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  • Watch Moment Armed Man Is Tasered After Shouting 'I am Your King' at Police in Hackney

    05/24/2015 3:31:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 5/25/2015 | Ramzy Alwakeel
    This video shows the dramatic moment an attempted murder suspect was tasered and bundled into a police van by 20 officers following a tense stand-off in east London during which he allegedly shouted: 'I am your king.' Before tasering him and knocking him to the ground, police are shown spraying the man with CS gas - which has no effect. After firing the taser, they rush to surround the man, who has dropped his weapon, and appear to secure him to a stretcher while he shouts. Neighbours in the Hackney street, alerted by the noise, rush out of their homes...
  • Nevada Gun Reform passes Senate and House

    05/24/2015 9:28:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On 22 May, 2015, the Nevada House passed SB175, a bill that combined a ban on people who have domestic violence convictions with major firearm law reforms. The domestic violence law mirrors federal law, so it will have little practical effect unless the federal law is repealed or struck down by some future court. The bill passed the Senate 14 to 5, and the Assembly, 25 to 17. Governor Sandoval is expected to sign it. I am writing this article from Nevada, and these gun law reforms are welcome. They are similar to those enacted by a number of states...
  • A Colorado Man Used a Stuffed Owl Named "Solomon" as His Defense Attorney. It Was Not a Hoot.

    05/24/2015 1:23:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    I'm no legal expert, but something tells me this isn't exactly a great move for your case. From Arbroath: Charles Abbott arrived at court in Aspen, Colorado, on Tuesday with a stuffed owl and placed it on the defence table in front of him. “He’s a very sensitive guy, has law degrees from Yale, Harvard and Stanford,” Abbott told Pitkin County Court Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely. “I think he’ll be able to represent me before a public defender comes online.” But the fluffy horned owl that Abbott called “Solomon,” had no influence on the hearing’s outcome. Fernandez-Ely casually ignored its presence...
  • World's Oldest Person, Michigan Woman Turns 116 on Saturday

    05/24/2015 1:19:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    UPI ^ | May 23, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "You are more likely to the win the lottery than to reach this age," Gerontology Research Group director Robert Young said.Recently crowned as the oldest person in the world, Michigan resident Jeralean Talley turned 116 years old on Saturday. Talley became the world's oldest person last month after the death of Gertrude Weaver, who was also 116. Weaver held the title for less than a week, as she died just five days after Japan's 117-year-old Misao Okawa. Talley is one of three living members of the 19th century club, having been born on May 23, 1899 in Montrose, Ga. In...
  • Man Named Innocent Wanted in Cell Phone Robbery

    05/24/2015 1:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 22, 2015
    The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man named Emmanuel Innocent for his part in the robbery of a man who was selling his cell phone. Around 7:15 on May 15, deputies responded to the scene of a shooting in the 1200 block of West of Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. The victim had fired at a group of suspects whom he agreed to meet to sell a cell phone, which he had advertised on Craig’s List. During the investigation, detectives determined the four suspects held the victim at gunpoint and took him in their vehicle after stealing his...
  • No Injuries After Toyota Prius Plunges Into Pool in Mill Valley: Police

    05/23/2015 11:33:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015
    Police said no one was hurt when a Toyota Prius plowed down a driveway and through a fence before plunging into a pool on Thursday afternoon in Mill Valley. Firefighters at first were concerned the Prius' batteries and the water would not be a good mix, but there was no electrical shock hazard once reported. The driver managed to swim to safety.
  • Oakland Police Rescue Man Kidnapped for Ransom, Held in Trunk of Car

    05/23/2015 11:16:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    An Oakland man who was kidnapped for ransom on Thursday night was found safe in a nearby city Friday morning locked in the trunk of a car when officers arrested two suspects in the incident, police said. The victim, a single male adult, had his hands and feet bound by the suspects but only suffered minor injuries and is now at home with family members, according to Officer Frank Bonifacio. Lt. Nishant Joshi said the victim told police he didn't know why he was kidnapped but authorities believe he was targeted. He said police are trying to determine if there...
  • ‘Clas of 2015’: High School Seniors Given Graduation Medals With Typo (Ogden UT)

    05/23/2015 7:35:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 23, 2015 12:47 PM
    Seniors at a Utah high school received one final spelling lesson at their graduation ceremony. 600 graduates of Fremont High School in Ogden, Utah, were given graduation medals inscribed with the words “Clas of 2015.” Yes, that's “class” with only one “s.” …
  • Memorial Weekend 2015. I Visited With Some Of My Family Today.

