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  • British Actor Joins Kurds Lighting IS

    06/03/2015 2:44:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Arab News ^ | Thursday 4 June 2015
    A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria. Michael Enright, who played a deckhand in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” appears in a video released by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, known as the YPG. The video shows him in a trench with other fighters firing an assault rifle. In the video, posted on the YPG’s Facebook page, Enright says “ISIS are dangerous to every human being alive,” referring to the IS group. He calls for weapons and medical aid for the Kurdish fighters,...
  • Saudi Arabia Puts Curbs on Fashion Shows

    06/03/2015 2:19:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    Organisers of such events to get prior permissionSaudi Arabia has introduced curbs on fashion shows, demanding organisers of such events to get prior permission, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The decision applies to all fashion shows involving women, men and children and target mainly companies promoting their products, ‘Al Watan’ said. “Authorities have decided to ban the organisation of fashion shows in the kingdom unless they meet all conditions and are approved by the competent authorities,” the Arabic language newspaper said without giving reason for the move. It said the decision has been sent to chambers of commerce and industry...
  • Man Ends Life After Praying at Saudi Mosque

    06/03/2015 1:22:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    Colleagues found him hanging in his room A 30-year-old Sudanese worker committed suicide by hanging himself just after finishing prayers at a mosque in Saudi Arabia. Newspapers said colleagues of the worker at a rest house in the Western town of Kharma were shocked when they found the man hanging in his room a few minutes after prayers. Police said they were investigating the case.
  • Dubai Seizes 154 Cars - Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari

    06/03/2015 1:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    Many of the cars impounded were rented for Dh7,000-Dh8,000 a dayDubai Police seized 154 luxury cars in just one week for racing on roads, according to a top official. Colonel Saif Mohair Al Mazroui, Director-General of Dubai Traffic Police, said the seized cars included a Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche and Ferrari among others, reported ‘Al Khaleej’ Arabic daily. The vehicles were seized after the department monitored the motorists who were driving recklessly. Col. Al Mazroui said such motorists were both nationals and expats. They normally rent the luxury vehicles during holidays, and hit the roads not only endangering their own lives...
  • Kuwaiti Girl Seeking Hubby Online Gets Old Crippled Neighbour

    06/03/2015 1:05:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    She had registered with a websiteA Kuwaiti girl looking for a husband online was stunned when she discovered the suitor was her own neighbour, a crippled man in his 60s. The girl, in her 30s, had registered with a specialised website seeking a husband and waited for nearly two weeks before she was connected with a man. “He phoned her and agreed to meet…when she saw him, she got a big shock as he was her crippled neighbour, who is known by her family…she quickly left him and was still under the shock,” the Saudi daily ‘Sada’ said without giving...
  • Rep. Blumenauer: Marijuana Sales Taxes in Oregon to Be Spent on Drug Addiction Treatment

    06/03/2015 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 3, 2015 | 11:30 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said Wednesday on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that the tax revenue from legalized marijuana sales in his state will go in part towards treating drug addiction. When asked how much Oregon will tax legalized marijuana and how the tax revenue will be spent, Blumenauer said it will be allocated among a number of things, one of which will be to deal with addiction. “Voters decided that it’s available to deal with addiction, people who are addicted—whether it’s to a drug or alcohol, gambling—we need more resources,” he said, adding that some voters want it to go towards law...
  • Jailed: Man Who Repeatedly Stabbed Ex-Boyfriend as he Told Him: 'If I Can't Have You No One Will

    06/03/2015 12:56:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 6/3 | Rachel Blundy
    Jailed: Man who repeatedly stabbed ex-boyfriend as he told him: 'If I can't have you no one will, we will die together'A man has been jailed after stabbing his ex-boyfriend nine times as he told him; "If I can't have you no one will, we will die together." Sivharta Camacho-Vallejo, 32, attacked his 27-year-old former lover after stalking him at work and bombarding him with Sykpe calls, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. His ex-boyfriend finally agreed to meet him at a café in Mile End on July 5 last year. But despite being told their one-year relationship was over, Camacho-Vallejo returned...
  • Taxpayers’ Price for Botched Miami-Dade Police Sting: $1.3 Million

