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  • He May Fool Some New Florida Residents

    06/18/2018 8:27:30 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 4 replies
    Fox 13, Tampa | Vanity
    Bill Nelson is running ads in which he claims he is an independent Senator. It sure gave me a good laugh.
  • Dad buys billboard for son after school won't recognize him as valedictorian

    06/18/2018 12:05:41 PM PDT · by bgill · 95 replies
    kctv5 ^ | June 18, 2018 | Emily Van de Riet
    A dad from North Carolina bought his son a billboard to recognize him as class valedictorian since the school refused to do so. East Wake High in Wendell, North Carolina recently got rid of naming valedictorians and salutatorians. Instead, they give all high-achieving students Latin honors for a “better way to recognize students who may have barely missed being named valedictorian or salutatorian by several decimal places," according to the News & Observer.
  • Police: 2 arrested after having sex by busy Oklahoma City intersection

    06/18/2018 12:47:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 64 replies
    okcfox ^ | June 18, 2018 | Austin Prickett
    Two people were taken into custody after police say they were having sex on the ground near a busy Oklahoma City intersection. Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that police were contacted at approximately 5:30 p.m. June 15 by a woman who was at a tire shop near NW 10 and Virginia when she observed two people under a tree. The woman stated she saw a man with his pants "halfway down" on top of a woman... Police then arrested both subjects: 48-year-old Tony Willis and 42-year-old Verna LeClair... LeClair has previously been arrested after reportedly being caught having sex...
  • Man evicted from Great Bay home acquired by Fish & Game

    06/18/2018 8:21:23 AM PDT · by TimeZoomsBy · 9 replies
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | June 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Dinan
    "McGee said after his sister’s death, Emery approached Fish and Game about extending the life estate so he could stay on the property while he’s undergoing cancer treatments. “He was hoping Fish and Game would let him stay longer, maybe until he died,” McGee said. “They considered it, they said it’s not supposed to be residential, it’s supposed to be open, so unfortunately no. It’s clear they’re not going to give us more time.”
  • Several shot, one killed at Art All Night in Trenton

    06/17/2018 4:36:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | June 17, 2018
    A 24-hour celebration that showcases local artists turned into the Wild West early Sunday morning amidst a fight inside a warehouse. At least one person was killed and numerous others were injured in a shootout that happened at the Art All Night celebration in the Roebling Market section of the city. “When we got here around 2:30, it didn’t look like we were coming to Art All Night,” city resident Franco Roberts said. “It looked like we were outside of a Philadelphia club after the bar closes and people who don’t want to leave are standing around their cars smoking...
  • The EU May Be Dying

    06/16/2018 7:10:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 16 Jun, 2018 | Dymphna
    Dr. Turley thinks the whole globalist dream is Humpty Dumpty – or at least, it soon could be ol’ HD: He seems to be saying that the German people’s rejection of open borders may well cause Mutti Merkel to be strapped into her rocking chair for a well-deserved rest. Further, if her coalition fails, then ultimately so does the globalist, multi-cultural project known as the Europe Union. Perhaps it’s too early to break out the champagne, but certainly, it’s time to order a bottle before supplies run out. Or maybe some Rhine wine would be more appropriate? Or, if you...
  • A Royal Pain: UK Malcontents Throw Tantrum over Prince George's Toy Gun

    06/16/2018 12:37:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | June 15, 2018
    The United Kingdom’s legions of miserable scolds are at it again. A mere two weeks after admonishing an English national team soccer player for a firearm tattoo, the anti-gun whiners have found a new target. This time the killjoys have deemed it their station to lecture the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on proper parenting. The sad controversy erupted on June 10, as Kate Middleton, Prince George, and his sister Princess Charlotte watched Prince William participate in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy in Gloucestershire. During the match, four-year-old George was pictured playing in the grass with an orange-tipped toy...
  • 2 men, including NRA instructor, accused of forging applications for handgun permits

