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  • Six people shot, 1 critically, in Jamaica Plain

    01/24/2015 8:17:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement
    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
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  • 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 · 160 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...
  • Ritzy real estate broker gets prison for $5.5 million fraud

    01/20/2015 10:41:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 20, 2015 | Paula McMahon
    Ritzy real estate broker Christopher White's former clients said they thought he was their friend and his smooth talk made them believe he was helping them buy their dream homes.. On Tuesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, White had nothing to say to his victims as he was sentenced to three years and five months in prison for ripping them off in a multimillion-dollar fraud.
  • Vacuum salesman invited to teen with autism’s birthday party moves crowd to tears

    01/20/2015 9:06:27 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    FOX 17 News ^ | 1/20/15 | FOX 17 News
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers of the Kirby vacuum. “I am reaching out to you in hopes for an answer to an unusual request for...
  • Chewing gum likely caused sleeping basketball player's death

    01/20/2015 4:27:09 PM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | January 20, 2015 | AP
    A western Pennsylvania university student and basketball player likely inhaled chewing gum into her lungs while asleep before being found dead in her dormitory over the weekend. The Washington County coroner's office said 21-year-old Shanice Clark of Toronto was found unresponsive at about 3 a.m. Sunday at California University of Pennsylvania. University officials said they were "deeply saddened" by the death of the 6-foot senior forward, who was redshirting after playing two dozen games for the Vulcans last season.
  • Is your local news using WH.gov propaganda video?? Seeing it in Miami....cult worship....

    01/20/2015 5:30:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    1/20/15 | sff
    Just saw a local Miami tv station using video from the government web site with an "interview" of Obama, where he spews some crap about how his goal is to outline for the nation how he is going to make sure things are fair, now that we have "made it through the crisis". I nearly spit my coffee out. We are not out of a crisis. My point is that these kind of videos are NOT a proper use for news....and I expect that if a REPUBLICAN president put out this type of "interview", the media would ignore it....on the...
  • I-75 closes as emergency crews respond to Hopple Street (Cincinnati)

    01/19/2015 9:17:38 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Local 12 WKRC-TV (Cincinnati) ^ | January 20 | Angenette Levy or Staff
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- One person has died after the Hopple Street overpass has collapsed I-75 northbound... A truck driver has also been hurt...
  • Footage of APD's Fatal Shooting of John OKeefe (ABQ NM)

    01/17/2015 1:41:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 16, 2015 | ABQ Police Dept
    Lapel camera footage shots Albuquerque police officers shooting and killing John Edward Okeefe on Jan. 13, 2015.
  • Police Confirm Plitt, Crew Were Filming Around Train Tracks Before Deadly Accident

    01/19/2015 8:13:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Police confirmed Sunday that reality TV star and fitness model George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr. was with a small camera crew when he was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Saturday afternoon. Burbank police Sgt. Chris Canales told City News Service that Plitt was with three or four people when he was struck by a southbound train on tracks near Front Street, just north of the Burbank Metrolink Station, at 4:05 p.m. Saturday. Plitt was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • MAN SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO SEMI TRUCKS SURVIVES 26 CAR PILEUP [Amazing ABC News Photograph!]

    01/19/2015 5:35:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    6 ABC News ^ | 1/19/15
    A driver in Oregon survived being sandwiched by two tractor trailers during a chain reaction crash caused by black ice on the road. If you look closely in the picture above, you'll see Kaleb Whitby's head. The 27-year-old was part of a 26 car pileup over the weekend on Interstate 84 in Oregon.
  • UPDATE: 1 dead in mobile home fire following shooting (Michigan, "Doomsday prepper”)

    01/18/2015 5:09:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    WBND-TV ^ | January 18, 2015 | Alexandra Koehn
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Residents in the Riverside Estates Mobile home park described the scene as complete chaos when they said a man started shooting at them, killed himself, and then lit his trailer on fire. One witness said it's a miracle that no one else was killed. Chrissebring said, “My girlfriend told me it was gunshots, so we looked outside, and he was shooting through his door at trailers!” During the fire Christopher Chrissebring said thousands of rounds of ammunition were exploding. Michigan State Police are investigating and they said firefighters had trouble putting out the flames because of the ammunition that was...
  • Man shot dead at Pompano Beach Taco Bell

