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  • The Last of Pamela Smart’s Teen Accomplices Has Been Released

    07/10/2014 9:10:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2014 | Eric Levenson
    Of the five people convicted for crimes surrounding the scandalous murder of the husband of Pamela Smart, only Smart remains in prison all these years later. William Flynn, the then-15-year-old lover of Pamela Smart and shooter of her husband Gregory, was moved to a minimum security prison in Maine last week as part of a work release program, WCVB reports.
  • No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women

    07/10/2014 8:17:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Steve Schmadeke
    A hammer-wielding attacker with a long history of mental illness struck two 55-year-old women walking near Navy Pier, causing a head wound to one woman that took about 30 stitches to close, Cook County prosecutors and his family said Thursday. Jawaun Westbrook, 28, was released on parole last month for a conviction on two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.
  • ‘Missing’ North Carolina woman now held on $500,000 bond after jail surrender

    07/10/2014 4:05:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    The State ^ | 7/10/2014 | Steve Lyttle & Elizabeth DePompei
    The North Carolina woman who was the target of a land and water search over the weekend is now being held on $500,000 bond in a Mecklenbug County, N.C. jail. Amy Lynette Robinson, 42, who also goes by the name Amy Arrington, surrendered to police Wednesday night after failing to appear in court Monday in Charlotte on forgery and identity theft charges. Robinson is facing charges of forgery of instrument, uttering forged instrument, four counts of obtain property under false pretense and three counts of identity theft, according to jail records. All the charges are felonies. Her husband, Paul David...
  • Woman With Two Husbands Looking for Two More

    07/10/2014 3:08:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Bulawayo24 ^ | 27 June 2014
    57-year-old Emma Chaleka, a traditional healer from Zimbabwe, is living with two husbands and intends to add two others and bring the total number of her husbands to four according to Myzim. Chaleka claims that her husband was failing to satisfy her hence she 'acquired' another husband and her dream is to have four husbands under one roof. Emma confirmed her marriage to Sikabenga and Mudenda saying she is prepared to have four husbands as long as they live peacefully and respecting their 'duties'. The polyandrous marriage has is the talk in Gadzema heights suburbs and Emma said that her...
  • Prostitute accused of killing yacht-owning client with heroin

    07/10/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kale Williams
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Police arrested a prostitute on homicide charges Friday after they say she administered a lethal dose of heroin to a client and left him to die on a yacht in Santa Cruz last year. On Nov. 23, police were called to investigate the suspicious death of an unidentified 51-year-old man on a sailboat in the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor.
  • Stepdad gets 18 years for rape exposed in college essay

    07/09/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | Amber Sutherland and Bruce Golding
    A Brooklyn man was sentenced Monday to 18 years ​behind bars for raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter — who kept the sickening sex attack a secret until revealing it in a college-application essay nearly a decade later. Albert Tarrats, 62, remained mum throughout his sentencing in Brooklyn Supreme Court, but prosecutor Anna Krutaya read a statement from his victim, who ​wrote that she’s still haunted by his monstrous crimes. “Getting closure and justice on this horrific situation is the best thing I could have gotten from this experience,” the now-18-year-old woman wrote.
  • Man gets 3 life sentences plus 60 years for Hoffman Estates triple murder

    07/09/2014 8:08:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2014 | George Houde
    The man who murdered three members of a Hoffman Estates family and seriously wounded another in a 2009 knife attack was sentenced today to three life sentences without parole plus an additional 60 years. D’Andre Howard, 26, showed no emotion as Cook County Judge Ellen Mandeltort delivered the sentence in a crowded Rolling Meadows courtroom.
  • Deputies: Man brought kids with him to meet girl in park for sex

    07/09/2014 7:07:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    FOX ^ | Casey Vaughn
    UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) - Union County deputies said they caught a man trying to meet a 13-year-old girl at a public park for sex, making him think he was meeting the teen when in fact officers were hiding out instead. Deputies said the girl's mother contacted them regarding text messages the man sent to her saying he wanted to meet to have sex with the girl.
  • Husband of N.C. woman reported missing in North Myrtle Beach to face charge in her disappearance

