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  • Japan's Asahi Offers Billions for Italy's Peroni

    02/10/2016 12:37:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Feb 2016
    Japan's Asahi Group Holdings has offered €3.1 billion for two top European lager brands from British giant SABMiller, in what would be the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese beer company, a report said on Wednesday. Board members finalised the 400 billion yen proposal on Tuesday for Peroni of Italy and the Netherlands' Grolsch, the leading Nikkei business daily said, without citing sources. The company refused to confirm the report but said in a statement it was "studying a variety of possibilities for a capital and business tie-up, including this case". Nothing has been finalised, it added. Acquiring the brands,...
  • Report: Jupiter man arrested for tossing gator into Wendy’s

    02/09/2016 1:52:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2016
    A Jupiter man was arrested for throwing a live alligator into a Wendy’s restaurant drive-through east of Loxahatchee, according to our news partners at WPTV News Channel 5. Joshua James, 23, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. He has not been released on bail as of Monday afternoon. WPTV reports that the incident occurred in October, but James had only been arrested recently by U.S. Marshals. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told WPTV that James...
  • This really getting old. (Vanity)

    02/09/2016 9:15:26 AM PST · by andy1954 · 104 replies
    Most on here know by now I am supporting Marco Rubio for the Republican nominee. In the process I am finding some rather remarkable talking points that are completely useless. 1. Voting for anyone other than Trump or Cruz will cause a permanent democratic majority. This is nonsense and anyone that has participated in this process knows it. 2. Some how Cruz can over come his 'likability' issue in the U.S. Senate and even in his home state (I am a Texan) 3. That Donald Trump really is a conservative. Nonsense. He is totally unpredictable. And really could implode in...
  • Assault with a deadly weapon: Florida man charged with throwing alligator into Wendy’s

    02/09/2016 8:11:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    washington post ^ | 02/09/2016 | Niraj Chokshi and Sarah Larimer
    Investigators identified Joshua James, of Jupiter, Fla., as the man who tossed the 3.5-foot reptile into a Wendy's last fall, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission incident report. He faces three charges related to the incident: Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; unlawful sale, possession or transporting of an alligator; and petty theft. James, 24, was taken into custody and booked into the Palm Beach County Detention Center on Monday, as first reported by NBC affiliate WPTV. Wearing a backwards hat and a white t-shirt, the driver arrived at the drive-through window to receive a large drink...
  • Chinese New Year 2016 Facts: Traditional Food, Snacks And Recipes For Yusheng, Buddha’s Delight...

    02/08/2016 12:24:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/07/16 | Morgan Windsor
    http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-lunar-new-year-2016-facts-traditional-food-snacks-easy-recipes-yusheng-2296736The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time for reuniting with family and indulging in delicacies such as Buddha’s delight, nian gao and yusheng. Above, people pick up candies in a shop selling Chinese New Year goods at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 3, 2016. The Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar will begin Monday, and festivals will be held worldwide to mark the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. While Chinese New Year traditions may differ in various regions of China and around the world, many delicacies consumed during the holiday period...
  • South Bay Businesses Disappointed with Super Bowl Profits

    02/08/2016 11:57:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 7, 2016
    When Santa Clara business owners heard the Super Bowl was headed to the Bay Area, they were understandably excited: With tens of thousands of people swarming Levi’s Stadium for the big game, surely big profits would follow, they assumed. As it turns out, however, sales in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl has been lackluster at some locations that were counting on a customer uptick. Nga Huynh, the owner of Butter and Zeus, says that the foot traffic has slowed at her location. 'Businesses is a little bit down because of all the road closures,' she said. 'We...
  • Peppa Pig Puts Kids Off Pork

    02/08/2016 11:52:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 28th January 2016
    Peppa Pig puts kids off pork by Latin Correspondent | 28th January 2016 229 SOCIAL BUZZ A traditional Colombian lechona. Photo: Pinterest. A traditional Colombian lechona. Photo: Pinterest. Peppa Pig, a firm favorite among kids across the globe, is causing uproar in one Colombian department. Parents in the town of Ibagué, in the Tolima department, famed for its pork dishes and traditional gastronomy, are hitting back on social media over claims that Peppa is putting their kids off pork. One of the region’s typical dishes includes Lechona, a whole roast pig stuffed with chick peas, rice, onions and spices –...
  • Hell Raisers: ‘Lucifer Temple’ Discovered in Colombia

