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  • Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair....

    09/11/2014 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FULL TITLE: Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair that she stole 'because she didn't feel like walking' Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart. Cops located 46-year-old Shirley Mason about 2 miles away from the store in Fruitport Township. She was riding the stolen $1,200 cart with $600 in clothing, the Muskegon Chronicle reported.
  • Ex-teller admits stealing $2M from Illinois bank

    07/11/2014 4:27:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | 7-11-2014
    <p>A central Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $2 million from the bank where she worked as head teller.</p> <p>Sixty-two-year-old Nancy J. Huskins of Lincoln pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of bank embezzlement in federal court in Springfield.</p>
  • Thieving postman allowed to stay in Britain under right to family life

    06/22/2014 6:23:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:30AM BST 22 Jun 2014 | Patrick Sawer, Tom Whitehead and David Barrett
    A postman who stole dozens of letters and parcels as part of a £500,000 credit-card fraud cannot be deported to the Ivory Coast because he has children in Britain. Despite committing what both a judge and the Home Office described as “a serious breach of trust”, Harnault Hospice Kassi convinced an immigration tribunal that his removal would breach his right to family life. The ruling is the latest in a growing number of cases of foreign-born criminals using human rights laws to prevent their removal from Britain. It means Kassi, 39, cannot be returned to his home country, even though...
  • GPS in teddy bear leads Athens police to thief

    06/06/2014 5:30:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    OnLine Athens ^ | 6-5-14 | Joe Johnson
    A GPS device hidden inside a teddy bear on Tuesday led police to a thief. Athens-Clarke County police said that Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling had recently been experiencing thefts of clothing from its collection bin at Georgia Square Mall. To combat the thefts, a company manager concealed a GPS device inside a teddy bear and he placed it in a bag of clothing that was then tossed into the collection bin, according to police. At about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the manager called police to report that the teddy bear was on the move, headed toward Timothy Road. An officer in the...
  • Fleeing Florida Car Thief Hit Alligator, Crashed

    05/16/2014 5:07:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    SMOKING GUN ^ | 05/16,14 | SMOKING GUN
    A suspected auto thief was captured after the stolen car he was driving struck an alligator as the animal was crossing a Florida road, police report.
  • 8 month investigation on downtown business nets arrest, drugs, stolen property

    04/04/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Jessie Shafer
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston police executed a search warrant on a downtown Charleston business Wednesday evening following an 8 month investigation. According to officers, it happened at the Middle East Mart, located by the Transit Mall around 6 p.m. Authorities told 13 News that undercover officers were made aware that the business had been receiving stolen property, as a result, the investigation was launched. Undercover officers had been selling employees at the business items that those employees believed were stolen. Those items were marked. During the raid of the business, officers located those stolen items, marijuana, and an undisclosed...
  • Is This the World's Stupidest Car Thief?

    03/12/2014 4:58:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 06 Mar 2014
    A car thief has been nabbed by police in Norway after he stole a Saab convertible, almost immediately ran out of petrol, and then called the owner from her own car phone to ask where the fuel card was. The owner, Anne Kristin Korsfur, promptly went looking for the man, finding him at the spot where he had broken down, and then kept him chatting until the police arrived. "He was a nice guy, but it was good that the police arrived so quickly and arrested him," Korsfur told Norway's Nordlys newspaper. "I'll never yell at my partner when he...
  • Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in groin

    12/31/2013 7:47:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wrcbtv.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | NA
    MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A homeowner shot aburglary suspect in the groin after catching two men trying to steal scrapmetal from his property, according to authorities. (snip) The homeowner told authorities that when he asked the two men to leave, one of them came towardhim and threatened to kill him. That's when the victim told deputies he shot the suspect once in the groin with his rifle. Both suspects managed to flee thescene.
  • Cher: Sarah Palin Is a 'Dumb C Word'

    11/18/2013 9:32:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 149 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | November 18, 2013 | 10:51 | By Noel Sheppard
    Most women will tell you that other than the N-word, the C-word is the most vile in the English language never to be used. Cher apparently doesn't hold such a belief, for she disturbingly took to Twitter Friday to call former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a "Dumb C Word": Go to dictionary,& look up The “C"Word,....next 2 the definition...you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO...WAIT ...SHES UNDER DUMB C WORD 11:11 AM - 15 Nov 2013
  • Restauranteur Jason Chan nabs 'thief' Justin Ballof with martial arts in Chicago