    07/09/2014 2:33:32 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 26 replies
    The State ^ | July 9, 2014 | Tonya Root
    The husband of a North Carolina woman, who was reported missing Saturday in North Myrtle Beach, is facing charges that he lied to police about her reported drowning in a plot for her to avoid going to court on forgery charges in their home state, authorities said. Charges are pending against Paul David Arrington, 45, of Lowell, N.C., in filing a false police report about his wife’s disappearance on Saturday from the beach in North Myrtle Beach, said Pat Dowling, city spokesman. Officials determined that Amy Lynette Arrington, 42, did not drown in the ocean on Saturday, but she and...
  • St. John deputy shoots suspect toting air gun

    07/09/2014 2:31:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/9/14 | Drew Broach
    A deputy shot a man carrying an unmarked "air soft gun" during a domestic violence investigation Wednesday morning in Edgard, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office said. The suspect, identified as Kirk Bovie, 49, was wounded in the upper leg and taken to University Hospital in New Orleans.An air soft gun is a non-lethal replica of a real firearm. It typically fires plastic ammunition and is used in recreation and law enforcement training. Such replicas often have an orange tip, to better distinguish them from real guns. But in this case, the Sheriff's Office said, the orange tip...
  • 11-year-old kills his grandfather after grandfather shoots boy's father, newspaper reports

    07/09/2014 2:26:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/9/14 | Michelle Hunter
    An 11-year-old North Carolina boy retaliated against his grandfather, fatally shooting the 84-year-old after the grandfather shot the boy's father, The Daily Dispatch reports. Lloyd Woodlief died after he was wounded with a shotgun by the boy. Woodlief's son and the boy's father, Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, 49, is expected to recover from his injuries. But his son now faces juvenile charges, the newspaper reported.
  • Muslim Shops Not Allowed to Sell Food to Muslims Before 3pm

    07/09/2014 11:17:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday July 9, 2014
    Muslim eateries are not allowed to sell food to Muslims before 3pm during the fasting month. “It is not reasonable for Muslims to buy meals before 3pm unless they are not fasting,” said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, adding that the respective state religious councils have the power to enforce this prohibition. “It will be too rigid a move if we stop them from opening shop (at any time). “(But) we have to enforce this rule (of no sales before 3pm) so as not to encourage people to skip their fast,” Jamil Khir told...
  • Police kill charging cow who sent officer airborne

    07/09/2014 9:29:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 07/08/2014
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car. The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://is.gd/dm29HB) that police spokeswoman Shannon Haigh says the cow apparently escaped from a farm outside the city limits. It was first reported in a Wal-Mart parking lot last Friday.
  • A Woman Found Out a Serial Killer Once Lived in Her Home From Watching TV

    07/09/2014 8:50:29 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 8, 2014
    A Missouri woman has finally been able to break her rental lease after learning that her home was used as a torture chamber by a suspected serial killer over a decade ago. Maury Travis hanged himself while he was being held in jail in 2002 but police now believe that he killed between 12 and 20 women, many of whom died in the basement of his Ferguson, Missouri, home.
  • Brazil a Mix of Mutiny and Mourning After ‘Biggest Shame in History’

    07/09/2014 1:49:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    The morning after the night before, Brazil will wake up, shake its head and pray it had all been a terrible nightmare. Left disorientated, punch drunk and confused by the 7-1 annihilation in the Estádio Mineirão it will take time for the full implications to sink in for a country that had so much invested – in all senses of the word – in World Cup success. The newspapers, broadcasters and websites that had spent the last few days whipping up a sentimental tidal wave of sympathy for Neymar turned on Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men. David Luiz, the capering heartbeat...
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari Refuses to Resign After Brazil's 'Catastrophic' 7-1 Humiliation

    07/08/2014 7:46:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Luiz Felipe Scolari apologised to the people of Brazil after they were humiliated 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final by Germany. SNIP Scolari, who insists he will not resign after this shameful defeat, said: ‘My message is, to the Brazilian people and fans, that we did and we tried to do what we could. ‘Please excuse us for this mistake. I’m sorry we couldn’t get to the final. This is a catastrophe. ‘It’s probably the worst moment of my career. This is the worst day of my life, but life goes on. ‘I’ll be remembered probably because I lost 7-1,...
  • 4-Year-Old Boy Recovering From Pit Bull Attack

    07/08/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 8, 2014 3:49 PM
    FONTANA (CBSLA.com) — A 4-year-old boy is recovering Tuesday after being mauled by his family pit bull Monday afternoon, officials said. According to Fontana Police, around 3:30 p.m. Monday, officers were sent to the 7600 block of Honeysuckle Street for reports of shots fired, and a dog had been shot after attacking a child. Around the same time, police reported two off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officers who live in the area responded to the home to assist the mother. One officer shot and killed the dog as it was biting the child’s head and face, police said. Fontana officers...
  • The moment two brazen women were caught red-handed trying to steal a beach canopy.......