    02/08/2016 11:45:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 27th January 2016 | Miguel Galvis
    In a country where the majority confess to be either Catholic or Christian, the idea of a temple dedicated to the devil is blasphemous at best. Yet despite much criticism, a self-proclaimed sorcerer has made it real in Montenegro, a town in the Colombian department of Quindío. Víctor Damián Rozo, real name Héctor Londoño Villegas, told the country's Semana magazine that his temple cost $200,000, money that he says he obtained from multiple sponsors abroad. The 'Luciferian Seeds of Light Temple', does have legal status under Colombian law, and authorities have been able to look into activities being undertaken in...
  • “I Will Crush Your Skull In If You Touch Me Again,” Grandma Fights Off Intruder With Staple Gun

    02/08/2016 10:15:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    KFOR ^ | 2/7 | K. QUERRY
    Authorities are praising a woman's quick thinking after she was attacked by an intruder. The 52-year-old woman, named Carol, told police that a man was waiting for her in her garage when she got home on Tuesday. "I said, 'What's going on? What do you need? What are you doing here?' He says, 'I have a gun, I want your purse and I mean it, I will shoot," Carol told WXIN. Carol says she told that man that he could have her purse, but then he grabbed her and pinned her against a toolbox. 'So I grabbed a staple gun...
  • Universal karma? Indian man believed first to be killed by meteorite

    02/07/2016 10:54:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    rt | reuters ^ | 2/8/16 | Steven Watt
    An Indian may be the first known human being to have been killed by a meteorite hit. Authorities said that a small celestial body struck a southern college campus, killing a bus driver and injuring three others in an incident initially reported as a bomb. The "mysterious explosion" that took place on Saturday in Vellore, a city in the south Indian state of Tamil, has been confirmed as a meteorite impact by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
  • Sheriff: Texas Teen Kills Mom, 2 Neighbors, Then Himself

    02/07/2016 7:17:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    cbs ^ | 02/07/2016
    A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday. ... When officers arrived they heard another gunshot. Not knowing whether there were multiple gunmen or whether the gunman was dead, authorities surrounded the homes and began evacuating people nearby. It was during that search that they found Jacques' body. The family's dog had also been killed. Mendeke said he called in about 50 to 60 officers from different agencies as well as a Texas Department of...
  • Wheaton College professor put on leave for God remarks to quit in deal

    02/07/2016 9:24:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2-6-2016 | Katlyn Smith
    Wheaton College said Saturday the evangelical school and professor Larycia Hawkins have "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" and "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways" after they disagreed over her remarks that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "Wheaton College sincerely appreciates Dr. Hawkins' contributions to this institution over the last nine years," Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Graham Ryken said in a statement posted on Wheaton College's website and also released by Arise Chicago on behalf of Hawkins. "We are grateful for her passionate teaching, scholarship, community service and mentorship of...
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland Referendum to Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/30/2016 10:12:20 AM PST · by ak267 · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job.
  • Dan Hicks, San Francisco Folk Jazz Pioneer, Dead at 74

    02/06/2016 5:18:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KQED ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2016 | Kevin L. Jones
    Dan Hicks, the wildly creative San Francisco singer-songwriter who, with his group Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, had hits in the 1970s such as "I Scare Myself" and "Canned Music," died Saturday after a two-year battle with cancer, according to his website. He was 74. The news was made public via a message on social media from his wife, CT Hicks: My darling darling husband left this earth early this morning. He was true blue, one of a kind, and did it all his own way always. To all who loved him, know that he will live forever in...
  • Police kill transgender man [sic] who gained viral fame last year with dog

