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  • County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Shootings

    02/06/2016 6:41:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | February 4, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month. Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st) said he’s sending a letter to the governor, asking him to declare a state of emergency in the city, as a step toward quelling the alarming level of violence on the streets. Chicago police have said nearly 300 people were shot last month, more than double the total from January 2015; and 51 people were murdered, an increase of 75 percent over last year.
  • City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

    02/03/2016 6:31:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 2, 2016 | Joshua J. Florence and Samuel Vasquez
    The Cambridge City Council again did not vote on a resolution last Monday to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year. Despite what the resolution’s proponents claim is strong public support, the legislation is on hold while councillors negotiate how best to change the holiday name and still honor Italian Americans, many of whom see the day as a celebration of their heritage. Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen, who is leading the charge for the name change, said he anticipates the process will continue to play out over the next few months while councillors try...
  • Springetts Police: Shoplifting suspect stole our vehicle (Pennsylvania)

    02/02/2016 6:26:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | February 1, 2016 | Katherine Ranzenberger
    A shoplifting suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing an unoccupied Springettsbury Township police car on Monday, according to township police. Marlo Harvard Jr., 21, Baltimore, is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, retail theft, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding police, as well as summary traffic offenses, according to a press release.
  • California mom gets life in prison for stabbing her 3 daughters to death

    02/01/2016 10:04:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Nancy Dillon
    The California mom who stabbed her three young daughters to death with a kitchen knife was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday. Carol Ann Coronado, 32, was found covered in blood on a bed beside her lifeless children inside their working-class house south of LAX Airport on May 20, 2014. She killed 2-year-old Sophia, 16-month-old Yazmine and 2-month-old Xenia before injuring herself with self-inflicted stab wounds, prosecutors said.
  • Satanic group set to lead Phoenix City Council in prayer

    01/30/2016 9:01:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 29, 2016
    A Satanic group is set to deliver an opening prayer at an upcoming meeting of the Phoenix City Council, sparking controversy. The local Satanic Temple will deliver the invocation at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting after winning approval -- and at least one Councilman is calling that a joke, Fox 10 reported Thursday. "Well it's definitely going to be making a mockery of everything, they want to mock the City of Phoenix, the taxpayers, and the people who want to take this stuff seriously," the councilman Sal DiCiccio told that station.
  • Aiden Michael McClendon, 22-month-old Florida boy, killed in ‘gang-related’ drive-by shooting

    01/30/2016 8:31:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Perone
    A Florida toddler was shot multiple times during a “gang-related” drive-by shooting, cops said Saturday. Little Aiden Michael McClendon, who was only 22 months old, was shot dead Friday around 6:10 p.m. in Jacksonville while sitting in a car, cops said in a statement.
  • 2 Arrested in Brookline, Massachusetts, Shootings, Stabbings

    01/28/2016 5:16:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    NECN ^ | January 28, 2016 | Alysha Palumbo, Allison Freedman and Marc Fortier
    After a wild scene in Brookline, Massachusetts, ended Wednesday with three men shot and stabbed at two different locations and two men on the run, police located the stolen getaway car and arrested two of the three men being treated at the hospital. Antonio Brown Jr., 27, of Lincoln Way in Cambridge, and Khari A. Wilcox, 18, of Abbot St., in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, are charged with armed home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, armed assault with intent to rob/murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.
  • Gun licenses on the rise in Mass.; 7.8 percent increase seen

    01/27/2016 5:25:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 27, 2016 | Matt Rocheleau
    Tens of thousands of new gun licenses were issued to Massachusetts residents in 2015, continuing a recent surge, according to state data. There were 342,622 active Class A firearms licenses statewide, according to figures provided by the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services earlier this month. That was up about 24,700, or 7.8 percent, from the same time a year ago. A Class A license, the broadest license available under state law and by far the most popular, allows the holder to carry rifles, shotguns, or handguns. It also allows the holder to carry a concealed handgun.
  • Kendall man showed off ISIS execution videos, vowed to dress as the Joker and kill boss (Fla.)

