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  • Church members grieve after Algiers pastor collapses during sermon

    05/05/2015 4:40:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NEW ORLEANS —Kenneth Green was only 56 years old.He was a loving husband, father and the senior pastor of Greater Saint Mary Baptist Church in Algiers. Sunday, he collapsed and died in the middle of his sermon.Joan Martin was sitting in the pew, and broke down in tears."He took a swallow of water, before he took water he wiped his face, and then he looked up and it looked like his eyes were rolled back, like there was no life in his eyes, and he tumbled over. Everybody was in a state of shock people were crying," said Martin.She said...
  • Pizza delivery guy delivers pies despite collapsed lung after being stabbed in the back, carjacked

    05/05/2015 3:08:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2015 | Ted Thornhill
    When it comes to going above and beyond the call of duty, this takes some beating. A pizza delivery guy was stabbed in the back – suffering a collapsed lung – then carjacked and still managed to get the takeaway to the customer. His courage brings to mind the Black Knight from Monty Python's Holy Grail movie, who declared 'it's just a flesh wound' after having his arms sliced off by King Arthur.
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Killing Roomate, Storing Body in Panorama City Apartment’s Closet

    05/05/2015 1:57:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ktla ^ | Anthony Kurzweil, Jennifer Gould and Kacey Montoya,
    Mario Villalobos, 58, allegedly confessed to the killing when he showed the body to a woman who was visiting Saturday night. The visitor, who goes by the name Bubbles, said Villalobos told her he was going to evict his roommate when the two got into a confrontation. “She kicked his dog … she pepper sprayed him and she was fighting and he was grabbing her,” Bubbles recalled Villalobos telling her. “She scratched him and then he grabbed her by her neck and squeezed it and squeezed it and squeezed it until she stopped moving,” Bubbles claimed Villalobos told her. Bubbles...
  • Ohio Fugitive on Lam Since 1959 Caught in Florida

    05/05/2015 11:31:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Authorities in Florida say a ruse to get a man's fingerprints led to his arrest as a convicted killer who escaped an Ohio prison farm and disappeared for most of six decades. Brevard County deputies say investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service in Ohio sought help to check out the man while chasing leads about Frank Freshwaters, an Akron man who escaped in 1959. Major Tod Goodyear says they created a ruse to get the man to sign papers, then matched the fingerprints to those from the decades-old arrest. Goodyear says they watched the man for a week, then confronted...
  • Man Sues Hospital After Amputated Leg Found in Trash

    05/05/2015 11:18:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015
    A Florida man is suing a hospital after his amputated leg was found in the trash. According to the Miami Herald, the Key Largo man went to Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables to have his leg amputated below his knee. The hospital then threw the leg away instead of incinerating it, which is the normal practice. The man found out about the incident when homicide detectives knocked on his door and asked him why his leg was found at a waste management facility with the man's name tag still attached. Hospital officials have not explained how the mistake was made....
  • Raleigh officer, wife asking for $50K in hot coffee case

    05/05/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    WRAL ^ | May 4, 2015
    Raleigh, N.C. — Attorneys for a Raleigh police officer began making the case Monday that he should be compensated the burns, blisters and emotional damage he suffered when a hot cup of coffee spilled on his lap in January 2012. In the morning, a judge heard motions from representatives of Matthew Kohr, a lieutenant with Raleigh police's special operations division, and Starbucks.
  • Two arraigned in JP snow-crew fatal shooting

    05/05/2015 5:59:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 04, 2015 | Peter Schworm
    The two men belonged to rival Boston gangs, but told their supervisors it would not be a problem, prosecutors said. They were ready to move on with their lives, and leave the old ways behind. But soon after Donte Henley, 24, heard he had been assigned to the same snow-shoveling crew as Kenny Lamour, 21, this February, he decided “it’s him or me,” prosecutors said in court Monday.
  • Strangers Help Infant After Her Mother Suddenly Dies

    05/05/2015 12:04:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KION ^ | May 04, 2015
    Mothers across Santa Cruz County donate breast milkThey say it takes a village to raise a child. That rings especially true for a four-month-old baby in Santa Clara County who recently lost her mother. Four-month-old Isabella Van De Leur is the light of her daddy's life. Kevin Van De Leur says she is the reason he is able to keep it together. At the end of March, Isabella's mother, Yinna died suddenly from a heart attack. She was just weeks shy of her 33rd birthday. "It's a very difficult situation," Kevin said. "She's (Isabella's) keeping me positive." Aside of dealing...
  • Australian Man Jailed for Beating 9 Puppies to Death in a Meth-Induced Frenzy

