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  • Brooklyn woman whose mother died after the two fought over their cat blames alcohol

    06/22/2017 7:25:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fran Kilinski and Denis Slattery ^ | June 21, 2017 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    A Brooklyn woman whose mother suffered a heart attack and died after the two feuded over a pet feline can barely remember the fight, she told the Daily News on Wednesday. “I had one drink, and then I don’t know what happened,” Chandra Sutton, 50, said during a sitdown at Rikers Island.
  • Unlike their Central and Eastern European neighbors, most Czechs don’t believe in God

    06/21/2017 5:20:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | June 19, 2017 | Jonathan Evans
    The vast majority of adults in Central and Eastern Europe identify with a religious group and believe in God, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries in the region. But those in one country are an exception to this pattern: the Czech Republic, where a majority of the population is religiously unaffiliated and does not believe in God.
  • 2nd suspect acquitted of killing Obeng outside apartment (Mass.)

    06/20/2017 6:15:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Telegram and Gazette (Worcester, MA) ^ | June 20, 2017 | Gary V. Murray
    WORCESTER - Fathi Jaara, charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of 19-year-old Christian A. Obeng, was found not guilty Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about eight hours over two days before acquitting Mr. Jaara in the Oct. 2, 2014, shooting death of Mr. Obeng outside an apartment building at 8 Upland Gardens Drive.
  • Woman drank beer while breastfeeding baby at bar, court docs say (Indiana)

    06/19/2017 7:51:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    WISH (Indiana) ^ | June 19, 2017
    Michael Trosclair, 45, and Shari Treba, 42, both face felony neglect of a dependent charges, along with misdemeanor public intoxication charges. Authorities say the pair were in town for a work conference when a witness reported Treba drinking alcohol while breastfeeding a baby outside a downtown bar. According to a probable cause affidavit, around 12:38 a.m. June 16, officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to Wild Beaver Saloon at 20 E. Maryland St. on a report that a woman was breastfeeding an infant while drinking alcohol, as well as soliciting customers for beer.
  • 3 dead, 36 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    06/18/2017 6:36:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 18, 2017
    A woman who was shot to death in the Gold Coast neighborhood was among eight people shot early Sunday. In total, 3 people have been killed and 36 others have been wounded in gun violence across Chicago since Friday evening. More than 200 people have been shot in the first half of the month, and more than 1,500 have been shot this year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. Of those victims, 278 have died.
  • NY lawmakers eye tax credits for minority filmmakers

    06/15/2017 7:29:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2017 | Kirstan Conley and Carl Campanile
    Lawmakers want to create $5 million in new tax credits for TV and film directors and producers who work in New York — but only if they’re minorities or women. Legislation introduced in both the Assembly and state Senate would require the state to set aside the funds from the existing $420 million Empire State Film Production Tax Credit.
  • Puzzling mumps outbreak strikes Latino community (Massachusetts)

    06/15/2017 5:15:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 2017 | Felice J. Freyer
    State health officials are investigating a puzzling outbreak of mumps in Latino communities in Boston, Chelsea, and Revere, and have advised health care providers to be alert for additional cases. The state Department of Public Health has recorded 12 mumps cases since the end of March. Previously in Massachusetts, mumps has been found chiefly among vaccinated college students and others connected to colleges and universities. But the dozen new cases involve people aged 20 to 41 with no known links to higher education.
  • Illegal immigrant accused of drunken driving in crash that injured family (Mass.)

    06/09/2017 8:03:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    WHDH ^ | June 9, 2017
    AUBURN, MA (WHDH) - The wife of an illegal immigrant arrested twice in one day, who is now accused of crashing into a family of four while drunk inside, says her husband didn’t mean to do it. Jose Acevedo, 43, was drunk when he rear-ended the family’s SUV Thursday in Auburn, police say. But his wife says it was all an accident and is angry the focus is on immigration status.
  • Philly’s Pride Flag to Get Two New Stripes: Black and Brown

    06/09/2017 4:49:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Philadelphia (magazine) ^ | June 8, 2017 | Ernest Owens
    Multiple sources closely connected with Thursday’s First Annual Pride Kick-Off at City Hall have confirmed to G Philly that the city’s Pride flag will add black and brown stripes below the traditional six-color rainbow layout. The new permanent design will be, from top to bottom: black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. “The black and brown stripes are an inclusionary way to highlight black and brown LGBTQIA members within our community,” said one source involved with the flag-raising event who asked not to be named. “With all of the black and brown activism that’s worked to address racism...
  • 96-Year-Old Bozzo Surpasses Record As Oldest Trainer To Win A Thoroughbred Race (WW2 vet!)