    11/17/2013 6:48:33 AM PST · by sergeantdave · 9 replies
    news.com.au ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2013 | na
    "We engaged with each other, and he tried to push me out of the way and run out," Chan said. "I grabbed him and threw him into the door." Chan teaches a type of martial art called Shidokan, which he has practised for 19 years. "He was adversarial, [so I used] hand-to-hand combat techniques to make sure he was unconscious," Mr Chan said.
  • OK: Thief Slanders Homeowner who Shot Car Burglar

    10/25/2013 8:07:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This would be a fairly common "homeowner defends life and property" story, but it has a couple of interesting twists. John Becker was watching TV, saw the dome light on his truck go on, and took his shotgun to investigate.  The car burglar refused to obey commands, kept coming at him, and reached into his pocket. This is where it gets interesting.   As is common in deadly force situations, time seems to slow for John.  The phenomena is called tachypsychia.   In John's words, from newson6.com, "It happens fast, but to me its like things just slow-motioned," Becker said. "For some...
  • Live thread: Obama Worship, Attention Monger Takes worship from Media at 2:00 pm

    10/08/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 606 replies
    10/8/13
    Just announced on Fox.
  • Car thief sprayed with invisible dye in police trap

    09/30/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3:38PM BST 30 Sep 2013 | By Agencies (yep that is what it said)
    Yafet Askale, 28, denied breaking into the vehicle which had been fitted with a traceable liquid called SmartWater, which contains a dye that becomes visible under ultra violet light. As he stole items including a laptop he activated a system which sprayed him with the substance and alerted police the car had been broken into. Ultra violet lights showed Askale covered in the spray. Releasing the images as a warning, Detective Inspector Madeline Ryder, of Brent Police, said: "This is another excellent example of the thorough work completed by Brent Officers. Using the trap car technology we were able to...
  • Millionaire ID thief gets four years for paying waiters to skim AmEx cards from wealthy customers

    02/26/2013 6:45:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2/26/2013 | LAURA ITALIANO
    A crafty, millionaire identity thief will spend at least four and a half years in prison after admitting today that he paid waiters at some of Manhattan's fanciest restaurants to skim the AmEx cards of wealthy customers. Between 2010 and 2011, some 265 diners had their Black and Platinum AmEx card information stolen by waiters at Smith & Wollenski, Capital Grille, Wolfgang's Steakhouse and JoJo, all thanks to Luis Damian Jacas, who pleaded guilty on the brink of opening statements in his now-scuttled enterprise corruption trial at Manhattan Supreme Court. Jacas, 42, of Manhattan, paid waiters $500 per Black card,...
  • What If You Found This Guy Crawling Into Your House?

    09/25/2013 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Micheal berry
    What If You Found This Guy Crawling Into Your House? video only
  • Memo to a Thief

    09/20/2013 9:55:12 AM PDT · by Hulka · 35 replies
    Personal Email | Sep 2013 | Friend
    Last Thursday night someone stole the tail hook that was attached to USMC Lt. Col. XXXXXXX mailbox at XXXXXXXXX. As a Naval Aviator, it was one of his prized possessions. I wrote the following memo for inclusion in The XXXXXXXX but the publication deadline has passed for the next issue. Please “put your ear” to the ground and perhaps collectively we can identify this petty thief. Please contact me if you have any leads. Memo To A Thief: To whomever took the tail hook that was attached to the mailbox at XXXXXXXXX… wow, you must really be some kind of...
  • Three Men In Grand Rapids, Mich., Worked Together To Detain A Female Purse-Snatching Suspect....

    09/18/2013 4:15:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    michael berry ^ | michael berry
    FULL TITLE: Three Men In Grand Rapids, Mich., Worked Together To Detain A Female Purse-Snatching Suspect Until Police Could Arrive. video only
  • Purse thief held down, punched in the face for biting during citizens arrest (video)

    09/18/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies
    M.Live ^ | M.Live
    Video Linky Here Purse snatcher got more than she bargained for....Happened in Grand Rapids...
  • Sharks with Lasers?!? NOT. This Tiger Shark STEALS a SCUBA Diver's $18,000 Camera Rig

