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  • How Mexico Is Fighting Obesity

    05/21/2015 11:38:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Marketplace ^ | Monday, May 18, 2015 | Stan Alcorn
    Mexico and the United States have the highest rates of obesity of any major country in the world, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. But Mexico has been taking steps to change that. "In the United States, we think we're the first to do everything, but that's not necessarily true," says Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. "And in the case of policies, to address the obesity problem, there are other countries that have been out of the gate earlier than we have." Mexico is one of the first countries...
  • Danville Man Stunned With Taser After Breaching Security at LAX

    05/21/2015 9:13:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/21 | Jason Kandel, Andrew Blankstein and Jodi Hernandez
    Los Angeles airport police used a Taser to subdue a Danville man after he breached security Wednesday at LAX, officials said. Airport police were notified by Transportation Security Administration officers that a man, later identified as 21-year-old Christian James Heinz, was not cooperating with security officials in the screening area at Terminal 6. As police tried to help the TSA officers, Heinz refused to cooperate and pushed past an officer. They followed Heinz and detained him at Gate 66. Actor Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" film series, was at the airport...
  • Woman Says Her Wi-Fi Connection Is Making Her Sick

    05/21/2015 6:30:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 05/20/15
    From using cell phones and computers to watching movies online, wireless technology has made life easier. But now, some say there is a serious downside. As CBS2’s Maurice Dubois explained, there are those who claim that exposure to wi-fi is making people sick, and some people don’t even know it. “Brain fog. That’s my worst problem. A brain fog,” Suzanne Hoyt said. Hoyt said that nothing prepared her for the rush of symptoms that she suddenly developed. “Headaches, perspiration, pain in my jaws and my heart. It’s like physical expansion of the heart,” she said. Hoyt said it all started...
  • Patient who pulled gun on armed robber hopes he taught him lesson

    05/21/2015 6:00:26 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Randy Wimbley
    A quick-thinking man who refused to become a victim hopes he taught a young bad guy a lesson. Most people who carry a concealed handgun won't be in the situation where they have to draw and use it. That was a reality Tuesday for a Waterford man. James Dockman refused to pull the trigger and tonight the 49-year-old explains why. "Do you really want to (expletive) do this," Dockman said to the armed robber. The young man holding the weapon didn't want to answer, fleeing. Dockman said he was headed to his dialysis treatment around 4 a.m. Tuesday when he...
  • Md. man suspected in killings of four people in Northwest Washington DC (high profile murders)

    05/21/2015 12:21:03 AM PDT · by dennisw · 36 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | May 20 at 11:45 PM | By Peter Hermann, Keith L. Alexander and Clarence Williams
    D.C. police said late Wednesday that they have identified a suspect in the killings of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, young son and housekeeper, who authorities believe were held captive in the family’s Northwest Washington home. Police said they had obtained a warrant for the arrest of Daron Dylon Wint, who they said is 34 and is from Maryland. They said they do not know his whereabouts. The stunning break in the case came after police matched Wint to DNA found on the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the house the night of May 13, as...
  • Parents say NLV teacher barred using Bible verse in homework

    05/20/2015 8:00:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2015 | Kimberly Pierceall
    Parents of a sixth-grader at a public charter school in North Las Vegas want an apology after they say a teacher barred their daughter from using a Bible verse in an assignment. Nonprofit legal group Liberty Institute, representing Tim and Kate Frasier, sent a letter Wednesday containing their demand for the apology to the Somerset Academy's Losee campus. The Fraisers said their daughter Mackenzie was told she couldn't use the Bible verse John 3:16 for a technology class assignment called "All About Me" that involved creating a PowerPoint presentation and including an inspirational saying on a slide.
  • Hancock deputy beaten, cut during traffic stop

    05/20/2015 7:46:55 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 43 replies
    The Clarion ledger ^ | May 19, 2015 | Therese Apel
    ...The deputy suffered a two-and-a-half-inch cut to his forehead and multiple bodily injuries. The doctor told the deputy it looked like the cut was made by a box cutter. "They roughed him up, but the officer was able to press a button and release his K-9 from the backseat," Adam said. The dog bit at least one of the suspects, potentially saving the officer's life, Adam said. That was more than good equipment and a good dog, Adam said. "We have four K-9 units here, but only two of our vehicles are equipped with the pop mechanism," he said. But...
  • Hillary Clinton Speeches.Who Attends Them?,Paid Female Actors?

