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  • Police: Weekend gun violence toll at 7 dead, 22 wounded

    04/20/2014 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 20, 2014 | Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
    An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in the South Chicago neighborhood in Saturday and Sunday shootings that left at least two other people dead and 13 more injured. The weekend toll for gun violence in the city includes at least 7 people dead and 22 wounded. At least 2 people were killed and 9 wounded from about 7:35 p.m. Friday to about 5 a.m. Saturday.
  • Mom: 15-year-old son killed in North Chicago

    04/18/2014 7:41:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 18, 2014 | Lisa Black
    A North Chicago family is mourning the death of a 15-year-old boy who died early Thursday after being shot in the head and left in an alley, said the victim’s mother, Roxanne Beech. Travon Beech was an eighth-grader at Neal Math & Science Academy who had enjoyed basketball and football until recently, when he started staying out late and getting in trouble, she said.
  • Police: Polk teacher had sex with teen, aborted pregnancy

    04/16/2014 2:57:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 74 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 15, 2014 |
    A 29-year-old Polk County teacher was arrested Monday night on charges of having sex with a 17-year-old student during a four-month romance that involved a pregnancy and abortion, Lakeland police said. Jennifer Christine Fichter, an English teacher at Central Florida Aerospace Academy, told the boy’s mother that she was in love with her son and admitted to several sexual encounters, police said.
  • Boston proposal would boost gender therapy access

    04/16/2014 8:05:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 14, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — City worker health plans should cover gender reassignment surgery, two Boston city councilors proposed Monday. The plan from City Councilors-at-Large Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley would guarantee transgender city employees access to the surgery as well as hormone therapy and mental health services. The measure was placed on the agenda for Wednesday's council meeting.
  • Watch this: bus bully gets taste of own medicine during attack

    04/16/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    FOX 25 (Oklahoma City) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Jay Dillon
    A cell phone video shows a bullied boy receiving a bus beating from a girl on a school bus before he's pushed too far and fights back. However, it's it's surprisingly compassionate act at the end that may surprise you. The video, originally uploaded to YouTube but pulled down, was reuploaded to LiveLeak. The girl in the video can be seen standing over him, pulling his hair, and slapping him in the face.
  • Mom: Bomb scare suspect suffers from bipolar disorder

    04/16/2014 6:25:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 16, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet
    The Wakefield man arrested near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last night "suffers from bipolar disorder" and "was off his meds" when he allegedly created panic on the one-year anniversary of the deadly terrorist bombing, his shaken mother told the Herald. "It's very overwhelming right now," said Joie Edson, 59, of Wakefield, who plans to issue a statement on her family's behalf later today. Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, 25, officially identified this morning by Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley's Office, is expected to be arraigned this morning in Boston
  • Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s! (vanity, old TV ad)

    04/15/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!
  • 4 dead among at least 35 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

    04/13/2014 9:15:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 13, 2014 | Stephanie K. Baer and Peter Nickeas
    At least 35 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in 36 hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday. Officers responded to at least 26 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
  • Nirvana Steals the Show at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebration [President Reagan mocked]

    04/13/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Wiederhorn
    The band was introduced by Stipe, who delivered an eloquent speech that addressed the power and historical importance of the band as part of a counterculture that somehow became mainstream. "Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard," he said. "In the '80s and early '90s, the idea of a hopeful, democratic country had practically been dismantled by Iran Contra, by AIDS, by the Reagan, Bush Sr. administrations. With their music and their attitudes, Nirvana blasted through all that with crystalline, nuclear rage and fury. Nirvana were kicking against the system to show a sweet and beautiful,...
  • Pantless Florida woman who stole wine from Publix ID'd

    04/12/2014 10:18:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 12, 2014 | Adrienne Cutway
    After video of the incident began to circulate online, the Ocala Police Department was able to identify the Florida woman who walked into Publix without pants and stole wine. Desiree J. Taylor, 35, walked into an Ocala Publix around 2 p.m. Tuesday wearing nothing but a T-shirt and slippers and then walked out moments later carrying two boxes of wine, police say. The value of the stolen wine was $41.68.
  • 16 shot, 2 fatally, in 12 hours

    04/12/2014 9:53:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 12, 2014 | Peter Nickeas and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Two people were shot to death and 14 others were wounded in city shootings from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. The most recent homicide happened about 9:25 p.m. Friday in the 2700 block of East 76th Street in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said. A 37-year-old man, who has not yet been officially identified, sustained "multiple" gunshot wounds and died on a front porch of a frame home on that block.
  • Jesse Winchester, musician and draft-dodger, dead at 69

