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  • Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf (MN)

    09/15/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 90 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Reg Chapman
    Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts....
  • Purple heart recipient dies while on active duty

    09/15/2014 4:51:09 PM PDT · by thestob · 11 replies
    kcbd.com ^ | By Taylor Langston
    ABERNATHY, TX (KCBD) - Army Sergeant Virginia Caballero, 41, has died while serving overseas. Caballero was traveling home Friday to surprise her family in Abernathy. But a medical problem forced the plane she was on to make an emergency landing in Rockford Illinois. Family says she had a blood clot that traveled to her heart. Caballero later died at the Rockford Memorial Hospital. She was serving her second deployment and had been stationed in Kuwait. She was deployed to Iraq for her first tour in 2003, where she was shot in a vehicle ambush just two months into her tour....
  • Christ Arrested for Assaulting Muhammed in San Rafael

    09/15/2014 3:13:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 10 replies
    Crime Voice | Sep 11, 2014 | Tom Walsh
    On Wednesday, September 3, San Rafael Police Department received a report of a fight between a man and a woman in the 300 block of Fourth Street in San Rafael. On arrival, officers found Fatimah Muhammed and Jesus Christ located at a nearby CVS store. The officers learned that the couple were in a dating relationship and currently live together. Earlier Christ had become upset with Muhammed because she had been driving too slow. According to Muhammed, Christ then spit on her and then they proceeded to punch each other. Muhammed sustained an injury to her left arm and Christ...
  • Florida mom lets her kids try booze in controlled setting, gets arrested...

    09/15/2014 10:32:40 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2014 | 1:49 pm | T. Becket Adams
    Someone is going to get “unfriended” on Facebook real soon. From WKMG-TV in Orlando, Fla.: According to police, Patricia Denault poured herself a shot of Fireball cinnamon whiskey and took a picture of her son taking a sip. She posted that picture on Facebook, but someone saw that picture and called the police. "Me taking a picture and putting it on Facebook, I thought it was funny," Denault said. Denault was arrested on Wednesday, charged with child neglect after she said three uniformed officers and Child Protective Services came to her house and interviewed her kids. (snip)
  • No-homework policy improves home life for younger students at one CPS school

    To the delight of its families, Hamilton Elementary has replaced homework for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders this year with PDF — play, downtime and family time — along with lots of reading for fun. Only a few days into the new year, life is already better, mother Sarah Rothberger said. Not only is there more time for family dinners every night, but evenings now are for playing UNO and Othello, and reading chapters from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “By The Banks of Plum Creek.” Beyond that, he wondered, why should school dictate what families do, given that families can’t control what...
  • Actress Daniele Watts handcuffed for failing to show ID to police

    09/14/2014 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 179 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    At first glance, this story doesn’t look like the sort of thing which would normally catch our attention, but it really does tie in to broader issues currently under discussion nationally in terms of race relations and how the police interact with those they serve and protect. Out on the left coast, quite close to the liberal Ground Zero of Hollywood, actress Daniele Watts ran into some trouble this week. (You may remember Watts from her appearance in Django Unchained among other roles.) As Reason tells the tale, she was outdoors, hanging out with her husband and talking on the...
  • Uniformed DPS Trooper Asked to Leave Waffle House Because He Was Armed

    09/13/2014 12:15:11 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 92 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/13/2014 | Bob Price
    A uniformed Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper was asked to leave a Waffle House restaurant in Grapevine this week because he was armed. The trooper was wearing a Texas DPS helicopter pilot “field uniform” that consists of a DPS polo shirt, tan slacks and his badge and gun were on his belt. Trooper was asked to leave and not to return because he was wearing a gun. The reaction against the manager and Waffle House on Facebook was predictably angry that a uniformed police officer would be thrown out of a restaurant. CBS DFW’s Bud Gillett reported that...
  • Body Of Man Found In Trunk Of Car At Walmart In Riverside

    09/14/2014 5:51:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 13, 2014 6:38 PM | Adrianna Weingold
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — The body of a man was found inside a trunk of a car outside a Walmart in Riverside. The body was reportedly found inside a gold Lexus GS 300 around 4:45 p.m. outside the store located in the 5200 block of Van Buren Boulevard. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was likely killed in Pomona, where the car owner lived. Witnesses told KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold the woman was freaking out about recognizing the dead man as her neighbor. Detectives from the Pomona Police Department have taken over the investigation. They would not confirm how the...
  • City uses meters to raise change for homeless (Pasadena CA)

