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  • Salt Lake County DA requests FBI assistance in Nurse Alex Wubbels investigation

    09/07/2017 1:18:03 PM PDT · by Ken H · 57 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | Sept 07, 2017 | Mark Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has requested the FBI’s assistance in the investigation into the arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to allow a blood draw from an unconscious patient without following proper procedure. In a statement released Thursday, Gill said his office officially requested the FBI investigate: “any and all individuals involved in the chain of conduct arising from the incident at the University of Utah Hospital on July 26, 2017 for any Civil Rights Violations under the color of authority.” Gill said he requested the FBI’s help due to events beyond...
  • Iraqi agents on trial in U.S., Iraq

    07/31/2006 10:11:05 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 11 replies · 422+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 8.01.06 | Mark Eichenlaub
    Samir Vincent's ongoing court case exemplifies the underreported story of Saddam Hussein's agents who were operating inside the United States in the years prior to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Vincent's trial involves the Oil for Food scandal and implicates the Iraqi agent in attempting to buy off pro-Iraq (pre-invasion) sentiments within the U.S. government and the United Nations on behalf of Baghdad. The FBI's press release details Vincent's admission of guilt as an unregistred Iraqi agent and is available here. ShaabanAnother recently concluded trial is that of Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban (pictured right). Shaaban, who had met with...
  • Party-Backed Democrat Lost Election to Guy Who Didn’t Campaign—Or Even Vote

    08/06/2015 12:34:10 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 37 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/6/2015 | Brent Scher
    The Mississippi Democratic Party received a shock this week when its favored candidate lost in the primary to a truck driver who didn’t spend a single cent on his campaign and says that he was too busy to vote for himself. 46-year-old Robert Gray won the gubernatorial primary with more than 50 percent of the vote. He carried all but three of the state’s counties. He got a call from his mother on election day who was excited that she voted for a candidate with her son’s name—she didn’t know it was actually him because he hadn’t told any of...
  • Hero trucker saved sex captive in New Kent: ‘I’ve got daughters’

    02/13/2015 9:49:14 AM PST · by csvset · 60 replies
    WTVR ^ | February 13, 2015 | Alix Bryan and Jon Burkett,
    NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — Trucker Kevin Kimmel is a father and grandfather. He says several things about a RV parked in the Pilot Truck lot in New Kent caught his attention. The biggest red flag was catching a glimpse of a distraught looking girl who abruptly disappeared behind a black curtain, that’s when he quickly called police. “I only learned the gruesome details through the news,” Kimmel said. Kimmel was inside his rig, parked behind the Pilot station. A couple of doors down he notices suspicious activity in the RV. “All of the sudden the thing was rocking and...
  • The Massive Trucker Shortage Could Hit Your Wallet Soon

    08/23/2014 7:24:59 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 96 replies ^ | August 22, 2014 | Kathryn Buschman Vasel
    Truck driver Anthony Plummer remembers when he was in the middle of the country on a long-haul delivery when he learned his daughter was sick in the hospital. “I was told to get back [home] as soon as possible. But there are a lot of rules that limit how much I can drive, so I told them I would get back as soon as I could.” It was after this incident that Plummer decided to make a career shift to become a regional truck driver. “It blew my mind if something were to happen and if I was way across...
  • GOTCHA! Truck Driver Busts Cop On His Cellphone, Speeding [VIDEO]

    06/29/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A truck driver showed what can happen when police officers find out they’re being videotaped. Brian Miner was pulled over in Illinois last week after he honked his truck horn at a state police officer he claims was using his cellphone while speeding on a wet highway. “I pulled you over – the horn, I don’t know what that was about,” the officer told Miner, who recorded the traffic stop. “Because you were speeding and had your cellphone in your hand,” said Miner, explaining why he was honking. “Police officers can actually use technology when they’re driving,” said the officer....
  • Trucker Pulls COP Over For Speeding and Talking On His Cellphone (Video)

    06/29/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 15 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-29-2014 | TRN
    Man bites dog! This one is an instant classic. Cop tries denying it at first... but ultimately gives in and admits. Make sure to watch until the comment at the end. WATCH:
  • Ride for the Constitution truckers slow D.C. traffic