    05/20/2015 6:40:22 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    Even Rush Limbaugh brings this topic up time to time. Hillary gets paid a six-digit figure to speak, yet she is far from a great speaker/orator. If anything she is just monotone. Then you have to wonder why anyone would want to hear her speak,right? And has anyone ever shouted her down over her scandals? Something just wasn't right about her appearances, no normal/average American would ever want to attend a Hillary Speech. So can we assume that just like with the phony or laughable "Obama Props", we also have the "Paid Hillary Actors" to cheer and applaud at her...
  • Omaha officer, wanted man die after shootout in Florence area

    05/20/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 16 replies
    Omaha Herald ^ | 05/20/2015 | ob Glissmann, Alissa Skelton, Alia Conley and Kevin Cole
    An Omaha police officer and a suspect involved in a shootout Wednesday have died. Kerrie Orozco, 29, a gang unit officer was serving a warrant on the Metro Fugitive Task Force when she was shot.
  • Watch real-life 'Captain America' save the day

    05/20/2015 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Raymann · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | 5/20/15 | Eric Mack
    Video at link To create a real American hero, there's no need to spend millions on costumes, CGI effects and stunts. Apparently all it takes is a little US Army training and a faded T-shirt. When off-duty Army Captain Steve Voglezon put on his red "Captain America" T-shirt on Sunday, he surely had no idea it would be even more apropos than the uniform he wears most other days. When Voglezon came upon the scene of a fiery head-on collision on a North Carolina road, he quickly sprung into action, rescuing two people trapped inside one of the crashed cars,...
  • Drunken Folsom man rescued after climbing cell tower, website reports

    05/20/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/20/15 | Kim Chatelain
    Two Folsom men were arrested after authorities said they became intoxicated and climbed a cellphone tower adjacent to a fire station in Pineville, La., requiring a rescue by a special operations unit, according to TheTownTalk.com. Joseph Waldron Johnson Jr., 21, and Joshua Caleb Sharp, 19, were booked with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure, disturbing the peace by intoxication and littering.The two were attending a graduation party at a skating rink next to the fire station when they threw a beach towel over a barbed wire fence that surrounds the tower and climbed over the barrier, the website reported.
  • Pittsburgh Dems vote in dead woman for Allegheny city council.

    05/20/2015 5:34:56 AM PDT · by 4yearlurker · 21 replies
    The idiot voters from Allegheny County (Pittsburgh,PA.) voted in Barbara Daly Danko who died May 6 from cancer. She won the primary for her district. The local news stations,covering for the Democrats called it a tribute to her. Now city council will pick who they want to run in the election.
  • Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

    05/20/2015 5:30:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2015 8:02 AM EDT
    President Xi Jinping has warned that religions in China must be independent from foreign influence as Beijing asks domestic religious groups to adapt to Chinese society and pledge loyalty to the state.China is ruled by the atheist Communist Party and Beijing tries to control a variety of religions and their spread. …
  • My Long Trek Through Nepal, to Deliver a Stiff Drink

    05/19/2015 11:24:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 19, 2015 | Ellen Barry
    Sometimes the most important thing you do on a reporting trip is not reporting. So it was two Saturdays ago, when I found myself scaling a mountain in Nepal’s Himalayan foothills to deliver a bottle of whiskey to an 80-year-old woman. When we canvassed local drivers in search of someone willing to take us up the road, through 15 miles of villages smashed in by the powerful earthquake of April 25, one candidate emerged: Santosh, a guy in his 20s who had decorated the interior of his truck with images of big-breasted women in recumbent positions. He gave us a...
  • Benton Family Finds Racial Slurs in Pizza Box

    05/19/2015 10:59:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    THV11 ^ | May 19, 2015
    Benton Family Finds Racial Slurs in Pizza Box (Only link can be posted)
  • Two Rotting Whales in Pacifica Torn Apart, Buried After Neighbors Complain of Stench

