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  • New bulletproof baseball hat gets tested at range (Detroit)

    02/27/2015 10:48:41 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    myFOXDetroit.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | myFOXDetroit.com Staff
    The manufacturer says it can save your life, even if you are shot in the head. A Michigan company is producing a bulletproof baseball hat. Many are familiar with bullet proof vests, worn by many police officers everyday - but what about a baseball hat for your head? Troy-based Bullet Safe makes bullet proof vests for security guards and decided to add head gear. The baseball cap has a bullet proof panel covering the forehead.  "We've also gotten a lot of positive feedback from police officers because they can't wear riot gear everyday," said Tom Nardone of Bullet Safe. "This...
  • Bullying leads to moms fighting on school bus; teenager stabbed

    02/27/2015 6:53:39 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 26, 2015 | Joe Cavaretta and Linda Trischitta
    The girl's hand was stabbed during the fracas and she was taken for treatment to Broward Health North hospital in Deerfield Beach, Carter said. "This could have been much, much worse, because the mother of the bullied child was actually heading back to her vehicle to retrieve her firearm when we arrived on the scene," Carter said. Demps will be charged with felony possession of a firearm and aggravated battery, Carter said. The knife used in the stabbing belonged to Demps, and the other mother was also armed with a blade, according to the Sheriff's Office.
  • Slurpee waves! The moment semi-frozen breakers rolled ashore in New England amid record cold

    02/26/2015 4:27:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 26 February 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Plummeting temperatures have broken hundreds of winter records across the country - making February one of the coldest months in history. But in New England, it has gotten so cold even the waves are starting to freeze. These incredible photos of so-called 'slurpee waves' were taken by surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He took his camera out when he noticed the horizon looked strange - and then spotted the surf had turn slushy. The stunning images were taken as snow and icy rain continues to cause chaos across the country - with states of emergency being declared in the...
  • Cop Assaults Man for Filming Brutality, Stomps Phone to Destroy Evidence — Video Survived

    Amherst, MA– University of Massachusetts Amherst student, Thomas Donovan, who is majoring in legal studies and had planned to become a Massachusetts State Trooper, has filed a lawsuit alleging his civil rights were violated after he was pepper sprayed, assaulted, and arrested for filming police brutality. The officer also repeatedly stomped on his cellphone in an attempt to destroy the evidence and cover up the crime- but the video survived.
  • CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST 72-YEAR-OLD NJ MAN WITH FLINTLOCK PISTOL

    02/26/2015 2:58:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 02/25/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 17, Breitbart News reported that 72-year-old Gordon Van Gilder was facing felony charges for having an unloaded flintlock pistol in his car. On Wednesday, The Daily Journal reported that charges against Van Gilder had been dropped.
  • 3 dead, 3 wounded in shootings on West, Far South sides

    02/25/2015 8:29:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 25, 2015 | Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford and Carlos Sadovi
    At least three men were killed while two other men and a teen boy were wounded in attacks in the Roseland, West Garfield Park and East Garfield Park neighborhoods Wednesday, authorities said..
  • Slender Man stabbing prosecutors: keep case in adult court

    02/25/2015 3:33:41 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 25 FEBRUARY 2015 | AP
    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors say the case should move forward in adult court against two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man. In filings late Tuesday, the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office asked the court to find probable cause that both girls committed attempted first-degree homicide. Under Wisconsin law, that charge automatically puts the case in adult court. But defense attorneys want the case moved to juvenile court. They say the charge should be attempted second-degree homicide, which normally would be a juvenile charge.
  • Should French Quarter cigar bar get a pass from New Orleans City Council?

    02/25/2015 2:08:00 PM PST · by BBell · 30 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/25/15 | Richard Rainey
    A French Quarter cigar bar's battle over state and city liquor permits has struck a major chord among New Orleans policy makers and civic leaders. Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey wants to create a new category in the zoning code -- called a "tobacco retail business" -- to keep La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar on Toulouse Street in operation. But critics say that doing so could undermine the impending citywide smoking ban by exempting more drinking establishments from it and also impact the Quarter's long-standing prohibition on new cocktail lounges in commercial zones.
  • BREAKING: Cop Throws Elderly Man Down, Slaps Him in the Face, For Trying to Use a Restroom

