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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 ^ | 04-21-12 |
    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 Ł3,100 worth of the delicacy, he was awarded 10,000 rubles (Ł211) 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...
  • The Legitimacy of State Weapon Statutes WRT the State's Constitution (SD)

    04/21/2012 8:58:05 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 20 replies
    Self ^ | 21Apr12 | OneWingedShark
    The Constitution of South Dakota says, in Section 24 of Article VI, the following: The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be denied. The language is plain, with perhaps the only confusion being that of the word ‘shall.’ The word itself is nearly synonymous with ‘will,’ except that when used in a sentence in the 2ND or 3RD person it implies authority, command, threat, promise, determination, and/or inevitability. By its usage in the above cited constitutional section its meaning can be discerned obviously as being a command, and being...
  • Frozen Colorado cows may have to be exploded

    04/21/2012 7:09:56 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/12 | Staff
    It may take explosives to dislodge the frozen carcasses of a small herd of cows found in an old ranger's cabin high in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Man Arrested in Attack on Stray Puppy

    04/20/2012 9:08:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 | Ellen Goldberg
    Dog died after it was doused in lighter fluid, set on fireDallas police said Friday night that an 18-year-old wanted in an attack on a puppy that died after it was doused in lighter fluid and set on fire had turned himself in. News of the arrest came while several hundred North Texans were gathered for a candlelight vigil in memory of the dog, Justice. The master of ceremonies returned to the stage to announce the arrest, and the crowd erupted in cheers. Justice was burned alive April 2. Dallas police had issued a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old...
  • Two Reasons Obama Wont Take Open Questions; G.S.A.&The Secret Service "Pimping Scandal".

    04/20/2012 6:28:54 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 9 replies
    Remember earlier this week when Obama spoke to the press and then ran away like a wussy? How Rude!! Part of being President is to be open and transparent! Especially to the media. But as we all know, running away from an "Open Question Media" is something Obama has always pulled on us. Obama only takes questions from ABC/NBC/CBS and Kool-Aid Drinkers. Looks like we will never have an open question forum with Obama being he has no answers for all of the latest embarrassing scandals. And Obama Is So Very Likeable?
  • Question: Are "Anti-Obama" Rallies/Protests In The Planning For The DNC Convention?

    04/20/2012 2:40:24 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 9 replies
    We can only hope that Tea-Party members and North Carolina locals organize massive protests in the general area of the convention. Thousands of angry Americans, many holding signs of discontent for any of Obama's Chicago Thugs and the policies that have destroyed their lives. Does anyone know of planned protests at the DNC Convention? It's an opportunity to stick it to Pelosi/Reid/Wasserman and Obama !! Of course we all know the convention will be a dog&pony show spewing lie after lie about how great Obama and the economy is !!!
  • Suspected pimp arrested after chase

    04/20/2012 7:04:15 AM PDT · by eastforker · 10 replies
    click2houston ^ | 4/20/2012 | click2houston
    HOUSTON - A suspected pimp was arrested after a police chase on Thursday. U.S. marshals said Jermaine Wallace was wanted on multiple charges in Colorado, including weapons violations, compelling prostitution, drug possession and sexual assault.
  • Does Anyone Really Believe The New 46/46 Poll Coming From CBS? Obama at 46%? Laughable?

    04/19/2012 3:32:50 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 30 replies
    Most respectable polling outfits show Romney ahead by three to five points. Yet CBS has it an even 46 points each. Hmm, wasn't it CBS who also polled in the final two weeks of the 2008 election showing Obama beating McCain with an Eleven Point Spread? It was something like; McCain 38% Obama 53%? (don't recall the actual numbers). Then again, us conservatives don't take any poll involving CBS/Compost/ABC/NBC seriously anyway. CBS will likely never present a poll showing Romney ahead of Doggman via 55% to 45% lead.
  • Where's a Yellowstone bear? Look on your phone

    04/18/2012 5:59:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4-17-12 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears and bison at Yellowstone National Park, the best place to be on the lookout may soon be a cellphone. New smartphone apps enable people to pinpoint where they've recently seen critters in Yellowstone. People who drive to those locations can — at least in theory — improve their odds of seeing wildlife compared to the typical tourist's dumb luck. One app called Where's a Bear promises "up to the second" animal sightings in Yellowstone. Recently a website called Yellowstone Wildlife began offering a similar...
  • Wisconsin Cracks Down On Public Sex At Nude Beach