    05/04/2015 11:41:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Time ^ | May 4, 2015 | Sabrina Toppa
    The court was told that the culprit had not slept for three days A 25-year-old Australian man, Nathan Thompson — who brutally bludgeoned to death nine puppies in March while high on meth — has been sentenced to 18 months in jail by a court in the eastern state of New South Wales. Thompson will serve at least a year of his sentence, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. He is also banned for life from owning animals.
  • SC College Student Allegedly Caught on Camera Poisoning Roommates' Food

    05/04/2015 11:34:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    A University of South Carolina student is facing felony charges and possible jail time after allegedly being caught on camera spitting and pouring chemicals into her two roommates’ food in early February, police said. Police say Hayley King, 22, can be seen in the video taken by her roommates Feb. 4 spitting into multiple containers of food and pouring Windex into the food in the apartment they shared off campus, according to a Columbia Police Department incident report. King’s two roommates informed authorities they had set up secret cameras in their shared apartment because they were afraid of what King...
  • Michigan earthquake not caused by fracking, scientists say

    05/04/2015 6:36:43 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies ^ | May 04, 2015 | Julie Mack
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- The state official who oversees regulation of oil and gas wells says he is certain that Saturday's earthquake in Kalamazoo County is unrelated to fracking or other drilling in the area. "I am extremely confident there is no connection," said Hal Fitch, a geologist who is director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals. That opinion is echoed by David Barnes, professor of geosciences at Western Michigan University. "I'm as certain as a scientist can be" that there is no connection, Barnes said. Hydraulic fracturing -- also known as fracking --...
  • Report: Fiancee of Missing Kayaker Wrote in Diary She Wanted Him Dead

    05/04/2015 6:00:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 4, 2015
    Angelika Graswald, a New York woman accused of killing her fiance and falsely reporting he died in a kayaking accident, says she is wrongfully accused of murder based on outdated entries in her diary. In an interview with News 12 Westchester from behind bars, the 35-year-old Graswald said authorities arrested her after reading entries in her diary in which she wrote there were times she wished her fiance, Vincent Viafore, dead because he pushed her for rough sex and wanted her to engage in threesomes. Graswald told the station the diary entries were written during tough times and stressed she...
  • Cops Raid Illegal Dog Fight in Car Wash and Rescue 3 Pit Bulls - Including One in Critical Condition

    05/04/2015 5:38:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Officials rescued three abused pit bulls in the middle of an illegal dog fight this weekend taking place in a car wash in Paterson, New Jersey. One of the dogs, which was found bleeding and severely injured, has been given a 50/50 chance of living after being whisked away from the fighting pen on Friday. Four men have been arrested after the fight, including the ringleader and landlord who rented out the building. Officials rescued three abused pit bulls in the middle of an illegal dog fight this weekend taking place in a car wash in Paterson, New Jersey. One...
  • Finally,Far Left Liberals Out Of Excuses.Unable To Explain Baltimore Crisis During Interviews.

    05/04/2015 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 15 replies
    Now the liberal commentators are really backed into a corner when being interviewed,especially on Fox.Did anyone catch the last time Alan Colmes spoke of the Baltimore Riots? He actually had the nerve to bring up "Corporate Record Profits" as an excuse for Baltimore. Now that's a sign that they have run out of excuses, no more "Bush Excuses",No More "Global Warming" excuses, along with all of the investments for the poor. It's becoming laughable to hear the latest excuses, and they have nothing to do with what brought Baltimore down to its knees!
  • Libyan Beheaded in Benghazi for Witchcraft: Report

    05/04/2015 4:04:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Public Storage ^ | 4 May 2015
    IS is claiming to have beheaded a man they accused of witchcraft. The unnamed victim, whom Jihadist web sites said was a Libyan, was reportedly murdered in Benghazi. It is not clear when or precisely where the crime took place. Pictures were posted showing the moment of execution with the man placing his head on the block while his killed raises a sword. There were also photographs of what were claimed to be magic talismans and symbols supposedly found in the man’s possession.
  • Police: Wisconsin bridge shooting victims identified