    02/06/2016 2:11:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    washington post ^ | February 6 at 12:39 PM | Niraj Chokshi
    Arizona police shot and killed a transgender man who gained viral fame last year after uploading a video showing his service dog calming him during a meltdown. The 24-year-old, who had Asperger's syndrome, was legally known as Danielle Jacobs, but identified as Kayden Clarke and hoped to transition from female to male, friends told the Arizona Republic. Police were at his home Thursday morning after being alerted to a suicidal email he had sent out, according to the Associated Press. A pair of officers tried to talk to Clarke through an open doorway as a third officer retrieved a "less-than-lethal...
  • Locals Livid as Viral Video Shows Expat Man Shoving Saudi Woman

    02/06/2016 11:24:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Arab News ^ | Saturday 6 February 2016 | IBRAHIM NAFFEE
    A surveillance video showing an expatriate man shoving a Saudi woman inside a supermarket has stirred a hornet’s nest. Shared on social media, the video has gone viral and viewers are demanding harsh punishment against the offender. As seen in the video, the woman was walking by an uncrowded aisle when the man, apparently unprovoked, blocked her path and pushed her down the floor. The next frame showed security men accosting the man and subduing him. A number of social network users said in comments that the incident took place in Riyadh, but Riyadh Police Department spokesman Fawaz Al-Mayman, said...
  • Saudi Chemist Invents New Medical Technique

    02/06/2016 11:12:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 2 February 2016
    A Saudi woman has used her expertise in chemistry to develop a new device that can carry drugs to points of inflammation in the body. Ghada Mutlaq Al-Mutairi, 39, who currently lives in the United States and holds a doctorate in chemical engineering, works at the University of California. She received a $3 million global innovation award from HIN, the largest organization supporting scientific research in the United States. Her device, which was recognized as one of the four most important inventions by the United States Congress in 2012, provides a way to penetrate the body, detect inflammation, and provide...
  • County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Shootings

    02/06/2016 6:41:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | February 4, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month. Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st) said he’s sending a letter to the governor, asking him to declare a state of emergency in the city, as a step toward quelling the alarming level of violence on the streets. Chicago police have said nearly 300 people were shot last month, more than double the total from January 2015; and 51 people were murdered, an increase of 75 percent over last year.
  • Boy, 8, Tried to Rob West Palm Beach Store at Gunpoint: Police

    02/05/2016 2:53:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    An 8-year-old boy was detained after he was caught on video allegedly trying to rob a West Palm Beach store with a loaded gun, police said. The incident happened Wednesday evening at the King Foods and Meat Bazaar and was caught on the store's surveillance camera, according to a report from WPTV. Video showed the boy, who was wearing a motorcycle helmet, approach the cashier and point a gun hidden underneath a sweater. He allegedly told the cashier "give me the f---ing money," the report said. The clerk was able to take the gun from the boy and hold him...
  • School books CAN call D-Day 'invasion': Berlin court

    02/05/2016 10:15:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Feb 2016 14:22 GMT+01:00
    A parent demanded that a book taught at his son's school which described the Second World War D-Day landings as an invasion be taken off the curriculum. A Berlin court disagreed. The history book taught in his son's school described the Normandy landings, in which the Allied forces made the biggest amphibious landing in history on France's Atlantic coast, as an "invasion". This was both inappropriate and an insult to the soldiers who died in the assault, said the Kreuzberg parent. The Allies could not be seen as invaders because they were liberating an occupied land, he argued. ...
  • Deputies: Lancaster (SC) man died playing Russian roulette with revolver

    02/05/2016 7:06:30 AM PST · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    The State ^ | February 5, 2016 8
    Lancaster County authorities believe the man found dead last month in his truck was not killed in a homicide, but died accidentally playing Russian roulette. On Jan. 12, deputies were called to the intersection of John Everall Road and Sunnybrook Lane where they found Brandon Wheeler Reese, 22, of Lancaster, shot dead inside his truck. Deputies and the State Law Enforcement Division collected evidence, gathered leads and began a homicide investigation. Friday morning, the sheriff's office released new details after determining his death was accidental. Deputies spoke with Lakendrick Tayon Wade, 20, of Lancaster, who was determined to have been...
  • I feel the need to have a beer with the Mayor of Lajitas