    02/24/2015 2:03:58 PM PST · by redreno · 91 replies
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | 02/23/2015 | By Cassandra Rules
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL– A video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday shows Fort Lauderdale police officer Victor Ramirez harassing and assaulting an elderly gentleman at the Broward Bus Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The man is not being aggressive or threatening in any way when he is shoved to the ground and slapped by the officer. The man was reportedly trying to use the bus terminal’s restroom. “The guy didn’t raise his hand to the officer at all,” a witness told Local 10 News. “The officer just knocked him down with his hands. The guy was defenseless.”
  • Mysterious tunnel found near Canada sports venue as country on edge after terror attack

    02/23/2015 10:27:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:50AM GMT 24 Feb 2015 | (AFP)
    A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto, reports said Monday, with Canada on edge over the threat of possible extremist attacks. A municipal worker was walking through woods near York University and the Rexall Center last month when he spotted a piece of corrugated metal on the ground, lifted it up and found a passageway, the public broadcaster CBC said. The tunnel was about 23 feet long and 22.5 meters tall and was lit by an electric generator. The walls and ceilings had been reinforced and tools had been left inside....
  • Ex-suburban New York police officer, 2 daughters found dead

    02/22/2015 9:56:22 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 2 replies
    Police in the village of Harrison have provided no details about Saturday's deaths of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his two daughters yet all the news stories state the cop/dad did it. I'm very suspicious.
  • The Ultimate Wedding Giveaway

    02/22/2015 7:55:50 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 4 replies
    The Ultimate Wedding Giveaway ^ | The Ultimate Wedding Giveaway
    THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE 2015 ULTIMATE WEDDING GIVEAWAY COUPLE. They're throwing THE ULTIMATE WEDDING for one lucky couple in Marion County, Florida. Each of the eight couples submitted a video that can be viewed at the link below. The only gay couple is currently in the lead . . . because an agenda must be pushed.
  • Sheriff’s Asking For Public’s Help To Locate Hit-And-Run Suspect Driving Party Bus

    02/21/2015 10:46:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | Laurie Perez
    The victim — now identified as Efren Virgen Jr. of Norwalk — was dragged by the vehicle for over two hundred feet and suffered major injuries. His family told KCAL9’s Laurie Perez that he is on life support, suffered a torn pelvis and is in a medically-induced coma. Virgen is a father of two daughters (aged 3 and 8). His family told us he works as a refuse collector for the city of Long Beach. The suspect vehicle is described as a black “party bus”, the type of vehicle that is often rented out by groups for special events. As...
  • Former small town Democratic Party chairman 'plotted to hire hit man to kill girls aged 9 & 10...

    02/21/2015 5:33:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/21/15 | Myriah Towner
    Former small town Democratic Party chairman 'plotted to hire hit man to kill girls aged nine and ten who he molested' before they could testify against him A former chairman of the Falls Church Democratic Party charged with molesting two young girls is accused of plotting to have them killed before they testified against him during his trial. Michael Gardner, 50, from Falls Church, Virginia, is said to have approached an inmate in 2013 about finding a hit man to kill the young girls. The inmate he contacted notified police in January about their multiple conversations, according to court documents....
  • New information surfaces in Lyon Sisters case

    02/21/2015 4:50:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    wdbj7 ^ | 02.21.2015
    Multiple reports say the main person of interest in the case, Lloyd Welch, told authorities he did in fact leave a Montgomery County Maryland mall with Katherine and Sheila Lyon in 1975. He also said he saw his uncle Richard Welch sexually assaulting one of the girls.
  • Is anyone aware of any ISIS training camps in the U.S. yet?

    02/21/2015 11:39:23 AM PST · by jsanders2001 · 52 replies
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    I have heard rumors of there being an established ISIS training facility south of Houston somewhere. Does anyone know of its location or where it is rumored to be? Maybe someone that lives in the area? Disregard that It doesn't make sense that it would reported here in a forum like this but this is a rumor that is flying around. Comments?
  • BREAKING: National teachers’ union boots AEA boss Henry Mabry (AL)

    02/21/2015 8:48:59 AM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 7 replies
    yellowhammernews.com ^ | 2/21/15 | Elizabeth Beshears
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Yellowhammer sources say the National Education Association (NEA), the national teachers’ union with which the Alabama Education Association (AEA) is affiliated, cleaned the AEA’s house late last night, ousting Executive Secretary Henry Mabry and revoking building access to former Associate Executive Secretary Joe Reed.
  • Lisa Wilkinson absolutely destroys 50 Shades Of Grey

    02/21/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    youtube.com ^ | unknown | TV CH 9 (AUS)
    This Oz sheila newsanchor / movie-critic gives her right devastating review of the movie.
  • A cautionary tale against being rude to other people

