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  • Proud to SERVE (NJ Diners)

    11/23/2008 5:13:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 606+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 11.16.08 | ELISA UNG
    "How do you feel, good?" Eva Diakakis says to a longtime customer, Murray Rifkowitz, who is in for his daily breakfast at the Bendix Diner. To his son, Sheldon: "You want more coffee, Shelly? More coffee?" Diakakis grabs the pot of decaf, delivers their egg whites, potatoes and wheat toast. She makes it all look easy, when in fact under her quiet manner is a trove of knowledge honed from spending the past 27 years waitressing at the Hasbrouck Heights diner.  She knows that Murray Rifkowitz has health issues and requires salt-free food, and she even makes sure he occasionally...
  • Wisconsin city's horse-manure rule gets dumped

    11/23/2008 4:45:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Country Today ^ | 11-23-08
    LOYAL, WIS. (AP) - Let the horse apples fall where they may - as long as they're on the right path. The Loyal City Council has relented and repealed an ordinance that would require horses within city limits to have manure-catching devices. But that 7-1 vote this week was followed by a 5-3 vote approving a new ordinance requiring that horse-drawn vehicles follow certain routes through town. Mayor Carol Lampsa said merchants raised concerns that the area's Amish residents who use horse-drawn vehicles would avoid the city because of the manure-catching ordinance passed Oct. 21. Also, area Amish residents said...
  • Princeton students, state prison inmates face off in chess challenge

    11/23/2008 4:32:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 863+ views
    star ledger ^ | 11.20.08 | Brian T. Murray
    "I lost a bishop quickly, and I couldn't get back. He's very good," Petkov explained. To an "expert"-ranked chess player, the fight was fair enough. Petkov tried to take on six New Jersey State Prison inmates at once, standing over a long table and moving from board to board in what has become known as the "Inmates and Ivy" tournament - an unusual and occasional competition celebrating its seventh season. Before they were led into the stark gymnasium of the aging maximum-security prison, a group of six polite and humble Princeton students stepped out of the cold Trenton air today,...
  • Santa comes to Sierra Vista early, as kids get first chance to make a wish

    11/23/2008 11:55:18 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 245+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista children were able to give Santa Claus an early heads up on their Christmas wishes on Saturday. Kris Kringle and his wife were at the Ethel Berger Center as part of the Department of Parks and Leisure Services Annual Children’s Holiday Party. Along with the man from the North Pole, children could write letters to Santa, make Christmas cards, get their faces painted or play bowling for snowmen, among other fun games, said Laura Killberg-Dolak, recreation supervisor for the Department of Parks and Leisure Services. Meeting Santa was free, but parents also could purchase tickets...
  • Pastor Manning: Produce the Dog Gone Birth Certificate

    11/22/2008 9:18:53 PM PST · by Velveeta · 58 replies · 1,893+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11/21/2008 | Pastor Manning
    The Hon. James David Manning says: "Produce the birth certificate....man! That's all you got to do."
  • Alleged pit bull attack leaves 2 dogs dead, owner facing charges

    11/22/2008 4:45:33 PM PST · by familyop · 46 replies · 1,227+ views
    WWL-TV ^ | 18NOV08 | Bigad Shaban
    Two neighbors, three dogs, and one gun. It all made for a very terrifying and troublesome scene today on the Northshore. On Maris Stella Street in Slidell, a pair of makeshift tombstones now rest where a pair pit bulls used to play. "I treat my dogs like family," said owner Brian McGrath. "I can't replace those dogs now." McGrath says his dogs were needlessly killed. "It just doesn't add up," he said. "The story doesn't make sense." Slidell police officers say the dogs broke through two fences to get into a neighbor's backyard, where they attacked another dog and allegedly...
  • Father Shoots Neighbor's Pit Bull

    11/22/2008 3:16:17 PM PST · by familyop · 102 replies · 1,896+ views
    cbs, News12 ^ | 21NOV08 | Chuck Weber
    A local father shot and killed a neighbor's pit bull. The dog was loose and had followed a child into the dad's home. Law enforcement says no one will face charges because of the incident-- not the father for shooting the dog in front of children, nor the pit bull's owner for letting the dog get out. It happened in a quiet neighborhood west of Lantana, the dog shot in the driveway of the home of J.R. Martin. Martin declined comment. But here's what the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control say happened. At least two girls were...
  • Couple sues McDonald's over nude photos on Web!

