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  • Detroit Gunman Points Gun at Driver, Pulls the Trigger Twice

    04/20/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies ^ | april 20, 2014
    Two brothers were working to restore a Detroit home this week when their lives were suddenly put into extreme danger. The two men and their friend had just pulled up the home’s driveway in their van. That’s when one of the brothers told WBJK-TV a “young black male, about 30s … walked up to the driver’s window.” “[He] had a little grin on his face, little smirk on his face. And he pulled a gun, pointed it right in my face. He pulled the trigger,” the other brother, who was not identified, told the local Fox affiliate. The trigger was pulled twice....
  • Jury orders Parx to pay $7.8 million in jockey's death

    04/10/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | April 10, 2014
    A jury yesterday awarded nearly $7.8 million to the family of a jockey killed at Parx Racing after a race horse - spooked by roaming chickens - threw, dragged and kicked him. Mario Calderon, 55, of Croydon, Bucks County, died after suffering 11 broken ribs and a bleed on his brain in the May 2010 mishap at the racetrack formerly known as Philadelphia Park, according to his attorney Michael A. Trunk.
  • Animals leaving Yellowstone Park

    04/02/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 167 replies
    KPLR11 ^ | staff
    WYOMING – An animal exodus at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has residents and tourist wondering if they know something they don’t. Bison and many other animals are leaving Yellowstone in droves, and its prompting theories that minor earthquakes in the area could soon set off the Yellowstone Super Volcano. A series of smaller quakes have hit the region over the past few weeks, and the more earthquakes hit an area, the more chances a volcano may be activated from its dormant state
  • Copenhagen Zoo Kills Four Healthy Staff Members To Make Space For New Employees

    03/31/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    COPENHAGEN (The Global Edition) – The Copenhagen Zoo has killed several of its staff members early this morning in order to create four new job openings, the Zoo public relations sector reported. Officials of the Zoo say that the four members of the staff were humanely executed after being put to sleep with a lethal injection, and then skinned and chopped up while visitors crowded around and the meat was fed to the lion population.
  • Mickey the Pit Bull Won’t Be Killed After Mauling 4-year-old

    03/27/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Epoch Times/AP ^ | March 26, 2014
    PHOENIX—A Phoenix judge on Tuesday spared the life of a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy last month and touched off a polarizing Internet debate on mercy, blame and animal violence. Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped. She declared the dog vicious earlier in the day and could have ordered euthanasia. “There would be absolutely no possibility of the animal ever doing this to someone again,” Griffin said, saying the dog must remain in a facility for the rest of its life and can’t be adopted. The Lexus...
  • Germany: Animal rights activists cradle dead pigs, chickens (Video)

    03/25/2014 9:36:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 3/25/2014 | Live Leak
    Video Linky Here
  • Female Temple University student, 19, is hit in the face with a BRICK by gang of children

    03/24/2014 3:58:26 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 186 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    A female Temple University student is vowing to return to class despite being unable to chew even the softest of foods after a gang of children smashed her in the face with a brick Friday night. Her 20-year-old boyfriend, who has also declined to be identified, told the station the destructive delinquents likely ranged in age from eight and 14-years-old. ‘I’m walking by and one of the people from the group screamed at me, really loud and really close to my face,’ she recalled. ‘I kept walking because I don’t want to engage them.’
  • Dying Zoo Worker Gets Goodbye Kiss From Giraffe

    03/21/2014 4:12:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/21 | Gillian Mohney
    The 54-year-old mentally handicapped man named Mario had worked as a cleaner at the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands for approximately 25 years. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wanted to say goodbye to the animals.
  • Somalian Islamists Publicly Execute Christian Women

