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  • California National Guard Launches Drone to Help Find Missing San Francisco Teacher Ed Cavanaugh

    07/30/2015 9:05:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Using an unprecedented search technique, the California National Guard has launched a drone to help look for a missing San Francisco teacher after he was last seen almost two weeks ago while riding a motorcycle in the El Dorado National Forest. The drone, formally called a “remotely piloted aircraft,” was set off into the air to look for 45-year-old Edward Cavanaugh on Wednesday, at the request of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, the National Guard said in a statement. This is the first time such a vehicle has been used by the...
  • 'I'm a Better Man Now Than Before the Accident': Injured SDPD Detective Source:

    07/30/2015 8:57:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015
    A San Diego Police detective whose leg was amputated after a violent car crash in Alpine is back on the force. Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Im-a-Better-Man-Now-Than-Before-the-Accident-Injured-SDPD-Detective-319173171.html#ixzz3hU9pSGUQ Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook Detective Chappie Hunter told NBC 7 this week that although he is still a few years out from feeling 100 percent when it comes to his missing leg, he is more physically fit overall and “a better man now than before the accident.” In June 2013, Hunter was off-duty riding his motorcycle home when a teen girl driving with a learner’s permit turned left in front of him....
  • Nissan To Trump-bashing California Dealer Ad: ‘No Bueno’

    07/29/2015 5:48:34 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 35 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 7/29/2015 | Aaron Cole
    Nissan scolded one of its dealers Tuesday for releasing an ad showing the battering of a piñata resembling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Automotive News is reporting. The ad depicts salesmen repeatedly hitting a Trump-looking piñata and declaring, “At Van Nuys Nissan, Latinos rule.” The ad was made after Trump denounced some undocumented Mexican immigrants as “rapists” in a June political speech. “We find these advertisements to be neither responsible or respectful, and we do not condone what they represent,” Nissan said in a statement. “We expect our dealers to establish advertising that is responsible and respectful and represents the...
  • Python Over 18 Feet Long Caught in Everglades National Park

    07/29/2015 8:55:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    National Park Service officials say they captured a Burmese python over 18 feet long along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park. The 18-foot-3-inch python was caught July 9 along the tram road at Shark Valley in the park. The paved loop is used by cyclists and trams taking visitors on wildlife tours through the wetlands. Park officials tell WFOR-TV in Miami that a python researcher caught the female snake, which was euthanized. According to state wildlife officials, the longest python ever caught in Florida was 18 feet 8 inches long. Pythons are not native to Florida, where scientists...
  • Watch: Man Joyrides Through West Florida Jail Lawn

    07/29/2015 8:53:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 7/29/15
    A joyride lands a Florida man behind bars because the joyride... was on the lawn of the local jail. The incident happened Monday around 7 p.m. at the Hernando County Detention Center in Hernando County, located on Florida's west coast. According to a release from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, the driver, Michael Lee Roberts, drove his red SUV right up to the main entry and exit door at the detention center, parked and got out the vehicle. Deputies notified Roberts that he couldn't park his vehicle there, but he refused to move and attempted to keep walking into the...
  • Woman Seeks Divorce From 'Ugly' Husband

    07/29/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Judge adjourns hearings to study case By Staff Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    Judge adjourns hearings to study case By StaffA Saudi woman filed for a divorce from her husband at a court in the Gulf Kingdom on the grounds he is very ugly, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. After the husband failed to turn up at two court sessions, the judge ordered police to bring him by force for a third session to hear the divorce case, Ajel Arabic language daily said in a report from the Western Red sea port of Al Qunfudhah. "The judge then listened to the couple and tried to reconcile them but the wife insisted on having...
  • Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone; cites right to privacy