    02/04/2016 6:18:19 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 28 replies
    SquirrelCutter
    It is time for me to return to Brewster County, a place I love and adore. There is a little town, right on the Rio Bravo, down in the boot heel of Texas, what we call the Big Bend. They got a beer drinking goat down there, Clay Henry, the Mayor of Lajitas, TX. It is time for us to parlay.
  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 1:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A Chicago television cameraman in San Francisco to cover Super Bowl 50 was robbed of his camera at gunpoint, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Marcus Richardson was taking scenic background pictures on Tuesday at Lombard and Hyde streets when he was robbed of his camera and a backpack around 9:15 p.m.
  • (SC) Police: Woman faces charges after falsely reporting ex-husband sexually assaulted her

    02/04/2016 1:53:05 PM PST · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    The State ^ | 2/4/2015 | Harrison Cahill
    LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC- A South Congaree woman was taken into custody after she falsely told police her ex-husband sexually assaulted her after breaking into her home. South Congaree Police Department officials said Tammy Lawhorne Bedenbaugh, 36, has been charged with filing a false police report of a felony violation in connection with the investigation. Officials said Bedenbaugh called police on Oct. 27 stating that her home was broken into by her ex-husband. Bedenbaugh then told police that he tied her up and sexually assaulted her. She gave a statement to police saying the same thing, officials said. After further investigation,...
  • Illegal alien Mexicans and taxes

    02/04/2016 5:31:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Information directly from the Illegal Alien community in the U.S. | 4 February 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This is to inform folks. In Mexico, a man (Juan Gomez) and a woman (Maria Torres) marry. They go to the municipal office and register to marry. They are told, "Okay, you are now Juan Gomez and Maria Torres de Gomez." She is not required to change her Social Security name to show her legal married name because neither he nor she have Social Security numbers. No where are they required on documents to show their legal married names. So, whenever she chooses, she can just give her name as Maria Torres. Flash forward to the United States. Now, it's...
  • Video shows only known US jaguar roaming Arizona mountains

    02/03/2016 9:04:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 11:58 PM EST | Astrid Galvan
    The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range in southern Arizona in the first publicly released video of the giant cat. "El Jefe" -- Spanish for "the boss" -- has been living in the Santa Rita Mountains about 25 miles south of downtown Tucson for over three years, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. El Jefe is about 7 years old and is one of only four or five jaguars that have been spotted in the U.S. in the last 20 years. He's the only...
  • City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

    02/03/2016 6:31:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 2, 2016 | Joshua J. Florence and Samuel Vasquez
    The Cambridge City Council again did not vote on a resolution last Monday to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year. Despite what the resolution’s proponents claim is strong public support, the legislation is on hold while councillors negotiate how best to change the holiday name and still honor Italian Americans, many of whom see the day as a celebration of their heritage. Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen, who is leading the charge for the name change, said he anticipates the process will continue to play out over the next few months while councillors try...
  • Wounded teens sought in Uptown robbery at first posed as victims

    02/03/2016 4:25:18 PM PST · by BBell · 7 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/2/16 | Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Two teenagers NOPD has named as suspects in an Uptown robbery originally told investigators they were victims of a random shooting after the person they meant to hold up turned a gun on them. Investigators arrived at the scene in the 3900 block of Tchoupitoulas Street close to midnight last Wednesday (Jan. 27) to find Jason Ford, 17, and Germain Hurlston, 18, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Ford and Hurlston were taken to a local hospital.-snip-Flot said Ford and Hurlston were later named as armed robbery suspects after one of the intended victims came forward Jan. 29 with a...
  • Michael Moore on Flint: 'Don't Send Us Bottles of Water'

    02/03/2016 1:33:10 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 57 replies
    nbc new york ^ | 2-1-2016 | AP
    "The reason you can't help is that you cannot reverse the irreversible brain damage that has been inflicted upon every single child in Flint," Moore wrote. "The damage is permanent. There is no medicine you can send, no doctor or scientist who has any way to undo the harm done to thousands of babies, toddlers and children (not to mention their parents). They are ruined for life, and someone needs to tell you the truth about that." Moore also called for the removal and arrest of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, urging fans to sign the #ArrestGovSnyder petition, which as of...
  • Are These $15 Milkshakes Worth an Hour Wait and 1,600 Calories?

