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  • A police wife fears for family, fights for department (Ferguson)

    11/21/2014 5:29:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    FOX2NOW ^ | November 19, 2014 | Chris Hayes,
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Wives and children of many police officers are in virtual hiding, as some face assault and death threats. Fox Files investigator Chris Hayes talked with the wife of a Ferguson officer who said she`s not leaving town, because she fears people aren`t hearing the whole truth about her husband`s Department. During the spring of 2014, the City of Ferguson commissioned a study to find out what residents thought about City services, including the Ferguson Police Department. It’s data that some fear could be met with threats of violence, at a time when police families are already...
  • Man killed when tire flies off trailer, strikes car on Route 28; Driver (illegal) to be charged

    11/21/2014 3:10:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 21, 2014
    SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Investigators said one person is dead after a detached truck tire bounded across Route 28 Friday morning and smashed into an oncoming car. Officials said the accident happened just before 11 a.m. near the Shaler Water Facility. Channel 11’s Alan Jennings reported the tire came from a Ford F-450 with a tarp-covered trailer that was heading southbound on Route 28. Channel 11’s Rick Earle has learned the victim’s car was driving north when the tire hopped over the jersey barrier and hit the driver’s side windshield. A man was driving and his wife was in the...
  • Mother allegedly tortured 14-month-old with Q-tips because ‘he looks so similar to his father’

    11/20/2014 6:35:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    CBS6 ^ | November 20, 2014 | CNNWIRE
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A 26-year-old Wisconsin woman has been charged with one count of physical abuse of a child — her own 14-month-old son. The criminal complaint indicates that Jenna Schumacher brought her son to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on November 5th. The child was admitted for chronic ear bleeding and perforated eardrums. Doctors indicated there was “no medical cause” for the ear injuries — and because of that, they were concerned this may be an abuse situation.
  • Drunken bicyclist arrested at Florida Taco Bell drive-thru

    11/20/2014 1:59:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | 11/20/14 | Staff
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- No bicycles in the drive-through lane. Police in Florida busted a man who insisted on getting his Taco Bell order, even though employees said no bikes were allowed. New Smyrna Beach police said Gabriel Harris, 33, was denied service in the drive-thru just after 3 am Sunday, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. The fast-food workers called the cops after Harris refused to leave.
  • Ugandan lawmakers draft new anti-gay bill

    11/20/2014 9:21:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 20, 2014 10:02 AM EST | Rodney Muhumuza
    Ugandan lawmakers have drafted a new anti-gay bill that could be introduced for debate in the country’s parliament before Christmas, a parliamentarian said Thursday. The new bill is in “advanced stages” and will focus on punishing the promotion of homosexuality, said Ugandan lawmaker Latif Ssebaggala, a strong supporter of anti-gay legislation. “We believe that before Christmas we will be through with it. It is a strong bill,” he said. “The element of promotion was strengthened, putting in place measures against people who lure young people into these sex acts.” …
  • In the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail, It's...Hand-Sewn Gowns and Tears [Barf Alert!]

    11/19/2014 10:10:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Ani Ucar
    With rouged lips, long hair and a strut that would give Naomi Campbell pause, Dave Williams, 47, works the 75-foot runway that stretches between crowded rows of green chipped-paint bunk beds at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Men’s Central Jail. Williams, a transgender inmate known on the inside as Yah Yah, glides past a hooting and hollering crowd of her fellow gay and transgender inmates, perched atop their beds for a prime view. She’s flaunting a white cotton halter-top baby-doll dress and matching white Cinderella gloves, hand-crafted for her by one of the trans women inside this infamously tough downtown L.A....
  • ‘Stupidity’ remark leads to free health site work (for Gruber)

    11/19/2014 8:32:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 8:00 PM EST | Dave Gram
    An economist who said “the stupidity of the American voter” helped pass the complex federal health care law has agreed to finish his work on Vermont’s health insurance systems for free, a top state official said Wednesday. But the state will continue to pay assistants working with Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who advised the Obama administration as it crafted the Affordable Care Act. Vermont will likely end up paying about $280,000 of the original $450,000 the state had agreed to pay Gruber's team and a subcontractor, said Lawrence Miller, director of health reform for...
  • Cape Cod, South Shore Residents Concerned About Traveling Bus Owned by Sex Offender

