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  • Twizzlers Spilled All Over I-70 In Westmoreland County

    04/01/2015 12:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 12, 2015 | CBS Pittsburgh
    ROSTRAVER (KDKA)- Police had to redirect traffic around a messy crash along Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer swerved and hit a barrier, which split the trailer wide open. This crash happened in the construction zone between exit 44 (Arnold City) and exit 43 (Fayette City/Donora). The big rig was hauling Twizzlers licorice, which spilled all over the highway. I-70 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess. The truck driver was not seriously hurt in the crash. Foggy conditions in the area may have played a role in the crash.
  • Are there no Religious leaders in Indiana standing with Pence?

    03/31/2015 5:53:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    3/31/15 | sff
    Lots of religious leaders stood next to Mike Pence when he signed the bill into law. Then the liberal fascists began screaming...and people scattered. There needs to be a public stand with this man--where are the people of Indiana???
  • ‘A Very, Very Good Day': Lakewood Girl Gets New Hand From 3-D Printer

    03/31/2015 4:36:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ktla.com ^ | Melissa Pamer and Nerissa Knight,
    Faith’s left forearm and hand were amputated when she was 9 months old, according to Build It Workspace, where her new limb was printed in 24 hours. It took less than a month to design and plan for the hand, and the final pieces were printed Tuesday morning. The family was put in touch with Build It Workspace President Mark Lengsfeld through the Lucky Fin Project, a nonprofit devoted to children with different abilities related to their limbs. Lengsfeld authorized full use of the facility to make Faith’s hand. “It’s just an amazing opportunity to be here just to help...
  • Debbie Wasserman Decides Not To Run For Senate.Guess She Was Afraid Of Allen West?

    03/31/2015 4:09:57 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 33 replies
    Now why did Congresswoman Wasserman change her mind about two weeks ago? Was she looking at the polls? Reading the Tea-Leaves? Just found out that she was the number one laughing stock for Florida? Or maybe the possibility that Allen West is considering running? Now that would of been a debate the entire country would of loved to have seen. Allen West VS Debbie Wasserman would of been a mirror image of Ted Cruz VS Warren or Hillary. A Bloodbath!
  • 'Spirit in the Sky' Singer Norman Greenbaum Hurt in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    03/31/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    The singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing the 1969 hit song "Spirit in the Sky" remained in a hospital Monday, two days after he was hurt in a car crash north of San Francisco that left a motorcyclist dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. Norman Greenbaum, 72, was brought to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in critical condition after the car he was a passenger in collided with a motorcycle, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol (CHP
  • ‘Sick’ postcard to students compares supporters of gay marriage to Jimmy Savile (Ireland)

    03/31/2015 12:16:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 31/03/2015 - 13:01:20
    The students’ union at Maynooth University has described a postcard it received this morning, which compares those who support gay marriage with people who have been convicted of sexual abuse and pedophilia, as “sick”. The postcard calls for a No vote in the same sex marriage referendum in May. It states that Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and Rolf Harris all propagated Homosexual marriage and it calls itself the “No Way is Ireland Gay” campaign. The college voted this afternoon on whether or not to raise a Pride flag on the campus in support of equality. …
  • Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says

    03/30/2015 8:14:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Authorities have surveillance footage showing the suspected arsonist in last December's spectacular downtown L.A. apartment complex fire parking his vehicle on the 110 Freeway and walking into the half-built structure with cans of fuel, a fire official told a community group.. Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Ruda last week informed members of Echo Park's neighborhood council of new details about the fire, which caused tens of millions of dollars in damage. He said the suspect was still at large. Officials have offered a $170,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the arsonist behind the...
  • Epitaph for a Senator

    03/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 2 replies
    Sen. Flake Az. | 3/30/15 | Sen. Flake
    Thank you for contacting me about the letter sent by Republican Senators to the leadership in Iran regarding a nuclear agreement. As you know, on March 9, 2015, 47 Republican Senators sent a letter to the leaders of Iran addressing a prospective agreement on Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, the cosigners advised that Congress could revoke any agreement reached with Iran. I did not sign this letter. While I believe that Congress should have a say on any agreement – after all, Congress will need to repeal the sanctions from which Iran seeks relief as part of an agreement...
  • Former Utah State University frat president accused of sexual abuse during party

