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  • Onetime Bush doctor is gunned down riding bicycle to hospital where he worked

    07/20/2018 7:30:59 PM PDT · by be-baw · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was gunned down Friday morning while riding his bicycle through Houston’s Texas Medical Center. *snip* Hausknecht was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Finner said he was hit at least once. The area where the shooting took place is part of a 1,345-acre complex of hospitals and medical institutions, including the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is teeming with traffic and pedestrians during the day. Hausknecht was going to work at Houston Methodist Hospital when he was shot, the hospital's CEO said in...
  • Meechaiel Criner found guilty of capital murder in UT student's death

    07/20/2018 2:43:56 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    kxan ^ | July 20, 2018 | Matthew Prendergast
    The man accused of killing University of Texas at Austin student Haruka Weiser has been found guilty of capital murder. It took the jury of seven women and five men a total of 10 and a half hours to come to their verdict. Since he has been found guilty, Meechaiel Criner, 20, will spend the rest of his life in prison. Because he was 17 years old at the time of Weiser's murder, he is not eligible for the death penalty. He is eligible for parole after 40 years in prison.
  • Kitten Saved by Loving Dog Now is Part of Husky Pack...

    07/19/2018 5:09:40 PM PDT · by vannrox · 70 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 20JAN16 | Amy Bojo
    Rosie the rescue kitty was saved by a husky who changed her life forever! Now the kitty thinks she's part husky and is living her life in a pack with her canine buddies. Photo: @lilothehusky Rosie the kitten was found when she was 3 weeks old. Lilo the Husky dog took to her when she was very sick and brought her back to life. It was quite a miracle! (See: full story) Today Rosie is all grown up and is part of the husky clan of four. She goes on walks with her canine family and shares every adventure...
  • Philadelphia's soda tax upheld by state Supreme Court

    07/18/2018 9:13:55 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 14 replies (WPVI-TV) ^ | July 18, 2018 | Gray Hall
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge to the soda tax by merchants and the beverage industry. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and dealer-level transactions and does not illegally duplicate another existing tax.
  • Should We Kill Lauren Southern?

    07/18/2018 9:03:58 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 26 replies
    Lauren Southern (YouTube channel) ^ | July 18, 2018 | Lauren Southern
    Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux are in Australia on a speaking tour (schedule). In this video, Lauren interviews passersby and asks them if Lauren Southern should be killed.
  • ABQ metro again ranked No. 1 in auto thefts

    07/18/2018 1:37:07 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 13, 2018 | Matthew Reisen
    For the second year in a row the Albuquerque area was rated No. 1 in the country – in auto theft, that is. The National Insurance Crime Bureau found that Bernalillo and neighboring counties kept the 2016 streak alive with nearly 10,000 auto thefts in 2017, according to statistics released Thursday. Analyzing data from the National Crime Information Center, the bureau found 9,989 auto thefts across Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties in 2017. That ranks the area No. 1 in the country for auto thefts per capita.
  • Florida Couple Gets to Keep Home's 'Starry' Paint Job Mayor Must Publicly Apologize for $10,000 Fine

    07/18/2018 10:35:54 AM PDT · by OddLane · 99 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 | Eric Boehm
    The mayor of Mount Dora, Florida, will have to publicly apologize Wednesday afternoon for his city's overzealous code enforcement that targeted a home painted in the likeness of Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece, "Starry Night." More importantly, the city will remove a lien against the property and drop more than $10,000 in fines it had issued to the husband and wife who own the home, according to a settlement approved unanimously by the city council Tuesday night. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the settlement also includes the payment of $15,000 to homeowners Lubomir Jastrzebski and his wife, Nancy Nemhauser. The couple's...
  • Police: Hunt serial killer in crime spree that has left three dead

    07/16/2018 7:32:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    A man on the run was identified Monday evening by authorities as being responsible for a week-long crime spree that includes a shooting, a home invasion and that has so far left three people fatally shot in the Houston area. That suspect is Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a press conference. He is a 5'7", 135 lb. Hispanic man who should be considered "armed and dangerous," Acevedo said. At the press conference,Gonzalez was asked if Rodriguez is now considered a serial killer. He said yes.
  • The SF DMV is somehow the worst it's ever been, visitors say

    07/15/2018 6:26:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    It's a basic truism that a trip to the DMV is usually an exercise in punishing frustration not unlike the outermost circles of hell in Dante's Inferno, a "house of suffering" where "no thing gleams" and the air is filled with sighs of despair.
  • (Bleep) Donald Trump’ Rapper YG Charged with Felony Robbery

    07/14/2018 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07-14-2018 | Jerome Hudson
    California gangster rap star YG was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony robbery, according to TMZ.
  • Arizona state lawmaker apologizes for saying he has ‘immunity’ from speeding violation

    07/12/2018 8:10:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An Arizona state lawmaker has apologized for telling a sheriff’s deputy to not penalize him for speeding because he has “legislative immunity,” calling his comments inappropriate. State Rep. Paul Mosley (R) wrote in a Facebook post Thursday that his “desire to get home to see my family does not justify how fast I was speeding nor my reference to legislative immunity when being pulled over.” “Legislative immunity is a serious responsibility and should not be taken lightly or abused,” he added. Mosley also said that his “jokes” about often driving over 100 miles an hour while commuting to and from...
  • Cops: Lady with pot, no license crashes into patrol car at the jail