    02/03/2016 1:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2016 | Steve Cuozzo
    It was showdown time at Black Tap: me, a Type 2 diabetes “sufferer” with a sweet tooth, facing down the most notoriously sugary dessert in town. Could I attack the burger joint’s Instagram-famed milkshakes without propelling my glucose levels into the ozone layer? SNIP he überhyped shakes, which were added to the menu in November, sure look like fun. Mosaics of colorful candies and other confections adorn them like costume jewelry. SNIP
  • Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop Accused of Assault

    02/03/2016 12:53:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Justin Ray
    A man who has made headlines with his unusual name is accused of assaulting a college police officer and a Washington state sheriff. Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 34, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, third-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief as well as malicious harassment, according to police, who referred to him by his original name. Zopittybop-bop-bop has been reported in the past as homeless and having been diagnosed with schizophrenia. An officer at The Evergreen State College responded to a report that someone was tearing down several fliers in the entrance of the school's library when a suspect...
  • Latest Slashing Has Riders Terrified, As Bratton Insists Subways Are Safe

    02/03/2016 11:01:59 AM PST · by fella · 16 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 2 Feb 2016
    There's been another slashing on a New York City subway, and terrified riders are calling for protection. This, as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton insists the subways are safe. As CBS2's Alice Gainer reported, a 30-year-old man is recovering after being slashed with a knife while on a No. 3 train Monday around 12:40 p.m. "SNIP" "Every night I see a different slashing," one woman said. "It does concern me because I have to take it every day. So it's kind of scary," another woman said.
  • Huntington (W.Va.)Man arrested for soliciting a minor on Instagram

    02/03/2016 10:36:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | wowk
    HUNTINGTON, WV - The West Virginia State Police arrested a Huntington man, Christopher Perdue, 18, for sending a 12-year-old boy explicit messages. Perdue was officially charged with soliciting a minor via computer. According to the WVSP, Perdue used Instagram to contact the boy on December 5th, 2015, but the mother of the boy intercepted the messages. Purdue allegedly tried to get the boy to send him a sexually explicit video of himself performing a sexual act. The WVSP says Purdue said he 16 during these conversations. Purdue also allegedly attempted to talk to the boy via FaceTime and text messages.
  • 2 Mexican Gray Wolves Die During Annual Government Count

    02/03/2016 9:48:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 02/02/2016
    Wildlife officials are investigating the deaths of two Mexican gray wolves they say were killed after being struck by a field team's tranquilizer darts. The team of state and federal wildlife officials was surveying the wolves in an annual population count that also involves capturing wolves with tranquilizer darts to attach radio collars to them. In a statement Tuesday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said one wolf was darted Jan. 23 and released into the wild before dying four days later.
  • An Issue With the Republican Iowa Caucuses: What were the real vote totals?

    02/03/2016 5:45:03 AM PST · by xzins · 110 replies
    Reflection ^ | 3 Feb 16 | Xzins
    1. Wikipedia says: "The Iowa Caucus[1] is an electoral event in which residents of the U.S. state of Iowa meet in precinct caucuses in all of Iowa's 1,681 precincts and elect delegates to the corresponding county conventions." 2. Ted Cruz's ground game was said to be massive and the explanation for his victory. He had workers at all precincts. 3. Ted Cruz apologized for his workers spreading misinformation about Ben Carson dropping out of the race. Carson says this misinformation affected vote totals. 4. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/iowa-cruz-278-trump-244-rubio-229-carson-93-paul-45 Cruz had 51,416--or 27.7 percent--of the votes. Trump was second with 45,245 or 24.3 percent...
  • 5-Year-Old Calmly Calls Cops After Parents Killed: ‘This Dude Shot ‘Em’

    02/02/2016 9:41:34 PM PST · by windcliff · 17 replies
    YahooNews.com ^ | 2-216 | Tara John
    A 5-year-old boy from Chattanooga, Tenn., made a heartbreaking call to the police on Sunday telling the dispatcher that "my daddy and my mama got shot." The boy, who seemed too young to know his address, calmly tells the dispatcher that "this dude shot ’em" and asks her to "tell the police officers to come." The police found George Dillard, 24, and Lakita Hicks, 25, dead in the house, according to News Channel 9. They say the child, who remains unnamed, is unharmed and is currently with extended family. The boy remained on the phone with the dispatcher for more...
  • Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop arrested in Washington (charged with assaulting Evergreen officer)

