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  • Boston cop critically hurt after Roxbury shootout

    03/28/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 28, 2015 | Owen Boss, Jordan Graham
    A Hub gang cop was seriously injured last night after being shot in the face during a Roxbury gun battle that left one suspect dead, an innocent bystander wounded and neighbors ducking for cover. “The officer here is in tough shape, but we’re all pulling for him and hopefully he’ll pull through. His family is with him, the clergy has been here, and again, let’s pray for him,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans said following the 6:40 p.m. shootout on Humboldt Avenue near Ruthven Street.
  • NYC councilwoman: It might be ‘beneficial’ to assign public housing by ethnic group

    03/27/2015 9:58:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    A Brooklyn city councilwoman wants to know why “blocs” of Asians are living in two Fort Greene housing projects — and suggested it would be “beneficial” to assign housing by ethnic group. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move into a development in large numbers?” Laurie Cumbo, who is black, said at a council hearing on public housing Thursday
  • Swedes add the word ‘hen’ to dictionary. It’s a gender-neutral pronoun

    03/27/2015 6:46:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 27, 2015 | Deborah Hastings
    The Swedish Academy's official dictionary has added a gender-neutral pronoun to its arsenal of words. "Hen" is the new pronoun to be affixed when a gender is not known, or is in transition, or when the writer deems gender to be irrelevant.
  • No Murder Charge For Woman Accused of Cutting Baby From Womb

    03/26/2015 8:48:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | March 26, 2015
    A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors won't bring the charge in the baby's death. But she declined to say why or what charges Dynel Lane, 34, will face.
  • Friends mourn Overbrook man as cops nab alleged killer (shot while walking his dog)

    03/23/2015 6:46:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015
    The youths walked up to Stuhlman about 8:30 p.m., all wearing hoodies and backpacks. Hamilton allegedly produced a pistol - police still don't know how the boy got his hands on the weapon - and announced the robbery. Stuhlman pleaded for his life, begging kids young enough to be his grandsons not to shoot him. A fight broke out. A shot went off.
  • CPS worker charged in shooting near Far South Side charter school

    03/22/2015 6:46:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 21, 2015 | Tina Sfondeles
    A young man hired by the Chicago Public Schools to help students during arrival and dismissal at a charter school has been charged with shooting a 17-year-old girl just blocks from the school on the Far South Side.
  • NFL player's ex accused of cutting him, attacking new girlfriend with bat

    03/20/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | March 19, 2015
    BRASELTON, Ga. — An NFL player's ex-girlfriend is behind bars accused of attacking him and breaking his new girlfriend's arm with a bat. Police say the football pro's girlfriend tried to hide out at a Gwinnett County hotel after breaking into his house not once, but three times.
  • Longmont police: Woman's baby cut from womb after responding to Craigslist ad

    03/19/2015 7:06:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | March 18, 2015 | Alex Burness and John Bear
    A 26-year-old Longmont woman who was seven months pregnant showed up at a home Wednesday to buy baby clothes she'd seen in a Craigslist post. What police say happened then is horrific: The 34-year-old woman who lives at the home, in the 1600 block of Green Place in Longmont, stabbed the pregnant woman and "removed" her baby. The baby did not survive.
  • President Obama: Cats wear crown

    03/18/2015 6:59:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | March 18, 2015
    Like Las Vegas oddsmakers and nearly half the people making picks in ESPN's Tournament Challenge, President Barack Obama likes Kentucky to win the NCAA men's basketball championship. Obama, a die-hard basketball fan who has filled out a bracket for ESPN since he became president in 2009, picked Kentucky to beat Villanova in the title game. His complete bracket was revealed Wednesday morning.
  • Woman Charged in Bali Suitcase Murder Gives Birth

    03/18/2015 6:46:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | By BJ Lutz and Chris Coffey
    The Chicago woman charged with killing her mother at a resort in Indonesia and helping her boyfriend stuff the slain woman's body in a suitcase gave birth Tuesday. Heather Mack's attorney confirmed to NBC Chicago that Mack, 19, delivered her 6 pound, 10 ounce daughter via cesarean section at about 6:09 p.m. (5:09 a.m. Central Time). Both mother and baby were said to be doing fine, according to attorney Anthony Scifo. Mack will likely remain hospitalized for a few days, he said.
  • Ohio woman accused of beheading 3-month-old daughter

    03/17/2015 7:07:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    WCPO Staff ^ | March 16, 2015
    COLLEGE HILL, OH - A College Hill, Ohio woman is accused of beheading her infant daughter, a source close to the investigation told WCPO. Deasia Watkins, 20, is charged with aggravated murder in connection with the death of her 3-month-old girl, according to police.
  • Suspected female gang members caught on camera beating up 14-year-old girl during violent brawl