    07/12/2018 4:53:05 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 28 replies
    TC Palm ^ | May 24, 2018 | Will Greenlee
    Gannett rules.
  • WATCH: Restaurant workers take down knife-wielding robbery suspect

    07/12/2018 2:07:32 PM PDT · by petitfour · 20 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | 7/12/2018 | Tucson News Now Staff
    SOUTH TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Two people were stabbed while stopping a robbery at a landmark in South Tucson Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The South Tucson Police Department said it happened around 1:30 p.m. at Mi Nidito Restaurant on South 4th Avenue. Officers said Jerry Evans Madril, armed with a knife, entered the restaurant and demanded money. Workers in the store were not intimidated and fought back. "He was outnumbered with the knife," said Manny Olguin, a worker at Mi Nidito. "You could see it was a little box cutter. It wasn't a big machete or nothing."
  • Small-town Kansas councilwoman bites corrections officer's thumb hard enough to break it

    07/10/2018 1:53:17 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 40 replies
    KSHB Kansas City ^ | 7-10-2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A small-town Kansas councilwoman landed herself in more trouble after putting up a fight with deputies, according to the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were trying to arrest Carol Fowler, 48, of Huron, Kansas, on June 29 for a failure to appear warrant. They had to use their tasers on Fowler to take her into custody and arrested her for interference with, and battery on a law enforcement officer in addition to the warrant. She was taken to jail and remained there on a $5,000 bond, according to a department spokesperson. A few days later, on...
  • Thieves steal from Apple Store

    07/10/2018 11:31:09 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 32 replies ^ | Monday, July 09, 2018 | Jason Oliveira
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Crystal clear surveillance video shows how a group of young men made off with a small fortune worth of Apple products in Fresno. The four only needed mere seconds to steal 26 items totaling $27,000 Saturday morning at the store inside Fashion Fair Mall. Lt. Mark Hudson of the Fresno Police Department says the group took, "Various iPhones, the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and 8, and even the new iPhone X was taken in this grand theft."
  • First pair of Greater flamingo chicks born at Jacksonville Zoo

    07/09/2018 4:20:38 PM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    foxnews13 ^ | JUL 09 2018 | FOX 13 News staff
    One of the chicks is being raised by zoo keepers after its parents rejected it. The zoo is asking guests to cast a vote on which chick is the cutest, the flamingo or the penguin? The poll can be found on the zoo’s Facebook page. The contest will run until July 13, and will throw a victory party of the pair of chicks that is considered to be the cutest.
  • Man charged with murdering his mother in Millersville

    07/09/2018 2:26:34 PM PDT · by IndispensableDestiny · 27 replies
    Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD) ^ | July 9, 2018 | Phil Davis
    “I told her I got beat up by the KKK and she called me a liar so I had to show her what it was like to get beat up by four or five grown men,” he told officers, according to charging documents. “She knows I’m a black belt in martial arts and knew what was coming.” Police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure said he made these comments and more before police actually questioned him. He added there appeared to be no validity to his claim that he was assaulted by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Mother killed trying to break up fight at baby shower (Riverside, California)

    07/08/2018 12:23:55 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 99 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 06 July 2018
    RIVERSIDE, California -- Family members say a woman was shot to death by her own nephew as she tried to break up a fight he was involved in at a baby shower. Beatrice Romo's family and friends started a memorial for her where she was killed over the weekend. Romo was at her niece's baby shower Saturday at the Elk's Lodge in Riverside. Her daughter and son were there, too, when two men started fighting. One of them, her husband says, was Romo's nephew, Abraham Benita. Romo tried to break it up but police say she was shot in the...
  • Toll tax collection on national highways to continue: Nitin Gadkari

    07/07/2018 8:11:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Financial Express ^ | July 4, 2018 | Express Drives Desk
    Toll collection will continue and any exemption relating to toll taxed on national highways has been ruled out. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that people should be willing to pay if they want good services. The minister said toll collection can "never go" if funds are to be raised for constructing roads under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model. "The toll (collection) will never go. The toll will be there. If you want good services, you will have to pay for it," Gadkari said at a function of the PTI employees unions on Tuesday night. Expressing concern...
  • 'We got bills to pay, sweetie.' Cops forced to return stripper's $19,934 in cash

    07/06/2018 10:21:26 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 55 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 07/06/18 | David Ovalle
    Miami-Dade police is on the hook for legal bills after cops illegally seized a cache of guns — and nearly $20,000 in stripper cash. The department has agreed to pay more than $3,000 to defense lawyers hired by Ras Cates, 33, and his wife, Lizmixell Batista, a 20-year-old stripper at Cheetah Gentleman's Club in Hallandale Beach. Presumably, the legal bills won't be paid in singles. On May 25, an officer pulled over Cates and Batista, his passenger, when their car cut off a patrol car in Miami's West Little River neighborhood. From the car, patrol officers seized six guns,...