    09/17/2013 6:59:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013, | Lizzie Edmonds
    Someone's snappy: Jaws-dropping moment deadly Tiger shark tears £11,000 camera from the grasp of a petrified photographer • Diver Miguel Lasa, 49, was swimming without a cage when the Tiger shark approached • Deadly shark grabbed the specialist, £11,000 camera and swam off • Luckily, it dropped the equipment 100 metres away on the sea floor in the Bahamas • Tiger sharks are the world's second most dangerous breed - just behind the great white • 'It was a great experience but I wouldn't do it again as it was too dangerous,' says Lasa This snappy shark was clearly not...
  • Burglar confronted at gunpoint by homeowner (video)

    09/15/2013 11:33:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Live Leak ^ | Live Leak
    Video Linky Here Burglar confronted at gunpoint by homeowner. Guy has their TV in his hands!! Caught red handed by quick acting homeowner.
  • A Lone Bandit and the Mystery of France's Greatest Diamond Heist

    09/06/2013 6:04:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-6-13 | Ryan Jacobs
    A gunman stole $136 million of jewelry from an exhibition at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes hotel in July. Investigators and gem experts are still wondering how it happened. The terrace doors of the opulent Intercontinental Carlton Cannes hotel on the French Riviera were supposed to be locked. But before lunchtime on the last Sunday of July, a thief—whose face was obscured with a bandanna and a motorcycle helmet—managed to slip through them and directly into an exhibition room loaded with millions of dollars worth of Leviev diamonds, "the world's most extraordinary." Armed with an automatic pistol and an uncanny familiarity...
  • Thief Vandalizes Church, Steals School Supplies For Kids

    08/25/2013 2:50:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | staff
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It was to be a very special Sunday service this weekend at Calvary Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas. But the action of one man has left parts of the church in shambles and hundreds of school children without some necessities as they return to classes. For a lot of young people in the community surrounding Calvary Philadelphia Missionary the start of school didn’t necessarily mean they were ready for class. But each year the church and the community rallied together to help. Now church leaders say a thief not only broke into and vandalized the church...
  • Suspected Scrapper Dies From Electrocution

    06/21/2013 11:17:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Olmsted County Sheriff’s department is investigating after deputies found a man dead near an abandoned farm. Deputies were called just after 8 o’clock Tuesday night to an abandoned residence off of 40th Ave. and Viola Road NE. Upon arrival they located the body of an adult male near a power pole. The sheriff’s department says after early investigations they believe the male was cutting and scrapping wire from the farm and that he cut into a live electrical wire. Although the exact cause of death is under investigation they it’s suspected that the male suffered an electrocution. A vehicle...
  • FL:Suncoast man apprehends would-be teen thief

    06/12/2013 10:30:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    Outside their normally secluded Suncoast Estates home, there are still remnants of the crime scene where 68-year-old Ernie Maroon cornered a would-be crook. "He put me in a situation where I could have shot him and killed him," Maroon said. Flashback to yesterday morning: Ernie's wife, Christine, noticed a strange motorcycle outside of their storage shed. "I walked down and I says, 'oh that's your motorcycle,' and then I heard a noise over in the shed," he said. That noise turned out to be 17-year-old Lukas Ivey trying to make off with the couple's 2005 Harley Davidson. Ernie believes Ivey...
  • WA:Spokane-area residents debate: Should car thieves be shot?

    03/27/2013 12:09:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 March, 2013 | Dave Workman
    A lively discussion about justice, self-defense, property rights and the use of lethal force has erupted in Spokane this week in the wake of a fatal Monday morning shooting in which a recidivist car thief was fatally shot by his latest victim as he drove away in the shooter’s Chevy Suburban. The debate is on-going on this morning's Spokane Spokesman-Review's web page below a story that says police may turn over the results of their investigation to prosecutors today. Should car thieves risk getting shot dead? When Washington achieved statehood in November 1889, there were still places in the West...
  • Dystopia - Oakland Residents Upset Over Lockpicking Workshop Promoted in Oakland Mayor's Newsletter

    03/04/2013 7:23:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | KFSN-TV Fresno, CA
    Oakland Residents Upset Over Lockpicking Workshop OAKLAND, Calif. -- City leaders in Oakland have been getting some angry e-mails lately from some of the people they serve. Mayor Jean Quan is the major target after her newsletter appears to promote a class designed to teach people how to pick a lock. In a city with a crime problem, it's easy to see why they're not happy. The name of the class appears among 40 others in the catalog for the upcoming "Workshop Weekend" in Oakland, right alongside things like "robot building." It's a 3-hour class called "Introduction to Lockpicking" and...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with spending $750G of campaign funds on personal items

