Free Republic 1st Qtr 2024 Fundraising Target: $81,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $43,614
53%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 53%!! Thank you everyone!! God bless.

Local News (General/Chat)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Stranger bashes woman in head with baseball bat in apparently random NYC attack: cops

    02/26/2024 1:31:19 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/26/2024 | Amanda Woods
    A stranger bashed a 25-year-old woman in the head with a baseball bat in an apparently unprovoked attack in Chelsea this month, cops said as they released the first images of the brute. The victim was walking on Seventh Avenue near West 23rd Street around 10 p.m. Feb. 8 when the menace suddenly struck her with the weapon, authorities said. The senseless assault left herwith a cut and bruising, and she was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, police said.
  • FBI informant Alexander Smirnov charged with lying about $10MILLION bribery scheme involving Bidens WILL appear in court today as judge considers whether he will remain behind bars over flight risk fears

    02/26/2024 1:08:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/24 | Noa Halff
    The former FBI informant charged with lying about a $10 million-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden´s family is set to appear in a California federal court on Monday. A judge will determine whether Alexander Smirnov, 43, must remain behind bars while he awaits trial. Special counsel David Weiss' office is pressing U.S. District Judge Otis Wright II to keep Smirnov in jail, arguing the man who claims to have ties to Russian intelligence is likely to flee the country. A different judge last week released Smirnov from jail on electronic GPS monitoring, but Wright ordered the man to be...
  • Real estate investor to 'immediately discontinue' working in NYC over Trump verdict, eyeing Florida, Texas

    02/25/2024 10:35:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/21/24 | Kristen Altus
    Some nationwide real estate investors, like Cardone Capital’s Grant Cardone, have started telling their teams to pack their bags and leave New York after the verdict in former President Trump’s fraud trial. "We thought this year was the opportunity to come into Chicago, California and New York City. I've been waiting for 40 years now to invest in that marketplace. I was completely confident this was the year to come," Cardone told Steve Doocy on "FOX & Friends" on Wednesday. "And when that ruling happened, it was like, pencils down. Don't touch it. Don't go there." The business leader gained...
  • Man sets himself on FIRE outside Israeli Embassy in DC; rushed to hospital burn center

    02/25/2024 1:55:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/24 | Rachel Bowman
    A man has set himself on fire outside of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC. Authorities responded to the embassy around 1 p.m. on Sunday and found the man with burn injuries, the Metropolitan Police Department told DailyMail.com. He is in critical condition and was taken to the hospital by DC Fire and EMS with critical and life-threatening injuries.' A spokesperson from the Secret Service told DailyMail.com, 'The U.S. Secret Service, Uniformed Division responded to the 3400 Block of International Drive, NW, DC regarding an individual that was experiencing a possible medical / mental health emergency.' **SNIP** The Metropolitan Police...
  • [NYC] Straphanger who had face destroyed in random acid attack slams city’s soft on crime policies, says she can’t leave her home: ‘Why me’

    02/25/2024 9:33:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    ny pot ^ | Feb. 25, 2024, 9:06 a.m. ET | By Social Links forGeorgia Worrell
    She is the scarred face of spiraling subway crime. Sixteen procedures and more than a year after a deranged stranger threw sulfuric acid in her face in a Brooklyn train station... The random act of transit violence forever changed her life — and now, with subway crime up nearly 20% so far this year, she’s speaking out about how more cops and mental health resources are needed to restore safety and sanity to the rails. An unhinged woman, later identified as Rodlin Gravesande, suddenly and without saying a word, splashed sulfuric acid in her face... “I felt the pain immediately...
  • Lake forming in Death Valley

    02/25/2024 6:07:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | 24/2/24 | Faith Abubah
    There's a lake at the base of Death Valley.
  • Former CNN Anchor John Avlon Announces Run for Congress 2 Weeks After Leaving Network, Targets 'MAGA Minions'

    02/25/2024 2:36:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Western Journal via MSN ^ | 2/22/24 | Johnathan Jones
    Former TV anchor John Avlon is out at CNN but hopes to find himself in Congress in January, he announced on social media on Wednesday morning. The partisan former network mainstay is running for the nomination in New York’s first congressional district -- a seat currently held by Republican Rep. Nick LaLota. **SNIP** In a video he posted on his X page, Avlon pleaded with the people of eastern Long Island to put him into office. “It's official: I'm running for Congress in #NY01 because there's too much at stake for the country & community I love,” Avlon wrote. He...
  • Commentary: Eating Raw Chicken? It’s a Game of Food Poisoning Roulette

