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  • Foreclosed family watches helplessly as craigslist crowds strip house bare (Link Only - Gannet)

    10/25/2012 7:58:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    10/25/2012
    A family is losing their home. They gotta go. So they post an ad on Craigslist....  Link To Gannet Story.   Video at link also.
  • Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

    10/25/2012 5:30:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Google ^ | 10-25-12 | FELICIA FONSECA
    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile. The search giant now has brought its all-seeing eyes — mounted for the first time on a backpack — down into the Grand Canyon, showcasing the attraction's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other walkways. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph...
  • Disturbing: CBS Affiliate Accidentally Runs Khyron Declaring Obama the winner

    10/24/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT · by mrsppmrxky · 26 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | Oct 21, 2012 | Pat Dollard
    2012 presidential campaign » Disturbing: CBS Affiliate Accidentally Runs Khyron Dated Nov 6 Declaring Obama Winner Of 2012 Election 43/40, With 40,237,966 Votes To 38,116,216 Votes
  • Man robs Church's Chicken with samurai sword

    10/24/2012 5:15:28 PM PDT · by visualops · 54 replies
    41 Action News ^ | 10/24/2012 | 41 Action News Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man robbed a Kansas City restaurant Tuesday night armed with a samurai sword, police said. ---snip---- The suspect drove off in an older-model brown two-toned Chevy pickup truck, possibly from the 1980s.
  • Driver backs up, rolls over sleeping man

    10/24/2012 4:11:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/24/12 | Ellen Huet
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A woman backing out of her garage in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood drove over and killed a man sleeping outside her home, police said Wednesday. The man was sleeping on the ground outside the 28-year-old woman's garage on Third Street near Bryant Street at 7 a.m. Tuesday when she backed out in her sedan and rolled over him, . . .
  • Two teen boys arrested in N.J. 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale's death

    10/23/2012 7:48:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 10.23.2012 | CBS
    Clayton, N.J. Gloucester County officials arrested two teenage brothers in connection with the death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, CBS Philly reports. County prosecutor Sean Dalton said at a press conference Tuesday that Autumn, who was was last seen Saturday on her bicycle, was lured into the home of the 15- and 17-year-old brothers to obtain parts for her BMX bike. The crime was allegedly committed in that house. Dalton said the boys' mother contacted police about posts she saw on her son's Facebook page. "A preliminary cause of death is blunt force trauma consistent with strangulation," said Dalton, according to...
  • Stop the roundabouts

    10/22/2012 7:52:22 PM PDT · by logic101.net · 76 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | October 21, 2012 | Mark A Sity
    Stop the roundabouts The vast majority of us hate roundabouts. Unfortunately, the state Department of Transportation loves them, as do their close friends, the road builders. Why the road builders love them is simple - they can charge us 10 times more to put them in. Sadly, the DOT prefers to make its friends happy rather than the taxpayers. They now have taken to trying to hide their plans from us by referring to them as "broad, looping, free-flowing." Often we will be told that they work so well in Europe. However, Europe's idea of a big truck is about...
  • Time-lapse video: Space shuttle Endeavour's trek through L.A. (Amazing!)

    10/21/2012 11:59:07 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 36 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/15/2015 | Bryan Chan
    The space shuttle Endeavour made its final journey last weekend, traveling 12-miles from Los Angeles International Airport, through Inglewood, to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
  • Teacher injured in airborne fish attack

    10/21/2012 10:29:24 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 14 replies
    nbc ^ | Updated: Oct 19, 2012 7:13 AM CDT
    <p>NAPLES, FL - A Naples High School teacher suffered minor injuries after an airborne assault by fish. But deputies say the fish likely had an accomplice - below, read the witty report written up by a school resource deputy after the September incident.</p>
  • Washington boy finds whiskey in Mountain Dew - "It didn’t taste like Mountain Dew at all”

    10/20/2012 2:26:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | October 20, 2012 | ZAHID ARAB
    Washington boy finds whiskey in Mountain Dew A 13-year-old in Shoreline said he took a swig of his Mountain Dew and it turned out to be whiskey. His parents say the bottle was sealed and looked legit. “Except for the color it looks like a fully functional Mountain Dew,” said Marie Grant, mother. Marcus Olson immediately spit it out. “It tasted a little bitter. It didn’t taste like Mountain Dew at all,” he said. His mother said her son drank at least a shot. Grant is furious. She claims she’s only getting the run around from both Pepsi and the...
  • Cockroach Crawls All Over NBC Reporter During Live Shot - & He Doesn't Even Flinch (Poor Bug)

    10/19/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cockroach crawls all over NBC reporter during live shot - and he doesn't even flinch 'Don't move' is the all too familiar advice when it comes to creepy crawlies, and that is exactly what an NBC reporter did when a large red cockroach crawled over his back and shoulders during a live shot. Robert Kovacik was reporting from West Los Angeles when the disgusting bug appeared on his left shoulder, disappeared behind his back and the reappeared again on his right arm. Unflinching, the journalist carried on with his piece about a Manson-related murder spree as the cockroach climbed up...
  • Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review, dies at 72

