ATGM

    01/25/2015 7:04:19 AM PST · by fella · 7 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 21-01-2015
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a major offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) forces west of Mosul Wednesday morning to assist Iraqi troops in their effort to retake the city from the radical group.
  • Six people shot, 1 critically, in Jamaica Plain

    01/24/2015 8:17:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jordan Graham
    Six people were shot last night in Jamaica Plain, with one suffering life-threatening injuries, Boston police said. An altercation at a party around 11:15 last night spilled out onto nearby Parker Street and led to the shooting of six people, Boston police spokeswoman Officer Neva Coakley said.
  • Paterson, NJ Student Slams Teacher on the Floor for taking his phone away

    01/23/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 21, 2015
    YouTube video here
  • NAACP Responds to Muskogee Officer Involved Shooting

    01/24/2015 7:04:12 AM PST · by OKSooner · 28 replies
    KTUL Channel 8 Tulsa ^ | 1-24-2015 | Kim Jackson
    Tulsa's NCAAP is speaking out after the Muskogee officer-involved fatal shooting. The president, Pleas Thompson says it is proof there is a 'shoot first, ask questions later' culture. Thompson sat down with Channel 8 to view the raw video that Muskogee police released. He feels the officer could have avoided shooting, since Terrance Walker was seen running away. Thompson says the shooting only damages the relationship between the community and the police department. "Police, as well as elected officials, have to be more sensitive that you know there is this mentality out there of shoot first and ask questions later...
  • Woman Claims Son’s Suicide Caused By Pasadena Target Store’s ‘Walk Of Shame’

    01/23/2015 1:29:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 161 replies
    A woman is suing Target, alleging her son committed suicide after being forced to take part in a humiliating disciplinary event in front of co-workers and customers at the Pasadena store where he worked as a cashier. ... Her son jumped to his death from the roof of the Courtyard Marriott in Monrovia on July 18, three days after he was required by Target management to take part in what the suit calls a “walk of shame.” According to the complaint, police and store security met Graham Gentles immediately as he arrived for work, and, at the direction of two...
  • Griffith Observatory Extends Hours For Triple-Shadow Transit Of Jupiter’s Moons

    01/23/2015 1:25:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Angelenos will get their chance Friday to witness a rare celestial event when the shadows of three of Jupiter’s largest moons will fall upon Jupiter at the same time. Griffith Observatory will stay open one hour later than normal to allow visitors who are already at the park to watch the triple-shadow transit as Jupiter’s three moons – Io, Europa, and Callisto – will cross the planet’s disk throughout the evening. Three moon shadows will not appear simultaneously on Jupiter again, from Los Angeles, until 2032, according to the Observatory. As if the triple shadow transit weren’t enough, there will...
  • Bill would require doctor at NYC youth tackle football games

    01/23/2015 12:30:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 3:04 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    All youth football games would be required to have a doctor present to monitor possible concussions as part of legislation considered Friday by the New York City Council. The hearing focused on the safety of young players who are even more vulnerable to brain injuries than their counterparts in high school, college and professional leagues. “It’s too common that kids are taught that getting your bell rung is OK and you need to play through it,” said Councilman Corey Johnson, a Democrat from Manhattan. “Repeated concussions can cause lifelong health injuries especially when the brain does not have time to...
  • Muskogee Police Release Video, Still Images Of Officer Shooting, Killing Suspect

    01/23/2015 11:48:10 AM PST · by OKSooner · 36 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 1-23-2015 | Richard Clark
    MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - Editor's note: The Muskogee Police Department released more than 10 minutes of video of the incident. News On 6 has chosen not to air or post the portion of the video showing the man being killed, out of respect for his family. The Muskogee Police Department released video recorded by an officer's camera showing him shooting and killing a man he was trying to arrest. The shooting happened on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Officer Chansey McMillin shot and killed 21-year-old Terrence Walker. Police had been called to a wedding at a church to investigate a report of...
  • Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado

    01/23/2015 10:37:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 1:36 PM EST | Gene Johnson
    Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for marijuana exposure last year, the first year of retail recreational pot sales. That was up from 88 calls in 2013 and 61 in 2012, the year voters made marijuana legal for adults over 21. …
  • Dead Whale Is A Stinky Discovery At Seattle Ferry Terminal

    01/23/2015 2:40:08 AM PST · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    KOMONews.com ^ | 22 January 2015
    A 30-foot gray whale has turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle, where its stench is wafting into the noses of thousands of daily commuters...officials believe the whale may have been there for about a week. [Photo in Comments].
  • Protesters Arrested at the March for Life

    01/22/2015 5:09:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    blaze.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Multiple eyewitnesses reported that police arrested pro-abortion counter-protesters at the March for Life on Thursday afternoon in front of the Supreme Court. A spokesperson for the D.C. Capitol Police confirmed that eight people had been arrested, though she could not confirm whether all of those arrested were pro-choice or if some pro-life activists had been arrested as well. The pro-abortion rights protesters, appearing to number in the low hundreds, had blocked the path of the hundreds of thousands of anti-abortion marchers. Holding signs advocating “Abortion on demand, without apology,” the pro-abortion rights protesters forced anti-abortion activists to take the sidewalks...
  • Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

    01/22/2015 4:45:32 PM PST · by fella · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:53pm EST | Angus McDowall
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.
  • Police: Man calls taxi after robbing bank

