Keyword: middletown

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  • House torched in black-on-white revenge attack (Knockout game getting passe?)

    05/15/2014 8:20:21 PM PDT · by equalator · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 5-15-2014 | Bob Unruh
    A black teenager is facing charges as an adult for what authorities are describing as the revenge arson of the home of a white woman and her two children. And his arrest, and that of a juvenile, may be just the tip of the iceberg, authorities say. Already, Thaddeus Shields, 18, is facing a court hearing this week on the count, and a 17-year-old whose name was not released is facing juvenile court. Authorities, meanwhile, say their investigation continues and more perpetrators may be arrested and charged in the attack in Middletown, Ohio. The alleged black-on-white crime earlier this week...
  • Dog tied up and thrown in Swatara Creek (rescued -- article and video)

    11/23/2013 8:04:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | Dan Carrigan
    Nearly two weeks ago, O'Donell—a crane operator from Mifflintown—was working on the Vine Street Bridge which spans the Swatara Creek outside of Middletown. That's when he and some coworkers noticed a helpless dog in its cold waters. O'Donell rushed to help. The dog, a two-year-old pit bull named Lady, was shivering and shaking. O'Donell said her legs were tied, causing deep cuts. He later found out her hip was dislocated. He has been taking care of Lady, who is due for hip surgery on Monday. He is also in the process of formally adopting her. "She'll be fine, she'll be...
  • Wilmington SWAT members raid wrong house

    10/05/2012 12:21:00 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Unknown
    Steve and Jennifer Tuppeny describe an early morning raid by Wilmington SWAT team members on their Middletown home. Officers were in search of a man who had not lived in the house since 2009. (10/4/12)
  • Bristol Palin knocks ‘Middleton’ in autobiography

    06/29/2011 7:53:05 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Middletown Journal ^ | 06/29/2011 | Eric Robinette
    In her new tell-all memoir, Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, talks about her life and her loves. And apparently the 20-year-old has no love lost with Middletown. Palin’s autobiography, “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far,” hit stores June 21. In the book, she dishes on everything from her early brushes with sex and alcohol to her on-again, off-again relationship with the father of her child, Levi Johnston and her drama with Meghan McCain, daughter of former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. But tucked amidst those revelations are a few jabs at the town...
  • Victims Identified In Middletown(CT) Explosion (Bush's fault per Congressmen)

    02/08/2010 2:20:01 PM PST · by raybbr · 27 replies · 1,641+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | N/A
    MIDDLETOWN - The five people who died in the Kleen Energy plant explosion on Sunday included three Connecticut residents, as well as one man from Missouri and one from Canada. Peter Chetulis of Thomaston; Chris Walters of Florissant, Missouri, and Roy Rushton of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, were killed in the blast, according to a release from the Middletown Police Department. Colchester resident Ronald Crabb, 42, and Old Saybrook resident Raymond E. Dobratz, 58, were also killed. Crabb and Dobratz worked as pipefitters. It was unclear what jobs the other men held. The cause of death was undetermined, the release states....
  • Visit By Alleged Homeland Security Investigated

    11/12/2009 5:02:15 AM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,917+ views - News ^ | Last Update: 11/11 6:35 pm | n/a
    Visits by two men, claiming to be Homeland Security employees, have Middletown officials raising a lot of questions. Police say one man, who was armed and wearing a Homeland Security badge, entered Mayfield Elementary School yesterday morning, before the start of class. Officials say he and another man, also wearing a similar badge, had been to an apartment complex earlier looking for a suspect. At the school, the man claiming to be an agent, asked the principal whether a particular street was within the school's attendance area.
  • Courier Filled with Inaccuracies

    11/09/2007 10:12:05 AM PST · by BOSSA · 3 replies · 33+ views
    AH Herald ^ | October 29, 2007 | Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger
    Courier Filled with Inaccuracies Written by Gerry Scharfenberger Monday, 29 October 2007 It is rare that I would bother to write a letter that I know will most likely not be published, however, the repeated inaccuracies and absurd statements that appear week after week in the Middletown-based Courier newspaper demand a response. While I could fill volumes with the misstatements that have appeared in this paper, I still find it incredible that the Courier allows itself to be used as a weekly press release by Democratic Chairman Joe Caliendo. This is a person who was the architect of some of...
  • A good home for good deeds