    02/02/2016 7:19:04 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    KING5 ^ | 11:05 a.m. PST February 2, 2016 | no byline
    SEATTLE - A man whose name sounds more like something R2-D2 would say is accused of allegedly assaulting a Thurston County sheriff's deputy and an Evergreen State College police officer. Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 34, has been arrested on two counts of assault as well as malicious mischief and malicious harassment. He's being held on $50,000 bail.... Zopittybop-bop-bop's name, and criminal history, have placed him in the news before. He was arrested in Wisconsin in 2012 and Iowa in 2013 on drug possession charges... ...Zopittybop-bop-bop has said his name represents, in part, "the explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the...
  • UConn building 'black-only' living space to promote scholarship

    02/02/2016 6:07:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 02, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    Faced with alarmingly low graduation rates for black males, the University of Connecticut is trying something it calls bold -- and critics call segregation. The school's main campus in Storrs has launched a program slated for fall in which 40 black male undergraduates live together in on-campus housing. Proponents believe the students can draw on their common experiences and help each other make it to commencement. But others cringe at the idea of black-only housing, saying it turns decades of hard-fought racial progress on its head. [...] ScHOLA2RS House -- which stands for "Scholastic House of Leaders who are African...
  • Goat Farmer Knits Cute Broncos Sweaters For Her 150 Kids [Video at link]

    Goat Farmer Knits Cute Broncos Sweaters For Her 150 KidsFebruary 1, 2016 9:05 PM Filed Under: Denver Broncos, Driving To The Championship, Rebecca Herberg, Super Bowl 50 CBS4’s Jamie Leary has packed her bags and is driving to California for Super Bowl 50. She left early Monday morning heading west trying to get ahead of the storm and will be filing reports about the Denver Broncos along the way.Her first stop was at a goat farm just outside of Montrose.MONTROSE, Colo. (CBS4) – Nestled on over 400 acres of private property sits a small cabin with a lot of love...
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/02/2016 8:04:44 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of individuals were driving ATVs and had arrived at the location to get gas. At that time, a man driving a white Volvo, later identified as Macklin, pulled up to the gas station where he and the group began to argue. Macklin then pulled out a weapon and fired several shots at the group, striking three males ages 30, 31 and 32. One of the victims then pulled out a weapon and returned fire, striking Macklin in the head.
  • Springetts Police: Shoplifting suspect stole our vehicle (Pennsylvania)

    02/02/2016 6:26:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | February 1, 2016 | Katherine Ranzenberger
    A shoplifting suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing an unoccupied Springettsbury Township police car on Monday, according to township police. Marlo Harvard Jr., 21, Baltimore, is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, retail theft, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding police, as well as summary traffic offenses, according to a press release.
  • California mom gets life in prison for stabbing her 3 daughters to death

    02/01/2016 10:04:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Nancy Dillon
    The California mom who stabbed her three young daughters to death with a kitchen knife was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday. Carol Ann Coronado, 32, was found covered in blood on a bed beside her lifeless children inside their working-class house south of LAX Airport on May 20, 2014. She killed 2-year-old Sophia, 16-month-old Yazmine and 2-month-old Xenia before injuring herself with self-inflicted stab wounds, prosecutors said.
  • Missing Florida Teenager Possibly headed to Parkersburg, WV

    02/01/2016 4:29:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | wowk
    he National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is now asking for the public's help to locate 17-year-old Kaylee Posey. She disappeared from the Ocoee, Florida area on January 25th, 2016. Kaylee is 5'5 tall and weighs 105 pounds. She has hazel eyes and blonde hair. Kaylee's ears, naval and tongue are pierced.
  • Indian Boy, 16, Killed Taking Selfie in Front of Train