    05/23/2015 7:19:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    BTLD | 5/23/15 | BTLD
    I picked up my sister this morning at 8:30 and we went to visit my brother, Richard. Dick passed away in 1980. It was all his fault. After we placed the flowers that my sister had personally arranged, (she hates how flower shops put these things together and charge too much money for bad looking arrangements)I had my annual talk with my brother. I told him, once again, that even though he screwed up, Mom and Dad always loved him and that we all forgave him. Then we headed off for Fort Snelling, to chat with Mom and Dad. Dad...
  • Democrat calls on Clemson coach Dabo Swinney to back out of fundraiser (Gay Mafia)

    05/23/2015 3:26:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 22, 2015 | Cassie Cope
    Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney should not appear at a fundraiser for a S.C. group that opposes gay marriage, the top Democrat in the S.C. House said Friday. Swinney is scheduled to appear June 2 at the Columbia event for the Palmetto Family Council, a conservative advocacy group that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, and often allies itself with S.C. Republicans. “I find it highly inappropriate that Coach Swinney would appear at a fundraiser for an organization that is so openly discriminatory and politically motivated,” House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, said in a statement. “I cannot fathom...
  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    05/22/2015 5:10:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2015 6:52 PM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland’s most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation’s conservative Catholic foundation. Polls closed at 10 p.m. after 15 hours of voting that featured long-distance trips by Irish citizens, including thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world’s first national vote on gay marriage. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters. Electoral officials said this appeared to...
  • Shear-ly Not? Debate Arises Over Whether SHEEP Can Be Offended by Swear Words

    05/22/2015 4:15:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 22, 2015 | Levi Winchester
    A COMPLAINT over alleged animal abuse has sparked a completely BAAH-MY debate - over whether SHEEP can be offended by BAD LANGUAGE.The bizarre topic arose when the RSPCA in New South Wales, Australia, were approached about the alleged mistreatment of sheep - including verbal abuse - at a nearby farm. The complaint was launched by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after one of their volunteers worked undercover at the Boorungie Station ranch and had apparently obtained footage from the alleged abuse incidents. Ken Turner, who operates the shearing facility, said the allegation seemed to suggest that the...
  • Lubbock Women Attacked by Mosquito Swarm

    05/22/2015 3:58:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    KCBD ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ashlyn Tubbs
    A hike at Ransom Canyon turned serious for two Lubbock women on Monday when they were attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes. Carrie Shores and Megan Raden are Texas Tech students who just wanted to enjoy the outdoors with their friends when mosquitoes that "looked like flies" began to bite them. The mosquitoes continued to bite them even as they were running; including bites on their faces. They were still a distance away from their vehicles, and both said the mosquitoes did not stop chasing them until they reached a residential area where officials spray repellent. Once Shores and Raden...
  • Meet Brooklyn, the 13-Year-Old With the Golden Voice

    05/22/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KCBD ^ | 5/19 | Taylor Langston
    She's known as the 13-year-old with the golden voice. Brooklyn Golden has a gift, one that makes her different than most teens. It's a product of hard work and part natural ability, Brooklyn is turning heads and dropping jaws. Brooklyn's story starts with a song. "At the Cactus Theater where I take voice lessons they have a parent night where you sing with your parents. Mom gets nervous so Dad said he would sing the auctioneer song with me." The Auctioneer by Leroy Van Dyke was a chart topper in the '50s, depicting a young boy with a big dream....
  • German government to boost organic farming

    05/22/2015 12:58:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 22/05/2015 - 08:16 | Nicole Sagener | translated from German by Erika Körner
    Between 2010 and 2013, Germany’s market for organic foods increased by one-fourth to almost €8 billion. Still, switching to organic cultivation remains a difficult process for farmers. While revenue from organic products has enjoyed an annual increase of 5-9% since 2011, the parallel increase in surface area over the past four years has only been 1-3%. Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt hopes to change this. “We want a timetable for growth that allows domestic producers to benefit more from the boom,” he said on Tuesday (19 May) in Berlin. Organic must be strengthened, he said, with the help of the Future...
  • DNA results confirms Iberville teacher fathered child of 15-year-old student

    05/22/2015 12:34:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    DNA test results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab has confirmed that Keavin Keith, a 30-year-old a teacher at Mathematics, Science and Arts Academy-West in Plaquemine, fathered a child of a 15-year-old student. Earlier this week, an alleged female victim told detectives with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, that she had a sexual relationship with Keith that produced a son. The teenager also told authorities that she communicated with Keith via text message and on Facebook.The alleged victim also provided names of other students that may have had inappropriate relationships with Keith. The teen also told authorities that Keith...
  • How Mexico Is Fighting Obesity

    05/21/2015 11:38:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 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 · 11 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 · 53 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.