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  • Child burned by distraction device during raid (Follow up)

    05/30/2014 5:26:33 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 43 replies
    www.accessnorthga.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Rob Moore
    CLARKESVILLE - Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell now is talking about the high-risk warrant service that resulted in burns to a 2-year-old child early Wednesday. The child was burned when narcotics agents, assisted by members of the Habersham Special Response Team, used a distraction device as they entered a home at 182 Lakeview Heights Circle outside Cornelia. "We had prior information on it," Terrell said of the circumstances of the home and its occupants. "The individual had been involved in an altercation with another male involving a possible AK-47 [rifle] several months ago, and he was arrested on some weapons...
  • ‘Goodbye Mama’: Tornado Victim Sends Heartbreaking Final Text

    05/04/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-04-2014 | TRN
    It’s something she says she will hold on to forever. A victim of the April 27 Arkansas tornado had the moment to send one final text to his mother before the deadly storm claimed his life. “First he said mama, I’m so scared,” Regina Wood, Jeffrey Hunter’s mom, told KFTA-TV. ”He knew how bad it was, these say it’s going to be a direct hit.” All she could do was comfort him and tell him everything would be okay. It wouldn’t.
  • Passenger testifies in trial for man accused of killing Miami Heat dancer [Drunk Homosexual]

    03/19/2014 3:45:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/18/14 | Roger Lohse
    A man who was riding in the car with Mario Careaga testified in court Tuesday that his partner had two or three vodka and tonic drinks before getting behind the wheel of his Mercedes Benz. Careaga, 46, is charged with DUI manslaughter in the Sept. 10, 2010, crash
  • 1927, The American Year

    01/03/2014 8:19:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    A great diva could sing the names in the phone book and it would come out like Puccini. A talented writer like Bill Bryson could take any year in American history and make it fascinating. Doing the usual round of interviews after his latest book came out, "One Summer: America, 1927," he was asked why he would choose to write about so ordinary a year, one without a great war or depression or discovery or… Ordinary? 1927? It was anything but. If any year was grand and glorious in modern American history, and yet a portent of the tragedies and...
  • Death of a Young Writer

    08/13/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The word came in an email even before another simmering hot August workday here in Arkansas had really begun. The message had been expected for some time, but that didn't make it any easier to take. Chris Battle had died. His long struggle with cancer was over, thank the Lord. But we didn't feel thankful. You never really do when the news first arrives. Maybe you know you should, but it's all abstract that first day, maybe that first year. Before the flood of healing memory has a chance to cover you, and wash away the immediate pain. His obituary...
  • Radical Environmentalists Have Blood of 19 Arizona Firefighters on Their Hands

    08/05/2013 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Nineteen firefighters died fighting a forest fire in Arizona earlier this summer. Curiously, almost no one is talking about why it happened, only that it was a tragedy. Arizona Deputy State Forestry Director Jerry Payne has been the only one to speak out about the cause, and he backtracked immediately afterwards, apologizing for what he said. He claimed that the superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshots violated wildlife safety protocols while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30th, 2013, 60 miles north of Phoenix. According to Payne, the superintendent’s violations allegedly included not knowing the location of the fire,...
  • Black Education Tragedy

    07/10/2013 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see. Some of that evidence unfolded when Zimmerman's defense attorney asked 19-year-old Jeantel to read a letter that she allegedly had written to Trayvon Martin's mother. She responded that she doesn't read cursive, and that's in addition to her poor grammar, syntax and communication skills. Jeantel is a senior at Miami Norland Senior High School. How in the world did she manage to become a 12th-grader...
  • 30 South African men killed in ritual circumcision

    07/07/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT · by csvset · 63 replies
    France 24 ^ | 07 July 2013 | AFP
    AFP - Botched circumcisions killed 30 young men and landed almost 300 more in hospital during traditional initiation rites in a South African province, the health department said Sunday. The 30 deaths in rural Eastern Cape province occurred during the annual season when young males undergo a rite of passage into manhood. Ten other youths were hospitalised after being rescued from a forest on Sunday, said provincial health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo in a statement. "The ten initiates' private parts are rotten. They are badly damaged. Their condition is scary," he said. A further 293 young men were undergoing hospital...
  • The Upside of Trauma

    07/04/2013 8:25:35 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 2 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | June 27, 2013 | Mark Obbie
    Worries about post-traumatic stress have become a stock part of the media narrative surrounding tragedies like Boston and Newtown. And resilience is supposedly the best we can hope for in the face of adversity. But what if there’s a third option? The story of one mass shooting, and the surprising tug of post-traumatic growth.
  • Supreme Court Rules For Gay Marriages (Chief Justice Roberts Holds It Is A Tax-JK!)

