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

    04/20/2014 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 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.
  • 108th Anniversary of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    04/19/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Crowds gathered early Friday in San Francisco - as they have done every year for 108 years - to remember the great quake of 1906. Children and grownups gathered at 5 a.m. around Lotta's Fountain to lay a wreath and sound sirens remembering the moment the quake struck. The gold-painted fountain on Market Street served as a meeting point during the earthquake and its aftermath. The early 20th century earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906 in San Francisco, leading to a devastating fires that lasted for several days. In the end, about 3,000 people died and more...
  • Belgian Beer Bar to Bring 'Waffle Burgers' to Ninth Avenue

    04/19/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 19, 2014 | Matthew Katz
    Belgian beer and waffle-wrapped burgers are on the way to a new Hell's Kitchen bar. The Jolly Monk, a Belgian craft beer spot, is opening this summer at 701 Ninth Ave., the space that was formerly home to the controversial bar Traffic. Hell's Kitchen Hospitality — which owns House of Brews, the New York Beer Company and Oliver's Astoria — envisions the new 74-person bar as a bastion for all things Belgian, from beer to snacks like freshly made waffles. "It's going to be a relaxed atmosphere," said co-owner Patrick Schmidt, who lives in Hell's Kitchen. "We're going to be...
  • Moore Man Accused Of Child Sex Crimes During Game Of Truth Or Dare

    04/19/2014 1:31:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    news9 ^ | Lacie Lowry
    MOORE, Oklahoma - A game of truth or dare lead to rape charges against a Moore man, according to court documents. Investigators said 20-year-old Danny Hilton played the game with a 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl, then one of them told her mom. An arrest affidavit said Hilton encouraged a game of truth or dare with the girls in February in his bedroom. The affidavit said Hilton's dares involved sexual acts. It stated Hilton watched and encouraged the juvenile victims to perform sex acts with him and with each other. Hilton's father told News 9 his son played the game...
  • Violating Constitutional Rights is the Core of BLM’s Business Plan

    04/19/2014 7:06:59 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies
    http://rtfitchauthor.com/ ^ | 07/30/11 | Scott Sonner
    The federal government seized Raymond Yowell’s cattle — all 132 head — and hauled them across the state and sold them at auction. Then the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sent Yowell a bill for $180,000 for back grazing fees and penalties, and later garnished part of his Social Security benefits. Yowell claims the government violated his constitutional rights, broke an 1863 treaty and saddled him with a debt that he doesn’t owe. “There’s no other way,” said Yowell, a member of the Te-Moak Band of Western Shoshone, who still works a small cattle ranch with his son in northeast...
  • Kroger manager fired after he slams a knife-wielding shoplifter to the ground

    04/19/2014 12:17:23 AM PDT · by piytar · 23 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | April 18, 2013 | Will Lerner
    A customer in the parking lot of the Kroger recorded the incident on their cellphone. In the video, you can see the unnamed manager approach the shoplifting suspect. The suspect appears to have a knife in his hand. The manager shoves him into a parked car and gets the knife out the suspect’s hand before eventually slamming him down to the ground.
  • 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.
  • BLM Whistleblower: Reid Bunkerville and the Military Industrial Complex at Bundy Ranch

    04/18/2014 6:36:13 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 73 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNGJXDuLkdI ^ | Apr 17, 2014 | NextNewsNetwork
    BUNDY RANCH | You saw his proof. Now meet BLM Whistleblower Rusty Hill who uncovered the corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties.
  • Indiana man arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 2

    04/18/2014 5:39:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    MISHAWAKA, Ind. - Northern Indiana police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder and attempted murder charges in a shooting that killed a young child. Lt. David Wells of St. Joseph County police says Robert L. Griffin was arrested without incident Friday at a Mishawaka apartment complex.
  • Dog Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight

    04/18/2014 3:00:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Emily Bockian
    A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s Mission district early Friday morning was threatened by two men with a knife, who police said ended up stabbing his pet to death. According to the San Francisco police, one of the suspects grabbed the dog, sparking a street fight between the three men at the intersection of 22nd and Bartlett streets about 3 a.m. After the two suspects, both in their 20s, ran away, the owner realized his dog had been stabbed. The dog later died of its injuries at a nearby animal hospital. The motive for the attack remains unclear.
  • St. Regis Unveils $125 Martini