    06/16/2018 10:00:20 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies ^ | 6/15/18 | Laura McKnight
    Two New Orleans area men, including a National Rifle Association instructor, are accused of scheming to forge documents as part of applications for concealed handgun permits, according to Louisiana State Police. Annis Broussard, 54, of Slidell was booked Thursday (June 14) with conspiracy to commit forgery. Broussard was serving as an NRA Certified Instructor, but the state has revoked that certification, a state police spokeswoman said. According to state police, Broussard plotted with Derrick Jones, 47, of Waggaman, who was booked Thursday with 27 counts of forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery. An investigation into the permit applications kicked off...
  • Man discovers black widow spider in broccoli at Ohio Kroger

    06/16/2018 4:42:16 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 45 replies
    WIS TV ^ | June 15th 2018 | Victoria Dugger
    Sometimes you might find a stray bug or worm in your produce, but a dangerous black widow spider? Believe it. That was the case for Jacob Vaughn, who bought a bunch of fresh broccoli at Kroger in Maumee, only to find a large arachnid alive and acting feisty on the vegetables. The South Toledo man said he discovered the spider while washing off the broccoli before cooking it when "the spider came out and started waving his hands. It was pretty obvious he was alive since he was throwing his hands in every direction. He did not seem pleased." Vaughn...
  • Renault to remain in Iran despite risk of US sanctions, CEO says

    06/16/2018 3:26:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    AFP via France 24 ^ | 2018-06-15
    French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran while taking measures to avoid the risk of penalties for breaching renewed US sanctions, CEO Carlos Ghosn said Friday. “We will not abandon it, even if we have to downsize very strongly,” he said at the annual shareholders’ meeting in Paris. “When the market reopens, the fact of having stayed will certainly give us an advantage,” he predicted. […] Renault’s rival PSA, which produces the Peugeot and Citroën brands, has also announced it will quit Iran to abide by the US sanctions. But Ghosn signaled that Renault, which counted 160,000 cars...
  • Austin tax dollars to city election campaign dollars

    06/15/2018 1:13:48 PM PDT · by Jonx6 · 3 replies ^ | Apr. 05, 2018 | KLBJ Newsroom
    Austin tax dollars to city election campaign dollars has some concerned about the legality of so called "Democracy dollars" An Austin commission is kicking around the idea of giving taxpayer dollars to residents who would then donate the money to local political candidates. Fred Lewis of the Charter Commission calls it the democracy dollars program. The program was created in Seattle and is so far the only US city with such a program. The commission’s Fred Lewis explained its to combat major donors from dominating elections. Each voter could get 50 bucks for each city race they can vote in....
  • Canadians boycott US products, cancel vacations to America

    06/15/2018 7:45:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/14/20187 | Mark Moore
    Blame America. Canadians have taken to practicing pocketbook diplomacy in defense of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is caught in a trade war of words with President Trump, by boycotting American goods and canceling vacations to the United States, according to a report. Shoppers are shunning Kentucky bourbon, California wine and Florida oranges, and avoiding American companies like Starbucks, Walmart and McDonald’s, Canadian network CTV News reported on Wednesday. On Twitter, hashtags like #BuyCanadian, #BoycottUSProducts and #BoycottUSA are spreading as outrage over Trump’s trade tariffs grows. An Ottawa man posted a “Trump-free grocery cart” full of products from Canada or...
  • Army band to play final notes Saturday at Fort Huachuca ceremony

    06/15/2018 6:14:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Emily Ellis emily.ellis
    The U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band will hold a farewell concert and inactivation ceremony this Saturday, commemorating a 141-year legacy of Army music at Fort Huachuca. Band alumni, some traveling from as far as Alabama, will join with current members to perform a final concert. It marks the end of a long tradition of musical support, both at Fort Huachuca and at events in Sierra Vista, said Media Relations Officer Tanja Linton. “They add so much to the rhythm of life at Fort Huachuca. They’re ambassadors for the community,” said Linton. “It’s a loss, and we’re kind of heartbroken.”...
  • Soldiers, others celebrate Army’s 243rd birthday on post

