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  • President Theodore Roosevelt Comes to Bulloch Hall

    10/09/2015 10:05:58 AM PDT · by brothers4thID · 1 replies
    Facebook announcement ^ | 10/9/2015 | City of Roswell
    On October 14th at 7:00 PM, President Theodore Roosevelt comes to Bulloch Hall to introduce the book launch of "Mittie and Thee, an 1853 Roosevelt Romance." Connie Huddleston and Gwendolyn Koehler have compiled the love letters of Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. Transcribed and presented just as written, the authors allow the letters to stand on their own, with only necessary background regarding the people and places mentioned and the social mores of 1853 included. This event is FREE, but reservations are required. Please contact Janice Metzler at 770-992-1731 ext. 3.
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd loses appeals against convictions

    10/09/2015 9:26:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Tuesday 6 October 2015 11.01 EDT | Tim Jonze and Agencies
    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has lost his appeal against a string of recent convictions in New Zealand. The musician had been ordered in June to serve a sentence of eight months home detention along with six months of post-release conditions and payment of $NZ120,000 (£51,000) reparation after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. However, his appeal, which argued that the sentence “was manifestly excessive”, was rejected by New Zealand’s high court. …
  • Predawn shooting at university in Flagstaff

    10/09/2015 6:40:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    fox 4 ^ | 10-9-2015 | CNN WIRE
    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, issued a statement on the shooting Friday morning. “My thoughts and prayers are with families of the person who was killed and the three others who were wounded in the horrific shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early this morning,” he said. “I appreciate the efforts of all state and local law enforcement officials, first-responders and school administrators, and continue to pray for the recovery of the injured, as well as all those in the NAU community who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.” The shooting comes the same day...
  • Swedish Cyclist Refuses to Get Out of Truck's Way

    10/08/2015 3:55:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Local ^ | 07 Oct 2015
    A video of a truck and a cyclist who caused gridlock in a southern Swedish town when they got stuck in stand-off with neither willing to budge has sparked a huge debate after going viral. The David-versus-Goliath incident in the small community of Vättersnäs between Swedish towns Jönköping and Huskvarna happened last week, but only went viral on Wednesday after a video filmed by bus driver witness David Magui was shared online. It all began when an articulated truck tried to pass at a narrow section of the road between the two towns, despite a bicycle coming from the other...
  • Video Shows 'Too Close for Comfort' Costa Rica Landing of Iberia Plane

    10/08/2015 3:29:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Root ^ | 08 Oct 2015
    Footage captured a Spanish aircraft flying nail-bitingly close to cars as it came into land at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría airport on Sunday. The video, taken by Carlos Rojas and uploaded onto Youtube, shows Iberia flight 6313 from Madrid coming into land at the Central American country's airport. But as the Airbus A 340 approaches landing it appears to come dangerously close to cars parked at the end of the runway and misses the airport perimeter fence by just a few meters. The landing provoked a flurry of comments on social media from local residents about the “narrowly averted disaster”...
  • How New York prison inmates defeated Harvard’s award-winning debate team

    10/08/2015 11:22:33 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | October 7, 2015 | Chris Smith
    You’d think that Harvard’s national debate champions would be able to win any verbal confrontation they’d be involved with, especially when it comes to debating. But you’d be wrong to assume that. Even the best lose sometimes, and Harvard’s loss is all the more surprising when you learn that a team of inmates from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility managed to outperform the Harvard’s best and brightest. As The Telegraph reports, three men convicted of violent crimes including manslaughter faced three opponents from Harvard, arguing a motion that they apparently disagree with. The three inmates were given a difficult...
  • When Faithful Missed Friday Prayer Because Imam Overslept

    10/08/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Arab News ^ | 8 October 2015
    Worshippers at a mosque in Hail had to offer regular prayer on Friday noon instead of the weekly Friday prayer because the imam in Al-Borj failed to show up. After waiting for the imam, the worshippers decided to offer regular Dhuhr (noon) prayer. The imam, it was found out, had overslept and that it was too late to find a substitute by the time he woke up, according to Al-Sharq daily. The muezzin at the mosque led the worshippers for the noon prayer without a Friday sermon. Worshippers voiced their displeasure about missing the Friday prayer. Omar Al Haddad, the...
  • Matt Barnes Drove 95 Miles to ‘Beat the (Tar)’ Out of Derek Fisher

