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  • Body found lodged in Mid-City fence

    03/28/2015 2:02:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    nola.com ^ | Jonathan Bullington
    New Orleans police are investigating the death of a man who was found Thursday morning with his neck lodged between the top portion of a wrought iron fence outside a Mid-City shopping plaza. Police, firefighters and paramedics all responded shortly after 7 a.m. after receiving a report of the person's body found on the short iron fence that separates the plaza's parking lot from the sidewalks along Carrollton and Tulane avenues. ... New Orleans police said Thursday afternoon that a woman walking in the area spotted the victim, a 58-year-old man, around 7 a.m.
  • Former Temple University football star charged with trafficking underage girls for prostitution

    03/28/2015 10:17:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Full title: Former Temple University football star charged with human trafficking after 'bringing girls aged 14, 16 and 17 to hotel for prostitution' Matthew Warren Brown, 25, and Anthony Leon Eley Jr., 30, were arrested during a string operation at a Baltimore hotel Undercover detectives used the escorts section on a website and arranged to meet with a woman who claimed to be 23 Brown told police he did not know the girls were underage or involved in prostitution Brown was once signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers A former Temple University football star and another man have been charged...
  • City Park tree sitter tells Fox 8 he was 'sleep deprived, hungry and angry'

    03/28/2015 9:52:34 AM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/27/15 | Heather Nolan
    A man who spent almost 12 days living in a tree on land that's set to become a $24.5 million golf complex in New Orleans City Park told WVUE Fox 8 News he "was a little sleep deprived, hungry and angry" during his time in the tree. Jonathan "Lloyd" Boover fell from the tree March 24 when he lost his balance while greeting one of his supporters. Hours after his fall, City Park officials cut down the tree Boover had lived in since March 13.
  • Boston cop critically hurt after Roxbury shootout

    03/28/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 28, 2015 | Owen Boss, Jordan Graham
    A Hub gang cop was seriously injured last night after being shot in the face during a Roxbury gun battle that left one suspect dead, an innocent bystander wounded and neighbors ducking for cover. “The officer here is in tough shape, but we’re all pulling for him and hopefully he’ll pull through. His family is with him, the clergy has been here, and again, let’s pray for him,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans said following the 6:40 p.m. shootout on Humboldt Avenue near Ruthven Street.
  • NYC councilwoman: It might be ‘beneficial’ to assign public housing by ethnic group

    03/27/2015 9:58:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    A Brooklyn city councilwoman wants to know why “blocs” of Asians are living in two Fort Greene housing projects — and suggested it would be “beneficial” to assign housing by ethnic group. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move into a development in large numbers?” Laurie Cumbo, who is black, said at a council hearing on public housing Thursday
  • Man on St. Louis train asked about Michael Brown, attacked

    03/27/2015 9:44:51 PM PDT · by SoCalTransplant · 40 replies
    <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are searching for three young men after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked after being asked what he thought about the "Mike Brown situation."</p> <p>Officers released details Friday after a passenger who wasn't involved posted video of the attack on social media.</p>
  • San Dimas Woman Charged With Murder in Death of Mother-in-Law Whose Remains Were Found in SUV

    03/27/2015 8:01:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Lee was taken into custody in Tustin Wednesday hours after firefighters battled an early morning fire at the victim’s home in Diamond Bar. No one was found inside, but Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators had reason to believe the daughter-in-law of the woman who lived at the had set the fire and fled with her body, authorities said at the time. Lee was stopped in a SUV filled with plastic bags, and a detective on seen said he saw body parts inside as it was towed away for evidence. The remains of 77-year-old Young Ja Lee were found inside...
  • Fugitive monkey that bit security guard is captured at hospital (NC)

    03/27/2015 6:56:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The State ^ | 03/27/2015 | CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they’ve captured a fugitive monkey that bit a hospital security guard while trying to escape on Wednesday. Officers were called to Carolinas Medical Center-University Wednesday about a monkey on the loose in the parking lot, according to the police department’s Animal Care & Control unit. The monkey – a small, brown Capuchin named Carter – had been cornered in a parking lot when it bit the security guard and escaped, fleeing into nearby woods. Thursday afternoon, the monkey was spotted again. Hospital security guards managed to corner the monkey under a car while they waited for Animal...
  • Sea Lion Pup "Glicker" Rescued From Mountain View