    06/15/2018 6:07:16 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Early on Thursday morning, about 2,200 soldiers, their families and members of the public gathered at the Fort Huachuca Warrior/Sentinel Field to celebrate the Army’s 243rd birthday with a traditional run and cake-cutting ceremony. Birthday traditions have long been a part of the Army, which was established in 1775, a year before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This particular birthday also marked the centennial of World War I’s end. The annual celebrations at Fort Huachuca, which includes a special birthday meal open to the public, are a way to both honor that legacy and to engage with the...
  • Top legislative Democrats say Governor Justice needs to meet responsibilities or resign (WV)

    06/14/2018 4:38:24 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | June 14, ,2018 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The top Democrats in the House and Senate are asking for Gov. Jim Justice to improve his performance or resign. Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso and House Minority Leader Tim Miley put out a news release today saying, from their viewpoint, the forced departure of state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher was the last straw. They contended that Justice has lost touch with the work in his administration because of his preference of performing his duties off-site. Tim Miley “At a minimum, Governor Justice should be at work – and if he can’t be bothered to come to...
  • How NOT to Clean up a Homeless Camp

    06/14/2018 2:14:57 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Crime Voice ^ | 6/14/18 | by Jim Emerson
    Somehow someone dubbed him “Jogger Joe.” He shows us how NOT to clean up a homeless camp. Some robberies seem to count more than others. A man faces a second-degree robbery charge—but not for first stealing a homeless person’s belongings. Nobody doubts he did that. His alleged crime is stealing a bystander’s phone. The bystander recorded him stealing (taking and discarding) the homeless person’s belongings. The suspect confessed to the phone robbery, according to the Oakland police. However, he wasn’t charged for robbing a homeless person. This is because a homeless person’s possessions are considered debris, rather than stolen property....
  • Germany to miss 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target

    06/14/2018 11:01:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.13.2018 | amp/sms (Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    Germany is set to miss its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target by 8 percent, according to German weekly magazine Der Spiegel. The German government set itself the goal of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions until 2020 by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels, but a draft government report estimates that the country will only be able to reduce emissions by 32 percent. Officials had previously estimated a shortfall of 5 percent to 8 percent. The document blames “unexpected economic developments and unexpected population growth” for the failure to meet the target. Increased economic activity and strong population growth generally cause...
  • Mother, girlfriend convicted in 5-year-old Ta'Naejah McCloud's death

    06/14/2018 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies ^ | June 13, 2018 | Cory Shaffer,
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A jury found the mother and her girlfriend guilty of various charges in the beating death of 5-year-old Ta'Naejah McCloud. The girlfriend, Ursula Owens, faces life in prison after a jury convicted her of murder, reckless homicide, felonious assault and other charges. Jurors found Ta'Naejah's mother, Tequila Crump, not guilty of murder, but guilty of a lesser-included reckless homicide and endangering children charges. The jury, made up entirely of women, delivered its verdict to Judge Robert McClelland after deliberating for nearly three full days.
  • Amazon Employee Accused of Sparking Arson Fire at Redlands Fulfillment Center

    06/14/2018 5:38:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ktla ^ | 06/13/2018 | Erika Martin
    The Redlands resident was inside the facility, apparently at work, when he was taken into custody by an arson investigator following the Redlands Fire Department’s probe of the June 7 incident. Authorities did not release many details on the fire other than to say it broke out around 7:30 p.m. It was unclear what evidence led them to determine it was arson. Firefighters had responded to another blaze at the same location the day before, on June 6, around 9 p.m. Officials have blamed that incident on a malfunctioning solar panel. In that fire, the flames were located in the...
  • Michigan Principal Apologizes for Marine Uniform Comments

    06/14/2018 4:39:34 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 165 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MARSHALL, Mich. — A high school principal in southern Michigan has apologized to two graduates whom he had chastised for wearing their Marine dress uniforms during commencement. Marshall High School Principal Scott Hutchins apologized Monday for his comments regarding the two students' decision not to wear their caps and gowns on June 3, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. School officials had told the two students ahead of commencement that exceptions wouldn't be made to a policy requiring graduates to wear a cap and gown, Superintendent Randy Davis said. Hutchins pulled aside Pfc. Willie Couch and Pfc. Samuel Hackworth at the...