    10/07/2015 9:38:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Knick coach Derek Fisher was attacked in Los Angeles by NBA bad boy Matt Barnes, who drove 95 miles to “beat the s—t out of him” when he found out Fisher was romancing his estranged wife, sources told The Post on Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 Barnes, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, made a fast break from his team’s California training camp Saturday when he was tipped off that Fisher was making time with sultry “Basketball Wives LA” star Gloria Govan in the home Barnes once shared with her. SNIP Sources told The Post that Barnes became incensed when his...
  • Some Roseburg residents’ message to Obama: “Don’t bother” visiting us

    10/07/2015 4:27:14 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | October 7, 2015 | The Register-Guard
    “We do not want him to come” In an unscientific sampling of Roseburg area residents on Tuesday, more sided with Roberts’ views than with Foley’s. Immediately after Thursday’s shooting, Obama repeated a call for more gun control. That did not sit well with some Roseburg area residents. “We do not want him to come, and the veterans don’t want him to come,” asserted Patti Sciapiti, who said that her husband is involved with the American Legion in Roseburg. “I don’t want him here because I don’t think it was proper for him to talk about gun control when the tragedy...
  • 3 more guilty pleas nearly complete downfall of New Orleans' 'Taliban' gang

    10/07/2015 4:01:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/7/15 | Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune
    The state racketeering case targeting New Orleans' "Taliban" gang moved closer to completion as three more reputed members admitted guilt as part of plea deals entered in Orleans Parish criminal court. Cornie "Porch" Jones, Darryl "Dino" Bannister and Jerome "Sookie" Tolliver each pleaded guilty to racketeering, aggravated battery and public intimidation on Tuesday before Judge Karen Herman. In exchange, the state amended attempted murder charges that potentially could have sent the trio to prison for far longer sentences. Jones, 27, was sentenced to eight years, according to court records. Tolliver, 25, drew a seven-year sentence. Bannister, 30, will serve six...
  • “They Didn’t Do Anything Wrong,” Dogs Could Be Euthanized for Barking at Neighbor

    10/07/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    A Florida woman is fighting to keep two of her dogs alive after they were deemed dangerous by animal control. Stephanie Castro has fostered a 2-year-old Whippet mix, named Princess, and a 6-month-old hound pitbull mix, named Duke. In August, a neighbor called animal control after the dogs got out of Castro’s house and began barking. She admits the dogs should not have been loose. However, she says animal control came back to her home three other times in the span of a month. The second time, they told her the dogs would be deemed dangerous. After being deemed dangerous,...
  • Wife's Video of Husband Flirting With Maid Goes Viral in Saudi Arabia

    10/07/2015 11:56:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, October 06, 2015
    Woman could face jail on defamation charges: lawyer A Saudi woman could be jailed for up to one year for publishing a film showing her husband flirting with his housemaid in the kitchen, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. The unnamed wife had caught her husband flirting with the maid in the kitchen at their house in the Gulf Kingdom and secretly filmed him with her mobile phone. She then published the film on social media and wrote a caption saying: “the minimum punishment for this husband is to scandalise him.” ‘Sada’ newspaper said the film went viral on social media...
  • Marina Man Arrested for Armed Robbery, Reveals His Own Identity (Used Medical Pot Card to Rob Pot)

    10/07/2015 10:19:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KSBW ^ | Oct 06, 2015
    On Monday night, Ricardo Antonio Lopez-Campos, 27, of Marina, robbed a medical marijuana vendor and ordered some cannabis. Unfortunately for the robber, the vendor required that the purchaser show a copy of his identification and medical marijuana certification to them before agreeing to the transaction. Lopez-Campos then complied with the request and sent his own identification to the victim. Then, he proceeded with the armed robbery and took marijuana from the victim. Officers were able to quickly identify Lopez-Campos and were able to locate him within a very short time. He was booked into the Monterey County Jail. The stolen...
  • Church of Lucifer set to open in Old Town Spring (Houston)

