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  • Honeycutt pulls out of Democratic Party, citing shift to left

    03/24/2019 6:30:23 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 15 replies
    The Lancaster News (South Carolina) ^ | March 24, 2019, p. 1A | Greg Summers
    Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt is no longer a Democrat. Honeycutt, elected to his fourth term in 2018, informed the local party Thursday that he was leaving. In an interview, the 81-year-old said he doesn’t plan to run for office again or join another political party. [photo caption] Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt [photo credit: FILE PHOTO] “I’ve thought about this for some time, and I’ve done what I felt like in good conscience that I should do,” he said Friday. “I don’t plan to go back. I’m not going to join anyone else. I’m going to be...
  • Dozens of Mali villagers killed by gunmen

    03/23/2019 1:47:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/23/2019 | Staff
    Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the country's Mopti region, a local official said. The attack on Saturday targeted members of the Fulani ethnic community. Ambassadors for the UN are currently in Mali addressing the increasing levels of ethnic and jihadist violence. The victims of Saturday's deadly attack were "killed with guns and machetes", a local security official told AFP news agency. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll far higher.
  • Officer Michael Rosfeld acquitted in Antwon Rose Shooting

    03/22/2019 9:05:13 PM PDT · by NImerc · 23 replies ^ | 3/22/2019 | WPXI
    A jury has found Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer, not guilty of criminal homicide for shooting and killing Antwon Rose.
  • Elderly Tennessee woman mauled to death by six German shepherds in vicious attack

    03/21/2019 12:36:50 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-2-19 | Lukas
    An 88-year-old Tennessee woman has been mauled to death by six German shepherds, with the authorities considering criminal charges against the dogs’ owner. Jill Peterson was viciously attacked by the dogs on Tuesday night behind her own home while clearing a drainage ditch. ‘EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL’ MAULS 5-YEAR-OLD AT PORTLAND AIRPORT, LAWSUIT CLAIMS “They dragged her down the yard and all of her clothes were off, her shoes, everything. They tore all of her hair out, the casket can’t be open, it’s like a nightmare. It’s hard to believe,” sister Nina Brown told News Channel 5. She tried to get...
  • Teenager gunned down on street in New Jersey

    03/20/2019 7:17:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | March 20, 2019 | ABC 7
    IRVINGTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a teenager was fatally shot in New Jersey Wednesday afternoon. The victim's backpack sat in the middle of street after the shooting, which happened just before 3 p.m. on Clinton Avenue in Irvington. Police responded and rushed the victim to University Hospital in Newark where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as Marquise Jenkins, a student at Irvington High School. The school is located nearby, and it is possible the victim was on his way home at the time. There was a heavy police presence in the area.
  • Suspended Greenville Co. Sheriff Will Lewis faces 13 new indictments (SC)

    03/20/2019 4:01:54 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    WSPA TV NEWS 7 ^ | March 20, 2019 | WSPA Staff
    GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis was indicted on 13 news charges on Tuesday. According to court documents, Lewis' indictments include six counts of misconduct of a public officer, six counts of misconduct in office and obstruction of justice. The indictment says that Lewis on or about Jan. 3, 2017 through April 17, 2018 committed the crime of misconduct in office. The six misconduct of a public officer charges according to the indictment allege that Lewis: Misused public resources and abused the power and authority of his office for the corrupt purpose or facilitating an...
  • Mexico has one gun shop. So how come all the murders?[video](anti-US slant)

    03/19/2019 9:14:59 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th March 2019 | Angélica M Casas
    There were more than 33,000 killings in Mexico in 2018 - but there's only one legal gun store in the country. US weapons are feeding the crisis in Mexico - as is a high demand for drugs in the US.
  • Students perform haka to pay tribute to classmates killed in Christchurch

