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  • In LA County, illegal street racing has a deadly toll

    03/18/2018 2:23:02 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    LA Times via St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3/17/18 | James Queally and Nicole Santa Cruz
    Valentina D’Alessandro was at a party with a few girlfriends in 2013 when one of them got sick. They accepted another teenager’s offer to drive them home in his red Mustang. In a commercial area of Wilmington, at the intersection of two four-lane boulevards, a car pulled up alongside the Mustang. The race began. Minutes later, Valentina, 16, was dead, her body wedged in a back seat window following a crash. Police found her high school identification card at the scene.
  • Mass. lawmaker: Rename ‘General Hooker Entrance’ to state house; it’s ‘offensive’ to women

    03/18/2018 10:04:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2017 | Ken Shepherd
    A Bay State lawmaker is calling on her colleagues to change the sign to an entrance for the Massachusetts State House named after Joseph Hooker, a Union general in the Civil War, saying his surname is tied up with a slang term for prostitutes and is demeaning to women. “Female staffers don’t use that entrance because the sign is offensive to them,” State Rep. Michelle DuBois, Brockton Democrat, told CBS Boston in a recently aired interview.
  • Thousands of JetBlue flight attendants to vote on joining Transport Workers Union

    03/18/2018 9:22:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:27 PM | Ginger Adams Otis
    Nearly 5,000 JetBlue flight attendants will start voting Monday in an effort to join the Transport Workers Union. Ballots will be cast electronically or by phone in an election that will run until April 17. The National Mediation Board is overseeing the election. According to the TWU, an “overwhelming majority” of flight attendants last year signed cards declaring they wanted to unionize. […] JetBlue was not receptive to the TWU’s efforts to unionize its flight attendants. Inviting a “third-party” union was a bad idea, the airline wrote in flyers and emails to staffers in September. “TWU is an opportunistic and...
  • Woman with white powder in her nose ordered a sandwich, but drive-thru was jail, NY cops say

    03/17/2018 11:39:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    The Island Packet ^ | 3/17/18 | Josh Magness
    Lizabeth Ildefonso really, really, really wanted a breakfast sandwich, police say. Ildefonso, a 44-year-old from Riverhead, New York, allegedly tried to order a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich from what she apparently thought was a drive-thru window, according to NBC New York. There was just one problem: She had actually driven up to a security booth at the Riverhead Correctional Facility around 10 a.m. Friday and placed her food request with an officer there, police say. Deputy Sheriff Yvonne DeCaro told the woman inside the 2007 Nissan that she was at the county jail, and not a fast food establishment....
  • Stillwater bail agent fatally shoots client at her office

    03/17/2018 12:42:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 68 replies
    Prosecutors Monday released video of a Stillwater bail agent fatally shooting one of her clients last year at her office. Chasity Dawn Carey was charged with first-degree murder after the shooting. On Friday, Payne County jurors acquitted Carey, 42, of Drumright, in the Aug. 9 shooting. At trial, Carey testified she shot the client, Brandon James Williams, 38, of Stillwater, in self-defense. She and her 19-year-old son, Justin Henderson, were attempting to take Williams, who was free on bail, back into custody at the time. Carey testified Williams attempted to grab her gun before fleeing out her office window. She...
  • Reclaiming history Restoration project receives grant to improve Mountain View Officers’ Club

    03/17/2018 4:12:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    SIERRA VISTA — The Mountain View Officers’ Club on Fort Huachuca was a bustling banquet hall and social center for African-American soldiers more than 70 years ago. Today, it sits vacant, and faced threats of demolition for years. However, the historic building could receive a facelift in coming months. After gaining the Army’s approval to restore the building to its original facade in December, national preservation groups are one step closer to getting the project off the ground. Arizona State Parks & Trails received a $500,000 grant earlier this week to help restore the old building. Funding for the grant...
  • Angry Portland woman attacks Jewish-owned restaurant over suspected Nazi customer