    06/03/2015 12:33:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 6/2 | Tony Pipitone
    Miami-Dade County has agreed to pay $700,000 to the family of a police informant who was shot to death after being seen on video surrendering to police, NBC 6 Investigators have learned. This brings to $1.3 million the total settlements paid from a botched sting operation that led to the deaths of the informant and three suspected home invaders. The settlement came just weeks before the county and three officers were to face trial in federal court in a civil rights lawsuit brought by the family of Rosendo Betancourt, the informant who police say reached for a gun in his...
  • California Student Can Wear Eagle Feather At Graduation

    06/03/2015 12:30:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    A Native American student who sued his California school district because it refused to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will be able to wear the sacred item after all. Attorneys for Christian Titman and officials with Clovis Unified School District reached an agreement that allows him to wear the feather in his hair during the Thursday ceremony and attach it to his cap for the traditional tassel turn, said Rebecca Farmer, a spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, one of the groups representing Titman. The district confirmed an agreement was...
  • Harrods Kitchen Worker Suspended After Taking Half-Eaten Dinner Home Is Given Final Warning

    06/03/2015 12:23:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    A Harrods kitchen supervisor who was suspended and accused of theft after trying to take home her half-eaten dinner has been given her job back. More than 8,000 people signed a petition at change.org calling for Anthea Harding to be reinstated after her temporary dismissal in March. Team leader Ms Harding, employed in sandwich shop Subway at its branch within the Knightsbridge department store, is entitled to a free lunch every day as part of her contract. But staff are not allowed to take the free food home with them, something she said she was unaware of. The mother-of-one told...
  • Family Members Beat 14-Year-Old to Abort Baby: DPD

    06/03/2015 12:04:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 6/3
    <p>A teenage girl impregnated during a rape by a relative was beaten by four family members to induce an abortion in 2012, Dallas police say.</p> <p>The family then attempted to cover up the crime by burning the 8-month old stillborn baby on a charcoal grill at a home in Pleasant Grove in Dallas, according to police.</p>
  • Amtrak Train Shears Car in Half After Driver Tries to Beat Gates

    06/03/2015 11:36:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    An Amtrak Silver Star train sheared a car in half with three people on board at a Jacksonville railroad crossing after authorities say a man went around the crossing arms. All three people in the car survived. Authorities say the collision occurred Tuesday morning. An Amtrak spokesman says Train 97 had just left Jacksonville and was bound for Miami with 171 passengers.
  • Ten Years Without a Hurricane Hit, Is Florida's Lucky Streak About to End?

    06/03/2015 11:05:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/1 | Noreen O'Donnell
    “I guarantee you that remarkable streak is going to end,” says a National Hurricane Center spokesman as hurricane season gets underway.The last time Florida faced down a hurricane's full wrath was a decade ago. Since then the state has grown by at least 2.5 million people. Many newcomers may be unprepared for the punishing winds and surges of water that come with a direct hit, and not used to boarding up their windows or evacuating their homes. That worries professional hurricane watchers. “There are going to be people who have moved to the state and don’t know what to do,...
  • Tom Hanks’ Son Chet Haze Surrounds Himself With Black People Who Allow Him to Use the N-Word

    06/03/2015 10:51:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Root ^ | June 3 2015 | Yesha Callahan
    The actor should be embarrassed.Tom Hanks has been called “the nicest guy in the world” for most of his acting career, but his son, aspiring rapper Chet Haze (real name Chester Hanks), is aiming for another title. Which is probably more along the lines of “X of the year.” Haze, who couldn’t rap himself out of a paper bag, fancies himself as someone who is down with hip-hop culture, surrounds himself with black dude wannabe rappers and is now defending his use of the n-word. Haze recently posted several Instagram posts that clearly show that he surrounds himself with similar...
  • Marlin Gusman’s Chief Deputy Accused of Racial Slur, Berating Subordinate in Discrimination Suit

