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  • Salt River wild horses to be removed, could face death

    08/04/2015 7:19:42 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    NBC 12 news, Phoenix ^ | 8/3/15 | Monique Griego
    If you're lucky enough, you'll catch a glimpse of them while traveling along the Salt River or visiting Saguaro Lake. The Salt River wild horses offer visitors an awe inspiring view, one that's in danger of being erased. The beloved Salt River wild horses are being removed from the place they have called home for decades and may even face death, according to a notice from the Tonto National Forest. The forest service says it will begin removal of the more than 100 horses on Aug. 7, stating they are "unauthorized livestock" and therefore cannot be there. The removal will...
  • The rise of fashion in North Korea

    08/04/2015 1:07:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies
    Dazed and Confused ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | Lu-Hai Liang
    The rise of fashion in North Korea A group of young women pose for a photo in Pyongyang. Notice the fake Prada and Dior handbags – probably imported into North Korea via China
  • Minnesota mom drives drunk to liquor store as daughter clings to car, trying to stop her: cops

    08/03/2015 8:54:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015, 11:23 PM | Jason Silverstein
    The little girl got dragged through her neighborhood in Farmington as she gripped onto the driver’s side running board, screaming and banging on the car window, KARE reported. She eventually jumped off the car and fell into the road as her mom, 46-year-old Rena Mae Giancherio, drove away last Monday. “I went over to check on (the girl) and her knees are all cut up,” neighbor Terry Heller told the station. “She’s on the curb just crying and the mom is already gone, just drove off, she didn’t stop or look down.” The girl injured her foot from the fall,...
  • 3 killed, 12 hurt in Chicago weekend shootings

    08/02/2015 9:14:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 2, 2015 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Three men have died and at least 12 other people have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday afternoon across the city, police said.
  • Officer Punches Woman After She Spits At Him

    08/01/2015 12:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015
    Another jail encounter is making headlines in Texas. This week, video was released from an incident that occurred in February at Jefferson County Jail. It shows a police officer punching an intoxicated, handcuffed woman after she spit in his face. "I'm going to try to make sure that he has to pay for it," said Lisa Hayes, who was punched by the officer. Hayes doesn't remember much from the night she was punched by an officer after she spit at him at the jail, but she recalls the injuries. "Both my shoulders were torn. I had scars on my wrists,...
  • Batboy, 9, in Critical Condition in Kansas After Being Hit by Swing During Game

    08/02/2015 5:09:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    A 9-year-old batboy remains in critical condition after being hit with a bat during a Saturday baseball game, according to officials at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas. ... McCaffrey, who was at the game, said one of his team’s batters accidentally hit Carlile during a warmup swing as the boy was retrieving a bat that had just been used. He said he heard the bat collide with Carlile, who was wearing a helmet. Carlile took three or four steps before he fell as the team rushed to him.
  • Mexican man held in ‘Good Samaritans’ killing; burglary wasn’t enough to deport him!

    08/02/2015 11:53:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 2, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    No good deed goes unpunished. The truth of that adage was confirmed in spades last week when a Montana couple, Jason and Tara Shane, described as Good Samaritans for helping a stranded young, Mexican motorist were shot and killed for their effort. Their daughter, Jorah Shane, 26, was wounded. Jesus Deniz Mendoza, 18, a Mexican national who entered the United States legally two years ago, shot the Shanes when they stopped to assist with a broken-down car. Shortly after the shooting, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement indicated that Mendoza had legally entered the country from Mexico through the San Ysidro...
  • A hungry Brit wants cat arrested for eating his bacon

    08/01/2015 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Ashley Lewis
    It was just a catty complaint. A hungry Brit called the West Yorkshire police seeking to rat out his girlfriend — and their pet feline — for devouring his precious bacon. “Me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon,” the man could be heard telling a dispatcher in an audio clip of the call released by police. “I want to press charges.” The bizarre complaint did not rattle the operator. She asked the man if he wanted to press charges against the cat or his girlfriend. Both of them, he said.
  • Scorching ‘heat dome’ over Middle East sees temperatures soar to 165°F in Iran

    08/01/2015 10:01:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:37PM BST 01 Aug 2015 | James Rothwell
    Iran is buckling under the pressure of a massive heatwave passing across the Middle East, with temperatures soaring to nearly 70°C. Scorching heat levels of 50°C have already paralyzed nearby Iraq, where officials were forced to call a four-day public holiday because it was too hot to work. But the word “hot” has taken on an entirely new meaning in Iran’s city of Bandar Mahshahr, where it was claimed that the city’s heat index, or “feels-like temperature”, was among the highest ever recorded. The heat index was recorded by a group of astonished weather experts, who predict the country could...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un Sightings

    08/01/2015 4:39:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
  • 'Once In A Blue Moon' Rare Blue Moon Is Happening!!!