    01/26/2016 5:47:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | January 26, 2016 | David Ovalle + Lance Dixon
    A Kendall man pledged “allegiance to Allah” and vowed to dress like the comic-book villain Joker before gunning down co-workers, according to a police report. The man, Enrique Dominguez, 20, was arrested late Friday, accused of aggravated assault. A Miami-Dade judge on Saturday ordered that he must post $5,000 bond and stay on house arrest before trial.
  • American reported killed while walking on Caribbean beach with her husband

    01/25/2016 2:00:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 25, 2016
    An American tourist was brutally stabbed to death at a deserted beach on the Caribbean island of Grenada Saturday, according to police who say the suspect quickly turned himself in. The 39-year-old woman had been walking in the sand with her husband when the attacker stabbed her with a cutlass, a short sword, The Telegraph reports.
  • Man, 25, shot to death in lobby of Hyatt hotel near McCormick Place (Chicago)

    01/23/2016 5:36:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2016 | Sam Charles
    A fight and shooting early Saturday in the lobby of a hotel near McCormick Place claimed the life of a 25-year-old man. Courtney Taylor of the 6800 block of South Paulina Avenue was shot multiple times and was dead at the scene. Taylor had been among several people fighting in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. around 2:20 a.m., authorities said.
  • Elizabeth Banks, Retta tell real-life abortion stories honoring 43rd anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade

    01/21/2016 7:05:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | January 21, 2016 | Marilyn Malara
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks, Retta, Dascha Polanco and other actresses came together to tell real abortion stories as part of the Center for Reproductive Rights' Draw The Line campaign. In the clips, published Wednesday, the actresses, including Mary McCormack, Amy Brenneman, Mercedes Mason and Bellamy Young, retell stories from women who have had abortions to represent the myriad of reasons why everyday women choose to undergo the procedure.
  • Wynn discusses management philosophy, 2016 campaign, China

    01/20/2016 3:32:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 20, 2016 | Daniel Rothberg
    Wynn began by talking about the most recent Democratic debate on Sunday night. “Bernie Sanders,” Wynn said. “God bless him, that moron.” When hosting an event like the October Democratic debate, Wynn said he did not want to stake out positions because the casino’s employees and their families have a range of political views. “But Bernie Sanders is an exception,” he said of the candidate. “You can’t let him get away with the crap (he says). The man is older than I am and nothing has rubbed off on him. He has not the first idea of how the country...
  • DA: Suspect in Strip sidewalk crash faces 1,000 years if convicted

    01/20/2016 2:46:54 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January. 20, 2016 | Chris Kudialis
    A 24-year-old woman accused of intentionally running down people along the Las Vegas Strip last month could be sentenced to more than 1,000 years in prison if convicted of all the charges she faces, the district attorney said today. Prosecutors today filed additional charges against Lakeisha Holloway, who now faces 71 counts related to the crash that killed one person and injured 35 others.
  • Woman admits trying to encase husband in concrete in 2003 (Nevada)

    01/20/2016 6:49:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January. 19, 2016 | Scott Sonner
    RENO — Detectives say a Nevada woman accused of fatally stabbing her husband with a carving knife 12 years ago has said that she and another man tried to encase his body in concrete when they buried him in a shallow grave. Pam Erwin, 57, of Elko was arrested Jan. 5 on murder and conspiracy charges. She made an initial appearance in Humboldt County Justice Court in Winnemucca last week in the death of James Erwin. Her alleged accomplice, James Alan Melendez, 52, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona was arrested Jan. 11.
  • Who needs a ‘Hillary’ campaign sticker when you have a leg tattoo?

    01/19/2016 2:02:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | Thomas Johnson
    Tattooing portraits of presidents is also a thing people do. You only have to run a quick image search to find hundreds of President Obama tattoos, with varying attention to detail. It's less common, however, to find tattoos of presidential candidates. There just aren't that many tattoos of Al Gore or John McCain out there. At least based on my 12-second Google search. But that didn't deter 33-year-old Justin Smith, a campaign volunteer for Hillary Clinton. Smith explained that Clinton had been his "hero for 23 years," in between answering phones at the Hillary for 2016 campaign headquarters in Charleston,...
  • Lowell cops nab illegal immigrant accused of killing officer abroad