    11/19/2014 12:02:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | November 18, 2014 | Steve Annear
    A minibus that belongs to a registered sex offender, and is painted with pastel colors and the words “God Bus” on the back, has residents in parts of Cape Cod and the South Shore on edge, with some going as far as trying to track the vehicle owner’s every move. The bus, owned by John J. Stangl, a registered level three sex offender who is listed as “homeless” in Hyannis, has been spotted in Kingston, Plymouth, and Yarmouth during the course of the week. The white vehicle is plastered with bumper stickers, and patterned curtains cover the windows. The words...
  • Northern Ireland anti-abortion activist convicted

    11/19/2014 10:06:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 10:53 AM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Northern Ireland’s most prominent anti-abortion activist was convicted Wednesday of harassing the director of Belfast’s only abortion clinic in the latest chapter of a bitter two-year confrontation. Bernadette Smyth, leader of the Precious Life group, was convicted on two counts of threatening Dawn Purvis, who runs British family planning service Marie Stopes’ Belfast branch. It is the only such clinic on the island of Ireland, where abortion is legal only in extreme cases where a woman’s life is deemed at risk from her pregnancy. …
  • GOP STRATEGY TO STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY EMERGING (Hal Rogers R-KY exposed!)

    11/18/2014 9:10:48 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A clearer picture of the strategy Republicans in both the House and the Senate will use to stop President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty in government funding bills is beginning to emerge. The key point is that no matter what package emerges, there seems to be a consensus emerging among Republicans on Capitol Hill: There will be no funding for Obama’s planned executive amnesty. There’s a number of different ways that can happen. First, there could be a short-term Continuing Resolution passed that funds all of government from Dec. 11—when current funding measures end—until shortly after the newly-elect Senate GOP...
  • Navy Veteran Fired For Posting Photo on Facebook of Parked Police Cars

    11/16/2014 5:39:35 PM PST · by Tigen · 33 replies
    Argus Streaming News ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | ASN
    Mark Paffrath, a Navy Veteran was fired from his hotel job when he posted two photos and a short video of parked Homeland Security vehicals in the parking garage.
  • Police say someone is shooting ears of corn at cars in Carver, MA

    11/16/2014 3:42:40 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 92 replies
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | November 14, 2014
    CARVER – Police say someone shot an ear of corn through a police cruiser’s windshield using a makeshift device. Police say the corn, which had previously been described only as a “projectile,” damaged the cruiser but did not cause any injuries. At least two other cars have been hit by objects fired at them near Purchase and Callow streets in the last week.
  • [Alaska] Troopers Release Brief on Underwear Bandit

    11/16/2014 1:47:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    KMXT FM ^ | 11/12/14 | Jay Barrett
    During the past week, Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak have received a series of burglary reports, criminal trespass, and theft that they believe are related. The troopers say citizens are returning home to find their residences have been entered and various items, but mostly womens' underwear, have been stolen and or rifled through. While investigating these crimes, AST has learned that other citizens in town have encountered similar events in the recent months, but have not reported them to law enforcement. One of those is Hannah Clark, a fisherman who lives in Bells Flats. She said she started noticing some...
  • John D. Byrne: The Obama experiment has run its course (failed)

    11/16/2014 7:51:01 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 14 replies
    Sudbury Town Crier ^ | November 15, 2014 | John D. Byrne
    Six years ago the White House press corps received President Obama like teenage girls at a Justin Beiber concert. His vision of hope would propel him past Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the greatest President of the people. His amnesty for 13 million illegal aliens would make him more viable than Abraham Lincoln and his three years as a U.S. Senator would give him the leadership necessary to top Washington as the greatest president in American history. [snip]
  • ‘Philly Jesus’ arrested in Philadelphia as supporters launch Twitter campaign

    11/16/2014 6:51:54 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    DailyMail online ^ | 15 nov 2014 | Joel Christie
    Street performer Michael Grant - AKA Philly Jesus - was arrested Friday in Philadelphia's LOVE Park... He was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to disperse after refusing a cop's order to leave the park... Grant says he had every right to stay in the park and does not solicit money... Hundreds of online supports have started a #FreePhillyJesus to have Grant's charges dropped...
  • This man was asked to watch a co-worker’s potted plant. He did so much more

    11/15/2014 8:10:55 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 11 Nov 2014 | Harry Readhead
    When an employee at an IT firm was asked to babysit a co-worker’s plant, he took his duties extremely seriously. In fact, he took his charge on a tour of the town that would normally be unheard of for a sheltered office philodendron. Over four days, the Augusta, Georgia, man taught the plant to drive (sort of), went for walks with it and they sat by the river together – taking pictures along the way, of course. -snip- In between comments left by the pun brigade (‘They say pot makes you lazy’, ‘Oh, leaf him alone’ etc.), Reddit users voiced...
  • Wife of convicted sex offender pleads guilty to running a daycare centre as a front....

