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  • Texas neighborhood tense over World War II tank parked outside multimillion-dollar home

    10/01/2017 9:32:28 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/01/2017 | na
    A history buff in Texas shelled out some $600,000 for a fully functional World War II tank -- but now that it's parked outside his multimillion-dollar home, it's ruffling feathers in his neighborhood. Attorney Tony Buzbee of River Oaks said he bought the tank overseas last year. “Took a year to get here, but now it’s on River Oaks Boulevard,” Buzbee told KHOU Houston‏. “This particular tank landed at Normandy. It liberated Paris, and ultimately went all the way to Berlin. There’s a lot of history here.” However, the homeowners association sent him a letter saying the tank “impedes traffic”...
  • LaPlace homeowner shoots, kills suspected home intruder: sheriff

    09/13/2017 2:39:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 9/13/17 | Littice Bacon-Blood
    A suspected home intruder was shot and killed Tuesday night (Sept. 12) in LaPlace by the homeowner, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. in the 3000 block of Cambridge Drive, the sheriff's office reports. The man, identified by authorities as 27-year-old Kalvin Ferrygood of Garyville, was transported to a New Orleans hospital where he later died, according to the sheriff's office. The homeowner, a 32-year-old man who has not been identified nor arrested, told authorities that he opened his backdoor after he heard people talking in the backyard. Ferrygood was...
  • Self Defense? Washington Man Faces Possible Murder Charge for Shooting Showering Intruder

    04/05/2017 12:01:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    A Washington state man is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after shooting an intruder he found taking a shower in a property he owned in a case authorities and legal experts said appeared to go beyond self-defense laws. Bruce Fanning, 59, is accused of fatally shooting Nathaniel Rosa, 31, after he discovered Rosa bathing early Saturday morning in Belfair, Washington, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say Fanning discovered his place of business, which is near his home, had been broken into and found Rosa in the shower. Fanning told investigators he confronted Rosa, who responded...
  • Man shoots down drone hovering over house

    07/31/2015 2:31:27 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    CNet ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Merideth allegedly told the police that a drone was hovering over his house, where his teen daughter (he has two) was sunbathing. So he pulled out his gun and gave it a merry death. Merideth was arrested for wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. There is, apparently, a local ordinance that says you can't shoot a gun off in the city, but the police charged him under a Kentucky Revised Statute.
  • Two Florida Burglars Broke Into The Wrong Womans Home

    04/02/2015 7:07:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Two Florida Burglars Broke Into The Wrong Womans Home Her previous job taught her how to deal with such threats. B. Christopher Agee April 1, 2015 Volusia County Sheriff's Office According to authorities in Volusia County, Fla., two suspects were promptly arrested from the scene of a reported burglary after the homeowner gave one of them a beating he likely wont soon forget. WKMG reported that Margaret Gulla was at home when a man and woman approached her house. The two suspects, 35-year-old Tobias Cobb and 38-year-old Kimberly Jarrell, apparently had an organized approach to residential burglary. Police indicate...
  • Foreclosure to Home Free, as 5-Year Clock Expires

    03/30/2015 12:35:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 March 2015 | Michael Corkery
    In September, Susan Rodolfi celebrated an unusual anniversary: five years of missed mortgage payments. She is like a ghost of the housing markets painful past, one of thousands of Americans who have skipped years of mortgage payments and are still living in their homes. Now a legal quirk could bring a surreal ending to her foreclosure case and many others around the country: They may get to keep their homes without ever having to pay another dime. The reason, lawyers for homeowners argue, is that the cases have dragged on too long. There are tens of thousands of homeowners who...
  • san diego homebuyers get an unwelcome feeling

    09/13/2014 6:13:10 PM PDT · by BelleAl · 31 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/08/2014 | Maura Dolan
    Jerald Rice typed his wife's name into an Internet search engine. A series of unsettling stunts had perplexed him. Advertisements for sex with his wife popped up. "Adult entertainment of all types when my husband is not home," the ads said. "Not for the faint of heart. Come see me during the day while my husband is at work and we can get our freak on." Some ads contained the couple's address and a photograph of the home they shared with their two children. Some had his wife's photograph, he said. Alarmed, he called his wife at work and then...
  • Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook, Illinois

    08/02/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Nancy Harty
    Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook August 1, 2014 7:34 AM CHICAGO (CBS) A team of archaeologists has been excavating the yard of a west suburban home for the past two weeks, after the residents unearthed several graves from a 19th century cemetery. WBBM Newsradios Nancy Harty reports property along whats now known as Kimberly Court in the Brook Forest subdivision of Oak Brook was once part of a cemetery that was active from 1830 to 1890. Dr. Kevin McGowan, director of the Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program at the Uiversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: A House or a Home?

