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  • Woman Busted For Attacking Live-In Boyfriend When He Refused To "Cuddle" In Bed

    12/30/2013 11:16:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 30, 2013
    A Florida woman was arrested early Saturday for battering her live-in boyfriend after he refused to “cuddle” with her when they went to bed, police report. Shavonna Rumph, 31, and Henry Price, 33, “had been drinking together at their residence and had been doing so throughout the night,” according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report. The couple subsequently quarreled, a deputy reported, “over Henry refusing to ‘cuddle’ with Shavonna when they went to bed.” The argument “turned physical when Shavonna grabbed Henry by the shirt, causing it to tear.” Price then attempted to leave the couple’s Bradenton residence to...
  • Unknown explosion with fire just occurred a few minutes ago - California (News vanity)

    12/30/2013 4:00:15 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 134 replies
    I had just gotten out of the shower, and was getting dressed for work, when I heard a loud explosion. I looked out the window and saw a large plume of smoke. I went out with my digital camera and recorded the video I posted on my YouTube channel. I don't know what exploded yet, and I don't have time to check because it is almost time for me to start the job. I'll probably find out later what happened. The video is HERE or at the link above.
  • Fire destroys Obama Meat Market in St. Louis

    12/30/2013 3:53:25 PM PST · by Paul R. · 29 replies ^ | 12/30/13 | Staff reports
    ST. LOUIS • Firefighters using five ladder trucks in the frigid cold early Monday fought a raging pre-dawn fire that destroyed the Obama Meat Market in St. Louis.

    12/30/2013 12:14:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | december 30, 2013 | liz klimas
    A California woman opening up what she thought was a new iPod on Christmas morning was surprised and dismayed to find nothing but school supplies — pink erasers and index cards — inside the box instead. Similar to the iPad Mini purchased by a Florida man at a Walmart that turned out to be a couple of books instead, the iPod purchased by Jim Nevarde for his wife at a Mira Mesa, Calif., Target store was swapped and fraudulently returned. -snip Thankfully, the Target employees were understanding of his plight and provided him with another iPod. But Nevarde wasn’t about to leave...
  • Meteorologist: Loud boom that shook the Brainerd lakes area seems consistent with meteor event

    12/30/2013 12:46:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12-30-13 | AP
    BRAINERD, Minn. — Residents in the Brainerd lakes area reported seeing flashes of light streaking across the sky and hearing a boom that rattled homes and buildings, and meteorologists say the reports are consistent with a meteor event. The reports started flowing in to authorities on Friday between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., the Brainerd Dispatch reported ( ). Some residents said they saw a turquoise streak light up the sky, and others say a bright light illuminated their homes, even darkened rooms where the drapes were closed.
  • Fun at the 2014 Rose Parade. For a good cause.

    12/30/2013 9:24:27 AM PST · by Mjpaco · 10 replies
  • 24 Years Later, Providence Man Confesses to Murder — of the Wrong Target

    12/30/2013 8:16:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | December 27, 2013 | Amanda Milkovits
    A homeless man told the police on Friday that his conscience drove him to reveal something he’d kept secret — that he’d beaten a man to death in South Providence 24 years ago. By nightfall, Daniel Serrano, 65, was charged with the murder of 32-year-old Michael Holliday — a man he said he didn’t intend to kill, Maj. David Lapatin said. “He claims he was feeling very guilty about it,” the police major added. A workman discovered Holliday’s body in a vacant third-floor apartment at 27 Somerset St. on Feb. 24, 1990. The man had been beaten to death. He...
  • Aggressive Bull Charging Cars On Highway 12 Area Near Rio Vista

    12/30/2013 8:03:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 30, 2013
    The California Highway Patrol responded to a report of an aggressive bull that was loose in the area of state highways 12 and 113 near Rio Vista this morning. SNIP About 10 minutes later, another caller reported that the bull was charging at cars on Highway 113 south of Hastings Island Road. SNIP
  • Dad Loses 40 Pounds To Become Daughter’s Liver Donor