    07/31/2015 8:06:27 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 28 replies
    TMZ ^ | 07/31/15
    There’s a reason why the phrase “once in a blue moon” means rare … and Friday night’s lunar event proves it. There will be a blue moon July 31… no, the orbiting space rock isn’t going to trip out and change colors, but it means it will be a second full moon within the same month.
  • Officer Mike Giovenco says he was 'just doing his job'

    07/31/2015 4:43:57 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    My Suburban Life ^ | 30 july 2015 | JUAN PABLO GARCIA
    Giovenco was on his lunch break July 24 when he received a call that a patient from Alden Village, a Bloomingdale health facility for children and adults with special needs, was missing. Officer Giovenco and his partner decided to cut their break short and help with the search, he said. They soon spotted a woman they thought could be the missing person. So they walked back to Alden Village, hand in hand, where she introduced Officer Giovenco to the staff as her friend.
  • Men Enter Business Like a Scene From a Spy Movie, Steal Video Games

    07/31/2015 9:37:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 28, 2015
    Stillwater Police responded to a burglary call at a GameStop early Tuesday morning. The call came from the GameStop at the 500 block of N. Perkins Rd. at 1:22 a.m. Reports say two suspects entered the video game store by cutting a hole in the building’s roof and entering from above. Police say they were able to get away with several pieces of gaming merchandise. The suspects were still on the scene when officers arrived, but police say they quickly took off in a truck. They then apparently decided to split up. “The suspect stopped, one of them got out,...
  • CG to end search at sunset today for Jupiter boys.

    With this big moon tonight I would like to see them give it one more night. I hung out of one of those search plane doors for years and that bright moon makes a dif. Feel bad for the young guys with so many gang bangers and dead end POS kids running around these days the to were having good clean fun but made a bad choice that day by heading to the outside.
  • Heart and Spirit of 8-Year-Old Double Hand Transplant Recipient Grabbing the Attention of Many

    07/31/2015 9:05:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    A team of doctors at Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has successfully performed the world’s first double hand transplant on a child. The surgery itself is miraculous, but it’s the heart and spirit of the little recipient grabbing the attention of so many. A lack of hands didn’t hold 8-year-old Zion Harvey back from much. He loves playing guitar, foosball and even peek-a-boo with his little sister. Doctors were forced to amputate both his hands and feet at age 2 to save his life from a severe infection. He also endured a kidney transplant, with the organ donated...
  • 4 Arrested Following Death of Midwest City Father Defending His Disabled Son

    07/31/2015 8:59:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | JUSTIN REED
    Midwest City Police responded to a shooting call at a home in the 8700 block of St. George Way, near Reno and N. Douglas, early Saturday morning. When they arrived, police say they found a 51- year-old man, later identified as Kenneth Walker, dead on the scene. The victim’s son, Antonio Walker, who is a 30 -year-old paraplegic, told authorities an altercation broke out after he was thrown out of his wheelchair by some acquaintances. Antonio said his father was killed when he stepped in to defend him. “He was very protective, watched over him, he was there for him,”...
  • Lafayette Little League Player Ejected After Celebrating Walk-Off Win

    07/31/2015 8:56:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Damian Trujillo
    Controversy surrounds a Little League umpire's decision to eject a player who celebrated after a walk-off hit. The ejection meant Lafayette's Jake Delaney could not play the next and deciding game to help his team advance to the Little League World Series. Jake is arguably the best player on Lafayette's 12 and under team, which was unable to complete its World Series bid when they lost the next game against Petaluma. "Egregious. Devastating," Jake's father, Matt Delaney, said of the ruling. "Not rational at all." Matt Delaney said he does not understand how an umpire can eject his son for...
  • Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King’s church

    07/31/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 4:26 AM EDT | Kate Brumback
    Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, but it wasn’t clear whether they had committed a crime. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers were working with federal authorities and hadn’t determined what, if any, charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law. An officer from the Atlanta FBI’s joint terrorism task force was on the scene “to better determine if any specific threats were received” and to...
  • Shot Fired At State Police Cruiser, Rifle Found, But No Suspect

