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  • EXCLUSIVE: Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof found dead by Ron Jeremy at one of his brothels aged [Trunc]

    10/16/2018 3:48:01 PM PDT · by Cecily · 89 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 16, 2018
    The infamous owner of The Bunny Ranch brothel has passed away. Dennis Hof died on Tuesday at the age of 72 his campaign manager revealed, just a few weeks before he was set to compete in the general election for a seat in the House of Representatives and hours after a campaign rally. He was at the Love Ranch South in Crystal at the time of his death and the Nye County Sheriff's Office is on the scene and investigating Hof's death. His chief of staff Zach Hames told DailyMail.com: 'We are all pretty much devastated. Last night he was...
  • Idaho commissioner who circulated 'nauseating' hunting photos resigns

    10/15/2018 8:50:28 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/18 | Tim Stelloh and Xavier Rangel
    A Fish and Game commissioner in Idaho who came under fire for circulating images of he and his wife posing with dead animals during a hunt in Africa resigned on Monday, saying he had made "poor judgments." In a letter to Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, the commissioner, Blake Fischer, said those judgments "resulted in sharing photos of a hunt in which I did not display an appropriate level of sportsmanship and respect for the animals I harvested." While claiming the photos were out of character, Fischer apologized and said he hoped the photos would "not harm the integrity and...
  • Police: Intruder dies after being shot by Orem (Utah) homeowner

    10/15/2018 11:41:52 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 17 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 10/15/2018 | Carter Williams
    A 49-year-old man died from his injuries after he was shot by a homeowner during a confrontation Monday morning, police said. The homeowner told police he heard a noise coming from his detached garage near 400 North and 800 West about 7 a.m., according to Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez. The homeowner then grabbed a handgun and went to the garage and confronted the 49-year-old man who was in the garage, Martinez said. The homeowner then shot the intruder multiple times after a confrontation in the garage, according to Martinez. The 49-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was...
  • Tenn man loses leg after son ran him over with lawn mower when he attacked him with chainsaw

    10/13/2018 11:24:08 AM PDT · by ETL · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 13, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce | Fox News
    A chainsaw-wielding Tennessee father had to have his leg amputated after his son ran him over with a lawn mower, police said. Officers were called to a home in Bristol, Tennessee, on June 28 and found Douglas Ferguson, 76, bleeding from his head and leg, according to a press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.A preliminary investigation indicated that he tried to attack his son with a running chainsaw while his son mowed the yard. His son, who was not identified, ran over his father with the lawn mower as a way to defend himself. Detectives said the father...
  • Houston mom chases down man filming her in dressing room

    10/13/2018 6:56:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 12, 2018 | NBC news
    A Houston, Texas woman chased a man out of a department store after she said the man took pictures of her while she was changing in an Academy Sports dressing room. "I have a very clear picture of his face, very clear," Holly Armstrong says. Armstrong says the man who violated her privacy is ingrained in her mind, but she wanted to make sure it was also captured on video. "There was a moment when I followed him out of the dressing room where I said, 'No, there has been too many times where people get to walk away from...
  • Lightning puts prep football schedule in a state of flux (Stops Torrey Pines Game Coached by Cousin)

    10/13/2018 5:50:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | October 12, 2018 | John Maffei
    Rain and lightning were the order of the evening across most of the county Friday. At Torrey Pines, it was Mother Nature that won the Avocado League game between No. 6-ranked San Marcos and No. 1 Torrey Pines. With lightning all around, the officials waited to halftime to delay the game. Fans were asked to move to the gym for safety. But a 30-minute delay turned into a postponement when bolts of lightning lit up the western horizon, getting uncomfortably close to the stadium as the thunder rang down. Torrey Pines officials were trying to determine if the game would...
  • Antifa Attacks GOP Headquarters in NYC, Warns ‘Merely the Beginning’

    10/12/2018 1:21:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 318 replies
    FFar-left activists associated with Antifa and other radical hate groups attacked the Republican Party headquarters in New York City late Thursday evening; vandalizing the historic building and warning the incident was “merely the beginning.” The New York GOP released shocking images immediately following the assault; writing “The New York Republican New York City headquarters at the Metropolitan Republican Club was physically vandalized last evening with broken windows, spray-paint and more TThe attackers left an ominous note at the scene, saying “The U.S. government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murdering black people, and continues its...
  • Rochester Hills man who fired at teen asking for directions found guilty by jury

    10/12/2018 12:43:01 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 59 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | 10/12/18 | By Nick Monacelli - Reporter, Dave Bartkowiak Jr., Derick Hutchinson
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - A Rochester Hills man seen on video firing a gun at a teenager who was lost and looking for directions was found guilty by a jury Friday on two counts. Jeffrey Zeigler was charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms violations. The jury found him guilty of the lesser charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. The 14-year-old boy said he got lost while walking to school April 12 and was looking for directions. He knocked on the door to...
  • Directors tar mobility chief amid low toll revenues

    10/11/2018 10:14:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Longview News-Journal ^ | October 9, 2018 | Jimmy Daniell Isaac
    Gregg and Rusk county reps on a regional transportation board aren’t happy with the lack of progress, reporting and marketing for Toll 49 on which traffic and revenues have slowed.Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority directors hope a new on-ramp that opened Tuesday plus the addition of 6 more miles that open Nov. 1 — two months ahead of schedule — can resurrect sluggish toll revenue.Board member Dave Spurrier raised questions, however, about why more hasn’t been done to attract new drivers, especially from Interstate 20.“I’d just like to see an aggressive marketing plan,” Spurrier, who represents Gregg County, said soon...
  • Large cross on Lesbos leveled to the ground because it could be 'offensive to Muslim migrants'