    03/18/2014 3:04:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 3/18/2014, 11:14 AM | Ari Soffer
    Two Christian women were publicly beheaded by Islamist terrorists in southeastern Somalia, as part of a campaign to “wipe out” any Christian presence in the east African country. The Morning Star reported Friday that the two women—identified as mother-of-two Sadia Ali Omar, 41, and her 35-year-old cousin Osman Mohamoud Moge—were executed by the Al Qaeda-aligned Al Shabaab militia in the port town of Barawa in the Lower Shebelle Region after their Christian identities were discovered. Villagers were reportedly forced to witness the murder, including Omar’s eight and 15-year-old daughters. Locals described the harrowing scenes as the younger daughter screamed in...
  • Sleep Soundly, America: 81-Year-Old Lady Jailed for Feeding Birds

    03/11/2014 4:08:33 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 105 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 03-08-2014 | Melissa Melton
    An elderly woman violated her probation by leaving bread crumbs out in her yard for crows and will remain behind bars. Eighty-one-year-old Mary Musselman was first arrested last month for feeding bears in her backyard. One of the bears was euthanized over it because the Fish and Wildlife Service said the bears might learn not to be afraid of people anymore and then get aggressive. The judge in the case warned Musselman not to feed any more wild animals of any kind: A judge gave her probation at the time, and made it clear: Do it again, and go to...
  • Celebrating all things kitteh!

    02/21/2014 4:55:54 PM PST · by workerbee · 57 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/21/14
    Today I took my beautiful feline companion for her final trip to the vet. For nearly 20 years she was with me, through the ups and MANY downs. RIP, my sweet little Heidi, you don't have to struggle anymore.
  • Funeral Services Held for Carroll Jordan (86-y.o. murdered @ home - prepare to RAGE)

    02/18/2014 8:57:58 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 22 replies
    EAST BREWTON, Alabama - A Chickasaw man who was beaten and stabbed to death in his own home was laid to rest Thursday. Carroll Jordan died Saturday after the attack in his home January 27. “I believe a lot of people are still angry, not only us but the people that have been seeing it on the news and on the internet too, I believe people were outraged at the way it was done and the things that happened,” said Jordan’s nephew Donald Johnson. Friends and family attended his funeral and some who didn't personally know Jordan personally. “I just...
  • Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe, feeds body to lions

    02/10/2014 8:16:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/10/14 | Bharati Naik and Marie-Louise Gumuchian
    An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death has failed, despite thousands of signatures from animal lovers. Copenhagen Zoo said it euthanized the male, named Marius, on Sunday because of a duty to avoid inbreeding. After an autopsy, "Marius" was dismembered in front of a zoo audience that included children, and fed to the zoo's lions. Despite online uproar over the move and reports of last-minute attempts to save the animal, the zoo in the Danish capital said it had no place for Marius in its giraffe herd.
  • Biggest cockfighting bust in New York history nets 3,000 birds

    02/10/2014 8:09:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 10, 2014
    Nine people were arrested and some 3,000 fighting roosters and hens rescued when New York authorities busted a cockfighting ring they said was one of the biggest ever uncovered in the United States. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the arrests and said in a statement: "Cockfighting is a cruel, abusive and barbaric practice that tortures animals, endangers the health and safety of the public and is known to facilitate other crimes."
  • Documents show PETA killed nearly 2,000 shelter animals in 2013

    02/07/2014 6:10:34 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 5 2014, updated February 6 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    According to the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA has killed over 31,000 animals since 1998 Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • The little big cats! Animal haircuts craze sees pets turned into predators.. but is it cruel?

    02/04/2014 9:12:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    You've heard of The Cat in the Hat but the latest fashion craze for animal owners is to turn their pets into something more predatory. Cats and dogs are now sporting new designs in their fur to make them more king of the jungle rather than domesticated house pet. However, one poor ginger feline looks genuinely embarrassed by her new look after its owner rouged-up its cheeks with make-up. We've all had a haircut we didn't ask for but would you subject your pet to some of these styles?
  • It got so cold so quickly in this Norwegian bay that it froze a bunch of fish swimming in it

