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  • Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

    04/20/2018 9:45:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 20, 2018 | Stefan Sauer/
    A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. German news agency dpa quoted a police spokesman saying: "The fish bar is open."
  • The Latest: Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn't around

    04/20/2018 9:35:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 20, 2018 | AP
    Jurors are seeing Bill Cosby's travel records as his lawyers make the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman there. Cosby's lawyers are challenging the prosecution's contention that the alleged assault happened within the 12-year statute of limitations. The defense produced logs for Cosby's private jet flights in January 2004, as well as several days' worth of schedules listing his whereabouts and media appearances. The 80-year-old comedian's personal assistant testified the flights coincided with comedy performances and other events on Cosby's schedule. The schedules do not show...
  • Baby found inside burning vehicle while suspect was in the trunk

    04/20/2018 8:12:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 19, 2018 | Calily Bien
    The incident happened early Thursday morning in a parking lot of the McLennan Community College in Waco. A spokesperson for the college said an officer on patrol found the car with an infant locked inside. When the officer was able to get the baby out, he noticed smoke coming from the trunk. KWTK, KXAN's sister station in Waco, reports other personnel on the scene were able to open the trunk, where they found the suspect, identified as Jacob Russell Laskowski, 24. The fire department report indicates Laskowski, who is a student at the school, locked himself in the trunk and...
  • Deputies ambushed at Florida restaurant

    04/20/2018 8:05:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 62 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 20, 2018 | Patrick Tolbert
    According to the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey were shot and killed inside the Ace China restaurant in Trenton around 3 p.m. A suspect walked up to the business and shot both deputies through the window. The sheriff's office said the deputies had just sat down to eat while on duty. Both deputies died from their wounds. "Both our heroes had simply sat down to eat while on duty. There was no crime in progress, no disturbance. The suspect appears to have walked to the front of the business and shot both men...
  • Man in U.S. illegally sentenced for kidnap, rape

    04/15/2018 10:31:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Apr. 14, 2018 | Marie McCullough
    A Honduran man who has repeatedly been deported was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison for kidnapping his estranged girlfriend in Kansas City, Mo., and raping her while they traveled to New Jersey, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. Jose Amaya-Vasquez, 33, was arrested in Texas in 2005 for attempting to enter the country illegally. He was released, but failed to show up for a court date, records show. In June, 2014, Kansas City police arrested him for domestic assault. He was turned over to immigration officials and deported. Three months later, immigration officers arrested him...
  • Baboons escape Texas Biomedical Research Institute on far West Side

    04/15/2018 10:13:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 56 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 14, 2018 | Alexandro Luna
    Officials at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute say the fourth baboon who escaped from their facility Saturday has been captured. All four baboons have been checked by veterinary staff and are well, a news release reports. No details were given on where the baboon was caught... Officials did not say how the animals escaped, only that the four were able to get past perimeter fencing at the institute. Witnesses quickly took to to social media to report baboons on the loose after catching sight of the runaways near Northwest Loop 410 and West Military Drive. Jannell Bouton, 26, snapped photos...
  • Embers from barbecue pit ignite string of Lago Vista grass, brush fires

    04/15/2018 9:26:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 14, 2018 | Jerry Becker
    Four grass and brush fires that broke out in Lago Vista Saturday afternoon are believed to have been caused by embers flying out of a barbecue pit being hauled by a truck, said an official with Travis County ESD No. 1. Firefighters managed to put out all of the fires that sprung up along Farm to Market 1431. They said three of them were minor but the fourth was fairly significant. With winds gusting at 20 miles per hour and humidity at just 20 percent, fire officials said these are very dangerous conditions and that the public needs to take...
  • Sheffield orders new landing spot for UFO monument (MA)

    04/15/2018 9:16:13 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    The Berkshire Eagle ^ | Apr. 10, 2018 | Kristin Palpini
    A memorial marking the location of a 1969 close encounter, known as "our nation's first off-world/UFO incident," is going to be moved. Again. During a recently conducted land survey, the town found that the memorial, as well as a bench and lighting decorating the area, is still on a town right-of-way easement and must be removed by the owner or the town will do so in May, according to Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard... Reed, who has been the most vocal about what happened that night, said he is confused as to why the memorial's position is an issue because he...
  • Microchips helping to prevent cactus poaching in Arizona national parks

    04/14/2018 11:44:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    abc15 ^ | Apr. 13, 2018 | Cameron Polom
    An unusual problem at Saguaro National Park requires an unusual solution to stop it. Cactus poaching; a lucrative crime that's caught the attention of the national park service. Chief O'Neil says even small saguaro can fetch a hefty bounty. "We understand that they sell for about a hundred dollar a foot, so this little guy is worth four or five hundred dollars," said O'Neil referencing a rather young, albeit 40-year-old saguaro. "We're looking to microchip cacti that are most likely to be taken," said O'Neil.
  • Cyclist recovering from crash with drunk driver injured again in hit-and-run

    04/13/2018 9:05:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 76 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Alyssa Goard
    When JoJo McKibben was the victim of a hit-and-run on April 3 as she biked to work, she wasn't all that surprised. She was hit while biking by a drunk driver last summer and has come to expect that cars won't realize she's riding on two wheels. McKibben's boyfriend Brendan Sharpe said he has also been seriously injured by cars while he's biked in Austin, once in 2009 and again in 2015... Katie Delleoz, the executive director of Bike Austin, said she personally has nearly been struck at the same intersection McKibben was hit at last week
  • Proposal would require Austin homeowners to install insect screens

