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  • Nice jolt, Kansas/Oklahoma earthquake.

    11/30/2015 1:51:42 AM PST · by Crazieman · 12 replies
    11/30/2015 | self
    No epicenter or magnitude yet. Just felt it, was a pretty good shake for me in Wichita, Kansas. Probably a 4.5, my guess.
  • ‘Chi-Raq’ Actress Angela Bassett Calls Out Obama’s Hometown for Gang Violence

    11/29/2015 8:05:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Breitbart Hollywod ^ | November 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In an interview published November 25, actress Angela Bassett suggested some Chicago leaders are having trouble with Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq because they are embarrassed by the gun violence in their city. “Chi-Raq” is a nickname given to Chicago because the violence in parts of the city is reminiscent of a war-zone like Iraq. According to The Wrap, Bassett said the “bloodshed” in Chicago’s black communities is “completely and utterly wasteful, shameful, hurtful to the core.” She said that Lee is trying to use his movie “to just bring some awareness….It’s a good picture, it’s very positive.” Bassett said she...
  • Intruder dies in California chimney after homeowner lights fire

    11/29/2015 7:58:34 PM PST · by BraveMan · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:29pm EST | Colleen Jenkins
    <p>A suspected burglar who attempted to enter a California home through the chimney died on Saturday after the homeowner lit a fire without realizing anyone was inside, police said.</p> <p>The man appeared to have climbed into the chimney during the night while the owner was away and then became stuck, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.</p>
  • Woman survives car crash, dies trying to retrieve her things

    11/29/2015 4:52:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2015
    A 25-year-old woman whose car flipped over on Long Island on Sunday emerged from the wreckage relatively unscathed — only to be struck and killed as she later went back to retrieve her property, police said. Brittany Leith, of North Babylon climbed out from under her vehicle on the Southern State Parkway at Exit 36 at about 3:54 a.m. and made it to the shoulder of the roadway with the help of other motorists, state police said.
  • Suspected burglar stuck in Huron home’s chimney dies after residents light fire

    11/29/2015 1:55:29 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 110 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | November 28, 2015 | Rory Appleton
    A man who apparently got stuck in the chimney of a Huron home during a botched burglary attempt died Saturday after the homeowners lit a fire in the fireplace, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • L.A. considers suspending trash pickup when heavy rainfall is forecast

    11/28/2015 7:36:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    L A Times ^ | By Matt Stevens•
    When a sudden, powerful storm pummeled Boyle Heights in October, one poorly placed mattress wreaked havoc on the neighborhood. Los Angeles officials say the mattress was blocking a catch basin, which subsequently caused flooding that damaged a basement and several vehicles. The incident has sparked additional interest in the city's El Nino preparation and has department heads mulling a new tactic to mitigate its effects. For the first time, they are considering suspending trash pickup. ... The changes in service would affect the parts of Los Angeles that are expected to be hammered with the heaviest rainfall and most severe...
  • "Jersey Boys" Thanksgiving Day performance

    11/28/2015 7:18:14 AM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/26/2015
    Jersey Boys has been running on Broadway for ten years. Five minute performance video at the link.
  • Terrified neighbours call police to 'domestic dispute' - but find man alone screaming at SPIDER

    11/28/2015 1:54:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 240 replies
    Mirror [UK] ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Ruth Halkon
    Terrified neighbours phoned the police after hearing a woman screaming hysterically and a man yelling: “I’m going to kill you”. But when officers arrived at the address they discovered the flat's sole occupant had been trying to catch a SPIDER . The shamefaced man admitted he had been shouting death threats at the arachnid and had been the person behind the high pitched screaming. According to New South Wales police in Australia, they received multiple calls about the sound of crashing furniture and a man screaming: “I’m going to kill you, you're dead! Die Die!!”.
  • Protesters face off with police during Black Friday festivities - officer injured

