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  • At least 5 dead after shooting at SunTrust bank in Sebring

    01/23/2019 1:01:01 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 38 replies
    WFLA ^ | 23 JAN 19 350 PM EST | WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
    SEBRING, Fla. (WFLA) - An incident inside a central Florida bank ended with "several people down" on Wednesday afternoon. Sebring police officials say a man called 911 around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and reported that he had fired shots inside the SunTrust Bank on US-27 South in Sebring. Sebring police officers and Highlands County deputies responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the bank. Our news helicopter flying over the scene saw a massive law enforcement presence as police tried to negotiate with the man barricaded inside. Police were unsuccessful at first but say the man eventually surrendered after...
  • 2 killed at unofficial MLK Day after-party in Florida

    01/22/2019 10:00:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | January 22, 2019 | by the AP
    Police in Florida say two people have been killed and another wounded in a shooting at an unofficial after-party for St. Petersburg's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dream Big Parade. St. Petersburg police said in a news release that the shooting happened Monday at a gas station where more than 100 people gathered for the post-parade celebration. Police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez says gunfire was reported to police at about 9:40 p.m. 39-year-old Tywan Jeremiah Armstrong and 42-year-old Roger Lee Ford Jr. were pronounced dead at a hospital and 42-year-old Carlos Demetrius Young is being treated for injuries not considered life-threatening....
  • Brett Baier(Fox News) and family were in a bad car accident while vacationing in Montana

    01/22/2019 1:38:50 AM PST · by Conserv · 34 replies
    I know he gets on our nerves, but I'm glad everyone is okay.
  • British man arrested after carrying 15-inch machete on train, police say

    01/21/2019 11:08:41 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 28 replies
    fox ^ | 01/21/2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    A British man was arrested Sunday night after he was found carrying a 15-inch machete.
  • After 7 overdoses in North Seattle on Thursday, health officials urge safer drug use

    01/19/2019 7:25:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 99 replies ^ | January 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm | Asia Fields
    Health officials are advising people who use drugs to have naloxone on hand, which can be obtained at needle exchanges and other locations. They’re also advising people who are going to use drugs not to do so alone and to start with small amounts. Those who suspect someone has had an overdose should call 911 right away and administer naloxone, according to Public Health. The law protects people who overdose and those who call 911 from drug-possession charges. Naloxone is not harmful if given to someone who is not experiencing an overdose, so even when in doubt, bystanders should administer...
  • Newsom family to move from historic mansion to $3.7 million home

    01/19/2019 7:05:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 18, 2019 | Sophia Bollag
    California’s new governor and his family plan to move to a $3.7 million, six-bedroom house in Fair Oaks they bought in December, according to property records obtained by the Sacramento Bee. For now, Gavin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom and their four young children are living in the historic governor’s mansion in downtown Sacramento. The governor’s office confirmed that they plan to move to Fair Oaks, an unincorporated community in Sacramento County, once their new house is renovated.
  • At Least 20 Killed, 60 Others Burned in Mexico Fuel Pipeline Fire

    01/18/2019 9:02:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 18, 2019
    The leak was caused by fuel thieves illegally tapping the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Video footage showed dozens of residents near the town of Tlahuelilpan gathered to collect spilled fuel in buckets, garbage cans and other vessels. Fuel was seen spouting dozens of feet into the air from the tap. Footage then showed flames shooting high into the air against a night sky and the pipeline ablaze. Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad said 20 people were killed immediately and...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends Palm Beach elections chief Susan Bucher

    01/18/2019 10:43:51 AM PST · by relictele · 70 replies ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Steve Bousquet and Skyler Swisher
    Susan Bucher, the long-time supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, was suspended Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis following a series of post-election controversies. At a news conference at The Historical Museum of Palm Beach, DeSantis said he would follow Secretary of State Mike Ertel’s recommendation to suspend Bucher in order “to right the ship” in Palm Beach County. “Palm Beach County stands alone in their level of ineptitude” in the election reporting process, DeSantis said.
  • Ex-NFL player sacks peeping Tom outside daughter’s window

    01/17/2019 12:25:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 60 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 | Laura Italiano
    Former NFL player Tony Beckham made the tackle of his life in Florida this week — clobbering an intruder who was allegedly masturbating outside his 15-year-old daughter’s window, a report said. Beckham — a defensive player for the Tennessee Titans and the Detroit Lions in 2002-05 — was inside his Palm Beach County home just before dawn Monday and heard a noise. “I waited for a second and I looked again,” Beckham told the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach. “And I see a white male and he’s standing by my window and he’s trying to get a better position.” The...
  • Dead baby found in restroom at Amazon warehouse in Phoenix

    01/17/2019 12:01:54 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/17/2019 | BBC
    Police are investigating the death of a baby girl who was found in the restroom of an Amazon warehouse in the US state of Arizona. Phoenix police spokesman Vincent Lewis said the newborn was reported to police at the online retail giant's facility on Wednesday evening. Homicide detectives are working to determine if any crime was committed at the facility, he said. Police have identified the mother, who is co-operating with the investigation. In a press conference on Thursday, Sgt Lewis refused to publicly name her or say whether she is employed at the distribution centre. "But, again, the restroom...
  • White Comic Banned from Comedy Nights Due to ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Dreadlocks

