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  • The 11 Most Miserable Cities In America

    04/01/2013 6:55:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Julie Zeveloff
    Gallup is out with its latest batch of "well-being" data, and a new city has fallen to the lowest spot in the rankings. This year, Charleston, W.Va. ranked lowest on the pollster's index of well-being in metropolitan areas. It displaced Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio, which came in last place the previous two years. The index ranks well-being by averaging scores in six categories: Life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.
  • Thousand Oaks man arrested for mall attacks

    03/31/2013 6:25:41 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    KABC ^ | 3/31
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KABC) -- A 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking two women at two different Thousand Oaks mall parking structures. In the first incident, the female victim said she was sitting in her car in the Janss Mall parking structure at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday when a man tried to get in her car. When he noticed the doors were locked, he reached through the open driver's side window and grabbed the victim's hair. He eventually let go of her hair, but reached further into the car and grabbed the victim's upper torso and abdomen area. The...
  • Open carry law goes into effect July 1 (Mississippi)

    03/31/2013 6:08:26 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 17 replies
    MS News Now ^ | Mar 29, 2013 | Bert Case
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Law enforcement agencies around the state are educating their officers on the new open carry weapons law, which is known as House Bill 2. It has been approved by both houses of the Mississippi Legislature and signed by the governor. The new law allows any Mississippian, who is not otherwise disqualified, to openly carry a gun, with or without a permit. A permit is still required if the weapon is concealed. The author of the legislation Rep. Andy Gipson of Braxton says it simply makes clear what has been the law of the state...
  • The county(Mississippi) where no one's gay

    03/31/2013 12:37:16 PM PDT · by WKB · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-25-13 | John D. Sutter, CNN
    Franklin County, Mississippi (CNN) -- Statistically speaking, Franklin County should be straighter than John Wayne eating Chick-fil-A. The middle-of-nowhere rectangle in southwest Mississippi -- known for its pine forests, hog hunting and an infamous hate crime -- is home to exactly zero same-sex couples, according to an analysis of census data. In other words: It's a place where gays don't exist. At least not on paper.
  • Prostitute who ‘died’ during romp came back to life in coffin

    03/31/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT · by library user · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | March 28, 2013 | Staff
    <p>A PROSTITUTE in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p> <p>The vice girl reportedly collapsed during a sex session last week at the Manor Hotel in Bulaweyo.</p>
  • 65-Year-Old Man Says Nurse in Her 20s Raped Him at Philadelphia Hospital

    03/31/2013 8:19:14 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 97 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday, March 29, 2013 | Philip Caulfield /
    65-year-old man says nurse in her 20s raped him at Philadelphia hospital The man claims the woman assaulted him on Feb. 27 while he was at Temple University Hospital recovering from a motorcycle accident. A 65-year-old man says a young female nurse raped him while he was recovering from a motorcycle accident at a Philadelphia hospital last month. The man, who has not been identified, said a Temple University Hospital nurse in her 20s entered his room at around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, offered to bathe him and then sexually assaulted him in a bathroom, NBC Philadelphia reported. Police...
  • Monrovia Man Comes Face to Face with Two Bears

    03/30/2013 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | 3/28/2013 | Kellan Connor
    One man in Monrovia came face to face with a couple of unwanted guests. Two hungry bears broke into Justin Lee’s home through a doggie door and then ransacked the kitchen, eating everything in sight. “I was just like hanging out inside with my dog. I look over and me and the bear just like lock eyes,” Lee recounted. “Just the whole kitchen was a mess,” Lee said. “The garbage was on the floor, our food was eaten.” Lee ran upstairs and called 911. The bears headed to his backyard. He noticed they were chowing down on his dog’s food...
  • Surfer Shows Freaky Lack of Fear