    06/20/2013 2:16:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    06/20/2013
    Just Kidding. But it could happen... wait for it...
  • Unnecessary Tragedy

    06/12/2013 4:24:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week, a federal judge ordered Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, to be moved to the adult lung transplant list. That gives her a better chance of receiving a potentially lifesaving transplant. Sarah Murnaghan's fate should force us to examine our organ transplant policy. There are more than 88,000 Americans on the organ transplant waiting list. Roughly 10 percent of them will die before receiving an organ. These lost lives are not so much an act of God as they are an act of Congress because of...
  • (Saudi) Driver in Newport Beach wreck that killed 5 Irvine teenagers had no license

    05/29/2013 6:46:39 PM PDT · by Veto! · 38 replies
    It was a wreck so devastating that at first investigators thought two cars had been involved. The gray Infiniti G35 hit a tree in the center median at a speed that split the car in half. It landed in separate pieces on the road. The driver, Abdulrahman Alyahyan, did not have a California license, according to DMV spokesman Artemio Armenta. … Alyahyan visited the DMV twice – most recently in February – and both times was rejected for a learner's permit, the spokesman said…. Alyahyan came from Saudi Arabia four years ago, and was not able to prove he was...
  • Horrific Video From Inside Oklahoma School ( Updates )

    05/23/2013 9:18:47 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 9 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | Unknown
    Video from inside another school and updates.
  • So When Does His Imperial Highness Head to Oklahoma to Grandstand and Deflect From the Scandals?

    05/21/2013 1:14:25 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 35 replies
    Free Republic posting ^ | 21 May 2013 | AmericanInTokyo
    Just wondering. It ought to be something. What did Rahm Emmanuel say?
  • Tragic Worship

    05/15/2013 6:52:06 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 19 replies
    First Things ^ | June/July 2013 | Carl Trueman
    The problem with much Christian worship in the contemporary world, Catholic and Protestant alike, is not that it is too entertaining but that it is not entertaining enough. Worship characterized by upbeat rock music, stand-up comedy, beautiful people taking center stage, and a certain amount of Hallmark Channel sentimentality neglects one classic form of entertainment, the one that tells us, to quote the Book of Common Prayer, that “in the midst of life we are in death.” It neglects tragedy. Tragedy as a form of art and of entertainment highlighted death, and death is central to true Christian worship. The...
  • Obama to Attend Memorial in West, Texas [Attention Whore Needs Attention]

    04/22/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/22/13 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama will attend a memorial in West, Texas for those killed in the explosion there last week, the press secretary announced today. Obama will be in Texas anyway for a Democratic fundraiser...
  • Lest We Forget – Lessons From The 1993 Waco Tragedy

    02/27/2013 2:53:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Bob Barr
    Twenty years ago, on February 28th 1993, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launched an assault on the Branch Davidian religious compound just outside Waco, Texas. The resulting siege ended more than seven weeks later, on April 19, but not before claiming the lives of 80 men, women and children -- many burned to death in the final inferno that destroyed the compound. Even today, videos of the burning buildings remain vivid reminders of an assault gone horribly wrong, from start to finish; and, lessons from what has become known as the “Waco Tragedy” should be borne...
  • Shots fired at Lone Star College (Houston, TX)

    01/22/2013 10:55:10 AM PST · by bgill · 162 replies
    KXAN | Jan. 22, 2013 | vanity
    It's being reported on KXAN.com noon news that multiple people shot at on Lone Star College in Houston, TX. It's a tech school.
  • Blaming God for tragedy nothing new

    12/24/2012 8:09:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Associated Baptist Press. ^ | 12/24/2012 | Jeff Brumley
    Why do the innocent suffer? It's a question as old as the Book of Job and as current as today's headlines. Many criticized prominent evangelicals like James Dobson and Mike Huckabee for claiming last week's Connecticut school massacre was God’s punishment of a morally disobedient nation, but don't expect such views to change. Scholars say the belief in divine retribution for personal and national transgressions not only goes back as far as the Bible's Book of Job, it’s also a concept fused into the American worldview. “This is a recurring pattern in American history since the Puritans,” said Barry Hankins,...
  • NBC Cuts Away from Sunday Night Football for Obama "speech"

