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  • Woman who hunts deer at age 101 kills 2 with a single shot ( Mississippi )

    01/20/2019 7:45:15 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | January 19, 2019
    MORGANTOWN -- A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot. Veteran hunter Bertha Vickers made the twofer during her first successful hunt at age 101, the Clarion Ledger reported. Getting two in one a few days after her Jan. 9 birthday was a complete accident, and the first time she'd ever done it, Vickers said. After missing four this season, the Morgantown resident said she was determined to bag a deer. Her shots from the blind that relatives built her had missed. She liked the blind and its location but not...
  • Death Row Information (Texas)

    01/20/2019 4:06:20 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | January 20, 2019 | Texas
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  • Manager Runs 263-Lap Half Marathon in Shirt and Tie to Keep His Promise to His Workers

    01/19/2019 6:03:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    David Stephenson, store manager of Cedar City Deseret Industries, promised his team that if they met their sales goals, he would run at least 200 loops around the roundabout outside of their office—and he would do it in his work clothes: a shirt, tie, and slacks. “Where I work, we train individuals to get better jobs,” he explained. “They all face different challenges in their lives, so I’m always looking for any opportunity to show them that you can do hard things, even if some thing seem impossible—or not the smartest thing to do, in my case—you can still accomplish...
  • 81-Year-Old Nicholas County Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing Two Teenage Females [WV]

    01/19/2019 3:11:26 PM PST · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WOAY TV 4 ^ | January 19, 2019 | Tyler Barker
    SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – An 81-year-old man from Nicholas County is arrested after allegedly sexually abusing two females under 18 for six years. On Friday January 18, 2019, the West Virginia State Police arrested eighty one year old Summersville resident, Albert Vance, at his residence in Nicholas County. Mr. Vance is charged with two counts of sexual abuse by parent, guardian or custodian and one count of first degree sexual abuse. Documents indicate between 2012 and 2018, Mr. Vance had an inappropriate sexual relationship with two females under the age of eighteen. Mr. Vance is currently being held at the...
  • Report: Secret talks between US, NKorea in Sweden

    01/19/2019 8:36:10 AM PST · by McQ444 · 7 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 2019-01-19 21:00 | AP Reports
    A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden “to take part in talks in a minor format where international experts take part.” He declined to give further details. Sweden’s TT news agency said Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom would also attend the event.
  • Vatican Launches Track Team Made Up of Nuns, Clergy, Swiss Guard, and Other Staff

    01/18/2019 8:52:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2019 | Taylor Rojek
    A new international sports team may have a supernatural boost: Vatican representatives announced last week that the city-state has launched a national track and field team. The group will start with about 60 members, pending official clearance and a health examination required by the Italian government, Father Melchor Jose Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, team president and the head of the Vatican’s sports department in the culture ministry, told Runner’s World. Those members range in age from 18 to 62, and have a variety of professions within the Vatican. “There’s all types of people—it cuts across the Vatican world. There...
  • Will Germany use autobahn speed limits to cut carbon emissions?

    01/18/2019 6:40:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.18.2019 | js/sms (dpa, Reuters)
    The German government tasked a commission known as the National Platform on the Future of Mobility with finding ways to lower the country’s carbon emissions in order to meet EU targets. Although a final report is not due to be published until late March, draft proposals seen by news agencies on Friday are likely to face fierce resistance from citizens, industry and politicians fearful of angering either. Among the proposals featured in the paper were a fuel tax hike from 2023 onward, an end to tax breaks for diesel cars, electric and hybrid vehicle quotas, and a 130 kmh (80...
  • VIDEO: Elderly Florida Man 'Road Rage’ Fires Multiple Bullets At Driver