    11/15/2014 7:43:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 14 November 2014 | Annabel Grossman for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Wife of convicted sex offender pleads guilty to running a daycare centre as a front for a child porn ring The wife of a convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to running an unregistered daycare centre as the front for a child porn production operation at a North Carolina home. Elizabeth Holland Mills, 35, faces up to 30 years in jail after pleading guilty to one count of manufacturing child porn following her arrest alongside four others in January. In August, her husband Bailey Joe Mills, 34, pleaded guilty to the same charge after police discovered Facebook messages...
  • U.S. Marshals: Facebook Posts Helped Lead Authorities To Longtime Fugitive

    11/14/2014 7:22:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 14, 2014 4:54 PM
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A man wanted in connection with a quadruple homicide has been arrested after authorities say he was hiding in plain sight for 12 years. U.S. Marshals descended Thursday on a home in the 3500 block of Farnham Place and arrested Eduardo Rodriguez, who lived there with his fiancée and several children. “They had big guns and we were just kind of scared and we had the children,” said Dulce Rodriguez, a neighbor. “We see the helicopter flashing the light, and there’s a truck right in front with a man who they’re pointing big guns again, telling him...
  • The Cost Of 'Putinphones' Is Skyrocketing After Tim Cook Announced He's Gay

    11/14/2014 3:46:25 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Sarah Kaufman
    The Cost Of 'Putinphones' Is Skyrocketing After Tim Cook Announced He's Gay Sarah Kaufman, Vocativ Nov. 12, 2014, 12:26 PM Do you have $3,600 to spend and want to be the coolest kid around? Then snatch yourself up a limited-edition “Putinphone.” Available in your choice of titanium or gold, this conversation-starting version of the popular iPhone 6 comes complete with detailed engravings of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s handsome, powerful face. The Italian boutique brand Caviar released a stunning collection of Putinphones out of the iPhone 5 in June, each one a reasonable $4,350. Naturally, all 144 of the treasurable items...
  • Romney's 2016 hopes hurt by Jonathan Gruber.

    11/14/2014 1:00:37 PM PST · by SimiSoCalConservative · 33 replies
    Youtube Video on Gruber speaking about the difference between Romneycare and Obamacare. VideoUploaded on Oct 13, 2011 Jonathan Gruber, who worked on the Massachusetts health reform plan with Mitt, says Romney is not being honest if he denies the similarities between his plan and ObamaCare. Gruber met with the White House to offer guidance based on the 2006 RomneyCare law.
  • Chadwick Banks: Florida man executed for stepdaughter's slaying

    11/14/2014 1:11:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WPTV ^ | , Nov 13, 2014 | Jason Dearen, AP
    STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man who fatally shot his sleeping wife and then raped and killed his young stepdaughter 22 years ago was put to death Thursday for the child's slaying. Chadwick Banks, 43, was pronounced dead at 7:27 p.m. EST Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, the office of Gov. Rick Scott said. Banks was condemned for the September 1992 killing of 10-year-old Melody Cooper. Banks also received a life sentence for the murder of his wife, Cassandra Banks, in the attack in the Florida Panhandle region.
  • Activists to Lay Wreaths at Abortion Clinic Altar During Mock Funeral for “Abortion Rights” (TN)

    11/13/2014 5:42:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/13/14 | Life Dynamics
    Abortion rights advocates in Tennessee are organizing a “mock funeral” Saturday to mourn the loss of “reproductive rights” after the pro-life measure, Amendment 1 passed in the state, where they will march past an alter outside a Memphis abortion clinic. Tennessee voters approved Amendment 1 on Nov. 4. The pro-life measure reads, “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting...
  • Memphis man with 25 children may have fathered more