    05/19/2015 10:22:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 19, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez and Stephanie Chuang
    After some haggling over which jurisdiction was responsible for two dead whales washed up in Pacifica, crews on Tuesday began ripping up mammal flesh and burying the weighty beasts after neighbors complained of their rotting stench. An excavator dug into the whale flesh, tearing skin and muscle, before getting ready to sink the pieces of blubber and bone deep into the sand. Pacifica's Interim Chief of Police Dan Steidle said that after more than a month of discussion, it's been determined that the area where the whales washed up on April 14 and May 5 belong to the San Francisco...
  • Chinese Man With 17 Girlfriends Arrested on Fraud Allegations

    05/19/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    bbc ^ | 5/19
    The man from Hunan province made headlines last month when all 17 women discovered each other when they rushed to his hospital bedside. The allegation of fraud relates to sums of money which he regularly took from the deceived women, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). The women set up an online chat group called "revenge alliance", SCMP said. It was on this chat group that they discovered he would ask some of his girlfriends for money every month, the paper said. The man, identified only as Mr Yuan from the city of Changsha, in Hunan province, is...
  • America's biggest ranch, larger than New York City, goes on sale for $713 million in Texas

    05/19/2015 10:22:22 AM PDT · by dennisw · 51 replies
    @MailOnline ^ | 19 May 2015 | By James Dunn
    America's biggest ranch, which is larger than New York City, goes on sale for $713million in Texas The Waggoner Ranch is the largest contiguous ranch in the United States spanning six counties in Northern Texas Listing marks end of decades-long court battle among heirs of cattle baron W.T. Waggoner who founded it in 1923 The estate includes the 510,000-acre ranch with two main compounds, hundreds of homes and 20 cowboy camps Also included are hundreds of quarter-horses, thousands of cattle, 1,200 oil wells and 30,000 acres of cultivated land It reportedly falls within 'super asset class', akin to selling the...
  • Highway traffic jam turns into jam session

    05/18/2015 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | May 18, 2015 | KRON and WAVY
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (KRON) — A recently formed music group in Virginia Beach seized the opportunity to play in front of a stadium sized audience, and it was all for a great cause.Members of the Hot Gumbo Brass Band decided to perform a mini-concert for frustrated drivers and passengers after traffic came to a standstill on Interstate 264 while police worked to clear the scene of an accident, Saturday night.Many viewers asked 10 On Your Side about a big backup on I-264. Dispatchers told WAVY.com a two-vehicle crash shut down the westbound lanes of the highway at Rosemont Road around...
  • Program Offers Meth Pipes to Drug Users For Free in Seattle

    05/18/2015 3:25:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KOMO ^ | May 17, 2015
    Volunteers behind a needle exchange in Seattle are now handing out meth pipes to drug users for free. The program is offered 5 days per week off an alley next to a church in Seattle's University District. It was launched by a group called The People's Harm Reduction Alliance about 2 months ago. The demand for the free meth pipes has been growing ever since, the alliance's executive director said. "People kept coming to our program and saying that they were getting syringes because they didn't have access to a pipe," said Shilo Murphy. About 25-30 meth pipes are handed...
  • ‘Pro-Abortion Guy’ Begs Interviewer Not to Air His Responses — After Hearing Them, You...

    05/18/2015 2:12:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    blaze.com ^ | Jason Howerton | May. 15, 2015
    FULL TITLE: ‘Pro-Abortion Guy’ Begs Interviewer Not to Air His Responses — After Hearing Them, You May Understand Why Rebel Media’s Marissa Semkiw hit the streets during Ottawa’s “March for Life” this week and encountered a seemingly unyielding abortion supporter who argued it’s always the “woman’s choice” — even when it comes to “post-natal abortion.” The man, identified only as Alex, later reportedly sent an email to Semkiw asking that none of his responses be used in any videos or broadcasts. Rebel Media declined his request. During the interview, Semkiw explained that some pro-life advocates would like to see abortion...
  • Woman finds boyfriend with another, attacks him with baseball bat, police say

    05/18/2015 2:07:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/18/15 | Ken Daley
    A Gert Town woman is accused of taking a baseball bat to her boyfriend, his car and his eastern New Orleans house Sunday, after New Orleans police said she found the man inside his residence with another woman. Jaylen Griffith, 21, was arrested Sunday after police said they caught her fleeing the attack on the 30-year-old man shortly before 9:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of West Cavelier Drive. An arrest report said Griffith, who listed a home address in the 3200 block of South Lowerline Street, was intoxicated by alcohol at the time she was apprehended.According to police, NOPD...
  • Residents of SC Muslim village see threats, seek assurance