    12/16/2012 5:51:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 165 replies
    NBC | 12/16/12 | SFF
    Just cut away from 49ers vs. Patriots...
  • American Tragedy, Grief, And Fortitude

    12/15/2012 8:10:36 PM PST · by Shawn M. Paul · 1 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 12-15-12 | Shawn Paul
    In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the burdens of Americans’ hearts have grown especially heavier upon learning of the events that unfolded yesterday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A lone assailant entered the school and ended the lives of 26 people, including himself. Twenty of the victims were kindergarten children at the school. This attack apparently occurred after he had killed his own mother in her bed at home, which brought the death toll to 27. Some reports maintain that he had also earlier shot and killed a former roommate at a separate location, which would...
  • Devastated Rockaways residents lash out at Bloomberg during unannounced visit

    11/04/2012 2:09:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 4, 2012 | SALLY GOLDENBERG, DAVID SEIFMAN & PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR.
    Storm-ravaged and weary Rockaways residents cornered Mayor Bloomberg yesterday to angrily demand more aid for their devastated neighborhood. “When are we gonna get some help?” blasted one desperate woman, who had to be held back by the mayor’s security detail as Bloomberg stood by with a deer-in-the-headlights look. “When are we gonna get some bleeping help?” she demanded. “There’s old ladies in my building that don’t got nothing,” lashed out a man on video caught by a NY1 reporting crew. Bloomberg’s trip to the Rockaways wasn’t announced and wouldn’t have been caught on cameras if the news crew hadn’t happened...
  • Seven Dead As Van Plunges Into Bronx Zoo

    Seven people, including three children, have been killed after an out-of-control van drove off a road and plunged more than 100ft into New York's Bronx Zoo. The van had been heading south down the Bronx River Parkway when it suddenly bounced off the central section, careered across two lanes and then hit the guardrail. Police said it flipped over the rail and then landed upside down in an area that is used by the zoo to store its monorail trains, some way from the animal enclosures. All seven people in the van were killed in the accident. They have been...
  • Breitbart Was The Tip Of The Spear

    03/01/2012 10:55:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The first time I saw Andrew Breitbart was 2004, I was in my last semester of college, and he was speaking at the California College Republican convention at UCLA. Back then he was really only known as someone who worked with Drudge. Even then we were all very impressed with him. I had a chance to actually meet him at CPAC only a couple weeks ago...he was literally a couple of feet from me at the Marriott bar. I didn't take it because I was chatting with another blogger already, and he was being mobbed anyway, so I passed...thinking there...
  • 7 Children Found Alone In Freezing Home

    11/08/2011 4:53:20 AM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    KOAT ^ | 11/7/11
    Police said seven children, most of whom are very young, could have died because their mothers left them home alone inside a freezing house. Court documents showed their mothers, 37-year-old Maria and 27-year-old Karina Media, were drunk at a party while their children were home trying to survive the night. Police said they found an 18-month-old baby sitting in a car seat. They said they also found children, some as young as 3 and 4 years old wrapped in blankets inside the mobile home with a broken heater.
  • Three-year-old fends for herself for two days after mother dies

    11/04/2011 9:23:29 AM PDT · by NakedRampage · 17 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | Nov 4 2011 | Craig Mackenzie
    A three-year-old girl fended for herself for two days by eating cheese and leftover lasagne after her mother died suddenly. Shylah Silbery, from Wellington, New Zealand, hugged her favourite toy - a teddy bear named Possum - as she waited alone in the house near her mother's body. She was rescued when 28-year-old Lauren Silbery's brother alerted the authorities when he did not hear from his sister, whom he talked to every night.
  • 15-car Wreck Leaves Dan Wheldon Seriously Injured

    10/16/2011 2:28:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeChris · 30 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-16-11 | CBSSports
    LAS VEGAS (CBS Sports.com) – IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has been seriously injured in a massive 15-car wreck has sent cars flying through the air early in Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300. Paul Tracy, who was involved in the wreck, said a team of doctors were working on Wheldon, but there was no word of his injuries. A helicopter lifted off from the speedway, but there was no indication if Wheldon was onboard. Pippa Mann also appeared to be shaky as she was helped to an ambulance. The wreck coming out of Turn 2 on the 12th lap left Townsend...
  • Late Sen. Ted Kennedy's daughter dies after workout (another tragedy strikes the family)