    03/30/2015 3:40:39 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 25, 2015 (Updated March 27, 2015) | Michael McFall
    A former Utah State University fraternity president is accused of sexually abusing a woman at a fraternity party. Logan police arrested Ryan Wray, 26, on Tuesday night on suspicion of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. During Pi Kappa Alpha parties at the fraternity house, which is off-campus, people who "could no longer take care of themselves" were placed in Wray's care, said police Capt. Tyson Budge on Wednesday. "Several of the girls got talking and realized that they may have been taken advantage of," between last October and now, Budge said. One of the college-age women gave a statement...
  • Bogalusa teenage hero rescued children after boating accident

    03/30/2015 2:44:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    James Varney ^ | 3/30/15 | James Varney
    Like most Louisiana boys, 16-year-old Leyton Page of Bogalusa loves the outdoors. Unlike most anyone, Page is a genuine hero. Page lived with his father until two weeks ago when the Pine High School student came home to find his father dead of natural causes. His grandfather also died in February, and Page was understandably blue after losing what another relative called "the two most important men in his life." Following their deaths, the grieving sportsman bought a 12-gauge shotgun for hunting. Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Page took his boat out on to the usually placid, dark water of the...
  • Ancestry.com co-founder charged with sexually assaulting teen girl

    03/30/2015 2:34:17 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies
    KUTV (Salt Lake City) ^ | March 24, 2015
    (KUTV) A co-founder of genealogy company Ancestry.com has been arrested, accused of sexually abusing a teen. Prosecutors say 50-year-old Daniel Taggart gave his daughter and her 15-year-old friend alcohol and sex toys during an overnight party. Police say Taggart played cards with the girls and encouraged a twerking contest. The 15-year-old allegedly got shot glasses and sex toys as prizes. Eventually the alcohol, police say, took effect. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the victim told police once Taggart’s daughter feel asleep, he turned on a pornographic video and sexually assaulted her. She said the same thing happened at another...
  • Man shoots himself in head at shooting range, police say (Albuquerque)

    03/30/2015 2:10:00 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nicole Perez and Elise Kaplan
    A man walked into Calibers shooting range, rented a gun and shot himself in the head with it Monday, according to the Albuquerque Police Department. He died at a local hospital. Police say the man used a gun rented from the indoor range, which is near Washington and I-40, to commit suicide. Tanner Tixier, a spokesman for APD, said police believe he shot himself in the head. Doctors found a suicide note in his pocket. His identity has not been released.
  • K9 Bites Officer During Pursuit

    03/29/2015 6:33:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Mar 29, 2015 | Samantha Tatro
    A police dog bit an officer during a pursuit early Sunday morning. Shortly after 2:30 a.m., a police officer tried to pull over a driver for a traffic violation, San Diego Police said. The driver took off and lead officers on a short chase before jumping out of the car and running off near the intersection of Fairmont Avenue at Camino Del Rio North in Kensington. When the officer ran after him, he was bitten on the hand by his own K9 dog, police said. The officer was treated and will be okay. The suspect in the pursuit was arrested.
  • Pearl River Canal boating accident leaves man dead, woman missing

    03/29/2015 6:12:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/29/15 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    A boating accident in St. Tammany Parish Saturday (March 28) left one man dead and a Folsom mother missing after her three children were rescued thanks, in part, to a 16-year-old boy fishing nearby, authorities said. A 14-foot flat boat capsized on the Pearl River Canal, which winds from Bogalusa to the Pearl River in Slidell, about 5:30 p.m. near Sun, according to information provided by St. Tammany Fire District 9 in Bush, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office. Terry O'Keefe Jr., 41, who was operating the boat, was found dead about 8...
  • Body found lodged in Mid-City fence

    03/28/2015 2:02:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    nola.com ^ | Jonathan Bullington
    New Orleans police are investigating the death of a man who was found Thursday morning with his neck lodged between the top portion of a wrought iron fence outside a Mid-City shopping plaza. Police, firefighters and paramedics all responded shortly after 7 a.m. after receiving a report of the person's body found on the short iron fence that separates the plaza's parking lot from the sidewalks along Carrollton and Tulane avenues. ... New Orleans police said Thursday afternoon that a woman walking in the area spotted the victim, a 58-year-old man, around 7 a.m.
  • Former Temple University football star charged with trafficking underage girls for prostitution

