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  • New Hampshire bill requires cursive, multiplication tables

    03/05/2015 4:48:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 6:06 PM EST | Kathleen Ronayne
    As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators want to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. “You definitely need to teach typing and keyboarding and all of that, but kids do need to be able to sign their names, they do need to be able to read the Founding Fathers documents,” said Republican Sen. Nancy Stiles, the main sponsor of a bill that would require public schools to keep teaching both. “(Cursive) is an art and a skill that shouldn’t...
  • Police: Man booked for child sex abuse charges after incident in pool

    03/05/2015 4:25:11 PM PST · by Colofornian · 24 replies
    HeraldExtra.com (Provo Herald) ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Kurt Hanson
    LEHI — Officers booked a man Wednesday afternoon after a 10-year-old girl disclosed the suspect had sexually abused her last summer. During an interview at the Children’s Justice Center, the victim said she was swimming at a neighbor’s home in Lehi during the summer of 2014. During that time, the neighbor’s uncle, Jeff Hunt, came out and got in the pool with the victim and with her friends. They started to play a game of “shark,” but during the game, Hunt, 42, reportedly made the victim grab and squeeze his crotch underwater. She also stated he had reached up and...
  • Alleged victims of 'polygamous ninjas' break their silence [polygamist clan re-targets teen victim]

    03/05/2015 4:08:41 PM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    KUTV.com (Salt Lake City) ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Christine L. McCarthy
    (KUTV) The victims of the so-called "polygamist ninjas" fear retaliation by the sister-wives, the family told 2News in their first interview since the bizarre and traumatic break-in. Raven Blackwing, 22, and Tylynn Southwick, 19, allegedly jimmied the back door of the West Jordan home early in the morning last September. Fiances Jeremy Beck and Elizabeth Griego were sleeping when their friend, who was staying over, heard creaking near the stairs leading to the bedrooms. He saw two masked, hooded women in dark clothing and woke up everyone. Griego yelled for her children and hid them in one room. While the...
  • Plane skidded off the runway at New York City airport

    03/05/2015 8:33:16 AM PST · by XRdsRev · 21 replies
    WABC Radio
    Just came over the radio. not sure if it was LaGuardia or JFK. Believe the plane was from Atlanta. no reports of injuries
  • Raleigh used car salesman accused of inappropriately touching customers

    03/05/2015 6:22:49 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 7 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | 3-5-15 | Staff
    The owner of a Raleigh used car dealership is accused of inappropriately touching at least two customers. Thomas JEFFRSON Lynn, 63, turned himself in to authorities on Friday. He is charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and is currently out on bond. Two customers, a 22-year-old man on Feb. 22 and a 32-year-old woman on Dec. 21, 2013, told police Lynn inappropriately touched them while at Wolfpack Auto Sales, at 3020 Hillsborough Street.
  • Seniors' discounts should be scrapped, study suggests

    03/04/2015 6:57:45 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 4, 2015 | CBC News
    A new report is calling on municipal governments to scrap seniors' discounts. The study, called No Seniors' Specials: Financing Municipal Services in Aging Communities, was commissioned by the national think-tank Institute for Research on Public Policy. Economist Harry Kitchen Economist Harry Kitchen is the author of a recent study advising cities to get rid of seniors' discounts. (www.transportfutures.ca) Many municipalities in Canada give discounts to seniors based solely on their age. Those discounts for citizens aged 55 or older include lower bus fares, cheaper fitness classes and sometimes reduced property taxes. Harry Kitchen, the report's author, says a lot of...
  • Woman held without bail in connection with stabbing death of Dorchester mom

    03/04/2015 5:11:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    FOX25 / MyFoxBoston ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ashley Troutman
    DORCHESTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A woman was held without bail Tuesday in connection to the stabbing death of a Dorchester mom. Takisa Matthews, 30, was held without bail at her arraignment Tuesday afternoon. She was charged with the murder of 26-year-old Maria Sanchez, who was stabbed to death at an altercation outside a house party in October of 2014. Matthews was also charged with armed assault with the intent to murder for stabbing another woman, who survived.
  • Toilet bowl lid stolen from Devils Lake Dairy Queen