    04/18/2014 2:49:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    This pricey drink is "here to troll us all," SFist proclaims.The World's Best Martini has arrived in San Francisco. And it's yours for a mere $125. Bring the company credit card to that three-martini lunch. SFist reports that the Ame Restaurant bar at the St. Regis hotel and residences in San Francisco's South of Market has crafted "the World's Greatest Martini." The drink, "San Francisco's most luxurious cocktail," is for a "spirits aficionado" who "has tried everything," according to to PR person pushing the drink. 2 Days-Old Kittens Survive Accidentally Being Mailed What could possibly be worth $125? Well --...
  • Deputy forced to shoot Fishers K-9 after attack

    04/17/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT · by digger48 · 28 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | Apr 17, 2014 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS - A Fishers Police K-9 was fatally shot Wednesday after it latched onto an off-duty officer's arm and would not let go. Officials said Officer Tracy Saxhaug was caring for the K-9, named Arrack, at her Hamilton County home Wednesday afternoon when a car pulled into the driveway, sending the dog into a "defensive stance." Police said the K-9 bit Saxhaug's arm and would not release her, so the officer's family member called for help. A Hamilton County Sheriff's Department deputy also could not get Arrack to release Saxhaug's arm, and the decision was made to shoot the dog.
  • Residents Shocked To Learn About Surveillance System That Was Tested In Compton

    04/17/2014 7:26:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 16, 2014 11:28 PM | Juan Fernandez
    COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — Compton residents were shocked to learn about a high-tech surveillance system that was being tested in the city two years ago. “I [didn’t know about it.] Wow. It really bothers me a lot,” resident Latonya Lindsey said. “We should know, I mean, we should have the opportunity to know…if we’re gonna be kinda like, spied on. If that’s what’s going on, people should know.” The wide-area surveillance pilot program, which was tested in 2012, used an airplane flying at 10,000 feet and sophisticated cameras mounted to it to record a 25 square mile area. Inventors said the...
  • Pro-abortion Wendy Davis losing among women voters in Texas: new poll

    04/17/2014 2:59:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new survey by a liberal polling firm is bad news for Wendy Davis, the Democratic would-be governor of Texas who rose to national prominence after filibustering a bill to restrict abortions in the state. Although Davis promotes herself proudly as a candidate who cares about “women’s issues” – a euphemism for legalized abortion-on-demand, or as the Davis team describes it, “expanding access to women’s health care” – it seems women in Texas aren’t interested in what she’s selling. According to Public Policy Polling, 46 percent of Texas women view Davis “unfavorably,” and...
  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    04/17/2014 1:07:45 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 30 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jim salter
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report. He spent the next 13 years turning his life around — getting married, raising three kids, learning a trade. He made no effort to conceal his identity or whereabouts. Anderson paid taxes and traffic tickets, renewed his driver's license and registered his businesses
  • Man Wants to Open a Bar in His Gun Range (Oklahoma City)

    04/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man wants to open a bar in his gun range Generally speaking, the combination of alcohol and weapons sounds like a bad one. Jeff Swanson of Oklahoma City doesn’t see it that way, however. KFOR NewsChannel 4 reports that the entrepreneur, who is in the process of building an “upscale” gun range in OKC, wants his establishment to offer its patrons a drink after they’re finished shooting. KOKH FOX 25 News reports that Mr. Swanson will have customers scan their driver’s license before they partake in either firing guns or drinking alcohol. Mr. Swanson told KOKH, "Once your order a...
  • Judge John McBain explodes at Camia Gamet sentencing: 'I hope you die in prison'

    04/16/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 26 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Danielle Salisbury
    JACKSON, MI – As Diana Banks-Joiner stood in a courtroom and spoke of the abuse her nephew Marcel Hill endured at the hands of Camia Gamet, a woman he loved, his killer interrupted. “Is that it?” Gamet said from her seat at the defense table. The statement prompted gasps from the audience and an angry response from Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain, who threatened to duct tape Gamet’s mouth closed.
  • Pathmark Manager Tossed Bronx Mom Out of Store "Because You're Black": Suit