    03/28/2015 10:17:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Full title: Former Temple University football star charged with human trafficking after 'bringing girls aged 14, 16 and 17 to hotel for prostitution' Matthew Warren Brown, 25, and Anthony Leon Eley Jr., 30, were arrested during a string operation at a Baltimore hotel Undercover detectives used the escorts section on a website and arranged to meet with a woman who claimed to be 23 Brown told police he did not know the girls were underage or involved in prostitution Brown was once signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers A former Temple University football star and another man have been charged...
  • City Park tree sitter tells Fox 8 he was 'sleep deprived, hungry and angry'

    03/28/2015 9:52:34 AM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/27/15 | Heather Nolan
    A man who spent almost 12 days living in a tree on land that's set to become a $24.5 million golf complex in New Orleans City Park told WVUE Fox 8 News he "was a little sleep deprived, hungry and angry" during his time in the tree. Jonathan "Lloyd" Boover fell from the tree March 24 when he lost his balance while greeting one of his supporters. Hours after his fall, City Park officials cut down the tree Boover had lived in since March 13.
  • Boston cop critically hurt after Roxbury shootout

    03/28/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 28, 2015 | Owen Boss, Jordan Graham
    A Hub gang cop was seriously injured last night after being shot in the face during a Roxbury gun battle that left one suspect dead, an innocent bystander wounded and neighbors ducking for cover. “The officer here is in tough shape, but we’re all pulling for him and hopefully he’ll pull through. His family is with him, the clergy has been here, and again, let’s pray for him,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans said following the 6:40 p.m. shootout on Humboldt Avenue near Ruthven Street.
  • NYC councilwoman: It might be ‘beneficial’ to assign public housing by ethnic group

    03/27/2015 9:58:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    A Brooklyn city councilwoman wants to know why “blocs” of Asians are living in two Fort Greene housing projects — and suggested it would be “beneficial” to assign housing by ethnic group. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move into a development in large numbers?” Laurie Cumbo, who is black, said at a council hearing on public housing Thursday
  • Man on St. Louis train asked about Michael Brown, attacked

    03/27/2015 9:44:51 PM PDT · by SoCalTransplant · 40 replies
    <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are searching for three young men after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked after being asked what he thought about the "Mike Brown situation."</p> <p>Officers released details Friday after a passenger who wasn't involved posted video of the attack on social media.</p>
  • San Dimas Woman Charged With Murder in Death of Mother-in-Law Whose Remains Were Found in SUV

    03/27/2015 8:01:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Lee was taken into custody in Tustin Wednesday hours after firefighters battled an early morning fire at the victim’s home in Diamond Bar. No one was found inside, but Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators had reason to believe the daughter-in-law of the woman who lived at the had set the fire and fled with her body, authorities said at the time. Lee was stopped in a SUV filled with plastic bags, and a detective on seen said he saw body parts inside as it was towed away for evidence. The remains of 77-year-old Young Ja Lee were found inside...
  • Fugitive monkey that bit security guard is captured at hospital (NC)

    03/27/2015 6:56:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The State ^ | 03/27/2015 | CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they’ve captured a fugitive monkey that bit a hospital security guard while trying to escape on Wednesday. Officers were called to Carolinas Medical Center-University Wednesday about a monkey on the loose in the parking lot, according to the police department’s Animal Care & Control unit. The monkey – a small, brown Capuchin named Carter – had been cornered in a parking lot when it bit the security guard and escaped, fleeing into nearby woods. Thursday afternoon, the monkey was spotted again. Hospital security guards managed to corner the monkey under a car while they waited for Animal...
  • Sea Lion Pup "Glicker" Rescued From Mountain View

    03/27/2015 6:45:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/27/15
    An unexpected sight in Mountain View — a sea lion pup nicknamed "Glicker" was found stranded on a popular trail Wednesday, Mountain View police said. Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority's Officer Morris rescued the pup from the Stevens Creek Trail with help from the Marine Mammal Center. Officials say sometimes marine mammals make their way deep into the San Francisco Bay, and then into creeks. A few years ago a porpoise was rescued from the San Tomas Aquino Creek in Santa Clara. Hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups are washing up on California beaches, and scientists say they...
  • Gohmert floats presidential campaign