    03/18/2019 1:59:15 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 33 replies
    The Guardian/Youtube channel ^ | Mar 18, 2019 | Guardian News
    Students from various schools paid tribute to two of their peers who died in the Christchurch shooting by performing a haka, a ceremonial Maori dance to mourn the victims and honour the dead. They were joined by scores of fellow students to form a deafening chorus. At least 50 people were killed in the attack, which was the worst mass killing in New Zealand's history.Students perform haka to pay tribute to classmates killed in Christchurch
  • Teaching assistant left disabled by five-year-old pupil James

    03/18/2019 7:08:50 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    Metro News UK ^ | Monday 18 Mar 2019
    A mother-of-six is suing her doctor after being left disabled after a five-year-old pupil kicked her in the back. Kerry Shaw, 40, was crouching down in a classroom at Humberston CofE Primary in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, when the child kicked her. She returned to school the following day but was in so much pain she couldn’t continue to work. ...because she was so weak and left suffering from severe pain and now uses a wheelchair to get around. She is now claiming compensation from out-of-hours GP Dr Andrew Stead, claiming he was negligent for not referring her for further tests. The...
  • More flooding expected for 'devastated' U.S. plains states...

    03/17/2019 5:02:22 PM PDT · by caww · 92 replies
    WorldInsiderNews ^ | 3/17/2019 | WorldInsiderNews
    There was no let up in sight for devastating floods across the U.S. Central Plains states that have already killed two people, torn apart homes and businesses and cut off small towns, forecasters said on Sunday. Water levels were expected to rise through the week, according to the National Weather Service, prompting evacuations in communities along the Missouri River on the Nebraska and Iowa border, as well as the Elkhorn and Platte rivers in Nebraska. “We’re looking at widespread flooding that continues until at least early next week in the Plains and Midwest region,” said meteorologist Marc Chenard with the...
  • Easier Metro access, more regional bike trails approved as Md. pushes back on free toll plan

    03/16/2019 10:51:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 20, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Efforts to alleviate traffic for tens of thousands of D.C.-area commuters were approved Wednesday, but not before Maryland attempted to eliminate a provision pushing for uniform tolling practices across the region’s express lanes. The resolution adopted by the region’s Transportation Planning Board is the first concrete action toward new goals developed over the last two years to reduce traffic jams and get people from home to work or other activities faster and with more efficiency. “The first step, a concrete effort, toward the projects, programs and policies this region [will] fund and implement in the coming years,” said...
  • Baltimore Mayor landed sweet deal selling her self-published books

    03/16/2019 9:53:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot ^ | March 16, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has a lengthy resume, having worked in public relations, as an editor for the Baltimore Sun, co-owner of a television station and member of both the City Council and state assembly before taking her current position. But did you know she was also a published author? Well… “published” is technically correct, but perhaps a bit misleading since her series of children’s books were actually self-published.Going that route doesn’t always work out for people because it’s hard to run up sales without the PR muscle of an established publishing house. Recent revelations indicate that Pugh found a...
  • Baltimore woman struck up a conversation with 11 YO boy on the playground, then she opened fire

    03/15/2019 8:24:21 PM PDT · by IndispensableDestiny · 59 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 15, 2019 | Christina Tkacik and Lillian Reed
    A Baltimore woman walked onto a Cherry Hill playground late Thursday afternoon, struck up a conversation with a boy she didn’t know, then opened fire on the boy and his mother, police say.
  • Communities Near Omaha Area Brace For More Flooding, Damage

    03/15/2019 3:15:07 PM PDT · by Big Red Clay · 55 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 3/15/2019 | Erin Duffy
    As floodwaters continued to devastate parts of the state on Friday, communities north and northwest of the Omaha metro area have braced for more damage. Flooding has already been blamed for at least one death and two people are believed to be missing as of Friday afternoon. About a dozen injuries have been reported, including to first responders. Homes are underwater and roads impassable. People displaced by the waters have taken shelter in hospitals, schools and other community buildings. Residents across the region are being evacuated as levees break or rivers overflow their banks. Rita Argintean was one of many...
  • Maryland is focusing on adding toll lanes in plan to widen the Beltway and I-270