    11/22/2008 10:43:59 AM PST · by fella · 21 replies · 7,786+ views
    Northwest Arkansas Times ^ | Saturday, November 22, 2008 | SCOTT F. DAVIS
    Couple sues McDonald's over nude photos on Web! Husband left phone with wife's naked pictures at restaurant SCOTT F. DAVIS / Northwest Arkansas Times Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 A Bella Vista couple found out the hard way that when a wife sends nude pictures of herself to her husband's cell phone, these pictures can end up on the Internet. Phillip and Tina Sherman filed a lawsuit Friday against McDonald's Corp.; Mathews Management Co., which owns the McDonald's franchise on Sixth Street in Fayetteville; and Aaron Brummley, a manager of the restaurant. The Shermans seek more than $ 3...
  • Former adult star working at local school (Former female porn star, that is)

    11/22/2008 3:49:18 AM PST · by Stoat · 165 replies · 6,300+ views
    6ABC Action News ^ | November 21, 2008 | Chad Pradelli
    VINELAND, N.J. - November 21, 2008 - (WPVI) -- She was an adult film star who went by the name Crystal Gunns. But she reportedly says that's part of her past. She now an aid at D'Ippolito Elementary in Vineland, New Jersey, and that has some parents furious. "I understand it's her personal life, but I don't feel someone with that background should be working with young children at all," said preschool teacher Maria Martin. Crystal Gunns is apparently retired. She's now Louisa Tuck, a cafeteria and playground aide at D'Ippolito Elementary.  District officials were tipped off about the...
  • More response from Sarah's rep about Turkeygate.

    11/21/2008 10:47:13 PM PST · by davek70 · 52 replies · 2,255+ views
    There's a new flap involving Sarah Palin: In honor of Thanksgiving, she pardoned one turkey while other birds met their demise right behind her. Now the former VP hopeful's rep is speaking out to ET about the turkey pardon-gone-wrong! "The [Alaska] governor did not know it was going on behind her," Palin's spokesperson tells ET of the reportedly grisly scene at Triple D Farm & Hatchery outside Wasilla. Cameras captured Palin extending the annual Thanksgiving pardon to one turkey while a farm hand slaughtered the bird's feathered friends in the background. Palin's spokesperson tells ET the bird butchering wasn't going...
  • Road Detour for Depp Movie Shoot Cost WI County ($116K)

    11/21/2008 5:23:54 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies · 320+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | November 21, 2008 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, WI -- When Johnny Depp came to Columbus, WI to play famed bank robber John Dillinger, local officials got left holding the bag.And now they're fighting over who's going to pay a $116,000 bill from the filming of the Depp film "Public Enemies."Traffic was diverted so cars and trucks on state Highways 16/60 wouldn't interfere by going through the center of Columbus where part of the movie was shot in March. But the country road the vehicles were forced to drive on couldn't stand the load and collapsed.Dodge County was left with a $116,000 repair bill that no one...
  • Hard-working, Decent, Honest People Right?

    11/21/2008 10:20:29 AM PST · by dbz77 · 12 replies · 976+ views
    TownHall ^ | November 21, 2008 | Mike Gallagher
    It was just an ordinary Wednesday evening for me. Run to the bank, grab some groceries, and head home. As I approached a busy intersection, I watched as a pick-up truck made a crazy, unexpected left turn directly into the path of an oncoming car. The crash sent pieces of metal flying in all directions. Smoke poured from the front of the sedan occupied by a young woman. The pick-up driver backed up a few feet -- and then, unbelievably, he sped off. It took my brain a few seconds to comprehend what was happening: in broad daylight, during rush...
  • 4 women say they were inappropriately touched by lawyer