    05/18/2015 11:53:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | May 17 2015
    <p>YORK, S.C. (AP) – Residents of a Muslim enclave in South Carolina want to meet with law enforcement authorities to discuss suspicious activity and their worries of potential attack.</p> <p>The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/1POKw90) that residents of Holy Islamville outside York are set to meet with law officers as early as Monday.</p>
  • Most Wanted – Debris Cornelius Duggans (Columbia, SC

    05/18/2015 6:44:31 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    The State ^ | May 17 2015
    Each Monday, The State newspaper will publish information on a suspect wanted by authorities. AGE: 28 DESCRIPTION: Duggans is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. WANTED BY: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department CHARGES: Criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and using a motor vehicle without the permission of the vehicle’s owner LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1712 Romain Drive, Columbia IF YOU SEE HIM: Call Crime Stoppers at (888) Crime-SC or text “TIPSC plus your message” to CRIMES (274637). Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to...
  • NBC News comes to Cochise County

    05/18/2015 6:18:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    The Chiricahua Community Health Center’s mobile clinic has been a boon for the region in recent years since it’s designed to treat rural and low income areas like those found in Cochise County. The clincs are empowered by grants from the national Children’s Health Fund, which made possible the story that NBC News will tell the world this week about Buena rising sophomore Efrain Gonzalez II. The mobile clinic treats Gonzalez for Type 1 Diabetes, which allows him to backpaddle into pass coverage just like any other defender in one of the Colts’ last football practices of the school year.
  • Middle School Principal Bought Jewelry with School Credit Card

    05/16/2015 10:52:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, May 15, 2015 | ony Kovaleski, Liza Meak and Mark
    Sources from Oak Grove School District in San Jose want the superintendent to do something about a middle school principal with what they say are questionable spending habits. The sources came to the NBC Bay Area Investigative after they say the Superintendent’s office didn’t do enough to address their concerns about Bernal Intermediate School Principal Kristina Clecak. “Someone has to listen. Someone has to look at this,” said a district employee who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation. “Our job is to protect the public’s money to educate these children.” In October, the Investigative Unit requested Clecak’s expense...
  • Long Island scammers stole 9 houses in Brooklyn, Queens: DA

    05/16/2015 4:37:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 9 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8:32 AM | BY Christina Carrega-woodby
    Two Long Island men stole nine houses in Brooklyn and Queens and then either rented them out or sold them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Danny Noble, 45, and Romelo Gray, 37, went to the city Finance Department and filed false documents to turn over the titles of seven Brooklyn addresses and two others in Queens, Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson said. From June 29, 2010 to March 31, 2015, Noble and Gray allegedly stole homes in Fort Greene, Canarsie, Bushwick, East New York, Jamaica and Hollis that were either vacated or rarely used. They are charged with conspiracy, criminal possession of stolen...
  • Dane's Obituary Becomes Viral Sensation

    05/15/2015 9:59:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 May 2015
    A Dane’s self-penned obituary declaring she was leaving the world "under protest" has been shared far and wide on Danish social media this week. Jane Randolph Gordon was told in 2011 that her breast cancer had spread, so the Copenhagen native had time to come terms with her own death. By the time the inevitable happened and Gordon died at age 61 on May 6th, she had also found the time to write her own obituary. “Beloved daughter, my wonderful husband, sweet family and beautiful friends. It is under protest that I have left this world – far too much...
  • Alabama’s Gold Rush: A Tiny Town Once Worth Millions

    05/15/2015 3:05:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    WAIT ^ | May 12, 2015 | Stephen Hauck
    It’s a town most people in Alabama don’t even know exists. But, that’s not the way things have always been, as this tiny Tallapoosa County community was once one of the largest cities in Alabama. The reason can be found deep beneath the woods near the main road that runs through town. James “Coy” Powell, whose ancestors have lived in Goldville for generations, said he hopes the history of this town doesn’t fade away like the population has. “It’s a sacred spot that I can go back and I can tell people like you, you know this wasn’t easy back...
  • Santa Cruz Woman Finds Her Stolen Porsche Eight Years Later