    11/27/2015 10:50:58 PM PST · by ppaul · 12 replies
    KIRO News ^ | Thursday, November 26, 2015 Updated: 5:36 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2015 | Natasha Chen
    UPDATES: 6:30PM After the tree lighting ceremony, shoppers and revelers dispersed from the area while protesters sat down in a circle in front of the entrance to Westlake Center. Speakers continued to address the rally for the next hour while officers in riot gear stood guard blocking them from entering the shopping center.
  • Republican Trump drops 12 percentage points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos

    11/27/2015 5:43:04 PM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Alana Wise
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22. The dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and...
  • Two people, dog saved from rushing waters in McKinney

    11/27/2015 3:45:57 PM PST · by Amntn · 4 replies
    McKinney Courier Gazette ^ | 11/27/15 | Chris Beattie
    Two residents and a dog were saved from potentially dangerous rushing water situations early Friday morning in McKinney. Shortly after 3 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to find a man trapped in a tree off Eldorado Parkway near College Street. Rushing water had swept up the man, whom authorities did not identify, and his dog. The man called 911 from the tree, unsure of his exact location but relaying to dispatchers that he was scared the water would overtake him and he'd lose service to his phone, according to Stacie Durham, spokeswoman for the McKinney Fire Department.
  • New Orleans playground shooting suspect has long rap sheet

    11/27/2015 3:01:52 PM PST · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/27/15 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans police were hunting Friday (Nov. 27) for Joseph "Moe" Allen, 32, the first suspect to be named in the Bunny Friend Park shooting that injured 17 people. And they are pleading for people who were at the Upper 9th Ward playground to come forward with information. Despite the crowds at the park when the gunfire erupted Sunday evening, no one there had sent videos to police, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. "And everyone knows there are lots," he said. "We need videos. We need photos. We need people to come forward," police Superintendent Michael Harrison said.-snip-Allen, 32, faces 17...
  • Waffle House waitress shot, killed after telling customer not to smoke

    11/27/2015 2:11:27 PM PST · by BBell · 84 replies
    BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A woman working the overnight shift at a Biloxi Waffle House was shot and killed early Friday morning, and police say it was all over a cigarette. Investigators say an argument erupted when a waitress told a customer he couldn't smoke inside the restaurant. Johnny Mount, 45, refused to put out his cigarette, pulled out a handgun he had concealed under his shirt, and shot the woman once in the head. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said the 52-year-old woman was taken to Merit Health Biloxi where she later died from her injuries. Mount was arrested...
  • Macaca Washington Post tries to tie shooting to Planned Parenthood

    11/27/2015 12:47:11 PM PST · by Fido969 · 30 replies
    The Gazette ^ | November 27, 2015 | Stephen Hobbs
    "Colorado Springs police says there is no connection to Planned Parenthood and shooting victims are getting treatment." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/11/27/active-shooter-at-planned-parenthood-in-colorado-springs-police-and-fire-officials-say/

    11/27/2015 10:28:13 AM PST · by al baby · 2 replies
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  • Police Bust Weekly Mahjong Game Played By Elderly Women

    11/26/2015 2:20:39 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 72 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | November 24, 2015
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. () Police in Florida busted a game of mahjong in Florida at a condominium clubhouse. The group accused of the crime: four women between the ages of 87 and 95. King says word spread about their weekly gathering and that a "troublemaker" in the community called the police citing a law that prohibits playing the game for money. Police closed the clubhouse. After a bit of investigating, officials came to the conclusion that there is no ordinance prohibiting mahjong gambling of that nature.
  • ("BRAAIINZ!") Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum

    11/26/2015 10:13:42 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ruters
    Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said. David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to one year of home detention and two years of probation, county prosecutor spokesman Anthony Deer said. Charles on multiple occasions broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum to steal jars of brains and other...
  • "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland

    11/26/2015 8:23:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 26th November, 2015 | Kristiane Sherry
    "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland What is thought to be the world's oldest Cognac sold at auction was opened in Poland recently to inaugurate a partnership between a Swiss watchmaker and a corporate collector. The Gautier Cognac was purchased by collector Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organised by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York. The bottle itself dates back to 1762 and was recognised as the oldest Cognac sold at public auction to-date when it went under the hammer. It was opened during a ceremony to mark the partnership...
  • Former boxing champ O'Neil ‘SuperNova’ Bell shot and killed in Atlanta robbery