    02/21/2015 12:09:29 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    Remember this tweet next time you get angry at someone on public transport.It was posted by Matt Buckland after an encounter on the District Line on Monday.He let someone off the tube, but the man thought he was getting in his way so started pushing.Matt told Buzzfeed: ‘I explained I was getting off too but he pushed past and then looked back and suggested I might like to go f*** myself’.But then later that evening Matt was conducting an interview, and who should turn up? The guy who was rude to him on the Tube.He didn’t get the job.
  • Police officer, aiming for dog, accidentally shoots his sergeant in Brooklyn, New York

    02/20/2015 11:59:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | February 18, 2015
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A police officer accidentally shot his sergeant after firing at a pit bull inside a Brooklyn apartment building. The shots were fired after New York City Police officers responded to a report of an assault inside the apartment building on Kings Highway at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The officers were in the hallway when a pit bull mix was let out of one of the apartments. The dog charged at them, according to police, and the officer fired a shot at the dog. The shot grazed the dog, possibly ricocheted off a wall, and then struck...
  • Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs

    02/20/2015 6:24:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Ana Ley
    A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada's classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate the state's crippling teacher shortage.
  • Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard

    02/19/2015 1:58:28 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    wten ^ | February 19, 2015 | Aaron Drawhorn
    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A little dog is being hailed a hero for saving his much larger buddy. One dachshund’s persistence led to a dramatic water rescue of a St. Bernard.[PHOTOS: Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard]Belen firefighters and police officers raced to the rescue to save Tim Chavez’s St. Bernard named Jazzy. Chavez believes the 180-pound dog was stuck in a cold, muddy ditch for about 18 hours.Chavez’s tiny dachshund named Razor is credited with making the rescue happen.Sunday afternoon, the 9-year-old St. Bernard got loose. By Monday, Chavez had to go to work, and in retrospect, Chavez realizes Razor was...
  • Police K9 attacks cop, doughnut shop worker, removed from force

    02/19/2015 2:55:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 19, 2015 | Lisa J. Huriash
    After biting two people within three months — a police officer and a doughnut shop worker — a Coconut Creek police dog has been bounced off the force.. Renzo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had been with the department about a year and a half. In November, he bit a Coconut Creek officer while tracking a suspect, wounding the officer's leg. In a more severe attack last week, Renzo burst from a squad car and tore into a doughnut shop employee's calf. The worker has hired a lawyer.
  • ...Concerns....Grow After Nearly 200 Patients Exposed To Superbug Bacteria At UCLA Medical Center

    02/19/2015 1:19:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CRE germs are more deadly than the widely-known superbug MRSA, according to authorities. Officials say the UCLA Medical Center notified the Los Angeles County Department of Health and the California Department of Public Health in late January, as soon as they realized the equipment had been contaminated. The also claim the two scopes were immediately removed and additional decontaminate procedures were put in place. Experts stress the bacteria is not often spread airborne but generally in healthcare settings through contact through contaminated instruments, bodily waste and open wounds. Once the superbug enters the bloodstream it is very difficult to treat,...
  • Arctic conditions turn geyser in to 'ice volcano' [ New York ]

    02/19/2015 10:07:22 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Robert Midgley
    The arctic conditions have turned a geyser at a state park in western New York into a five-story-tall "ice volcano." The geyser is in a pond near the Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth State Park, which straddles the Wyoming-Livingston county line 40 miles south of Rochester. Days of subzero temperatures have formed a solid cone of ice several feet thick with water still spouting out of the top. Park officials tell local media that the formation dubbed an ice volcano is at least 50 feet high.
  • Tour Manager for Nicki Minaj Killed in Philly Stabbing

    02/18/2015 9:11:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Dan Stamm and David Chang
    A tour manager who was well-known in the music industry and was working on preparations for rap superstar Nicki Minaj's upcoming tour, was killed after a bar fight spread into a Philadelphia street. De'Von Pickett, 29, of the Bronx, New York, was stabbed to death outside the Che Bar & Grill along Stenton Avenue in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
  • Cause Of ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery Explosion Under Investigation

    02/18/2015 12:41:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    A three-alarm fire was reported around 8:50 a.m. at a processing unit at 3700 West 190th St. in Torrance, according to officials. When crews arrived on scene they found evidence of an explosion and a small ground fire, which firefighters quickly extinguished. ... Residents and approximately 30 schools in the Torrance School District were instructed to shelter in place. That advisory was lifted by police around 11:45 a.m.
  • Boston mayor hits out at 'loon' residents who are jumping from windows onto 40ft snow piles