    01/17/2019 11:36:11 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 29 replies
    White comedian Zach Poitras was banned from participating in comedy events in Montreal, Canada, after organisers claimed his dreadlock hairstyle was inappropriate. Poitras was originally supposed to appear at two comedy nights taking place at the Coop Les Récoltes bar, located in Montreal’s famous Quartier Latin area, but was rejected by the organisers, who wrote on Facebook that his dreadlock hairstyle violated their discrimination rules, Montreal newspaper Le Devoir reports. “We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment within our spaces,” the organisers wrote, and added that cultural appropriation, in their view, was when “someone from a dominant culture appropriates...
  • Governor Sisolak holds his first State of the State address

    01/16/2019 8:11:22 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 12 replies ^ | 01/16/2019 | by staff
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says he's not proposing any new taxes but he does want to create more state government. The Democrat said in his State of the State speech that he wants to establish a number of new offices to help implement his priorities. They include an Office of Small Business Advocate under the lieutenant governor and a Patient Protection Commission to provide a comprehensive approach to health care to help protect Nevadans from such things as prescription drug price-gauging. Sisolak also wants to establish a Cannabis Compliance Board modeled after Nevada's state Gaming Commission to ensure transparent regulation...
  • California storms to dump up to 7 feet of snow, force evacuations

    01/15/2019 10:18:19 PM PST · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | January 15th, 2019 | By Andrew Hay
    an 15 (Reuters) - Big Pacific storms are set to dump up to seven feet (2.1 meters) of snow in California's Sierra Nevada mountains and several inches of rain elsewhere in the state, forcing evacuations in areas at risk to mudslides. The first storm moved over Southern California on Tuesday, with rainfall of up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) expected in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and up to 4.5 inches (11.4) in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported. Police in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties ordered evacuations from areas damaged by last...
  • Report: Eagles Fan Attacked Girlfriend, Put Dog in Microwave After Playoff Loss

    01/15/2019 12:02:44 PM PST · by detective · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Dylan Gwinn
    People cope with disappointment in all kinds of different ways, but what one Eagles fan reportedly did after Sunday’s playoff loss takes things to an entirely different level. According to court records, a 31-year-old Eagles fan became so enraged after Philadelphia’s loss to the Saints on Sunday, that she assaulted her girlfriend and put her dog in a microwave. The incident occurred at a Best Western motel in Hanover Township, Northampton County. As the Daily News reports, “Kirsten Gaskins of Philadelphia was charged with simple assault, harassment, cruelty to animals and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned by District...
  • I-95 construction should end by the time your grandkids are driving

    01/14/2019 11:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 21, 2018 | Jason Laughlin
    By the time the I-95 reconstruction is complete, you’ll probably be too old to have to worry about a commute. The same goes for the planners, engineers, managers, and laborers who for more than a decade have worked to rebuild the highway’s 51 miles in Pennsylvania from the ground up. Their careers at PennDot or with contractors will almost surely end before construction does. “I don’t know that I think about too much that I’m not going to be here,” said Elaine Elbich, PennDot’s portfolio manager for the I-95 project. Elbich plans with a span of decades in mind. From...
  • Police: Person in custody after call about shotgun at Farmington Rd. home

    01/14/2019 3:39:40 PM PST · by walkingdead · 58 replies
    Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A person of interest is in police custody after Rochester Police were called about a reported firearm in a home Monday morning. The initial call came in shortly before 7 a.m. about a neighbor who claimed to have seen a shotgun in a home on Farmington Road.
  • Teachers in ‘Fight for the Soul of Public Education,’ UTLA President Says on 1st Day of Strike

    01/14/2019 10:41:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 67 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 14, 2019 | A. Kurzweil, E. Abovian, E. Myers
    On day one of the first Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike in 30 years, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl spoke to teachers and students gathered on a rainy Monday in Los Feliz. “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state as blue as it can be, and in a city rife with millionaires, where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students,” Caputo-Pearl said. The strike, originally scheduled to take place last Thursday, was delayed...

    01/13/2019 6:55:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Does an American gun range have the right to exclude Muslims who are members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations because of the group’s ties to terrorism? That question could soon have a legal answer as a Muslim has filed a discrimination suit against the owners of a gun range in Oklahoma. A federal court dismissed the discrimination complaint by Raja’ee Fatihah against Chad and Nicole Neal, owners of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in Oktaha, Oklahoma. But the judge set a trial to resolve conflicting accusations. Fatihah claims the range owners banned him because of his religion....
  • John Howard saves woman from domestic violence incident in Wollstone (former Australian PM)

    01/12/2019 9:12:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | January 13, 2019 | Linda Simalis
    Former prime minister John Howard personally intervened to stop a domestic violence incident after stumbling across a couple fighting in the street. Mr Howard, 79, was on his daily walk near his home in Wollstonecraft about 7.45am on Wednesday when he saw the clash. It is understood a man was attempting to put something in a bin, triggering a row with a woman that allegedly escalated into physical violence. A Liberal source said Mr Howard called out “Hey” in a bid to stop the fight, before standing with the woman until police arrived. The former Liberal leader, who celebrates his...
  • Person killed in fall at Amazon construction site

    01/12/2019 6:34:49 PM PST · by umgud · 23 replies
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/12/19 | staff
    A person died in a fall at the Amazon fulfillment center construction site in Oildale on Saturday. The Kern County Fire Department said firefighters were called out to the center, which is being built across from the Meadow Fields Airport near Merle Haggard Drive, Saturday afternoon after getting a report of a fatal fall at the site.