    07/08/2014 7:57:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    mail online ^ | Alex Greig
    FULL TITLE: The moment two brazen women were caught red-handed trying to steal a beach canopy - then ATTACKED the bemused owner as he politely asked them to stop Two women casually, though clumsily, trying to steal another beachgoer's canopy on a Florida beach were caught red-handed on July 4 by the owner. The bumbling thieves may find it difficult to commit any more thefts since video the canopy's owner took of the bizarre confrontation has gone viral. As Americans celebrated their freedom on the holiday, the two middle-aged women, dressed in swimwear, took their liberty a little too far...
  • Sheriff's deputy will NOT be charged for shooting dead 13-year-old boy ...

    07/08/2014 7:08:32 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 151 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 8, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Prosecutors said Monday they will not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun he mistook for an assault rifle.... Deputy Erick Gelhaus, 48, fired multiple rounds in response to what he believed was an imminent threat of death, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced at a news conference. 'While in the lawful performance of his duty, Deputy Gelhaus was faced with a highly unpredictable and rapidly evolving situation,' Ravitch said. 'He believed honestly and reasonably that he was faced with a do-or-die dilemma.' 'While this was...
  • Six Flags (Magic Mountain LA) rollercoaster derails in terrifying crash:

    07/08/2014 6:25:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2014 | Staff
    Four people were injured tonight and around 21 others were left hanging 30ft in the air when a roller coaster at Six Flags in Los Angeles derailed. Los Angeles County Fire Department first responders were called to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita just before 6 p.m. after ride operators said the attraction that hits 55 mph had smashed into a tree. Rescue crews discovered the terrified passengers clinging to the amusement park ride, according to KTLA. They were using heavy equipment to extract the thrillseekers.
  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Saudi Prince Cries at Meeting With Guards

    07/07/2014 7:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, July 06, 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of National Guard Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the son of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, cried during a meeting with national guard members. A YouTube film published in Sada newspaper showed the 61-year-old Prince, who was named to this past in 2013, sobbed and cried as he covered his face with a tissue. He then took the tissue off and addressed the guards :”.... anyone who does not like you…oh members of the national guards.” The paper said the film was circulated on social networks in Saudi Arabia and viewed by a large number of people but...
  • Curious Elk Breaks Into House in Sweden

    07/07/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 07 Jul 2014
    A walkabout elk wandered into a family house in southern Sweden, but after making itself at home the animal had to be put down due to grisly injuries sustained during the break-in. The elk was spotted walking around in a residential area of Helsingborg on Monday morning. It then proceeded to jump through a window and smash its way into a house, setting of an alarm in the process. Luckily nobody was home, as the family was away on holiday. Police were quickly on the scene and encountered the elk exploring the living room. A hunter was then dispatched as...
  • Parents Abandoned Child to Go to Church

    07/07/2014 5:46:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local - Germany ^ | 07 Jul 2014
    There is no rest from the labour of parenting - not even on the seventh day. Two parents in southern Germany spared the rod but did not quite spoil their child when they abandoned their 11-year-old in a car park so they could go to church. Showing that love is not always patient or kind, the parents were led into temptation after a disagreement over visiting church on the day of the Lord. They stopped in a car park on the road to Freiburg, in the south-western state of Baden-Württemberg, and left their son there on Sunday because he did...
  • Fossils Unearthed at Silicon Valley Construction Site

    07/07/2014 2:23:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jul 7, 2014
    Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported. Most of the fossils uncovered at the Calaveras Dam replacement project in Fremont, California, are believed to be about 20 million years old, dating to the Miocene Epoch, when the ocean extended as far inland as Bakersfield, California, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Monday. Scallops, clams, barnacles and the teeth of an extinct hippopotamus-like creature called a Desmostylus...
  • Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide?