    09/14/2014 5:31:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2014 9:33 PM EDT
    The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change. The Los Angeles suburb is turning 14 parking meters into repositories for donations made to nonprofits that serve the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Pasadena’s housing director, Bill Huang, says the hope is that people who might be reluctant to hand spare change to a panhandler will be more open to putting it in a meter. […] Some homeless advocates complain the meters aren’t a serious enough effort to help the homeless. They also say that in some cities meters have been used to push panhandlers out...
  • Guards Union: We Warned Officials Before T.J. Lane Prison Break

    A union representing Ohio guards says it warned officials about a planned escape the day before Thursday night’s prison break in which three inmates — including convicted killer Thomas “T.J.” Lane — broke free. While one inmate at the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima was put in segregation at the minimum/medium security prison as a precaution, no additional measures were taken, according to the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association.
  • Labour MP: Beat gridlock with a ban on owning a car and force motorists to share vehicles (UK)

    09/13/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:46 EST, 13 September 2014 | (MailOnline Reporter)
    Owning a car should be “outlawed” to force people on to public transport, a senior Labour MP has suggested. Motorists who want to drive should instead be forced to join communal “car clubs” where the cars are shared by drivers and used only when needed. Dr. Alan Whitehead, a Labour MP for Southampton Test and a member of the Energy and Climate Change select committee, said the increase in car ownership would lead to “something approaching a national traffic jam before 2040”. He claimed that radical action would be needed to avoid national gridlock. …
  • Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while tak

    FULL TITLE: Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while taking care of his kids'... but actually has a TERMINAL ILLNESS that makes him look that way Police officers in West Virginia brutally arrested a 39-year-old father of two who they say appeared intoxicated and was handling his kids roughly while walking them to the park. But his outraged family denies that 39-year-old Jeffrey Bane was under the influence on Sept. 6, when he was left choking in his own blood and pleading for help while he was pinned to the ground by...
  • Colorado man sues jail after losing toes

    09/13/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | September 13, 2014 | Fred Lambert
    CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A man is suing the Arapahoe County jail and its contracted health care company after most of his right foot was amputated due to infected blisters.
  • The Last Thing Missouri Needs Is More Guns, but That's Exactly What It's Getting

    09/13/2014 4:20:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    news.vice.com ^ | 9/12/14 | Alice Speri
    Following some of the most significant protests in recent American history, you'd think Missouri's priorities would be rebuilding frayed ties within its communities and addressing its policing problem. Instead, the overwhelmingly Republican state legislature thinks that, SWAT teams aside, there aren't enough guns out there. On Thursday, Missouri lawmakers addressed this concern by overriding an earlier veto from Governor Jay Nixon and voting into place a law that massively expands gun rights in the state: it lowers the legal age to obtain a concealed weapons permit from 21 to 19, allows residents with such a permit to openly carry guns,...
  • Fight over World War II-era tank goes to court

    09/13/2014 4:05:00 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for but never received. The Panzer IV tank was part of a fleet of military vehicles amassed by Stanford University-trained engineer Jacques Littlefield, who kept them on his family estate up a winding, forested road above Silicon Valley. After his death, his family turned them over to the Massachusetts-based Collings Foundation, which put some of them up for auction in Portola Valley in July
  • Firefighting Helicopters Make For Dramatic Backdrop As Couple Weds In Corona

    09/13/2014 8:38:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 13, 2014 8:15 AM
    Water-dropping helicopters fighting a wildfire in Orange County made for a dramatic and memorable backdrop for a couple who got married in nearby Corona. Behind Ashley and Chris Geraurd’s wedding at Eagle Glen Golf Club, choppers dropped down to soak up water from the lake. The noise drowned out the ceremony on Friday. “Their facial expressions. Their body language told me what they were doing,” Carrie Fairchild, a friend, said. But that wasn’t all. The smoke from the Silverado Canyon fire also served as a backdrop. “I’m not going to let it ruin my day. Actually, let me rephrase that....
  • Gravedigger suspended after picture with corpse and dead man’s relative shared on Whatsapp

    09/12/2014 10:12:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A gravedigger has been suspended and a family subjected to ridicule after posing with the corpse of a man who died 23 years ago. An image of council worker Celestino Reyna, 55, alongside the cadaver and the husband of the dead man’s niece, was sent to her work colleagues via Whatsapp. The photo then ended up on social media, where is was then widely shared – and Mr Reyna recognised by his employers. ‘We never thought this could have such serious consequences, and I did not want to show any lack of respect for my uncle,’ the apologetic niece, who...
  • Is It a Crime to Raise a Killer?