    03/30/2013 6:10:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Discovery News ^ | MAR 29, 2013 | Alyssa Danigelis
    Garrett McNamara might have surfed the tallest wave ever off the coast of Portugal, but he says he didn’t even get an adrenaline rush from the experience. Uh, what? McNamara, a pro big wave surfer known for extreme rides, set the Guinness World Record last spring for largest wave ever surfed with a 78-foot-tall wave at Nazaré off the coast of Portugal. In January, McNamara returned to Nazaré and surfed a wave estimated to be about 100 feet tall. He later told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he didn’t even get a rush from it (video). “Dude, you did not get...
  • Alcoholic Root Beers Hit Chicago Bars, Binny's Locations

    03/30/2013 6:04:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    RedEye ^ | March 25, 2013 | Kate Bernot
    Locally made brews weigh in at 5 to 20 percent alcohol by volumeRoot beer—A&W, Barq's, Mug, etc.—is really a misnomer. It's soda, made with carbonated water and sweeteners, and, as everyone knows, is totally appropriate to serve at a kid's birthday party. Not so with two new local brews. Milwaukee's Sprecher Brewing Company and Wauconda, Ill.'s Small Town Brewery both have developed alcoholic root beers that, at anywhere from 5 to 20 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), are hefty even by traditional beer standards. "It’s a fermented malt beverage, whereas root beer doesn’t go through fermentation so it doesn’t have...
  • Unmarked Grave Dug up in Hunt for England's King Alfred the Great

    03/30/2013 5:24:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed March 27, 2013 | Laura Smith-Spark
    Archaeologists dug up an unmarked grave in a quiet English churchyard in search of remains of King Alfred the Great, a ninth century monarch credited with fending off the Vikings. The exhumation was apparently triggered by fears that interest over the recent discovery of the skeleton of Richard III could lead grave robbers to dig the area for his bones. Alfred the Great is known to generations of schoolchildren through a popular legend that tells of his scolding by a peasant woman for letting her cakes burn while he watched over them. He was at the time preoccupied with the...
  • Paul Anka: I bedded Annette under her Mom's nose

    03/30/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 165 replies
    Globe ^ | 3/2013 | Globe
    Rock 'n' roll icon Paul Anka has dropped a bombshell revelation in his new book about his fabulous career - he had a sizzling affair with gorgeous Disney star Annette Funicello. Read all about his passionate romance with the stunning Mouseketeer and the shocking secrets he reveals about Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and Ted Kennedy.
  • Newberry Springs [CALIFORNIA] Residents Angered Solar Farm Blocks Mountain Views

    03/29/2013 7:36:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | March 29, 2013 5:43 PM | gre mills
    NEWBERRY SPRINGS ( — Newberry Springs residents are angered by the construction of a 27-acre solar farm they claim has ruined their views of the mountains. In 2010, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a property owner’s permit for a solar farm in the desert as a way to provide electricity to customers. Initially, locals weren’t upset about the idea because they were told the solar panels would be relatively small. “(The equipment) would only be 6 or 7 feet tall, they wouldn’t block the view,” said resident Dave Wood. When the original developers sold the property in...
  • 'Dead' Prostitute Leaps From Her Coffin (Zimbabwe)

    03/29/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | New York Post via The Sun
    <p>A prostitute in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p>
  • Phone number for sex assault line turns out to be sex talk line

    03/29/2013 7:39:57 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    WFTV ^ | 03/28/2013
    The number for a phone sex line ended up on a flyer for the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The number was mistakenly listed as a hotline for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The flyers were handed out to crime victims for years. A victim of domestic violence had one of the flyers from the Sheriff's Office. When she called the hotline number, she received a message she didn't expect to hear. "Welcome to America's hottest talk line. Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys, free, press 1 now," the message said. The Sheriff's Office has distributed thousands...
  • Investigators Looking Into Unemployment Fraud

    03/28/2013 11:11:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | Julian Grace
    Maryuri Aguilar received an unexpected bill in the mail for $900. The return address came from Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The bill claims the 26-year-old received unemployment benefits while employed for a company in Carmel. The problem with the claim is Aguilar doesn’t work in Carmel. In fact, she is currently looking for work. Aguilar speaks little English, however, she filed a police report hoping to clear her name and reinstate her benefits. “That is awful I can’t believe people would do that,” said an employed Executive Assistant Karen Stein. Cases like Aguilar's happen quite often. According to a...
  • Pit Bulls Kill Georgia Girl In Family Yard