    02/15/2013 7:37:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb 15 2013 | foxnews.com
    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged in federal court Friday with conspiring to use campaign funds for personal use -- in an alleged $750,000 spending spree that included purchases of a gold-plated Rolex and pricey children's furniture. It had been expected that a plea agreement would be entered into court Friday, but that agreement is apparently still pending. Instead, federal prosecutors charged Jackson Friday with conspiracy. Prosecutors separately charged his wife Sandi with filing false federal tax returns, but according to her attorney she has reached a plea agreement. In a statement, the former Illinois Democratic congressman said he...
  • Mom gets more prison time for putting her 5 kids in staged crashes

    01/12/2013 7:47:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 11, 2013 | Paula McMahon
    A South Florida mom who brought her five young children along for the ride when she staged car crashes to make cash will spend even longer in prison because she put her kids in harm's way, a judge ruled Friday. Ana Ovando, was already looking at a four-year prison term. Instead, she'll spend 6 1/2 years in federal lockup, U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks decided.
  • Thief Caught On Camera Putting Bottles Of Booze Up Her Skirt [Obama Economy]

    12/29/2012 4:28:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 12/27/12
    Surveillance cameras captured an unusual robbery at a Miramar Liquor store. Earlier this week, the owner of County Line Liquors said a woman stole several bottles of liquor by concealing them in her skirt.
  • Girl, 8, accused of stealing packages from neighbors' doorsteps

    12/21/2012 3:25:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 20, 2012 | Arelis R. Hernández
    Homeowners in the Foxchase subdivision of Clermont have seen their packages disappear from their doorsteps and front porches as of late, suspecting a teeny thief was behind the pilfering. Tiffany Baggs had two packages go missing so she coordinated with her neighbor across the street, Tim Lebeda, and set up a camera and decoy boxes to bait the bandit. Their suspicions were confirmed when footage showed an 8-year-old girl walking up Baggs' driveway to the porch, looking at the door briefly and running off with the goods, according to a police report.
  • Video: Girl, 8, accused of taking packages from neighbors' doorsteps

    12/20/2012 11:41:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    wkmg ^ | 12.21.2012 | wkmg
    CLERMONT, Fla. - Authorities say an 8-year-old girl caught on camera stealing a package off the doorstep of her Clermont neighbor's home has prompted an investigation into a string of thefts. When residents on Briar Run Drive noticed the missing packages, Tim Lebede told Local 6 he put a camera in his office window and another neighbor put decoy packages on their front porch to catch the culprit. The video shows a child taking the boxes off the doorstep. Nobody would ever question a little girl walking around the neighborhood with packages in her hand," said Lebede. Jessia Araujo runs...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Crash Reported after Chase Along I-64 in Hurricane

    12/06/2012 11:03:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 12.6.2012 | Anna Baxter
    PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A deadly crash has been reported along Interstate 64 at the Hurricane rest stop. The wreck was reported just after 11 a.m. Thursday. Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards tells WSAZ.com Hurricane Police got into a pursuit with a driver that was allegedly wanted for taking items from a local store. The chase reached 100 MPH in the eastbound lanes before the driver tried to exit the interstate and crashed into a semi parked at the Hurricane rest stop, according to Mayor Edwards. Mayor Edwards says the man was killed in the crash. Emergency crews are on...
  • Hundreds line up to apply for heating assistance

    12/04/2012 7:43:52 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 39 replies
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 12/4/2012 | AMY LEIGH WOMACK
    Melissa Hines was the first person through the door when home heating help became available Monday morning.Hundreds of people were bundled up behind her in the dark, hoping to get help paying their heating bills.The Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council accepted applications from the first 250 people in the line, which stretched around St. Paul AME Church at 7 a.m. It’s part of a nationwide energy assistance program.Each person approved for the assistance will receive between $310 and $350, depending on income and family size, said Jimmie Samuel, the council’s executive director.Hines camped out starting at 9 p.m. Saturday night....
  • Trooper Accused of Stealing from Victim of Fatal Crash [CT]