    05/04/2015 3:31:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Police Chief Tim Styka identified the dead as 33-year-old Jonathan Stoffel, of Neenah, his 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, and Adam Bentdahl, 31, of Appleton. Stoffel's wife, Erin, was shot three times but survived and is hospitalized in critical condition. The chief said the 27-year-old gunman, Sergio Valencia del Toro, fatally shot himself after randomly shooting the others near a pavilion on the bridge Sunday. Styka said del Toro and his fiancee had recently called off their wedding and had argued before the shooting.
  • Kentucky Derby-goer from Canada murdered when returning to hotel after race

    05/04/2015 1:36:16 PM PDT · by seacapn · 41 replies
    WDRB 41 Louisville ^ | May 04, 2015 12:11 PM PST By Emily Mieure Connect | Emily Mieure
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- A tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot and killed near his hotel Saturday night. Police have charged three people in connection to 49-year-old Toronto resident Scott Hunter's murder. Friends of Scott Hunter describe him as a great guy and a lively character, he was a bartender in downtown Toronto for nine years. "We're trying to get our heads around it and trying to comprehend how something like this could happen," said Beau Opperman, Hunter's boss at House on Parliament and. Opperman says Hunter was in Louisville with a friend to go to the...
  • Pasadena [California] Police Officer Charged With Insurance Fraud After ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Video

    05/04/2015 2:16:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer
    A Pasadena police officer has been charged with insurance fraud after appearing in an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video while out of work on a disability claim for a lower back injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Jaime Robinson, 39, pleaded not guilty on Friday to four counts of insurance fraud. Her bail was set at $40,000, the DA’s office said. She was accused of exaggerating injuries on two occasions to collect disability benefits, according to Deputy District Attorney Arunas Sodonis of the DA’s Healthcare Fraud Division. In July, Robinson allegedly appeared in a video posted online...
  • As The Smoke Clears In Baltimore, It’s Time To Revive Compassionate Conservatism

    05/04/2015 12:06:43 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-4-2015 | DAVID COHEN
    After a week of unrest in Baltimore, chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby calmed the waters Friday by indicting six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. “To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America, I have heard your call for ‘No justice, no peace,’” Mosby declared. When justice is not deaf, one wonders whether it can be blind. But I’ll leave others to ponder that. Because the Baltimore riots exposed something with much farther-reaching implications than the Freddie Gray tragedy: More than five decades into the War on Poverty, our inner cities remain wastelands of dysfunction and despair....
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    05/04/2015 9:05:09 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 18 replies
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  • Just had another earthquake here in Dallas

    05/04/2015 7:05:35 AM PDT · by TLI · 24 replies
    Self ^ | May 4, 2015 | TLI
    Just had another earthquake here in Dallas. Short, about a 3.5. Weird. .
  • Shirtless Man Gets Stuck Upside Down on Basketball Hoop, Prompting Rescue at Seattle Park

    05/03/2015 6:21:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom
    A hammer-wielding man needed to be rescued by firefighters and police on Friday evening after he climbed up onto a basketball hoop at a Seattle-area park and somehow got stuck upside down, according to a report. Hanging by a foot, the shirtless man was flailing and thrashing about as about a dozen officers stood around the court, apparently trying to figure out how to get him down, video from CNN affiliate KOMO showed.
  • Question:Freddie Gray Case.Who Selects The 12 Jurors?"The Powers That Be",Or The Attorneys.

    05/03/2015 11:27:08 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 27 replies
    So is this going to be another O.J. Trial? Where in the early stages half of the jurors didn't care for the evidence and had O.J. already declared innocent while the jurors in behalf of the Goldman were leaning for a guilty verdict and in the end set What will happen this time around? Will we have six black and six white jurors winding up with no decision,aka,"Hung Jury"?,Hopefully this will take place in the winter, last thing Baltimore needs are riots in the summer.
  • Man Angry About Pending Court Case Vandalizes Alhambra Courthouse, Faces Charges: Police

    05/03/2015 7:24:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom,
    At around 3 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls about a man breaking windows at the courthouse, according to a post on the Alhambra Police Department’s Facebook page. The court is located at 150 W. Commonwealth Ave. right across from a police station. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with bloody lacerations to his arms. He was detained and told police he was upset about a pending case in court, the post stated. ... A total of 27 window panes were found to have been broken, according to police.
  • Cornelius police officer shot Saturday while responding to call

    05/02/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by Free America52 · 16 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 05-02-2015 | Josh Komer
    A Cornelius police lieutenant was shot in the stomach while responding to a domestic call on Saturday, and a suspect was taken into custody, police said.
  • Judge makes rare decision to set aside jury verdict in criminal sexual conduct case

