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  • Bristol Palin Describes Drunken Brawl to Police in New Audio [Warning: Explicit Language]

    10/23/2014 9:37:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/21/2014 | by Matt Wilstein
    Minutes before the final Florida gubernatorial debate was set to air Tuesday evening, Wolf Blitzer broke into CNN’s live coverage to play newly-released audio of Bristol Palin recounting the alleged drunken brawl that took place between members of the Palin family and others at an Alaska snowmobile party last month. CNN bleeped the numerous curse words in Palin’s statement to police, but according to the transcript posted to the website, here is what the uncensored version appears to be: “Some lady with gray hair, who wants to push my 20-year-old sister — I’m going to defend my sister, she’s 20...
  • Father Shoots and Kills Career Criminal in Gunfight During Home Invasion

    10/22/2014 7:37:17 AM PDT · by ExpatGator · 50 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | October 22, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    A Florida father had to use deadly force to defend himself and his 11 year old son from an early morning home invader this week. Just before 6:00am, Chris Bane heard glass breaking inside of his Sarasota home. He armed himself and went to investigate. According to My Fox Tampa Bay, The burglar fired a shot and the homeowner returned fire, striking and killing the intruder, said Wendy Rose, a spokesperson for the Sarasota County Sheriffs Office. Apparently the homeowner has been the victim of burglary recently so he was on alert, he was on edge, and as soon as...
  • Palin family brawl photos show guests with open wounds, raw knuckles and blood-soaked pavement

    10/21/2014 3:00:41 PM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 126 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/21/2014 | James Nye
    <p>New photos show the aftermath of a brawl involving almost every member of the Palin family that happened in Anchorage, Alaska, this past September.</p> <p>Police have also released audio of the Palin family giving a statement along with these photos they took on the scene after the incident occurred.</p>
  • Riots Break Out in Keene New Hampshire at Annual Pumpkin Festival

    10/19/2014 5:24:54 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 57 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/19/14
    This weekend marked the 24th annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, but instead of good times and fun, festivalgoers found themselves in the middle of a riot when a fight broke out and spilled into the streets.
  • Pumpkin festival turns to mayhem in New Hampshire, leading to injuries, arrests, tear gas

    10/18/2014 10:00:45 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    newser / AP ^ | 10-19-2014
    Witnesses tell The Boston Globe police fired tear gas at hundreds of Keene State College students and others who had been throwing bottles, skateboards and rocks into the crowd. One witness blames heavy alcohol use at earlier parties. WMUR-TV in Manchester showed footage of a crowd toppling over a car, people running from tear gas clouds and street signs being torn down. Police dressed in riot gear ordered crowds to disperse. The parties were part of the Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of lighted jack-o-lanterns.
  • Giggling nurse with a throat infection who breathed on critically ill baby.......

    10/14/2014 11:06:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    mailonline ^ | Emma Glanfield for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Giggling nurse with a throat infection who breathed on critically ill baby and said it was 'better off dead' faces being struck off A nurse who breathed on a critically ill baby while she was suffering from a throat infection and said the newborn was better off dead faces being struck off. Claire Orton giggled after exhaling onto the 'extremely poorly' child while it was being treated at University Hospital in Coventry, Warwickshire, a tribunal heard. She had told colleagues she had been ill with a throat infection before she deliberately breathed on the infants face as if...
  • Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

    10/11/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent
    It can be exhausting nursing a child through a nasty bout with the flu, so imagine how 22-year-old Fatu Kekula felt nursing her entire family through Ebola. Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications. And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. That's a 25% death rate -- considerably better than the estimated Ebola death rate of 70%. Fatu stayed healthy, which is noteworthy considering that more than 300 health care workers have become infected with Ebola, and...
  • Anchorage police: No charges in Palin birthday brawl

    10/09/2014 5:35:47 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 69 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Laurel Andrews|
    Prosecutors won't proceed with charges in a brawl that involved several members of the Palin family, Anchorage police said Thursday. The news comes as Anchorage police released reports Thursday morning outlining witness statements in the fight. Police were called to South Anchorage regarding a brawl involving about 20 people that had broken out at Korey Klingenmeyer's house on the evening of Sept. 6. The event was a birthday party for brothers Marc and Matthew McKenna and Klingenmeyers son. Five police officers wrote up police reports on the scene. More than 15 witnesses were interviewed, and the statements offer conflicting information...
  • Thug punches 80-year-old man in the face after he politely asked him to stop....