    09/17/2011 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/17/2011 | Andrew Miga and Jessica Gresko
    Six years after she was deemed cancer-free, Kara Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, just days before Sen. Edward Kennedy died while battling a brain tumor. However, her own lung cancer treatment -- surgery and grueling chemotherapy and radiation -- left her physically weakened, her brother Patrick Kennedy said. She died Friday at age 51 after her daily workout at a Washington-area health club. "Her heart gave out," said Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island. "She's with dad." Kennedy was a member of the Sport & Health fitness center, though spokeswoman Nancy...
  • I'm Sick of 9/11 Memorials (Vanity)

    09/11/2011 8:59:46 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 188 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 9/11/11 | JewishRighter
    I don't know about other FReepers, but I am sick and tired of the 9/11 memorials. Maybe you read my headline and thought I am an insensitive jerk, a troll, a liberal or a lunatic who doesn't have the sense to realize the importance of marking this day appropriately. You'd be 180 degrees wrong and that's just my point. I mean I'm sick and tired of the way this day is remembered. I mean the weepy, maudlin preoccupation with the "tragedy" of 9/11. Of course, I don't mean that there should be no solemn observance to pay the proper respect...
  • Plane crash in Russia involves KHL team

    09/07/2011 7:35:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 7, 2011
    A plane crash near the city of Yaroslavl in Central Russia has claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Some reports have the death total at 42. The majority of victims are believed to be members of the Kontinental Hockey League club, Lokomotiv. The crash occurred at 12 noon Moscow time. Eight crew members are also among the dead, according to reports. According to Russian aviation officials, two passengers survived the crash, but are in critical condition. According to Sov Sport, Locomotiv has confirmed that the entire main roster, plus four players from the youth team, were on the...
  • Fires raging throughout Central Texas

    09/04/2011 5:46:33 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 394 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Sep 04 2011 | Staff
    UPDATE 7:30 P.M.: Mark Stanford, the fire chief for the Texas Forest Service , said subdivisions have been evacuated there but they have no estimate on what structures have been lost. People are being told to evacuate to the First Baptist Church in Smithville and Bastrop Middle School, Stanford said. In addition, State Highways 71 and 21 in Bastrop County have been closed, Stanford said. Update, 6:48 p.m.: Wildfires have consumed more than 6,000 acres in Bastrop County, and firefighters are still working to get the blazes under control. According to Bastrop Police Department Spokesman Michal Hubbard, hundreds of homes...
  • The Atlantic: The Tragedy of Sarah Palin

    05/16/2011 6:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/16/2011 | Joshua Green
    From the moment Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech electrified the Republican convention, she was seen as an unbending, hard-charging, red-meat ideologue—to which soon was added “thin-skinned” and “vindictive.” But a look at what Palin did while in office in Alaska—the only record she has—shows a very different politician: one who worked with Democrats to tame Big Oil and solve the great problem at the heart of the state’s politics. That Sarah Palin might have set the nation on a different course. What went wrong? It’s hard to escape Sarah Palin. On Facebook and Twitter, cable news and reality television, she is...
  • A Long, Painful Reckoning [in Japan]

    03/17/2011 3:56:29 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 17, 2011 | Juro Osawa, Daisuke Wakabayashi
    The number of dead and missing after Japan's twin earthquake and tsunami stood late Wednesday, officially, at 12,920. In reality, Japanese widely agree, the toll of last week's disaster is likely much higher. In Miyagi, a coastal prefecture that bore some of the tsunami's worst destruction, officials estimate the toll there alone will be in the tens of thousands. Accounting for the gap between the official and true count are places like Otsuchi, until March 11 a town of about 15,000 people on Japan's northeastern coast. Japan won't declare someone missing unless they have been reported missing. In Otsuchi, where...
  • Editorial: Japan quake brings us together

    03/11/2011 1:24:34 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3-11-2011 | Editorial staff
    As the toll of dead and missing continued to mount following Japan's shattering earthquake and tsunami, people and organizations in Orange County already were mobilizing and coming together in expressions of aid and compassion. The horror of massive tsunami waves literally washing away scores of people, cars, buildings and, perhaps, even one of Japan's iconic bullet trains quickly turned to concern stateside Friday as residents of Hawaii and along the West Coast braced watchfully for the arrival of huge waves on U.S. shorelines. We're thankful that . . .
  • I Went to Tucson… (and all I got was this lousy tee shirt)