    07/29/2015 7:19:24 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 67 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ryan Cummings
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property -- but he's not making any apologies for it. It happened Sunday night at a home on Earlywood Way, just south of the intersection between Smith Lane and Mud Lane in Bullitt County, according to an arrest report. Hillview Police say they were called to the home of 47-year-old William H. Merideth after someone complained about a firearm. When they arrived, police say Merideth told them he had shot down a drone that was flying over his house. The drone...
  • ‘Dead’ Woman Wakes Up Screaming at Funeral Home

    07/28/2015 11:46:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2015
    Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm for declaring a 92-year-old woman dead, only for her to awaken again in a refrigerated room at a funeral home. Essen prosecutor Birgit Juergens said Tuesday the 53-year-old doctor, whose name wasn’t released in line with privacy regulations, could face anything from a fine to prison time if convicted.
  • [Yesterday] 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia

    07/28/2015 6:10:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Earthsky ^ | 7/28/15
    The U.S. Geological Society reported a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked remote eastern Indonesia in the early morning hours today (July 28, 2015). The quake, which struck in a mountainous area of Papua in the early hours, damaged several buildings and is reported to have killed a teenage boy who he fell into a river while fishing beside it, as the quake struck. Today’s quake occurred inland, and no tsunami warning was issued.In 2004, a much more powerful undersea 9.1-magnitude earthquake – third-largest earthquake ever recorded with a seismograph – triggered a tsunami that killed more than 170,000 people in...
  • Teen With Cancer Gets to Be Marine for a Day

    07/28/2015 8:23:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Published at 10:23 PM PDT on Jul 27, 2015 Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Teen-With | Brie Stimson
    Marines at Camp Pendleton served their community in a different way Saturday by granting the Make-A-Wish of a Poway teenager battling cancer. James Gallant, who is on the verge of turning 16, was just diagnosed with brain cancer. His wish? To be a Marine for the day. “James has loved the military since he was two years old and always wanted to be a part of it,” James’ mother, Sarah Silverstein, told Marines at Camp Pendleton. During his two years of junior ROTC in high school, James became especially interested in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). So to make his wish...
  • Toxin in Lake Erie puts Toledo drinking water on 'watch'

    07/28/2015 2:04:16 PM PDT · by EBH · 19 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The city of Toledo has put its water quality on "watch" status because of the toxins that shut down Toledo's public drinking-water system for three days a year ago. The water is safe to drink, city officials said. Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson said the water was put on watch because microcystin had been detected in the intake crib about three miles out in Lake Erie. The toxin was not detected in tap water, she said. "Our water treatment process is effectively removing the microcystin," according to the city's online water-quality dashboard. "We have an advanced warning system...
  • George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement

    07/28/2015 7:42:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 28, 2015 10:34 AM EDT
    George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university administrators were concerned that below-average test scores were leading some otherwise strong students to not apply. […] School officials say testing will still be required for home-schooled applicants, students from high schools that provide only narrative evaluation of students, college athletes and those applying for a seven-year program that leads to a combined bachelor’s/medical degree. …
  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    07/27/2015 11:03:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published July 27, 2015
    <p>A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19.</p>
  • "Mama A," Mother of Gregg and Duane Allman, Dies

    07/28/2015 12:03:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New Journal ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2015 | Casmira Harrison
    geraldine Allman raised boys in Daytona as a single momWhen he was a kid growing up in Daytona Beach, Gregg Allman wanted a guitar, and the guys over at Sears didn't sell it to him because he was 95 cents short. Well, "Mama A" would have none of that. Her kid worked hard to get it — he earned it — he should have it. "She said, 'Boy get in the car.' I swear we 85-ed it from the house down to Sears and Roebuck. She was steaming by the time she got there," said Allman, in a 2011 interview...
  • Bad drivers often block emergency first responders from getting to scenes

    07/27/2015 11:50:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KOB4 ^ | Chris Ramirez
    All this week, our 4 Investigates team has hit the road, taking note and video of those bad drivers terrorizing our roadways. This time, we attached dashboard cameras to emergency responders, which showed that bad driving can be taken to a whole new level that is selfish and dangerous for all of us. As a first responder, every second counts. But the truth is bad drivers are adding seconds to the response times of emergency vehicles. Albuquerque firefighters from Station 11 allowed us to install our dashboard cameras on their engine and paramedic units. On the first callout of the...
  • Man Arrested in 1983 Violent Home Invasion, Rape Case