    09/30/2014 10:30:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    mail online ^ | Belinda Robinson For Mail Online
    FULL TITLE: Thug punches 80-year-old man in the face after he politely asked him to stop cursing inside an Applebee's restaurant in Florida A man has been arrested after he punched an elderly man in the face for asking him to stop swearing inside an Applebee's restaurant in Florida. Mikie Dominic Sawyer, 26, was saying a string of expletives at the bar in the Dunlawton Avenue Applebee's in Port Orange when 80-year-old Harry Sander approached him and asked him to stop. According to police, Sander politely asked Sawyer to stop using the 'F' word and to stop talking so loudly...
  • The Palin Family's Side of the Anchorage Brawl Story

    09/13/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 142 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 13, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    ... RealClearPolitics spoke with a source close to the Palin family, who wanted to provide their version of the events in question...
  • Amish horse and buggy robbed at gunpoint

    08/26/2014 7:41:33 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/25/2014 | Ollie Gillman
    "A masked bandit forced an Amish horse and buggy off a road and robbed them at gunpoint. Three people were travelling along East Eby Road, near Leola, Pennsylvania, in the buggy at 12.40am on Monday when a white minivan suddenly pulled into their, forcing the driver to stop. A bandit, who had his face covered, jumped out of the van wielding a gun and demanding money, police say."
  • Amish to build garage for couple who returned kidnapped girls (Good story)

    08/25/2014 3:23:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2014 | AP
    RICHVILLE, N.Y. The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor. In northern New York, members of an extended Amish family plan to hold a "garage raising" for the couple who returned two kidnapped Amish girls to their home. Jeffrey and Pamela Stinson tell the Watertown Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1l8vUYL ) that the garage at their home in St. Lawrence County recently burned down while they were on vacation in Maine. The fire was believed to have been started by a stray cat knocking over a battery jumpstart box inside.
  • Official: Amish Girls Sexually Abused in Abduction

    08/16/2014 8:00:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    abc ^ | august 16, 2014 | george m. walsh
    Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain's disclosure came hours after the county's sheriff said the couple charged in the kidnapping were prowling for easy targets and may have planned to abduct other children. Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, both of Hermon, were arrested and arraigned Friday on charges they abducted the 7-year-old and 12-year-old sisters with the intent to physically or sexually abuse them. "We felt that there was the definite potential that there was...
  • Couple arrested in kidnapping of two Amish girls

    08/15/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2014 | Ashley Collman For Mailonline
    A couple has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Amish girls who went missing Wednesday night from their farm in Upstate New York. Fannie and Delila Miller, ages 12 and 6, reappeared after 24 hours missing when they knocked on a stranger's doorstep 36 miles from their home in Oswegatchie, New York. They have since been reunited with their family. On Friday, local authorities announced the arrests of Stephen Howells II, 39, and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey. According to the suspects' Facebook accounts, they appear to be a couple.
  • 2 missing NY Amish girls reportedly found safe

    08/14/2014 7:20:03 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 47 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/14/14 | FoxNews.com
    "Two missing New York Amish girls were reportedly found safe Thursday after escaping two men who allegedly abducted them. WWNY reported 6-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller have been reunited with their parents after vanishing from a roadside stand Wednesday in the rural town of Oswegatchie in the northern part of the state...."
  • Desperate search for two Amish girls abducted from their family's roadside vegetable stand

    08/14/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Lydia Warren For Mailonline
    A desperate search is underway for two Amish girls after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside stand in northern New York last night. Six-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller were bundled into a white car as they went to help a customer in Oswegatchie around 7.20pm on Wednesday, according to reports. On Thursday, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said his office has received 'numerous leads' and that state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents were part of the search. Dive teams have also been called in to scour the nearby Oswegatchie River. 'There's no...
  • Shocking video of teens BEATING ice cream man in attack filmed and posted online