    03/16/2018 8:10:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 108 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | March 15, 2018 | Martin Cizmar
    A Portland woman ignited a social media fire this week over a confrontation with a restaurant diner she says was wearing a shirt with a Nazi symbol. As Raw Story first reported, on March 13, Deavon Snoke was dining at Kachka—a Russian restaurant owned by Bonnie Frumkin Morales, who is Jewish and whose family fled the Holocaust, and her husband Israel Morales, who is Mexican—when she spotted a man sporting a "Luftwaffe" t-shirt. “I was asked to leave Kachka tonight for calling this Nazi out,” Snoke wrote on Facebook. “Remember his face. Memorize the symbolism on his shirt. Yell as...
  • Reston [VA] Man Arrested for Killing his Dog in 2017

    03/16/2018 12:01:42 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    FCPD Media Relations Bureau ^ | 16 March 2018 | FCPD Media Relations Bureau
    A 61-year-old Reston man is facing several charges stemming from a 2017 incident in which his dog was found deceased at an archery range. Officers responded to the private Northern Virginia Archers Club Range, adjacent to Fountainhead Regional Park, on July 15 of last summer after someone called to report they found a deceased dog that appeared to have been shot with a firearm. The dog, a shepherd mix, had a collar, but no tags or any identifying information. Further investigation determined the dog did have a microchip, which led officers to medical records and a possible owner. Animal...
  • Brooklyn woman accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake

    03/16/2018 6:21:02 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | March 01, 2018
    SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn -- A Russian native from Brooklyn has been accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake and then stealing her identity and other property. 42-year-old Viktoria Nasyrova of Sheepshead Bay was arraigned Tuesday on attempted murder, burglary, assault and other charges and ordered held without bail. She was arrested in March last year. Her lawyer declined to comment. Prosecutors say Nasyrova visited the Queens home of the fellow Russian speaking victim in 2016 bearing a cheesecake tainted with a tranquilizer. They say the 35-year-old victim ate the cheesecake, fell ill and passed out. She was found the...
  • Changing responsibilities Fort Huachuca welcomes new command sergeant major

    03/16/2018 6:16:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Alexis Ramanjulu
    Facebook Twitter Email Print Save FORT HUACHUCA — As one chapter comes to an end, another begins. On Friday, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca will host a change of responsibility ceremony between Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas J. Latter and Command Sgt. Maj. Warren K. Robinson. Maj. Gen. Robert P. Walters Jr., the post’s commanding general, will host and review the ceremony. Latter will be leaving Fort Huachuca and retiring later this month. As for the incoming leader, Robinson just finished his tenure as talent manager in the Sergeants Major Management Division, Human Resources Command at...
  • Arizona seniors could be in line for a BIG property-tax break

    03/16/2018 6:07:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Some Arizona seniors could be in line for a big property tax break -- including some that a few lawmakers question whether they deserve it. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 6-2 Wednesday to grant Class 6 status to the homes of seniors who meet certain income requirements. What makes that significant is Class 6 properties are assessed for tax purposes at 5 percent of their assessed valuation. So a home worth $200,000 would get an assessed valuation of $10,000. And if the combined property tax rate is $12 per $100 of assessed valuation, that would put...
  • Student Supporting Gun Rights Says School District 'Trampled On' His Rights During Walkout

    03/15/2018 9:09:34 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies ^ | 3/15/18 | Brett Hoffland
    A viral video taken at a Minnesota high school during National Walkout Day has garnered millions of views and shares. Students across the U.S. walked out of class Wednesday, demanding an end to gun violence in schools. But a student holding a sign supporting gun rights at New Prague High School said the principal told him to give up the sign or leave school property. "I came out here with a poster trying to make a difference," said Andy Dalsin, a senior. Dalsin said principal Lonnie Seifert told him to give up a sign that read "Guns don't kill people....
  • Time For Class Action Suits Against School Districts Promoting Protests-MisUse of Public Monies