    06/03/2015 10:32:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | 6/3 | Jim Mustian
    An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office employee who claims he was “verbally assaulted” and called a racial slur by Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s top deputy has filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal court. The employee, Ronald Coleman Sr., claims Chief Deputy Jerry Ursin threatened him and referred to him as a “stupid, ungrateful n*****” during an argument over parking last summer. The encounter was widely discussed within the Sheriff’s Office at the time and even was witnessed by some outsiders, according to sources familiar with the incident. Ursin, a longtime veteran of the New Orleans Police Department who now serves as Gusman’s...
  • "One Day the Facts Will Be Known": High-Profile Attorney Investigates Couple's Disappearance(Allred)

    06/03/2015 10:15:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/3 | R. Stickney
    The surviving spouse Dianna Bedwell has hired high-profile attorney Gloria Allred who said she's investigating the facts surrounding the couple's disappearanceA California woman who survived for two weeks after she and her husband got lost on Mother’s Day has hired a high-profile attorney for a number of legal issues and questions, the attorney said Tuesday. Dianna Bedwell, 67, is undergoing rehabilitation for injuries she sustained when the car she was riding in went off the road near Warner Springs, northeast of San Diego. She’s also planning funeral arrangements for her husband, Cecil "Paul" Knutson, 79, whose body was found near...
  • Man Dumps Chocolate Chips on Lawn to Deter Dogs

    06/03/2015 10:10:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 222 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/3 | Dave Summers and Monica Garske
    John Robinson, of North Park, said he’s tired of neighborhood pets leaving waste in his yard and is hoping the candy will prevent dog owners from walking pets near his propertyA man in San Diego’s North Park community has dumped chocolate chips in his yard in an effort to deter dogs, but the act is upsetting neighbors. Frustrated with neighborhood dogs leaving waste on his lawn and dog owners not picking up after their pets, a man known as "John" recently scattered several pounds of chocolate chips in the grass in front of his home on Lincoln Avenue and in...
  • Police arrest woman accused of Bangor Mall stabbings

    06/03/2015 6:55:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | June 3, 2015 | Dawn Gagnon
    BANGOR, Maine — City police have arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with two stabbings at the Bangor Mall on Tuesday that sent two people to the hospital, Detective Sgt. David Bushey said Tuesday evening. Elizabeth Ellis, whom police describe as a transient, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, Class B felonies that carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
  • Alan Dershowitz suing TD Garden for slip and fall Cites wet floor, no towels in bathroom

    06/03/2015 6:50:02 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 2, 2015 | Callum Borchers
    Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor emeritus known as a zealous civil liberties advocate, is suing TD Garden nearly three years after a slip and fall in an arena bathroom during a Celtics game that he blamed on a depleted supply of paper towels near the sinks. “The bathroom at this time — and plaintiff believes for at least 60 minutes before his entry into the restroom — had no paper towels to allow male patrons to dry their hands post washing of them,” according to a complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court on Friday. “This dangerous condition allowed...
  • Catholic and Protestant pastors slam gay marriage in Ireland

    06/03/2015 1:31:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 02,2015 01:45 AM | Dara Kelly
    Catholic and Protestant pastors are still reacting with horror to Ireland’s recent vote in favor of same sex marriage. Fr. George W. Rutler of the Church of Saint Michael on West 34th Street in Manhattan released a strongly worded letter at the weekend claiming that Irish voters have effectively defied their patron St. Patrick and welcomed druidism back to Ireland. “The landslide vote in Eire for legalizing the fictitious form of marriage between persons of the same sex, in contradiction of all laws natural and divine, unearths the pulsating Druidism that Saint Patrick and his fellow saints defied,” Rutler wrote...
  • Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