    11/21/2008 1:03:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,403+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/21/8 | Andy Furillo
    Two sheriff's detectives testified in Sacramento Superior Court today about four women who said they were inappropriately touched by their divorce lawyer, who has been charged with sexual battery. Detectives James Barnes and Anthony Brantley gave their accounts based on interviews with the four alleged victims in the case against attorney Gary Appleblatt. The testimony came in a preliminary hearing for Appleblatt. He is facing 10 counts of felony sexual battery, three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery and one count of forced sexual penetration. The detectives testified that the four women said in interviews that Appleblatt told them he had...
  • Palo Alto Police Chief Throws in Towel (Over Alleged Racial Profiling Remark)

    11/21/2008 9:42:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 496+ views
    NBC 11 ^ | Fri, Nov 21, 2008 | Janette Williams
    In a public letter sent the day after the meeting, Johnson said, "Unfortunately my statements have been misconstrued, so that some members of the public believe officers will be stopping all African American males in Palo Alto. That is definitely not the case." She's been fighting a firestorm of criticism since it came out she told her officers to question any African-Americans in her city. Today Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson announced she is retiring. Watch VideoJust three weeks after it came out she told her officers to question any African-Americans in the city, Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne...
  • Venezuela's CHAVEZ and US Bailout similarities

    11/20/2008 8:38:46 PM PST · by neverbluffer · 6 replies · 322+ views
    socialistworker.org ^ | 11/20/2008 | NEVERBLUFFER
    Read the article in the link provided. Way down in the articvle is a paragraph which talks about how Hugo Chavez "nationalized" industries by buying the stocks of the corporations on the free market. Sound familiar? Thats what Paulson is doing with the bailout money. Buying the stocks of companies (mainly banks) in effect nationalizing them like Venezuela. SOCIALISM PEOPLE!
  • Space heater one possible cause of Shreveport duplex fire (doggie missing)

    11/20/2008 8:04:13 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 10 replies · 342+ views
    KSLA TV (LA) ^ | 11/20/08
    MISSING DOG The owner of the duplex where the fire started is looking for his dog, which ran away after firefighters broke out the window of the home.
  • Universal Health Insurance ... can you help me with my letter?

    11/20/2008 5:33:53 PM PST · by JustSurrounded · 8 replies · 437+ views
    Yikes, Universal Health coming to a state near you! They aren't waiting for the feds. Here is a list of what some of the states are planning: http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/universalhealth2007.htm Maryland is looking at $15.5B (yes BILLION) health care initiative to make health care more affordable (am I the only one who sees the irony in that?). http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2008/11/10/daily36.html I live in Maryland and am appalled. Below is a draft of a letter I intend to send to our legislature and, with modifications, our governor. I'm thinking of something similar to send to our US legislators as well. But, I'm not a poster...
  • Lesbian Lovers Found Dead [Fugitive Murderers]; Search Continues For Missing Son

    11/19/2008 2:39:23 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 11 replies · 1,020+ views
    America's Most Wanted ^ | Nov. 19, 2008 | Staff
    After years on the run, the saga of Tina Loesch and her lover, Sky Hanson, ended hours after AMW aired their story on Nov. 15, 2008. While the couple took their own lives in what cops are calling a suicide pact, the investigation is far from over as authorities in three states search for Kristopher Loesch. Capture archive: http://www.amw.com/fugitives/capture.cfm?id=59857
  • Tech Companies Hiring Despite Slowdown

    11/19/2008 1:40:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 470+ views
    KCBS ^ | Monday, 17 November 2008
    While the sluggish economy contributed to announcements of thousands more layoffs Monday, it may be helping some Silicon Valley companies grow. Fears of a recession seem to be making many people even more eager to protect their money, which has proved to be a boon to companies like Barracuda Networks, a Web security company based in Campbell. The company had about 20 job openings as of Monday. "Our market continues to grow and our business continues to grow, so we need to hire people," said President and Chief Executive Officer Dean Drako. The Barracuda head attributed the company's continued expansion...
  • Ind. inmates sneak through ceiling to have sex