    11/13/2014 4:28:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    NEWS3 ^ | November 12, 2014 | Stephanie Scurlock,
    Stewart and Davis say they haven’t gotten a dime since their boys were born. Yet Turnage, who told a Memphis judge he was broke, flaunts a lavish lifestyle around town and on Facebook. He flashes wads of money, puts his name on luxury cars and after a recent big birthday bash at his club bragged about having a $250 bottle of Hennessy. He said 700 people turned out for the two-day event. Among those in the crowd, Stewart and Davis. We asked them about why they’re paying money to party with a man who refuses to take care of their...
  • Fate of Nevada Initiative to Ban Private Sales Uncertain

    11/13/2014 10:04:15 AM PST · by rktman
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/14/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The status of the Nevada "Background Check Initiative" that would ban private sales in Nevada is uncertain. 101,667 valid signatures are required to put the measure up for a vote in the legislature. If the legislature refuses to pass the measure, then the initiative would be put to the people for a vote. Yesterday, 11 November, 2014, was the last day for signatures to be collected. A group supporting an initiative to legalize marijuana said that they had collected 200,000 signatures. The Bloomberg supported group, Nevadans for Gun Safety, claims that they have collected more than the required number for...
  • Newborn baby's body found at a recycling plant near to blood stained dress....

    11/13/2014 7:44:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 13 November 2014 | James Nye for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Newborn baby's body found at a recycling plant near to blood stained dress, sparking frantic search for mother Police in New Jersey have appealed for help after the body of a newborn infant girl was found at a recycling facility on Tuesday and blood stained clothing found nearby. The as-yet unidentified remains were uncovered when an employee of the ReCommunity Recycling facility on Railroad Avenue in Farmingdale began cleaning up trash. Police say the infant's umbilical cord was still attached and they have appealed for any information in finding the baby's mother.
  • Wanted: Shovelers to remove snow starting today at TCF Stadium

    11/12/2014 5:09:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Paul Walsh
    ~SNIP~ "Those willing to pitch in are being instructed to show up at the Lincoln County entrance and bring two forms of ID, with one being either a Social Security card or a birth certificate. Also, you must be 18 or older." ~SNIP~
  • Gun Shop Owner to Vets: 'You NEVER FOUGHT FOR ANY OF MY FREEDOMS!!!!!'

    11/12/2014 4:28:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 80 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 11-12-2014 | Trey Sanchez
    Michael Schuette, owner and operator of Outlaw Guns in Anniston, Alabama, has stirred a hornets' nest with his Facebook post on Veterans Day in which he slammed vets saying, "You are NOT hero's." [sic] Here is a screenshot of his rant: As the post began making the viral rounds Tuesday, threats to boycott Schuette's business began. According to YellowhammerNews.com, he and his wife are administrators of a 5,000-member Facebook group for their shop. The two also have a separate business website for the hydro-graphics side of their business. That site was also bombarded with threats of boycott. Shortly after his...
  • Florida set to execute man who has been on death row for 22 years for......

    11/12/2014 4:17:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 12 November 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Florida set to execute man who has been on death row for 22 years for raping and murdering his 10-year-old stepdaughter and her mother A Florida Panhandle man is set to be executed tomorrow for raping and murdering his 10-year-old stepdaughter 22 years ago, just minutes after he killed her mother. Chadwick Banks, 43, is scheduled to die at 6pm Thursday at Florida State Prison in Starke for the 1992 slaying of Melody Cooper, who was found on her knees naked from the waist down and her body slumped on her bed at their Gadsden County trailer home....
  • Army: Sylmar Soldier Killed Sunday Never Served In Afghanistan Despite LAPD Reports

    11/12/2014 2:20:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 12, 2014 10:45 AM
    The Sylmar soldier killed over the weekend never deployed despite a report issued by the LAPD, it was revealed Wednesday. United States Army officials confirmed to CBS2/KCAL9 that 21-year-old Francisco Garcia did not serve time in Afghanistan, or any other country, as originally reported by police. Garcia was fatally shot early Sunday morning after a party on Dronfield Street in Sylmar. According to the initial statement issued by the LAPD’s Mission Division Sunday, “A 22-year-old army veteran, recently returned from Afghanistan, was shot and killed early this morning after a dispute erupted outside a party celebrating his homecoming.” The news...
  • Man rescued from Colorado department store's walls

    11/12/2014 7:15:24 AM PST · by dware · 21 replies
    KJTC8 ^ | 11.11.2014 | AP via KJTC8
    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) Authorities say a man who was freed from a space between two walls of a Colorado department store may have been there for several days yelling for help.
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor bids farewell to leg before amputation

