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  • Warning! Be Careful Out there!

    04/24/2012 12:17:04 PM PDT · by JDoutrider · 35 replies
    XXXX County Transportation Service ^ | 4/19/12 | County authorities
    From: XXX County Transportation Adopt a Highway Subject: BE CAREFUL! A warning we have been made aware of states that kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and water into plastic drink bottles, capping it up and leaving it on lawns, gardens, driveways, in mail boxes just waiting for you to pick it up with the intention of putting it into the rubbish bags. Know that you may never make it! If the bottle is picked up, shaken, even just a little, in about thirty seconds or less, it can build up sufficient gas to explode with enough force to remove...
  • ATTN PA primary race voters: Who are you voting for to be the U.S. Senate candidate?

    04/24/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT · by DestroyLiberalism · 16 replies
    My wife and I are going to the polls this afternoon to vote in the PA primary race and I'm curious to know who others are voting for in the U.S. Senate contest between: David Alan Christian Marc Scaringi Steve Welch Tom Smith Sam Rohrer I've been leaning toward Tom Smith, who has been inundating the local talk radio airwaves with ads over the past month, though I received an e-mail last night from Michele Bachmann's campaign team endorsing Sam Rohrer. One thing I can say for certain... I will absolutely NOT vote for Steve Welch, as he is a...
  • Pittsburgh Post Office employee, 19 others charged in marijuana trafficking ring

    04/24/2012 6:34:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 24, 2012
    PITTSBURGH — A federal grand jury indicted 20 people accused of being involved in a drug trafficking ring operating out of Western Pennsylvania and California. Authorities said 11 residents of Pennsylvania and nine residents of California were indicted. According to the indictment, from October 2010 to March 2012, the defendants conspired to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana. Distribution of 1,000 kilograms is the highest level offense. The group operated through the United States Postal Service using Express Mail packages, police said. According to authorities, at least one of the suspects, Tom Chieu, worked for the post office on...
  • If Scott Walker Pulls Off A 55/45 Victory In Wisconsin,A Warning Shot For Obama Come November?

    04/23/2012 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 28 replies
    Two upcoming elections may be a pre-curser of things to come. Tomorrow we have the Pennsylvania Primary, We can only hope a massive turnout for all the candidates, hopefully over 50% of registered voters. In June we have the Wisconsin Recall. If Scott Walker wins decisively,we can only hope it's a sign that Romney will take the state. Romney doesn't have to win the tri-fector states to beat Obama, he will likely flip a number of other states Obama won in 2008. And this is assuming we have No Voter Fraud this time around.
  • Naples Man Charged With Felony, Accused of Not Paying for Soda at McDonald's (5 Years)

    04/23/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Naples News ^ | April 21, 2012
    A Naples man faces a felony charge after he was accused of walking out of the McDonald’s in East Naples without paying for a cup of soda. After filling a courtesy cup with soda Thursday at the McDonald’s soda fountain and then leaving the restaurant, Mark Abaire, 52, of the 500 block of 14th Street North, was arrested by Collier deputies and now faces a felony theft charge, a sheriff’s report shows. A manager told sheriff’s deputies that Abaire entered the store and asked for a glass of water around 10 p.m. Although the employee told him the cup was...
  • Man Accidentally Shoots Girlfriend in Legs While Hunting (Thought She Was a Hog)

    04/23/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    WFTV ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012
    A 52-year-old Flagler County woman is recovering after her boyfriend accidentally shot her in the legs during a hog-hunting trip, according to officials. The couple was on a hunting trip at the Cowart Hunt Camp. Flagler County Sheriff's deputies say 52-year-old Steven Egan was inside a tent on Saturday night when he said he heard a noise in the woods, thought it was the hog and fired in that direction. Instead, it was his girlfriend Lisa Simmons. Deputies said Simmons was struck with a .30-caliber bullet in both legs and was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in serious condition....
  • Pensioner Who Survived Car Plunge 'Amazing'