    03/15/2018 8:29:29 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 20 replies
    Obviously, the NEA is now on steroids and working overtime. It has found a 'hook' to create National strife and to promote a political view........If anyone has heard of any cogent legal claim against such activity on a local level, I would love to hear about it so I can begin to organize my local response to our education districts that just just allowed their students to walk out and protest against gun violence....they need to be sued for wrongful use of public monies.
  • Rights Matter All The Time(Waco)

    03/15/2018 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 3/15/2018
    The bedrock, foundation stone, must do, can’t fail job when it comes to national security is to keep the kids alive and safe and well – no exceptions, says the young woman who is challenging Precinct 1, Place 2 Justice of the Peace Walter “Pete” Peterson. If that’s not a national security issue, the most important one of all, then, well, you know… Judge Peterson has an interesting judicial track record. He has never once faced an opponent in an election. The judicial delegation in the highly gerrymandered Constable and Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 were both appointed to...
  • Parents Of 12-Year-Old Say Son Killed Himself After Being Bullied Over Sexuality

    03/15/2018 3:22:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies ^ | 3/14/18 | Curtis M. Wong
    The parents of a 12-year-old Mississippi boy say he killed himself last week after being subjected to intense bullying. Andrew Leach of Southaven, Mississippi, was found dead at his family’s home March 6. Leach’s parents believe the sixth-grader had been struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, and killed himself after being bullied by fellow students at Southaven Middle School. “He finally came out with the information at school that he thought he may be bisexual,” Matt Leach told WREG. “I think that really amped up the bullying.” Leach said Southaven Middle School students had threatened his son with...
  • 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars...

    03/15/2018 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 105 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | march 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber For and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars and pedestrians on Florida college campus - just five days after it was installed Up to 10 people have been killed when a newly installed pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday. US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told local TV station CBS Miami that between six to 10 people died. The 174-foot 'instant bridge' hailed as a feat of engineering and safety, was installed Saturday morning but was not due to open to the...
  • 2 grenades found in Punta Gorda, police investigating

    03/15/2018 1:13:59 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 20 replies
    NBC 2 ^ | March 14, 2018 | A.J. King, Digital producer
    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -Punta Gorda police were called to Higher Power Outfitters at 1826 Tamiami Trail because someone found two grenades while cleaning out a nearby home. The person who found the grenades brought them to the store for destruction, and the store owner called the police. The Lee County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad said the grenades were live and were able to make the grenades safe. They will take the grenades back to their facility to destroy. The man who found the grenades said they found them in an old chest that belonged to a family member who recently...
  • World's Happiest Country Also Has No Carbon Emissions [Bhutan]

    03/15/2018 12:02:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 14, 2018 | Sarah Gibbens
    Bhutan is small, about the size of Switzerland, and similarly mountainous—though more geographically remote. To the south, Bhutan is landlocked by India, and to the North, it's buffered by the mighty Himalaya. Before 1974, Bhutan was completely closed off to tourists and most outsiders, and even now, only a few fee-paying visitors are allowed in at a time. The small mountain kingdom is home to a thriving, ancient culture, as well as stunning natural beauty. What many believe is the world's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum, soars nearly 25,000 feet into the clouds. Without a sizeable wallet, or an outsized...
  • Man who claimed he burned Natalee Holloway’s remains fatally stabbed in Florida 

    03/15/2018 6:01:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    The man who claimed to have cremated Natalee Holloway’s remains was stabbed to death in western Florida. John Christopher Ludwick died Wednesday morning at a Sarasota County hospital after being knifed by a woman he knew, North Port police said in a Facebook post. The 32-year-old victim was trying to kidnap the woman as she got out of her car, cops said. Ludwick was stabbed during the ensuing scuffle and fled the woman’s driveway.
  • MPD: Student Carrying ‘Trump’ Flag Assaulted Outside School

    03/14/2018 8:49:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 3/14/18 | WCCO
    Minneapolis police say no arrests have been made after a student carrying a flag with the word “Trump” on it was assaulted outside of Southwest High School. Police say the altercation happened while students were outside of the building during National School Walkout Day Wednesday morning.