    Nonagenarian Jerry Bozzo became the oldest trainer in Thoroughbred history to win a race when he sent out Cotton Tooyah ($5.60) for a 4 ½-length victory in Saturday's second race at Gulfstream Park. Still actively training a small stable at the age of 96, Bozzo surpassed the record of the late Noble Threewitt, who visited the winner's circle for the last time two months after celebrating his 95th birthday. Threewitt, who was born Feb. 24, 1911, was credited with being the oldest trainer to win a race when Threeatonce captured a maiden claiming race at Santa Anita on April 22,...
  • Pick for president sparks diversity debate at Salem State (Massachusetts)

    05/31/2017 4:54:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 29, 2017 | Michael Levenson
    The decision by Salem State trustees to choose a white male former state representative as the new president of the university has disappointed some faculty and ignited a simmering debate about the lack of gender and racial diversity in the top ranks of public higher education. To critics, the selection of John D. Keenan fit a troubling pattern of trustees at Massachusetts public colleges and universities turning to well-known local politicians to serve as presidents, rather than outside candidates with more experience in education.
  • Will police-involved shooting mark end of Miami Beach Memorial Day celebrations?

    05/31/2017 5:53:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ABC Channel 10 Miami ^ | May 30, 2017 | Paradise Afshar
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - What began as a dispute over a parking spot has turned into a homicide investigation in Miami Beach. One victim, Ladarian Phillips, 30, died after he was shot during the dispute. Another man died after being shot by police.
  • Hillary Clinton endures coughing fit during commencement speech at alma mater Wellesley

    05/26/2017 6:15:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Adam Edelman
    Hillary Clinton can’t catch a break — but she has no problem catching a cold. The twice-failed presidential candidate on Friday struggled through an otherwise inspiring commencement speech at Wellesley College, her alma mater, enduring a lengthy coughing fit that left her, once again, red in the face and bleary eyed.
  • Patriots to sponsor LGBT ‘Gay Bowl’

    05/24/2017 6:39:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    MSN ^ | May 24, 2017 | Michael Colangelo
    The stick to sports crowd usually targets players or media personalities. Now they may have to say it to an entire organization. This weekend the Patriots announced they will sponsor the 2017 Gay Bowl, which is a national championship flag football built with teams from the LGBT community. This is a statement of inclusion by the Patriots, but won't get to the level of other social stands such as Colin Kaepernick.
  • Carr: Nothing to see here, folks — really?

    05/24/2017 6:29:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 24, 2017 | Howie Carr
    How many innocent people — including children — does a Muslim terrorist have to murder before it becomes the lead story on TV news? Apparently more than 22, judging from what happened in the aftermath of the latest savagery in Manchester, England, Monday night. So here was MSNBC, with Comrade Chris Matthews speaking over a live video feed from the blood-spattered Ariana Grande concert, the live screams of the terrified young girls in the background, as he says with disinterest:
  • Sponsors, the Yankees join list of those boycotting the Puerto Rican Day Parade

    05/23/2017 6:45:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2017
    Sponsors and government officials marched away from the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Monday — with the New York Yankees, JetBlue and even the city’s top cop ditching the event over its decision to honor a deadly terror organization’s kingpin. Police Commissioner James O’Neill cited the bloodshed caused by the Puerto Rican nationalist group once run by Oscar López Rivera, who will be hailed at the June 11 march by the organizers of the annual celebration.
  • Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

    05/19/2017 7:14:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    A.P. ^ | May 19, 2017
    JACKSON, Miss. –  A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an investigator's sworn statement. The Associated Press obtained the sworn statement Friday from a source with knowledge of the case involving the death of Kingston Frazier. The boy was found shot to death at the side of a dead-end road inside his mother's abandoned car, hours after someone stole the Toyota Camry from a supermarket parking lot.
  • Chemist crowned Miss USA

    05/14/2017 8:30:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    A.P. ^ | May 14, 2017
    Kára McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. The runner-up was Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg, a student at Rutgers University studying marketing and Spanish. The second runner-up was Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould, who is studying apparel retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota.
  • Woman charged with stabbing father undergoing mental health evaluation

    05/08/2017 7:55:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 8, 2017 | ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
    Just hours after she was arrested and accused of fatally stabbing her father, Christina Nicassio repeatedly rushed headfirst at a cell wall in the Allegheny County Jail. Ms. Nicassio, 27, told an officer “she should have done it” before she was booked. She was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in stable condition on Saturday, shortly after the 2:45 p.m. incident, according to jail reports obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Always Dreaming, co-owned by Panthers’ Vinnie Viola, wins Kentucky Derby

    05/06/2017 7:59:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 6, 2017 | Childs Walker
    For a brief moment, as tears filled Todd Pletcher’s steel-blue eyes, the normally dispassionate trainer let the world see how it felt for him to cast aside the weight of so many Kentucky Derby disappointments. Pletcher knows the narrative all too well. Despite winning a record seven Eclipse Awards for Top Trainer and ranking as the leading purse winner in history at age 49, he’s the guy who’s saddled almost 50 horses for the Derby and won just once.