    03/28/2013 10:42:32 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    A toddler mauled by 7 dogs passed away on Wednesday. The 21-month-old, whose name has not been released, was attacked by 7 pit bulls in the backyard of her parents' home in Bryan County. The seven dogs, all pit bulls and pit bull mixes, were euthanized by Bryan Country Animal Control following the attack. The attack took place around dusk on Wednesday. The International Business Times reports that the grandmother of the toddler mauled by 7 dogs was asleep in the house when she was woken up by a commotion outside. When she looked out the window, she saw the...
  • Soldiers Serve Pizza for Good Cause

    03/28/2013 9:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013
    Soldiers played host and served food at an area restaurant Thursday night for a good cause. Heroes dressed in camouflage were at Arni's at Market Square mall in Lafayette serving food, meeting and seating customers. It was all a part of the "Tip-a-Soldier" event where the Indiana Gold Star Mother's teamed up with Arni's for the second year in a row to collect donations to send World War Two veterans to their memorial in Washington D.C. for a day at no cost. Last April, nearly 90 World War Two veterans were a part of Lafayette's first Honor Flight. "It's all...
  • Possible Japanese Shrine Fragment Washes Up in Oregon

    03/28/2013 5:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    A curved piece of wood, painted red, removed from a beach in Oregon may be a piece of a shrine set to sea by the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The debris has not yet been confirmed as originating from the tsunami, but the chief public relations officer of the Association of Shinto Shrines told Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) that the wood appears to be part of a torii, a gate over the entrance of a Shinto shrine. If so, the driftwood would hardly be the first object to make its way across the Pacific in the two years since the tsunami...
  • Illinois man arrested in New Jersey with $200K worth of stolen Wisconsin cheese

    03/28/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/28/2013 |
    An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey. New Jersey authorities say Veniamin Konstantinovich Balika, 34, from south suburban Plainfield was arrested Tuesday afternoon. New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones said Wednesday the man was driving a refrigerated truck carrying 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese. Jones says the cheese company, K&K Cheese in Cashton, Wis., valued the cargo at $200,000. New Jersey Detective Oliver Sissman tells WISC-TV in Wisconsin that the suspect used false paperwork to obtain the cheese. Company spokesman Kevin Everhart says K&K can't guarantee the cheese hasn't...
  • Couple loses their fourth child due to father’s past

    03/28/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 03/17/2013 | By Gary Dimmock
    OTTAWA — A couple has lost custody of their fourth child — seized by authorities at hospital after birth — for fear the father, a onetime juvenile sex offender, would molest his newborn son in the future. The boy became a ward of the state on Feb. 28 and has been put up for adoption. The Children’s Services of Lanark knew the couple was expecting because the mother was pregnant at a hearing in May about the custody of another baby, also seized after birth at hospital in 2011. In that case, Ontario Superior Court Justice John McMunagle ruled in...
  • Gun grabbers in California now require you fill out a form telling them all about your gun safe!

    03/28/2013 2:24:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    Vanity | 3/28/13 | Self
    Hey, Gang... Picked up a pistol the other day. Mine, a Glock, came with a lock from the manufacturer. While there, I overheard an exchange going on between the fellow in line next to me and the salesman. The salesman asked him if he had a gun safe. Customer said yes. Salesman then whipped out a form that required the customer to answer a number of questions. All I got was... make, model, and number of guns. WTF! Don't the bastards keeping all this data on us have a database that tells them the number of guns each model holds???...
  • Police Officer ‘Sad’ After Victim Survives Car Crash

    03/28/2013 1:12:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A police officer ended an internal email with a “sad face” emoticon because the survival of a car-crash victim meant her career was not progressing, she claimed.The officer has since apologised for the internal email which appeared to show “disappointment” as Laura Thomas recovered in hospital. The communication was shown to the Thomas family following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. When her father, Darren, lodged an official complaint about the email he received a statement from the officer, who has not been identified, saying that she had not meant to cause offence. The letter said: “In the email I...
  • Police Say Woman Used Stolen Identity for Nine Years