    11/26/2015 6:36:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Richard Webster
    Former boxing champion O'Neil “SuperNova” Bell, 41, was shot to death during a robbery just after midnight on November 25 when he exited a MARTA bus in southwest Atlanta. Another robbery suspect victim getting off the same bus was also shot in the hip but is alive, according to 11 Alive in Atlanta. When police arrived on the scene, they found both gunshot victims lying in the street. Bell, a cruiserweight world boxing champion from Jamaica who fought professionally from 1998 through 2011, was pronounced dead at the scene. The surviving male victim, 28, was taken to Grady Hospital with...
  • Dallas Mayor Who Fears White People Lives In 92 Percent White Neighborhood

    11/25/2015 6:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:16 AM 11/24/2015 | Peter Hasson
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said that he is more afraid of "white men" than Syrian refugees. Despite his fear of whites, however, the mayor manages to get by living in a ritzy neighborhood that is more than 92 percent white and only 1 percent black. The former CEO of Pizza Hut, Rawlings lives in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood, which D Magazine described as "almost entirely lily white" as part of a feature piece titled "Why are the Best Neighborhoods in Dallas Still Segregated?" The cushy neighborhood, which is home to former President George W. Bush, golfer Jordan Spieth,...
  • Homeless man is accused of collecting submachine guns, silencers and handguns

    11/25/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Veronica Rocha
    Richard Cunningham was homeless. But he wasn’t gun-less, police allege. Deputies found a cache of weapons at his Harbor City encampment, including: two fully operational submachine guns, four handguns, two makeshift silencers and numerous rounds of ammunition, It is unclear how Cunningham came to possess the arsenal.
  • St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey shot in Miami Gardens

    11/25/2015 6:37:18 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    WPLG ^ | November 25, 2015 | Alexandra Fruin
    The St. Louis Rams released a statement early Wednesday saying, "We are aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident this evening. We have spoken with Stedman and he is in the hospital in critical, but stable condition. We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more."
  • Man shot, killed outside BAM Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale

    11/25/2015 6:33:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WPLG ^ | November 25, 2015 | Yelena Orrelly
    A woman who said she was the grandmother of the victim's children identified him as Joshua Rogers, 27. She told Local 10 News Rogers had been shot twice before Wednesday's fatal shooting. Deputies have not confirmed his identity.
  • WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

    11/25/2015 6:16:07 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    Anadarko's Heidelberg Spar has made the 400 mile trip from Ingleside, Texas to its new home at the Green Canyon 859 block in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it has now been upended.
  • Crying Newborn Found in NYC Church Nativity Scene

    11/25/2015 1:54:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    NBC News New York ^ | 11/24/15 | Michael George
    A wailing newborn baby was found with his umbilical cord attached inside a nativity scene at a Queens church, police say. The baby was discovered by a maintenance worker at the Holy Child Jesus Catholic Church in Richmond Hill Monday at about noon, according to the New York Police Department.
  • MBTA revises ad policy after anti-Israeli ad condemned (Boston)

    11/24/2015 10:17:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    The Republican (Springfield, MA) ^ | November 23, 2015 | Gintautas Dumcius
    BOSTON - The MBTA fiscal control board revised the public transit agency's advertising policy after opponents of an ad taking aim at the Israeli government packed a board meeting and demanded the immediate removal of the ad from an MBTA station. Dr. Charles Jacobs, the head of the group Americans for Peace and Tolerance, said the ad puts Jewish people in danger. Others said it incites hatred and pointed to the death of Sharon’s Ezra Schwartz, who was killed last week in a terror attack while studying in Israel.
  • Buckled Vasquez Canyon Road Fenced Off After Becoming Attraction for Skaters