    11/29/2012 12:59:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.nbcconnecticut.com ^ | Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 | Updated 2:48 PM EST | Staff
    A 43-year-old state trooper has been charged with larceny, accused of stealing jewelry and cash from the victim of a fatal crash on Route 15 in Fairfield on Sept. 22. Trooper Aaron Huntsman, an 18-year veteran of the department, has been suspended from the department, according to state police. Police began investigating when the victim’s family determined that jewelry, clothing and cash were missing, state police said. The Connecticut Post is reporting that Huntsman is accused of stealing $3,000 in cash and a gold chain from the victim's body. The family obtained the victim’s clothes from the hospital, but were...
  • CSPAN live feed: President Obama News Conference

    11/14/2012 10:37:50 AM PST · by Jean S · 84 replies
    LIVE FEED HERE
  • Jeffco ‘Democrat Of The Year’ Convicted Of Felony Theft

    10/26/2012 7:23:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman. -excerpt- Nearly as bothersome as the theft itself to Maxwell and other supporters of the victim, is the fact the Jefferson County Democratic Party was made aware of the ongoing criminal investigation and honored Carson anyway.
  • Amazing video shows moment armed jewelry thief is wrestled to the ground by a crowd

    09/23/2012 5:24:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 22 September, 2012 | NA
    The citizens of Seattle don't take kindly to crime in their city. Pedestrians in downtown Seattle jumped into action on Friday after an armed thief robbed a jewelry store - with a group of bystanders stopping the suspect and holding the man down in a scary sidewalk melee in front of the Hotel MAX until police could arrive. A hotel doorman was shot in the scuffle but the suspect was arrested and the loot he attempted to run off with was recovered.
  • [DEM] House candidate admits taking [STEALING] items from grocery store

    09/20/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | Sep 14, 2012 | Charles Ashby
    The same day she officially became a candidate for House District 58, Tammy Theis was issued a citation on suspicion of shoplifting last week. The Democrat admitted to the Sept. 6 incident, saying she mistakenly placed a handful of items in an empty box she had under her cart and forgot all about them when she went through the checkout line. The Montrose resident said she was distracted at the time, trying to get boxes to help her father move into an assisted living center while doing her normal grocery shopping at the same time.
  • Rock Hill thief steals donation jar meant for child with cancer

    08/06/2012 6:23:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | August 2, 2012 | Andrew Dys
    William Elkins, father of Emily Elkins, at Scott's Food Store in Rock Hill where a donation jar for his daughter with cancer was stolen Tuesday. ROCK HILL [SC] — Just when crime in Rock Hill didn’t seem it could get any worse, a villain drops to ugly depths uncharted in seas of maiming, shooting, stealing. A thief stole $70 from a kid with cancer. A man early Tuesday told a Scott’s Food Store clerk he needed water, got the water from the gracious employee, then stole the jar that had been collecting dollars to help for the treatment of 13-year-old...
  • Nurses' assistant pleads guilty to selling wedding bands stolen from ailing veterans

    07/10/2012 1:47:20 PM PDT · by Darnright · 26 replies
    roanoke.com ^ | 7-10-12 | Neil Harvey
    One of two nurses' assistants charged in the thefts of wedding bands from ailing, elderly veterans pleaded guilty today in Roanoke Circuit Court to eight felonies. Ashley Michelle Sweeney, 23, of Ferrum admitted that in January she accepted rings taken from four patients at the Virginia Veterans Care Center on Shenandoah Avenue in northwest Roanoke. She also admitted selling them at two pawn shops along Williamson Road. Judge Clifford Weckstein found Sweeney guilty of four counts each of receiving and selling stolen property, offenses that carry a combined maximum penalty of 120 years in prison. She will be sentenced at...
  • Hikers (Coast Guard members) Hogtie Man Who Attempted To Take Them Hostage

    06/13/2012 10:54:57 AM PDT · by Brent in TN · 19 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | 6/13/12 | Brad Hicks
    ERWIN, TN — Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said the outcome of arrest could have been much worse for a Roan Mountain man taken into custody earlier this week after he allegedly picked the wrong group of hikers to attempt to take hostage. Marcus F. Birchfield, 40, 962 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested by the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department and charged with four counts of aggravated kidnapping, impersonating a police officer, going armed, possession of a schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • HPD: Purse-snatching suspects stabbed moments later by another victim