    03/17/2015 6:56:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2015 | By Evan Bleier
    During a violent fight at a Florida middle school that was captured on cellphone video, a group of a suspected gang members teamed up on a 14-year-old girl and beat her up. The fight, which took place at Homestead Middle School in Homestead, involved Angelina Padron and a number of other students. Padron was able to hold her own against one of the suspected gang members, but when other girls jumped in she fell to the ground and was overrun.
  • Ex-Fitchburg charter school sex-ed teacher gets 2 1/2 years in statutory rape of boy

    03/16/2015 6:00:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel and Enterprise ^ | March 13, 2015 | Michael Hartwell
    FITCHBURG -- A former Fitchburg charter school sex-education teacher pleaded guilty Friday in Worcester Superior Court to a charge she raped a 14-year-old student, according to a report. Rachelle Gendron, 28, reached a plea agreement and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of prison time and 10 years of probation, according to Tim Connolly, spokesman for Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
  • Pitts Jr.: Like or not, I don't like Bill Maher

    03/16/2015 6:18:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 15, 2015 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    Gigi, a reader in West Palm Beach, Fla., wrote me noting that I agree with the star of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on most political issues. Yet I have, on previous occasions in this space, expressed distaste for him. “I just don’t understand,” wrote Gigi, “why you profess to dislike someone who is so like-minded. It baffles me.” Me, I don’t see the contradiction. To whatever admittedly imperfect degree you can judge character from a television performance, I find Maher smarmy, self-satisfied, condescending and just plain nasty. Besides which, his use of coarse, sexist vulgarisms to describe Sarah...
  • MBTA passenger spits on bus driver; driver beans him with wooden block

    03/13/2015 8:48:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    MassLive LLC ^ | March 12, 2015 | Shira Schoenberg
    BOSTON — Call it an extreme case of road rage. A MBTA bus passenger got into a fight with a driver and spat on her. The driver retaliated by hitting the passenger over the head with a wooden block, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Both driver and passenger were supposed to end up in court on Thursday, but the passenger never showed.
  • Uber wants 1 million female drivers by 2020

    03/12/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 11, 2015 | Nisha Chittal
    The popular but controversial taxi service Uber has set an ambitious goal of having 1 million female drivers worldwide by the year 2020. The company announced Tuesday that it was partnering with UN Women on the initiative, with the goal of “accelerating economic opportunity for women.”
  • Brazil combats violence against women with new law

    03/11/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ed Adamczyk
    BRASILIA, Brazil, March 11 (UPI) -- Brazil's tough new law imposes harsh sentences for the killing of women and girls, and the legislation is seen as a victory for Brazilian women. President Dilma Rousseff signed the bill into law this week, saying it is a part of the government's "zero-tolerance policy toward violence against Brazilian women."
  • Windell Middlebrooks Dies: ‘Body Of Proof’, Miller Beer Ads Actor Was 36

    03/11/2015 7:29:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | Erik Pedersen
    Windell Middlebrooks, who co-starred on Body Of Proof and played a diligent delivery guy in a series of ads for Miller High Life, died today at his home in Los Angeles. He was 36. No cause of death has been reported. “It was Windell’s biggest wish that his final scene not be lived on social media,” his family said in a statement confirming the actor’s death. “Further details will be forthcoming once the family members plans have been finalized.”
  • Singer Angie Stone arrested, accused of domestic assault

    03/11/2015 6:20:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2015 | Melonyce McAfee
    "A police report quoted her daughter as saying Angie Stone came into her room demanding her to clean it up. Diamond Stone said her mother also told her to control her children, who were running around the house half-naked," WGCL reported. "A fight broke out, according to police. Diamond Stone could not remember who lashed out first, the report stated. She said her mom struck her with a metal stand, knocking out her front teeth, police said."
  • Retired correction officer fatally shoots man at Brooklyn's Borough Hall station following scuffle

    03/11/2015 6:02:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 11, 2015 | Kerry Burke , Thomas Tracy , Pete Donohue , Joseph Stepansky
    Bloody pandemonium erupted in the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Tuesday night when a retired correction officer shot and killed an apparently unarmed man who had confronted him on a No. 4 train moments earlier, police said. The man who was slain, Gilbert Drogheo, 32, and another man began harassing the 69-year-old retired officer as he boarded a Brooklyn-bound 4 train at the Bowling Green station in Manhattan around 6:30 p.m., according to police sources and a witness.
  • NYPD cops badly beaten by suspects during arrest