    07/05/2014 1:42:08 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 7/4/2014 | Mail Online
    A girl is seen trying to touch the man's ice cream cart as another girl stands behind her. The first girl then appears to try to hit the man repeatedly as he attempts to defend himself. The second girl then lunges toward the ice cream man - not long before an unidentified male also tries to take a swing at him. As the teens back away from the man, yelling is heard. The first girl then moves back toward the ice cream man and seems to repeatedly hit him as he tries to dodge her blows. At different parts of...
  • Man wanted in kindergarten graduation brawl

    06/03/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 32 replies
    Gannett ^ | June 2, 2014 | Maxim Alter
    CINCINNATI A rush of punching and pushing during a kindergarten graduation ceremony Monday put a Mount Healthy elementary school on lockdown. Police say Raymond Walker, 33, started the fight with another man during the event at North Elementary School. The brawl then spread from two to about 20 people, witnesses said.
  • Amish Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting 8 Children

    06/02/2014 3:50:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wnep ^ | Julie Melf
    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP An Amish man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after State Police said he allegedly molested eight children. Troopers arrested John Beiler, 47, from Allenwood in Union County. Authorities said Beiler molested five girls and three boys in Washington over a 15-year period ending in 2012.
  • Amish Farmers Are Milking Camels for Your Health

    05/31/2014 4:35:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Munchies ^ | May, 2014 | Laren Rothman
    It seems like every other week someone gets ill from raw milk. The most recent incident occurred last month in West Michigan, when a 31-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl from different counties fell ill after drinking raw milk from a farm called Green Pastures. The Centers for Disease Control have released updated information on the link between raw milk and outbreaks of E. Coli infections, warning that a record number of such outbreaks were reported between 2010 and 2012. We have a fraught relationship with raw milk in the US, but elsewhere the routine consumption of raw milk is...
  • Obama looks to bypass Congress and promote racial spoils in Hawaii

    05/27/2014 8:51:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5-26-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    When we pledge allegiance to the flag, we also pledge allegiance to the Republic for which it stands one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The modern American left has put each of these qualities up for grabs. For example, implementing social justice would make it logically impossible to provide justice for all of us as individuals. The left is also unfavorably disposed to the idea of one indivisible nation. The Akaka Bill was a good example. As Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow explained, this legislation, which the House passed in 2010, would have enabled...
  • CCSO: Surveillance video shows students throwing rocks, food from school bus

    05/24/2014 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WCSC ^ | Philip Weiss
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say eight students have been arrested after they were caught on surveillance video throwing rocks and food at passing cars while on their school bus. According to an incident report, Durham Bus Services notified Septima Clark Academy that several students on bus 529 threw items at a passing vehicles on May 8, causing damage to a truck. Officers arrived on the scene to find a dent on victim's passenger side roof/window area and "food splashed across the grill, hood, and windshield." Deputies say none of the students on the bus admitted to throwing...
  • Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

    05/22/2014 1:34:19 PM PDT · by Theoria · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 May 2014 | Chris Scinta
    Rolling pastures dotted with grazing cows, fields of corn and classic buggies driven by Amish in hats and bonnets these are the images that attract visitors to Lancaster County, home to more than 30,000 of the Pennsylvania Dutch.Visitors who also bring big money to the state to the tune of nearly $1.8 billion a year. Which explains why the winning bumper sticker in a contest sponsored by Pennsylvania's Tourism Office didn't feature the Liberty Bell or the battlefield in Gettysburg but rather, "I Break for Shoofly Pie," an ode to the traditional Amish dessert.But pictures can be...
  • Food fight: Rising income disparity and the struggle for higher wages

    05/15/2014 7:42:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 15, 2014 | JACQUELINE NELSON
    Steven Wilkerson spends long hours working alone at three restaurants in a Hess gas station in Tampa a Dunkin Donuts, a Quiznos and a Godfathers Pizza all for just $8.50 (U.S.) per hour. Three years ago he made just $7.50. The 28-year-old former U.S. Marine tried to find a role in communications, and later security, after his tour of duty in Iraq. He went to more than 30 interviews, but was told repeatedly that he didnt have enough experience for jobs he wanted. You know, everybody tells you when youre in the military youll get any job you...
  • Family brutally attacked Mothers Day weekend