    06/02/2015 10:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2015 | ANASTASIA WILLIAMS
    A police K-9 came to the rescue of an officer who was being ambushed by three men and the dog most likely saved his life, authorities said today. Deputy Todd Frazier was traveling along a remote stretch of Highway 90 in Pearlington, Mississippi, on Monday when he saw a blue Lincoln Town Car at a deserted rest stop, said Sheriff Ricky Adam of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. The driver of the vehicle looked as if he wasn't moving, so Frazier, a three-year veteran of the department, pulled over in order to check on him, Adam told ABC News. "Two...
  • “I Just Want to Be Adopted,” 9-Year-Old Josiah Is Looking for a Permanent Home

    06/02/2015 8:43:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | 6/2 | Lacey Lett
    Josiah is very driven for a 9-year-old. When he grows up, he says he wants to a be race car driver. For now, Josiah loves science and math at his elementary school. In his spare time, Josiah loves indoor or outdoor go kart racing. He’s a curious kid who spent the morning climbing to new heights on the rock wall at Andy Alligators. When he’s not reaching for the sky, he’s building a new future in his foster home where he can create his own magical place. “Yeah, and I like playing video games and playing with LEGOS,” Josiah said....
  • Elementary School Kitchen Manager Fired for Giving Students Without Money Free Lunch

    06/02/2015 8:33:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    KFOR ^ | 6/2
    A married mother of two was fired from her job as the kitchen manager at an elementary school in Colorado for giving lunches to students who didn’t have money, CBS Denver reports. Della Curry was the manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School near Aurora. She told CBS Denver that she would see students — who often times weren’t signed up for free lunch programs — crying because of hunger and no lunch money. “I had a first grader in front of me, crying because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch,” Curry told CBS. “Yes, I gave her lunch.” Typically,...
  • Casey Anthony in Talks With NBC for First Interview Since Acquittal

    06/02/2015 7:37:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/2 | Emily Smith
    Casey Anthony has met with senior NBC producers and bookers about a TV deal. Anthony, who in 2011 was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, was flown first class by NBC to New York last Thursday. She was accompanied by Don Wood, a veteran news producer who works for NBC in Florida and also writes and produces reality TV programming.
  • Man allegedly pulled knife on officers before Roslindale shooting worked at CVS

    06/02/2015 7:11:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Fox Boston ^ | June 2, 2015
    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A man was shot and killed by police after he allegedly approached them with a large knife in Roslindale on Tuesday morning. Police say the shooting happened near a CVS on Washington Street around 7 a.m. Law enforcement officials said Tuesday afternoon that they did not approach the man, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, with their guns out, but that Rahim pulled out a large, military-style knife.
  • Road Rage Suspect Told Ex She’d Run Him Over: Docs

    06/02/2015 7:06:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/2 | Monica Garske
    At least two exes filed restraining orders against Darla Jackson, claiming she harassed and threatened them with violenceA San Diego woman accused of intentionally running over a motorcyclist in a deadly act of road rage allegedly once told an ex she was going to run him over with her car, according to a restraining order filed against her. Imperial Beach resident Darla Jackson, 26, was arraigned Tuesday on one count of murder in connection with the death of motorcyclist Zachary Buob, 39 – a Navy Chief Petty Officer. On May 28, Jackson was driving her black Nissan Altima on northbound...
  • Ex-girlfriend admits role in shooting over Instagram feud

    06/02/2015 2:11:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/02/15 | Paul Purpura
    A 20-year-old New Orleans woman admitted Tuesday (June 2) she set her ex-boyfriend up to be shot in what appeared to be a feud over Instagram. Earlneishka Johnson accepted a plea offer, admitting to a charge of aggravated battery and taking a 3-year prison sentence in exchange for her testimony against the accused shooter, Dorrell T. Moten, 20, of Monroe. As part of her plea deal, she gave sworn testimony in which she said she saw Moten shoot the 20-year-old victim in the 13000 block of Sevres Street. It happened just after midnight on Jan. 13, 2014. About a half...
  • Police: Mother Arrested For Stabbing Teen Daughter