    11/19/2008 12:47:37 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies · 1,802+ views
    Times-Mail [Indiana] ^ | 11/19/08 | LAURA LANE
    BLOOMFIELD — With nothing but time on their hands, three men and three women lodged at the Greene County Jail apparently figured out how to travel from one jail cell to another through the ceiling and engaged in late-night card games, drinking and sex while the rest of the prisoners slept. All six have been charged with escape, a felony, for leaving their cell blocks without permission or knowledge of the jail staff. Bond in each case was set at $10,000. An Oct. 8 search of cell block F1, which houses women, and F2, where men are incarcerated, revealed letters...
  • Man Faces Battery Charges for Hitting Girlfriend With Sandwich

    11/19/2008 8:54:15 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 90 replies · 2,082+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/19/2008 | Fox
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A man faces a domestic battery charge after allegedly hitting his girlfriend with a sandwich as she was driving. Police said the 19-year-old man became angry and hit the woman in the arm and face with a sandwich, knocking her glasses off, as she was driving along Interstate 95 on Friday.
  • Runt of the litter is credited for saving family (Awwwwww.....)

    11/19/2008 8:16:30 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies · 1,318+ views
    KARE11.com ^ | 11/19/08 | Boyd Huppert
    Bug the dog has spent most of his life being underappreciated. "I didn't care for him," admits Cathie Lukowicz about the Shih Tzu crossbreed she reluctantly brought into her home. "He's ugly and I don't like those kinds of dogs." Bug didn't exactly have a supporter in Cathie's husband either. "He's kind of a yippy dog and I don't care for those," says Jay Lukowicz. The yipping may have annoyed Jay a bit over the past few months, but Bug's barking Saturday morning is getting credit for saving the Lukowicz family. Jay was out of town. Cathie, not feeling well,...
  • Sheriff's order destroys home; ... HIGHWAY BLOCKED FOR NINE HOURS [single wide trailer]

    11/19/2008 7:19:18 AM PST · by Daffynition · 146 replies · 4,801+ views
    Lexington HeraldLeader ^ | Nov. 19 2008 | Mary Meehan
    CARLISLE — There's little undisputed in this story, the tale of the tipped trailer. Frances Barton's single-wide, the one she had fully paid $5,000 for and was hoping to move to a little piece of land she was buying on a $250-a-month land contract, is now literally in pieces on Jim Gaunce's front lawn. And, everyone agrees, that leaves some 12 people — four adults and eight children ranging from 3 months to 12 years — facing Thanksgiving with no place to live. How, exactly, the mobile home came to this odd resting place is where the story gets complicated....
  • Beware of Deer: Mating season is upon us

    11/18/2008 6:02:06 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 2,049+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 11.17.08 | JAMES YOO
    It's deer mating season — when lusting bucks recklessly run around searching for does — and authorities are cautioning motorists to watch out.  The state police barracks at Netcong received three calls about deer-related incidents today. In one noontime incident on I-80 eastbound in Parsippany, an antlered buck that apparently had been struck in the head by a vehicle briefly halted traffic as it stood dazed and bleeding in the center lane. State Police had no information on the injured animal’s fate.The peak of the rutting season for bucks is the first three weeks of November for the northern part...
  • Boy, Girl Accused of Robbing Elderly Woman at Home

    11/18/2008 5:10:22 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies · 263+ views
    wltx.com ^ | 11/18/2008 | (WLTX)
    Sumter (WLTX) - Sumter police say they've arrested a brother and sister who officers say broke into a 77-year-old woman's home and robbed her. Deputies say about 5:30 p.m. on November 15, they got a 911 call that suspects broke into a home on Brown Street. The 77-year-old victim told police that two people had come into her home, knocked her down, then took money from the residence. The victim was treated by EMS, then was cared for by her family. Upon investigation, police developed leads that a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy (brother and sister) were the suspects...
  • UNC students, twins pose for Playboy magazine