    09/12/2014 10:23:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/12/14 | Lisa Belkin
    Anthony Pasquale stops to visit his daughter at the Cedar Green Cemetery every morning, then returns once or twice more during the day. He sits on the small white bench and faces the polished granite headstone, etched with a hologram of Autumn on one side and the things she loved on the other — bicycles, soccer balls, cheerleading, skateboards. From where he sits he can see the middle school, where his 12-year-old girl was a student, and next to that the high school, where the 15-year-old boy who killed her was one, too. When school is in session, Pasquale has...
  • Drug-Planting Irvine Dad [Lawyer] Surrenders To Authorities

    09/11/2014 5:04:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 11, 2014 3:18 PM
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — An Irvine attorney who helped plant drugs in a school volunteer’s car because of a perceived insult to his son surrendered to authorities Thursday. Kent Wycliffe Easter, 40, was taken into custody following his conviction Wednesday of one felony count of false imprisonment by deceit. He faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison at his sentencing. His wife and co-defendant Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 41, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30, 2013, to one felony count of false imprisonment by deceit and was sentenced to one year in jail and three years of formal probation....
  • Cops: Shoplifter Used Walmart Motorized Wheelchair Cart As Her Getaway Vehicle

    09/11/2014 2:40:17 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    After stealing $600 worth of merchandise from Walmart, a Michigan woman made her getaway on one of the store’s motorized wheelchairs, according to cops who collared her two miles from the retailer.. Shirley Mae Mason, 46, was arresteud Monday night and charged with the theft of the $1200 electric cart and six bags stuffed with clothing. During questioning by police, Mason said that she decided to swipe the motorized cart after failing to secure a car ride from the store. Mason, according to a police report, said she just “didn’t feel like walking.” Mason, seen above, was booked into the...
  • Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair....

    09/11/2014 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FULL TITLE: Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair that she stole 'because she didn't feel like walking' Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart. Cops located 46-year-old Shirley Mason about 2 miles away from the store in Fruitport Township. She was riding the stolen $1,200 cart with $600 in clothing, the Muskegon Chronicle reported.
  • Judgement day for Oscar Pistorius [Verdict in hours]

    09/10/2014 11:24:32 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 32 replies
    Reuters Africa ^ | 09/11/14 | ED CROPLEY
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After 41 days of tears, anguish and at times gruesome testimony in the Pretoria High Court, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in athletics, will learn this week whether he will spend the next 25 years behind bars. In a fitting reminder of how South Africa has changed in the 20 years since apartheid, the fate of Pistorius, a wealthy white man from privileged roots, rests in the hands of a 66-year-old black woman from Soweto, Judge Thokozile Masipa. Throughout the on-off six-month trial, Masipa - only the second black woman...
  • D.C. is the Wild West when enforcing tickets for traffic violators, audit finds

    09/10/2014 8:11:27 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | September 8 | Ashley Halsey III
    In Washington, D.C., where issuing traffic citations is a $179 million-a-year business, drivers get speeding tickets for violations they donÂ’t commit and for vehicles theyÂ’ve never owned. Those are among the findings in a 115-page audit of the three city agencies that issued nearly 2.5 million parking and traffic tickets in fiscal 2013, according to a withering report issued Monday by the D.C. inspector general. The report portrays the District as the Wild West of traffic enforcement when compared with neighboring jurisdictions and the states, with a shortage of regulations, a legion of ticket writers often confused about the rules,...
  • Two men cited for trespassing while paragliding near SC nuclear power plant

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | 9/9/2014 | Harrison Cahill
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC — Two men who were paragliding near the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant were issued trespassing citations after they landed in a restricted area near the plant, according to an incident report filed with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The report said an officer was dispatched to the area near Lake Monticello on Aug. 24 in reference to trespassers on the property near the plant located at 574 Stairway Road in Jenkinsville. When the officer arrived, he observed two men with a parachute and a helmet with a GoPro video camera attached to it. The officer asked the...
  • Oregon Woman Arrested for 'Zombie Game' Assault (Victim Pushed Down Stairs, Then Bitten)