    01/19/2016 6:22:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | O’Ryan Johnson
    A 60-year-old illegal immigrant wanted for killing a police officer in the Dominican Republic is behind bars after Lowell cops took him in at gunpoint, police said. Ramon Aguasviva-Mejia, who had recently lived in Lawrence, also has warrants out of Suffolk Superior Court for drug distribution. He is also wanted by Quincy District Court for felony assault, police said. Detectives from the Lowell Police Department’s Special Investigations Section had Aguasviva-Mejia under surveillance Sunday afternoon in Central Plaza on Church Street, but he spotted the tail and bolted, narrowly avoiding hitting the cops as he fled, police said.
  • SEIU: Dozens arrested at airport workers' MLK Day national civil disobedience

    01/18/2016 7:41:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | January 18, 2016
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of contracted airport workers and allies were arrested today at demonstrations in cities including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Newark, NJ, Washington, DC, Portland, Ore., Seattle, Chicago and Miami as part of a national airport workers' civil disobedience against the injustices and inequality that persist at airports across the country. The men and women who keep our airports running took action to commemorate MLK Day and to reclaim the dignity that should come with a hard day's work, a central tenet of Dr. King's vision for a just society.
  • Chicago shootings up nearly 200 percent in 2016

    01/17/2016 8:24:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | Adriana Diaz
    CHICAGO -- On average, one person has been shot every three hours in Chicago since January 1st. Just two hours into the New Year, 24-year-old Deandre Holiday was gunned down after a fight at a New Year's Eve party spilled into the street. He's Chicago's first homicide of what's so far been a bloody 2016. Since January 1st, 110 people have been shot -- compared to 37 during the same time last year. That's a nearly 200 percent increase.
  • Authorities: Woman critical after son shoots her in head

    01/15/2016 4:56:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    WTVD (Raleigh-Durham, NC) ^ | January 15, 2016 | Nicole Carr and Greg Barnes
    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- A 24-year-old Fayetteville man is charged in the shooting his mother. Kevin Tyrone Powell faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Thursday afternoon, police say he walked into his mother's nail salon and spa and shot 44-year-old Derema "Miss "Dee" Burch in the face.
  • Woman takes plea deal for brutal murder of child

    01/14/2016 8:53:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    KLAS-TV (Las Vegas) ^ | January 14, 2016 | Nikki Bowers
    A Las Vegas woman accused of brutally murdering a 10-year-old girl has accepted a plea deal. Brenda Stokes Wilson agreed Thursday to plead guilty to first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon, murder with a deadly weapon, burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon, attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, and mayhem with the use of a deadly weapon. Metro Police said 53-year-old Wilson killed Jade Morris in Dec. 2012. Police said Wilson picked Jade up on Friday, Dec. 21 to take her Christmas shopping.
  • Charge dismissed for mom whose 1-year-old was beaten to death by 8-year-old

    01/14/2016 7:42:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | January 14, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    A judge this morning dismissed a reckless manslaughter charge against a Birmingham woman who had left her one-year-old daughter in the care of five other small children while she went out to a biker club. One of those children is now charged with intentionally killing the girl. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, however, could still present the case to a grand jury for possible indictment against the mother of the girl. Jefferson County District Court Judge Shelly Watkins refused to forward the reckless manslaughter charge against Katerra Lewis, 26, to a grand jury after hearing arguments from her attorney...
  • 2 Brothers Charged with Attempted Murder in Downtown Minneapolis Stabbing

    01/13/2016 6:13:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    KSTP ^ | January 13, 2016 | Jennie Lissarrague
    Two brothers have each been charged with attempted murder in connection to a stabbing over the weekend. Twenty-two-year-old Cornelius Green of Minneapolis and 23-year-old Devon Green, who has no permanent address, were both charged Tuesday. They are expected to make their first court appearances Wednesday. According to the criminal complaint, the stabbing was reported at 2:30 a.m. Saturday near the Choice Gentlemen’s Club on Second Avenue North in downtown Minneapolis.
  • David Bowie fan attempts suicide after his idol’s death

    01/12/2016 2:11:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 12, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    A diehard David Bowie fan in Japan took the rock icon’s death to heart, attempting suicide because of it. Tomoki Shiota, an unemployed 25-year-old, was found outside a shipping company in Sapporo, a village in northern Japan, Monday afternoon, shouting and waving a box cutter around.
  • Mother of pregnant 16-year-old fatally shot in Birmingham tells gunman to turn himself in