    Church of Lucifer to open this month Show Transcript SPRING, Texas - In quaint Old Town Spring, a new church is truly the first of its kind. The church that will soon be opening doors isn't any old church -- it's the Greater Church of Lucifer." In about 3 1/2 weeks the Houston area will see the doors open on the first known home of the GCOL right down the street from Christian churches, antique stores and flower shops. But church leaders said it's not that Lucifer.
  • Why Towns Are Falling In Love With Golf Carts

    10/06/2015 8:27:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 5, 2015 | Henry Grabar
    One of the promotional videos for The Villages, Central Florida’s city of the old, is all about golf carts. Picture a Boomer’s take on Pimp My Ride: Some carts are souped up to look like Model Ts, fire trucks, or Thunderbirds, or colored to rep a hometown sports team. In a city with no native sons, the carts are expressions of identity. They’re also a central mode of transportation. In The Villages, according to the book Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society by architect Deane Simpson, there are 50,000 golf carts and 90 miles of dedicated golf-cart infrastructure. Autocentric...
  • Preble Co. historical society theft case ‘ball of yarn’

    09/29/2015 12:39:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    WHIO ^ | Updated: 5:44 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 | Posted: 9:48 a.m. - | Breaking News Staff
    <p>The Ohio Auditor of State’s Office issued a statement indicating the indictment against Lightner is the result of a collaboration among the Auditor of State, Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson and Preble County Prosecutor Martin Votel.</p> <p>Ohio Auditor Dave Yost said in a prepared statement the case against Lightner was like “a ball of yarn that just kept unraveling.” “She stole from taxpayers, the Preble County Historical Society, and even worse, she took advantage of an elderly donor,” Yost’s statement reads. Sheriff’ Simpson said in a prepared statement that they worked to identify potential victims and to “have a complete picture of what was occurring.” The state auditor reports the Preble County Historical Society did not employ a bookkeeper after 2006 and in 2014, the society’s trustees found Lightner had “misappropriated” approximately $14,000 in grant money from OCFC.</p>
  • California becomes fifth state to allow physician-assisted suicide

    10/05/2015 5:52:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 5, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    California’s wrenching yearlong legislative debate over the right to die culminated Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law a bill making California the fifth state to permit physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. As a Democrat and former Catholic seminarian, Mr. Brown was caught between two opposing sides of the right-to-die debate, and had given little indication of whether he would sign the bill before it reached his desk in early September. “In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death,” Mr. Brown said in his signing statement....
  • Oregon Shooter Was An ISIS Attack (Media Black Out)

    10/05/2015 2:07:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Here are the facts that the media refuses to report because they are too busy ranting about gun control: 1) Shooter name WAS Chris Harper-Mercer 2) ISIS claimed responsibility that it was a terror attack from one of their own 3) Chris Harper-Mercer was a Muslim convert and changed his name to Saiv Sharma 4) He targeted Christians 5) Russia's Security Service, FSB, had this guy on their Terror Watch List. The same list they offered to the USA about one month ago, to which they refused. The list has 87,000 names.
  • 4 California students arrested for plotting mass shooting

    10/05/2015 1:33:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies ^ | 10/5/15 | Aol
    4 California students arrested for plotting mass shooting Four northern California students have been arrested for plotting to carry out a shooting at a high school, authorities said. Authorities took four unidentified students into custody after they uncovered their plan to shoot and kill faculty members and students at Summerville High School, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday. "The suspects plan was very detailed in nature and included names of would be victims, locations and the methods in which the plan was to be carried out," the sheriff's department said in a Facebook post.
  • Dodger player’s brother shot, wounded in Woodland Hillls