    01/18/2019 10:13:56 AM PST · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/18/2019 | Jason Murdock
    An elderly Florida man was arrested this week after allegedly following a driver towards his home and shooting at him in a bout of road rage, police said. Christino Aquino, 85, was detained on Wednesday evening after allegedly tailing a motorist in Marion Oaks, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) release. The suspect was captured on the victim’s dash cam footage, which was later released to social media. The driver told deputies that he had noticed a “suspicious vehicle” that was flashing its lights in his rear mirror while he was driving home from work at approximately 6:30...
  • ‘Forgiveness is better:’ SC restaurant owner poses with man who robbed business

    01/18/2019 9:21:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    WBRC FOX6 News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Tanita Gaither
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The man known as Mr. Seafood took to Facebook to show that despite his business being broken into, that won’t stop his compassionate spirit to forgive the man who committed the crime. Kevin Scott, the owner of Mr. Seafood #1 in Columbia says his restaurant on Two Notch Road was broken into overnight on Jan. 13. He’s been in business in that location since July 2017... “God inspired me,” Scott said. “I talked to the guy and he said he did it to feed his family, and his story didn’t seem dishonest to me. He apologized...
  • chased to her death off rooftop by gang of raging monkeys in 3rd 'macaque murder' in 3 months

    01/18/2019 8:17:21 AM PST · by ETL · 35 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 18, 2019 | Mark Hodge
    Savitri Devi was sitting on a terrace with her daughter-in-law in northern India when they were attacked by the violent primates ..." " they both fled the terrifying assault, the pair fell off the terrace – a plunge which killed Savitri “on the spot”, reports The Times of India.Renu was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. It is not clear the distance the pair fell from the terrace or Savitri's exact cause of death.This is the third death caused by monkeys in Uttar Pradesh in the last three months.Indian activists are now calling for the protected species to be moved to...
  • Sydney Axe Attacks: Woman Jailed Woman Jailed For Wounding 7-Eleven Customers

    01/18/2019 6:16:15 AM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    DAPULSE ^ | 1/17/2019
    A woman who randomly attacked two people with an axe in an Australian convenience store has been jailed. Evie Amati, 26, seriously wounded the man and woman at a 7-Eleven in Sydney in January 2017. She swung her axe at a third customer but did not injure him. Amati pleaded not guilty on mental health grounds at a trial last year, but a court rejected her argument. On Friday, a judge sentenced her to a maximum nine years in prison for the “very serious” incident. “The risk of death was high in each cases and the fact that death did...
  • US to Launch Secret Spy Satellite Saturday

    01/17/2019 10:09:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 05:17pm ET | Mike Wall,
    The NROL-71 spacecraft is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday (Jan. 19) at 2:05 p.m. EST (1905 GMT; 11:05 a.m. local California time), ULA representatives announced yesterday (Jan. 15). ULA had originally targeted early December for NROL-71's liftoff, but bad weather and technical issues pushed the launch back multiple times. The most recent attempt, on Dec. 19, was nixed because of a slight hydrogen leak on the Delta IV Heavy — an issue that has taken several weeks to resolve. NROL-71 will be operated by...
  • Professional bull rider Mason Lowe died after animal stomped on chest during Colorado event

    01/17/2019 2:37:38 PM PST · by ETL · 57 replies ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    Mason Lowe — described as a beloved professional bull rider and a star in the sport — was competing in an event in Colorado on Tuesday night when he was knocked off a bull who then stomped on his chest, killing him, officials and witnesses said. Lowe was attempting to get up when the hind left leg of the bull, named Hard Times, came down on his chest. Despite wearing a protective vest, he suffered a “massive chest injury that caused damage to his heart,” Professional Bull Riders Association officials said. “Mason was pulled under his bull during the buck off...
  • Pa state police arrest 41 in nearly $1 million kickback scheme