    12/29/2013 6:45:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Newsone ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Dec 27, 2013
    A year ago, Eduardo Camargo (pictured) was on one of the toughest missions of his life, but it was a battle he had to win at all costs. Camargo needed to lose forty pounds in less than two months so that he could be a liver donor for his baby girl, Jazlyn (pictured), according to ABC News. The 35-year-old dad, who weighed in at 210 pounds, had a fatty liver, which is common in people who are overweight. People who are obese in general are also not good candidates for organ donation because they have a greater risk of complications...
  • Cleveland Browns to fire Chudzinski...rumor

    12/29/2013 5:07:47 PM PST · by 88keys · 15 replies
    88keys ^ | today | 88keys
    Rumor has it Rob Chudzinski (sic) will be fired as Browns coach after today's loss to Pittsburgh. IMHO, it's Lombardi and Banner that ought to be fired. Just saying. Five Pro-Bowler's plus one alternate, and an abysmal record...this tells me it's not the coach, it's the player personnel he was given to work with. Perhaps the Browns really could re-build, like KC did, but not if there is absolutely no stability to the program, and we have "back-stabbing crap-weasels" in charge of the draft/front office (quote from a friend - sums it up, check the history in C-town!)...
  • The 1.3 Million "Still Unemployed".Where Do They Live?Los Angeles?,New York?,Chicago?

    12/29/2013 3:51:01 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 73 replies
    In regards to the 1.3 Million still unemployed for 2 or 3 years and still begging for more,anyone want to take a guess where the bulk of them live? If we had a "Top 10 Laziest/Least Educated Towns" in America, odds are most of these 1.3 Million live there.These unfortunate/unemployed have had plenty of time to look for work and develop new work skills to get them back into the working class. And yet the left is making the GOP look so evil because they want to stop wasting billions on these people who should of found a job by...
  • The Toby Keith restaurant “no guns” policy non-story

    12/29/2013 3:08:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 12-29-2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Sadly for all concerned, there are more holes in this story than the soles of a four dollar pair of shoes after running a marathon. First and foremost, the supposed “outrage” (more on that below) is being directed at Toby Keith. What none of these outlets seemed to have done was check one of the essential facts which the local news station actually did uncover. I’ll highlight it below for those who missed it. Some comments accuse Keith, who doesn’t own the restaurant, of being anti-gun. The franchise is named after one of Toby Keith’s bigger hits, I Love This...
  • A Most Noble Pursuit (Local Metal Arts Community Breathes New Life Into Ancient Craft)

    The 100-plus members who comprise the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) share a deep love and appreciation of the metal arts in its various forms, and are dedicated to helping this ancient craft thrive in the modern, technological world. “One of the nicest benefits of belonging to the guild is that you are surrounded by mentors who are already very skilled and willing to share techniques, resources, and help you with problem-solving,” says Toni Danzig, MBMAG vice president. “I have seldom been in a group that is as sharing as these people are.” The guild, which was formed 15...
  • No firearms policy at Toby Keith restaurant draws ire of gun rights advocates

    12/29/2013 12:54:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies ^ | 12-29-2013 | Fox News
    A policy at a new restaurant owned by country music star Toby Keith has some gun owners singing the blues. According to WTTG Fox 5, Keith's new restaurant in Woodbridge, Va., displays a sign on the front door that reads, "NO GUNS PERMITTED." Virginia is a gun-friendly state, the station reports, and citizens are allowed to openly carry a weapon into a bar or restaurant, as long as it's clearly visible. State law does, however, reportedly prohibit most citizens who are legally carrying a concealed weapon from consuming alcohol, but they are also allowed to go into a bar or...
  • obamacare is intolerably hurtful to everyone,