    07/07/2014 11:09:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | July 07, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    It's like sliding off the top of a 15-story building on nothing more than an air mattress. That's the experience promised by the Verrückt, the attraction called the world's tallest water slide by the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City. The giant water slide stands at 168 feet tall, resembling a NASA launchpad as it towers over its surroundings. Instead of a rocket, the slide launches people on a large raft that organizers say will reach speeds topping 60 mph before it comes to rest after completing an initial large drop that's followed by a second rise and fall. The...
  • Over 60 shot and 11 dead in Chicago over bloody Fourth of July weekend (1,100 people shot in 2014)

    07/07/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | July 7, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) --Over 60 people were victims of gun violence in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend, leaving 11 dead and police under heavy scrutiny. The Chicago Police Department was directly involved in at least six of the shooting incidents, killing two people officials say were armed.
  • Immigration pressure building

    07/06/2014 3:42:17 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 6 replies
    self | 07/06/14 | self
    My own observation is that the web page for Kirkpatrick (D. AZ1) refuses any more comments about the border, disease, etc. but will accept comments on other topics. Anyone else experience the same situation with her or maybe a different congresscritter? The uproar must be increasing. What say?
  • That Was Close! Jet Plane Flies Dangerously Close to Spectators’ Heads at Air Show

    07/06/2014 3:33:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Metro ^ | Sunday 6 Jul 2014
    Spectators at a recent air show in Waddington, near Lincoln, were given a particularly close look at a fighter jet. Like a scene out of Top Gun, the plane screams over the heads of the crowd, only missing them by a few feet. People duck and jump for cover, with one observant man commenting: ‘That was a bit close, wasn’t it?’ The Turkish F16 jet can then be seen coming in to land, where the pilot presumably removes his cool-guy shades and gives the thumbs-up to an injured comrade. Tom Cruise would be proud.
  • Bourbon Street shooting suspect, person of interest and one of the victims visited French quarter

    07/06/2014 1:22:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/6/14 | Naomi Martin
    Bourbon Street shooting suspect, person of interest and one of the victims visited French Quarter togetherA photograph uploaded to Facebook a year ago shows three West Bank men posing together on Bourbon Street. One holds a florescent-green cup and another makes an obscene gesture to the camera. The trio emerged this week as central characters -- a victim, a witness and a suspect -- in a mass shooting on the city's famous thoroughfare that killed a woman and wounded nine others.Police say the man shown in the middle, Trung Tran Le, 20, got into a fight with another man around...
  • Saudi Asks Wife: ”Can I Marry Again?”

    07/06/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, July 06, 2014
    A Saudi man set precedence in the Gulf Kingdom’s conservative society when he sought his wife’s written opinion whether she would let him marry again. But her response carried an implicit threat to her husband. In a letter he left her at home, the husband told his wife that he intends to marry again on the grounds Islam permits men to have four wives at a time. A copy of the letter published by Sada newspaper showed the man marked two answers at the bottom “I agree and I don’t agree.” It showed the wife not only answered “I don’t...
  • UPDATED : Shark Attacks Swimmer Near Manhattan Beach Pier

    07/05/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 46 replies
    Culver City Patch ^ | 7/5/2014 | Penny Arevalo
    A 7-foot-long shark attacked a swimmer Saturday at Manhattan Beach, causing serious injury and prompting authorities to use helicopters and boats to evacuate throngs of people taking to the water on a busy 4th of July holiday weekend. The incident happened about 9:30 Saturday morning, said photographer Eric Hartman, who saw the victim carried from a lifeguard vehicle on a backboard into an ambulance near the first lifeguard station south of the Manhattan Pier.
  • Texas Girl Thrown from Car and Killed Because Swimsuit Too Wet

    07/05/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kenneth Webster
    HOUSTON, Texas--Earlier this week a service was held at the George W Spencer Funeral Home for 12-year-old Octavia Marie Watkins, according to a recent report by a local Fox News affiliate. Octavia's death was easily preventable: she died because she was thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle. But it's the reason she was on the roof of the car that has investigators puzzled. Allegedly, her friend's mother, who was giving her a ride home from a local pool, ordered the girls to ride on the hood and trunk of the car because she felt their swimsuits were too...
  • Man Allegedly Punches Girlfriend's Pet Rabbit After Argument About Women's Rights