    01/11/2016 1:26:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | January 9, 2016 | Erin Edgemon
    White fought for her life and for the life of her unborn baby, she said. "She tried to make it," Dixon said. "She lost too much blood." In the wake of the deadly robbery, she said many in the community are lashing out at Raven's friend and father of her baby. "I wish they would just leave him alone," she said, adding that he did all that he could to save her. Dixon said the 18-year-old was no longer Raven's boyfriend, but they had a relationship for the sake of their baby. He and Raven would meet to talk when...
  • NYPD Seeks 5 Men in Gang-Rape at Brooklyn Playground

    01/10/2016 6:39:29 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 114 replies
    NBC New York ^ | January 9, 2016
    The 18-year-old victim and her father were walking through Osborn Playground in Brownsville at around 9 p.m. Friday when the two were approached by five men, investigators said. One man brandished a gun and told the teenager's father to leave the area, police said. The girl's father then ran for help, but by the time he returned with two police officers, the five men had raped the teenager and fled, authorities said.
  • Police investigate fatal shooting on BART train near West Oakland station

    01/09/2016 9:46:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | January 9, 2016.
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened on a BART train near the West Oakland station at 1451 Seventh Street in Oakland. The West Oakland station is closed and emergency responders are on scene, officials said. Witnesses say a passenger was killed by another rider as the San Francisco-bound BART Train pulled into the West Oakland Station. Witnesses say they noticed a disheveled looking man get on the BART train at Rockridge or MacArthur station.
  • Oviedo mother who killed her 17-year-old daughter: I want a life prison sentence (Florida)

    01/09/2016 5:54:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 6, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD – Sujatha Guduru, the Oviedo mother who fatally shot her 17-year-old daughter then tried to kill herself, refused to accept an act of mercy by prosecutors on Wednesday. They offered her a plea deal that would have reduced her sentence from life in prison to 30 years, but she rejected it. She would plead guilty, she said, only if she were allowed to spend the rest of her life in prison.
  • Boston police officer shot in Dorchester

    01/08/2016 4:18:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 08, 2016 | By John R. Ellement, Eric Moskowitz, Evan Allen and Meghan E. Irons
    A Boston police officer was shot in the leg Friday by a suspected drug dealer who jumped out of his car and started firing without provocation, an incident that ended moments later when the suspect was wrestled to the ground and arrested, officials said. The officer, a nine-year veteran assigned to the drug unit at Area B-3 in Mattapan, was in the intensive care unit at Boston Medical Center but was expected to recover.
  • Woman, 28, says she was slashed by the same man who attacked a woman in Manhattan (graphic images)

    01/08/2016 6:52:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2016 | By Alexandra Klausner
    A 28-year-old New York woman who was slashed in the face on New Years day claims that she was attacked by the same man who was arrested on Wednesday evening for slashing another woman in Chelsea. Nicole Pagliaro, a 28-year-old graphic designer, believes she was the first of 41-year-old Kari Bazemore's two alleged victims this week.
  • Palestinian wave of violence marked by increased female role

    01/06/2016 6:42:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2016 | Aron Heller and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    While battling Israel was once a role restricted to Palestinian men and boys, the current wave of violence has seen an unprecedented spike in female involvement. And where the few women who did engage in attacks in the past were typically underprivileged females seeking redemption after being rejected by their families, the attackers are now largely ideological, educated women from supportive homes. Palestinians consider the trend to be a combination of rising Islamist zeal, the growing role of women in the conservative society and the brewing desperation of a younger generation with few prospects.
  • 2 teens killed, 1 wounded in shooting on South Side (Chicago)

    01/05/2016 9:36:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    WGN-TV and Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2016 | Tom Negovan
    Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 17-year-old girl was shot in the chest. Both were pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in suburban Oak Lawn. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand and hospitalized in good condition. No suspects have been arrested.
  • Sweden and Denmark add border checks to stem flow of migrants

    01/05/2016 6:08:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    New York Times News Service ^ | Jan. 5, 2016 | Dan Bilefsky
    LONDON — The continued flow of people along Europe’s migration trail, from Turkey and Greece to the Balkans to Scandinavia, faced new impediments on Monday as two of the northernmost destinations further tightened border controls in response to political, economic and logistical pressures. Sweden, once one of the most welcoming of nations for refugees, introduced new identity checks on Monday for travelers arriving from Denmark. Fearful that migrants who otherwise would pass through on their way to Sweden would now be unable to leave, Denmark swiftly moved to impose new controls on people traveling via its border with Germany.
  • Machete Wielding Man Shot By Police(Miami)