    12/29/2013 12:28:32 PM PST · by franky8 · 14 replies
    Dec 29, 2013 | Jim McDonough
    As shown in the clip above, though funny, to it's core obamacare is intolerably hurtful to everyone, including obama himself. Having shown his true colors by hoisting his flag of indifference to the welfare of the citizens of America, and by using the 'race card' on every single issue he can connect it too, he now feels, and deserves the pain of utter rejection by all responsible persons, rich or poor, black, brown, red, white or yellow. Only those irresponsible functional illiterates who get their tepid understanding of the news from their fellow irresponsible functional illiterates at the local bar...
  • 5 Minors, 1 Adult Arrested In Temecula For Impersonating Police

    12/28/2013 4:26:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | December 28, 2013 3:12 PM
    TEMECULA ( — A group of suspects in Temecula have been arrested for reportedly using high-powered flashlights and megaphones to startle people sitting in parked cars and make them believe they were police officers. The suspects would order the victims to exit their vehicles and lie face down on the pavement, according to the Temecula Police Department. The first incident occurred at 6:45 p.m. Monday, at the intersection of Lakehouse Road and Harveston Drive, and the second stunt occurred at 8:40 that same night, in the 31000 block of Sonoma Lane. Investigators believe the incidents were pranks and that the...
  • Only On 2: Mother Of Arson, Attempted Murder Suspect Fatally Shot By Police Speaks Out

    12/28/2013 8:49:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | December 27, 2013 11:37 PM
    TORRANCE ( — The mother of an arson/attempted murder suspect fatally shot by police Thursday is speaking out. In a story Only On CBS2, Andrea Dolak spoke to Melanie Woodrow about her son, Asa James Dolak. Authorities said Torrance Police were conducting a search of Madrona Middle School in Torrance when they discovered Dolak, a man matching the description of an attempted murder and arson suspect earlier in the day. He was hiding in a girls’ restroom about 1:30 p.m. Police said Dolak was armed with a knife and led them on a brief chase. The suspect was shot dead...
  • Police: No beer led to ceramic squirrel stabbing

    12/28/2013 1:41:34 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 79 replies
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina authorities say a 44-year-old woman angry at a man for returning home without beer on Christmas beat and stabbed him with a ceramic squirrel.
  • Two People Arrested After the Jumped Out of a Car During a High Speed Chase

    12/27/2013 5:32:31 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    KION ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Kiki Jones
    GREENFIELD, Calif. - Two people were arrested after they jumped out of a moving vehicle trying to escape during a high-speed chase, said police. Thursday a Greenfield police officer saw a gold 1998 Mazda on Elm Avenue and recognized the passenger as Israel Cota, a wanted felon. Officers tried to get the driver to pull over but she sped off, said police. Officers followed the car down several residential street reaching a speed of 80 mph, said police. At the intersection of Elm Avenue and Second Street, police said Cota and the driver both jumped out of the moving vehicle....
  • Teen charged in decapitation death 'wanted to leave his aunt a present'

    12/27/2013 4:48:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2013 | Steve Schmadeke
    A teen has confessed to killing his aunt's boyfriend with a hammer, then dismembering the body and placing the head on his aunt's bed, according to prosecutors. "He wanted to leave his aunt a present," Assistant State's Attorney Kingsley Sawyers said during a court hearing where Alexis Valdez, 18, was ordered held without bond.
  • Father, son found dead in underwater cave

    12/27/2013 7:59:02 AM PST · by driftdiver · 46 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Dec 26, 2013 | Fox staff
    <p>A Christmas Day cave diving excursion ended in tragedy in Weeki Wachee, Hernando County authorities said.</p> <p>Two divers drowned in the popular Eagles Nest Sink location. Deputies say Darrin Spivey and his 15-year-old son, Dillon Sanchez, were testing diving equipment they received as Christmas presents.</p>
  • Warm Weather Will Delay Finishing Touches On Rose [Pervert] Parade Floats

    12/26/2013 5:47:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | December 26, 2013 1:14 PM
    PASADENA ( — The race is on to prepare the 45 elaborate and larger-than-life floats that will make their way down Colorado Boulevard for the 125th annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. With clear blue skies and warm temperatures forecast for New Year’s Day, float decorators will be up against the clock a little more than usual. With the weather being warmer, the flowers will probably go on a little later so they look as beautiful and fresh as possible,” Fiesta Floats spokesman Stefan Pollack said. Fiesta is one of the biggest names in float decoration, having built the...
  • Christmas night melee erupts at Jacksonville movie theater