    07/06/2007 9:51:18 AM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 178+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 06.14.07 | TOM FEENEY
    From the day he showed up at a convent with a few leftover fish beneath his arm to the days when he rummaged through grocery store Dumpsters in search of produce and baked goods, Barney Welch believed.   He believed he could help feed the poor. He believed his charity would prosper even when he was no longer able to work at it 18 hours a day. He believed it would find a permanent home even as it bounced between temporary ones.  "I've always believed in divine providence," Welch said. "And I've never been disappointed."The charity Welch started a quarter-century ago...
  • After five years, student tells his story

    02/05/2006 12:41:25 PM PST · by DBeers · 20 replies · 1,862+ views
    Times Herald-Record ^ | February 05, 2006 | Dianna Cahn
    Middletown - It's nearly five years since a relationship developed between Middletown School District Superintendent Robert Sigler and the 14-year-old boy he would come to molest. Sigler is serving time in prison for a crime that destroyed lives and rocked Middletown to its core. And the boy has come of age. He's now a young man of 18, who feels he has finally won a long, hideous battle to retrieve his life. He has friends, a job, and he's free of the cocktail of medications that had swallowed him for years.But there are things, he believes, that still need to...
  • Simar quits homefront, joins Iraq war effort (Mil Retiree to Teacher back to Active Duty)

    12/01/2005 3:24:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 775+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Times Herald-Record reporter Justin Rodriguez
    MIDDLETOWN, NY -- John Simar woke up in Kuwait this morning – a 55-year-old soldier – one order away from risking his life on the bloody streets of Baghdad. His journey from civilian to soldier began with a phone call to the Pentagon's personnel office in August. Simar asked if he could do anything to help with the war effort in Iraq. He figured he might not even hear back. Four days later, his phone rang. The voice on the other end said: "We have a job for you." Just like that, Simar retired from the military more than a...
  • LOONY LEFT ALERT Revealing Wesleyan (naked, transgender dorms, queer prom, pornography course)

    01/03/2005 1:34:48 AM PST · by Liz · 17 replies · 2,937+ views ^ | January 3, 2005 | John Leo
    In the fall of 2000, I promised my daughter the freshman that I wouldn’t write about Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) until she graduated. As a result, you readers learned nothing from me about the naked dorm, the transgender dorm, the queer prom, the pornography-for-credit course, the obscene sidewalk chalking, the campus club named crudely for a woman’s private part, or the appearance on campus of a traveling anti-Semitic roadshow, loosely described as a pro-Palestinian conference. Instead of hot news items like these, you usually just hear that Wesleyan is very “diverse.” Newsweek once hailed the school as the “hottest” diversity...
  • Lawmakers help wounded soldier get home after dispute with Army

    12/11/2004 7:29:13 AM PST · by Garvin · 10 replies · 534+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2004, 4:23 PM EST | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON -- Specialist Robert Loria of Middletown lost his arm in Iraq, but instead of a farewell paycheck from the U.S. Army he got a bill for nearly $1,800. On Friday a platoon of New York lawmakers came to his rescue. Loria found himself stuck in Fort Hood Texas this week when Army officials claimed he owed them money for travel expenses to a hospital and lost equipment. Several lawmakers _ Rep. Maurice Hinchey and Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton _ interceded on behalf of the 27-year-old veteran after his irate wife, Christine Loria, told the Times-Herald Record...
  • FBI searches home, office of upstate N.Y. mayor (Middletown)

    05/06/2004 9:32:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 209+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/6/04 | AP - Middletown
    MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Federal agents seized financial records from an upstate mayor's office and other city departments Thursday. A city worker said police and federal agents entered Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano's office Thursday with video cameras, cardboard boxes and a search warrant. The visit comes about a week after authorities charged DeStefano's father with running an illegal sports gambling operation. District Attorney David Huey said an Orange County court decided there was enough evidence of a crime to issue the warrant. The mayor's lawyer, Jim Monroe, said he doesn't believe there has been any wrongdoing and that the mayor...
  • State police employee gets probation for deleting friend's records

    11/11/2003 3:53:52 PM PST · by mhking · 13 replies · 404+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11.11.03
    <p>MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- A judge has granted a special form of probation that may result in charges being dismissed against a state police employee accused of deleting a friend's arrest files.</p> <p>Sharyn Lemley, an office assistant with the state police's Bureau of Identification, was granted accelerated rehabilitation by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Thomas O'Keefe on Friday, The Middletown Press reported.</p>

    03/25/2002 6:46:32 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 63 replies · 319+ views