    03/27/2015 6:45:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/27/15
    An unexpected sight in Mountain View — a sea lion pup nicknamed "Glicker" was found stranded on a popular trail Wednesday, Mountain View police said. Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority's Officer Morris rescued the pup from the Stevens Creek Trail with help from the Marine Mammal Center. Officials say sometimes marine mammals make their way deep into the San Francisco Bay, and then into creeks. A few years ago a porpoise was rescued from the San Tomas Aquino Creek in Santa Clara. Hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups are washing up on California beaches, and scientists say they...
  • Gohmert floats presidential campaign

    03/27/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 24 replies
    KETK, East Texas ^ | March 26, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    First Louie Gohmert was after the speaker's gavel. Now it could be the White House.
  • Firefighter’s Account of East Village Blast: ‘Oh Man, It’s a Big One’

    03/27/2015 2:59:53 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 27, 2015 | AL BAKER and MARC SANTORA
    Firefighter Mike Shepherd, 47, of Squad 41 in the Bronx, is a third-generation New York City firefighter, following in the path of his grandfather and great-grandfather. When there was an explosion at a building in the East Village on Thursday, he raced to the scene. This is his account. “I was having lunch at a restaurant around the corner, on Seventh Street,” Firefighter Shepherd said. He was alone and off-duty. “There was a couple. They were taking a photo. I went out and I said, ‘Would you like me to take a photo of the two of you?’ They said...
  • Teacher accused of selling heroin is superintendent’s daughter

    03/27/2015 1:19:05 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 27, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — A Norwin High School health and physical education teacher was arrested on charges of dealing heroin, officials said. Agents charged the defendant, 37-year-old Lisa Rodnicki, with one count each of delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of heroin, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said. According to the criminal complaint, agents made a controlled purchase from Rodnicki utilizing a confidential informant, who paid Rodnicki $300 for 45 bags of heroin. According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, Rodnicki is the daughter of the district’s superintendent.
  • Cinnamon bun argument escalates, Myrtle Beach woman charged with attempted murder

    03/27/2015 5:12:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    The State ^ | 03/26/2015 | Elizabeth Townsend
    Police arrested a 34-year-old Myrtle Beach woman in connection with attempted murder and unlawful conduct toward a child on Wednesday after she allegedly tried to hit someone with a car following an argument over a cinnamon bun, according to a police report. Amy Joe Derepentigny was charged with attempted murder and unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person and was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to jail records. Police were called about 2 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of 28th Avenue North for an incident involving a car crash. An investigation revealed that Derepentigny...
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • Radio Icon John Ed Willougby Has Died

    03/26/2015 10:53:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A local radio legend has passed away. John Ed Willoughby died this morning after a long illness. Willoughby’s career spanned parts of five decades. He got started in radio as Tommy Charles' sidekick on Birmingham's WSGN-AM in 1975. He "retired" 30 years later but continued to host a Saturday morning sport talk show with Doug Layton until 2012. He retired then due to health issues. Willoughby was 80 years old. A funeral will take place 11 a.m. Saturday at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.
  • No Murder Charge For Woman Accused of Cutting Baby From Womb

    03/26/2015 8:48:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | March 26, 2015
    A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors won't bring the charge in the baby's death. But she declined to say why or what charges Dynel Lane, 34, will face.
  • Woman Passes out at Taco Bell drive-thru With Two Children in Back Seat

    03/26/2015 4:07:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 3 | Kylee Wierks
    A mother who was allegedly on drugs was arrested Saturday night after passing out at the Taco Bell drive-thru window. Amber Ford, 33, of New Castle is charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one count of public intoxication.
  • Bill Murray Accidentally Stops Robbery In Phoenix, Arizona [Hoax]

    03/26/2015 2:41:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 46 replies
    News Examiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Darius Rubics
    Phoenix, Arizona — A robber was apprehended today in Phoenix, Arizona after stopping to talk with none other than Bill Murray. Phoenix Police Chief Tom Downey told local news station ABC15 about the incident. “The man had just robbed a Wells Fargo ATM, ran out, saw Bill Murray walking on the sidewalk and stopped to talk to him. That’s when authorities were able to apprehend him.” Bill Murray, who is in town visiting friends, told reporters about the incident. “I saw this man on the sidewalk running towards me with a bag in his hand. Then he suddenly stopped when...
  • Abita Springs woman feigns rape to cover up extramarital impregnation: police