    04/20/2012 5:26:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | 4/20/2012 | KHOU
    HOUSTON – Police say two suspects got away with a 71-year-old woman’s purse, but they didn’t get away with it for long. According to court documents, just 10 minutes after the theft, the same suspects were stabbed by another victim they were trying to rob. Now, Mitchell Womack and Ronnie Curry are facing aggravated robbery charges. It all started on March 30, 2012, around 7:15 p.m., when police said the suspects approached the 71-year-old victim as she walked to her car after work in the 7400 block of Harwin. The victim said she noticed the men pull up in a...
  • Excess McCain campaign cash goes to charity - Donations not put toward 2012 race, $9 million

    04/12/2012 4:52:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    The dormant 2008 presidential apparatus of John McCain this year transferred nearly $9 million in old donations to an educational charity run by three major political supporters that bears the Arizona senator’s name, filings showed Tuesday. The big-money move stands in contrast to President George W. Bush, who found himself in a nearly identical financial position but gave the millions instead to the Republican National Committee. Party committees are a typical destination for excess political cash, and the money would have dramatically bolstered the RNC’s position as the chief financial resource of the party’s presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney.
  • Daughter Forced To Wear Unique T-Shirt As Punishment

    03/13/2012 7:41:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    WLKY ^ | 3/13/2012 | WLKY
    A mom forced her daughter to wear a T-shirt detailing her crime.
  • Oblabla's list of "accomplshments"

    03/02/2012 9:24:30 AM PST · by Sequoyah101 · 12 replies
    Not sure, happy to give atribution if I knew it. got it from a friend | 3-2-2012 | Vanity
    Who said he hasn't done anything? Obama's impressive list of accomplishments · First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner . · First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. · First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States · First President to violate the War Powers Act. . · First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. · First President to defy a Federal Judge's...
  • Airport worker 'stole from passengers' bags' (TSA agent)

    01/21/2012 6:34:27 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 17 replies · 1+ views
    NEWS.AU.COM ^ | 1/21/12
    A TRANSPORTATION Security Administration (TSA) worker at Miami International Airport in the US has been charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing from passengers' bags and hiding the items in a special constructed pocket added to his uniform jacket. Michael Pujol and his wife, Betsy Pujol Salazar, were released on bond today, the Miami Herald reported, after the pair were arrested yesterday and charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property.
  • Fannie CEO Williams to Resign

    01/10/2012 2:36:02 PM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    WJS ^ | 01/10/12 | By NICK TIMIRAOS
    Fannie Mae Chief Executive Michael J. Williams announced his resignation on Tuesday and said he would leave the company as soon as the mortgage-finance giant's board names a successor. Mr. Williams was promoted to the top job at Fannie nearly two years ago, and became the second person to lead the company in the year following the government's 2008 takeover. His predecessor, Herb Allison, was installed in September 2008 but left the following April to oversee the Treasury Department's Troubled Asset Relief Program.
  • Mary Hayashi apologizes for 'unintentional' shoplifting

    01/09/2012 2:40:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 1/9/12 | Jim Sanders
    In her first public comment since pleading no contest to misdemeanor shoplifting, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi apologized today for "unintentionally" taking clothing out of a San Francisco store but shed little light on what sparked the theft. "I accept responsibility and I offer apologies, not excuses," Hayashi said in a written statement. She declined an interview request. Shortly after the Castro Valley Democrat's arrest in October on a felony charge of stealing nearly $2,500 in clothing, Sam Singer, Hayashi's spokesman, said she had been inside a Neiman Marcus store and walked out of the store while talking on her cellular phone....
  • D.C. Council member Thomas charged

    01/05/2012 12:03:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2012 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Mayor calls on Thomas to resignFederal prosecutors on Thursday charged council member Harry Thomas Jr. with stealing more than $350,000 from the District and failing to report income on his tax returns, bringing closure to a drawn-out saga that reached unprecedented heights in the halls of D.C. government. Documents filed in U.S. District Court accuse Mr. Thomas, Ward 5 Democrat, is of intentionally redirecting $353,000 from youth baseball programs to his personal use from April 2007 to at least February 2009 and failing to report additional income on three successive tax returns. The pair of counts were outlined in a...
  • Argentine Government Takes Control Of Newsprint

    12/22/2011 6:12:10 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/22/11 | By SHANE ROMIG
    BUENOS AIRES–Argentina's senate passed a controversial bill Thursday that gives the government control over newsprint, boosting the power of President Cristina Kirchner's administration in its battle against the opposition media. The legislation gives the state control over Papel Prensa SA, the country's leading producer of paper used to produce newspapers.