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  • Coachella Valley High School Drops Controversial Arab Mascot

    08/31/2014 7:39:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    AP) ^ | August 31, 2014 7:27 PM
    The hook-nosed, snarling mascot who wears a head scarf did not appear at the school’s season opening football game Friday. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot was also retired. ... The Arab mascot has existed since the 1920s to recognize the desert region’s reliance on date farming, a traditionally Middle Eastern crop.... The school district refused to change the school’s “Arabs” nickname, but agreed to redesign the Arab face on the school logo.
  • Man is guilty of murder after his dogs (pit bulls) kill woman

    08/31/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 112 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014
    <p>A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.</p>
  • Mississippi school says kindergartener injured herself on playground; mom believes she was attacked

    08/31/2014 4:41:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/31/14 | Heather Nolan
    Full Title: Mississippi school says kindergartener injured herself on playground; mom believes she was attacked by student, website reportsA Pascagoula, Miss., kindergartener is recovering from injuries her school said she suffered while playing on the playground, but her mother has insisted she was attacked by another student, according to a report on GulfLive.com. The girl's mother, Lacey Harris, filed a police report last week, and has alleged another child kicked her daughter, AvaLynn, on the slide, according to the report. Pascagoula Police Lt. Jim Roe told the website, "Right now, there's no indication something criminal took place."
  • 18-Year-Old Indicted on Charge of Shining Laser at CHP Helicopter

    08/31/2014 2:31:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 29, 2014
    An 18-year-old Oakland man is due to be arraigned in federal court on Sept. 5 on a charge of shining a laser pointer at an airborne California Highway Patrol helicopter in June. Christian Palomino was indicted by a U.S. grand jury Thursday on one count of violating a federal law that makes it a crime to knowingly aim a laser at an aircraft. The indictment replaces an Aug. 11 criminal complaint containing the same charge. The grand jury action makes it unnecessary to hold a preliminary hearing on the charge. Palomino, who is free on a $10,000 bond, will be...
  • Oakland Police Car Hits 58-Year-Old Man Near Lake Merritt

    08/31/2014 1:12:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
    A 58-year-old man who collided with an Oakland police patrol car Saturday afternoon near Lake Merritt is in critical condition, according to police. The collision happened around 1:30 p.m. when the patrol car traveling at slow speeds south on Third Avenue made a turn to East 12th Street, police said. The pedestrian, an Oakland resident, was transported to a hospital for treatment, according to police. The officer driving the car was the lone occupant and responding to a call for service, police said. Police have not determined if the pedestrian was on the crosswalk at the time of the collision....
  • Arresting Photo of Sultry Lady Dutch Cop Sweeps the Internet

    08/31/2014 10:47:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 106 replies
    Nw York Daily News ^ | Agust 27, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Internet users begging for arrest after photo of hot Dutch cop flares passions The sultry officer, armed with a pistol on her waist as she investigates a burglary, has gone viral again more than two years after the photo was originally snapped. The head-turning law enforcer's outfit of tight white pants and cowboy boots prompted users on Reddit to exclaim love at first sight. Her looks alone are arresting. A smokin’ hot female Dutch cop has the Internet swooning as a two-year-old photograph of the sexy officer has once again swept the web. The stunning law enforcement officer was snapped...
  • Experience: I Gave Birth on a Plane at 30,000ft

    08/30/2014 8:58:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 29 August 2014 | Debbie Owen
    'I literally crossed my legs and tried to ignore the contractions. I willed the plane to hurry; I knew I couldn't hold on much longer'With more than six weeks until my due date, I felt perfectly happy about flying from Ghana to London – it didn't cross my mind that the baby could come early. I had been living in Ghana for two years, but I wanted to give birth in the UK to avoid any problems with the baby's British citizenship. I was booked into a hospital in the Scottish Borders. My husband, Duncan, would fly over to join...
  • Sriracha Plant's Tour Offers Whiff of Excitement

    08/30/2014 8:11:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors. As many as 3,000 people are expected to visit the factory that makes Sriracha hot sauce over the weekend in this eastern Los Angeles suburb. The factory is holding its first open houses to kick off the chili harvest season. During a 20-minute walk through the 650,000-square-foot facility, visitors can watch chili grinding; sample Sriracha-flavored ice cream, popcorn and chocolate...
  • Plane that took off from Waukesha airport crashes into ocean

