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  • Ex-NFL player sacks peeping Tom outside daughter’s window

    01/17/2019 12:25:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 | Laura Italiano
    Former NFL player Tony Beckham made the tackle of his life in Florida this week — clobbering an intruder who was allegedly masturbating outside his 15-year-old daughter’s window, a report said. Beckham — a defensive player for the Tennessee Titans and the Detroit Lions in 2002-05 — was inside his Palm Beach County home just before dawn Monday and heard a noise. “I waited for a second and I looked again,” Beckham told the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach. “And I see a white male and he’s standing by my window and he’s trying to get a better position.” The...
  • Dead baby found in restroom at Amazon warehouse in Phoenix

    01/17/2019 12:01:54 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/17/2019 | BBC
    Police are investigating the death of a baby girl who was found in the restroom of an Amazon warehouse in the US state of Arizona. Phoenix police spokesman Vincent Lewis said the newborn was reported to police at the online retail giant's facility on Wednesday evening. Homicide detectives are working to determine if any crime was committed at the facility, he said. Police have identified the mother, who is co-operating with the investigation. In a press conference on Thursday, Sgt Lewis refused to publicly name her or say whether she is employed at the distribution centre. "But, again, the restroom...
  • White Comic Banned from Comedy Nights Due to ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Dreadlocks

    01/17/2019 11:36:11 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 29 replies
    White comedian Zach Poitras was banned from participating in comedy events in Montreal, Canada, after organisers claimed his dreadlock hairstyle was inappropriate. Poitras was originally supposed to appear at two comedy nights taking place at the Coop Les Récoltes bar, located in Montreal’s famous Quartier Latin area, but was rejected by the organisers, who wrote on Facebook that his dreadlock hairstyle violated their discrimination rules, Montreal newspaper Le Devoir reports. “We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment within our spaces,” the organisers wrote, and added that cultural appropriation, in their view, was when “someone from a dominant culture appropriates...
  • Governor Sisolak holds his first State of the State address

    01/16/2019 8:11:22 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 12 replies ^ | 01/16/2019 | by staff
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says he's not proposing any new taxes but he does want to create more state government. The Democrat said in his State of the State speech that he wants to establish a number of new offices to help implement his priorities. They include an Office of Small Business Advocate under the lieutenant governor and a Patient Protection Commission to provide a comprehensive approach to health care to help protect Nevadans from such things as prescription drug price-gauging. Sisolak also wants to establish a Cannabis Compliance Board modeled after Nevada's state Gaming Commission to ensure transparent regulation...
  • California storms to dump up to 7 feet of snow, force evacuations

    01/15/2019 10:18:19 PM PST · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | January 15th, 2019 | By Andrew Hay
    an 15 (Reuters) - Big Pacific storms are set to dump up to seven feet (2.1 meters) of snow in California's Sierra Nevada mountains and several inches of rain elsewhere in the state, forcing evacuations in areas at risk to mudslides. The first storm moved over Southern California on Tuesday, with rainfall of up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) expected in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and up to 4.5 inches (11.4) in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported. Police in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties ordered evacuations from areas damaged by last...
  • Report: Eagles Fan Attacked Girlfriend, Put Dog in Microwave After Playoff Loss

    01/15/2019 12:02:44 PM PST · by detective · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Dylan Gwinn
    People cope with disappointment in all kinds of different ways, but what one Eagles fan reportedly did after Sunday’s playoff loss takes things to an entirely different level. According to court records, a 31-year-old Eagles fan became so enraged after Philadelphia’s loss to the Saints on Sunday, that she assaulted her girlfriend and put her dog in a microwave. The incident occurred at a Best Western motel in Hanover Township, Northampton County. As the Daily News reports, “Kirsten Gaskins of Philadelphia was charged with simple assault, harassment, cruelty to animals and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned by District...
  • I-95 construction should end by the time your grandkids are driving

    01/14/2019 11:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 21, 2018 | Jason Laughlin
    By the time the I-95 reconstruction is complete, you’ll probably be too old to have to worry about a commute. The same goes for the planners, engineers, managers, and laborers who for more than a decade have worked to rebuild the highway’s 51 miles in Pennsylvania from the ground up. Their careers at PennDot or with contractors will almost surely end before construction does. “I don’t know that I think about too much that I’m not going to be here,” said Elaine Elbich, PennDot’s portfolio manager for the I-95 project. Elbich plans with a span of decades in mind. From...
  • Police: Person in custody after call about shotgun at Farmington Rd. home

    01/14/2019 3:39:40 PM PST · by walkingdead · 58 replies
    Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A person of interest is in police custody after Rochester Police were called about a reported firearm in a home Monday morning. The initial call came in shortly before 7 a.m. about a neighbor who claimed to have seen a shotgun in a home on Farmington Road.
  • Teachers in ‘Fight for the Soul of Public Education,’ UTLA President Says on 1st Day of Strike

    01/14/2019 10:41:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 64 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 14, 2019 | A. Kurzweil, E. Abovian, E. Myers
    On day one of the first Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike in 30 years, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl spoke to teachers and students gathered on a rainy Monday in Los Feliz. “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state as blue as it can be, and in a city rife with millionaires, where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students,” Caputo-Pearl said. The strike, originally scheduled to take place last Thursday, was delayed...