    10/05/2015 12:23:18 PM PDT · by windcliff · 5 replies ^ | 10-5-15 | Alexander Nguyen
    The brother of Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher Josh Ravin was shot and wounded in Woodland Hills, and police Monday were trying to find the suspect in the case. The Dodgers player blamed a “mentally unstable person” for the shooting of his brother. The shooting happened near 22901 Vanowen St., LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. “A man in his 30s was shot multiple times,” Lopez said Sunday after the early morning shooting. “He was taken to a hospital in stable condition and remains in stable condition today.” Pitcher Josh Ravin posted several statements about the shooting of his brother, Joel...
  • Border Fence - India's border fence at night

    10/05/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 25 replies
    NDTV ^ | Oct 05, 2015 | Subuhi Parvez
    NASA posted a photo of the border between India and Pakistan as seen from outer space on Facebook on Sunday. The photo was taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station and shows the familiar outline of the north-western segment of India picked out in glowing lights. The astronaut who took the photo was "looking north across Pakistan's Indus River valley." The thread of orange that separates the two countries is lit by security lights that glow orange. The brightest spot visible is Karachi which faces the Arabian Sea. The Indus Valley is also dotted with lights. This is...
  • Stink raised over horse manure in LaGrange County (Indiana)

    10/05/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Goshen News ^ | DENISE FEDOROW
    That petition states in part, “We the taxpayers of LaGrange County respectfully request the county require the Amish community to attach manure bags to buggies and to clean up hitching rack areas after use.”
  • ‘Hump Day’ event cancelled after students claim bringing a camel to campus was racist

    10/04/2015 5:48:08 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 76 replies
    campusReform ^ | May 15, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures. The “Hump Day” event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the group’s advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.
  • California governor signs bill closing ivory sales loophole

    10/04/2015 4:49:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2015 5:13 PM EDT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to close a loophole in the state’s ban on importing, buying or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns. Supporters said California is a major market for ivory, and the ban would help dry up demand. …
  • 12-year-old boy suspended for staring at girl

    10/04/2015 2:17:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 48 replies
    WXIX ^ | 10/04/2015 | Michael Baldwin
    A 12-year-old boy is suspended from school for 'staring' at another student. It happened in September of 2014 at St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale. The parents filed suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas court to try and get the suspension erased claiming the school didn’t give their son due process. A Judge denied the claim, which means as of now the suspension of the 12-year-old stands. “The perception is he intimidated her,” said Candice Tolbert, his mother. “My son stared at a girl who was engaged in a staring game,” she said. “She giggled the entire time,” she said...
  • Any sudden military activity in the Tampa Bay area?

    10/04/2015 10:11:37 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 20 replies
    one man's opinion...
    I'm northeast of Tampa..about 30 miles from MacDill. Was just walking the dog, (1 PM EST )and a pair of F-16s..close formation.. just busted by overhead, really moving.. heading south.... easily BELOW 1000 feet. This is highly unusual..anyone hear anything?
  • Why China Is on an L.A. Spending Spree: "It's Just Monopoly Money to Them"

    10/03/2015 9:41:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/2/2015 | Seth Abramovitch
    Why China Is on an L.A. Spending Spree: "It's Just Monopoly Money to Them" by Seth Abramovitch 10/2/2015 6:00am PDT "$20,000 on drinks is a plain night on the town," says one local restaurateur, as big-time Chinese money pours into Los Angeles, consuming everything from wine to diamonds to watches to cars to prime real estate (in one case, 25,000 square feet for a teenage college student). The ultra-wealthy Chinese tend to get what they want, and right now most of them want one thing: to get out. More than 60 percent of China’s most affluent citizens have already left...
  • Any Freepers from Sierra Vista, AZ?

    10/03/2015 5:01:31 AM PDT · by PatriotCJC · 14 replies
    There was an active shooter situation behind my house in the Shilo church parking lot. It ended with a sniper shot. Talked to the Circle K attendant that had police/FBI in and out during the night and he said that it started as a police pursuit from Patagonia. He said that the perp started shooting at the Helicopter (that must have what woke me up).
  • Lawsuit Claims Man’s Flatulence Prompted Firing