    02/18/2015 6:38:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    And some Boston residents have taken the opportunity to engage in potentially deadly stunts - leaping from windows and high decks onto snow piles. Now, Mayor Martin Walsh has publicly scolded those filmed participating in the jumps, saying: 'This isn’t Loon Mountain. This is the city of Boston.'
  • Barnicle On Dealing With ISIS: 'You Want To Set Your Hair on Fire'

    02/18/2015 6:05:29 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | February 18, 2015 | Mark Finkelstein
    There are still 10 months to go in 2015, but Mike Barnicle is a strong frontrunner for Clumsiest Comment of the Year. In a Morning Joe segment today on ISIS outrages, and shortly after mentioning the atrocity in which ISIS burned dozens of people to death in Iraq, Barnicle said that the complexity of dealing with ISIS makes "you want to set your hair on fire."
  • El Monte’s new police chief withdraws amid criticism of immigration stance ['Illegal' that is]

    02/18/2015 5:08:22 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    SGVTribune.com (San Gabiel Valley) ^ | Feb. 17, 2015 | Rebecca Kimitch
    EL MONTE >> More than a week after officials announced that Eric McBride would be the city’s next police chief, the top cop-to-be abruptly withdrew his candidacy amid sharp criticism of his stance on undocumented immigrants. McBride, who is currently San Bernardino Police Department Assistant Police Chief, was to be sworn in as El Monte police chief Feb. 25. McBride’s decision came after immigrants rights activists over the weekend began to rally opposition against him because of anti-illegal immigration policies he pushed while he served on the Hemet City Council from 2006-2010. “This selection is a slap in the face...
  • Climate Change And NYC : More Heat, Rain And Flooding On The Horizon For Big Apple [REPORT]

    02/18/2015 2:22:30 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Increased coastal flooding, more intense heat waves and lots of rain are on the horizon for New Yorkers as global greenhouse gases drive manmade climate change and alter weather patterns, a report from the New York City Panel on Climate Change predicts. The report looked at the effects of global warming on the most populated U.S. city, and its results were anything but promising. Among its most startling claims was that by 2050, sea levels around Manhattan could rise 11-21 inches. By the end of the century, that figure jumps to an extraordinary 6 feet, enough to put about 7...
  • Rob-rape suspect slain in QC justice hall [Police shooting in the Philippines]

    02/17/2015 9:47:59 PM PST · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    The Phillippine Star ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Robertzon Ramirez
    MANILA, Philippines - A suspect in a series of robberies and rapes was shot dead by a policewoman as he allegedly grabbed her service firearm at the Quezon City justice hall Monday night. Mark Soque, 29, was being subjected to inquest proceedings for eight robberies, three rapes and the killing of a Korean woman at various establishments in Quezon City. He was arrested last Thursday. Police Officer 3 Juvy Jumuad, who was escorting Soque, told investigators that they were outside the fiscal’s office on the fourth floor when he asked to go to the restroom to relieve himself. As Jumuad...
  • Three women arrested after man glassed during Valentine's Day screening of Fifty Shades

    02/17/2015 8:30:00 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 59 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 16 Feb 2015
    A Valentine's Day cinema screening of Fifty Shades of Grey ended in chaos when three women were arrested for attacking a man. Witnesses claim the bust-up started after the victim asked the "worse for the wear" women to quieten down during a viewing on Saturday evening. Police then rushed to Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow's west end where they arrested three women. Cinema visitors also claimed the man had been glassed and that staff were forced to wipe blood from seats before the next screening of the film.
  • Principal addresses parents regarding beer in classroom

    02/17/2015 4:26:13 PM PST · by iowamark · 60 replies
    KCCI TV ^ | 2/16/2015 | Laura Nichols
    ANKENY, Iowa —The Ankeny School Board voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation of a teacher who police said was intoxicated and had been in her classroom. The vote was made Monday evening. Police said they were called to East Elementary School at 710 SE 3rd St. at 2 p.m. after receiving a report that a teacher was observed with a can of beer in her classroom. Police said the teacher was taken into custody after testing positive during a preliminary breath test. A bag in her classroom had two empty cans of beer and four additional full cans of...
  • South Pasadena Home Built For President Garfield’s Widow For Sale At $3M