    03/27/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 24 replies
    KETK, East Texas ^ | March 26, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    First Louie Gohmert was after the speaker's gavel. Now it could be the White House.
  • Firefighter’s Account of East Village Blast: ‘Oh Man, It’s a Big One’

    03/27/2015 2:59:53 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 27, 2015 | AL BAKER and MARC SANTORA
    Firefighter Mike Shepherd, 47, of Squad 41 in the Bronx, is a third-generation New York City firefighter, following in the path of his grandfather and great-grandfather. When there was an explosion at a building in the East Village on Thursday, he raced to the scene. This is his account. “I was having lunch at a restaurant around the corner, on Seventh Street,” Firefighter Shepherd said. He was alone and off-duty. “There was a couple. They were taking a photo. I went out and I said, ‘Would you like me to take a photo of the two of you?’ They said...
  • Teacher accused of selling heroin is superintendent’s daughter

    03/27/2015 1:19:05 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 27, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — A Norwin High School health and physical education teacher was arrested on charges of dealing heroin, officials said. Agents charged the defendant, 37-year-old Lisa Rodnicki, with one count each of delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of heroin, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said. According to the criminal complaint, agents made a controlled purchase from Rodnicki utilizing a confidential informant, who paid Rodnicki $300 for 45 bags of heroin. According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, Rodnicki is the daughter of the district’s superintendent.
  • Cinnamon bun argument escalates, Myrtle Beach woman charged with attempted murder

    03/27/2015 5:12:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    The State ^ | 03/26/2015 | Elizabeth Townsend
    Police arrested a 34-year-old Myrtle Beach woman in connection with attempted murder and unlawful conduct toward a child on Wednesday after she allegedly tried to hit someone with a car following an argument over a cinnamon bun, according to a police report. Amy Joe Derepentigny was charged with attempted murder and unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person and was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to jail records. Police were called about 2 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of 28th Avenue North for an incident involving a car crash. An investigation revealed that Derepentigny...
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • Radio Icon John Ed Willougby Has Died

    03/26/2015 10:53:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A local radio legend has passed away. John Ed Willoughby died this morning after a long illness. Willoughby’s career spanned parts of five decades. He got started in radio as Tommy Charles' sidekick on Birmingham's WSGN-AM in 1975. He "retired" 30 years later but continued to host a Saturday morning sport talk show with Doug Layton until 2012. He retired then due to health issues. Willoughby was 80 years old. A funeral will take place 11 a.m. Saturday at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.
  • No Murder Charge For Woman Accused of Cutting Baby From Womb

    03/26/2015 8:48:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | March 26, 2015
    A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors won't bring the charge in the baby's death. But she declined to say why or what charges Dynel Lane, 34, will face.
  • Woman Passes out at Taco Bell drive-thru With Two Children in Back Seat

    03/26/2015 4:07:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 3 | Kylee Wierks
    A mother who was allegedly on drugs was arrested Saturday night after passing out at the Taco Bell drive-thru window. Amber Ford, 33, of New Castle is charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one count of public intoxication.
  • Bill Murray Accidentally Stops Robbery In Phoenix, Arizona [Hoax]

    03/26/2015 2:41:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 46 replies
    News Examiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Darius Rubics
    Phoenix, Arizona — A robber was apprehended today in Phoenix, Arizona after stopping to talk with none other than Bill Murray. Phoenix Police Chief Tom Downey told local news station ABC15 about the incident. “The man had just robbed a Wells Fargo ATM, ran out, saw Bill Murray walking on the sidewalk and stopped to talk to him. That’s when authorities were able to apprehend him.” Bill Murray, who is in town visiting friends, told reporters about the incident. “I saw this man on the sidewalk running towards me with a bag in his hand. Then he suddenly stopped when...
  • Abita Springs woman feigns rape to cover up extramarital impregnation: police

    03/26/2015 1:08:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/26/15 | James Varney
    Mandeville Police arrested an Abita Springs woman Wednesday (March 25) who allegedly tried to hide her impregnation through an extramarital affair by crying rape. Gina Louise Causey, 40, was charged with criminal mischief, police said. Causey showed up with her husband at police headquarters Tuesday, spinning a tale of being raped at gunpoint in December 2014 near the Mandeville lakefront, police said. In an interview with detectives, Causey also said the alleged perpetrator was a law enforcement officer who had raped several other women in the area and had now impregnated her. Her tale was an extravagant one - "like...
  • Terrebonne deputy not indicted in fatal shooting of teen who was holding BB gun