    04/23/2012 1:51:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    TVNZ ^ | Monday April 23, 201
    A 74-year-old woman who spent three nights alone in the bush after her car crashed down a cliff has been described as "amazing". Whitianga pensioner Shirley Loft, who had gone missing on Thursday morning, was winched to safety yesterday. Loft had clung to life despite enduring temperatures that plummeted to 5C and having little to eat or drink. Local GP Dr Dan Asquith was one of the first on the scene and was stunned by what he found. "She was incredibly calm and accepting of the situation," he told ONE News. "Anybody surviving those circumstances is incredible, but a 74-...
  • Killer Crucified for Killing, Raping Woman

    04/23/2012 1:45:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 22, 2012
    Sudanese had sex with his dead victim, robbed house and tried to kill the familyA Sudanese man was beheaded and then crucified in Saudi Arabia after he was convicted of murdering a local woman before having sex with her. He then stole SR165,000 (Dh162,000) and tried to kill the other family members. During trial, the defendant confessed to murdering the Saudi housewife by strangling her while asleep. He then had sex with her, stole her money and jewelry and fled after opening the gas cylinder to kill the other family members. The court sentenced him to death and crucifixion, prompting...
  • Police Ask For Public’s Help In Search For 101-Year-Old Man

    04/22/2012 5:17:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 22, 2012 12:35 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing 101-year-old man. Authorities say Lazaro Alfonso Gamez has not been seen or heard from since the morning of April 18. According to police, Gamez’ care giver went to his home in the 4300 block of Willowbrook Avenue about 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday to check on him but no one responded at the door. Gamez, who suffers from Dementia and poor mental condition, lives alone, according to authorities. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs approximately 110 pounds with gray hair and brown...
  • How Ernie Wolf Escaped Nazi Germany And Came to Rutherford

    04/22/2012 1:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NorthJersey ^ | THURSDAY APRIL 19, 2012 | Brian Amderson
    Ernest Wolf and his wife, Netta, have called Rutherford home for more than 40 years. The story of how he arrived in the United States and out of Nazi Germany, however, takes place over 70 years ago. Today, April 19, is designated as Holocaust Remembrance Day and observed to remember the victims of the Holocaust. The date corresponds with the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which began on April 19 in 1943. Wolf was born in 1927 to a Jewish family, and grew up in the Rhineland area of Germany, in a small town called Heddesheim - about 50 miles from Frankfurt....
  • Lantana Woman Arrested After Threatening to Send Boyfriend's Sons to Live With 'White People'

    04/22/2012 11:14:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 | Cynthia Roldan
    A Lantana woman was arrested on Tuesday after her boyfriend's children told child welfare investigators that she allegedly beat them with an extension cord and threatened to send them to live with "the white people." Johnita R. Allen, 25, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bond, according to Palm Beach County Jail records. She is facing two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of child abuse. Allen was arrested by Lantana Police at 5:37 p.m. on Tuesday after a Florida Department of Children and Families investigator began looking into an abuse complaint alleging that on...
  • Riviera Beach Man Arrested in Alleged Weekend Kidnapping Incident (Stopped to Ask Cop Directions)

    04/22/2012 11:11:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Alexandra Seltzer
    A 24-year-old man kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and her two children Sunday, fled from police and crashed into a pole all because he was angry that the woman's family dislikes him, according to Riviera Beach Police officers. Ryan Cunningham, of Riviera Beach, was arrested Sunday on charges of felony battery, kidnapping and child neglect. This morning, he did not make his first appearance before a judge because he is still at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach. The 23-year-old ex-girlfriend, whose name was redacted from a Riviera Beach Police probable cause affidavit, told officers that Cunningham came to her...
  • Women working to get alleged pimp 'Jell-o' released

    04/21/2012 4:18:56 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 9 replies
    chron.com ^ | 04-21-12 | KHOU.com
    Four women who say they lived with Germaine “Jell-O” Wallace — a Colorado prostitution suspect who was arrested in Houston earlier this week — are coming to his defense. Wallace was in a cab with four women when he was handcuffed along the Northwest Freeway near FM 1960 on Thursday. The four tell KHOU-Channel 11 that Wallace isn’t a pimp and has done nothing illegal. They also say they’re not prostitutes, but earn livings as exotic dancers:
  • Caviar Eating Contest Held in Russia (One Pound in 86 Seconds)