    10/11/2018 8:02:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 11 October 2018
    The ancient mythical Greek island of Lesbos is today better known as anchorage ground for human traffickers and the problems and conflicts that have arisen in connection with the boat traffic. It is now reported that a large cross monument on the Greek Orthodox Christian island has been levelled to the ground. This after a group claiming to promote intercultural coexistence argued that the cross could be perceived as offensive to the predominantly Muslim boat migrants. The cross monument was built on the cliffs of Apellia, beneath the castle of Mytilene, in memory of people who have died in the...
  • Medieval Knight Re-enactor Killed After Accidentally Impaling Himself with His Lance

    10/11/2018 6:27:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 10, 2018
    Friends and family of a beloved Medieval knight re-enactor have been left “stunned” after the Virginia man accidentally impaled himself with his lance during a re-enactment event over the weekend. Peter Barclay, 53, was competing in an equestrian game in front of a crowd in Williamstown, Kentucky Saturday when he was fatally injured. Participating in events under the knight name of Master Terafan Greydragon, Peter went to spear a paper plate while on horseback when something went wrong and his lance impaled him under his sternum, WLWT confirms. Peter, a military veteran, was airlifted to a hospital but died en...
  • Turner Turnpike expansion project west of Tulsa is months ahead of schedule

    10/10/2018 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | September 13, 2018 | Michael Dekker
    Expansion of the Turner Turnpike between Sapulpa and Bristow is anticipated to be done by early next summer — months ahead of the initially announced estimated completion date.“This is a long-term project, and we ask the public for their patience because the end results are going to be tremendous,” said Oklahoma Turnpike Authority spokesman Jack Damrill.“We should have whatever is currently under construction substantially complete by summer,” he said. “Unless we have a terrible winter, we should have all six lanes open summer of 2019.”He said the project has been progressing “very nicely.” The 22-mile, $300 million project involves expanding...
  • Harnett school principal forces student to remove Trump jersey at patriotic-themed football game

    10/10/2018 5:13:08 PM PDT · by CodeJockey · 46 replies
    WTVD 11 Durham, NC ^ | 10/10/18 | Tim Pulliam
    Mike Collins is disappointed about how he says his 18-year-old son was treated during a high school football game after wearing a jersey printed with President Donald Trump's name. "I think any mother or father would feel like I feel," stated Collins. The theme during Harnett Central High School's football game Friday was to dress patriotically for USA America night. . . . Collins says his son was asked by the school principal to remove the jersey.
  • [Possible] Tsunami Warning Papua New Guinea

    10/10/2018 3:22:40 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Local News | 1-Oct-2018
    Saw on local news Tsunami warning. USGS is reporting 7.0 Quake but depth is 40 km (deep for Tsunami)
  • Oakland councilwoman claims city bungled case against her from ex-Black Panther

    10/09/2018 5:24:08 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 9, 2018 | Kimberly Veklerov
    Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks filed a complaint against her own city and the city attorney Tuesday, alleging they failed to adequately defend her in a legal battle with ex-Black Panther leader Elaine Brown that cost Oakland more than $2 million.
  • Major Hurricane Michael Live Thread II

    10/09/2018 4:49:06 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,175 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9 October 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    Major Hurricane Michael is churning toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday for 35 counties with mandatory coastal evacuations in the FL Panhandle. 1,250 National Guard troops are aiding the process and more than 4,000 more placed on standby. FEMA is already on the ground in Florida; other federal agencies are also preparing to assist people in the storm's path. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency for 92 counties ahead of Hurricane...
  • Vancouver man says his truck was set on fire for supporting Trump (Oregon)

    10/09/2018 1:03:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Vancouver man says his truck was set on fire for supporting Trump Johnny MacKay says he had been at the bar drinking the night before and decided to take an Uber home, leaving his truck overnight.
  • University president calls for controversial murals to be covered

    10/08/2018 6:46:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Administrators at the University of New Mexico are proposing to cover four murals on the campus that have elicited concern among Native American faculty and student groups at the school. President Garnett Stokes and Provost Richard Wood have made the proposal to the university's Regents Historic Preservation Committee, the Associated Press reported. The four murals make up the "Three Peoples Murals" located inside the university's Zimmerman Library. One mural shows a white man holding the hands of a faceless Native American man and a faceless Hispanic man. The mural has bothered some faculty and students, who say it marginalizes Hispanics...
  • Fan Bingbing’s mysterious disappearance: what it means for China’s elite

    10/08/2018 5:33:10 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thu 4 Oct 2018 | Steve Rose
    Three months ago, one of the country’s best known actors went missing. Now, seemingly chastened, she has reappeared with a bill for £112m in unpaid taxes and fines
  • Kavanaugh accuser Ford nominated for UNC award for her ‘courage’ and ‘inspiration’

    10/08/2018 4:42:01 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 77 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer (newspaper) ^ | 10/8/18 | Charles Duncan
    A group of faculty, students and alums at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are nominating Christine Blasey Ford for a Distinguished Alumna Award after she testified before a Senate panel about her sexual assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.