    03/09/2015 7:30:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2015 | Antonio Antenucci, Larry Celona and C.J. Sullivan
    Two cops patrolling a crime-ridden Brooklyn housing project were badly beaten by a group of men they tried to handcuff in a stairwell, police said. The attack happened as the unidentified housing cops were searching for a robbery suspect who was believed to be hiding in one of the buildings at the Marlboro Houses along West Eighth Street in Gravesend around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
  • Sports betting turns a corner

    03/09/2015 7:17:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 9, 2015 | J.D. Morris
    Sports betting is having a big moment in the United States. Prominent voices from professional sports and politics have indicated they’re willing to discuss expanding sports gambling, which is legal only in a handful of states. Meanwhile, Nevada has broadened the types of wagers it offers, and people appear to be betting on sports more than ever before. CALLS TO EXPAND The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, passed by Congress in 1992, made sports betting illegal in almost every state. Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware are exempt from the law, but beyond Nevada, wagering is allowed only on a...
  • Teen's confession to killing teacher won't be used at trial

    03/08/2015 8:20:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | March 4, 2015
    BOSTON - A Massachusetts teenager's confession to police that he killed his math teacher cannot be used in his murder trial, a judge ruled Tuesday even as he allowed a bloody box cutter and other key pieces of evidence to be admitted. The ruling came in the case of 16-year-old Philip Chism, who has pleaded not guilty to raping and killing 24-year-old Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer on school grounds in October 2013. Despite having been 14 at the time of the killing, Chism is charged as an adult.
  • U.S. Air Force launches push to recruit more women and minorities

    03/08/2015 7:45:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Andrea Shalal
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday kicked off a drive to attract and retain more women and minorities, including a push to increase the number of female officers and pilots. Air Force Secretary Deborah James announced nine measures that she said were critical to ensuring the Air Force's success, such as a web-based mentoring system, longer deferrals for deployments after pregnancy, and a 30-percent target for the percentage of females in the officer applicant pool, up from 25 percent.
  • New York Jets Running Back Chris Johnson Injured In Shooting That Kills Second Man In Car

    Chris Johnson, the NFL running back cut by the New York Jets last month, was injured in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida, when an unknown gunman or gunmen pulled up alongside the Jeep in which he was a passenger when it stopped at a red light and opened fire. The assailants then sped off. When the shooting was over, Johnson was shot in the shoulder but the driver of the Jeep, 28-year-old Dreekins Oricko Johnson, was dead, according to news reports out of Orlando Sunday.
  • Jonathan Ramirez, Santos Bueno killed in Pilsen shooting

    03/08/2015 7:55:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 7, 2015, | Michael Lansu
    Two men were fatally shot in the Pilsen neighborhood early Saturday. Johnathan Ramirez, 18, and Santos Bueno, 22, were sitting inside a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of West 18th Street when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 1:30 a.m., authorities said.
  • Largest mall in the nation proposed for Miami-Dade

    03/07/2015 4:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 5, 2015 | Douglas Hanks -
    The company that owns and runs the largest mall in America wants to build an even bigger one in northwestern Miami-Dade, a roughly 200-acre entertainment complex with submarines, a Legoland, sea lions and an artificial ski slope. Backed by the owner of Minnesota’s Mall of America, American Dream Miami is proposed for land at the intersection of Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate 75 near Miami Lakes. It’s projected to cost as much as $4 billion to build and employ 25,000 people once opened, more than enough to give it Miami-Dade’s largest private-sector payroll.
  • Iraqi immigrant watching his first snowfall shot and killed, Dallas police say

    03/06/2015 10:55:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | March 7, 2015 | Pat St. Claire
    (CNN)—An Iraqi man watching his first snowfall in his new American hometown was shot and killed by an unknown assailant, according to Dallas police. Authorities have stepped up patrols in the neighborhood where Ahmed Al-Jumaili lived -- and died -- in their effort to find whoever killed the 36-year-old early Thursday as he and his brother watched the snow while Al-Jumaili's wife took photos.
  • Daughter-in-law admits killing 80-year-old NY woman

    03/06/2015 5:41:54 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 6, 2015 | JIM FITZGERALD
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A woman who was accused of killing her 80-year-old mother-in-law to get at her money pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder. She also admitted plotting to kill two witnesses. Diana Nadell, 51, of Cutler Bay, Florida, is scheduled to be sentenced in May to 23 years in prison. The mother-in-law, Peggy Nadell of Valley Cottage, New York, had been a county Democratic committeewoman and was outspoken on environmental and women's rights issues.
  • Police detain driver after she allegedly tried to crash into MIA terminal