    11/24/2015 9:02:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer,
    A 2-mile stretch of the road - in an unincorporated area of north Santa Clarita - was shut down after a slide began pushing up the asphalt on Nov. 19. Since the road closed, skateboarders have apparently been attracted to the steeply sloping roadway. Photos from the area show skaters airborne atop the broken asphalt, and one skater reported many people at the site over the weekend. The unusual sight was an attraction for photographers as well, social media posts appeared to indicate. On Tuesday, the county Department of Public Works tweeted a photo showing the damaged road fenced off,...
  • Detroit man, 91, beaten, doused with gasoline and set on fire in homicide (headline shortened)

    11/24/2015 6:42:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Tobias Salinger
    A 91-year-old man was beaten, covered with gasoline and set on fire in a homicide in northwest Detroit early Monday, police said. Officers and firefighters discovered Paul Monchnik's body when witnesses reported the blaze at the retired TV repairman’s Bentler Court home around 3 a.m., officials with the Detroit Police Department told WJBK-TV.
  • Man Dead After Being Hit in Head by Skateboarder in Act of Self-Defense at Santa Ana Starbucks

    11/24/2015 3:26:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer and Chip Yost,
    The man, who seemed to be on drugs, went inside and zoned in on a young skateboarder, the witnesses said. The man approached the skateboarder aggressively, prompting the young man to stand up and whack the first man once in the head. The witnesses described the incident as self-defense. "He just came abruptly into the store, looked at the kid, and said, 'Did I stutter?'" a witness told KTLA. "He took at step forward towards the kid as if he were going to attack him, and that's when the kid hit him with the skateboard." "He did what anybody, I...
  • Indifference: New Orleans counts 5 mass shootings in 3 years

    11/24/2015 2:47:41 PM PST · by BBell · 5 replies
    Murderous indifference: 5 mass shooting in New Orleans.
  • Missing UCLA Student’s Body Found Buried Under Avalanche in John Muir Wilderness

    11/23/2015 3:05:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bllom
    Michael Meyers was found dead shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, about 11,000 feet up in the mountains in an area of the John Muir Wilderness, according to Deputy Coroner Investigator Jeff Mullenhour. Meyers, an experienced hiker and climber, was hiking the area by himself. He was due back in Los Angeles on Nov. 11, according to his family. The UCLA physics student was driving a Dodge SUV, which was discovered Thursday at the Mount Whitney trailhead. Items belonging to Meyers were found Friday in a recent avalanche debris field near Mount Irvine, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a...
  • Texas man arrested for rape at Delta Downs horse barn

    11/23/2015 6:04:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    KLFY Newsroom ^ | November 22, 2015
    Sgt. James Anderson said the investigation revealed 32-year-old Canelario Mora-Alvarado of Dallas entered a female’s room inside one of the barns located on the back side of the horse track and forced the female to have sex with him. A witness reported seeing Mora-Alvarado forcibly enter the room before the female began screaming, according to a news release from Anderson.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 150 on flight from Mexico allowed to skip customs, leave JFK airport

    11/23/2015 5:34:47 AM PST · by wtd · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Brian Niemietz, Victoria Bekiempis
    EXCLUSIVE: 150 on flight from Mexico allowed to skip customs, leave JFK airport What airheads! Airline and security officials at Kennedy Airport let 150 passengers arriving from an international flight leave the airport without going through customs, the Daily News has learned. American Airlines Flight 1671 arrived at JFK from Cancun, Mexico, at 8:50 p.m. Friday. When the plane landed, passengers walked out of the airport without having their passports or bags checked by Customs and Border Protection, sources told The News. A source familiar with the matter said passengers disembarking the plane “just followed” a gate agent. The...
  • Police: 5 killed, 12 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    11/22/2015 10:10:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2015
    Five people were killed and at least 12 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said.
  • This State Just Signed Landmark Gun Legislation (Kansas)

    11/22/2015 8:48:44 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/22/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There is SOME good news for gun owners. Conservative Kansas Governor Sam Brownback just signed new legislation bolstering the right to bear arms. When asked why he passed such a broad bill, Brownback offered great rationale: "Kansans soon can carry concealed weapons without permits or training under a bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday. The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow “constitutional carry.” It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry concealed firearms regardless of whether they have obtained a permit. Training still will be required for anyone who...
  • Teen saw video of dying Mojave High boyfriend on Facebook (Nevada)