    08/30/2014 5:36:00 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 18 replies
    WISN12 ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | WISN
    Aircraft descended into ocean about 50 miles southeast of Wallops Island, Virginia WAUKESHA, Wis. —A plane that took off from the Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The pilot had not been responding to radio calls since 1 p.m. EDT. Two F-16 fighter jets under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command assisted the FAA with the unresponsive aircraft prior to the crash.
  • Burrito Fanatic Eats 250 Burritos in Two Years, Still Loses Illegal Pete's Eating Contest

    08/30/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Westword ^ | Isa Jones
    Coloradans love burritos; both Chipotle and Illegal Pete's started their burrito empires here for good reason. But few people love them like Michael Odbert, burrito enthusiast, amateur burrito photographer -- he chronicles his love affair on an Instagram account dedicated to his burrito-filled meals -- and occasional competitive eater. Last night, for the second year running, he entered the Riot Fest burrito-eating contest hosted by Illegal Pete's. See also: 100 Favorite Dishes: Chile Relleno Burrito at El Taco de Mexico The first thing 24-year-old Odbert said when we contacted him this morning is that he had just eaten a breakfast...
  • Pat LaFrieda’s 6 Secrets to Creating the Perfect Burger

    08/30/2014 4:08:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2014 | Max Gross
    If you’ve heard the name Pat LaFrieda before, you know he’s the city’s foremost meat purveyor. His 100-year-old butcher business has provided some of the most lauded cuts of meat to the city’s fanciest restaurants. The burger blend he created for Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack is the stuff on which business empires are founded.
  • The 10 Best Pastrami Dishes in NYC That Aren't Sandwiches

    08/30/2014 3:47:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Mon., Aug. 25 2014 | Zachary Feldman
    Introduced to New York by 19th century Eastern European immigrants (the same folks who gave us pierogies, knishes, and kishka), pastrami is an easy contender for GMOAT (Greatest Meat Of All Time), and also one of the foodstuffs most synonymous with our fair city. Brined and coated in strong spices including black pepper, mustard seed, coriander, and garlic, beef briskets are smoked and then steamed to create the delicacy's signature meltingly soft texture. The pastrami sandwich? A local luminary and national treasure. But the deli darling that launched a thousand fake orgasms has also found itself the star of numerous...
  • Gang comment led to two Santa Ana shootings, prosecutor says

    08/30/2014 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Pelham · 23 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | ERIC HARTLEY
    A court hearing provided new details of the killing of Nancy Hammour, a 28-year-old woman whose body was found under a bridge in Newport Beach. The prosecutor said Irvin Tellez killed Hammour as the two rode in a car because she started screaming after seeing him shoot a woman in the face. Tellez could face life in prison without possibility of parole if he’s convicted and a jury finds the murder was committed for the benefit of a gang. Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson said the violence started shortly after midnight Sept. 2, 2013, when Jaime Rocha pulled to the...
  • tudents Safely Cross Street Without Crossing Guard Thanks to Retired Marine

    08/30/2014 7:12:30 AM PDT · by MD Expat in PA · 55 replies
    News10 ABC ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | By ALEXA VALIENTE via GOOD MORNING AMERICA
    When retired Cpl. Lewis Alston, who was wounded during the Vietnam War, drove by Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Lancaster last year, he was shocked. “I saw -- when I was coming down the street -- a student that ran in between the cars,” Alston, 63, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, told ABC News. “The traffic will not stop for the children at all.” -Snip So when the school year started on Monday, Alston, who is a chaplain for the Lancaster County Marine Corps League, headed to the school and saw that they didn’t have a crossing guard at one...
  • California Schools Chief To Appeal Tenure Ruling

    08/29/2014 5:24:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    ap ^ | August 29, 2014
    California’s schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers. ... The judge on Thursday affirmed his June ruling that found the state’s teacher hiring-and-firing rules violated the state Constitution. A lawsuit brought by students argued that they saddled schools, especially in poor neighborhoods, with bad teachers who couldn’t be fired
  • Ontario Man Declared Dead in 1986 Found Alive in U.S. With Second Family

    08/29/2014 1:29:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Star ^ | Mon Aug 25 2014 | Tim Alamenciak, Laura Armstrong
    Ronald Stan disappeared from his Ontario home in 1977. Police found him living in Oklahoma under the name Jeff Walton, where he eventually married Debra Proctor, both seen above. Through his entire life, Jeff Walton Jr. had no idea his father was keeping a secret. The 35-year-old learned from police earlier this month that his father, who he knew as Jeff Walton the first — a 69-year-old New Orleans Saints fan living in small-town Oklahoma — is not who his son thought him to be. The senior Walton was born Ronald Stan, a Canadian living in the former Township of...
  • (SC) Fort Mill woman accuses boyfriend of assault with watermelon