    01/13/2019 6:55:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Does an American gun range have the right to exclude Muslims who are members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations because of the group’s ties to terrorism? That question could soon have a legal answer as a Muslim has filed a discrimination suit against the owners of a gun range in Oklahoma. A federal court dismissed the discrimination complaint by Raja’ee Fatihah against Chad and Nicole Neal, owners of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in Oktaha, Oklahoma. But the judge set a trial to resolve conflicting accusations. Fatihah claims the range owners banned him because of his religion....
  • John Howard saves woman from domestic violence incident in Wollstone (former Australian PM)

    01/12/2019 9:12:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | January 13, 2019 | Linda Simalis
    Former prime minister John Howard personally intervened to stop a domestic violence incident after stumbling across a couple fighting in the street. Mr Howard, 79, was on his daily walk near his home in Wollstonecraft about 7.45am on Wednesday when he saw the clash. It is understood a man was attempting to put something in a bin, triggering a row with a woman that allegedly escalated into physical violence. A Liberal source said Mr Howard called out “Hey” in a bid to stop the fight, before standing with the woman until police arrived. The former Liberal leader, who celebrates his...
  • Person killed in fall at Amazon construction site

    01/12/2019 6:34:49 PM PST · by umgud · 23 replies
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/12/19 | staff
    A person died in a fall at the Amazon fulfillment center construction site in Oildale on Saturday. The Kern County Fire Department said firefighters were called out to the center, which is being built across from the Meadow Fields Airport near Merle Haggard Drive, Saturday afternoon after getting a report of a fatal fall at the site.
  • Police: Resident Took Away Suspect’s Gun Then Killed Him with It

    01/11/2019 7:12:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Police indicate that a New Jersey resident took away an intrusion suspect’s gun then shot and killed him with it. NBC 10 reports that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm Wednesday, after an “intruder allegedly arrived at the residence brandishing a semi-automatic handgun.” Police say the resident and the suspect, 29-year-old Terrence Coulanges, wrestled for control of the firearm on the patio, with the resident ultimately taking control of it and shooting Coulanges.
  • Crab boat 'featured on Deadliest Catch capsizes in treacherous Oregon waters, killing all three crew

    01/11/2019 12:56:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9,2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Three fishermen have died after their crab boat capsized in the the treacherous Oregon waters featured on the TV show Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove. The US Coast Guard say the vessel was crossing the dangerous Yaquina Bay bar in 14 foot waves on Tuesday night when the tragedy unfolded.
  • Mugabe Gets Robbed (There's a Punch Line Here, Somewhere...)

    01/10/2019 5:09:37 PM PST · by Kriggerel · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | January 10 2019 | BBC
    Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert Mugabe.Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert Mugabe.
  • Man dragged dead, bloody raccoon into San Francisco McDonald’s, video shows

    01/10/2019 12:32:02 PM PST · by familyop · 40 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | JANUARY 09, 2019 | JARED GILMOUR
    A profanity-laced video...shows a man sitting calmly next to the table with the raccoon, and blood pooling from the raccoon’s mouth..."The guy came in screaming, 'Help, help, help!' " Brooks said, according to SFGate. "He came to the counter, and I thought it was a dog at first. The employees told him to leave and he went and sat down with it."
  • Dad Discovers 3 Sons Aren't His After 21yrs & £4mil Divorce

    01/10/2019 12:16:03 PM PST · by Sparky1776 · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/7/2019 | Sydney MGTOW
    Dad Discovers 3 Sons Aren't His After 21yrs & £4mil Divorce.
  • 21 bodies found in Mexican town on Texas border

    01/10/2019 11:30:00 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 10, 2019
    Mexico City -- Mexican authorities said Thursday that 21 bodies, some burned, have been found in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas in what appears to have been a clash between drug gangs. The bodies were found near the remains of seven burned-out vehicles near the border town of Miguel Aleman.
  • Date Set For Partial Demolition Of Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    01/09/2019 10:25:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Patch ^ | 1/6/19
    It may sound like fireworks, but the reality is that a controlled demolition of the part of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will take place Saturday, Jan. 12. According to a document on the Thruway Authority's website, Tappan Zee Constructors, the company that built the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, will be taking down the old bridge's damaged east anchor span around 9:30 a.m. If the weather is bad, the work will be done Sunday, Jan. 13. Traffic will be stopped on the Thruway (I-287/I-87) approaching the new bridge around 9 a.m. for about 45 minutes between exits 11...
  • WATCH: Teenage Girls Start Violent Brawl at Los Angeles McDonald’s

    01/09/2019 4:56:00 PM PST · by skimbell · 64 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 9 Jan 2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A group of teenage girls started a violent brawl at a Los Angeles, California, McDonald’s after a mother asked them to leave the children’s play area, police said. The video, which has gone viral, showed several people flinging objects at staff near the front counter while onlookers tried to capture the melee on their cellphones