    04/11/2014 8:32:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    CBC News ^ | April 11, 2014
    Jesse Winchester, an American singer-songwriter who moved to Montreal in the 1960s to dodge the Vietnam War draft, died in his sleep Friday morning at the age of 69 after a lengthy illness. Born in Louisiana and raised in Tennessee, Winchester developed his musical talent while living in Montreal. He often played at a hotel in Morin Heights, Que., run by several Tennessee transplants during the 1970s.
  • Boston police rush to help as 6 attacks unfold

    04/11/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 10, 2014 | John R. Ellement
    Police rushed around downtown Boston Wednesday night, responding to calls for help after a group of up to 20 males and females launched at least six unprovoked attacks on people on Boston Common and in the neighborhood, police said.
  • 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.
  • Springfield gets ugly

    04/10/2014 7:12:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 10, 2014
    State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, a Democrat from Aurora, took to the House floor Wednesday afternoon to defend a bill that would curtail the growth of charter schools in Illinois. She was at times sarcastic, at times defensive. She regularly interrupted House members who asked challenging questions about the bill. No surprise there. The debate in Springfield can be sharp. Chapa LaVia is not shy. But as she railed against charter schools — she claimed they're becoming segregated "between the haves and the have nots" — she turned to her fellow Democrats, waved her arms and said: "Listen to me,...
  • Brooksville woman stabs cell phone, deputies say

    04/08/2014 6:49:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    BROOKSVILLE – Jennifer E. Wood, 33, was arrested on aggravated assault charges after authorities accused her of threatening her boyfriend with a knife and stabbing a cellphone. on Thursday night, Hernando County sheriff’s officials said. According to the boyfriend, deputies said, Wood was angry that other women were sending him text messages. During an argument at their High Corner Road home, she grabbed a knife and began stabbing his phone, sheriff’s officials said.
  • Poop in Fort Pierce courthouse elevator gets woman in pile of trouble

    04/07/2014 2:19:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    TCPalm ^ | April 2, 2014 | Will Greenlee
    A 49-year-old woman found herself in a pile of trouble after investigators linked her to apparent human poop in an elevator at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in downtown Fort Pierce. The case against Patricia Ann Jamison, of Lake Worth, got rolling March 7 after court security staff learned of what looked to be "human fecal matter in the corner of the left public elevator by the buttons," according to recently released St. Lucie County Sheriff's records.
  • Cigarette a culprit in 3-alarm wedding venue fire

    04/07/2014 6:18:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | April 6, 2014
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A firefighter says a cigarette tossed onto mulch may have caused a destructive fire at a popular wedding venue in Foxborough. Deputy Fire Chief Steven Bagley tells The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/1q9bTxR ) that the fire at the Lakeview Pavilion on Saturday night then spread to the building.
  • Miami woman charged with role in animal torture sex fetish porn video

    04/05/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 5, 2014 | David Ovalle
    A Miami woman took fetish pornography to a disturbing extreme, police say — repeatedly decapitating live chickens and killing rabbits while engaging in sex acts during the filming of an animal torture video. Sara Zamora, 28, was arrested Friday on eight felony counts of animal cruelty for her feature role in a video called “SOS Barn” that a Miami-Dade police arrest report described in gory, stomach-turning detail.
  • 14 shot since 8 p.m., including 6 at West Side party

    04/05/2014 7:18:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 5, 2014 | Peter Nickeas
    A pair of gunmen shot six people at a West Side party early Saturday morning - one opened fire toward a back porch from an alley while someone else opened fire from the front door as party goers tried to run inside. Eight other people were wounded across the city overnight since about 8 p.m.
  • Top of Boston’s ad world a male bastion no longer

    04/04/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 2, 2014 | By Shirley Leung
    If “Mad Men” were set in Boston in 2014, Peggy Olson, not Don Draper, would be the boss. With the promotion of Kristen Cavallo to president of Mullen Boston last month, women now run the four biggest advertising firms in town. It caps a whirlwind 12 months of female dominance during which Barbara Goose became the local head of DigitasLBi, Karen Kaplan the chief executive and chairman of Hill Holliday, and Pam Hamlin, the global president of Arnold Worldwide. Together they oversee thousands of employees, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, and the marketing of household brands from Dunkin’...
  • Exclusive: Boeing says gets U.S. license to sell spare parts to Iran