    07/31/2015 6:18:11 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 15 replies
    CBS Boston WBZ ^ | July 23, 2015 | Staff
    MANSFIELD (CBS) — Massachusetts State Police are looking for the person who fired a gunshot at a trooper’s cruiser early Thursday morning. The trooper was in a marked state police cruiser on patrol near Forbes Road and Route 140 in Foxboro near the Mansfield line around 2:20 a.m. when he heard a loud noise from behind. He saw a “large amount of white smoke” in the area where the noise came from, according to police, “just several feet from the cruiser.” He was not hurt and his car was not damaged. “The Trooper reversed direction and observed a white male...
  • Bay Area Swimmers Attempt First Of Their Kind San Francisco-To-Farallon Islands Swims

    07/31/2015 1:15:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 | Garvin Thomas
    (Update: On Wednesday afternoon, 18 hours into Simon's swim, and just 4 miles from the Farallons, the pilot of Simon's support boat ordered him to abandon his attempt due to the presence of a Great White Shark. Kim, while "disappointed for the Aussie," says she still plans to go ahead with her attempt.) The crossing of the English Channel is, without question, the most famous long-distance swim in the world. But is it the hardest? To date, there have been close to 3,000 successful crossings of the Channel. In contrast, the epic swims Simon Dominguez and Kim Chambers have planned,...
  • Oklahoma Woman Receives Nearly $200,000 Hospital Bill After Being Bitten by Snake

    07/30/2015 9:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 139 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 30, 2015 | Chellie Mills
    A metro woman was shocked when she received a $200,000 hospital bill after being bitten by a snake. Diane Nelson says she was wearing rubber gloves and working in her yard when she came across a Copperhead with a short temper. Diane had been pulling grass from around her bushes when she felt a sting. “When I pulled my glove off, I had two marks on my finger,” she said. It was a bite from a Copperhead snake. Within hours, Nelson’s entire arm was swollen and she was rushed to the ICU in need of anti-venom. “I was in ICU...
  • Norway Makes World Record Ice Cream Cone

    07/30/2015 9:12:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Norwegian ice-cream maker, Hennig Olsen, unveiled the world’s largest-ever ice cream cone in front of 9,000 people at the start of Sunday’s Tall Ships Race at Kristianstad.The ice cream, which measured 3.08 metres from top to botton, was flown over Kristianstad quay hanging from a helicopter and placed in front of an expectant crowd of around 9,000 people. Glen Pollard from the Guinness Book of Records had made the trip to Kristianstad and confirmed that the Norwegian ice cream cone was larger than that of the previous record-holders, Mirco Della Vecchia and Andrea Andrighetti of Italy who made their ice-cream...
  • Marquette Park Beach lifeguard sleeping on the job

    07/30/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    mrssutton12/youtube ^ | Jul 25, 2015 | mrssutton12
    Marquette Park Beach lifeguard sleeping on the job On July 25th, 2015 my family was on the beach when we noticed a lifeguard sleeping. I decided to film her to hold her accountable. Gary, Indiana. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Drunk Swiss Man Tied Up on Flight to Bangkok

    07/30/2015 3:59:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Passengers on a flight from Zurich to Bangkok were forced to tie up a drunk Swiss man who caused a fracas during the journey.The incident occurred on the TG971 Thai Airways flight on Sunday, Swiss daily Blick reported on Wednesday. Passengers on the flight told the paper that at around 11.30pm the Swiss, seated at the rear of the aircraft, started to cause a fuss. Members of the cabin crew tried to calm him, but the man, who was obviously drunk, became aggressive and insulted staff and passengers. “Like a madman he climbed over the seats, regardless of whether passengers...
  • Worms infest Houston suburb water supply

    07/30/2015 2:25:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Dylan Baddour,
    No one seems to know how worms got in the tap water, but residents in Old River-Winfree, a town of about 1,400 just 25 miles east of Houston, are drinking from bottles this week. On Monday evening, the first residents of the Woodlands Acres Subdivision showed up at city offices with containers full of water and small red worms they say came out of their faucets, sprinklers and shower heads. Three days and dozens of reports later, Mayor Joe Landry said "people are not taking chances." ... She said this type of contamination can occur from backflow into pipes or...
  • California National Guard Launches Drone to Help Find Missing San Francisco Teacher Ed Cavanaugh

    07/30/2015 9:05:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 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 · 5 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 pińata resembling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Automotive News is reporting. The ad depicts salesmen repeatedly hitting a Trump-looking pińata 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 · 20 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 · 5 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 · 22 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.