    01/17/2014 6:27:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    Yahooooooooo! ^ | January 14, 2014 6:25 PM | By Will Lerner
    The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation(NRK) has put up some striking photos of water off the coast of Lovund, a small island off of Norway. Though it was “only” -7.8°C (18 °F), a sharp eastern wind was enough to freeze a large quantity of fish in place. The translation tools used to understand NRK’s article don’t exactly remove all language barriers, but it seems that Aril Slotte of Havforskningsinstituttet, a marine research institute, believes that the fish might have been chased by a predator, and that’s why there were so many grouped together that closely. Ingolf Kristiansen, who happened upon the scene,...
  • Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was eaten alive by 120 hungry dogs: report

    01/03/2014 5:49:42 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | Eric Baculinao and Alexander Smith
    BEIJING -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle was stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, according to a newspaper with close ties to China's ruling Communist Party. Hong Kong-based pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po reported that Jang and his five closest aides were set upon by 120 hunting hounds which had been starved for five days.
  • 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...
  • ANTI-HUNTERS GO NUTS: Hysteria Ensues as Huntress Posts Pic of Her Lion Hunt

    11/24/2013 4:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    cashdaily ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Giles
    “If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.” - Aristotle Last week the animal right activists went into full doofus mode when the happy huntress, Melissa Bachman, posted pics on Facebook and Twitter of a lion she shot on her recent safari to South Africa. Being the most unhinged bipeds sucking air right now on God’s green earth, the anti-hunting lunatics, in a full-on hissy fit, demanded that Bachman be banned from South Africa for legally hunting a lion and stimulating their needy economy. In addition, they...
  • Mass. teen indicted on murder, aggravated rape charges in popular math teacher's death

    11/22/2013 1:51:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2013
    A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy used an object to sexually assault his popular high school algebra teacher before killing and robbing her, according to an indictment issued Thursday. [Snip] "The indictments returned today detail horrific and unspeakable acts," Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said.
  • San Diego Man May Be Latest Victim of ‘Knockout’ Game

    11/21/2013 1:51:18 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 73 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | November 21, 2013 | Greg Bledsoe and Monica Garske
    A San Diego man may be the latest victim of “knockout,” a disturbing new activity spreading across the country involving teens or young adults physically assaulting unsuspecting strangers. Victoria Hyatt says her husband was attacked in such a way by a stranger in downtown San Diego on Tuesday. As her husband waited to cross the intersection at 2nd Avenue and Ash Street, Hyatt says a man walked up beside her husband and then, out of nowhere, punched her husband in the face.
  • "Knockout Game" hits another victim in D.C

    11/18/2013 9:40:55 PM PST · by Jack Black · 98 replies
    WJLA TV (ABC-7 D.C.) ^ | November 17, 2013 | Tom Roussey
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Phoebe Connolly says she had no idea what was coming when she biked through a group of teens in Columbia Heights. "My whole head went flying to the side," she explains. "It was a hard punch. One kid came from the side and pretty much cut me off. "He just like threw a hook with his left hand, and just got me right in the face," she continues. "And he said 'wa-pow' as he hit me in the face." Phoebe says she was able to pedal away, but was left sore and with a bloody nose. Otherwise,...
  • Islamic Dog Hatred & Animal Rights Activists’ Silence

    11/12/2013 2:50:25 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri [Note: in the video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, two German Shepherd dogs are attacked and pelted with bricks by Muslims in a street of Casablanca, Morocco.] In the UK a Muslim taxi driver recently refused to give a lift to a disabled woman's dog, alleging that it broke the rules of Ramadan. Despite the fact that by law no taxi driver can refuse to carry a disabled passenger or assistance animal unless he is medically exempt, the man has not lost his taxi licence...
  • The CIA’s Most Highly-Trained Spies Weren’t Even Human

    11/08/2013 3:45:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | October 2013 | Tom Vanderbiltil
    As a former trainer reveals, the U.S. government deployed nonhuman operatives—ravens, pigeons, even cats—to spy on cold war adversariesThere would be a rustle of oily black feathers as a raven settled on the window ledge of a once-grand apartment building in some Eastern European capital. The bird would pace across the ledge a few times but quickly depart. In an apartment on the other side of the window, no one would shift his attention from the briefing papers or the chilled vodka set out on a table. Nor would anything seem amiss in the jagged piece of gray slate resting...
  • This Photographer Captures The Beauty And Dignity Of Elderly Animals