    11/18/2008 4:41:53 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 40 replies · 5,077+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Chris Casey
    Tuesday, November 18, 2008UNC students, twins pose for Playboy magazine Chris Casey Natalie and Jennifer Campbell tend to do things together. Not that they were overly concerned about school bills, but through sheer fate — emphasize the sheer — they found a way to pay off their student loans to the University of Northern Colorado. They took their clothes off. The identical twins, natives of Greeley, appear as Misses December in next month’s issue of Playboy. The 22-year-olds say the issue, which hit newsstands Friday, has been an instant hit in Longmont, where the twins have lived since they were...
  • Missing persons case reopened after 67 years (Hope new technology can help find remains)

    11/18/2008 3:32:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 407+ views
    Wilmington Star-News ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | David Reynolds
    Investigators hope new technology can help find remains correct the address and the occupancy status of the house. State investigators returned to Carolina Beach on Thursday, 67 years after a mother and her young daughter disappeared. They brought with them ground-penetrating radar – modern technology they hope will finally solve a case that stumped the agency in 1941. After Leila Bryan, 36, and her 4-year-old daughter Mary Rachel disappeared on May 10, 1941, agents with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officials tracked leads from New York to Florida looking for them, according to old newspaper...
  • Photos: Shark attacks turtle

    11/17/2008 11:11:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,761+ views
    KHNL ^ | Nov 14, 2008 | Stephanie Lum
    It's not uncommon for tiger sharks to attack green sea turtles, but it's not everyday you see it. Here are dramatic pictures of the ocean encounter in Hawaiian waters. It happened at Maunalua Bay on east Oahu this past Monday. With a shark this big, you can see why this did not go unnoticed by our viewer Augustus "Ogee" Santos and his crew. They quickly jumped up, grabbed their camera and snapped this first shot (see below). They heard a loud splash as this tiger shark estimated to be 14 feet long, emerged from the ocean making a direct hit...
  • Mysterious Billboard Honors Cleveland Police Commander

    11/17/2008 3:31:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 301+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | November 17, 2008
    Many times the job of police officer is a thankless one. But in one Cleveland neighborhood, that's changing in a big way. Cleveland's west side has found itself in a battle against drugs and crime in the face of foreclosure, NewsChannel5 reported. Residents are starting to feel safer. A lot of it has to do with the dedication of Second District Commander Keith Sulzer. A billboard was put up anonymously along Clark Avenue to recognize his work. "One of my guys called me and said there's a sign, a billboard up with my name on it and I thought it...
  • Craigslist Hooker no "Angel" (East Bay man robbed after soliciting sex online)

    11/17/2008 3:28:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 6,966+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Mon, Nov 17, 2008
    A 37-year-old Concord man who solicited sexual services from a woman on Craigslist late Sunday night did not get quite what he had bargained for, police said. Concord police received a call from the victim shortly after midnight today reporting that he had been robbed and that somebody had fired shots though his front door. The victim told police he had responded to a Craigslist ad posted by a woman named "Angel" and arranged for her to come to his house in the 4700 block of Matheson Court, Cerletti said. When the woman arrived, they discussed money and the victim...
  • N. Korea: Entertaining Chia Head (photos)

    11/17/2008 8:50:41 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 734+ views
    Kim Jong-il reportedly attended N. Korean Military Art Performance Festival. Photos of performing soldiers were released by N. Korean media, but Kim's picture was not. The report was broadcast on Nov. 16, but the date of the event was not mentioned.
  • New Pizza Place Opens, Offers Shark as a Topping (Mako Shark Pizza)

    11/16/2008 9:57:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 447+ views
    nwfdailynews.com ^ | November 14, 2008 | Jenni Rich
    When they get a shark-sized appetite, why not take the family where the locals feed? Destin's new Landshark's Pizza has a fin up on the competition when it comes to pushing out brick oven pizza worth writing home about. Longtime Destinites and self-professed country boys David Hooten and Tom Shelton decided that the quiet period between the tourists leaving and the arrival of the Snowbirds would be perfect for the soft opening of their family friendly pizzeria to open its jaws to the locals. The economic timing seems a little off for a business to open, but Landshark's has pretty...
  • Could alleged robber’s luck be any worse?