    05/15/2015 2:29:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    San JosebMercury ^ | 5/15 | Calvin Men
    Michele Benson is a car person. Cars, she said, have a bit of a soul and need to be respected. So in 2007, when someone stole her 1976 Porsche 914 out of her driveway in Santa Cruz, it was akin to losing a loved one. But eight years after the car was pilfered, she received a notice: A dealership in the central valley town of Oakdale had her car. "It's a love story," said Benson, an entertainment photographer. "The car was definitely looking for me and somehow she found me."
  • Water employees convicted in brain-eating amoeba investigation

    05/15/2015 1:40:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/13/15 | Littice Bacon-Blood
    Two former St. John the Baptist Parish utilities workers were convicted Tuesday of lying about collecting and recording water samples at a site where a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in the water system, the state Attorney General's office announced Tuesday (May 12). However, former inspector Kevin Branch, 55, of LaPlace and Danielle Roussel, 43, of Paulina will avoid jail after accepting a plea agreement to a lesser charge that includes a suspended one-year sentence in parish jail, six months probation and a $400 fine. According to the news release, both pleaded guilty before 40th Judicial District Judge Sterling...
  • If You Support A Law That Is Based On Racism, Are You A Racist?

    05/15/2015 9:17:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | John Richardson
    The headline to this post is meant to be provocative. In the last couple of days, I have received numerous emails from gun prohibitionists groups and have seen Everyday Moms for Illegal Mayors launch a media campaign all of which is intended to keep in place North Carolina's pistol purchase permit system. § 14-402 and § 14-403 of the North Carolina General Statutes were originally passed in 1919 and gave the Clerk of the Superior Court (later given to the Sheriff) of each North Carolina county the power to determine just who of their county's residents would be eligible to...
  • Students at Catholic Univ. Reject Catholic Cardinal as Graduation Speaker (Dolan)

    05/14/2015 11:18:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 14, 2015 1:27 pm
    Students at Le Moyne College in upstate New York are calling on the school to cancel the upcoming commencement speech by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. More than 600 people have signed the Change.org petition, which criticizes the leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York for, among other things, his stance on “sexual violence.” The petition states that Le Moyne “does not, in any way, support sexual violence.” …
  • Mother loses second son to violence after Roseland shooting

    05/14/2015 10:47:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    FOX 32 News ^ | May 14, 2015 | Anita Padilla
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - It was a violent night on the streets of Chicago Wednesday, three people were killed and at least 10 others were hurt in shootings on the South and West sides. In the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, two men were killed and a third was critically wounded in a shooting. About 8 p.m., the three men were in a vehicle in the 200 block of West 107th Street when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, police said. Two men, ages 19 and 20, were killed.
  • Yough mom charged with having sex with son's teen friend after high school football game

    05/14/2015 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 68 replies
    WTAE.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Ashlie Hardway
    SOUTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —A Westmoreland County woman is suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at an underage drinking party at her home after a Yough High School football game and telling him to keep their encounter between them, according to a criminal complaint.Sherry Lee waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and was ordered by District Judge Charles Moore to stand trial at a later date. She declined to comment, but her attorney said Lee is denying that anything happened with the teenage boy.Lee picked up the boy and two of his friends after the Cougars...
  • Details In (Gay) Train Engineer's Troubled Past Emerge (2008 Crash)

    05/14/2015 7:07:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | Septermber
    CHATSWORTH Investigators probing Friday's fatal Metrolink collision planned to interview the freight train's brakeman and the conductor Wednesday, the first full day of resumed service along the stretch of track that was closed after the crash that killed 25 people and injured 135 others. Investigations have linked the cause of the crash to Metrolink engineer Robert Martin Sanchez, a La Crescenta resident who previously lived in Menifee. Authorities Tuesday staged a re-creation of the collision, bringing two trains nose-to-nose on the tracks in Chatsworth and then moving them back and forth to determine what the engineers on each was able...
  • SC Supreme Court: Columbia lawyer mixed pleasure with business for years

    05/14/2015 6:43:19 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The State ^ | 5/13/2015 | JOHN MONK
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended a Columbia area lawyer who had sex with a married man for years while representing both the man and his wife in more than 20 legal actions. The lawyer, Kay Paschal, has admitted she committed misconduct and created ethical conflicts with her “secret, sexual relationship” and has accepted her suspension for a term of three years, the Supreme Court wrote in a unanimous seven-page opinion released Wednesday. During the more than 30 years the relationship and legal representations took place, Paschal, who’s now in her late 60s, earned about $87,000 in fees from...
  • Attorney General Maura Healey on Deflategate: NFL should focus on domestic violence, sexual assault

