Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,964
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: middletown

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Valley Fire Pictorial

    09/18/2015 1:07:54 PM PDT · by rey · 1 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 18 Sept 2015
    Nice story and pictorial on the Valley Fire.
  • One Reported Dead In Valley Fire

    09/15/2015 12:16:02 PM PDT · by freebilly · 7 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 9/14/2015 | Mary Callahan
    The 1991 Oakland Hills fire, which consumed 2,900 structures, would likely still rank No. 1. Four members of a Cal Fire helicopter crew were burned Saturday when they were overrun by flames in the initial attack and are recovering at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Berlant said two had been moved out of the burn unit. The fire consumed the beloved Harbin Hot Springs, where few buildings were left standing Monday, and damaged cooling towers, communication equipment and power distribution lines at The Geysers geothermal energy complex. The project’s main operator, Houston-based Calpine, generates about 60 percent of the...
  • Northern California wildfires wipe out more than 180 homes

    09/13/2015 6:51:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2015 | Ellen Knickmeyer & Olga R. Rodriguez-AP
    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — Two of California’s fastest-burning wildfires in decades overtook several Northern California towns, destroying more than 180 homes and sending residents fleeing Sunday on highways lined with buildings, guardrails and cars still in flames. At least 100 homes were destroyed by a wildfire north of San Francisco in Lake County that raced through dry brush and exploded in size within hours, officials said. The devastation comes after a separate wildfire to the southeast destroyed at least 81 homes. Residents fled from Middletown, dodging smoldering telephone poles, downed power lines and fallen trees as they drove through billowing smoke....
  • Large Wild Fire in Lake County CA

    09/12/2015 7:53:30 PM PDT · by rey · 112 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 12 Sept 2015
    (My text) Over 10,000 acres in less than six hours. Four firefighters burned. 50-100 homes lost. Unconfirmed 50 people cut off from evacuation. Lots at news site including live Twitter accounts and pics.
  • Hundreds of homes destroyed in 50,000-acre Valley Fire [CA]

    09/13/2015 5:27:09 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 202 replies
    KCRA ^ | 3:38 PM PDT Sep 13, 2015
    <p>Local twitter reports and Live/recent video showing many structures burnt or burning..</p>
  • Police Arrest New York Man For Demolishing Home Without His Wife’s Knowledge

    01/21/2015 12:14:17 PM PST · by george76 · 229 replies
    A Middletown, New York man was arrested Monday on a charge of felony criminal mischief because he bulldozed his house, police say. WNBC News reports police were called to the Middletown home Monday afternoon as 48-year-old James Rhein was knocking it down with a rented excavator and placing debris in dumpsters. Police said Rhein hadn’t filed for any demolition permits and hadn’t even notified the utility companies of his intention to destroy the house. Emergency crews had to be called out Monday to shut off electric, water and gas to the property. The one other party Rhein failed to notify...
  • Police: Teen shot at Dayton Mall tried to rob man for shoes

    12/24/2014 1:30:59 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    The Middletown teen who was shot and killed at the Dayton Mall over the weekend was trying to steal shoes from a man with a concealed carry license, police say. Officials say the investigation shows that three male juveniles approached two men outside of the hhgregg store just after 10 a.m.. According to police, 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar got out a gun and demanded merchandise from the men. One of the men, who police say had a valid concealed carry license, produced his gun and shot Jabbar. Jabbar died from injuries sustained from the gunshot. "This was a random act of,...
  • Police: Teen shot dead by shopper wanted shoes

    12/23/2014 6:31:32 PM PST · by South40 · 166 replies
    MSN (AP) ^ | 23 DEC 2014 | DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI — Police were studying mall surveillance video Tuesday in their investigation of the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Ohio boy authorities say tried to rob a shopper in his quest to obtain popular, limited-edition athletic shoes. Miami Township police said a man with a concealed weapon permit fired his gun after he and another man were accosted Saturday morning by three teens on a sidewalk outside the Dayton Mall. Police said one teen had showed a gun. Jawaad Jabbar of Middletown died a short time later of a gunshot wound to his torso, authorities said.
  • 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...