    03/28/2013 12:55:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Herald-Citizen ^ | March 28, 2013 | Mary Jo Denton
    A woman who lives on Stargazer Street here has been arrested for using the stolen identity of an Arizona woman, police said. Elena Baltazar Bartolo, 29, was arrested on Monday by Cookeville Police Officer Jeremy Lintz. She is charged with identity theft, a Class D felony. According to sources and a warrant on file in the case, an Arizona woman named Petra Fernandez recently learned that someone had stolen her identity, and an investigation revealed that the thief was living and working in the Cookeville area. Allegedly, Bartolo had been using Fernandez’s identity since 2004 and has been working at...
  • Photo: Russian Volcano Carves Lava River

    03/28/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 13 March 2013 | Betty Oskin
    Fresh lava flows down Tolbachik volcano in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula in a new space snapshot from NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. The fiery volcano erupted on Nov. 27, 2012, pouring fast-moving basalt lava through snow and ice on its steep flanks. A near-permanent ash plume rose from Tolbachik, visible in the March 6 satellite image. The volcanic edifice records a complex geologic history. The western half of Tolbachik is a steep-sided stratovolcano, like Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens in Washington, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. The eastern half is a broad, flat shield volcano, like Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, with...
  • Nothing Fishy About It: Gas Station Sushi That’s Also Gourmet

    03/28/2013 10:57:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    WKNO ^ | Sara Hoover
    The idea of gas station sushi might conjure images of raw fish sitting out for hours, and rice that has turned crispy and hard. The thought is so shudder-inducing, the insurance company, Esurance, made a commercial comparing raw fish bought by the pump to sketchy auto insurance. “We all make bad decisions,” the voiceover for that commercial goes, “like, say, gas station sushi. Cheap is good, and sushi good, but cheap sushi—not so good.” The upshot is that a gas station is an unlikely place to find sushi that’s safe to eat, let alone tasty. But that’s exactly what is...
  • Isle of Wight County store clerk grabs robber's shotgun

    03/28/2013 5:02:14 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 28, 2013 | Cindy Clayton
    A clerk grabbed a robber’s shotgun during a struggle Wednesday night and the robber fled without getting any cash. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., a man walked into the Rushmere Food Mart at 4761 Old Stage Hwy. and pointed the shotgun at the clerk, who grabbed it, according to a news release from the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office. The clerk gained control of the shotgun during the struggle and the robber fled the store. No one was hurt. The gunman’s description was vague, but the release said he has a medium build and wore a black sweatshirt with a...
  • Hunter cuts Washington state $6,000 check for decades-old deer killing

    03/28/2013 5:02:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies ^ | March 27, 2013
    A contrite hunter who 40 years ago killed three whitetail deer illegally in Washington mailed the state’s wildlife department a check for $6,000, or roughly what he would earn today had he poached the deer today, The Spokesman-Review reported. Identified in the report only as Roy from Montana, he apparently asked that the money be earmarked for wildlife enforcement in the area. Capt. Richard Mann, from the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department, told the paper that the hunter insisted on paying even though the statute of limitations had clearly expired. "I was amazed," Mann told the paper. "It's not uncommon...
  • Wal-Mart shopper accused of hunting deer in parking lot

    03/28/2013 4:59:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3-28-13
    BURRELL TOWNSHIP, Pa. A Pennsylvania man is facing several charges after wildlife officials say he went deer hunting in a Wal-Mart parking lot, according to CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA-TV. The Indiana Gazette reports 40-year-old Arcangelo Bianco Jr. fired several rounds from a handgun at a 10-point white-tailed deer from within the Burrell Township store's parking lot, and then bagged the animal. The alleged shooting happened last November, while Bianco was shopping at the store and then saw the buck in the parking lot. The deer ran around a corner of the store, and Bianco hopped out of his truck, gun...
  • New artifacts suggest civilization in America began earlier than thought