    04/18/2012 4:50:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 43 replies
    CBS ^ | April 18, 2012
    MAZOMANIE, Wis. (CBS) — To a Chicagoan, south central Wisconsin conjures images of the water parks of Wisconsin Dells, the cliffs of Devil’s Lake, the stark angles of Frank Lloyd Wright houses, and the bellowing Victorian music machines of House on the Rock. But nude beaches? Yes, believe it or not, they have one of those up there too. And officials have long turned a blind eye to the crowds in their birthday suits, but they’ve been drawing the line lately at public sex. The beach in question is located on the Wisconsin River just north of the town of...
  • Forest Service in quandary about Colo. frozen cows

    04/18/2012 11:08:06 AM PDT · by TheRealDBear · 29 replies
    AP via Comcast ^ | 4/18/2012 | Steven K. Paulson AP
    DENVER — It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn't get out. The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren't smart enough to find their way out. The cabin is located near the Conundrum Hot Springs, a nine-mile hike from the Aspen area in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area. Michael Carroll, a...
  • Fire in Catskills Ravages Site of Old Brown’s Hotel

    04/17/2012 5:41:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2012 | KATE TAYLOR
    A fire over the weekend swept through a condominium complex in the Catskills that was once the Brown’s Hotel, where Jerry Lewis and other comedians entertained crowds of vacationing New Yorkers. The fire began around 6 p.m. Saturday and moved quickly through the complex, destroying seven of nine buildings, Steven Vegliante, the town supervisor of Fallsburg, N.Y., said in an interview on Sunday. About 100 people were in the buildings and were evacuated, he said, noting that many were staying at a makeshift shelter at Sullivan County Community College. “We’re just pleased that no one died and no one was...
  • Amber Alert for 3 DAY old Baby Boy Issued in Montgomery County Texas

    04/17/2012 4:59:30 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 80 replies
    The above child was kidnapped from his mother while leaving the pediatrician’s office at 25230 Burrough Park Dr, Spring, TX around 14:40 hrs. today. A black female shot the child’s Mother and took the baby. Some witnesses say a black male was also involved and was in the passenger seat when the shooter fled. The baby is wearing a green and white one piece outfit that snaps between the legs. Suspect took the child’s infant carrier but did not take the base of the carrier. Suspect was wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans and driving a light blue...
  • Attorney: Police Should Have ‘Clearly’ Seen 101 Freeway Driver Had A Cell Phone

    04/17/2012 3:25:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 17, 2012 11:01 AM | John Brooks
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — An attorney for a San Fernando Valley man killed by police after a freeway pursuit on Tuesday defended a lawsuit brought by the victim’s family. The family of Abdul Arian is suing the LAPD after he was shot as many as 90 times at the end of a high-speed chase last week on the 101 freeway. Attorney Jeffrey Galen told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the family has a legitimate wrongful death claim against the department. “If you look at the video, once Arian was stopped, when the police were at their closest point to him, it was...
  • Report: Wife Drives 2 Miles With Soon-to-Be-Ex on Hood

    04/17/2012 11:44:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Gainesville Sun ^ | Monday, April 16, 2012 | Hannah Winston
    Andre Xavier Rentz reportedly told officers he knew his wife was going to run into him with the red minivan. But instead of jumping out of the way, he jumped on the hood. She decided to take him for a two-mile ride, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. Earlicia Latricia Young-Rentz, 31, of Gainesville, was arrested on a charge of domestic aggravated assault around 5 a.m. Monday. Young-Rentz drove her husband to his residence after the couple had been fighting about their soon-to-be finalized divorce, according to an arrest report. Young-Rentz and Rentz have been married since 2009. He...
  • Public outrage builds over police officer who fatally shot dog (Austin, Texas)

    04/17/2012 8:27:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 108 replies ^ | April 16, 2012 | SHELTON GREEN
    AUSTIN – The fatal shooting of a pet dog by an Austin Police Department officer over the weekend is sparking outrage near and far. As of Monday evening, close to 22,000 people had hit the "Like" button on a Facebook page called “Justice for Cisco,” the name of Austinite Michael Paxton's dog, which was killed by an officer.
  • New details in Summer Moody shooting; Alabama laws may bear similarities to Trayvon Martin case

    04/17/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT · by rightly_dividing · 15 replies
    Press-Register via ^ | April 16, 2012 | Connie Baggett, Press-Register
    BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A former Baldwin County High School standout volleyball player — shot on a remote Delta island at the scene of an alleged break-in gone wrong — was described by her mother Monday as struggling for life while her family waited for results from the latest CT scans. Terri Lewis said she was hoping that the third test would show 17-year-old Summer Moody has a "fighting chance" at survival. Moody was shot in the head at about 4 a.m. Sunday on Gravine Island in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. Press-Register reporters...
  • Star Trek Convention Heads for London with All Five Captains on Board