    11/07/2013 4:31:29 PM PST · by Dysart · 33 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-7-13
    While caring for both of her aging parents, Philadelphia-based photographer Isa Leshko made a conscious decision not to photograph her family. But about a year later, while visiting a friend’s farm, she found herself drawn to an elderly horse. Since then, she has captured dozens of animals in their winter years, including farm animals, horses and dogs. Some of them are factory farm rescues; others beloved pets. Many of the animals passed away shortly after Leshko photographed them. She writes: I am creating these photographs in order to take an unflinching look at aging and mortality. My maternal grandmother had...
  • FDA Can't Find Cause of Pet Poison, Seeks Help [But They'll Cure YOUR Health Problems]

    10/24/2013 5:55:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/24/13 | Sue Manning
    All that's left of Doodles are his ashes, a clay impression of his paws and a whole lot of questions owner Patricia Cassidy has about his mysterious death.
  • Pumpkins may draw wildlife, state warns

    10/08/2013 3:41:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff | Herald/Review
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding residents to be aware that Halloween pumpkins, as well as fall decorations like gourds or squash, attract wildlife when displayed outdoors. “Javelina, coyotes, deer and even bears eat some of the vegetables that are part of traditional holiday displays,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson. “When displayed outdoors, they may attract wildlife to homes, potentially creating conflicts with people.” The department recommends that decorated pumpkins and cornucopias be displayed indoors, on window sills to be seen from outside if desired, and then discarded securely to help prevent...
  • Shabaab plot to attack London planned to be 'similar to ... Mumbai'

    09/27/2013 5:44:20 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 27, 2013 | By Bill Roggio
    A document found after Somali troops killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's former leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, details a plot to conduct multiple Mumbai-like attacks that target civilians in London. The plot highlights how al Qaeda and Shabaab seek to strike civilian targets outside Somalia, and foreshadowed Shabaab's attack on the Eastgate Mall in Kenya this week. -------------------------------------------------------------------snip--------------------------------------- Fazul said that the "first target" in London would be "Jewish communities with tens of thousands of Jews crammed in a small area" in the Golders Green and Stamford Hill neighborhoods of the city. "Our plan is...
  • Smart Mouse!

    09/18/2013 2:18:33 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Liveleak ^ | Sept 18, 2013 | -Carl Baribeau
    Take a break and enjoy a moment with some of the Creator's smaller creatures.
  • Why cheap meat costs the Earth

    09/06/2013 3:47:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 48 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-4-2013 | Alex Renton
    In the rich world, each of us consumes or uses 30 or more animals a year (the bulk – 52 of the 59 billion – are chickens). We don't, in the nutritional sense, need these animals to feed us – certainly not in those numbers. Yet, in order to eat them at an acceptable price we have to imprison them, alter them genetically and chemically, and kill them. We have moved inexorably into ever greyer ethical territory. Any planning for a food future that still envisages using animal products and meat must debate the "moral cost". I am not sentimental....
  • Blurry vision alert! Video for animal (bird) and nature lovers.

    08/23/2013 11:56:06 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Liveleak ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Juggernaut
    video link only
  • National Zoo's panda Mei Xiang gives birth

    08/23/2013 5:14:29 PM PDT · by Gefn · 5 replies
    The WashingtonPost ^ | August 23, 2013 | Washington Post
    The National Zoo's Giant Panda gave birth to a cub, the zoo said on Friday
  • Dogs, Humans, and God: Would you save a human stranger before your pet?