    05/02/2015 3:45:20 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies ^ | May 02, 2015 | Danielle Salisbury
    JACKSON, MI – Concerned he would have to send an innocent man to prison, a Jackson County judge on Friday set aside a jury's guilty verdict in a criminal sexual conduct case. The rare decision, a first in Circuit Judge John McBain's 13 years on the bench, means Gregory Patterson, 50, is not guilty of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, felonies that would have sent him to prison for a minimum of 25 years. A jury convicted Patterson of the offenses at the close of a March trial, but McBain granted a motion made by defense lawyer George...
  • Obama While Trying to Kill School Choice in D.C.: We Need to Make Sure ‘All Children’ Get…

    05/02/2015 12:23:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 2, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    After having presented a budget to Congress that would phase out a school-choice program that allows a limited number of children to escape Washington, D.C.’s public schools, President Barack Obama delivered a weekly address today that said all Americans have a responsibility to make sure all children—not just their own—get a great education. Obama’s two daughters go to Sidwell Friends, one of the most expensive private schools in Washington, D.C. […] Obama’s address was titled: “Ensuring Every Child Gets a Great Education.” In 2003, Congress enacted a program for “opportunity scholarships” in Washington, D.C. These allowed some students in public...
  • Earthquake felt in West MI

    05/02/2015 9:55:57 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 46 replies
    Wood TV ^ | May 2, 2015 | Dan Boers
    (WOOD) An earthquake rattled West Michigan and other parts of the Midwest. The shaking happened around 12:20 p.m. It was felt around the Michigan. The USGS registered it as a 4.0 earthquake centered near Galesburg.
  • USC student charged after spitting, spraying window cleaner in roommates’ food

    05/02/2015 6:58:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 1, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    (Columbia, SC) A USC student is facing felony charges after she was caught on camera spitting and pouring household cleaners into her roommates’ food in early February. Hayley King, 22, was recorded by her roommates spitting into multiple containers of food and pouring Windex into it in the apartment they shared off campus, a Columbia Police Department report states. King’s two roommates told police they set up cameras in the apartment because they were afraid of what she might do in the wake of fights they had in the prior weeks. The two roommates tried to get King to move...
  • Hose slashing suspect charged in Baltimore

    05/02/2015 2:10:54 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies ^ | May 1, 2015 | Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal
    Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged Greg Bailey (22) after determining he was the suspect responsible for intentionally damaging a charged water supply fire hose during active fire suppression operations at the CVS store location at 2509 Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday, April 27, 2015. The action of puncturing the hose line caused an immediate drop in water pressure and endangered the lives of fire service personnel at the scene who were forced to withdraw and immediately reestablish a secondary water supply source.
  • Before fatal Miami crash, woman texts boyfriend, ‘Driving drunk woo ... I’ll be dead thanks to you’

    05/01/2015 9:24:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, May 1, 2015 | Michelle Blidner
    A Florida woman texted her boyfriend, "Driving drunk woo ... I'll be dead thanks to you," minutes before plowing through a red light and causing a fatal crash, police said. The driver, Mila Dago, survived the August 2013 crash and is awaiting trial for the death of her friend and passenger Irina Reinoso, 22. Dago had gone out in Miami that night as she was dealing with breaking up with her boyfriend, according to police records obtained by the Miami Herald last week. Throughout the night, the then-22-year-old sent her boyfriend 60 bitter texts, including some that seem chilling after...
  • Charm City Live Thread

    05/01/2015 7:08:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    At 22:09 the scanner is telling the cops to move in. Looks like no messing about so far...see how it goes.
  • Parking garage collapses at the Watergate

    05/01/2015 6:32:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 5/1/2015 | Rebecca Cooper
    D.C. fire and emergency officials were working to shore up a portion of a parking garage that collapsed this morning at the Watergate complex on Virginia Avenue NW. D. C. fire spokesman Tim Wilson said it will take several hours to shore up the structure, a step necessary for emergency responders to be able to search the garage for anyone who may be trapped, WTOP reports. Three stories of the garage, which was under renovation, collapsed atop each other in a "pancake" effect.
  • Scientists monitor undersea volcanic eruption off Oregon coast