    05/13/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 143 replies
    Rob Gray and his brother-in-law said they were walking down River Street enjoying the sites with their families when they were confronted by a man. Then, a mob attacked them. I took a punch to my eye and cracked my orbital, said Gray. I was grabbed by the back of my head at a full run and he smashed my head into the car and I hit the ground, said Jim Thomas. "This was a violent, malicious attack on a family of eight people." Thomas says the attackers went after his wife as well. "There was a man holding her...
  • Cops use Amish disguises to target Pennsylvania flasher

    04/15/2014 7:12:28 AM PDT · by McGruff · 25 replies
    <p>PULASKI, Pa. A male western Pennsylvania police officer has been dressing as an Amish woman -- along with a female officer from a neighboring department -- hoping to scare off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.</p>
  • VIDEO: Woman Hurls Ketchup Bottles After Being Shushed for Talking on Cell

    04/09/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 9, 2014 | Heather Holland
    A woman trashed a Flatiron diner smashing glass ketchup bottles against a mirror and TV in a videotaped rampage after a manager asked her to leave for screaming into her cellphone for 30 minutes, the NYPD said. Latima Brown, 22, was having a loud, profane phone conversation when she entered Malibu Diner at 163 W. 23rd St. with a friend about 5:10 a.m. April 2, police and owner Alex Grimpas said. She was yelling and very upset and very verbal, Grimpas, who wasn't present at the time, said about the incident caught on the restaurant's surveillance cameras. Were...
  • 80 Amish people pick up house and move it

    04/02/2014 6:40:24 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | March 31,2014 | Mission to Amish People
    GITTIN IT DONE!
  • What methods do Amish leaders use to deal with inward sins when the youth return after Rumspringa?

    04/02/2014 8:25:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    4/2/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    After Rumspringa (running around) is over, the Amish young person returns after being gone for two years, and agrees to live according to the Amish ordnung (rules for living) pertaining to clothing, trnasportation, electrical appliances/power, etc, how do Amish bishops, ministers and deacons deal with the inward person(s) that none can see? Which is a greater threat to an Amish person's salvation - the "English" or the carnal man/sinful nature that we (Christian or non-Christian still possess and have to deal with until we are are glorified in heaven? The Apostle Paul: I do the things that I don't want...
  • ANOTHER Horrific & Senseless Black-on-White Beating Boys Nose Dangles From Face (Video)

    03/30/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 30, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    David Egan, a 16 year-old from Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia was beaten so badly in the locker room that his nose was dangling from his face. The Blaze reported: It was all over a pair of missing tennis shoes. David Egan, 16, was confronted by another 16-year-old male student in their high school locker room apparently over the missing shoes and then Egan was beaten so severely by the unnamed student that he needed reconstructive surgery to reattach his nose to his skull. The brutal assault was captured by other students and posted on the internet. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The...
  • 3 Rock Hill (SC) teens charged in mob assault, flare gun shooting

    03/29/2014 5:27:02 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    The State ^ | March 28, 2014
    ROCK HILL Three Rock Hill teens have been arrested in the alleged gang assault on two other teenagers, one of whom police say was shot in the leg with a flare gun two weeks ago. Police on Thursday arrested Malik McCullough, 18, Thomas Hagins, 17, and Dontavious Gordon, 17, charging them with third-degree assault and battery by a mob, armed robbery and criminal conspiracy, according to Rock Hill police documents. By Friday morning, they were held at the city jail awaiting afternoon bond hearings. At about 8 p.m. Mar. 13, police were sent to a Highland Street home after...
  • Amish buggy sought in Pennsylvania hit-and-run

    03/18/2014 2:27:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- State police are searching for an unlikely suspect in a western Pennsylvania hit-and-run accident: the driver of an Amish buggy. Troopers from the Mercer barracks say the buggy twice hit a passenger vehicle at a crossroads on Route 158 in Wilmington Township, about 6 p.m. Sunday. The buggy then left the scene and its driver has yet to be identified.
  • Amish buggy sought in Pennsylvania hit-and-run

    03/18/2014 8:56:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 152 replies
    CBS ^ | 03-18-2014 | Staff
    NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- State police are searching for an unlikely suspect in a western Pennsylvania hit-and-run accident: the driver of an Amish buggy. Troopers from the Mercer barracks say the buggy twice hit a passenger vehicle at a crossroads on Route 158 in Wilmington Township, about 6 p.m. Sunday. The buggy then left the scene and its driver has yet to be identified. Police say the victim is a woman who owns a Honda CRV, a crossover vehicle that was struck on its left side. Nobody was hurt in the crash.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland

    02/13/2014 10:06:01 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 50 replies
    19 action news ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Ed Gallek
    CLEVELAND, OH - There's evidence of more violent teens running around the heart of downtown Cleveland.A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA's Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him. Cleveland Police hustled and found three of the suspects running from the scene. They apprehended an 18 and 19-year-old guy, plus a 16 year-old-girl who had the video on her phone. Violent teens and even mobs have been a problem around Public Square...
  • Police: Several Injured After Shooting In Columbia Mall (Howard County, MD)

    01/25/2014 8:44:43 AM PST · by kristinn · 179 replies
    WJZ-13 Baltimore ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014
    Several people have been injured after a shooting at the Columbia Mall. The exact number of injured people or extent of their injuries isnt known.
  • LIVE UPDATES: Deadly Shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland

    01/25/2014 9:48:02 AM PST · by bamahead · 134 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 25, 2014
    Police responded to an active shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland shortly after 11:00 a.m. ET. Three people are confirmed dead and the mall remains on lockdown. UPDATE, 12:40p ET: People inside the mall are being told to wait until they are escorted out. The scene is believes to be secure. UPDATE, 12:34p ET: Randy Brooks, owner of Edward Arthur Jewelers at Columbia Mall, told Uma Pemmaraju that he heard a couple of pops and then saw people running. He said it appeared that the shooter had a shotgun and was killed, but police have not confirmed that. Brooks said...
  • Police identify shooter in Maryland mall shooting

    01/26/2014 7:02:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 96 replies
    newstimes ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) Police have identified the shooter in the Maryland mall shooting as a 19-year-old teenager from College Park.</p> <p>Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said Darion Marcus Aguilar arrived at the mall after 10 a.m. on Saturday and shot to death two people at a store on the upper level before killing himself.</p>
  • Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland

    01/25/2014 9:29:32 PM PST · by fella · 55 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 25 January 2014
    Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland mall skate shop by gunman so heavily armed the bomb squad was called Briana Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, were shot by a gunman while working at Zumiez at the Mall in Columbia It was Benlolo's first job since she gave birth to her son, two The gunman emerged from a dressing room and began shooting, killing Benlolo and Johnson and injuring others He then turned the gun on himself Police called in the bomb squad to disarm the man, who was armed with crude explosive devices...
  • Vanity.....Race of Mall Shooter??

    01/26/2014 4:19:20 PM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 60 replies
    I haven't seen any mall shooter photos yet. Could it be he may be of a specific race?? Betcha
  • Md. mall gunman was avid skater, no criminal past

    01/26/2014 10:50:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2014 10:41 PM EST | Ben Nuckols
    The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday. Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, took a taxi to the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore on Saturday morning and entered the building near Zumiez, a shop that sells skateboarding gear. He went downstairs to a food court directly below the store, then returned less than an hour later, dumped the backpack in a dressing...
  • Knockout: Victims of brutal Downtown Mall assault want arrests, and answers from police

    12/30/2013 10:26:59 AM PST · by Dubya-M-Dees · 77 replies
    C-Ville.com ^ | 11/29/2013 | Courteney Stuart
    A couples late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence.
  • Knockout: Victims of brutal Downtown Mall assault want arrests, and answers from police

    12/30/2013 3:06:35 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 27 replies
    c-ville.com ^ | 12/29/2013 | Courteney Stuart
    A couples late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence. Even though one of the victims, Jeanne Doucette, managed to take photos that appear to show the assailants as they kicked and pummeled her boyfriend Marc Adams to unconsciousness, Charlottesville Police still do not have any suspects. Doucette says there were other witnesses to the crime, which allegedly occurred just outside the Wells Fargo building at around 1am as...
  • 600 People Involved in Movie Theater Brawl, 5 Arrested

    12/26/2013 1:36:27 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 102 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/26/2013 | Russell Goldman
    Five teenagers were arrested when a 600-person brawl broke out in a Florida movie theater's parking lot on Christmas night. Described by police as a "melee," the fight occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday outside the Hollywood River City 14 movie theater in Jacksonville when a group tried to storm the theater's doors without purchasing tickets, police said. Several had rushed an off-duty police officer working as a security guard. The officer "administered pepper spray to disperse the group, locked the doors and called for backup, following protocol," said Lauri-Ellen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Soon after...
  • Hunters, Fishermen Targeted by Feds for Local Violations ( Lacey Act & Gibson Guitar )