    04/04/2014 2:11:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 4, 2014 | Andrea Shalal and Tim Hepher
    WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing Co , the world's biggest airplane maker, on Friday said it had received a license from the U.S. Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January.
  • Report: Lawsuit alleges Rockets players harassed gay catering worker

    04/04/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    A food catering worker in Brooklyn alleges in a lawsuit that Houston Rockets players heaved anti-gay insults his way while setting up a buffet in the team's locker room last season at Barclays Center, the Daily News reported Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, alleges 28-year-old Rasean Tate heard these comments while his back was turned: "Get this f***** out of here!" and "He's trying to catch a sneaky peeky!"
  • Beating caught on cell phone and posted to Facebook, one suspect arrested

    04/02/2014 10:10:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    WFSB ^ | Lisa Hutson
    WINTON TERRACE, OH (FOX19) - Three women are in custody and another remains at large for the stripping, beating and robbery of two women at Winton Terrace Saturday. Cell phone video recorded during the incident shows two women stripped naked, beaten and robbed. After the incident, the video was posted on Facebook.
  • Shirley student, Kwasi Enin, accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools

    04/01/2014 6:43:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    Newsday (NY) ^ | March 31, 2014 | ZACHARY R. DOWDY
    Seventeen-year-old Kwasi Enin of Shirley took a shot at -- and won -- what amounts to an academic royal flush: He applied to and was accepted at all eight Ivy League schools. But the William Floyd High School senior said he never thought he'd land slots in the class of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. He hasn't decided where he'll attend, but would cross Long Island Sound to attend Yale in New Haven, Conn., depending on the financial aid package offered.
  • Gallup: Young people more likely to align with Democratic Party

    03/30/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    UPI ^ | March 28, 2014
    March 28 (UPI) -- Young U.S. voters have become more likely to identify with the Democratic Party since 2006, a Gallup Poll said Friday. Gallup said the movement is fueled partly by increasing racial and ethnic diversity. But the poll found whites between the ages of 18 and 29 have also shifted to the Democrats in recent years.
  • Former Asmussen employee commits suicide

    03/30/2014 7:38:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | March 29, 2014 | Mary Rampellini
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Harry Hubbard Johnson, who recently left the employ of trainer Steve Asmussen at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., committed suicide Friday in Kentucky. Johnson was Asmussen’s shed foreman, a position that ranks a level below assistant trainer. He died two days following his 27th birthday. “He was a kind soul and a pleasure to be around,” Asmussen said Saturday. “I feel horrible for the whole Johnson family.” Johnson’s death comes a little more than a week after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released controversial video and audio footage recorded undercover in the...
  • Woman punches DJ, destroys equipment over song selections

    03/27/2014 8:05:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    WKOW ^ | March 25, 2014 | Craig Czarnecki
    MADISON (WKOW) -- A 30th birthday party ends early after a the party's organizer punches the DJ, and destroys his equipment because of his song selections.
  • Half-blind guard caught sleeping at WTC site

    03/26/2014 10:28:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 26, 2014 | Philip Messing, Reuven Fenton and Bruce Golding
    Only days before President Obama revealed that his worst fear was a nuclear terror attack on Manhattan, a nearly blind guard was caught sleeping on the job at the Freedom Tower — where he was the building’s first line of defense. In a shocking cellphone photo obtained exclusively by The Post, Abdul Basher, 65, is wearing shades and lying almost completely flat in a chair in the No. 1 terror target’s south lobby, where he was the only guard stationed, sources said.
  • Ted Kennedy Jr. mulling run for Connecticut Senate

    03/25/2014 3:24:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2014 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ted Kennedy Jr., who has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years, said he's considering a run for the state Senate in Connecticut. The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, of Massachusetts, said he will decide within two weeks whether to seek this year's Democratic nomination for the 12th Senatorial District seat being vacated by retiring Guilford Democrat Edward Meyer.
  • Snyder to create foundation to provide help for tribal communities

    03/25/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Just because the President has advised the Redskins to change their name and just because two members of Congress recently scolded the NFL for keeping the name, team owner Daniel Snyder has not been compelled to change it (he's been anything but, actually). But with his colleagues -- and his commissioner -- still seemingly on his side (for now, at least), Snyder has taken a step to ingratiate himself into the Native American community. In a letter released Monday, Snyder announced that he would create a Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation that, in Snyder's words, will "provide meaningful and measurable...
  • Affidavit: Teacher had sexual encounter with student at a Waffle House