    05/01/2015 5:31:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | Courtney Sherwood
    An undersea volcano about 300 miles (480 km) off Oregon's coast has been spewing lava for the past seven days, confirming forecasts made last fall and giving researchers unique insight into a hidden ocean hot spot, a scientist said on Friday. Researchers know of two previous eruptions by the volcano, dubbed "Axial Seamount" for its location along the axis of an underwater mountain ridge, Oregon State University geologist Bill Chadwick said on Friday. But those 1998 and 2011 eruptions were detected months or years afterward, Chadwick added. Last year, researchers connected monitoring gear to an undersea cable that, for the...
  • Apple says EU probe of Irish tax policy could be ‘material’

    05/01/2015 5:26:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:44pm EDT | Devika Krishna Kumar
    Apple Inc. said the European Commission’s investigation into Ireland’s tax treatment of multinationals could have a “material” impact if it was determined that Dublin’s tax policies represented unfair state aid. Apple said that if the EU’s investigations concluded against Ireland, the company could be required to pay past taxes for up to 10 years “reflective of the disallowed state aid.” The EU began a formal investigation against Ireland in June last year for alleged state aid to Apple. …
  • Fire season fears

    05/01/2015 12:26:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — At the local level, seasonal winds and high temperatures are always cause for concern when it comes to the potential for an active fire season. “We received a lot of rainfall during the monsoon last year, and we had a lot of moisture during the winter, but the problem that always exists here is that it gets hot, it gets windy and it dries out,” said Fry Fire Chief Bill Miller. The only thing that would calm concerns would be unseasonably early rains in the late spring and early summer timeframe, which could reduce the threat from...
  • Huachuca Canyon reopened after bear put down

    05/01/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A week after an aggressive bear resulted in the closure of Huachuca Canyon on Fort Huachuca, the popular recreation area has reopened after the animal was put down by authorities. Last Thursday, April 23, a brown bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. Initially, fort officials opted to close the canyon to vehicles, hikers and other visitors in the hope that the bear would move on, as other problem bears have done in the past. However, the ongoing aggressive nature and lack of fear of humans necessitated the bear be put down...
  • Sea Lion Pup Wanders Streets of San Francisco, Fear of "New Normal" For Warming Ocea

    04/30/2015 9:34:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    A stranded sea lion pup nicknamed “Rubbish” was walking along a San Francisco sidewalk Thursday morning in what marine mammal rescuers fear could be the “new normal” of a warming Pacific Ocean. The pup was seen waddling about in the Marina District along Divisadero Street before someone spotted the unusual sight and called it in about 7 a.m., according to Laura Sherr, a spokeswoman for the center. Sherr said the male pup was captured by net, put into a doggie-style crate and was whisked off for follow-up care at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. Rubbish is one of 1,800...
  • VIDEO: Mother beats woman in brawl over parking space in Long Island

    04/30/2015 8:04:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | April 29, 2015 | Carolina Leid
    VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- With her husband and children watching, a mother viciously beat another woman over a parking spot in Valley Stream, Long Island, and it was all caught on cellphone video. The brawl allegedly started Sunday after a woman tried to park in an empty spot at the Green Acres Mall, but a man was standing in the spot, holding it for someone else. The woman parked in another spot, then got into an argument about what happened. That's when the punches and hair pulling started.
  • Report on March ABC incident in Charlottesville is complete

    04/30/2015 1:52:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies ^ | 4-30-2015 | Chris Suarez | (Charlottesville) Daily Progress
    State police investigating alcohol agents’ arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson have forwarded a report including several hundred pages of documents to Charlottesville’s top prosecutor. Details on the findings were unavailable, and it’s unclear whether the report, which also includes hours of recorded interviews, will be made public. Requested by city Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman, the probe is one of two state police launched in the wake of Johnson’s arrest early March 18 outside a Corner pub. Gov. Terry McAuliffe also ordered an investigation. Chapman, who was prosecuting a murder trial Wednesday, was unavailable for comment. The law...
  • Sheriff: ‘I Was Sick To My Stomach’ After Being Told To Stand Down

    04/30/2015 9:30:44 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 50 replies
    BALTIMORE (CBS BALTIMORE) — A Maryland sheriff who traveled to Baltimore to help law enforcement stop Monday’s riots told 105.7 The Fan that he was stunned when officers alerted him of the orders to stand down. Michael Lewis is the Sheriff in Wicomico County, and was also a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police. He joined Ed Norris and Steve Davis on Thursday to talk about the controversial orders the police were given during the riots. Lewis said it wasn’t his intention to come to Baltimore, a drive of about two hours, but he felt it was his duty to...
  • Woman Busted For "Kill White Cops" Facebook Post