    07/05/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    UPI ^ | July 2, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    A Florida man was arrested after allegedly attacking his girlfriend's pet rabbit following an argument about women's rights. According to a Boyton Beach Police report, James Wertz became enraged when his girlfriend told him that she wanted to end their relationship after he refused to stop arguing and screaming. The 28-year-old suspect then allegedly began "punching and squeezing" the woman's pet rabbit, according to Boynton Beach Police media representative Stephanie Slater. The woman intervened and Wertz apologized, but when she tried to call 911, Wertz physically threw the woman across the room, according to the Palm Beach Post. The rabbit...
  • 7 injured, 1 critically, in mass shooting in Indianapolis

    07/05/2014 5:08:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS - Seven people were injured, one critically, in a mass shooting in Indianapolis early Saturday. The shooting happened about 2:20 a.m. outside a shoe repair shop in the 700 block of Broad Ripple Avenue, between College and Carrollton avenues. The victims, six men and one woman, ran into an alley between two banks across the street, trying to flee the gunfire.
  • Boca Man Alleged to Have Shipped Spiny Lobster Illegally to China

    07/05/2014 4:44:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A 60-year-old Boca Raton man is facing federal charges of helping to pack, mark and ship Florida spiny lobster illegally to Hong Kong, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Eric Burman pleaded not guilty last week to the charges. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release, as well as a criminal fine of up to $250,000. Through a Pompano Beach business he owns, Burman “was engaged in the wholesale commercial seafood industry, including the export of live Florida spiny lobster to the seafood market in China,” the U.S....
  • Kendall Mosque Opens Doors to Non-Muslims for Ramadan

    07/05/2014 4:37:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jul 5, 2014
    Participants from a variety of faiths joined at the mosque and learned about Muslim customs.A Kendall mosque is welcoming non-Muslims to join in festivities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The Miami Herald reports Masjid AnNoor held a fifth annual open house to coincide with Ramadan. At 116, Arkansas Woman Named Oldest American During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. The fasting and prayers are designed to help followers reconnect spiritually.
  • New Orleans police seek 'person of interest' in eastern New Orleans shootout

    07/05/2014 11:48:07 AM PDT · by BBell
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 04, 2014 at 11:07 PM | Danielle Dreilinger
    Police are seeking to question Eric Youngblood, 26, about an eastern New Orleans shootout and attempted home invasion. Youngblood is not wanted for a crime but "may possess important information relating to the investigation," officials said Friday. The two suspects in the incident, Aranton Johnson, 26, and Brandon Tucker, 25, are at large and wanted for attempted murder.
  • Former cop, camp leader charged with child porn possession

    07/05/2014 8:36:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Joseph Ruzich
    A 63-year-old Romeoville man who authorities say was a police officer and church camp leader was charged today with the distribution of child pornography. Miguel Luna, of the 500 block of North Frieh Drive, was charged with one count of dissemination of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s office. Bail was set at $500,000 this afternoon for Luna, who was ordered not to have unsupervised contact with anyone under 18. He also was ordered to surrender his passport.
  • Child found chained up in home

    07/05/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WREG NEWS 3 ^ | Ashley Crockett and Wayne Carter,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police found a child restrained in a southeast Memphis home Thursday. Police say a girl inside the home called them and said her brother was chained up. Officers arrived and found an 8-year-old boy restrained inside the home. Neighbors say the girl got a hold of a cellphone when her mother went to the grocery store. Valerie Golden lives nearby and said her son played at the home and returned home to say the children there were hungry and one boy was chained to a fence one day and locked inside a shed another. “My son has...
  • GOOGLE Celebrates 4th of July

    07/04/2014 5:19:53 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 27 replies
    Google ^ | 07/04/14 | Staff
    Google gets a lot of [justified] flack for not being patriotic. Today, they celebrated. Comments. Click the link. Press the second "O" [Go] then listen.
  • Geneva Phone Thief Left own Mobile at Crime Scene

    07/04/2014 5:04:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Dunya News ^ | 03 July,2014
    A man who stole a mobile phone at a Geneva shop was caught after police identified him from pictures on his own mobile phone, which he left at the scene. The man, a Romanian in his early twenties, took a phone left at a shop in central Geneva for repair, but in his haste to get away he left his own phone behind
  • No Marriage? 23 Saudi Women Sue Guardians