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Reuters
    Oregon woman arrested for 'zombie game' assault SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Oregon woman was arrested for breaking into a home and attacking a woman resident, while claiming she was playing a "zombie game," police said on Monday. Sheriff's officers arrested Jessica Rocha, 27, at a home in the coastal town of Lakeside, said Sergeant Kelley Andrews of Coos County, adding that she was charged with criminal mischief, assault, unlawful entry, harassment and attempted burglary. "She was making comments about playing a zombie game,'" Andrews said, "I've never heard of that." The Coos Bay World newspaper reported that Rocha pushed...
  • Democratic governors group planning to spend heavily to support Brown in Maryland

    09/10/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT · by Towsoncrs · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 9 at 9:15 PM | John Wagner
    The Democratic Governors Association plans a hefty purchase of television ads in coming weeks to bolster Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony G. Brown in his campaign against Republican businessman Larry Hogan. The $750,000 in spending, confirmed Tuesday night by several people familiar with the ad purchases, suggests that the Democratic party is bracing for a more competitive race in the heavily Democratic state than early polls suggested.
  • Court hears how triple murder suspect who has implanted horns and '666' tattoo......

    09/10/2014 8:07:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Court hears how triple murder suspect who has implanted horns and '666' tattoo on his face went to Home Depot to buy saws A Massachusetts man sporting two rows of horns implanted into his forehead was back in court Tuesday for Day 3 of his trial, which revolved around the testimony of a Home Depot worker about the defendant's shopping trip prior to a triple homicide. Caius Veiovis, 34, is the last of three men charged with killing and dismembering three people in August 2011. On Tuesday, William Gregory, an employee at the Home Depot in Pittsfield, took...
  • Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing....

    09/10/2014 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing last week and dumping their bodies in trash bags on a rural Alabama roadside A father is suspected of killing his five young children and then driving for hours before dumping their bodies, wrapped in individual garbage bags, on a dirt road in rural Alabama, authorities said today. Timothy Ray Jones Jr, 32, led investigators to the site where the bodies of the children were found, off a two-lane highway near Camden, Alabama. Jones has been charged with child neglect and police expect to lodge additional...
  • Joan Rivers had surprise throat biopsy that cut off her air supply, source claims

    09/10/2014 3:49:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 55 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/9/2014 | Don Kaplan
    EXCLUSIVE: The late comedian went to Yorkville Endoscopy for a routine endoscopy on Aug. 28, but a doctor — who arrived with Rivers' entourage — offered to perform a biopsy after another doctor noticed 'something' on the entertainer's vocal chords, a medical source told the Daily News. The routine surgical procedure Joan Rivers was supposed to undergo turned deadly when a doctor who arrived at the clinic with the legendary comic’s entourage performed an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, a medical source who was briefed on the case told The News. Such a procedure is not supposed to be...
  • Seven charged in machete attack at Brown Line station

    09/09/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | By LeeAnn Shelton
    Seven people have been charged after a man who refused to flash a gang sign was attacked with a machete Monday morning at a Brown Line station in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.
  • 83-year-old man who crashed through Jersey City mall 'unsure what happened,' police say

    09/09/2014 6:18:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | September 9, 2014
    The man who drove his SUV through the front entrance of a mall in Jersey City and crashed it into a vacant store Sunday night told police he "was unsure what happened," according to the accident report. The 83-year-old from Jersey City was taken to Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health after the accident and was placed under observation for a short time and then released, hospital spokesman Mark Rabson said yesterday. The crash occurred at 5:47 p.m. Sunday at the Hudson Mall on Route 440. A video of the crash does not show the initial impact at the entrance, but...
  • Greg Orman once sued actress Debbie Reynolds over $1 million loan to museum

    09/09/2014 5:00:28 PM PDT · by lacrew · 4 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9-9-14 | Bryan Lowry
    TOPEKA — U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman once sued actress Debbie Reynolds over a $1 million loan he made to her Hollywood memorabilia museum that had gone unpaid. Orman brought the suit against the “Singin’ in the Rain” star in 2008. The suit names Reynolds, her son Todd Fisher and the Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Museum as defendants. Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article2041862.html#storylink=cpy
  • Cops identify people behind ice bucket prank on autistic teen

    09/09/2014 4:58:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Holly Yan and Marlena Baldacci
    (CNN) -- Police have identified those involved in an incident in which the ice bucket challenge trend was used to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit. Authorities are not yet releasing the names, and are not discussing potential charges as the investigation is not yet complete, said Bay Village, Ohio, Police Chief Mark Spaetzel.
  • Groom organises Manchester United wedding, bride is definitely not happy