    04/21/2012 4:16:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Apr 2012
    A Moscow night club hosts a black caviar speed-eating contest with residents of Russia's capital competing to consume one of the world's most expensive delicacies.Alexander Valov, 49, ate a pound (500grams) of caviar in 90 seconds to be crowned the winner of the speed eating competition in Moscow. Having eaten about £3,100 worth of the delicacy, he was awarded 10,000 rubles (£211) and several more glass jars of the salty food. "I once saw a report on how they made big chocolate truffles in Georgia and organised an eating competition. I remembered foggy Albion where they compete in nettle speed...
  • Central Texas Woman Accused Of Setting Husband On Fire

    04/21/2012 4:03:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KTX ^ | April 19, 2012
    Shriya Biman Patel, 25, was in the Travis County Jail Thursday charged with aggravated assault and arson after her 29-year-old husband was doused with gasoline and set on fire. An Austin police statement says officers who responded to a family disturbance call Monday night at an apartment in north Austin found the naked, severely burned man on the floor. His wife was nearby and there was a strong smell of gasoline in the air, police said. Austin Fire Department Capt. Andy Reardon said the man was expecting his wife, who arrived in the U.S. about a week ago, to massage...
  • Alligator Visits Port Allen Motel, Bites Guest

    04/21/2012 3:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Advocate ^ | April 21, 2012
    A 6-foot alligator showed up at the front door of a Super 8 Motel on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A motel employee said the alligator bit a guest. About 4 p.m., the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an alligator at the motel at 821 North Lobdell Highway, Sheriff Mike Cazes said. The gator bit one of the motel guests who tried to catch it before Animal Control workers showed up, said Matt Marszal, the motel’s front desk clerk.
  • Officer shoots man's dog after 911 Caller Gives Wrong Address

    04/21/2012 3:09:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/21/2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    A man whose Australian Cattle Dog Cisco was shot dead by a Texas police officer responding to a 911 call at a wrong address is asking for improvements to how authorities handle animals they encounter during such investigations. Michael Paxton said he was playing with his 7-year-old dog in his backyard in Austin on a “quiet” Saturday when an officer showed up in his driveway. His dog, who ran out barking, was dead in seconds, he said. “I told the officer, you know, don’t shoot my dog cause I knew the dog was going to run forward towards us,” Paxton,...
  • Indonesian ‘Punks’ Caned for Pre-Marital Sex

    04/21/2012 2:30:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Jakarta Globe ^ | April 21, 2012
    Sharia police in Aceh, the only Indonesian province to practise the Islamic law, caned a homeless “punk” couple nine times Friday after they were caught having pre-marital sex in public. Around 100 people in the town of Langsa watched and cheered when Shariah police in green-and-black hoods caned the 21-year-old woman and her 23-year--old boyfriend, along with 11 others convicted of gambling. “Those kids are punks. They were caught having sex by the public and were arrested by Shariah police,” Langsa prosecutor’s office head Putra Masduri said. Masduri said the couple were often seen loitering on the streets dressed as...
  • Indonesia's Weirdo Rockers Zeke Khaseli Plan Wild Party (Grinning Barack Obama Lookalike)

    04/21/2012 2:28:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    The Jakarta Globe ^ | April 10, 2012
    Jakarta’s weird kid of alternative rock Zeke Khaseli is planning a party this weekend, and it looks set to be out of this world. The eccentric musician’s much-awaited second album, “Fell in Love With the Wrong Planet,” will be launched with a show on Friday night at the Goethe Institut in Central Jakarta. The show is being billed as an album launch, but also a “mini-exhibition.” On display will be photographs, art installations and video works that aim to bring visitors into Zeke’s “psychedelic universe,” publicist Maya said. “You’d better be ready to be part of the experience.” The highlight...
  • Welfare Check Leads Police To Stolen Vehicle Suspect In Malibu

    04/21/2012 11:41:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 21, 2012 8:43 AM | Mike Dinow
    A stolen vehicle suspect, who authorities say, eluded a massive search by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies was arrested in Malibu overnight. Sheriff’s deputies took 44-year-old Michael Kheop into custody following a welfare check at his home in the 22000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Investigators say Kheop triggered the manhunt about 1:45 p.m. Friday when he allegedly drove a stolen car over a cliff following a traffic stop. CBS2’s Mike Dinow reported that the suspect’s wife, who was in the passenger seat, was able to jump out of the van before it went down the canyon, according to deputies. Keoph...