    10/02/2015 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 2, 2015 | Staff
    OCTOBER 2--A Pennsylvania man was fired from his job at a pork roll producer due to extreme flatulence brought on by gastric bypass surgery, according to a discrimination lawsuit filed by the man’s wife. In a federal complaint, Louann Clem, 59, charges that the Case Pork Roll Company terminated her husband Richard, 70, last year after the Trenton, New Jersey firm’s president frequently complained about her spouse’s condition. Louann Clem, who also worked for the company, said that her husband--who weighed 420 pounds--underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2010. “As a result of the surgery, Mr. Clem suffered side effects such...
  • Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In September

    10/01/2015 6:08:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS (Chicago) ^ | October 1, 2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) — While overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade. Compared to the first nine months of last year, murders were up 21 percent through the end of September. Shooting incidents were up 19 percent, and the number of shooting victims was up 14 percent. Overall crime – including robberies, burglaries, and thefts – was down 7 percent.
  • Fort Myers Woman Calls 911, Says She Was Shorted in Weed Deal: Police

    10/01/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A southwest Florida woman landed herself behind bars after calling 911 to complain about being shortchanged in a drug deal. According to a Fort Myers Police Department report, 36-year-old Erin Klich called police to complain that she'd attempted to buy $75 worth of marijuana, but never got the goods from the dealer. Officers arrived outside a home to find Klich outside the reported dealer's home, still on the phone with police. Klich told the responding officers that the dealer inside took her money. Klich was arrested for misuse of 911.= Upon searching Klich, police found a clear plastic baggy, later...
  • Woman Says She Is Happier Than Ever After Fulfilling Lifelong Wish of Becoming Blind

    10/01/2015 10:46:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    A North Carolina woman says she is happier than ever after she fulfilled her lifelong wish of becoming blind. Jewel Shuping, 30, has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, according to Barcroft TV. BIID is a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled. She told Barcroft TV that her fascination with blindness started when she was a child. “By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she said. Shuping says that when she was a teenager, she started wearing thick black sunglasses, and even got her first cane...
  • Woman Seeks Divorce From 'Short' Husband

    10/01/2015 10:34:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | hursday, October 01, 2015
    Lady embarrassed to go out with him A Saudi woman in her 20s has filed for a divorce from her new husband on the grounds he is very short and embarrasses her in public places. The woman, who married nearly seven months ago, told the Department of Islamic Affairs in the Eastern Saudi province of Al Qateef that her friends and other people “look with sarcasm” at her when she goes out with her husband. “She wants to be divorced on the grounds she feels embarrassed when she goes out with her short husband…this is one of the strangest...
  • Black Bear Gnaws on Delta 15s Seakayak in Berg Bay, Alaska

    09/30/2015 11:43:21 PM PDT · by 21twelve · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 29, 2015 | Mary Maley
    During a solo kayak trip, intended to go from from Ketchikan, Alaska to Petersburg, Alask, a bear attacked my kayak. This incident occurred outside of a US Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay, Wrangell District, Alaska.
  • Dresden Buddhists Drop Swastika to Keep Peace

    09/30/2015 3:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    On Sunday eastern Germany's first Buddhist graveyard opened in Dresden, marking a turning point for the region's Vietnamese community. But a missing symbol makes the burial ground a peculiarly German affair. The burial ground is long overdue, Ding Linger, a spokesperson for the Vietnamese Buddhist Centre in Dresden told The Local. "It's been needed for 40 years since Vietnamese people first came to East Germany," he said. Vietnamese are the largest immigrant population in east Germany, making up 100,000 of the population. Of those, 7,000 live in Dresden, reports the Hamburger Morgenpost. With around 85 percent of the Vietnamese population...
  • Drunk Driver Sentenced to Spend Victim’s Birthday in Jail

    09/30/2015 2:39:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WWLP ^ | September 30, 2015 | Clare Kaley
    A Waupaca County woman who struck and killed an 18-year-old man will spend his birthday in jail, as well as the anniversary of the day she hit Dylan and every Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, for the next 10 years. A judge sentenced 40-year-old Heather Schmidt on Wednesday for the death of Dylan Thorne three years ago. Prosecutors say Schmidt’s blood-alcohol level measured twice the legal limit after she hit
  • “Sea Cruise” Singer Frankie Ford Has Died