    03/06/2015 6:26:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 6, 2015
    Officials said the woman exhibited unusual behavior and began making threatening remarks to responding officers. "They ran over to where the subject was, and that's when she began to yell in what appeared to be in Arabic language," said Zabaleta, "and then in English told the responding officers she had a bomb in her possession."
  • Woman held without bail in connection with stabbing death of Dorchester mom

    03/04/2015 5:11:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    FOX25 / MyFoxBoston ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ashley Troutman
    DORCHESTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A woman was held without bail Tuesday in connection to the stabbing death of a Dorchester mom. Takisa Matthews, 30, was held without bail at her arraignment Tuesday afternoon. She was charged with the murder of 26-year-old Maria Sanchez, who was stabbed to death at an altercation outside a house party in October of 2014. Matthews was also charged with armed assault with the intent to murder for stabbing another woman, who survived.
  • Parent: Weston teacher called my son 'rag-head Taliban'

    03/03/2015 8:37:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2015 | Karen Yi
    A Weston parent urged the Broward School Board on Tuesday to fire a teacher he claims called his son a "rag-head Taliban.". Youssef Wardani said Maria Valdes, who teaches French at Cypress Bay in Weston, called his 14-year-old son a Taliban four times in class last month. "I want her fired," said Wardani. "As a parent I should not be spending my time in front of [the School Board], explaining to them what should have been done on Day One … My son is not a rag-head Taliban."
  • Witnesses detail boy’s fall in alleged Wal-Mart getaway

    03/03/2015 1:29:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Prisca Pointdujour
    A 5-year-old boy was “screaming his lungs out” Sunday as he came “flying out of the door” of an SUV during a botched theft of a flat-screen TV from a Falmouth Wal-Mart by his mom and her boyfriend, according to police reports released yesterday. Eyewitnesses said they ran to help as the crying boy fell “out of the car onto the ground” and then got up and started to chase the SUV.
  • Bullying leads to moms fighting on school bus; teenager stabbed

    02/27/2015 6:53:39 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 26, 2015 | Joe Cavaretta and Linda Trischitta
    The girl's hand was stabbed during the fracas and she was taken for treatment to Broward Health North hospital in Deerfield Beach, Carter said. "This could have been much, much worse, because the mother of the bullied child was actually heading back to her vehicle to retrieve her firearm when we arrived on the scene," Carter said. Demps will be charged with felony possession of a firearm and aggravated battery, Carter said. The knife used in the stabbing belonged to Demps, and the other mother was also armed with a blade, according to the Sheriff's Office.
  • Trayvon’s parents ‘disappointed’ in feds’ decision not to charge Zimmerman

    02/26/2015 6:21:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | CARLI TEPROFF -
    Even though the shooter who gunned down Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin won’t face federal hate crime charges, the teenager’s parents vowed to keep his memory alive Wednesday through the foundation set up in his namesake. “I will continue to fight for my son, for your son,’’ said Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother. “We here in the United States are under a crisis when our young people cannot walk the street, cannot play their music, cannot stand in front of stores or go to the store without being threatened, without being followed, chased, pursued, profiled or murdered. I just feel we...
  • 3 dead, 3 wounded in shootings on West, Far South sides

    02/25/2015 8:29:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 25, 2015 | Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford and Carlos Sadovi
    At least three men were killed while two other men and a teen boy were wounded in attacks in the Roseland, West Garfield Park and East Garfield Park neighborhoods Wednesday, authorities said..
  • Lindros files lawsuit against former referee

    02/25/2015 2:31:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    TSN ^ | February 25, 2015 | Rick Westhead
    Eric Lindros has launched a $250,000 defamation lawsuit against former NHL referee Paul Stewart and the Huffington Post, after Stewart wrote a column for the online news website that allegedly made the former Philadelphia Flyers star forward look like a "dickhead." In documents filed in an Ontario court, Lindros says his reputation has been sullied after Stewart wrote about his poor on-ice relationship with Lindros, which was capped by an incident when Lindros allegedly tore up posters he was asked by Stewart to autograph for a charity.
  • Haiti, Bill Clinton welcome first Marriott hotel

    02/25/2015 6:32:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 24, 2015 | Jacqueline Charles
    Three years after encouraging one of the Caribbean’s largest private employers to go into the hotel business to help bring much-needed jobs and tourism to a destitute Haiti, former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Tuesday welcomed Haiti’s first Marriott, calling it one of the best hotels in the country. “I want to thank Marriott for more than the hotel, more than the jobs, more than the training, more than the income,” Clinton said. “I want to thank them for giving all of you the chance to show the real Haiti to the world that will come to this hotel.” Read...
  • Out of fear of racism, Sweden changes the names of bird species

