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  • Husky goes on ‘killing spree’ that leaves nearly 30 animals dead; owner facing charges

    09/19/2018 2:09:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 93 replies
    WGN ^ | May 31, 2018
    TOOELE, Utah — The owner of a female husky faces a slew of charges after the dog allegedly killed more than two dozen animals in the backyards of at least two Utah homes in just a couple of hours, according to KSTU. Police caught the culprit – a 4-year old husky – and now her owner is facing nearly 30 misdemeanor charges. One of the Tooele residents who lost several animals, Trip Kiss, runs a petting zoo with his wife to teach animal husbandry to children with disabilities. Chickens, ducks, peacocks, a turkey and a tortoise, are just a few...
  • Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 [Repub Wins Special Election In District Hillary Won]

    09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies ^ | 9/19/2018
    Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and further bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections. A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. “We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fight’s not over until the...
  • Teen accused of killing classmate was ‘smiling and laughing’ during attack, reports say

    09/16/2018 11:00:13 AM PDT · by ETL · 97 replies ^ | Sept 16, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    A Michigan teen accused of fatally stabbing a classmate was “smiling and laughing” during the attack, according to reports. Two dozen students watched in horror as Tanaya Lewis, 17, killed Danyna Gibson, 16, with a kitchen knife in a classroom Wednesday at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, Mich., Fox 2 Detroit reported Friday. “Witnesses said the defendant was smiling and laughing as she was chasing the victim,” Detective Donald Seidel of the Warren Police Department told a judge Friday, WXYZ-TV reported Saturday. One blow penetrated Danyna’s heart, the station reported. Prosecutors said Lewis screamed, “I’m going to kill her” as...
  • Man killed in shootout inside SW Houston Whataburger

    09/15/2018 8:16:18 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/15/2018 | Brian Rogers
    A man in a bandana was killed a late night shootout at a Whataburger in Southwest Houston after walking in to the fast food restaurant and starting shooting, witnesses said. The man, whose identity has not been released, walked into the restaurant at 7629 W Bellfort about 1:o0 a.m. Saturday, possibly to rob the store and started shooting. ... Witnesses said the security guard returned fire, hitting the man who fled the restaurant. He died in the parking lot while trying to get to his car. Some witnesses said the man was not trying to rob the restaurant, but was...
  • Santa Barbara Teen Discovers Purse with $10,000, Returns It to Owner

    09/15/2018 6:31:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 15,2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Rhami Zeini, a 16-year-old high school junior, discovered the purse Wednesday in the middle of the street on his walk home from school when he found $10,000 Zeini, who first checked the purse for identification, went to his parents and turned in the purse to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. “What a great example of doing the right thing even when no one is watching,” the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office tweeted late Friday night. Deputies were able to track down the owner of the purse and give her the money. The woman gave Zeini $100 as a reward....
  • Portland woman says she was maimed by police flash-bang grenade, plans to sue city

    09/13/2018 3:50:39 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/13/2018 | Shane Kavanaugh
    A woman maimed when police fired flash-bang grenades and other crowd-control weapons into a group protesting a right-wing rally in downtown Portland plans to sue the city, documents obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive show.
  • Live Hurricane Florence Cam

    09/13/2018 11:20:49 AM PDT · by knarf · 76 replies ^ | Sept 13, 2018 |
    The last time I posted, I was accused of not giving enough information.This is a live cam of Hurricane FlorenceLook far out into the Atlantic ocean and watch the weather shift and the day come and go from 34 miles off the coast. Learn more about why this is called the "Frying Pan" live cam
  • Deputy shot with arrow; Sauk Centre neighborhood evacuated (suspect holed up in home)

    09/13/2018 11:16:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9/13/18 | Mary Lynn Smith
    A neighborhood in Sauk Centre, Minn., was evacuated Thursday after a Stearns County Sheriff’s deputy was struck by an arrow. ... The incident began about 11 a.m. when police received a call about a pickup truck that drove into a building, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy was struck in the arm with an arrow fired from a bow. .. injuries appear to be nonlife threatening.
  • Six dead — five victims and suspect — in southeast Bakersfield shooting

    09/12/2018 8:50:45 PM PDT · by umgud · 41 replies
    Six people were killed in southeast Bakersfield Wednesday evening in what Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood described as a "mass shooting."
  • Report: Las Vegas professor shot himself in arm to protest Trump

    09/11/2018 8:07:31 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 136 replies ^ | 09/11/2018 | By Rio Lacanlale
    A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor is facing felony gun charges in connection with an on-campus shooting on the second day of classes. Mark J. Bird was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, court records show. He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm about 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building.
  • Castro Valley Man Accused Of Switchblade Assault On GOP Congressional Candidate

    09/11/2018 3:31:02 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 96 replies
    A man was arrested after allegedly attempting to stab a Republican congressional candidate with a switchblade over the weekend at in Castro Valley, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. On Sunday, September 9, at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies working at the Castro Valley Fall Festival were alerted to a possible knife attack at one of the vendor booths. Deputies arrived at the booth and made contact with the victim, Republican candidate Randy Peters, who is running against current Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell for a local congressional seat. The Castro Valley News first reported on the attack. According to witnesses,...
  • Car Dealership Employees Put Engine Coolant In Co-Worker's Water