    02/17/2015 1:45:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    A restored and modernized Craftsman home built in 1904 for the widow of a U.S. president is up for sale in South Pasadena. The 1,526-square-foot Chalet Style Garfield House, listed at just under $3 million, built by Greene & Greene for Lucretia Garfield, widow of assassinated President James A. Garfield. The 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom home, a South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Landmark, was renovated and restored by its current owner, who added a basement recording studio and media center, according to the listing agent, Kevin Bourland of Aaroe Estates.
  • ‘Guy Took My Spot ... So I Put the Snow Back’

    02/17/2015 9:00:18 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 76 replies
    Boston ^ | 02/16/2015 | Hilary Sargent
    Warning to anyone tempted to snag a spot marked by a space saver. Last week, a Craigslist post told the story of one Boston resident, who felt his rights were violated when someone removed his space saver and took ‘his spot.’ “So I put all the snow back,” the now deleted post read.
  • Driver arrested for allegedly dragging donkey behind truck

    02/17/2015 8:40:53 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    KSAT ^ | 02/16
    CONROE, Texas - A Houston-area man has been accused of dragging a donkey behind his vehicle as other drivers called 911 to report the apparent animal abuse. Montgomery County jail records show 21-year-old Nasim Irsan was being held Monday on a charge of cruelty to livestock animals. Online jail records do not list bond or an attorney for Irsan, who was booked Saturday night into the jail in Conroe. Deputies responding to reports of a pickup truck dragging a donkey located the moving vehicle and rescued the animal, which had a rope around its neck. The rope was tied to...
  • Second Public School in the U.S. Goes Vegetarian (Peck Slip School, Manhattan NY)

    02/17/2015 7:11:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | February 12, 2015 | Natalia Lima
    Following the footsteps of a public elementary school in Flushing, Queens, another public school in New York City has decided to go vegetarian. The Peck Slip School in lower Manhattan announced Monday that it will only be serving students plant-based meals due to its benefits not only for the kids but the planet as well, becoming the second non-charter public school in the U.S. to do so. […] The implementation of the vegetarian menu was done with the help of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non profit dedicated to getting whole foods into schools across the New York...
  • Frank Rizzo of Philadelphia Dies at 70; A 'Hero' and 'Villain'

    02/16/2015 11:00:28 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 59 replies
    NyTimes.com ^ | July 17, 1991 | DENNIS HEVESI
    Famous "Night-Stick in Cumerbund Shot" Mr. Rizzo was one of those seemingly larger-than-life figures, destined to be hero to some and villain to others. One view was that the former Police Commissioner and two-term Mayor was the last bastion against threats to middle-class residents of the city's row-house neighborhoods. The other view was that Mr. Rizzo was a barely educated former police officer who used a hard line on crime and tactics bordering on the dictatorial to suppress opposition and keep blacks out of middle-class neighborhoods. 'Tough Cop' Image That he was a "tough cop" -- an appellation that particularly...
  • Graveyard of the Atlantic coughs up another victim off Corolla

    02/16/2015 6:00:50 PM PST · by RegulatorCountry · 20 replies
    The Outer Banks Voice ^ | February 13, 2015 | Sam Walker
    The remains of a long-ago victim of the Graveyard of the Atlantic have been discovered on the beach off Corolla after this week’s rough surf. A pair of photos taken Thursday night show the remains of the wreck near Whalehead.
  • New York hits record 12-day stretch without murder amid cold snap in city

    02/16/2015 2:00:18 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 13 February 2015 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    New York hits record 12-day stretch without murder amid cold snap in city Streak started on February 1 and ended on Friday, February 13 Temperatures were slightly below average Studies show crime ebbs during cold weather New York City's longest stretch without a murder in 20 years this month corresponded with unseasonably chilly weather outside. For 12 days - starting February 1 - not a single homicide was committed in America's biggest city. It was the longest streak without deadly violence since the New York Police Department began keeping records in 1994. The previous record, 10 days, was set last...
  • Meet Angels Pitcher and Former Putnam City Star Andrew Heaney's Biggest Fan.