    05/14/2015 4:43:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    MassLive.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Brian Steele
    BOSTON – As the fallout from the Wells Report continues, Attorney General Maura Healey said the NFL should focus its attention on solving the crisis of sexual assault and domestic violence among players. The Wells Report, commissioned by the NFL after allegations the New England Patriots cheated in last season's AFC Championship Game, found it was "more probable than not" that quarterback Tom Brady knew a team employee deflated footballs in violation of the rules to try to gain an advantage.
  • San Bernardino Mother Arrested After Daughter, 3, Points Loaded Stolen Pistol at Police Detectives

    05/13/2015 8:16:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    ktla ^ | Updated at 07:26pm, May 13, 2015 | Melissa Pamer,
    A San Bernardino mother was arrested after her 3-year-old daughter allegedly pointed a loaded handgun — which had been stolen from a sheriff’s deputy — at police detectives, authorities announced Wednesday. The child was removed from the home and the mother, 20-year-old at the home of Kimberly Torres, was booked on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of stolen property, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department. The arrest followed a May 7 vehicle break-in at West Valley Street and North Stoddard Avenue in San Bernardino, where an off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy’s patrol...
  • Man found guilty of throwing 4-year-old daughter off cliff in 2000

    05/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    L A Times ^ | Stephen Ceasar
    Brown's first trial ended in 2006, with two jurors voting to convict him of first-degree murder, eight voting for second-degree murder and two favoring manslaughter. In 2009, a jury split evenly between second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Apodaca, the third jury’s foreman, said it took one day of deliberations for the entire jury to agree. A key to the case, he said, was an expert witness who said the girl's injuries were inconsistent with a slip or trip and instead suggested that she was thrown.
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Believed to Be on Nepal Chopper Notifies Family He's Safe

    05/13/2015 12:17:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | May 12, 2015 | Andie Adams and R. Stickney
    The Camp Pendleton-based Marine has notified family members that he's safe.A family member who first notified a television station that his brother was on the helicopter that went missing while aiding earthquake relief operations in Nepal now say the Camp Pendleton-based Marine has notified them he was never on the aircraft. The brother of Sgt. James Hibler, a crew chief from Arlington, Texas, first spoke with NBC DFW Tuesday night, hours after the media reported a UH-1Y Huey was reported missing by military officials. On Wednesday morning, Jonathan Hibler said he had heard from his brother via Facebook. "He sent...
  • "I Was Brave:" 4-Year-Old Antioch Girl Helps Nab Burglary Suspect Who Hid in Her Closet

    05/13/2015 12:07:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    A 4-year-old girl pointed out a hiding burglar in her Antioch home Monday evening after her mother saw the burglar and fled, leaving the little girl inside, police said. Janae Yaeger's mother, Bliss, was holding her daughter's infant sibling inside the home in the 4900 block of Ridgeview Drive at about 7:45 p.m. when the burglar came into the home through an unlocked door, police said. The woman fled out the front door with the baby, but left Janae inside, police said. Officers arrived and found the girl at the top of the home's stairs. Police sent the little girl...
  • Man banned from flight over Pinocchio tattoo

    05/13/2015 12:03:15 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 42 replies
    news.com.au ^ | May 11, 2015
    A HOLIDAYMAKER who exposed his Pinocchio...tattoo to cabin crew and waved around a sex toy while on a flight to Majorca, has dismissed the incident as “only a giggle”. Things, however, quickly turned sour on-board the plane when Tom revealed his tattoo of childhood character Pinocchio, located above his private parts, to fellow holiday-makers and cabin crew. Regarding the latest incident, a spokesman for Jet2.com said: “Jet2.com has given a lifetime ban to Grimsby man, Thomas Washington, for indecently exposing himself to cabin crew on a flight to Majorca last Friday, May 1. Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays,...
  • "Team of Burglars" Smash Stolen SUV Into Palo Alto Bloomingdale's, Steal Jewelry: Police