    07/27/2015 11:24:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Steve Litz ^ | Thursday, Jul 23, 2015
    Authorities have made an arrest in a violent crime case that happened more than three decades ago. Aaron Rhone, 49, is facing charges in a crime committed back in 1983. A lengthy narrative on the police report details a violent home invasion with Rhone allegedly terrorizing the family and raping the woman inside the Plantation home. According to investigators, the armed suspect stormed his way into the house, tied up the man and sexually assaulted the woman, all while their five-year-old son was inside the house. Rhone, just arrested in Miami, didn't admit to the crime, but said this in...
  • Police: Man beaten, stabbed after confronting taggers in Anaheim

    07/27/2015 11:10:03 PM PDT · by Pelham · 18 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 27, 2015 | Alyssa Duranty
    ANAHEIM – For the second time in about a week a person in Orange County has been viciously attacked after reportedly confronting a group of taggers. On Sunday night, a man was chased, beaten and stabbed by a group of taggers, which he had confronted in an attempt to keep them from vandalizing a vacant building in Anaheim, police said. Anaheim police responded to reports of a stabbing around 9:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of West Lincoln Avenue. The man, in his 40s, had confronted multiple people who were spray painting graffiti on a wall of the unoccupied building...
  • Woman injured when massive oak tree falls through bedroom in Long Island,

    07/27/2015 9:58:49 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, July 27, 2015 | KELDY ORTIZ , REUVEN BLAU
    A sleeping Long Island woman miraculously escaped death by mere inches Monday after a 2 1/2-ton oak tree crashed into her home and landed on her bed, authorities said. Stephanie Epstein, 20, missed a direct hit from the enormous oak because she was sleeping on the side of her bed. “I think the girl was surrounded by angels,” said David Cion, whose company, Long Island Lumberjack Tree and Land Service, helped remove the tree. “The tree was literally dead center in her bed. If the girl wasn’t on the side, it would have been a different set of circumstances,” Cion...
  • Missouri man kills 74-year-old father by lying on him

    07/27/2015 9:10:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 26, 2015
    A Missouri man was charged Sunday with murdering his 74-year-old father by lying on his head until the man lost consciousness, to prove "how big and bad" he was, authorities said. Kyle Webb, 44, of Grandview, Missouri, is charged with killing Franklin Webb late Saturday night at a home they shared after the father complained about the way his son was cleaning up around a leaky pipe, according to a police report.
  • Family of Doctor Who Treated Lincoln Assassin Visit Prison

    07/27/2015 8:04:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    About 80 descendants of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd marked Friday's 150th anniversary of Mudd's July 24, 1865, arrival at an isolated Gulf of Mexico fort where he was imprisoned after splinting the broken leg of President Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Wearing "Free Dr. Mudd'' T-shirts, the group toured Fort Jefferson, a former Union military prison on an island 68 miles west of Key West in remote Dry Tortugas National Park. Most visited the cell where Mudd spent four years after being convicted as a co-conspirator in Lincoln's assassination. Great-grandson Tom Mudd, who spearheaded the pilgrimage, believes the doctor was unaware of...
  • Hillsborough County FL Sheriff Backs Off Investigating Report Of Alien Grow House In Subdivision?