    04/17/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 64 replies
    LondonNet ^ | 16th April 2012
    STAR TREK brings life Jim, but not as we know it, to London this October in the form of a convention featuring all five captains – including 81-year-old William Shatner - of the long-running TV series, the first time the quintet has appeared on stage together. Destination Star Trek London, as the live event is to be known, boldly goes to the Excel exhibition centre between the 19 and 21 October and is the first Star Trek convention in London for ten years. Its website launches today. "We are going to make this really interactive," said Rob Nathan, one of...
  • Swedish Gang Member in Garden Gnome Drug Bust

    04/16/2012 10:24:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Apr 12
    A 26-year-old man with ties to a Hells Angels branch in central Sweden was sentenced to prison Wednesday after being fund guilty of selling large quantities of synthetic drugs imported from China and hidden inside garden gnomes. The man was apprehended by police on the outskirts of Eskilstuna when he was transporting the drugged-up gnomes to various suppliers, reported the local Eskilstuna-Kuriren newspaper. According to the paper, police believe the man has connections to the local branch of infamous Hells Angels, one of Sweden's most feared motorcycle gangs. The drugs, allegedly the synthetic substances MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) and Methylone, amphetamine-like and...
  • Arsonist interrupts awards dinner — with deputies in attendance

    04/16/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/16/12 | News Sentinel staff
    MAYNARDVILLE — A man who allegedly stole a laptop from Union County High School and tried to cover his tracks with a fire was tracked down and arrested within minutes this weekend. Authorities first were alerted when the fire alarm sounded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, just as some 170 people — including several law enforcement officers — were attending a National Wild Turkey Federation dinner at the school, . . .
  • Marina’s Impending Closure Threatens To Leave Retirees Homeless

    04/16/2012 2:07:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 16, 2012 11:22 AM
    WILMINGTON (CBS) —Tough times have arrived at the marina. Contrary to the image of wealthy sailors who trot the globe aboard their boats, nearly a dozen lifelong boat dwellers are struggling to find a new place to dock after the marina they’ve called home for years was labeled by city and port officials as too dilapidated to be safe. Los Angeles Harbor officials are scheduled to evict 95 tenants at the Colonial Yacht Anchorage in Wilmington. Of those tenants, 11 live on their boats full-time, according to the Los Angeles Times. Many of the tenants, who are retirees living on...
  • Forget Travel If You Owe The IRS

    04/16/2012 1:55:48 PM PDT · by freedommom · 40 replies ^ | 04/07/2012 | Robert W. Wood
    If he were in charge of travel, the Soup Nazi might say, “No Passport for you!” In real life, travel may seem unrelated to taxes, except perhaps for those annoying airport taxes on international destinations. But a bigger tax and travel connection could keep you at home—permanently. A tax law quietly proposed a few months ago—Owe IRS Taxes, Lose Your Passport—is quietly gaining momentum. Now more people have noticed. If you owe the IRS? You’re not going anywhere if this law passes. In America, we love to tinker with our tax laws. Congress is always introducing one bill or another...
  • NH Town Solves Mystery of Old Safe's Contents

    04/15/2012 8:59:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 14, 2012 | Lynne Tuohy
    Milton is a small New Hampshire town that knows how to safeguard its secrets -- namely by losing the combination to one very large safe. No one's quite sure when the safe was last opened, but the town's administrator and selectmen were determined to end the mystery of its contents. So they hired a safecracker, Seacoast Lock and Safe owner Paul Letourneau. Letourneau says it took him three hours Thursday to drill through and reset the combination of the safe. "On a scale of 1-10, it was probably a seven," Letourneau said. The safe was immediately closed and relocked so...
  • Palm Beach County's Infamous Teen 'Cookie Monster' Thief Charged With Violating Probation in Broward

    04/15/2012 8:33:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Friday, April 6, 2012 | ALEXANDRA SELTZER
    The infamous "cookie monster," now 22 and a brunette, found herself in a familiar place this week: Behind bars. Stefanie Woods, who has been staying with her parents in their Parkland home, was arrested Thursday by Broward County Sheriff's deputies on a felony charge of violating her probation. Woods, previously of suburban Lake Worth, gained national notoriety in 2008 when she and a friend stole $168 from 9-year-old Girl Scout Gracie Smith who was selling cookies outside a Winn-Dixie in suburban Boynton Beach. She was placed on house arrest and probation in 2010 after she pled guilty to kidnapping and...
  • DNA Leads To 1988 Cold Case Homicide Arrest