    03/26/2015 1:00:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune/A.P. ^ | 3/26/15 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    HOUMA -- A grand jury has decided not to indict a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a teenager last year.
  • Alleged Kidnapping for Ransom of Huntington Beach Woman Was ‘Orchestrated': Police

    03/26/2015 9:57:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    In a bizarre twist, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that people who identified themselves as the kidnappers had contacted them. In an email to the newspaper on Tuesday, they wrote that Huskins “will be returned safely (Wednesday). We will send a link to her location after she has been dropped off. She will be in good health and safe while she waits. Any advance on us or our associates will create a dangerous situation for Denise. Wait until she is recovered and then proceed how you will. We will be ready.” The email included an audio recording of Huskins,...
  • Mental Exam Ordered for Man Accused in Workplace Beheading

    03/26/2015 6:45:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 26, 2015
    <p>A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in Oklahoma.</p> <p>The Oklahoman reports that defense attorneys for Alton Alexander Nolen requested the evaluation. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley approved their request, and her order was filed Wednesday.</p>
  • Nice Fireball in NW sky in Eastern AZ @ 5:45 AM

    03/26/2015 6:16:48 AM PDT · by Migraine · 11 replies
    self | 3/26/2015 | self
    Wife and I, in hot tub this morning, just before dawn, caught sight of a long-duration, glorious meteor/fireball with a long tail. For us (in Eastern Arizona, White Mountains), it began at about 10 o'clock high in the NW sky and arced toward the western horizon. Lasted a good 15 seconds, very bright. Anyone else see it?
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 26, 2015

    03/26/2015 2:57:39 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - ON APRIL FIRST!! So look for the new "Quinn in the Morning" thread, as our favorite talk show FINALLY returns to the airwaves, and via streaming media!
  • Accused B.C. terrorist wanted someone to care for her cat after attack, trial hears

    03/25/2015 1:45:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 3-25-2015 | Canadian Press
    As her husband writes out a list of supplies needed to stage a terrorist attack in Victoria, Amanda Korody presses an undercover officer to find someone to look after the couple's cat after they are gone. "(She's) a beautiful cat, wonderful personality, but obviously under the circumstances we need to find someone who will care for her," says the accused B.C. terrorist in a covert police recording made in early May 2013 and played before a B.C. Supreme Court jury on Wednesday. "Preferably a Muslim," adds Korody's partner and co-accused, John Nuttall, prompting the undercover officer to promise he will...
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • Concealed Carry Holder in Utah Risks His Safety to Save Man From Knife Attacker [VIDEO]

    03/25/2015 10:53:45 AM PDT · by Rio · 9 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 3/24/2015 | David Smith
    On March 17 in Salt Lake City, a good samaritan going by the name of Nick (he declined to give his last name) witnessed a man pull a knife on another man. He recounted that a the knife-wielding suspect began attacking the other individual, who was unarmed, swinging the knife at him several times. Nick, a concealed carry permit holder, got out of his car and pulled his handgun on the suspect, stopping the attack and possibly saving the unarmed man’s life.“I told him to lay down on the ground and he stayed there,” said Nick.While Nick held the attacker at...
  • Lenoir boy meets Tony Romo thanks to surprise from Charlotte charity

    03/24/2015 8:40:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    WBTV ^ | 3-23-15 | WBTV staff
    DALLAS, TX (WBTV) - Monday afternoon a seven-year-old miracle Lenoir boy had his dream come true. A local non-profit group helped him meet his hero, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Dream On 3, a group that grants sports-related wishes for sick children, worked to coordinate a surprise trip for Timothy Brookshire. Timothy has had complications since birth. He lives with a congenital heart defect, cleft lip and palate, a chromosomal disorder AND a rare form of cancer that involves his autoimmune system. He has had 58 surgeries. Hospice has been involved. Yet, Timothy is proving everyone wrong. WBTV was there...
  • Robert Durst "Was Tricked" in "The Jinx," Lawyer Says