    09/08/2014 12:43:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 4 Sep 2014
    Ever dreamed of having a wedding based around your favourite football team? No? Well this Manchester United fan did. And this week he made his dream come true. The supporter, based in Kenya, went to great lengths to organise a United themed wedding for him and his bride to enjoy, but on the basis of these photos, it didn’t go down well. In truly mad scenes, the groom wore a United shirt – complete with ‘Just Married’ on the back – while every detail was replicated, including a cake slapped with the same sponsors as the Red Devils. But while...
  • Indiana Couple Accused of Locking Woman in Cage

    09/08/2014 11:08:51 AM PDT · by KirbDog · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/08/2014 | Erin McClam
    An Indiana couple were due in court Monday to face charges that they abducted a woman...
  • Local scouts get a new look. Scouts of Troop 444 go through a group head shaving

    09/08/2014 10:35:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — It was standing room only at Regis hair salon Wednesday evening, with a line that stretched out the door. More than 20 Troop 444 Boy Scouts, along with scout masters, friends and family members, crowded the salon located in the Mall at Sierra Vista for a group head shaving. They were doing it in a show of support for Assistant Scoutmaster Janet Thompson who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. And they were doing it for cancer awareness. All smiles, 12-year-old Dakota Pierce was one of the first in the group to climb onto the stylist’s chair...
  • High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting ‘Too Much Like A White Person’

    09/07/2014 10:52:50 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | n/a
    A 16-year-old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving “too much like a white person.” Both the alleged attacker and the victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia, S.C. newspaper. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon on a bus carrying students who attend Northwestern High School. The unidentified assault victim, 16, told investigators she exited the bus on McDow Drive, a winding street...
  • 'Great Lakes tidal wave' causes 5-foot immediate rise in water on Lake Superior shoreline

    09/07/2014 7:55:43 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 37 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 05, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    A seiche, which is the Great Lakes version of a tidal wave, hit the eastern shoreline of Lake Superior near Sault Saint Marie around 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The seiche (pronounced SAYSH) was caused by a dramatic change in wind direction due to severe thunderstorms. The wind was blowing out of the southeast for a long time period, pushing water along the shoreline out into Lake Superior. Then a line of strong thunderstorms moved through, and the accompanying west wind blew the water back into shore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported a 65-inch change in water...
  • Actress [Molly Glynn] On Bike Ride Killed By Falling Tree

    09/07/2014 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    A "marvellous" US stage and television actress has died after a tree fell on her during a violent storm in Chicago. Molly Glynn, who had roles in TV shows including Chicago Fire, Boss and Early Edition, was cycling with her husband when she was hit. The accident happened on Friday and the 46-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she later died from her injuries.
  • train kills pedestrian on tracks at torrey pines beach

    09/07/2014 3:33:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    San Diego6 ^ | Sep 7, 2014
    A pedestrian was hit and killed Sunday by an Amtrak train at Torrey Pines State Beach, a sheriff's spokesman said. San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were dispatched at 11:34 a.m. Sunday to the area near McGonigle Road and Carmel Valley Road near a Torrey Pines State Beach parking lot, a dispatcher said. An NCTD train dispatcher told SDFRD personnel a pedestrian was hit by the train between the Solana Beach and Sorrento Valley Coaster stations. Emergency responders determined the pedestrian was killed in the crash, sheriff's spokesman Jim Walker said. The details of the crash were not immediately available. A series...
  • Deer on Golden Gate Bridge Bring Rush Hour Traffic to a Halt (Video)

    09/07/2014 12:37:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Sep 6, 2014
    Call it "Bambi" on the bridge. Reports of a pair of deer hanging out on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday evening sent social media abuzz in the Bay Area. California Highway Patrol officers were called to the bridge, but the deer were already gone by the time they got there. Twitter users reported that traffic stopped moving momentarily, but was soon flowing normally again. "It was Deer on the Golden Gate Bridge! Hope they are safe! Kind of awesome!" tweeted out Twitter user Rydalia with a picture, which has since gone viral. This video shot by NBC Bay Area viewer...
  • Man Boasts About Giving Dog a 'Bath' in Washing Machine