    01/18/2015 7:11:39 AM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies
    MiamiHerald ^ | 01/14/2015 | CBS-4
    A man who police say was attempting an armed robbery was shot dead in a Pompano Beach Taco Bell parking lot Tuesday. Investigators said 21-year-old Rontavis Holton confronted Ronald Farmer, 37, just after 6 p.m. in the restaurant parking lot near West Atlantic Boulevard and Northwest 6th Avenue. Holton, wearing a ski mask and sunglasses, told Farmer to pull down his pants during the attempted robbery. Detectives said Farmer was able to reach for his own gun and shoot Holton. Holton was rushed to the hospital where he died.
  • Longtime Bruins Radio Voice Bob Wilson Dies at 85

    01/17/2015 6:19:08 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    boston.com ^ | 01/17/2015 | Jeff Pini
    Bob Wilson, the longtime radio voice of the Boston Bruins, died earlier this week. He was 85. Wilson served as play-by-play announcer and color commentator at different times for the Bruins’ radio broadcasts for more than 20 years, including their Stanley Cup-winning campaign of 1971-72. He retired in 1995. “On behalf of the Boston Bruins organization, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Wilson,” Bruins president Cam Neely said in a statement. “For a generation of New England hockey fans, Bob’s legendary voice was synonymous with the Bruins and he will always be a part of our...
  • Mother Charged With Burning Newborn Baby To Death In Burlington County

    01/17/2015 6:08:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | Matt Rivers, Mike Dougherty
    PEMBERTON, N.J. (CBS) – A young South Jersey mother is in jail, charged with the burning death of her newborn baby Friday night. Authorities say 22-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier of Pemberton Township, Burlington County doused her newborn baby with a flammable liquid then set the child on fire. It happened around 11 p.m. along Simontown Road. Police arrived and quickly extinguished the flames. “You see a site like that, it just puts life into perspective,” says Dave Joseph, who lives nearby. Joseph saw the small fire from his window and went to investigate. “We actually didn’t think it was a baby,...
  • FedEx Driver Crashes Truck into Hotel Pool in Walla Walla

    01/17/2015 3:34:49 PM PST · by steve86 · 48 replies
    KNDU Right Now ^ | Jan 16, 2015
    WALLA WALLA, WA - A hotel pool in Walla Walla will be closed for a while after a FedEx truck crash Friday afternoon. Police say the employee was on her last delivery for the day when she crashed through the windows of the building at the Holiday Inn Express on West Pine Street. The truck stopped just before taking a nose dive into the pool. The driver wasn't seriously injured. The Holiday Inn Express is now waiting for a structural engineer to come out and assess the damage. No word when the pool will reopen.
  • I want to marry my cousin...

    01/17/2015 10:54:02 AM PST · by djf · 101 replies
    djf
    Well, not really. But maybe! Can you marry your cousin? It's an interesting question. In some states, YES, you CAN marry your first cousin! In other states - it's a no-no, forbidden. Now HOW and WHY was this state of affairs (or marriages, be it whatever) allowed to exist? How and why did states HAVE THE RIGHT to determine under what conditions marriage was allowable? Because it was RECOGNIZED by the federal government that equal protection WAS NOT VIOLATED by such marriages! Thoughts? Ideas? (btw, my cousin is kind of cute, but she's just not my type...) ;-)
  • Walsh Fires City Worker Who Participated in I-93 Shutdown

    01/17/2015 7:40:28 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 38 replies
    Boston.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | Hannah Sparks
    A city youth worker lost her job this week after Mayor Walsh found out that she was one of 11 protesters who chained themselves to concrete-filled barrels in Milton during Thursday’s protest in support of the activist group Black Lives Matter, the Boston Herald reports. Nelli Ruotsalainen, 25, a Finnish native living in Roxbury who worked part-time for the Boston Centers for Youth and Families as a youth communication specialist, had requested an unpaid personal day on Thursday.
  • Police: Toddler puts handgun in mouth in shocking videos

    01/16/2015 5:55:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    kfor.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | KFOR-TV & L. Noland
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – An Evansville, Indiana couple are charged with neglect after police say they found cell phone videos allegedly showing the woman’s 1-year-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth. According to the Evansville Courier & Press, the child’s mother, Toni Wilson, 22, and Michael L. Barnes, 19, face charges of child neglect and recklessness with a deadly weapon. Police say they found the videos after Barnes was arrested for allegedly trying to sell a gun to an undercover officer. In the videos, the girl holds a gun as a man and woman encourage her to say “pow,” “bang”...
  • [snip] Meet the SIX sets of twins born at the same Missouri hospital in one month