    01/14/2011 5:47:37 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 23 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-14-11 | Stoutcat
    ...Yes, yes, The Speech was fine. Full of rainbows and unicorns and signifying nothing. But did the whole thing have to be turned into a campagin rally? Were the names of the victims listed on the back, like a rock band’s tour schedule? Faugh! This is appalling. Do you remember anything like this happening at the memorial for the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting? Nope. Columbine? The Amish West Nickel Mines School shooting? Nope. Sure wish my great grandmother had grabbed one of these when she went to Gettysburg...
  • Newsflash for the Left: Your Lies Aren’t Working

    01/13/2011 5:46:51 AM PST · by scottfactor · 20 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/13/2011 | Gina Miller
    The deep, unbridgeable spiritual and ideological divide in our country has been on glaring display even more than usual since last Saturday’s horrific, murderous attack in Tucson by an evil young man—yes, Virginia, evil people do exist. Predictably, the lying Left went into full attack mode before the dead and wounded were scarcely off the sidewalk. Instead of waiting to learn the name of the shooter, they barreled ahead determined to fix the blame for the shooting on conservatives. We’re not going to let the Left get away with it this time. There is one—and only one—person to blame for...
  • Arizona shootings: Why did God allow it?

    01/11/2011 2:25:38 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 11, 2010 | Julia Duin
    Last Saturday's shooting tragedy at a Tucson, Ariz., supermarket is stunning in its randomness. ... Whenever these awful tragedies: Columbine, September 11, Virginia Tech and others, happen, there comes the theodicy question. Why did God allow this evil to happen to innocent people? Why did perfectly innocent bystanders at a Tucson supermarket on a Saturday morning find themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time?
  • Obama to attend Arizona service

    01/11/2011 6:40:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/11 | Sam Youngman
    President Obama will travel to Arizona on Wednesday to attend a memorial service...
  • Space Flight by Giffords' Husband May be in Doubt

    01/09/2011 5:33:05 PM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 9, 2011 | MARCIA DUNN
    The shocking gundown of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has left NASA reeling: Her astronaut husband was due to rocket away in just three months as perhaps the last space shuttle commander, and her brother-in-law is currently on the International Space Station. Shuttle commander Mark Kelly rushed to his wife's hospital bedside Saturday as his identical twin brother, Scott, did his best to keep updated on the Arizona shooting through Mission Control, the Internet and the lone phone aboard the space station. (snip)
  • With love, teens face a deadly diagnosis (Tissue alert)

    12/18/2010 3:17:00 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Charter home page ^ | 12/18/2010 | ALLEN G. BREED
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As she walked through the door, Sabrina Parker's big hazel eyes flared with surprise and she raised a hand to her mouth to stifle a gasp. She was a huge fan of the "Twilight" book and movie series, and her friends and family had transformed this greasy garage into a Sweet 16's dream. Homemade strobe lights illuminated walls decorated like the night sky and plastered with cast posters. All around were balloons in red, white and black. An enormous cake, iced to look like the chess board on one of the book jackets, held 16 blazing...
  • Tragedy leads missionary to peace

    11/16/2010 7:59:55 PM PST · by wmfights · 4 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | November 16, 2010 | Alan James
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Her pain, grief and sadness from more than a decade ago lie just below the surface. Gloria Sloan remembers the spiritual darkness that enveloped her on that heartbreaking day. "I remember feeling that sense of something evil around me," the International Mission Board worker said, "a very strong sense of evil for a moment." Currently on stateside assignment in Houston, Sloan recently discussed the tragic loss of her husband Gary, 37, and 11-year-old daughter Carla on June 18, 1999. They drowned while swimming along the Pacific coast of Mexico. Two summer mission volunteers from the United States --...
  • Brother, sister dead in murder-suicide at Fort Lauderdale's Beach Place

    10/14/2010 7:36:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies · 1+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 13, 2010 | Sofia Santana and Michael Turnbell
    A family dispute at Beach Place on Wednesday afternoon ended with a man fatally shooting his sister and then turning the gun on himself as they stood next to their mother, police said. Juan Alicea Orozco, 23, of Fort Lauderdale, died shortly afterward at Broward General Medical Center. His sister, Jesnishia Alicea Orozco, 25, of Oakland Park, died that evening at the same hospital. Their mother was not injured, police said.
  • Veteran commits suicide in front of Dayton VA center

    04/16/2010 12:23:41 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 35 replies · 1,664+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | April 16, 2010 | Lucas Sullivan and Kelli Wynn
    DAYTON — A 27-year-old Army veteran shot and killed himself at the front steps of the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center just hours after he had been in the center’s emergency room. Jesse C. Huff, address unknown, was wearing full military fatigues and was armed with a military-style rifle, which he used to shoot himself in the head about 5:45 a.m. Friday, April 16, police said.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Our American Catharsis - Will Obama-time be a transitory experience or an..?