    06/02/2015 7:00:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | Oralia Ortega
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A mother is in custody while her teen daughter was rushed to the hospital after an argument escalated Sunday afternoon, City of Miami Police said. “We received a 911 call from mom stating that her daughter had been stabbed,” said Miami Police Officer Kenia Fallat. That call led police to a home at NW 2nd St. and 60th Ave. As it turns out, investigators determined it was the 47-year-old Odalys Rodriguez who had stabbed her 18-year-old daughter.
  • Police Chase Ends In Multi-Car Crash In San Francisco’s SoMa Neighborhood; 1 Hurt, 1 Arrested

    06/02/2015 1:38:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    A suspect was taken into custody after a police chase ended in a multi-car pileup in San Francisco’s South of Market area, causing a traffic mess and spectacle for bystanders Monday evening. The chase began at Third Street and Cesar Chavez, with the suspect vehicle reaching speeds between 20-45 miles per hour. Multiple collisions occurred along city streets before the chase ended in the crash at 5th and Market Streets, where one woman was injured. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital. The accident scene was cleared at 7:30 p.m. No further details were available.
  • British Army Tank Crushes Small Car

    06/01/2015 11:13:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Jun 2015
    Oops! A British army tank drove over an oncoming Toyota on a public road on Monday, crushing the bonnet in the process. For the second time this year, a British tank has been involved in a public crash while out on exercise in Germany. This time a tank drove over the bonnet of Toyota which was being driven by an 18-year-old woman. The soldiers were able to rescue the woman from the car and no serious injuries were reported. In a similar incident in February, blamed on a mechanical failure, a British tank drove into the garden of an elderly...
  • Pizzeria in Israel ‘Sprinkles Marijuana Instead of Oregano’

    06/01/2015 11:02:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Israeli police have arrested the owner of a pizzeria in the city of Holon who sprinkled a drug known as ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ on a pizza order belonging to two policemen, The Times of Israel reported. The pizza peppered with the drug, which reportedly turned out to be synthetic marijuana, left the two policemen in the Tel Aviv area hospitalized for dizziness, vomiting and hallucinations. “I knew the order was placed by police officers, but the officer who called it in seemed cool – plus he told me to add whatever toppings I wanted. So, instead of oregano, I sprinkled...
  • FBI Plans Leadership Summit for High School Athletes

    06/01/2015 7:12:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The FBI in Buffalo is holding a first-of-its-kind leadership seminar for high school athletes. The Captains Leadership Seminar scheduled for Friday is the result of a partnership between the FBI, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, University at Buffalo and Erie Community College.
  • Father believes son was shot for talking to police

    06/01/2015 7:09:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | June 1, 2015 | Keith Morelli
    TAMPA — Did Tampa’s no-snitch culture cost another young teenager his life? Edward Harris III thinks so. He says his son, 14-year-old Edward Harris IV, witnessed a stabbing last year and cooperated with police. A few months later, somebody shot at him five times but missed. Late Sunday afternoon, Edward Harris IV was killed in a driveby shooting on the north side of Woodland Terrace Park. Tampa police said the shooting did not appear to be a random act but stopped short of saying the motive for the homicide was retaliation in a part of Tampa where talking to police...
  • Owner of dog, Rocky, who chewed off part of his leg to get free, won't face criminal charges

    06/01/2015 4:33:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 1, 2015 | Sean Emery
    A Westminster man whose alleged abuse of his dog forced the pup to chew off part of a foot to get loose of a tether had his criminal charges dropped last week, after he took part in an animal neglect prevention program. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss misdemeanor failure to care for animals and cruelty to animals charges after Samer Ibrahim took an active role in completing a 10-class program teaching the 23-year-old how to properly care for dogs. He also agreed to voluntarily provide his DNA to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
  • Man convicted of hiring hit man to kill pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have abortion