    03/26/2015 1:08:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/26/15 | James Varney
    Mandeville Police arrested an Abita Springs woman Wednesday (March 25) who allegedly tried to hide her impregnation through an extramarital affair by crying rape. Gina Louise Causey, 40, was charged with criminal mischief, police said. Causey showed up with her husband at police headquarters Tuesday, spinning a tale of being raped at gunpoint in December 2014 near the Mandeville lakefront, police said. In an interview with detectives, Causey also said the alleged perpetrator was a law enforcement officer who had raped several other women in the area and had now impregnated her. Her tale was an extravagant one - "like...
  • Terrebonne deputy not indicted in fatal shooting of teen who was holding BB gun

    03/26/2015 1:00:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune/A.P. ^ | 3/26/15 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    HOUMA -- A grand jury has decided not to indict a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a teenager last year.
  • Alleged Kidnapping for Ransom of Huntington Beach Woman Was ‘Orchestrated': Police

    03/26/2015 9:57:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    In a bizarre twist, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that people who identified themselves as the kidnappers had contacted them. In an email to the newspaper on Tuesday, they wrote that Huskins “will be returned safely (Wednesday). We will send a link to her location after she has been dropped off. She will be in good health and safe while she waits. Any advance on us or our associates will create a dangerous situation for Denise. Wait until she is recovered and then proceed how you will. We will be ready.” The email included an audio recording of Huskins,...
  • Mental Exam Ordered for Man Accused in Workplace Beheading

    03/26/2015 6:45:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 26, 2015
    <p>A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in Oklahoma.</p> <p>The Oklahoman reports that defense attorneys for Alton Alexander Nolen requested the evaluation. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley approved their request, and her order was filed Wednesday.</p>
  • Nice Fireball in NW sky in Eastern AZ @ 5:45 AM

    03/26/2015 6:16:48 AM PDT · by Migraine · 11 replies
    self | 3/26/2015 | self
    Wife and I, in hot tub this morning, just before dawn, caught sight of a long-duration, glorious meteor/fireball with a long tail. For us (in Eastern Arizona, White Mountains), it began at about 10 o'clock high in the NW sky and arced toward the western horizon. Lasted a good 15 seconds, very bright. Anyone else see it?
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 26, 2015

    03/26/2015 2:57:39 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - ON APRIL FIRST!! So look for the new "Quinn in the Morning" thread, as our favorite talk show FINALLY returns to the airwaves, and via streaming media!
  • Accused B.C. terrorist wanted someone to care for her cat after attack, trial hears

    03/25/2015 1:45:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 3-25-2015 | Canadian Press
    As her husband writes out a list of supplies needed to stage a terrorist attack in Victoria, Amanda Korody presses an undercover officer to find someone to look after the couple's cat after they are gone. "(She's) a beautiful cat, wonderful personality, but obviously under the circumstances we need to find someone who will care for her," says the accused B.C. terrorist in a covert police recording made in early May 2013 and played before a B.C. Supreme Court jury on Wednesday. "Preferably a Muslim," adds Korody's partner and co-accused, John Nuttall, prompting the undercover officer to promise he will...
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • Concealed Carry Holder in Utah Risks His Safety to Save Man From Knife Attacker [VIDEO]

    03/25/2015 10:53:45 AM PDT · by Rio · 9 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 3/24/2015 | David Smith
    On March 17 in Salt Lake City, a good samaritan going by the name of Nick (he declined to give his last name) witnessed a man pull a knife on another man. He recounted that a the knife-wielding suspect began attacking the other individual, who was unarmed, swinging the knife at him several times. Nick, a concealed carry permit holder, got out of his car and pulled his handgun on the suspect, stopping the attack and possibly saving the unarmed man’s life.“I told him to lay down on the ground and he stayed there,” said Nick.While Nick held the attacker at...
  • Lenoir boy meets Tony Romo thanks to surprise from Charlotte charity