    12/26/2013 2:24:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Florida Times-Union ^ | December 25, 2013
    The two oldest men arrested in the melee received surprises during their bail hearings before Duval County Judge James Ruth when both were released, one to join the U.S. Army as he had planned, the other to take part in remedial programs as part of an order to stay away from the marketplace. The fights appear to have begun when an off-duty police officer was rushed by a group of teens and young adults at the movie theater’s entrance and had to fend them off with pepper spray, police said. Then it escalated into a crowd estimated at about 600.
  • RICHLAND COUNTY, SC: Woman stabs man over wedding color scheme Christmas Day

    12/26/2013 9:16:20 AM PST · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    The State ^ | 26 Dec 2013 | Anne-Kathryn-Flanagan
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A woman stabbed a man Christmas Day after the two argued over the color scheme of their wedding.Police say Krysta James, 34, is in custody after she stabbed a man Wednesday.According to Sgt. Curtis Wilson, Richland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Twin Pond Road near Blythewood around 8:30 p.m. Deputies found the man had been stabbed in the upper body, and determined that a verbal dispute occurred between the man and James.Sgt. Wilson said the victim was taken to Providence Hospital by witnesses at the scence then then transported...
  • Hyannis Woman Arrested For Stealing Toys Donated To Neighbors

    12/26/2013 8:26:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    HYANNIS (CBS) – A Hyannis woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing toys that were donated through the Toys For Tots program. On Christmas Eve, two neighbors say 49-year-old Janice Tully gave them a ride to pick up donated toys for their five children at the Barnstable Police Department and the Independence House.
  • Locals Escape To Beaches Amidst High Christmas Temperatures

    12/26/2013 7:33:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | December 25, 2013 7:33 PM | Tom Wait
    SANTA MONICA ( — Other areas of the country may be getting snow, ice or other bits of weather to remind them what time of the year it is — but in southern California, residents are retreating to the beach to escape the heat. On Christmas morning, the beaches of Los Angeles were packed with surfers and sunbathers, with no shortage of outdoor enthusiasts taking part in other recreational activities. “I usually spend (Christmas) in a very, very cold Boston,” Christine Lam said during her beach picnic. “It’s nice to have a second family. All of our friends, we decided...
  • Homicide Watch Chicago

    12/26/2013 1:10:21 AM PST · by fella · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 25 Dec 2013
    What is Homicide Watch Chicago? Homicide Watch Chicago is dedicated to the proposition that murder is never a run-of-the-mill story. Attention must be paid to each one, not merely a select and particularly tragic few. We understand the reality of the public’s demand for news - that some stories get more attention than others. But all murders represent a degree of human suffering - direct and indirect - that cannot be ignored
  • Sister jailed for flinging peanut butter in argument over dog

    12/25/2013 7:18:17 AM PST · by shove_it · 52 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | 24 Dec 2013 | Daniel Dahm
    Rachel Byrd was arrested Monday on battery charges. Deputies: Man arrested after burglarizing woman's bedroom According to a Volusia County Sheriff's report, Byrd and her brother, 30-year-old Gabriel Byrd, began arguing around 2 a.m. because the dog was urinating in the living room of the house shared by the siblings. Deputies said Rachel Byrd flung a spoonful of peanut butter at her brother, and someone called 911 but hung up. A dispatcher called back but no one answered, so a deputy was sent to the home, officials said. The deputy said the brother did not want to press charges against...
  • Hollywood woman shoots man, 19, after he fails to pay for sex, police say

    12/24/2013 6:17:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 24, 2013 | By Tonya Alanez
    HOLLYWOOD— After pulling the equivalent of a sexual dine and dash Monday afternoon, a 19-year-old Miami man was shot in the stomach, authorities said. David Darnell Roberts had sex with Dwaynesha White, 22, at her home in the 2500 block of Pierce Street, but left without making the agreed upon payment, according to Officer Mark Hazel, a spokesman for the Hollywood Police Department.
  • What will Google and Bing do for Christmas?