    02/16/2015 7:24:56 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 3 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 2-14-15 | Jenni Carlson
    Meet Angels pitcher and former Putnam City star Andrew Heaney's biggest fan by Jenni Carlson Published: February 14, 2015 EDMOND — Andrew Heaney won over lots of baseball types during the past couple years. That happens when you’re a talented young lefty with pop and promise in your arm. But the Oklahoma native’s biggest fan doesn’t care if he earns a spot with the Angels this season or becomes a top-of-the-rotation pitcher as many predict or ever makes another pitch in the majors. Kelly Ore doesn’t care about any of that. “He’s my brother and my best friend forever,” he...
  • Booze helps Sea Isle plungers brave winter water

    02/15/2015 9:27:44 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 02/15/2015 | CINDY NEVITT
    It was 80 on the beach Saturday. Not in degrees, though. In proof of alcoholic beverages consumed. Of about 2,000 people in the city’s 21st annual Polar Plunge, two themes emerged: This was the maiden voyage for many, and their training method of choice consisted, as one plunger phrased it, of “drinking heavily.”
  • 'It is a long related nightmare,' Holocaust survivor shares her story of courage

    02/15/2015 7:13:43 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 10 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Robert Bondy
    JACKSON, MI - Marion Blumenthal Lazan has experienced the horror of constantly having death on her mind. Blumenthal Lazan spent six and a half years in refugee, transit and prison camps, including the infamous Bergen-Belsen, during the Holocaust. As just a child she battled mental and physical hurdles, witnessing countless deaths each day. "When I talk about those years it is a long related nightmare, a very bad dream," Blumenthal Lazan said. "I separate myself from it ever having happen to me and that is how I deal with it." On Wednesday, Feb. 11, Blumenthal Lazan shared her story of...
  • Why America Loves A Police Car Chase

    02/14/2015 3:31:00 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 02/13/2015 | James Morgan
    Famous televised police chase endings include a stolen timber lorry which ignited in flames and a school bus hijacking in Miami where the suspect was killed in a shootout. In Monday's chase, the suspect was caught when his vehicle got wedged between two cars. Fleeing on foot, we see him arrested live on air, as the TV commentator frantically urges his pilot to find a better angle. The morality of showing this on TV - and the danger of glorifying carjackers - has long been debated. But on Monday the local Fox, CBS and NBC stations all screened the chase....
  • Soul mate stories: She gave him a kidney, he gave her his heart

    02/14/2015 10:00:28 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    http://www.azfamily.com ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | Daphne Sashin
    (CNN) -- Ashley McIntyre had no idea who Danny Robinson was when she heard he was searching for a kidney. He was the same age as her and had already been through so much. Diagnosed at age 16 with IgA nephropathy, an inflammatory kidney disease, Danny had been in kidney failure since 2012, the same year he lost his father to brain cancer.
  • Texas woman terminates activities of convicted sex offender

    02/14/2015 8:15:04 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 14 FEBRUARY 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    A woman in Van Zandt County, Texas had an alarming and unexpected visitor in the middle of the night on Tuesday. 37 year old Christopher Ray Foster, described by Sheriffs as having “an extensive criminal history” including a conviction for raping a child, was attempting to break into the woman’s home through a side entrance. His plans were abruptly changed when he discovered that the woman was armed.
  • Cuomo trumps Weiner on Twitter

    02/14/2015 2:17:34 AM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 13 2015 | Carl Campanile
    Anthony Weiner can’t stop getting himself into trouble on social media. The disgraced ex-congressman ignited a juvenile Twitter war with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday when Weiner poked fun at the governor’s decision last month to shut down the transit system Jan. 26 in preparation for the “blizzard” that wasn’t. “Sunday’s gonna be cold. Governor Cuomo will soon be closing the subway,” tweeted Weiner, who in 2011 resigned in disgrace over a sext­ing scandal. The governor’s staffers weren’t going to let Weiner’s crack pass, and fired back. “Yes, it is going to be cold. A good reason to keep your...
  • Here We Are,Three Months Into Winter,Record Cold&Snow.And To No Surprise,"Al Gore Is Hiding Again".

    02/13/2015 8:41:53 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    And for at least another two months, it will still be either colder or snowier than usual in many of our states. This week in particular would be the time to ask questions or grill both Al Gore and John Kerry. So this is Global Warming? Did Al Gore ever claim that sooner or later we will see the long expected results of global warming as some major cities will be buried under six feet of snow? And the northeast region can expect to be hit by significant snow storms almost every week right through February? So where is Al...
  • Maryland Delegate/Marine of the Year Calls for Repeal of Gun-Grabbing Law (All While Doing Push-Ups)

    02/13/2015 3:12:02 PM PST · by blackflag76 · 8 replies
    David Vogt You Tube account ^ | Published on February 12, 2015
    David Vogt, Maryland State Delegate and 2010 Marine of the Year, calls for Maryland's Speaker of the House to repeal gun-grabbing legislation at 2nd Amendment Rally. The crowd makes him do push-ups and he throws in "one for the Corps." Oorah!! Check out the video