    09/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WWLP ^ | September 30, 2015 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    Ford was 76 years old, had been ill for quite some timeFrankie Ford, a rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit “Sea Cruise” brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. Ford died Monday of natural causes, according to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office. “He was a great guy. He had the best voice in rock and roll,” said Mike Shepherd, a friend of Ford’s and head of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, which inducted Ford in 2010.
  • Man Charged After Nearly 100 Guns Stolen from Pembroke Pines Home

    09/30/2015 2:28:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 | Keith Jones
    Pembroke Pines Police have arrested a man in connection with a burglary in which nearly 100 firearms were stolen from a home. On Thursday, Sept. 17, police said a house in the 10000 block of Northwest 1st Street was burglarized and thieves made off with 96 firearms valued at $60,000. Police said 19-year-old Jesus Regueiro was seen receiving a container that contained some of those firearms from within the victim's fence line. A search warrant served later that day at Regueiro's Hollywood home uncovered 55 of those stolen firearms. Regueiro was arrested Monday and charged with burglary. He's been ordered...
  • Workers Jump Into Water to Escape Bees in Pembroke Pines

    09/30/2015 1:48:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Fire rescue officials say half a dozen workers were spraying a marshy area Wednesday near Southwest 7th Street and 184th Terrace when they encountered the bees. Officials one of the workers was stung and was hospitalized. His condition is not known. Rescuers were initially concerned because the workers were separated when they jumped into the water, but officials said they were eventually all accounted for. Officials said the workers were on a boat spraying pest repellent when they encountered the bees.
  • A Grandmother's Ordeal in the Hands of Mexican Kidnappers

    09/30/2015 1:20:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Hastings Tribune ^ | 9/30/15 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    The kidnappers promised Yolanda Alvarez Antunez they would free her husband after she paid the ransom. The mother of five, grandmother of 13 saw no other option. Around 10:30 p.m. on that Wednesday, Yolanda and her brother-in-law drove the old family truck to a mountain town in the southern state of Guerrero, where they were stopped by two pickups full of armed men. She handed over a plastic bag full of bills, but instead of buying her husband's freedom, she was taken captive, too. "You're going to stay because your husband escaped and you're not leaving until we find him,...
  • Herhold: A Father's Three-Decade Search For His Kidnapped Son

    09/30/2015 1:17:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/26/2015 | Scott Herhold
    Late in the evening of March 17, 1981, a rickety Vietnamese river boat embarked on an ocean journey to Thailand, carrying 27 people in a desperate attempt to find a new life. A day and a half at sea, they were picked up by a Thai fishing boat, which they saw as salvation. Instead, the new vessel brought them a plague of robbery, kidnapping and starvation. When they were set back aboard their own disabled craft several days later, only 25 Vietnamese remained. Two infants -- a boy of five months, a girl of 11 months -- were kept by...
  • Forest Acres police officer killed in shooting at Richland Mall (So Carolina)

    09/30/2015 10:10:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 43 replies
    WIS News 10 (Columbia, SC) ^ | September 30 | Jeremy Turnage
    FOREST ACRES, SC (WIS) - Police in Forest Acres confirmed at a noon news conference that an officer with the Forest Acres Police Department was killed in a shooting Wednesday morning. The suspect has also been arrested in connection with the case. "What a tragic day here in Forest Acres," Police Chief Gene Sealy said to start the news conference. "This morning we had one of our police officers shot and killed." The officer, identified as Officer Greg Alia, 32, was a graduate of Richland Northeast High School and a 7-year veteran of the force. He was married and just...
  • How climate change is making Antarctica royally crabby (+video)

    09/30/2015 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9-29-2015 | Eva Botkin-Kowacki
    Warming waters on the Antarctic continental shelf could be inviting to King crabs, a predator that has been unable to live in those chilly waters for tens of millions of years. Ocean waters are getting hotter, and that could make Antarctica crabby.  Warming global temperatures are prompting many animals to shift their ranges. One of those animals, the King crab, could be moving into shallower waters off the Western coast of Antarctica, where it hasn't been found for tens of millions of years.  The royal crustaceans, Lithodidae, now live on the continental slope off the western Antarctic Peninsula, a surprise...
  • Man starts gas station blaze trying to kill spider with lighter