    08/29/2014 5:04:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    The State ^ | 28 August 2014 | Michael Livingston
    FORT MILL — A Fort Mill man is charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon Wednesday evening. The 41-year-old girlfriend said that her live-in boyfriend, Jimmy Poage, 48, had been drinking and believed she was cheating on him. She claims that Poage threw a watermelon at her, a York County Sheriff Office report states. It hit her recently repaired hip. Police arrived and found Poage walking away from their J.W. Wilson Road residence. Poage, still intoxicated, told police his girlfriend lied about being hit with the watermelon. Poage said his girlfriend slapped...
  • Senator Harlan Statue Returns to Iowa

    08/29/2014 2:51:16 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    WHO TV ^ | 8/28/2014 | Roger Riley
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – After being in the United States Capitol since the year 1910, the statue of former Iowa senator James Harlan has returned home. The Harlan Statue had been on display at the National Statuary Hall Collection until it was replaced with a statue of the late Norman Borlaug. “Senator Harlan was a true statesman and a public servant,” said Governor Terry Branstad in a news release. Ceremonies to unveil the statue outdoors had to be hastily moved indoors after the Senator’s likeness was revealed. Rain and wind caused a change in plans. Branstad credited the Borlaug Committee...
  • Police: Women stole Rolexes from Las Vegas tourists, hid them in their bodies

    08/28/2014 9:32:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 27, 2014 | By Pashtana Usufzy
    Police say that three women who joined a pair of Encore hotel guests in their room distracted them during sex to steal their Rolex watches, which they later hid in their bodies during the getaway. Metro Police say Bryanna Warren, Trinity Kennard and Charmella Triggs took the two watches, worth about $16,000 combined, from the hotel room of two Indian tourists Aug. 17 after engaging in sexual activities with the men.
  • Woman butchered heavily pregnant mother-to-be with a kitchen knife.......

    08/28/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    mail online ^ | Jenny Awford for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Woman butchered heavily pregnant mother-to-be with a kitchen knife and then tried to remove her baby from the womb before admitting everything to police in chilling confession A Mexican woman has confessed to stabbing an eight-months pregnant mother in the stomach with a kitchen knife so she could steal her unborn baby from the womb, according to police. In a graphic confession, Maria Rodriguez, 29, from Tepic, Mexico, told police she decided to kill Nadia Avila and remove her baby after lying to her family about being pregnant. She will now appear in court on two charges of...
  • Apparent ISIS terrorists take photos with Nutella to seem softer, friendlier to West

    08/28/2014 2:06:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Members of the Islamic State and their sympathizers have also tweeted about their love for Disney movies and Robin Williams. The posts are part of a social media campaign meant to point out the humane side of the terrorist group that ruthlessly executed an American journalist earlier this week.Apparently the coldblooded terrorists who savagely beheaded a kidnapped American journalist have a sweet tooth. In an attempt to seem friendly and humane, Islamic State militants — the terrorist group that executed James Foley earlier this week — and their supporters have posted images of themselves holding jars of Nutella. The bizarre,...
  • Indian Woman Kills Leopard That Attacked Her

    08/28/2014 12:31:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 August 2014 | Shiv Prassad Joshi
    An Indian woman armed only with farm tools is stable in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her. Kamla Devi, 56, sustained multiple bites, cuts and fractures during the half-hour battle. She had been fetching water in northern Uttarakhand state when the leopard pounced on her from nearby bushes - she fought back with a sickle and spade. "I thought I was dead but I did not lose patience and courage," she told reporters after her lucky escape.
  • Michael Vick Says He Saved Riley Cooper's Career After Racial Slur, But Now Receiver Won't Text Him

    08/28/2014 12:11:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    <p>A year ago during training camp, before his break out season and five-year, $25 million contract, Eagles receiver Riley Cooper was just a fringe roster player dealing with the fact that a video had surfaced of him using a racial slur at a country music concert.</p>
  • Colorado Boy Hospitalized After Drinking Dairy Queen Milk Shake Tainted With Cleaning Products

    08/28/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Lee Moran
    Riley Chase, 7, drank a vanilla milk shake his mother, Lisa, ordered for him at a drive-thru. After complaining of a burning sensation, it was later learned that an employee had accidentally put floor cleaner and degreaser into the vanilla flavoring.A Colorado boy was hospitalized after drinking a Dairy Queen milk shake contaminated by a toxic chemical cleaner. Riley Chase, 7, suffered a bizarre burning sensation in his mouth shortly after sipping from the vanilla shake bought at a Dairy Queen drive-thru in Thornton on Thursday. His mom Lisa tasted the drink and also felt like it was burning all...
  • ‘Cops’ Crew Member Killed by Omaha Police