    01/05/2016 5:56:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | January 5, 2016 | John MacLauchlan
    The family of the armed man, who they identified as 56-year old Richard Fernandez, said the officers ordered him to drop the machete, but he refused. “Instead, he lunged toward the officer with the machete,” said Perez. “The officer discharged her firearm and struck the subject that was holding the machete.” Fernandez was taken to Kendall Regional Trauma Center where he’s listed in critical condition. His sister told CBS4 her brother was shot twice in the head area and she didn’t think he was going to make it.
  • 4 Killed, 38 Wounded In New Year’s Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    01/04/2016 6:52:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Four people were killed and at least 38 others have been wounded in shootings across the city over the New Year’s holiday weekend. The first reported homicide of 2016 happened about 2:20 a.m. New Year’s Day in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. Deandre Holiday, 24, got into a fight with someone in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence when the person pulled out a gun and fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The shooter then fled the scene.
  • 1 shot, 2 dead in Tamarac double shooting (south Florida)

    01/02/2016 7:08:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    WSVN ^ | January 1, 2016
    TAMARAC, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are investigating a double shooting in Tamarac, where the shooter injured at least one person and killed another before he shot himself at a Boston Market restaurant. Officials said 56-year-old Clive Muir was behind the gun of a shooting that began in an apartment complex and ended at a Boston Market in Tamarac. According to Broward Sheriff's Office police and witnesses, at least one person is dead on scene at a Boston Market in Tamarac, near University Drive, Friday afternoon. "People that were in the restaurant at the time noticed him approaching and an employee...
  • Investigation of Trenton's first homicide in a decade continues into new year (Michigan)

    01/01/2016 8:09:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    The News-Herald ^ | January 01, 2016 | Ashley Sword
    The call began as a well-being check for the occupants, but led to the discovery of the body of a 65-year-old man who had been strangled. According to police, George Hite died of ligature strangulation, which means something other than hands was used. Hite had been living with his 94-year-old mother, Agnes Hite, at the complex and was her caretaker. She was found unharmed on the floor, but was dehydrated as she was unable to get food or water on her own. It is not known how long she went without care before police discovered her and her son.
  • Chicago’s First Homicide Of 2016: Man Shot To Death In Grand Boulevard

    01/01/2016 7:56:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    (STMW) – In the first reported homicide of 2016, a man was shot to death early New Year’s Day in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. The 24-year-old man was shot about 2:20 a.m. in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence, police said. He was dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but did not release additional information.
  • Akron woman to be sentenced after stabbing boyfriend for eating all of the salsa

    12/31/2015 7:46:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    FOX 8 (Cleveland, Ohio) ^ | December 31, 2015 | by Kaily Cunningham
    AKRON – Phyllis Jefferson, 50, of Akron is set to be sentenced Monday after she plead guilty to aggravated assault. Police say that Jefferson was arrested back in April after she stabbed her boyfriend.. Officials say she stabbed him with a pen for eating all of the salsa.
  • Molotov cocktails hurled at Queens strip club a day after Cleanthony Early is shot outside

    12/31/2015 6:23:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    A day after Knicks player Cleanthony Early was shot and robbed leaving a Queens jiggle joint, the club was hit by two Molotov cocktails early Thursday, cops said. Someone hurled the flaming bottle at the CityScapes Gentleman’s Club on 58th St. in Maspeth about 5:30 a.m., police said.
  • Michael Jordan remains top-ranked athlete in history by Harris Poll

    12/30/2015 11:23:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 31, 2015 | DARREN ROVELL
    Six years after it asked America who the best athletes of all-time were, the Harris Poll released its most recent results on Wednesday, and there's at least one constant: Michael Jordan. Jordan was once again on top of the survey, followed by Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali, who each moved up one spot from their 2009 rankings. Tiger Woods, who in 2009 held the No. 2 spot, fell to No. 8. Rounding out the top five were Serena Williams, who wasn't ranked six years ago, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who jumped from No. 8 to No. 5.
  • Man stabbed in Day Square (Boston)