    02/01/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The National ^ | February 1, 2016
    An Indian teenager was struck and killed after he tried to take a photo of himself in front of an oncoming train, police said Monday, in the latest deadly accident involving selfies. The passenger train ran over the boy shortly after he stepped onto railway line to snap the picture in the southern city of Chennai, while walking home with friends on Sunday evening. “It was a freak accident. More youngsters are now addicted to taking selfies,” railway police officer S Ramuthai from the Chennai suburb of Tambaram said.
  • Alabama Police Hunt 'Armed and Dangerous' Kidnap, Robbery Suspects

    02/01/2016 7:35:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    nbc ^ | 02/01/2016 | Shamar Walters and Elisha Fieldstadt
    Police on Monday were hunting for two "armed and dangerous" suspects who allegedly kidnapped a woman at gunpoint during a home invasion and committed at least two other armed robberies Sunday morning. ... The suspects - both from Joplin, Missouri - drove the woman to the Grandview Emergency Room, around nine miles away, in the Birmingham suburb, where they dropped her off unharmed, police said. The duo is also linked to at least two other robberies earlier Sunday morning, according to police in Hoover, Alabama. ... ... are suspected of first abducting a male inn manager in Tuscaloosa. They stowed...
  • Second Virginia Tech student charged in the death of Blacksburg 13-year-old

    01/31/2016 1:25:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Wsahington Post ^ | January 31 at 3:20 PM | T. Rees Shapiro, DeNeen L. Brown and Fenit Nirappil
    "This has been an extremely fast investigation within the just past 12 hours," Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson said in a news release. "And we still have a great deal to do as there are multiple interviews to conduct and evidence" to collect and analyze "as we reconstruct the timeline of events leading up to Nicole’s tragic death." Nicole was reported missing Wednesday and was last seen in Blacksburg between midnight and 7 a.m., police said. A report issued after her disappearance said she had undergone a liver transplant and required prescription medicine daily. Nicole's mother, Tammy Weeks, said in...
  • D-Day Vet Goes on Final Jump

    01/31/2016 10:42:12 AM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peter Roper
    By Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain Published: January 28, 2016; Last modified: January 28, 2016 11:01PM Elmer Melchi survived parachuting into Normandy on D-Day and he survived jumping into Holland in Operation Market Garden -- although a German soldier shot him when the young 82nd Airborne paratrooper tried to escape from a POW camp. But death finally caught up with the tough 92-year-old veteran Thursday afternoon, taking him in his sleep at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice here. It was expected. Melchi had cancer and knew he was dying. "My dad went for his last jump," said a tearful...
  • Cold Case Squad Resolves 47-Year-Old Missing Person Report in Jefferson County

    01/30/2016 9:30:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ptleader.com ^ | Jan 29, 2016 | Patrick J. Sullivan
    Camper went into the mountains in 1968, body found in 1975, remains identified in 2015 By Patrick J. Sullivan of the Leader Jan 29, 2016 0 Camper went missing in Olympic Mountains in 1968 A forensic artist in 2000 made a sketch from the skull found in the Olympic Mountains in 1975. In 2015, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Cold Case Squad confirmed that the remains belonged to a camper who went missing in 1968. Images courtesy Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office cold case squad has resolved a 47-year-old mystery of a Tacoma man who went missing...
  • Satanic group set to lead Phoenix City Council in prayer

    01/30/2016 9:01:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 29, 2016
    A Satanic group is set to deliver an opening prayer at an upcoming meeting of the Phoenix City Council, sparking controversy. The local Satanic Temple will deliver the invocation at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting after winning approval -- and at least one Councilman is calling that a joke, Fox 10 reported Thursday. "Well it's definitely going to be making a mockery of everything, they want to mock the City of Phoenix, the taxpayers, and the people who want to take this stuff seriously," the councilman Sal DiCiccio told that station.
  • Aiden Michael McClendon, 22-month-old Florida boy, killed in ‘gang-related’ drive-by shooting

    01/30/2016 8:31:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Perone
    A Florida toddler was shot multiple times during a “gang-related” drive-by shooting, cops said Saturday. Little Aiden Michael McClendon, who was only 22 months old, was shot dead Friday around 6:10 p.m. in Jacksonville while sitting in a car, cops said in a statement.