    08/20/2013 6:44:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2013 | Dennis Prager
    A few weeks ago a human-interest story from South Africa was reported internationally. As described in the Wall Street Journal this past Friday: On Aug. 4, Graham and Sheryl Anley, while yachting off the coast of South Africa, hit a reef, capsizing their boat. As the boat threatened to sink and they scrambled to get off, Sheryl’s safety line snagged on something, trapping her there. Instead of freeing his wife and getting her to shore, Graham grabbed Rosie, their Jack Russell terrier. (One media account reported that Sheryl had insisted that the dog go first). With Rosie safe and sound,...
  • Hammerhead dies after beach birth

    08/13/2013 5:39:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies ^ | 8/13/13
    A hammerhead shark has shocked onlookers by giving birth to a litter of pups before dying on a packed Florida beach. The five-foot shark had been hauled to the shore by a man fishing at Panama City Beach, the Daily Mail reported. A beachgoer filmed as the fisherman abandoned his rod and dragged the creature onto the sand. As it writhed in the shallow water, the shark released its tiny hammerhead pups into the sea.
  • Armed agents raid animal shelter for baby deer

    08/01/2013 5:33:56 AM PDT · by fteuph · 51 replies ^ | 8/1/2013 | Colleen Henry
    KENOSHA, Wis. —WISN 12 News investigates an operation raising questions about the use of government resources and the state policy that meant a death sentence for a fawn. "It was like a SWAT team," shelter employee Ray Schulze said. Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant. "(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth," Schulze said. The focus of their search was a baby fawn...
  • Warning to tourists in France after attack by feral cats

    07/26/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/26/13 | Anon
    Visitors to one of France’s most beautiful tourist areas were today warned to be on their guard after a pack of feral cats launched an attack on a young woman. About six cats pounced on the unnamed dog owner as she walked her poodle in the city of Belfort, in the popular Franche-Comte region, on the Swiss border, dragging her to the ground and mauling her. She was bitten repeatedly and left with a torn artery which could have proved fatal, while the dog was also badly hurt. Josette Galliot, the mother of the 31-year-old victim, said: "They jumped on...
  • ‘Protesters’ Attack Houston Grandmother and Refuse to Let Family Take Child to Hospital

    07/17/2013 3:35:19 PM PDT · by Errant · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 17 July, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    While much of the nation was focused on the pro-Trayvon Martin “protests” (practically riots) in Los Angeles and Oakland on Monday, demonstrators in Houston resorted to violence as they rallied for “justice for Trayvon.” The demonstrators in Houston on Monday evening successfully blocked traffic on a highway overpass and the road below. A woman, badly in need of getting her 7-year-old granddaughter to the hospital due to an allergic reaction, found herself at the mercy of the rowdy protesters.
  • Grandmother held without bail as family recalls slain girl as smart, outgoing

    07/14/2013 3:54:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 14, 2013 | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Relatives recall Gizzell Kiara Ford as a smart, mature and respectful 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors said today her grandmother, Helen M. Ford, 51, of the 5200 block of West Adams Street, inflicted so many injuries on the girl over a long enough period and neglected her so badly that before she died Friday, Gizzell had maggots living in a head injury that had spread to another part of her scalp.
  • 4 suspects in Harvey quintuple shooting plead not guilty

    07/08/2013 3:42:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 08, 2013 | Paul Purpura
    Four men charged in a quintuple shooting that left a toddler paralyzed at a Harvey apartment complex have pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges, according to court records. Jefferson Parish prosecutors charged Lashawn Davis, 20, of the Gretna area, Charlie Gumms, 18, and Davamte Robertson, 19, of Terrytown and Frankie Hookfin, 21, of Waggaman with five counts of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated criminal damage in the April 22 shooting at the Lapalco Apartments. Sheriff's deputies think Hookfin and at least one of his co-defendants stood outside an apartment door in the 2300 block of Lapalco Boulevard...
  • Suspect Sought in Brutal Assault (Warning: Graphic Video)

    07/06/2013 10:39:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | July 5, 2013 | Sylvia Ramirez
    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – San Francisco Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of a brutal robbery/aggravated assault. On June 30, 2013 at around 1:50 a.m., A female victim was robbed by a group of suspects. One suspect kicked her so violently in the face that she was knocked unconscious, police said. The suspects are described as a group of approximately 5 black males and an adult black female. The group appeared to have been in their late teens or early twenties. It is believed the suspects committed multiple robberies and assaults after the Pink...
  • Ramsey couple facing fine over bird feeder (New Jersey)