    12/24/2013 7:32:13 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 34 replies
    12/24/2013 | Nikos1121
    Ulysses S. Grant passed legislation making December 25th a national Holiday in the USA. The day is also celebrated all over the world. Whether you are a Christian or Jew or Arab, like the Three Wise Men, it is common to give gifts on this day, and send cards to your family friends and neighbors. When I was young, there was no controversy, no fear of a religion being shoved down someone's throat. It was plain and simply a day we were off from school, and we all knew why. The day simply commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, a...
  • Irvine Mother Covers Home In Rainbow Lights After Gay Pride Flag Sparks Neighbor Complaints

    12/24/2013 7:20:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies ^ | December 23, 2013 11:19 PM
    IRVINE ( — An Irvine woman who adorned her home with rainbow bulbs has sparked a controversy in her neighborhood. Dr. Mary Pham had no intention of covering her Irvine home with rainbow Christmas lights. But she says when the rainbow flag she displays on her home sparked hate mail and neighbors’ complaints, she decided it was time to make a statement. “Pride,” said Pham. “Pride for my home, pride for all my friends.” Pham, a straight woman and single mother, said her gay friends inspired her to display the rainbow flag and lights with pride. “Since it’s Christmas, let’s...
  • Dumb, dumber and dumbest: Three friends ALL done for DUI after systematically calling each other ...

    12/24/2013 5:55:51 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    for rides from the police stationCarmen Reatequi, 34, was arrested for DUI about 1.45am on Monday in Readington, New Jersy Reatequi called her friend, Nina Petracca, 23, to pick her up, but she was also arrested for DUI Ryan Hogan, 33, was then called to pick up both women, but he too was given a DUI charge 'Is there anyone else you can call?'
  • Man Dressed as Santa Claus Found Dead in Russia

    12/23/2013 12:42:09 PM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | December 23, 2013
    A man dressed as Santa Claus was found dead in the Russian city of Yakutsk, investigators said Monday. Others managed to subdue the man outside, tying his hands and feet with a rope, investigators said. The man's girlfriend tied her scarf around his mouth to stop him from yelling. The girlfriend escorted the guests out of the house and when she returned to check on her boyfriend, she found him dead, investigators said.
  • Three teens arrested after shots fired at hotel bar (SC)

    12/23/2013 12:18:41 PM PST · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    The State ^ | 23 December 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    ROCK HILL-Three teenagers were arrested when shots were fired during a party at a Ramada Inn’s restaurant this weekend. One teen refused to give his name to police, another was found carrying a gun and a third swung at a police officer, hitting him on the side of the face and ripping a microphone from his shirt before spitting on his neck, according to a Rock Hill police report released Monday. When police were called to the Celebrations Bar and Grill, attached to the Ramada Inn on Cherry Road, at about 1 a.m. Saturday, they encountered up to 40 people...
  • Suit: Real estate agents used Wayne home for sex

    12/23/2013 8:45:58 AM PST · by Gamecock · 71 replies ^ | December 22, 2013 | JOHN PETRICK
    A former president of the Passaic County Board of Realtors is accused in a lawsuit of steering potential buyers away from a couple’s vacant Wayne home so he could use it for "sexual escapades," which were captured on hidden cameras. Richard and Sandra Weiner of Denville have filed suit in state Superior Court in Passaic County alleging breach of trust and fiduciary duties against Coldwell Banker of Madison and Wayne residents, and Coldwell agents, Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan. The Weiners are seeking compensatory damages for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, trespass of land and...
  • Long Time DC Restaurant Closes for Good (Luigi's)