    11/16/2008 9:25:32 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies · 511+ views
    The Item ^ | November 15, 2008 | RANDY BURNS
    BISHOPVILLE – He should have stolen a rabbit’s foot. Johnny Michael Lindner is in custody for the robbery of a Young’s Food Store in Bishopville early Friday morning. The 48-year-old Tennessee man is charged with robbing the store’s clerk at knifepoint around 2:45 a.m. and leaving with about $140 and a pack of Kool cigarettes, Bishopville Police Chief John Ewing reported. Lindner apparently got lost in Sumter while trying to find the town of Lydia — which is in the opposite direction from the scene of the crime — then his white truck broke down and he hired a taxi....
  • At Least 30 Abandoned Boats Floating In Delta

    11/16/2008 9:12:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1,680+ views
    CBS 5 ^ | Nov 16, 2008
    At Least 30 Abandoned Boats Floating In Delta Owning a boat is a luxury that can become quite expensive when the economy goes "south." The Contra Costa Sheriff's Marine Patrol said almost 30 decaying barges, tugboats and fishing boats are floating aimlessly in the Delta. However, the problem is a little different for Martinez harbor master Craig Paulson. He said some boat owners just decide to walk away from their vessels that are kept in a slip. "We've got some, and we're dealing with them. The Department of Boat and Waterways has grants, which we're applying, which helps marinas to...
  • Two local high schools ditch lockers

    11/16/2008 10:23:06 AM PST · by fella · 22 replies · 935+ views
    Northwest Arkansas Times ^ | Sunday, November 16, 2008 | BRETT BENNETT
    Two local high schools ditch lockers BY BRETT BENNETT Northwest Arkansas Times Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008 High school lockers often represent more than just a place to store books and materials between classes. The locker is a place where boys ask girls on dates, students meet up with each other and plans are made. It can also provide a place where students can develop interior decorating skills, and many plot-propelling scenes in high school movies take place at lockers in the school hallways. At two Washington County high schools, however, student life is different. Greenland and Prairie Grove...
  • How to Win a Protest (My account of being a counter-protester in Denver)

    11/15/2008 9:03:52 PM PST · by TheReligiousConservative51 · 15 replies · 929+ views
    Myself | 11/15/08 | Myself
    OK, so this account is pretty long, but it's a great read: Tolerance is a joke. It is. It can't be applied by any sort of significant majority (especially one that claims to be tolerant) in opposition to a minority. City-slickers to the Amish. Everyone to Ron Paul supporters. Homosexual rights advocates to Christian protesters (even if there's almost 1000 of them to four of us). And that's why today was so much fun. It started out with Facebook. Thanks, everyone, for telling me that this 'anti- Prop 8' protest was going on in downtown Denver (even if you didn't...
  • Comedian Katt Williams hospitalized in Sumter

    11/15/2008 3:02:43 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Item ^ | Nov 14, 2008 | MARY DOLAN
    Actor and comedian Katt Williams, of movies "First Sunday" and "Norbit" fame, apparently has made a stop in Sumter. Unfortunately it was not for one of his stand-up comedy routines but rather a visit with family members that allegedly ended with a psychiatric evaluation at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. The comedian, known for appearances on MTV's "Wild 'n Out" and BET's "Comic View" has made media reports recently for exhibiting erratic behavior, including not showing for an appearance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in New York on Nov. 4 and being arrested on weapons charges later that week after...
  • 5 bodies found during NH excavation

    11/15/2008 9:05:26 AM PST · by This_far · 5 replies · 510+ views
    Portsmouth Herald (NH) ^ | Nov 14, 5:41 PM EST | AP
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Archaeologists have found the remains of five bodies in Portsmouth, N.H., which they believe are part of an 18th century African burial ground.
  • Jonesboro shooter sentenced to 12 years