    06/26/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies ^ | june 24, 2013 | ALLISON PRIES
    The bird feeder in Alfred and Annette Rockefeller's back yard attracts five different species of birds. A Ramsey couple are facing up to $500 in fines for their bird feeder, above, which has drawn complaints from neighbors. The borough has an ordinance against feeding wildlife, and an official said the feeder draws other animals. It has also drawn the attention of borough officials, who issued the couple a summons for feeding wildlife after receiving complaints from neighbors. Alfred Rockefeller, 77, who is disabled and homebound, said feeding the birds is one of his few joys since he became confined to...
  • Cat Stands For Election In Mexican city

    06/19/2013 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 19, 2013 | Jo Tuckman
    It started as a joke between friends, but Morris the cat's bid to become mayor of the Mexican city of Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz, has now turned into a social media phenomenon with a serious message about political disenchantment.
  • Bear with head stuck in plastic jar for 11 days is freed

    06/16/2013 7:31:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>Four central Pennsylvania residents said they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear whose head had been stuck in a plastic jar for at least 11 days.</p> <p>Area residents first spotted the 100-pound bruin with its head in a red jar on June 3, but it eluded game wardens.</p>
  • The Fifth Day;Living Creatures...Genesis pt 6

    And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. (Genesis 1:20-23)The fifth day...
  • Chicago teens accused of raping a 12-year-old girl & putting the video on Facebook charged as adults

    05/23/2013 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | Crimesider Staff
    FULL TITLE: Three Chicago teens accused of raping a 12-year-old girl and putting the video on Facebook charged as adults CBS) CHICAGO -Three teenagers accused of raping a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posting the video of the assault on Facebook were charged with sex assault as adults on Friday, said the Chicago Tribune. According to the paper, the three boys were held in custody in lieu of $900,000 bail. The Tribune reported prosecutors say that on December 15, 2012, the girl went to 16-year-old Scandale Fritz's Chicago home to speak with him, and that when she arrived at the...
  • Pets May Help Cut Heart Disease Risk: American Heart Association

    05/09/2013 4:04:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Reuters | May 9,2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Anyone wanting to live longer and cut their risk of suffering from heart disease might want to consider getting a pet.
  • Groundhog terrorizes Bridgeton Little League

    05/06/2013 8:57:05 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | May 06, 2013 | Jack Hummel
    BRIDGETON — It started with kids looking across the street at a groundhog in the Bridgeton Midget Football parking lot on Saturday. They crossed the street to get a closer look. They had never seen a groundhog before. What they didn’t count on was the groundhog chasing them back across the street to where Bridgeton Little League was playing. Bedlam broke out.
  • 13 yr old Disabled Ga. Girl Gang-Raped by 25 people aged 12-25 (Jan 2006)

    04/27/2013 10:43:12 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    ABC ^ | January 6th 2006
    The suspects accused of raping and molesting a 13-year-old mentally disabled girl videotaped part of the crime, authorities said. District Attorney Pat Head would not say what the videotape revealed, but said he did not plan to show it to the grand jury. Up to 25 males — ages 12 to 25 — raped and molested the girl for 12 hours after luring her off of a bicycle and into an apartment building, police said Wednesday. Eight suspects have been arrested and warrants were issued for three others sought in the Oct. 13-14 attack, Cobb County police spokesman Dana Pierce...
  • Michigan State Law Mandates Unlicensed Dogs Be Killed

    04/25/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 29 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/25/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    Pet-loving citizens take note: Don't be late when renewing a dog license or forget to register that new puppy with the county. Not licensing your dog in Michigan means the local sheriff is required by law to have it killed. As Michigan Capitol Confidential first reported two years ago, the antiquated “Dog Law” (Act 339 of 1919) has not been followed in decades, but still is on the books. A recent bill is attempting to repeal it. The statute states that if a county treasurer locates an unlicensed dog, the animal is to be considered a “public nuisance” and killed....