    03/04/2015 9:42:18 AM PST · by skeptoid · 33 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Adam Ladwig
    An unusual theft in Devils Lake has police and employees at a local business chuckling. The local Dairy Queen reported a toilet bowl cover stolen from a bathroom Monday night. Police say the theft happened shortly after 9 p.m., when the store typically closes. A group of juveniles was sitting near the bathroom. One employee noticed a young male holding something under a sweatshirt or coat. The boy told the employee it was a binder. A police detective declined to comment about the unusual theft on camera, saying she wouldn't be able to do so with a straight face.
  • Women’s rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

    03/04/2015 1:38:48 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Feb 19, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A Columbia University professor—who is an ardent supporter of women’s rights and advocate against domestic violence—was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor assault after beating up her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day.According to her faculty bio on Columbia’s website, Joann Baney, 54, is the faculty director of the FDNY Officers Management Institute and also serves as faculty on the NYPD’s Police Management Institute. Both schools are part of Columbia’s Executive Education program under the business school. "I hit him because he cheated on me."    Tweet This The NY Daily News, which originally broke the story, reported that Baney trains New...
  • Parent: Weston teacher called my son 'rag-head Taliban'

    03/03/2015 8:37:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2015 | Karen Yi
    A Weston parent urged the Broward School Board on Tuesday to fire a teacher he claims called his son a "rag-head Taliban.". Youssef Wardani said Maria Valdes, who teaches French at Cypress Bay in Weston, called his 14-year-old son a Taliban four times in class last month. "I want her fired," said Wardani. "As a parent I should not be spending my time in front of [the School Board], explaining to them what should have been done on Day One … My son is not a rag-head Taliban."
  • Witnesses detail boy’s fall in alleged Wal-Mart getaway

    03/03/2015 1:29:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Prisca Pointdujour
    A 5-year-old boy was “screaming his lungs out” Sunday as he came “flying out of the door” of an SUV during a botched theft of a flat-screen TV from a Falmouth Wal-Mart by his mom and her boyfriend, according to police reports released yesterday. Eyewitnesses said they ran to help as the crying boy fell “out of the car onto the ground” and then got up and started to chase the SUV.
  • Algiers Point robbery victim called suspect for a ride from the ferry: NOPD (mugshot)

    03/03/2015 1:27:50 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/3/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    A 27-year-old man thought he was on his way to an Algiers Point bar for drinks with the man he called to pick him up from the Algiers ferry landing Sunday afternoon (March 1). But that ride ended abruptly, New Orleans police said, when a comment about a casino trip left the man beaten and robbed. The violent series of events began around 4:30 p.m. when police said the 27-year-old called Marc Brown and asked for a ride from the ferry landing.
  • Obama and Tish B'Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning

    03/03/2015 10:59:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/3/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    In 2004, an obscure Illinois State Legislator named Barack Hussein Obama, rose to international prominence after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachussetts. The day Obama gave the speech was July 27, 2004, Tish B'Av (9th of Av), the Jewish historical day of calamity and mourning. The day in history that most Jewish calamities have started (partial list below): 421BCE - Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians (about 100,000 Jews killed during invasion) 70AD - Destruction of Second Temple by Romans (Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease). 132 - Bar Kochba...
  • 3 Men Wearing Black Ski Masks Open Fire On LAPD Officers In South LA

    03/03/2015 6:52:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Officers were patrolling the area when three men wearing black ski masks ran up and opened fire, according to police. Two suspects were taken into custody and a third remained outstanding.
  • Why Utah Cops ROCK!