    03/28/2013 3:31:37 AM PDT · by WCH · 26 replies
    FOX ^ | 3.27.2013 | n/a
    Dr. Clark Wernecke says 2.6 million artifacts have been discovered at the Gault Site in Central Texas. "That's just an unheard of quantity," said Wernecke. What's also surprising, the artifacts suggest people must have arrived somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 years ago. Wernecke said, "So, much earlier than we had originally thought." "Very slow going," added Wernecke. "Every object larger than a dime, we get its exact depth, with a laser...It goes on with a permanent maker on a tag in a little baggie, then all that information goes on the outside of the bag. Everything is done two or...
  • Genghis Khan Found Guilty (Convicted of Cocaine and Marijuana Possesion)

    03/27/2013 7:44:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Rockland County Times ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rockland County Times
    Genghis Khan Found Guilty in Rockland Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe announced Tuesday, March 26 that Genghis Khan (DOB 06/01/89) of 1008 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, New York was found guilty following a jury trial of: One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, a class “A-II” Felony One count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a Violation On April 30, 2012, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Khan was traveling on the New York State Thruway (I-87) in the Town of Clarkstown. During a traffic stop, state troopers found the defendant in possession of approximately...
  • Shooting Dogs OK? It Depends, Southwest Michigan Authorities Say

    03/27/2013 5:11:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rosemary Parker
    In White Pigeon, a man is charged with animal cruelty, accused of killing a dog he says saw chasing deer. A Sturgis woman considers arming herself, unnerved by a dog attack that left her pet Pomeranian dead. An Animal Rescue Fund Award offers a $1,000 for information leading to a conviction in the death of a dog found shot on Cowles Road in Burr Oak. A spate of troubling dog cases in St. Joseph County has drawn attention to laws regarding dogs, and the law's view of dogs as property at a time when many people view their dogs as...
  • CT Freepers: Vote on CT gun control proposal postponed until week after Easter/Passover

    03/27/2013 1:35:01 PM PDT · by matt04
    In response to a email I sent to Sen. Kissel's office: "...I have not yet seen the final version to be voted on. We anticipate that vote to occur sometime in the week after Passover and Easter." The proposals from Dems are very similar to the NY SAFE Act. About a week ago the NRA sent a email out stating it was expected to be votes on before Easter/Passover recess. Keep up the pressure!
  • Police: Dog Runs Over Pedestrian With Car

    03/27/2013 12:34:39 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    CBS Local ^ | March 27, 2013
    YORK, Pa. (AP) – Police say a dog that was left in an unattended vehicle pushed it into drive and the car struck a pedestrian in central Pennsylvania. West York Police say the accident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and the pedestrian was found lying in the street. The York Daily Record reports police say the car had been left running when the dog inside knocked it into gear, causing it to slowly drive away.
  • Grandmother chaperones elementary school field trip while drunk, Palm Bay police say (Mugshot)

    03/27/2013 10:22:19 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Click on Orlando ^ | 03/25/2013
    PALM BAY, Fla. - Palm Bay police arrested a grandmother they say was chaperoning an elementary school field trip at Wonder Works while intoxicated. Kathryn Wright, 58, has been charged with disorderly intoxication and battery. Another chaperone told police that while on a Lockmar Elementary School field trip on Thursday, Wright was using profane language and was falling down on the bus with children present. Wright then shoved and shouted profanities at the other chaperone as she tried to help keep Wright calm, according to the report. The other chaperones said the incident scared the other children on the bus....
  • Man Beaten for Drawing Genitalia on Roommate’s Face (Must See Mugshot) (SFW)

    03/27/2013 9:56:43 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    ARLnow ^ | 03/26/2013 | by Katie Pyzyk
    A prank turned violent in the Lyon Village neighborhood on Saturday (March 23) when a man reportedly was beaten for drawing a penis on his roommate’s face. The alleged incident happened on the 3100 block of 17th Street N. According to Arlington County Police, 31-year-old James Watson fell asleep on his couch after a night of drinking. He woke up around 5:30 a.m. and became furious when he discovered the permanent marker drawings on his face, police said. Police say that Watson, suspecting his roommate, ran upstairs to where the roommate was sleeping and jumped on top of him, repeatedly...
  • Vanity - Quantico killings