    03/24/2014 8:01:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A judge granted bond, set at $50,000 in cash, to a former teacher charged with having sex with several students. The judge set bond for Lori Quigley for all three counts she faces. Police arrested Quigley a week ago at her Georgia home. She resigned from her math teaching job about a week before her arrest.
  • Police: Woman slashed after texting feud

    03/24/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | March 24, 2014
    DAYTON — A woman was arrested on a felonious assault charge after Dayton police responded to a report of a stabbing Sunday evening. Diona E. Day, 22, was taken into custody at her Lakebend Drive apartment after police say she slashed at another woman with a butcher knife. According to the police report, the two women had been arguing all day via texts and Facebook posts.
  • CNN's Chicagoland makes white Chicagoans look good

    03/24/2014 7:11:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 21, 2014 | Ray Salazar
    As a native Chicagoan, I watched "Fireworks," episode 3 of CNN’s original series Chicagoland, and waited to learn something new about my city. Despite the hype and high acclaim, Chicagoland—once again—failed to capture an accurate Chicago story. What bothered me most about tonight’s episode is that the new adults celebrated in episode 3, all the new people aspiring to help our city, all the new people doing good are white: the doctor, the chef, the reporter, the theater director.
  • Woman deletes phone data in front of cop, gets charged with murder

    03/22/2014 5:34:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 21, 2014 : | Alia Malik
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police arrested a woman on a murder charge late Thursday after a detective said she deleted call records or text messages while being questioned about a fatal shooting earlier in the day. Sara Mary Clements, 24, eventually admitted to being with Alex Navarro, 22, on Thursday at about 1:30 a.m. and said “police were going to find out about her anyway because of the text messages she had sent” to Navarro, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
  • Woman charged with murder following texting squabble gets 7 years

    03/21/2014 4:36:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    PRINCETON — A Mercer County woman, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a heated exchange of text messages led to a fatal shooting, was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison with credit for time served.
  • Teachers who ‘had sex in class’ can’t be fired: court

    03/20/2014 10:17:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | Julia Marsh and Georgett Roberts
    As long as the kids are away, teachers can play, a panel of judges said Thursday, ruling that educators shouldn’t be fired for having sex with one another — even in their classrooms. The Manhattan appellate judges said foreign-language teachers Alini Brito, 34, and Cindy Mauro, 38, were treated too harshly when they were dismissed for engaging in a topless classroom tryst inside Brooklyn’s James Madison HS in 2009.
  • Woman vandalizes cab, attacks police officer in Delray, police say

    03/19/2014 9:06:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 19, 2014 | Kate Jacobson,
    A Boca Raton woman caused $1,260 in damage after she destroyed the back of a taxi cab, and then lunged at a police officer who was responding to the incident, according to Delray Beach police. Brenda Haggerty, 51, started kicking the credit card machine in the back of a cab at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Wallace Drive. When the driver, Destine St. Surin, got out of the car because he was frightened, she moved to the front of the car and started ripping out the car's meter, according to an arrest report.
  • President Obama shows Vineyard fore-sight

    03/18/2014 11:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 19, 2014 | Gayle Fee
    Like the swallows to Capistrano, the White House advance peeps have hit Martha’s Vineyard scoping out yet another Obama presidential vacation. Ukraine? Crimea? Putin? The president’s going to Mad Martha’s! Word from The Rock is that Barry, first lady Michelle and kids Sasha and Malia will land on the island sometime around Aug. 9 for a week or so. As you are so well aware, the first family has vacationed on the Vineyard every summer of Obama’s presidency, with the exception, of course, of 2012, when he was up for re-election and canoodling with the beautiful people in a $30...
  • Jack Daniel's opposes changing Tenn. whiskey law

    03/17/2014 8:04:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2014
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's, the world's best-known Tennessee whiskey.
  • Plantation woman accused of fatally shooting domestic partner

    03/17/2014 4:23:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 17, 2014 | Rebeca Piccardo
    A Plantation woman is charged with killing her domestic partner during a dispute that stemmed from an argument over relationships, police said on Monday. Michele McCann, 57, was taken into custody about 11 p.m. Saturday at 1085 W. Country Club Circle after police were called about a possible shooting, police said. According to police, Jeanine Luciano, 59, was shot and killed during a dispute, police said. At a first-appearance court hearing on Monday, Broward Judge John "Jay" Hurley read from an arrest report and said police found McCann outside the home with blood all over her clothing.
  • 2 charged in Eden Prairie Lifetime Fitness locker room beating