    06/01/2015 4:17:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5.28. 2015 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – A Connecticut man has been convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion. A jury in Hartford Superior Court found 23-year-old Carlton "C.J." Bryan guilty Thursday of conspiracy to commit murder and being an accessory to murder. He faces a potential life prison sentence. Sentencing is set for July 30.
  • D'Iberville man arrested after stealing Jackson County deputy's patrol car(mugshot)

    06/01/2015 2:57:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    GulfLive.com ^ | 6/1/15 | Warren Kulo
    MOSS POINT, Mississippi -- A 19-year-old D'Iberville man was arrested Friday night after he attempted to elude Jackson County deputies by stealing and fleeing in a patrol car. According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, deputies responded to a domestic dispute call in the 7300 block of Big Point Road in Moss Point Friday night around 10:30 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies learned the dispute was between a father and his son, Chance Alexander Dearman. When confronted by the deputies, Dearman became agitated and attempted to flee on foot.A JCSO 2013 Dodge Charger patrol car was nearby, with the motor running,...
  • Dog Dies After Being Left in Petco Dryer, Owner Says

    06/01/2015 1:21:35 PM PDT · by McGruff · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 1, 2015 | KAYLEE HECK
    A Virginia woman said she is considering legal action against Petco after she says her Golden retriever died while in the care of a store's grooming services. Allison Marks told ABC News today she dropped off 2-year-old Colby at a Petco in Midlothian, Virginia, early Friday morning and was told he'd be finished around noon. Marks said she started worrying when she didn't hear from the groomers by 1 p.m., so she called and was told to go to a local animal clinic.
  • Pot Rock Smokes Into Denver

    06/01/2015 7:01:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | June 1, 2015 | Lance Venta
    Featuring a mix of Rock hits and marijuana themed programming, KBUD will also air the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge in mornings. The station is focusing on the niche of weed smokers in the first state to legalize marijuana, just like the short-lived on-air version of “K-High” in Colorado Springs.
  • Army combat veteran's call for help lands him in jail

    05/31/2015 8:24:52 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | May 31, 2015 | Mandy Locke
    <p>For years, Ryan Broderick has been trapped inside his mind, watching a constant reel of explosions that rocked the Army vehicles he had scrubbed of blood during three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p> <p>Since January, Broderick has been stuck inside a real jail, fortified by cinder blocks, surrounded by barbed wire. The government that Broderick upended his life to serve locked him up in Edgecombe County, about 75 miles east of Raleigh.</p>
  • Free round-trip ride on Staten Island Ferry costs two tourists $400

    05/31/2015 4:03:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2015
    A bogus tourism operator charged two out-of-towners $200 each-way to ride the Staten Island Ferry even though the trip hasn’t cost anyone a dime since 1997, the New York Post reported Saturday.
  • Manspreading Can Get You Arrested

    05/31/2015 3:53:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/28/2015 | Jessica Roy
    The NYPD has found a new Broken Windows crime, and it's being a man and taking up too much room on the subway. The feminists win again! Gothamist writes that according to a new Police Reform Organizing Project report: On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn’s criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of "man spreading" on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders. Before issuing an [adjournment contemplating dismissal] for both men, the judge expressed her skepticism...
  • Court: Lottery Misprint means Woman Out of Luck

    05/31/2015 3:36:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal Wednesday ruled that a woman is not entitled to collect a $500,000 prize because the scratch-off lottery ticket purchased by her husband included a misprint. A three-judge panel upheld a ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis against Anna Maria Curcio, whose late husband in 2007 purchased a $20 “Gold Rush” lottery ticket that the couple thought was a winner. A number on the ticket appeared to be the number one, which would have been a winning match. But Wednesday’s ruling said a caption under that number included the letters “TH” and a...
  • Dallas chase suspect beaten by female motorist after crash

    05/31/2015 1:50:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    A robbery suspect appeared to be glad to see police arrive after a chase through North Dallas streets ended with him being beaten by a female motorist whose vehicle he rear-ended
  • Spike Lee Comes to Film ‘Chiraq,’ Unsettling Some Chicagoans

    05/31/2015 6:41:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 31, 2015 | JULIE BOSMAN
    A reference to the gun violence that has left parts of Chicago feeling like a war zone to many residents, the word is believed to have been coined by local rappers years ago. But it is taking on another life as the working title of a new Spike Lee movie that is expected to be filmed here this summer. Local politicians have lined up against the title. Mr. Lee has been confronted by Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, who told him in a meeting last month that he was “not happy” about the name.