    01/17/2019 10:55:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 17, 2019
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police have arrested 41 people accused of stealing nearly $1 million from a Delaware County nonprofit through an overtime rigging and kickback scheme. Police said Wednesday four supervisors with the Elwyn Organization are facing felony theft charges. The supervisors have been identified as 40-year-old Tyloneous Wilson, 34-year-old Karriemah Williams, 36-year-old Lakiea Gay, and 28-year-old Terrance Chatman. Police say the supervisors would edit employees' time sheets to show overtime but not require them to work. The employees would then split the extra pay with supervisors in return.
  • Niskayuna man accused of impregnating young girl

    01/17/2019 7:29:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Times Union ^ | 1/17/2019 | Arden Dier
    NISKAYUNA — A 33-year-old man, who police say impregnated an 11-year-old, plead not guilty in town court Wednesday evening to predatory sexual assault against a child — the most serious sex crime charge under state law. Robert Cronin was sent to the Schenectady County jail and is being held without bail. Police said in a felony complaint that between February or March of 2018, Cronin raped an 11-year-old girl in Niskayuna, impregnating her. News10 (WTEN), which first reported the story, said that the victim recently had the baby. In a jailhouse interview Wednesday, Cronin sat down with News10's Anya Tucker,...
  • Democrat Senator Claims Justice Department is 'Moving to Indict' President Trump

    01/17/2019 7:19:38 AM PST · by McQ444 · 12 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-16 21:00 | Daniel Newton
    A Democratic senator on the Judiciary Committee says he believes the federal government is 'moving toward indictment and charges' against President Donald Trump. But not surprisingly, the supposed agents are nowhere near a point where they can lodge a specific accusation at the President.
  • 25 Years After The Northridge Earthquake, Is LA Ready For The Big One?

    01/17/2019 6:42:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | January 17, 20195 | Jacob Margolis
    Twenty five years ago, at 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, the Northridge earthquake shook Angelenos from their beds. For those of us who lived through it, the memories of chaos early in the morning are unforgettable. "We were just literally startled awake by a freight train driving right through our bedroom," said my father, Mark Margolis, who along with my sister, my mother and myself, was sleeping just about seven miles from the epicenter. "I mean the blinds that were supposed to be hanging vertical were like out horizontal. So, there was a tremendous amount of movement." I was...
  • Michigan State president steps down after comments about Larry Nassar victims

    01/17/2019 6:21:19 AM PST · by McQ444 · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2019-01-17 21:00 | Katelyn Caralle
    Michigan State University's interim president John Engler is stepping down after he said some victims of the school's sex abuse scandal were "enjoying" their "moment in the spotlight." Engler, who is Michigan's former governor, was brought in to help the university recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. But MSU's Board of Trustees was set to meet Thursday to fire him following his comments about some of the women who were sexually abused by Nassar, who was the school's sports doctor.
  • Bar accused of having 'racist' dress code: 'Steer clear of this place'

    01/16/2019 8:04:16 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | January 16, 2019 | Kerry Justich
    A new bar in Jersey City, N.J., is already racking up a bad reputation — for displaying a dress code that was interpreted as “racist.” The Ashford is a highly anticipated addition to the up-and-coming area, but its debut seems to have fallen flat during the first week, based on some reviews. And although a number of people have posted some semi-flattering comments about the food and interior of the speakeasy-style eatery, others couldn’t get past a sign that was posted outside its front door. “Confused with the dress code,” a Yelp reviewer named Sam K. wrote. “My blonde female...
  • AG rolling out ‘Bias Incident Reporting System’ in response to Morris complaints

    01/16/2019 12:40:41 PM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 2 replies
    VT Digger ^ | 01/13/19 | Colin Meyn
    Attorney General TJ Donovan will launch a new “Bias Incident Reporting System” on Monday during a press conference announcing the results of his investigation into criminal complaints made by former state representative Kiah Morris. Morris, who had been the only black woman in Vermont’s Legislature, decided not to run for reelection partly because of racism and hate speech directed at her over the past few years. She claims that police and prosecutors in Bennington county failed to properly investigate her complaints or protect her family. Donovan decided in September to take over the investigation, citing a “breakdown in Bennington” during...