    11/22/2015 7:03:24 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | November 21, 2015
    It wasn't through a phone call or a knock at a door that Faith Camir found out her boyfriend had been shot to death next to Mojave High School on Friday. It was through a video on Facebook, the 16-year-old said Saturday night at a roadside memorial in front of the school where he was shot. Taylor Brantley, 16, was seen "lying there, fighting for his life," she said with tears in her eyes. Brantley, who was identified by his family as a Mojave student, died at University Medical Center shortly after the shooting, which stemmed from an after-school fight...
  • Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks and suspenders

    11/21/2015 3:16:45 PM PST · by Daffynition · 69 replies
    AP via SeattlePI ^ | November 21, 2015 | staff reporter
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ~ An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon ~ not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire. Twenty-two-year-old Leroy Stolzfus finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on Nov. 8 in just over three hours and five minutes, all while wearing his community's traditional clothing, Pennlive.com reported
  • Ford workers narrowly approve new contract with UAW

    11/21/2015 9:54:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 8:15 AM EST | Dee-Ann Durbin
    Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers. The UAW said late Friday that Ford's contract passed with a 51.4-percent vote. The agreement covers 53,000 U.S. hourly workers at 22 plants. ...
  • Deer Mountain

    11/21/2015 7:35:44 AM PST · by HughHefner
    Moi | Yours Truly
    Why the War in Kurdistan Matters - John Gallagher We live in a society that’s grown around a very basic philosophical principle: That the world around us can be understood using our senses and our minds. From this simple insight comes the moral revelation that all human beings are equal in this capacity, and therefore equal in dignity. This radical idea was the turning point in human history, before which all civilizations had been dominated by the idea that class hierarchies and racism were perfectly justified according to the revealed wisdom of ancient texts, and sanctified by holy men with...
  • One American News - Available via subscription on Roku

    11/21/2015 5:17:51 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 28 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/21/2015 | Self
    For those interested, One America News can be subscribed to with a live feed via Roku now. While I have not watched live for long, the word is One American News is a true news source for people sicked by socialist tainted media outlets. It's what we used think that Faux was until they finally took off their masked with the ME-Gyn Kelly Debate Debacle.
  • Long Island woman called in a fake bomb threat so that NYPD would come help her find stolen purse

    11/20/2015 6:16:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Shayna Jacobs
    <p>The Long Island woman whose fake bomb threat prompted a major police response in the Meatpacking District was also incredibly rude to those who responded to her trick, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.</p>
  • Hundreds Pray at Site Where Jamar Clark was Killed in North Mpls.

    11/20/2015 5:46:41 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/20/15 | Cassie Hart/AP
    Hundreds gathered outside a north Minneapolis police precinct to remember a black man who was fatally shot by an officer. A candlelight vigil and march organized by the NAACP started at 4:30 p.m. outside the 4th Precinct. Stephen Green, national director of the NAACP's youth and college division, said the weather may be cold, but people's hearts are burning for justice for 24-year-old Jamar Clark. The group started marching peacefully at 6 p.m. heading east down Plymouth Ave N. toward the area where Clark was shot by police. They stopped at the site to pray and sing the protest song...
  • Meeting Gets Ugly: ‘Every One of You Are Terrorists!’

    11/20/2015 5:13:13 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 50 replies
    Mediate ^ | Andrew Husband
    A presentation on plans for a new mosque near Fredericksburg, VA ended with a volley of racist rants made by members of the public. According to WUSA 9, speaker Samer Shalaby was presenting plans for a new mosque the local Muslim community intended to build on property it already owned. The current Islamic Center is too small, as the community has grown steadily in recent years. That’s when two men in attendance at the public meeting shouted down Shalaby with claims that all Muslims were “evil” and “terrorists.” The speaker said he didn’t expect such hostility.
  • FR Got A Kudos From Local Radio Talker WYDE (vanity)