    11/11/2014 8:34:18 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/11/14 | Michael Walsh
    A Boston Marathon bombing survivor had her left leg amputated on Monday — after bidding farewell to the limb during a heartwarming party. Rebekah DiMartino, 27, of Richmond, Texas, was one of the more than 260 people injured on April 15, 2013, when bombs were detonated near the race’s finishing line.The mother and newlywed treated her leg to a pedicure and held a “last supper” party for it over the weekend before going under the knife.“I'm sure it won't come as a shock to you when I say that we've grown apart. The love that we once had has dwindled,...
  • Goodbye, snow days: Students study from home (St. Cloud MN, private HS)

    11/11/2014 5:04:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 5:34 PM EST | Kyle Potter
    She’s no Grinch about it, but Lynn Grewing is the principal who stole snow days. The early arrival of wintry weather in the Midwest this week gave Grewing an opening to test out a virtual class day at St. Cloud Cathedral high school in central Minnesota, having students whip out laptops or iPads and work from home. After a successful test run, Grewing declared Tuesday that students’ cherished snow days are a thing of the past—at least at Cathedral. […] Private schools like Cathedral—and, increasingly, some public school districts—across the nation are starting to use the flexibility technology provides to...
  • Pregnant mother 'beat her toddler to death more than 100 TIMES with belt and......

    11/11/2014 5:01:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11 November 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Pregnant mother 'beat her toddler to death more than 100 TIMES with belt and electrical cord, then waited hours to call for help' A 22-year-old pregnant woman from Chicago has been accused of whipping to death her 3-year-old son with a belt and an electrical cord. Tylesha Griffin, of West Rogers Park, was charged with first-degree murder Sunday, two days after the child, Donnell Coakley, was found unresponsive in his bed. The toddler was rushed to St Francis Hospital, where he passed away a short time later. The death was classified as a homicide after an autopsy determined...
  • Florida mom who survived 45 minutes with no pulse describes near-death experience

    11/11/2014 4:12:35 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    abc7 ^ | November 10, 2014 | Coleen Sullivan
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (KABC) -- Doctors and nurses at Boca Raton Regional Hospital are calling a mother's recovery a miracle. On Sept. 23, Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, 40, had her daughter, Taily, during a routine cesarean section, but there were complications. "Suddenly, I got called overhead. They said, 'Dr. Fleischer straight to the OR,' and I rushed up, and as soon as I got there she was already intubated, and most of the team had already arrived assessing the situation," obstetrician Dr. Michael Fleischer said. Graupera-Cassimiro's heart stopped for 45 minutes after amniotic fluid entered her bloodstream and heart and created...
  • The best candidate of the 2014 election

    11/11/2014 3:34:08 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    The 2014 election is over! And, before the 2016 presidential race begins in earnest -- oh, who are we kidding, that's already happened -- we wanted to give out some Fix superlatives for the best (and worst) of the 2014 campaign. Today kicks off the Fix's award season with our pick for the best candidate of the cycle. Tomorrow, we "award" the worst candidate. First, the nominees (in alphabetical order by last name): * Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia Senate) * Joni Ernst (Iowa Senate) * Al Franken (Minnesota Senate) * Cory Gardner (Colorado Senate) * Ed Gillespie (Virginia Senate)...
  • An Uptick in 911 Calls in Oracle, AZ, Location of Illegal Minor Relocation

    11/11/2014 1:10:43 PM PST · by lulu16 · 22 replies
    KNST Radio ^ | 11/ 11/14 | Garrett Lewis
    Oracle Sycamore Canyon Academy, Oracle, AZ was the site for protest, when the feds tried to bus in illegal juveniles, some purported to be members of Central American gangs, like MS-13, as part of the mass relocation of foreign minors. During that dust up, the transport did not happen, but later this summer the transfer was made secretly, and without notice of the press or public. This is my paraphrasing of the interview local conservative talk show host, Garrett Lewis had with Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeau had to update this incident and reflect the changes in the community. http://www.knst.com/media/podcast-morning-ritual-interviews-interviews/paul-babeu-november-11-2014-25552848/...
  • Rossville bans abortion clinics, pill mills (Georgia)