    03/24/2015 8:40:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    WBTV ^ | 3-23-15 | WBTV staff
    DALLAS, TX (WBTV) - Monday afternoon a seven-year-old miracle Lenoir boy had his dream come true. A local non-profit group helped him meet his hero, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Dream On 3, a group that grants sports-related wishes for sick children, worked to coordinate a surprise trip for Timothy Brookshire. Timothy has had complications since birth. He lives with a congenital heart defect, cleft lip and palate, a chromosomal disorder AND a rare form of cancer that involves his autoimmune system. He has had 58 surgeries. Hospice has been involved. Yet, Timothy is proving everyone wrong. WBTV was there...
  • Robert Durst "Was Tricked" in "The Jinx," Lawyer Says

    03/24/2015 5:53:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 3/24/15 | Stacey Kilpatrick
    Robert Durst’s lawyer said Tuesday that his 71-year-old client “was tricked” while filming the HBO documentary in which the millionaire was recorded saying "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course." “The editing was designed for good television, but it wasn’t designed to get to the truth," attorney Dick DeGuerin said in an interview on the "Today" show. "The Jinx" chronicled the life of the eccentric and controversial real estate heir, including the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen, the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman and the 2001 shooting death and dismemberment of Durst’s...
  • Police Find Apology Note in Truck of Man Shot, Killed by Officer in Vallejo

    03/24/2015 5:03:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A Vallejo police spokesman says an officer shot and killed a man who was later found to have a note in his truck apologizing to the police for making them do it. Lt. Sid DeJesus said the confrontation started in a shopping center parking lot just before 6 p.m. on Saturday when someone called 911 to report an agitated man holding a large knife next to a pickup truck.
  • ‘Gutter Block Goon’ Gang Members Charged In St. Paul Assaults

    03/24/2015 2:48:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 3/24/15 | WCCO
    Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang: Michael James Jackson, 29; Jesse Jamoni Moore, 23; Rodney Lloyd Johnson, 22; Devon Walter Lee Johnson, 20; Ramon Devon Tolbert, 19, Keanu Antwain Brown, 19; and Donald Maurice McCormick, 19.
  • Bodies of 2 dead children were left in Detroit freezer for more than a year

    03/24/2015 1:57:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joel Landau
    Full Title: Bodies of 2 dead children were left in Detroit freezer for more than a year, mother in custody: police Two children who were found dead inside a freezer in a Detroit home Tuesday, had been in the container for more than a year, police said. Authorities found the bodies of the two children, a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy, in an apartment in the city's east side, Detroit Officer Jennifer Moreno told the Daily News. Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt told the Detroit News the bodies appear to have been in the freezer "for over a year." She lived...
  • City Park golf course protester falls from tree, taken in ambulance

    03/24/2015 1:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | Jonathan Bullington
    Johnathan "Lloyd" Boover, the man living in a City Park tree out of protest over a proposed golf complex, fell from his perch Tuesday (March 24) and was taken away in an ambulance, witnesses said. Boover fell from the tree shortly before 11 a.m., said Marilyn Eyer, a Gentilly resident who has followed Boover's tree sit-in since he started March 13. Boover was carried away on a stretcher into a waiting ambulance, witnesses said, which then left the area.Witnesses say Boover may have broken his nose and injured his foot and knee in the fall. He had been running low...
  • Suspect in Benedict College instructor killing in custody in FL

    03/24/2015 1:23:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    The State ^ | March 24, 2015
    COLUMBIA, SC — The 22-year-old suspect in the execution-style killing of a Benedict College intructor has been taken into custody after a wild high-speech police chase in Florida, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. The suspect, Ronald Harper Jr., confessed Wednesday to Daytona Beach police that he shot Randall Brown in the head, stole his car and then drove to Daytona Beach with a friend to enjoy spring break, police said. Meanwhile, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has scheduled a 12:30 pm press conference at his Two Notch Road headquarters to discuss his department’s investigation into Brown’s death. Lott’s investigators were...
  • Friends mourn Overbrook man as cops nab alleged killer (shot while walking his dog)

    03/23/2015 6:46:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015
    The youths walked up to Stuhlman about 8:30 p.m., all wearing hoodies and backpacks. Hamilton allegedly produced a pistol - police still don't know how the boy got his hands on the weapon - and announced the robbery. Stuhlman pleaded for his life, begging kids young enough to be his grandsons not to shoot him. A fight broke out. A shot went off.
  • Southern Oregon medical marijuana growers fear industrial hemp could ruin their crops