    07/27/2015 7:39:27 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 20 replies
    07/27/2015 | 4Runner
    I'm not going to keep quiet about this. Last November Florida residents defeated the medical marijuana bill at the polls. A Pyrhhic victory at best. On July 19 I wrote a detailed report and submitted it online at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website. This is the Tampa area of Florida. My report documented the suspected existence of a single family detached residence rental home in our subdivision being used as a marijuana grow house by a drug gang. A tax search disclosed that the property is listed to an Oakland, California real estate management firm known as FETLAR LLC....
  • Pizza Delivery Driver Scares Off Would-Be Robbers

    07/27/2015 2:33:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monica Garske
    The suspects were armed with an air soft gun, and demanded money and pizza from the victimTwo men armed with an air soft gun tried to rob a pizza delivery driver in Emerald Hills overnight, but the driver chased them away with a stick, thwarting their plan. The San Diego Police Department said the near-robbery happened in at Bollenbacher and McHugh streets. A driver stopped to deliver pizza in the neighborhood and two men standing outside told him the pizza was for them. When the victim got out of his car with the pizza, one of the men pointed a...
  • France targets carbon tax in energy transition law (quadruples rate in five years)

    07/27/2015 12:44:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 27 Jul 2015 08:03 | (Journal de l’Environnement | translated by Samuel White)
    The debate is finally over. After more than a year of national consultations, draft bills and parliamentary discussions, French MPs finally adopted the bill for an Energy Transition for Green Growth on Wednesday 22 July. The substance of this far-reaching bill was subject to significant re-shaping by both houses of the French parliament, as well as the government. […] The adopted bill contains several last minute additions, including a Senate amendment to increase the carbon tax on fossil fuel use to €56 per ton in 2020, a four-fold increase, and €100 in 2030. “The trajectory of the carbon tax increase...
  • Landscaper gets year in jail for running over ducklings with lawnmower

    07/27/2015 12:05:04 PM PDT · by dennisw · 65 replies
    foxnews ^ | July 27, 2015
    Jason Falbo was sentenced to a year behind bars for killing nine ducklings with his lawnmower. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office) WELLINGTON, Fla. – A Florida landscaper who ran over a family of ducks with his riding lawnmower has been sentenced to a year in jail. A Palm Beach County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jason Scott Falbo II last week after he pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty charges. Authorities say Falbo mowed down the ducks May 2 at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. Police say nine ducklings died, while their mother and two ducklings survived....
  • Fla. landscaper sentenced for mowing over ducklings

    07/27/2015 9:57:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015 | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    A Florida landscaper was sentenced to a year in jail on Friday after he intentionally ran over a family of ducks with a lawn mower in May, reports CBS affiliate WTSP. Jason Falbo, 24, pleaded guilty to nine counts of animal cruelty. Authorities say he mowed down 11 ducklings and their mother May 2 at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. Police say nine ducklings died. The mother and two ducklings survived.
  • Authorities capture man accused in slaying of ex-girlfriend (NC)

    07/27/2015 7:42:10 AM PDT · by lafroste · 6 replies
    WRAL News ^ | 7/27/15 | Tara Lynn
  • Thousands gather for Pierce-Arrow National Meet

    07/26/2015 6:32:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    WIVB4 ^ | 7-25-15 | Dan Schrack
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – More than 60 classic cars were on display Saturday, for the annual Pierce-Arrow Society National Meet. Owners of the classic automobiles traveled from as far as California to participate in the event. Over 10,000 guests turned out to get a glimpse of the vintage antiques. Made in Buffalo, Pierce-Arrow vehicles played a big role in the automobile industry. Founder of Pierce-Arrow Museum, James Sandoro told News 4, “Pierce was a leader…
  • Traveling hairdresser arrested for voyeurism

    07/26/2015 4:44:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    KPHO ^ | 7/26/15 | Tami Hoey
    A man investigators say has been traveling across the state taking pictures of women up their skirts has been arrested.On July 24, 2015, U.S. Marshals and members of the Arizona W.A.N.T.E.D Violent Offender Task Force arrested James Hickey, 53, in Flagstaff, AZ.Hickey was wanted by the Flagstaff Police Department, Salt River Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Huntington Beach Police Department on felony arrest warrants for voyeurism, fourteen counts of surreptitious videotaping, and probation violation.Investigators claim Hickey was traveling to different cities within Arizona and going to houses and apartment complexes posing as...
  • Bike rider with branch impaled in neck drives himself to the hospital