    03/24/2015 5:53:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 3/24/15 | Stacey Kilpatrick
    Robert Durst’s lawyer said Tuesday that his 71-year-old client “was tricked” while filming the HBO documentary in which the millionaire was recorded saying "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course." “The editing was designed for good television, but it wasn’t designed to get to the truth," attorney Dick DeGuerin said in an interview on the "Today" show. "The Jinx" chronicled the life of the eccentric and controversial real estate heir, including the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen, the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman and the 2001 shooting death and dismemberment of Durst’s...
  • Police Find Apology Note in Truck of Man Shot, Killed by Officer in Vallejo

    03/24/2015 5:03:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A Vallejo police spokesman says an officer shot and killed a man who was later found to have a note in his truck apologizing to the police for making them do it. Lt. Sid DeJesus said the confrontation started in a shopping center parking lot just before 6 p.m. on Saturday when someone called 911 to report an agitated man holding a large knife next to a pickup truck.
  • ‘Gutter Block Goon’ Gang Members Charged In St. Paul Assaults

    03/24/2015 2:48:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 3/24/15 | WCCO
    Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang: Michael James Jackson, 29; Jesse Jamoni Moore, 23; Rodney Lloyd Johnson, 22; Devon Walter Lee Johnson, 20; Ramon Devon Tolbert, 19, Keanu Antwain Brown, 19; and Donald Maurice McCormick, 19.
  • Bodies of 2 dead children were left in Detroit freezer for more than a year

    03/24/2015 1:57:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joel Landau
    Full Title: Bodies of 2 dead children were left in Detroit freezer for more than a year, mother in custody: police Two children who were found dead inside a freezer in a Detroit home Tuesday, had been in the container for more than a year, police said. Authorities found the bodies of the two children, a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy, in an apartment in the city's east side, Detroit Officer Jennifer Moreno told the Daily News. Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt told the Detroit News the bodies appear to have been in the freezer "for over a year." She lived...
  • City Park golf course protester falls from tree, taken in ambulance

    03/24/2015 1:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | Jonathan Bullington
    Johnathan "Lloyd" Boover, the man living in a City Park tree out of protest over a proposed golf complex, fell from his perch Tuesday (March 24) and was taken away in an ambulance, witnesses said. Boover fell from the tree shortly before 11 a.m., said Marilyn Eyer, a Gentilly resident who has followed Boover's tree sit-in since he started March 13. Boover was carried away on a stretcher into a waiting ambulance, witnesses said, which then left the area.Witnesses say Boover may have broken his nose and injured his foot and knee in the fall. He had been running low...
  • Suspect in Benedict College instructor killing in custody in FL

    03/24/2015 1:23:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    The State ^ | March 24, 2015
    COLUMBIA, SC — The 22-year-old suspect in the execution-style killing of a Benedict College intructor has been taken into custody after a wild high-speech police chase in Florida, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. The suspect, Ronald Harper Jr., confessed Wednesday to Daytona Beach police that he shot Randall Brown in the head, stole his car and then drove to Daytona Beach with a friend to enjoy spring break, police said. Meanwhile, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has scheduled a 12:30 pm press conference at his Two Notch Road headquarters to discuss his department’s investigation into Brown’s death. Lott’s investigators were...
  • Friends mourn Overbrook man as cops nab alleged killer (shot while walking his dog)

    03/23/2015 6:46:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015
    The youths walked up to Stuhlman about 8:30 p.m., all wearing hoodies and backpacks. Hamilton allegedly produced a pistol - police still don't know how the boy got his hands on the weapon - and announced the robbery. Stuhlman pleaded for his life, begging kids young enough to be his grandsons not to shoot him. A fight broke out. A shot went off.
  • Southern Oregon medical marijuana growers fear industrial hemp could ruin their crops

    03/22/2015 4:32:29 PM PDT · by gundog · 75 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | February 17, 2015 | Noelle Crombie
    Southern Oregon marijuana growers want to ban industrial hemp production from the region out of fear that hemp may pollinate their crops and render them worthless. Some outdoor marijuana growers want industrial hemp cultivation to be limited to eastern Oregon - far from their lucrative marijuana crops. At the very least, they don't want hemp in Josephine, Jackson and Douglas counties. Compared to Oregon's marijuana legalization movement, the effort to launch an industrial hemp industry in Oregon has been an understated one propelled by a small but passionate group of advocates. When one of them, Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point,...