    03/22/2015 4:32:29 PM PDT · by gundog · 75 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | February 17, 2015 | Noelle Crombie
    Southern Oregon marijuana growers want to ban industrial hemp production from the region out of fear that hemp may pollinate their crops and render them worthless. Some outdoor marijuana growers want industrial hemp cultivation to be limited to eastern Oregon - far from their lucrative marijuana crops. At the very least, they don't want hemp in Josephine, Jackson and Douglas counties. Compared to Oregon's marijuana legalization movement, the effort to launch an industrial hemp industry in Oregon has been an understated one propelled by a small but passionate group of advocates. When one of them, Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point,...
  • CPS worker charged in shooting near Far South Side charter school

    03/22/2015 6:46:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 21, 2015 | Tina Sfondeles
    A young man hired by the Chicago Public Schools to help students during arrival and dismissal at a charter school has been charged with shooting a 17-year-old girl just blocks from the school on the Far South Side.
  • Girl, 18, Charged in Fatal Armed Drug Robbery After Detectives Use Facebook to Catch Her Lying

    03/22/2015 1:58:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 March 2015 | Louise Boyle
    A teenage girl has been charged with robbery after she was caught lying on Facebook about her involvement in the fatal ambush. Haley McKibben, 18, was allegedly involved in a plan to rob 23-year-old John Kinsey Jr who was found shot dead in his car last Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. McKibben was asked to 'set up' Kinsey by Julius Gordon, 19, so that the pair could rob him of a stash of marijuana and Xanax, according to an affidavit seen by Daily Mail Online. The 18-year-old reportedly got in the car to smoke with Kinsey and then sent a text...
  • Cyclist Hit By Truck, Robbed As He Lay Hurt In Oakland, Speaks First Words Since Awakening From Coma

    03/21/2015 11:10:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 21, 2015
    25-year-old man who was struck by a pickup truck and had his wallet stolen while he lay gravely injured on an Oakland street has spoken his first words since awakening from a weeks-long coma. Greg Lowrie faces a long recovery from the head injury, broken pelvis and fractured spine he suffered when the truck hit the bicycle he was riding. SNIP Lowrie awoke from a coma three weeks ago and on Thursday was able to speak his name and age and to greet his mother for the first tim SNIP
  • Colorado Girl, 12, Accused of Twice Attempting to Poison Mother Who Took Away Her iPhone

    03/21/2015 10:38:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    “It’s pretty scary,” said Commander Heidi Prentup. The girl’s mother noticed a bleach smell in her smoothie a couple of days earlier. “She thought that her daughter had maybe just cleaned the glass and that there was still bleach left in it,” Prentup said. “Then she started feeling sick.” The sickness passed, but she noticed a bleach smell again a few days later coming from a water carafe in her room. “When she smelled the bleach in the carafe she confronted her daughter and her daughter told her that she was trying to kill her for taking her iPhone,” Prentup...
  • Yes, San Francisco, That Is Meat In Your Cocktail

    03/21/2015 12:53:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    sf.cbslocal ^ | March 20, 2015 | Keith Mizuguchi
    San Francisco is always known as being one of the leaders in culinary trends in this country. One that has recently popped up is savory cocktails with a rather unique twist – they have some variation of meat in them. “Cocktail culture has never seen more creativity than right now. No ingredients are off the table as long as they bring flavor and balance to a drink,” said Jon Gasparini, who along with Greg Lindgren, of Rye on the Road, has designed the new cocktail menu at Belcampo Meat Co. in San Francisco. In that vein, Gasparini and Lindgren have...
  • (Atlanta) Half of newly diagnosed HIV patients have AIDS, Grady testing finds

    03/21/2015 5:24:34 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 23 replies
    Wabe.org ^ | March 20, 2015 | Lisa Hagen
    Atlanta is ranked number one among US cities when it comes to the rate of new diagnoses of HIV. Experts say that's because routine HIV testing is not offered in the places where most people get their health care. By the time patients are diagnosed in Atlanta, almost one third have advanced to clinical AIDS. Since starting a routine testing program in 2013, Grady Hospital has diagnosed an average of two or three patients with HIV every single day.
  • Police: Suspect Admits Destroying Bodies Of Food Network Finalist, Spouse