    11/11/2014 10:18:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    TimesFreepress.com ^ | , November 11th, 2014 | by Hannah Smith
    Council members in Rossville unanimously passed two ordinances Monday night -- one to forbid abortion clinics within Rossville city limits, and one to help keep "pill mills" out of the city. In a work meeting before they would sign the ordinances, council members asked Rossville Mayor Teddy Harris what had prompted these two ordinances to come up. He said a town resident had come to him asking if the methadone clinic in the city was legal. That clinic is, but Harris said the question got him thinking about other businesses they might wish to keep outside of Rossville. He said...
  • ‘Kill Yourselves’: Texas Teacher on Leave After Profane Ferguson Tweet

    11/10/2014 3:27:59 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 77 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | 11/10/2014
    A Texas high school teacher has been placed on leave and may be fired after a tweet she sent out about Ferguson directed at “dumb duck ass crackers” and telling people “kill yourselves.” Here’s the tweet in question, which has since been deleted (along with the Twitter account): Vinita Hegwood tweeted that out on Friday night. The Duncanville school district was quick to condemn her remarks as “absolutely reprehensible, and today school officials are saying that she’s been placed on leave without pay. WFAA reached out to Hegwood’s husband. He didn’t say much about the tweet, just that there’s more...
  • ‘Lifetime supply of bacon’ advertised on Gumtree…mmmm bacon

    11/10/2014 9:24:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | Matt Payton
    A lot of interesting things are advertised on Gumtree – from an entire flat of furniture to in-home yoga lessons. However, this person has listed a product priceless in the eyes of many a meat eater. They have offered a lifetime supply of bacon. The seller claims it’s free. But nothing in this world is ever free. Here is the full description from the Hampshire-based vendor of pork: ‘I have the life time supply of bacon, I’m desperate to get rid because I need to shed a few piggies. ‘I know it says it’s free however I would like something...
  • Let primary teachers wear the veil in the classroom, says former Archbishop of Canterbury (UK)

    11/10/2014 8:16:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:09 EST, 10 November 2014 | Francesca Infante
    Primary school teachers should be allowed to wear Muslim veils in the classroom, according to the former Archbishop of Canterbury. Rowan Williams claims that there is no reason to “panic” over the use of the niqab and that even young children do not necessarily need to be able to see their teacher’s face. Speaking in an interview for the Christian think-tank Theos, he argued that there fears over how such a practice might affect children’s learning were “misplaced.” […] His comments are set to reignite the row over the role of the controversial full-face veil in public life which have...
  • Gun sales spike as Ferguson area braces for grand jury decision

    11/10/2014 6:52:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jason Kravarik and Sara Sidner, CNN
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- Lately, Dan McMullen has been bringing an extra gun to his office in Ferguson, Missouri. McMullen runs Solo Insurance on West Florissant close to where looting and vandalism briefly broke out in early August after a police officer shot to death teenager Michael Brown. "I bring an extra gun now only because it has a bigger magazine," McMullen says. He began carrying it after tensions increased in the area following the shooting. He says he would never use it to protect his business, but he would use it to save his life. "So maybe I get...
  • Shocking video shows high school teacher, lying unconscious ... knocked out by a STUDENT

    11/10/2014 3:42:34 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/10/2014 | SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    This is the shocking moment a Philadelphia high school teacher was filmed lying unconscious in a hallway after allegedly being knocked out by a student. Pewu Johnson, 68, a substitute English teacher, reportedly reprimanded the teenager after he saw a girl sitting on his lap in an 'inappropriate' manner at Bartram High School. Later that day, the student confronted Mr Johnson and told him, 'get the f*** out of my face',
  • Drunken H.S. Teacher 'Wets Himself' in Classroom, then Fights w/ Student...Parents Furious!

    11/10/2014 12:09:47 PM PST · by lee martell · 101 replies
    Nov. 10, 2014 | lee martell
    This happened last Thursday in Connecticut. There is very little information released. Last week, a Spanish Teacher arrived in class (tardy), and was very obviously intoxicated. After entering the classroom of high school students, this teacher proceeded to (inadventantly) urinate in his clothing, and subsequently, onto the chair and classroom floor. The students were, of course filming this as it occurred, some laughing, some scowling in disgust. One student went up to the teacher to voice his opinion of what had just transpired. The 'teacher' showed neither contrition or discretion. The teacher got angry and confrontational, grabbing the student by...
  • N4T Investigators: Border Patrol stripping agents of their rifles