    11/15/2008 7:10:31 AM PST · by fella · 8 replies · 408+ views
    NorthWest Arkansas Times ^ | Saturday, November 15, 2008 | Tracy M. Neal
    Jonesboro shooter sentenced to 12 years By Tracy M. Neal Staff Writer // tracyn@nwanews.com Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2008 BENTONVILLE - Jonesboro school shooter Mitchell Johnson was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Johnson, 24, previously pleaded guilty to theft by receiving, a class C felony, punishable with a prison sentence ranging from three to 10 years; and financial identity fraud, a class B felony, which carries a punishment from five to 20 years in prison. He had also pleaded guilty of possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, a class A misdemeanor, which is punishable with up...
  • Hunter saved by ex-relative in Sherburne Co. (MN)

    11/14/2008 9:40:01 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies · 1,406+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/14/08 | Nicole Muehlhausen, Elena Kibasova
    A deer hunter became a hero on opening day after he rescued a man who was stuck up to his chest in muddy water in Sherburne County. According to officials, 60-year-old Peter Schmidt, of Orrock Township, saved the life of a hunter from Big Lake. Schmidt heard 26-year-old Matthew Capko yelling from inside the National Wildlife Refuge. "I wasn't paying attention to where I was going and walked into a bog," Capko said. "It was kind of like quicksand." Stuck waist-deep, Capko realized his cell phone was too wet to use. He fired off a couple of shotgun rounds in...
  • Laid Off Employee Opens Fire on Co-Workers, Killing 3 (at Santa Clara Semiconductor Startup)

    11/14/2008 8:32:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 944+ views
    KTLA ^ | November 14, 2008
    A laid-off worker returned to his former office and fatally shot three people Friday, police said. Santa Clara police are searching for 47-year-old Jing Wu of Mountain View in connection with the shooting. The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. at a complex in Santa Clara, west of San Jose, said police Lt. Mike Sellers. Police answering a call of multiple shots arrived at the office, at 3255-7 Scott Blvd., and found two men and one woman shot dead, apparently with a handgun, Lt. Mike Sellers said. No other injuries were reported. Sellers said Wu had apparently been laid off...
  • Mayor to town folk: You're too stupid to work with

    11/14/2008 7:18:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1,358+ views
    boston.com ^ | November 14, 2008
    <p>ST. ANTHONY, Idaho—You can't call Bill Beck the mayor of "stupid" town anymore. The former St. Anthony mayor resigned from his post at a city council meeting Wednesday night, but not before telling off the townspeople and his fellow city council members.</p>
  • Man (potential Darwin Award nominee) accused of urinating on arresting officer

    11/14/2008 6:45:41 AM PST · by yankeedame · 14 replies · 486+ views
    DaytonDailyNews ^ | November 14, 2008
    Man accused of urinating on arresting officer SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A 35-year-old man faces charges after allegedly driving drunk and then urinating in the back of a squad car and on the arresting officer. A criminal complaint said the man was pulled over early Wednesday after an officer saw him driving erratically and striking a pole at a gas station. The complaint said the man failed field sobriety tests and when he was being taken to the police station, urinated in the back of the squad car and sprayed the officer, hitting him in the back of the head. The...
  • Mom Grounds Boy After Cop Car Hits Him While Biking

    11/14/2008 7:00:17 AM PST · by metmom · 11 replies · 845+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Thursday, November 13, 2008 | FOXNews.com
    A 6-year-old Arizona boy was grounded by his mother after he was hit by a police car while riding his bike, MyFOXPhoenix.com reported. Recently released surveillance video of the Nov. 2 accident shows Jason Justice and his sister Jessica riding their bikes through an apartment complex parking lot.
  • Janitor charged with secretly recording women in Stamford train station bathroom