    09/11/2018 11:53:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies ^ | 09/11/2018 | Staff
    Two people were arrested after authorities said they tried to poison their co-worker at a small BMW dealership in Toronto. Szilard Czippan was charged with attempted murder and administering a noxious substance while Rahim Jaffer is only facing the latter charge. The two men were captured on surveillance cameras taking the water bottle of a manager at the dealership and filling it with engine coolant. When the manager took a sip, he immediately realized that his water had been replaced and he drove to a pharmacy to get a charcoal pill. He then went to the hospital where he was...
  • Red-tailed hawk impaled with arrow; suspect sought

    09/10/2018 8:01:12 PM PDT · by boycott · 29 replies ^ | 9-10-2018 | Leada Gore
    The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is looking for information to find the person who shot an arrow through a Red-tailed Hawk. The division received reports of the wounded falcon Sunday in the Hartselle area of Morgan County. A member of the Alabama Hawking Association responded to the scene but was unsuccessful in their efforts to capture the hawk for medical treatment. Efforts to locate and capture the bird continue today. "Hawks are protected by state and federal laws. Most sportsmen make good, ethical choices, and don't like to see when others choose not to," the division said in...
  • Malibu Residents Convinced There's A Serial Killer On The Loose String Of Terrifying Murders

    09/09/2018 7:25:57 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 33 replies ^ | Sep 7, 2018 | Emy LaCroix
    Is there a new serial killer terrorizing the affluent community of Malibu Canyon? Residents are just now beginning to wonder if a string of crimes over the past two years are connected, and if their lives may be in danger.
  • BREAKING: Truck hits news studio in Dallas

    09/05/2018 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 123 replies
    Fox 11 News ^ | Wednesday, September 5th 2018 | SBG San Antonio
    A truck slammed into the side of a news station in Dallas on Wednesday morning. It was unclear whether anyone was hurt at KDFW. A post on the station's Facebook page stated the driver jumped out and started ranting after the accident. He is currently in custody. The post goes on to say the driver left a bag at the scene and the bomb squad is now heading over to check it out. Most of the staffers were evacuated.
  • Huge Colin Kaepernick Nike billboard springs up in SF's Union Square

    09/04/2018 7:15:52 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2018 | Michelle Robertson
    Above the gray concrete of Union Square and crowds of tourists scrambling about it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Colin Kaepernick. The eyes of Kaepernick are gray and solemn — their irises multiple stories high. They look out over Union Square in the city where the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was once athletic royalty.
  • Study finds reducing speed limits does in fact reduce driver speed

    09/03/2018 7:14:41 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 39 replies
    ABC News 10 ^ | Aug 30, 2018 | Chris Welch
    We've all experienced someone speeding through our neighborhood. But would drivers actually slow down if the city were to lower the speed limit? According to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it would. The study was done on the streets of Boston, and it found that lowering the default speed limit from 30 to 25 reduced the odds of a vehicle going over 35 miles per hour by about 30 percent. The study also found the odds of exceeding 30 mph fell by over 8 percent, and the odds someone would exceed 25 mph fell by...
  • Fire at Brazil’s National Museum Threatens Hundreds of Years of History

    09/03/2018 1:40:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 2, 2018 | Ernesto Londoño and Shasta Darlington
    RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday night, ravaging the stately, 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro and threatening the years of history encapsulated inside.Aerial video posted by the television station Globo showed roaring flames and billowing smoke overtaking the large museum. Windows on multiple floors across the museum displayed a burning orange color, and the glow of the fire lit up the dark night sky.The destruction to the building was significant, and it is unclear whether any historical artifacts had been saved. The museum housed a collection of more than 20 million...
  • VIDEO: Woman smashes Greyhound bus window, rams driver in DC

    09/01/2018 10:18:12 AM PDT · by mowowie · 55 replies
    WTOP ^ | August 31, 2018 6:24 pm | Jack Moore
    Dramatic video released by D.C. police shows a woman smashing the windows of a Greyhound bus with a car jack, and then ramming and attempting to run down the bus driver in an apparent act of road rage in Northeast D.C. on Thursday.
  • 6-year-old boy made up story of beating by bullies, police say

    08/31/2018 2:45:42 PM PDT · by skyman · 18 replies
    Komo News ^ | 8/30/18 | Staff
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A 6-year-old Olympia boy whose story of being beaten up by young bullies went viral this week wasn't beaten up after all, investigators say. Detectives with the Olympia Police Department said they developed information that the boy's story wasn't holding up and the injuries might not have been from an attack. They confirmed those suspicions Thursday. "The injuries sustained by the child are the result of a fall, which occurred at the apartment complex on the date in question, not an assault," Olympia Police said in a news release Thursday. "As a result, there are no suspects...