    07/26/2015 12:29:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man was riding his bike on rough trails when he took a fall. As he got up and evaluated his condition, he quickly realized something was very wrong. Sticking out of the let side of his neck was a small tree limb. Still thinking clearly, the rider left the wood in his neck, went back to his car, and drove himself 20 miles to the nearest hospital. ... Deriy praised the rider for his calm actions. "If you have something like that happen, it’s a good idea not to touch,” he explained. The doctor stressed it...
  • DJ Derek The 73-Year-Old Reggae and Ska Star Is Missing

    07/25/2015 11:11:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Torquay Herals Express ^ | July 24, 2015 | HEGuy
    DJ DEREK, the 73-year-old DJ who appeared at Glastonbury and was one of the first to play reggae in Britain has been missing for three weeks, according to his family. Derek Morris, aka DJ Derek, has played hundreds of sets over the years and worked with high profile artists including Dizzee Rascal and Massive Attack. He recently played at Newton Abbot's Jolly Farmer. Members of the 73-year-old's family say they are extremely worried about him and have informed police. Derek's niece Jennifer says her family has not seen or heard from her uncle in three weeks. Posting on Derek's Facebook...
  • ‘It Was Just a Prank,’ Couple Arrested After Allegedly Setting Homeless Man on Fire

    07/25/2015 10:41:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    WTKR ^ | JULY 25, 2015
    A couple has been arrested after allegedly setting a homeless man on fire with fireworks earlier this month. On July 11, authorities say a homeless man was sleeping along the side of a road when he was set on fire by fireworks, which were thrown from an SUV. Now, police have arrested 31-year-old Joshua Benavidez and 31-year-old Irene Enriquez for aggravated battery with great bodily harm, tampering with evidence, child abuse and conspiracy. The pair told KOB that they were trying to startle the man, and did not know that he had been burned until their arrest. “It was just...
  • At Least 1 Injured in Raging Fire at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas

    07/25/2015 1:52:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    abc ^ | EMILY SHAPIRO via
    The Clark County Fire Department said about 12:40 p.m. local time it was responding to the two-alarm fire. Photos posted to social media showed plumes of black smoke rising from the rooftop.
  • Minnesota State Patrol says don't slam on brakes for wildlife – even ducklings

    07/25/2015 1:15:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-23-15 | Vineeta Sawkar
    The ducks, even the ducklings, are expendable. That’s the difficult message from the Minnesota State Patrol in response to a hair-raising video of cars swerving and slamming on the brakes on Interstate 35W to spare a line of ducks waddling across the highway. “I watched that video and I cringed,” said Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson. “People should not stop on the freeway for ducks.” Nielson knows her advice will not be popular with people who think the motorists did the right thing to avoid the birds. “It’s definitely a touchy subject … It’s not very kind, but the risk...
  • [Vanity] List of Trump's Speaking Engagements?

    07/25/2015 12:50:55 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 8 replies
    Does anyone know where I can find a list of Trump's upcoming events/appearances? I have tried his website, and there's nothing. Also did several web searches, still nothing. I don't tweet or text, etc., so maybe that's where the info is. It shouldn't really be this hard to find the info, should it? Thanks for any help you can give.
  • Charlotte pastor plans to pack heat from the pulpit

    07/25/2015 6:15:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    The State ^ | 7/24/2015 | SARAH-BLAKE MORGAN
    On Sunday mornings, you’ll find Pastor Brenda Stevenson preaching from the tattered pages of her Bible to a congregation clinging to her every word. But the pastor of New Outreach Christian Center will soon be armed with something other than the word of God. “Like I tell everybody – just welcome two new members, Smith and Wesson,” Stevenson said. Next month, Stevenson will take the pulpit with a gun by her side for the first time, a need realized after the Charleston shooting, something she believes may have been stopped if someone inside could have fired back. “I do not...
  • Brawling ends Carrick's St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival permanently (Teen mobs)