    12/22/2013 6:57:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | Sunday, December 22, 2013
    A Washington institution closed up shop Saturday night for good. Famous Luigi's on 19th Street, Northwest served its last meal. The classic Italian restaurant was started by immigrant Luigi Calvi back in 1943.
  • How Tony Gonzalez Inadvertently Saved A Photographer's Life By Crashing Into Him

    12/22/2013 4:47:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ThePostGame ^ | Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Monday night will be an emotional one for the San Francisco 49ers and their fans, as the team's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons will be the last regular-season game at Candlestick Park. For Tony Gonzalez, who will be on hand with the visiting Atlanta Falcons, it will also mark his final visit to the site where he experienced what he calls the "strangest thing that ever happened to him." On a conference call with Bay Area reporters, Gonzalez recalled how during a game between his then-team, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the 49ers at Candlestick Park he was pushed out...
  • Crocodiles turning up in Broward, Palm Beach

    12/22/2013 4:35:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 22, 2013 | David Fleshler
    Fields' encounter with a 10-foot American crocodile has become a more common experience in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as these light gray cousins of alligators reclaim their historic range. Crocodile numbers have risen from a low of 200 or so in the 1970s to about 2,000 today, with more of them roaming north from their core nesting areas in southern Everglades National Park and the Upper Florida Keys. There have been no documented attacks on people in South Florida, the only part of the United States with crocodiles, although biologists won't rule out the possibility.
  • Fats Domino Named 'Honorary Grand Marshal'

    12/22/2013 4:00:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KPHO ^ | Dec 21, 2013
    Fats Domino named 'honorary grand marshal' Posted: Dec 20, 2013 2:48 PM PST Updated: Dec 21, 2013 12:38 AM PST By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The music of rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame performer Fats Domino will "float" through the streets of New Orleans this Carnival season. Domino has been named honorary grand marshal of the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded Carnival club that traditionally parades the night before Mardi Gras. Although he won't be riding in the March 3 parade, his eldest son, Antoine Domino III, is expected to ride on a float equipped...
  • I saw an amazing sight this morning.

    12/22/2013 12:10:02 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 81 replies
    12/22/'13 | Self
    On the way back from the store this morning, I saw a fully grown, wild bald eagle sitting in the middle of a field near where I used to live. This is absolutely the very first wild bald eagle I have ever seen in my life (I saw a captive one at school once). Unfortunately I didn't have a camera, but . . . wow! You know, sometimes when everything is going to pot and I'm tempted to just give up, something like this happens. It's a reminder that however totalitarian the left becomes, they can't control or social-engineer nature....
  • Wisconsin Roads Being Thawed with Cheese Brine

    12/22/2013 12:06:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    KARE TV11 ^ | December 17, 2013 | KARE TV11
    DRESSER, WI - Wisconsinites embrace winter almost as much as they love their cheese. It was only a matter of time until someone combined the two. "Only in Wisconsin," laughs Polk County plow driver Kevin Jensen. A flip of a switch and his truck starts dispensing a mix of salt and cheese brine, straight from a local dairy plant. "I've gotten ribbing from other counties," admits Moe Norby, the Polk County Highway Department technical support manager who came up with the idea. Norby contacted F & A Dairy Products in Dresser which bathes its mozzarella and provolone cheeses in tanks...
  • Officials Say Accused Reseda Killer Is Iraq Veteran With PTSD

    12/22/2013 6:57:49 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies ^ | December 21, 2013 1:29 PM
    RESEDA ( — Authorities on Saturday identified the suspect they said shot two people — killing one and leaving the other critically wounded — at an apartment complex in Reseda. The shooting occurred just after 6:40 p.m. Friday. Officers with the LAPD’s West Valley unit said they arrived at an apartment in the 7500 block of Canby Avenue and found two people with gunshot wounds. In another apartment, they said they found a suspect bleeding and acting irrationally. They said the suspect, who was bleeding from his hands and arms, was taken into custody. Witnesses said the man was screaming...
  • Strip club sweep nets fake fan gear