    03/14/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    FOX (Minnesota) ^ | March 11, 2014 | Shelby Capacio
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - Police say the case began with a man who was brutally beaten in the locker room of the Lifetime Fitness gym in Eden Prairie -- but charging documents claim that's far from where the violence ended. Many have wondered how Dalal Bayle Idd and Kamal Elyas Maqadin were able to get into the health club in the first place -- and the answer is simple: They walked in just like everyone else. They only difference is that they didn't stop to check in because they weren't there to work out.
  • Anger over photo behind stabbing death of West Boca restaurant owner, deputies say

    03/14/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    South Florida Sun-Senitnel ^ | March 14, 2014 | Adam Sacasa
    The horrific crime unfolded inside the packed dining room of a popular West Boca eatery. More than 20 terrified diners watched as a worker wielding a huge knife stabbed the restaurant owner and another worker during a dinnertime melee. The reason for the rampage? Palm Beach deputies say the worker — 42-year-old Tilus Lebrun — was angry that his photo had been taken and posted online on March 2. So he attacked Dimitrios Karaloukas, owner of Jimmy the Greek Taverna, during Thursday's supper rush.
  • 'Pawn Stars' store melts down $50K in gold coins

    03/14/2014 6:16:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    UPI ^ | March 14, 2014 | Danielle Haynes
    March. 14 (UPI) -- A Nevada man filed a criminal complaint alleging his niece stole and sold his $50,000 coin collection to reality TV's Pawn Stars, which then melted the gold down. David Walters filed the complaint with the Clark County Justice Court on Nov. 27, and by time police notified the pawn shop on Dec. 5, the gold pieces had already been melted down, Radar Online reported.
  • South by Southwest goes on after crash kills 2

    03/13/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    by KHOU.com staff & AP ^ | March 13, 2014
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Fleeing police, a driver gunned a sedan through a street barricade and into a crowd of South by Southwest festival attendees shortly after midnight Thursday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and casting a pall over one of the nation’s hippest celebrations of music, movies and technology. The driver struck multiple pedestrians around 12:30 a.m. on a block filled with concertgoers, then sped down the street, hitting and killing a man from the Netherlands on a bicycle and an Austin woman on a moped, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The driver eventually crashed into a...
  • Brent Musburger to SEC Network, Will No Longer Call Sat. Night Football on ABC

    03/12/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2014
    On Wednesday, ESPN announced that Brent Musburger will leave his partnership with Kirk Herbstreit on ABC's Saturday Night Football broadcast to join Jesse Palmer to call games for ESPN's new SEC Network. It is believed that ESPN did not want to lose Chris Fowler's services in a contract year, and the GameDay host is the favorite to be in the booth with Herbstreit. There may be a bigger role for Rece Davis as well.
  • Bullying accusations continue against BU coach

    03/12/2014 6:29:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 8, 2014 | Bob Hohler
    One basketball player at Boston University said she felt so emotionally damaged by her coach she considered suicide. Another player said the coach, Kelly Greenberg, treated her so poorly she sought mental health care. And two other players said Greenberg’s emotional abuse ruined their love of the sport. All four women walked away from the BU women’s basketball team this academic year, an exodus that has renewed questions about Greenberg’s treatment of her student-athletes — and her future at the school.
  • Plantation girl's emotional response to Obama hits news wires

    03/11/2014 5:12:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 10, 2014 | Anthony Man
    Freddi Newman, 16, of Plantation, was in the crowd Friday when President Barack Obama visited Coral Reef High School in southwest Miami-Dade County. The mostly student audience of 1,650 at the "mega magnet" school in the Richmond Heights community roared with excitement for the president.
  • Police arrest 73 at UMass "Blarney Blowout" party

    03/10/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 10, 2014
    AMHERST, Mass. - A pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts on Saturday spiraled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual "Blarney Blowout." There were more than 70 arrests and four officers were injured in the clashes that included some students throwing beer bottles, cans and snowballs, officials said.
  • Woman Allegedly Brutally Beat 3-Year-Old Daughter For Microwaving Cell Phone

    03/09/2014 7:47:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Gothamist ^ | March 8, 2014 | Rebecca Fishbein
    A Manhattan woman was charged with assault this week for allegedly brutally beating her three-year-old daughter after the toddler microwaved her cell phone and destroyed it. The woman had been taking refuge in a Hell's Kitchen shelter for battered women. Officers say that Krystle Reyes, 28, began assaulting her daughter around 5 p.m. on Thursday night. Fellow residents at the West 49th Street shelter say they heard the little girl screaming and called for help; officials found the little girl with a deep cut and bruising on her right eye, bruising to her right arm, red marks on her neck...