    03/27/2013 7:54:18 AM PDT · by stuartcr · 12 replies
    Has anyone heard anything more on the killings at Quantico?
  • Chihuahua lures pit bull attacking Chilliwack girl

    03/26/2013 8:40:49 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 102 replies
    A four-year-old Chihuahua came to the rescue of an eight-year-old Chilliwack girl after a neighbour's pit bull attacked her and began biting her face. Jenna Desrochers was outside in a backyard last Tuesday at around 5 p.m. PT when the neighbour's pit bull broke free from its enclosure and went after her. Soon after, her grandmother's Chihuahua came to the rescue. Anne Marie Desrochers, Jenna's grandmother, says the pit bull knocked Jenna down and began biting her face. Honey, a four-year-old Chihuahua, then came to the rescue by drawing the attacking dog away. "The pit bull took Jenna down at...
  • One arrested after officers find themselves in barrage of gunfire on Roxbury street

    03/26/2013 8:36:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 26, 2012 | Peter Schworm and Martin Finucane
    At least one Boston police officer fired his gun this afternoon after finding himself in the middle of a shooting on a street in Roxbury, police said. One person has been arrested and several others are being questioned. Police said the shots rang out at 2:56 p.m. near the corner of Warren and Waverly streets. A group of four to five people were shooting at an individual near a bus stop. A group of two or three others were also shooting. It wasn’t clear if they were also shooting at the individual near the bus stop or if they were...
  • Gabby Giffords & Husband Mark Kelly's Daughter's Dog Kills Baby Seal (Killed More Than My AR-15)

    03/26/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH ( — Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked. Nathan, who declined to give his last name, happened to...
  • City Of Riverside Pulls $100K Contribution To Dorner Reward Offer

    03/26/2013 11:42:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | March 26, 2013 7:40 AM
    RIVERSIDE ( — The city of Riverside is pulling its portion of the $1.2 million reward offered for the “capture and conviction” of ex-Los Angeles police officer and accused killer Christopher Dorner. The city pledged $100,000 to the reward fund after Riverside police officer Michael Crain was reportedly killed by Dorner on Feb. 7 while on routine patrol. Cain, 34, was among four people killed by the fugitive before he died in a standoff and fire in a Big Bear cabin on Feb. 25. Officer Michael Crain, an 11-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed allegedly by Christopher...
  • Trio Of Family Members Attack Bar Security Guard After DJ Won’t Play Song

    03/26/2013 8:18:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    KDKA ^ | March 25, 2013
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local family is accused of beating up a bar security guard, after a DJ wouldn’t play the song they had requested. It happened at the bar Savoy in the Strip District, this past weekend. Police say 29-year-old Dion Daye Jr. ,who requested the song, was arrested, in addition to two family members, 50-year-old Dion Daye Sr. and 25-year-old Dorian Daye, after they all teamed up and attacked a security guard. The DJ’s refusal to play their song allegedly upset the trio which was asked to leave. Then Dion Daye Jr. allegedly punched the security guard. The...
  • San Rafael Woman Accused of Staging Robbery against Herself to Obtain Visa

    03/25/2013 5:20:15 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 8 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | March 22, 2013 | Gary Klein
    A San Rafael woman was arrested on allegations she staged an armed robbery against herself so she could get a crime victim's visa to stay in the country. Josselin Yuliana Rodas, 29, was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud, child endangerment and filing a false police report. Her bail was set at $75,000.
  • Utah man, 22, accidentally jumps to his death during rope-swing stunt