    10/11/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    WTVR ^ | October 11, 2013 | Scott Wise & Jerrita Patterson
    A group of truckers left Doswell, Virginia Friday morning to take part in the ‘Ride for the Constitution’ in Washington, D.C. They planned to join truckers from across the country slowing down traffic around the nation’s capital. Virginia State Police, who beefed up patrols ahead of the planned demonstration, pulled over at least one group of truckers, according to “Four commercial vehicles began driving side-by-side across all four northbound lanes of I-495 on the Inner Loop slowing traffic to 15 mph. Virginia State Police stopped the four tractor-trailers at the 53 mile marker (Fairfax County) and warned them not...
  • Retailers warn economy will be slowed by new trucker scheduling rules

    01/13/2012 5:23:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/12 | Keith Laing
    Retailers warn economy will be slowed by new trucker scheduling rulesBy Keith Laing - 01/12/12 11:27 AM ET New limits on the number of hours truck drivers can work per week enacted by the Department of Transportation will put the brakes on commerce, the lobbying group for retail companies said Thursday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) announced last month that its new rules for trucker scheduling will limit the number of hours a driver can work to 70 per week. Under the old rules, truckers could drive 82 hours per week. The Washington-based National Retail Federation (NRF) said...
  • VANITY: Friend in Need of Thanksgiving Fellowship in IL

    11/23/2011 3:17:03 PM PST · by Buggman · 12 replies
    Vanity | 11/23/2011 | Michael Bugg
    I've got a friend who recently got into the trucking industry and is having to pay his dues, so to speak. He doesn't have a regular route yet and it's been a long time since he's been home to Georgia. He's extremely lonely right now. He will be in Illinois sometime tonight or tomorrow morning, heading from Arkansas to Chicago. Is there anyone in Illinois who would be willing to take in a "homeless" Messianic for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Thanks in advance and shalom.
  • Vanity question - Trucker Tea Party been going on in Nashville TN?

    05/04/2011 9:49:14 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 8 replies
    May 4, 2011 | HiTech RedNeck
    A certain person told me there had been going on in Nashville, since last Thursday April 28, a one week "Tea Party" meeting for truckers to air their grievances about government overreaching and plan political action. This person intended to be there, but for personal reasons it seems he could not. So I thought I'd try to Google up whatever information I could to see what had been going on -- supposedly Jay Sekulow was intending to be a guest speaker. I'm having a lot of trouble identifying any such event, if it existed at all. My apology in advance...
  • Crash may have saved choking trucker

    READING, Pa., March 31 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said the impact on a concrete median may have saved the life of a trucker who was choking on a piece of apple. Richard Paylor, 55, suffered a slight fracture of a vertebra, bruises and a cut on his head when his rig struck the median on the West Shore Bypass in Reading. He said the accident was triggered when he choked on a piece of apple at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Reading Eagle reported. "I just started choking and I can remember choking for a second or two," Paylor...
  • No Explosives Found After Police Detain Truck Driver In Branford

    10/08/2010 6:40:57 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 8 Oct 10 | Unknown
    BRANFORD — A tractor-trailer thought to be possibly carrying explosives was found by state police at about 6 p.m. at the TA truck stop off I-95 in Branford, but no hazardous materials were found. "No explosive. No danger to the public," said William Reiner, a spokesman for the FBI in New Haven, at 8:45 p.m. Friday. Troopers approached the vehicle and took the driver and a passenger into custody at gunpoint, then checked the truck for hazards. The state police bomb squad is en route to the rest stop to further examine the truck. State police, Branford police and the...
  • Face of Defense: Truck Driver Takes Road Toward Chaplaincy

    12/03/2009 4:07:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Ina Stiewitz
    HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 3, 2009 – For Army Spc. Andrey West, the Lord has worked in mysterious ways. Army Spc. Andrey West assembles a drum set for the praise and worship team at Patrick Henry Village Chapel in Heidelberg, Germany. U.S. Army photo by Ina Stiewitz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. At the age of 40, he found himself enlisting in the Army, something he previously had no intention of doing. And after serving two years as a motor transport operator, he now is on the path to becoming an Army chaplain. When West returned from a 15-month deployment...
  • Terrorist/Spy Hiding Behind the Steering Wheel of a Freightliner