    12/22/2013 6:52:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 22, 2013 | Erin Smith
    Brockton cops and Homeland Security raided a strip club authorities say was peddling fake Red Sox and Patriots gear in exchange for lap dances and seized the counterfeit goods — part of a growing problem that one expert says is not necessarily a victimless crime. Employees at the Foxy Lady Brockton were wearing some of the knock-off sports teams shirts when investigators showed up for the strip club sweep Friday afternoon and found about $10,000 worth of counterfeit gear, said Brockton police Lt. Paul Bonanca. “We seized various boxes of sports shirts,” Bonanca said. “The same jerseys sometimes sell for...
  • Lafayette Woman Named One of Louisiana's Most Wanted

    12/21/2013 7:53:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    KATC ^ | KATC
    Friday, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Louisiana State Police in unveiling the results of a two month operation that landed over 1,000 people under arrest. "Operation Carpe Diem" was a seven week initiative involving almost 200 state troopers. It's mission was to crack down on illegal weapons
  • Ticked off Georgia sheriff refuses to assist A&E with future productions

    12/21/2013 4:03:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 12-21-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller is reportedly vowing to send a message to A&E. In a Facebook post attributed to the Georgia sheriff, he blasts the network’s decision to suspend “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson. The Facebook post says his office has assisted A&E with several productions, but now he’s telling the network to take a hike.
  • PDS robotics team get state judges' attention

    12/21/2013 2:52:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    Submitted photo — The Neon Ninjas, from Pueblo Del Sol Elementary School, show off their trophy and ribbons at last week's FIRST LEGO League state tournament in Phoenix. The team member are, from left: Corbin Monson, Mason Harris, Pomp Braswell, Katelyn Nuetzel, Alyna Sloan and Jonathan McGuyer. Jennifer Monson, in the back, is their coach. SIERRA VISTA — Just a week after taking top honors at the regional tournament in Sierra Vista, the Pueblo Del Sol Elementary School Neon Ninjas went to Arizona State University Tempe campus and earned the Judge’s Award at the state FIRST LEGO League robotics competition.Established to...
  • White Christmas Song Written at AZ Biltmore

    12/21/2013 2:46:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KPHO ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | Rebecca Thomas
    White Christmas is one of the most famous holiday songs of all time. But, it was written in a place not known for its "sleigh bells in the snow." "I love White Christmas," said Denise Gaines of Paradise Valley. "That's one of my favorites." You'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know the words to Irving Berlin's holiday classic. But, not everyone knows that Berlin, a Jewish songwriter from Russia, penned the Christmas tune under the warm Phoenix sun. "That's pretty amazing," said Ryan Olson of Phoenix. "I learn something new every day." Legend has it that Berlin...
  • Man injured in hammer attack outside W.Va. mall

    12/21/2013 1:20:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Police in Charleston say two juveniles have been charged in a hammer attack outside the Charleston Town Center mall. Media outlets report the attack occurred on the Court Street side of the mall Thursday night. Police say Ryan Lynch of Charleston underwent surgery for a head injury at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital.
  • Man kidnapped, killed after meeting escort, deputies say

    12/20/2013 9:03:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 19, 2013 | Brittany Shammas
    A 31-year-old Coconut Creek man was kidnapped, robbed and killed after meeting up with a woman who advertised herself as an escort on, deputies say. Koral Ben Shimon, 20, who wrote on the website that she was "looking to have an amazing time," admitted setting Gustavo Cabral up to be robbed by two armed men, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
  • SC school psychologist charged with sexual battery of student

    12/20/2013 6:13:25 PM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The State ^ | December 20, 2013 | REBECCA LURYE and SARAH BOWMAN
    HILTON HEAD — A Battery Creek High School psychologist was arrested Friday, accused of engaging in a sexual act with a student, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release. Megan Michelle Snipes, 28, was charged with sexual battery of a student, the release said. The Beaufort County School District has placed Snipes on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, district spokesman Jim Foster said. Snipes’ arrest was the second in less than two weeks involving a district employee accused of inappropriate behavior with a student. A long-term substitute at Hilton Head Island High School facing similar charges is...