    03/03/2015 6:43:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/3/2015 | Tom Hudson
    Here are stories of good deeds from Utah State PatrolThe Gaunlet Helen Smith received the phone call that all parents dread no matter how old: Her son was in a hospital in Ogden, Utah, and was dying and she needed to come up and see him immediately. Helen is 87 years old and the Ogden Regional Medical Center is in another state. Helen lives in Nevada some 350 miles from where her son lay, dying. In Fillmore, Utah, Helen flew past Trooper Jeff Jones, catching his attention. Jones pulled Helen over and gave her a warning to slow down. When...
  • Gas explosion levels house, blows man out front door after he turned on bathroom light

    03/03/2015 6:41:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jason Molinet
    An early morning gas explosion rocked a New Jersey neighborhood and left a man severely burned. The Point Pleasant Beach man suffered burns over half his body when he awoke to the odor of gas early Monday and then turned on a bathroom light, which sparked an explosion, NJ.com reported. Neighbors and friends said 47-year-old Kurt Wagner was blown out through the front door of the rental. He was rushed to the burn unit at Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was in stable condition, according NJ.com. "The guy that was living in the house got blown out the front door,"...
  • Placentia Teacher Found Hanging In High School Classroom

    03/02/2015 2:32:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    (CBSLA.com) ^ | Pete Demetriou
    The unidentified female teacher was found deceased inside a classroom at El Dorado High School at 1641 Valencia Avenue just before school started Monday morning, according to Placentia Police Lt. Eric Point. KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports students and another teacher got her down to the floor and called 911 about 8:40 a.m. this morning The discovery was made after students said the classroom door was locked during first period, according to Point. A neighboring teacher unlocked the door and students found the teacher hanging, Point said. ... The death is believed to be a suicide, but no note was...
  • Snapshot of an LEO

    03/02/2015 12:22:22 PM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/2/2015 | D Breteau
    An interview with John Parow – St. Lucie County Sheriffs Department D Breteau) Why did you become a Law Enforcement Officer? John Parow) It sounds like a cliché answer but I actually got into law enforcement because I truly like helping people. In this field, many people don’t like us overall but if I can help one person then that is what I am looking for. DB) Worst day as a cop? JP) February 28th 2013. On this day a fellow sergeant and friend was murdered while doing his job. During a traffic stop, the suspect exited his vehicle and...
  • What’s going on with this mugshot?

    03/01/2015 1:32:09 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 125 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | Harry Readhead
    What’s going on with this mugshot? Ashley Stabler, 23, was detained by police after allegedly driving without insurance or proper plates and having a suspended licence. But we don’t know why her mouth is opened wide like that – though we do have a few suggestions: 1. She was at a new state-of-the-art prison/dentist combo facility, and was asked to say ‘ah’ 2. She’s playing charades and describing the film Scream 3. She and one of the officers are taking turns throwing sweets into each other’s mouths 4. She’s singing Puccini’s Nessun Dorma 5. Her mother is saying ‘Here comes...
  • Southwest gets snow; California also getting rain

    02/28/2015 11:17:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 12:28 AM EST
    Parts of the Southwest dealt with a second day of snow Saturday, while a storm moved across areas of California and brought much-needed precipitation. Sections of central and northern New Mexico received a record-breaking snowfall Friday and Saturday with more expected throughout the weekend, weather officials said. More snow and rain is expected in the state’s north-central and northwest areas, with the impact hitting the northern mountains, meteorologist Todd Shoemake said. …
  • Monkey Business: Person Dressed As Gorilla Startles Agoura Hills Residents Out Of Bed

    02/27/2015 8:16:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    I was startled and woke up to somebody ringing my doorbell and beating on the door.” It was just before 1 a.m. when Bruce Grant was jarred out of bed at his Agoura Hills home. “At that moment, the window started banging to the right, in my living room. So, I ripped over there, thinking that somebody was going to break the window trying to get my attention. I opened up the curtains and saw a full-grown person in a monkey suit, within a foot of my face.” “I looked behind him and saw another person standing in a full,...
  • Immigration Question

    02/27/2015 1:50:59 PM PST · by neverbluffer · 11 replies
    SELF | 02/27/2015 | NEVERBLUFFER
    Can someone please answer a question for me? We have been groomed over the years by the liberal crowd to believe that illegal aliens entering this country (illegally of course) is not a criminal offense, only a civil matter. However, the following code of laws regarding immigration state clearly: 8 U.S. Code § 1325 - Improper entry by alien (a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2)...
  • New bulletproof baseball hat gets tested at range (Detroit)

    02/27/2015 10:48:41 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 32 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 · 39 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 · 92 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.'