    01/22/2015 12:18:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WIS-TV.com ^ | January 22, 2015
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS-TV.com) —A man arrested and charged in connection with a bank robbery on Dutch Square Boulevard appeared to have just about everything with the incident planned out -- that is, except his getaway. Police say Darrell Lee Daniels, 37, walked into the Wells Fargo bank at 101 Dutch Square Boulevard shortly before noon with the intent to steal money. He allegedly passed a note to a clerk indicating that he was armed, and demanded cash.
  • Police: Knife-wielding assailant injures two cops at Wilmington train station

    01/22/2015 11:08:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | January 22, 2015
    Two police officers in Wilmington were injured while trying to catch and arrest a knife-wielding 28-year-old Maynard man who had threatened people at a commuter rail station Wednesday. Authorities say Seth Mather, used a knife to threaten two people near the Main Street train station around 3:40 p.m. The people, who weren’t identified by police, locked themselves in their cars while Mather yelled at them, police said. Mather allegedly slashed two tires. He eventually ran off, jumping off a train platform as police chased him. Officer Louis Martigetti slipped on the icy platform during the chase, injuring himself.
  • The Humane Society Of The United States Sues Oklahoma Attorney General

    01/22/2015 10:37:48 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 20 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 1-21-15 | Randy Ellis
    The Humane Society of the United States Sues Oklahoma Attorney General by Randy Ellis Published: January 21, 2015 Upset by state investigation into its fundraising activities, The Humane Society of the United States has filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, accusing him of slandering and vilifying the animal rights organization for political gain. “Religious leaders, pro-life groups and others with a values-based view of the world should be outraged by the misuse of the attorney general’s office to mount a political attack on a charitable organization because of that group’s mission and beliefs,” Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma state...
  • ‘We put dope in their bottles and watched them have fun’

    01/22/2015 10:15:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    wane.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | wane staff
    BLUFFTON, Ind. (WANE) – Court documents outline gruesome details in the death and treatment of a 3-year-old whose presumed disappearance prompted an hours-long community-wide search on Sunday. Three people are being held by police in the death of Owen Collins. The child was apparently dead, in the home, for almost an entire day before his body was put in a cardboard box, dumped in the woods and set on fire. The mother of Owen Collins, 21-year-old Breanna J. Arnold and Zachary S. Barnes, 30, were each arrested and preliminarily charged on two felonies: neglect of a dependent resulting in the...
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Took Millions in Graft, U.S. Says

    01/22/2015 10:14:20 AM PST · by proxy_user · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and MARC SANTORA
    The speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday and accused of using the power of his office for more than a decade to secure millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks and then covering up his schemes, according to court documents. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, is accused of a range of corrupt dealings that capitalized on his official position. They include using his position to obtain corrupt payments misrepresented as referral fees from...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Call for Criminal Investigation into Cleveland Abortion Death......

    01/21/2015 6:39:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    OPERATIONRESCUE.ORG ^ | January 21, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Pro-Life Leaders Call for Criminal Investigation into Cleveland Abortion Death in Light of New Evidence Cleveland, OH – Operation Rescue has received credible new evidence, apparently leaked from an inside source, that criminal conduct may have been involved in the abortion-related death of Lakisha Wilson at Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion facility last year. Operation Rescue has joined once again with other state and national pro-life leaders in calling for a criminal investigation and closure of the abortion facility. “The credibility of the evidence is beyond reproach,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. “It was...
  • UPDATE: Shawn Williams Resigns From Charleston (W.Va) Police Department

    01/21/2015 3:59:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    HARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A police lieutenant, accused of making racially-charged videos on his own personal computer, has now resigned from the Charleston Police Department. Lt. Shawn Williams filed a letter of resignation on Tuesday, making his resignation from the department effective at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Williams had been on administrative leave since September, when racially charged videos from his personal computer were handed over to the police department. In November, Williams told WSAZ that he took video of his 8-year-old daughter in a costume hat and his father's old police belt, dancing to a song that referenced the Ku...
  • Police: Mom Keys SUV after being Passed in School Parking Lot

    01/21/2015 3:54:55 PM PST · by Cecily · 43 replies
    A north Fulton County woman is accused of using a key to do $600 worth of damage to an SUV in a school parking lot. And it may have all started because one driver drove around the other, according to police. Letty Amelia Bradford, of Alpharetta, was arrested Saturday after she was identified on school surveillance footage, Roswell police said. Bradford was charged with criminal damage to property and disrupting public school, and was released from the Fulton County jail Monday after posting $5,000 bond, booking records showed. The alleged road rage happened Dec. 19 as parents arrived at Hillside...
  • Police Arrest New York Man For Demolishing Home Without His Wife’s Knowledge

    01/21/2015 12:14:17 PM PST · by george76 · 229 replies
    A Middletown, New York man was arrested Monday on a charge of felony criminal mischief because he bulldozed his house, police say. WNBC News reports police were called to the Middletown home Monday afternoon as 48-year-old James Rhein was knocking it down with a rented excavator and placing debris in dumpsters. Police said Rhein hadn’t filed for any demolition permits and hadn’t even notified the utility companies of his intention to destroy the house. Emergency crews had to be called out Monday to shut off electric, water and gas to the property. The one other party Rhein failed to notify...