    11/10/2014 10:41:41 AM PST · by lulu16 · 17 replies
    KVOA Tucson ^ | 11/10/14 | Lupita Murillo and Michel Marizco
    The News 4 Tucson Investigators have uncovered that some U.S. Border Patrol agents have lost a key part of their arsenal. And that has agents who patrol along the border here, extremely worried. We learned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Offices of Border Patrol and Training and Development are inspecting the quality of agents' M4 carbines throughout Border Patrol sectors nationwide. But agents tell us, some of those M4s have not been replaced. And, we've learned, agents are required to share rifles amongst each other. "There's a lot of agents that are pretty upset over it," said Art del...
  • One week later, they are still counting provisional ballots, even though they are unsigned

    11/10/2014 10:34:37 AM PST · by lulu16 · 10 replies
    Arizona Daily (Red) Star ^ | 11/ 10/14 | Joe Ferguson
    he Martha McSally campaign is threatening legal action to throw out some provisional ballots that lack a signature from an election official. The legal saber rattling came shortly before new vote totals were announced showing the retired Air Force colonel’s lead over Democratic incumbent Ron Barber in Arizona Congressional District 2 had again shrunk, with McSally now ahead by 341 votes. Eric Spencer, an attorney representing the McSally campaign and the Republican Party, wants the Pima County Recorder’s Office to stop counting any provisional ballot that lacks a signature from an election official.
  • 'God bless you' cited in firing of Derry election worker

    11/10/2014 9:32:11 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies
    Union Leader .com ^ | HUNTER McGEE
    Ruth Provencal was terminated last month for saying “God bless you” to voters and other forms of “electioneering,” Renee Routhier, chairman of Derry’s Supervisors of the Checklist, said Saturday.“We have to be politically correct at the polls; I can’t allow certain things to go on because it falls under electioneering,” Routhier said.
  • Topeka VA installing 2,629 solar panels

    11/10/2014 7:37:17 AM PST · by lacrew · 43 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | Ann Marie Bush
    The $2.73 million project started Oct. 2 with a site layout and installation of panel frames. Dozens of panels had been installed by Wednesday — a total of 2,629 will be installed. Each panel, made by Suniva, is 3 feet by 6 feet, said Jim Gleisberg, spokesman for the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System. Topeka’s project is funded by the VA Central Office and will save the VA in Topeka more than $300,000 in electrical utility costs yearly, Gleisberg said. The solar panels will produce about 700 kilowatts per day, or roughly 8 percent of the power on the...
  • Deputy suspended after video post (Photos 'Let me see your f---ing keys. You want to resist?'

    11/10/2014 4:29:18 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 94 replies
    A Saratoga County sheriff's sergeant was suspended after a video posted on the Internet Friday captured him allegedly slapping a young man as the deputy insisted on searching his vehicle, which had a rifle on the back seat. Sheriff Michael Zurlo on Saturday said he was "very disturbed" by what he saw on the video. "I really am," the sheriff said. "I don't condone activity as it's portrayed and we're going to look into it and we'll handle this quickly and swiftly." Sgt. Shawn R. Glans, 48, who has been a police officer for 27 years, was suspended without pay...
  • Regional Wood-Burning Ban Issued For Monday

    11/09/2014 3:56:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 9, 2014 1:51 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Residents throughout much of the Southland will not be allowed to burn wood, nor manufactured fire logs, on Monday under an order issued Sunday afternoon by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The residential no-burn alert, which is in effect from midnight Sunday to midnight Monday, covers the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire. Such mandatory bans are issued to protect public health when a high concentration of fine-particle air pollution is forecast for the region, according to an SCAQMD news release. The ban is not in effect for communities above...
  • Fawn Liebowitz Obit [Rumor]

    11/09/2014 11:38:12 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 83 replies
    Cockytalk ^ | Nov, 2005 | Yancy
    WOUNDED DEER, Massachusetts – Emily Dickinson College sophomore Fawn Liebowitz died suddenly last week in a kiln explosion on campus. Liebowitz, 20, a sociology major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was tragically killed while firing a pot in the new kiln in Sylvia Plath Hall. “Messy” was how Wounded Deer Fire Chief Michael Redman described the scene of the accident. “It was hard to tell the pot shards from the body parts,” said the pyrodefense professional. “She just blew like a frog sucking on a cherry bomb,” Redman added. The cleanup of Plath Hall has been further complicated by a thin...