    03/25/2013 12:55:51 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 44 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 24, 2013 | Associated Press Reporter
    A 22-year-old Utah man was killed while swinging from a rock arch in a stunt made popular by YouTube. Grand County sheriff's officials say Kyle Lee Stocking, of West Jordan, died about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, after hitting the ground below the 140-foot-tall Corona Arch near Moab. Sheriff's Lt. Kim Neal told The Salt Lake Tribune the length of rope from the arch was miscalculated and sent Stocking swinging into the ground as he went under the red sandstone formation.
  • Suspicious Device On Santa Monica Bus Linked To Training Exercise

    03/25/2013 12:59:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 10:51 AM | Ed Mertz.
    SANTA MONICA ( — A reportedly suspicious item found on a Santa Monica bus turned out to be a fake device that was used in a security training exercise over the weekend, authorities said Monday. LAPD officers were flagged down near Centinela Ave. and Culver Blvd. around 8:18 a.m. by the driver of a Big Blue Bus from Santa Monica after the unknown device was discovered, Lt. Marco Munoz told KNX 1070′s Ed Mertz. “There were some red tubes with tape wrapped around it, and some other little items in there that gave the appearance that it could be a...
  • Are The Ammo Shortages By Design?

    03/25/2013 11:36:42 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 25 replies
    News Talk 1290 ^ | 3/23/13 | Mike Hendren
    The photo above was taken outside our local Academy Sports store just a couple of days ago. This scene is played out at thousands of retailers all across America every day. But why? How and why is this happening? Is this just a function of a public panic over threatened gun control action? A recent Rasmussen poll says 65 percent of Americans see the Second Amendment as protection against tyranny. ThereÂ’s been lots of speculation over the last several months about ammo shortages. Consumers are frustrated with long lines and the lack of availability. The most common calibers are increasingly...
  • Oregon School Cancels Zombie Survival Classes, Ensures Students Will Be Eaten

    03/24/2013 2:28:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    IO9 ^ | 03/24/2013 | Lauren Davis
    Oregon school cancels zombie survival classes, ensures students will be eaten Armand Larive Middle School had what is perhaps the greatest junior high social studies class ever: Zombie Survival Skills. But the killjoy parents and administrators put the kibosh on the post-apocalyptic class, feeling that undead studies were not appropriate for growing minds. The East Oregonian reported on Rich Harshberger's zombie survival classes at Armand Larive earlier this week, a class that focused largely on real-world survival skills and also had a reading and writing component. Apparently, parents were a bit surprised to learn the school was teaching a class...
  • Va. man accidentally kills self with gun at party

    03/24/2013 11:33:10 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 48 replies
    Police say a Goochland County man accidentally killed himself while playing a Russian roulette-type game at a party.
  • Ohio question on term limits and Boehner

    03/24/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT · by reed13k · 11 replies
    Was just going through the Ohio Constitution and noted there is a limit to U.S. Congressional Representative terms as follows: "No person shall hold the office of United States Representative from Ohio for a period longer than four successive terms of two years. Terms shall be considered successive unless separated by a period of four or more years. Only terms beginning on or after January 1, 1993 shall be considered in determining an individual’s eligibility to hold office." On Boehner's own site it states: "John Boehner (bay-ner) serves as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Elected to represent...
  • Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets her house on fire

    03/24/2013 9:47:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 22, 2013 | Michael Walsh
    Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets her house on fire The woman was frightened by a snake outside her house, so she doused it with gas and had her son set it on fire. That plan didn’t work out so well. A Texas woman burned her own house down during a heated battle with a snake. The serpent frightened the lady while cleaning outside her home Wednesday night. She doused the limbless reptile in gasoline and called over her son to set it ablaze. The plan backfired. Her son tossed a lit match at the creeping reptile but...
  • Texas woman's home burned down by snake she set on fire

    03/23/2013 12:52:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies ^ | 3/23/13 | AP
    TEXARKANA, Texas – Authorities say a northeast Texas woman recently learned a hard lesson: Don't try to kill a snake by setting it on fire. The woman was cleaning the yard outside a home near Texarkana Wednesday night when she spotted a snake. Bowie County Sheriff's Capt. David Grable says she poured gasoline on the snake to try to kill it. Her son then dropped a lit match on the snake.