    04/03/2007 6:46:25 PM PDT · by captjanaway · 11 replies · 1,127+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 04/03/07 | Mark and Renee Taylor
    Trucker Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban is what trucker/terrorist-wannabe, Mohammed Yousef Mullawala dreamed he could be. Mullawala is facing deportation on various charges, including suspicious activities surrounding his brief attendance at the Nationwide Tractor Trailer School in Rhode Island. Unlike Mullawala, Shaaban was the real deal – a terrorist spy hiding behind the steering wheel of a big truck. The story of Shaaban is as captivating as it is unsettling. The Palestinian-born Russian-educated Shaaban settled in Greenfield, Indiana, with his family and worked as a truck driver for CLM Freight Lines in nearby Indianapolis. According to reports, his commercial driver’s...
  • Top Gear smash pictures released: "see how difficult it was to be a truck driver"

    11/02/2008 1:52:59 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 792+ views
    bbc ^ | Sunday, 2 November 2008
    Dramatic pictures of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson deliberately smashing a truck into a wall have been released. A Top Gear spokeswoman said the star was "quite badly injured" in the stunt, staged, she said, to "see how difficult it was to be a truck driver".
  • Trucker faces $1.2M in fines in alleged E-ZPass fraud

    07/08/2008 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 74 replies · 641+ views
    Tribune-Democrat ^ | 7/7/08 | KIRK SWAUGER
    BOSWELL — An Indiana County trucker faces more than $1.2 million in fines after authorities said he routinely traveled the Pennsylvania Turnpike with a stolen E-ZPass. State police charged Thomas Howard Wambold, 38, of Blairsville, with 1,241 counts of using the E-ZPass to evade tolls for 21/2 years – between Sept. 23, 2005, and March 24. Wambold was scheduled to be arraigned Monday before District Judge Susan Mankamyer of Boswell. In addition to a $1,000 fine for each alleged violation, authorities contend Wambold owes $575,980 in full fares to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. “My life is over. Thanks,” Wambold allegedly...
  • 'Lawnmower man' completes epic journey

    11/15/2007 4:54:44 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 18 replies · 216+ views ^ | 11/15/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Truck driver Kjell Fundin has done what no man has ever done before by traveling almost the entire length of Sweden on a lawnmower. On Thursday morning the intrepid 59-year-old from Sundsvall made history as he drove his trusty machine into Ystad town centre. Covering a distance of 1,700 kilometres (1,060 miles), the lawnmower man took 46 days to complete the journey from Haparanda to the southern town. The idea for the journey came about after a well-known radio show host travelled the same route on a motorcycle during the summer. Distinctly unimpressed, Fundin decided to pop off an e-mail...
  • Troopers Ban Non-English Speaking Trucker

    06/06/2007 6:41:56 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 83 replies · 1,722+ views ^ | 06/06/07 | local10
    Troopers Pull Over Man Who Speaks Only Russian GREENWOOD, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol stopped a truck driver who only speaks Russian, and told him he can go no further until he learns the language, Omaha TV station KETV reported. "Sir, I need your papers. I need your papers. All of your papers. Log book, registration, yes," a trooper said during a truck safety stop operation near Greenwood. The trucker had all his documents in order and a valid commercial driver's license, but he couldn't communicate with state troopers. Under the law, troopers were forced to make the driver...
  • A Trucker’s Guide to Drinking and Driving

    09/23/2006 12:05:57 PM PDT · by neverhome · 2 replies · 485+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 09/22/06 | Alan Burkhart
    As someone who constantly travels the USA and drinks a lot of coffee, I consider myself to be a coffee connoisseur. I can’t tell you who uses what specialty coffee beans and what South American nation produces the best coffee. But I can tell you where I find the best “on the road” coffee for my picky little taste buds. With so many Americans traveling these days, “to go” coffee has become a hot item (I know, bad pun). As an all-around nice guy, I will endeavor here to save you from the aggravation of getting a truly revolting cup...