    05/30/2015 11:48:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Westword ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
    People perusing Craiglist are typically looking for love or searching for bargains. This ad one of our readers stumbled upon certainly appears to offer the latter. It features a 1979 Volkswagen Bus — the kind of vehicle that generations of free spirits have transformed into hippie vans — selling for the incredibly low price of $35. Really. That's what it says. And even if you get bad vibes by the vehicle being located in Crook (it's a town in Logan County), perhaps the owner's flexibility will reassure you. After all, he isn't insisting on cash: He's willing to trade. But...
  • Board Game Lovers Come Out To Play On World’s Biggest Monopoly Board

    05/30/2015 10:40:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 30, 2015
    If you are big on board games, there’s a big board game going on in Suisun City that is guaranteed to please. Folks at the Salvation Army Kroc Center set out to build the biggest Monopoly board ever to raise money for their kids programs. The result is a whopping 3200 square foot board, complete with a huge pair of dice, giant houses and even larger hotels. The big Monopoly board was unveiled at the 3rd Annual Kroc Fest this weekend. It dwarfs the previous Guinness World Record of 2422 square feet. Board game lovers played Monopoly on it all...
  • ‘TowIt’ App Publicly Shames Drivers Of Badly Parked Cars

    05/30/2015 9:43:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 28, 2015
    A new app lets annoyed cyclists or drivers harness the power of crowdsourcing to report illegally parked cars. “We’re not out here to ruin people’s lives or tow people endlessly,” Michael McArthur, co-founder of Toronto-based TowIt, told Fast Company.”It’s all a behavioral shift to make our societies function better. Really, we just want people to think about how their actions are impacting others.” McArthur and his business partner came up with the idea after a new Toronto mayor had come into office along with a towing initiative for cracking down on illegally parked cars clogging up streets. The team wanted...
  • Officials Identify Man, 20, Fatally Shot by Long Beach Police Officer

    05/30/2015 8:23:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    ktla ^ | John A. Moreno,
    A man at the location was “acting erratically” and got into a into a fight with his friends, who tried to restrain him before he broke loose, crashed through a window, and fell two stories to an alley below, the Police Department said in a news release. Long Beach firefighters responded to a report that an apparently intoxicated man had fallen from the second floor of the building and was behaving violently, the release said. A Long Beach police officer arrived at the scene after the firefighters requested assistance. According to the statement, the officer saw three male subjects in...
  • Camera catches intruder in woman's home

    05/30/2015 5:07:24 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | may 29, 2015
     A young Dallas mother suspicious of activity in her apartment installed a camera, and over the weekend, her fears came true. That camera caught a nighttime intruder in her bedroom stealing as she slept at the Hampton Terrace apartments, where she's lived nearly three years. The intruder stole money, but put some of it back before sneaking out of her apartment the same way he came in. The victim asked that FOX 4 not use her real name due to concerns that the intruder may try to look her up, so we call her Alice.       “I started noticing things coming...
  • Woman Plunges 36-Feet to Her Death From Attraction at San Bernardino County Fair

    05/30/2015 4:21:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ktla ^ | Ashley Soley-Cerro and Christina Pascucci
    Video of FreeFall USA appeared to show three platforms jumpers could leap from. Gordon was some 36 feet in the air when she was set to jump, then appeared to change her mind and fell, Victor Valley News reported. The newspaper reported an employee attempted to grab the woman, but she fell, landing on the front side of her body. ... According to the statement, the attraction will not reopen, and the “San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a thorough investigation.” FreeDrop USA made its California debut at the fair this month, and promoters boasted it offered a “pure...