    08/28/2014 2:24:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | August 27, 2014 | Daniel Holloway
    Bryce Dion, a 38-year-old crew member for the series Cops was shot and killed by police in Omaha Tuesday night during the filming of an episode. A 32-year-old robbery suspect was also killed in the incident. Dion was accompanying police responding to an armed robbery at a Wendy’s restaurant. The Omaha World-Herald reported that Dion was killed after three officers opened fire in response to shots the suspect, Cortez Washington, fired with an Airsoft pellet gun. Dion was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but was shot under the left arm in an unprotected area. Dion was a seven-year veteran of the...
  • Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress (Arizona)

    07/28/2014 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 1:43 PM EDT
    An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he’s happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix. […] Maupin, who calls himself a member of the Progressive Christian Coalition, says employees voted to back him because he supports affordable student loans and all-day kindergarten. …
  • Tacoma Police Using StingRay to gather cell phone data - without warrants

    08/27/2014 3:37:04 PM PDT · by Bobka · 21 replies
    The Tacoma News Tribune ^ | August 26, 2014 | Kate Martin
    The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of every cellphone call, text message and data transfer up to a half a mile away. You don’t have to be a criminal to be caught in this law enforcement snare. You just have to be near one and use a cellphone. Police Chief Don Ramsdell, through a spokeswoman, declined an interview request to talk about the police department’s apparent purchase of a Stingray device and associated technology. The department cited a nondisclosure agreement it has with...
  • Newborn baby girl found in garbage can in Kearns

    08/27/2014 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Good4UTAH.com ^ | Marcos Ortiz
    UPDATE: Alicia Marie Englert, 24, gave birth to the baby on Sunday. Police say the newborn had not received any medical care or food. Investigators say they learned through the investigation that Englert threw the baby into the trash can. A Probable Cause statement filed by police stated "the birth mother was afraid to tell her parents about her pregnancy. She said she discarded the baby in hopes that it would die and solve her problems."
  • Officials: Man deliberately ruined his $1M car (Drove Bugatti Veyron into Gulf

    08/27/2014 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 08/26/2014
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle. Authorities announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Andy Lee House of Lufkin has pleaded guilty to wire mail fraud. They say he purchased a Bugatti Veyron and had it insured for $2.2 million. The elegant vehicle is considered one of the fastest in the world.
  • Video obtained after pastor, NAACP claim police mistreatment

    SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A week after a Salisbury pastor teamed up with the NAACP to express concerns about police mistreatment, WBTV has obtained video that contradicts the pastor's statements. Reverend Bill Godair of Cornerstone Church held a press conference last week with the head of the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP to say citizens were being mistreated by officers with the Salisbury Police Department, and the Godair himself had been a victim. "Approximately one year ago, I felt I was extremely mistreated by a Salisbury Police officer (I have never shared this with you)," Godair said in an email to Salisbury Mayor...
  • Jewelry store owner, 89, shoots would-be robber five times, cops say

    08/26/2014 5:55:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2014 | Brett Clarkson
    LAKE PARK Don't mess with Arthur Lewis. His aim is getting better. For the second time in five years, the 89-year-old shop owner was confronted with an armed bandit trying to rob his jewelry store. He fought back, pulled his own handgun and shot the robber five times. Although the gun weilding thief was half his age, Lewis wasn't giving in. When the robber first pulled out the gun, Lewis grabbed his wrist and began a desperate arm wrestling match. Somehow, Lewis managed to get his own gun out.
  • Police Advise ‘Alarming’ Lights In Sky Are Part Of Camp Pendleton Training Exercise

    08/26/2014 3:19:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 25, 2014 10:59 PM
    CAMP PENDLETON (CBSLA.com) — Residents across Orange County and as far away as Riverside County have called police to report alarming lights in the sky. It turns out the lights are part of a training exercise over Camp Pendleton, according to police, who added the lights may continue into the night Monday. Murrieta police have been flooded with calls. CalFire has even put out an alert for officers so they would know how to respond to people’s concerns. No information has been given on how the lights are being utilized by the base, only that they are involved in a...
  • 'Dead' Jordanian Wakes Up Inside Morgue… But Freezes to SDeath