    10/19/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 1 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Oct. 18, 2012 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Catholic Review File Photo There were countless angles a journalist could have taken in writing a preview story about Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Baltimore in 1995. Christopher Gaul, then the senior writer at the Catholic Review who later became the newspaper’s managing editor, decided to examine what others ignored: the source of the 80,000 Communion hosts that would be consecrated during the Oct. 8 papal Mass at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Gaul traced the story all the way back to a Kansas wheat field, where grains were harvested and shipped by railcar to New Jersey to...
  • Big Tex Destroyed by Flames

    10/19/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by DarthFuzball · 57 replies
    <p>Big Tex clothes caught fire at the State Fair of Texas Friday Morning.</p> <p>Dallas fire crews are on the scene, his clothes are gone.</p>
  • Judge rules Kountze High School cheerleaders can put Bible verse banners at school

    10/19/2012 6:15:26 AM PDT · by KGeorge · 14 replies
    KSAT TV, San Antonio ^ | October 18, 2012 | no byline
    This brightened my day. Hope it does the same for Y'All! "The controversy began when cheerleaders at Kountze High School painted the verses on their banners for football games. The Freedom From Religion Foundation complained that the signs violated the First Amendment that prohibits establishing a religion. In September, the school district told the cheerleaders not to paint any more Bible verses on banners. The cheerleaders filed a lawsuit district court. The judge allowed the cheerleaders to keep making the banners until he announced his decision." Ultimately, they won! The Associated Press contributed to this story.
  • Five wolves killed in Wisconsin as controversial hunt begins

    10/19/2012 5:43:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10-19-12
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin officials said on Wednesday that hunters killed five wolves during the first two days of the state's inaugural wolf harvest, which began this week despite opposition from animal rights groups. The state's Department of Natural Resources said a gray wolf was trapped and killed on Tuesday in Oneida County and hunters elsewhere across the state reported four kills on Monday as the state-sanctioned effort to reduce the population began. So far, the state has issued 638 of the 1,160 wolf-harvesting licenses it authorized for the season, which runs through February 28 or until hunters reach the...
  • Camping closed at 2 Western NC campsites because of bear encounters

    10/19/2012 5:33:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Halifax Media Group ^ | October 17, 2012 | Joey Millwood
    Shining Rock, Graveyard Fields closed for first time in 5 years HENDERSONVILLE, NC - Shining Rock Wilderness and Graveyard Fields were closed Wednesday to camping for the first time in at least five years after seven bear encounters with humans were reported to the U.S. Forest Service. The latest incident occurred Monday night when a bear damaged a tent and a food bag. There were people inside the tent, but no one was injured. Pisgah National Forest Recreation Manager Jeff Owenby has been in the area for five years and said the two areas haven’t been closed to camping in...
  • 12-year-old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion

    10/19/2012 5:22:20 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 8 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 10-18-2012 | Chris McKinnon
    A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma. It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911. That was when St. Clair dropped what she doing and raced home. "I drove home at a really fast pace to try to get to her, and when I got here the police...
  • Albuquerque Gun Business Holding Coyote Contest (Shoot Coyotes in NM, Win AR-15 Rifle as Prize)

    10/18/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 10/17/2012 | Joseph Lynch
    Albuquerque gun business holding coyote contest An Albuquerque gun business is having a contest to see which two men can kill the most coyotes. The grand prize for winning the contest is a pair of AR-15 rifles. The contest has people sounding off about the upcoming contest. The people who live around the Village of Corrales may have never met Susan Weiss, but they've seen her. "The coyote lady. That's what i'm referred to as, the coyote lady," Weiss said. She likes the title. She has been an advocate for the "Coexist with Coyotes" group for more than a decade...
  • Father of woman who shot burglar: "I hate she didn't get both of them"

    10/18/2012 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 21 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/17/2012 | REBECCA LOPEZ
    DALLAS – A Southeast Oak Cliff resident shot and killed a burglary suspect who kicked in her door alongside an accomplice Wednesday afternoon. One suspect was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The second escaped. Police cleared the area in front of the home at 7230 Concordia Lane, saying the suspect’s car had to be towed away. The vehicle had paper plates. Tweets sent from the official Dallas Police Department Twitter account said two suspects kicked in the door of the home at about 11:30 a.m. The resident was alone upstairs and heard the noise. She confronted...
  • ‘Donna the Deer Lady’ learns the hard way: deer crossing signs are for humans, not deer [AUDIO]

    10/18/2012 5:02:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-18-2012 | Annie Z. Yu
    “Donna the Deer Lady” is in on the joke and, in a follow-up interview with the Fargo, N.D. radio station that made her a YouTube sensation, said she now feels “incredibly stupid” about her misconception about deer-crossing signs. Donna’s first call to Y94 “Morning Playhouse” was on Sep. 17 during their weekly “vent line.” She said she had been in three car accidents involving deer in the past few years, and all of these accidents occurred shortly after she saw a deer-crossing sign. “My frustration is that the Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation would allow these deer crossings...