    02/24/2015 8:08:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2015 | By Rick Noack
    For centuries, it has now been revealed, the Swedish had given birds some names that now could be considered offensive to certain groups. One species, for instance, was called "gypsy bird," whereas another was named "negro." The insult "caffer," which was used by white against blacks in South Africa, also resembled a Swedish bird species called "kaffer." There were other offensive bird names in Sweden, such as "Hottentot" — apparently inspired by the name of the language of an indigenous southwest African tribe called Khoikhoi, yet also a derogatory term for that tribe.
  • Texas girl who mailed NYPD cops handmade thank you cards to visit NY, tour police precincts

    02/23/2015 7:41:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 23, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    The Big Apple is about to get a big ol’ “Hey, y’all” from cop-loving Texas kid Savannah Solis. The bright-eyed 10-year-old from Tyler, Tex. — who warmed cops’ hearts by mailing the NYPD 200 handmade thank you cards during one of the darkest periods in the department’s history — is flying into New York on Monday to be honored by the cops she touched with her missives, the Daily News has learned.
  • Why are girls flocking to ISIS?

    02/22/2015 8:06:29 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    An alarming number of young Western women are defying their families — and all logic — to join the ISIS barbarians. As many as 550 of the estimated 3,000 Westerners who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic terrorists are female, according to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London think tank.
  • Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs

    02/20/2015 6:24:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Ana Ley
    A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada's classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate the state's crippling teacher shortage.
  • Police K9 attacks cop, doughnut shop worker, removed from force

    02/19/2015 2:55:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 19, 2015 | Lisa J. Huriash
    After biting two people within three months — a police officer and a doughnut shop worker — a Coconut Creek police dog has been bounced off the force.. Renzo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had been with the department about a year and a half. In November, he bit a Coconut Creek officer while tracking a suspect, wounding the officer's leg. In a more severe attack last week, Renzo burst from a squad car and tore into a doughnut shop employee's calf. The worker has hired a lawyer.
  • Alaska Tops List Of Happiest And Healthiest States

    Alaska has been named the happiest and healthiest state in the nation. In 2013, the Last Frontier state held the eighth position on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. One year later, the state climbed to the top of the list for the first time since 2008. To compile the list, researchers interviewed 176,000 United States residents. Each participant was asked to rate their happiness and health on a scale of 0 to 100. The categories include social life, financial stability, physical well-being, community involvement, and purpose in life.
  • Tour Manager for Nicki Minaj Killed in Philly Stabbing

    02/18/2015 9:11:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Dan Stamm and David Chang
    A tour manager who was well-known in the music industry and was working on preparations for rap superstar Nicki Minaj's upcoming tour, was killed after a bar fight spread into a Philadelphia street. De'Von Pickett, 29, of the Bronx, New York, was stabbed to death outside the Che Bar & Grill along Stenton Avenue in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
  • Boston mayor hits out at 'loon' residents who are jumping from windows onto 40ft snow piles

    02/18/2015 6:38:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    And some Boston residents have taken the opportunity to engage in potentially deadly stunts - leaping from windows and high decks onto snow piles. Now, Mayor Martin Walsh has publicly scolded those filmed participating in the jumps, saying: 'This isn’t Loon Mountain. This is the city of Boston.'
  • Freed Inmate Sues Northwestern, Others For $40M For Coercing False Confession

    02/17/2015 5:25:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | February 17, 2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A 64-year-old man who was freed from prison last year, after prosecutors dropped charges in a 1982 double murder case, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University, accusing a former professor and his team of railroading him into a false confession. Alstory Simon, 64, spent more than 15 years behind bars, after he confessed to killing Marilyn Green and her fiancé Jerry Hillard in 1982.
  • MBTA won’t say how much union workers are paid for shoveling

    02/17/2015 4:53:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 17, 2015
    Union workers and prison inmates lent the problem-plagued MBTA a much-needed hand this morning, clearing snow and ice from buried Red Line tracks, a T spokesman said — but their wages are a mystery.
  • UMass bans Iranians from some engineering, science programs

    02/16/2015 8:55:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 16, 2015
    AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has banned Iranian nationals from admission to certain graduate programs in a move that school officials say aligns its policy with U.S. sanctions against Iran. The university will no longer admit students from Iran to some programs in engineering and natural sciences.
  • American gored by bull in Spain out of intensive care

    02/16/2015 5:24:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    AP ^ | February 16, 2015 | CIARAN GILES and HAROLD HECKLE
    MADRID (AP) — A 20-year-old American man who was badly gored during a bull-running festival is out of intensive care and improving, a spokesman for the Clinic Hospital in western Salamanca said Monday.