    02/24/2024 8:49:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 25 Feb 2024 | Primrose Freestone
    One US influencer is eating raw chicken as a challenge. People cannot always rely on the innate defences of the human body, says a microbiologist from the University of Leicester.John is an influencer from Florida who has gained notoriety by eating raw chicken for at least 25 days. He uses a blender to grind up the uncooked chicken (wing and breast) with flavourings, raw eggs and lettuce before drinking this chicken smoothie. Raw chicken and eggs have a significant infection risk from harmful bacteria such as salmonella and campylobacter, which can cause severe illness. Symptoms of food poisoning include fever,...
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez heckled during town hall over New York's migrant crisis (while pimping new green scam)

    02/24/2024 3:57:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Just The News ^ | 2/24/24 | Charlotte Hazard
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was met with hecklers during a town hall earlier this week over the state's migrant crisis. While Ocasio-Cortez was discussing policies such as the Green New Deal in Queens on Thursday, two hecklers interrupted her and said she cared more about illegal immigrants than her constituents, according to Fox News. One of the hecklers announced that he was going to run against her for her congressional seat. He also spoke out against the Green New Deal. "My name is Jonathan David Rinaldi, and I'm running for Congress against AOC. The Green New Deal is a scam,"...
  • UPDATE: DETECTIVES TRACK DOWN AND ARREST MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLE THIEF [Fairfax County, VA]

    02/24/2024 12:23:17 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    Fairfax [VA] County Police Department News ^ | 24 February 2024 | FCPD Public Affairs Bureau
    Fairfax County, VA – Yesterday, detectives from our Fugitive Tracking and Apprehension Unit arrested Rickey Lowe, 32, of Manassas for stealing a medical transport vehicle Monday night. Rickey Lowe Lowe was one of the occupants in a Toyota Corolla that was reported stolen from Prince William County on February 14. The driver of the stolen Corolla, Xxeavius Romoance Marlow, 29, of Manassas crashed after seeing officers in the area of Route 50 and I-66. All five occupants were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Xxeavius Romoance Marlow After receiving treatment, Marlow was taken to the Fairfax...
  • $580 Toilet Cleaning Course Draws Ridicule, But Skills Future and NEA Say Training 'Essential' for Cleaners

    02/24/2024 11:32:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2024 | Carmen Sin
    A $580 basic toilet cleaning course on the SkillsFuture portal drew ridicule from netizens this week, but agencies said such classes are part of mandatory training requirements for cleaners. In response to queries, SkillsFuture Singapore and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement on Feb 22 that these classes teach existing and prospective cleaners "essential skills" for the washing of restrooms. The 20 or so such classes found on the SkillsFuture portal range from basic to advanced and take between 30 and 40 hours to complete. Before subsidies, most basic courses cost between $100 and $600. After...
  • End Of Michigan High School Basketball Game Ends In Chaotic Brawl

    02/24/2024 7:47:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2024 8:56 AM ET | DANA ABIZAID
    A fight erupted during a Thursday night high school basketball game in Dearborn, Michigan, FOX2 Detroit reported. VIDEO AT LINK............... Spectators recorded video showing punches flying as both players and fans rushed the court in the fourth quarter of an Edsel Ford 48 – 32 victory over Woodland High School, according to FOX2 Detroit. The bench-clearing brawl broke out with just under four minutes remaining in regulation after both teams went to the floor for a loose ball, Press & Guide reported. Law enforcement was called in to stop the brawl and ease tensions, according to FOX2 Detroit. Referencing a...
  • Dem Mayor Henyard accused of launching police raids against businesses that won’t 'pay the queen's ransom'

    02/23/2024 6:24:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/24 | Alexander Hall
    Just hours after reports that embattled Democratic Dolton, Illinois Mayor Tiffany Henyard was under investigation by the FBI, multiple local businesses were said to be raided by local police. On Tuesday, FOX 32 reported that six individuals have spoken to the FBI about Henyard’s conduct, including business owners, a former village employee and one or more public officials. One complained of difficulties renewing his business license, claiming to suffer from harassment, a raid on his business and being shut down by Dolton police. The U-Haul rental and trucking business owner believed it was retaliation after he refused to donate to...
  • Early Voting in Tennessee Ends on Tuesday