    Former customer Marie Bridgemahon says manager ejected her from Co-op City Pathmark because of the color of her skin. Another customer launched a racist rant against her moments before she was kicked out . Bridgemahon is now suing Pathmark.A Co-op City Pathmark manager added insult to injury by escorting a customer out of the store following a racially charged slur from another patron, a new lawsuit charges. Marie Bridgemahon and her daughter, both of whom are black, were forced to leave the Bartow Ave. grocery store in 2011 following an incident in which a white woman called her a “black...
  • 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross

    04/16/2014 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ncfool · 1 replies
    KMBC TV, Kansas City, Missouri (from 2006) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Dan Weinbaum
    Watch: 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross. Kansas City Reporter Dan Weinbaum of KMBC TV.
  • Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight

    04/16/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    KOIN ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Brent Weisberg
    The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police searched for much of Wednesday morning was found dead with at least one gunshot wound a little before 10 a.m. The dog was hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street. A suspect, armed with a weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered to be not life threatening. Earlier, officers were investigating a burglary at a uniform supply store that sold police equipment, where a vehicle was located with three suspects inside. Reese said officers saw three people...
  • How This Brooklyn Woman’s Hapless Mom Managed to Accidentally Steal a Green Honda

    04/16/2014 1:53:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/16 | Joe Coscarelli
    "Is this your car or do you know whose it is? Looking for the owner who potentially wears a lot of necklaces and enjoys San Pellegrino sodas. I didn't steal your car but I think my mom may have. It's a long story. I'll explain, but your car is safe and sound." When Nekisia Davis, a Red Hook granola maker, took a weekend trip to Miami with her friends earlier this month, she used her extra airline miles to fly her mother up from Houston to dog-sit. In addition to taking care of Ruby, Davis's Pomeranian mix, her mom was...
  • Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

    04/16/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 163 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 April 2016 | Alan Duke
    Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said. Johnson was seriously injured, but survived the fall from the second level of the building in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann said. Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said. Details about what triggered the incident were not available. Johnson has been a member of Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip hop group that was part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website. He...
  • How a Chinese Company Built 10 Homes in 24 Hours

    04/16/2014 1:27:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr 15, 2014
    Chinese companies have been known to build major real-estate projects very quickly. Now, one company is taking it to a new extreme. Suzhou-based construction-materials firm Winsun New Materials says it has built 10 200-square-meter homes using a gigantic 3-D printer that it spent 20 million yuan ($3.2 million) and 12 years developing. Such 3-D printers have been around for several years and are commonly used to make models, prototypes, plane parts and even such small items as jewelry.
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • Missing Boy Found in Claw Machine at Bowling Alley

    04/16/2014 3:53:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    WNEP ^ | 4/15/2014
    A child reported missing by his mother was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a nearby bowling alley in Nebraska on Monday.According to KETV, the child’s mother called police around 5:30 p.m. after she discovered her 3-year-old boy was not inside her apartment.At the bowling alley across the street, a little boy was found sitting with stuffed animals inside a claw crane machine. Employees called the vendor who quickly arrived and let the boy out.While police were investigating the mother’s missing child report, they were told about a boy found inside the claw crane machine at the nearby...
  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • ARMED JEWELRY STORE OWNER KILLS ONE ROBBER, SENDS SECOND FLEEING

    04/15/2014 5:24:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    On April 11th, the owner of Hardy Nix Jewelry in Antioch, California, shot and killed one of two burglars attempting a late afternoon robbery. According to the San Jose Mercury News, 20-year-old David Carter and an accomplice entered the store to rob it. The armed store owner shot and killed Carter. A female customer caught in the exchange of gunfire between the owner and one of the suspects suffered a "non-life threatening" injury. The suspect who was with Carter escaped and has yet to be apprehended. Police have not released his description. Hardy Nix Jewelry has been in business and...
  • "...and Joe (Biden) ain't dumb" - Paul Harvey (sound alike?)