    04/03/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    My youngest is getting married in less than two months. Although we are deep in the midst of wedding plans and to-do lists, she still manages to spend a good chunk of time every day dreaming about her first home with her soon-to-be hubby. How will they decorate? How will they use their budget? How will they entertain guests? She is incredibly enthusiastic about it, too. You would think the endless list of things to think about would be exhausting, but instead, the wealth of possibilities gives her loads of energy. I think there is something important to learn from...
  • NC:Wilmington man pretends to be drunk, scares away intruders with a gun

    02/02/2014 4:46:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wect.com ^ | 31 January, 2013 | Staff
    The man pretended to be drunk long enough to get to his safe and pull out a gun. One suspect ran away and the victim held the other suspect at gunpoint outside his apartment. He then told the suspect to leave.
  • Homeowner kills burglar he finds in house

    01/27/2014 3:20:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 25 January, 2014 | Larry Hannan
    Jacksonville police have judged that a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder inside his house was justified in firing the shot. But the homeowner, whose name has not been released, has been arrested for a misdemeanor violation of injunction for having a firearm, and was taken into custody Saturday afternoon, police said. The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. at a house on the 2700 block of Aubrey Avenue. The intruder was taken to UF Health Jacksonville and pronounced dead, said Sgt. Jay Farhat with the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office.
  • Cedar Hill mayor reflects after stepson killed breaking into home

    01/01/2014 6:46:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | 31 December, 2013 | SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON
    CEDAR HILL Throughout his five terms as the city's mayor, Rob Franke has been open about his stepson's battle with addiction. On Tuesday he spoke openly about his stepson's death. Joshua Slaven, 31, was fatally shot by a homeowner as he broke into a residence located on Stoney Creek Drive around midnight Christmas Eve. Franke says his stepson of more than 25 years has battled addiction since he was a teenager. Throughout his life, Slaven checked into numerous rehab facilities to treat his heroin addiction. (snip) "We saw that Josh was on something, and something different," said Franke. "He...
  • Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in groin

    12/31/2013 7:47:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wrcbtv.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | NA
    MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A homeowner shot aburglary suspect in the groin after catching two men trying to steal scrapmetal from his property, according to authorities. (snip) The homeowner told authorities that when he asked the two men to leave, one of them came towardhim and threatened to kill him. That's when the victim told deputies he shot the suspect once in the groin with his rifle. Both suspects managed to flee thescene.
  • Cedar Hill homeowner shoots suspected would-be burglar on Christmas Eve

    12/31/2013 7:31:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 25 December, 2013 | Tanya Eiserer
    A Cedar Hill homeowner fatally shot a suspected would-be burglar overnight, authorities say. Joshua Slaven, 31, was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve, according to the Dallas County medical examiner. Authorities say the shooting occurred on Stoney Creek Drive about midnight when a man attempted to break in through a window.
  • IN:Intruder shot and killed by homeowner

    12/24/2013 6:05:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wthr.com ^ | 16 December, 2013 | Kris Kirschner
    "The homeowner indicated the individual, the victim had broken into his house and confronted the homeowner in the front room, living room area and the homeowner had a long gun and discharged his weapon at least one time," said IMPD homicide detective Lt. Kevin Kelly.
  • OH:West Toledo homeowner shoots would-be burglar

    12/23/2013 7:41:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    toledonewsnow.com ^ | 5 December, 2013 | Megan Sanctorum , Mackenzie Mille
    Police say Antione Garret, 34, and his girlfriend awoke to the sound of someone breaking into their home on Leybourn Avenue. When Garret heard the front window shatter, he ran downstairs and saw Randy Estrada, 21, climbing inside. Garret fired his handgun several times, until Estrada climbed back out the window and ran away.
  • OK:Homeowner shoots intruder after returning from a walk

    10/16/2013 5:53:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    krmg.com ^ | 13 October, 2013 | Michael Purdy
    Tulsa, Okla. A homeowner returns from a walk Saturday evening and finds an intruder inside his home near Skelly and Lewis. Police say they received the call around 6 p.m., but not just for a burglary.
  • TN:Homeowner Puts Burglar In The Hospital

    10/03/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Melissa Moon
    Police say the man was shot by a homeowner who caught him coming through his bedroom window. (snip) Police say the homeowner heard a noise coming from his bedroom, grabbed his gun and shot a man as he was coming through his window. Police say the burglar tried to run for it, but the homeowner was able to get the drop on him and hold him in the backyard until officers arrived.
  • KS:Police: Man who shot at burglars was protecting himself

    09/30/2013 5:27:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Sia Nyorkor
    The resident called 911 around two o'clock Friday afternoon to report the shooting. It happened in the 1000 block of north Firefly, near 119th street West and Central. Police say the resident shot at the door and the alleged burglars drove off. Police caught up with them a short time later and found a 22-year-old with a gun shot wound to the head. Two other 19-year-olds in the car were arrested. Police say the homeowner was protecting himself and will not be charged.
  • New House Bill Wipes Mortgage Fraud Clean For Banksters

    07/17/2013 5:55:08 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    http://www.occupycorporatism.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Susanne Posel
    The House Financial Services Committee (HFSC), headed by chair Jeb Hensarling, has approved proposed bill entitled, Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act (PATH) that is being sold to the American public as a way to create a sustainable housing finance system. Hensarling explained : Our plan helps taxpayers and homeowners. It gives power and control back to consumers. Under the current broken system, unaccountable Washington elites have more of a say over who gets a mortgage than your local bank. The current system is a government monopoly run by the same types of Washington bureaucrats who run the IRS. America...