    09/29/2015 9:24:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 98 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | September 30, 2015 | Taryn Asher
    CENTER LINE, Mich. - A man tried to kill a spider at a gas station using a lighter causing a dangerous fire. Using a lighter to kill the bug, he started a blaze that quickly engulfed the gas pump.
  • Arsonist Night Deposit Backfires

    09/29/2015 4:24:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs Police are looking for the man in this video. He's accused of trying to light a jar of gasoline and put it through a Wells Fargo overnight drop box. Based on the surveillance video, police believe the suspect may have been burned during the arson attempt. They are hoping for help in identifying the burnt moron. If you have any information that can help, call CSPD at 444-7000.
  • Teen accused of stealing $310 and Nike Jordans from victim turned in to police by mother(mugshot)

    09/29/2015 3:39:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/29/15 | Emily Lane, | The Times-Picayune
    A New Orleans teen whose mother turned him into police Monday night (Sept. 28) was part of a group accused of stealing $310 in cash, a cell phone and the Nike Jordan's off a victim over the weekend, according to police documents. New Orleans Police Department officers arrested Lance Lindsey, 17, about an hour after media reports surfaced that police were seeking him in a weekend armed robbery and kidnapping. His mother called police around 8:20 p.m. Monday, notifying them Lindsey was at her home on Ebbtide Drive, less than a mile from the scene of the alleged crime in...
  • Doctor Arrested Working as Butcher

    09/29/2015 2:40:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015
    Most doctors are in reality butchers, says Kuwaiti resident, on social mediaAn Arab doctor was arrested on the first day of Eid Al Adha in Kuwait roaming around the residential areas offering to slaughter the Eid sheep of residents. This story went viral on social media, where many said that he must be punished for what he did as he was not a licensed butcher, and also he ignored all rules of hygiene which are part of a butcher's job. The doctor works in a private hospital and wanted to earn extra money by offering to slaughter Eid sheep...
  • Omani Reunited With Estranged Family After 30 Years (Married U.S. Woman, Left)

    09/29/2015 2:31:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Gulf News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Fahad Al Mukrash
    An Omani family in Liwa province has been reunited with a son after 30 years of estrangement. Jalal Al Balushi embraced his family last week with tears of joy in his family home in Guzail village of Liwa province on the north western coast of the country. The family had lost contact with Jalal in 1985 after he graduated from a university in Texas, where he was studying mechanical engineering. “It was the best and one of the most heartfelt moments ever in my life to meet my family and relatives”, Jalal told Gulf News last week. He had been...
  • Police: Dog Rescued After Driving Owner's Pickup Into Lake

    09/29/2015 2:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 29, 2015 | Ben Hoope
    Police in Maine said a small dog was to blame for driving its owners pickup truck into a lake by knocking the vehicle out of gear. The Ellsworth Police Department said the Yorkie's owner had been walking the dog around Branch Lake Saturday afternoon and he put the canine back into his pickup truck while it was idling. Lt. Harold Page told the Ellsworth American the dog "knocked the truck out of gear and it rolled down the parking lot into the lake." The Ellsworth Police Department said in a Facebook post the dog was rescued from the submerged pickup...
  • Nine Month Sentence for Nazi Postings

    09/29/2015 12:30:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    A 24-year-old German man has been handed a nine month conditional jail sentence for posting hundreds of right-wing extremist comments online. Austrian found guilty of Nazi Facebook post (26 Aug 15) Neo-Nazi handed 20 month sentence (19 Aug 15) Hungarian neo-Nazis take Austrian mini-break (13 Aug 15) Neo-Nazi codes banned from number plates (23 Jul 15) The man, who lives in the Lavant Valley in Carinthia, made a total of 399 entries on the right-wing extremist online discussion site between 2009 and 2010, some of which glorified Nazism. He registered on the internet forum a few days before his...