    12/29/2015 8:16:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | December 26, 2015 | Adamg
    Around 9:30 p.m. outside 282 Bennington St. He was able to get himself to the East Boston Health Center on Gove Street. Police are looking for two suspects, both black, both dressed in black. The alleged knifeman is 5'10" with crooked, yellow teeth. His accomplice was described as 6', about 30, with a beard. No description of his teeth.
  • Al Jazeera: 'We're not making the allegation against Peyton Manning'

    12/29/2015 12:46:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 29, 2015 | Will Brinson
    On Saturday night the football world erupted with the reported allegation from an Al Jazeera report about Peyton Manning being involved with a clinic that distributed HGH. The Al Jazeera report was first promoted via the Huffington Post, which highlighted Manning's name in the report because his wife allegedly received HGH shipments in Florida. Manning fired back quickly and aggressively, calling the report "complete garbage" and discussing the possibility of suing Al Jazeera for defamation.
  • Nashua woman accused of biting, choking girlfriend (New Hampshire)

    12/29/2015 6:43:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Union Leader ^ | December 28, 2015 | KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
    NASHUA — A city woman is facing 17 charges in connection with an alleged assault against her girlfriend, including claims that she repeatedly bit her partner, rubbed her face in old food and choked her until she nearly blacked out. Nahiomy Velazquez, 23, of 75 Pine St., apt. 55, is accused of assaulting the girlfriend during an altercation on Dec. 21.
  • Police: Robbers hold up seven at hair salon

    12/27/2015 8:44:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News ^ | December 27, 2015 | Allison Steele
    Philadelphia police are searching for two men who they said robbed seven people at gunpoint in a West Philadelphia hair salon Saturday night.
  • Mother, daughter face assault charges after stabbing (Massachusetts)

    12/27/2015 5:58:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Cape Cod Times ^ | December 26, 2015 | Ethan Genter
    HYANNIS — A mother and daughter were arrested Thursday night after a man reported he had been stabbed several times following an altercation at a Christmas Eve party, Barnstable police said. Leah Sylvia, 20, and her mother, Roxanne Sylvia, 46, were arrested after the daughter allegedly stabbed the 46-year old man, and Roxanne Sylvia attempted to bar police from entering their home at 17 Washington Avenue Extension, said Sgt. Sean Sweeney. Roxanne Sylvia told police her daughter, who police had already seen inside, wasn’t at the home and wouldn’t let them in, Sweeney said. Police obtained a warrant for the...
  • Domestic ISIS Supporter Accused Of Seeking To Bomb Super Bowl XLIX

    12/26/2015 9:41:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Inquisitr News. ^ | December 26, 2015 | Kyle Schmidlin
    Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, an ISIS supporter born and raised in Philadelphia, has been indicted on charges of plotting to bomb last season’s Super Bowl in Phoenix, according to the Daily Mail. Kareem allegedly planned to make and use explosives like pipe bombs to kill as many of Super Bowl XLIX’s 70,000 attendees as possible and has been linked to other terror organizations and plots. Among Kareem’s charges is conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Kareem is alleged to be a supporter of ISIS. Other charges against Kareem include interstate transportation of firearms with intent to...
  • Three Killed, At Least Seven Wounded In Shootings Across Chicago

    12/25/2015 3:19:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 25, 2015
    (STMW) — Three men were killed and at least seven people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Thursday afternoon. A man was shot to death on Christmas Day in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
  • Bosnia court indicts wartime commander for crimes by Islamic fighters

    12/24/2015 9:35:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 23, 2015 | Maja Zuvela
    A Bosnian war crimes prosecutor on Wednesday indicted a wartime Muslim army commander on charges of failing to prevent crimes committed by foreign Islamic fighters against captive Bosnian Serb soldiers during a 1992-1995 war. The 63-year-old retiree Sakib Mahmuljin was arrested on Dec. 8 on charges of acting in contravention of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions while serving as a commander of the 3rd Corps of the Army of BiH. [L8N13X1OX]
  • Male prostitute charged in doc’s strangulation death

    12/24/2015 7:11:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | December 23, 2015 | DAVID GAMBACORTA & AUBREY WHELAN
    A MALE prostitute has been charged with the murder of 75-year-old psychiatrist Dr. Howard Baker. Philadelphia Police officials said Wednesday that Manuel Baez, 27, strangled Baker early Monday morning inside a fifth-floor hotel room at the Rodeway Inn, on Walnut Street above 12th in Center City.