    07/24/2015 5:59:44 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 24, 2015 | Andrew Goldstein
    In a 1½ hour span Wednesday night, Carrick lost a community tradition some six decades old. The St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival — the parish’s biggest annual fundraiser — will cease to exist after brawling teenagers prompting its early closure out of fear for public safety, according to the parish’s pastor, the Rev. Stephen Kresak. --snip-- Father Kresak said the festival has been plagued by brawls before. He said a small group of teens who came from outside the Carrick community cause problems, and he believes the festival gave teenagers a place to congregate without being noticed as out...
  • 11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business

    07/24/2015 2:46:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KDSK | July 24, 2015
    11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business
  • 9/11 Monument Breaks Ground in Hayward

    07/24/2015 2:36:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 24, 2015
    A Hayward man will break ground on a 9/11 monument Friday, near the old City Hall building. Marine Corps veteran Michael Emerson designed the memorial which will feature four granite monoliths to represent the planes involved in the crash. The monument, on 22738 Mission Boulevard, will also honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. This is not Emerson’s first time building a 9/11 memorial. He helped produce the Flight 98 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • Korean War POW Has Little Respect for Trump

    07/24/2015 2:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Sandusky Register ^ | JUL 22, 2015 | Tom Jackson
    Sandusky veteran spent more than two years as prisoner of Chinese Many Americans took offense when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump derided U.S. Sen. John McCain's war record — which included more than five years in a North Vietnamese prison. But for former Korean War prisoner of war John Koopman, 82, the disdain was personal. "I think Donald Trump ought to be a prisoner of war for one day, and then say to McCain what he had said," said Koopman, 82, a patient at Stein Hospice on the south campus of Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Trump, while speaking...
  • Walker cancels campaigning to attend funeral

    07/24/2015 9:10:55 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 12 replies
    WEAU in Eau Claire, WI ^ | 7/24/2015 | not credited
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has canceled presidential campaign stops in North Carolina and New Hampshire so he can attend the funeral of a Wisconsin native who was one of four Marines killed in last week's shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • A few comments about and questions for Donald Trump

    07/24/2015 7:02:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 25 replies
    7/24/2015 | Nikos1121
    Dear Mr. Trump, I'd like to be a reporter at one of your press conferences, but since I can't I'll take the opportunity here and pretend like we're holding one with you. SINCE, I'D LIKE TO THINK YOU READ THIS FORUM NOW AND THEN. I, along with many on this forum, are liking what we see with you, and in fact I'm really seriously thinking about contributing to your campaign, but I want to know some things. I want to know if you are truly a true conservative. I want to know that your are not another Ross Perot, one...
  • Lafayette, Louisiana Movie Theater Gunman ID'd as John Russel Houser, 59, of Alabama

    07/24/2015 5:59:22 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 23 replies
    bayoubuzz.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | A media source //
    The gunman who opened fire inside a packed movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night, was John Russel Houser, police said at a news conference this morning. Houser, 59, is among three people who died, police said. Nine others were injured.
  • Rogue Dairy Queen has been ignoring corporate HQ since 1949

    07/24/2015 5:53:31 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-23-15 | AP
    MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs. And it’s a recipe that seems to be working for one of the few DQs in the country still operating under a 66-year-old contract that allows them to dish up throwback treats alongside the standard corporate-approved items, a combination that turns Main Avenue and 8th Street into a hopping, slightly retro summer hangout. Though the restaurant shuts down in the...
  • ‘Just Stay Behind Me’ Construction wWrker Helps Teen Escape I-95 Abduction