    02/23/2024 2:59:00 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana
    23 February 2024 | Tennessee Nana
    Early voting in Tennessee for the Primary will end next week. If you are an American citizen and a Tennessee resident, you may vote. The last day will be Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Tomorrow, Saturday, the polling venues will be open 9am-4pm. Monday and Tuesday they will be open 9am-6pm. The Primary date for Tennessee will be Super Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 8am-8pm
  • Man’s headless body found in suitcase, Tennessee officials say. Now roommate convicted

    02/23/2024 1:16:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Wed, February 21, 2024 at 1:28 p.m. CST | Olivia Lloyd
    A man left a “trail of blood in his wake” dragging a suitcase later found to contain his roommate’s body, Tennessee authorities said. Now, 32-year-old Julian Summers has been convicted on charges of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse, the Shelby County District Attorney said Feb. 20. Summers’ attorney Mark Mesler told McClatchy News they plan to appeal on a few issues. One of those came up during the confession, which Mesler said continued even after Summers requested a lawyer. On Dec. 12, 2021, Summers hit the sleeping man’s head with a hammer at the Memphis apartment they shared,...
  • Head-butting Devils fan ignites wild brawl with Rangers fan

    02/23/2024 12:01:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/23/2204 | Matt Ehalt
    One Devils fan showed more fight than his favorite hockey team Thursday night. A Devils fan and a Rangers fan brawled during New York’s 5-1 road win, with the Devils fan starting the skirmish with a headbutt that resulted in punches being thrown. Devils VS Rangers game is getting CHIPPY @CoachChippy Fight in stands turns into melee @NYRangers @NJDevils @OhRyanMead pic.twitter.com/7OvQvdVPbf — Eric Morey (@NotEricMorey) February 23, 2024 With the Rangers leading 2-0 toward the end of the first period, a Devils fan in a Jack Hughes jersey is seen standing next to the rail and yelling at a fan...
  • San Francisco Barbershop Fights Graffiti With Rubber Ducks

    02/23/2024 11:22:42 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 22, 2024 | Itay Hod
    A longtime San Francisco barber, Shorty Maniace, has never been the type to ruffle anyone's feathers. But when faced with unsightly graffiti next to his beloved barbershop J.P. Kempt, rather than duck responsibility, Maniace hatched a plan. "This was just me messing around and having fun and it turned out to be something great," Maniace said His weapon of choice? Rubber duckies. Hundreds of them. "I see a lot of people smile and I smile every time I look at it," he said. It all started innocently enough, Maniace had some rubber ducks left over from a Halloween party and...
  • CBS seizes confidential files of fired reporter pursuing Hunter Biden laptop story in ‘unprecedented’ move: sources

    02/23/2024 2:17:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/23 | Alexandra Steigrad
    The acclaimed CBS reporter who was investigating the Hunter Biden laptop scandal before she was fired last week had her personal files seized by the network in an “unprecedented” move, sources told The Post on Thursday. Catherine Herridge — who is the middle of a First Amendment case being closely watched by journalists nationwide — was among 20 CBS News staffers let go as part of a larger purge of hundreds of employees at parent company Paramount Global. Her firing had stunned co-workers, but the network’s decision to hold on to her personal materials, along with her work laptop where...
  • EXCLUSIVE Family of Dominic Miller, the SECOND injured Kansas City parade 'gunman' begs for money for medical bills on GoFundMe despite murder charge against him

    02/22/2024 9:49:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 22, 2024 | Emma James
    Relatives of a second gunman charged with murder over the Kansas City Super Bowl parade set up two fundraisers for ‘hospital bills’, as he is pictured for the first time. Jamie Batres, 39, launched a cash appeal on Classful to get her to and from the hospital to visit her son, alleged killer Dominic Miller, 18, along with two photos of him lying seriously ill in his hospital bed. Miller’s sister, Haylee Scott, 22, also set up a GoFundMe begging for help with hospital bills as ‘times would be tough’. It raised $85 before it was removed. Family of Lyndell...
  • At 100, Jewish Veteran Combats Holocaust Deniers

    02/21/2024 5:50:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Five years ago, 95-year-old Hilbert Margol offered a bit of optimism, having recently renewed his driver’s license. The examiner “renewed my license until 2026,” he told me, flashing a grin as we sat in the parlor of his Dunwoody home. “I hope he knows something.” Well, so far, so good. It’s 2024 and we again sat at the same table with the century mark arriving. He turns 100 on Thursday.