    07/04/2014 4:24:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 4, 2014
    ‘Adhl’ could cause severe psychological trauma for them, activist saysTwenty-three Saudi women sued their parents last year for not letting them get married, a source at the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) said. Riyadh had 11 cases, followed by Madinah with four, and two each in Dammam, Makkah, Jeddah and Jazan, the Arab News reported citing the source. These cases are known in Arabic as “adhl”. Suhaila Zain Al Abideen Hammad, a rights activist and member of the NSHR, has called on the government to introduce a law to protect women from “adhl”. “It is imperative to introduce legislation...
  • Man Held for Having Affairs With 35 Girls in Saudi

    07/04/2014 3:28:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested a Syrian man on charges of having affairs with 35 women, some of whom said they were victims of sorcery. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice caught the unnamed man red-handed as he met a girl at a café. The girl had informed the Commission that the man had tried to manipulate her and swindled large sums of money from her. She said that she had known the man via social networks and that he had posed as a Saudi seeking to marry. Newspapers said the Syrian...
  • Orphan Davion Only Who Made 'Love Me Forever' Plea Removed From New Home

    07/04/2014 10:47:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The orphaned teenager who made an emotional plea last year for a family to adopt him and "love me forever" - and triggered thousands of offers from around the world - has had a devastating setback after he was removed from the home of his potential adoptive family. Davion Only’s dreams of adoption was disrupted after the 16-year-old had an altercation with a member of his prospective family, according to the Eckerd adoptive agency overseeing Only's adoption. SNIP The teen even wrote “I got baptized” on his Facebook page. SNIP However, the agency said they still planned to find a...
  • Allegedly Stolen Tesla Involved in Police Pursuit Crashes Into Cars, Splits in Half ...

    07/04/2014 8:40:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    KTLA ^ | July 4, 2014
    The incident began when police received a call from a Tesla dealership stating that an individual was “tampering or messing with” one of the vehicles, according to Sgt. Campbell with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division. Officers responded to the dealership and a pursuit began at about 12:45 a.m., Campbell said. During the pursuit, the Tesla reached speeds of up to 100 mph, according to Campbell. The pursuit ended on La Brea Avenue between Fountain and Lexington avenues a short time later when the driver of the Tesla hit two other cars and a lamp post, Campbell said. A...
  • Woman steals police cruiser, breaks into man's house, cops say

    07/04/2014 6:47:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 3, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    After you've been accused of stealing a $1,300 laptop from Best Buy, why not steal a cop car too? Police in Boynton Beach said Candice Kelly, 33, did just that. While being questioned for shoplifting, a handcuffed Kelly managed to get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and take off. Two officers followed her in a second cruiser, and their chase ended with a fender bender between the two cop cars.
  • 12 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing'

    07/04/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Michelle Manchir and Liam Ford
    At least 12 people have been shot across Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said.
  • Bourbon Street shooting 'person of interest' Justin Odom 'never suspected' of pulling trigger

    07/03/2014 7:03:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/3/14 | Naomi Martin
    Bourbon Street shooting 'person of interest' Justin Odom 'never suspected' of pulling trigger, attorney saysThe "person of interest" questioned and released by authorities in the fatal Bourbon Street mass shooting is not suspected of being the gunman whose bullets struck 10 people, the man's attorney said Thursday. Justin Odom, 20, answered questions from NOPD homicide detectives for about two hours on Wednesday, said his attorney, Gregory Thompson, who was present at the interview. Odom had turned himself in hours after police publicized they were looking for him in connection with Sunday's (June 29) shooting that left a woman dead and...
  • Albertville man shoots, kills black bear in yard (MN)

    07/03/2014 6:05:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/2/14 | Emma Nelson
    An Albertville man shot and killed a black bear that wandered into his yard Tuesday evening, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office got a call about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday from a resident of the 10000 block of 64th Street NE. in the northwest metro community, saying that a bear had come up to the sliding-glass door in the resident’s back yard. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the bear near another residence a few blocks away, on the other side of a park and wooded area. Then a gunshot sounded, and the deputy saw the bear run into...