    03/14/2019 10:55:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Lus Lazo
    As part of its controversial plan to widen the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270, Maryland says it intends to focus on the implementation of toll lanes — as many as four on each highway — and abandon earlier considerations of more general-purpose lanes, bus rapid transit and bus-only lanes. Maryland transportation officials have narrowed the number of possible construction alternatives to seven from an original list of 15 for further study of potential toll operations in the two corridors that suffer some of the worst traffic congestion in the region. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in September 2017 proposed widening the...
  • Michigan woman had constitutional right to give middle finger to officer, court says

    03/14/2019 8:44:20 PM PDT · by be-baw · 25 replies
    Mlive ^ | March 14, 2019a | Brandon Champion
    TAYLOR, MI – Flipping the bird can have consequences, but not when it’s directed at law enforcement. That’s the opinion of a federal appeals court that ruled Wednesday that a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017. According to the Associated Press, the court ruled in a 3-0 decision that Taylor police officer Matthew Minard “should have known better” even if the driver, Debra Cruise-Gulyas, was rude. Minard stopped Cruise-Gulyas and wrote her a ticket for a lesser violation. But when that stop...
  • Police respond to shooting inside Christchurch mosque (New Zealand)

    03/14/2019 6:54:54 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 102 replies ^ | 15th March 2019 | Natalie Wolfe
    BREAKING Police are responding to a critical incident in Christchurch, New Zealand after dozens of shots were heard being fired inside a mosque. Ten emergency service vehicles are at the scene and police said it is an “evolving situation”. An eyewitness told Stuff NZ he had seen at least four people lying on the ground and “blood everywhere”. The photographer working for the publication also said he had seen three seriously injured people lying on the steps of the mosque. Eyewitnesses said they’ve seen about six people taken into Christchurch Hospital, two with serious injuries.
  • Cuomo order against defunct NC bathroom bill means swim team must stay in another state

    03/13/2019 1:31:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Cuomo order against defunct NC bathroom bill means swim team must stay in another state By Perry Chiaramonte | Fox News Student-athletes from a group of colleges in upstate New York may be at a disadvantage at this month’s NCAA Division III Swimming Championship in North Carolina because they'll have to stay in another state, thanks to an executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted in 2016. The irony is that the order initially was in response to North Carolina's transgender "bathroom ban," which was repealed in 2017. However, Cuomo's order remains in place and the athletes still have to...
  • Alcohol, Thin Ice, Big Car Don't Mix

    03/13/2019 1:16:11 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 27 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | March 12, 2019 | Ralph Bartholdt
    A 37-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was allegedly drunk when he crashed his SUV through ice-covered Hayden Lake Sunday evening at Honeysuckle Beach. John W. Hamilton was charged with DUI and appointed a public defender at his first court appearance Monday. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said it’s Hamilton’s second DUI. Deputies said Hamilton drove his 2015 Nissan Rogue onto Hayden Lake around 10 p.m. when his car broke through the ice. Witnesses reported a vehicle had twice driven onto the lake from the Honeysuckle Beach boat launch, but it crashed through the surface and was sinking, according to the Kootenai...
  • Florida student shoots, kills herself in school auditorium after asking to use the bathroom

    03/13/2019 12:53:15 PM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies ^ | Mar 13, 2019 | Anna Hopkins | Fox News
    The 17-year-old junior, who was not identified, reportedly asked her teacher at Lake Mary High School near Orlando if she could be excused to use the restroom around 7:45 a.m. About five minutes later, the teacher said she heard a gunshot come from the auditorium. The school was briefly placed on a lockdown which has since been lifted, and students were allowed to go home for the day after news of the incident spread, WESH reported. Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said during a press conference that there were no staff or students in the auditorium when the shooting took...