    Masoud Al Hamdouni, a school teacher, was pronounced dead by doctors at Princess Basma Hospital in the northern town of Irbid after suffering from a heart attack. After Al Hamoudi was sent to the morgue, relatives requested to see his body again, prompting his doctor to order morgue workers to bring the body back. “A coroner report proved that Al Hamdouni woke up inside the morgue on Saturday and tried to get out. He appeared to have struggled to get out before freezing to death,” said Qassim Al Masri, head of the teachers’ association in Irbid. “The report showed that...
  • Saudi Girl Overturns Car to Foil Kidnap Bid

    08/26/2014 1:52:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Crowds gathering around the overturned car used to kidnap two girls in Saudi Arabia. A 23-year-old Saudi girl, apparently influenced by action movies, succeeded in aborting an attempt by two men to kidnap her and her handicapped sister when she abruptly pulled the hand brake, causing the captors’ car to overturn. The girl and her 20-year-old sister were walking to their home in the southern Jazan province when they were intercepted by the two men, who forced them into their car. “On the way out of town, the elder sister jumped to the hand brake and pulled it up forcefully…the...
  • A Crime Between Races Happened in West Point, Mississippi

    08/26/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    Water Cooler Talk ^ | 08/26/14 | Joseph B. St. John
    A crime between races happened in West Point, Mississippi this weekend and no one stole other people’s stuff. No one showed their grief by stealing a television for their personal use. No one stole alcohol to show that they wanted justice. No one destroyed anyone else’s property to prove they want equality. No, in West Point, Mississippi, people acted civilized. In West Point, Mississippi a group of African Americans attacked two white guys and CNN, FOX and MSNBC will not be there. No special interest groups will be marching in the street and celebrity do-gooders, who protest for profit, will...
  • Child molester dies in state custody

    08/26/2014 10:17:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    KTVQ ^ | Q2staff
    DEER LODGE - A man serving a 25-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of children has died. Montana State Prison spokeswoman Linda Moodry said Daniel Burns, 76, died Monday at about 6:30 a.m. from an extended illness. Burns was housed in the Lewistown Infirmary when he died.
  • Attorney and Cop Scuffle after Traffic Stop (video)

    08/26/2014 8:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-29-2014 | YouTube.com
    ST. ALBANS (VT) — Police video and documents provided to the St. Albans Messenger show how an ordinary traffic stop last week degenerated into a physical altercation, which further disintegrated into the use of ethnic and homophobic slurs. Local attorney Peter J.R. Martin, 74, was stopped by Officer Mike Malinowski of the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) Thursday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. for having tinted windows, which are not legal in Vermont. The incident occurred on Lake Road near Cherry Street at St. Albans Bay. Martin was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He has pleaded not...
  • Amish horse and buggy robbed at gunpoint

    08/26/2014 7:41:33 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/25/2014 | Ollie Gillman
    "A masked bandit forced an Amish horse and buggy off a road and robbed them at gunpoint. Three people were travelling along East Eby Road, near Leola, Pennsylvania, in the buggy at 12.40am on Monday when a white minivan suddenly pulled into their, forcing the driver to stop. A bandit, who had his face covered, jumped out of the van wielding a gun and demanding money, police say."
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    08/25/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mike Clary and Wayne K. Roustan,
    HILLSBORO BEACH — The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said Frank Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, referring to a spike in the number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.
  • Investigations launched into multiple Taser use on helpless man

    08/25/2014 7:12:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 8-19-2014 | Jim Stasiowski
    When an Oglala Sioux Tribal police officer used her Taser several times on a man lying helpless on the ground in Manderson on Friday afternoon, she was trying to get the man "to wake up and stand up," Ron Duke, chief of the OST Department of Public Safety, said Monday. The man, Duke said, was "lying on the ground, probably passed out, clearly intoxicated." The incident was caught on camera by a passerby who taped the officer repeatedly zapping the man who appears to never resist, defend himself or make any threatening moves. An expert in Tasers said using the...
  • Miss. man beaten after he's warned restaurant wasn't safe for whites...