    05/13/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Lisa Fernandez
    A team of burglars smashed a stolen SUV into Bloomingdale's at Stanford Shopping Center early Wednesday morning, police said, shattering the front glass doors of the high-end store and stealing a "large amount of jewelry." Palo Alto Police Agent Marianna Villaescusa said the suspects backed up a red SUV at 4:03 a.m. into the El Camino Real side of Bloomie's, according to surveillance footage reviewed at the scene. Three people, all wearing black-hooded sweatshirts, got out of the SUV and the driver waited for them outside, she said. The trio used "some form of tool," perhaps hammers, Villaescusa said, to...
  • Top five quotes from the always-candid Judge John McBain in ruling on city stormwater fee lawsuit

    05/13/2015 9:21:39 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Will Forgrave
    JACKSON, MI – Jackson County Circuit Court Judge John McBain has been known to unload a healthy dose of candor when entering judgments. Anyone from a convicted murderer to a local politician can get caught in the judge's verbal volley. In the case of the city's illegal stormwater tax hearing on Tuesday, May 12, it was the latter. City leaders are required to repay their illegally collected stormwater fees by June 26 or face a $1,000-per-day fine, McBain ruled with fiery contempt. After creating the fee in 2011, a Michigan Court of Appeals' decision ruled the fee unconstitutional two years...
  • Officers busted in drug sting{suppose this was racist by the FBI}

    http://www.wjhl.com/story/29019509/11-nc-officers-busted-in-i-95-area-drug-operation-authorities-say Arrested were: •Ikeisha Jacobs, 32, a deputy with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office •Jason Boon, 29, a Northampton deputy •Jimmy Pair, 48, a Northampton deputy •Curtis Boone, 31, a Northampton deputy •Thomas Jefferson Allen II, 37, a Northampton deputy •Wardie Vincent Jr., 35, a former Northampton deputy •Cory Jackson, 43, formerly with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office •Antonio Tillmon, 31, a Windsor City policeman •Adrienne Moody, 39, a North Carolina correctional officer •Alaina Sue Kamling, 27, a North Carolina correctional officer •Kavon Phillips, 25, a North Carolina correctional officer •Lann Tjuan Clanton, 36, a correctional officer with the Virginia...
  • Pine Belt (MS) boy gives 'survival kits' to local law enforcement

    05/13/2015 2:35:28 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    WDAM ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Hillary Stepney
    COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - In the wake of a shooting of two Hattiesburg officers, it is also National Police Week. This week is a time dedicated to honoring the courage of current officers as well as saluting the sacrifice of fallen heroes. Hunter Owens, 9, of Columbia, wanted to say thank you to his local heroes by passing out “survival kits” to law enforcement officers in the area. --- snip The kits include different candies and expressions, like 'Life Savers: To remind you of the many times you've been one' and ‘Mounds: for the mounds of courage you need.'
  • Wisconsin prosecutor: No charges against white police officer in biracial man's death

    05/12/2015 3:53:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    MADISON, Wis. – A white Wisconsin police officer won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man whom witnesses say was acting erratically and had assaulted two people, a prosecutor announced Tuesday. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, who is biracial but identifies as black, said he won't file charges against Madison Officer Matt Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson. Kenny shot Robinson on March 6 in an apartment house near the state Capitol building.
  • Crash Victim Remembered as "Gentle Giant"

    05/12/2015 12:22:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    News4Jax ^ | May 11 2015 | Francesca Amiker
    Charles Robert Campbell was on his way home from work as a security guard at World Golf Village when he was killed in a chain reaction accident that shut down Interstate 95 for eight hours, his family said. Kathy Swindell, Campbell’s sister, was able to contact authorities and let them know it was her 59-year-old brother’s car that was involved in the accident. “I have that Channel 4 app on my iPhone and it always flashes breaking news. And I looked at it and I saw the picture that your crew had taken and I knew that was my brother’s...
  • San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

    05/11/2015 10:28:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 11, 2015 | Len Ramirez
    San Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold. “From the day the drought was declared, and the city council announced its restrictions on filling of hot tubs, it’s closed our doors,” Hot Spring Spas sales manager Chet Lockwood said. The store is still open, but no one is coming in, and layoffs may not be far behind. “We can’t see how we’re going to be able to survive through this,” Lockwood said. San Jose’s city council sent a serious message...