    12/19/2013 6:49:35 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Dec 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    U.S. law enforcement agencies are conducting thousands of investigations using a law that makes violating state wildlife statutes a federal crime, often ensnaring hunters and fishermen for seemingly minor infractions. Some even suffer stiff federal prison sentences. Special agents and wildlife inspectors for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conduct about 2,500 investigative cases a year of violations of the Lacey Act, a 1900 law meant to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife. ... Rock star Ted Nugent, an avid hunter and fisherman .. "Good, decent families' lives are being turned upside down and ruined by out-of-control jackboot game agencies, particularly...
  • 1 Arrested After Nun Hospitalized Following Assault And Rape

    12/14/2013 12:23:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    EAVER COUNTY (KDKA) An 18-year-old has been charged in the brutal rape and beating of an elderly nun in Aliquippa. Andrew Bullock, of Orchard Street, faces at least 10 charges in the Friday morning attack. The nun serves at St. Titus Church on Franklin Avenue. She was walking in a parking lot behind the church when she was approached by a man who choked her, punched her, then threw her to the ground where she was assaulted and raped.
  • Amish Buggy Horse Killed In Drive-by Shooting In Pennsylvania

    11/26/2013 5:22:59 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    Yahoo News Canada ^ | Nov.26, 2013 | n/a
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A horse pulling a buggy with an Amish family aboard in rural Pennsylvania was struck by a bullet fired from a moving car and later died, police said on Tuesday. No people were injured in the drive-by shooting, which occurred on Sunday in the village of Ronks in the heart of Lancaster County's Amish country, said Lieutenant Robin Weaver of the East Lampeter Township Police Department. The buggy was about a mile from home when the two adults and three children aboard heard a loud crack, police said. {snip} The family continued home, where they realized the...
  • Cops: Horse Killed In Drive-By Amish Buggy Shooting

    11/26/2013 12:23:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 26, 2013
    A horse pulling an Amish buggy was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Pennsylvania, police report. The horse was towing a buggy with five occupants around 9 PM when an unknown type car also traveling north passed the buggy, according to East Lampeter Township Police officials.
  • Knockout Game Violence Alarms Authorities (Guess which word ABC never uttered?)

    11/24/2013 7:43:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 24, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Transcript for Knockout Game Violence Alarms Authorities ...the sickening game playing out on streets in cities across america. With dangerous results. Aiming to knock them out to with a sucker punch. Lawmakers and civil rights leaders with a new push this morning to try to stop this disturbing behavior before someone else gets hurt or even killed. Reporter: This is tough to watch. It's known as the knockout game. A violent national trend. It's down right disturbing to watch. This twisted game has authorities on high alert and its victims left stunned and sometimes badly injured. They are disturbing...
  • Amish go their own way on health insurance

    10/09/2013 7:15:17 AM PDT · by kimtom · 42 replies
    http://articles.mcall.com ^ | October 05, 2013 | Staff Writer
    GORDONVILLE, LANCASTER COUNTY The debate over U.S. health-care reform that has gripped the nation and led to a government shutdown is of small concern in rural Pennsylvania's Amish country for a very simple reason. Along with eschewing cars and many other modern technologies, the descendants of 18th-Century German immigrants who practice the Amish and Old Order Mennonite religions, have effectively opted out of Obamacare, along with most federal safety net programs. little-known provision of the law with its roots in a 1950s battle over Social Security exempts these communities from the individual mandate, an element of the Affordable...
  • US Amish community unconcerned over Obamacare debate that led to government shutdown

    10/06/2013 1:07:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/06/13
    The debate over United States healthcare reform may have led to a government shutdown, but it is of small concern in rural Pennsylvania's Amish country. Along with eschewing cars and many other modern technologies, the descendants of 18th century German immigrants who practice the Amish and Old Order Mennonite religions have effectively opted out of Obamacare. A little-known provision of the law exempts Amish communities from the individual mandate, an element of the Affordable Care Act that requires most Americans to purchase some form of health insurance.