    11/14/2008 3:41:45 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 21 replies · 1,016+ views
    Stamford Advocate ^ | 11/13/08 | Martin B. Cassidy and John Nickerson
    STAMFORD - A janitor at the Stamford train station was charged Thursday with secretly videotaping at least 16 women in a bathroom stall with a cell phone taped to a roll of toilet paper. Felicitos Gonzalez, 41, of 1 Division St., Apartment R, Stamford, was arrested by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police at his home a block away from the train station Wednesday. Gonzalez was arraigned on 16 counts of voyeurism at state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday. Judge Barbara Brazzel-Massaro ruled that Gonzalez, a Mexican native working in the country illegally, will be jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond for...
  • MISSISSIPPI: Local man invents vibrating toilet seat

    11/14/2008 2:38:21 AM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,481+ views
    The Laurel Leader-Call ^ | November 13, 2008 | Eloria Newell James
    Local man invents vibrating toilet seat By Eloria Newell James, community@leadercall.com  Jones County native Johnny Henry talks about his invention, the vibrating toilet seat.Photo/Eloria Newell James / A Jones County native has developed a new twist to a traditional item.Johnny Henry of Laurel has developed the vibrating toilet seat.“I believe in thinking out of the box,” Henry said. “I wanted to create something that is a little unusual.“This invention is designed to stimulate,” he said. “It’s to make you feel good while you are there.”Because of Henry’s invention, he recently attended the Invent Bay International Inventors Convention held at the...
  • 11-Year-Old Girl Hailed as a Hero

    11/13/2008 10:00:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 492+ views
    KCBY ^ | 11/13/08 | Brian Barker
    An 11-year-old girl who crawled out of her family's smashed SUV and made her way through a storm to get help is being credited with saving her own life - and the lives of seven others. Wednesday evening, following a two-day storm that brought heavy rains to the Northwest, a culvert and the stretch of county road above it washed out near Tillamook. And when that happened, two vehicles ended up going over the edge. Stephanie McRae and her three children were in a Ford Expedition that was swept a quarter-mile downstream and lodged against a tree. "I knew what...
  • Owner Saves Dog's Life by Performing CPR (Puppy Bubba)

    11/13/2008 9:47:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 435+ views
    KGET ^ | 11/13/08
    An East Bakersfield family has quite a story to tell after they were able to bring their Chihuahua back to life, following a shocking incident Wednesday morning. The Hendricks family says they were going about their usual routine when their beloved Chihuahua found himself in a life or death situation. "I was thinking he was dead,'' said pet owner Nick Hendricks. ''I'm thinking in my head, I'll have to bury my dog today.'' Bubba was shocked after chewing through the wire on his electric blanket. The Hendrickses revived Bubba using mouth to mouth resuscitation. "I was blowing in his mouth,...
  • Ocean's Eleven Bank Heist Foiled By SJ Police (Well's Fargo Safeway branch hit for six figures)

    11/13/2008 7:02:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 740+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thu, Nov 13, 2008
    Three San Jose men who were apparently inspired by the blockbuster "Ocean's Eleven," spent months planning a different kind of heist. Three Men Caught in "Ocean's Eleven"-Style Robbery View GalleryThe movie centered around a casino, but the San Jose robbery focused on a Wells Fargo where two the three men worked. The branch was located inside a Safeway on Story Road. The payoff was in the six-figures, according to police. The heist worked for all of 14 hours. That's when police swooped in and made three arrests. The Oceans gang never was caught by authorities. The suspects have been identified...
  • Man sentenced to 25 years for cold case murder

    11/13/2008 4:28:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 247+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | November 13, 2008 | November 13, 2008
    A man who admitted to a 1980 murder in Des Moines was sentenced in King County Superior Court Thursday to nearly 25 years in prison. James Maynard Blair, 54, pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder in the slaying of Kirk Parker. Investigators used DNA evidence to link Blair to the crime, charging him in August. Blair is already in prison serving time for a 2006 assault conviction. In 1980, Des Moines police officers discovered Parker beaten and strangled to death in his mobile home after going there on a welfare check. But the initial investigation stalled when police could...