    08/25/2014 3:08:06 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 61 replies
    www.nola.com ^ | 8/25/14 | AP
    WEST POINT, Miss. -- West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant. Ralph Weems IV, who was injured early Saturday, was in fair condition Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said without elaborating. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. "They're going to try and wake him up tomorrow and see what damage was done," Barnes said, describing Weems as a 32-year-old former Marine...
  • Deadly square: 43 people shot in Miami’s Liberty Square area in 2014

    08/24/2014 6:47:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin and David Smiley
    Antwan Washington was shot twice. So was Marquise Riley-Asbury, whose life the second bullet ended. Another man was shot as he got off a bus, and still another while in bed at home. In the first seven months of this year, 43 people living in a 13-square-block area surrounding Miami’s Liberty Square housing project have been shot, police records show. Seven have died.
  • Investment & Finance Thread (week Aug. 24 - Aug. 30 edition)

    08/24/2014 2:36:41 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 102 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Aug. 24, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Happy weekend investors!!This week's thread will have to settle for a lame blog at the top due to a severe case of writer's block.  Topics considered were a weekly recap but here's the week in stocks and here's the week in metals.  Another idea was chat about the Fed meeting at Jackson Hole but they're just wrapping it up and the Fed website isn't quite updated.  Another idea is a resume of all the good news & bad news about today's econ condx, but that either keeps changing or it's already been rehashed on these threads by better brains than...
  • I Woke Up Shaking All Over! (6.1 Earthquake @ 3AM)

    08/24/2014 12:49:15 PM PDT · by lee martell · 42 replies
    August 24 2014 | lee martell
    I had been up late writing quarterly reports as part of my job. I was listening to Schubert's Trout Quintet for strings and piano, on replay. If I must write reports, I like doing so at night, where the quiet forces me to focus. I had finally gone to bed, fading off into Dreamland, when felt unplanned motion. The bed rumbled, rocked. The walls were trembling . Instantly, I knew this was an earthquake, and the first thought was #1, How long would it last? #2. Where are my shoes, pants, car keys and wallets? I have Parakeets and Zebra...
  • Latest TV Campaign Ad, Governor Scott Walker (R, WI)

    08/24/2014 10:53:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | Today | Friends of Scott Walker
    Latest TV Campaign Ad, Governor Scott Walker (R, WI)
  • Pasco grandmother tackles man fleeing police

    08/23/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 8/22/2014 | Tyler Richardson
    A Pasco grandmother can apparently hit like a middle linebacker. Joseph Lewis Fry certainly found that out this week when he ran from a Richland police officer. Fry, 20, got into an argument with another man Wednesday afternoon as they were panhandling near Highway 240 and Columbia Center Boulevard, said Capt. Mike Cobb, police spokesman. Officers arrived and started talking to both men. As an officer was talking to Fry, the transient took off and started running toward Fowler Street, Cobb said. Becky Powell, 40, was driving to a music store with her husband and teenage son when she saw...
  • Earthquake Chile

    08/23/2014 4:06:59 PM PDT · by WellyP · 14 replies
    WellyP | 23 Aug. 2014 | WellyP
    Magnitude Mw 6.6 Region VALPARAISO, CHILE Date time 2014-08-23 22:32:24.0 UTC Location 32.72 S ; 71.41 W Depth 40 km Distances 108 km NW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23 41 km NE of Valparaíso, Chile / pop: 282,448 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23 19 km W of Hacienda La Calera, Chile / pop: 49,106 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23
  • Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park

    08/23/2014 12:47:37 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A stolen life-sized statue of United States President Barack Obama was has been returned to its Northern Pennsylvania owner after being discovered on a nearby picnic bench with an empty six-pack of Twisted Tea and a cigarette butt hanging from its mouth.The statue was a staple of the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., neighborhood it was stolen from, where owner Tiffany Bruce prominently displayed it on her porch and decorated it for holidays."I peeked my head out the door and Obama's gone and I kind of went into a panic," described a distressed Bruce when the statue...
  • Man Killed In Lancaster [California] Bow-And-Arrow Attack

    08/23/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 23, 2014 10:38 AM
    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a man has died in an apparent bow-and-arrow attack in Lancaster. Lancaster Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 43000 block of 27th West around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived on scene, they found the victim with an arrow wound to the upper torso. The victim was taken to an area hospital in critical condition but died hours later. Authorities said the incident is now being investigated as a homicide. One person has been taken into custody. It’s unclear what relationship existed between the suspect and victim. No further information was available.
  • Portland homebuyer finds locks changed, home occupied

    08/22/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT · by Altariel · 73 replies
    KPTV ^ | August 21, 2014 | Simon Gutierrez
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A Washington man who recently closed on a home in Northeast Portland was shocked to find a family had recently moved in and changed the locks. Rod Nylund said he learned about the occupants, who he assumes are squatters, last week when a contractor he sent to do work at the home called to tell him it was occupied. Nylund called police and confronted the occupants, but said the officer was unable to do anything about it.