    04/15/2014 1:48:09 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 6 replies
    morning commute ^ | 4/15/2104 | Eddie01
    Paul Harvey PSA this morning on local AM station promoting Amnesty. Can't locate anywhere on web.
  • El Nino Could Be a Monster This Year

    04/15/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    realclearscience.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Adam Mann,
    Official NOAA Climate Prediction Center estimates peg the odds of El Niño’s return at 50 percent, but many climate scientists think that is a lowball estimate. And there are several indications that if it materializes, this year’s El Niño could be massive, a lot like the 1997-98 event that was the strongest on record.
  • The Savage Nation Monthly Thread - APRIL 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    04/15/2014 10:23:57 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies
    Join The Savage Nation Call Michael at 855 400 SAVAGE 855 400 7282 3 to 6 pm ET
  • Civil Defence Moves in to Save Wedding

    04/14/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    Used generators to restore power after sandstormA Saudi bridegroom had to call the civil defence to save his wedding after a sandstorm disrupted power and threatened the concert. Civil defence units rushed to the wedding in Darma town, 60 km south of the capital Riyadh, and used their generators to supply power to the place for three hours. “Our men used generators to restore power for three hours to the couple will go ahead with their wedding,” civil defence spokesman Major Mohammed Al Hammadi said, quoted by the Saudi news network Al Arabiya.
  • Church Cross Set on Fire

    04/14/2014 1:34:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Apr 14, 2014
    A wooden cross that sits in front of an Upstate church was set on fire over the weekend, according to an incident report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. A church deacon at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road reported the burned cross on Saturday morning. He told deputies that someone set fire to the large wooden cross which had a wreath and purple cloth over it between 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. According to an incident report, church leaders believed that a purple cloth and crown of thorns on the cross were set...
  • Santa Clara Police Kill Woman Waving Aluminum Baseball Bat

    04/14/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Santa Clara police fatally shot a woman who they say started attacking them with a baseball bat. Lt. Kurt Clarke said in a statement the officers, whom he did not identify, feared "for their safety," and fired at her about 4:50 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Lick Mill Boulevard after they were called there because she called 911 "making threats to harm herself and others." When they arrived, police said the woman came out of the front door and attacked the officers with the bat. She was treated at the scene but died later at a hospital. Download...
  • Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment?

      Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment? By Staff Report - April 14, 2014 Nevada Rancher: 'The Citizens Of America' Got My Cattle Back ... After a tense standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Rancher at the center of the disagreement proclaimed that "the citizens of America" got his cattle back. Rancher Cliven Bundy reached a deal with the BLM Saturday allowing the cattle that had been removed from the BLM land to be released back onto the federal lands. But Bundy is still on the hook for the fees he owes...
  • 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.
  • 3 people killed in shooting at Overland Park Kansas Jewish Community Center

    04/13/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT · by Mercat · 50 replies
    KMBC radio ^ | 04/13/2014 | none
    Local radio is reporting that there has been a shooting at the Overland Park, Kansas Jewish Community Center around 1:00 p.m. Central time. Man walking up to people asking if they are Jewish and boom. News conference at 5:00. Evidently CNN is reporting.
  • Video – Blizzard conditions possible for parts of Texas & Oklahoma

    04/13/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 13APR2014 | Robert Felix
    Snow beginning tonight with BRIEF near blizzard conditions possible across the North Texas & Western Oklahoma Panhandles, according to Chris Morris with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas Also hard freeze warnings in effect! – In mid April!
  • 2 Suspects Arrested In OC Serial Murder Case

    04/13/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 12, 2014 10:58 PM
    ORANGE COUNTY (CBSLA.com) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the deaths of four women in Orange County. Frank Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, both of Anaheim, are being held for the suspected murders of all four women, according to Anaheim and Santa Ana police departments. Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said Cano was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Friday in the 5100 block of E. La Palma Avenue. Gordon was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. in the 3100 block of E. La Palma Avenue. Dunn said the investigation began on March 14 after Anaheim police...
  • Report: $663,000 cost to save US family off Mexico coast (and could go higher)