    11/20/2015 4:46:36 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 23 replies
    Superstation WYDE ^ | 11-20-2015 | moi
    I listen to a local talker Superstation WYDE out of B'ham in the afternoons (3:00 PM CST) called "Leland Live". Excellent show and the host (Leland Whaley) and producer (AJ) are incredibly up-to-date with breaking news and topics.....not just for the state....word wide. Caller asked Leland his main source for info because he's so well informed. He named off some....Drudge, Blaze, Twitter, ect.. Then said his MAIN source was FR. Just thought you guys would want to know. Leland, if you're reading....howdy! Great show. Keep up the good work!
  • Small Brooklyn Venues Should Prepare For Terror Attacks, BP Eric Adams Says

    11/20/2015 3:04:38 PM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | November 20, 2015 5:37pm | Nikhita Venugopal
    Small Brooklyn Venues Should Prepare For Terror Attacks, BP Eric Adams SaysDOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — In the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Borough President Eric Adams is urging Brooklyn restaurants, colleges and music halls, both large and small, to prepare for unexpected threats to safety. On Friday, Adams met with NYPD officials and representatives for 21 Brooklyn venues, including Brooklyn Bowl, Industry City, Brooklyn Brewery, St. Francis College and Grand Prospect Hall to discuss safety and vigilance, he said at a press conference. "We would never to surrender to fear," he said, "but we would be prepared to...
  • Uptown restaurant robberies 'person of interest' turns self in to police, NOPD says(mugshot)

    11/20/2015 3:04:02 PM PST · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/16/15 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    21-year-old man New Orleans police described as a "person of interest" wanted for questioning about the recent robberies of Uptown restaurants turned himself into detectives Monday (Nov. 16), police said. Police say Dwayne "Butter" Winns is not a suspect in the robberies at this time, but may have critical information about the crimes. Over five weeks in August and September, three prominent Uptown businesses -- Monkey Hill Bar, Patois, and Atchafalaya Restaurant -- were robbed by armed, masked gunmen. All of the robberies occurred at night when customers were present during business hours. The New Orleans Police Department, along with...
  • Terminally ill Virginia schoolboy, 8, finds true love with 7-year-old classmate

    11/20/2015 1:43:54 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 20, 2015 | Laurie Hanna
    A little boy dying from cancer has found his soulmate in a touching story of true love. Second graders David Spisak, 8, and 7-year-old classmate Ayla Andrews have fallen in love after meeting at school in Chesapeake, Va. "Actually, she is kinda like the real Snow White because she is so kind to everybody, especially me - because she loves me."
  • Florida woman falls asleep in grease dumpster (Woman swears at officers, tries to fight them)

    11/20/2015 6:51:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    WPTV ^ | November 17, 2015 | Tara Molina
    Anna Marzita Shinkle is charged with drunken disorderly conduct and resisting an officer after falling asleep at the Lani Kai Island Resort's grease dumpster just before 2 a.m. Saturday, according to an Lee County Sheriff's Office report. "The female was unresponsive and covered in grease with a shirt on and her pants down at her ankles," the report states.
  • 450 illegal pork tamales seized at LAX

    11/18/2015 9:57:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | November 18, 2015 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LOS ANGELES >> U.S. Customs officials seized 450 illegal pork tamales from a passenger coming through LAX from Mexico earlier this month. "Although tamales are a popular holiday tradition, foreign meat products can carry serious animal diseases from countries affected by outbreaks of Avian Influenza, Mad Cow and Swine Fever," said Anne Maricich, CBP Acting Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles in a written statement. "Every day CBP agriculture specialists prevent the intentional and unintentional introduction of harmful pests and foreign animal diseases into the U.S."
  • Bradenton woman charged with running over ex-husband's foot after fight over sex

    11/17/2015 2:03:41 PM PST · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | November 16, 2015 | Wendy Luper
    MANATEE -- A 45-year-old woman was charged with domestic abuse after running over her ex-husband's foot after an argument about having sex in the rear of a storage unit, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Wendy Luper was married to the victim for 12 years, divorced and has gotten back together with him in the past six months, according to an arrest report. The two went to a storage unit in the 5700 block of 14th Street West at 6:54 p.m. Saturday to get some of the victim's stuff. While parked in the rear of the facility, Luper undressed...