    07/24/2015 12:21:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 23, 2015 | DALLAS FRANKLIN
    Kevin Huntington knows things can get hectic along Interstate 95, especially in northern Virginia. The construction worker said what he saw last week, was like nothing he’s ever experienced. Huntington does road work along I-95, and on Thursday he was working near Mile Marker 155 in northern Virginia when he encountered a scary situation. He said he noticed a car coming toward the work zone at a high speed. “I noticed a female jump out of the car, she came running up to us and you could tell she was pretty distraught and terrified,” Huntington told WTVR. Huntington said the...
  • Massive Swarm of Grasshoppers and Beetles Picked up by Radar, Headed to Oklahoma

    07/24/2015 12:01:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 22, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    A massive swarm of grasshoppers and beetles is making its way toward Oklahoma. Park rangers from Copper Breaks State Park in Quanah, Texas say the mob is so huge that its movement is being picked up on radar. They are reportedly headed northeast towards Oklahoma. We don’t know if they will reach us, but they are making impressive time. The National Weather Service says it is not unusual for the bugs to travel like this during the summer, but it is pretty incredible to watch it on radar. “It doesn’t take a whole lot of bugs to cause that on...
  • Oakland Teen Killed When Car Crashes Into Funeral Home

    07/23/2015 11:49:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    A 17-year-old passenger in a speeding Toyota was killed when the car crashed outside a funeral home on Oakland's Telegraph Avenue on Monday night, according to police. The crash was reported just before 10 p.m. in the 3600 block of Telegraph Avenue in the city's Pill Hill neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy was found dead in a rear passenger seat of the crumpled car. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Investigators believe the car was speeding south on Telegraph in the left lane. When the driver moved to the right lane, the car jumped the curb, crashed into several parking meters...
  • Police: Off-Duty Reserve Officer Shoots at Suspects in Oklahoma City

    07/23/2015 11:31:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KFOR ^ | 7/21 | M.DELATORRE
    There have been reports of a shooting at the Belle Isle Walmart. An off-duty reserve officer was in pursuit of two suspects who were allegedly trying to get away from the Walmart, according to Oklahoma City Police. The officer reportedly shot at the car, hitting the vehicle an unknown number of times. Initial reports say the suspects did not suffer any injury. Crime scene investigators are on scene. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • Obituary for Toronto woman, 94, lights up social media

    07/23/2015 11:14:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Mon Jul 20 2015 | Tara Deschamps
    The piece about Pat Stocks is sprinkled with laughs about Pat’s foul mouth, her questionable cooking skills and her wild methods of guiding her children through the “school of hard knocks.”When 94-year-old Torontonian Mary “Pat” Stocks passed away in her sleep in early July, it was amidst waning health, so her death hardly came as a surprise to her three children and 10 grandchildren. But what did come as a shock was her light-hearted obituary, rife with jokes. It was penned by Pat’s son Sandy after her death. The 669-word piece, published in Saturday’s Star, is an unusual twist on...
  • Man sentenced in Howard’s Rock vandalism case (SC)

    07/23/2015 5:40:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The State ^ | JULY 23, 2015 | MIKE ELLIS
    ICKENS Jurors in the trial of Micah Rogers returned a split verdict on Thursday, finding that he damaged Howard’s Rock or its case but did not take away anything of significant value. After nearly five hours of deliberation and a near-stalemate, the jurors found Rogers, 20, guilty of malicious destruction of property worth less than $2,000 but not guilty of grand larceny. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and $1,000 fine but will not have to serve the jail time if he completes 25 days of community service. He is expected to do his community service on Saturdays....
  • Ypsilanti pastor: 'Parents, take care of your kids' to curb gang violence'

    07/23/2015 5:14:02 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 16 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Lindsay Knake
    An Ypsilanti pastor called upon parents Thursday to be a part of the solution in decreasing violence in the city and township. Alex Easley, pastor of City of Hope Ministries in Ypsilanti, spoke on behalf of clergy across Washtenaw County at a press conference about rising gang violence in Ypsilanti on Thursday, July 23. "Parents, I call you out today. Take care of your children and then you don't need state funding to help you raise your kids," he said. At the press conference, law enforcement officials laid out a plan of temporary increased patrols and partnerships with the Washtenaw...