    01/16/2015 5:04:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Ms Cornell noted that hospital’s new twins were all delivered in one month, between December 15th and January 12th by coincidence -- and none were were the result of infertility treatments. According to National Center for Health Statistics, the number of twin births are rising. Before 1980, one in 50 babies born was a twin, amounting to about 2per cent of births. And today, twins account for one in 30 babies, or 3.5per cent of births.
  • Planned Parenthood Admits: Abortion Stops a Beating Heart

    01/16/2015 3:35:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | JERYL BIER
    "Abortion stops a beating heart" has long been a poignant rallying cry for the pro-life movement. Abortion rights advocates often characterize the unborn as an impersonal "clump of cells" that a woman may choose to do with whatever she wants. But even as the House of Representatives plans a January 22 (Roe v. Wade anniversary) vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it turns out the leading abortion provider in the nation matter-of-factly acknowledges on its website that some abortions involve stopping a beating heart. According to Planned Parenthood's own description of fetal development, an unborn child's heartbeat...
  • Grayson sheriff fears missing teens' situation could get 'dangerous'

    01/16/2015 2:05:38 PM PST · by BBell · 33 replies
    http://www.kentucky.com ^ | 1/15/15 | Jim Warren
    Two missing Kentucky residents have ditched one stolen vehicle in Georgia and might have switched to another, Grayson County, Ky., Sheriff Norman Chaffins said Thursday. Cheyenne Phillips, 13, and Dalton Hayes, 18, have been missing from Grayson County since early this month. And Chaffins says he's getting increasingly concerned because they could be headed into serious trouble. "I don't think they know where they are going, to be honest with you," he said Thursday. "I think they're just driving, and it's getting increasingly dangerous for them." Chaffins said the teens ditched a stolen red Toyota pickup they had been driving...
  • Benches block entrances to Romare Bearden Park after complaint about accessibility

    01/15/2015 7:54:29 PM PST · by bigtoona · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 1/15/15 | Andrew Dunn
    Mecklenburg County has blocked two entrances to uptown’s Romare Bearden Park because of a complaint that the park isn’t properly accessible to people with disabilities. Benches now block two stairways into the park from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The pathways lead to a signature lighted water fountain near the center of the park. Someone complained to the county that the stairs meant disabled people couldn’t access that area of the park the same way as the general public, public information officer Leo Caplanides said. The benches were placed to block the stairs as a “temporary measure,” he said. You...
  • Highway protests hinder transport of Easton trauma patient

    01/15/2015 12:53:12 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 43 replies
    WHDH.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Kimberly Bookman
    <p>I hope there are laws in place that state if you willfully block traffic, and a person dies as a result, you get arrested for manslaughter.</p> <p>An ambulance carrying a person seriously injured in a car crash in Easton had to be diverted.</p>
  • Police: Attempted Rape Suspect Stabbed With Pencil At Riverside City College

    According to police, the victim was washing her hands when she noticed a male suspect standing behind her. The suspect allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her, police said. ... An alert issued by Miyahsiro dated Jan. 14 stated that although existing law allows “unisex access into sex-segregated facilities, the individual was suspicious because he did not seem to be a student, had walked past other restrooms, and was possibly following the victim.”
  • Wisconsin pursuit ends when suspect loses prosthetic leg in fence

    01/15/2015 8:40:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-15-15 | Anne Jungen
    Fuselier continued into Trempealeau County at speeds that reached 80 mph until officers lost him on Gilmeister Road and found his car in a ditch, the complaint stated. Authorities from both counties followed footprints into a wooded area for more than one mile and across a creek before a deputy found Fuselier on the ground unable to get up because his prosthetic leg was stuck in a fence, according to the complaint. Police found meth and a pipe in his car.
  • 2 Dead, 2 Others Arrested After Convenience Store Shooting