    04/29/2015 5:26:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    As rioters rampaged across Baltimore Monday evening, a Georgia woman decided it was the perfect time to go on Facebook and announce that “All Black ppl should rise up and shoot at every white cop in the nation starting NOW,” police allege. After being alerted to the online threat--which appeared on the page of “Tiffany Milan”--investigators tracked the post back to Ebony Dickens, a 33-year-old mother from East Point, an Atlanta suburb. Dickens, pictured at right, was arrested yesterday for making terroristic threats. During a search of her apartment, police seized computers and a handgun, cops reported. “I condone black...
  • L.A. Firefighters Help Rescue Teen Buried Under Nepal Earthquake Wreckage for 5 Days

    04/30/2015 6:48:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    On day six of Nepal’s tragedy, life triumphed as rescuers pulled an 18-year-old man from the rubble of a multistory residential building in one of Kathmandu’s hard-hit neighborhoods. A large crowd erupted in cheers as Pemba Tamang was carried out on a stretcher. He was wearing a New York shirt and blue neck brace, was blanketed by dust and had the look of a deer in the headlights. His rescuer, Inspector Lakshman Basnet of the Nepalese Armed Police Force, said Tamang was responsive and showed no apparent signs of serious injury. He was given an IV drip and rushed from...
  • Man shot himself in the foot to see what it felt like

    04/29/2015 11:07:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 87 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 29 Apr 2015 | Matt Payton
    There is a concrete reason why ‘shooting yourself in the foot’ is an idiom as this man found out.Police have not revealed the 35-year-old’s name who was admitted to hospital last weekend in the Spanish town of Elda near Alicante.However, it currently appears that he shot himself in the foot with a handgun to find out what it would feel like.MORE: Police smell cannabis through letter box, then find this in the looAuthorities have not yet found the firearm which they believe he threw out of his car window on the way to hospital, according to i100.Investigators have not ruled out sending...
  • Orioles VP Angelos Makes Profound Statement Following Baltimore Protests

    04/29/2015 6:12:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies ^ | April 27, 2015 3:14 PM | John Angelos
    “Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible. That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the...
  • Demonstrators Take to DC Streets, Support Baltimore Protest

    04/29/2015 5:14:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    A large group of demonstrators are taking to the streets in Washington to support Baltimore protesters seeking solutions in the police custody death of Freddie Gray. News4’s Jackie Bensen said people began gathering at the Gallery Place Metro location around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The group began moving on foot from Gallery Place toward the Wilson Building. Metropolitan police are advising people to avoid the area near 7th Street Northwest at H Street. They said commuters should use New York Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, 10th Street and 5th Street Northwest as alternate routes. More demonstrators began at Dupont Circle, heading east along...
  • Toledo Free Press closing immediately (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/29/2015 4:46:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | April 27, 2015 | Holly Tuey and Nick Bade
    TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Toledo Free Press Publisher Tom Pounds says the paper will be shutting down operations. Pounds says financial troubles are the reason he's closing the paper. “When you can't pay your bills, you don't keep going,” Pounds said Monday. Pounds says about 50 families in total will be impacted by the decision to cease publication. That includes 10 full-time employees, as well as writers, paper carriers, artists and others who worked on the Free Press's weekly issues. Even as he announced the decision to shut down, Pounds said he's proud of what the Free Press...
  • No trust: Texas military to monitor feds Governor orders Guard to eyeball special-ops exercises

    04/29/2015 5:02:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/29/15 | Cheryl Chumley
    The Lone Star State’s Republican governor, Greg Abbott, is answering citizens’ concerns over Operation Jade Helm 15, a lengthy military campaign to train U.S. troops in an urban setting, with a call to arms of his own: he’s ordered members of the Texas military to monitor the special-ops exercises. Jade Helm, as WND has previously reported, kicks off in July in seven states, including Texas, Utah, California and Colorado. The two-month campaign involves special forces with all four branches of the U.S. military working with local law enforcement, as well as with FBI and DEA officials, to respond to mock...
  • Station suspends DJ over posting in Baltimore man's death

    04/29/2015 5:05:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A radio station has suspended a disc jockey over his online posting about the arrest record of a Baltimore man whose fatal injury in police custody led to rioting. Officials at FM station WAMO 100, which bills itself as Pittsburgh's No. 1 choice for urban music, said Wednesday the posting by Mike Jax was "too controversial" and partly inaccurate. They also said listeners had complained and threatened to harm Jax, whose real name is Mike Jackson....
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles • An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullum’s home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...