    04/15/2012 8:25:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Brevard Times ^ | SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
    The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office culminated a cold case homicide investigation on April 12 concerning the July 14, 1988, death of 22-year-old Ramona Lee Moore of Melbourne. Agents arrested 47-year-old Robert Edward Peek, of Melbourne on charges of First Degree Premeditated Murder. On the morning of July 14, 1988, construction workers paving a northern extension of Washingtonia Drive, west of Melbourne, discovered the body of a woman later identified as Ramona Lee Moore. The victim was found nude, beaten and left in a retention area which had filled with water during a recent rain. The Medical Examiner determined the cause...
  • Police shooting of Pines dog prompts call for change in policy

    04/15/2012 12:13:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 14, 2012 | Susannah Bryan
    A dog defending its turf charges an officer. The officer, fearing for his safety, opens fire. The cop-kills-canine scenario doesn't happen every day, but it can lead to public outrage when it does. In Pembroke Pines, an officer fired six shots at an Australian shepherd named Baxter on Feb. 24. Hit by three bullets, the dog died three weeks later. Now Baxter's owners and hundreds of supporters are demanding change in how officers respond to animal calls. Lethal force, they say, should be used only as a last resort. The Pembroke Pines Police Department has determined Baxter's shooting was justified....
  • Obama Promised To Rebuild Joplin.Well,How Is The Infastructure Coming Along?

    04/15/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 12 replies
    Remember last spring/early summer when Obama made that speech about rebuilding Joplin and bringing it back to life? So what has happened since? The Government was already beyond broke at the time, many residents moved in with friends/relatives, others took their insurance money and likely built a home elsewhere. If Joplin has really made a turn-around over the last year, wouldn't Obama be there now delivering one of his "Look At What I Did" Speeches? Can any of you tell us what Joplin looks like now?
  • Meet Allan Hill, the man who lives In DetroitÂ’s abandoned Packard Auto Plant

    04/14/2012 7:55:46 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 27 replies ^ | Apr 13, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of Detroit "ruin porn" is it inherently ignores the very real people who still live in the city. Now there's a convergence the amazing story of Allan Hill, the man who legally lives inside the city's abandoned Packard Auto Plant. What's most surprising about this moving mini-documentary is Hill's "quality of life" doesn't look as terrible as you'd imagine, nor does his reasoning for choosing to stay in the largest abandoned factory in the world seem so unsound. The whole creation is a huge gut-check to our biases. Yes, the Packard Plant is so giant and...
  • Woman Run Over By Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue Truck

    04/14/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 | Karen Franklin
    She was transported to Broward General Medical Center with minor injuries.A Charlotte, N.C. woman visiting a Fort Lauderdale beach was injured when a Ocean Rescue truck ran her over, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. "All I can tell you is that suddenly I was a human speed bump," Rinda Mizelle was quoted as saying. "There were tires moving over my body. I could have easily died." Mizelle was sunbathing at 800 Seabreeze Blvd. Tuesday with a pair of shorts covering her face when she said she felt the weight of the truck. She was pulled out by lifeguards and...
  • The iPad Answer

    04/14/2012 2:28:38 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 23 replies
    I was struck by a comment by one of our Freepers - ClearCase_guy, notably because I've said much the same thing here and there. ClearCase_guy said, "Sometimes I wish the Republicans would put both the economic and social issues on the back burner. We probably need to spend 4 years just HAMMERING the propaganda industry, the media, and the educational establishment. Just expose them all as manipulative liars with no principles of any kind. We aren't going to fix the economic or social problems until the sheeple smarten up and realize how deeply immoral our society has become. " ClearCase...
  • Does Anyone Here Have The Real Facts On Obama's Chances In Ohio And Pennsylvania?

    04/14/2012 11:39:17 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 46 replies
    Never mind the laughable polls coming from MSNBC/ABC and the rest. There must be thousands of residents in the rust belt who can tell us the real deal. The White House must know the real internal polls,obviously thats why they are accusing the GOP of being anti-woman,along with Hillary Rosen displaying her jealous feelings towards the next First Lady. So can any of you give us the real feelings towards Obama coming from Pennsylvania and Ohio? It looks like Obama has already lost the entire south. Obama can't win without Pennsylvania,Ohio and Florida(of course,we all know that).So if you live...