    04/12/2018 2:53:42 PM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 11, 2018 | Candy Rodriguez
    "I think as a homeowner we would like the option to have them on and off of the house because we kind of treat it seasonal," he said. The city's Code Department is looking at homes and apartment complexes across the city. They're modeling the proposed ordinance on international standards they got from the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code after the city council adopted it last October. It states homes with air conditioning would not be required to have insect screens, but Isis Lopez with the Code Department says that could change. "It would depend on the feedback," she said....
  • Mom who let 4-year-old eat PB&J in shopping cart branded a 'monster' by parenting forum

    04/12/2018 9:28:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 242 replies
    kcci ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Mike Moffitt
    A mother on a New York parenting blog wrote Monday that while shopping at the retailer, she gave her four-year-old daughter a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and "a woman stopped me to lecture me about peanut allergies." The child's mother then asked other moms on UrbanBaby if it was unacceptable to eat peanut butter in public. The anti-peanut butter backlash was swift and brutal. Most responses attacked the mother for potentially endangering children with peanut allergies. Some criticized her for feeding her daughter in a shopping cart, which they considered disgusting. "That's really inconsiderate," one person wrote. "So many...
  • Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens slapped, grabbed woman

    04/12/2018 9:05:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    kctv5 ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Daniel Barnett
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens calls it an "entirely consensual relationship." But the woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair says Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed and shoved her during a series of sexual encounters that at times left her crying and afraid. The woman's graphic testimony was revealed in a report released Wednesday by a special Missouri legislative committee that now is expanding its mission to recommend whether lawmakers should begin impeachment proceedings to try to remove the Republican governor from office.
  • More than 80 dead from drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

    Police in Indonesia are promising to crack down on the distribution of bootleg alcohol as deaths this month from drinking illegally produced toxic liquor rose to at least 86... "In the past, bootleg alcohol was found to be a mixture of alcohol and energy drinks. Some are a mix of pure alcohol, carbonated drinks and an ingredient used in anti-mosquito repellent."... Alcohol is legal in Indonesia, but over 100 regional regulations are in place to control consumption. Across the country, the sale of alcoholic beverages containing less than 5% alcohol, such as beer, is no longer allowed in convenience stores...
  • Teacher's post about parents ‘coddling' kids goes viral

    04/12/2018 8:32:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    wcmh ^ | Apr. 11, 2018 | WCMH web staff
    A fed up teacher's post about disrespectful students and their parents is going viral. On March 28, Julie Marburger, a teacher in Texas, had had enough. She posted several photos on Facebook, including a lengthy post describing an experience with a parent who criticized her for disciplining a student child. "Teachers are some of the most kind and giving people I have ever met, yet they get treated so disrespectfully from all sides. Most parents can't stand to spend more than a couple hours a day with their kid, but we spend 8 with yours and 140 others just like...
  • Jesse Jackson calls for Kroger boycott over inner city store closures

    04/11/2018 4:25:30 PM PDT · by bgill · 86 replies
    local12 ^ | Apr. 10, 2018 | Jeff Hirsh
    Famous civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has set his sights on Kroger after stores closed in a predominantly black neighborhood. He came to Cincinnati, where Kroger is headquartered, to call for a boycott. Jackson is calling for a boycott after three of Kroger's stores recently closed in Tennessee. About 100 people gathered to listen to Jackson at the shuttered Walnut Hills store. Dailey also said Kroger is providing a free shuttle service for Walnut Hills senior citizens to another Kroger store about a mile away. Kroger is also building a new store downtown which can serve many inner city residents.
  • Carjacker arrested after 8-year-old girl calls police from back seat

    04/11/2018 4:15:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    local12 ^ | Apr. 11, 2018 | WKRC
    An 8-year-old girl called 911 from the backseat of her father's stolen car so authorities could rescue her and her little brother, according to a report by KFMB. The woman stole the car out of a parking lot while the kids were sitting in the backseat waiting for their father. The carjacker headed straight for the border but Homeland Security spotted the car at the last United States exit before she crossed into Mexico.
  • Opioid memorial puts victims faces on pills, opens outside White House

    04/11/2018 3:34:00 PM PDT · by bgill · 75 replies
    abc15 ^ | Apr. 11, 2018 | Chris Welch
    When Missy Owen heard that the non-profit National Safety Council was putting together a memorial for opioid victims called "Prescribed to Death" and was, in effect, looking for personal stories to help put a human face on the crisis, she was excited. “I was like, 'oh yes, this is a great idea,'” Owen said, “This is an awesome project, yes I’ll do that!” The project would be another way to try and keep the memory of her son Davis alive. Not only that, but it could potentially help make an impact on others in the hopes of one day ending...
  • Mistrial declared for San Antonio man accused of giving toddlers gonorrhea

    04/11/2018 10:17:45 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 10, 2018 | Elizabeth Zavala
    Authorities were contacted in October 2015 after one of the children, a 3-year-old girl, was hospitalized and tests determined that the child had gonorrhea. Subsequently, another child, a 1-year-old girl, also tested positive for the sexually transmitted disease. he trial opened Tuesday morning in the 187th state District Court and the state was presenting evidence when a witness testified that one of the girls said Vigil, now 25, had done “something” to her sister. That information was reported to a Bexar County prosecutor who is no longer on the case, but it never was relayed to the defense, which is...
  • Virginia woman charged with decapitating boyfriend, shouts to police 'let me get my heads'

    04/11/2018 8:48:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Apr. 10, 2018 | AP
    According to a criminal complaint, Mills had been in the woods, was covered in blood and had a pocket knife in her pants when she arrived at another residence. The homeowners called authorities after they offered to give her a ride and she refused to leave the property. The complaint said Mills gave a sheriff's deputy a false identity and claimed she had been thrown through a glass door but wouldn't disclose her attacker. While Mills was being taken for questioning, she told the deputy, "you have to take me back and let me get my heads," the complaint said.