    04/10/2010 7:49:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,491+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 9, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Our American CatharsisWill Obama-time be a transitory experience or an enduring tragedy?  For years conservatives have railed about the creeping welfare state. They have tried to tag liberals with being soft on national security, both for courting those who faulted America and for faulting others who courted it. The parameters of all these fights were well known, as talk radio, the blogs, and cable news hourly took up hammer and tongs against the creeping “liberal agenda.” But for all the furor, there were few unabashed leftist gladiators in the arena who openly fought under the banner of radically transforming the...
  • Steven Curtis Chapman "Shows Hope" At The Festival of Life

    04/13/2010 5:35:20 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 312+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/13/2010 | Dan Wooding
    he date of May 21st, 2008, was the worst day of Steven Curtis Chapman's life, for it was then that Chapman's five-year-old daughter, Maria Sue Chapman, was killed in an accident. It occurred ten days after Maria's birthday when Maria was accidentally hit by her older brother Will while he was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser pulling into the driveway of their home in Franklin, Tennessee. Maria, the youngest in the family, was one of three daughters whom Steven and his wife Mary Beth had adopted from China, and she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Maria died...
  • 3 Dead in Crash of Navy Training Jet in Fannin County (Link Only)

    04/12/2010 5:56:22 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 11 replies · 943+ views
    April 12, 2010 | Michael King
    http://www.11alive.com/news/news_story.aspx?storyid=142766&catid=40'
  • Poland will Survive this day

    04/10/2010 8:25:13 PM PDT · by Saije · 22 replies · 677+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/10/2010 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    We Americans far too-often take our staunchest allies for granted, forgetting that we are not the only ones who – over the past 200-plus years of our relatively short existence – have been the standard bearers of freedom and democracy throughout the world. Multiple nations and members of those nations’ worldwide diasporas have had a hand in it. And no nation on earth has struggled, suffered, and sacrificed more (yet survived) for the cause of freedom worldwide – nor been a better friend to America – than Poland. Which is why this morning’s tragic plane crash in Russia – killing...
  • Crash kills pregnant bride on way to wedding

    03/13/2010 9:47:00 PM PST · by myknowledge · 19 replies · 1,411+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 14, 2010 | Ninemsn staff
    A pregnant bride-to-be has been killed in a horror crash on the way to her Las Vegas wedding. Kristen Kay Taylor was killed when the car she was driving was rear-ended by a truck in a 13-car pileup near Cedar City in the US state of Utah late last week, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Ms Taylor, 25, was driving her Kia Spectra with fiance Gregory Bennin on Interstate 15 and slowed down when the truck in front of her crashed into several cars during a snowstorm. Just moments later another truck ploughed into the rear of the couple’s car,...
  • Navy SEAL dies during dive training in Key West

    02/18/2010 12:41:05 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 21 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | February 18, 2010 | Cammy Clark
    A 26-year-old Navy SEAL died in Key West waters during intensive dive training in preparation for an overseas deployment, according to the Naval Special Warfare Group. Ronald Tyler Woodle of Waynesville, N.C., was part of a small group of Navy SEALs undergoing routine training at Truman Annex Harbor when he was reported missing by his teammate about 9 a.m. Monday. Within minutes, he was found unconscious. Training for that day was in fairly shallow waters. CPR was administered and Woodle was taken to the Lower Keys Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately...
  • This is the 24th anniversary of the Challenger disaster

    01/28/2010 12:50:25 PM PST · by free1977free · 69 replies · 1,638+ views
    examiner.com ^ | January 28 | Jennifer Ellis May
    Where were you on January 28th, 1986? Were you in a classroom watching the first teacher go into space? Do you remember how you felt when you saw the Challenger explode soon after it left the earth? CNN reports that about 17% of Americans were watching when the disaster occurred. One hour later, 85% had heard the news. It is estimated that 48% of 9-13 year-olds were watching. Teacher Christa Macauliffe was supposed to be the first teacher in space, but she never made it. She died in the explosion along with the six astronauts accompanying her. Most of today's...