    01/15/2015 6:24:37 AM PST · by OKSooner · 32 replies
    KTUL Channel 8 Tulsa ^ | 1-14-2015 | Ana Lastra
    Tulsa police released the names of suspects in a deadly convenience store robbery. Police received a call of an armed robbery Tuesday night at the Ryan's Convenience Store near 21st and Mingo. The clerk told police that three masked men entered the store armed with handguns. Police say the clerk pulled out his semi-automatic pistol and shot two of the three suspects. Brian Powell, 27, died at the scene. A 16-year-old boy was also shot and later died at the hospital. Police say they've arrested Lakeit Thompson, 20, and a 17-year-old man in connection to the robbery. The shooting death...
  • Church canceled lesbian woman’s funeral, family says (Denver CO)

    01/14/2015 11:05:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    KIRO-TV, CBS 7, Seattle ^ | 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 | Jay Strubberg
    Dozens gathered outside a Colorado church to protest Tuesday after a bereaved family said the pastor stopped a woman’s funeral when he found out she was a lesbian. According to KMGH, Denver’s New Hope Ministries ended Vanessa Collier’s funeral Saturday after the minister saw a video tribute that showed Collier kissing her significant other, which the family had refused to edit. […] The pastor who called off the funeral defended his actions to KCNC, saying he hadn’t been aware of the video until right before the service, and that he gave the family the chance to edit it. …
  • Florida Schools Ban Bibles After Pressure from Atheists

    01/14/2015 6:32:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2015 - 7:31 AM | Brittany M. Hughes
    Amid mounting pressure from both atheist groups and concerned parents, Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools have banned Bible distribution in several area high schools after Satanists and an anti-religion group announced plans to pass out their own literature. One of the largest school systems in the country with more than 180,000 students, OCPS had allowed World Changers of Florida, a Christian group, in conjunction with the Florida Family Policy Council to passively distribute Bibles to high school students on Jan. 16—which is National Freedom of Religion Day—for the past three years. Under the school system’s policy at the time, Bibles...
  • Conman Guilty of Selling Urine as Whisky (U.K.)

    01/14/2015 5:19:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 12th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Conman guilty of selling urine as whisky • A British conman has been labelled “a danger to public health” and handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting to selling urine as whisky. Nicholas Stewart, 35, tricked holidaymakers in Blackpool into buying bottles of what appeared to be sealed, 1.5 litre bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Smirnoff vodka. Security staff seized the bottles – which were being sold at £10 each – after they noticed Stewart approaching tourists at the Coral Island slot machine complex. However, scientific analysis revealed that while some bottles contained flat cola, others contained urine and...
  • UPDATE: Sumter County (SC) family feud fight stemmed from year-old juvenile love incident

    01/14/2015 1:59:19 PM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The State ^ | January 13, 2015 | HARRISON CAHILL
    Follow up to FR post: Full Title: Family feud erupts into brawl with mace, PVC pipes, gunshots, truck; one in critical condition, father and son arrested SUMTER COUNTY, SC — Sumter County Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday morning that the fight that erupted between two families along Highway 15 in Sumter stemmed from an incident involving a juvenile love dispute over a year ago. Braden Bunch, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said 20-year-old Joseph Henderson Jr., will appear in court on Friday for a third-degree assault and battery charge stemming from an incident that occurred in September 2013, which fueled the fight...
  • NYC Mayor on IDs For Illegals: "Don’t Want Them To Feel Like Second-Class Citizens"

    01/14/2015 1:19:07 PM PST · by Smedley · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 13, 2015 | Penny Starr
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, said on Monday that giving identification cards to illegal aliens allows them to feel like citizens and enjoy some of the same benefits as actual citizens. "We don't want any of our fellow New Yorkers to feel like second-class citizens,” de Blasio was quoted as saying in a National Public Radio website article. “We don't want them to feel left out.”
  • How Baseball Hall of Famer Warren Spahn came to make his home in Oklahoma

    01/14/2015 11:44:29 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 35 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 1-13-15 | Jenni Carlson
    How Baseball Hall of Famer Warren Spahn came to make his home in Oklahoma By Jenni Carlson.... 1-13-15 Warren Spahn was born and bred in Buffalo, N.Y., then played baseball in Boston, Milwaukee, New York and San Francisco. But he made his home in Oklahoma. The story goes that the lanky leftie settled near Hartshorne because his wife was from Oklahoma — and that’s true. But that’s not the whole story. The rest of the tale includes a random reunion with a childhood chum, a couple of gal pals from Tulsa and a bit of sage advice from one of...