    04/12/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 70 replies
    KGO, San Francisco ^ | 4/11/14 | KGO
    SAN DIEGO (KGO) -- There is now an estimate on how much it cost to rescue a San Diego family with a sick child off the coast of Mexico. A San Diego newspaper crunched the numbers and says the price for the joint effort between the Coast Guard, Navy and National Guard came to $663,000 and could go higher. The family arrived back on shore Wednesday. The parents have taken some heat for taking their children on a yearlong sailing trip.
  • Family Shares Happy Memories Of Engaged Couple Killed In Orland Crash

    04/12/2014 1:40:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | April 12, 2014 9:49 AM
    Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were headed together toward a college in the California redwoods where he once was a student and now was taking teens with dreams of doing the same. Also on the horizon: A wedding. But they would never make it to either. The Los Angeles couple spent their last moments together in a fiery crash after a FedEx tractor-trailer rammed a charter bus on a Northern California freeway, killing Myvett, 25-year-old Haywood and eight others ... Myvett, a therapist for autistic children, was a “bubbly and positive man” beloved by all. He had given Haywood an...
  • Ohio judge orders man to hold ‘I am a bully!’ sign

    04/12/2014 12:59:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2014 12:40 PM EDT
    A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says he is a bully. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to hold the sign for five hours Sunday. The sign reads: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.” The judge also said the sign’s letters must be large enough...
  • 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.
  • Couple In Car Clipped By FedEx Truck In Orland: ‘It Was Like A 3D Movie’

    04/12/2014 6:13:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 11, 2014 10:15 PM | Tom Wait
    ORLAND (CBSLA.com) — A couple in a car that got caught up in the deadly tour bus crash in Orland Thursday said it was like being in a terrifying 3D movie. Bonnie Duran and her husband, Joe, were in a Nissan Altima that was clipped by a FedEx big rig just before it slammed into a tour bus, killing nine people. The bus and truck drivers were also killed. “I looked over and saw the FedEx truck coming straight for me. He was in flames already,” Duran said. “I just started going this way, and he clipped the back end...
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Woman run down by freight train while running on the tracks with headphones on

    04/11/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    A California woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train while wearing headphones as she jogged along busy tracks near a popular hiking trail. Janaki Rose Hayes, 27, of Truckee, was wearing headphones that fully covered her ears and did not hear the blaring horn as the steel beast bared down on her around 1.45 p.m., police said. Investigators believe she was jogging towards a trail for the bulk of her workout and that the death was an accident, sources told the Sacramento Bee. Hayes, who had recently moved from Oregon to the small town just north of...
  • County Renames Easter Bunny as ‘Spring Bunny’ in Parks’ Egg Hunt Promotion

    04/11/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 04/10/2014 | Ken Stone
    San Diego County parks have set four Easter egg hunts, but are keeping the affairs secular by renaming the featured hopper the “Spring Bunny.” Events over the next two weeks will feature different activities at each location. Some feature face painting and others pancake breakfasts. Eggs hunts are set at four county parks. Image courtesy of County News Center“But the constants at all of them will be a chance to meet the Spring Bunny and lots of eggs – thousands of them!” says the county, whose news release doesn’t use the word Easter. Last year’s release also avoided any religious...
  • Deputies Responding to Stabbing Mistakenly Killed WeHo Man: LASD

    04/10/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | Melissa Pamer
    John Winkler, 30, rushed out of an apartment behind another victim who was bleeding profusely from the neck and covered in blood, when deputies fired on both men, according to a sheriff’s news release. The deputy-involved shooting occurred after a report of a “assault with a deadly weapon, man with a knife” at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Palm Avenue, a call that came in about 9:30 p.m. Monday, the news release stated. When deputies got to the apartment, Winkler came running out, “lunging at the back” of another man also fleeing, the release said. “Both ran...
  • Crocodile Caught Wandering Around California Mall

    04/10/2014 7:37:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Crocodile caught wandering around California mall ROSEVILLE, CA — Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall. California Fish and Wildlife officials have taken custody of the croc, are feeding it rainbow trout and will likely donate it to a zoo. Police say the crocodile was apparently left outside the Roseville store by someone who didn't want it anymore. The animal had grown to 4-feet long, and its jaws had been wrapped shut with heavy-duty tape. There was a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile and...