    03/20/2015 9:14:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 20, 2015 | RYAN PARKER AND CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    <p>Man suspected of killing Food Network contestant and husband admitted to destroying their bodies, police say The man suspected of killing Cristie Schoen Codd, a contestant on "The Next Food Network Star," and her husband told authorities that he had stored and destroyed the couple's bodies at his home, according to documents released by North Carolina authorities Thursday.</p>
  • Female caught on video beating another female and a child

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 15, 2015) — Graphic cell phone video of a fight at, what police believe to be, a park in Indianapolis, is spreading quickly on the web. The video appears to show a girl severely beating another girl and a young child, identified as the second girl’s brother. We have just learned that the aggressor was arrested Saturday for an unrelated incident. Juvenile detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating. Police believe the fight happened at Brookside Park and that the girls know each other from George Washington Community High School.
  • Please don't shoot me! Business owner begged for his life...killed during botched robbery

    03/20/2015 1:30:17 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 155 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 20 March 2015 | Kahleda Rahman for MailOnline
    James Stuhlman was killed as he took his labradoodle on a walk at night Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with the married father's murder A 14-year-old arrested on lesser charges and is co-operating with police The 51-year-old pleaded 'Please don't shoot me' repeatedly, police say Usually took nightly walks with his daughter, 13, but was alone that night
  • 93.8% in San Francisco Metro Say They’re Not LGBT; Silicon Valley 4th from Last for LGBTs

    03/20/2015 3:26:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 20, 2015 - 3:32 PM
    93.8 percent of the adults polled in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan area do not “personally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” according to a Gallup survey that interviewed 374,325 adults nationwide from June through December of last year. […] The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metropolitan area—commonly known as Silicon Valley—ranked fourth from the bottom among the 50 largest metropolitan areas for its percentage of LGBTs. 96.8 percent in that metro area do not personally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to the Gallup survey, and 3.2 percent do. …
  • Slidell's famous 'abandoned' dog found safe and sound

    03/20/2015 2:44:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/20/15 | James Varney
    After an exhaustive search, America's most famous allegedly abandoned pooch, Butterbean of Slidell, has been found. But the story in some ways remains unfinished. On Thursday (March 19), the Humane Society of Louisiana tracked Butterbean down. Butterbean, a 6- or 7-year-old German shepherd mix, gained notoriety this week when she sprinted after a pickup truck owner who appeared to ditch her deliberately at a gas station near U.S. 11. The image of Butterbean desperately racing after what seemed a cruel and heartless owner captured the hearts of many. Even now, people as far away as Palm Springs, Calif., have offered...
  • Outrage Over ‘Hang Loose’ Noose Shirts

    03/20/2015 1:34:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    CW33 ^ | 03/17/2015 | Tony Lewis
    DALLAS – Hey, you want to make a fashion statement with what you wear, right? What you wear says a lot about who you are. That’s why a shirt that that says, “Hang Loose” with a picture of a noose is causing major outrage. Folks on Twitter are reacting in disgust to the manufacturer, Tavik, and the seller — T.J. Maxx. Not only is this shirt in bad taste, the timing couldn’t be worse. The country is still reeling from the OU frat fallout where members of its SAE chapter were caught on camera singing a chant about hanging people from a...
  • Police, Doctors Warn Against New Synthetic Drug "Flakka"

    03/20/2015 1:23:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Law enforcement officials and medical personnel are warning people about the risks of a dangerous new synthetic drug that is growing in popularity in the streets of South Florida. Just last month, a man was caught on surveillance camera attempting to kick in the hurricane glass doors of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department headquarters. It was later determined that that man, 50-year-old James West, was high off of Flakka, a synthetic street drug mix with a base of bath salts that can result in paranoia, anxiety, psychosis and hallucinations. According to police, West was hallucinating and believed that 25 cars...
  • Postal carrier admits to stealing from mail

    03/20/2015 12:07:54 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    ABC27 ^ | March 20, 2015 | Myles Snyder
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Hanover woman has admitted in federal court that she opened mail and stole cash and gift cards while working for the U.S. Postal Service. Stacie Ann Stevens, 41, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to a charge of destruction of mail, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith. The theft was discovered after Carroll Valley residents complained about missing and torn mail. In October, Stevens was caught on surveillance video using a stolen gift card, Smith said. She has resigned from the Postal Service and faces a year in prison and a fine of...