    09/07/2014 11:41:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Asia One ^ | Saturday, Sep 06, 2014
    A man residing in Hong Kong has outraged animal lovers after he uploaded photos of a small dog being spun in a washing machine on his Facebook page. Believed to be a Chinese national, the user identified as Jacky Lo posted 11 photos of the small white dog with the caption: "How to give a dog a bath really quickly: First soaked, then washed, and spun dry. Done!". Those who saw his posts were shocked and further angered when he told a user that the dog was dead, and asked if she would like to see a photo of it....
  • Supernatural 'Jinn' Seen as Cause of Mental Illness Among Muslims

    09/07/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Bahar Gholipour
    It may be common for psychiatric patients who are Muslim to attribute their hallucinations or other symptoms to "jinn," the invisible, devilish creatures in Islamic mythology, researchers in the Netherlands have found. The findings demonstrate one way in which culture may influence how people perceive their psychotic symptoms, and could help Western psychiatrists better understand patients who have an Islamic background. Moreover, in today's connected world, patients may fuse the symbols from their own backgrounds with those of other cultures to explain their symptoms, study leader Dr. Jan Dirk Blom, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Groningen,...
  • Filipina 'Savagely' Fights 3 Abductors in Kuwait

    09/07/2014 11:03:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, September 06, 2014
    They smack her before fleeingA Filipina in her 20s put up a tough fight against three men who tried to abduct her while she was walking back home in Kuwait during the day. The girl managed to foil the kidnap attempt but she paid a heavy price for her resistance, when the angry men gave her a big smack before fleeing. The unnamed girl was walking back home in the capital Kuwait City around noon when the three men intercepted her and tried to take her away to rape her. Residents who saw the battle from their flat windows called...
  • Missing 6-Year-Old (Autistic Boy)Found at Homeless Encampment

    09/07/2014 11:00:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Sep 7, 2014
    A missing six-year-old autistic boy was found Sunday morning following a frantic search, the San Jose Police Department said. Police confirmed Sergio Zepeda was found safe and has been reunited with his family. Zepeda was found at approximately 4:13 a.m. after a man living in a homeless encampment called police to report a child had stumbled into an area where several people were staying. A child is missing and finding him will be especially hard. That is because he has autism and cannot speak. Crews are searching in the area of Rorty Drive, just east of Highway 87. NBC Bay...
  • Deerfield woman killed roommate, stuffed her in garment bag, deputies say

    09/06/2014 8:36:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    A Deerfield Beach woman killed her roommate, stuffed her in a garment bag and stored her body in a closet for at least a few days, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they were called to an apartment in the 4200 block of Crystal Lake on Thursday after a man said he couldn't get ahold of his friend despite multiple calls.
  • Car Obsessed New York Teen Killed in High Speed Wreck While Test Driving $200,000 Lamborghini

    09/06/2014 10:09:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Belinda Robinson
    A New York teenager who took a ‘test drive’ in a family friends’ Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. Samuel Shepard, 18, of Mount Sinai, Long Island was taking the car for a spin on a local county road early on Friday when he lost control. He was driving north in Mount Sinai at 2:25 a.m. in the 2010 Lamborghini which can cost anywhere between $200,000 and $300,000 second hand and slammed into a guardrail near Route 25A, police said.
  • Police helicopters circling my house

    09/05/2014 8:17:16 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 86 replies
    Me
    I live in Mesquite, TX. At this moment (10:15 pm) there are two police helicopters circling my neighborhood. One of them is blaring out a message about a missing 11year old girl.
  • Imminent Panic Come September 10 In New York.A Parallel To The Day Before Andrew & Sandy?

    09/05/2014 6:12:22 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 53 replies
    If you live in New York State or the Tri-State Area,maybe you can fill us in on moods of residences in New York,Jersey,Philly and maybe Connecticut.Even if ten to fifteen per-cent of all who drive in the metropolitan area rush to fill their tanks on the 9th/10th next week,will we be seeing long lines at gas stations?,and how about grocers?.Will this resemble the day before Sandy pounded New York&Jersey?We will likely see reporters all over Manhattan on the eve of September 11,maybe in parking lots of home depot and any retail outlet that sells emergency supplies.
  • NYC Teachers Warned Not To Wear Pro-NYPD Shirts At School

    09/05/2014 4:16:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | September 5, 2014
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A T-shirt showdown has left two of the city’s most powerful unions at war – with teachers pitted against the NYPD. As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, many teachers across the city wore pro-police t-shirts after their union president, Michael Mulgrew, attended the Rev. Al Sharpton’s march protesting the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six who died while in police custody on July 17.